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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby rekopter » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:26 pm

eminem wrote:1L classes are between 25 and 85 people, but there will be a dozen or so people that will be in all of your classes with you. Is this correct?


Correct. Half of your 1L classes will be in the 25-40 range and the other half will be in the 70-80 range.

Also, can anybody talk a little about the legal research/writing program? Is it for credit? Two semesters? How big are the classes and is it taught by faculty or TAs?


We have permanent legal writing faculty and it's a year-long class for 2 credits each semester. I think each section is capped at 24 or 25. The legal writing profs are outstanding. My legal writing prof is among my favorite in the entire school and the majority of my classmates have similar feelings toward their professors as well.

Sorry if my questions seem gunnerific, but I already know Boulder is awesome. I just want to know a few things about the school itself. Thanks.[/quote]

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:36 pm

typ3 wrote:
ArchRoark wrote:I am not sure if I posted this question already, but does anyone know if CU is open to negotiating scholarships or matching/competing with peer schools' offers?


I would guess that because they are limited in the amount of money they give out that no they won't match.

I believe there are only 2 tiers of scholarships at CU.

The full ride (5 of them per year according to the adcoms comments on fbook)

And the 19k over 3 years to make up the difference between in state and out of state. You can claim state residency after the 1st year so you could save an extra 14k or so.


If someone turns down one of the five full rides, do they offer that scholarship to someone else?

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby typ3 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:42 pm

rekopter wrote:
Sorry if my questions seem gunnerific, but I already know Boulder is awesome. I just want to know a few things about the school itself. Thanks.



Your questions aren't gunnerific. Typically gunner questions are, where's the best place to hide old exams in the library so other students can't find them...

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby ptblazer » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:16 am

typ3 wrote:
ArchRoark wrote:I am not sure if I posted this question already, but does anyone know if CU is open to negotiating scholarships or matching/competing with peer schools' offers?


I would guess that because they are limited in the amount of money they give out that no they won't match.

I believe there are only 2 tiers of scholarships at CU.

The full ride (5 of them per year according to the adcoms comments on fbook)

And the 19k over 3 years to make up the difference between in state and out of state. You can claim state residency after the 1st year so you could save an extra 14k or so.


I don't think that is right. Last year there were scholarships awarded other than a full ride or 19k.

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby typ3 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:47 am

ptblazer wrote:
typ3 wrote:
ArchRoark wrote:I am not sure if I posted this question already, but does anyone know if CU is open to negotiating scholarships or matching/competing with peer schools' offers?


I would guess that because they are limited in the amount of money they give out that no they won't match.

I believe there are only 2 tiers of scholarships at CU.

The full ride (5 of them per year according to the adcoms comments on fbook)

And the 19k over 3 years to make up the difference between in state and out of state. You can claim state residency after the 1st year so you could save an extra 14k or so.


I don't think that is right. Last year there were scholarships awarded other than a full ride or 19k.


Yes, but I didn't think any of them went to students who were out of state?

Edit: Ah, correction on my earlier comment. It does appear you can get 22k 1L and 14k 2L & 3L years.

The obvious is this is done because they assume you will establish residency after 2L. You entire tuition fees owned then is about 45k.. certainly an affordable choice.

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby oldhippie » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:59 am

excited/terrified that scholarships are finally coming out..........the last piece of the puzzle i need to fall into place........

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby typ3 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:03 am

oldhippie wrote:excited/terrified that scholarships are finally coming out..........the last piece of the puzzle i need to fall into place........


Would you attend without a scholarship? (I'm assuming you'll get one regardless of the question)

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby oldhippie » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:18 am

typ3 wrote:
oldhippie wrote:excited/terrified that scholarships are finally coming out..........the last piece of the puzzle i need to fall into place........


Would you attend without a scholarship? (I'm assuming you'll get one regardless of the question)

that's a really hard question. i should say no, i'm too old to pick up much debt. but we really want to be in colorado for the long term and this is such a great way to get there.....so all i can say is without one, i'll actually have to consider other options but i still think CU might win...

and i love you for saying i'll get one regardless...... :)

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby typ3 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:27 am

oldhippie wrote:
typ3 wrote:
oldhippie wrote:excited/terrified that scholarships are finally coming out..........the last piece of the puzzle i need to fall into place........


Would you attend without a scholarship? (I'm assuming you'll get one regardless of the question)

that's a really hard question. i should say no, i'm too old to pick up much debt. but we really want to be in colorado for the long term and this is such a great way to get there.....so all i can say is without one, i'll actually have to consider other options but i still think CU might win...

and i love you for saying i'll get one regardless...... :)


Have you thought about DU?

It's not nearly as ranked as high, but if you want to stay in the Denver area it's a decent alternative that is affordable with your #'s since they would give you 75k a year. If you care more about location and less about rankings then it's not a terrible back up plan to get to colorado... other then a sleigh dog or covered wagon..

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby oldhippie » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:34 am

i have thought about it and will think much harder if i don't get $ love from CU very soon....
thanks for the suggestion, for some reason i didn't consider it in my initial batch of apps but it's in the running now...

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby ptblazer » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:49 pm

oldhippie wrote:excited/terrified that scholarships are finally coming out..........the last piece of the puzzle i need to fall into place........


Me too, but mostly terrified. My LSAT score isn't as good as yours, so I will be sweating this out even more. My guess is that we will start seeing people receive scholarships in the mail towards the end of the week. My thinking is that CU mailed out the scholarships last friday, the same day that they emailed the dean's award recipients.

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby oldhippie » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:55 pm

stupid holiday, no mail. uncool to have nothing to look forward to when i get home....
in other news, i just sent an app to denver just for kicks....i'm going to colorado one way or another, dammit! :D

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby typ3 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:10 pm

oldhippie wrote:stupid holiday, no mail. uncool to have nothing to look forward to when i get home....
in other news, i just sent an app to denver just for kicks....i'm going to colorado one way or another, dammit! :D


Denver is a good choice esp if you're interested in a joint mba program.

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby Patriot29 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:28 pm

typ3 wrote:
chrisbru wrote:
Patriot29 wrote:
I hate it when people say retake the LSAT. Some people just can not improve.


#logicfail.

I'll tutor you if you want (for a price). I guarantee a 4 point improvement if you scored less than 165.


Same. If you're in the area where I am I can tutor you. I PT'd avg higher than my test day score. I have a good reason for my lower score. If anyone wants to hear the story at an ASW I'll tell you guys. It's hilarious and completely legit.


tahahahah. k buddy. I scored consistently above 165 on practice exams, and both times I take that damned test, I score less than 160. Some people can't take the pressure of taking this type of life or death exam and CHOKE. Made the mistake of taking someones advice of retaking the first time, never again.

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby typ3 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:30 pm

I think the lsat is important because it tests your nerves under pressure. You're likely to see this same pressure test in law school and on the bar. Thus, it is somewhat of a decent indicator of nerve management if you choke on it.

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby BeachedBrit » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:38 pm

If nerves are really killing your score that badly it sounds like you should talk to a doctor about a really small dose of an anti-anxiety medication. It'll hurt your score but not that badly. But anyway back to the topic.

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby chrisbru » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:02 pm

Patriot29 wrote:
tahahahah. k buddy. I scored consistently above 165 on practice exams, and both times I take that damned test, I score less than 160. Some people can't take the pressure of taking this type of life or death exam and CHOKE. Made the mistake of taking someones advice of retaking the first time, never again.


Good luck passing the bar, then...

Also: I'm not your buddy. Please don't address me as such, it's obnoxious.

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby ArchRoark » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:41 pm

chrisbru wrote:
Patriot29 wrote:
tahahahah. k buddy. I scored consistently above 165 on practice exams, and both times I take that damned test, I score less than 160. Some people can't take the pressure of taking this type of life or death exam and CHOKE. Made the mistake of taking someones advice of retaking the first time, never again.


Good luck passing the bar, then...

Also: I'm not your buddy. Please don't address me as such, it's obnoxious.


I am pretty sure he was speaking to typ3.

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby whitman » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:02 pm

chrisbru wrote:
Patriot29 wrote:
tahahahah. k buddy. I scored consistently above 165 on practice exams, and both times I take that damned test, I score less than 160. Some people can't take the pressure of taking this type of life or death exam and CHOKE. Made the mistake of taking someones advice of retaking the first time, never again.


Good luck passing the bar, then...

Also: I'm not your buddy. Please don't address me as such, it's obnoxious.


If you find slightly condescending informality obnoxious, you should have used the whole "logicfail" line on him, buddy.

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby TreeHugger20 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:18 pm

In off of the waitlist as of ten minutes ago!!! It came as an invite to the open house and said that my letter was mailed on Friday. I can't believe it!!!

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby ptblazer » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:24 pm

TreeHugger20 wrote:In off of the waitlist as of ten minutes ago!!! It came as an invite to the open house and said that my letter was mailed on Friday. I can't believe it!!!


Congratulations!!

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby nicole88 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:25 pm

I also just received the invite to the ASD, and they said my acceptance was sent out Friday - yay :) Now I just need to see if they can offer any money... this comes separately through mail, correct?

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby ptblazer » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:32 pm

nicole88 wrote:I also just received the invite to the ASD, and they said my acceptance was sent out Friday - yay :) Now I just need to see if they can offer any money... this comes separately through mail, correct?


Congratulations to you also! As for scholarships, yes they come seperately in the mail, but you'll have to join the wait. Basically everyone is still waiting to hear about scholarships, although, there is reason to hope that they are coming soon.

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby bananeez » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:33 pm

Yay!! Congrats guys! :D :D :D

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby nicole88 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:34 pm

ptblazer wrote:
nicole88 wrote:I also just received the invite to the ASD, and they said my acceptance was sent out Friday - yay :) Now I just need to see if they can offer any money... this comes separately through mail, correct?


Congratulations to you also! As for scholarships, yes they come seperately in the mail, but you'll have to join the wait. Basically everyone is still waiting to hear about scholarships, although, there is reason to hope that they are coming soon.


That's what I figured, thanks everyone!




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