Villanova 2013

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2013)
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Re: Villanova 2013

Postby mikeyp » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:44 am

Kevin3960 wrote:Can you explain the Villanova's focus areas of study? Do you declare a focus like one declares a college major? Thanks

no focuses. as far as i know, such a thing does not exist in law school.

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Re: Villanova 2013

Postby beach_terror » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:08 am

Mikey, now that you're a second semester 1L... how are your peers and yourself doing with the job search. During your tour, you said you had secured employment for the summer (research, IIRC). Have your classmates had similar successes, if you know? Has anyone locked in a law firm for the summer, or do you have a gauge for the demand in the general area for Villanova 1L's for the summer (paid/nonpaid, doesn't matter)? It may be a bit early in the game for this question, but I'm curious to see how Philadelphia is faring in the recession.

I know there are a lot of job postings, are people striking out with them, or are they doing pretty well?

Also, is gym access included in the tuition?

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Re: Villanova 2013

Postby mikeyp » Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:03 pm

beach_terror wrote:Mikey, now that you're a second semester 1L... how are your peers and yourself doing with the job search. During your tour, you said you had secured employment for the summer (research, IIRC). Have your classmates had similar successes, if you know? Has anyone locked in a law firm for the summer, or do you have a gauge for the demand in the general area for Villanova 1L's for the summer (paid/nonpaid, doesn't matter)? It may be a bit early in the game for this question, but I'm curious to see how Philadelphia is faring in the recession.

I know there are a lot of job postings, are people striking out with them, or are they doing pretty well?

Also, is gym access included in the tuition?

Everyone with decent grades has had success in obtaining summer employment. The vast majority are going to be unpaid, because 1Ls aren't exactly ready for employment to the extent of getting paid. Most paid jobs will probably be academic, i.e., I am doing research for a professor through a fellowship. The bottom line is work hard, study, and get good grades! If you get good grades, you will not have a difficult time securing summer employment.

Yes, some people with good grades couldn't find jobs, but its usually their own fault. Some people have a sense of entitlement, or think they're such hot shit that anyone will hire them, and thus only apply to a handful of jobs. This is a HUGE mistake. Keep in mind, your up against people from other schools too.

But generally people are doing well finding employment.

Think about it rationally: 1Ls want summer jobs and are willing to work for free. Who wouldn't want free labor?

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Re: Villanova 2013

Postby stayway » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:35 pm

whats the reputation for rosemont plaza? is the landlord good? evil?

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Re: Villanova 2013

Postby horriblegb » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:10 am

Going to mail my seat deposit tomorrow :shock: ahhh! nervous haha

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Re: Villanova 2013

Postby jkh » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:47 pm

Anyone else pissed about the McNabb move?? I don't want to move to Philly, make the Eagles my "team" just to see KOLB play! Damnit!

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Re: Villanova 2013

Postby bucknell09 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:29 pm

Are there actual HOUSES (within a few minutes of campus) that rent out to law students or just condos/apartments? I lived in a house with a yard last year of undergrad with 4 other people and would enjoy the same type of living in law school.

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Re: Villanova 2013

Postby superflush » Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:52 am

bucknell09 wrote:Are there actual HOUSES (within a few minutes of campus) that rent out to law students or just condos/apartments? I lived in a house with a yard last year of undergrad with 4 other people and would enjoy the same type of living in law school.


Well, the houses in this area are generally some of the more expensive houses in the entire Philly area. Are there some that are rented out? I guess. But this isn't really a typical college town where there are a ton of houses that get rented out to students year-after-year.

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Re: Villanova 2013

Postby beach_terror » Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:52 am

superflush wrote:
bucknell09 wrote:Are there actual HOUSES (within a few minutes of campus) that rent out to law students or just condos/apartments? I lived in a house with a yard last year of undergrad with 4 other people and would enjoy the same type of living in law school.


Well, the houses in this area are generally some of the more expensive houses in the entire Philly area. Are there some that are rented out? I guess. But this isn't really a typical college town where there are a ton of houses that get rented out to students year-after-year.


The town of Villanova actually has a lot of housing restrictions against college houses like you described. They vehemently don't want the area to become a typical "college town".

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Re: Villanova 2013

Postby superflush » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:18 am

beach_terror wrote:The town of Villanova actually has a lot of housing restrictions against college houses like you described. They vehemently don't want the area to become a typical "college town".


Well, there is no "town of Villanova" but the restrictions may be there nonetheless.

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Re: Villanova 2013

Postby beach_terror » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:06 am

It's a village, same thing.

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Re: Villanova 2013

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Re: Villanova 2013

Postby jkh » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:18 am

Onion wrote:Thought this was interesting:

http://www.villanovan.com/2.7323/villan ... -1.1019358


I really, really wish #5 was true.

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Re: Villanova 2013

Postby superflush » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:42 am

beach_terror wrote:It's a village, same thing.


Well, no. It's not even a municipality.

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Re: Villanova 2013

Postby beach_terror » Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:15 pm

It's official, my deposit has been sent in.

Villanova Class of 2013!

Anyone decide on housing yet?

(as to the what Villanova actually is, yeah I was incorrect. Never really bothered to look it up, sorry for any misinformation.)

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Re: Villanova 2013

Postby jkh » Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:06 pm

Congrats. At the ASD today the student panel mentioned that a lot of 1Ls live in Radnor House and Ratcliff House. I am probably going to consider one of those for my first year, then hopefully rent a house my 2L after I meet some people I like.

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Re: Villanova 2013

Postby Onion » Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:26 pm

Yeah, ASD was really well done, Ratcliff house looks nice. How do we get on/ get a copy of that housing sheet with other people looking for roommates?

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Re: Villanova 2013

Postby beach_terror » Sat Apr 10, 2010 5:05 pm

I may be in the search for roommates, if anyone knows how to get a copy of that sheet Onion mentioned, I'd be interested to look as well. I was unfortunately unable to go to the ASD (was at Syracuse's), so hopefully I didn't miss out on too much. Anything unusual strike anyone during the ASD?

Also, is anyone considering 3 roommates to start out with to save as much cash as possible? I figure that as long as I have my own room I'll be fine (I'll be at the school doing most of my work anyway).

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Re: Villanova 2013

Postby Onion » Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:48 pm

Someone should start a student-run Facebook group, the class last year did it and it seemed like it helped keep everyone in touch about social happenings at Villanova that were not sponsored by the school. I will help run it if someone sets it up, PM me if you want to talk about it.

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Re: Villanova 2013

Postby superflush » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:42 pm

Onion wrote:Someone should start a student-run Facebook group, the class last year did it and it seemed like it helped keep everyone in touch about social happenings at Villanova that were not sponsored by the school. I will help run it if someone sets it up, PM me if you want to talk about it.


like this?: http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gi ... 2025032..1

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Re: Villanova 2013

Postby jkh » Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:55 pm

superflush wrote:
Onion wrote:Someone should start a student-run Facebook group, the class last year did it and it seemed like it helped keep everyone in touch about social happenings at Villanova that were not sponsored by the school. I will help run it if someone sets it up, PM me if you want to talk about it.


like this?: http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gi ... 2025032..1


Yes but that one has faculty/administration that run it.

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Re: Villanova 2013

Postby jkh » Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:12 pm

beach_terror wrote:I may be in the search for roommates, if anyone knows how to get a copy of that sheet Onion mentioned, I'd be interested to look as well. I was unfortunately unable to go to the ASD (was at Syracuse's), so hopefully I didn't miss out on too much. Anything unusual strike anyone during the ASD?

Also, is anyone considering 3 roommates to start out with to save as much cash as possible? I figure that as long as I have my own room I'll be fine (I'll be at the school doing most of my work anyway).



E-mail admissions@law.villanova.edu to request to be added to the roommate list. I only did so today, but apparently they e-mail you back with a copy of it.

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Re: Villanova 2013

Postby superflush » Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:23 am

jkh wrote:
superflush wrote:
Onion wrote:Someone should start a student-run Facebook group, the class last year did it and it seemed like it helped keep everyone in touch about social happenings at Villanova that were not sponsored by the school. I will help run it if someone sets it up, PM me if you want to talk about it.


like this?: http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gi ... 2025032..1


Yes but that one has faculty/administration that run it.


ah, okay. I see.

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Re: Villanova 2013

Postby mikeyp » Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:00 pm

jkh wrote:Congrats. At the ASD today the student panel mentioned that a lot of 1Ls live in Radnor House and Ratcliff House. I am probably going to consider one of those for my first year, then hopefully rent a house my 2L after I meet some people I like.

a lot of people say that. if you live at radnor, you probably wont leave, because its just so damn convenient.

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Re: Villanova 2013

Postby jkh » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:13 pm

Is that where you live mikeyp?




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