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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby playpowerball » Fri May 02, 2014 4:39 pm

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


Pretty wide.


oh god

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby turn left » Fri May 02, 2014 6:12 pm

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


Really? I had heard that he is B+ heavy

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby pertristis » Fri May 02, 2014 6:28 pm

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


Really? I had heard that he is B+ heavy


Not particularly.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Gooner91 » Sat May 03, 2014 8:16 pm

How do you guys feel about the law school computer bundles?

http://www.uvastudentcomputers.com/shop ... 9736A78E06

That's what I am looking at.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby First Offense » Sat May 03, 2014 8:24 pm

Gooner91 wrote:How do you guys feel about the law school computer bundles?

http://www.uvastudentcomputers.com/shop ... 9736A78E06

That's what I am looking at.

Way cheaper to get it yourself.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Gooner91 » Sat May 03, 2014 8:32 pm

First Offense wrote:
Gooner91 wrote:How do you guys feel about the law school computer bundles?

http://www.uvastudentcomputers.com/shop ... 9736A78E06

That's what I am looking at.

Way cheaper to get it yourself.


I did notice that. It's like a $400 difference.Are the extra programs and loner program with the bundle probably not worth?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 5ky » Sat May 03, 2014 9:00 pm

Gooner91 wrote:
First Offense wrote:
Gooner91 wrote:How do you guys feel about the law school computer bundles?

http://www.uvastudentcomputers.com/shop ... 9736A78E06

That's what I am looking at.

Way cheaper to get it yourself.


I did notice that. It's like a $400 difference.Are the extra programs and loner program with the bundle probably not worth?


For the specs of the computer, it's not that much more.

That particular laptop is $1200 retail, and 3 years of AppleCare is $250. So it's like $150 extra.

I still don't think it's particularly worth it, but it's not THAT unreasonable. I did have AppleCare, which helped me get two new powercords for free.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby plenipotentiary » Sun May 04, 2014 2:34 am

Gooner91 wrote:
First Offense wrote:
Gooner91 wrote:How do you guys feel about the law school computer bundles?

http://www.uvastudentcomputers.com/shop ... 9736A78E06

That's what I am looking at.

Way cheaper to get it yourself.


I did notice that. It's like a $400 difference.Are the extra programs and loner program with the bundle probably not worth?


Totally worth it for the availability of the loaner.

Let me be a cautionary tale. I did not get the law school computer bundle. Last semester, my MacBook broke down three (or was it four?) times, leaving me without a computer for over a week every time I sent it away to be fixed. One of the times it broke down was during an exam, which almost left me without a reliable laptop for the rest of the exam period, because PeachMac was out of loaners (which I think I would have had to pay for, anyway). A friend who had already taken all of his exams was willing to let me borrow his laptop but, as you can imagine, it was stressful. In retrospect, it would have been worth $150 to have a guaranteed reliable loaner whenever my laptop was out of commission.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Heat » Sun May 04, 2014 9:07 am

plenipotentiary wrote:
Gooner91 wrote:
First Offense wrote:
Gooner91 wrote:How do you guys feel about the law school computer bundles?

http://www.uvastudentcomputers.com/shop ... 9736A78E06

That's what I am looking at.

Way cheaper to get it yourself.


I did notice that. It's like a $400 difference.Are the extra programs and loner program with the bundle probably not worth?


Totally worth it for the availability of the loaner.

Let me be a cautionary tale. I did not get the law school computer bundle. Last semester, my MacBook broke down three (or was it four?) times, leaving me without a computer for over a week every time I sent it away to be fixed. One of the times it broke down was during an exam, which almost left me without a reliable laptop for the rest of the exam period, because PeachMac was out of loaners (which I think I would have had to pay for, anyway). A friend who had already taken all of his exams was willing to let me borrow his laptop but, as you can imagine, it was stressful. In retrospect, it would have been worth $150 to have a guaranteed reliable loaner whenever my laptop was out of commission.


I suppose its possible $150 is worth it if you are risk averse. $400 is clearly not. If your laptop broke at an inopportune time, in a way you could not fix, then you could literally buy one just to take exams on for $400.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby UVAIce » Sun May 04, 2014 9:45 am

I had a friend who had laptop problems during exams. He just went to Best Buy, bought a nicer laptop then he had, took his exams on the nice new shiny laptop, and then returned it do Best Buy for a full refund by returning it within 14 days. #winning

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby First Offense » Sun May 04, 2014 10:04 am

I guess some of the value will come from your comfort with computers. I don't use Apple so I can't speak to the specifics of that, but their Windows prices are ridiculous. You'd be better off getting something off of newegg or tigerdirect.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby 5ky » Sun May 04, 2014 12:55 pm

Heat wrote:
I suppose its possible $150 is worth it if you are risk averse. $400 is clearly not. If your laptop broke at an inopportune time, in a way you could not fix, then you could literally buy one just to take exams on for $400.


The price difference is $150, though, not $400. The laptop comes with three years of applecare which is the extra $250.

So you may not want three years of applecare, but it's not like you're just paying $400 extra dollars for the loaner program

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby pertristis » Mon May 05, 2014 3:52 pm

Any idea why Ann Richard left/was fired?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby LadyMary » Mon May 05, 2014 7:02 pm

pertristis wrote:Any idea why Ann Richard left/was fired?


What? How did you find this out?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby pertristis » Mon May 05, 2014 7:11 pm

LadyMary wrote:
pertristis wrote:Any idea why Ann Richard left/was fired?


What? How did you find this out?


Cordell Faulk was just named Dean of Admissions, and Richard's bio has magically disappeared from the UVA website.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby sprezz » Mon May 05, 2014 8:07 pm

i don't think it was that surprising that we were getting a new dean of admissions (saw references to this somewhere a while ago), but i don't remember seeing why richard was leaving. she's only been there since 2011 when trujillo got bumped into the foundation role, and i think she was at GW before that. seems like a relatively high turnover job, either by institutional design or by what doors a few years will open. trujillo was in charge from 08-11, then richard 11-14...

richard's the one that let me in though, so shout out to her. i'll pour out a little red bull for her reign of questionable decisions that worked out for me :lol:

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Yardbird » Mon May 05, 2014 8:12 pm

pertristis wrote:
LadyMary wrote:
pertristis wrote:Any idea why Ann Richard left/was fired?


What? How did you find this out?


Cordell Faulk was just named Dean of Admissions, and Richard's bio has magically disappeared from the UVA website.
I don't know why Richards is gone, but Cordell got the job 100% because of his dance moves at Libel

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby klm550 » Mon May 05, 2014 9:41 pm

pertristis wrote:
LadyMary wrote:
pertristis wrote:Any idea why Ann Richard left/was fired?


What? How did you find this out?


Cordell Faulk was just named Dean of Admissions, and Richard's bio has magically disappeared from the UVA website.


I'm pretty sure that she's just retiring and has been planning to all semester.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Bulls96 » Mon May 05, 2014 9:59 pm

shadowofjazz wrote:
pertristis wrote:
LadyMary wrote:
pertristis wrote:Any idea why Ann Richard left/was fired?


What? How did you find this out?


Cordell Faulk was just named Dean of Admissions, and Richard's bio has magically disappeared from the UVA website.
I don't know why Richards is gone, but Cordell got the job 100% because of his dance moves at Libel


Did he actually dance?
Was it actually good or are you being sarcastic?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby UVAIce » Mon May 05, 2014 10:03 pm

Cordell is the man. Excellent human being and nice guy. Also, from what I understand Richard 's leaving has been public knowledge for awhile.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Yardbird » Mon May 05, 2014 10:04 pm

Bulls96 wrote:
shadowofjazz wrote:I don't know why Richards is gone, but Cordell got the job 100% because of his dance moves at Libel


Did he actually dance?
Was it actually good or are you being sarcastic?
He did, it was amazing and it is on the Libel 106 DVD

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby olive16 » Mon May 05, 2014 11:02 pm

Sorry to hear Anne is leaving, but Cordel is, indeed, the man. I'm sure the office is in good hands.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby envisciguy » Tue May 06, 2014 11:45 am

pertristis wrote:Any idea why Ann Richard left/was fired?


Dean Richard was planning on leaving at the end of the semester to be close to old and/or sick family members. Sad to see her leave, but really glad Cordel was chosen to replace her.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Invalid Username » Tue May 06, 2014 4:18 pm

Does anyone here know how Charlottesville compares to Burlington, Vermont? With my limited knowledge it seems as though it is very similar but with better weather.

Thanks :)

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Just » Thu May 08, 2014 1:40 pm

Advice on picking up a flex exam tmr morning? Will the waiting line be very long?




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