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Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:27 am
by gobosox
wlee1220 wrote:
gobosox wrote:Anyone going to all the orientation events? (Possible poll?)

I am going through the list now and I would feel weird doing a scavenger hunt. There are also a lot of different dinner/lunch events… I do think I'm doing the Phillies game and the sailing day, as well as the first night Morris Fellow dinner (as my sponsor has been hawking that to me).

Thoughts?


I'm going to do pretty much everything but the Phillies game (went to two this summer and I don't think I can stomach another one). I want to do the sailing day, but I am concerned about having enough time to get home, change and get over to the Constitution Center by 6. I am commuting from Jersey and traffic gets hectic on BOTH SIDES of the bridge around that time.


I hear you-- the sailing event is cutting it close. I will be at my place right near the law school so I don't think the 2-hr turnaround will be tough. It sounds like a good time. Probably the last good orchestrated-by-the-school time we'll have for a while.

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:33 pm
by goldenboy514
wlee1220 wrote:
gobosox wrote:Anyone going to all the orientation events? (Possible poll?)

I am going through the list now and I would feel weird doing a scavenger hunt. There are also a lot of different dinner/lunch events… I do think I'm doing the Phillies game and the sailing day, as well as the first night Morris Fellow dinner (as my sponsor has been hawking that to me).

Thoughts?


I'm going to do pretty much everything but the Phillies game (went to two this summer and I don't think I can stomach another one). I want to do the sailing day, but I am concerned about having enough time to get home, change and get over to the Constitution Center by 6. I am commuting from Jersey and traffic gets hectic on BOTH SIDES of the bridge around that time.


Gonna be doing same thing. Are u commuting during year?

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:14 pm
by wlee1220
goldenboy514 wrote:
wlee1220 wrote:
gobosox wrote:Anyone going to all the orientation events? (Possible poll?)

I am going through the list now and I would feel weird doing a scavenger hunt. There are also a lot of different dinner/lunch events… I do think I'm doing the Phillies game and the sailing day, as well as the first night Morris Fellow dinner (as my sponsor has been hawking that to me).

Thoughts?


I'm going to do pretty much everything but the Phillies game (went to two this summer and I don't think I can stomach another one). I want to do the sailing day, but I am concerned about having enough time to get home, change and get over to the Constitution Center by 6. I am commuting from Jersey and traffic gets hectic on BOTH SIDES of the bridge around that time.


Gonna be doing same thing. Are u commuting during year?


That's my plan. I'm gonna buy a parking pass, but I'm going to also see how bad the commute is via train to 30th street station.

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:43 pm
by NoChainz
Class of 2016 here. If anyone hasn't secured housing yet/is looking for a roommate please PM me! I have something that just became available.

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:58 pm
by rothko1
Still looking for a roomate/places. So please feel free to send me messages. :oops: :cry:

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:29 am
by AlwaysPlayTheFox
First legal writing "assignment" is up on the orientation site. Looks like LRW is still P/F with 30% grabbing honors.

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:58 pm
by mazer
AlwaysPlayTheFox wrote:First legal writing "assignment" is up on the orientation site. Looks like LRW is still P/F with 30% grabbing honors.


Saw that, too. Do we have access to that "Course Canvas" page they mention? I don't remember seeing anything about it, yet.

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:08 am
by goldenboy514
AlwaysPlayTheFox wrote:First legal writing "assignment" is up on the orientation site. Looks like LRW is still P/F with 30% grabbing honors.


This makes me sick lol. Love that it's p/f, hate we have assignments already

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:40 pm
by Trig
goldenboy514 wrote:
AlwaysPlayTheFox wrote:First legal writing "assignment" is up on the orientation site. Looks like LRW is still P/F with 30% grabbing honors.


This makes me sick lol. Love that it's p/f, hate we have assignments already


+1.

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:23 pm
by gobosox
Really anxious to figure out what section I'm in…

Also, does anyone know where to find what books we need? The legal writing assignment posted has us reading a book, but it doesn't say more than the title. I'm interested to know if we can buy the old edition, etc. (I'm used to getting titles, authors, publication years, etc.)

Also, I logged onto the Canvas page and didn't have anything on there. Anyone experience something similar?

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:47 pm
by DCNTUA
I really don't want section 2a because of this guy:

http://abovethelaw.com/tag/jonah-b-gelbach/

Re: books, you can find lists here once sections are released:

https://courseportal.law.upenn.edu

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:30 pm
by gatorgal
gobosox wrote:
Also, does anyone know where to find what books we need? The legal writing assignment posted has us reading a book, but it doesn't say more than the title. I'm interested to know if we can buy the old edition, etc. (I'm used to getting titles, authors, publication years, etc.)


I checked all the Legal Practice Skills sections on the CourseFinder and they all listed the 2nd edition. I have no idea if there are any large differences between the 1st and 2nd though.

"A Lawyer Writes " by Coughlin, Malmud & Patrick
Edition: 2d ed.
Publisher: Carolina A
ISBN: 9781611633979


I couldn't find the course syllabus on the Canvas page yet either.

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:07 pm
by gobosox
Schedules are up on Penn In Touch.

I guess I got lucky and have no classes on Friday.

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:15 pm
by AlwaysPlayTheFox
gobosox wrote:Schedules are up on Penn In Touch.

I guess I got lucky and have no classes on Friday.



wish i didn't have class on friday ....

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:26 pm
by goldenboy514
3b here:
Have Robinson, Wax, and Baker. Anyone chime in on these?

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:54 pm
by samoby
AlwaysPlayTheFox wrote:
gobosox wrote:Schedules are up on Penn In Touch.

I guess I got lucky and have no classes on Friday.



wish i didn't have class on friday ....

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:00 pm
by gobosox
Anyone know how to know which hornbook to get? Or which outline to pair with which books? I am pretty lost here. I've often been told to wait until I get my professor, but none of these classes have recommended hornbooks or anything.

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:05 pm
by Trig
goldenboy514 wrote:3b here:
Have Robinson, Wax, and Baker. Anyone chime in on these?


+1

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:11 pm
by gobosox
Also, does anyone know anything about "renting" books? I don't want a book with highlighting.

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:09 pm
by samoby
gobosox wrote:Anyone know how to know which hornbook to get? Or which outline to pair with which books? I am pretty lost here. I've often been told to wait until I get my professor, but none of these classes have recommended hornbooks or anything.


I'm also curious about this. I've seen people recommend certain ones to go with certain professors, but I don't know if there's any rhyme or reason to it and I'm hesitant.

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:16 pm
by Nelson
You don't need a hornbook, you need a commercial supplement, e.g. an Examples and Explanations. But you don't need any of this now. Wait until you get to school. You don't need a supplement until October at the earliest.

Buy your casebooks if you can get them ahead of time for cheap, but don't buy anything that's not required.

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:04 am
by gobosox
Nelson wrote:You don't need a hornbook, you need a commercial supplement, e.g. an Examples and Explanations. But you don't need any of this now. Wait until you get to school. You don't need a supplement until October at the earliest.

Buy your casebooks if you can get them ahead of time for cheap, but don't buy anything that's not required.


What is the difference between the two?

I'd like to read plain text explanations along with the cases as I go to help me understand it.

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:16 pm
by AlwaysPlayTheFox
Picked up my ID today, this is becoming very real now lol

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:25 pm
by gobosox
Can we get a new poll: What section are you in? It'd be interesting to find out how the TLS users are spread throughout the sections...

Re: UPenn Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:16 pm
by goldenboy514
sorry been a little MIA with all the craziness going on. 3B here though!