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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Tom Joad » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:54 pm

5ky wrote:
bluecrab5448 wrote:Classes definitely start next Monday (1/21) right? For some reason, no classes are showing up for the 21st on my SIS weekly schedule and it's giving me false hope.


Pretty sure. Maybe you just don't have any Monday classes?

I saw an email that said classes officially start on the 21st, but there is some error on SIS.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 5ky » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:02 pm

Tom Joad wrote:
5ky wrote:
bluecrab5448 wrote:Classes definitely start next Monday (1/21) right? For some reason, no classes are showing up for the 21st on my SIS weekly schedule and it's giving me false hope.


Pretty sure. Maybe you just don't have any Monday classes?

I saw an email that said classes officially start on the 21st, but there is some error on SIS.


An ERROR in SIS? The most sophisticated and modern educational system available? No, that simply can't be true.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby chem » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:04 pm

Should we be doing anything with the writing competitions that Ballenger emails us? Do people ever do those? Worthwhile?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby albanach » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:23 pm

Mitchell's evidence grades are up, for the 300 or so folk who seemed to be in that class.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby bluecrab5448 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:14 pm

albanach wrote:Mitchell's evidence grades are up, for the 300 or so folk who seemed to be in that class.

Thanks for the heads-up! Three 1L sections and one huge evidence class and he still managed to get all of the grades in well before Fed. 1st. What a beast.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 5ky » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:31 pm

bluecrab5448 wrote:
albanach wrote:Mitchell's evidence grades are up, for the 300 or so folk who seemed to be in that class.

Thanks for the heads-up! Three 1L sections and one huge evidence class and he still managed to get all of the grades in well before Fed. 1st. What a beast.


132 people in that class? jesus christ, that's insane.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby UVAIce » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:40 pm

5ky wrote:
bluecrab5448 wrote:
albanach wrote:Mitchell's evidence grades are up, for the 300 or so folk who seemed to be in that class.

Thanks for the heads-up! Three 1L sections and one huge evidence class and he still managed to get all of the grades in well before Fed. 1st. What a beast.


132 people in that class? jesus christ, that's insane.


Big stairwell.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby memaha » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:48 pm

UVAIce wrote:
5ky wrote:
bluecrab5448 wrote:
albanach wrote:Mitchell's evidence grades are up, for the 300 or so folk who seemed to be in that class.

Thanks for the heads-up! Three 1L sections and one huge evidence class and he still managed to get all of the grades in well before Fed. 1st. What a beast.


132 people in that class? jesus christ, that's insane.


Big stairwell.


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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby uvabro » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:52 pm

does mitchell grade easier than other professors? i know it's checklist but i mean is his curve >3.3?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 5ky » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:59 pm

uvabro wrote:does mitchell grade easier than other professors? i know it's checklist but i mean is his curve >3.3?


Before the new rules, all classes over 15/16/whatever students have to have a mean GPA between 3.25 and 3.35. So, no.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby vamedic03 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:36 am

uvabro wrote:does mitchell grade easier than other professors? i know it's checklist but i mean is his curve >3.3?


No. If I recall correctly, he gives mostly B+'s, some B's, and a very small handful of A-'s and A's. Unless things have changed, he doesn't give below a B.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby dixon02 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:53 pm

5ky wrote:WOAH curve change at UVA (mostly for our dearly departed who don't get emails anymore)

Grading Adjustment: The law school recently adjusted its grading policies for all courses where the incoming mean GPA of the students enrolled in the course is greater than 3.35. Starting in the spring 2013 semester, instructors for these courses are permitted (but not required) to have the mean of the grades for the course be as high as the average incoming mean GPA of the enrolled students. Prior to this revision, this policy only applied to courses with 16 or fewer students.


Where did this come from? Did we get an e-mail? Was it posted to the website? I can't find anything about it.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby danitt » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:45 pm

Does UVA have an OutLaw or any such organization?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Tom Joad » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:48 pm

danitt wrote:Does UVA have an OutLaw or any such organization?

http://www.law.virginia.edu/html/studen ... htm#lambda

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby bluecrab5448 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:18 pm

dixon02 wrote:
5ky wrote:WOAH curve change at UVA (mostly for our dearly departed who don't get emails anymore)

Grading Adjustment: The law school recently adjusted its grading policies for all courses where the incoming mean GPA of the students enrolled in the course is greater than 3.35. Starting in the spring 2013 semester, instructors for these courses are permitted (but not required) to have the mean of the grades for the course be as high as the average incoming mean GPA of the enrolled students. Prior to this revision, this policy only applied to courses with 16 or fewer students.


Where did this come from? Did we get an e-mail? Was it posted to the website? I can't find anything about it.

It's from an SRO email dated January 10.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby shibby » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:14 pm

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 5ky » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:29 pm

bluecrab5448 wrote:
dixon02 wrote:
5ky wrote:WOAH curve change at UVA (mostly for our dearly departed who don't get emails anymore)

Grading Adjustment: The law school recently adjusted its grading policies for all courses where the incoming mean GPA of the students enrolled in the course is greater than 3.35. Starting in the spring 2013 semester, instructors for these courses are permitted (but not required) to have the mean of the grades for the course be as high as the average incoming mean GPA of the enrolled students. Prior to this revision, this policy only applied to courses with 16 or fewer students.


Where did this come from? Did we get an e-mail? Was it posted to the website? I can't find anything about it.

It's from an SRO email dated January 10.


And the email today

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby albanach » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:08 pm

6-10 inches of snow tomorrow? They are kidding, right?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 005618502 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:14 am

shibby wrote:So does anyone have any insight on what it's like to be a gay female at UVA? I've seen some responses w/r/t gay guys, but I'm curious about the lesbian side of things. Friendly atmosphere? Visible presence in the law school? Openly gay relationships?

Thanks guys


Girl in my section is, dont think it makes a difference if you dont let it. I also think it is very rare.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby BruceWayne » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:12 am

albanach wrote:6-10 inches of snow tomorrow? They are kidding, right?


It snows/gets very cold in Charlottesville quite frequently.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby jkpolk » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:14 am

BruceWayne wrote:
albanach wrote:6-10 inches of snow tomorrow? They are kidding, right?


It snows/gets very cold in Charlottesville quite frequently.

You've convinced me- I'm dropping out.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby albanach » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:30 am

BruceWayne wrote:
albanach wrote:6-10 inches of snow tomorrow? They are kidding, right?


It snows/gets very cold in Charlottesville quite frequently.


I've lived here for years. 6-10 inches of snow in a day would still be quite a lot, hence schools tend to close at the slightest mention of snow, and the supermarkets will be packed in the morn with folk doing the french toast run.

I was really complaining because Christmas week would be better timing than during J-term

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby uvabro » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:33 am

shibby wrote:So does anyone have any insight on what it's like to be a gay female at UVA? I've seen some responses w/r/t gay guys, but I'm curious about the lesbian side of things. Friendly atmosphere? Visible presence in the law school? Openly gay relationships?

Thanks guys

nobody cares. i guess it can be an issue if you wore melissa etheridge tshirts every day but 4-5 times a week should be ok.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby StanleyF » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:32 am

BruceWayne wrote:
albanach wrote:6-10 inches of snow tomorrow? They are kidding, right?


It snows/gets very cold in Charlottesville quite frequently.


Not so sure about this. In my three years here, I can only remember two snowfalls that stuck. One was a less than two inches, the other was less than an inch. But the year before I got here, there was a big storm, so maybe it's an every-three-year phenomenon.

As for cold, if you are from a part of the country north of the Mason Dixon line, you won't think it gets cold in Charlottesville. If you are from Florida, you'll put on a parka and long underwear when the temperature dips below 40.

But if you are from a northern state, you will be shocked at the inability to cope with even a minor snowstorm. I think Charlottesville must have like one snowplow, and no one has really explained to the city how salt and sand work. Meanwhile, the pickup truck driving populace (which is rather large) thinks their 4-wheel-drive means they can drive 50 on a snow slicked road without consequences, right until they slide off the road.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby WhiteyCakes » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:35 am

BruceWayne wrote:
albanach wrote:6-10 inches of snow tomorrow? They are kidding, right?


It snows/gets very cold in Charlottesville quite frequently.


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