esq wrote:I felt like professors used a lot more discretion in seminar/paper classes and tended to give out better grades. From what I understood, under 10 and it was up to them.
Edit: Though the amount of material assigned in most of my seminars, when considering timeframe that they had, was usually comparatively hellish to exam classes.
I actually have a fairly large seminar (I'm a 1L so I have nothing to compare it to), but I would say that there are approximately 20 people in the class. But it is good to hear that professors for paper classes may be a bit more discretionary. This class has actually been really light. Just one paper due at the end of the semester.
jj2014 wrote:How common is it for UVA students to get paid internships during the summer?
Common. Everyone I know that wanted a paid 1L position has one. Plenty of people choose to do PI or judicial internships though. And RE: public interest work, our public interest organization offers the opportunity to apply for funding through the school for an unpaid/low paying summer position.
Lightworks wrote:UVA lists COL at around $16,500. How generous is that, and how cheaply could a single person get by if they were looking to keep costs to a minimum (within reason)?