University of Colorado c/o 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby cslouisck » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:19 am

nickb285 wrote:Visiting on Thursday, any suggestions from Boulder residents/people familiar with the area on things not to miss?


I mentioned this earlier this this thread, but while I'm not sure what your car situation is like, you should definitely try to make it down to Denver. (There's a bus that will take you from downtown Boulder to downtown Denver about 45 minutes, too.) Also make sure you check out Pearl St. and not just The Hill--the latter is the undergrad hangout near campus. And of course, if you have the time/inclination, you should do something mountain-y like drive up to Ned, err... Nederland, and ski Eldora, or at the very least wander around Chautauqua Park.

And if you have parents or a sugar momma with you, eat at The Kitchen.

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Pufer » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:33 am

LeDique wrote:The biggest difference to note is you can extern with private firms at DU. CU does not allow this.


Seriously? When the hell did they make that change?

cslouisck wrote:
nickb285 wrote:Visiting on Thursday, any suggestions from Boulder residents/people familiar with the area on things not to miss?


I mentioned this earlier this this thread, but while I'm not sure what your car situation is like, you should definitely try to make it down to Denver. (There's a bus that will take you from downtown Boulder to downtown Denver about 45 minutes, too.) Also make sure you check out Pearl St. and not just The Hill--the latter is the undergrad hangout near campus. And of course, if you have the time/inclination, you should do something mountain-y like drive up to Ned, err... Nederland, and ski Eldora, or at the very least wander around Chautauqua Park.

And if you have parents or a sugar momma with you, eat at The Kitchen.


I'd add that, in case you find yourself wandering around Boulder saying to yourself, "great setting, but this town is terrible" (which is definitely a minority opinion), drive on over to Louisville/Superior, or up to Gunbarrel, or some other nearby community. I absolutely love Boulder County, but I really dislike Boulder itself and probably would not have been as enthusiastic about going to CU if I hadn't driven seven minutes down 36 to check out Louisville during my visit.

-Pufer

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby LeDique » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:50 am

It was in the past year or so. I'm not sure on the exact date. Moss pushed it through because he believes that universities are liable under the FLSA (and that these externships are an FLSA violation). He's publishing a paper and thinks he can blackmail DU into agreeing or something.

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby wannabelawstudent » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:34 pm

Does CU decrease their scholarships if you get in-state residency in 2nd or 3rd year.

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby LeDique » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:43 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:Does CU decrease their scholarships if you get in-state residency in 2nd or 3rd year.


That's built-in on the scholarship award. Like when you get the letter it's listed as 12/4/4 or whatever the amounts are now. Now, the difference is not 8k, so even with in-state you end up paying more those second and third years. The plus side of this is that if you drop out, you lost the least amount. The riskiest year costs you the least. The other thing is there's a lot of random scholarships to apply to for 2L and 3L, and you can work then.

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:06 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:Does CU decrease their scholarships if you get in-state residency in 2nd or 3rd year.


No.

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Pufer » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:26 am

LeDique wrote:It was in the past year or so. I'm not sure on the exact date. Moss pushed it through because he believes that universities are liable under the FLSA (and that these externships are an FLSA violation). He's publishing a paper and thinks he can blackmail DU into agreeing or something.


Damn. While I generally tend to agree with Moss's opinion on the matter (at least as he generally depicted it like three years ago), that still sucks.

-Pufer

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby white1ce » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:03 pm

Come on CU! I applied to you three months ago and I'm trying to decide between you and DU. What's taking so long?!

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Postby FINRAlaw » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:00 pm

white1ce wrote:Come on CU! I applied to you three months ago and I'm trying to decide between you and DU. What's taking so long?!


I was under review from 1/18 and accepted on 3/22, my #'s are in my post above. I sent them a 3rd LOR on 3/19, and I am inclined to believe that is what gave them the motivation to make a decision. I'll obviously never know for sure, but I just thought I'd share that for those still awaiting a response. So if you've got another letter you could send them, I say send it now.

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby islandrose0913 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:29 pm

Withdrew yesterday with significant scholly money. Hopefully this frees up a spot and $$$ for one of you fine folk.

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby wannabelawstudent » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:22 pm

I decided to fire up the ole status checker app today and found out my application was put back into review today? strange.

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby JXander » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:28 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:I decided to fire up the ole status checker app today and found out my application was put back into review today? strange.

Sweet.

So to what schools have you not applied? :wink:

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby wannabelawstudent » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:30 pm

JXander wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:I decided to fire up the ole status checker app today and found out my application was put back into review today? strange.

Sweet.

So to what schools have you not applied? :wink:

Addicted to the hunt brah.

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby kdog1147 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:54 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:I decided to fire up the ole status checker app today and found out my application was put back into review today? strange.


I'm in the same boat. decision rendered 3/11/13 (waitlisted)

Then under current status its back in review starting 3/30/13

Is this just them reviewing over it again (and hopefully me getting off the waitlist)?

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby nolabreeze » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:56 pm

I'm going to the Open House next Friday. Anyone else going? I'm staying in Denver, and then doing a mini mountaineering skills day on Saturday. Gotta get my climbing/mountaineering on.

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby steph7691 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:04 pm

nickb285 wrote:
steph7691 wrote:Waitlisted on 3/01/13

GPA: 3.64 UGPA:3.5 LSAT:149
URM

I am a philosophy major (3.85 gpa in major), was a TA, research assistant, on the student conduct board, and have worked at two law firms. Unfortunetly, when studying for the LSAT I was also dealing with some medical issues. I have included an LSAT score addendum with my admissions application. Does anyone think I have a chance of getting in? Any advice?

I've also appled to Denver but have not heard back from them yet.


Please, retake. An addendum won't mean much, because adcomms are just going to wonder why you didn't take it again--they'll assume you're either impatient or lazy. With a 3.5 and URM you can get into some amazing schools if you bust ass on the LSAT. For reference, here's what you're looking at now (not a ton of data, but you get the idea): http://www.mylsn.info/r5fnz4 . You might get a few hail mary acceptances, but by and large you're out anywhere in the T50, and hit and miss even below that--and you'll likely pay full price anywhere you get in. Now, if you retake to the mid-160s you're looking at this: http://www.mylsn.info/x23byl . Gives you a shot at everything below HYS.

Don't cripple yourself by going somewhere that'll take a 149. Study, retake, profit.



I have actually been put on the waitlist for CU and have been accepted to UD!!

How would retaking the LSAT again help now? I'm planning on begining law school this fall. Wouldn't it be to late to recieve scholorships or even acceptances if I take it again in June?


Thanks so much for all of your responses!

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:14 pm

steph7691 wrote:
nickb285 wrote:
steph7691 wrote:Waitlisted on 3/01/13

GPA: 3.64 UGPA:3.5 LSAT:149
URM

I am a philosophy major (3.85 gpa in major), was a TA, research assistant, on the student conduct board, and have worked at two law firms. Unfortunetly, when studying for the LSAT I was also dealing with some medical issues. I have included an LSAT score addendum with my admissions application. Does anyone think I have a chance of getting in? Any advice?

I've also appled to Denver but have not heard back from them yet.


Please, retake. An addendum won't mean much, because adcomms are just going to wonder why you didn't take it again--they'll assume you're either impatient or lazy. With a 3.5 and URM you can get into some amazing schools if you bust ass on the LSAT. For reference, here's what you're looking at now (not a ton of data, but you get the idea): http://www.mylsn.info/r5fnz4 . You might get a few hail mary acceptances, but by and large you're out anywhere in the T50, and hit and miss even below that--and you'll likely pay full price anywhere you get in. Now, if you retake to the mid-160s you're looking at this: http://www.mylsn.info/x23byl . Gives you a shot at everything below HYS.

Don't cripple yourself by going somewhere that'll take a 149. Study, retake, profit.



I have actually been put on the waitlist for CU and have been accepted to UD!!

How would retaking the LSAT again help now? I'm planning on begining law school this fall. Wouldn't it be to late to recieve scholorships or even acceptances if I take it again in June?


Thanks so much for all of your responses!


Unless you are filthy rich and costs are of no concern, do not go to law school next year and re-take your LSAT. Going to CU or DU with a 149 is stupid. You are a URM-- low 160s or even mid 150's might get you into CU with a full-ride. Just work next year. Take time to work on your LSAT and applications. Law school will still be around in 2015.

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:15 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:
JXander wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:I decided to fire up the ole status checker app today and found out my application was put back into review today? strange.

Sweet.

So to what schools have you not applied? :wink:

Addicted to the hunt brah.


Lol.

No offense. I was the same way. I withdrew from schools only after they accepted me. Looking back, a pretty selfish thing to do..

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby uconjak » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:42 pm

Probably headed to LA, Good luck to everyone. I am withdrawing today.

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby doppelganger » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:46 pm

So, they've had my application for 6 months with no decision. Anyone else? :|

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby zoidberg86 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:54 pm

uconjak wrote:Probably headed to LA, Good luck to everyone. I am withdrawing today.


Withdrew today with money. Hopefully opens up for you TLSers that are waiting. Good luck - Colorado is a fantastic state and I'll hopefully be moving back after graduation.

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby nickb285 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:32 pm

Came down to here and Utah, decided to go Utah. Had a pretty substantial offer at CU, with any luck my spot and money will go to someone on this board. Good luck guys.

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby ME->GA08 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:36 pm

doppelganger wrote:So, they've had my application for 6 months with no decision. Anyone else? :|

Wow. I'm at 4 months, and I thought that was crazy.

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2016 (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby kase5771 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:22 pm

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