Penn Class of 2012

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stayingclassy
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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby stayingclassy » Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:49 am

Accepted off the wait list yesterday! Anyone have any housing recommendations so late in the game?

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby cambodge » Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:07 pm

i would try the highrises around center city and univ city... there is a list on the admitted students page and you may be able to call each and ask about availability!

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby turtle22 » Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:38 pm

Stayingclassy & Andy - Congrats and welcome!

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby riccardo426 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:09 pm

Just FYI: If you check Penn inTouch you can find your section and classes.

Section 2 FTW.

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby benh2os » Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:13 pm

Section 2 as well

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby CCA » Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:02 pm

I will also be in section 2

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby caoyun » Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:15 am

I'm in Section 1, Team 1-B. Cohort 4, if I'm understanding their classification system properly.

Does everyone have a Friday class? Or do I just have bad luck?

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby riccardo426 » Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:21 am

Section 2 does.

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby caoyun » Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:22 am

riccardo426 wrote:Section 2 does.


That makes me feel a little better. I never had a Friday class at my UG and I've gotten very used to it. So long as everyone has one, I guess I can't be too annoyed.

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby absworkoutplan » Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:40 pm

I'm in Section 3 and I have one also...so I guess probably. Anyone in Section 1 have one?

Btw, my Tuesdady is brutal with 5 classes from 9-4:30. Anyone else have an atrocious day like that >_>?

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby caoyun » Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:54 pm

absworkoutplan wrote:I'm in Section 3 and I have one also...so I guess probably. Anyone in Section 1 have one?

Btw, my Tuesdady is brutal with 5 classes from 9-4:30. Anyone else have an atrocious day like that >_>?


I'm in Section 1 and have a Friday class.

I have 9-4:15 on Wednesday, but I only have four classes (I have a break from 11:45-1:30). Otherwise, I've three classes on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and one class on Friday.

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby Georgiana » Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:05 pm

I think I checked out all of the possible schedules for 1L's this coming year and it was set up the same way ours was, everyone has class at the same time, just different classes. Also, the legal writing class doesnt meet as often as it says on your schedule :)

If anyone has prof questions let me know! Happy to help.

Hope you all are getting excited!

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby absworkoutplan » Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:18 pm

I've heard scary and good/bad things about Burbanks and Katz. Anything interesting and/or good to know?

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby Georgiana » Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:21 pm

absworkoutplan wrote:I've heard scary and good/bad things about Burbanks and Katz. Anything interesting and/or good to know?

Had them both!

Burbank: Wonderful professor but very stern and very difficult. He is a brilliant man (who knows he is brilliant). He loves Penn more than anyone at Penn which I think is awesome. You will definitely need to work hard and be prepared to be on call. As long as you can respond semi-intelligently you will be fine, but do NOT be completely unprepared and stare blankly. He will make you look like a tool. He does tend to stay on people for a while (the first person of the day will easily get 30 mins of questions).

Katz: I am assuming you have him for contracts, I had him for crim. People who had him for contracts (random should be able to weigh in on this one) loved him. He is a super nice guy but can sometimes not make much sense... I had his wife for contracts (Finklestein) and she was also really nice. They have adorable children too :) And Katz comes up with really random hypos for you to discuss. His on calls are not brutal but they are random and you can't really prep for them imo. Its more of a "change the situation, now what" thing.
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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby CCA » Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:24 pm

Do you know anything about the section 2 professors (Wax, Finklestein, Klick, Ross)? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby Georgiana » Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:26 pm

CCA wrote:Do you know anything about the section 2 professors (Wax, Finklestein, Klick, Ross)? Thanks in advance.


Wax: She didn't teach civ pro last year but I know plenty about her. She definitely takes the "civ pro is hard and should be hard" attitude (which is good imo). She is harder on 1L's than on people who take her upper levels. She really is a very nice person no matter what you see in class, don't be too scared to go talk to her :)

Fink: See comments about Katz above. Also, she uses power point which is helpful to refer back to. She calls on a lot of people in each class so you aren't on call for 20 min with her, you only get a question or two.

Klick: I have heard good things but nothing more than anecdotal evidence. He is a law and econ guy so his torts should be interesting.

Ross: I know nothing.

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby kurla88 » Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:46 pm

More professors I have - Austin, Balganesh, Glickman.

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby riccardo426 » Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:03 pm

Ross apparently is visiting from the University of Illinois. Need to find some 2Ls there...

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby caoyun » Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:12 pm

Georgiana wrote:I think I checked out all of the possible schedules for 1L's this coming year and it was set up the same way ours was, everyone has class at the same time, just different classes. Also, the legal writing class doesnt meet as often as it says on your schedule :)

If anyone has prof questions let me know! Happy to help.

Hope you all are getting excited!


I have Struve, Johnston, Allen, Wagner, Simon and Willig. Do you know anything about any of them?

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby YoungFella » Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:59 pm

Let in off the waitlist today! How do I find out my courses/section??

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby stayingclassy » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:13 pm

Congrats! You need to wait for your PennKey setup code to view your classes. I was accepted on Friday and haven't received mine yet, so you'll probably have to wait a bit to receive yours.

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby Georgiana » Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:38 pm

caoyun wrote:
Georgiana wrote:I think I checked out all of the possible schedules for 1L's this coming year and it was set up the same way ours was, everyone has class at the same time, just different classes. Also, the legal writing class doesnt meet as often as it says on your schedule :)

If anyone has prof questions let me know! Happy to help.

Hope you all are getting excited!


I have Struve, Johnston, Allen, Wagner, Simon and Willig. Do you know anything about any of them?

Struve: Everyone loves her, IMO she is too nice to teach civ pro, but thats just because I am of the belief that 1L's need hardcore people for 1L. I haven't had many interactions with her, but she is a genuinely super nice person.

Wagner: He does not love (or even like) teaching property, he is a patents man all the way. His exam apparently did not reflect the course from last semester.

Allen: Her speciality is privacy, I don't know what she will be like for torts...

Simon: I assume you mean Anne (Ann?) Simon for legal writing. You will have very little interaction with her, it is really the legal writing instructor (3L) you need to care about.

I don't know anything about anyone named Willig. Is that contracts? Or is that your 3L LWI?

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby Georgiana » Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:40 pm

kurla88 wrote:More professors I have - Austin, Balganesh, Glickman.

I had Austin for torts...hated it. She seems perfectly nice but one day she went on this rant about race and sexuality and minorities, it was just completely uncalled for and made everyone uncomfortable. It did end up being one of my more amusing 1L experiences though. On her exams you definitely need to sympathize with the poor/minority/woman (something I didn't really do).

Balganesh is visiting if I remember correctly, can't give much input there.

I don't know Glickman...

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby bugsy » Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:24 pm

Thanks for the great input! Any info on Johnston? He's teaching contracts this year. Thanks again!

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Re: Penn Class of 2012

Postby caoyun » Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:53 pm

Georgiana wrote:
caoyun wrote:
Georgiana wrote:I think I checked out all of the possible schedules for 1L's this coming year and it was set up the same way ours was, everyone has class at the same time, just different classes. Also, the legal writing class doesnt meet as often as it says on your schedule :)

If anyone has prof questions let me know! Happy to help.

Hope you all are getting excited!


I have Struve, Johnston, Allen, Wagner, Simon and Willig. Do you know anything about any of them?

Struve: Everyone loves her, IMO she is too nice to teach civ pro, but thats just because I am of the belief that 1L's need hardcore people for 1L. I haven't had many interactions with her, but she is a genuinely super nice person.

Wagner: He does not love (or even like) teaching property, he is a patents man all the way. His exam apparently did not reflect the course from last semester.

Allen: Her speciality is privacy, I don't know what she will be like for torts...

Simon: I assume you mean Anne (Ann?) Simon for legal writing. You will have very little interaction with her, it is really the legal writing instructor (3L) you need to care about.

I don't know anything about anyone named Willig. Is that contracts? Or is that your 3L LWI?


Not Anne Simon.. I don't have the first name, but its J. Simon. Willig is for LWI. Johnston is my contracts professor.

Thanks for the input. My guess is there are good and bad professors. Each section probably has a couple of each. Hopefully none are too bad, though.




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