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A Swift
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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby A Swift » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:05 pm

Kohinoor wrote:
A Swift wrote:Is work experience a huge factor in obtaining summer internships? What constitutes beneficial work experience?

I'm asking these questions based on the advice posted to the UVA Law Blog (LinkRemoved) which seemed to stress the importance of work experience.

It wasn't in the past. It is now. Firm experience seems to be nice. IP experience seems much nicer.


So working at an investment house is decent or not relevant?

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby D Brooks » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:37 pm

oneforship wrote:
billyez wrote:
D Brooks wrote:Does it make sense to accept the full award of $$ and loans totaling at $67.7k?

I figured it best to take everything and if I don't use it just let it roll over to the next year and take less as a 2L.

Thoughts current UVA students?


Thanks for bringing up that idea...it certianly sounds like it would be worth thinking about.


If you ask for too little to begin with, you can always take more. It doesn't make sense to take out the full award and hold it over for the next year unless you think you will need the full award. Otherwise, you're just accruing unnecessary interest on anything that is unsubsidized.

my .02


Interesting take. So you can ask for the full amount at any point throughout the year if you need more?

1Ls: What is a reasonable amount to take? $60? $62?

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby mikeh915 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:40 pm

The tuition is going to increase, no? Does anyone know when the new tuition figures will be out? I think that is what decides how much we are going to need.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby oneforship » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:41 pm

mikeh915 wrote:The tuition is going to increase, no? Does anyone know when the new tuition figures will be out? I think that is what decides how much we are going to need.


My understanding from finaid is that the tuition increase was built into their estimated COA.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby D Brooks » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:57 pm

I just called finaid and they said you can ask for more at any point during the year and the current turnaround time is ~3weeks but will likely be much faster next year when the school becomes the direct lender.

Still would appreciate some feedback about COL estimates by semester from current students.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby mikeh915 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:57 pm

oneforship wrote:
mikeh915 wrote:The tuition is going to increase, no? Does anyone know when the new tuition figures will be out? I think that is what decides how much we are going to need.


My understanding from finaid is that the tuition increase was built into their estimated COA.


That was my impression as well, I just wonder what the breakdown of the 67,700 is. Like 45,000 tuition 22,700 living+books. Or 47,000 tuition etc, etc.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby D Brooks » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:15 pm

Where in the Charlottesville can I get furniture (semi-big things like couch, coffee table, etc.)?

Also, at this point, I've paid my deposits and secured my apt, anything else I need to/should do before August?

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby napolnic » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:31 pm

D Brooks wrote:Where in the Charlottesville can I get furniture (semi-big things like couch, coffee table, etc.)?

Also, at this point, I've paid my deposits and secured my apt, anything else I need to/should do before August?

I can't help you on the furniture, but for many tiny stupid reasons (mostly on my part) getting medical insurance and vaccinations took some time.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby D Brooks » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:13 pm

napolnic wrote:
D Brooks wrote:Where in the Charlottesville can I get furniture (semi-big things like couch, coffee table, etc.)?

Also, at this point, I've paid my deposits and secured my apt, anything else I need to/should do before August?

I can't help you on the furniture, but for many tiny stupid reasons (mostly on my part) getting medical insurance and vaccinations took some time.


Sounds good. I'm on me parents insurance as I just recently graduated. I think it's going to lapse for two months of the summer but I'll be put back on it as soon as I get my schedule for fall semester at UVA.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby D Brooks » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:15 pm

napolnic wrote:
D Brooks wrote:Where in the Charlottesville can I get furniture (semi-big things like couch, coffee table, etc.)?

Also, at this point, I've paid my deposits and secured my apt, anything else I need to/should do before August?

I can't help you on the furniture, but for many tiny stupid reasons (mostly on my part) getting medical insurance and vaccinations took some time.


Found an answer to the furniture thing as well: http://www.law.virginia.edu/html/insider/shop_furniture.htm

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby slider » Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:45 pm

D Brooks wrote:
napolnic wrote:
D Brooks wrote:Where in the Charlottesville can I get furniture (semi-big things like couch, coffee table, etc.)?

Also, at this point, I've paid my deposits and secured my apt, anything else I need to/should do before August?

I can't help you on the furniture, but for many tiny stupid reasons (mostly on my part) getting medical insurance and vaccinations took some time.


Found an answer to the furniture thing as well: http://www.law.virginia.edu/html/insider/shop_furniture.htm


Good link thanks for posting.

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby ewc227 » Tue May 04, 2010 10:38 pm

is a laptop with a cd rom drive necessary?

im def not an expert on laptops, but ive been shoppin around.

http://www.msimobile.com/level3_product ... d=4&id=168

thoughts?

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby YCrevolution » Tue May 04, 2010 10:39 pm

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby D Brooks » Tue May 11, 2010 5:12 pm

Moving to Cville first weekend in August. Orientation isn't until Aug 16 and I'm assuming that's when we'll get our student IDs. Will I be able to use the university gyms between Aug 6-Aug16 w/o an ID?

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby Cavalier » Sun May 16, 2010 8:14 am

Someone change the topic title to "UVA 2L taking questions"

Oh yeah!!!

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby thesealocust » Sun May 16, 2010 10:48 am

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Re: UVA 1L taking questions

Postby vanwinkle » Sun May 16, 2010 11:30 am

Cavalier wrote:Someone change the topic title to "UVA 2L taking questions"

Oh yeah!!!

Done! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby whattodo2008 » Tue May 18, 2010 3:13 pm

After reading viewtopic.php?f=3&t=117780&start=50 ("The Super Helpful Little Things"), I hear having a huge desk is a big plus. I personally like big desks anyways; I just don't wanna shell $400+ on one. Anyone know any good places to get some good deals on desks? I don't care what it looks like; I'd be even happy making a door desk (I think Home Depot usually has desks for very cheap, but doesn't seem like there is one in C'Ville)...

Thanks!

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby thesealocust » Tue May 18, 2010 6:20 pm

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby D Brooks » Thu May 20, 2010 12:40 am

Do you all have your UVa emails on your resumes? Or do you have your personal (firstname.lastname@gmail.com) emails listed?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby thesealocust » Thu May 20, 2010 12:41 am

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby D Brooks » Thu May 20, 2010 12:49 am

thesealocust wrote:
D Brooks wrote:Do you all have your UVa emails on your resumes? Or do you have your personal (firstname.lastname@gmail.com) emails listed?


UVA email, no question about it. Exponentially more professional.


Do you have yours formatted to the firstnamelastname@email.virginia.edu setting? Or is is still jd3f@virginia.edu or whatever?

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby thesealocust » Thu May 20, 2010 12:56 am

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Re: UVA 2L taking questions

Postby extragnarls » Thu May 20, 2010 1:18 am

thesealocust wrote:
D Brooks wrote:
thesealocust wrote:
D Brooks wrote:Do you all have your UVa emails on your resumes? Or do you have your personal (firstname.lastname@gmail.com) emails listed?


UVA email, no question about it. Exponentially more professional.


Do you have yours formatted to the firstnamelastname@email.virginia.edu setting? Or is is still jd3f@virginia.edu or whatever?


It really doesn't matter. I have it as abc123@virginia.edu on my resume, but I guess I could use my name if need be. Employers won't give two shits as long as it's not Hot_Gurl_Slayer_von_Weedsmoker@pimpmyemail.com or something.


Not cool putting my email out there like that.




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