University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)

Mark your total $ amount AND scholly name (if applicable)

Levy
9
13%
Silverman-Rodin
0
No votes
Dean's
5
7%
James Wilson
17
25%
Toll
0
No votes
$130k-Full
2
3%
$100k-$129k
8
12%
$70k-$99k
13
19%
$30k-$69k
7
10%
<$30k
6
9%
 
Total votes: 67

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University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby R. Jeeves » Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:06 pm

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Key Dates

- Need Access App and FAFSA due by March 1st
- Admitted Students Weekend: Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th
- Penn Law Preview Day: Monday, April 13th
- The Commitment to Matriculate form and the Tuition Deposit are due May 1, 2015

Aid & Scholarships

- FAQ
- Link to FAFSA
- Link to the Need Access Application.
- External Scholarships

Admitted Students Weekend

- Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th
- More info to follow

Housing

-Philly
-University City
-Center City
-On Campus
-Off Campus


JD Viewbook

Experience Philadelphia



Congratulations to the University of Pennsylvania Law School's Class of 2018 Admits!

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby R. Jeeves » Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:13 pm

Has anyone received their admission follow-up email yet? My status checker says that it was sent on 12/19, but it's not in my inbox or my spam folder.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby strugglebus » Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:19 pm

pulstar1 wrote:Has anyone received their admission follow-up email yet? My status checker says that it was sent on 12/19, but it's not in my inbox or my spam folder.


Yeah, mine came at 9:05 a.m. EST on 12/19.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby R. Jeeves » Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:25 pm

strugglebus wrote:
pulstar1 wrote:Has anyone received their admission follow-up email yet? My status checker says that it was sent on 12/19, but it's not in my inbox or my spam folder.


Yeah, mine came at 9:05 a.m. EST on 12/19.


allright i just found mine after some digging. Ill get the relevant links from the JD Admits page onto the OP.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby xylocarp » Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:12 pm

checking in!

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby UCLABruins2015 » Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:41 pm

Hi guys! just had a question about placement. How well does Penn place in California? The lawyers I've talked to tell me that it shouldnt be a problem for my case since I'm from Socal and went to college in LA so I have ties, but I was curious to see what percentage of Penn law grads choose to practice in California. I'm also curious if the Career services office at Penn law has advisors who help people targeting non-NYC biglaw.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby R. Jeeves » Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:10 pm

UCLABruins2015 wrote:Hi guys! just had a question about placement. How well does Penn place in California?


7.1% of 2013 Penn Law grads are working in California according to Penn's website. But I guess we can't really use this metric to say anything about how "well" (or how effectively) Penn places in Cali because we don't know the ratio of the number of students that get employed in Cali vs. the number that want employment there.

https://www.law.upenn.edu/live/images/16121-class-of-2013-employment-locations

UCLABruins2015 wrote:The lawyers I've talked to tell me that it shouldnt be a problem for my case since I'm from Socal and went to college in LA so I have ties, but I was curious to see what percentage of Penn law grads choose to practice in California.


Im from NorCal and Ive heard the same thing from multiple people. A NorCal friend of mine did her UG and LS at UMich and just got herself a job in SF BigLaw. I know it's an anecdote, but I still think the general consensus is that being from Cali should make it considerably easier to get Cali BigLaw after doing LS on the eastcoast/midwest. If you're someone with strong ties, I *think* your chances at California BigLaw should be around the same as your chances at NYC BigLaw from Penn. Hopefully someone who isn't a 0L can weigh in on this.

UCLABruins2015 wrote:I'm also curious if the Career services office at Penn law has advisors who help people targeting non-NYC biglaw


I haven't looked it up, but I would be shocked if they didn't.

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Postby sirlancealot » Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:30 pm

Checking in

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Postby kikivandy » Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:15 am

Checking in as well!

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Postby jimmymac » Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:22 am

checking in- philly born and raised so feel free to ask any qs. love this city

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby kikivandy » Thu Dec 25, 2014 6:51 pm

grizzlybear wrote:anyone have any insights as to housing? where do most law students (and med and other grad students) live? areas as well as specific complexes?


I've heard that most grad students prefer to live in the Rittenhouse square area, but those places look to be around 1400 just for a studio.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby AlwaysPlayTheFox » Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:09 am

I am a current 1L, feel free to PM me any questions you may have!

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby xylocarp » Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:06 pm

just got the acceptance letter in the mail. loving the giant envelope for one piece of paper :lol:

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Clearly » Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:14 pm

1L checking in to answer questions if needed.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Clearly » Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:18 pm

kikivandy wrote:
grizzlybear wrote:anyone have any insights as to housing? where do most law students (and med and other grad students) live? areas as well as specific complexes?


I've heard that most grad students prefer to live in the Rittenhouse square area, but those places look to be around 1400 just for a studio.

Rittenhouse is really nice, but it's not particularly close and it's pretty pricy. Most people I know are in west Philly south of market and as far west as 50th. Many popular options on this side of the river. The hub, domus(way expensive though) left bank, etc. Personally I'd scour Craig's list and find a private deal, you can usually get a better deal this way.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby xylocarp » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:51 pm

Clearly wrote:1L checking in to answer questions if needed.

would you recommend bringing a car to philly if you already have one, or is it an unnecessary hassle? is there law school parking/does anybody drive?

thanks for answering questions :)

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby jimmymac » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:57 pm

Checking in! Love philly, born and raised

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby Clearly » Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:23 am

xylocarp wrote:
Clearly wrote:1L checking in to answer questions if needed.

would you recommend bringing a car to philly if you already have one, or is it an unnecessary hassle? is there law school parking/does anybody drive?

thanks for answering questions :)

I brought my car and almost never move it at all. Philly has great public transportation and relatively cheap cabs/everything you need is generally close, so you don't need a car. That said, it comes in handy for larger big box store runs and on breaks for getting out of town. Ultimately it depends where you end up moving, I'm pretty close to the school and near a subway stop, but other people are more secluded and would prob benefit more from a car. Parking is generally tough for free around here, although I know there is a Penn parking program (but I think it's pricy). Basically my answer is it'll work either way depending on where you end up, I generally get parking right on my street but don't take the car because it's usually harder to park wherever it is I'm going. I use it so infrequently I had to set a recurring alarm to remind me to go start it once in a while.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby R. Jeeves » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:21 pm

xylocarp wrote:just got the acceptance letter in the mail. loving the giant envelope for one piece of paper :lol:


Just got mine too. Im nerdishly looking forward to getting that Penn Law Admissions portfolio packet this month.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby penn278 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:11 pm

Congrats everyone! I'm a current 2L- PM me if you have any questions. Happy to help with anything.

I have lived in Center City the last two years so I can give you the alternate perspective. I love living in CC and having more of a "in the middle of it all" kinda experience. Totally a matter of personal preference (and price range), but it is pretty standard for people to do 1L in Ucity and 2L-3L in CC.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby LoganCouture » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:05 pm

Checking in!!

Does anyone know what Preview Day is and how it differs from ASW?

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby lashley » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:13 pm

Also checking in! Visited in November and really loved the city.

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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2018 Admits

Postby everything_bagel » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:17 pm

Checking in! So so thrilled to have this as an option. West Philadelphia is one of my favorite places in the world.

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