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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby bgdddymtty » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:56 pm

Stringer Bell wrote:
thesealocust wrote:Back when the earth was still young, I calculated that you could comfortably buy 2 Lenovo laptops (of the same style) with similar and/or better stats than the law school bundles for less than the cost of a law school bundle. I always thought it would be funny for your insurance to be a brand new laptop in a box, but I don't think anybody pulled the trigger.

If you're going for a mac it's not nearly as egregious.


This thought actually crossed my mind as well.
Y'know, an even better version of this plan is to have the second laptop in a box at Best Buy. Seriously, it's down the street. You could have a back-up computer within an hour if necessary. Why spend a bunch of extra money if you don't have to?

The laptop/netbook combo is also credited. I have a 17" laptop that I used first semester. It was great but bulky, and my wife's laptop was petering out, so I bought a 10" netbook right before spring semester started. Now I use the netbook during the semester, and I borrow the laptop from the wifey for finals.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Stringer Bell » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:25 pm

bgdddymtty wrote:Y'know, an even better version of this plan is to have the second laptop in a box at Best Buy. Seriously, it's down the street. You could have a back-up computer within an hour if necessary. Why spend a bunch of extra money if you don't have to?

The laptop/netbook combo is also credited. I have a 17" laptop that I used first semester. It was great but bulky, and my wife's laptop was petering out, so I bought a 10" netbook right before spring semester started. Now I use the netbook during the semester, and I borrow the laptop from the wifey for finals.


The impression I got was that there are laptops waiting there for you in case your shit won't start up or something. It's a highly improbable scenario, but if it did happen, are you going to have time to run to Best Buy? I've had a bunch of shit break on me at crucial times and that type of situation makes me unreasonably paranoid, so if I didn't do the Mac bundle I would probably do like you did and have my 17 inch and a netbook combo and bring both of them to exams.

I think I'm just looking for an excuse to signal to everyone that I'm a unique person with excellent taste in music by getting a Mac.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Cavalier » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:48 pm

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby albanach » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:18 pm

Cavalier wrote:Don't buy their laptops; I got one for half as much that can run games!


I suspect my future gpa would prefer I had a laptop that cannot run games.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Cavalier » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:25 pm

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby albanach » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:28 pm

Stringer Bell wrote:I think I'm just looking for an excuse to signal to everyone that I'm a unique person with excellent taste in music by getting a Mac.


There's nothing better than that sense of satisfaction you get by standing out from the crowd and owning a Mac. Think Different!

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Morgan12Oak » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:29 pm

video games are good for law school. my advice is play games until November 15th and then you'll be so refreshed you can work for a month. rinse and repeat for the Spring

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Cavalier » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:30 pm

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby vamedic03 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:31 pm

Cavalier wrote:
albanach wrote:
Cavalier wrote:Don't buy their laptops; I got one for half as much that can run games!

I suspect my future gpa would prefer I had a laptop that cannot run games.

Since law school began, I have (a) beat all but four songs on expert on Guitar Hero III, (b) beat GTA IV, (c) beat Starcraft II on brutal, (d) leveled to 87 in Diablo II, (e) beat Oblivion, (f) beat Call of Duty: Black Ops, and (g) leveled to 85 in World of Warcraft. And my GPA hasn't suffered.


Wait, I thought you weren't going to check grades.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Morgan12Oak » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:33 pm

The LR cut off varies every year from liek 3.68-3.72-ish, is that right?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Cavalier » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:35 pm

Morgan12Oak wrote:The LR cut off varies every year from like 3.68-3.72-ish, is that right?

It's usually 3.71-3.75, but has gone as high as 3.79 if I recall correctly. If you're between a 3.7 and a 3.8, enjoy the month of suspense!

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby omg » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:36 pm

Morgan12Oak wrote:The LR cut off varies every year from liek 3.68-3.72-ish, is that right?


Historically it has been around the low 3.7s, supposedly, but the last two years it has been a bit higher, around 3.76-ish (unless someone can correct me).

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby vamedic03 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:42 pm

omg wrote:
Morgan12Oak wrote:The LR cut off varies every year from liek 3.68-3.72-ish, is that right?


Historically it has been around the low 3.7s, supposedly, but the last two years it has been a bit higher, around 3.76-ish (unless someone can correct me).


c/o 2012 = 3.73
c/o 2011 = 3.71

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby omg » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:43 pm

vamedic03 wrote:
omg wrote:
Morgan12Oak wrote:The LR cut off varies every year from liek 3.68-3.72-ish, is that right?


Historically it has been around the low 3.7s, supposedly, but the last two years it has been a bit higher, around 3.76-ish (unless someone can correct me).


c/o 2012 = 3.73
c/o 2011 = 3.71


aaa, well i stand corrected. (despite my 3.76 # coming from vamedic himself previously, haha. irl.)
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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Morgan12Oak » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:46 pm

It would suck to be at the wrong side of the cut off. Though as a functional concern if someone had say a 3.7 and didn't make LR, would his success at OGI vary significantly from someone who had a 3.73 and made LR? I'd imagine theres difference at the margins with like W/C and S/C and success at Art 3 clerkships but otherwise is there a huge difference?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby vamedic03 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:46 pm

omg wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:
omg wrote:
Morgan12Oak wrote:The LR cut off varies every year from liek 3.68-3.72-ish, is that right?


Historically it has been around the low 3.7s, supposedly, but the last two years it has been a bit higher, around 3.76-ish (unless someone can correct me).


c/o 2012 = 3.73
c/o 2011 = 3.71


aaa, well i stand corrected. (despite my 3.76 # coming from vamedic himself previously, haha. irl.)


lol

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Cavalier » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:51 pm

Morgan12Oak wrote:It would suck to be at the wrong side of the cut off. Though as a functional concern if someone had say a 3.7 and didn't make LR, would his success at OGI vary significantly from someone who had a 3.73 and made LR? I'd imagine theres difference at the margins with like W/C and S/C and success at Art 3 clerkships but otherwise is there a huge difference?

Law Review is huge for clerkships, but for people who just miss the cutoff, the only firm that is probably off limits is Cravath. W&C and S&C both extended offers to people who did not make Law Review last year. Those who get a 3.70 will still win at life.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby billyez » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:53 pm

bgdddymtty wrote:The laptop/netbook combo is also credited. I have a 17" laptop that I used first semester. It was great but bulky, and my wife's laptop was petering out, so I bought a 10" netbook right before spring semester started. Now I use the netbook during the semester, and I borrow the laptop from the wifey for finals.


The notable downside about having a netbook in class, of course, is that it raises your chances of having multiple teachers stop in the middle of lectures and note in amazement how small your computer is.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Morgan12Oak » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:55 pm

billyez wrote:
bgdddymtty wrote:The laptop/netbook combo is also credited. I have a 17" laptop that I used first semester. It was great but bulky, and my wife's laptop was petering out, so I bought a 10" netbook right before spring semester started. Now I use the netbook during the semester, and I borrow the laptop from the wifey for finals.


The notable downside about having a netbook in class, of course, is that it raises your chances of having multiple teachers stop in the middle of lectures and note in amazement how small your computer is.



It's always awkward when a professor stops and stares at you and says "I've never seen one that small"

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby thesealocust » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:58 pm

Cavalier wrote:Since law school began, I have (a) beat all but four songs on expert on Guitar Hero III, (b) beat GTA IV, (c) beat Starcraft II on brutal, (d) leveled to 87 in Diablo II, (e) beat Oblivion, (f) beat Call of Duty: Black Ops, and (g) leveled to 85 in World of Warcraft. And my GPA hasn't suffered.


Quoted so that it will be here for ever and ever and ever. It'll come up in the judiciary committee hearing when you're nominated for something and I'm going to be all "I am so glad I quoted that."

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby thesealocust » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:00 pm

Morgan12Oak wrote:It would suck to be at the wrong side of the cut off.


No.

No it would not.

Being just slightly on the wrong side of the cutoff would be the best thing that could happen to a law student.
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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Cavalier » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:00 pm

thesealocust wrote:
Cavalier wrote:Since law school began, I have (a) beat all but four songs on expert on Guitar Hero III, (b) beat GTA IV, (c) beat Starcraft II on brutal, (d) leveled to 87 in Diablo II, (e) beat Oblivion, (f) beat Call of Duty: Black Ops, and (g) leveled to 85 in World of Warcraft. And my GPA hasn't suffered.

Quoted so that it will be here for ever and ever and ever. It'll come up in the judiciary committee hearing when you're nominated for something and I'm going to be all "I am so glad I quoted that."

Doesn't matter, no one here knows who I am.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby billyez » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:01 pm

Morgan12Oak wrote:It's always awkward when a professor stops and stares at you and says "I've never seen one that small"


Ha, I believe it was something like that.

Also, I guess I should celebrate. It seems like today was the day Con Law exams were finally printed out. I thought "No Documents Found" meant something was wrong, but I guess that finally means every Professors getting to work. Hooray, or something.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Morgan12Oak » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:06 pm

i was optimistic that last wednesdays updates on evals were a sign of things to come. sadly its dropped off




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