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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby 5ky » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:27 pm

bgdddymtty wrote:
albanach wrote:
5ky wrote:For the soon-to-be 1Ls: I think this should be a list of the schedules/professors for the different sections.

Section D
Civil Procedure -- Nelson -- TWRF (8:50-9:50) (D/I)
Torts -- Armacost -- TWF (10:00-11:20) (D/H)
Criminal Law -- Low -- MTWRF (2:10-3:10) (D/G)
Contracts -- Verkerke -- MWR (3:40-5:00) (D)
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LRW -- Buck -- M (1:00-2:00) (D)


Section D&G focus heavily on Criminal Law or there's a typo?

Thanks for doing the heavy lifting though, the list is very helpful.
This likely means that Prof. Low has something going on that's wayyy more important than teaching lowly 1L's. These classes will still meet three times per week, but the days will fluctuate.


This is correct. Some weeks you might have more than 3, some weeks you might have under three. It'll be a guessing game, which is both good and bad. Good: more random cancellations, can have light weeks. Bad: hard to pin down your exact schedule, might have weeks with more classes than other sections.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby dailygrind » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:02 am

They should really set it up so that if I use my number 1 bid on a firm that pre selects me, my number 2 bid becomes my number 1 bid.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby crossingforHYS » Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:52 am

so.........how hard is it to get into the appellate clinic?

(reiterating an earlier question :) , if anyone knows the answe )

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Cavalier » Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:33 am

crossingforHYS wrote:so.........how hard is it to get into the appellate clinic?

(reiterating an earlier question :) , if anyone knows the answe )

I have no idea. I looked on LawWeb and I could not find anything on the application process. Perhaps it's one that you can simply list like any other course during the registration process, and hope that you get it. Right now it has five of six spots filled, so perhaps it's even possible for a 2L to get into it. It's not nearly as awesome as the Supreme Court Clinic though.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby paulinaporizkova » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:06 pm

does anyone have BLL/gilbert books for 1L classes I could buy off you? I'll be in cville in about 3 weeks. if so, PM me! and thanks!

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby oneforship » Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:04 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:does anyone have BLL/gilbert books for 1L classes I could buy off you? I'll be in cville in about 3 weeks. if so, PM me! and thanks!


I have lots of 1L supplements that I don't need anymore, and will sell them off for cheap.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby gbr12 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:38 pm

Comcast or CenturyLink for internet service? Or someone else?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby paulinaporizkova » Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:49 pm

oneforship wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:does anyone have BLL/gilbert books for 1L classes I could buy off you? I'll be in cville in about 3 weeks. if so, PM me! and thanks!


I have lots of 1L supplements that I don't need anymore, and will sell them off for cheap.

PMed :)

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby whattodo2008 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:31 pm

So yes or no to Cohen for PR? Can someone elaborate on his grade distribution? Also, this one is 3 credits compared to the other. I'm also thinking about taking Agency, so that might be too much Cohen...

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby RVP11 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:06 am

whattodo2008 wrote:So yes or no to Cohen for PR? Can someone elaborate on his grade distribution? Also, this one is 3 credits compared to the other. I'm also thinking about taking Agency, so that might be too much Cohen...


Don't worry, your A+ and your C+ will balance eachother out.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby JohnWild » Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:11 pm

What classes are P/F? I wasn't sure if the clinics were P/F or if there were any random seminars that were P/F.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby thesealocust » Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:30 pm

JohnWild wrote:What classes are P/F? I wasn't sure if the clinics were P/F or if there were any random seminars that were P/F.


Negotiation institute? 1L LRW? UVA likes to grade us on everything. Even small seminar short courses are usually graded & curved.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby PancakeMonster » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:53 pm

Hey all, I'll be a 1L in the fall. I'm living close to the corner, any good shuttles that will run near the law school? The map on the UVa website is pretty hard to decipher.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby albanach » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:25 pm

PancakeMonster wrote:Hey all, I'll be a 1L in the fall. I'm living close to the corner, any good shuttles that will run near the law school? The map on the UVa website is pretty hard to decipher.


Students can ride city buses for free. Your fastest route from the corner is probably a #7 city bus, getting off outside Kinko's in the Barraks Road Shopping Center. From there, it's a five minute walk uphill to the school. The #7 runs every fifteen minutes during the day.

Your other option is to walk to the Chapel and get the Blue Route UVa bus. It stops outside the law school itself. This may be quicker depending upon where you are staying.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby paulinaporizkova » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:43 pm

thesealocust wrote:
JohnWild wrote:What classes are P/F? I wasn't sure if the clinics were P/F or if there were any random seminars that were P/F.


Negotiation institute? 1L LRW? UVA likes to grade us on everything. Even small seminar short courses are usually graded & curved.

what? I thought LRW was P/F

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby uvahooo » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:53 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:
thesealocust wrote:
JohnWild wrote:What classes are P/F? I wasn't sure if the clinics were P/F or if there were any random seminars that were P/F.


Negotiation institute? 1L LRW? UVA likes to grade us on everything. Even small seminar short courses are usually graded & curved.

what? I thought LRW was P/F


wut? I thought all law skool was p/f

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby paulinaporizkova » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:54 pm

uvahooo wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:
thesealocust wrote:
JohnWild wrote:What classes are P/F? I wasn't sure if the clinics were P/F or if there were any random seminars that were P/F.


Negotiation institute? 1L LRW? UVA likes to grade us on everything. Even small seminar short courses are usually graded & curved.

what? I thought LRW was P/F


wut? I thought all law skool was p/f


Why are you being an asshole? I was under the impression it was pass/fail. I don't understand how that warrants a douche response

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby sundance95 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:56 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:
uvahooo wrote:wut? I thought all law skool was p/f


Why are you being an asshole? I was under the impression it was pass/fail. I don't understand how that warrants a douche response

+1. I believe it is P/F unless something has changed, that's been a major distinction between Duke and UVA on these boards.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby thesealocust » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:56 pm

Person A asked what courses are P/F. I responded with the only two I could think of off the top of my head: Negotiation Institute and 1L LRW. Then I wrote other words. So yes, it is pass/fail, which is what I meant when I wrote that it was pass/fail?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby sundance95 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:57 pm

thesealocust wrote:Person A asked what courses are P/F. I responded with the only two I could think of off the top of my head: Negotiation Institute and 1L LRW. Then I wrote other words. So yes, it is pass/fail, which is what I meant when I wrote that it was pass/fail?

Your post was just worded somewhat confusingly.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby paulinaporizkova » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:01 pm

thesealocust wrote:Person A asked what courses are P/F. I responded with the only two I could think of off the top of my head: Negotiation Institute and 1L LRW. Then I wrote other words. So yes, it is pass/fail, which is what I meant when I wrote that it was pass/fail?


thesealocust wrote:
Negotiation institute? 1L LRW? UVA likes to grade us on everything. Even small seminar short courses are usually graded & curved.


oops, guess I'm just a regular old retard

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby thesealocust » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:03 pm

Post v. 2.0, now with 10x more clarity:

Negotiation institute? 1L LRW? Other than those and a small handful of other p/f courses, UVA likes to grade us on everything. Even small seminar short courses are usually graded & curved.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby paulinaporizkova » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:03 pm

thesealocust wrote:Post v. 2.0, now with 10x more clarity:

Negotiation institute? 1L LRW? Other than those and a small handful of other p/f courses, UVA likes to grade us on everything. Even small seminar short courses are usually graded & curved.


Thanks :mrgreen:




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