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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Br3v » Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:10 pm

If one gets a callback from OGI, when do those normally occur for the most part? The period of the summer between OGI ending and classes starting? Or during the first few weeks of the semester?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby pertristis » Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:34 pm

Br3v wrote:If one gets a callback from OGI, when do those normally occur for the most part? The period of the summer between OGI ending and classes starting? Or during the first few weeks of the semester?


As soon as you can schedule them.

Unless you get an offer from your dream firm, or you have an offer form a firm you can deal with and you're sick of traveling, callbacks continue until late September or early October. For some, they last a lot longer.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Br3v » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:37 pm

pertristis wrote:
Br3v wrote:If one gets a callback from OGI, when do those normally occur for the most part? The period of the summer between OGI ending and classes starting? Or during the first few weeks of the semester?


As soon as you can schedule them.

Unless you get an offer from your dream firm, or you have an offer form a firm you can deal with and you're sick of traveling, callbacks continue until late September or early October. For some, they last a lot longer.


I actually have no idea how this plays out. Is it something like a few days after the interview you get a phone call and they ask you what date works?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby pertristis » Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:46 pm

Br3v wrote:
pertristis wrote:
Br3v wrote:If one gets a callback from OGI, when do those normally occur for the most part? The period of the summer between OGI ending and classes starting? Or during the first few weeks of the semester?


As soon as you can schedule them.

Unless you get an offer from your dream firm, or you have an offer form a firm you can deal with and you're sick of traveling, callbacks continue until late September or early October. For some, they last a lot longer.


I actually have no idea how this plays out. Is it something like a few days after the interview you get a phone call and they ask you what date works?


Some firms will let you know (either way) that day. Some will call within the next few days. Some send you an email. Some call you several weeks later. Some just never get back to you.

When you get a callback offer, either they tell you when you have available or you ask. Either way, you choose the soonest spot you can make (within reason, of course). It's perfectly acceptable, generally, to push a callback back a few days if you are going to another callback in the same city. Firms like this, as it saves them money. But you still want to go sooner, rather than later: Firms often make hiring decisions quickly, and the more offers they have outstanding, the less likely you are to receive an offer.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby RCO2012 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:57 pm

Quick question. Most 1Ls don't end up at firms over the summer, I know there is a wide variety of places that they do end up, but how did you all go about finding these opportunities? I'm guessing judicial internships are pretty straight forward once you have identified the judges you would like to intern for. What about PI and other opportunities?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby danitt » Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:16 pm

RCO2012 wrote:Quick question. Most 1Ls don't end up at firms over the summer, I know there is a wide variety of places that they do end up, but how did you all go about finding these opportunities? I'm guessing judicial internships are pretty straight forward once you have identified the judges you would like to intern for. What about PI and other opportunities?

They're advertised on Symplicity or PSJD.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby RCO2012 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:42 pm

danitt wrote:
RCO2012 wrote:Quick question. Most 1Ls don't end up at firms over the summer, I know there is a wide variety of places that they do end up, but how did you all go about finding these opportunities? I'm guessing judicial internships are pretty straight forward once you have identified the judges you would like to intern for. What about PI and other opportunities?

They're advertised on Symplicity or PSJD.


I figured that was the case. Is there any compilation of organizations that frequently take in 1Ls besides firms?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby pertristis » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:22 pm

RCO2012 wrote:
danitt wrote:
RCO2012 wrote:Quick question. Most 1Ls don't end up at firms over the summer, I know there is a wide variety of places that they do end up, but how did you all go about finding these opportunities? I'm guessing judicial internships are pretty straight forward once you have identified the judges you would like to intern for. What about PI and other opportunities?

They're advertised on Symplicity or PSJD.


I figured that was the case. Is there any compilation of organizations that frequently take in 1Ls besides firms?


Professors.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby sprezz » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:25 pm

RCO2012 wrote:I figured that was the case. Is there any compilation of organizations that frequently take in 1Ls besides firms?

basically no, chill tho it works out fine

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Presumption Acquired » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:38 pm

Has anyone here taken Kitch for Corporations? Or, does anyone at least know his grading style? TIA.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby North » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:40 pm

So when do they release the list of courses available next semester? Pretty excited to have 100% control over my schedule in the fall.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby anon sequitur » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:02 pm

sometime in early june if I recall correctly. Anyway, it was a lot later than I expected it to be.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Yardbird » Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:31 pm

anon sequitur wrote:sometime in early june if I recall correctly. Anyway, it was a lot later than I expected it to be.
My LRW professor said it should be around mid-June right after grades come out.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby sl5uw13 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:22 pm

do law students go to foxfield?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby First Offense » Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:26 pm

sl5uw13 wrote:do law students go to foxfield?

There are two foxfield events - one in the Fall which pretty much everyone goes to, and the one in the Spring that is right before exams. I don't know of any 1Ls that went to this one - we're too busy, but I know of a few 3Ls that did.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Yardbird » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:43 am

First Offense wrote:
sl5uw13 wrote:do law students go to foxfield?

There are two foxfield events - one in the Fall which pretty much everyone goes to, and the one in the Spring that is right before exams. I don't know of any 1Ls that went to this one - we're too busy, but I know of a few 3Ls that did.
I know of at least one ambitious 1L who went. He's a little wonky though so it was kind of expected.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby desertlaw » Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:16 am

shadowofjazz wrote:
First Offense wrote:
sl5uw13 wrote:do law students go to foxfield?

There are two foxfield events - one in the Fall which pretty much everyone goes to, and the one in the Spring that is right before exams. I don't know of any 1Ls that went to this one - we're too busy, but I know of a few 3Ls that did.
I know of at least one ambitious 1L who went. He's a little wonky though so it was kind of expected.


You're an idiot if you go to spring foxfield as a 1L. You're equally as dumb if you don't go to 3L spring foxfield.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby hopefulapplicant2 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:46 am

sl5uw13 wrote:do law students go to foxfield?

Foxfield race was held on April 26

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby sprezz » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:26 am

desertlaw wrote:You're an idiot if you go to spring foxfield as a 1L. You're way, way, way dumber if you don't go to 3L spring foxfield.


fixed

1L foxfield is defensible if you plan for it. it's a day and a half off from studying, but it's not like there's a shortage of time to study in law school. you will be sunburnt for that first final though

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby rachellen » Thu May 01, 2014 9:14 am

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby chem » Thu May 01, 2014 4:30 pm

rachellen wrote:Anyone have tips on cheapest internet provider in Charlottesville? Just looking for internet, no cable or phone. The cheapest I've found so far through searching online is $40/month.

Any recommendations greatly appreciated!


Centurylink is the cheapest I've seen. Decent service

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby sundance95 » Thu May 01, 2014 9:47 pm

Presumption Acquired wrote:Has anyone here taken Kitch for Corporations? Or, does anyone at least know his grading style? TIA.

Dont. He's not all there anymore. Take it with Geis or a Mahoney.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Yardbird » Fri May 02, 2014 12:14 pm

sundance95 wrote:
Presumption Acquired wrote:Has anyone here taken Kitch for Corporations? Or, does anyone at least know his grading style? TIA.

Dont. He's not all there anymore. Take it with Geis or a Mahoney.
I'm assuming the OP is taking him this semester - in which case from what I've heard it's a lost cause (grading likely by staircase)

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby playpowerball » Fri May 02, 2014 12:27 pm

anyone know what Setears grade distribution is like?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby pertristis » Fri May 02, 2014 3:28 pm

playpowerball wrote:anyone know what Setears grade distribution is like?


Pretty wide.




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