Penn Class of 2016

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby PennBull » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:33 pm

shntn wrote:
Nickg415 wrote: Its over off 40th and barring st.

Have they reopened the liquor store at 41st and Market?


noap

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby shntn » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:37 pm

PennBull wrote:
shntn wrote:
Nickg415 wrote: Its over off 40th and barring st.

Have they reopened the liquor store at 41st and Market?


noap

I liked 25th and South better anyway. They didn't card. And I didn't fear for my virtue as much when walking there.

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby SportsFan » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:38 pm

PennBull wrote:
shntn wrote:
Nickg415 wrote: Its over off 40th and barring st.

Have they reopened the liquor store at 41st and Market?


noap

Apparently opening one at 43rd and Chestnut, though.

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby PennBull » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:40 pm

SportsFan wrote:
PennBull wrote:
shntn wrote:
Nickg415 wrote: Its over off 40th and barring st.

Have they reopened the liquor store at 41st and Market?


noap

Apparently opening one at 43rd and Chestnut, though.


Just in time for me to leave, cool.

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby shntn » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:42 pm

SportsFan wrote:
PennBull wrote:
shntn wrote:
Nickg415 wrote: Its over off 40th and barring st.

Have they reopened the liquor store at 41st and Market?


noap

Apparently opening one at 43rd and Chestnut, though.

Yeah no not happening. The police station is at 41st and I...no.

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby Nelson » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:42 pm

SportsFan wrote:
PennBull wrote:
shntn wrote:I know a lot of Penn Law people, very few of whom live west of the Schyulkill.


1L it's just about 50/50. 2L is when a mass exodus to center city occurs though for sure.

I'd even say its more like 60/40 who live in UC during 1L, at least in my experience. But yeah, a lot of people are moving to CC next year so it'll probably move from 60/40 to like 25/75. There are definitely times I wish I had lived in CC during 1L (mostly because there is a lot more to do there) but I definitely don't regret living in UC at all.

I think living in UC during 1L can be a big advantage because its pretty much guaranteed to be a shorter walk (or bike ride, if you're into that) than from CC (unless you're at 2400 Chestnut or w/e). You're not gonna want to be bringing your books back and forth all the time because they're so heavy, and having a locker at the law school means if you're <20 minutes away, its really easy to stop by whenever you want and get your stuff and go to the library or whatever. But this may not apply to everyone, since I LOVE having a locker and use it all the time.

While I think you're right on the ratio, most places 1Ls live in center city are actually closer than University City since they're usually close to the river. UC is cheaper, but not more convenient (especially when you factor in what a pain cabs can be sometimes).

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby shntn » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:46 pm

Well I guess if you look at it in terms of El stops, Center City makes more sense. On the west side, there's 40th, 46th, and beyond. And no one goes as far as 46th. Whereas in CC, you have 15th, 13th, 11th, 8th, 5th, and 2nd.

Either way, a monthly SEPTA pass solves the problem.

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby SportsFan » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:38 am

Nelson wrote:
SportsFan wrote:
PennBull wrote:
shntn wrote:I know a lot of Penn Law people, very few of whom live west of the Schyulkill.


1L it's just about 50/50. 2L is when a mass exodus to center city occurs though for sure.

I'd even say its more like 60/40 who live in UC during 1L, at least in my experience. But yeah, a lot of people are moving to CC next year so it'll probably move from 60/40 to like 25/75. There are definitely times I wish I had lived in CC during 1L (mostly because there is a lot more to do there) but I definitely don't regret living in UC at all.

I think living in UC during 1L can be a big advantage because its pretty much guaranteed to be a shorter walk (or bike ride, if you're into that) than from CC (unless you're at 2400 Chestnut or w/e). You're not gonna want to be bringing your books back and forth all the time because they're so heavy, and having a locker at the law school means if you're <20 minutes away, its really easy to stop by whenever you want and get your stuff and go to the library or whatever. But this may not apply to everyone, since I LOVE having a locker and use it all the time.

While I think you're right on the ratio, most places 1Ls live in center city are actually closer than University City since they're usually close to the river. UC is cheaper, but not more convenient (especially when you factor in what a pain cabs can be sometimes).

Depends on what you see as convenient, IMO. If you mean convenient to social activities and bars and restaurants and w/e, then yes, CC absolutely, 100% wins. But I still think UC is more convenient than CC in terms of the law school (which, IMO, should be a big consideration when deciding where to live 1L year). I live just under 1 mile from the law school. An equivalent location in CC is 21st and chestnut. So yeah, there is a really small section of CC that is closer to the law school than UC, but in general I don't agree that CC is more convenient.

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby JamesDean1955 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:37 am

Do most 1L's end up working in Philly or elsewhere for 1L summer from what you guys have seen? Also, I'm assuming public interest jobs are more difficult to get in NYC (e.g. Manhattan or Bronx DA's office vs. Philly DA's office)?

ETA: Are 1L summer jobs with the USAO Eastern District of Pennsylvania pretty hard to get? And for the difficult to get PI/government jobs, should you mainly focus on grades or should you do a ton of pro-bono/PI stuff 1L year as well?

This is related to the housing talk b/c I'm trying to figure out if I'll be in Philly next summer or not.

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby SportsFan » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:38 am

JamesDean1955 wrote:Do most 1L's end up working in Philly or elsewhere for 1L summer from what you guys have seen? Also, I'm assuming public interest jobs are more difficult to get in NYC (e.g. Manhattan or Bronx DA's office vs. Philly DA's office)?

ETA: Are 1L summer jobs with the USAO Eastern District of Pennsylvania pretty hard to get? And for the difficult to get PI/government jobs, should you mainly focus on grades or should you do a ton of pro-bono/PI stuff 1L year as well?

This is related to the housing talk b/c I'm trying to figure out if I'll be in Philly next summer or not.

From what I can tell, only like a quarter (at the most) of the class is gonna be in Philly this summer. Most people are going to NY, DC, or whatever secondary markets they want to work in permanently. If you want to stay in Philly 1L summer (and aren't really picky about what you want to do), you definitely can (though tbf I think you could say that about any market).

As for getting more difficult things, AFAIK its down to grades and your pre-law school resume. By the time you're doing interviews (January/February), you probably won't have much pro bono/PI stuff to talk about. A decent amount of people don't even do pro bono work 1L year (just because they don't want to get distracted and whatnot).

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby PennBull » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:48 am

SportsFan wrote:
JamesDean1955 wrote:Do most 1L's end up working in Philly or elsewhere for 1L summer from what you guys have seen? Also, I'm assuming public interest jobs are more difficult to get in NYC (e.g. Manhattan or Bronx DA's office vs. Philly DA's office)?

ETA: Are 1L summer jobs with the USAO Eastern District of Pennsylvania pretty hard to get? And for the difficult to get PI/government jobs, should you mainly focus on grades or should you do a ton of pro-bono/PI stuff 1L year as well?

This is related to the housing talk b/c I'm trying to figure out if I'll be in Philly next summer or not.

From what I can tell, only like a quarter (at the most) of the class is gonna be in Philly this summer. Most people are going to NY, DC, or whatever secondary markets they want to work in permanently. If you want to stay in Philly 1L summer (and aren't really picky about what you want to do), you definitely can (though tbf I think you could say that about any market).

As for getting more difficult things, AFAIK its down to grades and your pre-law school resume. By the time you're doing interviews (January/February), you probably won't have much pro bono/PI stuff to talk about. A decent amount of people don't even do pro bono work 1L year (just because they don't want to get distracted and whatnot).


I'll continue this in the Penn Students Taking Questions thread. Might be a good idea to leave this one for roommate searching, orientation news, etc.

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby JamesDean1955 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:21 pm

^^Good thinking, thanks

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby Gisney » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:24 pm

JamesDean1955 wrote:^^Good thinking, thanks



Are you still waiting on money from UVA? or are you fore sure in Philly this Fall?

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby JamesDean1955 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:39 pm

Gisney wrote:
JamesDean1955 wrote:^^Good thinking, thanks



Are you still waiting on money from UVA? or are you fore sure in Philly this Fall?


UVA told me they would get back to me, but from the UVA threads, it's not clear yet whether they are just jerking me around.

TBH, I'm mainly trying to use UVA's offer to further my scholarship negotiations at Penn (which I would attend anyways at my current scholarship bc it's my first choice and I'm fairly comfortable with the $$ I have).

That said, I'm not being disingenuous with UVA because they are my second choice out of the schools I've been admitted to, and if they offered enough $$, I could be swayed from Penn.

The tl;dr answer is: 99% sure I'm going to Penn (barring some act of God lol). Already started Philly apartment hunting and ready to deposit asap either on or before the deadline next week.

Congrats on the Toll again! I'd faint if I had a free ride/near free ride to Penn lol.

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby Gisney » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:30 pm

JamesDean1955 wrote:
Gisney wrote:
JamesDean1955 wrote:^^Good thinking, thanks



Are you still waiting on money from UVA? or are you fore sure in Philly this Fall?


UVA told me they would get back to me, but from the UVA threads, it's not clear yet whether they are just jerking me around.

TBH, I'm mainly trying to use UVA's offer to further my scholarship negotiations at Penn (which I would attend anyways at my current scholarship bc it's my first choice and I'm fairly comfortable with the $$ I have).

That said, I'm not being disingenuous with UVA because they are my second choice out of the schools I've been admitted to, and if they offered enough $$, I could be swayed from Penn.

The tl;dr answer is: 99% sure I'm going to Penn (barring some act of God lol). Already started Philly apartment hunting and ready to deposit asap either on or before the deadline next week.

Congrats on the Toll again! I'd faint if I had a free ride/near free ride to Penn lol.


That sounds fair. How the game is played. That was what I was trying before I found out about Toll.

I did not faint but it hasn't really sunk in yet either so I may sometime in the future.

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby North » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:59 am

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Here's who is currently committed to Penn:
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    • Gisney Image
    • bailey8078


Need some more representation from you guys!

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby Justathought » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:09 pm

Hello class of 2016,

First congrats on getting into a great law school. I'm currently a 2L at Temple, and my experiences with Penn Law (both students and faculty) has always been fantastic.

Now, as to why I am in your forum: I have room in my apartment to rent, and would prefer to find a fellow law student, if possible. My current roommate is a 3L at Rutgers, and he's moving back to New York after graduation. His room is available July 1st, for $830, not including electric or cable. The apartment is in Old City, which a fabulous neighborhood in Philadelphia. I've listed the specifics below.


Pros:

1. Great Location in Old City. Literally everything you would need to keep yourself sane during 1L year is on your street. A Starbucks (plus another much better coffee house), a Gym, a terrific convenience store with great beer selection, hair salon, etc. I think there is even a masseuse if you need to relieve stress!
2. Quick commute to Penn via the Market Street line.
2. Parking is available for an additional fee. I pay for it, but my roommate did not, and he was always able to find street parking.
3. Big apartment with two levels, a good sized bedroom, large floor to ceiling windows on the first floor, and a small balcony.
4. The place is fully furnished. We even have some terrific high end art on loan from a local artist (we couldn't afford it on our own).
5. I'm very easy to live with. I keep the common areas neat,, and I can sleep through a lot of noise.
6. Cats are allowed. I don't have one. I'd prefer you didn't either, but I guess I'm open to the idea.


Cons:

1. Bathroom needs updating.
2. You won't be with a lot of your classmates in University City, but trust me, that isn't always a bad thing. Its nice to get away from school, and Old City has lots to offer. Plus, its one of the prettiest areas in the city on a warm spring day.


About Me:


Rising 3L guy from New York. Non-smoker. In my spare time I hangout with my friends/gf, golf quite a bit, workout/run, try new bars/restaurants, etc.

I think that's about it. Send me a PM if you're interested in learning more. Good luck in school!

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby dsn32 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:37 pm

Deposited and going to Penn in the fall! Excited to join all of you!

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby JamesDean1955 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:45 pm

Also deposited. It's now official 8)

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby testaker » Wed May 01, 2013 9:06 am

Has anyone who was at Penn ASW or Preview Day received their travel reimbursement in the mail yet?

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby Gisney » Wed May 01, 2013 1:51 pm

testaker wrote:Has anyone who was at Penn ASW or Preview Day received their travel reimbursement in the mail yet?


I answered you in the admit forum but here you go again.

I got mine in the mail yesterday and I went to the ASW

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby JamesDean1955 » Tue May 07, 2013 6:30 pm

How's the housing search going y'all? I've basically just been using Craiglist up to this point.

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby Gisney » Thu May 09, 2013 11:51 am

JamesDean1955 wrote:How's the housing search going y'all? I've basically just been using Craiglist up to this point.



Eh slowly. I am using Craigslist as well as a few others.


Anyone else feel a little lost after the deposit? I used to get an avg of 20 emails a day from different schools but after depositing and withdrawing it had been zilch.

I realize there is nothint to say at this point but Crazy how you go from constant updates and paper work to nothing.

Makes me think I dreamt the whole thing.

Calm before the storm I suppose....

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby PennBull » Thu May 09, 2013 5:37 pm

Gisney wrote:
JamesDean1955 wrote:How's the housing search going y'all? I've basically just been using Craiglist up to this point.



Eh slowly. I am using Craigslist as well as a few others.


Anyone else feel a little lost after the deposit? I used to get an avg of 20 emails a day from different schools but after depositing and withdrawing it had been zilch.

I realize there is nothint to say at this point but Crazy how you go from constant updates and paper work to nothing.

Makes me think I dreamt the whole thing.

Calm before the storm I suppose....


We'll give you about a month and a half to breathe. It'll be silence for a quite a while. Don't need anything from you yet; have a beer.

Then July comes and BAM back to your e-mails from us.

Feel free to pass the time by pestering us with questions on the FB page or the Penn Students Taking Questions TLS thread.

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Re: Penn Class of 2016

Postby cgw » Thu May 09, 2013 11:01 pm

Gisney wrote:
JamesDean1955 wrote:How's the housing search going y'all? I've basically just been using Craiglist up to this point.



Eh slowly. I am using Craigslist as well as a few others.


Anyone else feel a little lost after the deposit? I used to get an avg of 20 emails a day from different schools but after depositing and withdrawing it had been zilch.

I realize there is nothint to say at this point but Crazy how you go from constant updates and paper work to nothing.

Makes me think I dreamt the whole thing.

Calm before the storm I suppose....


I know, I'm ashamed at how excited I initially was by that Penn Law E-Brief email they sent today.

Trying to find an apartment is miserable.




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