UVA Law Students Taking Questions

A forum for applicants and admitted students to ask law students and graduates about law school and the practice of law.
HyeMart
Posts: 227
Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:43 pm

Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby HyeMart » Wed May 11, 2011 12:23 pm

wheres the T yo

paulinaporizkova
Posts: 2494
Joined: Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:25 pm

Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby paulinaporizkova » Wed May 11, 2011 12:24 pm

HyeMart wrote:wheres the T yo


well if you're gonna go down that road i'm also missing an S but you haven't really proven yourself to be credible in the spelling department so i digress

HyeMart
Posts: 227
Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:43 pm

Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby HyeMart » Wed May 11, 2011 12:34 pm

sorry I ain't credable

t-ender
Posts: 24
Joined: Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:26 am

Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby t-ender » Wed May 11, 2011 12:40 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:
pjo wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:
quakeroats wrote:And another: http://abovethelaw.com/2011/05/more-dra ... aw-school/

I'm starting to feel bad for you.


Thanks bro.

Every school has jerks unfortunately.


That guy was definitely one of the students fielding questions in the April 1st ASD for ppl with last names ending in M-Z. He even talked about being from Texas and how he secured an SA position with a firm there.


yep, i met him at the march ASW


Did he field questions at the March ASW for people with last names ending in M-Z also?

HyeMart
Posts: 227
Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:43 pm

Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby HyeMart » Wed May 11, 2011 12:43 pm

these 2 incidents with last years flag party don't make something about UVa sound welcoming...

let me guess that everyone defending it here is white?

paulinaporizkova
Posts: 2494
Joined: Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:25 pm

Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby paulinaporizkova » Wed May 11, 2011 12:44 pm

t-ender wrote:
Did he field questions at the March ASW for people with last names ending in M-Z also?


nope, just talked to him at the BBQ for a few mins

User avatar
yngblkgifted
Posts: 1049
Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:57 pm

Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby yngblkgifted » Wed May 11, 2011 12:50 pm

t-ender wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:
pjo wrote:
quakeroats wrote:And another: http://abovethelaw.com/2011/05/more-dra ... aw-school/

That guy was definitely one of the students fielding questions in the April 1st ASD for ppl with last names ending in M-Z. He even talked about being from Texas and how he secured an SA position with a firm there.


yep, i met him at the march ASW


Did he field questions at the March ASW for people with last names ending in M-Z also?


Nope, he was A-L in March. Either that, or I was in the wrong room. I also met him at the BBQ, dude was mad chill.

User avatar
pjo
Posts: 610
Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:14 pm

Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby pjo » Wed May 11, 2011 12:51 pm

HyeMart wrote:these 2 incidents with last years flag party don't make something about UVa sound welcoming...

let me guess that everyone defending it here is white?


I really don't understand how this goes negatively against the school? I mean, if you visited any other school and met two d-bags, but everyone else was nice, would you say that the whole school was unwelcoming? If anything, I'm really impressed with how UVa is handling the one false incident. I'm from the north, and I really didn't think much of the honor code at UVa or any of the other VA schools bc here, that's just a formality that schools have. At UVa, it seems like they take it seriously, and it's not just some statement that the university chooses to follow when it suits them. Personally, I find that very commendable.

grash
Posts: 49
Joined: Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:35 pm

Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby grash » Wed May 11, 2011 1:00 pm

pjo wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:
quakeroats wrote:And another: http://abovethelaw.com/2011/05/more-dra ... aw-school/

I'm starting to feel bad for you.


Thanks bro.

Every school has jerks unfortunately.


That guy was definitely one of the students fielding questions in the April 1st ASD for ppl with last names ending in M-Z. He even talked about being from Texas and how he secured an SA position with a firm there.


He was one of the students fielding questions at last year's ASW, too. Seemed like a really cool guy.

showNprove
Posts: 968
Joined: Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:52 pm

Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby showNprove » Wed May 11, 2011 5:44 pm

Cavalier wrote:Last September when ATL had its posts about Duke's poor reputation among racial minorities, no one from UVA felt the urge to go into the Duke threads here and call attention to it. Perhaps that says something about the difference between UVA students and Duke students, or maybe it shows that we don't consider the affairs of Duke worthy of our attention. The events of the past few days are unfortunate, but they can happen at any school, and they will have no permanent ramifications outside the lives of the individuals involved. I am reminded of a quote attributed to Winston Churchill, who after being criticized by a woman for being drunk, responded "Bessie, my dear, you are ugly, and what's more, you are disgustingly ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly." Indeed, the bad publicity that UVA is currently getting will be a distant memory in two weeks, but Duke will still be Duke.

Since UVA will still be more highly rated by law schools and employers, Duke students are trying to sway the TLS vote.

User avatar
vanwinkle
Posts: 9740
Joined: Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:02 am

Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby vanwinkle » Wed May 11, 2011 6:04 pm

HyeMart wrote:these 2 incidents with last years flag party don't make something about UVa sound welcoming...

let me guess that everyone defending it here is white?

Let me guess, you want to get banned?

Any form of race-baiting in the on-topic forums will result in bans. Consider this warning my generosity toward you since you're new.

albanach
Posts: 1011
Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:05 pm

Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby albanach » Sun May 15, 2011 3:22 pm

WVUCelticFan wrote:
Eh, they'll be bankrupt in another year or two, so I shouldn't have to worry about it much.


You might want to rethink that.

Still, there's always the Scottish Cup if you get lucky next weekend.

User avatar
WVUCelticFan
Posts: 217
Joined: Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:44 pm

Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby WVUCelticFan » Sun May 15, 2011 7:51 pm

albanach wrote:
WVUCelticFan wrote:
Eh, they'll be bankrupt in another year or two, so I shouldn't have to worry about it much.


You might want to rethink that.

Still, there's always the Scottish Cup if you get lucky next weekend.


Second > first with fines for sectarianism and racism, not to mention the bullets and bombs sent to Lennon.

albanach
Posts: 1011
Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:05 pm

Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby albanach » Sun May 15, 2011 10:46 pm

WVUCelticFan wrote:
Second > first with fines for sectarianism and racism, not to mention the bullets and bombs sent to Lennon.


Surely you are not going to pretend that the west end of Glasgow is the only side with sectarian issues?

The Herald :- 12 May 2011 wrote:Then in the away end, Celtic fans began to fight with police and stewards as some were pulled from of their seats and dragged out of one of the exits. It prompted a fierce, almost visceral chant in support of the IRA, which in turn caused a tumult around the stadium.


The problems with a section of the supporter base is dreadful and should have been eradicated years ago. Hopefully that will happen now, but to be successful will require admission of failure on both sides of the city and further afield.

With a bit of luck, come the new season we'll be able to talk about events on the pitch, rather than off it.

User avatar
WVUCelticFan
Posts: 217
Joined: Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:44 pm

Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby WVUCelticFan » Sun May 15, 2011 10:57 pm

albanach wrote:
The problems with a section of the supporter base is dreadful and should have been eradicated years ago. Hopefully that will happen now, but to be successful will require admission of failure on both sides of the city and further afield.

With a bit of luck, come the new season we'll be able to talk about events on the pitch, rather than off it.


Both sections have had significant issues in the past. In the last couple of years though, Celtic's reputation for sportsmanship/fairplay has gone up in Europe, while Rangers continue to have major issues (fines in Europe this season, fan behavior in Manchester last season). Football wise this season, the teams were about equal. Celtic had the better defense, Rangers were able to score a bit more. I'll be interested how next season is with a new coach at Ibrox.

I will also fully concede that my opinions are shaded by very strong opinions regarding the Troubles and the place (or lack thereof) of Britain in Ireland, now and in the past.

Happy to continue the discussion, but let's switch to PM before we get yelled at for thread jacking.

User avatar
sundance95
Posts: 2123
Joined: Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:44 pm

Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby sundance95 » Sun May 15, 2011 11:37 pm

WVUCelticFan wrote:Happy to continue the discussion, but let's switch to PM before we get yelled at for thread jacking.

Thanks, and I really mean that. This website could use some more of this.

User avatar
WVUCelticFan
Posts: 217
Joined: Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:44 pm

Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby WVUCelticFan » Mon May 16, 2011 8:21 am

On-topic question:
I'll be passing through Charlottesville next weekend on the way to family vacation. Will the law school building be open to walk through? My parents wanted to stop and see it if possible.

User avatar
Cavalier
Posts: 1994
Joined: Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:13 pm

Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Cavalier » Mon May 16, 2011 8:36 am

WVUCelticFan wrote:On-topic question:
I'll be passing through Charlottesville next weekend on the way to family vacation. Will the law school building be open to walk through? My parents wanted to stop and see it if possible.

Sunday the 22nd is graduation, so that probably wouldn't be a good day. The school is usually open on weekends though, so Saturday should be fine.

albanach
Posts: 1011
Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:05 pm

Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby albanach » Mon May 16, 2011 8:45 am

Cavalier wrote:Sunday the 22nd is graduation, so that probably wouldn't be a good day. The school is usually open on weekends though, so Saturday should be fine.


I'd extend that a little further and suggest the 22nd would not be a good day to visit Charlottesville at all, not just the Law School. Most natives avoid the downtown area altogether on graduation day.

User avatar
WVUCelticFan
Posts: 217
Joined: Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:44 pm

Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby WVUCelticFan » Mon May 16, 2011 8:48 am

Sorry, we'd be coming through on Saturday. I'll definitely avoid it if you all think the town will be crazy, but seems Saturday might work.

User avatar
East Coast Law
Posts: 38
Joined: Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:41 am

Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby East Coast Law » Mon May 16, 2011 1:38 pm

Does anyone have an opinion on the West Barracks apartment complex? It is a little far from the grounds, but seems to offer an inclusive rate. Do any current students live there?

crossingforHYS
Posts: 702
Joined: Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:23 pm

Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby crossingforHYS » Mon May 16, 2011 2:56 pm

Hi ya'll, in your opinion would 8,00 purely for food and other living expenses (not rent) be enough for the year?

I dont drink much (if at all) if that helps.

let me know what yall think?

Thank you!!!!

Also, has anyone used LEEWS? liked it???

albanach
Posts: 1011
Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:05 pm

Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby albanach » Mon May 16, 2011 3:17 pm

East Coast Law wrote:Does anyone have an opinion on the West Barracks apartment complex? It is a little far from the grounds, but seems to offer an inclusive rate. Do any current students live there?


There are many reviews online which seem quite mixed. I'd certainly do some reading of those.

There are a few of comments in old threads on here. At least one person said they live there and have liked it. Another said it's in the middle of nowhere.

You can find old TLS threads about it with Google: http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Atop-law-schools.com+%22Barracks+West%22

edited because TLS dislikes tiny url dot com

Brock2010
Posts: 82
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:01 am

Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Brock2010 » Mon May 16, 2011 4:10 pm

Have any stats on 2011 oci come out yet?

albanach
Posts: 1011
Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:05 pm

Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby albanach » Mon May 16, 2011 6:13 pm

crossingforHYS wrote:Hi ya'll, in your opinion would 8,00 purely for food and other living expenses (not rent) be enough for the year?

I dont drink much (if at all) if that helps.

let me know what yall think?


I presume you meant $8,000. So about $150/week or $600ish a month.

I'd expect that would be plenty for most people, but it will be dependent on where you live and whether or not you live alone. If you share an apartment, you will have lower utility costs. If you use a prepaid cell phone you can save money - especially if you don't need to be on the phone all the time. If you need an iPhone, that's about 15% of your monthly budget right there. If you need to drive to school, that's another big expense.

Presumably you have some idea of how much your current cost of living runs? Are you expecting anything in particular to be cheaper or more expensive in Charlottesville? If so, tell us what it is and we might be better able to answer.




Return to “Ask a Law Student / Graduate”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: mccracal and 1 guest