University of Virginia School of Law 2011

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby Da Stain » Fri May 09, 2008 10:33 am

Bring candy. Kids always like that.

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby ubuntu » Fri May 09, 2008 10:44 am

SgtBilko wrote:Bring candy. Kids always like that.


good call. my lsat instructor did that for one class and it was the best night of my life. seriously, i love me some candy.

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby Da Stain » Fri May 09, 2008 10:48 am

I think the key to LSAT class is getting a class of 60 or so involved. Sure, you can dryly go through each question and answers, but then it's boooooooooring. A little candy for participating might be enough to get people to raise hands and engage in discussion, which to me is the key to people saying, 'Wow, that wasn't so bad.' I know I took the class with a few people I know, and we'd probably all have done it just to show each other up. :P

Plus, when they're talking it means you're not, which makes your job a lot easier since you only have to correct and lead a discussion, not lecture for 4 hours. Perhaps have a hypothetical you can parallel to make your points. Making some of those abstract questions a bit more real takes away from how dry, boring and pedantic they really are.

So, treat it like a law school class, I suppose. It may seem tangential, but it helps. (What is this question saying? Do we agree with that? Is it valid? Why, Why not?, etc.) They'll get the hang of it.

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby cantwaitforuva » Fri May 09, 2008 10:58 am

sialeeds wrote:Ahahaha, Bilko... that pic must have hit me subliminally, because I am DONE!!! Well, I just have to edit tomorrow morning, but yeah... :D :D :D

Good luck, Cantwait! At least you knocked another one out!

Also, this is making me hungry: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... ailarticle


Thanks! I'm hoping to write 2 papers today.

That article was amazing. I've been dying for a good baguette. But I suppose it will cost me more than 85 centimes. :D

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby rayallen20 » Fri May 09, 2008 11:08 am

that's not cool
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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby ubuntu » Fri May 09, 2008 11:09 am

SgtBilko wrote:I think the key to LSAT class is getting a class of 60 or so involved. Sure, you can dryly go through each question and answers, but then it's boooooooooring. A little candy for participating might be enough to get people to raise hands and engage in discussion, which to me is the key to people saying, 'Wow, that wasn't so bad.' I know I took the class with a few people I know, and we'd probably all have done it just to show each other up. :P

Plus, when they're talking it means you're not, which makes your job a lot easier since you only have to correct and lead a discussion, not lecture for 4 hours. Perhaps have a hypothetical you can parallel to make your points. Making some of those abstract questions a bit more real takes away from how dry, boring and pedantic they really are.

So, treat it like a law school class, I suppose. It may seem tangential, but it helps. (What is this question saying? Do we agree with that? Is it valid? Why, Why not?, etc.) They'll get the hang of it.


yea i'm planning on trying to keep the class as involved as possible. and lucky for me it's only 9 kids - should be able to memorize their names quickly!!

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby Da Stain » Fri May 09, 2008 11:13 am

9 kids?!?!?!

That's a piece of cake.

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby Khordis » Fri May 09, 2008 11:19 am

ubuntu wrote:ah guys! i'm teaching my first lsat course tomorrow and i'm wicked nervous!!! ahhhhh have any of you taught before? i need tips. :(


at the start of the first class, before you say a word, set an old, crappy tape player up on your desk and play the neverending story theme song. instant inspiration.

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby Khordis » Fri May 09, 2008 11:20 am

plus, you know...all that stuff bilko said.

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby ubuntu » Fri May 09, 2008 11:24 am

Khordis wrote:
ubuntu wrote:ah guys! i'm teaching my first lsat course tomorrow and i'm wicked nervous!!! ahhhhh have any of you taught before? i need tips. :(


at the start of the first class, before you say a word, set an old, crappy tape player up on your desk and play the neverending story theme song. instant inspiration.


HAHAHAHA YESSSSS. i was actually thinking of doing that but with "eye of the tiger" but neverending story wins hands down

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby Da Stain » Fri May 09, 2008 11:36 am

So much fro practical advice...

Thanks, Khord :P

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby SteelersandGators » Fri May 09, 2008 11:40 am

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby cantwaitforuva » Fri May 09, 2008 11:56 am

rayallen20 wrote: Just got out of an 18 month relationship (because I signed the binding agreement and my ex gf and I are from NY).


What does that mean?

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby Da Stain » Fri May 09, 2008 11:57 am

He wisely chose UVA over an insecure GF :P

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby ubuntu » Fri May 09, 2008 11:59 am

cheers to choosing a law school over proximity to a relationship!

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby cantwaitforuva » Fri May 09, 2008 12:02 pm

SgtBilko wrote:He wisely chose UVA over an insecure GF :P


I haven't gotten much sleep lately and my head is full of quotes about prostitution from my last paper. Needless to say I took his comment in a really weird way. lol. super embarrassed!

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby wesleybs » Fri May 09, 2008 1:26 pm

As your students come in early, ask them a bunch of questions about where they want to go and what they want to do after law school. Smile throughout the class. Know your stuff like the back of your hand! The first couple of classes, they will be testing you and skeptical, make them confident by being confident yourself.

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby breanne2011 » Fri May 09, 2008 1:43 pm

hey kids random question...I'm sending in the first deposit today and I'm not sure who I make the check out to. I'm guessing it's "University of Virginia School of Law", but that could be incorrect..the e-mail I got informing me of my acceptance didn't specify :(

Can anyone help me out?

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby maxar334 » Fri May 09, 2008 1:49 pm

Breanne - I think you just make it out to "The University of Virginia."

All the specifics are here, including the deposit cards you need (?) to send with your check:

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby breanne2011 » Fri May 09, 2008 1:51 pm

muchos gracias!!

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby rayallen20 » Fri May 09, 2008 1:51 pm

that's not cool
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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby cantwaitforuva » Fri May 09, 2008 3:44 pm

breanne2011 wrote:hey kids random question...I'm sending in the first deposit today and I'm not sure who I make the check out to. I'm guessing it's "University of Virginia School of Law", but that could be incorrect..the e-mail I got informing me of my acceptance didn't specify :(

Can anyone help me out?


I made it out to University of Virginia School of Law. It doesn't really matter. Banks will accept almost anything (ie UVA, Univ Virginia, etc)

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby sialeeds » Fri May 09, 2008 3:50 pm

I LOVE THE NEVER ENDING STORY!!!

Also, if your girlfriend didn't want you to go to the best law school possible, then she probably isn't worth it.

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby cantwaitforuva » Fri May 09, 2008 3:56 pm

sialeeds wrote:I LOVE THE NEVER ENDING STORY!!!

Also, if your girlfriend didn't want you to go to the best law school possible, then she probably isn't worth it.


Truth on both accounts!!! Although the never ending story scared me as a kid


You know what rocked? Labyrinth!!!!

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby Khordis » Fri May 09, 2008 5:35 pm

i'm starting to get a little choked up thinking about artax sinking into the swamp of sadness. i need a moment...




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