UVA Class of 2014

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby pobeda007 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:34 am

I was recently admitted, but I live in and grew up in Charlottesville. The hiking and canoeing is fantastic. (My canoe is named Olive Oil) Any hikers who haven't should check out Black Rock. :D

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby 005618502 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:32 am

tommynobody wrote:
pjo wrote:...if only our football/basketball teams were better. I guess we still have lacrosse though. LAX tailgate anyone? haha

The UVA baseball team deserves a little love. They spent about half of last season ranked #1 in the country.


Baseball is boring to watch. Exception: championship/world series games

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby pjo » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:25 pm

pobeda007 wrote:I was recently admitted, but I live in and grew up in Charlottesville. The hiking and canoeing is fantastic. (My canoe is named Olive Oil) Any hikers who haven't should check out Black Rock. :D



When I typed this in google I got a ton of hits for the investment company...which was also my initial thought when I saw "black rock" lol. Seriously though, this looks awesome. Can't wait to get out there.

Here's a link for those interested. Maybe OP can correct if this isn't what they were referring to --LinkRemoved--

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby jawsthegreat » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:05 pm

For those interested in any job related news. I had a 1L mock interview with a D.C. firm today. The interviewer was a hiring partner for the firm and said this:

"The job market is going to be infinitely better for your class than the 3Ls and the recent graduates. Firms panicked when the economy went downhill, and now that things are picking back up they are realizing that they don't have enough lawyers to handle all the work. Apply aggressively to firms, for both 1L summer and 2L OCI, there will be plenty of opportunities."


It would seem things are getting better.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby jawsthegreat » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:06 pm

2014 wrote:
pjo wrote:Aside from softball, does anyone know what else is popular to do in Charlottesville? Is anyone on this board into outdoor stuff (hiking/kayaking etc)? I'd imagine there's quite a bit outdoor stuff to do what with the school being so close to the blue rigde mtns.

...if only our football/basketball teams were better. I guess we still have lacrosse though. LAX tailgate anyone? haha

Fortunately a good football team is not necessary for a good tailgate :)

Plenty of hiking and biking in C'Ville though. You are literally a 10 minute drive from being in pretty gorgeous countryside at any given point in town. You have to drive a bit to get to bodies of water, but tubing on the James river as mentioned is a pretty fun thing to do.


The football tailgaiting scene is very aggressive. While the only game i've attended was the second half of UVA-Miami (yes i did rush the field), we have had 3 all day tailgates, which have ranged from fun to amazingly awesome.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby Stringer Bell » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:13 pm

jawsthegreat wrote:
It would seem things are getting better.


That's encouraging. Hopefully for us they don't overhire c/o 2013, then have a double dip recession hit leading to c/o 2014 getting pwned.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby 2014 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:18 pm

jawsthegreat wrote:
2014 wrote:
pjo wrote:Aside from softball, does anyone know what else is popular to do in Charlottesville? Is anyone on this board into outdoor stuff (hiking/kayaking etc)? I'd imagine there's quite a bit outdoor stuff to do what with the school being so close to the blue rigde mtns.

...if only our football/basketball teams were better. I guess we still have lacrosse though. LAX tailgate anyone? haha

Fortunately a good football team is not necessary for a good tailgate :)

Plenty of hiking and biking in C'Ville though. You are literally a 10 minute drive from being in pretty gorgeous countryside at any given point in town. You have to drive a bit to get to bodies of water, but tubing on the James river as mentioned is a pretty fun thing to do.


The football tailgaiting scene is very aggressive. While the only game i've attended was the second half of UVA-Miami (yes i did rush the field), we have had 3 all day tailgates, which have ranged from fun to amazingly awesome.

I went to the Maryland game somewhere in between the 3rd and 4th quarters and there were several groups who weren't even bothering with the game (which was competitive at that point) they were just chilling in the parking lot getting drunk. Gotta love Saturdays.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby jawsthegreat » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:31 pm

2014 wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:
2014 wrote:
pjo wrote:Aside from softball, does anyone know what else is popular to do in Charlottesville? Is anyone on this board into outdoor stuff (hiking/kayaking etc)? I'd imagine there's quite a bit outdoor stuff to do what with the school being so close to the blue rigde mtns.

...if only our football/basketball teams were better. I guess we still have lacrosse though. LAX tailgate anyone? haha

Fortunately a good football team is not necessary for a good tailgate :)

Plenty of hiking and biking in C'Ville though. You are literally a 10 minute drive from being in pretty gorgeous countryside at any given point in town. You have to drive a bit to get to bodies of water, but tubing on the James river as mentioned is a pretty fun thing to do.


The football tailgaiting scene is very aggressive. While the only game i've attended was the second half of UVA-Miami (yes i did rush the field), we have had 3 all day tailgates, which have ranged from fun to amazingly awesome.

I went to the Maryland game somewhere in between the 3rd and 4th quarters and there were several groups who weren't even bothering with the game (which was competitive at that point) they were just chilling in the parking lot getting drunk. Gotta love Saturdays.


That is pretty standard.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby sherpaorlawschool » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:50 pm

jawsthegreat wrote:For those interested in any job related news. I had a 1L mock interview with a D.C. firm today. The interviewer was a hiring partner for the firm and said this:

"The job market is going to be infinitely better for your class than the 3Ls and the recent graduates. Firms panicked when the economy went downhill, and now that things are picking back up they are realizing that they don't have enough lawyers to handle all the work. Apply aggressively to firms, for both 1L summer and 2L OCI, there will be plenty of opportunities."


It would seem things are getting better.


Good to know. Thanks for the info!

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby tommynobody » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:57 pm

AssumptionRequired wrote:
tommynobody wrote:
pjo wrote:...if only our football/basketball teams were better. I guess we still have lacrosse though. LAX tailgate anyone? haha

The UVA baseball team deserves a little love. They spent about half of last season ranked #1 in the country.


Baseball is boring to watch. Exception: championship/world series games

College baseball = a lot more fun than pro baseball. The players play harder, they hit more homeruns, the fans get more drunk and heckle the players a lot more. It's great.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby McDeere » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:22 pm

jawsthegreat wrote:For those interested in any job related news. I had a 1L mock interview with a D.C. firm today. The interviewer was a hiring partner for the firm and said this:

"The job market is going to be infinitely better for your class than the 3Ls and the recent graduates. Firms panicked when the economy went downhill, and now that things are picking back up they are realizing that they don't have enough lawyers to handle all the work. Apply aggressively to firms, for both 1L summer and 2L OCI, there will be plenty of opportunities."


It would seem things are getting better.

This makes me feel even better about my ED acceptance :D

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby inmans » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:01 pm

Charlottesville has a pretty good music scene as well... Jefferson theatre, charlottesville pavillion, and JPJ (among others I'm sure) consistently get good acts

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby pjo » Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:29 pm

McDeere wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:For those interested in any job related news. I had a 1L mock interview with a D.C. firm today. The interviewer was a hiring partner for the firm and said this:

"The job market is going to be infinitely better for your class than the 3Ls and the recent graduates. Firms panicked when the economy went downhill, and now that things are picking back up they are realizing that they don't have enough lawyers to handle all the work. Apply aggressively to firms, for both 1L summer and 2L OCI, there will be plenty of opportunities."


It would seem things are getting better.

This makes me feel even better about my ED acceptance :D


+1. I have to admit that recently I calculated my loan repayment and when I think about it my stomach gets tied in knots. This makes me feel a little better though, especially knowing that I'm interested in a secondary market where very few T14 grads apply.

To Jaws: When he said "apply agressively" did he mean the quantity of firms or quality (i.e. V25 instead of V50?)

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby 005618502 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:25 pm

tommynobody wrote:
AssumptionRequired wrote:
tommynobody wrote:
pjo wrote:...if only our football/basketball teams were better. I guess we still have lacrosse though. LAX tailgate anyone? haha

The UVA baseball team deserves a little love. They spent about half of last season ranked #1 in the country.


Baseball is boring to watch. Exception: championship/world series games

College baseball = a lot more fun than pro baseball. The players play harder, they hit more homeruns, the fans get more drunk and heckle the players a lot more. It's great.


Homeruns.... yea its called not having to use wood bats. But pro equals better defense (though better pitching makes it boring) abd steroids! which is always exciting lol either way i would watch football/lax anytime before i would sit through a baseball game

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby jawsthegreat » Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:02 pm

pjo wrote:
McDeere wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:For those interested in any job related news. I had a 1L mock interview with a D.C. firm today. The interviewer was a hiring partner for the firm and said this:

"The job market is going to be infinitely better for your class than the 3Ls and the recent graduates. Firms panicked when the economy went downhill, and now that things are picking back up they are realizing that they don't have enough lawyers to handle all the work. Apply aggressively to firms, for both 1L summer and 2L OCI, there will be plenty of opportunities."


It would seem things are getting better.

This makes me feel even better about my ED acceptance :D


+1. I have to admit that recently I calculated my loan repayment and when I think about it my stomach gets tied in knots. This makes me feel a little better though, especially knowing that I'm interested in a secondary market where very few T14 grads apply.

To Jaws: When he said "apply agressively" did he mean the quantity of firms or quality (i.e. V25 instead of V50?)


When SHE mentioned it i read it as to do both.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby pjo » Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:29 pm

jawsthegreat wrote:
pjo wrote:
McDeere wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:For those interested in any job related news. I had a 1L mock interview with a D.C. firm today. The interviewer was a hiring partner for the firm and said this:

"The job market is going to be infinitely better for your class than the 3Ls and the recent graduates. Firms panicked when the economy went downhill, and now that things are picking back up they are realizing that they don't have enough lawyers to handle all the work. Apply aggressively to firms, for both 1L summer and 2L OCI, there will be plenty of opportunities."


It would seem things are getting better.

This makes me feel even better about my ED acceptance :D


+1. I have to admit that recently I calculated my loan repayment and when I think about it my stomach gets tied in knots. This makes me feel a little better though, especially knowing that I'm interested in a secondary market where very few T14 grads apply.

To Jaws: When he said "apply agressively" did he mean the quantity of firms or quality (i.e. V25 instead of V50?)


When SHE mentioned it i read it as to do both.


dowww! I knew as soon as I posted that I should have made it gender neutral. I always fall for the "the mom is the doctor" lol. Thanks for the info though.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby ShakinNotStirred » Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:40 am

After a lot of lurking I can finally post in here - just accepted today! (I applied ED on 11/17 for anyone wondering) Definitely really excited for Charlottesville next fall :D

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby bostonlawchick » Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:45 am

ShakinNotStirred wrote:After a lot of lurking I can finally post in here - just accepted today! (I applied ED on 11/17 for anyone wondering) Definitely really excited for Charlottesville next fall :D



Congrats!!!

Just saw your numbers on LSN. You have given me great hope.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby sundance95 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:52 pm

AssumptionRequired wrote:Homeruns.... yea its called not having to use wood bats. But pro equals better defense (though better pitching makes it boring) abd steroids! which is always exciting lol either way i would watch football/lax anytime before i would sit through a baseball game


You don't like juiced players so you watch...football? :roll:

Congrats to all the new acceptances. Jaws, thanks for passing along that anecdote, it would be great to be part of the first class to graduate post-ITE, or at least the beginning of the end of ITE.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby 005618502 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:41 pm

sundance95 wrote:
AssumptionRequired wrote:Homeruns.... yea its called not having to use wood bats. But pro equals better defense (though better pitching makes it boring) abd steroids! which is always exciting lol either way i would watch football/lax anytime before i would sit through a baseball game


You don't like juiced players so you watch...football? :roll:

Congrats to all the new acceptances. Jaws, thanks for passing along that anecdote, it would be great to be part of the first class to graduate post-ITE, or at least the beginning of the end of ITE.


I said thats always exciting, like its one of the few good things about the most boring sport to watch (well if you dont include golf and soccer)

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby billyez » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:21 pm

jawsthegreat wrote:Also, Billyez is the man. People would pay alooooooot of money for a date with him...


:lol:

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby justadude55 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:36 pm

would it make more sense for me to apply RD before thanksgiving or wait to hear back from other schools to apply ED? i'm applying off a fee waiver, but not above both medians. (please don't quote my question if i need to delete it later.)

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby billyez » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:48 pm

I'm of the mindset that the answer to that question depends on how badly you want to go to those other schools. But I get the sense that your question is primarily focused on whether it hurts your chances or not to wait until after Thanksgiving to ED - I would say no based on my personal experience, but I can't say with confidence whether or not mine is the common experience.

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby javacat » Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:25 pm

Hi guys!

I didn't want to sift through 40 pages of posts.. but I was wondering if anyone's brought up the housing topic? I know it's still early but us EDers have a lot of time on our hands and not much to think about except upcoming stuff!

Is there a good page where 1Ls, 2Ls etc talk about their housing experiences or give advice? Or is there a page/discussion out there somewhere with general housing info?

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Re: UVA Class of 2014

Postby oscodasa » Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:30 pm

Officially joining this thread :)




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