Penn Law Class of 2011

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rucoach
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Penn Law Class of 2011

Postby rucoach » Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:29 pm

Haven't seen a Penn 2011 thread yet. How many of us are there and has anyone started looking for housing?

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2011

Postby frogface » Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:53 pm

yea i'm moving to spruce and between 43rd and 44th.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2011

Postby Conflicted » Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:03 pm

Thanks for starting this, was just looking for one.

Trying to decide between Univ. City and Center City, looking at places anyone have thoughts?

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2011

Postby cambie03 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:59 pm

I'll be @ Penn next year--best $! :o) Probably will be living with my parents tho.... so lame

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2011

Postby MITGradStudent » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:59 pm

I'll most likely be there...super excited!!! Would kinda like to live close to the campus for the first year...so I guess I will be in University City.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2011

Postby rucoach » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:00 pm

I'm thinking UC myself. More important to be close to campus than the social scene.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2011

Postby frogface » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:10 pm

yea I think it's too tempting for my wallet to live in CC. i'm a foodie... restaurants, bars, just too much temptation.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2011

Postby MITGradStudent » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:01 pm

which area is cheaper to live: UC or CC? I was thinking UC, but now I don't know.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2011

Postby rucoach » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:15 pm

UC is cheaper on average. Obviously, there are exceptions (see Domus).

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2011

Postby KarnatikKitta » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:37 pm

:D Yo people! I will also be joining this Fall... for convenience, I'd thought I'd live on campus for the first year... Samsom West is what I applied for. Cheers....

Just a big about me: My background is in engineering and I taught public school for a couple years. I was deciding between NW, Michigan, and Penn.

Do you any of you guys know what field of law you want to study? When do people decide that? Cheers... looking forward to meeting you all. I am sure we'll have a great time.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2011

Postby KarnatikKitta » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:41 pm

I am thinking of getting a scooter next year... does anyone know how feasible driving one would be in West Philly? :) I want a dorky, Euro-looking helmet too.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2011

Postby rmyoun06 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:48 pm

I'm going to decide between getting a studio/1 bedroom or trying to find a roommate to keep costs down. What are you guys thinking on this?

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2011

Postby frogface » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:31 am

i'll have a roommate, non-law student. so if you do go the roommate route i think that's the way to go. you'll definitely want the separation. 1 bdrm/studio is definitely affordable so it depends on what you're looking for. i was looking for a huge space, several floors, backyard, the works...so i went with a house share. if that's not what you're looking for, i would suggest getting a place on your own cuz an apt. with a roommate can get stuffy.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2011

Postby Conflicted » Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:17 pm

Ya think I'm leaning towards UC as well, might try to bring a car out and there seems to be at least a couple places with parking spaces that aren't too tough on the wallet.

Anyone have any ideas on good buildings/neighborhoods on that side?

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2011

Postby mrbuckfutter » Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:54 pm

UC here too. Look for me, Allen Ramsey.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2011

Postby MITGradStudent » Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:40 pm

is it possible to have a car in philly? How expensive can parking get? Currently in Boston without a car, but I would like to finally have my car with me while in school...

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2011

Postby The Agitator » Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:04 pm

is it possible to have a car in philly? How expensive can parking get? Currently in Boston without a car, but I would like to finally have my car with me while in school...


Not going to Penn, but thought I could answer this - its much easier to have a car in Philly rather than Boston. Much lower population density; much more available parking. This will be particularly true if you live in UC (rather than CC).

I'm thinking UC myself. More important to be close to campus than the social scene.


There's a lively social scene in University City. Likewise you can live in Center City right across the Schuylkill and still be fairly close (walking distance) to campus.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2011

Postby rucoach » Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:05 pm

I didn't mean to imply there wasn't a social scene in UC, just that proximity to campus is more important than proximity to the heart of Philadelphia. And yes, having gone apartment hunting last weekend, it is an easy walk from CC to UC (or at least some parts of CC).

I'm also thinking about living in one of the suburbs on the SEPTA line. The place I'm looking would be about a half hour commute, but my wife and I could get a two bedroom for $825 (no its not in Camden or something like it). Would I be crazy to not live in Philly?

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2011

Postby phillyphanatic » Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:45 pm

I don't think you'd be crazy to live in the suburbs. A lot of law students with families do it. You would just have to be prepared to deal with the longer commute. If you know you'll be ok with that, it's not a bad option. It'll definitely be nice to have school life and family life separate.

As for the question about parking, parking in Philly isn't too bad. Some parts of UC have free street parking. In CC, if you want to live close to campus there will be permit parking and garages. Permits are only $35 for the year (you need to have PA plates) so it's not expensive but it can be hard to find a space sometimes. Garages are pretty much the same as other cities. Right now I live near the art museum and have free street parking but I plan on moving into the Rittenhouse area so that I can walk to school.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2011

Postby palad006 » Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:14 pm

Hey guys,

I sent my deposit off Saturday. I applied for grad housing in Samsom. Looking forward to next year and meeting you all!

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2011

Postby frogface » Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:49 pm

Welcome palad006!

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2011

Postby rmyoun06 » Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:53 pm

So where y'all future Penn kids from?

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2011

Postby rucoach » Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:18 pm

NJ

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2011

Postby FC15 » Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:08 am

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2011

Postby phillyphanatic » Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:24 am

Just went and hand-delivered my deposit to the Admissions Office. It's great to have all this finally over with. rmyoun, glad to see that you chose Penn.




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