Core wrote:Does Penn have any sort of mentor system? I know Chicago has something like this.
There's the Morris Fellow program, it is what you make of it. I never had any desire to meet my fellow. I thought that the most helpful mentor was my legal writing instructor (3L). You can pretty much ask anyone for help, we all remember what it's like (just keep in mind that we're jaded)
Core wrote:Do you find Penn offers a lot of support for those students interested in publishing?
Yes, if you want to publish the faculty and staff will be behind you 100% you just have to ask them. Some profs will even offer to co-author things with you to increase chances of publishing a legit article, not just a comment.
Core wrote:What is your favorite aspect of your experience at Penn thus far (cheesey, I know)?
Being done with almost 2 years of it? I really enjoyed OCI minus the OMG will I get a job aspect of this year. I also really enjoy journal no matter how much I complain about it. Board is like my own little law school family
We fight, we have fun, we bond... talk about cheesy
Core wrote:Less important, but...
I've read that Penn is very supportive of (and boasts a fairly large contingent of) LGBT students - how true have you found this?
It's quite supportive based on what I've seen but I am not involved with Lambda so I can't really speak from the perspective of someone who is LGBT. The people I know who are involved really seem to love the group though.