Monday, August 29, 2005

1L Fall Schedule

Criminal Law, M-F, 9-10am,  Professor Jeffries.

Contracts, T, W, Th, F, 10:30-11:30 am, Professor Leslie

Civil Procedure, T,  Th, F, 1:30-2:45 pm, Professor Ortiz

Legal Research & Writing, W, 1:30-2:30 pm, Professor Moran

Torts, M, W, Th, 3-4:15 pm, Professor Abraham

1L Fall Schedule 2005

Thursday, August 25, 2005

First Day of Law School 2005

Yesterday was the first day of law school! We all take the same classes first semester: Contacts, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Torts, and "Legal Research & Writing."

First Day of Law School
Feeling very "Legally Blond"

The entire class is divided into "sections" A-L. I'm in Section B, and we have all 5 classes together. For Contracts (with Professor Leslie) and Legal Research & Writing (with Professor Moran) our small section is alone. Civil Procedure (with Professor Ortiz) we take with Section I, so we're getting to know them better than most. Criminal Law (with Dean Jeffries) and Torts (with Professor Abraham) we take in large lecture halls with multiple sections.

UVA School of Law
The law school

The law school is beautiful, but my favorite place by far is the library.

UVA School of Law
How can you not love this?

UVA School of Law
Little walled garden that's surrounded by law school.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Law School Orientation 2005

I'm finally on email now that orientation was yesterday. We met everyone in the section and I like most of the people. Everything is going pretty well so far except I have a ton of homework already.

Law School Orientation
Pre-orientation photo 

They called us for directory pictures during our lunch break- no pressure that's just the picture tied to our email for the next three years!

Some kid had a nervous breakdown during "the name game." It was like a horrible train wreck. I mean I was a little nervous too, but he completely lost his cool and even said "screw you all" to our entire section. It was really painful to watch in a George Costanza way.

Speaking of the name game, we have a ridiculous number of "J" names in our section: Jane, Jeremy Jerry, Jim, Joe, Jon, Josh, Josh, Julie, Justin, Justin. It's going to make learning everyone's names an interesting challenge.

We also have three Australian guys in our section this semester: Matt, Paul, and Adam. They're doing a semester abroad as part of their undergraduate Australian legal degrees. Sounds cheaper than our system!

Monday, August 22, 2005

Friends Over 2005

I had Tommy, Akure, and Seth over my apartment for drinks last night. We were a little nervous about Orientation today.... more on that tomorrow. We got our section assignments on Friday and we're all in different sections which is a little sad. You spend a lot of time with your section.

August 2005
Tommy enjoying one of my wine coolers (Section D or E, I forget)

August 2005
Akure (Section F) and Seth (Section L). I'm Section B.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

New Apartment Decorated 2005


Ivy Gardens 2005
My living room- hall on right leads to bedroom and bathroom

Ivy Gardens
Entrance through kitchen to dining table

Ivy Gardens 2005
Dining table behind living area

Ivy Gardens
Living area with view to balcony

Ivy Gardens 2005
Back to front door hallway. Opposite that closet is the office.

Move to Ivy Gardens 2005
Office, in progress.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Danielle Visits 2005

My childhood friend who I haven't seen in years visited yesterday. She's been living in Taiwan for the last four years since we graduated college. She was driving up from Florida to New Jersey, and stopped in to see me sort of-not really-on the way. It was so great to see her!

Danielle Visits 2005
Danielle and me- yay! 

Friday, August 19, 2005

South Street Brewery 2005

A bunch of us that are already in Charlottesville emailed each other to go out last night. We went to the downtown mall, technically right off the mall to South Street Brewery. Lots of fun!

Before Orientation 2005
This is the after picture.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Hello Ivy Gardens 2005

We made it! We're in Charlottesville. Dad helped the movers move all my stuff in, and I'm setting up.

Move to Ivy Gardens 2005
Living room of new apartment- Love the new view!

Moving to Law School 2005
Dad helping movers with my couch

Moving into Ivy Gardens
Ja on the other end of my couch

Moving to Law School 2005
Dad bringing in some of my clothing.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Goodbye Crystal City 2005

Poor Dad. I was not as packed as I thought I was. He spent a lot of time helping me finish pack and today he helped the movers get my stuff out. That's my banana plant I've managed to keep alive for 4 years so far. Let's go buddy.

Moving out of Crystal City
Empty 12th floor Crystal City apartment. I loved this place.

Moving out of Crystal City
Goodbye Crystal City!

Friday, August 12, 2005

Last Night in My Arlington Apartment 2005

Some of my friends came over for my last night in my apartment. End of an era! Dad comes tomorrow to help me move.

Final Goodbye Get-together
Me and Janice and the wine that made me behave like this

Moving out of Crystal City
Boxes! Sort of packed and ready!

Final Goodbye Get-together
Cathy, me, Anna

Final Goodbye Get-together
Adam and Janice

Final Goodbye Get-together
Ah scary Dan face!

Monday, August 1, 2005

Goodbye Party 2005

Last week was my last week of work! I've been at the same place for the last three years so it's a big change to leave and I was a little sad. Luckily my DC friends and a few people from work met me for a last day happy hour goodbye party.

Going Away to Law School Happy Hour
College buddies

Going Away to Law School Happy Hour
With my (former) boss Drew

Going Away to Law School Happy Hour
Brooke , Davis, Tim, Laurie and me (grad school + coworker friends)

hiGoing Away to Law School Happy Hour
Law school friends

Going Away to Law School Happy Hour
Justin, me, Ben, Laurie

Going Away to Law School Happy Hour
Megan and Ed- First time I met Ed!

Going Away to Law School Happy Hour
Dan, me, Johnny

Going Away to Law School Happy Hour
Laura, me, Natalie- college friends