« on: March 28, 2007, 09:01:11 PM »
I attended the day. It was informative but not 100% satisfying. The building is unbelievable. Every seat in the almost every classroom is wired for laptops. Some of the smaller conference type classrooms are not wired. The main lobby area has a cafe, lots of table, and lots of small tables with comfy chairs. The smaller tables are also wired for laptops. Lots of small study rooms that you can reserve for up to 3 hours at a time. The library is huge with lots of study space as well as private study rooms. The only thing I did not like about the library is that it only has one entrance and exit on the second floor. The builing has lots of window and is very well lit. The lockers are a good size. Parking in the law building is permit only and is, this year, $480.00. Parking is available elsewhere on campus for a lot less money. One of the students on the panel pays $60.00. The professors were likable but honest I felt in how they grade and test. The students and the professors both said that DU is not a highly competitive school like some where students hide materials and such. They all felt there was good comraderie among the students. The students all said that faculty are very accessible but not all had been to a professors home nor out to luncb with a professor. The faculty were split on this question but most had worked at meeting students when needed to discuss problems or questions. DU grades on a B average and Professor Best, Torts, discussed why and the median range which I did not write down.
There were small group presentation for 1 hour. I set in on the Internships and Public Law seminars. Internships opportunites are huge. You can either obtain one with the help of the school or set one up on your own and have it approved by the school. The school sets up lots of networking opportunities to meet with previous DU grads as well as lawyers, judges, etc in the area. DU has participated in the LRAP program but only 5 out of 30 students were selected this year to recieve a LRAP and that is due to funding. They are committed to the program and are working on obtaining further funding. The Mock Trial opportunities, clinical programs, and internship programs are extensive.
What else would you like to know? I apologize for the disjointed posting but I just flew home today and have been up since 3am.