UVA Class of 2013

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

Postby egghead » Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:06 pm

Ok no one has said anything for 3 days so I'll be that guy and make a random comment:

The apartment balcony one over and 2 floors down from mine is having a beer pong game. 3pm beer pong. I will assume it is a foreshadowing of next year...

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby lawlover829 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:08 pm

egghead wrote:Ok no one has said anything for 3 days so I'll be that guy and make a random comment:

The apartment balcony one over and 2 floors down from mine is having a beer pong game. 3pm beer pong. I will assume it is a foreshadowing of next year...


when is everyone going to go apt hunting? One of my friends told me that I may get good deals around July. I don't know tho.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby YCrevolution » Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:11 pm

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby egghead » Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:21 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
lawlover829 wrote:when is everyone going to go apt hunting? One of my friends told me that I may get good deals around July. I don't know tho.

If you want to live at the Jeffersonian, you need to apply Jan. 01. In general, you can get the best deals if you wait until late July or August, but that's pushing it.



Thanks for the tip. How do y'all do roommate hunting? Do most people use craigslist or is there some better way?

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

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UVA Law 2013

Postby jasonk916 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:43 am

Never posted here before, but thought I would to send some inspiration to those who might think twice about applying to a T14 without the numbers.

My GPA: 3.9 (liberal arts double major)
LSAT: 160 (only tested once)

Admitted Early Decision to UVA. I am a resident of Virginia, so that probably helped, but I certainly never expected to get in with my LSAT. Take the time to create a solid application and you might be surprised (as I was) by where you get in.

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Re: UVA Law 2013

Postby tram988 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:46 am

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Re: UVA Law 2013

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Re: UVA Law 2013

Postby wackjickham » Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:25 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
jasonk916 wrote:Never posted here before, but thought I would to send some inspiration to those who might think twice about applying to a T14 without the numbers.

My GPA: 3.9 (liberal arts double major)
LSAT: 160 (only tested once)

Admitted Early Decision to UVA. I am a resident of Virginia, so that probably helped, but I certainly never expected to get in with my LSAT. Take the time to create a solid application and you might be surprised (as I was) by where you get in.

Congrats! [I merged your topic with the UVA Class of 2013 thread in the Class of 2013 forum, just because the thread titles would have probably led to competing threads.]

Also, for people who want to visit UVA on Fridays/weekends this fall semester, let me know if you want me show you around.


I might take you up on that. I sent in my application this weekend and I go to school just an hour away so I've been looking for a convenient time to make it down there. I'll PM you when I figure out a good one.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby WillyTee » Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:08 pm

Congrats to everyone who just got in!!!

Questions:

For everyone who was recently admitted, do you all put UVA on your resume yet??? Since we haven't started work there yet and what not.

And for other applications (scholarships, internships, etc.), is it safe to put UVA in the education section???

It's definitely something that I want people to note when they examine my resume/education/etc.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Cavalier » Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:23 pm

I think you can put "University of Virginia, J.D. expected 2013" or whatever as long as you are reasonably certain you'll be attending. I added it to my resume after I sent in my first deposit.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby WillyTee » Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:30 pm

Cavalier wrote:I think you can put "University of Virginia, J.D. expected 2013" or whatever as long as you are reasonably certain you'll be attending. I added it to my resume after I sent in my first deposit.


oh okay... thanks.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Kohinoor » Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:07 am

showNprove wrote:Congrats to everyone who has gotten in!

Also, if you want to live in a nice place that is a 3 minute walk to the school, monitor Craigslist etc. for places on Arlington Blvd/Arlington Court.

Words cannot express the convenience of Arlington Ct. You can go home and nap between classes then wake up read and walk over.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby napolnic » Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:48 am

Kohinoor wrote:
showNprove wrote:Congrats to everyone who has gotten in!

Also, if you want to live in a nice place that is a 3 minute walk to the school, monitor Craigslist etc. for places on Arlington Blvd/Arlington Court.

Words cannot express the convenience of Arlington Ct. You can go home and nap between classes then wake up read and walk over.

This makes my life fantastic right now.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby sdedalus » Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:35 am

When can you lock up a place on Arlington Ct.?

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:27 pm

sdedalus wrote:When can you lock up a place on Arlington Ct.?


Arlington Court is a complex. Arlington Blvd. is a street. You want to live somewhere on Arlington Blvd. because it's so close to the law school, but you can do that without living in Arlington Court. There are other places along Arlington Blvd., such as the Jeffersonian Apartments and the Graduate Center.

I think Jeffersonian opens up in January, and you'd better lock it up when they start taking deposits because it goes fast.

Arlington Court Condominiums is a complex of independently-owned units, so it's a matter of 1) when each unit is going to be vacated and 2) the owner decides to post it. I got a place in Arlington Court because the owner (a really nice old lady) posted the vacancy on Craigslist, and I had the balls to claim it over the phone and mail a deposit to her without visiting. If I took the time to plan a visit someone else would've gotten it first.

I think the same attitude would help you greatly with the Jeffersonian: Deposit first, look later. The main feature you're paying for is the proximity to the law school, and you don't need to see it in person to know you're getting that. Otherwise they're pretty usual places to live.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby jcunni5 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:54 pm

how much do places on Arlington Blvd run for say a 1 bd room? Is it considerably more expensive than other parts of the grounds?

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby napolnic » Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:55 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
jcunni5 wrote:how much do places on Arlington Blvd run for say a 1 bd room? Is it considerably more expensive than other parts of the grounds?

1 bedroom at the Jeffersonian runs $670 to $740 a month.


Find a friend and it gets a lot cheaper.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:11 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
jcunni5 wrote:how much do places on Arlington Blvd run for say a 1 bd room? Is it considerably more expensive than other parts of the grounds?

1 bedroom at the Jeffersonian runs $670 to $740 a month.


1-bedroom units at Arlington Court are in the same range, though there are not that many of them. A lot of the condos at Arlington Court are 2-bedroom units. If you think you can find a roommate though, that can end up being cheaper per person.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby sdedalus » Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:01 am

I saw an apartment at Arlington Court, I think. It was nice considering places I've lived. Any comments about how the Jeffersonian compares? Thanks guys!

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby egghead » Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:42 pm

Thanks YC - you're awesome. I've been looking at Ivy Gardens; close to the law school + not having to share a bathroom = me wanting to live there. Are there any current students who have lived there and can give a similarly candid assessment like YC did for the jeffersonian? From the other posts on TLS it seems like the center of social scene. I'd like to be close to the social stuff, but I don't want to live in a circus.

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Re: UVA Class of 2013

Postby Kohinoor » Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:40 pm

egghead wrote:Thanks YC - you're awesome. I've been looking at Ivy Gardens; close to the law school + not having to share a bathroom = me wanting to live there. Are there any current students who have lived there and can give a similarly candid assessment like YC did for the jeffersonian? From the other posts on TLS it seems like the center of social scene. I'd like to be close to the social stuff, but I don't want to live in a circus.

Ivy rocks. There are no downsides unless you have a pet. It's the center of the social scene, but it's graduate student housing. Our parties involves torts, Taboo, and end at midnight because people get tired.




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