I went down and saw pavilion a month or so ago, and there were definitely a few law students there. I don't think it's replacing Ivy. Most students don't have the money to dish out. I'm still considering it, but I've heard negative things about living in the same complex as the majority of students. Of course, I'm sure it has it's positives as well.
Negatives in terms of noise and distraction? I'm a veteran of one of the biggest "party schools" in the nation, so I can basically study through an atomic bomb explosion. So thankfully in terms of that I'm not too worried. Were there other types of negatives about it?
Are you guys not going to be able to drive in C'ville, RCO and Gooner? Other people were making it sound like there was a lot of availability of different types of housing a bit further out from the school?
I imagine it's just like any other potential roommate situation except that you'll be more picky. Go through the usual questions: Do I know anyone who wants to live with me? Would that person be relatively clean and respectful of my space/stuff? Does that person have a boyfriend/girlfriend who will be over constantly? Does that person play an instrument badly at odd times? Etc.
You could also post your question in the UVA Law Students Taking Questions thread
since they would have more experience in this situation.
Thanks for the link to that thread, I had been kind of looking around for it! I'll definitely go ask over there as well. Ugh, the constant bf/gf being over is the worst! Nightmarish flashbacks of undergrad, shiver.