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.