University of Denver c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

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University of Denver c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Sugar Lumps » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:10 pm

Welcome.

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Re: University of Denver c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby R86 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:36 pm

Checking in.

Maybe.

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Re: University of Denver c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby AbbeyRoadLaw » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:15 pm

Checking in. My app just went complete today, any idea on an decision time frame?

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Re: University of Denver c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Sugar Lumps » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:45 am

AbbeyRoadLaw wrote:Checking in. My app just went complete today, any idea on an decision time frame?


I went complete on 10/31, and based on my limited experience with them, they tend to stay within those six to eight week timeframes.

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Re: University of Denver c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby AbbeyRoadLaw » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:17 pm

Sugar Lumps wrote:
AbbeyRoadLaw wrote:Checking in. My app just went complete today, any idea on an decision time frame?


I went complete on 10/31, and based on my limited experience with them, they tend to stay within those six to eight week timeframes.


Excellent! A decision before Christmas would be awesome

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Re: University of Denver c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby slawww » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:39 pm

Might consider applying here after the new legislation passed 8)

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Re: University of Denver c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Sugar Lumps » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:44 pm

slawww wrote:Might consider applying here after the new legislation passed 8)


Come.

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Re: University of Denver c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:32 am

slawww wrote:Might consider applying here after the new legislation passed 8)


Lol.

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Re: University of Denver c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Sugar Lumps » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:17 pm

Not supposed to be on TLS but had to post that I just got in with $21k a year, 3.0 requirement. Good luck all.

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Re: University of Denver c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby kingsfield69 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:26 pm

Also in with 26k annual, 3.0 to renew. Best wishes to those awaiting a decision!

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Re: University of Denver c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby AbbeyRoadLaw » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:45 am

Accepted today via email! 26K annual scholarship; 3.0 GPA stipulation. So excited! Gongrats to all accepted today!

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Re: University of Denver c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby AMW2016 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:27 pm

kingsfield69 wrote:Also in with 26k annual, 3.0 to renew. Best wishes to those awaiting a decision!


Likewise.

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Re: University of Denver c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby nmlf16 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:59 pm

AbbeyRoadLaw wrote:Accepted today via email! 26K annual scholarship; 3.0 GPA stipulation. So excited! Gongrats to all accepted today!



Same.

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Re: University of Denver c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby 1693 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:31 pm

Accepted with scholly as well. Anyone visit the school yet? Impressions?

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Re: University of Denver c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby njhancock » Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:04 am

1693 wrote:Accepted with scholly as well. Anyone visit the school yet? Impressions?



I attended DU as an undergrad and I think it's a great campus in a great location. Unfortunately I haven't visited the law school to sit in on a class yet so I suppose this doesn't help you much.

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Re: University of Denver c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Sugar Lumps » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:44 am

1693 wrote:Accepted with scholly as well. Anyone visit the school yet? Impressions?


I sat in on a class last year. The facilities are amazing, and the atmosphere seemed semi-relaxed compared to most law schools. The student body also seemed quite young.

Let me know if you have any specific questions.

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Re: University of Denver c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Pip42 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:30 pm

Checking in as well.

To those with scholarships did they tell you their 1L curve?

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Re: University of Denver c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby 1693 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:14 am

To those who visited, did you get a sense as to where most students lived? I imagine the school is in a nice neighborhood and it might be preferential to live near the campus the first year. Thanks!

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Re: University of Denver c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby DULaw13 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:31 am

I am a current 3L at DU and will be graduating in May. I am looking for any excuse to avoid studying for my last exam of the semester, so I am happy to answer any questions about DU or Denver in general.

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Re: University of Denver c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Sugar Lumps » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:35 am

DULaw13 wrote:I am a current 3L at DU and will be graduating in May. I am looking for any excuse to avoid studying for my last exam of the semester, so I am happy to answer any questions about DU or Denver in general.


My primary concern with DU is job prospects, because I've heard that Denver is a tough market to crack. What's your perspective?

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Re: University of Denver c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Pip42 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:36 am

What do you feel your employment prospects are like? Your classmates? How do you think DU fairs against CU grads?

Thanks a ton for taking questions!

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Re: University of Denver c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby DULaw13 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:57 am

Sugar Lumps wrote:
DULaw13 wrote:I am a current 3L at DU and will be graduating in May. I am looking for any excuse to avoid studying for my last exam of the semester, so I am happy to answer any questions about DU or Denver in general.


My primary concern with DU is job prospects, because I've heard that Denver is a tough market to crack. What's your perspective?


I think it all really depends on what you are hoping to do. Obviously DU is not the best school to go to if you are looking to work in a biglaw type environment. That said, if you are at the top of the class (5-10%) then you have a great chance at landing a job at one of the large national/regional firms here. DU has a lot of folks who go the PD's office, a smaller number that land DA jobs, and then from there it is kind of scattered. A lot of folks go to small firms and others find random jobs with government agencies or outside the law. The long and the short of it is that if you 1) want to work in Colorado, more specifically Denver; 2) are okay with not breaking six figures when you come out of school; and 3) get some $$ from the school so you are not stuck paying back $150k in loans, then it might be a good fit.

If you have your heart set on working at a large firm, that is definitely doable--BUT know that only a small percentage of the people at DU get that opportunity. So, you have to come in knowing that and work your ass of to hit the top of the class--which of course there is no guarantee that you will make.

I have employment lined up for after graduation, as do about 50% of my friends. I would imagine that number will rise to around 70-80% by the middle of February as the PD does not make hiring decisions until after the first of the year. It is not a great market, but I don't buy the doom and gloom scenario that is so pervasive on TLS.

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Re: University of Denver c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Coco_Local » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:02 pm

Those scholarship stips are horrible. DU's curve:

3.00 (median); 2.85–3.15 (mean).

That means you are looking at a 50 percent chance of losing your scholarship. Ugh. Gross.

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Re: University of Denver c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:07 pm

To those awarded scholarships, are you willing to share your numbers (LSAT & GPA) ?

@kingsfield69: Are the numbers (164 & 3.9) posted in your profile accurate ? Curious because I noticed that you were also accepted to Harvard.

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Re: University of Denver c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby DULaw13 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:13 pm

Pip42 wrote:What do you feel your employment prospects are like? Your classmates? How do you think DU fairs against CU grads?

Thanks a ton for taking questions!


I just talked about employment in another response, so I will leave that for now. Classmates--well I suppose it is like anywhere, there are some that I love, some that I hate, and everyone else falls in the middle. I have made some great friends in school and think that overall everyone is pleasant here. There are always those people that just get on your nerves or are super annoying, but overall it is good.

As to comparisons with CU, I guess there are several ways that you could look at it. First, of course CU is ranked higher, but I think that those coming from outside Denver give that more weight than those who actually live and work here. DU has much larger classes than CU, therefore we have a much larger alumni base. All things being equal between a CU and DU student (grades, journal, etc.), then a CU student might have an advantage in terms of landing a big firm job or clerkship. However, DU is a lot closer to downtown, which has its advantages. Also, almost everyone at DU does some sort of externship (at least one) during their time here, and you have great access to lawyers, judges, etc. So overall, while CU is higher ranked, and they do have an advantage, I don't think that it is that big of a deal. Of course if you do well at DU you will have virtually the same opportunities--and perhaps more because there are more DU grads working in Denver.

Outside of employment, it is important to keep in mind that DU and CU are very different places culturally. Some folks love Boulder, some hate it. The cost of living, the environment, the entertainment options, etc. are all different. But...that being said it only takes about 45 minutes to get from DU to CU.




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