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berkeleykel06
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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby berkeleykel06 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:32 pm

In you guys' experience, how closely do midterm grades correlate with grades on the final?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby bgdddymtty » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:36 pm

flyingpanda wrote:I'm now enrolled in vice and regulation of political process. Any thoughts?

Better than being embroiled in vice and regulation of the political process.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby flyingpanda » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:22 pm

bgdddymtty wrote:
flyingpanda wrote:I'm now enrolled in vice and regulation of political process. Any thoughts?

Better than being embroiled in vice and regulation of the political process.


NOt really dude, being embroiled in vice doesn't sound too bad.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby bgdddymtty » Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:36 am

flyingpanda wrote:
bgdddymtty wrote:
flyingpanda wrote:I'm now enrolled in vice and regulation of political process. Any thoughts?

Better than being embroiled in vice and regulation of the political process.


NOt really dude, being embroiled in vice doesn't sound too bad.

And the award for "Student Most Likely to Be Found Unfit for Admission to the Bar" goes to...

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby vamedic03 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:18 am

flyingpanda wrote:I'm now enrolled in vice and regulation of political process. Any thoughts?


I don't know anything about Gilbert, but I loved D. Brown last year in crim law and I'll be taking Vice this spring.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby vamedic03 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:20 am

berkeleykel06 wrote:In you guys' experience, how closely do midterm grades correlate with grades on the final?


Eh, depends on a lot of different factors - which professor, whether they're grading it for real or just doing a light grading, whether you took it seriously, and how you use your experience in taking it.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby flyingpanda » Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:27 am

vamedic03 wrote:
flyingpanda wrote:I'm now enrolled in vice and regulation of political process. Any thoughts?


I don't know anything about Gilbert, but I loved D. Brown last year in crim law and I'll be taking Vice this spring.


Gilbert's relatively new, but he has good reviews and I asked my PA about him. Brown's cool, not the liveliest guy, but he's pretty clear and very approachable.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Cavalier » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:34 am

berkeleykel06 wrote:In you guys' experience, how closely do midterm grades correlate with grades on the final?

There's not a lot of correlation, from what I've seen. Some people are either naturally good or naturally bad at exams, others will only figure out how to take an exam properly after the midterm, and some people will get lucky on the midterm and do worse on finals. Personally, I ended up doing a lot better on my finals than my midterm exams.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby RVP11 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:40 am

flyingpanda wrote:I'm now enrolled in vice and regulation of political process. Any thoughts?


Gilbert and Brown are both good professors. Gilbert's a lot more entertaining, but they're both very clear, friendly, approachable, etc.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby sherpaorlawschool » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:47 pm

How did OGI go for people aiming for Texas? Anyone have a general sense of the success in obtaining SA positions in Dallas and Houston? What do you guys think the best cities to shoot for are other than NY out of UVA? Already assuming DC isn't going to be on that list due to its competitiveness.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby flyingpanda » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:39 am

sherpaorlawschool wrote:How did OGI go for people aiming for Texas? Anyone have a general sense of the success in obtaining SA positions in Dallas and Houston? What do you guys think the best cities to shoot for are other than NY out of UVA? Already assuming DC isn't going to be on that list due to its competitiveness.


If you have ties to texas, it's probably not too bad. After DC/NY, ties get important.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby sherpaorlawschool » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:06 pm

Thanks!

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby BruceWayne » Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:11 pm

Fed income tax with Yale second semester: good idea or bad idea?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby CaliMizzou » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:11 pm

Question: I was thinking of trying to get out to Charlottesville sometime during my winter break. What day do Spring classes begin?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby BruceWayne » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:15 pm

^ January 24th

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby dailygrind » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:10 am

also, the winter classes start the 7th of january, but winter courses may not be the best representative of what uva's classes are like. if you can't make it up before the 24th though, it's probably better than nothing. you will at the very least get to interact with some uva students and professors.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby vamedic03 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:28 am

BruceWayne wrote:Fed income tax with Yale second semester: good idea or bad idea?


Yale has pretty good reviews though I think that Yin has the best reviews for tax. From what I understand, they're the only two profs you should take tax with.

1) What else are you taking?

2) Anything else you're looking at taking? - i.e., is there some other class in particular that you're looking at?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby joemoviebuff » Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:47 am

I was just looking at the website for the Jeffersonian and it says they offer furnished apartments, but didn't specify beyond that. Can anyone shine a light on what's included?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby YCrevolution » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:35 am

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby plenipotentiary » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:46 am

YCrevolution wrote:
joemoviebuff wrote:I was just looking at the website for the Jeffersonian and it says they offer furnished apartments, but didn't specify beyond that. Can anyone shine a light on what's included?

My one bedroom with den (furnished):
- one couch
- one loveseat
- one coffee table with two matching end tables
- two table lamps
- one small desk
- one desk chair
- one large nightstand
- one twin size bed with mattress
- dining table with four matching chairs
- one tall dresser
- one wide dresser with mirror
- one small nightstand
- one queen size bed with mattress


Would it be totally ridic to ask for pictures?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby YCrevolution » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:21 pm

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby joemoviebuff » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:12 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
joemoviebuff wrote:I was just looking at the website for the Jeffersonian and it says they offer furnished apartments, but didn't specify beyond that. Can anyone shine a light on what's included?

My one bedroom with den (furnished):
- one couch
- one loveseat
- one coffee table with two matching end tables
- two table lamps
- one small desk
- one desk chair
- one large nightstand
- one twin size bed with mattress
- dining table with four matching chairs
- one tall dresser
- one wide dresser with mirror
- one small nightstand
- one queen size bed with mattress


Thanks for that. Are you satisfied with all that? Anything you wish was different (i.e. mattress sucks)? Worth the extra money each month, or would you recommend getting an unfurnished one and hitting craigslist?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby YCrevolution » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:25 pm

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flyingpanda
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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby flyingpanda » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:36 pm

I have seen YCrev's desk. It is indeed huge and L shaped


*giggle*

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby pjo » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:05 pm

I saw on here that you list two alternative journals when you enter the write on competition for LR. Are all the secondary journals just write on? How does this work, how difficult is to to get on a secondary journal? Any journals more/less difficult to write onto?

Also... any suggestions for places with good bar food/BBQ etc? I know there's a buffalo wild wings near by but are there any "home-town" places that students prefer?




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