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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby whats an updog » Wed May 30, 2018 1:41 am

ExperssioUnius wrote:
LawMan16 wrote:Anyone have a sense of what Collins's curve usually looks like in Evidence? Will he give A+/C+ grades? Not that I expect to get either of those...

Didn't take Evidence with him but did take two other courses with him. It has been a few years but his curve was wider than most professors at UVA and I say that not just from personal experience but from going over professor specific curves back when UVA had a notebook of that data in the library. Pretty rare for him to give an A+ or a C+ but expect a good number of As and B-s if such are warranted.


Unless someone from the age of the book remembers, the best you’ll do is anecdotal evidence. I took two classes with him including evidence and it seemed B+ / A- heavy. Plus, if you’re trying to decide what class to take, Collins is an awesome professor and worth taking. OTOH if you’re just stressing about what grade you might have received last semester, chill

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby albanach » Wed May 30, 2018 10:09 am

whats an updog wrote:Unless someone from the age of the book remembers, the best you’ll do is anecdotal evidence. I took two classes with him including evidence and it seemed B+ / A- heavy. Plus, if you’re trying to decide what class to take, Collins is an awesome professor and worth taking. OTOH if you’re just stressing about what grade you might have received last semester, chill


I found the book to be genuinely helpful. I've said it before, but I'm still surprised that out of thousands of would-be lawyers and five or more SBAs, no one has filed a FOIA request for the information it contained.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby whats an updog » Wed May 30, 2018 11:24 pm

albanach wrote:
whats an updog wrote:Unless someone from the age of the book remembers, the best you’ll do is anecdotal evidence. I took two classes with him including evidence and it seemed B+ / A- heavy. Plus, if you’re trying to decide what class to take, Collins is an awesome professor and worth taking. OTOH if you’re just stressing about what grade you might have received last semester, chill


I found the book to be genuinely helpful. I've said it before, but I'm still surprised that out of thousands of would-be lawyers and five or more SBAs, no one has filed a FOIA request for the information it contained.


good call, i never thought of it when i was there

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Law2020! » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:15 pm

Approximately what class ranking would a 3.5 gpa be?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby ExperssioUnius » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:43 pm

Law2020! wrote:Approximately what class ranking would a 3.5 gpa be?


Before UVA changed its curve, a 3.5 was historically just above the top 25% cutoff. Now, it would depend a decent amount on what year you are in but it should be around top 30%, maybe top 35%.

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Postby lawcapture » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:09 pm

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby nimbus cloud » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:19 pm

Has anyone taken Admin Law with Woolhandler? Does she teach it well? Does she have a very narrow curve?

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby AZ123 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:45 am

nimbus cloud wrote:Has anyone taken Admin Law with Woolhandler? Does she teach it well? Does she have a very narrow curve?


It was super boring, but that's probably just the subject matter. She's incredibly nice though. I think she gives out a lot of B pluses but that's purely anecdotal so I could be wrong.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby whats an updog » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:16 pm

AZ123 wrote:
nimbus cloud wrote:Has anyone taken Admin Law with Woolhandler? Does she teach it well? Does she have a very narrow curve?


It was super boring, but that's probably just the subject matter. She's incredibly nice though. I think she gives out a lot of B pluses but that's purely anecdotal so I could be wrong.


I enjoyed Admin with Woolhandler. Her preference for conservative theories of administrative law shows (anti-delegation/chevron), but not terribly so and she is super nice. During finals she was very available for questions. She does a system of rotating on-call panels and you know in advance, so you'll be on-call maybe 2 or 3 times in the semester. She also provides an outline handout for every class that I found super helpful. If you're not on call, it's usually enough to get along just by reading the outline in advance, even if you are on-call, a lot of the answers/info will be in her outline.

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Re: UVA Law Students Taking Questions

Postby Tom Joad » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:35 pm

whats an updog wrote:
ExperssioUnius wrote:
LawMan16 wrote:Anyone have a sense of what Collins's curve usually looks like in Evidence? Will he give A+/C+ grades? Not that I expect to get either of those...

Didn't take Evidence with him but did take two other courses with him. It has been a few years but his curve was wider than most professors at UVA and I say that not just from personal experience but from going over professor specific curves back when UVA had a notebook of that data in the library. Pretty rare for him to give an A+ or a C+ but expect a good number of As and B-s if such are warranted.


Unless someone from the age of the book remembers, the best you’ll do is anecdotal evidence. I took two classes with him including evidence and it seemed B+ / A- heavy. Plus, if you’re trying to decide what class to take, Collins is an awesome professor and worth taking. OTOH if you’re just stressing about what grade you might have received last semester, chill

I took the pages of the book and scanned them as a .PDF if anybody wants it.



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