UVA Law Students Taking Questions

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transferquest
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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby transferquest » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:32 am

Thanks Sky.

Excited to get on campus.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby bgdddymtty » Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:42 am

transferquest wrote:Thanks Sky.

Excited to get on campus.
Flame!

If you were a real transfer student, you'd be excited to get on grounds.

Seriously, though, welcome to UVa.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby transferquest » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:42 pm

Sly, i'm a William and Mary alum and season ticket holder.

You cant ask me to give up all my heritage before the first day of classes.

Affectations will come with time, I am certain.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby transferquest » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:43 pm

And thank you :)

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby wackjickham » Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:15 pm

transferquest wrote:Sly, i'm a William and Mary alum and season ticket holder.


Tourist season?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby transferquest » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:53 pm

Not quite.

http://www.tribeathletics.com/ViewArtic ... M_ID=25100

WM record since 2009: 19-7
UVA record since 2009: 7-17

WM-UVA Score 2009: WM 26, UVA 14

WM-UNC Score 2010: UNC 21, WM 17
UVA-UNC Score 2010: UNC 44, UVA 10

Shall i continue :)

Love being a part of the Cavalier community. But during football season, my grandfather played for the Tribe, and I will always pull for them!

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:09 am

Not to sound like a complete newb, but: Oh hai, when do we regizter fo classez?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby bgdddymtty » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:22 am

badwithpseudonyms wrote:Not to sound like a complete newb, but: Oh hai, when do we regizter fo classez?
None of the emails that I can find indicate exactly when our second lottery is going to start/end, but for whatever reason I was very much under the impression that it would start todayish.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby itsirtou » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:14 am

badwithpseudonyms wrote:Not to sound like a complete newb, but: Oh hai, when do we regizter fo classez?


We register from the 28th to the 31st, I believe.

Here's a schedule: http://lawnotes2.law.virginia.edu/lawitc/techinfo.nsf/9788f75f23dff98c85256927006e36ad/fa11cff7609a0390852578c5006c8b75/$FILE/course_enrollment.pdf?Open

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:46 am

itsirtou wrote:
badwithpseudonyms wrote:Not to sound like a complete newb, but: Oh hai, when do we regizter fo classez?


We register from the 28th to the 31st, I believe.

Here's a schedule: http://lawnotes2.law.virginia.edu/lawitc/techinfo.nsf/9788f75f23dff98c85256927006e36ad/fa11cff7609a0390852578c5006c8b75/$FILE/course_enrollment.pdf?Open

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby jazzyjeff » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:28 am

Just got in off the waitlist with this new deferred acceptance thing they're doing. I am planning on attending a peer school with $50,000. With a 3.5/172, anyone have any ideas if I might get money when they award it next March? I prefer UVA but am hesitant to gamble. And sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong place. This is my first time on here (recommended as a good resource by a friend).

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby 5ky » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:35 am

jazzyjeff wrote:Just got in off the waitlist with this new deferred acceptance thing they're doing. I am planning on attending a peer school with $50,000. With a 3.5/172, anyone have any ideas if I might get money when they award it next March? I prefer UVA but am hesitant to gamble. And sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong place. This is my first time on here (recommended as a good resource by a friend).


What? I'm not sure I understand your situation.

Regardless, I think you might as well go to the other school. I don't think you could count on getting much more than that here at UVa, and getting that amount is obviously not set in stone.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby bgdddymtty » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:53 am

5ky wrote:
jazzyjeff wrote:Just got in off the waitlist with this new deferred acceptance thing they're doing. I am planning on attending a peer school with $50,000. With a 3.5/172, anyone have any ideas if I might get money when they award it next March? I prefer UVA but am hesitant to gamble. And sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong place. This is my first time on here (recommended as a good resource by a friend).


What? I'm not sure I understand your situation.

Regardless, I think you might as well go to the other school. I don't think you could count on getting much more than that here at UVa, and getting that amount is obviously not set in stone.
+1. If you were waitlisted and then given no money this year, I'm not sure how waiting a year and trying again would help your prospects. No matter what, your UGPA is still going to be below median at UVa, so that's going to reduce your chances at a scholly. If a peer institution (I'm curious as to what you're considering a peer here, by the way) is offering you $50K, I think you should take it over $0 at UVa.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby jazzyjeff » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:58 am

They have offered some people deferred acceptances off the waitlist, as in, "you are accepted off the waitlist, but only if you defer, because we don't have any more slots but want you to come." They said we would be considered along with everyone else for money when they award scholarships for next year's class, and also that having been accepted off the waitlist would not be a consideration when awarding aid. So basically I'm just asking if anyone has any thoughts on what sort of numbers typically get aid from UVA. If my numbers count me out, I will likely choose the other school. Admissions said they couldn't speculate as to whether or not I'd receive aid. I'm guessing not though.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby 5ky » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:01 pm

http://uva.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants/1011/?lsat2=172&lgpa1=3.40&lgpa2=3.60&status=3,4,5,6,7,8&type=jd

The above is a LSN search of applicants this cycle with a 172 LSAT and a 3.4-3.6 UGPA. It doesn't appear that any got money. I would be pretty comfortable saying that the award at your peer school will definitely be greater than anything you could get from UVA.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby jazzyjeff » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:03 pm

Thanks. Hadn't seen that site before.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby sccjnthn » Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:07 am

Any recommendations on whether I should take Hynes-Law and Business (TR) or Walt (MW) for Secured transactions?

I will be taking Walt's Bankruptcy Class (MW) and my other classes will be TR if that makes a difference.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby jazzyjeff » Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:45 pm

So in light of worsening employment prospects, even at UVA, do you guys think attending at sticker is a bad idea?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby vamedic03 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:48 pm

jazzyjeff wrote:So in light of worsening employment prospects, even at UVA, do you guys think attending at sticker is a bad idea?


There's been no indication of worsening career prospects. People are going off the deep end in the legal employment forum.

I have yet to see anything that indicates c/o 2013 has it any worse than '12, '11 or '10.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby jawsthegreat » Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:59 pm

vamedic03 wrote:
jazzyjeff wrote:So in light of worsening employment prospects, even at UVA, do you guys think attending at sticker is a bad idea?


There's been no indication of worsening career prospects. People are going off the deep end in the legal employment forum.

I have yet to see anything that indicates c/o 2013 has it any worse than '12, '11 or '10.


How is top 1/4 getting only 3 preselects not considered worse than last year?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby billyez » Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:39 pm

jazzyjeff wrote:So in light of worsening employment prospects, even at UVA, do you guys think attending at sticker is a bad idea?


Attending sticker anywhere should give you pause - no matter what the employment prospects seem like. But I'll reiterate again that I think the tumult going on in the legal employment forum is kind of overblown.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby bgdddymtty » Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:45 pm

billyez wrote:
jazzyjeff wrote:So in light of worsening employment prospects, even at UVA, do you guys think attending at sticker is a bad idea?


Attending sticker anywhere should give you pause - no matter what the employment prospects seem like. But I'll reiterate again that I think the tumult going on in the legal employment forum is kind of overblown.

<--Thinks becoming friends with billyez was worth sticker.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby billyez » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:09 pm

I'd say the same about being friends with you, buddy.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby omg » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:01 pm

Sigh... I changed my mind and don't want to get into the middle of this. (Unless someone has already quoted me.)

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby showNprove » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:04 pm

After having talked to some people, and more results coming through for the people on the forum, it sounds like a few people just had really bad luck (and voiced it), not that there is a systemic problem.




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