UVA Law Class of 2019

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2019)

Where are you living for 1L?

Pavilion
11
19%
Ivy Gardens
16
28%
Jeffersonian
4
7%
Arlington Park
2
4%
Stonefield Commons
0
No votes
City Walk
2
4%
Jefferson Ridge
1
2%
In a house/townhouse/non-apartment
15
26%
Other (Feel free to mention in thread!)
6
11%
 
Total votes: 57

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GreekOmega12
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UVA Law Class of 2019

Postby GreekOmega12 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:10 pm

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Key Dates
Jan. 1, 2016 – Financial Aid Office begins accepting FAFSA and Need Access
Feb. 19, 2016 – Priority FAFSA filing deadline
March 1, 2016 – Financial Aid awarding via Student Info System (SIS) begins
March 7, 2016 – Application deadline to receive decision by April 15
March 17-18, 2016 – Admitted student open house
April 19, 2016– Initial deposit deadline (make deposit)
June 1, 2016 – Second deposit deadline (make deposit)
Mid-July 2016 – Fall semester bills distributed
Mid-August 2016 – Fall semester bill payment due
Aug. 22, 2016 – 1L orientation
Aug. 31, 2016 – New student health forms due

Reference Materials

UVA Law Students Taking Questions TLS Thread

Class of 2018 Profile
MEDIAN LSAT: 168
25%-75% LSAT: 163-170
MEDIAN GPA: 3.86
25%-75% GPA: 3.60-3.94
AGE RANGE: 20 to 35

306 students enrolled from among 4,568 applicants
54% men, 46% women
23% identify themselves as minority students (including non-citizens)
63% have post-college work experience

Financial Considerations

2015-2016 Tuition and Fees
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Lawschool22's COA Calculator

Charlottesville Information

Charlottesville Facts
Historical Sites
UVA Law Resources
Outdoor Activities
Bodos
Wineries and Breweries
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Re: UVA Law Class of 2019

Postby hamiltoniana » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:32 pm

Checking in! Thanks so much for setting this up, OP!

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Re: UVA Law Class of 2019

Postby nicola16 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:51 pm

Checking in! UVA is my top choice, just hoping they give me enough $$ to make it a feasible option for me. :D

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Re: UVA Law Class of 2019

Postby HangingAround » Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:55 pm

Maybe a more appropriate place for this than the admissions forum.. Help pretty please

"All students who wish to be considered for law school scholarships which have a need component or who are planning to apply for federal financial aid including Stafford and Grad PLUS Loans must complete both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the on-line Need Access application"


This was a line in an email in the last few minutes from UVA. Is this wording completely accurate? For someone not applying for Need-based school aid at all, why would the Need Access application be necessary for Stafford and Grad PLUS loans? Wouldn't that only be for those trying to get subsidized Stafford loans, which are based on need?


"Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loans are not need-based, and will be offered to any U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen who completes a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)" Also, "Eligibility for the PLUS is not based on demonstrated financial need is direct" are both statements from UVA Law's financial aid site.

Do they just really, really want people to do Need Access and be considered for all available $$ or is it actually the case where someone not pursuing need based has to complete Need Access?

Edit: Also thanks for setting this page up!

Edit 2: As an update, Financial Aid at UVA Law says that Need Access is not required if you are not trying for need-based aid from the school (so FAFSA only for unsubsidized loans federal loans, Grad PLUS, etc). Not sure why the initial email says what it says, but whatever.
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Re: UVA Law Class of 2019

Postby Bearlyalive » Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:08 pm

Checking in! Thanks for making the thread!

Anyone else getting excited for ASW? Haven't settled on UVA for sure yet, but I think that going to a few ASW's will help me make my decision, and I get the feeling that UVA's ASW is going to be great.

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Re: UVA Law Class of 2019

Postby jewkidontheblock » Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:18 pm

Bearlyalive wrote:Checking in! Thanks for making the thread!

Anyone else getting excited for ASW? Haven't settled on UVA for sure yet, but I think that going to a few ASW's will help me make my decision, and I get the feeling that UVA's ASW is going to be great.


Waiting to see how $ shakes out first, though it doesn't help that so many other schools have ASW's on the same weekend.

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Re: UVA Law Class of 2019

Postby Bearlyalive » Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:54 pm

jewkidontheblock wrote:
Bearlyalive wrote:Checking in! Thanks for making the thread!

Anyone else getting excited for ASW? Haven't settled on UVA for sure yet, but I think that going to a few ASW's will help me make my decision, and I get the feeling that UVA's ASW is going to be great.


Waiting to see how $ shakes out first, though it doesn't help that so many other schools have ASW's on the same weekend.


I don't think I'm going to have any conflicts on that level; I haven't gotten in to these schools yet (applied fairly late, so fingers remain anxiously crossed), but the only other schools I will attend the ASW for are Harvard, Yale, Chicago, and Columbia. I think Harvard and Yale are fairly late, and I don't think Chicago or Columbia conflict, but I could be wrong.

Until I get some more acceptances, my hype will be focused on UVA!

But to start some discussion going, what are a some of the things that you all are really impressed by/excited about UVA? For me, on the cliché level, I really like UVA's intellectual culture and work/play balance. "Fit" would be the deciding factor that lands me in Charlottesville.

That being said, the 3L Supreme Court Litigation Clinic also seems awesome!

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Re: UVA Law Class of 2019

Postby rska884 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:56 pm

Anyone else looking to attend the ASW? What are y'all doing for hotels? I know nothing about the area.

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Re: UVA Law Class of 2019

Postby Bearlyalive » Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:07 pm

rska884 wrote:Anyone else looking to attend the ASW? What are y'all doing for hotels? I know nothing about the area.


If you don't mind dropping a little bit of money, the UVA Inn at Darden is pretty nice, and literally across the street from the law school. That is probably where I will stay. I'm sure there are less expensive options a bit further from campus (especially in the Downtown area), but I've already had one good experience with Darden, and I am willing to spend a bit more for the convenience and to not have to worry about whether or not my hotel has an acceptable bed.

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Re: UVA Law Class of 2019

Postby stig2014 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:25 pm

Checking in. Congrats to everyone else.

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Re: UVA Law Class of 2019

Postby rska884 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:40 pm

Bearlyalive wrote:
rska884 wrote:Anyone else looking to attend the ASW? What are y'all doing for hotels? I know nothing about the area.


If you don't mind dropping a little bit of money, the UVA Inn at Darden is pretty nice, and literally across the street from the law school. That is probably where I will stay. I'm sure there are less expensive options a bit further from campus (especially in the Downtown area), but I've already had one good experience with Darden, and I am willing to spend a bit more for the convenience and to not have to worry about whether or not my hotel has an acceptable bed.


I'll look into that - honestly, the distance to the law school will probably be the deciding factor, since I won't be driving.

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Re: UVA Law Class of 2019

Postby RedWhite&Blonde » Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:41 pm

rska884 wrote:
Bearlyalive wrote:
rska884 wrote:Anyone else looking to attend the ASW? What are y'all doing for hotels? I know nothing about the area.


If you don't mind dropping a little bit of money, the UVA Inn at Darden is pretty nice, and literally across the street from the law school. That is probably where I will stay. I'm sure there are less expensive options a bit further from campus (especially in the Downtown area), but I've already had one good experience with Darden, and I am willing to spend a bit more for the convenience and to not have to worry about whether or not my hotel has an acceptable bed.


I'll look into that - honestly, the distance to the law school will probably be the deciding factor, since I won't be driving.


UVA's website lists several hotels with shuttles to/from the airport and school!

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Re: UVA Law Class of 2019

Postby Tycho » Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:06 am

Checking in!

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Re: UVA Law Class of 2019

Postby lawandorder2019 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:59 am

Checking in! UVA is definitely my top choice!
Also I am a UVA undergrad so if you have questions about proximity or the area in general, feel free to hit me up.

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Re: UVA Law Class of 2019

Postby coldmonkey13 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:07 am

Checking in! Only decision that would change my mind would be HLS or Mich with massive money (neither of which will happen :lol: )

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Re: UVA Law Class of 2019

Postby coldmonkey13 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:59 am

Sorry to double post, just wanted to point out that the Orientation dates in the OP are incorrect, the 2016 academic calendar can be found at http://www.law.virginia.edu/html/academ ... r.htm#2016

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Re: UVA Law Class of 2019

Postby Mrs Featherbottom » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:40 am

Checking in! ED admit so I'll definitely be at UVA.

Looks like the Inn at Darden has already filled up for ASW btw.

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Re: UVA Law Class of 2019

Postby James.K.Polk » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:20 am

Checking In. Hope to get some good $ - does anyone know how much UVA tends to negotiate against other schools' scholarships?

Also, stayed at the Inn at Darden when I visited in the fall. Quite nice and really, really close. Highly recommended.

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Re: UVA Law Class of 2019

Postby EnderWiggin » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:21 pm

Checking in. Love UVA!

Anyone planning to attend one of the local UVA Law Alumni receptions over the course of the spring that admitted students are invited to? Seems like a fun option if you're close enough to one of the cities and maybe the first and only chance to meet Dean Mahoney.

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Re: UVA Law Class of 2019

Postby Specter1389 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:31 pm

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Re: UVA Law Class of 2019

Postby nicola16 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:45 pm

If I've already visited UVA (during late August, got a tour from a very well-informed student and had an informational interview with a prof in the area of study I want to pursue), how important do you guys think the ASW is? I got a wonderful scholarship offer that pretty much clinched my decision, but family matters will make it challenging to attend. Would I be missing out on a lot of info if I don't go?

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Re: UVA Law Class of 2019

Postby Tycho » Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:41 pm

nicola16 wrote:If I've already visited UVA (during late August, got a tour from a very well-informed student and had an informational interview with a prof in the area of study I want to pursue), how important do you guys think the ASW is? I got a wonderful scholarship offer that pretty much clinched my decision, but family matters will make it challenging to attend. Would I be missing out on a lot of info if I don't go?


I suspect the general purpose of ASW is to get people to visit campus (which you've already done) and raise people's hype. The info there, I'd think, would be available from other sources (i.e. online, the materials we got in the mail, etc.), at least the essential stuff. Congrats on the scholly, by the way, when were you accepted?

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Re: UVA Law Class of 2019

Postby nicola16 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:56 pm

Tycho wrote:
nicola16 wrote:If I've already visited UVA (during late August, got a tour from a very well-informed student and had an informational interview with a prof in the area of study I want to pursue), how important do you guys think the ASW is? I got a wonderful scholarship offer that pretty much clinched my decision, but family matters will make it challenging to attend. Would I be missing out on a lot of info if I don't go?


I suspect the general purpose of ASW is to get people to visit campus (which you've already done) and raise people's hype. The info there, I'd think, would be available from other sources (i.e. online, the materials we got in the mail, etc.), at least the essential stuff. Congrats on the scholly, by the way, when were you accepted?

Thanks! I was accepted the first week of November. Scholarship UVA offered me was actually more than both BU and GW (and more than I anticipated based on my numbers), so I think they're being quite generous this cycle!

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Re: UVA Law Class of 2019

Postby Tycho » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:22 pm

nicola16 wrote:
Tycho wrote:
nicola16 wrote:If I've already visited UVA (during late August, got a tour from a very well-informed student and had an informational interview with a prof in the area of study I want to pursue), how important do you guys think the ASW is? I got a wonderful scholarship offer that pretty much clinched my decision, but family matters will make it challenging to attend. Would I be missing out on a lot of info if I don't go?


I suspect the general purpose of ASW is to get people to visit campus (which you've already done) and raise people's hype. The info there, I'd think, would be available from other sources (i.e. online, the materials we got in the mail, etc.), at least the essential stuff. Congrats on the scholly, by the way, when were you accepted?

Thanks! I was accepted the first week of November. Scholarship UVA offered me was actually more than both BU and GW (and more than I anticipated based on my numbers), so I think they're being quite generous this cycle!


That's terrific! Hope you're right!

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Re: UVA Law Class of 2019

Postby pittsburghpirates » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:13 pm

Checking in!


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