UVA Law Students Taking Questions

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby asundialwatch » Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:24 pm

Great, thanks!

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby uvheylaw » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:50 pm

Any insight on Braga's White Collar Criminal Defense Seminar? Possible to get an A for a 2L gunning for clerkship grades? I know it i a seminar, but there are like 60 people in this class. There has to be some sort of curve, right? I am really interested in the class and practice area, but will find other ways of exploring it if he just B+'s everyone.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Lions1913 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:05 pm

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby First Offense » Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:07 pm

Lions1913 wrote:According to UVA Law's website, cost of living (not including books and health insurance) is $16,560. My guess is that a pretty big portion of that is rent. I've heard from a few sources, however, that it is possible to live in a house with 5-6 people, so the rent of course becomes lower. That said, how accurate is $16,560, and what is realistically possible to live on (still living decent though)?

The money you get is more than enough. Cville is a pretty cheap town. You can get a two bedroom for between 750-850 on Arlington. Splitting that in half makes rent for a whole year to be around 5k (which doesn't factor in money you will make over the summers).

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Lions1913 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:20 pm

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby swampman » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:24 pm

Lions1913 wrote:According to UVA Law's website, cost of living (not including books and health insurance) is $16,560. My guess is that a pretty big portion of that is rent. I've heard from a few sources, however, that it is possible to live in a house with 5-6 people, so the rent of course becomes lower. That said, how accurate is $16,560, and what is realistically possible to live on (still living decent though)?

$4,000 of that figure is beer money.

Kidding but not kidding. $12,000 would be perfectly comfortable if you are at all frugal and don't have major car payments. You can return it at the end of the year, or borrow less originally (you can get additional disbursements several times throughout the semester if you need more). Also, the extra 4k might come in handy if you don't get summer funding or if you need to buy a professional wardrobe, etc.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Lions1913 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:00 pm

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby jimmythecatdied6 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:20 am

Keep in mind that you may be working an unpaid internship your 1L summer, which can be quite pricey if you aren't living at home with the parents.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby t14green » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:40 pm

Has anyone heard any rumors about PR with Thatcher?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby californiabeauar » Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:55 pm

what kind of Thatcher rumors are you looking for? whether to take the class? I took the class last semester and can answer with an absolute fck 'no'

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby t14green » Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:04 pm

californiabeauar wrote:what kind of Thatcher rumors are you looking for? whether to take the class? I took the class last semester and can answer with an absolute fck 'no'


Heard from someone, who heard from someone, that so many people complained to Student Records about both the class and the exam that they may make it pass/fail (may explain why grades are still not up). No idea as to the validity of that, but curious if anyone has heard anything else.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby californiabeauar » Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:13 pm

I haven't heard of any of those rumors but I would believe it.

For those of you wondering wtf am I talking about--> I can say that it was the longest and most difficult exam I have ever taken (I'm top 25% so I'm not dumb, me thenkz) and now that I think about it, maybe I should complain to SRO? I went to every class and took notes. Combined with the fact that he cannot teach and his racist and sexist remarks, it was the worst class I have EVER taken. Not sure why he's allowed to lecture. Most of the people I talked to were extremeley pankicy after the test.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby An0n » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:16 pm

Does anyone know the grading rules for independent research? Is it possible to get an A+?

If so, why would not everyone do that?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby sprezz » Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:18 am

never heard of anyone getting an A+ but it doesn't really matter because A's are attainable and even if you go to 18k words to get the 3 credits the difference between a 4.3 and a 4.0 over 3% of your graduation credits is functionally zero (0.002 of your graduation date gpa)

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby persia1921 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:23 pm

Does anyone have any insights on White and Abrahams Torts class? It's a relatively small class <20 and its hard to ascertain much from the reviews. Is it hard to get above a B+ in the class? Anyone have any recommendations on study habits to do well in the class?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Tgoin » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:39 pm

californiabeauar wrote:I haven't heard of any of those rumors but I would believe it.

For those of you wondering wtf am I talking about--> I can say that it was the longest and most difficult exam I have ever taken (I'm top 25% so I'm not dumb, me thenkz) and now that I think about it, maybe I should complain to SRO? I went to every class and took notes. Combined with the fact that he cannot teach and his racist and sexist remarks, it was the worst class I have EVER taken. Not sure why he's allowed to lecture. Most of the people I talked to were extremeley pankicy after the test.

Inbox me if you need to chat


Grades are up. Literally shocked and felt screwed over

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby CvilleRunner » Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:49 pm

Any recommendations for a supplement for Mahoney's Corporations?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby uvheylaw » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:38 pm

Tgoin wrote:
californiabeauar wrote:I haven't heard of any of those rumors but I would believe it.

For those of you wondering wtf am I talking about--> I can say that it was the longest and most difficult exam I have ever taken (I'm top 25% so I'm not dumb, me thenkz) and now that I think about it, maybe I should complain to SRO? I went to every class and took notes. Combined with the fact that he cannot teach and his racist and sexist remarks, it was the worst class I have EVER taken. Not sure why he's allowed to lecture. Most of the people I talked to were extremeley pankicy after the test.

Inbox me if you need to chat


Grades are up. Literally shocked and felt screwed over


Same. I am only aware of one person that got above a b+, and I've asked a lot. How is that even possible? He fucked with some really high gpas too. The guy is a clown who needs to never be allowed back at uva.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby WahooLaw24 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:11 pm

Any advice on a Fed Courts supplement?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby North » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:13 pm

WahooLaw24 wrote:Any advice on a Fed Courts supplement?

Chemerinsky.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby First Offense » Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:25 pm

Wait - so no more Thursday Keg?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby sundance95 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:47 pm

First Offense wrote:Wait - so no more Thursday Keg?

wut? plz tell me this is false

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby monsterman » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:49 pm

yeah didn't you guys see the email sent by the SBA? apparently it's an effort by the university to minimize our 'drinking culture.' Cuz yanno we are so connected the problems the university has...

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby LadyMary » Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:04 pm

CvilleRunner wrote:Any recommendations for a supplement for Mahoney's Corporations?


This.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby lawhoo16 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:26 pm

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