Penn Students Taking Questions

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politicaljungle
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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby politicaljungle » Thu May 19, 2016 7:30 pm

Auxilio wrote:You can usually find a decent priced used one on amazon or similar, then can resell it again (I use amazon).

Try to be fast to make sure it gets to you on time and you get one of the cheaper ones.

Don't buy that LPS book, it's useless.


Thanks! What's the LPS book?

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby Auxilio » Thu May 19, 2016 7:35 pm

politicaljungle wrote:
Auxilio wrote:You can usually find a decent priced used one on amazon or similar, then can resell it again (I use amazon).

Try to be fast to make sure it gets to you on time and you get one of the cheaper ones.

Don't buy that LPS book, it's useless.


Thanks! What's the LPS book?


A lawyer writes or something, I followed someone on here telling not to buy it and felt like I missed nothing. Others agreed with me after they had thrown the money away.

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby ymmv » Thu May 19, 2016 10:26 pm

The LPS book is a collection of all the powerpoints you will have distributed to you in LPS, but for $80 or something.

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby politicaljungle » Thu May 19, 2016 10:46 pm

ymmv wrote:The LPS book is a collection of all the powerpoints you will have distributed to you in LPS, but for $80 or something.


Damn ok, thanks for the heads up!

When's the best time to start looking for housing?

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby Auxilio » Thu May 19, 2016 11:20 pm

politicaljungle wrote:
ymmv wrote:The LPS book is a collection of all the powerpoints you will have distributed to you in LPS, but for $80 or something.


Damn ok, thanks for the heads up!

When's the best time to start looking for housing?


If you want an apartment then now basically (usually they have to give 60 days notice). If not then start looking around now but no rush.

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby Auxilio » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:38 pm

Ok, so now that I finally got my last grade back and it is a bit too early to start worrying about jobs, journal will have to be the nervous bone I gnaw at in my head. Does anyone know roughly when Penn's journals get released?

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby Slytherpuff » Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:17 pm

Hey, has anyone taken Corporations (or a related class) with Edward Rock? He's visiting NYU this fall and I'm wondering what he's like.

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby Clearly » Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:18 pm

Slytherpuff wrote:Hey, has anyone taken Corporations (or a related class) with Edward Rock? He's visiting NYU this fall and I'm wondering what he's like.

I absolutely adore Ed Rock and wholeheartedly recommend you take anything he's teaching

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby Slytherpuff » Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:25 pm

Clearly wrote:
Slytherpuff wrote:Hey, has anyone taken Corporations (or a related class) with Edward Rock? He's visiting NYU this fall and I'm wondering what he's like.

I absolutely adore Ed Rock and wholeheartedly recommend you take anything he's teaching

Great to hear!!! Does Penn have any outlines for his Corporations class?

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby Clearly » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:06 pm

Slytherpuff wrote:
Clearly wrote:
Slytherpuff wrote:Hey, has anyone taken Corporations (or a related class) with Edward Rock? He's visiting NYU this fall and I'm wondering what he's like.

I absolutely adore Ed Rock and wholeheartedly recommend you take anything he's teaching

Great to hear!!! Does Penn have any outlines for his Corporations class?

He hasn't taught corporations in a while at Penn. I have his outlines for M&A though. I'll try to track down when he taught corps and see what I can dig up for you. Pm me

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby PennBull » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:21 pm

Clearly wrote:
Slytherpuff wrote:Hey, has anyone taken Corporations (or a related class) with Edward Rock? He's visiting NYU this fall and I'm wondering what he's like.

I absolutely adore Ed Rock and wholeheartedly recommend you take anything he's teaching

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby existentialcrisis » Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:14 am

Suggestions on easy classes for 3Ls?

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby PennBull » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:28 pm

existentialcrisis wrote:Suggestions on easy classes for 3Ls?


depends on your style, really. I signed up for what most would consider "hard" classes but they were the largest classes with hordes of good, past outlines

Fed Courts, Admin, Evidence, Criminal Procedure...sure they're classes with real exams at the end but all it really takes is (i) studying a couple good outlines for a couple days and (ii) ripping off the bandaid with a 3 hour test

Too many people end up taking "easy" seminars but then you're stuck having to write a goddamn paper for shit you don't care about

In the big classes you can also be entirely ignored and surf the internet at your leisure

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby Clearly » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:50 am

PennBull wrote:
existentialcrisis wrote:Suggestions on easy classes for 3Ls?


depends on your style, really. I signed up for what most would consider "hard" classes but they were the largest classes with hordes of good, past outlines

Fed Courts, Admin, Evidence, Criminal Procedure...sure they're classes with real exams at the end but all it really takes is (i) studying a couple good outlines for a couple days and (ii) ripping off the bandaid with a 3 hour test

Too many people end up taking "easy" seminars but then you're stuck having to write a goddamn paper for shit you don't care about

In the big classes you can also be entirely ignored and surf the internet at your leisure

100% with you. I'll never seminar again. You have to actually go, then you have to write some nonsense. I'd rather stay home and cram for a final

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby jjking » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:45 pm

Rising 2L here...what are the classes I absolutely should take for the NY bar?

So far have:
Evidence
Corporations

Is not taking Tax and Property a bad life decision (lit-focused)?

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby PennBull » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:54 am

jjking wrote:Rising 2L here...what are the classes I absolutely should take for the NY bar?

So far have:
Evidence
Corporations

Is not taking Tax and Property a bad life decision (lit-focused)?


You don't HAVE to take anything. Bar exam materials give you everything you need. Do whatever makes your schedule and you happiest

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby SportsFan » Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:33 pm

PennBull wrote:
jjking wrote:Rising 2L here...what are the classes I absolutely should take for the NY bar?

So far have:
Evidence
Corporations

Is not taking Tax and Property a bad life decision (lit-focused)?


You don't HAVE to take anything. Bar exam materials give you everything you need. Do whatever makes your schedule and you happiest

Very true, but I'm glad I took Property. It's such a massive subject and I would have been even more stressed and lost without the earlier exposure I had to it. Still, you'll be fine without it.

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby scandk » Sun Jul 17, 2016 11:49 am

soon-to-be 1L here, does anyone know if it's possible to take undergraduate classes at Penn (language classes)? If so, how?

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby Auxilio » Sun Jul 17, 2016 11:53 am

scandk wrote:soon-to-be 1L here, does anyone know if it's possible to take undergraduate classes at Penn (language classes)? If so, how?



https://www.law.upenn.edu/registrar/cou ... school.php

"The Law School does not grant credit for introductory language study, but will consider petitions for intermediate or advance language courses."

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby Clearly » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:42 am

jjking wrote:Rising 2L here...what are the classes I absolutely should take for the NY bar?

So far have:
Evidence
Corporations

Is not taking Tax and Property a bad life decision (lit-focused)?

I know it's too late, but add drop is a magical thing. I wouldn't worry about property, Parcho teaching property is a godsend.

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby r6_philly » Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:43 am

scandk wrote:soon-to-be 1L here, does anyone know if it's possible to take undergraduate classes at Penn (language classes)? If so, how?


Many classes at Penn are dual listed UG/G. I am sure if you want to take a non-intro class you can get around that by making an individual proposal.

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby fra » Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:13 pm

Anyone have an outline for Fisch's corporations class that they would be willing to share with me?

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby Clearly » Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:43 pm

fra wrote:Anyone have an outline for Fisch's corporations class that they would be willing to share with me?

Bahaha have fun with that one. I'll pm you tomorrow and send you every outline ever.

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby Iustis » Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:07 pm

Can anyone speak to roughly what GPA (I assume it changes every year) is required for the Barenkopf Scholarship? Or at least how much it is for? The description on the site is pretty useless.

I'm trying to find motivation to put effort into this year and if a good chunk of money is in reach that will do it.




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