Penn Class of 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
cambodge
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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby cambodge » Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:40 pm

Does anyone know when/how loans are distributed? I have signed my promissory note for my Stafford loans and am approved... Thanks :)

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lostmyname
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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby lostmyname » Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:15 pm

Did you get your first monthly bill from school yet? They will note it as a credit on your bill. Sometime around when school starts, they'll cut you a check for anything that's left over.

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby riccardo426 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:49 pm

FWIW, I think the date of loan disbursal is August 21st. So we should get our much needed living expense money soon after...

cambodge
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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby cambodge » Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:47 am

thanks :)

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby cambodge » Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:33 am

so what orientation activities are people going to? they actually look really fun! is anybody going to bring their significant other?

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby riccardo426 » Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:22 pm

So what's the deal on this July 23rd meetup? Anyone still interested?

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby turtle22 » Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:35 pm

riccardo426 wrote:So what's the deal on this July 23rd meetup? Anyone still interested?


I might have to cancel :( Since I am 1/3 of the attendees we have so far, this could be problematic. Will let you know for sure asap.

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby riccardo426 » Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:06 pm

Oh well. I'm sure an early or mid August TLS meetup will happen.

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Georgiana
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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby Georgiana » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:13 pm

Hello All!

I was just wondering if anyone has given you guys the profs/class times for the different sections. I know you don't know your section numbers and I'm not sure if you guys have been looking through the course portal stuff...

You guys may already have all of this info, I don't remember when I found it last year.

Let me know if you dont!

And Congrats! Will see you all in the Fall!

-G

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lostmyname
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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby lostmyname » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:20 pm

When can we expect to find out our section numbers, anyhow?

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Georgiana
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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby Georgiana » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:22 pm

lostmyname wrote:When can we expect to find out our section numbers, anyhow?

We found out the week before orientation (via constant penn in touch checking)... it was the 23rd I think.

Edit: According to the FB group, they came out the 20th :)

Edit: Sike, my fb looker uper was wrong (you know who you are!), it was the 19th haha

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby Action Jackson » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:47 pm

Via email a week or so ago:

Finally, please be advised that 1L class schedules, sections, and book lists will not be finalized and thus not released until the beginning of September – at or right before Orientation.

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby Georgiana » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:48 pm

Action Jackson wrote:Via email a week or so ago:

Finally, please be advised that 1L class schedules, sections, and book lists will not be finalized and thus not released until the beginning of September – at or right before Orientation.

They told us that too... it was a lie.

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby anthonyc7599 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:01 pm

riccardo426 wrote:Oh well. I'm sure an early or mid August TLS meetup will happen.



So any interest in a meetup early next week?

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby lostmyname » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:04 pm

I'd be interested if it were the weekend...I'll be around August 7-9th but not actually moving in until later in the month.

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby riccardo426 » Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:00 am

I could go to a meetup anyday this week.

How about Thursday? Hopefully those who are moving in this weekend will be settled by then.

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby Action Jackson » Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:35 pm

Why midweek? Why not the weekend?

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby argo » Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:10 pm

Change of subject... Is anybody else scared sh*tless about the actual classes and academic workload? Especially those who have been out of school for a while?

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby Georgiana » Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:41 pm

argo wrote:Change of subject... Is anybody else scared sh*tless about the actual classes and academic workload? Especially those who have been out of school for a while?

Cute :)

Don't be worried, all of my friends and I are wishing we could go back to 1L... if it was really bad there's no way we'd want to go back!

It'll be work, but you'll have fun!

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby argo » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:31 pm

Georgiana wrote:
argo wrote:Change of subject... Is anybody else scared sh*tless about the actual classes and academic workload? Especially those who have been out of school for a while?

Cute :)

Don't be worried, all of my friends and I are wishing we could go back to 1L... if it was really bad there's no way we'd want to go back!

It'll be work, but you'll have fun!


Thanks! That's what everybody's saying. What I'm not getting is what makes 2nd & 3rd year so much tougher? It seems like you have more freedom to make your own schedule, you get to do more interesting stuff like journals, clinics, etc. Is it the stress of competition? The pressure to get a job, clerkship?

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby Georgiana » Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:17 pm

argo wrote:Thanks! That's what everybody's saying. What I'm not getting is what makes 2nd & 3rd year so much tougher? It seems like you have more freedom to make your own schedule, you get to do more interesting stuff like journals, clinics, etc. Is it the stress of competition? The pressure to get a job, clerkship?

Well, I haven't done it yet, so I don't exactly know what it is that makes it worse/different. You def get a lot more say in your classes and you get to do journals and pro bono and moot court and... etc. I think its just that people get SO busy as 2Ls. Plus there is the job stress during the fall semester. We have 2 weeks of interviews on campus and most people have 15-25 interviews during that time which is stressful on its own. Then a week of call backs and stressing all semester about whether you'll be hired. Clerkship stress doesn't start until the end of 2L and over the summer. Rumor has it that by the time you get to 3L (assuming you have an offer) you are just waiting to be done with law school so you can get to work and start paying off the loans :)

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby argo » Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:02 pm

Georgiana wrote:
argo wrote:Thanks! That's what everybody's saying. What I'm not getting is what makes 2nd & 3rd year so much tougher? It seems like you have more freedom to make your own schedule, you get to do more interesting stuff like journals, clinics, etc. Is it the stress of competition? The pressure to get a job, clerkship?

Well, I haven't done it yet, so I don't exactly know what it is that makes it worse/different. You def get a lot more say in your classes and you get to do journals and pro bono and moot court and... etc. I think its just that people get SO busy as 2Ls. Plus there is the job stress during the fall semester. We have 2 weeks of interviews on campus and most people have 15-25 interviews during that time which is stressful on its own. Then a week of call backs and stressing all semester about whether you'll be hired. Clerkship stress doesn't start until the end of 2L and over the summer. Rumor has it that by the time you get to 3L (assuming you have an offer) you are just waiting to be done with law school so you can get to work and start paying off the loans :)


I actually have fond memories of the interviewing process as a Wharton UG (very similar to what you're describing). Yes, it was stressful while it went on, but you feel like such a hot commodity! This is about the only time when the pedigree of your school really matters. Of course, in this economic environment, it remains to be seen how much firms will fight over every applicant. Speaking of job prospects, what are the chances of getting a firm gig after the first year?

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby bugsy » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:38 pm

I don't know if anyone has asked this question yet, but I wanted to know what type of laptop works best at Penn, a pc or a mac? Is exam software a problem on macs? I really want to make the switch to a mac, but am unsure bc of compatibility issues. Any info/advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby argo » Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:55 am

bugsy wrote:I don't know if anyone has asked this question yet, but I wanted to know what type of laptop works best at Penn, a pc or a mac? Is exam software a problem on macs? I really want to make the switch to a mac, but am unsure bc of compatibility issues. Any info/advice would be greatly appreciated.


I know for sure that all exams are Windows based, but you can do bootcamp (basically dual-boot), or better yet, get VMWare Fusion, which runs Windows inside the OS.

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby Andy Bernard » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:34 am

Hey everyone, just got accepted off the wait list last week!! Looking forward to meeting you all soon!




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