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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 005618502 » Thu May 09, 2013 10:03 pm

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NoodleyOne wrote:1Ls still have hope, I am guessing...

Anyway, question. What is the closest gym to Jeffersonian/Law School? What type of shit do they have there? Free weights, machines, etc? Do they have an indoor pool? (I killed my knee and swimming makes it feel SOOO much better)


North Grounds Gym is right across from Darden. You actually have to pass it if you walk from Ivy to the law school. Originally, I thought the gym sucked (I still can't understand why they don't have a dual cable machine), but in actuality it's a pretty decent gym. You see TONs of people from the law school there, especially between 4 and 6, which can be a good or bad thing, depending on your take of things. They're open fairly late as well (I think 10 or 11 on the weekday). Their free weights go up to 120 I believe. They have two benches, and I want to say an additional 4 or 5 free weight benches. They have two racks, but one is a stationery rack.

Right now, North Grounds Gym does not have a pool; however, they are currently building an addition onto the gym which will include pool. It should be completed by the time school starts next year.


yeah that wanna be future thing just doesnt cut it. That and low row machine...how the hell do you not have a low row machine.

Noodle: The gym has everything you need for lifting. Pool is at the AFC, which is like a 5 minute drive from the law school. I drive there to lift sometimes if I feel the need for low row machine or cables haha

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby desertlaw » Fri May 10, 2013 8:31 am

The new pool they are putting in at North Grounds, maybe it will be open by fall? If not, then spring 2014 I'd guess.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby NoodleyOne » Fri May 10, 2013 11:40 am

desertlaw wrote:The new pool they are putting in at North Grounds, maybe it will be open by fall? If not, then spring 2014 I'd guess.

Cool. That's the one exercise I can do to help my knee.

Also, I'm gonna get swole as fuck and then stare down Tom Joad. Can't wait.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Tom Joad » Fri May 10, 2013 2:33 pm

So...how long until spring grades come back?

ETA: my records show it took about 6 weeks last time. The same, only maybe worse since it is summer, I assume?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 5ky » Fri May 10, 2013 2:37 pm

Tom Joad wrote:So...how long until spring grades come back?

ETA: my records show it took about 6 weeks last time. The same, only maybe worse since it is summer, I assume?


The deadline is usually June 15th

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Tom Joad » Fri May 10, 2013 2:40 pm

5ky wrote:
Tom Joad wrote:So...how long until spring grades come back?

ETA: my records show it took about 6 weeks last time. The same, only maybe worse since it is summer, I assume?


The deadline is usually June 15th

ty ty

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby BigLawer » Fri May 10, 2013 7:07 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:
desertlaw wrote:The new pool they are putting in at North Grounds, maybe it will be open by fall? If not, then spring 2014 I'd guess.

Cool. That's the one exercise I can do to help my knee.

Also, I'm gonna get swole as fuck and then stare down Tom Joad. Can't wait.


Don't worry, couple much bigger guys to go after.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby desertlaw » Fri May 10, 2013 8:51 pm

Tom Joad wrote:So...how long until spring grades come back?

ETA: my records show it took about 6 weeks last time. The same, only maybe worse since it is summer, I assume?


For me 2 years ago, it seemed like they came back a few days before the OGI bid-list was due. Awesome.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 5ky » Fri May 10, 2013 8:59 pm

desertlaw wrote:
Tom Joad wrote:So...how long until spring grades come back?

ETA: my records show it took about 6 weeks last time. The same, only maybe worse since it is summer, I assume?


For me 2 years ago, it seemed like they came back a few days before the OGI bid-list was due. Awesome.


Unless your grades were way over the deadline, our grades were in about a month before bid lists were due, which i think is pretty standard

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby gaucholaw » Sat May 11, 2013 8:06 am

Hello,
I will be attending in the fall and have a couple questions regarding exams and supplements.

Well there at any point be a one day law school test-taking seminar before break?

How do I find out which supplements are best? General advice vs. specific supplements by professor

Lastly, how can I best prepare myself mentally. I don't intend on trying to teach myself any course material perse, but rather more of a holistic, read lots of dense books I enjoy, work on my typing speed, etc.

thoughts?

thanks!

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby North » Sat May 11, 2013 10:20 am

Does anybody garden up there? I have a decently-sized potted garden that I was thinking of bringing up. I've only lived in Florida. Is it so cold up there that they'll have to stay inside pretty much all year? Should I bother?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby bluecrab5448 » Sat May 11, 2013 10:46 am

gaucholaw wrote:Hello,
I will be attending in the fall and have a couple questions regarding exams and supplements.

Well there at any point be a one day law school test-taking seminar before break?

How do I find out which supplements are best? General advice vs. specific supplements by professor

Lastly, how can I best prepare myself mentally. I don't intend on trying to teach myself any course material perse, but rather more of a holistic, read lots of dense books I enjoy, work on my typing speed, etc.

thoughts?

thanks!


There won't be a one-day seminar, but there will be tons of informal test-taking strategies sessions. IIRC, the school also holds two sessions of test-taking tips before fall exams, one taught by Professor Coughlin and the other led by VLR people.

Some supplements are universally required, like Glannon for civ pro. Others depend on your professor.

Beef up your typing speed. Read tons of trashy novels and watch lots of trashy reality TV so your brain is as empty as it can be before fall semester.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby BigLawer » Sat May 11, 2013 7:56 pm

gaucholaw wrote:Hello,
I will be attending in the fall and have a couple questions regarding exams and supplements.

Well there at any point be a one day law school test-taking seminar before break?

How do I find out which supplements are best? General advice vs. specific supplements by professor

Lastly, how can I best prepare myself mentally. I don't intend on trying to teach myself any course material perse, but rather more of a holistic, read lots of dense books I enjoy, work on my typing speed, etc.

thoughts?

thanks!


Don't worry about a thing before the semester starts. Also, typing speed is good but not necessary. Buddy of mine has a 3.85+ and has consistently had the shortest tests of anyone I have spoken with.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby desertlaw » Mon May 13, 2013 5:50 pm

North wrote:Does anybody garden up there? I have a decently-sized potted garden that I was thinking of bringing up. I've only lived in Florida. Is it so cold up there that they'll have to stay inside pretty much all year? Should I bother?


This may be the most unique post we have seen in this thread. I say that having read only 10% of this thread.

Regardless, Charlottesville takes it's gardening/horticulture seriously. But I can't say that I know of any law students that have a passion for it. It certainly doesn't get too cold for beautiful flowers because they are all over the grounds of the University and North Grounds. I'm just not sure where you would do this, unless you lived in a house/condo with a yard.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Heat » Mon May 13, 2013 6:16 pm

desertlaw wrote:
North wrote:Does anybody garden up there? I have a decently-sized potted garden that I was thinking of bringing up. I've only lived in Florida. Is it so cold up there that they'll have to stay inside pretty much all year? Should I bother?


This may be the most unique post we have seen in this thread. I say that having read only 10% of this thread.

Regardless, Charlottesville takes it's gardening/horticulture seriously. But I can't say that I know of any law students that have a passion for it. It certainly doesn't get too cold for beautiful flowers because they are all over the grounds of the University and North Grounds. I'm just not sure where you would do this, unless you lived in a house/condo with a yard.


In Jefferson Ridge some of the buildings have basically a back yard with a patio. My SO has ridiculous amounts of flowers and such out there. She grows herbs too. Like desertlaw said, stuff grows but you'd need a place to place it.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby defdef » Tue May 14, 2013 8:06 am

I'm curious if the Copeley Hill family housing has any gardening area?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby albanach » Tue May 14, 2013 12:06 pm

desertlaw wrote:
North wrote:Does anybody garden up there? I have a decently-sized potted garden that I was thinking of bringing up. I've only lived in Florida. Is it so cold up there that they'll have to stay inside pretty much all year? Should I bother?


This may be the most unique post we have seen in this thread. I say that having read only 10% of this thread.

Regardless, Charlottesville takes it's gardening/horticulture seriously. But I can't say that I know of any law students that have a passion for it. It certainly doesn't get too cold for beautiful flowers because they are all over the grounds of the University and North Grounds. I'm just not sure where you would do this, unless you lived in a house/condo with a yard.


If you want somewhere to grow stuff, the City has 900 sq foot garden plots available to rent. They're in high demand though. You need to sign up in February I believe - ideally at 8am on the morning they become available, but can then renew each year.

There are plots behind the English Inn on 29, and at Azalea Park. I think the Azalea Park one has had some work done, and now has running water, rather than requiring you to fetch it from a creek. You can call the City on (434) 970-3592 to find out more about the plots.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Br3v » Wed May 15, 2013 4:48 pm

Are there any 1L professors that don't allow computers in class?
If you had one, or if you took hand written notes anyways, do you think it was harder to take notes by hand compared to typing ( in regards to condensing outlines, etc)?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby thesealocust » Wed May 15, 2013 5:46 pm

Br3v wrote:Are there any 1L professors that don't allow computers in class?
If you had one, or if you took hand written notes anyways, do you think it was harder to take notes by hand compared to typing ( in regards to condensing outlines, etc)?


Probably better learning, since you can't copy/paste. A bit more time consuming though, and it was awful to not be able to play Robot Unicorn Attack in class.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Br3v » Wed May 15, 2013 6:23 pm

thesealocust wrote:
Br3v wrote:Are there any 1L professors that don't allow computers in class?
If you had one, or if you took hand written notes anyways, do you think it was harder to take notes by hand compared to typing ( in regards to condensing outlines, etc)?


Probably better learning, since you can't copy/paste. A bit more time consuming though, and it was awful to not be able to play Robot Unicorn Attack in class.


I (obviously) know nothing about what taking notes and then condensing/organizing them into a coherent outline entails, but what I imagine is like hundreds of pages of notes and then picking out the really relevant part. I feel like doing that all by hand would put you at a pretty big disadvantage if only for the lack of a ctrl f function? It would add a non negligible amount of time/work compared to using a computer would it not?
You raise a good point at "probably better learning" though.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Tom Joad » Wed May 15, 2013 11:36 pm

Br3v wrote:Are there any 1L professors that don't allow computers in class?
If you had one, or if you took hand written notes anyways, do you think it was harder to take notes by hand compared to typing ( in regards to condensing outlines, etc)?

Johnston is a no computer zone. It is probably about a 50/50 split between typers and writers. I don't think it really matters as long as you do what is comfortable for you.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby jkpolk » Thu May 16, 2013 8:54 am

Br3v wrote:
thesealocust wrote:
Br3v wrote:Are there any 1L professors that don't allow computers in class?
If you had one, or if you took hand written notes anyways, do you think it was harder to take notes by hand compared to typing ( in regards to condensing outlines, etc)?


Probably better learning, since you can't copy/paste. A bit more time consuming though, and it was awful to not be able to play Robot Unicorn Attack in class.


I (obviously) know nothing about what taking notes and then condensing/organizing them into a coherent outline entails, but what I imagine is like hundreds of pages of notes and then picking out the really relevant part. I feel like doing that all by hand would put you at a pretty big disadvantage if only for the lack of a ctrl f function? It would add a non negligible amount of time/work compared to using a computer would it not?
You raise a good point at "probably better learning" though.

I've had 3/6 1L professors that didn't allow laptops. Reasonable minds can differ on this, but I think "only write down important things" is a good strategy with or without a laptop. If you have hundreds of pages of notes, all you've done is created noise that gets in the way of learning the like...6-20 legal templates you need to succeed on an exam. You can still go through all that noise to learn the concepts, but why make law school difficult when it could be easy?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 005618502 » Thu May 16, 2013 11:03 pm

polkij333 wrote:
Br3v wrote:
thesealocust wrote:
Br3v wrote:Are there any 1L professors that don't allow computers in class?
If you had one, or if you took hand written notes anyways, do you think it was harder to take notes by hand compared to typing ( in regards to condensing outlines, etc)?


Probably better learning, since you can't copy/paste. A bit more time consuming though, and it was awful to not be able to play Robot Unicorn Attack in class.


I (obviously) know nothing about what taking notes and then condensing/organizing them into a coherent outline entails, but what I imagine is like hundreds of pages of notes and then picking out the really relevant part. I feel like doing that all by hand would put you at a pretty big disadvantage if only for the lack of a ctrl f function? It would add a non negligible amount of time/work compared to using a computer would it not?
You raise a good point at "probably better learning" though.

I've had 3/6 1L professors that didn't allow laptops. Reasonable minds can differ on this, but I think "only write down important things" is a good strategy with or without a laptop. If you have hundreds of pages of notes, all you've done is created noise that gets in the way of learning the like...6-20 legal templates you need to succeed on an exam. You can still go through all that noise to learn the concepts, but why make law school difficult when it could be easy?


Exactly. I had over a hundred pages of notes for each class this semester, it was a PAIN in the ass to outline

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby WahooLaw24 » Mon May 20, 2013 7:57 pm

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Tom Joad » Mon May 20, 2013 8:12 pm

WahooLaw24 wrote:Anyone know any reason why I shouldn't use Dominion Virginia Power Company? It was recommended by my landlord, especially for 1st time subscribers like myself.

You can chose your electric utility? What? To the best of my knowledge, Dominion is all there is here.




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