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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UVA 1L Taking Questions...
« on: January 03, 2007, 03:19:19 PM »
Is it true that KT is so awesome that everyone facing a choice between Virginia and its peer schools should choose Virginia?

Well, that's the rumor on the streets, at the very least.
Please, why else would they put me on Admission Panels?  :)

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UVA 1L Taking Questions...
« on: January 02, 2007, 05:01:54 PM »
Virginia has been stealthily climbing up my list, and I'm in-state, so that helps.  I also think I have a good shot at some merit aid.  Can you tell me about the climate of the school, in terms of political leaning and diversity?

Also, if you wanted to rent a house (we're a married couple, late 20's/early 30's) somewhere inexpensive, but no more than 20-30 minutes from campus, where would you look?

UVA is not the most diverse place in the world, but the law school (I don't know so much about the University as a whole, we're kind of separate from them) has very strong minority groups and that kind of thing.  Everyone is super friendly, and probably the thing that means the most is that it's not really an issue at all.  This is meant in a complimentary way, and not just about race etc: there's people in my section from 18 to upper 30s, and of various races and political affiliations, but we all get along just splendidly. 
As to political climate... I think UVA is more republican friendly than many law schools, being an elite school in the south, but I think it's a pretty good balance. I think a poll a few years back had it 66-33 for Kerry v. Bush, but obviously that's not entirely dispositive. The profs are pretty much dead even in terms of who they contribute to (though to their credit, I really wouldn't have any idea of the political leanings of my profs so far).  The collegiality of the place applies to political discussions as well: there are people I've had some ridiculous discussions with, but we all love each other in the end.  The Federalists and the ACS both do quite well.  Charlottesville itself is pretty liberal, according to the election results.
As for housing... I think housing is pretty damn cheap, but I am used to larger cities.  20-30 minutes will be basically anything in the county, seriously, so you shouldn't have too much of a problem.  There's a good amount of stuff up 29 (toward D.C.) I believe, and also around Barracks etc, esp if you can do a condo/townhouse type deal.  Also out by 250, on the south? side of town.  Sorry I'm not quite as helpful here, but I think it's definitely pretty plentiful.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UVA 1L Taking Questions...
« on: January 01, 2007, 02:55:52 PM »
It's 16" softball, I'm pretty sure.  Definitely on the slower side of slow pitch, though they have some bizarre foul policies and you're out on 2 strikes.  Also different rules for girls and guys on the fouling etc... it's curious.
And I'm the worst softball player ever, and they still let me play if I so desire, and it's really just a festive time.  Our section is somewhat renowned in softball, not for our skill, but for our attire...

But really, it's a fabulous place, and everything that everyone has said is true--including the bit about the guys being cute--and I'd be happy to answer questions from anyone.
I seriously had more fun being a 1L than I've had most other times of my life.  Finals are pretty terrible, but they will be terrible anywhere.  And the people are absolutely fantastic.  Whether you are a teetotaler or you drink 7 nights a week, there is a scene for you.
It's also super not competitive at all; even during finals people would email out outlines and their notes and whatever else even without a justified reason to ask.
But yeah, I never expected to go to UVA when I applied, but I'm so glad I did.  Esp. compared to other people's law school experiences elsewhere.

Anyway, let me know if you have questions.

Also, as an Arizonan in C'ville, I can attest that Guadalajara is definitely pretty decent/reasonably authentic, and I have much love for Chipotle.

Just a quick question:  What were your primary reasons for going to UVA over NYU? 

(Let me give you some context:  I went to UVA undergrad and it was definitely one of my top choices, esp given that I've heard your account of the school from literally dozens of people that I've talked to about the school almost word for word.  However, I wanted a change from C'ville & UVA, thus my choice of NYU.  Basically I was looking for a school with a comparable atmosphere (wrt competitiveness & collegiality, etc).)

UVA is super generous with the money, which helps.  I also was pretty sure I didn't want to do the New York scene, and wanted to avoid the tax lawyers.  I also am not a big fan of the cold... which yeah, seems like a lame reason, but it matters, having spent time in Chicago and Boston.
I also just got the nicest sort of vibe from Virginia, and was so impressed with how happy everyone seemed to be. Given that I knew I was probably going somewhere else, but not sure where, I wanted a national school (not in the sense that any top school is, but one where people really go all over the place.)
But yeah, mostly, I'm just not a northeast kind of girl.

Plus I think C'ville is a cute town...

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UVA 1L Taking Questions...
« on: December 28, 2006, 02:21:06 PM »
It's 16" softball, I'm pretty sure.  Definitely on the slower side of slow pitch, though they have some bizarre foul policies and you're out on 2 strikes.  Also different rules for girls and guys on the fouling etc... it's curious.
And I'm the worst softball player ever, and they still let me play if I so desire, and it's really just a festive time.  Our section is somewhat renowned in softball, not for our skill, but for our attire...

But really, it's a fabulous place, and everything that everyone has said is true--including the bit about the guys being cute--and I'd be happy to answer questions from anyone.
I seriously had more fun being a 1L than I've had most other times of my life.  Finals are pretty terrible, but they will be terrible anywhere.  And the people are absolutely fantastic.  Whether you are a teetotaler or you drink 7 nights a week, there is a scene for you.
It's also super not competitive at all; even during finals people would email out outlines and their notes and whatever else even without a justified reason to ask.
But yeah, I never expected to go to UVA when I applied, but I'm so glad I did.  Esp. compared to other people's law school experiences elsewhere.

Anyway, let me know if you have questions.

Also, as an Arizonan in C'ville, I can attest that Guadalajara is definitely pretty decent/reasonably authentic, and I have much love for Chipotle.

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prolly not, went tubing today and am kinda wiped

plus the sba party yesterday and all that

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it's at 1510 Virginia

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Kroger is definitely cheaper than HT.

HT on sale makes it normal, but regular prices are obscene.

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Those hos!  I need to get me some West Coast B-ball action!  Maybe I can see some Pac-10aliciousness when I visit the boy in Oregon...

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: UVA Bound Thread
« on: August 16, 2006, 03:29:50 PM »
ha, I know which Aaron you are  ;)

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: UVA Bound Thread
« on: August 16, 2006, 11:34:46 AM »
What section are y'all in?

I've got C...

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