CU Boulder 2011

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oldhippie
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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby oldhippie » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:02 am

WOO-HOO!

go shock!!! :D
i can't send mine until i get the $$, just put down a deposit on a house, so first things first!

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby shock259 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:11 am

Glad someone's excited for me! I'm just nervous. Haha. :P

I need to start searching for a place. I'm probably not going to be coming home until the first week of June for my dad's wedding. I will be searching around until then. I really want a place that is close to the law building. As absolutely close as possible.

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby jwjbaek » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:12 pm

waitlisted via snail mail today :(

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby ptblazer » Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:18 am

jwjbaek wrote:waitlisted via snail mail today :(


Sorry to hear that. If CU was a top option for you I would recommend riding the waitlist out. There have been a number of people here that were put on the waitlist and have since been given acceptances. Best of luck!

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby Ashleys110 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:30 am

shock259 wrote:Glad someone's excited for me! I'm just nervous. Haha. :P

I need to start searching for a place. I'm probably not going to be coming home until the first week of June for my dad's wedding. I will be searching around until then. I really want a place that is close to the law building. As absolutely close as possible.


Wanted to give my 2 cents on being close to the law school:

Anywhere on Broadway/The Hill is right next to campus but is overrun with undergrads and so places are generally crappy and extremely overpriced. A great alternative is Moorhead Ave. The 204 bus runs up Moorhead and has a couple of stops one block from the law school. I used to live in Coronado Apartments, which are at the far end of Moorhead from the law school, but there are always houses for rent up and down the street and its side streets, as well as some pricier but nicer condos called Brookside. Moorhead basically dead ends at a shopping complex (called Basemar, if you were curious) that has a very Boulder-ish pizza place, a coffee shop that stays open late, Starbucks, a breakfast place... and it's right across the street from the law school. For some reason people ignore Moorhead as a housing option. Just whatever you do, avoid Creekside Apartments. Great locations but constant undergrad parties, terrible parking, and paper thin walls.

Sorry for the unsolicited advice- I just spent SO much time as an undergrad at CU looking for decent and affordable places to live that I feel it is my duty to share some of my knowledge. PM me if you want more.

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby typ3 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:33 am

ptblazer wrote:
jwjbaek wrote:waitlisted via snail mail today :(


Sorry to hear that. If CU was a top option for you I would recommend riding the waitlist out. There have been a number of people here that were put on the waitlist and have since been given acceptances. Best of luck!


Or you could be like me.. and CU just refuses to give you anything.. acceptance / waitlist / denial. I called them I think two weeks ago and they said they still hadn't come to a decision on my application. I'm guessing a ding to boost their YP which has to be insane this cycle given the number of candidates.

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby jwjbaek » Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:11 pm

ptblazer wrote:
jwjbaek wrote:waitlisted via snail mail today :(


Sorry to hear that. If CU was a top option for you I would recommend riding the waitlist out. There have been a number of people here that were put on the waitlist and have since been given acceptances. Best of luck!


thanks! :D i'm going to be sending in a loci next week.

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby jwjbaek » Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:14 pm

typ3 wrote:
ptblazer wrote:
jwjbaek wrote:waitlisted via snail mail today :(


Sorry to hear that. If CU was a top option for you I would recommend riding the waitlist out. There have been a number of people here that were put on the waitlist and have since been given acceptances. Best of luck!


Or you could be like me.. and CU just refuses to give you anything.. acceptance / waitlist / denial. I called them I think two weeks ago and they said they still hadn't come to a decision on my application. I'm guessing a ding to boost their YP which has to be insane this cycle given the number of candidates.


at least you got into penn... columbia... gulc... and a few other dream schools of mine... lol :D
i'm sure you'll be hearing good news from colorado soon!

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby typ3 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:49 pm

jwjbaek wrote:
typ3 wrote:
ptblazer wrote:
jwjbaek wrote:waitlisted via snail mail today :(


Sorry to hear that. If CU was a top option for you I would recommend riding the waitlist out. There have been a number of people here that were put on the waitlist and have since been given acceptances. Best of luck!


Or you could be like me.. and CU just refuses to give you anything.. acceptance / waitlist / denial. I called them I think two weeks ago and they said they still hadn't come to a decision on my application. I'm guessing a ding to boost their YP which has to be insane this cycle given the number of candidates.


at least you got into penn... columbia... gulc... and a few other dream schools of mine... lol :D
i'm sure you'll be hearing good news from colorado soon!


Top 14 debt is not a dream of mine. Hence I will be going to Iowa on a full without any stips. Colorado likely won't accept me or sway me at this point. I can't imagine there is any money left.

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby fundamentallybroken » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:13 pm

With. Drew.

Liberating.

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby oldhippie » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:52 pm

fundamentallybroken wrote:With. Drew.

Liberating.

sad for us, but good for you. time to move forward!
good luck!!!!

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby irenic » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:14 am

Found out I've been wait listed. Visited Boulder this weekend and absolutely loved it. Really hope to get in off of the wait list ASAP. Could somebody let me know when deposits are and if they know when students start to get let off the wait list? Thanks

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby oldhippie » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:03 am

irenic wrote:Found out I've been wait listed. Visited Boulder this weekend and absolutely loved it. Really hope to get in off of the wait list ASAP. Could somebody let me know when deposits are and if they know when students start to get let off the wait list? Thanks

first deposit is this friday, second is june10...
and i think some people might already have gotten off the WL....please correct me if i'm wrong, other more attentive types....

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby Ashleys110 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:13 am

To those of you still on the waitlist, hang in there! I am about 99% sure I will be withdrawing by Friday and it should free up $ too.

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby Omega10 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:55 am

I will also be withdrawing soon. Good luck to all on the waitlist!

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby usernamer » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:53 pm

Just got a fee waiver in my junk mail from DU. Lawling.

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby minnbills » Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:04 pm

Congrats to all who've gotten in, and good luck to those still waiting.

I'll be applying next cycle, and I had a few questions for the current crop of applicants.

1. What does the financial aid picture look like, from what you can gather?

2. What programs at CU attracted you to the school, if any?

3. What do you hear about employment prospects in Denver?

Thanks!

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby jeffreymabq » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:47 pm

I got my waitlist letter today. I was pretty much mentally committed to New Mexico, although I am thinking about the potential to transfer at 2L or 3L. Which looks better - to go on the waitlist and then back out when it gets too late, or go ahead and pull out now?

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby ptblazer » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:05 pm

minnbills wrote:Congrats to all who've gotten in, and good luck to those still waiting.

I'll be applying next cycle, and I had a few questions for the current crop of applicants.

1. What does the financial aid picture look like, from what you can gather?

2. What programs at CU attracted you to the school, if any?

3. What do you hear about employment prospects in Denver?

Thanks!


1. Adequate, but I wouldn't go any higher. CU trys to send money to as many people as possible, its great if you have marginal numbers (GPA & LSAT), but might be a little frustrating if you have excellent numbers. CU makes up for the dearth in scholarship money by giving in state tuition after the first year (so long as you put in the effort), while some schools don't and CU is also somewhat cheaper than comparable schools.

2. I wouldn't say a specific program originally attracted me to the school, although they have what I am interested in. IP and environmental law

3. There is a lot written about this topic on this thread by current 3Ls. I know there are a lot of pages, but it is probably worth finding. Sorry I couldn't help more with this, but these guys know more than me and I don't want to say something that would contradict what they wrote.
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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby ptblazer » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:10 pm

jeffreymabq wrote:I got my waitlist letter today. I was pretty much mentally committed to New Mexico, although I am thinking about the potential to transfer at 2L or 3L. Which looks better - to go on the waitlist and then back out when it gets too late, or go ahead and pull out now?


I don't think it will make a difference, but what would you do if you were accepted off the waitlist, withdraw? If that is the case, I would just withdraw now. Anyway, good luck!

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby minnbills » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:15 pm

ptblazer wrote:1. Adequate, but I wouldn't go any higher. CU trys to send money to as many people as possible, its great if you have marginal numbers (GPA & LSAT), but might be a little frustrating if you have excellent numbers. CU makes up for the dearth in scholarship money by giving in state tuition after the first year (so long as you put in the effort), while some schools don't and CU is also somewhat cheaper than comparable schools.

2. I wouldn't say a specific program originally attracted me to the school, although they have what I am interested in. IP and environmental law

3. There is a lot written about this topic on this thread by current 3Ls. I know there are a lot of pages, but it is probably worth finding. Sorry I couldn't help more with this, but these guys know more then me and I don't want to say something that would contradict what they wrote.


By marginal numbers do you mean near median? And to establish residency the key is living in CO for 12 months, right?

Thanks for the reply

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby ptblazer » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:42 pm

minnbills wrote:
ptblazer wrote:1. Adequate, but I wouldn't go any higher. CU trys to send money to as many people as possible, its great if you have marginal numbers (GPA & LSAT), but might be a little frustrating if you have excellent numbers. CU makes up for the dearth in scholarship money by giving in state tuition after the first year (so long as you put in the effort), while some schools don't and CU is also somewhat cheaper than comparable schools.

2. I wouldn't say a specific program originally attracted me to the school, although they have what I am interested in. IP and environmental law

3. There is a lot written about this topic on this thread by current 3Ls. I know there are a lot of pages, but it is probably worth finding. Sorry I couldn't help more with this, but these guys know more than me and I don't want to say something that would contradict what they wrote.


By marginal numbers do you mean near median? And to establish residency the key is living in CO for 12 months, right?

Thanks for the reply


I would say you've got a great shot of getting money if your LSAT and GPA are at or above the medians. If they are both below the median then you may need some help from your softs. CU awards scholarships holisticly, they don't just look at LSAT and GPA.

Right, to be a resident you have to live in CO for 12 months. You also need to take the necessary steps to show your intent to become a resident, which are things like: changing you drivers ID, voter's registration, vehicle registration, etc. There are also a few stipulations regarding your continued phyiscal presence in the state (not going home for summer or winter break).

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby rekopter » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:48 pm

ptblazer wrote:
minnbills wrote:
ptblazer wrote:1. Adequate, but I wouldn't go any higher. CU trys to send money to as many people as possible, its great if you have marginal numbers (GPA & LSAT), but might be a little frustrating if you have excellent numbers. CU makes up for the dearth in scholarship money by giving in state tuition after the first year (so long as you put in the effort), while some schools don't and CU is also somewhat cheaper than comparable schools.

2. I wouldn't say a specific program originally attracted me to the school, although they have what I am interested in. IP and environmental law

3. There is a lot written about this topic on this thread by current 3Ls. I know there are a lot of pages, but it is probably worth finding. Sorry I couldn't help more with this, but these guys know more than me and I don't want to say something that would contradict what they wrote.


By marginal numbers do you mean near median? And to establish residency the key is living in CO for 12 months, right?

Thanks for the reply


I would say you've got a great shot of getting money if your LSAT and GPA are at or above the medians. If they are both below the median then you may need some help from your softs. CU awards scholarships holisticly, they don't just look at LSAT and GPA.

Right, to be a resident you have to live in CO for 12 months. You also need to take the necessary steps to show your intent to become a resident, which are things like: changing you drivers ID, voter's registration, vehicle registration, etc. There are also a few stipulations regarding your continued phyiscal presence in the state (not going home for summer or winter break).


Just to add to this, it's really important to file a CO tax return--even if you moved here in August, and even if you made no income. File it.

And you're allowed to go home for breaks or to travel.

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby ptblazer » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:41 pm

rekopter wrote:Just to add to this, it's really important to file a CO tax return--even if you moved here in August, and even if you made no income. File it.

And you're allowed to go home for breaks or to travel.


Sorry, I meant move back home for the 3 month summer break or is that okay? Not that law students would do that. My understanding was that leaving for such of long period of time doesn't demonstrate you're intent on becoming a resident.

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Re: CU Boulder 2011

Postby LeDique » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:48 pm

Someone once said no more than 7 days at a time.




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