UVA Law Students Taking Questions

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby desertlaw » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:41 pm

So much profanity directed at SIS and LawWeb today from me. Lots and lots of profanity.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby vamedic03 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:03 am

Perhaps student records is just engaged in a month long protest of SOPA?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby bgdddymtty » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:30 am

vamedic03 wrote:Perhaps student records is just engaged in a month long protest of SOPA?

I will be very disappointed if Feb Club isn't themed in this manner. After all, it is a month-long blackout.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby sundance95 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:41 am

inmans wrote:This year, I'm pretty sure course evaluations show up after grades are posted.

I can confirm this.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby paulinaporizkova » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:07 am

sundance95 wrote:
inmans wrote:This year, I'm pretty sure course evaluations show up after grades are posted.

I can confirm this.


yep

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby ganggreen » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:45 am

If I wait until April/May to choose UVA, how difficult will it be to find a decent apartment? I think I read somewhere that there are two apartment complexes within walking distance of campus where law students usually live... will they be full by then? If so, what other options (within driving distance) are there?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby bgdddymtty » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:50 am

You'll be fine. Seriously, it won't be an issue at all. Even if you couldn't find an apartment on your own, there will be a ton of other incoming 1L's looking for roommates.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby pcwcecac » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:52 am

And what's the market rate for a 1 bedroom?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby sundance95 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:27 pm

pcwcecac wrote:And what's the market rate for a 1 bedroom?

Is Craigslist blacked out today too?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby pcwcecac » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:43 pm

Craigslist average listing tend to be much higher than true market rate.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby StanleyF » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:22 pm

ganggreen wrote:If I wait until April/May to choose UVA, how difficult will it be to find a decent apartment? I think I read somewhere that there are two apartment complexes within walking distance of campus where law students usually live... will they be full by then? If so, what other options (within driving distance) are there?


I didn't start looking for an apartment until May—made a three-day trip to Charlottesvillle, found lots of good places to look at, and signed a lease on day 3. I live driving-distance to school. I didn't really look near the law school, so I can't really help on those options.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby t-ender » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:05 pm

More 1L grades are up.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 5ky » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:58 pm

Someone asked about 1L GPA cutoffs and then edited, but here they are:

Generally, at the end of 1L (so probably slightly higher for after first semester, but it won't make much of a difference):

3.75 = top 5%
3.65 = top 10%
3.48 = top 25%
3.42 = top 33%
3.3ish = median
3.18 = bottom 33%
3.11 = bottom 25%
2.95 = bottom 10%

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby paulinaporizkova » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:24 pm

^^thanks 5

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby desertlaw » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:34 pm

The amount of times I've thought about Feb Club this week has increased exponentially every day. When is the schedule coming out? Also, can Doritos, JoeSchmo, and TheSealOcust be iron-men with me?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby thesealocust » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:38 pm

desertlaw wrote:The amount of times I've thought about Feb Club this week has increased exponentially every day. When is the schedule coming out? Also, can Doritos, JoeSchmo, and TheSealOcust be iron-men with me?


SHOOOOTTTTTSSS

Themes were finalized yesterday, but there was overlap so negotiations are ongoing. I will tell you that many of my favorite themes (Teach Me How To Snuggie, Space Disasters, Failed Republican Presidential Candidates, Star Trek Burlesque) didn't get picked :/

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby desertlaw » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:23 pm

There's a picture somewhere on the web with Joe Schmo, DesertLaw, and Doritos from last year's Star Wars Burlesque that would kill any of our political ambitions.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby desertlaw » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:34 pm

thesealocust wrote:
desertlaw wrote:The amount of times I've thought about Feb Club this week has increased exponentially every day. When is the schedule coming out? Also, can Doritos, JoeSchmo, and TheSealOcust be iron-men with me?


SHOOOOTTTTTSSS

Themes were finalized yesterday, but there was overlap so negotiations are ongoing. I will tell you that many of my favorite themes (Teach Me How To Snuggie, Space Disasters, Failed Republican Presidential Candidates, Star Trek Burlesque) didn't get picked :/


What's the over/under on how many Feb Club parties that TheSealOcust will attend? 25.5? Also, one of the best parts of talking to UVa alumni the past year during OGI or during networking was talking about Feb Club. We better enjoy this. God knows we'll miss it.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Law Sauce » Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:06 am

How do you get an unofficial transcript? In simplicity, the one there is all blank and and in SIS it says immediately processing.... does that mean I have to pick it up somewhere? I'm trying to send my grades out to a firm asap, thanks for any help

Edit: is it bad form to send a screen shot of your grades in SIS or some other rigged means?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby bgdddymtty » Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:18 am

Law Sauce wrote:How do you get an unofficial transcript? In simplicity, the one there is all blank and and in SIS it says immediately processing.... does that mean I have to pick it up somewhere? I'm trying to send my grades out to a firm asap, thanks for any help

Edit: is it bad form to send a screen shot of your grades in SIS or some other rigged means?

SIS-->(Academics drop-down menu) Transcript: View Unofficial-->Report Type: Advising Transcript-->View Report

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Law Sauce » Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:25 am

bgdddymtty wrote:
Law Sauce wrote:How do you get an unofficial transcript? In simplicity, the one there is all blank and and in SIS it says immediately processing.... does that mean I have to pick it up somewhere? I'm trying to send my grades out to a firm asap, thanks for any help

Edit: is it bad form to send a screen shot of your grades in SIS or some other rigged means?

SIS-->(Academics drop-down menu) Transcript: View Unofficial-->Report Type: Advising Transcript-->View Report


Yea I got that it just wont work... Ok nvm I realized my computer was blocking the pop-up. Thanks

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby paulinaporizkova » Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:13 pm

Law Sauce wrote:
bgdddymtty wrote:
Law Sauce wrote:How do you get an unofficial transcript? In simplicity, the one there is all blank and and in SIS it says immediately processing.... does that mean I have to pick it up somewhere? I'm trying to send my grades out to a firm asap, thanks for any help

Edit: is it bad form to send a screen shot of your grades in SIS or some other rigged means?

SIS-->(Academics drop-down menu) Transcript: View Unofficial-->Report Type: Advising Transcript-->View Report


Yea I got that it just wont work... Ok nvm I realized my computer was blocking the pop-up. Thanks


as far as the screen shot, a firm I interviewed with told me that would be fine as long as they could tell it was legitimate

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 616rewind » Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:23 pm

Law Sauce wrote:
bgdddymtty wrote:
Law Sauce wrote:How do you get an unofficial transcript? In simplicity, the one there is all blank and and in SIS it says immediately processing.... does that mean I have to pick it up somewhere? I'm trying to send my grades out to a firm asap, thanks for any help

Edit: is it bad form to send a screen shot of your grades in SIS or some other rigged means?

SIS-->(Academics drop-down menu) Transcript: View Unofficial-->Report Type: Advising Transcript-->View Report


Yea I got that it just wont work... Ok nvm I realized my computer was blocking the pop-up. Thanks

You have all your grades? Damn.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 5ky » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:05 pm

SIS down? Cary doin' work.

edit: back up? not too much work, i guess

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby aspire2more » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:08 pm

Law Sauce wrote:How do you get an unofficial transcript? In simplicity, the one there is all blank and and in SIS it says immediately processing.... does that mean I have to pick it up somewhere? I'm trying to send my grades out to a firm asap, thanks for any help

Edit: is it bad form to send a screen shot of your grades in SIS or some other rigged means?


I included both that transcript and a screenshot, since the transcript in Symplicity only has one of my four grades (and, of course, the one showing is the lowest of the four).




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