The second thing is that I LOVE DENVER. I lived there for two years and completely adore the place now. My wife and I are planning on making Denver our permanent residence (as applying to only those two schools would imply). I would much rather live in Denver for my three years of law school than Boulder, but I haven't actually visited CU yet so I don't know for sure. Also, I think I am likely to get a scholarship at DU, and if I did that would mitigate the tuition difference. Although I hear that they stick everyone with scholarships in the same section so only about a third of them actually maintain the 3.1 minimum GPA and lose their scholarships. I believe that I will be in the top 25% of my class, but so does about 80% of every class, so I want to be realistic.
Call the admissions & ask. If you are so worried about annoying them, don't give them your name. . .general inquiry. They aren't going to ding you because you called in regards to your status.International law: I would say international law is one of the top three programs as far as student interest at DU. In no particular order: Environmental, International, Corporate. We have a nationally ranked international journal, lots of international classes, russian/spanish for lawyers program, etc.
I applied to CU and not DU. CU will be one of my top picks if they accept me and offer me some scholarship $$. Anyone have any idea why CU is taking so long with decisions? They admitted a slew of peeps in December, but no one is January or since. I am content with waiting, just curious. Maybe I'll see some of you in Boulder next fall! Do many law students live outside of boulder in some of the previously mentioned suburbs?