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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby bobbyh1919 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:37 pm

Law Sauce wrote:
bobbyh1919 wrote:
sundance95 wrote:
bobbyh1919 wrote:Do the law students or graduate students in general get really involved in the sports scene at UVA or is that more of an undergrad thing? And by involved, I mean going to a lot of the football games, basketball games, etc.

Anyway, trying to visit Charlottesville in September to see them play Penn State with a friend of mine (I'm C/O 2016 btw) and was wondering what's the best way to get tickets and also what a decent price would be to see them a play a good opponent. Right now StubHub has nose bleeds for $75 but I'm thinking that's high. If anyone has any knowledge of this I'd appreciate it!

The thought of paying to watch uva football amuses me. Free for students, I went to one game, watched a few more on TV. Really think fb is a TV sport, but def intend to catch some baseball now that I'm done with 1L.


Wow what's free to students? All football games? All sporting events?


Pretty much everything


That's awesome, looking forward to going to some of the games.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Heat » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:57 am

bobbyh1919 wrote:Do the law students or graduate students in general get really involved in the sports scene at UVA or is that more of an undergrad thing? And by involved, I mean going to a lot of the football games, basketball games, etc.

Anyway, trying to visit Charlottesville in September to see them play Penn State with a friend of mine (I'm C/O 2016 btw) and was wondering what's the best way to get tickets and also what a decent price would be to see them a play a good opponent. Right now StubHub has nose bleeds for $75 but I'm thinking that's high. If anyone has any knowledge of this I'd appreciate it!


I think most of the people in my section went to at least one sporting event. All of the sporting events are free. Basketball requires that you think about it in advance because you need to enter a lottery for the tickets. I never had trouble getting a ticket. I think there are only a few big basketball games that the lottery system really matters for.

I went to every football game with some of my other sectionmates and intend to do the same this year. I would suggest you get someone on here to buy you two student guest tickets to the Penn State game if that's what you want. They are usually a lot cheaper but it means you have to stay in the student section of the stadium (the same section all of us have to be in with our free tickets). Considering you probably don't care about having comfortable seats, as long as you show up early you'll be able to get a decent place and you'll be in the middle of all the UVa fan action.

EDIT: I just checked and student guest tickets to that game are $58. Usually they are more like $20. I guess Penn State is going to be a big draw.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby bobbyh1919 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:08 am

Yeah sitting in the student section would be cool. I'm going to wait until tickets actually go on sale (I think 7/20 for that game?) and then see if there's any movement downward on StubHub. $58 does seem high for this matchup.

Thanks for the help guys.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Woods » Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:54 am

What's uva's requirements for personal statement?Lengths, format, etc. The website doesn't mention requirements.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby ucbkenn » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:31 pm

Would someone mind posting pictures of the Jeffersonian apartments? I've heard they're pretty old, but are they still somewhat nice? Any bug problems?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby dixon02 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:39 pm

Woods wrote:What's uva's requirements for personal statement?Lengths, format, etc. The website doesn't mention requirements.


I doubt any of us know/remember. Speaking from personal experience only, when I was applying to schools that didn't specifically state what they wanted for a PS, I just used the same 500-word PS I used for every school (editing a few sentences here and there to tailor it for the school). If memory serves, I think Berkeley wanted something longer, but other than that (and Yale's 250), I think this is standard practice.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby dixon02 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:40 pm

ucbkenn wrote:Would someone mind posting pictures of the Jeffersonian apartments? I've heard they're pretty old, but are they still somewhat nice? Any bug problems?


Don't live there but have friends there. They are old; I guess it depends on how you define nice. I would not call them nice. People live in the Jeffersonian b/c of location, nothing more. Is this even relevant though? Do they still have vacancy? They usually fill up very early.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Heat » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:41 pm

ucbkenn wrote:Would someone mind posting pictures of the Jeffersonian apartments? I've heard they're pretty old, but are they still somewhat nice? Any bug problems?


I don't have pictures for you but I'm curious as to how this could possibly matter. At this point, you have either signed a lease for Jeffersonian or have no chance of getting a Jeffersonian apartment I would think. The only thing I can think of is if you are considering moving in with someone who already signed a lease? Sorry, I'm just curious.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby ucbkenn » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:51 pm

Heat wrote:
ucbkenn wrote:Would someone mind posting pictures of the Jeffersonian apartments? I've heard they're pretty old, but are they still somewhat nice? Any bug problems?


I don't have pictures for you but I'm curious as to how this could possibly matter. At this point, you have either signed a lease for Jeffersonian or have no chance of getting a Jeffersonian apartment I would think. The only thing I can think of is if you are considering moving in with someone who already signed a lease? Sorry, I'm just curious.


No worries. I'm actually deferring. Just trying to get a mental picture in my head of some of these apartments everyone keeps talking about. It's not really relevant now. I just figured a lot of people are/will be moving in soon and might have pictures.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby ucbkenn » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:52 pm

dixon02 wrote:
ucbkenn wrote:Would someone mind posting pictures of the Jeffersonian apartments? I've heard they're pretty old, but are they still somewhat nice? Any bug problems?


Don't live there but have friends there. They are old; I guess it depends on how you define nice. I would not call them nice. People live in the Jeffersonian b/c of location, nothing more. Is this even relevant though? Do they still have vacancy? They usually fill up very early.


They are filled up. This is just for my own curiosity. And if not there, then where would you suggest living dixon02?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby dixon02 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:06 pm

ucbkenn wrote:
dixon02 wrote:
ucbkenn wrote:Would someone mind posting pictures of the Jeffersonian apartments? I've heard they're pretty old, but are they still somewhat nice? Any bug problems?


Don't live there but have friends there. They are old; I guess it depends on how you define nice. I would not call them nice. People live in the Jeffersonian b/c of location, nothing more. Is this even relevant though? Do they still have vacancy? They usually fill up very early.


They are filled up. This is just for my own curiosity. And if not there, then where would you suggest living dixon02?


Totally depends on what you want. If you're young and single and don't require anything fancy, just live in Ivy like everyone else. If you already know some folks who will be attending and want to get a house, check out Huntington Village or Lewis Mountain. If you'd rather live farther from campus and have nicer amenities and don't mind paying a little more, there's Woodlands, Jefferson Ridge, Villas at Southern Ridge, Eagles Landing. Other options too, but again, totally depends on what you're looking for.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby tener » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:20 pm

Heat wrote:
bobbyh1919 wrote:Do the law students or graduate students in general get really involved in the sports scene at UVA or is that more of an undergrad thing? And by involved, I mean going to a lot of the football games, basketball games, etc.

Anyway, trying to visit Charlottesville in September to see them play Penn State with a friend of mine (I'm C/O 2016 btw) and was wondering what's the best way to get tickets and also what a decent price would be to see them a play a good opponent. Right now StubHub has nose bleeds for $75 but I'm thinking that's high. If anyone has any knowledge of this I'd appreciate it!


I think most of the people in my section went to at least one sporting event. All of the sporting events are free. Basketball requires that you think about it in advance because you need to enter a lottery for the tickets. I never had trouble getting a ticket. I think there are only a few big basketball games that the lottery system really matters for.

I went to every football game with some of my other sectionmates and intend to do the same this year. I would suggest you get someone on here to buy you two student guest tickets to the Penn State game if that's what you want. They are usually a lot cheaper but it means you have to stay in the student section of the stadium (the same section all of us have to be in with our free tickets). Considering you probably don't care about having comfortable seats, as long as you show up early you'll be able to get a decent place and you'll be in the middle of all the UVa fan action.

EDIT: I just checked and student guest tickets to that game are $58. Usually they are more like $20. I guess Penn State is going to be a big draw.


I'll be a 1L and I tried putting in my computing ID to sign into the SHOTS website to buy visitor tickets, but was unsuccessful. Anyone other 1L's successfully sign-in?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Wahoos » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:57 pm

Ivy Garden alums-

How did you split up rent for the 2 BR apartments? It seems that one bedroom is slightly larger and has a bathroom attached to it for their standard 2 BR unit.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby barneytrouble » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:35 am

Wahoos wrote:Ivy Garden alums-

How did you split up rent for the 2 BR apartments? It seems that one bedroom is slightly larger and has a bathroom attached to it for their standard 2 BR unit.


not an ivy alum but ive split an apartment or two in my time... both people take a piece of paper and write down what they would pay for the more desirable room. highest bid wins it and then split accordingly.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 005618502 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:28 am

barneytrouble wrote:
Wahoos wrote:Ivy Garden alums-

How did you split up rent for the 2 BR apartments? It seems that one bedroom is slightly larger and has a bathroom attached to it for their standard 2 BR unit.


not an ivy alum but ive split an apartment or two in my time... both people take a piece of paper and write down what they would pay for the more desirable room. highest bid wins it and then split accordingly.


Wow, great idea!

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby DevilDaze » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:43 am

Hey everyone, I am a transfer student who will be coming to UVA in the fall. I was wondering if anybody was still looking for a roommate or knows of anyone who is. Also, what apartments might still have availability at this point?

Looking forward to meeting some of you soon.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Tom Joad » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:46 am

Pretty sure Eagles Landing still has openings if you have a car.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby dixon02 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:02 am

DevilDaze wrote:Hey everyone, I am a transfer student who will be coming to UVA in the fall. I was wondering if anybody was still looking for a roommate or knows of anyone who is. Also, what apartments might still have availability at this point?

Looking forward to meeting some of you soon.


There should be a facebook group for class of 2015 (you won't find a roommate your year, sorry). A lot of people find roommates on there. Pretty sure I've also heard that Ivy will connect people looking; not sure if they have availability but I don't think they fill completely up. You can go the Eagles Landing/Jefferson Ridge/Woodlands route if you don't mind being ~15 minutes from campus. If you'd rather be closer to school and/or downtown, just hop on craigslist.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby dixon02 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:04 am

DevilDaze wrote:Hey everyone, I am a transfer student who will be coming to UVA in the fall. I was wondering if anybody was still looking for a roommate or knows of anyone who is. Also, what apartments might still have availability at this point?

Looking forward to meeting some of you soon.


Oh yeah, and congrats on the admit/welcome to UVA! I dunno how it works for transfers and OGI, but for the rest of us rising 2Ls the bid deadline is this Sunday. If they haven't told you anything (I assume/hope they have), then you should figure that out asap and get to work on bidding if necessary. See you soon.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Gecko of Doom » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:46 am

DevilDaze wrote:Hey everyone, I am a transfer student who will be coming to UVA in the fall. I was wondering if anybody was still looking for a roommate or knows of anyone who is. Also, what apartments might still have availability at this point?

Looking forward to meeting some of you soon.

Congrats!

Can't help with the roommate situation, but an apartment complex I'm willing to bet still has openings is U Heights. The apartments aren't super nice, but they're not bad, they're reasonably priced, they're about a mile from school, and there's a bus that runs straight from the complex to North Grounds, so they're a good option even if you don't have a car (I do, but I hardly ever drove to school when I lived there last year).

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Wahoos » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:04 pm

barneytrouble wrote:
Wahoos wrote:Ivy Garden alums-

How did you split up rent for the 2 BR apartments? It seems that one bedroom is slightly larger and has a bathroom attached to it for their standard 2 BR unit.


not an ivy alum but ive split an apartment or two in my time... both people take a piece of paper and write down what they would pay for the more desirable room. highest bid wins it and then split accordingly.



This sounds like a good idea, and I'll definitely go with it

Still curious what people have done in the past for the two rooms at Ivy, if anyone could help out

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 005618502 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:35 pm

Wahoos wrote:
barneytrouble wrote:
Wahoos wrote:Ivy Garden alums-

How did you split up rent for the 2 BR apartments? It seems that one bedroom is slightly larger and has a bathroom attached to it for their standard 2 BR unit.


not an ivy alum but ive split an apartment or two in my time... both people take a piece of paper and write down what they would pay for the more desirable room. highest bid wins it and then split accordingly.



This sounds like a good idea, and I'll definitely go with it

Still curious what people have done in the past for the two rooms at Ivy, if anyone could help out


The quoted above gave a good plan for that one, don't see a better solution coming from here

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby PatrickChewing15 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:57 pm

Wahoos wrote:
barneytrouble wrote:
Wahoos wrote:Ivy Garden alums-

How did you split up rent for the 2 BR apartments? It seems that one bedroom is slightly larger and has a bathroom attached to it for their standard 2 BR unit.


not an ivy alum but ive split an apartment or two in my time... both people take a piece of paper and write down what they would pay for the more desirable room. highest bid wins it and then split accordingly.



This sounds like a good idea, and I'll definitely go with it

Still curious what people have done in the past for the two rooms at Ivy, if anyone could help out


I am also splitting a 2 BR. I just plan on deciding how to split it up like reasonable people when that time comes. Why so concerned about it?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby alirod12 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:12 pm

Go on Craigslist and type "Cherry Hill" into the search box. It's where I live, very nice townhouses and not that expensive. Hidden gem in the hizzy.




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