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Old 03-11-2011, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Did you make a decision on moving and law school?

I have a few friends who graduated from DU. Some have been unemployed for over a year, some are doing well. The trick is finishing at the top percentile. Otherwise you are screwed.

One other thing --- employers have this silly bias and tend to hire grads from CU. There is a sort of "war" between the two schools.

DU gives you great hands on experience, but only 50% pass the bar.

CU gives you great theory experience, no hands on really, but much much more pass the bar. Something around 90%.

Good luck!

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Thank you everyone for the suggestions. I will be doing a lot more research with these areas as starting off points.

@galtsgulch. Thanks, I have read similar things about a number of schools i've considered. I am actually doing similar research for other schools i've applied or been accepted to ranging from Indiana and Kentucky to Colorado to Oregon and California, so when all the results are in I will have many factors effecting my final decision.
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:42 PM
 
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Did you make a decision on moving and law school?

I have a few friends who graduated from DU. Some have been unemployed for over a year, some are doing well. The trick is finishing at the top percentile. Otherwise you are screwed.

One other thing --- employers have this silly bias and tend to hire grads from CU. There is a sort of "war" between the two schools.

DU gives you great hands on experience, but only 50% pass the bar.

CU gives you great theory experience, no hands on really, but much much more pass the bar. Something around 90%.

Good luck!
Also, DU has very close ties to the Denver and Colorado government and law systems, so if you can network well, you can work your way into state and Denver politics and law.

But generally, CU has better national recognition and you get a lot more bang for the buck.
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I completely agree with denver_hacker, CU is a higher tiered school. But with all that said, your LSAT must be 160 or above and you must have a high GPA (as issued by LSAC). Much harder to get into.
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