Frankie55 wrote:I'm sure it's been discussed, but does the roommate situation really make Copeley unlivable for a law student? Are all other graduate students party animals? It seems like you'd have roommates in most other housing as well. The relative cheapness and convenience appeals to me.
At Copely you share a bedroom
with someone else, like in an undergrad dorm. Furthermore, since no law students live in Copely, odds are your roommate won't be a law student. For reasons involving privacy, getting a good night's sleep, and interactions with members of the opposite sex (or of the same sex, if that's your style), you will almost certainly want your own bedroom.
BushyPotter wrote:Is UVA a crazy party school? I'm not really a party goer and I don't drink so being pressured to party and drink all the time would be a huge annoyance...I'm used to parties and drinking being a huge part of college life and at my undergrad college I have a bunch of friends and they all know I'm the homebody type so I have no problems with that now, but I know that in law school, being part of the law school student community would make things easier for me so I was just wondering if you had to go out and party to make friends at UVA or could you be laid back and still fit in?...Kind of a stupid question, but it helps put things in perspective
You don't need to go out and party to make friends. You can make friends in your classes (especially your small section), and in student organizations. Plenty of people here never go out and fit in fine.