In at Denver

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whiskey
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Re: In at Denver

Postby whiskey » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:04 am

Congrats on everyone getting accepted. quick question. Does anyone think that with the 91% bar passage rate that U of D is touting will increase their ranking?

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Re: In at Denver

Postby Midnight Rider » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:28 pm

Email Subject: Congratulations from UD...M?

F**K!!!! Congratulations for what? Getting spam emails from PayLaw outfits nationwide? Jumping up in my cube with misguided excitement when my phone showed 1/2 of the subject line of this email?

Anger.

wswalt
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Re: In at Denver

Postby wswalt » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:48 pm

I just got the decision processed on my status checker. Did anyone have any deposits listed or any new mailings listed? I am trying to figure out if there has been a difference in the status checker for admitted students and reject/waitlisted students.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:49 pm

Midnight Rider wrote:Email Subject: Congratulations from UD...M?

F**K!!!! Congratulations for what? Getting spam emails from PayLaw outfits nationwide? Jumping up in my cube with misguided excitement when my phone showed 1/2 of the subject line of this email?

Anger.


+1 On the UDM. They've stepped up their Spamgame the last two weeks.

scionb4
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Re: In at Denver

Postby scionb4 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:50 pm

I still haven't heard anything about scholarships. Is that normal for people who will still get one, or are they going to be asking sticker?

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Re: In at Denver

Postby km23 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:39 pm

Has anyone who has been admitted gotten a packet in the mail from Denver? I want more info so I hope we get one soon!!!!

whiskey
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Re: In at Denver

Postby whiskey » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:46 pm

I received a packet from Denver soon after my acceptance email. It was pretty skimpy in content. There was my acceptance letter, scholarship offer, to do list for admin and fin aid, admitted student day info, and a law school prep workshop that they are having. Pretty low key compared to my only other acceptance thus far (U of the Pacific). Is there any info on travel reimbursement for accepted students day?

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Re: In at Denver

Postby Bluesickle » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:52 pm

km23 wrote:Has anyone who has been admitted gotten a packet in the mail from Denver? I want more info so I hope we get one soon!!!!


It's driving me nuts!

I've had my acceptance for a week now and still no packet.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby km23 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:55 pm

whiskey wrote:I received a packet from Denver soon after my acceptance email. It was pretty skimpy in content. There was my acceptance letter, scholarship offer, to do list for admin and fin aid, admitted student day info, and a law school prep workshop that they are having. Pretty low key compared to my only other acceptance thus far (U of the Pacific). Is there any info on travel reimbursement for accepted students day?


That's what I am wondering. Also, since I don't have the packet yet, do you mind telling me the date of the admitted students day?

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Re: In at Denver

Postby whiskey » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:18 pm

ITs Friday April 2nd from 2:30 till 7.

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Matthies
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Re: In at Denver

Postby Matthies » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:09 pm

Bikeflip wrote:
Matthies wrote:Hi all congrats to everyone who go t in since my last log in. Sorry I have not been around much I have been studying for the bar exam, which is in like 20 days (EEEK!). For those who are new I graduated from DU in May (part time program plus an MLS/LLM). I’ll try and check in sproduicaly between now and March 1st (after the exam). If you got questions that I can answer in SHORT yes/no before that I will try. After that I’ll have more time to make longer responses. Congrats everyone!

Ok, I have a few questions, but they're not yes/no.
How was OCI for your class, and how many people had jobs lined up before graduation? How do these numbers compare to previous yrs?


I can’t really say how OCI was fro my class because I never participated in it (well I did once my 4th year but only applied to 2 firms, and 3/4th year OCI is pretty much non existent at any school). As to how many of my class had jobs, well I was part-time so most had their old jobs or legal jobs they got while they were attenind school. The day class I don’t know a lot about, but of my friends who were day students about half had jobs at graduation.

The KEY thing that seemed to work for both myself and my most of my friends for finding jobs was not so much OCI but networking. Those that became involved with the bar associations, Inns of Court, ect all had good offers. To me it was really who you know over where you go. I never did OCI because I really did not have to after several years of being involved in the legal community by the time I graduated I knew a bunch of lawyers, partners and judges on first name basis so they hooked me up with all my interviews, even the one I got with the EPA.

As to overall its noticably diffrent than in past hyears, hence way networking is gong to be key from now on.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby Matthies » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:19 pm

whiskey wrote:Congrats on everyone getting accepted. quick question. Does anyone think that with the 91% bar passage rate that U of D is touting will increase their ranking?


I don’t think the bar passage rate will do much for the schools ranking. For Colorado there is really no difference or preference between CU and DU locally, especially in Denver. Outside of CO well DU probably does not travel as well as CU, but the vast majority of students end up staying in CO anyway. Would not worry too much about the rankings issue if you’re going to stay here, same people who have always hired from DU will continue to hire from DU and that won’t matter if they go up or down 20 spots in the national ranking, what matters is local rep for local jobs.

As to the bar passage arte DU has really done some really good things in the past 2 years to addresses that. Before that they did not offer anything but barbri which cost like 2k, so for those who could not afford barbri they were SOL. And you NEED a bar class, law school does not teach you enough on its own to pass the bar. But now the school offers its own free bar class that goes along with barbri and has a dedicated staff of bar prep folks. This really improved things and meant people who could not afford barbri had another opportunity.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby mhd08 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:52 pm

I would really love to hear from Denver. It's always been a dream of mine to live in Colorado since I'm into skiing and rock climbing (although I realize there won't be much time for this in law school). I'm really banking on this decision!! I submitted back in December, went complete on 1/11, and that's still my status. Any idea on my chances of scholarship money or when I should be getting a decision? Here are my stats:
3.39 ugpa
161 lsat
Non-URM
Some WE
Good softs (IMO)

Thanks!!

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Matthies
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Re: In at Denver

Postby Matthies » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:38 pm

mhd08 wrote:I would really love to hear from Denver. It's always been a dream of mine to live in Colorado since I'm into skiing and rock climbing (although I realize there won't be much time for this in law school).


You would be suprised even first year and the in day program most folks found sometime to ski at least a few times a month. Some sections had fridays off so friday was a good ski day. Assuming you live near downtown on a weekday moring you can get to Keystone in about 45 mins. I used to leave my house at 7:30AM get to Keystone for first chair up at 8:30 ski till lunch, have lunch and be back before 1:30PM same day. Good luck, hope you get in!

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Re: In at Denver

Postby mhd08 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:45 pm

Matthies wrote:
mhd08 wrote:I would really love to hear from Denver. It's always been a dream of mine to live in Colorado since I'm into skiing and rock climbing (although I realize there won't be much time for this in law school).


You would be suprised even first year and the in day program most folks found sometime to ski at least a few times a month. Some sections had fridays off so friday was a good ski day. Assuming you live near downtown on a weekday moring you can get to Keystone in about 45 mins. I used to leave my house at 7:30AM get to Keystone for first chair up at 8:30 ski till lunch, have lunch and be back before 1:30PM same day. Good luck, hope you get in!


That's awesome! I live in NJ, so the thought of getting to a decent ski slope in less than an hour makes me giddy. And on top of that, the only skiing on the East coast that even comes close to Colorado skiing is Jay Peak in Vermont... and that's about a 7 hour drive for me.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby BarbellDreams » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:58 pm

Complete since 11/24... zero contact from Denver, and status date is STILL 11/24. Worst. Status Checker. Ever.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby Matthies » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:00 pm

mhd08 wrote:
Matthies wrote:
mhd08 wrote:I would really love to hear from Denver. It's always been a dream of mine to live in Colorado since I'm into skiing and rock climbing (although I realize there won't be much time for this in law school).


You would be suprised even first year and the in day program most folks found sometime to ski at least a few times a month. Some sections had fridays off so friday was a good ski day. Assuming you live near downtown on a weekday moring you can get to Keystone in about 45 mins. I used to leave my house at 7:30AM get to Keystone for first chair up at 8:30 ski till lunch, have lunch and be back before 1:30PM same day. Good luck, hope you get in!


That's awesome! I live in NJ, so the thought of getting to a decent ski slope in less than an hour makes me giddy. And on top of that, the only skiing on the East coast that even comes close to Colorado skiing is Jay Peak in Vermont... and that's about a 7 hour drive for me.


Keystone and A-Basin are both about 45 mins from where I live downtown, a bit less if the pass is open and its good weather, if the pass is closed then takes about 10 mins more till the next exit. Breckenridge is about an hour. Vail and Beaver Creek are about an hour and 15 mins. All this changes on the weekends though, if you go on the weekends get on the road by 6:30 AM at the LATEST or you will sit in traffic jam on I-70. And leave before 4Pm or same thing on the way back.

You can get an unlimited pass to Keystone, A-basin, and Breckinridge for like $299 for all 3 montians. Add in unlimited at Vail and BC too and its like $599 total for all five resports. You just wear ur pass and it has a ID chip in it so you just walk from your car to the lift and don't have to wait in lines to get tickets (pas is well worth it becuase lift tickets are like 90-100 for one day). Also you can link your credit crad to your pass so you can just charge shit on the moutina with that and no need to bring cash. Winterpark and Mary Jane are about 2 hours from Denver (maybe less never timed it) but you can also take the train there from downtown and it lets you off right at the lifts. I have the 5 moutina pass (Epic Pass) plus the Winterpark/Mary Jane Pass (colorado Pass)

There a few closer places like Loveland and Eldora, but I have never skied those.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby mhd08 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:19 pm

Matthies wrote:
mhd08 wrote:
Matthies wrote:
mhd08 wrote:I would really love to hear from Denver. It's always been a dream of mine to live in Colorado since I'm into skiing and rock climbing (although I realize there won't be much time for this in law school).


You would be suprised even first year and the in day program most folks found sometime to ski at least a few times a month. Some sections had fridays off so friday was a good ski day. Assuming you live near downtown on a weekday moring you can get to Keystone in about 45 mins. I used to leave my house at 7:30AM get to Keystone for first chair up at 8:30 ski till lunch, have lunch and be back before 1:30PM same day. Good luck, hope you get in!


That's awesome! I live in NJ, so the thought of getting to a decent ski slope in less than an hour makes me giddy. And on top of that, the only skiing on the East coast that even comes close to Colorado skiing is Jay Peak in Vermont... and that's about a 7 hour drive for me.


Keystone and A-Basin are both about 45 mins from where I live downtown, a bit less if the pass is open and its good weather, if the pass is closed then takes about 10 mins more till the next exit. Breckenridge is about an hour. Vail and Beaver Creek are about an hour and 15 mins. All this changes on the weekends though, if you go on the weekends get on the road by 6:30 AM at the LATEST or you will sit in traffic jam on I-70. And leave before 4Pm or same thing on the way back.

You can get an unlimited pass to Keystone, A-basin, and Breckinridge for like $299 for all 3 montians. Add in unlimited at Vail and BC too and its like $599 total for all five resports. You just wear ur pass and it has a ID chip in it so you just walk from your car to the lift and don't have to wait in lines to get tickets (pas is well worth it becuase lift tickets are like 90-100 for one day). Also you can link your credit crad to your pass so you can just charge shit on the moutina with that and no need to bring cash. Winterpark and Mary Jane are about 2 hours from Denver (maybe less never timed it) but you can also take the train there from downtown and it lets you off right at the lifts. I have the 5 moutina pass (Epic Pass) plus the Winterpark/Mary Jane Pass (colorado Pass)

There a few closer places like Loveland and Eldora, but I have never skied those.


I think I would pass out from excitement if this became a reality for me.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby whiskey » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:48 pm

All that snowboarding sounds awesome. I wish it was august all ready so i can move to there.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby Matthies » Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:56 pm

whiskey wrote:All that snowboarding sounds awesome. I wish it was august all ready so i can move to there.


meh, snowboarding boring, I skibaord, very short fat skis with no poles, its like shooting down hill on ice skates http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fADnAEJ ... re=related more fun http://www.youtube.com/user/JoeyAncz#p/u/0/W57xxGCyqZY

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Re: In at Denver

Postby wswalt » Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:29 pm

Has anybody gotten an accepted email today from Denver? My status changed yesterday to decision processed and I'm getting nervous that I haven't received an email yet.

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Bluesickle
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Re: In at Denver

Postby Bluesickle » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:20 pm

Got my packet today, one week after getting the email.

No merit aid stuff, just a letter from the financial aid office suggesting that loans are available through the fed.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby Bikeflip » Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:16 am

Matthies wrote:[ Winterpark and Mary Jane are about 2 hours from Denver (maybe less never timed it) but you can also take the train there from downtown and it lets you off right at the lifts.

Ski Train is dead this season :( Here's to hoping for 2010-2011! Damn thing was pricey though, like $60 r/t per person. I can get to Keystone, and stop at Beau Jos on the way back, for $40. Amtrak goes up to Winter Park, but you will not get there til 10, and the return train is at like 4:30, $50 r/t.

mhd08 wrote:I would really love to hear from Denver. It's always been a dream of mine to live in Colorado since I'm into skiing and rock climbing (although I realize there won't be much time for this in law school). I'm really banking on this decision!! I submitted back in December, went complete on 1/11, and that's still my status. Any idea on my chances of scholarship money or when I should be getting a decision? Here are my stats:
3.39 ugpa
161 lsat
Non-URM
Some WE
Good softs (IMO)

Thanks!!


You should be accepted.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby dalancas » Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:24 pm

Denver sounds like an amazing place to live. However, I am just a little worried about the career prospects after graduation. It sounds like Denver pretty much plays second fiddle to CU-Boulder grads in the area. Also the bar passage rate seems to be a bit lower than the rest of the state and that's sort of concerning. Has Denver improved on this? What does the Denver legal market really look like?

Also, is there anyone else who is shooting for the "Chancellor's Scholarship?"

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Re: In at Denver

Postby ashleighlauren » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:05 pm

dalancas wrote:Denver sounds like an amazing place to live. However, I am just a little worried about the career prospects after graduation. It sounds like Denver pretty much plays second fiddle to CU-Boulder grads in the area. Also the bar passage rate seems to be a bit lower than the rest of the state and that's sort of concerning. Has Denver improved on this? What does the Denver legal market really look like?

Also, is there anyone else who is shooting for the "Chancellor's Scholarship?"



I think almost everyone in this economy should be worried about job prospects. From what I have been hearing, while CU is better in terms of rankings, if you are looking to stay in CO then DU is still a good choice. DU has increased their bar passage rate to 80% for both first-time and repeat takers.

I want to apply for the Chancellor's, but after looking at the profiles of prior recipients I'm not sure if it's worth it. I haven't spent any time in the peace corps or volunteering in another country-I'm just a student straight out of UG that has done quite a few service projects over the years. Couldn't hurt to try I guess..




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