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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby vamedic03 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:28 pm

uvahooo wrote:when do they release law review peeps?


Prior to the close of OGI bidding.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby omg » Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:48 pm

tax peeps: yale or yin? (based on quality of teaching and how spread out their curves are)

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby vamedic03 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:50 pm

omg wrote:tax peeps: yale or yin? (based on quality of teaching and how spread out their curves are)


I have no clue about teaching quality, but Yin had a good (for your purposes) curve the last time I checked.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Cavalier » Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:33 pm

omg wrote:tax peeps: yale or yin? (based on quality of teaching and how spread out their curves are)

Don't do it. It's a trap!

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby vamedic03 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:40 pm

Cavalier wrote:
omg wrote:tax peeps: yale or yin? (based on quality of teaching and how spread out their curves are)

Don't do it. It's a trap!


Antitrust with Admiral Nachbar?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby omg » Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:55 pm

vamedic03 wrote:
Cavalier wrote:
omg wrote:tax peeps: yale or yin? (based on quality of teaching and how spread out their curves are)

Don't do it. It's a trap!


Antitrust with Admiral Nachbar?


Hahaha, Cav, please elaborate! Tax is a trap, Yin is a trap, vamedic's advice to me is a trap...? All of the above?

And no bad-mouthing Nachbar allowed. I lurv him.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby uvahooo » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:00 am

omg wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:
Cavalier wrote:
omg wrote:tax peeps: yale or yin? (based on quality of teaching and how spread out their curves are)

Don't do it. It's a trap!


Antitrust with Admiral Nachbar?


Hahaha, Cav, please elaborate! Tax is a trap, Yin is a trap, vamedic's advice to me is a trap...? All of the above?

And no bad-mouthing Nachbar allowed. I lurv him.


yale. Yin gives out C+s.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Cavalier » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:10 am

omg wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:
Cavalier wrote:
omg wrote:tax peeps: yale or yin? (based on quality of teaching and how spread out their curves are)

Don't do it. It's a trap!


Antitrust with Admiral Nachbar?

Hahaha, Cav, please elaborate! Tax is a trap, Yin is a trap, vamedic's advice to me is a trap...? All of the above?

And no bad-mouthing Nachbar allowed. I lurv him.

After seeing a lot of people study for the course last semester, it's something I want to avoid entirely. Looks like a horrible subject (sorry sealocust). No idea how grading works--Yale's exam was 75% multiple choice though, which is certainly unusual. I probably will do Antitrust with "Admiral Nachbar."

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby swinger » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:01 am

omg wrote:tax peeps: yale or yin? (based on quality of teaching and how spread out their curves are)


yale is incredible. take yale.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby thesealocust » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:03 am

Yin was former lord God and commander of the joint committee on taxation, and has a lot of great anecdotes. He's a great teacher and had an often funny and relaxed attitude, but tax is objectively an awful, awful subject and he definitely also has moments of intensity.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby jawsthegreat » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:09 am

Is taking Coportation, Bankrupcy, Secured Transactions, and two 1 credit seminars too light of a load for 2L fall?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Cavalier » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:32 am

jawsthegreat wrote:Is taking Coportation, Bankrupcy, Secured Transactions, and two 1 credit seminars too light of a load for 2L fall?

Taking only three real courses is definitely a light workload, but 12 credits is fine--I did that my 2L fall. That said, with OGI occurring so early, 2L fall is not as crazy as a lot of people make it out to be, assuming the job search doesn't drag on too long. Callbacks generally occur in the first two or three weeks of classes (and some occur even before classes begin), so the process is likely to wrap up early on. You may want to take more credits in the fall to give yourself an easier second half of law school.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby dgouzoul » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:42 am

jawsthegreat wrote:Is taking Coportation, Bankrupcy, Secured Transactions, and two 1 credit seminars too light of a load for 2L fall?


those NYC corporate firms are gonna luv u

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby RVP11 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:43 am

jawsthegreat wrote:Is taking Coportation, Bankrupcy, Secured Transactions, and two 1 credit seminars too light of a load for 2L fall?


Two classes with Walt?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby berkeleykel06 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:57 am

RVP11 wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:Is taking Coportation, Bankrupcy, Secured Transactions, and two 1 credit seminars too light of a load for 2L fall?


Two classes with Walt?


I was thinking of a similar schedule. Any reason I should avoid Walt for two classes?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby swinger » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:28 pm

RVP11 wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:Is taking Coportation, Bankrupcy, Secured Transactions, and two 1 credit seminars too light of a load for 2L fall?


Two classes with Walt?


thats assuming he is taking Walt's Sec. Trans... he could do Bank w/ Walt, Hynes for Sec. Trans and Morley for Corps.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby vamedic03 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:44 pm

jawsthegreat wrote:Is taking Coportation, Bankrupcy, Secured Transactions, and two 1 credit seminars too light of a load for 2L fall?


Unless you're really, really into that stuff, that could be an incredibly dense and boring semester. I would consider swapping 1 of those classes out for a more, um, entertaining class.*

*NB - if this is what really floats your boat then go for it; I took 3-4 doctrinal classes/semester 2L year.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby jawsthegreat » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:13 pm

swinger wrote:
RVP11 wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:Is taking Coportation, Bankrupcy, Secured Transactions, and two 1 credit seminars too light of a load for 2L fall?


Two classes with Walt?


thats assuming he is taking Walt's Sec. Trans... he could do Bank w/ Walt, Hynes for Sec. Trans and Morley for Corps.


Swinger's got the idea.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby bgdddymtty » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:29 pm

Thoughts on the following schedule?
PR (Hylton) (2)
Law & Game Theory (Johnston) (3)
Trusts & Estates (Morley) (3)
Law Firm as a Business (Hixon) (3)
Law & Econ Colloquium (Barzuza/Oliar) (1)
Rhetoric (SC) (Sayler) (1)
Negotiation Institute (SC) (Craver) (1)

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby gladiator » Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:42 am

bgdddymtty wrote:Thoughts on the following schedule?
PR (Hylton) (2)
Law & Game Theory (Johnston) (3)
Trusts & Estates (Morley) (3)
Law Firm as a Business (Hixon) (3)
Law & Econ Colloquium (Barzuza/Oliar) (1)
Rhetoric (SC) (Sayler) (1)
Negotiation Institute (SC) (Craver) (1)


Balnave > Hylton
Might not be able to get into Negotiation Institute as a 2L

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby showNprove » Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:50 am

Advice for 2Ls: don't bet on getting many 1 or 2 credits courses. They tend to go quickly, especially the 1 credit courses. Put the one you want the most at the top of your list and hope for some good luck.

I think I'll take Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday off this semester. Yeah, that sounds like a good idea.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby dailygrind » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:50 am

bgdddymtty wrote:Thoughts on the following schedule?
PR (Hylton) (2)
Law & Game Theory (Johnston) (3)
Trusts & Estates (Morley) (3)
Law Firm as a Business (Hixon) (3)
Law & Econ Colloquium (Barzuza/Oliar) (1)
Rhetoric (SC) (Sayler) (1)
Negotiation Institute (SC) (Craver) (1)


If we get the courses we want, we'll be seeing a lot of each other. Seems a little light on doctrinal classes for my taste, but I'm not in a position to judge whether that matters at all.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby RVP11 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:03 am

berkeleykel06 wrote:
RVP11 wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:Is taking Coportation, Bankrupcy, Secured Transactions, and two 1 credit seminars too light of a load for 2L fall?


Two classes with Walt?


I was thinking of a similar schedule. Any reason I should avoid Walt for two classes?


Take ONE class with him. I recommend him, but he is boring.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby gladiator » Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:49 pm

RVP11 wrote:
berkeleykel06 wrote:
RVP11 wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:Is taking Coportation, Bankrupcy, Secured Transactions, and two 1 credit seminars too light of a load for 2L fall?


Two classes with Walt?


I was thinking of a similar schedule. Any reason I should avoid Walt for two classes?


Take ONE class with him. I recommend him, but he is boring.


Maybe he was interesting in the 2/3 of the class meetings you didn't attend.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby RVP11 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:48 pm

gladiator wrote:Maybe he was interesting in the 2/3 of the class meetings you didn't attend.


DOUBTFUL.




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