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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby ncc5 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:15 pm

Section B:

Civ Pro- Paul Mitchell, Contracts- George Cohen, Crim Law- John Jeffries, LRW- Karen Moran, Torts- Barbara Armacost

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby danitt » Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:29 pm

ncc5 wrote:Section B:

Civ Pro- Paul Mitchell, Contracts- George Cohen, Crim Law- John Jeffries, LRW- Karen Moran, Torts- Barbara Armacost

Me too. Idk what any of this is supposed to mean in terms of professors. Are they solid, hard?

ETA: Also are they saying we have contracts 5 days a week or it could be any of those 5 days.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby WahooLaw24 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:57 pm

Advice/feedback on the following profs would be great as well!

Crim: Forde-Mazrui
Torts- Abraham
Civ Pro- Sinclair
K's- Hellman
LRW- Moran
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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby albanach » Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:59 pm

ncc5 wrote:Section B:

Civ Pro- Paul Mitchell, Contracts- George Cohen, Crim Law- John Jeffries, LRW- Karen Moran, Torts- Barbara Armacost


Of these, I've only had Armacost for Torts. She will likely require Abraham's Torts
supplement. Read and outline each chapter as you get to it in class. Armacost uses the concepts from the supplement heavily.

Armacost cold calls a lot and will go through the class a couple of times during the semester. She does not, however, linger on a single student for a terribly long time. She'll often ask you to confer with your neighbor too.
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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby albanach » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:00 pm

danitt wrote:
ncc5 wrote:Section B:
ETA: Also are they saying we have contracts 5 days a week or it could be any of those 5 days.


You won't have contracts 5 days a week unless your professor is cancelling classes for some weeks during the semester.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby shibby » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:43 pm

Joining in on a hopeful section opinion:

Section J
Civ Pro - Rutherglen
Contracts - Choi
Crim Law - Harmon
Legal Writing - Moran
Torts - Kendrick

ANY input would be greatly appreciated. TYIA.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby sprezz » Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:16 pm

mitchell civpro will be fun, unless you're a ginger

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby olive16 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:45 pm

Collins is amazing. He's also B+ heavy (whether that be good or bad for you).

Johnston for contracts is...something else. He doesn't allow laptops in his class, and he definitely cold calls. His exam is also kind of tough. DEFINITELY take his practice writing assignments seriously.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Legal_Padawan » Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:19 pm

Would greatly appreciate any input on my section.

Section I
Contracts - Choi
Crim Law - Coughlin
Torts - Harrison
Civil Procedure - Garrett
LRW - Buck

Also, we have an 8:50AM class on Friday? Followed by two more? Is this some sort of sick joke? That's 3 more Friday classes than I was expecting.

And this may be a stupid question, but is there a place online where we can see which books we need to get? The bookstore has them laid out by section, but there's gotta be an easier way than walking over there and writing each one down...

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby danitt » Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:49 pm

Legal_Padawan wrote:Would greatly appreciate any input on my section.

Section I
Contracts - Choi
Crim Law - Coughlin
Torts - Harrison
Civil Procedure - Garrett
LRW - Buck

Also, we have an 8:50AM class on Friday? Followed by two more? Is this some sort of sick joke? That's 3 more Friday classes than I was expecting.

And this may be a stupid question, but is there a place online where we can see which books we need to get? The bookstore has them laid out by section, but there's gotta be an easier way than walking over there and writing each one down...

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Legal_Padawan » Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:53 pm

Awesome, thanks!

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby danitt » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:55 pm

How do I get to Clark Hall from Arlington Rd?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby cfr1225 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:05 pm

Legal_Padawan wrote:Would greatly appreciate any input on my section.

Section I
Contracts - Choi
Crim Law - Coughlin
Torts - Harrison
Civil Procedure - Garrett
LRW - Buck


Coughlin is simultaneously amazing and frustrating, in that she tends to let gunners run the class. Harrison is interesting - you'll figure out what I mean by that. There is no other way I can describe him.

Moran is the best LRW prof, but Buck is ok.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Tom Joad » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:17 pm

When does class start?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby albanach » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:27 pm

Tom Joad wrote:When does class start?


Hopefully you're not an LLM

http://www.law.virginia.edu/html/academ ... lendar.htm

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby olive16 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:31 pm

When is the next add/drop period?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 5ky » Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:01 am

danitt wrote:How do I get to Clark Hall from Arlington Rd?


http://www.virginia.edu/parking/uts/routes/northline.html

uva bus and charlottesville bus are both free for students, just show your ID. they never ask for ID on the uva bus, though. the buses are pretty nice, although the clientele of the city buses can be a bit dodgy

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby danitt » Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:33 am

5ky wrote:
danitt wrote:How do I get to Clark Hall from Arlington Rd?


http://www.virginia.edu/parking/uts/routes/northline.html

uva bus and charlottesville bus are both free for students, just show your ID. they never ask for ID on the uva bus, though. the buses are pretty nice, although the clientele of the city buses can be a bit dodgy

TYTY.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Just » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:39 am

WahooLaw24 wrote:Advice/feedback on the following profs would be great as well!

Crim: Forde-Mazrui
Torts- Abraham
Civ Pro- Sinclair
K's- Hellman
LRW- Moran


Also asking for advice for this

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Yardbird » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:01 am

shadowofjazz wrote:I'm in Section G:

Ks - Kordana, Crimlaw - Low, Torts - G.E. White, CivPro - Nelson, LRW - Moran

Any specific supplements I should get? Also how are the profs in general and do they all allow laptops?
Anyone?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby cfr1225 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:01 am

Just wrote:
WahooLaw24 wrote:Advice/feedback on the following profs would be great as well!

Crim: Forde-Mazrui
Torts- Abraham
Civ Pro- Sinclair
K's- Hellman
LRW- Moran


Also asking for advice for this


Abraham is an all-star. I heard mixed (leaning negative) reviews about F-M's Con Law class last year, but I have no idea how he is in Crim. Moran is amazing. She's makes the class seem demanding at first, but that's just to scare you into not being completely blowing it off. She's actually incredibly nice and helpful.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby cfr1225 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:03 am

shadowofjazz wrote:
shadowofjazz wrote:I'm in Section G:

Ks - Kordana, Crimlaw - Low, Torts - G.E. White, CivPro - Nelson, LRW - Moran

Any specific supplements I should get? Also how are the profs in general and do they all allow laptops?
Anyone?


I've heard mixed reviews on Kordana.

Nelson is phenomenal. His class will be very hard - more difficult than what your friends in other sections will have to deal with - but you will walk away knowing pretty much everything one could possibly know about civ pro.

Moran is the best LRW prof.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby lawschoollll » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:05 am

Is there anything out there that's not graded on a curve? Other than independent research or whatever.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Trout et al » Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:10 pm

What is the consensus among 2L's and 3L's on renting vs. buying 1L text books? Are they useful to have after the exams are taken?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby olive16 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:17 pm

Trout et al wrote:What is the consensus among 2L's and 3L's on renting vs. buying 1L text books? Are they useful to have after the exams are taken?


Rent.




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