I flew from Florida to Colorado for Denver's ASD. I didn't want to b/c I spent more that $1k on the trip. But let me tell you, I did not want to leave for the airport, I wanted to go back to DU's campus.
I loved it and I felt at home. The students were amazing. The vibe in the school exceptional. The school's administration second to none. When I got back home I wondered if all of the people (students, administrators, ...) were "extras" paid to be nice because I have never experienced such great people in an university. Then again, I am from a not so nice city in Florida. Anyway, as an example, my wife and I asked a university administrator a question regarding Financial Aid in the “forum.” The lady said to “please come into my office” and “oh, would you like so coffee or tea”? I am not kidding; we almost fell to the floor. We went to her office at once and she answered all questions. But it’s not only at the law school; it’s school wide because I experienced the same helpfulness in other departments (e.g., GSIS where I am doing a dual degree).
Yes, it seems that DU Law has a monopoly over the Denver law market since they are the only law school there. All students that I met already had jobs or were doing internships of their choice. By the way, the professors are “approachable”. What they said in the ASD was that they will not come looking for you that you need to look for them, but that goes for every university unless one attends a very small liberal arts college or an extremely small law school. Even then professors are not going to be “looking” for you.
The campus and building are exceptional and unlike anything that I have experienced, even including a very new law building here in Florida that I visited.
I will be attending DU over several “higher ranked” law schools (Wash. U; Tulane, Wiscin, UF, Hastings and several more) that I was admitted into. I really just fell in love with the people and the school in general. The other ones didn’t steal my heart. Plus, it’s the same education (for what I am looking for) and DU has an exceptional Career Serv. Center. I told them that I wanted to do a clerkship after school and the lady gave an Excel file of the current DU Alumni serving on the bench and a list of current professors that have been clerks for judges. I have already contacted several of them.
For me DU Law will be more expensive than the other state law schools that I have been admitted into (I am thankful for their offers) and I don’t care because if I start put a price on where I want to be educated, then I would never go to law school.
The location is exceptional. There is a Light Rail station next to the school that goes downtown or you can drive and be there in 10 minutes (at least on the weekend when I was there). I don’t know much about traffic patterns there. It is urban and there seems to be a million and one things to do there. Anyway, the point is that I found everything with DU Law exceptional.