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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Future Ex-Engineer » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:39 pm

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mrgstephe wrote:
bunney_j wrote:
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bunney_j wrote:Has anyone not received any date changes on their status checker? Is that normal? I went complete in November, but asked them to wait on my December LSAT. Most schools then updated my complete to 1/04, but I haven't seen any change on UVA's...


I am in the same situation...mine went UR in December, but hasn't updated since the new scores came out. Thinking about emailing in the next week or so if it doesn't change to make sure they got the new score...


I emailed them and received something back that said "We received your LSAT and your file is going through the normal file review. The dates will not change on your end."

Which is weird because don't they change for most people?


Haha, thanks for going through with that. Puts my mind at rest. Guess that means they haven't forgotten me - they just don't care :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


No problem haha. You can also check on LSAC and make sure the updated report was sent... I'm not sure why they would say dates don't change, when some peoples do? I'm worried that means I'm rejected already...


Eh, I wouldn't read too much into that - my understanding with UVA originally was that they only go UR1 and then the first date change means UR2, which is usually followed by an interview request or ding. I'm guessing that means they only update the date when it's done it's first wave of whatever happens to it Under Review, not just every time something new gets added to your file.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Dodocogon » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:49 pm

crookedsmile wrote:Who did you send it to? I'm assuming as a .pdf doc attachment to an email addressed to admissions?


Yeah sent as a .pdf with my LSAC# in the body to the general admissions email. Let me know they added it like half an hour later.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby crookedsmile » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:54 pm

Dodocogon wrote:
crookedsmile wrote:Who did you send it to? I'm assuming as a .pdf doc attachment to an email addressed to admissions?


Yeah sent as a .pdf with my LSAC# in the body to the general admissions email. Let me know they added it like half an hour later.


Awesome, thanks. Gonna shoot one their way as well.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby youknowsimone » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:07 pm

The first line of "Only the Good Die Young" by Billy Joel has never been more spot on: "Come on, Virginia, don't let me wait!"

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 20172017 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:42 pm

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S.Picquery wrote:What questions did people have in their interviews for UVA? Is there anything in particular that I should be wary of?


I'd also like to know this. From my basic research, it looks like interviews were pretty standard Why Law, why UVA type of questions


IIRC (my interview was a week or two ago and even though it went relatively well, I tend to block things like this out of my memory) I was only directly asked one question, which was kind of job-interview-esque. I'd been expecting "why law" or "why UVA" so I was thrown slightly off guard. It wasn't super tough or anything, though, I think it was just to confirm fit. The rest of the interview was asking questions and chatting about the culture at the school. Definitely appreciated how relaxed the whole thing was, especially since I'm pretty awkward and uncomfortable in interviews.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby S.Picquery » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:49 pm

20172017 wrote:IIRC (my interview was a week or two ago and even though it went relatively well, I tend to block things like this out of my memory) I was only directly asked one question, which was kind of job-interview-esque. I'd been expecting "why law" or "why UVA" so I was thrown slightly off guard. It wasn't super tough or anything, though, I think it was just to confirm fit. The rest of the interview was asking questions and chatting about the culture at the school. Definitely appreciated how relaxed the whole thing was, especially since I'm pretty awkward and uncomfortable in interviews.


Thanks. Yeah, I just tend to... over-prepare, so any insight (such as this) is appreciated.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 20172017 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:05 pm

S.Picquery wrote:
20172017 wrote:IIRC (my interview was a week or two ago and even though it went relatively well, I tend to block things like this out of my memory) I was only directly asked one question, which was kind of job-interview-esque. I'd been expecting "why law" or "why UVA" so I was thrown slightly off guard. It wasn't super tough or anything, though, I think it was just to confirm fit. The rest of the interview was asking questions and chatting about the culture at the school. Definitely appreciated how relaxed the whole thing was, especially since I'm pretty awkward and uncomfortable in interviews.


Thanks. Yeah, I just tend to... over-prepare, so any insight (such as this) is appreciated.


Same here - it's good to be prepared, of course, but don't sweat it. Even if you get hit with something unexpected, I don't think UVA's strategy is to try and trick you. I got the impression that they're just looking to make sure that you're a decent human being.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby S.Picquery » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:12 pm

20172017 wrote:Same here - it's good to be prepared, of course, but don't sweat it. Even if you get hit with something unexpected, I don't think UVA's strategy is to try and trick you. I got the impression that they're just looking to make sure that you're a decent human being.


...better keep studying then.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby RParadela » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:15 pm

S.Picquery wrote:
20172017 wrote:Same here - it's good to be prepared, of course, but don't sweat it. Even if you get hit with something unexpected, I don't think UVA's strategy is to try and trick you. I got the impression that they're just looking to make sure that you're a decent human being.


...better keep studying then.


..... Yeah I'm screwed if that's what they are looking for

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 20172017 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:15 pm

S.Picquery wrote:
20172017 wrote:Same here - it's good to be prepared, of course, but don't sweat it. Even if you get hit with something unexpected, I don't think UVA's strategy is to try and trick you. I got the impression that they're just looking to make sure that you're a decent human being.


...better keep studying then.


:lol:

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 20172017 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:25 pm

Oh, something interesting that I just remembered from my interview (unrelated to questions/format) - I was told that my app had been read by an alum, who then made some sort of evaluation/recommendation that they passed onto the adcomm. Was kinda surprised to hear that, not necessarily in a bad way - but is this common practice among law schools?

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Christinabruin » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:25 pm

S.Picquery wrote:What questions did people have in their interviews for UVA? Is there anything in particular that I should be wary of?


My interviewer asked me why law, why UVA, my work experience, my hobbies on my resume and stuff on my application. I had already written a Why X for UVA so I prepared to say things that weren't already in my apps. I didn't get thrown any political questions or random curveballs and the interview questions were things that you would already know about yourself! Mine lasted around 45 minutes including questions I had. I also agree with the above posters that the interview was very easygoing and relaxed.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby S.Picquery » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:26 pm

Christinabruin wrote:
S.Picquery wrote:What questions did people have in their interviews for UVA? Is there anything in particular that I should be wary of?


My interviewer asked me why law, why UVA, my work experience, my hobbies on my resume and stuff on my application. I had already written a Why X for UVA so I prepared to say things that weren't already in my apps. I didn't get thrown any political questions or random curveballs and the interview questions were things that you would already know about yourself! Mine lasted around 45 minutes including questions I had. I also agree with the above posters that the interview was very easygoing and relaxed.


Bless you.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Christinabruin » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:27 pm

S.Picquery wrote:
Christinabruin wrote:
S.Picquery wrote:What questions did people have in their interviews for UVA? Is there anything in particular that I should be wary of?


My interviewer asked me why law, why UVA, my work experience, my hobbies on my resume and stuff on my application. I had already written a Why X for UVA so I prepared to say things that weren't already in my apps. I didn't get thrown any political questions or random curveballs and the interview questions were things that you would already know about yourself! Mine lasted around 45 minutes including questions I had. I also agree with the above posters that the interview was very easygoing and relaxed.


Bless you.


No problem! Good luck on your interview and don't stress about it too much :)

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Keilz » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:39 pm

Christinabruin wrote:
S.Picquery wrote:
Christinabruin wrote:
S.Picquery wrote:What questions did people have in their interviews for UVA? Is there anything in particular that I should be wary of?


My interviewer asked me why law, why UVA, my work experience, my hobbies on my resume and stuff on my application. I had already written a Why X for UVA so I prepared to say things that weren't already in my apps. I didn't get thrown any political questions or random curveballs and the interview questions were things that you would already know about yourself! Mine lasted around 45 minutes including questions I had. I also agree with the above posters that the interview was very easygoing and relaxed.


Bless you.


No problem! Good luck on your interview and don't stress about it too much :)

Mine only lasted twelve minutes so don't stress if it's short.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby amberb94 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:49 pm

If anyone is on the admitted students FB page and wants to add me, I'm sure you can figure out which one is me. :wink:

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby RParadela » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:54 pm

S.Picquery wrote:
Christinabruin wrote:
S.Picquery wrote:What questions did people have in their interviews for UVA? Is there anything in particular that I should be wary of?


My interviewer asked me why law, why UVA, my work experience, my hobbies on my resume and stuff on my application. I had already written a Why X for UVA so I prepared to say things that weren't already in my apps. I didn't get thrown any political questions or random curveballs and the interview questions were things that you would already know about yourself! Mine lasted around 45 minutes including questions I had. I also agree with the above posters that the interview was very easygoing and relaxed.


Bless you.


When is your interview? Mine is Tuesday

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby S.Picquery » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:03 pm

RParadela wrote:
S.Picquery wrote:
Christinabruin wrote:
S.Picquery wrote:What questions did people have in their interviews for UVA? Is there anything in particular that I should be wary of?


My interviewer asked me why law, why UVA, my work experience, my hobbies on my resume and stuff on my application. I had already written a Why X for UVA so I prepared to say things that weren't already in my apps. I didn't get thrown any political questions or random curveballs and the interview questions were things that you would already know about yourself! Mine lasted around 45 minutes including questions I had. I also agree with the above posters that the interview was very easygoing and relaxed.


Bless you.


When is your interview? Mine is Tuesday


Tomorrow morning.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby speedofthought » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:56 pm

I went to a UVA alumni/admitted student reception in my city this week and was surprised that I didn't see any of the same faces I saw at the prospective students' dinner that UVA hosted here several months ago.

Hope you guys are doing okay and are happy with your cycles!

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:52 am

speedofthought wrote:I went to a UVA alumni/admitted student reception in my city this week and was surprised that I didn't see any of the same faces I saw at the prospective students' dinner that UVA hosted here several months ago.

Hope you guys are doing okay and are happy with your cycles!


Damn dude...I see you're really crushing the free dinner/drinks bennies that come with law school admission. :lol:

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby atlantahoo » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:26 am

Is it weird to join multiple schools' fb groups for admitted students?

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Postby S.Picquery » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:35 am

That was the sweetest interview ever. Interviewer was just generally awesome, and I hope to hear back soon!

Questions involved why law, why UVA, some stuff in my transcript/resume, and my current job. Then I got to ask questions. Y'all were right, and I was once again... over-prepared for an interview.

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Arctic_Char » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:38 am

Any one else frustrated that Accepted Students Weekend is during the week? I'd love to attend but can't burn two work-days to do so...

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Re: UVA c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Future Ex-Engineer » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:48 am

Arctic_Char wrote:Any one else frustrated that Accepted Students Weekend is during the week? I'd love to attend but can't burn two work-days to do so...


More frustrated that I'm still just UR1 when I have numbers to get in (and it's my top choice), but I'm sure I'll be frustrated about that later on in the cycle.

Edit: OH HOT DAMN UR2 JUST HAPPENED
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