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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby flyingpanda » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:31 pm

Hosting students for ASW: best idea or worst idea?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby RVP11 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:01 pm

flyingpanda wrote:Hosting students for ASW: best idea or worst idea?


It almost always works out well.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby arism87 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:44 pm

RVP11 wrote:
flyingpanda wrote:Hosting students for ASW: best idea or worst idea?


It almost always works out well.


I like this answer. I CAN stay with my sister for ASW but a) I want to meet law students instead of hang out with people I know and b) she'll have a big meet coming up so I couldn't come back drunk.. still, feels weird to stay with a stranger when I don't have to..

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby YCrevolution » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:02 pm

..

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby arism87 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:05 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
RVP11 wrote:
flyingpanda wrote:Hosting students for ASW: best idea or worst idea?


It almost always works out well.

Until they lose your keys.

j/k panda


Ahahaha hilarious bc I'm known for losing keys..

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby flyingpanda » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:30 pm

arism87 wrote:
YCrevolution wrote:
RVP11 wrote:
flyingpanda wrote:Hosting students for ASW: best idea or worst idea?


It almost always works out well.

Until they lose your keys.

j/k panda


Ahahaha hilarious bc I'm known for losing keys..


Consider yourself uninvited.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby arism87 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:31 pm

flyingpanda wrote:
Consider yourself uninvited.


lulz well ever since I invested in AAA I have YET to lose a key/lock myself out/get a flat :lol:

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby flyingpanda » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:32 pm

arism87 wrote:
flyingpanda wrote:
Consider yourself uninvited.


lulz well ever since I invested in AAA I have YET to lose a key/lock myself out/get a flat :lol:


I'm srsly considering making like 6 copies of my keys and distributing them to friends in case I get locked out.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby R.R. Raskolnikov » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:00 pm

I'm coming to Charlottesville for the April 1 Accepted Students Day, but is it advantageous to come a day early and sit in on actual classes as opposed to just seeing the school and a "mock class" with all the other 0Ls?

If so, any recommendations for a Wednesday or Thursday afternoon class (I'm driving from NY one of those mornings)? Thanks!

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby soullesswonder » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:20 pm

R.R. Raskolnikov wrote:I'm coming to Charlottesville for the April 1 Accepted Students Day, but is it advantageous to come a day early and sit in on actual classes as opposed to just seeing the school and a "mock class" with all the other 0Ls?

If so, any recommendations for a Wednesday or Thursday afternoon class (I'm driving from NY one of those mornings)? Thanks!


I'm not sure there's a big advantage, but seeing different professors teach is always nice. Sprigman's Con Law meets on Thursday afternoons.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby R.R. Raskolnikov » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:37 pm

soullesswonder wrote:
R.R. Raskolnikov wrote:I'm coming to Charlottesville for the April 1 Accepted Students Day, but is it advantageous to come a day early and sit in on actual classes as opposed to just seeing the school and a "mock class" with all the other 0Ls?

If so, any recommendations for a Wednesday or Thursday afternoon class (I'm driving from NY one of those mornings)? Thanks!


I'm not sure there's a big advantage, but seeing different professors teach is always nice. Sprigman's Con Law meets on Thursday afternoons.


I figure it would be beneficial to see what a normal day of classes is like as I assume ASW has a different feel to it.

Thanks for pointing out Sprigman's class, although I'm not sure if I can make it for a 2:10 to 3:30 class unless I leave NY at 5 a.m. I feel sleepy already...

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Kohinoor » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:11 pm

R.R. Raskolnikov wrote:
soullesswonder wrote:
R.R. Raskolnikov wrote:I'm coming to Charlottesville for the April 1 Accepted Students Day, but is it advantageous to come a day early and sit in on actual classes as opposed to just seeing the school and a "mock class" with all the other 0Ls?

If so, any recommendations for a Wednesday or Thursday afternoon class (I'm driving from NY one of those mornings)? Thanks!


I'm not sure there's a big advantage, but seeing different professors teach is always nice. Sprigman's Con Law meets on Thursday afternoons.


I figure it would be beneficial to see what a normal day of classes is like as I assume ASW has a different feel to it.

Thanks for pointing out Sprigman's class, although I'm not sure if I can make it for a 2:10 to 3:30 class unless I leave NY at 5 a.m. I feel sleepy already...

The normal classes of the good profs are as engaging as their ASW classes, so unless you want to come down to see a bad prof there isn't much to gain.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby socraticmethodman » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:23 pm

Is anyone familiar with the Corner Village on wertland?

Is it nice, close to the law school, etc?

Thanks!

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby RVP11 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:29 pm

Why are people recommending Sprigman? The guy is not a very good professor by most accounts.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby R.R. Raskolnikov » Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:21 pm

RVP11 wrote:Why are people recommending Sprigman? The guy is not a very good professor by most accounts.


Do you have anyone better in mind for a Thursday afternoon?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby memaha » Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:52 pm

R.R. Raskolnikov wrote:
RVP11 wrote:Why are people recommending Sprigman? The guy is not a very good professor by most accounts.


Do you have anyone better in mind for a Thursday afternoon?


Schauer's Con Law also meets at that same time on Thursday

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby RVP11 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:48 pm

memaha wrote:
R.R. Raskolnikov wrote:
RVP11 wrote:Why are people recommending Sprigman? The guy is not a very good professor by most accounts.


Do you have anyone better in mind for a Thursday afternoon?


Schauer's Con Law also meets at that same time on Thursday


Schauer >>>>>>>>>>> Sprigman

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby vamedic03 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:45 pm

RVP11 wrote:
memaha wrote:
R.R. Raskolnikov wrote:
RVP11 wrote:Why are people recommending Sprigman? The guy is not a very good professor by most accounts.


Do you have anyone better in mind for a Thursday afternoon?


Schauer's Con Law also meets at that same time on Thursday


Schauer >>>>>>>>>>> Sprigman


^This, with about 10 more >.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby R.R. Raskolnikov » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:17 pm

vamedic03 wrote:
RVP11 wrote:
memaha wrote:
R.R. Raskolnikov wrote:
Do you have anyone better in mind for a Thursday afternoon?


Schauer's Con Law also meets at that same time on Thursday


Schauer >>>>>>>>>>> Sprigman


^This, with about 10 more >.


Duly noted.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Morgan12Oak » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:04 pm

can anyone recommend a good corporations hornbook or one for international law?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby thesealocust » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:13 pm

Morgan12Oak wrote:can anyone recommend a good corporations hornbook or one for international law?


Bainbridge has a corps hornbook that's (IMO) only alright, but I'm pretty sure most corporations courses use his casebook so it's going to match up pretty well.

If you're in international law with Setear, I would be shocked if anything you found in a hornbook would help you. Dunno about the others.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby whoknows12 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:31 pm

does anybody know the general order of hardest to easiest journals to get on to?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby vissidarte27 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:39 pm

C-ville question -- does anybody know of any job openings anywhere? Doesn't have to be law-related.

I recently lost my job (worked for a private employer who ran out of cash after a medical emergency) and am planning to relocate to Charlottesville to gain residency in Virginia before I apply in 2012 (also, my girlfriend lives there, so that's a factor).

I've been stalking Craigslist and have sent out 25 or 30 resumes/cover letters, but I was just wondering if anyone here knew of anything open.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby gladiator » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:27 pm

whoknows12 wrote:does anybody know the general order of hardest to easiest journals to get on to?


It varies year to year but generally:

Law Review
International (VJIL)
Politics, Social Policy, Tax
Business, Environmental
Technology, Sports/Entertainment

Not sure where Criminal fits in, it's a fairly new journal.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby RVP11 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:46 pm

Everyone should go for VJIL because it's so prestigious and a big leg up at OGI.




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