UVA Law Students Taking Questions

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 20170322 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:46 am

UVA2B wrote:
SweetTort wrote:Hey, all! Few questions:

1) Is there a way to get a mailbox at the school?

2) When do schedules for 1L come out?

3) When does softball start in the fall? How often do you play?

4) Any tips for buying furniture?


Every student has a "mailbox," but it's not a PO box and USPS won't deliver to it. It'll be mainly for dropping stuff off for other students.

Schedules are driven by your section, which you'll find out the week before orientation starts.

Softball starts ~2 weeks into the semester, and you'll play one game per week. Your section may practice on top of that, but that's up to the section to schedule.

For furniture, you should start with Craigslist and go from there. There will likely be people selling furniture on FB, but since you're not on FB, you'll be left to more generalized stuff like Craigslist.


Thanks fam! That was really helpful. Wahoowa!

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby call-me-bubbles » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:27 am

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby nimbus cloud » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:19 am

How is the internet at the Ivy? Did it get any better since 2013-14?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby whats an updog » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:37 am

SweetTort wrote:
4) Any tips for buying furniture?



http://circainc.com/

also great for furniture. some items are overpriced, but they have a lot there and if you poke around you can find good deals

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby anon sequitur » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:16 pm

call-me-bubbles wrote:Did anyone negotiate with UVA back when they were applying? If so, how'd you go about it, and were you ultimately successful? I'm one of many who got absolutely nada last night, 100% loans. I've been accepted to higher-ranked schools (Chicago, Penn -- aid pending) and lower-ranked schools with nice scholarships (Cornell, Vanderbilt, WUSTL), but I'm not sure if any of these things would be legitimate leverage in asking UVA to reconsider. Any advice?


There's no magic to it, you just e-mail/call and say "Hey, I'm really interested in attending UVA, but I have to make sure it makes sense financially, is there any merit based aid available at this point?" They'll check your file to see how much they want you, check how much aid is available (this changes every time someone with a scholarship offer declines), and if they can, they'll offer it to you. Just keep in mind, merit aid at this point in the cycle is not about having a compelling story, or being a world-class cellist or whatever, it's just about whether or not they need someone like you to round out the class, for whatever it is they're lacking at that point (GPA/LSAT/whatever). If you're a jerk or abrasive that will probably hurt your chances (just speculating, maybe it won't), but it's a very transactional process at this point. No harm trying. I did this and got a significant aid package just a few days before the fist deposit deadline, which is when I think they've got a decent amount of money to give out, and trying to convert acceptances into matriculants.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 20170322 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:25 pm

Any 3L's-- I will buy all your furniture. Pls help.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby call-me-bubbles » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:35 pm

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 20170322 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:53 pm

Does the North Grounds gym have a good/active pickup basketball scene?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby lawcapture » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:04 pm

SweetTort wrote:Does the North Grounds gym have a good/active pickup basketball scene?


this is the question I came to ask. Attorneys at ball assemble

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby OtterLaw » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:44 pm

lawcapture wrote:
SweetTort wrote:Does the North Grounds gym have a good/active pickup basketball scene?


this is the question I came to ask. Attorneys at ball assemble


We have a 1L group that meets most Saturdays earlier in the semester before the finals rush. It's usually about 10 people. Very chill and fun.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby lawcapture » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:17 pm

OtterLaw wrote:
lawcapture wrote:
SweetTort wrote:Does the North Grounds gym have a good/active pickup basketball scene?


this is the question I came to ask. Attorneys at ball assemble


We have a 1L group that meets most Saturdays earlier in the semester before the finals rush. It's usually about 10 people. Very chill and fun.


That's dope... do any law students play intramurals? Always hated playing grad students as an undergrad tho

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby #ripbarb » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:46 pm

lawcapture wrote:
OtterLaw wrote:
lawcapture wrote:
SweetTort wrote:Does the North Grounds gym have a good/active pickup basketball scene?


this is the question I came to ask. Attorneys at ball assemble


We have a 1L group that meets most Saturdays earlier in the semester before the finals rush. It's usually about 10 people. Very chill and fun.


That's dope... do any law students play intramurals? Always hated playing grad students as an undergrad tho


We definitely need to get a law school squad out there. it seems you have become what you hate. such is life

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby mrgstephe » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:27 pm

Not from the area, but coming in for ASW: Can anyone tell me if the area Uber can get you from the airport to grounds? I'd rather just use that than figure out an airport shuttle.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 5ky » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:45 pm

mrgstephe wrote:Not from the area, but coming in for ASW: Can anyone tell me if the area Uber can get you from the airport to grounds? I'd rather just use that than figure out an airport shuttle.


You can just pull up uber and see, but I just did it and it said you could get an uber in 7 min, which would take you to the law school for $16.

There's cabs there too, there used to be a flat rate to/from the airport of like $25

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 5ky » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:45 pm

You usually had to specifically ask for the flat rate though. And most don't have credit card machines.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Nagster5 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:53 pm

I used Uber for everything during ASW last year, it was cheap and easy




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