zonecutz wrote:Also, I received my B.A. from CU, and career services there sucked megaballs--I don't know about the administrative outfit over at the law school, but if the undergrad departments are analogue, get ready for some uselessness.
I'm sorry they sucked at the UG level. My undergrad had horrible career services as well. At the law school, every employee at the career services level is brand new. They hired two extra employees, and the new dean's number one goal is to have the best career services in the country. Still too early to tell, but they seem to be off to a good start.
zonecutz wrote: I'm not sure that CU has much name recognition either, especially as far as the east and west coasts are concerned (i.e. the Buffs football team is horrid).
First off, the Buff's football team has had some rough seasons but ended last year on a high note. They have a sweet stadium, big attendance, and some history of success (big 12 titles, 1990 national championship, 1994 heisman winner, etc). Other than that, I think your right. I will say that when I tell people I go to CU when I'm in Florida they nod and say "oh thats a good school." When I told them I was considering DU, none of them had heard of it, not even the attorneys.
zonecutz wrote: I suppose it's cool if you plan on living out your life in Colorado...however Denver is somewhat of a cow town, and overall the economy sucks here. My Powerscore tutor graduated from CU Law--and was a Powerscore tutor full-time if that tells you anything.
Unless people are in at T20 schools, the employment here is going to be the same as all the peer schools. I don't care if its, Hastings, UF, Wisco, UGA, or CU, if you have top 20% grades you have access to the market paying gigs in the respective areas and or/ Art. III clerkships. Everyone else just has to hustle. I can tell you that when I interview for jerbs in Denver or the Springs people have a very good impression of my school and my grades even though I'm at median. This could be because the medians at CU have shot up in the last ten years and many of the current legal market in CO understands they wouldn't even be able to get into the school today. (Off topic but did you know that ten years ago Vandy had a median LSAT of 161?? Damn I wish I was born in the 70's..)