BruceWayne wrote:alirod12 wrote:This seems like its coming from someone who is not enjoying himself at UVa, probably a nerd or someone with a chip on their shoulder about getting bad grades or something. I am a huge hater, and I think it is an amazing place to go to law school, especially when I hear people discuss how much they hate their time at Chicago/Columbia. Many people will tell you that UVa really is different, and IMHO it is true. I have not found it to be competitive in the slightest. I share my outlines with anyone who asks, and people who are at the top of the class share their outlines with me. Sure 1L is fairly intense, but really nothing too bad.
LOL at "not enjoying myself at UVA because I'm a nerd"? Are you serious--do you know how oxymoronic that statement is? I hate to break this to you, but if you dont' think UVA (or any other top 14 for that matter) is nerdy you aren't just the pot calling the kettle Black--you're Wesley Snipes calling Denzel black. Yeah UVA isn't nerdy for a top 14 (and honestly as somenoe who had never been to a top institution or been involved with people from them before to me it's not noticeable--I think it's pretty damn nerdy. People at my ugrad gym weren't talking about Nietzsche while they were lifting...whoever the hell that is ...) from what people tell me but that's not saying much.
And as far as me liking UVA or not. It may have been intense but I can't say anything negative about it--I sure as hell wouldn't have gotten my current job from a local school or honestly even some of the rest of the top 14.
Besides all I said was that UVA isn't the best choice for someone interested in working in NYC if they can go to NYU. I'm sorry telling someone who wants to work in New York City to attend New York University hurts your feelings so badly.
You actually said more than just that sizzle tits. First, NYC is better ANY DAY OF THE WEEK than Charlottesville. And obviously it's better if you want to work in NYC. That's not my point. UVa has a different atmosphere than the other top schools. Everyone that's ever visited that I've talked to, attorneys I've met who visited UVa, have all shared that sentiment. Also Rayiner: "but saying you'd hate going somewhere else having never been there is silly" <-- if that was directed at me, you're a dumbass because I never said that. My whole point was that --> "Finally, I hope you aren't pickign UVA because of some image of rainbows and butterflies. While people aren't mean, it is a very intense school with extraordinarily competitive and intense students (who are oftentimes awkward). But I'm sure the rest of the top schools are the same." --> isn't necessarily true. This is an extremely hyperbolic statement. My friend is #1 in our class and shares every one of his outlines with me. Doesn't sound like "extraordinarily competitive and intense," but I guess it's all about frame of reference.