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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby silly101 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:09 pm

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby ArchRoark » Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:03 pm

Does Penn split the incoming class into sections? If so, how big on average are these sections?

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby Veyron » Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:05 pm

Tiva wrote:Does Penn split the incoming class into sections? If so, how big on average are these sections?


Yes, 80 people, further devided into cohorts of about 15.

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby ArchRoark » Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:21 pm

Veyron wrote:
Tiva wrote:Does Penn split the incoming class into sections? If so, how big on average are these sections?


Yes, 80 people, further devided into cohorts of about 15.


Thanks,

How about the cost of living? About how much would one expect to pay monthly for a 1 bedroom apartment?

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby Veyron » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:37 pm

Tiva wrote:
Veyron wrote:
Tiva wrote:Does Penn split the incoming class into sections? If so, how big on average are these sections?


Yes, 80 people, further devided into cohorts of about 15.


Thanks,

How about the cost of living? About how much would one expect to pay monthly for a 1 bedroom apartment?


COL depends on your frame of reference. 1 bedroom prices varry widely in grad dorms they about 12-1300, off campus ranges from 1200-Obscene, if you are willing to live a bit further they can be had for 1000 or less, studios are slightly less at all price points.

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby r6_philly » Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:52 pm

Veyron wrote:
COL depends on your frame of reference. 1 bedroom prices varry widely in grad dorms they about 12-1300, off campus ranges from 1200-Obscene, if you are willing to live a bit further they can be had for 1000 or less, studios are slightly less at all price points.


You can find 1 bedrooms for 700 or so if you want to keep a car and live 10-15 minutes away. Actually you can also take train/trolley/bus for $80-100 a month, and the apartments are generally bigger than what you find in the city.

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby penn0Ler » Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:14 pm

I recall reading that 1Ls take 6 core classes, 2 electives, and LRW. How is this broken down across semesters? Also, is LRW graded?

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby Veyron » Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:20 pm

penn0Ler wrote:I recall reading that 1Ls take 6 core classes, 2 electives, and LRW. How is this broken down across semesters? Also, is LRW graded?


1: T, K, P, Civ-pro, LRW (ungraded)
2: Con, Crim, 2 electives

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby stayingclassy » Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:33 pm

Veyron wrote:
penn0Ler wrote:I recall reading that 1Ls take 6 core classes, 2 electives, and LRW. How is this broken down across semesters? Also, is LRW graded?


1: T, K, P, Civ-pro, LRW (ungraded)
2: Con, Crim, 2 electives


1Ls take legal writing second semester as well.

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby Veyron » Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:04 pm

stayingclassy wrote:
Veyron wrote:
penn0Ler wrote:I recall reading that 1Ls take 6 core classes, 2 electives, and LRW. How is this broken down across semesters? Also, is LRW graded?


1: T, K, P, Civ-pro, LRW (ungraded)
2: Con, Crim, 2 electives


1Ls take legal writing second semester as well.


Truf, sorry for the oversight.

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby Veyron » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:00 pm

What % of people who want to get on a journal are able to?

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby lostmyname » Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:59 am

close to 100%

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby hellojd » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:34 am

lostmyname wrote:close to 100%


What's the deal with the main law review (sorry if this has been asked already)

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby Veyron » Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:09 pm

hellojd wrote:
lostmyname wrote:close to 100%


What's the deal with the main law review (sorry if this has been asked already)


TY lost my name. ^ MOAR like 20% of the class (a high % compared to other schools).

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby lostmyname » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:41 pm

about 50 people get on law review every year. that's about 20% of the class. but, not 100% of the class participates in the journal competition. a small number of people opt out or only participate in JLASC's (journal of law and social change) write on process, which is separate.

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:42 pm

Veyron wrote:
Tiva wrote:
Veyron wrote:
Tiva wrote:Does Penn split the incoming class into sections? If so, how big on average are these sections?


Yes, 80 people, further devided into cohorts of about 15.


Thanks,

How about the cost of living? About how much would one expect to pay monthly for a 1 bedroom apartment?


COL depends on your frame of reference. 1 bedroom prices varry widely in grad dorms they about 12-1300, off campus ranges from 1200-Obscene, if you are willing to live a bit further they can be had for 1000 or less, studios are slightly less at all price points.



example/link of an 'obscene' place that people ACTUALLY live in near campus?

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:47 pm

I guess the better question is:
of the buildings profiled on penn's website, is there a ranking/rating of them somewhere?

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby Veyron » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:48 pm

[/quote]

Thanks,

How about the cost of living? About how much would one expect to pay monthly for a 1 bedroom apartment?[/quote]

COL depends on your frame of reference. 1 bedroom prices varry widely in grad dorms they about 12-1300, off campus ranges from 1200-Obscene, if you are willing to live a bit further they can be had for 1000 or less, studios are slightly less at all price points.[/quote]


example/link of an 'obscene' place that people ACTUALLY live in near campus?[/quote]

Here you go brohamesburg: http://www.domuspa.com

(And yes, members of my class do actually live here. Its right across the street from the law school)

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby r6_philly » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:50 pm

Those communities are grossly over priced. Actually anything over $1100 in Philly is grossly over priced.

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby lostmyname » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:52 pm

i know some people really like the wellington.

domus is seriously overpriced - i don't know anyone who's lived there more than one year. left bank is close to school but also kind of overpriced. it advertises itself as a luxury building and it actually has a really nice in-building gym, but it's not ***that*** great and kind of in a sketchy area considering how much you're paying.

a few other popular buildings are the rittenhouse claridge (good location), 2400 chestnut (still in center city, but a pretty close walk to school), and the sterling (i don't really know why people live here because the location sucks and it's not nice, lol).

but i would agree with r6_philly that a lot of the doormen buildings are grossly overpriced. however, it's nice to be able to have a front desk to receive packages. up to you to decide if that's worth paying a lot extra. personally, i don't live in a doorman building.
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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby Veyron » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:53 pm

r6_philly wrote:Those communities are grossly over priced. Actually anything over $1100 in Philly is grossly over priced.


And yet, people live there, fancy that.

Also, you might be surprised even as a philly native but if you want to live within walking distance of the LS in a decent building be prepared to pay out the ASS.

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby lostmyname » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:55 pm

also, somewhere gapsa (the grad student organization) has a tenant survey that gives opinions on all kinds of landlords and apartment buildings. it shouldn't be hard to find on the penn housing website

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby r6_philly » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:57 pm

lostmyname wrote:also, somewhere gapsa (the grad student organization) has a tenant survey that gives opinions on all kinds of landlords and apartment buildings. it shouldn't be hard to find on the penn housing website


http://www.gapsa.upenn.edu/gapsa-landlord-survey

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby r6_philly » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:58 pm

Veyron wrote:
r6_philly wrote:Those communities are grossly over priced. Actually anything over $1100 in Philly is grossly over priced.


And yet, people live there, fancy that.

Also, you might be surprised even as a philly native but if you want to live within walking distance of the LS in a decent building be prepared to pay out the ASS.


Well since the bridge is going to be open back up again on 11/6, you can live in graduate hospital area once again and pay much less.

Edit: get a bicycle then you options open up!

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Re: Penn Students Taking Questions

Postby lostmyname » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:59 pm

Veyron wrote:
r6_philly wrote:Those communities are grossly over priced. Actually anything over $1100 in Philly is grossly over priced.


And yet, people live there, fancy that.

Also, you might be surprised even as a philly native but if you want to live within walking distance of the LS in a decent building be prepared to pay out the ASS.


:roll: :roll:

there are a lot of people at penn with varying budget constraints. some of us don't have parents to support us, some of us don't want to borrow more money than we need to...and some of us DO. that's fine either way. but to imply that $1100 isn't overpriced in philly is inaccurate, because it definitely is. you can certainly live in center city for less than that -- maybe not *much* less, but definitely for 1000 or so. you can also live in west philly for substantially less than that. and even those people who pay $1100 may live in walking distance.. but that could be 25-30 minutes.




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