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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:19 pm
by OtterLaw
RParadela wrote:I'll join in on the fray here..

Collins for CivPro
Verkerke for contracts
Bonnie for Crim
Armacoast for torts
Fore for LRW


Dude I'm sorry about Bonnie for Crim. Just get through it and pray your multiple choice skills are better than your classmates'

Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:20 pm
by lawcapture
my turn, appreciate any input

crim -brown
contracts- kordana
torts - kendrick
civ pro - collins
LWR- buck

Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:23 pm
by OtterLaw
lawcapture wrote:my turn, appreciate any input

crim -brown
contracts- kordana
torts - kendrick
civ pro - collins
LWR- buck


You struck gold getting Kendrick for Torts. She is absolutely amazing. I didn't have Kordana for contracts but I took him for a different class this spring and he is a trip. He doesn't cold call and you'll have no idea what's going on but he has a pretty heavy B+ curve. Just make sure to use his little "isms" on the exam (this will make more sense after a few classes) and you're good.

Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:32 pm
by thebrownnote
Obviously you bright young about-to-be 1L's already know this, but don't take anybody on this board's word as gospel on your professors. Opinions vary widely on who is good and who isn't and also on what strategies to use for each professor. And from the various 2Ls I can identify posting on here...I wouldn't necessarily call them representative. Don't worry to much about which professors you have right now. Just focus on getting your life in order as you move up the Charlottesville so you can hit the ground running next Wednesday.

Also, look to your peer advisers for, wait for it, advice once orientation starts. They're there for anything you need.

Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:02 am
by Law2020!
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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:11 am
by jaekeem
join student orgs/go to bar review.

Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:11 am
by North
Go to bar review and join clubs?

Scooped

Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:36 pm
by esq
lawcapture wrote:my turn, appreciate any input

crim -brown
contracts- kordana
torts - kendrick
civ pro - collins
LWR- buck


Brown is very dry, and sometimes lets himself get off topic. On the plus side, he ends up shying away from cold calling so if there was ever a class where you could cut corners with reading when you need to and get by on a good outline/hornbook, Brown's is it. Even when he does cold call, he often doesn't care how you respond because he's just enjoying the reprieve in having to lecture, which he can seem very nervous about at times. I think he does give a few brownie points on your end of the year score, though, if you volunteer to answer a few questions when there are crickets... it's like he remembers that you bailed him out of an awkward moment or something! And he's a super nice dude who is actually really helpful in trying to help you understand if you have a question about something.

Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:18 pm
by rhododactylos
lawcapture wrote:my turn, appreciate any input

crim -brown
contracts- kordana
torts - kendrick
civ pro - collins
LWR- buck


Kordana is a certifiable crazy person (albeit a very loveable one) and can be simultaneously maddening and entertaining. The best approach to his class is to accept from day 1 that you are not going to learn conventional contracts, and to just roll with it. Keep up with his crazy Kordanaisms and don't be afraid to ask him questions when you lose him--he's much better than you would expect at explaining things, either in class or in office hours. Enjoy the fact that he doesn't cold call or assign much reading.

Collins is sort of in the opposite camp--extremely clear and straightforward. He's a very popular professor.

Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:53 am
by anon sequitur
esq wrote:
lawcapture wrote:
Brown is very dry, and sometimes lets himself get off topic. On the plus side, he ends up shying away from cold calling so if there was ever a class where you could cut corners with reading when you need to and get by on a good outline/hornbook, Brown's is it. Even when he does cold call, he often doesn't care how you respond because he's just enjoying the reprieve in having to lecture, which he can seem very nervous about at times. I think he does give a few brownie points on your end of the year score, though, if you volunteer to answer a few questions when there are crickets... it's like he remembers that you bailed him out of an awkward moment or something! And he's a super nice dude who is actually really helpful in trying to help you understand if you have a question about something.


Just realizing based on this why I got a good grade in crim pro. Brown is not a great lecturer but a nice guy willing to help out.

Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:46 am
by Slippin' Jimmy
Hey everyone, UVA is currently my top choice and I just got in yesterday! When does scholly information go out for early acceptances?

Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:23 pm
by cvillain
Nice handle. If by early acceptance you mean early binding decision: there will be no scholarships. If you just applied early and got accepted: February.

Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:24 pm
by LawMan16
Apologies if this has already been addressed, but earlier posts in this thread suggest that there was a binder showing grade distributions by professor available in the library's reserve room at one point. Is that still the case and, if so, where is it?

I know the information is of minimal utility, but I'm trying to get a sense of how many Cs I can realistically expect to accumulate. :D

Thanks for any guidance - hope everyone is settling in well!

Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:10 pm
by jaekeem
LawMan16 wrote:Apologies if this has already been addressed, but earlier posts in this thread suggest that there was a binder showing grade distributions by professor available in the library's reserve room at one point. Is that still the case and, if so, where is it?

I know the information is of minimal utility, but I'm trying to get a sense of how many Cs I can realistically expect to accumulate. :D

Thanks for any guidance - hope everyone is settling in well!


I don't think this is available anymore, but you can ask around for general grade distributions if you're curious (i.e. Kordana has a reputation for giving more B+s than the avg prof. Jeffries is known for a wide curve)

Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:28 am
by Br3v
jaekeem wrote:
LawMan16 wrote:Apologies if this has already been addressed, but earlier posts in this thread suggest that there was a binder showing grade distributions by professor available in the library's reserve room at one point. Is that still the case and, if so, where is it?

I know the information is of minimal utility, but I'm trying to get a sense of how many Cs I can realistically expect to accumulate. :D

Thanks for any guidance - hope everyone is settling in well!


I don't think this is available anymore, but you can ask around for general grade distributions if you're curious (i.e. Kordana has a reputation for giving more B+s than the avg prof. Jeffries is known for a wide curve)


That was done away with about 5 years ago

Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:29 pm
by Law2020!
I want to start a club, but I am currently a 1L and don't want to take on that time commitment yet. Would beginning of 2L year be a good time to do it?

Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:47 pm
by Nagster5
Law2020! wrote:I want to start a club, but I am currently a 1L and don't want to take on that time commitment yet. Would beginning of 2L year be a good time to do it?


What club? And yes.

Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:01 pm
by Yardbird
Br3v wrote:
jaekeem wrote:
LawMan16 wrote:Apologies if this has already been addressed, but earlier posts in this thread suggest that there was a binder showing grade distributions by professor available in the library's reserve room at one point. Is that still the case and, if so, where is it?

I know the information is of minimal utility, but I'm trying to get a sense of how many Cs I can realistically expect to accumulate. :D

Thanks for any guidance - hope everyone is settling in well!


I don't think this is available anymore, but you can ask around for general grade distributions if you're curious (i.e. Kordana has a reputation for giving more B+s than the avg prof. Jeffries is known for a wide curve)


That was done away with about 5 years ago
RIP. It was in the library for one week my 1L year before it got removed.

Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:26 pm
by esq
Yardbird wrote:
Br3v wrote:
jaekeem wrote:
LawMan16 wrote:Apologies if this has already been addressed, but earlier posts in this thread suggest that there was a binder showing grade distributions by professor available in the library's reserve room at one point. Is that still the case and, if so, where is it?

I know the information is of minimal utility, but I'm trying to get a sense of how many Cs I can realistically expect to accumulate. :D

Thanks for any guidance - hope everyone is settling in well!


I don't think this is available anymore, but you can ask around for general grade distributions if you're curious (i.e. Kordana has a reputation for giving more B+s than the avg prof. Jeffries is known for a wide curve)


That was done away with about 5 years ago
RIP. It was in the library for one week my 1L year before it got removed.


Bummer. It was definitely something we all became familiar with when choosing our professors after 1L when I was there. You learned to avoid any professor that didn't have a giant B+ target to their curve if you weren't gunning. Worked out pretty good for most of us!

Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:05 pm
by Supersplitteriknow
Do you think it's a big mistake to pay sticker at uva versus scholarship money at wustl if you want DC/NYC PI?

Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:20 pm
by 5ky
Supersplitteriknow wrote:Do you think it's a big mistake to pay sticker at uva versus scholarship money at wustl if you want DC/NYC PI?


neither is a great option

Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:20 pm
by thebrownnote
Supersplitteriknow wrote:Do you think it's a big mistake to pay sticker at uva versus scholarship money at wustl if you want DC/NYC PI?


What's the total price tag on both options and will you be taking it out in loans or paying through some other source? Also, the admissions season is just getting going; it seems unlikely that those will be your final two options.

Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:36 pm
by Supersplitteriknow
thebrownnote wrote:
Supersplitteriknow wrote:Do you think it's a big mistake to pay sticker at uva versus scholarship money at wustl if you want DC/NYC PI?


What's the total price tag on both options and will you be taking it out in loans or paying through some other source? Also, the admissions season is just getting going; it seems unlikely that those will be your final two options.


I don't know the rent yet but I'd get a roommate probably. Personal savings: 50k. Rest loans / LRAP.

Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:13 pm
by Law2020!
Is participating in Moot Court as a 2L and not as a 1L still beneficial for one’s resume, even though OGI interviews would have already occurred?

Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:40 pm
by Nagster5
Law2020! wrote:Is participating in Moot Court as a 2L and not as a 1L still beneficial for one’s resume, even though OGI interviews would have already occurred?


Depends on if you want to do something post-OGI where it might help, like clerking or going to a firm that hires primarily post-clerkship. It's certainly not going to help if you just get a job from OGI and head straight there.