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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby FeuerFrei » Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:44 pm

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby vanwinkle » Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:50 pm

YCrevolution wrote:
thesealocust wrote:
FeuerFrei wrote:Do UVA transcripts list your LSAT score and percentile on them?


*bursts info laughter*

No :P

He means "no" they don't list your LSAT percentile. Instead, they list the percentile of your LSAT relative to your UVA Law peers.

While it's entertaining, you shouldn't actually let the newbs actually believe stuff like this.

Funny though.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby YCrevolution » Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:54 pm

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby dgouzoul » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:08 pm

fucking with 0L heads isn't funny.

cooley law does not approve.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby vanwinkle » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:11 pm

dgouzoul wrote:fucking with 0L heads isn't funny.

Dude, it may be wrong, but that doesn't make it not funny.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby slider » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:15 pm

I saw this previously in a past thread but I cannot seem to find it now.

What does a sample 1L class schedule look like? Is it 9 to 5 Monday through Friday?

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby YCrevolution » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:27 pm

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby 02082010 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:09 pm

YCrevolution wrote:Monday:
8:50 - 9:50
10:00 - 11:00
2:10 - 3:30
3:40 - 5:00

Tuesday:
8:50 - 9:50
10:00 - 11:00
2:10 - 3:30

Wednesday:
8:50 - 9:50
3:40 - 5:00

Thursday:
8:50 - 9:50
10:00 - 11:00
2:10 - 3:30
3:40 - 5:00

Friday:
10:00 - 11:00


That looks pretty miserable.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby stratocophic » Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:16 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:
YCrevolution wrote:Monday:
8:50 - 9:50
10:00 - 11:00
2:10 - 3:30
3:40 - 5:00

Tuesday:
8:50 - 9:50
10:00 - 11:00
2:10 - 3:30

Wednesday:
8:50 - 9:50
3:40 - 5:00

Thursday:
8:50 - 9:50
10:00 - 11:00
2:10 - 3:30
3:40 - 5:00

Friday:
10:00 - 11:00


That looks [strike]pretty[/strike] miserable.


Fixt for understatement

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:05 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:
YCrevolution wrote:Monday:
8:50 - 9:50
10:00 - 11:00
2:10 - 3:30
3:40 - 5:00

Tuesday:
8:50 - 9:50
10:00 - 11:00
2:10 - 3:30

Wednesday:
8:50 - 9:50
3:40 - 5:00

Thursday:
8:50 - 9:50
10:00 - 11:00
2:10 - 3:30
3:40 - 5:00

Friday:
10:00 - 11:00


That looks pretty miserable.

It's really luck of the draw; the timeslots stay the same for every section, but what days you're in class changes. I had a pretty balanced schedule, the early morning class started at 8:30 but we only had it 3 times a week instead of 4. So I had 3 classes per day Mon-Thur and one class on Friday... except the Friday class was at 8:30. That sucked.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby avacado111 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:08 pm

wait.. only one section doesn't have classes on friday? which section is that?

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby 02082010 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:09 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:
YCrevolution wrote:Monday:
8:50 - 9:50
10:00 - 11:00
2:10 - 3:30
3:40 - 5:00

Tuesday:
8:50 - 9:50
10:00 - 11:00
2:10 - 3:30

Wednesday:
8:50 - 9:50
3:40 - 5:00

Thursday:
8:50 - 9:50
10:00 - 11:00
2:10 - 3:30
3:40 - 5:00

Friday:
10:00 - 11:00


That looks pretty miserable.

It's really luck of the draw; the timeslots stay the same for every section, but what days you're in class changes. I had a pretty balanced schedule, the early morning class started at 8:30 but we only had it 3 times a week instead of 4. So I had 3 classes per day Mon-Thur and one class on Friday... except the Friday class was at 8:30. That sucked.


I said that bc that's a lot of time actually in class. I guess I assumed 3hrs in class per day (hopefully all in the morning) and then I could spend 4-5hrs doing reading and studying per day and then an hour working out before leaving campus.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:13 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:I said that bc that's a lot of time actually in class. I guess I assumed 3hrs in class per day (hopefully all in the morning) and then I could spend 4-5hrs doing reading and studying per day and then an hour working out before leaving campus.

Well, I was having 3 classes per day, so that was about 3 hours in class per day (3.5 on the days I had Contracts, since we started early at 8:30, but we also had it one less day a week than other sections). It's just that the class hours are spread out a lot more. There's an intentional long break for all sections between 11AM and 2PM, which you can use for reading, studying, or whatever else you want. (LRW is one hour per week and shoved into this break-time period on one day.)

Every section this past fall had Contracts at 8:30/8:50, Crim at 11, Torts at 2:10, and Civ Pro at 3:40. The only thing that changed was what day of the week it's on; most schedules work out so you're averaging about 3 hours of class a day, but because of what days they fall on you might end up heavier on some days or having a lot longer breaks on some days.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby vamedic03 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:14 pm

i'll add that spring semester schedules can change significantly . . . My spring schedule:

M: 10-1120 Con law; 1410-1530 Property; 1540-1700 Evidence*
T: 10-1120 Con law; 1300-1400 Legislation*; 1410-1530 Property
W: 13-1400 Legislation*; 1410-1510 LRW; 1540-1700 Evidence*
R: 10-1120 Con law; 1300-1400 Legislation*; 1410-1530 Property; 1540-1700 Evidence*
F: Nothing

*-electives

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby 02082010 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:38 pm

1Ls, are you still pissed for not getting into CCN?

I'm just curious as to when the pain will go away.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:38 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:1Ls, are you still pissed for not getting into CCN?

I'm just curious as to when the pain will go away.

Dude, I'm glad I got into UVA.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby 02082010 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:44 pm

I wasn't being entirely serious.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby vamedic03 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:07 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:1Ls, are you still pissed for not getting into CCN?

I'm just curious as to when the pain will go away.


whenever I see CCN I think it must be some sort of cheap knock-off of CNN

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby LSlobbyist » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:44 am

hopefulundergrad wrote:1Ls, are you still pissed for not getting into CCN?

I'm just curious as to when the pain will go away.


As someone who was fortunate enough to get into 2 of the 3, is this a prevalent attitude at UVA? Doesn't seem like it from what I've seen and I'm perfectly content taking UVA over CCN, but I don't want to be at a school where everybody wishes they were somewhere else.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:45 am

LSlobbyist wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:1Ls, are you still pissed for not getting into CCN?

I'm just curious as to when the pain will go away.


As someone who was fortunate enough to get into 2 of the 3, is this a prevalent attitude at UVA? Doesn't seem like it from what I've seen and I'm perfectly content taking UVA over CCN, but I don't want to be at a school where everybody wishes they were somewhere else.

I think he was being facetious.

As a 1L, I can tell you I don't know anybody that complains about their choice.

(Of course, now that grades are out that may change. :P )

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby im_blue » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:07 am

LSlobbyist wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:1Ls, are you still pissed for not getting into CCN?

I'm just curious as to when the pain will go away.


As someone who was fortunate enough to get into 2 of the 3, is this a prevalent attitude at UVA? Doesn't seem like it from what I've seen and I'm perfectly content taking UVA over CCN, but I don't want to be at a school where everybody wishes they were somewhere else.


That's every law school in the country except HYS. CCN students wish they were at HYS, T10 students wanted CCN, T14 students wanted T10, etc. Hell, I'm sure there are HLS students wishing they could go to Yale with no grades.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby 02082010 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:31 pm

Thoughts on living with a roommate during 1L? Pros/cons on living solo?

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:33 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:Thoughts on living with a roommate during 1L? Pros/cons on living solo?

I definitely enjoy living by myself, but that's a personal preference. I know plenty of people who got roommates and are very happy with the arrangement. You need roommates to live at places like the Graduate Center since you're only getting 1 room out of a 3 or 4 bedroom unit with shared living/dining space, and I know several 1Ls who pull that off happily.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby 02082010 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:03 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:Thoughts on living with a roommate during 1L? Pros/cons on living solo?

I definitely enjoy living by myself, but that's a personal preference. I know plenty of people who got roommates and are very happy with the arrangement. You need roommates to live at places like the Graduate Center since you're only getting 1 room out of a 3 or 4 bedroom unit with shared living/dining space, and I know several 1Ls who pull that off happily.


Thanks dood.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby 02082010 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:34 pm

Why in god's name do exams stretch out over 12 days. Could a few of you post your exam schedule from this past semester? You only take 4, right? Hopefully they are at least spread out.




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