In at Denver...

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Re: In at Denver...

Postby bananeez » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:39 am

Adrian Yale wrote:
typ3 wrote:
Adrian Yale wrote:+1 to duck tape name tags


I bought a mtn bike erotic massage from Natalie Portman on craigslist yesterday.


Fixed it for you.


Yes, law school will be fun. Maybe we should get back on topic.


That was a look-a-like. You can't afford me. :wink:

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Re: In at Denver...

Postby pinkcamellia » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:30 pm

I withdrew today - I left 3 messages with their office over a reasonable period of time. Their office never got back to me. I really liked Denver, so it's kind of a shame. When I politely emailed to withdraw today, their emailed response was rude.

Edit: I hope I free up a spot for someone else! & this is just my experience - I hope everyone else's is much better!

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Re: In at Denver...

Postby jayman6 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:51 pm

pinkcamellia wrote:I withdrew today - I left 3 messages with their office over a reasonable period of time. Their office never got back to me. I really liked Denver, so it's kind of a shame. When I politely emailed to withdraw today, their emailed response was rude.

Edit: I hope I free up a spot for someone else! & this is just my experience - I hope everyone else's is much better!


How was their response rude? Just curious.

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Re: In at Denver...

Postby IamAskier » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:05 pm

Back to the topic of drinks after the upcoming ASD; I'm not a Denver local but a quick investigation of the multiple bars located adjacent to campus seems promising, and they are probably the most accommodating options. Again, not a local, so somebody correct me if I'm wrong. Coming from the Univ. of Utah, the existence of a SINGLE bar right off campus makes me happy.

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Re: In at Denver...

Postby typ3 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:34 pm

jayman6 wrote:
pinkcamellia wrote:I withdrew today - I left 3 messages with their office over a reasonable period of time. Their office never got back to me. I really liked Denver, so it's kind of a shame. When I politely emailed to withdraw today, their emailed response was rude.

Edit: I hope I free up a spot for someone else! & this is just my experience - I hope everyone else's is much better!


How was their response rude? Just curious.


This +1. Their adcoms and fin aid officers have been pleasant in my experiences. Maybe you just came across as pushy in what is the busiest time of the year for admissions committees.

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Re: In at Denver...

Postby greyfoxhound2985 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:17 pm

Hey All,

Just wanted to say hello! I got tired of watching this forum and not actually posting. I won't be able to make it out to ASD because I'm in Spain for the year, but please do me a favor and post your reactions to the people/place/general mood/intensity etc. I'm also waiting to hear back about the Chancellor scholarship. I saw that there were 11 last year, hopefully there will be that many this year as well.

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Re: In at Denver...

Postby typ3 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:40 pm

greyfoxhound2985 wrote:Hey All,

Just wanted to say hello! I got tired of watching this forum and not actually posting. I won't be able to make it out to ASD because I'm in Spain for the year, but please do me a favor and post your reactions to the people/place/general mood/intensity etc. I'm also waiting to hear back about the Chancellor scholarship. I saw that there were 11 last year, hopefully there will be that many this year as well.


Maybe if some people could take pictures they could post on the other thread that has all the law school's pictures from ASW's. I just don't want to be the one looking like a creep or tourist but I would be up for tagging along for someone who wants to take some photos.

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Re: In at Denver...

Postby Adrian Yale » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:52 pm

bananeez wrote:
Adrian Yale wrote:
typ3 wrote:
Adrian Yale wrote:+1 to duck tape name tags


I bought a mtn bike erotic massage from Natalie Portman on craigslist yesterday.


Fixed it for you.


Yes, law school will be fun. Maybe we should get back on topic.


That was a look-a-like. You can't afford me. :wink:


O goodness.

IamAskier wrote:Back to the topic of drinks after the upcoming ASD; I'm not a Denver local but a quick investigation of the multiple bars located adjacent to campus seems promising, and they are probably the most accommodating options. Again, not a local, so somebody correct me if I'm wrong. Coming from the Univ. of Utah, the existence of a SINGLE bar right off campus makes me happy.


I am so sorry for you - but its time to play catch up hehe. kidding. We just gotta figure out a meeting place and time. Out in front of the law school 15 min after everything is over sounds logical.

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greyfoxhound2985 wrote:Hey All,

Just wanted to say hello! I got tired of watching this forum and not actually posting. I won't be able to make it out to ASD because I'm in Spain for the year, but please do me a favor and post your reactions to the people/place/general mood/intensity etc. I'm also waiting to hear back about the Chancellor scholarship. I saw that there were 11 last year, hopefully there will be that many this year as well.


Maybe if some people could take pictures they could post on the other thread that has all the law school's pictures from ASW's. I just don't want to be the one looking like a creep or tourist but I would be up for tagging along for someone who wants to take some photos.


If I get a camera by then I'll probably be up for it.

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Re: In at Denver...

Postby typ3 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:55 pm

Flying in on Friday Morning. Leaving Monday Morning.

Staying at the Burnsley. Will have a rental car so I can view the city and places to live and do some shopping at Cherry Creek.

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Re: In at Denver...

Postby Nancy_Botwin » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:10 pm

Hey, all
Just want to share some advice and insight about Denver and DU Law. I went to DU as an undergrad (and considered law school there, too) and while tuition costs are on par with most private universities, the cost of living in Denver is pretty insane and the nightlife is severely lacking. I lived in a small apartment within walking distance to campus and paid $900+utilities, etc. And the sororities and frat houses are scattered throughout the area so you have that slice of fun to deal with September-June. $800-900 is pretty much the going rate for the 1-mile radius around campus. Downtown is a whole other story. Put a 1 in front of that $900.

Aaaaaaand the nightlife. We all have heard that in law school you spend all of your days in the library, but going out in Denver is a bit of a letdown. Lodo is fun and exciting the first few times you visit but the shinyness wears off fast and you see that you're crammed into some chain bar with trashy people you thought only existed on thedirty.com (don't get me started on Cherry Creek North. There are more empty storefronts than stores/restaurants).

Public transportation sucks (light rail is expanding but won't be completely up and running for 10+ years). Basically, there's a stop at the far end of the campus that takes you downtown and to the suburbs. It's a bit of a running joke in Denver.

Also, Denver has the most lawyers per capita behind Washington DC so competition for jobs after graduation are nearly impossible to come by. And for the bar passage rate and cost, you would be better off at CU Boulder.

I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but if I wasn't sure about DU Law, I would withdrawal and give someone else a shot at your spot. Denver is a nice place to visit, but at two hours from ANY skiing and a ridiculous cost of living, I would concentrate my efforts (and money) somewhere else.

That's just my two cents. I don't mean to offend anyone but this is just how I feel about Denver and DU. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!

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Re: In at Denver...

Postby Nancy_Botwin » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:16 pm

Oh, and the bars around campus? Strictly for the 18-19 year old sorostitutes and frat boys. So unless you're into that kind of thing . . . :wink:

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Re: In at Denver...

Postby Ghenghis Khan » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:27 pm

greyfoxhound2985 wrote:Hey All,

Just wanted to say hello! I got tired of watching this forum and not actually posting. I won't be able to make it out to ASD because I'm in Spain for the year, but please do me a favor and post your reactions to the people/place/general mood/intensity etc. I'm also waiting to hear back about the Chancellor scholarship. I saw that there were 11 last year, hopefully there will be that many this year as well.


+1

And where are you in spain, I'm teaching English in southern spain right now...small world

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Re: In at Denver...

Postby typ3 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:41 pm

Nancy_Botwin wrote:Hey, all
Just want to share some advice and insight about Denver and DU Law. I went to DU as an undergrad (and considered law school there, too) and while tuition costs are on par with most private universities, the cost of living in Denver is pretty insane and the nightlife is severely lacking. I lived in a small apartment within walking distance to campus and paid $900+utilities, etc. And the sororities and frat houses are scattered throughout the area so you have that slice of fun to deal with September-June. $800-900 is pretty much the going rate for the 1-mile radius around campus. Downtown is a whole other story. Put a 1 in front of that $900.

Aaaaaaand the nightlife. We all have heard that in law school you spend all of your days in the library, but going out in Denver is a bit of a letdown. Lodo is fun and exciting the first few times you visit but the shinyness wears off fast and you see that you're crammed into some chain bar with trashy people you thought only existed on thedirty.com (don't get me started on Cherry Creek North. There are more empty storefronts than stores/restaurants).

Public transportation sucks (light rail is expanding but won't be completely up and running for 10+ years). Basically, there's a stop at the far end of the campus that takes you downtown and to the suburbs. It's a bit of a running joke in Denver.

Also, Denver has the most lawyers per capita behind Washington DC so competition for jobs after graduation are nearly impossible to come by. And for the bar passage rate and cost, you would be better off at CU Boulder.

I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but if I wasn't sure about DU Law, I would withdrawal and give someone else a shot at your spot. Denver is a nice place to visit, but at two hours from ANY skiing and a ridiculous cost of living, I would concentrate my efforts (and money) somewhere else.

That's just my two cents. I don't mean to offend anyone but this is just how I feel about Denver and DU. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!


People go to Colorado for the nightlife? I thought it was the mountains.

Nightlife factors into my consideration 0%.

Although, I will agree with you that COL is steep, however it isn't any worse than the COL for other law schools in metro areas. UMN isn't cheap, neither is Columbia, Chicago, California schools, etc. I don't plan on staying in Colorado or Denver so I guess I don't really care about job prospects through the school.

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Re: In at Denver...

Postby Nancy_Botwin » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:52 pm

typ3 wrote:
Nancy_Botwin wrote:Hey, all
Just want to share some advice and insight about Denver and DU Law. I went to DU as an undergrad (and considered law school there, too) and while tuition costs are on par with most private universities, the cost of living in Denver is pretty insane and the nightlife is severely lacking. I lived in a small apartment within walking distance to campus and paid $900+utilities, etc. And the sororities and frat houses are scattered throughout the area so you have that slice of fun to deal with September-June. $800-900 is pretty much the going rate for the 1-mile radius around campus. Downtown is a whole other story. Put a 1 in front of that $900.

Aaaaaaand the nightlife. We all have heard that in law school you spend all of your days in the library, but going out in Denver is a bit of a letdown. Lodo is fun and exciting the first few times you visit but the shinyness wears off fast and you see that you're crammed into some chain bar with trashy people you thought only existed on thedirty.com (don't get me started on Cherry Creek North. There are more empty storefronts than stores/restaurants).

Public transportation sucks (light rail is expanding but won't be completely up and running for 10+ years). Basically, there's a stop at the far end of the campus that takes you downtown and to the suburbs. It's a bit of a running joke in Denver.

Also, Denver has the most lawyers per capita behind Washington DC so competition for jobs after graduation are nearly impossible to come by. And for the bar passage rate and cost, you would be better off at CU Boulder.

I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but if I wasn't sure about DU Law, I would withdrawal and give someone else a shot at your spot. Denver is a nice place to visit, but at two hours from ANY skiing and a ridiculous cost of living, I would concentrate my efforts (and money) somewhere else.

That's just my two cents. I don't mean to offend anyone but this is just how I feel about Denver and DU. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!


People go to Colorado for the nightlife? I thought it was the mountains.

Nightlife factors into my consideration 0%.

Although, I will agree with you that COL is steep, however it isn't any worse than the COL for other law schools in metro areas. UMN isn't cheap, neither is Columbia, Chicago, California schools, etc. I don't plan on staying in Colorado or Denver so I guess I don't really care about job prospects through the school.



In reading through this thread, quite a few people mentioned Lodo and Cherry Creek North. All I'm saying is that it's not what it's cracked up to be. You might not be into it, but having a social life outside of the law school can be a significant factor for some people. And if someone wants to come to DU for the mountains, be prepared to drive 2 hours to get to the ski resorts. You're better off in Boulder if that's what you plan on doing in your spare time.

As for staying in CO, many people do after graduation. It's smart to go to law school in a state you anticipate practicing in since your classes will focus on that state's laws -- and so will the Bar. As for the COL, you can find comparable schools in large cities where you can afford rent AND tuition.

But again, I'm just trying to address issues I've read in this thread. I've lived in the Denver area for a while so I know what's out there (and what isn't). If you're on the fence, send me a message. If you're really not into DU Law, withdrawal and give other people a chance at going there.

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Re: In at Denver...

Postby edgnarly » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:56 pm

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Re: In at Denver...

Postby Nancy_Botwin » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:06 pm

edgnarly wrote:
Nancy_Botwin wrote:Hey, all
Just want to share some advice and insight about Denver and DU Law. I went to DU as an undergrad (and considered law school there, too) and while tuition costs are on par with most private universities, the cost of living in Denver is pretty insane and the nightlife is severely lacking. I lived in a small apartment within walking distance to campus and paid $900+utilities, etc. And the sororities and frat houses are scattered throughout the area so you have that slice of fun to deal with September-June. $800-900 is pretty much the going rate for the 1-mile radius around campus. Downtown is a whole other story. Put a 1 in front of that $900.

Aaaaaaand the nightlife. We all have heard that in law school you spend all of your days in the library, but going out in Denver is a bit of a letdown. Lodo is fun and exciting the first few times you visit but the shinyness wears off fast and you see that you're crammed into some chain bar with trashy people you thought only existed on thedirty.com (don't get me started on Cherry Creek North. There are more empty storefronts than stores/restaurants).

Public transportation sucks (light rail is expanding but won't be completely up and running for 10+ years). Basically, there's a stop at the far end of the campus that takes you downtown and to the suburbs. It's a bit of a running joke in Denver.

Also, Denver has the most lawyers per capita behind Washington DC so competition for jobs after graduation are nearly impossible to come by. And for the bar passage rate and cost, you would be better off at CU Boulder.

I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but if I wasn't sure about DU Law, I would withdrawal and give someone else a shot at your spot. Denver is a nice place to visit, but at two hours from ANY skiing and a ridiculous cost of living, I would concentrate my efforts (and money) somewhere else.

That's just my two cents. I don't mean to offend anyone but this is just how I feel about Denver and DU. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!


Huh? Somebody did not like Denver. Skiing is definetly not two hours from DU, I can get from my place in Breckenridge to DU's campus in 1.5 hours. I know a part time 1L at DU who is commuting from here to DU for class. Also, Eldora is even closer to Denver, Berthoud pass for any backcountry skiers or snowboarders is 1 to 1.5 hours, and winter park is just a bit further. Then you have echo mountain, which is maybe 45 minutes, but that is severely limited terrain if you aren't a park rat.

As far as nightlife goes, Denver has lots of bars, if you couldn't find one you liked, I'm thinking you don't like bars or you didn't branch out enough. There is also Red Rocks for concerts from May - September, Rockies games, nuggets games, avalanche games, plenty of stuff to do up in the mountains, lots of concerts at Denver's assorted venues, plus Boulder another 30 minutes up the road. Mrs. Botwin, I think you have been consuming too much of your product.

Anyway, I got bounced from DU, so I won't be joining you. On a side note, to all you snowboarders- Don't call it "boarding". You are a gaper if you do this.



Ok ok, I may have come across as harsh. I like Denver just fine. It's just not what most people think it is. It's not *in* the mountains -- 45 minutes to the foothills, 1.5 to good ski resorts without traffic. My point being: You can't just jump in your car and be on the slopes in 20 minutes. I've met so many people who were surprised that Denver is in the flat lands of Colorado.

As for the nightlife, there are a lot of bars, just not the best crowd. I don't know what it is, I just don't get a good vibe.

I admit I got off track so I'll close with this: If you don't want to go to DU and you were accepted (or to any school for that matter), it would be best to withdrawal asap. I know of quite a few people out there biting their nails down to stumps waiting for their big/small envelopes. Please don't take this the wrong way. It's not my place to tell anyone what to do. Go to the school you feel is the best fit taking everything into account (city, price, bar passage rate, etc.).

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Re: In at Denver...

Postby typ3 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:23 pm

Nancy_Botwin wrote:
edgnarly wrote:
Nancy_Botwin wrote:Hey, all
Just want to share some advice and insight about Denver and DU Law. I went to DU as an undergrad (and considered law school there, too) and while tuition costs are on par with most private universities, the cost of living in Denver is pretty insane and the nightlife is severely lacking. I lived in a small apartment within walking distance to campus and paid $900+utilities, etc. And the sororities and frat houses are scattered throughout the area so you have that slice of fun to deal with September-June. $800-900 is pretty much the going rate for the 1-mile radius around campus. Downtown is a whole other story. Put a 1 in front of that $900.

Aaaaaaand the nightlife. We all have heard that in law school you spend all of your days in the library, but going out in Denver is a bit of a letdown. Lodo is fun and exciting the first few times you visit but the shinyness wears off fast and you see that you're crammed into some chain bar with trashy people you thought only existed on thedirty.com (don't get me started on Cherry Creek North. There are more empty storefronts than stores/restaurants).

Public transportation sucks (light rail is expanding but won't be completely up and running for 10+ years). Basically, there's a stop at the far end of the campus that takes you downtown and to the suburbs. It's a bit of a running joke in Denver.

Also, Denver has the most lawyers per capita behind Washington DC so competition for jobs after graduation are nearly impossible to come by. And for the bar passage rate and cost, you would be better off at CU Boulder.

I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but if I wasn't sure about DU Law, I would withdrawal and give someone else a shot at your spot. Denver is a nice place to visit, but at two hours from ANY skiing and a ridiculous cost of living, I would concentrate my efforts (and money) somewhere else.

That's just my two cents. I don't mean to offend anyone but this is just how I feel about Denver and DU. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!


Huh? Somebody did not like Denver. Skiing is definetly not two hours from DU, I can get from my place in Breckenridge to DU's campus in 1.5 hours. I know a part time 1L at DU who is commuting from here to DU for class. Also, Eldora is even closer to Denver, Berthoud pass for any backcountry skiers or snowboarders is 1 to 1.5 hours, and winter park is just a bit further. Then you have echo mountain, which is maybe 45 minutes, but that is severely limited terrain if you aren't a park rat.

As far as nightlife goes, Denver has lots of bars, if you couldn't find one you liked, I'm thinking you don't like bars or you didn't branch out enough. There is also Red Rocks for concerts from May - September, Rockies games, nuggets games, avalanche games, plenty of stuff to do up in the mountains, lots of concerts at Denver's assorted venues, plus Boulder another 30 minutes up the road. Mrs. Botwin, I think you have been consuming too much of your product.

Anyway, I got bounced from DU, so I won't be joining you. On a side note, to all you snowboarders- Don't call it "boarding". You are a gaper if you do this.



Ok ok, I may have come across as harsh. I like Denver just fine. It's just not what most people think it is. It's not *in* the mountains -- 45 minutes to the foothills, 1.5 to good ski resorts without traffic. My point being: You can't just jump in your car and be on the slopes in 20 minutes. I've met so many people who were surprised that Denver is in the flat lands of Colorado.

As for the nightlife, there are a lot of bars, just not the best crowd. I don't know what it is, I just don't get a good vibe.

I admit I got off track so I'll close with this: If you don't want to go to DU and you were accepted (or to any school for that matter), it would be best to withdrawal asap. I know of quite a few people out there biting their nails down to stumps waiting for their big/small envelopes. Please don't take this the wrong way. It's not my place to tell anyone what to do. Go to the school you feel is the best fit taking everything into account (city, price, bar passage rate, etc.).


I don't think anyone on this thread said they thought Denver was in the mountains nor did anyone say skiing was 20 minutes away. You complain about housing, but housing within any walking distance to a university is steep. I don't care about going to school in the state I will practice in since I have a job lined up and DU is offering me a free ride.

+1 to the Breck Comment you can certainly ski at places in under 2 hours even with iffy traffic on I-70.

The real question is, is anyone interested in getting a place in summit to stay at on the weekends?

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Re: In at Denver...

Postby chrisbru » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:32 pm

typ3 wrote:
I don't think anyone on this thread said they thought Denver was in the mountains nor did anyone say skiing was 20 minutes away. You complain about housing, but housing within any walking distance to a university is steep. I don't care about going to school in the state I will practice in since I have a job lined up and DU is offering me a free ride.

+1 to the Breck Comment you can certainly ski at places in under 2 hours even with iffy traffic on I-70.

The real question is, is anyone interested in getting a place in summit to stay at on the weekends?


If I end up in CO, then YES.

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Re: In at Denver...

Postby Adrian Yale » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:47 pm

chrisbru wrote:
typ3 wrote:
I don't think anyone on this thread said they thought Denver was in the mountains nor did anyone say skiing was 20 minutes away. You complain about housing, but housing within any walking distance to a university is steep. I don't care about going to school in the state I will practice in since I have a job lined up and DU is offering me a free ride.

+1 to the Breck Comment you can certainly ski at places in under 2 hours even with iffy traffic on I-70.

The real question is, is anyone interested in getting a place in summit to stay at on the weekends?


Hey guy, not all of us got free rides - however, I'm curious - what does that run?

I'm all for packing into a car/suv/truck and driving to the resorts... gas would be cheap.

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Re: In at Denver...

Postby Omega10 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:49 pm

Hey all, I’ve been browsing the thread for a while, and am just now jumping in as I narrow my choices.

Also, I am a Colorado native who currently lives/works in Denver, and figured I could be a little useful. I have a different perspective on a few things previously discussed, so I thought I would offer that up, too.


Nancy_Botwin wrote:Hey, all
Just want to share some advice and insight about Denver and DU Law. I went to DU as an undergrad (and considered law school there, too) and while tuition costs are on par with most private universities, the cost of living in Denver is pretty insane and the nightlife is severely lacking. I lived in a small apartment within walking distance to campus and paid $900+utilities, etc. And the sororities and frat houses are scattered throughout the area so you have that slice of fun to deal with September-June. $800-900 is pretty much the going rate for the 1-mile radius around campus. Downtown is a whole other story. Put a 1 in front of that $900.

Aaaaaaand the nightlife. We all have heard that in law school you spend all of your days in the library, but going out in Denver is a bit of a letdown. Lodo is fun and exciting the first few times you visit but the shinyness wears off fast and you see that you're crammed into some chain bar with trashy people you thought only existed on thedirty.com (don't get me started on Cherry Creek North. There are more empty storefronts than stores/restaurants).

Public transportation sucks (light rail is expanding but won't be completely up and running for 10+ years). Basically, there's a stop at the far end of the campus that takes you downtown and to the suburbs. It's a bit of a running joke in Denver.

Also, Denver has the most lawyers per capita behind Washington DC so competition for jobs after graduation are nearly impossible to come by. And for the bar passage rate and cost, you would be better off at CU Boulder.

I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but if I wasn't sure about DU Law, I would withdrawal and give someone else a shot at your spot. Denver is a nice place to visit, but at two hours from ANY skiing and a ridiculous cost of living, I would concentrate my efforts (and money) somewhere else.

That's just my two cents. I don't mean to offend anyone but this is just how I feel about Denver and DU. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!


1) COL is on the higher end, but it is definitely possible to find housing at a wide variety of price points, depending on how close you wish to be to campus. Also, COL is higher in Boulder. My friends who currently live in Boulder pay far more each month for nearly equivalent accommodations. As someone who loves Boulder, too, I realize this is one of the trade-offs for attending CU.

2) Nightlife in Denver: while I agree that most people aren't prioritizing nightlife when making their final decision for enrollment, I'll admit that a decent bar scene is not entirely off my radar. If you are tired of the bars that Denver has to offer, my guess is that you are consistently drinking at the same places. Unless we are comparing Denver’s nightlife to that of, say, NYC, then I personally don’t understand the basis of your opinion. Denver has a variety of options, and while most lean toward the casual side, there is definitely a more “clubby” scene, too. As for the bars immediately surrounding DU's campus, I would have to agree that they trend toward frat-tastic, though I don’t know firsthand. But I hope (and expect) that there are exceptions.

3) Public transportation: again, cannot be compared to NYC (or probably a handful of other cities), but in Denver you won’t need it to be. Lightrail will take you from campus to LoDo, and then back again. I took advantage of this after one marathon of a St. Patty’s day celebration this past Saturday. Definitely beats driving. I can only imagine that lightrail will also come in handy if we have externships downtown. So far, my uses for it have been limited to social and sporting events. Always smart to have a designated driver, right?

4) The number of lawyers per capita: (if true) may be due, in part, to the high number of courts in a relatively “medium-sized” city. Denver is also near the top of the list for per capita federal employees. The fact that there are a lot of lawyers here does not necessarily mean that the market is forever saturated, but it does mean that many lawyers have had success finding jobs in Denver. When considering the ramifications on our own careers, it seems possible to interpret the stat through both an optimistic or pessimistic lens.

5) Nancy, I love your show.

Alright, those are my thoughts for now, feel free to take them or leave them. :)

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Re: In at Denver...

Postby typ3 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:36 pm

Adrian Yale wrote:
chrisbru wrote:
typ3 wrote:
I don't think anyone on this thread said they thought Denver was in the mountains nor did anyone say skiing was 20 minutes away. You complain about housing, but housing within any walking distance to a university is steep. I don't care about going to school in the state I will practice in since I have a job lined up and DU is offering me a free ride.

+1 to the Breck Comment you can certainly ski at places in under 2 hours even with iffy traffic on I-70.

The real question is, is anyone interested in getting a place in summit to stay at on the weekends?


Hey guy, not all of us got free rides - however, I'm curious - what does that run?

I'm all for packing into a car/suv/truck and driving to the resorts... gas would be cheap.


Don't hate on me. I wasn't the first in this thread to bring it up. A few pages back someone asked the same question / suggestion about Law students getting a place close to the slopes.

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Re: In at Denver...

Postby Adrian Yale » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:41 pm

typ3 wrote:
Adrian Yale wrote:
chrisbru wrote:
typ3 wrote:
I don't think anyone on this thread said they thought Denver was in the mountains nor did anyone say skiing was 20 minutes away. You complain about housing, but housing within any walking distance to a university is steep. I don't care about going to school in the state I will practice in since I have a job lined up and DU is offering me a free ride.

+1 to the Breck Comment you can certainly ski at places in under 2 hours even with iffy traffic on I-70.

The real question is, is anyone interested in getting a place in summit to stay at on the weekends?


Hey guy, not all of us got free rides - however, I'm curious - what does that run?

I'm all for packing into a car/suv/truck and driving to the resorts... gas would be cheap.


Don't hate on me. I wasn't the first in this thread to bring it up. A few pages back someone asked the same question / suggestion about Law students getting a place close to the slopes.


No hatin' from me...

Did you mean renting out a place near the mountains just on the weekends? I took it as renting out a place just to stay at it for the weekend.... If its a weekend rental you're talking about, you're speaking my language.

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Re: In at Denver...

Postby Adrian Yale » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:52 pm

Also, does anyone mountain bike? Camp?

...And we really have to get our bar night after ASD figured out. We could meet 10-15min after out in front of the law school to figure out where we'd like to go considering what we have to take us there.

BTW Typ3, weekend ski/snowboard trips keep sounding better and better.

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Re: In at Denver...

Postby greyfoxhound2985 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:53 pm

Ghenghis Khan wrote:
greyfoxhound2985 wrote:Hey All,

Just wanted to say hello! I got tired of watching this forum and not actually posting. I won't be able to make it out to ASD because I'm in Spain for the year, but please do me a favor and post your reactions to the people/place/general mood/intensity etc. I'm also waiting to hear back about the Chancellor scholarship. I saw that there were 11 last year, hopefully there will be that many this year as well.


+1

And where are you in spain, I'm teaching English in southern spain right now...small world




I'm teaching in the Principality of Andorra, which isn't exactly Spain but it's close enough! I'm here doing a Fulbright for a year before I head off to DU! How about yourself, where are you?

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Re: In at Denver...

Postby fundamentallybroken » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:13 pm

Nancy_Botwin wrote:
edgnarly wrote:
Nancy_Botwin wrote:Hey, all
Just want to share some advice and insight about Denver and DU Law. I went to DU as an undergrad (and considered law school there, too) and while tuition costs are on par with most private universities, the cost of living in Denver is pretty insane and the nightlife is severely lacking. I lived in a small apartment within walking distance to campus and paid $900+utilities, etc. And the sororities and frat houses are scattered throughout the area so you have that slice of fun to deal with September-June. $800-900 is pretty much the going rate for the 1-mile radius around campus. Downtown is a whole other story. Put a 1 in front of that $900.

Aaaaaaand the nightlife. We all have heard that in law school you spend all of your days in the library, but going out in Denver is a bit of a letdown. Lodo is fun and exciting the first few times you visit but the shinyness wears off fast and you see that you're crammed into some chain bar with trashy people you thought only existed on thedirty.com (don't get me started on Cherry Creek North. There are more empty storefronts than stores/restaurants).

Public transportation sucks (light rail is expanding but won't be completely up and running for 10+ years). Basically, there's a stop at the far end of the campus that takes you downtown and to the suburbs. It's a bit of a running joke in Denver.

Also, Denver has the most lawyers per capita behind Washington DC so competition for jobs after graduation are nearly impossible to come by. And for the bar passage rate and cost, you would be better off at CU Boulder.

I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but if I wasn't sure about DU Law, I would withdrawal and give someone else a shot at your spot. Denver is a nice place to visit, but at two hours from ANY skiing and a ridiculous cost of living, I would concentrate my efforts (and money) somewhere else.

That's just my two cents. I don't mean to offend anyone but this is just how I feel about Denver and DU. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!


Huh? Somebody did not like Denver. Skiing is definetly not two hours from DU, I can get from my place in Breckenridge to DU's campus in 1.5 hours. I know a part time 1L at DU who is commuting from here to DU for class. Also, Eldora is even closer to Denver, Berthoud pass for any backcountry skiers or snowboarders is 1 to 1.5 hours, and winter park is just a bit further. Then you have echo mountain, which is maybe 45 minutes, but that is severely limited terrain if you aren't a park rat.

As far as nightlife goes, Denver has lots of bars, if you couldn't find one you liked, I'm thinking you don't like bars or you didn't branch out enough. There is also Red Rocks for concerts from May - September, Rockies games, nuggets games, avalanche games, plenty of stuff to do up in the mountains, lots of concerts at Denver's assorted venues, plus Boulder another 30 minutes up the road. Mrs. Botwin, I think you have been consuming too much of your product.

Anyway, I got bounced from DU, so I won't be joining you. On a side note, to all you snowboarders- Don't call it "boarding". You are a gaper if you do this.



Ok ok, I may have come across as harsh. I like Denver just fine. It's just not what most people think it is. It's not *in* the mountains -- 45 minutes to the foothills, 1.5 to good ski resorts without traffic. My point being: You can't just jump in your car and be on the slopes in 20 minutes. I've met so many people who were surprised that Denver is in the flat lands of Colorado.

As for the nightlife, there are a lot of bars, just not the best crowd. I don't know what it is, I just don't get a good vibe.

I admit I got off track so I'll close with this: If you don't want to go to DU and you were accepted (or to any school for that matter), it would be best to withdrawal asap. I know of quite a few people out there biting their nails down to stumps waiting for their big/small envelopes. Please don't take this the wrong way. It's not my place to tell anyone what to do. Go to the school you feel is the best fit taking everything into account (city, price, bar passage rate, etc.).


STOP SAYING WITHDRAWAL. It's withdraw - if you're not sure, then withdraw.

And withdrawing doesn't necessarily magically open a spot - they accept far more than will ever matriculate, so withdrawing only gets them closer to the desired number of attendees come August. If someone is to withdraw now, it does nothing for anyone on the waitlist. Zilch, zero, nada.

Now, about your actual post: Who cares about nightlife? People are going to be going to law school, and won't be having much time to go out and drink it up every night. And if they do, I look forward to competing with their hungover asses every morning.

COL isn't cheap, but it's nothing compared to other cities on the east or west coasts. If you can't find a one bedroom for $550 or $600, you're either lazy and not looking hard enough or you're far too picky and spoiled for a college student. Find a roommate ffs.

Light rail to the west and commuter rail to the airport is slated to open by 2015. Not 10 years. Besides, if you can't make the light rail, the Colorado, Broadway, and Colfax buses work for where you want to go, you either need to buy a car or narrow down your travel plans.

Sorry, you made up the lawyers per capita thing. Straight pulled it out of your ass.

So, here's my guesses: you are either A) using an alt to rile people up (congrats!), or B) got a 150 on the LSAT, and were only 'considering' Denver Law, but wouldn't actually go there because you can't get in. Either way, cheers.




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