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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby chem » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:36 pm

North wrote:So is write-on a crapshoot like everything else in LS, or are there some skills we can work on between now and then to help our chances? Lord knows I won't be grading on, so..


Read this

http://www.amazon.com/Academic-Legal-Wr ... rds=volokh

Dont stress

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 5ky » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:24 pm

chem wrote:
North wrote:So is write-on a crapshoot like everything else in LS, or are there some skills we can work on between now and then to help our chances? Lord knows I won't be grading on, so..


Read this

http://www.amazon.com/Academic-Legal-Wr ... rds=volokh

Dont stress


Prepping for write-on is worse than pre-law school prepping.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby LadyMary » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:32 pm

1. How much is GPA considered in writing on to LR?
2. Are second semester grades a factor in the GPA component?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 5ky » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:35 pm

LadyMary wrote:1. How much is GPA considered in writing on to LR?
2. Are second semester grades a factor in the GPA component?


1. Zero, unless you are doing diversity write on, in which case you need to be top 1/3 GPA and top 1/3 of the entries
2. Yes, it's based on 1L GPA

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby chem » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:36 pm

5ky wrote:
chem wrote:
North wrote:So is write-on a crapshoot like everything else in LS, or are there some skills we can work on between now and then to help our chances? Lord knows I won't be grading on, so..


Read this

http://www.amazon.com/Academic-Legal-Wr ... rds=volokh

Dont stress


Prepping for write-on is worse than pre-law school prepping.


Agreed. But no one listens to that advice either

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Br3v » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:44 pm

chem wrote:
Br3v wrote:Is this like a literally every moment you are not sleeping type thing? As in you should consider going to Friday classes?


If you work on it during when you have a scheduled class, its an honor violation. Rumor is that people have been caught and asked to leave the school.

I used the electronic version and failed to get on LR. I did buy three drinks at the bar and have a really good time with those ten dollars. So its up for debate


Oh okay wow didn't know that. Makes me feel a lot better because I think I would have felt pressured to not attend if that wasn't the rule.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby cfr1225 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:31 pm

Br3v wrote:Is this like a literally every moment you are not sleeping type thing? As in you should consider going to Friday classes?


It really depends on your approach to it. I was finished in time to go out for drinks on Saturday night.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby North » Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:24 am

Someone told me that the Copy Center will mail your Judicial Internship apps for you for free if you bring them there. Is that true? I'm pretty skeptical.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 5ky » Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:32 am

North wrote:Someone told me that the Copy Center will mail your Judicial Internship apps for you for free if you bring them there. Is that true? I'm pretty skeptical.


I don't know, but it seems possible. They used to do free resume printing, anyway

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby lookingin » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:53 am

So I know OGI is normally early August, but I was wondering what date exactly it started this past year? I'm trying to plan when I would need to be back in Charlottesville... I checked the academic calendar already for this year and it just says TBD.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Br3v » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:34 am

lookingin wrote:So I know OGI is normally early August, but I was wondering what date exactly it started this past year? I'm trying to plan when I would need to be back in Charlottesville... I checked the academic calendar already for this year and it just says TBD.


Look at the date for 2013. It was like Aug 11.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby sprezz » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:59 am

lookingin wrote:So I know OGI is normally early August, but I was wondering what date exactly it started this past year? I'm trying to plan when I would need to be back in Charlottesville... I checked the academic calendar already for this year and it just says TBD.


was 8/12 last year. but most people i know were back four or five days before then. early to mid first full week of august is probably the safest bet until career services announces the schedule. some weird shit will pop off the week before interviews like firms deciding they want additional documents or whatever and if your bids/interviews are affected it's good to not be traveling during those time periods, because there's often a 24 or 48 hour deadline for making the update.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby lookingin » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:22 am

Thanks!

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby digifly » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:03 pm

North wrote:Someone told me that the Copy Center will mail your Judicial Internship apps for you for free if you bring them there. Is that true? I'm pretty skeptical.


Copy center printed over 700 sheets for me and more for a friend. Mail room in WB shipped out 80 judicial apps for free. It's real.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby North » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:20 pm

digifly wrote:
North wrote:Someone told me that the Copy Center will mail your Judicial Internship apps for you for free if you bring them there. Is that true? I'm pretty skeptical.


Copy center printed over 700 sheets for me and more for a friend. Mail room in WB shipped out 80 judicial apps for free. It's real.

Damn, where is this mail room? TY dude you just saved me about $30.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Br3v » Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:42 pm

Do you need moot court if you want to aim for litigation in OGI? And if so, if you didn't try out last semester has that boat sailed?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby North » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:34 pm

Br3v wrote:Do you need moot court if you want to aim for litigation in OGI? And if so, if you didn't try out last semester has that boat sailed?

Also interested in this.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby cfr1225 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:35 pm

North wrote:
Br3v wrote:Do you need moot court if you want to aim for litigation in OGI? And if so, if you didn't try out last semester has that boat sailed?

Also interested in this.


No. Not even a little bit.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby sprezz » Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:57 pm

cfr1225 wrote:No. Not even a little bit.

seconded

eta: if you're regretting not trying moot court for other, non-OGIpanic reasons, you can always sign up for lile. that deadline is like during OGI, or was last year. i want to be clear that i'm only mentioning this because there is a nonzero chance otherwise some of you would never have heard of it until the day of the deadline, judging from recent experience.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby chem » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:31 am

sprezz wrote:
cfr1225 wrote:No. Not even a little bit.

seconded

eta: if you're regretting not trying moot court for other, non-OGIpanic reasons, you can always sign up for lile. that deadline is like during OGI, or was last year. i want to be clear that i'm only mentioning this because there is a nonzero chance otherwise some of you would never have heard of it until the day of the deadline, judging from recent experience.


Thirded.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Br3v » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:38 am

So are you guys saying it plays no role in OGI? Or that the boat has been missed?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 5ky » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:44 am

Br3v wrote:So are you guys saying it plays no role in OGI? Or that the boat has been missed?


zero role

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby lemons » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:55 am

so... is it true that every thursday there is a keg or two in the main quad? :lol:

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby First Offense » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:20 am

lemons wrote:so... is it true that every thursday there is a keg or two in the main quad? :lol:

Yeah, but honestly 1L year you'll probably have class while it's out there, so you will probably only catch the tail end of it (at least in my experience).

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby sprezz » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:21 am

5ky wrote:zero role


seconded




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