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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Morgan12Oak » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:52 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:I still don't have a single grade :(.


I wonder if they are prioritizing our 1L grades. It would appear so...

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby YCrevolution » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:53 pm

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby napolnic » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:43 pm

Morgan12Oak wrote:
YCrevolution wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:I still don't have a single grade :(.


I wonder if they are prioritizing our 1L grades. It would appear so...


From what I remember, professors are given a different, earlier, deadline for 1L classes than for other classes.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby bgdddymtty » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:57 pm

napolnic wrote:
Morgan12Oak wrote:
YCrevolution wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:I still don't have a single grade :(.


I wonder if they are prioritizing our 1L grades. It would appear so...


From what I remember, professors are given a different, earlier, deadline for 1L classes than for other classes.
And it's working so well! Forty-three days since the CivPro final and counting...

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby AJW » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:14 am

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.


Sorry guys just seems like there is so much to take in with all of these different books to read and differences between Hornbooks and E&E's etc... No harm intended

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby $$$$$$ » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:22 am

AJW wrote:
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.


Sorry guys just seems like there is so much to take in with all of these different books to read and differences between Hornbooks and E&E's etc... No harm intended


dont worry about law school till law school. honestly, nothing matters till november of your 1l year anyways. doing shit now is a waste of your time, unless you realllllly freaking like this shit.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Pragabranca » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:25 am

Guys I just wanted to say thanks for all of the previous posts they have been very helpful. Just picked up a pair of cleats and a mitt today.................super pumped for the softball!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Heat » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:40 am

AJW wrote:
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.


Sorry guys just seems like there is so much to take in with all of these different books to read and differences between Hornbooks and E&E's etc... No harm intended


To be fair I think they are sorta joking (jokes don't come out well over the interwebs). If you look through the forums there are many topics on what you can read if you really feel like you need to get ahead. Not gonna lie I'm reading a Contracts supplement.. TBH, its really cool for me to read something like this prior to the classes. I don't expect to fully understand it or know what I'm looking for but how does reading it in my spare time hurt me?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby jawsthegreat » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:19 am

Sorry guys just seems like there is so much to take in with all of these different books to read and differences between Hornbooks and E&E's etc... No harm intended[/quote]

To be fair I think they are sorta joking (jokes don't come out well over the interwebs). If you look through the forums there are many topics on what you can read if you really feel like you need to get ahead. Not gonna lie I'm reading a Contracts supplement.. TBH, its really cool for me to read something like this prior to the classes. I don't expect to fully understand it or know what I'm looking for but how does reading it in my spare time hurt me?[/quote]

Stop. Please don't. Trust me. It doesn't matter, enjoy your life, don't do that.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby plum » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:29 am

checking in....wow what the hell happened today? lol @ the michael jackson meme.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Heat » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:51 am

jawsthegreat wrote:Sorry guys just seems like there is so much to take in with all of these different books to read and differences between Hornbooks and E&E's etc... No harm intended


To be fair I think they are sorta joking (jokes don't come out well over the interwebs). If you look through the forums there are many topics on what you can read if you really feel like you need to get ahead. Not gonna lie I'm reading a Contracts supplement.. TBH, its really cool for me to read something like this prior to the classes. I don't expect to fully understand it or know what I'm looking for but how does reading it in my spare time hurt me?[/quote]

Stop. Please don't. Trust me. It doesn't matter, enjoy your life, don't do that.[/quote]

To be honest I'm kinda enjoying reading it. I'm not like taking extensive notes or gong out of my way to read it. It's more something I'm doing when I have nothing better to do and considering my interest in law its pretty cool to me, personally.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby jawsthegreat » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:22 am

Heat wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:Sorry guys just seems like there is so much to take in with all of these different books to read and differences between Hornbooks and E&E's etc... No harm intended


To be fair I think they are sorta joking (jokes don't come out well over the interwebs). If you look through the forums there are many topics on what you can read if you really feel like you need to get ahead. Not gonna lie I'm reading a Contracts supplement.. TBH, its really cool for me to read something like this prior to the classes. I don't expect to fully understand it or know what I'm looking for but how does reading it in my spare time hurt me?


Stop. Please don't. Trust me. It doesn't matter, enjoy your life, don't do that.[/quote]

To be honest I'm kinda enjoying reading it. I'm not like taking extensive notes or gong out of my way to read it. It's more something I'm doing when I have nothing better to do and considering my interest in law its pretty cool to me, personally.[/quote]

That's great and all and I applaud your interest, but please please don't let whatever you read stick in your mind, beyond the very very basic information, because all professors have different views and takes on the law. This might not make sense now, but once you get into school you will know what I mean.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Heat » Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:06 pm

Thanks for the tips. I don't intend to take it very seriously. I'm pretty much just reading it or the basic concepts as you said.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby DeeCee » Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:33 pm

Not sure if this has been covered yet, but I wanted to ask a quick question. Do you think UVA is worth it at sticker? If I get in I know I won't be offered money. Just wanted to see if you had any insights about whether or not UVA at sticker is a good investment.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby itsirtou » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:19 pm

aw damn I was hoping to get back today from break to find my loan money waiting for me in the mailbox

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby TigerBeer » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:49 pm

Is accounting/corp finance a GPA killer? I was pretty excited to take it before but now I am thinking that I might prefer a class that I have a shot at an A- in...

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Cavalier » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:16 pm

TigerBeer wrote:Is accounting/corp finance a GPA killer? I was pretty excited to take it before but now I am thinking that I might prefer a class that I have a shot at an A- in...

The courses are substantially different from typical exam-based courses. They're not GPA killers, but they do require different skills to succeed. If you're uncomfortable around numbers, you might want to postpone taking them.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby DeeCee » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:25 pm

DCLaw11 wrote:Not sure if this has been covered yet, but I wanted to ask a quick question. Do you think UVA is worth it at sticker? If I get in I know I won't be offered money. Just wanted to see if you had any insights about whether or not UVA at sticker is a good investment.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby dailygrind » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:43 pm

DCLaw11 wrote:
DCLaw11 wrote:Not sure if this has been covered yet, but I wanted to ask a quick question. Do you think UVA is worth it at sticker? If I get in I know I won't be offered money. Just wanted to see if you had any insights about whether or not UVA at sticker is a good investment.


probably depends on what your other options are. if i didn't go to uva, i wasn't gonna get money anywhere good (splitter), and i wasn't gonna be working in anything interesting/lucrative, so i took it at sticker and i haven't looked back. if your LSN is up to date though, this doesn't seem like a question you need to be asking for some time anyway, so why not relax a little bit in the meantime?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby DeeCee » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:47 pm

dailygrind wrote:
DCLaw11 wrote:
DCLaw11 wrote:Not sure if this has been covered yet, but I wanted to ask a quick question. Do you think UVA is worth it at sticker? If I get in I know I won't be offered money. Just wanted to see if you had any insights about whether or not UVA at sticker is a good investment.


probably depends on what your other options are. if i didn't go to uva, i wasn't gonna get money anywhere good (splitter), and i wasn't gonna be working in anything interesting/lucrative, so i took it at sticker and i haven't looked back. if your LSN is up to date though, this doesn't seem like a question you need to be asking for some time anyway, so why not relax a little bit in the meantime?


I'm just trying to come to terms with how much money I will ultimately be comfortable spending. My LSN is up to date, and yeah I probably do need to relax, I tend to be high strung like that :!:

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby vamedic03 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:59 pm

Cavalier wrote:
TigerBeer wrote:Is accounting/corp finance a GPA killer? I was pretty excited to take it before but now I am thinking that I might prefer a class that I have a shot at an A- in...

The courses are substantially different from typical exam-based courses. They're not GPA killers, but they do require different skills to succeed. If you're uncomfortable around numbers, you might want to postpone taking them.


I've also heard that they are time-sucks - graded homework. I plan to take them before I graduate (i.e., spring 3L), but I'm glad I didn't take them 1L.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby vamedic03 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:00 pm

dailygrind wrote:
DCLaw11 wrote:
DCLaw11 wrote:Not sure if this has been covered yet, but I wanted to ask a quick question. Do you think UVA is worth it at sticker? If I get in I know I won't be offered money. Just wanted to see if you had any insights about whether or not UVA at sticker is a good investment.


probably depends on what your other options are. if i didn't go to uva, i wasn't gonna get money anywhere good (splitter), and i wasn't gonna be working in anything interesting/lucrative, so i took it at sticker and i haven't looked back. if your LSN is up to date though, this doesn't seem like a question you need to be asking for some time anyway, so why not relax a little bit in the meantime?


I was also a very big splitter and I have no regrets about paying sticker for UVA.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby omg » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:32 pm

vamedic03 wrote:
dailygrind wrote:
DCLaw11 wrote:
DCLaw11 wrote:Not sure if this has been covered yet, but I wanted to ask a quick question. Do you think UVA is worth it at sticker? If I get in I know I won't be offered money. Just wanted to see if you had any insights about whether or not UVA at sticker is a good investment.


probably depends on what your other options are. if i didn't go to uva, i wasn't gonna get money anywhere good (splitter), and i wasn't gonna be working in anything interesting/lucrative, so i took it at sticker and i haven't looked back. if your LSN is up to date though, this doesn't seem like a question you need to be asking for some time anyway, so why not relax a little bit in the meantime?


I was also a very big splitter and I have no regrets about paying sticker for UVA.


+1

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby DeeCee » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:35 pm

omg wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:
I was also a very big splitter and I have no regrets about paying sticker for UVA.


+1


Just wondering, are any of you considering non-BigLaw jobs? I have made the decision that this is really the only type of job I am NOT interested in.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby omg » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:39 pm

I personally am interested in biglaw, at least for the short-term.




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