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Law School Applications / Re: University of Denver
« on: February 29, 2008, 09:24:36 PM »
I just made a blog about a month ago. Those things are addictive. Does anyone know any great blogs? I have seen some law blogs but haven't been very impressed with any yet.

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Law School Applications / Re: University of Denver
« on: February 28, 2008, 07:47:57 PM »
As you can probably see, I am still pending at Colorado. I thought tuition was 30K at Colorado and 18K for instaters, but I looked the other day and saw that it is 16 for instaters. So that is the equivalent of my scholarship at DU. And that is guaranteed for second and third year, instead of the 3.0 GPA requirement. So that would make it quite difficult to decide. I, like Kiwi, am going to probably decide, if I get to make the choice, at ASW. My wife and I are planning on heading up to CU to check it out then also. I lived in Denver for two years but never went North of I-70 :)  So I have no idea what Boulder is like.

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Law School Applications / Re: 170/3.48 - Where does this put me?
« on: February 28, 2008, 10:35:56 AM »
I think you can apply to any school and not be wasting your money. An A-/B+ GPA is probably in the 30% for GPA's and your LSAT is probably close to what 96 percentile. That would imply that you have a chance anywhere.

Clearly the big three would be difficult, but would by no means be wasting dough. It seems whenever people apply with stats like this the answer is always, "Wherever you want!" Your stats are in the top percentiles, so that would imply that you can get into top schools. So pick the ones you want to attend, making sure to pick some safeties (again, any ones you want, you have top scores) and apply there.

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I second that...there is no reason on god's green earth that anyone need EVER go to Laramie.  Unless you have a hankering for some Powder River BBQ, and that place went out of business last year, so that kinda narrows it down.

Matthies, I was dinged by CU, and I didn't bother with DU since I can get in-state somewhere else.  I love how enviro-friendly DU's building is, but I really have some issues with them.  That and I live right behind the Bluebird Theatre, so going south of Cherry Creek would ruin my street cred, you know?  HAHAHA, just kiddin'

Oh you live in "Fake Fax" try commin down to my hood east colfax near Ogden, thats real street credit. Too bad, I bet u would like DU if you gave it a shot. I love it here

Ha, I don't care how cheap rent is, I would never live ANYWHERE on Colfax!

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That is not smart to go that fast, especially in an Escort.

LOL, the escort is a radar detector, the car is an Audi

That is what I thought :) I was joking, unless Ford started making their cars in Germany?

Either way, that is still quite fast to go. I would say too fast to go. I for one am someone who thinks that they make speed limits on the ridiculously straight highways in the west not so much to make sure people go slow but to ensure that everyone's speed is somewhat close together. It is quite dangerous when everyone is going very different speeds. Especially 140!

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Law School Applications / Re: University of Denver
« on: February 27, 2008, 06:39:57 PM »
I'm glad you made this.  It was getting cumbersome to check all those other threads every day.

Amen. Did you get a full-scholarship? You are the one that is definitely attending, right?

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Law School Applications / Re: University of Denver
« on: February 27, 2008, 05:31:22 PM »
Oh, and Matthies, I liked your flamethrower quote so much I looked it up. I found this quote from the same guy. And even though I absolutely consider myself religious I laughed my head off when I read this:

Religion has convinced people that there’s an invisible man…living in the sky. Who watches everything you do every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn’t want you to do. And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer, and burn, and scream, until the end of time. But he loves you. He loves you. He loves you and he needs money.

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Law School Applications / Re: University of Denver
« on: February 27, 2008, 05:29:03 PM »
People are making DU threads like crazy. Let's just have one so that there doesn't need to be so many circulating out there. Matthies and others are DU students so you can ask any questions here. So let's just keep using this thread in general.

Just in case you are wondering, here are the old threads. Look in here before you post and then post new comments in this one.

Denver
http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,102366.0.html

University of Denver- MyWeb
http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,101373.0.html

DU or Colorado?
http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,77979.0.html


Cool, glad to be here, maybe we should cost post links in those threads so others can find us.

Have at it!

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Law School Applications / University of Denver
« on: February 27, 2008, 05:20:04 PM »
People are making DU threads like crazy. Let's just have one so that there doesn't need to be so many circulating out there. Matthies and others are DU students so you can ask any questions here. So let's just keep using this thread in general.

Just in case you are wondering, here are the old threads. Look in here before you post and then post new comments in this one.

Denver
http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,102366.0.html

University of Denver- MyWeb
http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,101373.0.html

DU or Colorado?
http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,77979.0.html

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I've posted this before, however my little brother's going off to University of Wyoming with a full scholarship and some sort of honors program. I really, really want to be close to him (and I love the Denver/Wyoming area as does he), however am really concerned about taking Wyoming (even with full scholarship) over Arizona, Iowa and Kansas.

I'm not aiming for biglaw, so I'd be happy with a small firm where I can be part of the team and make partner. CU and UW rejected me, I'm pending at Utah, and I'm not keen on a large school like Denver.

U Arizona's on the border which leaves me concerned, Kansas is a great atmosphere yet not portable and Iowa is highly ranked and would be hard to turn down yet it's in the midwest and I'm not fond of the midwest and would want to go back out west/southwest in any case.

Anyone else familiar with U Wyoming? How much would I be shooting myself in the foot?

I would go wherever you want to practice. I think it is nearly that simple. I think that is even more applicable because you are not going to schools that are ranked very well. If you were going to a T14 school then location wouldn't be as big of a deal. But because your schools are lower ranked there is a much bigger advantage going to local schools.

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