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North
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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby North » Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:04 pm

Yeah, IMO the note requirement for a secondary journal should easily and rightly scare you off.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Legen..waitforit » Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:33 pm

I know of many 2L friends who got onto VLBR and have only done 1 cite check so far, if that helps any 1L's decide.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby The King » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:24 am

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby sprezz » Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:47 am

doubt it. on paper they require you to secure admission normally to both if you do the joint jd-mba program (which they also, again on paper, close you out of after you've completed 1L). so that probably means GMAT at minimum (and probably WE too). http://www.law.virginia.edu/html/academics/mba.htm

not directly on point, but i also know that people in other grad schools (PhD programs + med school) that decided to tack on a JD had to take the LSAT and apply normally to get into the law school.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby First Offense » Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:06 pm

monsterman wrote:1Ls: have all journal invites gone out yet today? if yes, ill go cry now

Crying over journals is about a stupid thing to cry over as I can imagine.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby BruceWayne » Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:57 pm

The King wrote:Possibility for a current law student to get into Darden MBA without work experience or GMAT?



I'm not certain about no GMAT but I definitely know of people who did it with no W/E.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby sundance95 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:48 pm

If you don't get Law Review, then you should do the journal that requires the least amount of work.

Only law students parse the relative preftige of secondary journals.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Legen..waitforit » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:22 pm

Does anyone know how professor grade seminars with say, than 10 people (or where I could get information on the topic)? Is the curve the average of the student's GPA's or is it still a 3.3 curve?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby sprezz » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:01 pm

as far as i can tell, electives curve now is always average of the class regardless of class size

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby whats an updog » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:46 pm

one more neurotic gpa related question cuz i don't know where one finds out about this stuff, but the leaked gpas from a couple years ago put the median at like 3.42 i think. is that more accurate for 1L year than the 3.3 number thrown around, or were the leaked numbers not representative of 1L year?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby North » Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:05 pm

whats an updog wrote:one more neurotic gpa related question cuz i don't know where one finds out about this stuff, but the leaked gpas from a couple years ago put the median at like 3.42 i think. is that more accurate for 1L year than the 3.3 number thrown around, or were the leaked numbers not representative of 1L year?

Not representative of 1L year.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby whats an updog » Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:19 pm

thanks, it's been bugging me since grades came out.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby sabrina8740 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:34 pm

Never mind, figured out my question!
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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby North » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:30 am

Anybody here done the Nonprofit Clinic? How was/is it?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Br3v » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:32 pm

North wrote:Anybody here done the Nonprofit Clinic? How was/is it?

Is it time to start thinking about classes?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby North » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:26 pm

Br3v wrote:
North wrote:Anybody here done the Nonprofit Clinic? How was/is it?

Is it time to start thinking about classes?

Not even close, but I LOVE picking classes. Taking them, not so much. But picking them is the best. There's so much hope, and I can usually convince myself that I'll actually study next semester.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby ncc5 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:37 pm

Does anyone have any experience with the Prosecution Clinic? And does everyone get a B+, or is there a legit curve for the graded stuff.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby First Offense » Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:07 pm

North wrote:
Br3v wrote:
North wrote:Anybody here done the Nonprofit Clinic? How was/is it?

Is it time to start thinking about classes?

Not even close, but I LOVE picking classes. Taking them, not so much. But picking them is the best. There's so much hope, and I can usually convince myself that I'll actually study next semester.

Idiot.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby North » Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:09 pm

First Offense wrote:
North wrote:
Br3v wrote:
North wrote:Anybody here done the Nonprofit Clinic? How was/is it?

Is it time to start thinking about classes?

Not even close, but I LOVE picking classes. Taking them, not so much. But picking them is the best. There's so much hope, and I can usually convince myself that I'll actually study next semester.

Idiot.

:lol:

Al Carbon dude, you're going there with me when I get back in town. Google it

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby First Offense » Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:17 pm

North wrote: :lol:

Al Carbon dude, you're going there with me when I get back in town. Google it

Make me.

Edit: Oh dude - I went there. It's meh - awful service. There's a place in Richmond that has much better rotisserie chicken.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Br3v » Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:16 am

North wrote:
Br3v wrote:
North wrote:Anybody here done the Nonprofit Clinic? How was/is it?

Is it time to start thinking about classes?

Not even close, but I LOVE picking classes. Taking them, not so much. But picking them is the best. There's so much hope, and I can usually convince myself that I'll actually study next semester.


Haha I was actually hoping it was time because I too enoy browsing the course catalog.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby LadyMary » Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:18 pm

North wrote:
Br3v wrote:
North wrote:Anybody here done the Nonprofit Clinic? How was/is it?

Is it time to start thinking about classes?

Not even close, but I LOVE picking classes. Taking them, not so much. But picking them is the best. There's so much hope, and I can usually convince myself that I'll actually study next semester.


THIS. Hahahaha SO THIS.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Yardbird » Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:39 pm

Sorry to burst your bubbles, but class selection for the fall won't happen until mid-summer. But to echo, picking classes in the lottery is SO MUCH FUN. I ALWAYS get exactly what I wanted.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby McGruff » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:09 pm

So obviously VJIL is crazy but does anyone have a sense of what the workload at the other journals is like (specifically tax and jolt)? Also do recruiters look at the kind of journal and think it actually reflects an interest of yours, or is it just "oh I see you're on [some secondary journal], how have you liked that?" Crim says it has a low workload which sounds nice but I wouldn't want to have to try and square an apparent interest in crim with an actual interest in doing corp.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby First Offense » Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:13 am

McGruff wrote:So obviously VJIL is crazy but does anyone have a sense of what the workload at the other journals is like (specifically tax and jolt)? Also do recruiters look at the kind of journal and think it actually reflects an interest of yours, or is it just "oh I see you're on [some secondary journal], how have you liked that?" Crim says it has a low workload which sounds nice but I wouldn't want to have to try and square an apparent interest in crim with an actual interest in doing corp.

Doesn't matter. Vjolt is pretty low impact from what I hear. Don't know about tax.

VJIL and Law and Politics are the two "must avoid" - don't know much about the others.




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