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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby MumofCad » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:18 am

théo wrote:
I thought UVA called people to tell them they were accepted. I was told about my scholarship during the phone call, and then I got the decision letter and scholarship letter in the same envelope, if I recall correctly.


Yeah, they called me, but there was a glitch before that allowed students to see we had been admitted and what mailings had been sent to us. It was only a day before the phone call. I guess I'll contact them. I think they haven't gotten around to RDs yet and maybe this is slowing things up. I thought I'd give it awhile as they said they were still waiting for mailing material to come in that might cause a delay. I applied on the first day and was informed only a few days later, so the turnaround was unexpected. I didn't really know what to say.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby albanach » Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:01 pm

Other than getting them from profs closer to exam time, is there a source of old exams other than in the library/law web?

We appear to only have a single exam from a single professor there. Is that normal, or are we just unlucky?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby 5ky » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:01 pm

albanach wrote:Other than getting them from profs closer to exam time, is there a source of old exams other than in the library/law web?

We appear to only have a single exam from a single professor there. Is that normal, or are we just unlucky?


Library/LawWeb is a very poor resource of them. Your professors will give you some old ones as the semester progresses, that's where the vast majority come from for all 1Ls.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Gerry B » Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:16 pm

While it is often true that professors do not have a ton of exams in the library, often you can look at other professors' exams in the same subject and take those for practice too. I usually showed them to my professor so they could tell me how similar it was to their exam. Those exams are still helpful because they help you figure out the hardest thing about 1L year - how to take law school exams.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby desertlaw » Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:33 pm

Definitely use other law schools' library websites for old exams as well. Some profs are different, but a lot of times you'll find a Crim/Contracts/Torts issue-spotter is pretty much the same from a prof at Berkley as it is at UVa.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby albanach » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:22 pm

Thanks. Those are very helpful suggestions.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby billyez » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:32 pm

bgdddymtty wrote:
joemoviebuff wrote:Proper Foxfield attire?
Google "Foxfield races." Basically, the more outlandish and preptacular, the better.


Says the guy who didn't even go. :P

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby planQ » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:32 pm

Hey a housing question, if you live at the Ivy are you stuck with NTC internet or can you get Verizon?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby YCrevolution » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:16 pm

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby barneytrouble » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:30 am

For any current student that feels like answering:

I already know all the good stuff.. but .. Top 5 Least favorite things about UVA?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby sundance95 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:58 am

barneytrouble wrote:For any current student that feels like answering:

I already know all the good stuff.. but .. Top 5 Least favorite things about UVA?

(1) It's not fall break yet. I'll get back to you about the other four.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby plenipotentiary » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:24 am

barneytrouble wrote:For any current student that feels like answering:

I already know all the good stuff.. but .. Top 5 Least favorite things about UVA?


1. Too much rain.
2. Too much Jesus.
3. Class on Friday (during first semester of 1L).
4. Overly aggressive AC in one building.
5. No Vietnamese restaurant in C'ville.

I don't have a lot of complaints.

Also, you probably don't know all the good stuff.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby joemoviebuff » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:52 am

barneytrouble wrote:For any current student that feels like answering:

I already know all the good stuff.. but .. Top 5 Least favorite things about UVA?


1. Too much rain is right.
2. Shitty movie theaters.
3. Humidity in the summertime (though many people aren't here for that).

I can only think of 3 things.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby itsirtou » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:53 am

joemoviebuff wrote:
barneytrouble wrote:For any current student that feels like answering:

I already know all the good stuff.. but .. Top 5 Least favorite things about UVA?


1. Too much rain is right.
2. Shitty movie theaters.
3. Humidity in the summertime (though many people aren't here for that).

I can only think of 3 things.


4 and 5 can both be Charlottesville drivers

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby joemoviebuff » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:23 pm

itsirtou wrote:
joemoviebuff wrote:
barneytrouble wrote:For any current student that feels like answering:

I already know all the good stuff.. but .. Top 5 Least favorite things about UVA?


1. Too much rain is right.
2. Shitty movie theaters.
3. Humidity in the summertime (though many people aren't here for that).

I can only think of 3 things.


4 and 5 can both be Charlottesville drivers


Meh. Charlottesville drivers are way more adept and courteous than where I'm from.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby itsirtou » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:40 pm

joemoviebuff wrote:
itsirtou wrote:
joemoviebuff wrote:
barneytrouble wrote:For any current student that feels like answering:

I already know all the good stuff.. but .. Top 5 Least favorite things about UVA?


1. Too much rain is right.
2. Shitty movie theaters.
3. Humidity in the summertime (though many people aren't here for that).

I can only think of 3 things.


4 and 5 can both be Charlottesville drivers


Meh. Charlottesville drivers are way more adept and courteous than where I'm from.


oh man idk i think charlottesville drivers are honestly the worst out of anywhere i've ever lived

they drive at least 5 miles below the speed limit at all times and go through lights/take turns so excruciatingly slowly that i don't quite know how they manage to do it

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Stringer Bell » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:45 pm

barneytrouble wrote:For any current student that feels like answering:

I already know all the good stuff.. but .. Top 5 Least favorite things about UVA?


The mexican food blows for the most part (or at least what I've had)
Coming from a large city, it's weird driving at night with little lighting
The football could be worse (Penn), but it could be better (Michigan)

plenipotentiary wrote:
5. No Vietnamese restaurant in C'ville.



There's one called Saigon Cafe. I had some Pho to-go from there one night but haven't tried anything else yet. I wouldn't consider myself any sort of Pho expert, but I thought it was okay.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Seneca » Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:24 pm

Stringer Bell wrote:The mexican food blows for the most part (or at least what I've had)


This is what worries me. After living in California, it's going to be hard to do without.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby barry » Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:28 pm

Seneca wrote:
Stringer Bell wrote:The mexican food blows for the most part (or at least what I've had)


This is what worries me. After living in California, it's going to be hard to do without.


the Continental Divide is pretty good for Tex Mex.... awesome enchiladas

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby pjo » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:45 pm

barneytrouble wrote:For any current student that feels like answering:

I already know all the good stuff.. but .. Top 5 Least favorite things about UVA?


1.Closet gunners (what everyone says about UVA having ppl who claim to do nothing but are actually gunnerish is extremely true)
2.Strange traffic patterns
3.Awkward power outages
4.Agree with Joemoviebuff, the movie theaters are horrible
5.Earthquakes?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Puttanesca » Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:30 pm

barneytrouble wrote:For any current student that feels like answering:

I already know all the good stuff.. but .. Top 5 Least favorite things about UVA?


I think most of my complaints stem from the city being too small:

-1) Lack of entertainment options/fun activities (as others have said, the movie theaters here suck)

-2) Will likely have to relocate to a new city during the summer b/c of the lack of job opportunities here

-3) The airport sucks - I always end up driving to Dulles if I need to catch a flight somewhere

-4) Lack of big city conveniences (Cville doesn't have a lot of the stores you would find in more urban areas)

-5) Way too many bugs

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Seneca » Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:50 pm

barry wrote:
Seneca wrote:
Stringer Bell wrote:The mexican food blows for the most part (or at least what I've had)


This is what worries me. After living in California, it's going to be hard to do without.


the Continental Divide is pretty good for Tex Mex.... awesome enchiladas


I'm very glad to hear that, thanks barry.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby Stringer Bell » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:44 am

barry wrote:
the Continental Divide is pretty good for Tex Mex.... awesome enchiladas


I haven't tried the enchiladas, but my SO brought me a carnitas soft taco from there once and it was pretty horrible.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby joemoviebuff » Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:53 am

Stringer Bell wrote:
barry wrote:
the Continental Divide is pretty good for Tex Mex.... awesome enchiladas


I haven't tried the enchiladas, but my SO brought me a carnitas soft taco from there once and it was pretty horrible.


It wasn't a mexican dish, but I had the best meatloaf of my life there (bison), and the scalloped potatoes and veggies it came with were absolutely amazing. Probably the best meal I've had in C-ville.

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby dailygrind » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:36 am

If anyone's feeling charitable and has access to an old Magill Administrative Law outline, I would greatly appreciate it if you'd be willing to share a copy with me (I'm hoping to use it in conjunction with my notes to create Frankenstein). Thanks.




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