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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Yardbird » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:51 pm

Just got into Jeffersonian. Anyone who lived there before have any recommendations on necessary furniture v. good to have?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby WahooLaw24 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:39 pm

shadowofjazz wrote:Just got into Jeffersonian. Anyone who lived there before have any recommendations on necessary furniture v. good to have?


Also interested in this. Just signed a lease for a room in Jeffersonian and am starting to gather furniture. Unfurnished apartments are completely empty except for a fridge, oven, etc., correct?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby joemoviebuff » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:40 pm

WahooLaw24 wrote:
shadowofjazz wrote:Just got into Jeffersonian. Anyone who lived there before have any recommendations on necessary furniture v. good to have?


Also interested in this. Just signed a lease for a room in Jeffersonian and am starting to gather furniture. Unfurnished apartments are completely empty except for a fridge, oven, etc., correct?


Right. You don't have to buy appliances.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 005618502 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:53 pm

joemoviebuff wrote:
WahooLaw24 wrote:
shadowofjazz wrote:Just got into Jeffersonian. Anyone who lived there before have any recommendations on necessary furniture v. good to have?


Also interested in this. Just signed a lease for a room in Jeffersonian and am starting to gather furniture. Unfurnished apartments are completely empty except for a fridge, oven, etc., correct?


Right. You don't have to buy appliances.


:lol:

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Yardbird » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:13 am

AssumptionRequired wrote:
joemoviebuff wrote:
WahooLaw24 wrote:
shadowofjazz wrote:Just got into Jeffersonian. Anyone who lived there before have any recommendations on necessary furniture v. good to have?


Also interested in this. Just signed a lease for a room in Jeffersonian and am starting to gather furniture. Unfurnished apartments are completely empty except for a fridge, oven, etc., correct?


Right. You don't have to buy appliances.


:lol:
I was thinking more along the lines of "would a queen size bed be too big" or "would a round dining table be preferred over a rectangular one." From what I can see from the pictures she sent me, my apartment has a large living room/bedroom, a narrowish kitchen and a small hallway with a nook for dining.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 005618502 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:29 am

Saw an email about 3Ls and now is the time to buy your class ring. I didnt know you could buy a class ring in law school. Does anyone actually do this?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby berkeleykel06 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:49 pm

shadowofjazz wrote:I was thinking more along the lines of "would a queen size bed be too big" or "would a round dining table be preferred over a rectangular one." From what I can see from the pictures she sent me, my apartment has a large living room/bedroom, a narrowish kitchen and a small hallway with a nook for dining.


I live in an unfurnished one bedroom in the Jeffersonian. This is what I think fits comfortably:

Bedroom: I have a queen bed, night stand, and large dresser in the bedroom and it all fits well.
Dining room: The space for the dining table is pretty rectangular so that's what I went with, though I think a round one would be fine too.
Living room: I have a couch, chair (my overstuffed chair is a little snug so you'll probably want to stick to a normal-sized one), small computer desk, medium/large TV stand, side table, coffee table, and bookshelf. You will need a floor lamp in the living room because there is no overhead lighting there.
Kitchen: Doesn't come with a microwave, which I didn't realize until I moved in. I was able to easily fit a storage cabinet and kitchen cart (the cart isn't necessary but I wanted a bit more counter space).

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby thesealocust » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:25 pm

AssumptionRequired wrote:Saw an email about 3Ls and now is the time to buy your class ring. I didnt know you could buy a class ring in law school. Does anyone actually do this?


nope

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby albanach » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:16 am

digifly wrote:This is what really matters:

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On this subject, are any of you using t-mobile 3g in or around the school? If so, would you mind running the speed test on this page http://i.dslr.net/iphone_speedtest.html from that area, but when not connected to wifi.

Just tap 3G on the page and the speed test should run, then let me know the result. I'm trying to figure out if there's a problem with my phone, or if the T-mobile network around the school is just being particularly crap.

Thanks.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Eichörnchen » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:17 am

Hey everyone - does anyone happen to have any suggestions for good road rides in the area? I don't know if anyone on here is a cyclist but just thought I'd give it a shot! :)

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Postby Tom Joad » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:42 am

Eichörnchen wrote:Hey everyone - does anyone happen to have any suggestions for good road rides in the area? I don't know if anyone on here is a cyclist but just thought I'd give it a shot! :)

Pray that you get Johnston for Ks.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby albanach » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:01 pm

Eichörnchen wrote:Hey everyone - does anyone happen to have any suggestions for good road rides in the area? I don't know if anyone on here is a cyclist but just thought I'd give it a shot! :)


I've sent you a PM, since there are lots of options depending upon what kind of cycling you're looking for.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Tim0thy222 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:07 pm

Do you guys know anyone who went to UVA then went to work in Portland, OR? I have lived in portland most of my life, did some of my community college here (along with all k-12), my whole family is here, my 2 years between UG and LS were spent working here, so if anyone has ties, I do.

Still, portland has a super small legal market. I'd like big law, but even any job as a lawyer, have you guys seen it happen or have any idea if it's possible?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby albanach » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:34 pm

Tim0thy222 wrote:Do you guys know anyone who went to UVA then went to work in Portland, OR? I have lived in portland most of my life, did some of my community college here (along with all k-12), my whole family is here, my 2 years between UG and LS were spent working here, so if anyone has ties, I do.

Still, portland has a super small legal market. I'd like big law, but even any job as a lawyer, have you guys seen it happen or have any idea if it's possible?


It took about two minutes to find three partners at Stoel Rives Portland office that graduated from UVA. One of them might talk to you about how they got there. If not, talk to career services about alumni contacts in Portland.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby albanach » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:10 pm

Okay, I'm ready for the construction on Milmont/Arlington to be finished.

That's all.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 5ky » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:48 pm

albanach wrote:Okay, I'm ready for the construction on Milmont/Arlington to be finished.

That's all.



BEEP BEEP BEEP

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby digifly » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:20 pm

On this subject, are any of you using t-mobile 3g in or around the school? If so, would you mind running the speed test on this page http://i.dslr.net/iphone_speedtest.html from that area, but when not connected to wifi.

Just tap 3G on the page and the speed test should run, then let me know the result. I'm trying to figure out if there's a problem with my phone, or if the T-mobile network around the school is just being particularly crap.

Thanks.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby albanach » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:11 pm

digifly wrote:[/color] the T-mobile network around the school is just being particularly crap.

Thanks.


Thanks, but that doesn't really help me. I rarely use a phone and have no interest in paying substantially more for another carrier. I am getting 120kbps downloads over 3G and 1mbps uploads. I'm just looking to see if anyone else with a 3G t-mobile phone gets more 'normal' speeds, thus isolating the issue to my phone.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby digifly » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:17 pm

albanach wrote:
digifly wrote:[/color] the T-mobile network around the school is just being particularly crap.

Thanks.


Thanks, but that doesn't really help me. I rarely use a phone and have no interest in paying substantially more for another carrier. I am getting 120kbps downloads over 3G and 1mbps uploads. I'm just looking to see if anyone else with a 3G t-mobile phone gets more 'normal' speeds, thus isolating the issue to my phone.


Sorry for the sarcasm. I'm a 0L and can't comment really. Assuming it's an Android or iOS device, try downloading the speedtest.net app - it gives crowdsourced data comparisons.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby albanach » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:24 pm

digifly wrote:Sorry for the sarcasm. I'm a 0L and can't comment really. Assuming it's an Android or iOS device, try downloading the speedtest.net app - it gives crowdsourced data comparisons.


Quite alright. I have the speedtest app, but am really looking for a current data point from that same geographic area around the school for me to compare against, hence asking here. Hopefully someone will help me out.

The school should have good 3G coverage, and it should be much faster than my phone, which I think is what's at fault. I just want to be sure before ordering a replacement.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby anon sequitur » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:02 am

current tmobile user here. Cville tmobile is spotty, I frequently do speedtests similar to yours. Got 15 mbs just a few weeks ago on the same device when in DC, so I know it's not the device. Some places around town have decent coverage. Its hella cheap though so what can you do?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Yardbird » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:10 pm

berkeleykel06 wrote:
shadowofjazz wrote:I was thinking more along the lines of "would a queen size bed be too big" or "would a round dining table be preferred over a rectangular one." From what I can see from the pictures she sent me, my apartment has a large living room/bedroom, a narrowish kitchen and a small hallway with a nook for dining.


I live in an unfurnished one bedroom in the Jeffersonian. This is what I think fits comfortably:

Bedroom: I have a queen bed, night stand, and large dresser in the bedroom and it all fits well.
Dining room: The space for the dining table is pretty rectangular so that's what I went with, though I think a round one would be fine too.
Living room: I have a couch, chair (my overstuffed chair is a little snug so you'll probably want to stick to a normal-sized one), small computer desk, medium/large TV stand, side table, coffee table, and bookshelf. You will need a floor lamp in the living room because there is no overhead lighting there.
Kitchen: Doesn't come with a microwave, which I didn't realize until I moved in. I was able to easily fit a storage cabinet and kitchen cart (the cart isn't necessary but I wanted a bit more counter space).
How much do utilities (heat, electric, water, cable, internet) come out to per month (on average)? Also, how much does food come out to for someone who doesn't eat out often and eats healthy but frugally? I just got my loan package and want to know if I really need to accept all of this (I may or may not get a scholarship in April if there are any left).

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby anon sequitur » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:29 pm

shadowofjazz wrote:How much do utilities (heat, electric, water, cable, internet) come out to per month (on average)? Also, how much does food come out to for someone who doesn't eat out often and eats healthy but frugally? I just got my loan package and want to know if I really need to accept all of this (I may or may not get a scholarship in April if there are any left).


Food cost is pretty much the same as everywhere else except NY.

Don't stress out about this, just make a liberal estimate of your expenses and take out that much. You can adjust downward after the first semester, and apply leftover funds to your tuition next semester. Worst case scenario is that you take out $2-3000 more than you need for the first semester and end up paying for an extra four months of interest on that cash, which is peanuts. After your first semester, it'll be easy to figure out your budget, and most people can take out much less than max. I think the only way a typical student would need to take out max loans is if she doesn't have a roommate, does have a car payment, and has to pay for medical insurance on her own. Even then, it seems generous to me.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Yardbird » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:06 pm

anon sequitur wrote:
shadowofjazz wrote:How much do utilities (heat, electric, water, cable, internet) come out to per month (on average)? Also, how much does food come out to for someone who doesn't eat out often and eats healthy but frugally? I just got my loan package and want to know if I really need to accept all of this (I may or may not get a scholarship in April if there are any left).


Food cost is pretty much the same as everywhere else except NY.

Don't stress out about this, just make a liberal estimate of your expenses and take out that much. You can adjust downward after the first semester, and apply leftover funds to your tuition next semester. Worst case scenario is that you take out $2-3000 more than you need for the first semester and end up paying for an extra four months of interest on that cash, which is peanuts. After your first semester, it'll be easy to figure out your budget, and most people can take out much less than max. I think the only way a typical student would need to take out max loans is if she doesn't have a roommate, does have a car payment, and has to pay for medical insurance on her own. Even then, it seems generous to me.
Thanks! I'm super excited, my lease papers happened to come today too. August feels like its going to be here soon.

Any recommendations on places to visit during ASW? I'll be in town for that Thursday/Friday night so I'd like to look around at some popular places when I have free time.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 5ky » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:06 pm

Yeah, I'd just err on the side of more than less. You can always repay some of it if you don't need it.




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