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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby lastsamurai » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:44 pm

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dempsey6 wrote:What is everyone's experience with the interview? Questions asked? Also, never used Skype so would prefer phone interview. Does preferring a phone interview over Skype reflect poorly as an applicant?

Thanks in advance!!!!


If you can do skype, I would. Test it out with some friends first, maybe, but it feels much more personal and if you can follow their preferences, it seems like a good idea.

I'm sure some people will message you with their offbeat questions, but mine was very conversational, and focused a lot on my WE. It was obvious he had read my resume/essays very very closely, so be prepared for that. I also had 5-6 questions prepared and as I was NOT asked Why UVA (despite hearing that's what everyone is asked) felt like that was my space to express why I am interested in UVA. So definitely have questions prepared! Overall, though, it was pretty easy as far as interviews go.


I don't think you can go wrong with Skype vs phone. They give you the option, so take your pick. I was at work that day, and a phone interview was way easier logistically than Skype, and it didn't have any negative impact on my chances at acceptance fwiw

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby RCO2012 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:18 pm

lastsamurai wrote:
alex.cm wrote:
dempsey6 wrote:What is everyone's experience with the interview? Questions asked? Also, never used Skype so would prefer phone interview. Does preferring a phone interview over Skype reflect poorly as an applicant?

Thanks in advance!!!!


If you can do skype, I would. Test it out with some friends first, maybe, but it feels much more personal and if you can follow their preferences, it seems like a good idea.

I'm sure some people will message you with their offbeat questions, but mine was very conversational, and focused a lot on my WE. It was obvious he had read my resume/essays very very closely, so be prepared for that. I also had 5-6 questions prepared and as I was NOT asked Why UVA (despite hearing that's what everyone is asked) felt like that was my space to express why I am interested in UVA. So definitely have questions prepared! Overall, though, it was pretty easy as far as interviews go.


I don't think you can go wrong with Skype vs phone. They give you the option, so take your pick. I was at work that day, and a phone interview was way easier logistically than Skype, and it didn't have any negative impact on my chances at acceptance fwiw


Yes, phone vs. Skype doesn't matter. Also, most of the curveball questions are really questions that are unexpected, because the applicant thought it was a minor detail in their application, but the interviewer will focus a significant majority of their time on that piece. If the interviewer doesn't ask Why UVA? (mine didn't) it's a good sign that you covered it well in your application. As Alex.cm said, questions are a good way to emphasize that interest in UVA. I've suggested (to those that have contacted me) that you utilize a mixture of questions about curriculum (to show your academic interest in the school) and questions that revolve around aspects outside of the classrooms (to show that you're well rounded - maybe clubs & orgs, pro bono opportunities, etc.).

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby angels2fly » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:35 pm

Do we think UVA is going to be taking longer for RD this cycle?

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby RCO2012 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:46 pm

angels2fly wrote:Do we think UVA is going to be taking longer for RD this cycle?


I think that is already semi-apparent. They were on time for their first wave of wait lists, but overall movement was slow for the fall. I think things will speed up considerably now that eligible LSAT scores are in (December). The school will have a better sense of its total applicant pool.

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby mylifeis24 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:14 pm

Woo, just got the email for an interview request! Love me some movement.

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Gooner91 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:15 pm

mylifeis24 wrote:Woo, just got the email for an interview request! Love me some movement.


YAY!!! good luck!

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby kershka » Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:17 pm

dempsey6 wrote:What is everyone's experience with the interview? Questions asked? Also, never used Skype so would prefer phone interview. Does preferring a phone interview over Skype reflect poorly as an applicant?

Thanks in advance!!!!


Out of all the interviews that I have ever had (both job related ones and LS ones), this was without a doubt the most relaxed. Seriously, it was so informal it was just like chatting with a professor after class or colleagues at work. Like everyone else said, the questions were relatively personal but, because they were so personal, I also found them very easy to answer. There wasn't even a "why law" etc component to mine. A larger than usual portion of the interview was dedicated to allowing me to ask questions about UVA, so definitely have some of those prepared. You can PM me if you want more details, but it was actually kinda fun.

Also, Skype vs phone doesn't matter in the slightest.

ETA because I am an idiot who writes in a very confusing manner.
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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Morgan2012 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:54 am

AAJD2B wrote:Anyone still waiting who applied mid-end of October ?



I applied September 3. Nothing. Pretty shocked I didn't get a wait list or reject yet, because like, at this point, if you're gonna WL me just do it. Above both medians.

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby thechancellor » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:16 pm

RCO2012 wrote:Yes, phone vs. Skype doesn't matter. Also, most of the curveball questions are really questions that are unexpected, because the applicant thought it was a minor detail in their application, but the interviewer will focus a significant majority of their time on that piece. If the interviewer doesn't ask Why UVA? (mine didn't) it's a good sign that you covered it well in your application. As Alex.cm said, questions are a good way to emphasize that interest in UVA. I've suggested (to those that have contacted me) that you utilize a mixture of questions about curriculum (to show your academic interest in the school) and questions that revolve around aspects outside of the classrooms (to show that you're well rounded - maybe clubs & orgs, pro bono opportunities, etc.).


This is pretty much exactly what I did, and was as good as told that I had good questions.

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby mylifeis24 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:57 pm

Had my interview via phone today. Director of Admissions is über nice. Very easy interview, more like a general conversation. He mentioned that his office was reading all applications and then send them to adcomm. Hinted at a decision "very shortly" Looking forward to the movement!

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby RCO2012 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:35 pm

mylifeis24 wrote:Had my interview via phone today. Director of Admissions is über nice. Very easy interview, more like a general conversation. He mentioned that his office was reading all applications and then send them to adcomm. Hinted at a decision "very shortly" Looking forward to the movement!


Best of luck to you!

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby SC2390 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:00 pm

Submitted my application Friday, got confirmation email yesterday, email from Admissions Director today re: discussing application. Talking to him tomorrow morning. Was not expecting turn around like this.

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby angels2fly » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:03 pm

SC2390 wrote:Submitted my application Friday, got confirmation email yesterday, email from Admissions Director today re: discussing application. Talking to him tomorrow morning. Was not expecting turn around like this.


Mind sharing #s?

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby emmybee » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:03 pm

SC2390 wrote:Submitted my application Friday, got confirmation email yesterday, email from Admissions Director today re: discussing application. Talking to him tomorrow morning. Was not expecting turn around like this.


Wow! I am jealous. Good luck to you!

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby SC2390 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:04 pm

Submitted ED with 169, UK university (gpa conversion something like 3.6-3.7), strong softs & recs

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby angels2fly » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:05 pm

SC2390 wrote:Submitted ED with 169, UK university (gpa conversion something like 3.6-3.7), strong softs & recs


Thanks! Good luck!!

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby SC2390 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:05 pm

Don't know what to expect on the phone :shock: :?

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby Trig » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:16 pm

SC2390 wrote:Submitted my application Friday, got confirmation email yesterday, email from Admissions Director today re: discussing application. Talking to him tomorrow morning. Was not expecting turn around like this.


Nice turn around. It only makes my radio silence all the more deafening.

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:17 pm

Southbridge wrote:
SC2390 wrote:Submitted my application Friday, got confirmation email yesterday, email from Admissions Director today re: discussing application. Talking to him tomorrow morning. Was not expecting turn around like this.


Nice turn around. It only makes my radio silence all the more deafening.


Yeah, but ED.

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby 04102014 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:07 pm

Received my acceptance packet today... what a beautiful sight.

Also, I had a chance to visit the other day, and the campus and facilities are unbelievably beautiful. I'm in love.

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:10 pm

This silence is starting to make me nervous, UVA.

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby RCO2012 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:15 am

ohpobrecito wrote:Received my acceptance packet today... what a beautiful sight.

Also, I had a chance to visit the other day, and the campus and facilities are unbelievably beautiful. I'm in love.


Good! :) I'm headed back down again this weekend, so if anyone wants pictures of anything or information etc. PM me and I'll do my best.

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Re: UVA c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby wsparker » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:13 am

Waitlisted. Not surprised, LSAT is pretty low for UVA.

Good luck to everyone else!!

ETA: I did interview (early December), and didn't feel great about it.




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