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lim
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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby lim » Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:28 pm

I'm also in section 3 (Baker, Gelbach, Galbraith), so if there are any great insights anyone has, I wouldn't say no to a pm :)

Thanks again for all the answers in this thread, and, more specifically, with regards helping me make my choice a few months back.

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby 0heL » Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:58 pm

Hey upperclassmen,

I'm a 2L looking to round out a tough schedule (I'm taking Fisch for corporations) with some easy classes. Any suggestions?

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby PennBull » Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:33 pm

0heL wrote:Hey upperclassmen,

I'm a 2L looking to round out a tough schedule (I'm taking Fisch for corporations) with some easy classes. Any suggestions?


Assuming biglaw, remove all tough classes and only take easy ones?

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby 0heL » Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:07 pm

Which are the easy ones?

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby Clearly » Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:26 pm

PennBull wrote:
0heL wrote:Hey upperclassmen,

I'm a 2L looking to round out a tough schedule (I'm taking Fisch for corporations) with some easy classes. Any suggestions?


Assuming biglaw, remove all tough classes and only take easy ones?

Amen brother...

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby tigersaresexy » Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:54 pm

Anyone who took Bratton for corp have a supplement recommendation? That class is just the worst and I'd like to stop going if that's possible

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby PennBull » Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:37 pm

tigersaresexy wrote:Anyone who took Bratton for corp have a supplement recommendation? That class is just the worst and I'd like to stop going if that's possible


should be plenty of old outlines available and I found the E&E helpful. Also study the old exams. Good enough for a B+ at least.

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby Clearly » Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:12 pm

tigersaresexy wrote:Anyone who took Bratton for corp have a supplement recommendation? That class is just the worst and I'd like to stop going if that's possible

Dude add drop...

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby tigersaresexy » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:42 am

Clearly wrote:
tigersaresexy wrote:Anyone who took Bratton for corp have a supplement recommendation? That class is just the worst and I'd like to stop going if that's possible

Dude add drop...


No I'm too lazy to actually make major changes to my schedule

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby 0heL » Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:40 am

so what's the deal with Bratton? how do you do well in his class?

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby NoChainz » Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:39 pm

BangShootBang wrote:
Clearly wrote:
BangShootBang wrote:Any opinions on Amy Wax for CivPro?

Haha oh you'll get opinions


Care to go into more detail....


http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/20 ... rocreation

http://www.middbeat.org/2013/11/21/toda ... d-parents/

http://middleburycampus.com/article/wax ... ntroversy/

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby T-forteenager » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:28 pm

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Kirkland - Chicago
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DLA Piper - Silicon Valley
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Morgan Lewis Bockius - Miami
Potter Anderson - Delaware
Young Conway - Delaware
Morris Nichols - Delaware
K&L Gates - Chicago (and probably Pittsburgh)
Clifford Chance - London

...And honestly probably Greenberg Traurig - Miami too. They do callbacks really late.

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby sosofla » Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:16 pm

How is the final for Brotman's Accounting class? What is he looking for in it? Can't really seem to get into the class...

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby SportsFan » Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:28 pm

Hey, haven't posted ITT (or on this site, really) in a while! :D
Anyway, if any potential/current students have any questions for a recent grad (and now member of the PA bar) I'll feel free to answer them.
Quick background on myself, I struck out back during OCI but am going to be starting a PI/government job really soon that I'm extremely excited about (well, assuming PSLF+TolLRAP actually works out for me haha). So I think I definitely have a different perspective on things than a lot of Penn students, since I didn't end up going the biglaw route. Feel free to PM me whatever as well.

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby wildcatatpenn » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:22 am

I'm a 3L and looking to spend significant portions of my last semester away from Penn.

Does anyone know of any classes for Spring semester where the professor does not care at all about attendance? Where I could theoretically just show and take the final. I was thinking maybe some of the 1L electives?

If anyone could suggest me any classes you've taken that fit this bill, I would really appreciate it.


Some classes that I felt might work, if anyone could confirm/deny on these?
Corporations w/ Hoffman
Federal Income tax w/ Shuldiner
Admin w/ Zaring
International Law w/ DeLisle
Property w/ Balganesh
Antitrust w/ Langer
Legislation w/ Gelbach
Trusts & Estates w/ Wilkinson-Ryan
Family Law w/ Mayeri


Open to literally anything, so thank you.

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby Clearly » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:37 am

have you already taken copyright, trademark, and the bootcamps? or if you haven't taken the wharton cert its now a 5 day all day bootcamp before the next semester. All of those options range from a few intense days to 5 week classes, although I don't know whats offered when.

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby wildcatatpenn » Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:41 am

Clearly wrote:have you already taken copyright, trademark, and the bootcamps? or if you haven't taken the wharton cert its now a 5 day all day bootcamp before the next semester. All of those options range from a few intense days to 5 week classes, although I don't know whats offered when.


Good thought on the bootcamps! Unfortunately I doubt I can get into one now having missed registration =\ I took Wharton already and Parchemovsky isn't gonna be at Penn this semester, so no Copyright/TM.

Thanks for the suggestion!

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby Clearly » Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:50 am

wildcatatpenn wrote:
Clearly wrote:have you already taken copyright, trademark, and the bootcamps? or if you haven't taken the wharton cert its now a 5 day all day bootcamp before the next semester. All of those options range from a few intense days to 5 week classes, although I don't know whats offered when.


Good thought on the bootcamps! Unfortunately I doubt I can get into one now having missed registration =\ I took Wharton already and Parchemovsky isn't gonna be at Penn this semester, so no Copyright/TM.

Thanks for the suggestion!

Ah damn, tough break. Sorry!

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby penn19 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:47 pm

NoChainz wrote:
BangShootBang wrote:
Clearly wrote:
BangShootBang wrote:Any opinions on Amy Wax for CivPro?

Haha oh you'll get opinions


Care to go into more detail....


http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/20 ... rocreation

http://www.middbeat.org/2013/11/21/toda ... d-parents/

http://middleburycampus.com/article/wax ... ntroversy/


Yeesh.

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby Manali » Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:34 pm

Does Penn allow students from other schools to use/check out books from their library? (I am talking about the undergrad library).

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby PennBull » Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:02 pm

Manali wrote:Does Penn allow students from other schools to use/check out books from their library? (I am talking about the undergrad library).


Yes

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby Bbbrian » Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:52 pm

I have a random question that I know there isn't a perfect answer for, but I was wondering about how generous the law school is with handing out need-based grants? I know you have to complete a FAFSA and Need Access application, but assuming my FAFSA gives me a 0 EFC and Need Access form is filled out by a single mother, on disability, with no other income and little savings, how much NEED BASED fin aid could someone expect?

I'm assuming the higher need based grants for the most in-need students is around 15k/year, but before I apply ED with the understanding that I won't receive any merit based scholarship, I'm trying to get the best measure of the likelihood that I could get offered some type of need based grant. Even 5k a year would be helpful. Any personal experience with need-based aid from Penn Law would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby Clemenceau » Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:02 pm

Bbbrian wrote:I have a random question that I know there isn't a perfect answer for, but I was wondering about how generous the law school is with handing out need-based grants? I know you have to complete a FAFSA and Need Access application, but assuming my FAFSA gives me a 0 EFC and Need Access form is filled out by a single mother, on disability, with no other income and little savings, how much NEED BASED fin aid could someone expect?

I'm assuming the higher need based grants for the most in-need students is around 15k/year, but before I apply ED with the understanding that I won't receive any merit based scholarship, I'm trying to get the best measure of the likelihood that I could get offered some type of need based grant. Even 5k a year would be helpful. Any personal experience with need-based aid from Penn Law would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


I only got need based aid by negotiating with offers from other schools (which makes the need-based part a little suspect). I don't recommend applying ED. While I'm sure its possible to get a need based grant, you should assume you would get nothing if you're going ED.

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby Bbbrian » Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:28 am

Clemenceau wrote:
Bbbrian wrote:I have a random question that I know there isn't a perfect answer for, but I was wondering about how generous the law school is with handing out need-based grants? I know you have to complete a FAFSA and Need Access application, but assuming my FAFSA gives me a 0 EFC and Need Access form is filled out by a single mother, on disability, with no other income and little savings, how much NEED BASED fin aid could someone expect?

I'm assuming the higher need based grants for the most in-need students is around 15k/year, but before I apply ED with the understanding that I won't receive any merit based scholarship, I'm trying to get the best measure of the likelihood that I could get offered some type of need based grant. Even 5k a year would be helpful. Any personal experience with need-based aid from Penn Law would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


I only got need based aid by negotiating with offers from other schools (which makes the need-based part a little suspect). I don't recommend applying ED. While I'm sure its possible to get a need based grant, you should assume you would get nothing if you're going ED.


Can I ask how much you received for need based aid?

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby rndm2 » Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:42 am

Has anyone had Chang for any course or know anything about him even 2nd hand (please PM me)?




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