Hot Bench: Andrew Roberts '19

Andrew Roberts ‘19

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What is your favorite word/phrase?  

“Go Dawgs.”

Where did you grow up? 

Atlanta, Georgia.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?

Chick-fil-A, of course.

If you could meet one celebrity, who would it be and why?

I’d go on an outdoor adventure with survival instructor and adventurer Bear Grylls.

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

Working out at North Grounds.

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

The Bahamas.

What’s something you wish you’d known about law school before coming to UVA Law?

It’s all about 1L.

What did you have for breakfast this morning?

An omelette, oatmeal, and a banana—same as always.

What’s your most interesting two-truths- and-a- lie? (And what’s the lie?)

(1) I get 4-5 hours of sleep every night; (2) I’ve flown on a private jet chartered by Billy Currington so I could hang out with him backstage before a concert; and (3) I am a dual-citizen of the United States and the Bahamas.  I’ll let y’all guess the lie.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

A new house on an old farm with incredible views of the countryside.

What’s your least favorite sound? 

“Roll Tide.”

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?

A six-pack of Creature Comforts beer.

Backstreet Boys or *NSYNC?

Backstreet Boys, I guess.

What is the best concert you have ever been to?

Turnpike Troubadours here in Charlottesville.

What’s your favorite thing to do in Charlottesville?

Probably either trying new restaurants, hanging out at Common House on the downtown mall, or watching UVA basketball at JPJ.

If you could make one rule that everyone had to follow, what would it be?

Use of the Oxford comma.

What’s your spirit animal?

A cow.

What’s your favorite food?

At the risk of redundancy: Chick-fil-A, of course.

If you won the lottery, what would you do with it?

If I won the Mega Millions, I would probably become a philanthropist, but if I only won a hundred bucks on a scratch off ticket, I’d probably just buy two twelve packs and a tank of gas with it.

If you had Matrix-like learning, what would you learn?

How to become an actually decent golfer and not the hack that I am.

If you could be in the Olympics, which sport would you compete in?


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

The Holy Land—Israel and the surrounding region.

What are you looking forward to after you graduate?

Clerking back home in the great state of Georgia and marrying my fiancée, Hannah Basta (#HastaLaBasta).

What are you going to miss most about the law school?

I am genuinely going to miss school itself; most of us will never again spend three years doing nothing but learning interesting subjects taught by incredible people (we miss you at the law school, Professor Jeffries) and taking advantage of countless events and opportunities (Foxfield, PILA, Libel, softball, Bilt—you name it).

What are the 7 wonders of the law school?

(1) The “area of rescue assistance” closets in the law library; (2) the inane ordering system for the room numbers on the second floor of Slaughter; (3) whoever is bankrolling Fed Soc; (4) the third floor of the law library; (5) the vulture mentality around the free food table; (6) the curve; and (7) the massive industrial basement under Slaughter.