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I don't recall whether section assignments have already been posted for ya'll, but if so, I thought I might pass along a small tidbit. I was in the law school bookstore today, and noticed that they have nearly all of the 1L casebooks in as well as the complete list of books for each small section. Now would be a good time to grab your books so as to beat the rush later... and if you go now, you'll also have a chance at grabbing some of the unused 'used' copies (25% off is nice).

School is almost here ;)

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Any current students:  what is it like to have such a large split in the male/female ratio?  I've noticed from reading the Virginia Law Weekly and checking out the names of people on Law Review that women seem a little under-represented. 

I'd be particulary interested in talking to female students - most of my friends are actually guys, so in some ways the larger male population is a plus (you all are so laid-back), but I still worry about the "good ol' boys'" club.

Comments on this?

Honestly, I had to go check the website to check what the exact ratio way--from being there my first year, it seemed to be nearly an even split. I'm a guy, but for what it's worth, there seems to be no shortage of women at UVA law in my opinion...

The website says 61/39, which is notable but with a class size that big I don't know that I'd really notice.

Exactly--I know (after reading the site) that the ratio is split 3/2, but I never would have guessed it from my day to day encounters... but then again, I'm not much of a people counter in the first place ;)

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Any current students:  what is it like to have such a large split in the male/female ratio?  I've noticed from reading the Virginia Law Weekly and checking out the names of people on Law Review that women seem a little under-represented. 

I'd be particulary interested in talking to female students - most of my friends are actually guys, so in some ways the larger male population is a plus (you all are so laid-back), but I still worry about the "good ol' boys'" club.

Comments on this?

Honestly, I had to go check the website to check what the exact ratio way--from being there my first year, it seemed to be nearly an even split. I'm a guy, but for what it's worth, there seems to be no shortage of women at UVA law in my opinion...

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So i'm visiting UVa next week. Anything in particular i should look at? The school will probably be closed but i wonder if i could at least see the library.

The law school is staffed during normal business hours for the entire summer and the library is open as well. Although many students are gone, dozens are in the area working for professors and so the school stays fairly active even during the summer.

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Also, do grad students have to pay for football tickets?

All UVA students get a free pass into the games by showing your student ID. You can read more here:

http://virginiasports.cstv.com/tickets/tickets-static-info/tickets-student.html

As for debt, I haven't heard of anyone particularly worried about paying down their debt as of the end of 1L year. Most of the 1L summer jobs barely pay enough to survive, though this doesn't affect the many loaded students (and I'm always surprised at how many people have mommy and daddy paying for their education). I think part of the disinterest in paying them down also comes from the fact thaat the majority of students have never worked any kind of salaried position and have basically no first-hand experience with debt... the older students seem far more concerned about the matter ;) I tought piano my entire 1L year on the side, and that saved me $10k alone... if you have the work ethic, I'd definitely consider trying to earn a little extra to forestall such a huge amount of debt from arising.

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Ivy.

On a side note, who else is using Bank of America for a loan lender?  Did you all also fill out the applications on the BOA website for the loans or do we hold off on that until UVA does their thing?


I can't lie: I've heard some horror stories over the past year regarding the people in charge of Ivy (I never encountered them professionally). For example, when plowing the parking lot during a snow fall early this year, they piled up snow behind this one gal's car. It was such a huge mound that she couldn't get her car out... for days. She called instantly to complain, but their basic response was that they didn't feel like doing anything about it and that she chose a place within walking distance for a reason (or at least, that's the version she relayed to me).

As for BOA, I use them as my lender, though I can't remember in what order I filled out all the forms last year--I'd shoot them a quick e-mail.

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Speaking of housing, I'd really like my lease seeing as it's been almost 15 business days, though i emailed them and they confirmed i'm still good and they're just backed up.

Who are you renting from? I worked in property management locally and am familiar with most of the companies...

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Anyway, I'd nominate myself for the requisite gunner feminine hygiene product position but in light of the fact that I have an underdeveloped work ethic and a lackadaisical approach to studying I'm probably not prime material.  I will, however, help fill that all-important bottom-of-the-curve demographic.

You should definitely come to UVA!!!!!!!!!!!

Just kidding.

In all seriousness, better 50th percentile at a top 10 than 50th percentile at a top 50.

Oh, I'm also a bit of a liberal tool.  Will I find enough of my kind with which to herd?  (We have a powerful herding instinct.) Y/N?
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For what it's worth, I just thought I'd point out that, based upon my past year at UVA, UVA's 'conservative' reputation is only in comparison to its peer schools. By the standards of the general populace, I would easily label UVA law (including its professors and students) to be liberal. It doesn't rise to the level of extremely liberal, but you'll certainly find plenty of company...

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With all this talk about housing, I'd just like to remind people that I'm still looking for the ideal housemate  8)  Check back a page or two for all the juicy details (ok, there rather bland, but still...)

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I know you just finished 1L, but do you know if it's harder to get a NY job instead of DC?  did everyone who wanted one get one?  (or internship)

Though I'm just a rising 2L as well, I can give you feedback from what I've heard from the administration. It's actually harder to get a position in DC than it is in NY, largely because so very many UVA grads trying to penetrate the DC market, so there's far more competition against your peers. Again, I won't have personal experience in the matter until interviews start this August. Also on a general note regarding employment, you are unofficially placed into one of three categories regarding your employment opportunities. According to the literature they handed out this semester, if you're in the top quarter of the class (GPA of 3.5 or higher), you're basically going to have a very strong shot at grabbing interviews with each firm in the Vault 20 (with the sole exception being Wachtell, since I don't believe they interview at UVA). In the second quartile (GPA of 3.3 to 3.5), you're a strong competitor at Vault 100 firms, but it's going to be more hit and miss which particular ones you land interviews with in the fall. And if you're in the lower half of the class, you're basically supposed to apply for interviews with every firm you're interested in.

To the guy who asked about Richmond 1L summer, I know first hand that there were many opportunities in Richmond, a healthy mixture of firm work and public interest work. That being said, many of my peers working in Richmond this summer at not making the big bucks (maybe $10 an hour; obviously the public interest work is not paid, though there are an abundance of grants)... Unless you have superior networking abilities or solid grades, I certainly would not count on getting sizeable pay your first summer regardless of what market you're trying to enter. Many people do, but the majority of people are either not getting paid at all or are working for a low hourly rate.


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