Hot Bench: Shivani Patel '19

Shivani Patel ‘19

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Have you ever had a nickname? 
Yup! Shiv, Shivu, Shivvy . 

Where did you grow up?  
All over Georgia, but mostly Atlanta and Albany. 

What are you most excited for during your first year in Wilmington, Delaware?  
Being close to the beach. 

What is your favorite word?  

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?  
A friend’s mom makes the best pizza I’ve ever tasted because there are chilis baked into the crust. That would be the best meal I’ve ever had. 

If you could meet one celebrity, who would it be and why?  
Priyanka Chopra cause she’s living my childhood dream of marrying Nick Jonas. 

What’s your favorite hobby to avoid the stress of law school?   

What’s something you wish you’d known about law school before coming to UVA Law?  
Plenty of people take gap years. 

What did you have for breakfast this morning?  

If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be? 
Time-control—the ability to slow down, stop, or speed up time.  

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?  
Vienna, Austria. 

What’s your least favorite sound?  
Anything remotely similar to nails scratching on a chalkboard. 

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?  
A greeting card with a Starbucks gift card at a random time during 1L from a friend who just wanted to send me mail and remind me to chill.  

Blueberries or strawberries?  
I only really like berries baked or in a smoothie. 

What is the best concert you have ever been to?  

What’s your favorite thing to do in Charlottesville?  

If you could make one rule that everyone had to follow, what would it be?  
Restaurants shouldn’t be allowed to just throw away vast amounts of leftover food at the end of each day.  

What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep and why? 
36 hours because I was cramming for a Physics final. 

If you won the lottery, what would you do with it?  
Well I’d pay off my law school debt and my friends’ law school debt and then create a scholarship so some kids don’t have law school debt. Then I’d buy an awesome vacation home in some remote, unconnected place. 

If you had Matrix-like learning, what would you learn?  
A ton of different languages including Latin, cause why not? 

Where is a place you haven’t been but want to travel to?  

What are the 7 wonders of the law school?  
The study rooms on the first floor of Slaughter, Everything about Student Affairs, Mandy, the PILA office couch, Mylab coffee, the free food table, and Frank. 

If the Law School had yearbook awards, what would you win?  
Most likely to be spotted at the law school as a 3L (the PILA couch is really comfortable guys).