UVA Class of 2013

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2013)
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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby dgouzoul » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:02 am

haha i didnt mean to imply hatred, it just seems like there are many of you. michigan state's a shithole so i support you guys by default

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Doritos » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:20 am

aznflyingpanda wrote:I'm thiiiiiis close to securing my apartment for next year. Not going to be at Ivy or the Jeffersonian though, you guys are going to have to invite me over so I don't feel all left out.


I'll invite you over assuming I get in at Jeffersonian. Literally everynight I'll be hosting one of these...

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby jnorsky » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:28 am

dgouzoul wrote:haha i didnt mean to imply hatred, it just seems like there are many of you. michigan state's a shithole so i support you guys by default


Its cause UVA is just as good and its not 20 degrees half the time you are there. Plus, 3 more years in Ann Arbor? The midwest is sucks too much to spend 7 years of my life there, but dam do I miss it.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby joeshmo39 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:31 am

Dorito can we find a way to photoshop that earlier picture of the tigerbear into the one you just posted? I think that will better illustrate the shenanigans we plan to embark on.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Doritos » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:00 am

joeshmo39 wrote:Dorito can we find a way to photoshop that earlier picture of the tigerbear into the one you just posted? I think that will better illustrate the shenanigans we plan to embark on.


All I got is Windows Paint. If you wanted the picture filled in with one solid color I could do it.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby jnorsky » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:48 pm

This is a question to those already at UVA 1l, 2l, w/e. But I was wondering, are you allowed to join a journal your first year? My buddy joined a journal his first semester at law school, granted he just does citation editing, not writing cause hes a 1L. Also do you guy join clubs your first semester, or is it usually too much work between reading, classes and going out to do clubs?

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Muckduck » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:16 pm

jnorsky wrote:This is a question to those already at UVA 1l, 2l, w/e. But I was wondering, are you allowed to join a journal your first year? My buddy joined a journal his first semester at law school, granted he just does citation editing, not writing cause hes a 1L. Also do you guy join clubs your first semester, or is it usually too much work between reading, classes and going out to do clubs?


I would be interested to know how students near the top of the class answer this question...

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby RVP11 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:33 pm

Muckduck wrote:
jnorsky wrote:This is a question to those already at UVA 1l, 2l, w/e. But I was wondering, are you allowed to join a journal your first year? My buddy joined a journal his first semester at law school, granted he just does citation editing, not writing cause hes a 1L. Also do you guy join clubs your first semester, or is it usually too much work between reading, classes and going out to do clubs?


I would be interested to know how students near the top of the class answer this question...


Why does the class rank of the person answering the question matter?

As 1Ls, you do your journal tryouts in late February/early March. I'm starting mine tomorrow. We find out which journals we make (other than LR, who notify in July) some time in March. Some journals publish and do a cite check between March and May and the new 1Ls who are on those journals will be lending a hand, of course.

There is plenty of time to join clubs - not so much time to get super involved. I'd recommend taking a good look around to see what's out there, and perhaps even joining 1 or 2 clubs so that you have some resume bullet points at the very least, but grades (and having some free time) are of the utmost importance. Even if you join nothing your first year you will still most likely have SOMETHING on your resume by fall OGI, typically a journal + moot court.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby jnorsky » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:36 pm

ok cool, kind of sucks you have to write onto secondary journals. My buddy at Harvard said they just sign up for whatever the hell they want, but thats why they are harvard i guess. thanks for the info

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby RVP11 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:43 pm

jnorsky wrote:kind of sucks you have to write onto secondary journals


Tell me about it. I have no interest (chance) in writing onto LR. Wish I could just put my name on a signup sheet and save myself 72 hours of suffering.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby blahblewblah » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:49 pm

So you do the writing competition, then get placed onto some journal...is it possible that you work on that journal for a couple months and then find out you have written onto LR?

Also, do most people have enough time to do a journal AND moot court?

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby jnorsky » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:51 pm

blahblewblah wrote:So you do the writing competition, then get placed onto some journal...is it possible that you work on that journal for a couple months and then find out you have written onto LR?

Also, do most people have enough time to do a journal AND moot court?



Thinking about this as well. Is there a 1L moot court competition that everyone competes in? And do people do both and have time to go out at all?

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby gladiator » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:01 pm

If you're a UVA Law student and don't have a lot of fun, you're doing it wrong and need to re-evaluate your approach.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Muckduck » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:06 pm

JSUVA2012 wrote:
Muckduck wrote:
jnorsky wrote:This is a question to those already at UVA 1l, 2l, w/e. But I was wondering, are you allowed to join a journal your first year? My buddy joined a journal his first semester at law school, granted he just does citation editing, not writing cause hes a 1L. Also do you guy join clubs your first semester, or is it usually too much work between reading, classes and going out to do clubs?


I would be interested to know how students near the top of the class answer this question...


Why does the class rank of the person answering the question matter?

As 1Ls, you do your journal tryouts in late February/early March. I'm starting mine tomorrow. We find out which journals we make (other than LR, who notify in July) some time in March. Some journals publish and do a cite check between March and May and the new 1Ls who are on those journals will be lending a hand, of course.

There is plenty of time to join clubs - not so much time to get super involved. I'd recommend taking a good look around to see what's out there, and perhaps even joining 1 or 2 clubs so that you have some resume bullet points at the very least, but grades (and having some free time) are of the utmost importance. Even if you join nothing your first year you will still most likely have SOMETHING on your resume by fall OGI, typically a journal + moot court.


Class rank matters a lot. I am interested in knowing how much free time a super serious student who performs well has to enjoy those great extras. Here at my UG there are lots of kids that are involved in the school's newspaper, student government, clubs, etc. Lots of those kids have lousy grades in part because they are diverted by those activities. I want to get involved, but school comes first.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby joeshmo39 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:10 pm

I'm curious about this too. I would rather not write for a journal, I prefer moot court. However, I think a journal is more prestigious for employers. Would I be able to do both? Does the importance of being on a journal only count for certain jobs (academia and clerkships maybe).

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby YCrevolution » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:28 pm

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby RVP11 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:17 pm

blahblewblah wrote:So you do the writing competition, then get placed onto some journal...is it possible that you work on that journal for a couple months and then find out you have written onto LR?

Also, do most people have enough time to do a journal AND moot court?


As to the first question: yes. Happened to at least one person I know.

Second question: I assume so.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby RVP11 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:16 pm

Muckduck wrote:Class rank matters a lot.


For the quality of advice you'll receive, it really doesn't.

Muckduck wrote:I am interested in knowing how much free time a super serious student who performs well has to enjoy those great extras. Here at my UG there are lots of kids that are involved in the school's newspaper, student government, clubs, etc. Lots of those kids have lousy grades in part because they are diverted by those activities. I want to get involved, but school comes first.


Super serious students who perform well don't have any more time than super serious students who don't perform very well. Performing really well probably means having less time your 2L year due to Law Review commitments and your many callbacks.

Obviously, school comes first. During 1L, school should come first by a huge margin. Save extracurriculars for when your grades matter way less. But just like in undergrad, those people who really to be involved in XYZ will find the time.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby SweetnessUVA » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:03 pm

Guess who got their Ivy apartment all booked? 1-bedroom with patio and fireplace, overlooking the pool.

So ladies, when you're out tanning at the Ivy pool, please don't be concerned about the slightly overweight guy, wearing a robe, watching you, all while he's playing with his belly button lint.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby jmaan » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:05 pm

SweetnessUVA wrote:Guess who got their Ivy apartment all booked? 1-bedroom with patio and fireplace, overlooking the pool.

So ladies, when you're out tanning at the Ivy pool, please don't be concerned about the slightly overweight guy, wearing a robe, watching you, all while he's playing with his belly button lint.


im jealous, i just put the app/deposit in this week...i hope it get it....also im choosing to ignore the creepiness of this post

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby dgouzoul » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:24 pm

compare the lint-picking fatass to my greek god body at the pool and make my job easy. thanks ladies.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby SweetnessUVA » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:33 pm

jmaan wrote:also im choosing to ignore the creepiness of this post


I'm thinking about getting a telescope. Should I get a telescope? Yeah, you're right - I'll get a telescope.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby jmaan » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:35 pm

SweetnessUVA wrote:
jmaan wrote:also im choosing to ignore the creepiness of this post


I'm thinking about getting a telescope. Should I get a telescope? Yeah, you're right - I'll get a telescope.


binoculars should suffice

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby SweetnessUVA » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:37 pm

By the way, this is hysterical:

http://mountchipotle.blogspot.com/

Some of you guys probably saw it on the UVALawBlog (why do I always want to say BobLoblawLawBlog?), but cracks me up every time.


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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Muckduck » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:59 am

JSUVA2012 wrote:
Muckduck wrote:Class rank matters a lot.


For the quality of advice you'll receive, it really doesn't.

Muckduck wrote:I am interested in knowing how much free time a super serious student who performs well has to enjoy those great extras. Here at my UG there are lots of kids that are involved in the school's newspaper, student government, clubs, etc. Lots of those kids have lousy grades in part because they are diverted by those activities. I want to get involved, but school comes first.


Super serious students who perform well don't have any more time than super serious students who don't perform very well. Performing really well probably means having less time your 2L year due to Law Review commitments and your many callbacks.

Obviously, school comes first. During 1L, school should come first by a huge margin. Save extracurriculars for when your grades matter way less. But just like in undergrad, those people who really to be involved in XYZ will find the time.


Noted.




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