UVA Class of 2016

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby WhiteyCakes » Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:41 pm

shadowofjazz wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:
armedwithamind wrote:Hey would any splitters mind sharing their stats? Trying to get a feel for how this cycle is going (I'm going to be 3.0-3.1/177) and want to ED when I apply next fall.

If you're still UG make sure uou get As from here on out. No BS... give yourself as good a chance as possible.
3.15/174 ED admit here...a note though, on LSN a 3.2/177 got waitlisted. So far this cycle I have the lowest GPA accepted on LSN.


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Re: UVA Class of 2016

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby danitt » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:48 pm

02889 wrote:UVA looks absolutely beautiful, and I've come around to thinking that attending school in a college town rather than a city might actually be really awesome.

But dat softball, man.. I don't think I'll ever come to fully enjoy the fratty culture that UVA has a reputation for. Any other softball resisters out there?

I'm an international. I don't even know what softball is.

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby questcertainty » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:58 pm

danitt wrote:
02889 wrote:UVA looks absolutely beautiful, and I've come around to thinking that attending school in a college town rather than a city might actually be really awesome.

But dat softball, man.. I don't think I'll ever come to fully enjoy the fratty culture that UVA has a reputation for. Any other softball resisters out there?

I'm an international. I don't even know what softball is.


I'm seriously considering UVA -- that's what 120k in scholarship cash will do, I guess -- and I'm also a little leery of the softball-and-beer culture. But I just have to suppose there's a substantial minority of students who probably aren't so keen about that stuff. I mean, seriously, with 350 people I'm sure there has to be some diversity of tastes, right?

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby Rahviveh » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:29 pm

questcertainty wrote:
danitt wrote:
02889 wrote:UVA looks absolutely beautiful, and I've come around to thinking that attending school in a college town rather than a city might actually be really awesome.

But dat softball, man.. I don't think I'll ever come to fully enjoy the fratty culture that UVA has a reputation for. Any other softball resisters out there?

I'm an international. I don't even know what softball is.


I'm seriously considering UVA -- that's what 120k in scholarship cash will do, I guess -- and I'm also a little leery of the softball-and-beer culture. But I just have to suppose there's a substantial minority of students who probably aren't so keen about that stuff. I mean, seriously, with 350 people I'm sure there has to be some diversity of tastes, right?


I think we will make good friends :wink:

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby Tom Joad » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:19 am

questcertainty wrote:
danitt wrote:
02889 wrote:UVA looks absolutely beautiful, and I've come around to thinking that attending school in a college town rather than a city might actually be really awesome.

But dat softball, man.. I don't think I'll ever come to fully enjoy the fratty culture that UVA has a reputation for. Any other softball resisters out there?

I'm an international. I don't even know what softball is.


I'm seriously considering UVA -- that's what 120k in scholarship cash will do, I guess -- and I'm also a little leery of the softball-and-beer culture. But I just have to suppose there's a substantial minority of students who probably aren't so keen about that stuff. I mean, seriously, with 350 people I'm sure there has to be some diversity of tastes, right?

UVA 1L here-the drunk frat bro image is way overstated. True drunk frat bros aren't smart enough to get into good law schools. Not everybody does softball, they should it's fun, but nobody cares if people don't play. Drinking happens at all law schools, and at all of them some people join in, some people don't. Nobody cares. With the differences in big city vs. college town taken into account, law schools all have fungible atmospheres.

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby Rahviveh » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:56 pm

I called career services yesterday. They said that for the class of 2012, 202/368 were working at big firms at graduation. About 60 people have clerkships. And around 30 people with school funded positions. These numbers are good but it would be nice to have 2013 numbers. I encourage everyone in this thread to call them and pressure them so that they can either give us more stats or start collecting them in the future

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby NoodleyOne » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:38 pm

ChampagnePapi wrote:I called career services yesterday. They said that for the class of 2012, 202/368 were working at big firms at graduation. About 60 people have clerkships. And around 30 people with school funded positions. These numbers are good but it would be nice to have 2013 numbers. I encourage everyone in this thread to call them and pressure them so that they can either give us more stats or start collecting them in the future

Wait... define "big firm". Because if its biglaw those #s are fucking good.

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby Rahviveh » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:07 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:I called career services yesterday. They said that for the class of 2012, 202/368 were working at big firms at graduation. About 60 people have clerkships. And around 30 people with school funded positions. These numbers are good but it would be nice to have 2013 numbers. I encourage everyone in this thread to call them and pressure them so that they can either give us more stats or start collecting them in the future

Wait... define "big firm". Because if its biglaw those #s are fucking good.


I asked if it was 100+ lawyers and he said yes. He was super vague though so I'm not sure I'm 100% confident about the things he said. And I'm not sure why there is no information about how c/o 2013 fared last year. I will probably call again in a few days. But yes, if accurate that would suggest a 60-65% success rate after accounting for clerkships, self-selection, etc

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby WalkingPlato » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:20 pm

You guys think 3.95/166 would get in? I'm really considering after getting to know more about the school..

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby 005618502 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:42 pm

WalkingPlato wrote:You guys think 3.95/166 would get in? I'm really considering after getting to know more about the school..


Probably only with an ED

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby WalkingPlato » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:26 pm

AssumptionRequired wrote:
WalkingPlato wrote:You guys think 3.95/166 would get in? I'm really considering after getting to know more about the school..


Probably only with an ED


Ahh.. too late for that.. But the numbers seem to be (without considering the significant drop in apps again this cycle) 3.49-3.94 165-171.. My GPA is above 75th and LSAT is above 25th.. maybe it happens without ED.

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby Rahviveh » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:42 pm

WalkingPlato wrote:
AssumptionRequired wrote:
WalkingPlato wrote:You guys think 3.95/166 would get in? I'm really considering after getting to know more about the school..


Probably only with an ED


Ahh.. too late for that.. But the numbers seem to be (without considering the significant drop in apps again this cycle) 3.49-3.94 165-171.. My GPA is above 75th and LSAT is above 25th.. maybe it happens without ED.


Its not too late to ED

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby maxiguess » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:12 pm

I really have no clue how schools like UVA will see my app. I was a transfer student undergrad, but screwed up my first year and failed two classes. Was put on academic prob, but turned around and was on dean's honor list from the next semester until transfer, got the only scholarship for my intended major, and retook the failed courses. The way those credits are weighed is making me unsure of how schools read my GPA, but it falls between 3.1 and 3.3, then 3.5 at university. This was all over 10 years ago and I think my addendum explains the circumstances well. Worked the whole time I was in school and became a trademark specialist before applying. 168 LSAT (to those of you who got over 170, my hat is off to you. wow) and solid recs from a former professor and one of the partners of my firm. I'm not holding my breath, but news so far has only been good, albeit mostly with schools a little down the scale.

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby Rahviveh » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:40 pm

maxiguess wrote:I really have no clue how schools like UVA will see my app. I was a transfer student undergrad, but screwed up my first year and failed two classes. Was put on academic prob, but turned around and was on dean's honor list from the next semester until transfer, got the only scholarship for my intended major, and retook the failed courses. The way those credits are weighed is making me unsure of how schools read my GPA, but it falls between 3.1 and 3.3, then 3.5 at university. This was all over 10 years ago and I think my addendum explains the circumstances well. Worked the whole time I was in school and became a trademark specialist before applying. 168 LSAT (to those of you who got over 170, my hat is off to you. wow) and solid recs from a former professor and one of the partners of my firm. I'm not holding my breath, but news so far has only been good, albeit mostly with schools a little down the scale.


If you've been out of undergrad 10 years they may cut you some slack. But I would guess you'll need to retake if you want in. 2 more points and you're in.

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby mindarmed » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:49 pm

Br3v wrote:
armedwithamind wrote:Hey would any splitters mind sharing their stats? Trying to get a feel for how this cycle is going (I'm going to be 3.0-3.1/177) and want to ED when I apply next fall.


You should get in bro. They tend to care less about gpa if you got tha high lsat as long as its above 3.0.


Good looks.

Does anyone have any experience taking any community college classes to pad their LSDAS gpa? I'm contemplating taking some easy math classes at the local community college to boost my GPA.

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby DevilsAdvocate2016 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:55 pm

Is there an admitted students website?

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby oshberg28 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:01 pm

ChampagnePapi wrote:I called career services yesterday. They said that for the class of 2012, 202/368 were working at big firms at graduation. About 60 people have clerkships. And around 30 people with school funded positions. These numbers are good but it would be nice to have 2013 numbers. I encourage everyone in this thread to call them and pressure them so that they can either give us more stats or start collecting them in the future


I'm sure I'm missing something, but how do you expect them to have numbers for the class of 2013, which hasn't graduated yet?

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby Rahviveh » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:03 pm

oshberg28 wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:I called career services yesterday. They said that for the class of 2012, 202/368 were working at big firms at graduation. About 60 people have clerkships. And around 30 people with school funded positions. These numbers are good but it would be nice to have 2013 numbers. I encourage everyone in this thread to call them and pressure them so that they can either give us more stats or start collecting them in the future


I'm sure I'm missing something, but how do you expect them to have numbers for the class of 2013, which hasn't graduated yet?


% of participants who got 2L SA's last year

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby 02889 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:14 am

ChampagnePapi wrote:
oshberg28 wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:I called career services yesterday. They said that for the class of 2012, 202/368 were working at big firms at graduation. About 60 people have clerkships. And around 30 people with school funded positions. These numbers are good but it would be nice to have 2013 numbers. I encourage everyone in this thread to call them and pressure them so that they can either give us more stats or start collecting them in the future


I'm sure I'm missing something, but how do you expect them to have numbers for the class of 2013, which hasn't graduated yet?


% of participants who got 2L SA's last year

Do schools readily give this info? If so I'd love to see TLSers find this out from most of the T14 and make that public. That would be a very interesting metric for everyone to consider.

Thank you for checking on the other info, though. I'm relieved by there being only 30/368 (or 8.2%) school-funded positions for the c/o 2012. Though still high, that's a much, much nicer amount than the 17% or whatever for c/o 2011.

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby Rahviveh » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:58 pm

02889 wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:
oshberg28 wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:I called career services yesterday. They said that for the class of 2012, 202/368 were working at big firms at graduation. About 60 people have clerkships. And around 30 people with school funded positions. These numbers are good but it would be nice to have 2013 numbers. I encourage everyone in this thread to call them and pressure them so that they can either give us more stats or start collecting them in the future


I'm sure I'm missing something, but how do you expect them to have numbers for the class of 2013, which hasn't graduated yet?


% of participants who got 2L SA's last year

Do schools readily give this info? If so I'd love to see TLSers find this out from most of the T14 and make that public. That would be a very interesting metric for everyone to consider.

Thank you for checking on the other info, though. I'm relieved by there being only 30/368 (or 8.2%) school-funded positions for the c/o 2012. Though still high, that's a much, much nicer amount than the 17% or whatever for c/o 2011.


Its not something released to the public, but has been leaked on TLS for CCN.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=187337

Fairly certain all schools have access to this stuff, they just don't want to share it with us.

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby danitt » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:47 pm

Does UVA ever put up any kind of Facebook or website for admitted students?

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby Hspeaksfriend » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:37 pm

danitt wrote:Does UVA ever put up any kind of Facebook or website for admitted students?


Yes and yes. I just don't think they've made either yet (for this cycle).

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby Tom Joad » Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:41 pm

danitt wrote:Does UVA ever put up any kind of Facebook or website for admitted students?

Facebook page.

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Re: UVA Class of 2016

Postby gaucholaw » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:12 pm

Ok, so not to harp on this, but considering i need to (supposedly) get my jefferson app up soon... I would appreciate it if a 1L could clearly delineate the social cultural differences between jeff and ivy... For sure, I don't doubt that all of the major thurs-sat parties are easy to go to... but from experience, there's also all of the impromptu little kickbacks here and there, that tend to happen in the more social places. For instance, I go to UCSB... while all of the dorms "partied" I quickly realized that francisco torres (you can wiki it... it's that famous) had that little extra... and surprisingly, it was a good environment for me :D ... I'm just a social butterfly, and my grades actually tend to suffer when I party/socialize less..... yet 200 bucks a month, is 200 bucks a month.... this has been on my mind for a month and I still can't make up my mind. Thus, help!




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