LawSchoolPorFavor wrote:so this might sound silly, but what if you don't have a driver's license (I'm from nyc, have a permit for ID purposes)...will getting a permit in CO start residency or does it have to be a license?
You'll want to get a CO ID card. It is only one of many things they look at as ptblazer said, but getting CO ID and paying CO taxes are probably the two most important single factors they look at.
catinthewall wrote:There are slightly different rules for the military (I maintained my TX residency long after I was stationed in TX because of the really nice no-income tax deal). I'll remain employed by the military while I'm in CO too, and all I will have to do is show my orders when applying for CO residency. I absolutely intend on switching to CO by the end of my first year because of my scholarship, but I will be holding on to TX as long as I can for tax purposes.
Just as an FYI, you will still have to register your vehicle here within the same 90 days and file sporadic affidavits to keep your car tax-free with your previous residence. With character and fitness on the horizon, you can no longer conveniently "forget" to look up/do stuff that we all would totally "forget" to do before coming to law school.
Also, with character and fitness in mind, you're going to have to be really careful about what you sign off on to make sure you're not signing anything contradictory in principle
to anything else you're doing. The Attorney Regulation Counsel doesn't care if you're a member of the military; you'll have to explain, in detail, why you're not paying local taxes, and will probably want to come up with a better reason than not wanting to pay state personal income taxes as a justification for not paying CO tax while you are clearly living here, aren't moving around such that you would need a permanent home elsewhere, and are getting resident tuition. (The C&F question in CO is, paraphrasing it, "If you have ever failed to pay federal, state, or local taxes for any reason, under penalty of perjury and disqualification for the bar describe in detail each failure to pay, describing specifically all relevant facts, circumstances, and justifications regarding each failure to pay." You can write "I wanted to avoid paying state income tax for as long as possible despite living here and I found a statutory loophole." [the truth - you don't fuck around with character and fitness] but I'd bet they would think that reflects on your character in some way. If it was me, I wouldn't want to worry about that in three years.)
oldhippie wrote:ok, i have kind of a stupid question that i'd rather ask y'all than someone in admissions...
is there anything i'm supposed to do at this point? i mean, as far as i know my FAFSA is there, i've sent in both deposits, my transcripts have been recieved, i sent in the honor code agreement.....now do i just wait? will loan info just come to me? will i be registered for classes? get an email? all that crap?
i feel like there has been so much to do and now it's just........................and it feels like i'm missing something!!
You're registered automatically. Eventually you'll have to activate your CU username/email address (if you haven't already), at which point you can start accepting loans and stuff (they'll email you about this). If you'll be needing a parking permit, figure out when they go on sale (you want Lot 470 or Lot 402; they go on sale sometime in the second half of summer break) and buy one ASAP as they tend to go pretty quick. You'll eventually have to send in a passport-style photo for your student ID (assuming they've not changed the system with their new offices), but you'll hear about that later too.
queenlizzie13 wrote:But I am slightly concerned by the fact that we have 5 classes the first semester...anyone else concerned about this?
Everyone who has gone to CU Law since time immemorial has had five classes the first semester. Fortunately, you're the second incoming class where one of those five is a bullshit class (Leg-Reg), so it's an easier five than it used to be (at least in theory; for us it was Contracts, Torts, Property, Civ Pro, Legal Writing).