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Re: After a good first semester at UVA...

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:08 am

vamedic03 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have a 3.6 or so and am signed up for accounting/corp fin. Is this one of the Short Courses you guys are talking about? If so, is this a bad idea? I'm not particularly good at math but I do want to take this eventually. My goal is just to have my grades stay where they are or at least stay somewhere in the top third... definitely not gunning for LR or anything.


No, not a short course. Downsides to accounting/corporate finance: (a) you have an exam in the middle of the semester; (b) homework; and (c) some of the people in the class will already have taken accounting/corporate finance in undergrad.

Many people that have taken it have found it beneficial. That said, I would strongly consider to wait until Geis teaches the corporate finance section to take it.

Thanks (to you and the guy above). Yea, I am worried about (c). I have no background at all in either of the two, so I feel like I might get trashed by the finance majors taking all the As. Maybe I'll look into something else.

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Re: After a good first semester at UVA...

Postby Morgan12Oak » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:10 am

I really wouldn't worry about (c). For every person in there that understands finance already, there is someone who think they understand finance and business and will not do anything for the class and get a bad grade because in fact, they do not understand finance and business.

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Re: After a good first semester at UVA...

Postby joeshmo39 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:37 am

I would stick to doctrinal classes and play it safe. Evidence is a good candidate. Maybe crim pro survey/ crim investigation / crim procedure. Int'l Law is chock full of 1Ls so stay the hell out, I can already feel them studying circles around me.

Stay out of Hylton classes like PR, while discussing it stay out of PR, stay out of small classes too. Most of that has been mentioned but what you want is big, lecture-oriented, doctrinal classes. Now is not the time to take "Seminar in Intra-Female Race Relations and the Law."

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Re: After a good first semester at UVA...

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:20 am

joeshmo39 wrote:I would stick to doctrinal classes and play it safe. Evidence is a good candidate. Maybe crim pro survey/ crim investigation / crim procedure. Int'l Law is chock full of 1Ls so stay the hell out, I can already feel them studying circles around me.

Stay out of Hylton classes like PR, while discussing it stay out of PR, stay out of small classes too. Most of that has been mentioned but what you want is big, lecture-oriented, doctrinal classes. Now is not the time to take "Seminar in Intra-Female Race Relations and the Law."

Sounds like good advice. What about for someone more interested in corporate work?

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Re: After a good first semester at UVA...

Postby 5ky » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:34 am

Anonymous User wrote:
joeshmo39 wrote:I would stick to doctrinal classes and play it safe. Evidence is a good candidate. Maybe crim pro survey/ crim investigation / crim procedure. Int'l Law is chock full of 1Ls so stay the hell out, I can already feel them studying circles around me.

Stay out of Hylton classes like PR, while discussing it stay out of PR, stay out of small classes too. Most of that has been mentioned but what you want is big, lecture-oriented, doctrinal classes. Now is not the time to take "Seminar in Intra-Female Race Relations and the Law."

Sounds like good advice. What about for someone more interested in corporate work?


Same advice. Maybe take Corporations as one of the doctrinal classes.




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