thanks, guys. the job outlook does look pretty bad in c'ville. i just wanted to make it work
. i think it would be a good fit for me.
Now I feel bad because you haven't got a lot of help.
Definitely depends on what kind of job he's got. If he's got something pretty nice with good long term prospects, then I can see his hesitancy. If it's something he can leave and do something else (even if he thinks that "something else" is below him), you could always lay a guilt trip on him about not being willing to sacrifice for you. Although that's kind of mean. (Any chance you move without him and do your summer work back home?)
The Living in C-ville
page has a link to all of Charlottesville's accolades (Charlottesville Facts) and there's also a section about Finding a Job. I haven't lived there myself, but it sounds like the 1Ls enjoy the quality of life at UVA.
If that doesn't work, show him pictures of the Blue Ridge Mountains: