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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby crossingforHYS » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:05 am

jawsthegreat wrote:
SPE wrote:I was just accepted as a transfer from Northwestern - I'm psyched. Can anyone give me some pointers about where 2Ls live, whether it's difficult to meet classmates, or anything else they could be helpful when joining the Virginia Law community? Thanks!



Congrats. Why are you transfering from NW to UVA?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby crossingforHYS » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:34 am

does any 2L know if munger (Cali firm) recruit at UVa during OGI?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby thesealocust » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:35 am

crossingforHYS wrote:does any 2L know if munger (Cali firm) recruit at UVa during OGI?


No, Munger does not recruit at UVA. I don't even know if they hire from UVA, I knew people with stellar credentials who sent them letters and got straight rejections.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby SPE » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:37 am

To be honest, I entered law school straight from college (Duke). NU is just not a great fit for me. It has a very corporate-like, unfriendly atmosphere and my section was pretty cut-throat. I'm looking for a more collegial law school experience.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby thesealocust » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:38 am

SPE wrote:I was just accepted as a transfer from Northwestern - I'm psyched. Can anyone give me some pointers about where 2Ls live, whether it's difficult to meet classmates, or anything else they could be helpful when joining the Virginia Law community? Thanks!


(1) If you want community, look for any place on Arlington or Ivy Gardens. There are other options, but those two will leave you walking distance from the law school. A lot of 2Ls live further away or in private houses/apartments, but those are good calls for an out-of-town search.

(2) All of the cool kids do the libel show. All of them.

(3) In general it's not hard at all to meet people. We're a friendly lot, and we're pretty big fans of drinking.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby crossingforHYS » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:48 am

thesealocust wrote:
crossingforHYS wrote:does any 2L know if munger (Cali firm) recruit at UVa during OGI?


No, Munger does not recruit at UVA. I don't even know if they hire from UVA, I knew people with stellar credentials who sent them letters and got straight rejections.

That is terrible! They hire from ucla like hotcakes..... :(. This sucks.....oh well.

do you know if O'Melveny hires at least?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby vamedic03 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:51 am

crossingforHYS wrote:
thesealocust wrote:
crossingforHYS wrote:does any 2L know if munger (Cali firm) recruit at UVa during OGI?


No, Munger does not recruit at UVA. I don't even know if they hire from UVA, I knew people with stellar credentials who sent them letters and got straight rejections.

That is terrible! They hire from ucla like hotcakes..... :(. This sucks.....oh well.

do you know if O'Melveny hires at least?


OMM comes to OGI. MTO doesn't come to OGI but will offer interviews if you email them resume, transcript and cover letter in early August.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby BruceWayne » Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:05 am

vamedic03 wrote:OMM comes to OGI. MTO doesn't come to OGI but will offer interviews if you email them resume, transcript and cover letter in early August.


They also interview through the Bay Area diversity fair if you register through that.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby bertstare » Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:45 am

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby RVP11 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:11 am

crossingforHYS wrote:
thesealocust wrote:
crossingforHYS wrote:does any 2L know if munger (Cali firm) recruit at UVa during OGI?


No, Munger does not recruit at UVA. I don't even know if they hire from UVA, I knew people with stellar credentials who sent them letters and got straight rejections.

That is terrible! They hire from ucla like hotcakes..... :(. This sucks.....oh well.

do you know if O'Melveny hires at least?


The only California OMM office who came last year was Century City.

I wouldn't worry about Munger. No one who has the offer to work for Munger as an SA should accept it. They never give offers to their entire SA class.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Cavalier » Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:24 am

thesealocust wrote:(2) All of the cool kids do the libel show. All of them.

That does not, however, mean that everyone who does libel show is cool. I hear this year's producer is a huge gunner.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Doritos » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:05 am

Cavalier wrote:
thesealocust wrote:(2) All of the cool kids do the libel show. All of them.

That does not, however, mean that everyone who does libel show is cool. I hear this year's producer is a huge gunner.


Apparently there was like an 8 hour meeting that ran late into the night to figure out who was on the board or whatever their leadership council is called. I can see how that breeds gunnerness

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby gladiator » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:25 pm

Doritos wrote:
Cavalier wrote:
thesealocust wrote:(2) All of the cool kids do the libel show. All of them.

That does not, however, mean that everyone who does libel show is cool. I hear this year's producer is a huge gunner.


Apparently there was like an 8 hour meeting that ran late into the night to figure out who was on the board or whatever their leadership council is called. I can see how that breeds gunnerness


The meeting went 8 hours because 90% of the time was spent drinking and interrupting with jokes. The other 10% was a split between personal attacks and legitimate commentary.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Malcolm8X » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:28 pm

Cavalier wrote:If you're number one in the class after 1L you get $600. If you're number one after 2L you get $400. That's it.


Pitiful. But thanks! I LOVE my UVA regardless though. There's still external scholarships I guess :|

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby itsirtou » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:29 pm

Might be a dumb question. How many hours do people usually take their 2L fall?

Would 4 classes and a clinic be too much?

(Oh, and I've decided not to do OGI, so I won't have tons of callbacks to worry about in the fall.)

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby thesealocust » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:47 pm

itsirtou wrote:Might be a dumb question. How many hours do people usually take their 2L fall?

Would 4 classes and a clinic be too much?

(Oh, and I've decided not to do OGI, so I won't have tons of callbacks to worry about in the fall.)


I'm a lazy som'bitch, so I took "12" that was more like 11 due to a year long thing. That was pretty cool.

Depending on how hectic your fall recruiting schedule is and how many ECs you plan to do (Journals, moot court, clinic stuff, writing, PILA, libel, softball, etc.) 2L year can be absolutely crazy. On the other hand, you need as many credits as you need to graduate, and putting it off could also suck...

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby joeshmo39 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:09 pm

Quinn Curtis is teaching corps this semester but I haven't heard much about him. Can anyone enlighten me? PMs welcome.

Also all the seminars in ethical values are listed as being on libertarianism, every professor. Can someone say more about this? Are they all the same topic led by different profs?
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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby jawsthegreat » Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:13 pm

1Ls have to take CivPro at 830AM. Pwned.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby dailygrind » Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:18 pm

jawsthegreat wrote:1Ls have to take CivPro at 830AM. Pwned.


It builds character.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby uvahooo » Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:19 pm

dailygrind wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:1Ls have to take CivPro at 830AM. Pwned.


It builds character.


so glad i don't have to take 1l classes anymore. yaya we are 2ls. woo.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby thesealocust » Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:21 pm

I'm still waiting for an opportunity to shove some 1Ls into lockers and go make out with cheerleaders under the bleachers. Didn't happen 2L year, so I assume that's what 3L year is all about.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby uvahooo » Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:40 pm

thesealocust wrote:I'm still waiting for an opportunity to shove some 1Ls into lockers and go make out with cheerleaders under the bleachers. Didn't happen 2L year, so I assume that's what 3L year is all about.


if only law school were really like high school. UGH.

AND lockers at the law school should be bigger.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Doritos » Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:42 pm

joeshmo39 wrote:Quinn Curtis is teaching corps this semester but I haven't heard much about him. Can anyone enlighten me? PMs welcome.

Also all the seminars in ethical values are listed as being on libertarianism, every professor. Can someone say more about this? Are they all the same topic led by different profs?


Quinn Curtis is brand new to the law school.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby uvahooo » Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:54 pm

In my experience... never take new teachers... they are experimenting with their teaching method. So it might be frustrating.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby dailygrind » Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:16 pm

I'm considering going:

Sec Reg (Mahoney draw, though I guess that means that a lot of ambitious people will be jumping on this.)
Law and Game Theory (hopefully an easy class for me given strong prior knowledge of game theory)
Admin (why are we meeting so often for a 3 credit class? Am I going to regret this?)
Law Firm as a Business Org (probably something I'd be thinking about a lot as the semester went on - it'd be nice to do it formally too, but the paper requirement gives me pause).

considering trading out the last two classes for Bankruptcy + Secured Transactions (heard they paired up well together), or Evidence + Remedies (figure I should get them out of the way). Anyone have any suggestions/insight?




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