UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby runplaystudy » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:51 am

Hopefully2012 wrote:I feel your pain. I noticed that I left off a period somewhere in one of my optional essays. I am hoping it'll slip by/won't play too big of a factor in their decision.

I'm beginning to realize that it is a TERRIBLE idea to go back and read submitted apps.



sach1282 wrote:!
I feel your pain. I noticed that I left off a period somewhere in one of my optional essays. I am hoping it'll slip by/won't play too big of a factor in their decision.

I'm beginning to realize that it is a TERRIBLE idea to go back and read submitted apps.


Yes, yes, yes, and yes. I told myself over and over DO NOT EVER READ YOUR PS ONCE SUBMITTED! I couldn't help myself though, and I caught errors :-([/quote]

Seriously, I KNEW it was a bad idea to re-read it but I couldn't help myself. I just want to know how it's possible to read something 500x and then once it's submitted I only need to read it once to see an error. Not a good time for a moment of clarity!!

Alright it's time to move on with my life... God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can't change and not to flip a shit when I don't get into UVA because of a "was".

EDIT: sorry, my double quoting didn't work :/

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby annyong » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:33 pm

runplaystudy wrote:
Hopefully2012 wrote:I feel your pain. I noticed that I left off a period somewhere in one of my optional essays. I am hoping it'll slip by/won't play too big of a factor in their decision.

I'm beginning to realize that it is a TERRIBLE idea to go back and read submitted apps.



sach1282 wrote:!
I feel your pain. I noticed that I left off a period somewhere in one of my optional essays. I am hoping it'll slip by/won't play too big of a factor in their decision.

I'm beginning to realize that it is a TERRIBLE idea to go back and read submitted apps.


Yes, yes, yes, and yes. I told myself over and over DO NOT EVER READ YOUR PS ONCE SUBMITTED! I couldn't help myself though, and I caught errors :-(


I have a feeling this is common. When I was sending in my last app, I previewed it and saw a period on my resume that wasn't supposed to be there. I doubt it's going to really affect me too much, but it wasn't good for my sanity/morale.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby freestallion » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:36 pm

yeah, I noticed some mistakes like in one place, it said "lead" instead of "led" on my resume. And there were other errors too. :twisted: Despite it all I got into UVA with a scholarship so I don't think it matters too much! Still, it's so annoying because I read it over so many times and still missed some small things. So frustrating!

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sach1282 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:12 pm

freestallion wrote:yeah, I noticed some mistakes like in one place, it said "lead" instead of "led" on my resume. And there were other errors too. :twisted: Despite it all I got into UVA with a scholarship so I don't think it matters too much! Still, it's so annoying because I read it over so many times and still missed some small things. So frustrating!


WTF!!! I made that exact same mistake on my resume! Maybe the admissions committee reading it will just glaze over it and read it as in a "lead" pipe.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby freestallion » Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:17 pm

sach1282 wrote:
freestallion wrote:yeah, I noticed some mistakes like in one place, it said "lead" instead of "led" on my resume. And there were other errors too. :twisted: Despite it all I got into UVA with a scholarship so I don't think it matters too much! Still, it's so annoying because I read it over so many times and still missed some small things. So frustrating!


WTF!!! I made that exact same mistake on my resume! Maybe the admissions committee reading it will just glaze over it and read it as in a "lead" pipe.


LOL weird. I guess it's a common error then? :P I am hoping they read thousands of applications and won't ding me for a minute error... sighs..

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby runplaystudy » Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:00 pm

freestallion wrote:yeah, I noticed some mistakes like in one place, it said "lead" instead of "led" on my resume. And there were other errors too. :twisted: Despite it all I got into UVA with a scholarship so I don't think it matters too much! Still, it's so annoying because I read it over so many times and still missed some small things. So frustrating!



I feel so much better right now :) I was up all night telling myself it will be FINE but now I can believe me hahah.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby freestallion » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:42 pm

Got my beautiful UVA package in the mail today :mrgreen:

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Postby elibrarian » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:38 am

freestallion wrote:Got my beautiful UVA package in the mail today :mrgreen:

Super jelly.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby basilseal » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:57 am

elibrarian wrote:
freestallion wrote:Got my beautiful UVA package in the mail today :mrgreen:

Super jelly.

elibrarian expresses all of my thoughts an hour before I do.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby elibrarian » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:02 am

basilseal wrote:
elibrarian wrote:
freestallion wrote:Got my beautiful UVA package in the mail today :mrgreen:

Super jelly.

elibrarian expresses all of my thoughts an hour before I do.


Early bird catches the worm. Or something.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:29 am

freestallion wrote:Got my beautiful UVA package in the mail today :mrgreen:


Nice! Not in town at the moment, but I reckon mine probably came/will come very soon :P

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Schola » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:34 am

Does anyone have any insights as to why UVA seems to have a disproportionate number of Supreme Court clerks each year? Of course, Yale has the highest percentage of its class clerk, but with 3 or 4 per year UVA seems to be doing quite well and better than a lot of the other T10.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby freestallion » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:40 am

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:
freestallion wrote:Got my beautiful UVA package in the mail today :mrgreen:


Nice! Not in town at the moment, but I reckon mine probably came/will come very soon :P


Yeah! They didn't include any lanyards or small gifts but the brochures and such are pretty ;)

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby MumofCad » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:42 am

Schola wrote:Does anyone have any insights as to why UVA seems to have a disproportionate number of Supreme Court clerks each year? Of course, Yale has the highest percentage of its class clerk, but with 3 or 4 per year UVA seems to be doing quite well and better than a lot of the other T10.


Proximity to the SC can't hurt, given the process through which the clerks are chosen.

I might also speculate about the ideological slant of the justices they are clerking for, but have no information on either. Just pure speculation.

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Postby Schola » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:53 am

MumofCad wrote:
Schola wrote:Does anyone have any insights as to why UVA seems to have a disproportionate number of Supreme Court clerks each year? Of course, Yale has the highest percentage of its class clerk, but with 3 or 4 per year UVA seems to be doing quite well and better than a lot of the other T10.


Proximity to the SC can't hurt, given the process through which the clerks are chosen.

I might also speculate about the ideological slant of the justices they are clerking for, but have no information on either. Just pure speculation.
[quote="MumofCad"][quote="Schola"]

Is UVA known for having a "slant" that would be amenable to some justices?

Not knowing the answer to that, I suspect you are correct. For instance, looking down the lists of recent clerks you see a disproportionate, albeit still small, number of clerks from Notre Dame. While ND has the potential to pick off the occasional student who wouldn't go to any other school ranked in the low 20s b/c that ND has a curriculum that is attractive to a certain type of Catholic student, I don't think having a long tail at the upper end of the curve for reasons that are sui generis is enough to explain why they get SC clerkships. I can't see how it can't have something to do w/ the ideology of the justices.

But that being said, I didn't realize UVA had a similar reputation.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby MumofCad » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:06 am

Schola wrote:
MumofCad wrote:
Schola wrote:Does anyone have any insights as to why UVA seems to have a disproportionate number of Supreme Court clerks each year? Of course, Yale has the highest percentage of its class clerk, but with 3 or 4 per year UVA seems to be doing quite well and better than a lot of the other T10.


Proximity to the SC can't hurt, given the process through which the clerks are chosen.

I might also speculate about the ideological slant of the justices they are clerking for, but have no information on either. Just pure speculation.
MumofCad wrote:
Schola wrote:
Is UVA known for having a "slant" that would be amenable to some justices?

Not knowing the answer to that, I suspect you are correct. For instance, looking down the lists of recent clerks you see a disproportionate, albeit still small, number of clerks from Notre Dame. While ND has the potential to pick off the occasional student who wouldn't go to any other school ranked in the low 20s b/c that ND has a curriculum that is attractive to a certain type of Catholic student, I don't think having a long tail at the upper end of the curve for reasons that are sui generis is enough to explain why they get SC clerkships. I can't see how it can't have something to do w/ the ideology of the justices.

But that being said, I didn't realize UVA had a similar reputation.


UVA doesn't have a "rep" necessarily (though some may disagree), but it does tend to attract more ideologically conservative people than some of the other schools t-10. Some have said its a little "fratty."

Personally, I pretty middle of the road and I have no idea what type of legal ideology might attract me, so I don't put too much stake in it all, but it certainly *could* be a factor.

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby runplaystudy » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:32 pm

Call from Jason Dugas this morning! I GOT IN!!

AHHHH!!

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Postby freestallion » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:35 pm

runplaystudy wrote:Call from Jason Dugas this morning! I GOT IN!!

AHHHH!!


Congrats!!!

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Postby basilseal » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:37 pm

runplaystudy wrote:Call from Jason Dugas this morning! I GOT IN!!

AHHHH!!

Congrats! ED/RD? When did you submit?

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby runplaystudy » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:30 pm

ED, I applied on 10/12 and got a call on 10/14 at about 10am. It was crazy. I was nottt mentally prepared hahah.

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Postby Seneca » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:00 pm

runplaystudy wrote:ED, I applied on 10/12 and got a call on 10/14 at about 10am. It was crazy. I was nottt mentally prepared hahah.


Congrats! Join us on Facebook if you haven't already. The first link is to the "official" UVA-established group, and the second is to a larger group established by another admit.
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See you in C'ville!

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Yeshia90 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:26 am

runplaystudy wrote:ED, I applied on 10/12 and got a call on 10/14 at about 10am. It was crazy. I was nottt mentally prepared hahah.


Quickest turnaroud ever? That's awesome!

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Re: UVA c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Gandalf205 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:53 pm

Got a call this week from Dugas and he said he would take a positive recommendation back to the committee. Hoping for the best...

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Postby Demeter » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:09 pm

In! After clarifying that I did in fact want to ED since I did not write a "Why UVA" statement...oops. Congrats everyone!

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Postby Seneca » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:16 pm

Demeter wrote:In! After clarifying that I did in fact want to ED since I did not write a "Why UVA" statement...oops. Congrats everyone!


Congrats, Demeter! See you in C'ville!




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