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shadowofjazz wrote: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.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!
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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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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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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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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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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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.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.
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shadowofjazz wrote: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.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 practicing. But just curious.