UVA Law Students Taking Questions

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Mack12 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:57 pm

Any one have supplement suggestions for International with Setear?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby sabrina8740 » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:18 am

shadowofjazz wrote:
Dream_weaver32 wrote:
xylocarp wrote:
FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:Can any Dillards or others that are familiar with the scholarship discuss whether Dillards receive special treatment/mentoring? Or is it just a wheelbarrow of cash w/ no academic perks? Feel free to PM. TYIA.

also interested in this, if someone is PMing. super ok with wheelbarrows of cash though.


I call following the wheelbarrow in case some drops out!
you should probably call them "Dillard Scholars" when asking around; most people in the law school use "Dillard" to refer to "Dillard Fellows" which are not the same thing.

I believe 1L Dillard Scholars get a $5K stipend and a faculty mentor (in addition to the full tuition scholarship) but I could be wrong on that.


In response to the question about the Dillard Scholarship, there's no stipend (unless I'm totally missing a perk of the program) but the scholarship does cover all tuition and fees. There's a Dillard Committee and you're assigned a faculty mentor, but I honestly haven't accessed mine that much. He's there if I need something, but I've mostly relied on my 1L professors thus far. That will likely change if I decide I want to target a prestigious clerkship since my mentor has some great connections. Feel free to message me if you have more questions.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby JustaQ » Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:58 pm

Is it at all possible that I will be able to get into Collins' evidence class through SIS add/drop?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby anon sequitur » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:21 pm

JustaQ wrote:Is it at all possible that I will be able to get into Collins' evidence class through SIS add/drop?


Most likely. I got in off the waitlist two years ago (can't remember my number but it was high, maybe in the teens or 20's). You might have to wait till add/drop is nearly over. There is a lot of church in big classes like that, but people don't necessarily drop until they've secured their other courses.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby North » Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:50 pm

Anybody know what the grades on papers for Schauer's jurisprudence mean? I got a number and a + sign and I don't know how I should be feeling.

I suppose I could ask him, but I figured I'd try here first.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby sprezz » Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:08 pm

i think it was on a 10 point scale

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby North » Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:30 pm

sprezz wrote:i think it was on a 10 point scale

Okay cool, thanks.

I guess there's still no way to know how we're doing on the curve though, that's a shame. Unless 5 is the median or something? Why isn't this in the syllabus.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby sprezz » Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:00 pm

the vibe i got was it's not on the syllabus because he makes it up as he goes

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby North » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:00 pm

sprezz wrote:the vibe i got was it's not on the syllabus because he makes it up as he goes

:lol: this class man. Jesus take the wheel

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Br3v » Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:22 am

What is the rule for potentially having a class with a higher than 3.3 average? If (1) the class average is higher and (2) it's less or more than X number of students? Or just (1)?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby sprezz » Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:42 am

just 1

2 used to come in play as a standalone curve modifier, but i think that's gone

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Br3v » Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:36 pm

sprezz wrote:just 1

2 used to come in play as a standalone curve modifier, but i think that's gone


ok thanks!

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby whats an updog » Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:41 pm

just curious, what's the deal with becoming a TA for a professor? do you just need to have done very well in their class and ask them personally?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby sprezz » Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:12 pm

probably? don't think there are a ton of TA's in the traditional sense in the law school other than in LRW. sometimes profs will post on symplicity for RA openings which is a more structured approach than what you've outlined. RA'ing is probably a little different than what you're asking about (more research oriented), but maybe not.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Br3v » Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:09 pm

Yeah I have actually not come across a TA in any of my classes. Unless its completely behind the scenes.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby sprezz » Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:25 pm

i know some teachers use RA's to update powerpoints and stuff which i imagine is basically what a law lecture TA would do if they existed, but yeah seems rare

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby anon sequitur » Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:32 pm

Professor Abraham had a TA for Torts at least a few times, but I don't know if he is still doing it. The TA led study groups/review sessions. It was pretty great.

Josh

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby whats an updog » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:22 am

I don't know if TA is the right label (though I think the prof has described them that way), but for Contracts the prof has several 2Ls to review our written assignments and discuss them with us in small groups. I guess I can just ask one of them next time we meet.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby LadyMary » Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:09 pm

Any tips on final exam for accounting with Prof. Broome?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby olive16 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:41 pm

Anyone know if they are ticketing in the lots around the law school during exams?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby anon sequitur » Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:50 pm

olive16 wrote:Anyone know if they are ticketing in the lots around the law school during exams?


they have in the past

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby olive16 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:06 pm

anon sequitur wrote:
olive16 wrote:Anyone know if they are ticketing in the lots around the law school during exams?


they have in the past


figures. thanks

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Actus Reus » Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:43 pm

Are there law students in the frats at UVA? A third year at my firm insists it's doable but I have my doubt.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Yardbird » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:00 am

Actus Reus wrote:Are there law students in the frats at UVA? A third year at my firm insists it's doable but I have my doubt.
I'm guessing you aren't a UVA student or you'd know that the law school is basically one big frat (or 36 frats for each section including the 2L and 3L former sections, however you want to picture it). I don't know why you would need (or want) to be in a frat as a law student.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Actus Reus » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:08 am

shadowofjazz wrote:
Actus Reus wrote:Are there law students in the frats at UVA? A third year at my firm insists it's doable but I have my doubt.
I'm guessing you aren't a UVA student or you'd know that the law school is basically one big frat (or 36 frats for each section including the 2L and 3L former sections, however you want to picture it). I don't know why you would need (or want) to be in a frat as a law student.


I'm practicing. But just curious.




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