University of Virginia School of Law 2011

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby cantwaitforuva » Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:23 pm

So I went shopping for the first time in C-ville yesterday.

The mall is laughably small. It does have some necessities though, like J.Crew.

I haven't hit the little boutiques around town yet, but I'm going to hold off on that until some of you ladies move in and we can make a day of it.

I do plan on checking out a vintage store today. I'm doubtful - something tells me I won't stumble on a Pucci top in C-ville - but you never know. I once found an Alberta Ferretti rabbit fur coat at a vintage store in a small town, so I will remain hopeful.

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby MarkTwain » Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:15 pm

Once, have you considered holding onto the house and just renting it out to students? You might be better off that way on a month-to-month basis.

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby OnceLost » Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:29 pm

Yeah, it's listed as a rental, too, and we're about to lower to rent we're asking by a couple hundred bucks. Even if it only covers 2/3 of my mortgage payment, that's 2/3 that isn't out of my pocket every month. It's up in NW Tallahassee, though, and not in an area that students are going to find very convenient.

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby MarkTwain » Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:58 pm

Oh yeah, you mentioned that. Sorry, I'm out of it today.

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby OnceLost » Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:10 pm

That's a'ight, man. I gotcher back.

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby wesleybs » Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:46 pm

Is anyone else ready for classes to start already? I'm wasting the entire summer just sitting around the house watching Law and Order or reading. I don't move to c-ville until Aug 9 and I'm hoping I don't die of boredom before that day comes.

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby muddywaters » Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:53 pm

hey all.

im applying this coming fall and was wondering if anyone could post/PM why they chose UVA over peer schools. Im liking what I have read about the school and do not have the $$$ to visit. Thanks!

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby wesleybs » Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:07 am

The visit sold me.

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby nipplehead » Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:53 am

muddywaters wrote:hey all.

im applying this coming fall and was wondering if anyone could post/PM why they chose UVA over peer schools. Im liking what I have read about the school and do not have the $$$ to visit. Thanks!


- UVA offered me more money than any other school (except USC) so that was a definite draw, but i would have chosen UVA over CLS/NYU at sticker anyways after visiting.

- i went to a small liberal arts college, so i kind of wanted a big school experience (read: football games) UVA offered that, and it's in a nice college town

- the area is unbelievably beautiful.

- the facilities are amazing. nicer than Columbia, nicer than NYU, nicer than Michigan, nicer than Berkeley. the law school is just really aesthetically pleasing.

- everyone i met while i was there was super enthusiastic about the school. way more than any other school except Michigan (people at Michigan were about equally stoked.) i met one person from CLS who loved it, a few that were eh, a couple from NYU that were content but not stoked. people seemed to like Berkeley but it was just liked, not loved. everyone from UVA, however, adored the school.

- finally, i like drinking beer and shooting the shit. i don't like discussing academic shit a ton outside of school. i'm in my early 20s and i want to have a good time with my life. UVA seemed to offer the best balance between academic life and a social life. that was the clincher.

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby CAtoVa » Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:54 am

So, everyone got one of those fliers listing all the send-off parties, right? Is anyone planning on going to one of these? I thought it would be cool to meet some people since I'm not from VA (where I'm from should be evident enough), but looking at the flier, it looks like these events are seriously geared towards undergrads. It doesn't mention anywhere on the RSVP site or the flier itself that they are exclusively for undergrads, but all the material seems to suggest as much (mentions bringing parents, everyone looks incredibly young in the pictures, congratulates the "Class of 2012", etc.). If I end up going will be the only Law (or even GRAD) student there? Has anyone else gone to these? What was the general makeup?

Any info would be appreciated.

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby J-Rod » Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:10 am

nipplehead wrote:
muddywaters wrote:hey all.

im applying this coming fall and was wondering if anyone could post/PM why they chose UVA over peer schools. Im liking what I have read about the school and do not have the $$$ to visit. Thanks!


- UVA offered me more money than any other school (except USC) so that was a definite draw, but i would have chosen UVA over CLS/NYU at sticker anyways after visiting.

- i went to a small liberal arts college, so i kind of wanted a big school experience (read: football games) UVA offered that, and it's in a nice college town

- the area is unbelievably beautiful.

- the facilities are amazing. nicer than Columbia, nicer than NYU, nicer than Michigan, nicer than Berkeley. the law school is just really aesthetically pleasing.

- everyone i met while i was there was super enthusiastic about the school. way more than any other school except Michigan (people at Michigan were about equally stoked.) i met one person from CLS who loved it, a few that were eh, a couple from NYU that were content but not stoked. people seemed to like Berkeley but it was just liked, not loved. everyone from UVA, however, adored the school.

- finally, i like drinking beer and shooting the shit. i don't like discussing academic shit a ton outside of school. i'm in my early 20s and i want to have a good time with my life. UVA seemed to offer the best balance between academic life and a social life. that was the clincher.


Ditto.

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby Da Stain » Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:57 pm

I'll second (third) the above with a bit more for me.

Before UG here in DC I went to a prep school in CT (think dead poets society and outside providence). That environment always struck me as a great one for learning and living, especially for a limited time. For some perspective school was 550 students on 500 acres.

UVA struck me as similar. Faculty are there because they want to be I
in cville teaching, not setting office hours around a private practice in DC. Students seemed fun and very aware of the treat that is being there for 3 years before NYC, DC etc for the next 20-25 years.

Like Nip, that balance was important to me, maybe more than anything. I've loved in DC for 6years now and it was really just time for a break from any plaxlce with a metro. I just didnt suscribe to the common notion that law school is about getting a job in 3 years and will suck or should if youre doing it right. I never got that feel and thats why it was #1 to me from the start.

hope that helps.

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby bamabreeze » Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:14 pm

On a slightly different note, has anyone successfully gotten their UVA email account to work on a BlackBerry?

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby wesleybs » Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:16 pm

On a slightly different note, has anyone successfully gotten their UVA email account to work on a BlackBerry?


Or ipod touch for that matter?

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby gladiator » Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:19 pm

wesleybs wrote:
On a slightly different note, has anyone successfully gotten their UVA email account to work on a BlackBerry?


Or ipod touch for that matter?


I tried and failed on the iPod Touch. I think it won't work because it's not a regular GMail account. Maybe you could try the "other" category but I don't know how to fill in the information it requests.

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby bamabreeze » Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:24 pm

What I found so far (which might help with the iPod touch): when you go into settings in your UVA account and choose IMAP/POP, when you enable either (or both) of those, the last line in each section has a link to "Configure your wireless device" and there's instructions for each type of device that you can use. Not that they're that helpful (since I tried both sets of instructions, and it still doesn't work!) but maybe they will work for you! Also there is a Google Apps mail application that you can download, which apparently supports email that is Gmail through Google Apps (like ours is) but that doesn't work for me either :(

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby bamabreeze » Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:35 pm

Hm for iPhone/iPod touch, this link might be helpful - http://www.itc.virginia.edu/exchange/mobile/macos.html

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby muddywaters » Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:38 pm

i appreciate all the help people!

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby CAtoVa » Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:48 pm

No comments on the meet-n-greets? Is anyone even planning on going ?

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby nipplehead » Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:51 pm

CAtoVa wrote:No comments on the meet-n-greets? Is anyone even planning on going ?


i dunno, there's one near me so i'm considering it. i also got the feeling it'll be mostly undergrads, especially since i don't think there will be many law students at UVA from my area of the country, so i'm still unsure.

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby SteelersandGators » Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:58 pm

maybe i'm just dumb, but where are you guys hearing about the meet and greet thing?

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby gladiator » Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:59 pm

CAtoVa wrote:No comments on the meet-n-greets? Is anyone even planning on going ?


No idea what you're talking about. :?:

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby OnceLost » Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:48 pm

I called Verizon today to change my cell phone number and spoke to a very helpful woman who told me that she couldn't get me a 434 number. I ended up with a 540 number. Does anyone have any idea what's up with this? Similar problems with cell phone services? I had no trouble switching my home VoIP to a 434, but that's a whole different animal.

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby nipplehead » Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:50 pm

gladiator wrote:
CAtoVa wrote:No comments on the meet-n-greets? Is anyone even planning on going ?


No idea what you're talking about. :?:


some invitation in the mail

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Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Postby CAtoVa » Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:09 pm

http://uvaclubs.virginia.edu/site/c.mwK ... b.4042207/

They sent out a flier with basically this information. It came to me along with other UVA Law info, but you can see how it looks like it's geared towards undergrads.




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