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Congratulations - you will have an amazing experience

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:06 am
by Ken
Just wanted to extend congrats to all of those who have been accepted and are likely to be accepted at UVA. I was very drawn to UVA and would have attended UVA over Chicago (Terrible quality of life) and likely over Columbia as well. Students at both of these schools seemed quite depressed and certainly were in relation to the beaming smiles I saw on the UVA campus.

UVA offers that amazing combination of exceptional academics with a great quality of life. Only a few other schools in the top 10 come close to this (I would say close contenders are Stanford, Boalt and NYU) and for anyone considering attending UVA, your visit will likely confirm that it should be the one or one of your top choices. And if you enjoy softball, all the better.

Best,

Ken

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:49 pm
by danpass
Well, I haven't even applied and I understand this is the "accepted" thread but still would like to share some pics.

I was visiting the parental units in Scarsdale, NY this past week and decided, on a whim, to drive on down to Charlottesville and check out the school.


Everything was open and accessible. Ended up driving back the same day LOL (an 18hr day basically 8) )


Here is a slideshow you can run if you like
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and some excerpts

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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:55 pm
by iwasgoingtobeasenator
Danpass,
Thank you for sharing these pics! I'm not an admit either, but I still lurk on this board. I visited 2 years ago and liked it very much, but thanks for the reminder!

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:56 pm
by gmail
that is one badass daytrip. seriously, you must be sick of your car.

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:24 pm
by danpass
gmail:

that is one badass daytrip. seriously, you must be sick of your car.



I was using Dad's baby, the 1988 560SL. That thing has some power --ImageRemoved-- !


It was kind of a fun drive.

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:48 pm
by Wellsfargowagon
Wow, Dan, thanks for sharing the photos! The slideshow was well worth a look. As much as downtown Charlottesville and the law school grounds are both gorgeous, you should consider visiting when there are more folks around. One of the biggest draws of the school and surrounding city is the multitude of happy people.

Having made the drive between NY, DC, and C-ville several times myself, your endurance deserves kudos. That's a hell of a trip to make in one day (particularly the C-ville <-> DC leg). It was worth it though, right?

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:53 pm
by sockpuppet
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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:14 pm
by danpass
Wellsfargowagon Posted:

Wow, Dan, thanks for sharing the photos! The slideshow was well worth a look. As much as downtown Charlottesville and the law school grounds are both gorgeous, you should consider visiting when there are more folks around. One of the biggest draws of the school and surrounding city is the multitude of happy people.

Having made the drive between NY, DC, and C-ville several times myself, your endurance deserves kudos. That's a hell of a trip to make in one day (particularly the C-ville <-> DC leg). It was worth it though, right?



Being the Christmas break and all, I half expected everything to be locked up. I figured I would just tour the grounds, check out the main campus and then the town.

Nice to see it was all open LOL.



I’ve done a number of 12, 14, 18 hr drives so 7hrs one way was like a trip to the corner store (ok …… sorta)


The drive on 29 was a bit ‘blah’ yet picturesque and 495 made up some time (it was basically empty on the way back).



I live in Miami, FL and had gone to the UVA website many times, looking at the pics and watching the video tour but I knew that would not come close to actually being there. Visiting the parents was the opportunity to drive in.

It was definitely worth it.




Even though I have no real interest in NYU or Harvard I should have gone to those places as well. :D





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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:04 pm
by Wellsfargowagon
Glad you enjoyed the visit.

I’ve done a number of 12, 14, 18 hr drives so 7hrs one way was like a trip to the corner store (ok …… sorta)


I hear ya there. My mom's one condition for letting me take my high school car to college: no plane tickets to or from school between trimesters. I must have made dozens of 14+ hour drives between Minnesota and Arkansas (sometimes in the snow!). Didn't end there either. On graduation day, I started a three-day drive from Minnesota to DC, and a few months ago, I drove from Texas to California.

My car and I have gotten to know each other very well over the years. Though it sounds like yours could whoop my Honda's ass :)

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:43 am
by J-Rod
I visited the school last summer and it is absolutely gorgeous. Everyone I have talked to raves about the academic aspects of the school, as well as the social. I have honestly heard nothing bad about the place at all!!! I would love to go there! And I wasn't an auto-ding so far in RD so I might have a shot!

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:05 pm
by viv
Thanks for sharing those photos, danpass.

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:08 pm
by OnceLost
Great information; this thread just reaffirms my desire to attend UVA! Now if I could only find that admissions letter waiting one afternoon...

Can anyone provide information about family housing? I'm married with 2 little 'uns (one is only a bun at this point, but the oven won't be on for much longer), but I would appreciate being able to live close to campus and operate with a single vehicle.

On graduation day, I started a three-day drive from Minnesota to DC, and a few months ago, I drove from Texas to California.


At least you got to do the driving! I worked as a canoe guide and living history staffer at a Boy Scout base in northern Minnesota and got to take a Greyhound to and from south Florida...

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:24 pm
by Wellsfargowagon
Can anyone provide information about family housing? I'm married with 2 little 'uns (one is only a bun at this point, but the oven won't be on for much longer), but I would appreciate being able to live close to campus and operate with a single vehicle.


Congratulations on the soon-to-be newborn! The University offers family housing in the Copeley complex, which is about as close to campus as one can get:

http://www.virginia.edu/housing/options ... ype=family

Its offerings include apartments with one, two, or three bedrooms. The University Gardens are a little farther away (across from Highway 29, I think) and do not offer three bedroom leases:

http://www.virginia.edu/housing/options ... ype=family

Otherwise, the nearby Ivy Gardens have 1 and 2 bedroom apartments that are slightly pricier and a little farther away from the law school grounds than Copeley but still closer than the U Gardens. You should also check out Huntington Village if you don't mind adding 5 minutes to your walk - they are townhomes instead of apartments, giving the advantages of a more home-like feel and less neighbor noise.

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:44 pm
by OnceLost
Thanks, Wellsfargowagon!

One of the things that really impressed me about UVA was the amount of helpful information on their website. My wife and I followed a couple of links and looked at some of the floor plans at Copely and Ivy, but this was the first I've heard of Huntington Village. I don't mind a little extra walking!

Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:46 am
by gladiator
Just accepted today, pretty good chance I'll be attending but we'll see how the next few months go.

Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:33 am
by underdawg
You guys get to watch a 3-4 college defense at work! A very rare thing...

Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:21 pm
by greygoose
congrats gladiator! i'll be viewing this site once a while to update those committed to attending. i'm too lazy to keep track of those accepted and considering :o

Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:17 pm
by rsr28
Everything pretty much seems to fall into place for me & Virginia. Weather, academics, location. I can't see anything that would get me to go to Duke/Michigan/Texas/NYU over UVA. Other than money, of course...

Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:28 am
by MarkTwain
Count me in.

Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:40 am
by Probity
underdawg wrote:You guys get to watch a 3-4 college defense at work! A very rare thing...


Too bad Chris Long is already gone. Would have liked to watch him play.

Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:02 pm
by greygoose
MarkTwain I assume that mean you're attending :D

congrats, hope you brought your A game in softball...

Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:56 pm
by MarkTwain
Yeah. I'll be attending. As for softball... why do I keep hearing about softball whenever I talk about UVA? Hahahaha.

Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:16 pm
by greygoose
it occupies the first month of classes, where "we" play and drink too much.

Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:02 pm
by MarkTwain
I quit drinking about a year ago. Perhaps this will help my class rank if I use the spare time to study more, but I fear it will kill my networking =/

Re: University of Virginia School of Law 2011

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:08 pm
by MarkTwain
Self-tars. Now. How else will we ID each other at ASW?