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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby albanach » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:37 am

thatkid wrote:
barneytrouble wrote:Hey guys

Admitted today, so still floating on cloud 9 etc etc.

For anyone that had to bring a SO to charlottesville, what did you find to be the best plan of action as far as them finding employment goes? My gf graduates in May, and I would love for her to find something good in town. Richmond is always an option but charlottesville is of course preferable. Don't want to have her resort to McDs or the like.


+1


Charlottesville has a university you may have heard about. They have been known to employ graduates.

There's also GE, Northrop Grumman (who just laid off staff), Crutchfield, the UVA hospital, another hospital (Martha Jefferson), Lexis Nexis, the CFA Institute and the National Ground Intelligence Center

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Puttanesca » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:28 pm

Is there another place to find course syllabi besides on the Lawweb homepage and besides viewing the list of all the courses being taught this semester? I cannot find the syllabi for my two elective courses, and they both meet tomorrow.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby vamedic03 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:06 pm

Puttanesca wrote:Is there another place to find course syllabi besides on the Lawweb homepage and besides viewing the list of all the courses being taught this semester? I cannot find the syllabi for my two elective courses, and they both meet tomorrow.


Some profs will email the syllabus to the class. Some profs will put the syllabus in the course packet from the copy center. Others will simply give out a syllabus the first day.

Unless the prof has emailed you or placed an announcement on lawweb, I think it is safe to assume that there is no assignment for tomorrow.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 5ky » Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:04 pm

vamedic03 wrote:
Puttanesca wrote:Is there another place to find course syllabi besides on the Lawweb homepage and besides viewing the list of all the courses being taught this semester? I cannot find the syllabi for my two elective courses, and they both meet tomorrow.


Some profs will email the syllabus to the class. Some profs will put the syllabus in the course packet from the copy center. Others will simply give out a syllabus the first day.

Unless the prof has emailed you or placed an announcement on lawweb, I think it is safe to assume that there is no assignment for tomorrow.


Sometimes Professors put the first day's assignment on the bulletin board outside the Student Records Office, but that might be an exclusively fall semester type deal. Also, there's no assignments for any classes currently posted outside there, so yeah, I guess there isn't an assignment for you for the first day.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby paulinaporizkova » Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:59 pm

slider wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:Has anyone had experienced with switching classes around by just showing up on the first day? I'm interested in switching one but there's a waitlist with a fair number of people on it. It sounds unlikely but I've heard people doing it successfully in the past. Anyone have any insight? Is there a way I could access any enrollment info even though LawReg is closed?


Use SIS to enroll (http://www.virginia.edu/sis). Enroll, stay on the waitlist, attend every class, and express your interest to the professor. You should be able to get in near the add/drop deadline.


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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 5ky » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:03 pm

LawReg is only for the lottery. You use SIS to add/drop courses -- you can see all the courses listed on LawWeb, they've been there since August or whenever.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby thesealocust » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:03 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:
slider wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:Has anyone had experienced with switching classes around by just showing up on the first day? I'm interested in switching one but there's a waitlist with a fair number of people on it. It sounds unlikely but I've heard people doing it successfully in the past. Anyone have any insight? Is there a way I could access any enrollment info even though LawReg is closed?


Use SIS to enroll (http://www.virginia.edu/sis). Enroll, stay on the waitlist, attend every class, and express your interest to the professor. You should be able to get in near the add/drop deadline.


how do I get the list of classes available for the semester though, since LawReg is closed?


Law web -> current courses

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby paulinaporizkova » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:04 pm

thesealocust wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:
slider wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:Has anyone had experienced with switching classes around by just showing up on the first day? I'm interested in switching one but there's a waitlist with a fair number of people on it. It sounds unlikely but I've heard people doing it successfully in the past. Anyone have any insight? Is there a way I could access any enrollment info even though LawReg is closed?


Use SIS to enroll (http://www.virginia.edu/sis). Enroll, stay on the waitlist, attend every class, and express your interest to the professor. You should be able to get in near the add/drop deadline.


how do I get the list of classes available for the semester though, since LawReg is closed?


Law web -> current courses


just figured it out, but gracias :)

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby desertlaw » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:26 am

Fed Courts (Woolhander), Civil Rights (Hytnes) , or Communications Law (Nachbar) ---- ?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby thesealocust » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:31 am

desertlaw wrote:Fed Courts (Woolhander), Civil Rights (Hytnes) , or Communications Law (Nachbar) ---- ?


Needs more Leslie courses.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby itsirtou » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:37 am

still messing with my class schedule

If anyone who's had Brown could let me know what they think of him, that'd be good.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby joemoviebuff » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:38 am

desertlaw wrote:Fed Courts (Woolhander), Civil Rights (Hytnes) , or Communications Law (Nachbar) ---- ?


I had Civ Pro with Wooly and have no intention of ever taking a class with her again. She's a very sweet lady and soft cold-caller, but I did not think she was a good teacher at all and frequently made things more convoluted than they needed to be.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby joemoviebuff » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:41 am

itsirtou wrote:still messing with my class schedule

If anyone who's had Brown could let me know what they think of him, that'd be good.


I had Brown for Crim and am actually taking him again for Crim Adjudication. The biggest criticism of him is that his class can be insanely boring. He basically just reads the casebook to you in class in Powerpoint form. He rarely cold calls and just asks for volunteers most of the time. He can be really funny at times and is a great prof to take to lunch. I'm not upset to be in a class of his again, but many of my sectionmates would be.

Also, no laptops.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby bgdddymtty » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:47 am

joemoviebuff wrote:
itsirtou wrote:still messing with my class schedule

If anyone who's had Brown could let me know what they think of him, that'd be good.


I had Brown for Crim and am actually taking him again for Crim Adjudication. The biggest criticism of him is that his class can be insanely boring. He basically just reads the casebook to you in class in Powerpoint form. He rarely cold calls and just asks for volunteers most of the time. He can be really funny at times and is a great prof to take to lunch. I'm not upset to be in a class of his again, but many of my sectionmates would be.

Also, no laptops.

This is not true for his Evidence class.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Morgan12Oak » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:20 am

bgdddymtty wrote:
joemoviebuff wrote:
itsirtou wrote:still messing with my class schedule

If anyone who's had Brown could let me know what they think of him, that'd be good.


I had Brown for Crim and am actually taking him again for Crim Adjudication. The biggest criticism of him is that his class can be insanely boring. He basically just reads the casebook to you in class in Powerpoint form. He rarely cold calls and just asks for volunteers most of the time. He can be really funny at times and is a great prof to take to lunch. I'm not upset to be in a class of his again, but many of my sectionmates would be.

Also, no laptops.

This is not true for his Evidence class.



Actually it is true, you can't use laptops for his evidence. At least not last semester.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby bgdddymtty » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:48 am

Morgan12Oak wrote:
bgdddymtty wrote:
joemoviebuff wrote:
itsirtou wrote:still messing with my class schedule

If anyone who's had Brown could let me know what they think of him, that'd be good.


I had Brown for Crim and am actually taking him again for Crim Adjudication. The biggest criticism of him is that his class can be insanely boring. He basically just reads the casebook to you in class in Powerpoint form. He rarely cold calls and just asks for volunteers most of the time. He can be really funny at times and is a great prof to take to lunch. I'm not upset to be in a class of his again, but many of my sectionmates would be.

Also, no laptops.

This is not true for his Evidence class.



Actually it is true, you can't use laptops for his evidence. At least not last semester.

Oh, wow. I stand corrected. Glad I took it last spring.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby jawsthegreat » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:26 am

Insurance, Banking & Financial Inst., Corps, and Construction law. Only 8 class periods per week. #winning

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby itsirtou » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:29 am

joemoviebuff wrote:
itsirtou wrote:still messing with my class schedule

If anyone who's had Brown could let me know what they think of him, that'd be good.


I had Brown for Crim and am actually taking him again for Crim Adjudication. The biggest criticism of him is that his class can be insanely boring. He basically just reads the casebook to you in class in Powerpoint form. He rarely cold calls and just asks for volunteers most of the time. He can be really funny at times and is a great prof to take to lunch. I'm not upset to be in a class of his again, but many of my sectionmates would be.

Also, no laptops.


I mean, I guess I'll find out here in a few hours, but was there an e-mail about that before I signed up for the class? There's nothing on the syllabus that says no laptops.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby joemoviebuff » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:09 pm

itsirtou wrote:
joemoviebuff wrote:
itsirtou wrote:still messing with my class schedule

If anyone who's had Brown could let me know what they think of him, that'd be good.


I had Brown for Crim and am actually taking him again for Crim Adjudication. The biggest criticism of him is that his class can be insanely boring. He basically just reads the casebook to you in class in Powerpoint form. He rarely cold calls and just asks for volunteers most of the time. He can be really funny at times and is a great prof to take to lunch. I'm not upset to be in a class of his again, but many of my sectionmates would be.

Also, no laptops.


I mean, I guess I'll find out here in a few hours, but was there an e-mail about that before I signed up for the class? There's nothing on the syllabus that says no laptops.


You are right, I am bringing my laptop just in case, but I also asked my roommate who's in the class also and he also thought they weren't allowed. Oh well, we'll find out.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby bgdddymtty » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:11 pm

If anyone needs books for any of the following classes, hit me up:
Pro Sports and the Law
Con Law with Forde-Mazrui
Evidence with Brown

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby joemoviebuff » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:03 pm

itsirtou wrote:
joemoviebuff wrote:
itsirtou wrote:still messing with my class schedule

If anyone who's had Brown could let me know what they think of him, that'd be good.


I had Brown for Crim and am actually taking him again for Crim Adjudication. The biggest criticism of him is that his class can be insanely boring. He basically just reads the casebook to you in class in Powerpoint form. He rarely cold calls and just asks for volunteers most of the time. He can be really funny at times and is a great prof to take to lunch. I'm not upset to be in a class of his again, but many of my sectionmates would be.

Also, no laptops.


I mean, I guess I'll find out here in a few hours, but was there an e-mail about that before I signed up for the class? There's nothing on the syllabus that says no laptops.


Alright, my bad.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby albanach » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:17 pm

Any useful hornbooks for Legislation with Armacost? The casebook is Caleb Nelson's Statutory Interpretation.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby omg » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:18 pm

I have a good used copy of Nachbar's Communications textbook. PM me if interested!

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:53 pm

0L heading to C'ville next year. What is the reasonable ceiling of student orgs to be a part of as a 1L. Also, anyone in or know members of the Racuqet Club? In addition, do any of you remember when you received your .edu email address? Thanks.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby itsirtou » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:59 pm

joemoviebuff wrote:
itsirtou wrote:
joemoviebuff wrote:
itsirtou wrote:still messing with my class schedule

If anyone who's had Brown could let me know what they think of him, that'd be good.


I had Brown for Crim and am actually taking him again for Crim Adjudication. The biggest criticism of him is that his class can be insanely boring. He basically just reads the casebook to you in class in Powerpoint form. He rarely cold calls and just asks for volunteers most of the time. He can be really funny at times and is a great prof to take to lunch. I'm not upset to be in a class of his again, but many of my sectionmates would be.

Also, no laptops.


I mean, I guess I'll find out here in a few hours, but was there an e-mail about that before I signed up for the class? There's nothing on the syllabus that says no laptops.


Alright, my bad.


haha no worries, i already dropped it. i decided 12 instead of 15 hours this semester sounds much better.




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