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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Doritos » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:37 pm

Cavalier wrote:I'm starting to dislike Cary Bennett almost as much as I dislike Clay Bennett.


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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Cavalier » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:41 pm

Doritos wrote:
Cavalier wrote:I'm starting to dislike Cary Bennett almost as much as I dislike Clay Bennett.


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lol, I meant the evil bastard who stole the Seattle SuperSonics.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby AJW » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:41 pm

Hey guys what E&E's would you recommend for Torts? Is The Forms and Functions of Tort Law by Abraham the best? Civil Procedure by Glannon? Your take? What about Contracts and Crim Law?

Thanks for all of the help it is much appreciated.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby jawsthegreat » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:43 pm

AJW wrote:Hey guys what E&E's would you recommend for Torts? Is The Forms and Functions of Tort Law by Abraham the best? Civil Procedure by Glannon? Your take? What about Contracts and Crim Law?

Thanks for all of the help it is much appreciated.


Do. Not. Ask. That. Ever. In. January. When. You. Are. A. 0L. You. Will. Not. Be. Liked.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby swinger » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:50 pm

jawsthegreat wrote:
AJW wrote:Hey guys what E&E's would you recommend for Torts? Is The Forms and Functions of Tort Law by Abraham the best? Civil Procedure by Glannon? Your take? What about Contracts and Crim Law?

Thanks for all of the help it is much appreciated.


Do. Not. Ask. That. Ever. In. January. When. You. Are. A. 0L. You. Will. Not. Be. Liked.


A.Men.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby omg » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:59 pm

swinger wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:
AJW wrote:Hey guys what E&E's would you recommend for Torts? Is The Forms and Functions of Tort Law by Abraham the best? Civil Procedure by Glannon? Your take? What about Contracts and Crim Law?

Thanks for all of the help it is much appreciated.


Do. Not. Ask. That. Ever. In. January. When. You. Are. A. 0L. You. Will. Not. Be. Liked.


A.Men.


I agree with the above posters, but if you need a reason in addition to not being liked... The most helpful hornbook will often depend on who your prof is, which you obviously don't know yet. Low's hornbook is essential for Low's class, but another option might be better if you have a different professor. Same with Abraham for Abraham. For instance, I found that Harrison's lectures often disagreed with or took different angles than Abraham's book and that I would have been better served by a different study guide.

TL;DR: Wait.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Doritos » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:02 pm

AJW wrote:Hey guys what E&E's would you recommend for Torts? Is The Forms and Functions of Tort Law by Abraham the best? Civil Procedure by Glannon? Your take? What about Contracts and Crim Law?

Thanks for all of the help it is much appreciated.


Why not read them all? Got plenty of time before 1L starts. If you want real good advice you can always ask professors at ASW. Be sure to bring business cards too, gotta start forming those connections.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby BruceWayne » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:04 pm

Anyone have any insights on Evidence with Sinclair?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby YCrevolution » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:05 pm

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby BruceWayne » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:07 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
BruceWayne wrote:Anyone have any insights on Evidence with Sinclair?

I just dropped it today to switch to Mitchell?


Thanks. How strict are the clinics about course prereqs? Let's say that I take Criminal Procedure Survey instead of Criminal Investigation or ajudication but I have all the other prereqs--will they really keep me out of the prosecution clinic for that?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby $$$$$$ » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:19 pm

I am actually PISSED right now at UVA and i will be talking to them in February when i have too spend money and time flying back home to interview. I expect them to cover some of my expenses, i stayed home an extra week just to interview and couldn't get one with a judge. judges (clerks) have even been making exceptions and saying just to give them 2 grades and i cant even do that. honestly, this is ridiculous

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Morgan12Oak » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:24 pm

$$$$$$ wrote:I am actually PISSED right now at UVA and i will be talking to them in February when i have too spend money and time flying back home to interview. I expect them to cover some of my expenses, i stayed home an extra week just to interview and couldn't get one with a judge. judges (clerks) have even been making exceptions and saying just to give them 2 grades and i cant even do that. honestly, this is ridiculous


This is a bad idea. It is not surprising that UVA is taking this long for grades. From what I have heard from years past, they were generally released as late as the weekend prior to when classes start. Furthermore, we even received e-mails earlier saying the deadline is February 1st. Factor in the late start of the semester, and it really should not be all that surprising.

To "expect" them to cover expenses of flying home to interview with judges is far-fetched.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby $$$$$$ » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:27 pm

dont care if its far fetched. 40% are in state, and can drive 2 hrs to interview at home, i gotta spend 400 bucks to fly. they give 250 bucks to kids they dont even know will come there for asw, they can throw me some cash money. ill let everyone know how that goes in feb. probably poorly, but im still trying. cant knock the hustle

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby YCrevolution » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:29 pm

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Morgan12Oak » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:36 pm

Well I am interested to hear that goes in February. If it does work, I for one, will be kicking myself. Best of luck. If it does work, it would definitely be an interesting precedent/exception.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby vamedic03 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:33 pm

BruceWayne wrote:
YCrevolution wrote:
BruceWayne wrote:Anyone have any insights on Evidence with Sinclair?

I just dropped it today to switch to Mitchell?


Thanks. How strict are the clinics about course prereqs? Let's say that I take Criminal Procedure Survey instead of Criminal Investigation or ajudication but I have all the other prereqs--will they really keep me out of the prosecution clinic for that?


Email the clinic profs and ask - this crim pro survey thing is kinda new.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby plum » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:46 am

Morgan12Oak wrote:From what I have heard from years past, they were generally released as late as the weekend prior to when classes start.

grades can be released over the weekend?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Cavalier » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:38 am

plum wrote:
Morgan12Oak wrote:From what I have heard from years past, they were generally released as late as the weekend prior to when classes start.

grades can be released over the weekend?

I've never seen evals post on a weekend, but I've gotten grades on a Saturday.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby $$$$$$ » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:33 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
$$$$$$ wrote:dont care if its far fetched. 40% are in state, and can drive 2 hrs to interview at home, i gotta spend 400 bucks to fly. they give 250 bucks to kids they dont even know will come there for asw, they can throw me some cash money. ill let everyone know how that goes in feb. probably poorly, but im still trying. cant knock the hustle

Almost certainly very poorly.



im just fed up, these internships are in extremely competitive districts and i need my grades in. They only need to offer one kid from harvard a spot, and then the internship is gone, and id like to at least have a shot to represent myself seeing as i spent 100 bucks to get these apps out.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby McDeere » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:58 pm

I'm sorry if this has already been covered, but I couldn't find an adequate answer...
I'll be at UVA this Fall.
Is it better to try to find an apartment now or after May (when there should be more people moving out)?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby BruceWayne » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:59 pm

This is crazy; they're actually going to wait to give us some of our grades until after classes start? Why does UVA take so much longer than every other school? I'm starting to think that this whole laid back beer and softball thing was about the professors---not the students. Getting grades back while you're preparing for a new set of classes could have a negative psychological impact. They really shouldn't allow grades to come back that late. How do people transfer out of UVA after spring of 1L?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby vanwinkle » Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:04 pm

BruceWayne wrote:How do people transfer out of UVA after spring of 1L?

Not to schools with June app deadlines, that's for sure.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Morgan12Oak » Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:08 pm

I'm sure the section(s) with 3 grades out already are having no problem applying to jobs. I would be more upset about this, but I didn't expect grades before returning to classes anyways.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby $$$$$$ » Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:16 pm

BruceWayne wrote:This is crazy; they're actually going to wait to give us some of our grades until after classes start? Why does UVA take so much longer than every other school? I'm starting to think that this whole laid back beer and softball thing was about the professors---not the students. Getting grades back while you're preparing for a new set of classes could have a negative psychological impact. They really shouldn't allow grades to come back that late. How do people transfer out of UVA after spring of 1L?


agreed, there are things i want to change with my study habits, and no matter what my grades are, ill change those things. But getting back a below median gpa in the middle of the freaking week when i have readings to do, pretty much equals me not doing those readings and me saying fuck it to class. its just f*@#ING unreal. my friends have had their grades back for 2 weeks and they ended after us.

edit - i curse too much

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby slider » Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:07 pm

$$$$$$ wrote:
edit - i curse too much


May be well deserved in this case.




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