UVA Class of 2014

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socraticmethodman
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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby socraticmethodman » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:35 pm

I can officially say that I will be in Charlottesville next fall!!!! Can't wait!

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby joeshmo39 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:13 pm

socraticmethodman wrote:I can officially say that I will be in Charlottesville next fall!!!! Can't wait!


Congrats, I'm sure you'll like it here.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby YCrevolution » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:15 pm

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Whatsawahooanyway
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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby Whatsawahooanyway » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:42 pm

How difficult is it to get a public interest job that would qualify for loan forgiveness? Assuming worst case scenario and I can't get a private sector job anywhere, are public interest jobs readily available for UVA grads or is there a chance I can end up 200K in debt without the chance of even qualifying for loan forgiveness?

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby YCrevolution » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:43 pm

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby suspicious android » Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:14 am

YCrevolution wrote:If you're not picky about what kind of PI job/where it is, I think you'd probably be able to find something... also, hopefully the economy will be better in a few more years.


Very reassuring!

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby YCrevolution » Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:25 am

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LLB2JD
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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby LLB2JD » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:57 am

socraticmethodman wrote:I can officially say that I will be in Charlottesville next fall!!!! Can't wait!



Congrats. Are you ED or RD?

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby socraticmethodman » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:38 am

LLB2JD wrote:
socraticmethodman wrote:I can officially say that I will be in Charlottesville next fall!!!! Can't wait!



Congrats. Are you ED or RD?


RD, OOS, DS, Why UVA

I am honestly still in awe.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby luckyme » Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:45 pm

see you in the fall! :D

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby soullesswonder » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:03 pm

kelc213 wrote:
sarahlawg wrote:
utexas10 wrote:FWIW, I leased at the Woodlands and I definitely know my unit has a w/d. And from what I can tell, all the floor plans online appear to have them in unit, either in the kitchen or hallway behind double doors.


perfect.


I didn't get to tour a unit when I visited Woodlands, so I stand corrected if there is W/D in unit...

In that case... who wants to live in either woodlands or jefferson ridge with me? :)


Just chiming in: I live at the Woodlands currently, and I'm generally very happy. There's only one thing you should keep in mind: The hill that leads up to the apartments is relatively steep and when the street gets covered in snow you are not getting up the hill w/o 4WD. On the last day of 1L exams I had to ditch my car in the county office park and walk the last 1/2 mile to the apartments. That said, I live in a 3BR townhouse and I have no plans to move.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby luckyme » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:53 pm

soullesswonder wrote:Just chiming in: I live at the Woodlands currently, and I'm generally very happy. There's only one thing you should keep in mind: The hill that leads up to the apartments is relatively steep and when the street gets covered in snow you are not getting up the hill w/o 4WD. On the last day of 1L exams I had to ditch my car in the county office park and walk the last 1/2 mile to the apartments. That said, I live in a 3BR townhouse and I have no plans to move.

would you mind PMing me what you're paying for rent?

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby suspicious android » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:08 pm

Found out yesterday that my dream job with the State Department's not going to happen, this year at least. So, time to get excited about UVA! I was accepted and declined last year, glad they didn't hold that against me this time around. Barring something miraculous, I'll be accepting this time.

Anyone know anything about the aquatic center? Is it convenient to use for law students? Super crowded? Are there any other lap swimming pools in the area?

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby joeshmo39 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:23 pm

suspicious android wrote:Found out yesterday that my dream job with the State Department's not going to happen, this year at least. So, time to get excited about UVA! I was accepted and declined last year, glad they didn't hold that against me this time around. Barring something miraculous, I'll be accepting this time.

Anyone know anything about the aquatic center? Is it convenient to use for law students? Super crowded? Are there any other lap swimming pools in the area?


The Aquatic Fitness Center (AFC) is very nice and there are lanes for lap swimming. The pool itself is very big. I was only there once or twice but it's not too crowded. There are a decent amount of machines and free weights as well as several basketball courts.
There is an awesome looking giant hot tub FYI. Convenience is suspect, you can't walk there really. There are buses that run down near the AFC I'm sure but I'm not sure what they are. It's probably on UVA's transit website.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby sarahlawg » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:40 pm

soullesswonder wrote:
kelc213 wrote:
sarahlawg wrote:
utexas10 wrote:FWIW, I leased at the Woodlands and I definitely know my unit has a w/d. And from what I can tell, all the floor plans online appear to have them in unit, either in the kitchen or hallway behind double doors.


perfect.


I didn't get to tour a unit when I visited Woodlands, so I stand corrected if there is W/D in unit...

In that case... who wants to live in either woodlands or jefferson ridge with me? :)


Just chiming in: I live at the Woodlands currently, and I'm generally very happy. There's only one thing you should keep in mind: The hill that leads up to the apartments is relatively steep and when the street gets covered in snow you are not getting up the hill w/o 4WD. On the last day of 1L exams I had to ditch my car in the county office park and walk the last 1/2 mile to the apartments. That said, I live in a 3BR townhouse and I have no plans to move.


what do you drive? are snow tires allowed in VA? I have no clue what winter is like there... but I have been in some pretty awful snow (on some pretty awful hills, re: Ithaca) with my honda in its snow tires and gotten through it...

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby jawsthegreat » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:44 pm

It has snowed twice for a total of like five inches. In a normal winter, you'll be more than fine.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby soullesswonder » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:01 pm

jawsthegreat wrote:It has snowed twice for a total of like five inches. In a normal winter, you'll be more than fine.


Yeah, I didn't mean to give the impression that it was a regular occurrence.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby arism87 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:05 pm

joeshmo39 wrote:
suspicious android wrote:Found out yesterday that my dream job with the State Department's not going to happen, this year at least. So, time to get excited about UVA! I was accepted and declined last year, glad they didn't hold that against me this time around. Barring something miraculous, I'll be accepting this time.

Anyone know anything about the aquatic center? Is it convenient to use for law students? Super crowded? Are there any other lap swimming pools in the area?


The Aquatic Fitness Center (AFC) is very nice and there are lanes for lap swimming. The pool itself is very big. I was only there once or twice but it's not too crowded. There are a decent amount of machines and free weights as well as several basketball courts.
There is an awesome looking giant hot tub FYI. Convenience is suspect, you can't walk there really. There are buses that run down near the AFC I'm sure but I'm not sure what they are. It's probably on UVA's transit website.


+1 to all of this- the giant hot tub is actually (well, supposedly..) the largest on the east coast? Zero verification done there, but that is the UVA lore.

Also to convenience, buses run there, don't think they go to the law school but to the general area.. when I went there in UG I drove, but you usually have to pay to park. Or maybe not, my friends didn't seem to, but Im a sucker for these things.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby arism87 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:07 pm

I didn't know snow tires were ever illegal! In my neck of the woods people put chains on regular tires so maybe that's to circumvent a law and not to be rednecks? Anyone?

Regardless, you won't need them in VA- almost never snows. When it does, find alternative methods of transportation for a day, it's probably easier than planning for it.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby sarahlawg » Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:13 pm

arism87 wrote:I didn't know snow tires were ever illegal! In my neck of the woods people put chains on regular tires so maybe that's to circumvent a law and not to be rednecks? Anyone?

Regardless, you won't need them in VA- almost never snows. When it does, find alternative methods of transportation for a day, it's probably easier than planning for it.


well I know in NY you can only wear them for certain times of the year. They can give you a ticket in the summer.
That's good to hear about the snow. I was a little worried there for a second...

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby Whatsawahooanyway » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:25 pm

suspicious android wrote:
YCrevolution wrote:If you're not picky about what kind of PI job/where it is, I think you'd probably be able to find something... also, hopefully the economy will be better in a few more years.


Very reassuring!


Sounds like you were being sarcastic, but honestly that is quite reassuring to me if true. I'd take that if needs be. It's not like I'm giving up a 50k/year+ job to go to UVA Law like some people are.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby socraticmethodman » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:36 pm

How come I can't join the facebook group :(

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby Whatsawahooanyway » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:39 pm

socraticmethodman wrote:How come I can't join the facebook group :(


You need to request to join and be approved by Mary Wood who runs it. Don't worry, you're not missing much.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby luckyme » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:40 pm

how many 0Ls have already applied for housing?

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby arism87 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:41 pm

luckyme wrote:how many 0Ls have already applied for housing?


I'm on the Jeffersonian waitlist bc it's free, but I'm pretty positive I won't be living there.

For that matter, idk if I'm even going to go to UVA.




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