Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

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ClarDarr
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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby ClarDarr » Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:16 pm

forestgirl wrote:
ClarDarr wrote:What are your career aspirations?


Biglaw in NYC (or maybe Philly). I went to WM thinking I wanted nonprofit, but I did some soul-searching and realized I sort of like feeding myself and living in a decent apartment.

Thanks Miles and Lyon-- agreed.


I was the same; I wanted big law in either Philly or NYC. I, along with all of my fellow transfers, were able to get biglaw (every single one who wanted it). I don't think anyone struggled to get into any market and certainly not NYC. I don't know a lot about how W&M places in New York or Philly, so I don't know how much your career aspirations will imrpove. But, I can certainly tell you that you'd do just fine here. I was at a T2, but I'm pretty sure the firm I am at would not have hired me from my prior school.

shock259
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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby shock259 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:22 pm

Just don't play basketball outside of schools in West Phildaelphia. I hear guys like to make trouble there.

Lyonsoccer87
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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby Lyonsoccer87 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:25 pm

who are all the 6/28 ppl out there? any theories? they've had more than enough time to ding or accept us. My second review date was 6/28 so two members have looked at my app.

edit: I feel like there was absolutely 0 advantage to applying early to all of these schools.

canesfan1986
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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby canesfan1986 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:27 pm

Lyonsoccer87 wrote:who are all the 6/28 ppl out there? any theories? they've had more than enough time to ding or accept us. My second review date was 6/28 so two members have looked at my app.


I'm a 6/28'er. Maybe they're expecting to be able to accept us soon, and they're just waiting on that. That's all I have.

canesfan1986
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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby canesfan1986 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:27 pm

shock259 wrote:Just don't play basketball outside of schools in West Phildaelphia. I hear guys like to make trouble there.


Pfft. I don't mind one little fight, though my mom may get scared.

iu_transfer
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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby iu_transfer » Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:39 pm

Does anyone have a sense of how Penn places on the West Coast (specifically SF) as compared to Michigan's placement in SF? I've heard conflicting things. The placement numbers obviously dont account for how many students from each school attempt to enter the SF market, just how many actually end up there--so I'm quite willing to hear anecdotal evidence.

My top markets are SF and NYC and my current working assumption (for biglaw) is:
SF: Mich>Penn
NYC: Penn>Mich

Thoughts?

Lyonsoccer87
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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby Lyonsoccer87 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:50 pm

canesfan1986 wrote:
Lyonsoccer87 wrote:who are all the 6/28 ppl out there? any theories? they've had more than enough time to ding or accept us. My second review date was 6/28 so two members have looked at my app.


I'm a 6/28'er. Maybe they're expecting to be able to accept us soon, and they're just waiting on that. That's all I have.


I don't think my sanity can make it past another weekend. I just hope we hear something today or at least tom

canesfan1986
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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby canesfan1986 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:51 pm

Lyonsoccer87 wrote:
canesfan1986 wrote:
Lyonsoccer87 wrote:who are all the 6/28 ppl out there? any theories? they've had more than enough time to ding or accept us. My second review date was 6/28 so two members have looked at my app.


I'm a 6/28'er. Maybe they're expecting to be able to accept us soon, and they're just waiting on that. That's all I have.


I don't think my sanity can make it past another weekend. I just hope we hear something today or at least tom


+1000000! This is ridiculous. I can't believe I haven't been accepted to ONE yet. I also can't stop clicking refresh on the status checker. Damn this process.

mileslibertatis
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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby mileslibertatis » Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:52 pm

Canesfan you are soon to follow me!

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby canesfan1986 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:56 pm

mileslibertatis wrote:Canesfan you are soon to follow me!


Thank you man. I hope so! What are you preferences as to where you want to go? Are you just going to go to the highest-ranked school you get into?

anonymous688
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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby anonymous688 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:26 pm

Lyonsoccer87 wrote:who are all the 6/28 ppl out there? any theories? they've had more than enough time to ding or accept us. My second review date was 6/28 so two members have looked at my app.

edit: I feel like there was absolutely 0 advantage to applying early to all of these schools.


I'm a 6/28er too. It's officially making me crazy. Penn is now first choice.

edit: hopeful theory is that we are next in line, and they are waiting to see how many accept.
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mileslibertatis
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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby mileslibertatis » Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:28 pm

My wife and I want Yale for the obvious reasons and for family/location reasons. Harvard is probably second choice followed by Stanford. I don't really know how to discriminate between CCN.

GreatNorth87
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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby GreatNorth87 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:55 pm

anonymous688 wrote:
Lyonsoccer87 wrote:who are all the 6/28 ppl out there? any theories? they've had more than enough time to ding or accept us. My second review date was 6/28 so two members have looked at my app.

edit: I feel like there was absolutely 0 advantage to applying early to all of these schools.


I'm a 6/28er too. It's officially making me crazy. Penn is now first choice.

edit: hopeful theory is that we are next in line, and they are waiting to see how many accept.


Another could be that they are still evaluating the 7/9 applicants and waiting for incomplete applications to finalize by the 15th before accepting, rejecting, and waitlisting the 6/28ers, which means you could be waiting until next week.

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JoeFish
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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby JoeFish » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:51 pm

Wednesday, July 11 at 3:16 - E-mail confirming my application is complete
Thursday, July 12 at 3:45 - PHONE CALL ACCEPTANCE

Extremely, incredibly overjoyed.

Stats for those interested:

Midwest School ranked in the mid-30s
Ranked 13/185 (top 8%)
3.77 cumulative and both semesters (one A, two A-s each semester)
Honors or High Honors in all ungraded classes
Strong Philly ties (lived there until I was 6, current home is pretty close, grandparents and uncle live there)
For what it's worth, because some say it matters, I was a 177/3.23 splitter, so I would've been pretty competitive had I applied there originally

mileslibertatis
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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby mileslibertatis » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:06 pm

That LSAT score is insane.

Also once I confirm I am in at NYU I will withdraw from Penn, as sad as it makes me. I was kinda hoping it was the only school I got.

shock259
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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby shock259 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:25 pm

Got into Michigan, so I think I will no longer be quite as compulsive about hearing from Penn and NYU. Sanity restored. For a few days.

Congrats Joe!

mileslibertatis
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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby mileslibertatis » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:29 pm

shock259 wrote:Got into Michigan, so I think I will no longer be quite as compulsive about hearing from Penn and NYU. Sanity restored. For a few days.

Congrats Joe!


Nice!

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby FlanSolo » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:30 pm

shock259 wrote:Got into Michigan, so I think I will no longer be quite as compulsive about hearing from Penn and NYU. Sanity restored. For a few days.

Congrats Joe!


Congrats to both!

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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby Xferr » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:02 pm

JoeFish wrote:For what it's worth, because some say it matters, I was a 177/3.23 splitter, so I would've been pretty competitive had I applied there originally


It doesn't matter. My LSAT is in the 150s.

Congrats!

TFR
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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby TFR » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:53 am

To those still waiting, I was U/R 6/28 and was dinged this week via email. 6% t2. Hoping for some miraculous news from CLS today. Good luck.

Lyonsoccer87
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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby Lyonsoccer87 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:20 am

TFR wrote:To those still waiting, I was U/R 6/28 and was dinged this week via email. 6% t2. Hoping for some miraculous news from CLS today. Good luck.


sorry to hear that man, it was fun waiting along with you in this thread. Also, CLS and NYU were more forgiving than some lower ranked schools from what i've read last year. gluck

forestgirl
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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby forestgirl » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:05 pm

Just set up a new thread for admits if anybody's interested in talking about decisions, housing, etc. Good luck to all still waiting-- I'm sure more good news is still on the way!

Lyonsoccer87
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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby Lyonsoccer87 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:09 pm

forestgirl wrote:Just set up a new thread for admits if anybody's interested in talking about decisions, housing, etc. Good luck to all still waiting-- I'm sure more good news is still on the way!


when is the deposit deadline for admits?

forestgirl
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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby forestgirl » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:12 pm

Lyonsoccer87 wrote:
forestgirl wrote:Just set up a new thread for admits if anybody's interested in talking about decisions, housing, etc. Good luck to all still waiting-- I'm sure more good news is still on the way!


when is the deposit deadline for admits?


7/16-- Monday. How the heck is anybody supposed to make a decision that early???

WannabeBlueDevil
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Re: Penn 2012 Transfer Applicants

Postby WannabeBlueDevil » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:34 pm

Withdrew app, going to Duke. (no decision rendered but I expected that I was on the short list of next wavers. So hopefully one of you will get in and rock it!)

Advice on Penn, write a why penn supplement and their optionals. Penn law is an awesome school, I just could not pass up Duke and it's small class size.




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