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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 005618502 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:39 pm

blahblewblah wrote:
pjo wrote:
Heat wrote:
pjo wrote:Does anyone have a Fed Income Tax textbook they're looking to sell? I don't care about the condition of the book.

Also, to 1L's, I'm selling my Crim Law book (it's the same for all crim classes) for $110. It's in good condition, minimal highlighting.


That's pretty high there man. You can buy it new right now for $125 and used in very good condition for like $60.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/ ... dition=new


Fair enough, I would take $100, seeing as that's what the law school is charging for used ones. I know those amazon ones go quickly though, and considering everyone at our school uses that book, there's not 360 used ones with that price on there.


In this thread, UVA loses its reputation for being collegial as a student tries to sell a used book to an incoming 1L for a higher price than the bookstore charges for the same used book.


Seriously, I just bought a used one from the bookstore for $99

Should we buy used if possible? Or is it best to just rent the books so you get them all new?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby blahblewblah » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:44 pm

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seahawk32 wrote:Lockers -- are they worth it?


Depends. If you live in Ivy or on Arlington I would say definitely not. If you live anywhere else, it's all personal preference.


I would think lockers are worth it no matter where you live. First, they are only $25 for the whole year. Even if you never use it, that is not a regret-inducing price. Second, if you like to do most of your studying at school (and maybe even if you don't) it is nice to have some place to store books, and not have to lug all of them back and forth every day.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby thesealocust » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:58 pm

Don't forget a place to stash food, softball crap, feb club costume pieces, an umberlla (huge), etc.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby pertristis » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:46 pm

If you live more than walking distance away from the school, a locker is a necessity. If I forget a book, I can go to my locker. Without the locker, I'd have to drive twenty minutes each way.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby anon sequitur » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:53 am

Any other books besides crim that we can get early?

Anyone done textbook rental through amazon? Recommended?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Puttanesca » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:19 pm

anon sequitur wrote:Any other books besides crim that we can get early?


The Bluebook.



Anyone want a used crim book from me for $55? I bought it new, so I've been the only owner. I wrote in and highlighted parts of the book, but it's in otherwise great condition.

Also have some supplements to sell: Civ Pro Glannon E&E, Civ Pro Concepts & Insights, Torts Concepts & Insights, and Contracts Concepts & Insights. Will sell at very reasonable prices.

PM me if interested in any of my books.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby crossingforHYS » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:35 pm

also have a lot of supplements--PM me with what you need.

I likely have it.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby bluecrab5448 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:01 pm

I too have supplements and a crim book. Please pm with whatever you have in mind.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:06 pm

pjo wrote:
seahawk32 wrote:Lockers -- are they worth it?


Depends. If you live in Ivy or on Arlington I would say definitely not. If you live anywhere else, it's all personal preference.


Lockers are absolutely necessary if you live in Ivy

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby bgdddymtty » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:07 am

paulinaporizkova wrote:
pjo wrote:
seahawk32 wrote:Lockers -- are they worth it?


Depends. If you live in Ivy or on Arlington I would say definitely not. If you live anywhere else, it's all personal preference.


Lockers are absolutely necessary if you live in Ivy

If you're dropping fifty grand a year for tuition but are wondering whether three bucks a month for the convenience of both a book locker and a coat locker is worth it, suffice it to say that your priorities may be misplaced.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby desertlaw » Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:33 pm

Anyone taken Animal Law with Riley?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby ksllaw » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:35 am

How have the job prospects been for UVA law grads that you've come aross?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby jediknight2424 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:02 pm

Just got my schedule. Does anyone have general advice and/or supplement advice? I'm also looking for good outlines to follow along in class. Send me a PM if you can help. I'd be really really grateful.

Civil Procedure Collins, Michael G.
Contracts Johnston, Jason S.
Criminal Law Bonnie, Richard J.
Legal Research Stewart, Sarah
Torts Armacost, Barbara E.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby thesealocust » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:07 pm

Saharh Stewart is great and people adore Michael Collins.

Bonnie is one of the authors of your crim casebook.
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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby chesterfan1230 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:08 pm

My Schedule just came up on lawReg. Will it tell me which section I'm in? Or do I have to figure that out.

Civ Pro:TRF 2:10-3:30 Collins
Contracts: MWR10-11:20 Johnston (new?)
Criminal: MW 3:40-5:00 Bowers
LRW: F: 1-2 Buck
Torts: MTR 8:30-9:50 Duffy

Any recommendations on these professors?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby joemoviebuff » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:15 pm

chesterfan1230 wrote:My Schedule just came up on lawReg. Will it tell me which section I'm in? Or do I have to figure that out.

Civ Pro:TRF 2:10-3:30 Collins
Contracts: MWR10-11:20 Johnston (new?)
Criminal: MW 3:40-5:00 Bowers
LRW: F: 1-2 Buck
Torts: MTR 8:30-9:50 Duffy

Any recommendations on these professors?


Buck's cool enough. Johnston's a smug asshole but he's really funny and his class was my favorite first semester.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby joeshmo39 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:27 pm

Armacost - She can be a tough cookie, but people seem to like her. She's had some scathing cold calls from what I've heard. She's a good professor all things considered.

Bowers - He's cool. He's young, energetic and really into the subject matter. He was a Bronx public defender which is the Yankees of PD offices. You'll like him.

Stewart - She's sweet and totally adorable. She's a good LRW professor, but it's pass/fail and only meets an hour a week so there's less interaction.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby dailygrind » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:10 pm

joemoviebuff wrote:
chesterfan1230 wrote:My Schedule just came up on lawReg. Will it tell me which section I'm in? Or do I have to figure that out.

Civ Pro:TRF 2:10-3:30 Collins
Contracts: MWR10-11:20 Johnston (new?)
Criminal: MW 3:40-5:00 Bowers
LRW: F: 1-2 Buck
Torts: MTR 8:30-9:50 Duffy

Any recommendations on these professors?


Johnston's a smug asshole but he's really funny and his class was my favorite first semester.


I didn't think he was that much of an ass hole, but smug seems pretty spot on. I also enjoyed his class a lot. I found it useful to read the Chirelstein sections he assigned before reading the casebook.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Bree99 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:14 pm

Same boat as mr jediknight. Advice on these profs highly appreciated. Please pm
Too if need be. THANKS MUCH.

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Civ Pro (w/ A and I) – Collins (TRF) 2:10-3:30
Contracts (w/I) – Johnston (MWR) 10-11:20
Crim Law – Bonnie (MWR) 3:40-4:40
LWR – Stewart (M) 8:50-9:50
Torts(w/L) – Amacost (TWF) 8:30-9:50

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Cavalier » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:36 pm

Collins is amazing. If you're fortunate enough to have him, civ pro will probably be your favorite class. Glad to see he's teaching 1L classes again.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby joan_mgl » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:39 pm

What about this set?
Section G:
Civil Procedure-Woolhandler, Nettie A.
Contracts-Mahoney, Paul G.
Criminal Law-Harrison, John C.
Legal Research and Writng (YR)Moran, Karen M.
Torts ( Sprigman)

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby RVP11 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:42 pm

joan_mgl wrote:What about this set?
Section G:
Civil Procedure-Woolhandler, Nettie A.
Contracts-Mahoney, Paul G.
Criminal Law-Harrison, John C.
Legal Research and Writng (YR)Moran, Karen M.
Torts ( Sprigman)


Ouch.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby RVP11 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:42 pm

Cavalier wrote:Collins is amazing. If you're fortunate enough to have him, civ pro will probably be your favorite class. Glad to see he's teaching 1L classes again.


He's always happy to teach 1L classes when they're not at 8:30am.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby RVP11 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:43 pm

thesealocust wrote:Saharh Stewart is great


You're joking, right?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby joemoviebuff » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:47 pm

joan_mgl wrote:What about this set?
Section G:
Civil Procedure-Woolhandler, Nettie A.
Contracts-Mahoney, Paul G.
Criminal Law-Harrison, John C.
Legal Research and Writng (YR)Moran, Karen M.
Torts ( Sprigman)


Woolhandler is the nicest lady you'll ever meet and your cold calls will be really easy, but she's an incredibly shitty teacher. My classmates said she was a lot better at explaining the material one on one, so make sure you take advantage of her office hours. Sprigman assigns a lot of reading, and sometimes adds a hefty assignment without much notice at all. He's also very smug but I felt he was an effective teacher and overall I had a favorable experience in his class.




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