UVA Class of 2014

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby 2014 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:06 pm

jt1341 wrote:Mind me asking (a current student) what the rec or gym facilities are like?

If you are into lifting, do you find time for it?

There is a gym right by the law school/Darden that is mostly used by those students.
It is adequate for anything you would want to do, but nothing like the AFC in the middle of the UG part of campus which is huge. There are two more gyms as well on the main campus that are less populated and a little smaller than the law/business one. You should have access to all of them I would imagine.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby Doritos » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:15 pm

jt1341 wrote:Yeah, thank you.

Would you say reading the books for 1L classes over the summer is a helpful idea?


The casebooks? I would say no but I would suggest familiarizing yourself with cases if you have never read one before. Perhaps read an opinion or two if you want. I don't think it would hurt and it seems a lot of people in the first few weeks were a bit up a creek when it came to reading an opinion. I read some before school started and I felt pretty comfortable.

I would read getting to maybe and familiarizing yourself with what a law school exam is like so you know how to approach your classes and readings. We have not taken exams yet but I think having the correct perspective on what is tested and how you're tested in law school is helpful. Frankly, I've been surprised how many people I've met who had no clue coming in what an issue spotter or fact pattern was. They thought exams here are the same as they are in undergrad or something.
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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby sherpaorlawschool » Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:59 pm

Thanks to the current UVA folks for giving advice! It's very helpful.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby LLB2JD » Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:25 am

WTF, the cycle barely started, and it is 10 pages already? Damn UVA.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby jnorsky » Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:06 am

jt1341 wrote:Yeah, thank you.

Would you say reading the books for 1L classes over the summer is a helpful idea?



Not in the slightest. Honestly, once you come to law school, you are totally immersed in what you are learning. Within 2 weeks you'll be reading cases fast as hell and starting to put things together. If you want to for fun, go ahead, but the only person I knew who did that and profited went to a shit law school with every intent to transfer to a T-14. I would skim through getting to maybe just to get a sense of what you should pay attention to for exams, it helped a little with figuring out what is important. But the book gets redundant after like 30 pages, especially if you don't know the cases. Also, this place is a F**king fantasy land I honestly could not attend and would not attend ANY other law school in the country (other than Michigan, that place is DOPE), so congrats and great choice.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby turkeysub » Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:50 am

Anyone know how early someone should start looking for apartments in Ivy?

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby 005618502 » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:36 pm

turkeysub wrote:Anyone know how early someone should start looking for apartments in Ivy?


+1 and is that the best place for law students to live?

The main campus seemed far from the law school when i visited..... anyone know exactly how far the 2 are seperated?
Does it feel like you are seperated from the undergrads?

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:39 pm

jt1341 wrote:The main campus seemed far from the law school when i visited..... anyone know exactly how far the 2 are seperated?
Does it feel like you are seperated from the undergrads?

Yes, you feel separated from the undergrads, and that's not a bad thing. If you want to hang out with undergrads you just go chill down on the main grounds or at the corner, there's plenty of them there, and they're not all up in your school that much so you're not so bothered by them there.

There's a bus that runs from the law school to the main grounds, it's free, and it's like a 5 minute ride.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby 005618502 » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:45 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
jt1341 wrote:The main campus seemed far from the law school when i visited..... anyone know exactly how far the 2 are seperated?
Does it feel like you are seperated from the undergrads?

Yes, you feel separated from the undergrads, and that's not a bad thing. If you want to hang out with undergrads you just go chill down on the main grounds or at the corner, there's plenty of them there, and they're not all up in your school that much so you're not so bothered by them there.

There's a bus that runs from the law school to the main grounds, it's free, and it's like a 5 minute ride.


I am actually pretty happy about being seperated, ive had my fill of fellow undergrads for a whiile haha.
Best place to live for law students?

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby gladiator » Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:01 pm

jt1341 wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:
jt1341 wrote:The main campus seemed far from the law school when i visited..... anyone know exactly how far the 2 are seperated?
Does it feel like you are seperated from the undergrads?

Yes, you feel separated from the undergrads, and that's not a bad thing. If you want to hang out with undergrads you just go chill down on the main grounds or at the corner, there's plenty of them there, and they're not all up in your school that much so you're not so bothered by them there.

There's a bus that runs from the law school to the main grounds, it's free, and it's like a 5 minute ride.


I am actually pretty happy about being seperated, ive had my fill of fellow undergrads for a whiile haha.
Best place to live for law students?


Anywhere on Arlington Blvd or in Ivy Gardens if you value proximity to everything; Woodlands or Jefferson Ridge if you value luxury and don't mind the commute.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby 005618502 » Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:36 pm

gladiator wrote:
jt1341 wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:
jt1341 wrote:The main campus seemed far from the law school when i visited..... anyone know exactly how far the 2 are seperated?
Does it feel like you are seperated from the undergrads?

Yes, you feel separated from the undergrads, and that's not a bad thing. If you want to hang out with undergrads you just go chill down on the main grounds or at the corner, there's plenty of them there, and they're not all up in your school that much so you're not so bothered by them there.

There's a bus that runs from the law school to the main grounds, it's free, and it's like a 5 minute ride.


I am actually pretty happy about being seperated, ive had my fill of fellow undergrads for a whiile haha.
Best place to live for law students?


Anywhere on Arlington Blvd or in Ivy Gardens if you value proximity to everything; Woodlands or Jefferson Ridge if you value luxury and don't mind the commute.


How much more expensive is woodlands/jefferson ridge, and what kinda commute are we talking?

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby Doritos » Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:38 pm

I'm a 15 to 18 min walk to the school and I live in a spacious room, wood floors, pool, my own bathroom, fast and reliable comcast (lol) and not a bug to be seen and I pay $350 per month. I have two roommates btw. There are some good options that are not ivy/arlington if you have a car/dont mind walking a bit.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby 005618502 » Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:39 pm

Doritos wrote:I'm a 15 to 18 min walk to the school and I live in a spacious room, wood floors, pool, my own bathroom, fast and reliable comcast (lol) and not a bug to be seen and I pay $350 per month. I have two roommates btw. There are some good options that are not ivy/arlington if you have a car/dont mind walking a bit.


15-18 minute walk is less then it takes me to walk to my classes now. How far of a walk is it from IVY? like 2 minutes?

350 a month? I am assuming you share a bedroom?

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby gladiator » Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:22 pm

jt1341 wrote:How much more expensive is woodlands/jefferson ridge, and what kinda commute are we talking?


Depending on which apt you get, it's not really much more expensive because you're paying a location premium to be near the law school. It's maybe a 12 minute drive. Those aren't the only options but they're probably the easiest ones for 1Ls.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby 005618502 » Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:29 pm

gladiator wrote:
jt1341 wrote:How much more expensive is woodlands/jefferson ridge, and what kinda commute are we talking?


Depending on which apt you get, it's not really much more expensive because you're paying a location premium to be near the law school. It's maybe a 12 minute drive. Those aren't the only options but they're probably the easiest ones for 1Ls.


How far of a walk are the ivy ones, and other close apts. to the law school

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby Doritos » Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:36 pm

jt1341 wrote:
Doritos wrote:I'm a 15 to 18 min walk to the school and I live in a spacious room, wood floors, pool, my own bathroom, fast and reliable comcast (lol) and not a bug to be seen and I pay $350 per month. I have two roommates btw. There are some good options that are not ivy/arlington if you have a car/dont mind walking a bit.


15-18 minute walk is less then it takes me to walk to my classes now. How far of a walk is it from IVY? like 2 minutes?

350 a month? I am assuming you share a bedroom?


No I got my own room. Its a 3 bedroom with 1 and 1/2 bath. That half bath is in my room. My roommates pay less than I do. I'm off of Barracks Rd a few streets north of 29. I cut through the park to get to class.

ivy is more of a hike like 25 or more due to where I am. I have a car though
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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby gladiator » Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:38 pm

jt1341 wrote:
gladiator wrote:
jt1341 wrote:How much more expensive is woodlands/jefferson ridge, and what kinda commute are we talking?


Depending on which apt you get, it's not really much more expensive because you're paying a location premium to be near the law school. It's maybe a 12 minute drive. Those aren't the only options but they're probably the easiest ones for 1Ls.


How far of a walk are the ivy ones, and other close apts. to the law school


Arlington Blvd ranges from ~2-5 min to the school. Ivy depends greatly on where in the complex your apartment is; the closest is maybe 7, furthest is like 15?

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby 005618502 » Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:41 pm

Doritos wrote:
jt1341 wrote:
Doritos wrote:I'm a 15 to 18 min walk to the school and I live in a spacious room, wood floors, pool, my own bathroom, fast and reliable comcast (lol) and not a bug to be seen and I pay $350 per month. I have two roommates btw. There are some good options that are not ivy/arlington if you have a car/dont mind walking a bit.


15-18 minute walk is less then it takes me to walk to my classes now. How far of a walk is it from IVY? like 2 minutes?

350 a month? I am assuming you share a bedroom?


No I got my own room. Its a 3 bedroom with 1 and 1/2 bath. That half bath is in my room. My roommates pay less than I do. I'm off of Barracks Rd a few streets north of 29. I cut through the park to get to class.


Thats not bad at all, Anyone know the average rent for a one bedroom in Ivey Gardens or woodlands/jefferson ridge?

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby 005618502 » Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:42 pm

gladiator wrote:
jt1341 wrote:
gladiator wrote:
jt1341 wrote:How much more expensive is woodlands/jefferson ridge, and what kinda commute are we talking?


Depending on which apt you get, it's not really much more expensive because you're paying a location premium to be near the law school. It's maybe a 12 minute drive. Those aren't the only options but they're probably the easiest ones for 1Ls.


How far of a walk are the ivy ones, and other close apts. to the law school


Arlington Blvd ranges from ~2-5 min to the school. Ivy depends greatly on where in the complex your apartment is; the closest is maybe 7, furthest is like 15?


Is it worth it to be that close to the school? (if it is more expensive lol)

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby gladiator » Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:29 pm

Ivy is kind of the social center of the school, especially for 1Ls so it helps being right there as opposed to driving everywhere. It's helpful to know that you're always a relatively short walk from school, softball, groceries, etc and a more modest cab ride to bars in a place where there will be plenty of people to split cabs with. I think it's good to live close as a 1L and then move if you decide it's not for you but it's mostly a sliding scale between convenience and quality.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby 005618502 » Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:52 pm

Okay awsome. Thank you for all of the insight!

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby jawsthegreat » Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:56 pm

jnorsky wrote:
jt1341 wrote:Yeah, thank you.

Would you say reading the books for 1L classes over the summer is a helpful idea?



Not in the slightest. Honestly, once you come to law school, you are totally immersed in what you are learning. Within 2 weeks you'll be reading cases fast as hell and starting to put things together. If you want to for fun, go ahead, but the only person I knew who did that and profited went to a shit law school with every intent to transfer to a T-14. I would skim through getting to maybe just to get a sense of what you should pay attention to for exams, it helped a little with figuring out what is important. But the book gets redundant after like 30 pages, especially if you don't know the cases. Also, this place is a F**king fantasy land I honestly could not attend and would not attend ANY other law school in the country (other than Michigan, that place is DOPE), so congrats and great choice.


6:06 AM, WTF Jnorsky?

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby sundance95 » Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:05 pm



Thx for this, my wife has been bugging me about finding out if a group like this existed.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby Xaintes » Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:15 pm

sundance95 wrote:


Thx for this, my wife has been bugging me about finding out if a group like this existed.


Aw, I looked and there's no group for UVA Law husbands :(




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