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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby KmissP » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:07 pm

I spoke with one of the professors at CU Law about this aspect of it. Her daughter is in my daughter's class- we made the connection shortly after I found out I was accepted.

She said that in some respects, entering law school a bit older, as a parent, will be more straightforward. Her thought was that you treat it as a job, you go to school, you focus on studying more than on the social aspects, get down to business, and go home. Having families requires dedication and organization, and these skills will be helpful.

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby nygrrrl » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:10 pm

KmissP wrote:I spoke with one of the professors at CU Law about this aspect of it. Her daughter is in my daughter's class- we made the connection shortly after I found out I was accepted.

She said that in some respects, entering law school a bit older, as a parent, will be more straightforward. Her thought was that you treat it as a job, you go to school, you focus on studying more than on the social aspects, get down to business, and go home. Having families requires dedication and organization, and these skills will be helpful.

That's what I'm hoping. I've spoken with a few people (with families) who've gone through Fordham's LS Program and they've said similar things. I feel as though, having been a parent and held a job for many years, I'm ready to treat LS in exactly that way: as a job. (I really can't wait.)
This is all making me feel as if I have one more app to put in, before those December scores come back - !

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby tamlyric » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:17 pm

nygrrrl wrote:
KmissP wrote:I spoke with one of the professors at CU Law about this aspect of it. Her daughter is in my daughter's class- we made the connection shortly after I found out I was accepted.

She said that in some respects, entering law school a bit older, as a parent, will be more straightforward. Her thought was that you treat it as a job, you go to school, you focus on studying more than on the social aspects, get down to business, and go home. Having families requires dedication and organization, and these skills will be helpful.

That's what I'm hoping. I've spoken with a few people (with families) who've gone through Fordham's LS Program and they've said similar things. I feel as though, having been a parent and held a job for many years, I'm ready to treat LS in exactly that way: as a job. (I really can't wait.)
This is all making me feel as if I have one more app to put in, before those December scores come back - !


Do it Ny!!! You know you want to. :wink:

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby tamlyric » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:18 pm

Have we already figured out whether CU sends out scholarship information later in the cycle after making initial decisions?

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby nygrrrl » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:22 pm

tamlyric wrote:
nygrrrl wrote:
KmissP wrote:I spoke with one of the professors at CU Law about this aspect of it. Her daughter is in my daughter's class- we made the connection shortly after I found out I was accepted.

She said that in some respects, entering law school a bit older, as a parent, will be more straightforward. Her thought was that you treat it as a job, you go to school, you focus on studying more than on the social aspects, get down to business, and go home. Having families requires dedication and organization, and these skills will be helpful.

That's what I'm hoping. I've spoken with a few people (with families) who've gone through Fordham's LS Program and they've said similar things. I feel as though, having been a parent and held a job for many years, I'm ready to treat LS in exactly that way: as a job. (I really can't wait.)
This is all making me feel as if I have one more app to put in, before those December scores come back - !


Do it Ny!!! You know you want to. :wink:


Tammy! :oops: You've caught me. I really, really want to. :mrgreen:

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby tstack22 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:28 pm

someonesecret wrote:anyone have any predictions for me? 164/3.6 applying regular decision.

I applied last year out of state and got waitlisted. I removed myself from the waitlist because I decided to defer a year, and now i'm applying again (with somewhat updated app info) and I'll be in state this year.

let me know!

CONGRATS to everyone who has already gotten in. Boulder is amazing!


Hopefully you're chances are good, since I've got the same LSAT, but a lower GPA, out of state too. But I'm starting to worry; went complete mid Nov, so I'm hoping to hear something soon. Probably be wait-listed. I'm hoping my work experience makes up for the GPA. Anybody know if they value work experience very much?

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby leftieash » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:32 pm

tamlyric wrote:Have we already figured out whether CU sends out scholarship information later in the cycle after making initial decisions?


My letter said that you are automatically considered for scholarships and that these offers will go out starting in late January.

nygrrrl wrote:
KmissP wrote:I spoke with one of the professors at CU Law about this aspect of it. Her daughter is in my daughter's class- we made the connection shortly after I found out I was accepted.

She said that in some respects, entering law school a bit older, as a parent, will be more straightforward. Her thought was that you treat it as a job, you go to school, you focus on studying more than on the social aspects, get down to business, and go home. Having families requires dedication and organization, and these skills will be helpful.

That's what I'm hoping. I've spoken with a few people (with families) who've gone through Fordham's LS Program and they've said similar things. I feel as though, having been a parent and held a job for many years, I'm ready to treat LS in exactly that way: as a job. (I really can't wait.)
This is all making me feel as if I have one more app to put in, before those December scores come back - !


As more of a traditional student--just a few years out of UG--I really hope that you parents enroll! I think that's a really, really important perspective for our class to have. I admire it so much... I have no idea how I would juggle everything. And I highly encourage you to use the fact you have a family to take care of (in addition to doing everything else!) to slap us around when the rest of us non-parents are freaking out about not having enough time to get everything done :)

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby Zojirushi » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:36 pm

tstack22 wrote:
someonesecret wrote:anyone have any predictions for me? 164/3.6 applying regular decision.

I applied last year out of state and got waitlisted. I removed myself from the waitlist because I decided to defer a year, and now i'm applying again (with somewhat updated app info) and I'll be in state this year.

let me know!

CONGRATS to everyone who has already gotten in. Boulder is amazing!


Hopefully you're chances are good, since I've got the same LSAT, but a lower GPA, out of state too. But I'm starting to worry; went complete mid Nov, so I'm hoping to hear something soon. Probably be wait-listed. I'm hoping my work experience makes up for the GPA. Anybody know if they value work experience very much?


Why would you worry? 5 people on LSN have been accepted. FWIW, I went complete 12/04 and not a peep. Good luck!

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby fallguy » Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:15 pm

leftieash wrote:
tamlyric wrote:Have we already figured out whether CU sends out scholarship information later in the cycle after making initial decisions?


My letter said that you are automatically considered for scholarships and that these offers will go out starting in late January.

nygrrrl wrote:
KmissP wrote:I spoke with one of the professors at CU Law about this aspect of it. Her daughter is in my daughter's class- we made the connection shortly after I found out I was accepted.

She said that in some respects, entering law school a bit older, as a parent, will be more straightforward. Her thought was that you treat it as a job, you go to school, you focus on studying more than on the social aspects, get down to business, and go home. Having families requires dedication and organization, and these skills will be helpful.

That's what I'm hoping. I've spoken with a few people (with families) who've gone through Fordham's LS Program and they've said similar things. I feel as though, having been a parent and held a job for many years, I'm ready to treat LS in exactly that way: as a job. (I really can't wait.)
This is all making me feel as if I have one more app to put in, before those December scores come back - !


As more of a traditional student--just a few years out of UG--I really hope that you parents enroll! I think that's a really, really important perspective for our class to have. I admire it so much... I have no idea how I would juggle everything. And I highly encourage you to use the fact you have a family to take care of (in addition to doing everything else!) to slap us around when the rest of us non-parents are freaking out about not having enough time to get everything done :)


Thanks for the encouragement! I don't know if I speak for all the parents here, but, by the time I get to school, I've already done enough redirecting for the day. I'll just be glad to discuss class with you all for a little bit, freaking out notwithstanding.

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby tstack22 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:56 pm

Zojirushi wrote:
Why would you worry? 5 people on LSN have been accepted. FWIW, I went complete 12/04 and not a peep. Good luck!



It gives me something to do while I wait.

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby leftieash » Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:00 pm

fallguy wrote:Thanks for the encouragement! I don't know if I speak for all the parents here, but, by the time I get to school, I've already done enough redirecting for the day. I'll just be glad to discuss class with you all for a little bit, freaking out notwithstanding.


Oh I know!! I was 99% kidding...of course it's not your job to tell us to shut up :)

On another note... whenever I tell people that I got into CU, [lay people] usually respond with: "well, don't you want to go to DU? It's a better school."

Which is NOT to say bad things about DU, but it is slightly bizarre. Does this happen to anyone else??

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby KmissP » Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:06 pm

I haven't had that one. But most of the people I've told are classmates or professors, so they know the score.

Edit: to add YAY DU! for the vast improvement in bar passage rate this year!

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby Padimud » Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:20 pm

Congrats to all you admits and good luck to all those waiting. CU has been growing on me of late, I had an awful experience when I went to visit a few months back, but I put a bad tour guide out of my mind and am excited the more I find out about the school.

I too am a parent. I am only 25 (26 when I enter law school) with what will be a 2-year old daughter. Boulder seems to be a nice safe place for families.) So here is to hoping some love comes via mail soon.

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby KmissP » Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:23 pm

Padimud wrote:Congrats to all you admits and good luck to all those waiting. CU has been growing on me of late, I had an awful experience when I went to visit a few months back, but I put a bad tour guide out of my mind and am excited the more I find out about the school.

I too am a parent. I am only 25 (26 when I enter law school) with what will be a 2-year old daughter. Boulder seems to be a nice safe place for families.) So here is to hoping some love comes via mail soon.


I'm now so curious about what happened on your tour that I can barely stand it!

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby leftieash » Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:36 pm

KmissP wrote:
Padimud wrote:Congrats to all you admits and good luck to all those waiting. CU has been growing on me of late, I had an awful experience when I went to visit a few months back, but I put a bad tour guide out of my mind and am excited the more I find out about the school.

I too am a parent. I am only 25 (26 when I enter law school) with what will be a 2-year old daughter. Boulder seems to be a nice safe place for families.) So here is to hoping some love comes via mail soon.


I'm now so curious about what happened on your tour that I can barely stand it!


Me too! Please...tell us!!! :)

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby nygrrrl » Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:46 pm

KmissP wrote:Edit: to add YAY DU! for the vast improvement in bar passage rate this year!

+1

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby KmissP » Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:47 pm

leftieash wrote:
KmissP wrote:
Padimud wrote:Congrats to all you admits and good luck to all those waiting. CU has been growing on me of late, I had an awful experience when I went to visit a few months back, but I put a bad tour guide out of my mind and am excited the more I find out about the school.

I too am a parent. I am only 25 (26 when I enter law school) with what will be a 2-year old daughter. Boulder seems to be a nice safe place for families.) So here is to hoping some love comes via mail soon.


I'm now so curious about what happened on your tour that I can barely stand it!


Me too! Please...tell us!!! :)


Your eyebrows make you look so emphatic about this, Lis...er... Leftieash!

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby Padimud » Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:47 pm

leftieash wrote:
KmissP wrote:
Padimud wrote:Congrats to all you admits and good luck to all those waiting. CU has been growing on me of late, I had an awful experience when I went to visit a few months back, but I put a bad tour guide out of my mind and am excited the more I find out about the school.

I too am a parent. I am only 25 (26 when I enter law school) with what will be a 2-year old daughter. Boulder seems to be a nice safe place for families.) So here is to hoping some love comes via mail soon.


I'm now so curious about what happened on your tour that I can barely stand it!


Me too! Please...tell us!!! :)


Well to keep the story short, my wife and I drove the 8 hour trip to Boulder to check out the facilities and talk with some of the staff over the summer. (Problem #1) They seemed very unorganized and the 3L that was giving the tour knew less about Colorado's programs/numbers/ and school then I did. I actually found myself helping him with basic statistics of the school during our tour. (Problem #2) Then he went off on how CU has a great intellectual property journal and bashed the other journals and programs (as he was part of the IP program). He finished it off by talking about how everyone there is very liberal and aren't welcoming to any insight outside of the majority. The whole time while oozing arrogance and turning all 7 of us into less interested. When he asked for questions some girl's dad made a few comments about how awful he was then we all left feeling like CU was an awful place. I actually spoke with a couple other of the potentials that were there with me and the consensus was that no one was going to apply. Interestingly enough I think that jerk caused much more damage then good (alteast through the month of August when I visited).

I have had to convince myself that he was a representative of the law population as a whole.
Wow, that brought back all of the feelings of disgust I had tried to subdue over the last four months. Words can't express how awful it was.

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby KmissP » Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:08 pm

I'm so sorry! That does sound awful! My tour was the opposite. My guide was a really knowledgeable and friendly 1L who would have made me want to go there MORE, if that would have been possible.

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby Veritas » Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:22 pm

I applied here!

and JUST swallowed a hard candy when it really shouldn't have been swallowed yet. *cough*

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby rockthelaw » Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:27 pm

In! Just got the acceptance package in the mail. Super excited because I love Boulder and the mountains!

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby Veritas » Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:28 pm

rockthelaw wrote:In! Just got the acceptance package in the mail. Super excited because I love Boulder and the mountains!

Congrats!

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby rockthelaw » Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:31 pm

Veritas wrote:
rockthelaw wrote:In! Just got the acceptance package in the mail. Super excited because I love Boulder and the mountains!

Congrats!


Thanks! Is your airway clear now? :wink:

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby tamlyric » Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:40 pm

rockthelaw wrote:In! Just got the acceptance package in the mail. Super excited because I love Boulder and the mountains!


That's great. Congrats rock! :D

If you don't mind my asking, when did you apply?

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Re: Colorado 2010

Postby rockthelaw » Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:44 pm

tamlyric wrote:
rockthelaw wrote:In! Just got the acceptance package in the mail. Super excited because I love Boulder and the mountains!


That's great. Congrats rock! :D

If you don't mind my asking, when did you apply?


I applied Oct. 13, complete shortly thereafter. RD.

And thanks!




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