University of Colorado c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

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gimmedanger
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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby gimmedanger » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:41 pm

Ms. Danger, thanks.

Looking for government or mid-size firm. Ideally, I want to focus on environmental law but I realize that it is limited. am open to admin law as well.

I am in at t14's but I'm from Colorado and would be happy to make my life there. Not sure if a free ride is worth it or i'm better off taking debt at a school with more recognition.

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:45 pm

gimmedanger wrote:
Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:
ManoftheHour wrote:In via email! Mentioned that scholly $$$ will be coming in in the mail. Excited. For the right price, I'd totally attend.


Congrats. 3L here for any questions you may have. They are saying 10 inches of snow and 25+ on the slopes so a huge ski weekend coming up. I'm sure I could make some time for TLS though, just fire away.
Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:
ManoftheHour wrote:In via email! Mentioned that scholly $$$ will be coming in in the mail. Excited. For the right price, I'd totally attend.


Congrats. 3L here for any questions you may have. They are saying 10 inches of snow and 25+ on the slopes so a huge ski weekend coming up. I'm sure I could make some time for TLS though, just fire away.


Do you feel confident you will find a job at the end of school? considering coming to CU for free, but pretty scared there won't be any jobs when I'm done!


I feel confident. I have interned/networked well. I know that a lot of people come to CU Law because they do not know what else to do with themselves but are smart enough to score in the mid 160s on the LSAT. Some of these people end up with jobs, some don't. I'm sure there are a few that seem to make all the right moves and still end up without a full-time job 9 months after graduation. It's really hard to say and the fact is on this website if you even hint that unemployment could be the fault of students you are practically banned by the mods. I'll say that CU is as good of school as any below the top 25 or so, and that if you believe you can't get a job out of schools 26-200+ I cannot share your pessimism.

The fact that you have a full-ride and have logged onto a website to discuss your fears of unemployment suggest that you will be fine. As LeDick alluded to, your precise career goals are important. If you want Biglaw (incredibly small market in Denver), Fed Clerk, State Appellate Clerk, you need to be around the top 25% to get much of a look, absent connections. Also LeDick you remain confused about my identity. I believe we are in the same class.

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:57 pm

gimmedanger wrote:Ms. Danger, thanks.

Looking for government or mid-size firm. Ideally, I want to focus on environmental law but I realize that it is limited. am open to admin law as well.

I am in at t14's but I'm from Colorado and would be happy to make my life there. Not sure if a free ride is worth it or i'm better off taking debt at a school with more recognition.


Oh ok. A T-14 will not assist you for DA/PD level government, nor would it help much as the AG's Office as it is loaded with local grads. Depending on your definition of a "mid-size" firm, my advice would vary. Larger firms here are like 30 attorneys and up. For big firms, T-14 or stellar grades/law review is basically a requirement. However, the only environmental firms I know of are in Boulder and Denver and they are small. Like 10 attorneys, many of whom went to CU or DU.

Something to keep in mind is that recognition is a function of community. In Colorado, CU Law has a ton of recognition in the legal profession. Just like OU Law has a ton of recognition in the legal profession in the state of Oklahoma. Do you know where you would want to live? Because you don't seem to want to work in "Biglaw," I would try to figure that out first.

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby LeDique » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:01 pm

In fairness though, some of the boutique firms here that are small to medium size firms do hire exclusively from t14. I mean: try to get a job with Reilly Posner or KLN out of CU/DU. Those are the only two I can think of, and might be the only two like that, but they exist here. Generally though, local grads do fine.

Just decide whether you'd prefer the fallback options of a t14 or not. CU doesn't really offer you fallback options whereas a t14 does.

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby gimmedanger » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:20 pm

Thanks for your input, Le Dique and Lord Mcduff

I have some thinking to do! We shall see by the end of the cycle what I decide but since I'd like to be working in CO after school, I might end up at CU and working that local recognition.

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:29 pm

LeDique wrote:In fairness though, some of the boutique firms here that are small to medium size firms do hire exclusively from t14. I mean: try to get a job with Reilly Posner or KLN out of CU/DU.


Here is the website for Reilly Posner that shows all the associates/partners: http://www.rplaw.com/people/

Didn't look at all of them, but on the first row there were 3 CU, 1 DU, 1 random T1, 1 TTT, and 1 Northwestern grad. Haha by the way who are you? Are we friends?

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby LeDique » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:26 pm

I should have included "straight" but I also think those aren't recent hires either.

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:06 pm

LeDique wrote:I should have included "straight" but I also think those aren't recent hires either.


From one troll to another, you're my favorite.

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:45 pm

Still here for questions. The whole state is in bad spirits after the broncos debacle but I'll try to make myself useful. Fire away about housing, activities, jobs, anything.

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Cal Trask » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:08 pm

Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:Still here for questions. The whole state is in bad spirits after the broncos debacle but I'll try to make myself useful. Fire away about housing, activities, jobs, anything.


Do you think we would have fared better if Tebow were still our quarterback?

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:15 pm

Cal Trask wrote:
Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:Still here for questions. The whole state is in bad spirits after the broncos debacle but I'll try to make myself useful. Fire away about housing, activities, jobs, anything.


Do you think we would have fared better if Tebow were still our quarterback?


I don't think so but the guy was magic here. It's very sad and indicative of my future success but Tim Tebow's run is my primary memory from 1L.

The O Line couldn't hold up last night. Peyton is outstanding with an O Line pretty average without.

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby csargean » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:14 pm

Complete since 12/3... This wait is killing me!!

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Attax » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:16 pm

csargean wrote:Complete since 12/3... This wait is killing me!!


12/2 here

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby acreager » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:09 pm

Attax wrote:
csargean wrote:Complete since 12/3... This wait is killing me!!


12/2 here


In review since 11/4.

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Banshee » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:47 pm

acreager wrote:
Attax wrote:
csargean wrote:Complete since 12/3... This wait is killing me!!


12/2 here


In review since 11/4.


Same here. In review since 11/4 :?

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby acreager » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:57 pm

XO_MissCourtney wrote:
acreager wrote:
Attax wrote:
csargean wrote:Complete since 12/3... This wait is killing me!!


12/2 here


In review since 11/4.


Same here. In review since 11/4 :?


Good to know it's not just me. I definitely didn't anticipate hitting the three month mark with no word.

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Miah586 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:10 pm

I've been "in review" since 11/4. I got an email on 12/26 saying they anticipated answers in January, but I still haven't heard anything as of today (2/5). I've been admitted to DU since early December, so the wait for CU is getting old.

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Nucky » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:37 pm

Miah586 wrote:I've been "in review" since 11/4. I got an email on 12/26 saying they anticipated answers in January, but I still haven't heard anything as of today (2/5). I've been admitted to DU since early December, so the wait for CU is getting old.


Sorry to hear you've been waiting so long, but it does make me feel a bit better. I have been UR since late Nov/early Dec(dont want to out myself), and I was getting worried. Sounds like this is a trend among non auto admits. Perhaps they are waiting on Feb scores?

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Miah586 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:48 pm

Nucky wrote:
Miah586 wrote:I've been "in review" since 11/4. I got an email on 12/26 saying they anticipated answers in January, but I still haven't heard anything as of today (2/5). I've been admitted to DU since early December, so the wait for CU is getting old.


Sorry to hear you've been waiting so long, but it does make me feel a bit better. I have been UR since late Nov/early Dec(dont want to out myself), and I was getting worried. Sounds like this is a trend among non auto admits. Perhaps they are waiting on Feb scores?



I think I'm on the cusp, perhaps on an unofficial wait-list. Looking back in this thread, lots of denials went out on 1/22, so I guess it's good that I'm still in the running.

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Nucky » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:59 pm

Miah586 wrote:
Nucky wrote:
Miah586 wrote:I've been "in review" since 11/4. I got an email on 12/26 saying they anticipated answers in January, but I still haven't heard anything as of today (2/5). I've been admitted to DU since early December, so the wait for CU is getting old.


Sorry to hear you've been waiting so long, but it does make me feel a bit better. I have been UR since late Nov/early Dec(dont want to out myself), and I was getting worried. Sounds like this is a trend among non auto admits. Perhaps they are waiting on Feb scores?



I think I'm on the cusp, perhaps on an unofficial wait-list. Looking back in this thread, lots of denials went out on 1/22, so I guess it's good that I'm still in the running.


I did not know that, I suppose that is good news!

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby csargean » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:33 pm

They must have seen my last post about the wait... in just now via email.

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby esrom55 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:58 pm

csargean wrote:They must have seen my last post about the wait... in just now via email.


Me too!

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Nucky » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:22 pm

esrom55 wrote:
csargean wrote:They must have seen my last post about the wait... in just now via email.


Me too!


You guys inspired me to check my email with a certain degree of optimism... Nothing. :evil:

Congrats though! CU may not be T-14 but the location doesn't get much better!

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Re: University of Colorado c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby ManoftheHour » Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:09 pm

Just received scholly $$$. Full ride for the first year and some assistance for the remaining years. That's kind of weird. Usually schools space out the $$$ evenly throughout the three years, but at least there are no sTTTTips on this scholarship.




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