UVA Class of 2012

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby RVP11 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:15 am

skyisthelimit wrote:for ASW are you all flying into charlottesville or somewhere else? flights into charlottesville aren't cheap.

i'm thinking of flying into dulles, renting a car, and driving down b/c i can use a frequent flier reward into dulles. does this make sense? it's 2 hours.

i'm thinking that even if i fly into charlottesville i'd rent a car, or is that unnecessary for ASW?


Cheapest flight for me was into Richmond - added benefit is it's a lot closer to Charlottesville than BWI or Dulles.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby gladiator » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:09 am

legends159 wrote:how the heck can I get to UVA from NYC if I can't drive? Is the only option to fly directly into Charlottesville?


Amtrak- NY Penn Station to Charlottesville

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby legends159 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:07 pm

gladiator wrote:
legends159 wrote:how the heck can I get to UVA from NYC if I can't drive? Is the only option to fly directly into Charlottesville?


Amtrak- NY Penn Station to Charlottesville


Thanks, 6.5 hours train at around $170-200 vs. 3.5 hours flight at $229 (flight) + $20 cab to airport

hm...decisions decisions.

If possible I'd like to fly into Richmond and then take a train/bus to Charlottesville. Does anyone know if that's too inconvenient? That'd be $139 (flight) +$20 cab plus whatever public transportation take me to Charlottesville

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby gladiator » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:06 pm

If you're going to be attending UVA and use Amtrak frequently, you can get a Student Advantage card to get 15% off all Amtrak trips. I think it's like $20 for a few year membership that pays for itself in 1 or 2 trips.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby LiveDukeorDie » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:46 pm

Hi! I am in at UVA! Yay. Does anyone know what you are doing for housing etc? I am super excited about UVA. Yipppeee! What should I do to prep for Law School?

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby TaoTao » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:49 pm

LiveDukeorDie wrote:Hi! I am in at UVA! Yay. Does anyone know what you are doing for housing etc? I am super excited about UVA. Yipppeee! What should I do to prep for Law School?


If you go to the admitted students page you'll see a nice list of books to get you started, congrats and good luck!

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby RVP11 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:52 pm

TaoTao wrote:
LiveDukeorDie wrote:Hi! I am in at UVA! Yay. Does anyone know what you are doing for housing etc? I am super excited about UVA. Yipppeee! What should I do to prep for Law School?


If you go to the admitted students page you'll see a nice list of books to get you started, congrats and good luck!


Good suggestion, TaoTao. The books are great recommendations because they're engaging and enjoyable in a leisurely sense but also somewhat academic and related to legal theory. According to most 1Ls there's nothing you can really do to prepare or get a leg up before law school, so I think those books are more to keep your brain functioning at a decent level so it's not a total shock when August comes around.

I'm reading Blank Slate and A Civil Action right now and enjoying both. It's a refreshing break from the mind numbing work in my office. :?

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby melbelle » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:28 pm

legends159 wrote:
gladiator wrote:
legends159 wrote:how the heck can I get to UVA from NYC if I can't drive? Is the only option to fly directly into Charlottesville?


Amtrak- NY Penn Station to Charlottesville


Thanks, 6.5 hours train at around $170-200 vs. 3.5 hours flight at $229 (flight) + $20 cab to airport

hm...decisions decisions.

If possible I'd like to fly into Richmond and then take a train/bus to Charlottesville. Does anyone know if that's too inconvenient? That'd be $139 (flight) +$20 cab plus whatever public transportation take me to Charlottesville


Amtrak is easier from DC. I think there is only one train a day from Richmond to C-ville and it's a train/bus split. From Richmond, I'd recommend renting a car; it's a straight shot on the highway. You could also do Greyhound from Richmond to Charlottesville. Richmond's Greyhound station is less than 10 miles from the airport. Greyhound I believe runs to C-ville 3 times a day (early am, noon, and pm).

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby J-Rod » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:32 pm

jsporter wrote:
TaoTao wrote:
LiveDukeorDie wrote:Hi! I am in at UVA! Yay. Does anyone know what you are doing for housing etc? I am super excited about UVA. Yipppeee! What should I do to prep for Law School?


If you go to the admitted students page you'll see a nice list of books to get you started, congrats and good luck!


Good suggestion, TaoTao. The books are great recommendations because they're engaging and enjoyable in a leisurely sense but also somewhat academic and related to legal theory. According to most 1Ls there's nothing you can really do to prepare or get a leg up before law school, so I think those books are more to keep your brain functioning at a decent level so it's not a total shock when August comes around.

I'm reading Blank Slate and A Civil Action right now and enjoying both. It's a refreshing break from the mind numbing work in my office. :?


Don't read the books . . . go out and have fun!! Enjoy the summer break! The books make no difference, because all of your profs teach as though your mind is a blank slate anyways

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby RVP11 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:36 pm

J-Rod wrote:
jsporter wrote:
TaoTao wrote:
LiveDukeorDie wrote:Hi! I am in at UVA! Yay. Does anyone know what you are doing for housing etc? I am super excited about UVA. Yipppeee! What should I do to prep for Law School?


If you go to the admitted students page you'll see a nice list of books to get you started, congrats and good luck!


Good suggestion, TaoTao. The books are great recommendations because they're engaging and enjoyable in a leisurely sense but also somewhat academic and related to legal theory. According to most 1Ls there's nothing you can really do to prepare or get a leg up before law school, so I think those books are more to keep your brain functioning at a decent level so it's not a total shock when August comes around.

I'm reading Blank Slate and A Civil Action right now and enjoying both. It's a refreshing break from the mind numbing work in my office. :?


Don't read the books . . . go out and have fun!! Enjoy the summer break! The books make no difference, because all of your profs teach as though your mind is a blank slate anyways


Hey who says you can't do both? I'm definitely reading them more for enjoyment factor than brain function. After looking at thousands of legal documents at work, any great work of non-fiction is a tremendous mental reward.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby RVP11 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:36 pm

LiveDukeorDie wrote:Hi! I am in at UVA! Yay. Does anyone know what you are doing for housing etc? I am super excited about UVA. Yipppeee! What should I do to prep for Law School?


Since I didn't say it earlier, congrats!

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby CE2JD » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:56 pm

LiveDukeorDie wrote:Hi! I am in at UVA! Yay. Does anyone know what you are doing for housing etc? I am super excited about UVA. Yipppeee! What should I do to prep for Law School?


congrats!

What kind of housing would you be interested in? Are you young and single, or old, married, and crotchety like me?

As for law prep, I'm trying to pass the patent bar before I go to school, but other than that I'm just chillin.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby skyisthelimit » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:30 pm

i signed up for the march 13th ASW today

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby Daico » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:50 pm

skyisthelimit wrote:i signed up for the march 13th ASW today


Oh good, so I won't be the only person there on the 13th.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby YCrevolution » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:20 am

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby Daico » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:24 am

YCrevolution wrote:
Daico wrote:
skyisthelimit wrote:i signed up for the march 13th ASW today


Oh good, so I won't be the only person there on the 13th.


Ditto for the 13th.

EDIT: Did anyone else realize that it's going to be Friday, the 13th?


Shit, that doesn't bode well. *Fetches cold iron*

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby RVP11 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:44 am

YCrevolution wrote:
Daico wrote:
skyisthelimit wrote:i signed up for the march 13th ASW today


Oh good, so I won't be the only person there on the 13th.


Ditto for the 13th.

EDIT: Did anyone else realize that it's going to be Friday, the 13th?


I hope this means a bunch of superstitious TLSers switch to the 27th to keep me company. :(

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby LegalColorado » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:03 am

I'm going on the 13th!

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby RudyGay » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:09 am

read A Civil Action. It's enjoyable to read, and my civpro professor devoted about 10 classes throughout the semester to applying what we learned to the book.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby YCrevolution » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:21 am

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby CE2JD » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:30 am

YCrevolution wrote:So far for March 13th: Daico, LegalColorado, skyisthelimit, YCrevolution


I'll be there on the 13th!

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby jase1348 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:32 am

i plan on going the 13th also

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby J-Rod » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:04 am

YCrevolution wrote:So far for March 13th: CE2JD, Daico, jase1348, LegalColorado, skyisthelimit, YCrevolution



Forgot to mention I like the Force Unleashed tar

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby YCrevolution » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:10 am

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby J-Rod » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:19 am

YCrevolution wrote:
J-Rod wrote:
YCrevolution wrote:So far for March 13th: CE2JD, Daico, jase1348, LegalColorado, skyisthelimit, YCrevolution



Forgot to mention I like the Force Unleashed tar
Thanks. I think you're one of the few people on TLS to recognize it.



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