In at Denver

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Matthies
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Re: In at Denver

Postby Matthies » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:16 am

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?"


At least in Denver there is not much competition between the two from what I have seen. What I mean by that is I’ve never heard of ANYONE saying they lost a job to a CU student because of rank. DU has far more alumni in Denver so the vast majority of lawyers and judges that I know (and I know a lot) went to DU if they went in state. DU has just put out more grads and CU so there are more working here. Outside of CO I’m sure CU’s ranking helps, but from what I have seen instate, or at least in Denver its really a non issue in trying to get a job. Your far more likely to be competing for a job with a few fellow DU grads than a few CU grads, DU graduates like 3-400 a year I think CU is 100 or so.

As to bar passage rate and what the school has done see my post above. They have really done a lot to improve that. All that being said whether or not you pass the bar is really up to the individual not the school. Again DU’s class size affects this plus having a PT program where most grads are working. Putting in enough study time to pass and working fulltime, having a family, a house to take care of ect. Makes it harder to pass than a day student who can focus 100% on the bar.

Anyway I am not saying DU is a better school than CU, just that what I have seen in the market, at least in Denver, it does not matter which school you went to to the local employors, they pretty much treat them the same from what I have seen.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby Midnight Rider » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:15 pm

Monday...unhealthy compulsion to post on TLS returns. Any news out there? Still App Complete on status checker here.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby monicaggon » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:47 pm

My status is still "file in review" it was updated to that last Monday around noon, so maybe it will move to decision rendered today around the same time, or maybe I will get a decision this week...

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Re: In at Denver

Postby JTX » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:38 pm

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Re: In at Denver

Postby LAV09 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:55 pm

Ok tell me what you guys think. I went complete 1/28 and my status checker updated to "decision processed" on 2/3. Yet here I sit with no e-mail. I actually applied with hopes of seeing a little bit of scholarship money(160/3.65), but now my lack of acceptance e-mail has got me nervous. Did anyone else have to wait this long between Decision Processed and Acceptance E-mail?
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Re: In at Denver

Postby wswalt » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:08 pm

LAV09 wrote:Ok tell me what you guys think. I went complete 1/28 and my status checker updated to "decision processed" on 1/3. Yet here I sit with no e-mail. I actually applied with hopes of seeing a little bit of scholarship money(160/3.65), but now my lack of acceptance e-mail has got me nervous. Did anyone else have to wait this long between Decision Processed and Acceptance E-mail?



I assume you meant that you updated to "decision processed" on 2/3. I updated to the same status without any email as well. I think it's been the case that if you don't get the accepted email within about 24 hours of the decision processed update that you are either waitlisted or rejected. I am in the same boat as you. I am a 160/3.4 and I didn't get the email. I am expecting a waitlist or rejection in the mail in the next day or two. I am pretty disappointed.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby mhd08 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:45 pm

Just checked my status checker... decision processed, finally!! Really hoping for an e-mail from them tomorrow, otherwise I'm gonna be really sad.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby whiskey » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:13 am

GOod luck. hope you get in with lots of money.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby mhd08 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:30 am

whiskey wrote:GOod luck. hope you get in with lots of money.


Thanks! That would be awesome, but I don't want to get my hopes up.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby scionb4 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:39 am

With Case putting me on hold, Pitt and IU taking FOREVER to answer, that Denver acceptance letter is looking better and better every day. I should have framed it, not used it as a coaster.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby DaSloth » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:12 am

Has anyone who went "decision rendered" last week received the acceptance email?

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Re: In at Denver

Postby BarbellDreams » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:40 am

LAV09 wrote:Ok tell me what you guys think. I went complete 1/28 and my status checker updated to "decision processed" on 2/3. Yet here I sit with no e-mail. I actually applied with hopes of seeing a little bit of scholarship money(160/3.65), but now my lack of acceptance e-mail has got me nervous. Did anyone else have to wait this long between Decision Processed and Acceptance E-mail?


My girlfriend got accepted with half ride and she has a slightly lower GPA than yours and the same LSAT. She applied earlier but either way I think you're getting at least some $.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby Matthies » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:23 pm

scionb4 wrote:With Case putting me on hold, Pitt and IU taking FOREVER to answer, that Denver acceptance letter is looking better and better every day. I should have framed it, not used it as a coaster.


IU = Bloomington ?

For me the decision between spending the next 3 years (and likley most of your carear) in Pittsberg, Bloomington, or Denver is a no brainer, Denver.

Just a note foreverone, based soley on my experince after 5 years of law school (PT JD + MLS/LLM). Unless your going to a top 25 or school what people say about schools being regional is true. Its not that you can't get a job outside of CO with a Du or Cu degree, its just that its much, much, mucher easier to get a local job from a local school. Because of almunia, careasr services stuff, networking, clerking, local rep and stuf its just so much easier to get a local job than get an out of state job. I be willing to bet its the same at any law school, absent the top 25 or so, that its going to be easiest to get a job in the same city as where you went to school.

Therefore its my advice that when you guys all do decide where to go to school that you make sure yur willing to live and work there for the next 20+ years, or if its a school in BFE that you have the resources to move to a new city and pound the pavement for a while until you can find something. A law degree is NOT that portable for two reasons, you have to take the bar in every state you want to pratice (or wait seven years) and the law is all about who you know so you can get deals done. So the idead that you might start your carear in one state for five years then move cross country to a new state and pratice is not usually the way it works. Just some stuff to think about.


Good luck with the rest of your applications everyone!

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Re: In at Denver

Postby scionb4 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:38 pm

Matthies wrote:
scionb4 wrote:With Case putting me on hold, Pitt and IU taking FOREVER to answer, that Denver acceptance letter is looking better and better every day. I should have framed it, not used it as a coaster.


IU = Bloomington ?

For me the decision between spending the next 3 years (and likley most of your carear) in Pittsberg, Bloomington, or Denver is a no brainer, Denver.

Just a note foreverone, based soley on my experince after 5 years of law school (PT JD + MLS/LLM). Unless your going to a top 25 or school what people say about schools being regional is true. Its not that you can't get a job outside of CO with a Du or Cu degree, its just that its much, much, mucher easier to get a local job from a local school. Because of almunia, careasr services stuff, networking, clerking, local rep and stuf its just so much easier to get a local job than get an out of state job. I be willing to bet its the same at any law school, absent the top 25 or so, that its going to be easiest to get a job in the same city as where you went to school.

Therefore its my advice that when you guys all do decide where to go to school that you make sure yur willing to live and work there for the next 20+ years, or if its a school in BFE that you have the resources to move to a new city and pound the pavement for a while until you can find something. A law degree is NOT that portable for two reasons, you have to take the bar in every state you want to pratice (or wait seven years) and the law is all about who you know so you can get deals done. So the idead that you might start your carear in one state for five years then move cross country to a new state and pratice is not usually the way it works. Just some stuff to think about.


Good luck with the rest of your applications everyone!


IUB is a top 25 school, even if it won't stay that way it still is top 25.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby Midnight Rider » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:39 pm

Went decision processed today. Come on notification email! I need some good news.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby mhd08 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:30 pm

Midnight Rider wrote:Went decision processed today. Come on notification email! I need some good news.


+1, I went DP yesterday so this wait today has been killing me. Edit: I'm Eastern Standard Time so I wonder if I'll be getting the e-mail a little later than others in MST.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:32 pm

I went complete 1/27, but no Decision yet.

EDIT: Decision rendered literally at this moment! Maybe I have magic in my keys!

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Re: In at Denver

Postby Midnight Rider » Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:58 pm

mhd08 wrote:
Midnight Rider wrote:Went decision processed today. Come on notification email! I need some good news.


+1, I went DP yesterday so this wait today has been killing me. Edit: I'm Eastern Standard Time so I wonder if I'll be getting the e-mail a little later than others in MST.


I'm on the east coast too. The date on my status change is yesterday and I didn't see till this morning, so I'm assuming it happened late. Maybe I'll get a notification email at trivia happy hour today. I will go nuts. I've been saying all along (are you listening ad-comms) that I will be there in a heartbeat if the $$ is right. mhd08 we can bring some east coast Swagger to the laid back mountain west.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby Matthies » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:12 pm

scionb4 wrote:
Matthies wrote:
scionb4 wrote:With Case putting me on hold, Pitt and IU taking FOREVER to answer, that Denver acceptance letter is looking better and better every day. I should have framed it, not used it as a coaster.


IU = Bloomington ?

For me the decision between spending the next 3 years (and likley most of your carear) in Pittsberg, Bloomington, or Denver is a no brainer, Denver.

Just a note foreverone, based soley on my experince after 5 years of law school (PT JD + MLS/LLM). Unless your going to a top 25 or school what people say about schools being regional is true. Its not that you can't get a job outside of CO with a Du or Cu degree, its just that its much, much, mucher easier to get a local job from a local school. Because of almunia, careasr services stuff, networking, clerking, local rep and stuf its just so much easier to get a local job than get an out of state job. I be willing to bet its the same at any law school, absent the top 25 or so, that its going to be easiest to get a job in the same city as where you went to school.

Therefore its my advice that when you guys all do decide where to go to school that you make sure yur willing to live and work there for the next 20+ years, or if its a school in BFE that you have the resources to move to a new city and pound the pavement for a while until you can find something. A law degree is NOT that portable for two reasons, you have to take the bar in every state you want to pratice (or wait seven years) and the law is all about who you know so you can get deals done. So the idead that you might start your carear in one state for five years then move cross country to a new state and pratice is not usually the way it works. Just some stuff to think about.


Good luck with the rest of your applications everyone!


IUB is a top 25 school, even if it won't stay that way it still is top 25.


The problem is its in BFE, Iwoa is a great school but knowing what I know now, how tight he job market is and how much connections matter I would go to school in a bigger city, even if it was ranked lower. If you don't get somethingout of OCI your sorta stuck in a cornflied w/o a job or way to meet people who can get you a job until you gradute.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:18 pm

Matthies wrote:
scionb4 wrote:
Matthies wrote:
scionb4 wrote:With Case putting me on hold, Pitt and IU taking FOREVER to answer, that Denver acceptance letter is looking better and better every day. I should have framed it, not used it as a coaster.


IU = Bloomington ?

For me the decision between spending the next 3 years (and likley most of your carear) in Pittsberg, Bloomington, or Denver is a no brainer, Denver.

Just a note foreverone, based soley on my experince after 5 years of law school (PT JD + MLS/LLM). Unless your going to a top 25 or school what people say about schools being regional is true. Its not that you can't get a job outside of CO with a Du or Cu degree, its just that its much, much, mucher easier to get a local job from a local school. Because of almunia, careasr services stuff, networking, clerking, local rep and stuf its just so much easier to get a local job than get an out of state job. I be willing to bet its the same at any law school, absent the top 25 or so, that its going to be easiest to get a job in the same city as where you went to school.

Therefore its my advice that when you guys all do decide where to go to school that you make sure yur willing to live and work there for the next 20+ years, or if its a school in BFE that you have the resources to move to a new city and pound the pavement for a while until you can find something. A law degree is NOT that portable for two reasons, you have to take the bar in every state you want to pratice (or wait seven years) and the law is all about who you know so you can get deals done. So the idead that you might start your carear in one state for five years then move cross country to a new state and pratice is not usually the way it works. Just some stuff to think about.


Good luck with the rest of your applications everyone!


IUB is a top 25 school, even if it won't stay that way it still is top 25.


The problem is its in BFE, Iwoa is a great school but knowing what I know now, how tight he job market is and how much connections matter I would go to school in a bigger city, even if it was ranked lower. If you don't get somethingout of OCI your sorta stuck in a cornflied w/o a job or way to meet people who can get you a job until you gradute.


Bloomington has a metro near 200k, and it's only 55 miles from Indianapolis, which has a metro of 1.7 million. So, it's really not nearly as "BFE" as Iowa.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby mhd08 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:20 pm

Midnight Rider wrote:
mhd08 wrote:
Midnight Rider wrote:Went decision processed today. Come on notification email! I need some good news.


+1, I went DP yesterday so this wait today has been killing me. Edit: I'm Eastern Standard Time so I wonder if I'll be getting the e-mail a little later than others in MST.


I'm on the east coast too. The date on my status change is yesterday and I didn't see till this morning, so I'm assuming it happened late. Maybe I'll get a notification email at trivia happy hour today. I will go nuts. I've been saying all along (are you listening ad-comms) that I will be there in a heartbeat if the $$ is right. mhd08 we can bring some east coast Swagger to the laid back mountain west.


I like the way you think... I would pack up my stuff and be there tomorrow if I could.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby mhd08 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:34 pm

Does anyone know if you definitely are not getting admitted if you don't receive the acceptance e-mail the day after your status changes to decision processed? Has anyone whose status changed to DP in the last two days received an e-mail? I'm starting to get a little nervous.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby DaSloth » Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:07 pm

mhd08 wrote:Does anyone know if you definitely are not getting admitted if you don't receive the acceptance e-mail the day after your status changes to decision processed? Has anyone whose status changed to DP in the last two days received an e-mail? I'm starting to get a little nervous.


Don't think so. I know some people with huge numbers who had "decision processed" last week and have still not got the email

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Re: In at Denver

Postby Midnight Rider » Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:27 pm

mhd08 wrote:Does anyone know if you definitely are not getting admitted if you don't receive the acceptance e-mail the day after your status changes to decision processed? Has anyone whose status changed to DP in the last two days received an e-mail? I'm starting to get a little nervous.


m, don't worry girl. You'll be fine. I have really high hopes to get in and I haven't heard either. On LSN they are showing everything from 157/3.8 to 171/2.8 getting admitted. Thursday/Friday are allegedly big days, so it will be right on time.

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Re: In at Denver

Postby mhd08 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:06 pm

Midnight Rider wrote:
mhd08 wrote:Does anyone know if you definitely are not getting admitted if you don't receive the acceptance e-mail the day after your status changes to decision processed? Has anyone whose status changed to DP in the last two days received an e-mail? I'm starting to get a little nervous.


m, don't worry girl. You'll be fine. I have really high hopes to get in and I haven't heard either. On LSN they are showing everything from 157/3.8 to 171/2.8 getting admitted. Thursday/Friday are allegedly big days, so it will be right on time.


True true. I have high hopes, too... I guess I'm just a little impatient. I'm crossing my fingers for us for tomorrow or Friday!




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