jnorsky wrote:I just got into UVA baby! I took a ride down to walk around and see it and fell in love. There are so many green areas to play sports and hang out. Seems like a smart jocks dream, which i sort of consider myself. That being said, how do people decide who plays on the section softball teams? I know, stupid question, but im just curious. Also, where is the best place to live as a 1L? Where do most 1L law students live there first year? I would like to be surrounded by my peers my first year and fairly close to the law school.
Last question, do you guys love it there? I got in when i came home pretty drunk on Saturday afternoon from the Michigan - Penn State game and so its just starting to hit me that i am actually going to UVA. Is this place the shit or what?
The section softball teams are decided by the sections themselves. The section elects softball captains and the team decides who to play when. Some sections play everyone, some only play their "best" players, or the players that most want to play, or whatever they develop.
Best place to live for your 1L year is on Arlington Blvd. You're a block or two from the law school, and a block or two from Barracks Road Shopping Center which has not just one but two
24-hour grocery stores and several restaurants and stores. There are several places on Arlington Blvd. to choose from, including the Jeffersonian, Arlington Court Condos, and the Graduate Center, each with their own pros, cons, and issues.
Otherwise a lot of people live in Ivy Gardens, which is walking distance from the law school but not as close to Barracks Road. If you read back through the earlier posts on this thread, you'll see lots of comments on Ivy and Arlington Blvd. Most 1Ls live on Arlington or in Ivy, unless they have a family and need a house somewhere.
So far I'm enjoying the hell out of living here. It's a very friendly town with a great atmosphere. The traffic and parking sucks, though; live near the law school, so you can walk even if you own a car. Once you get past that, though... Charlottesville and the law school are both great, and I have no regrets about coming here!