Penn Law Class of 2019

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2019

Postby penn19 » Tue May 31, 2016 12:10 pm

zyxwvut2 wrote:
penn19 wrote:
slizerd wrote:
penn19 wrote:Has anyone received word on their request for federal loans yet? :)

Got the amount I'm approved for in the mail, nothing through email yet and no directions on doing the MPN or next steps :/
Kind of surprised that even though I have a scholarship I was still approved for the whole ~80k budget in loans


Oh ok gotcha, thanks! I moved recently so maybe that's why I haven't heard about anything yet. I'll keep my eyes peeled for snail mail.


PSA - just found the certification letter in my gmail spam. I emailed finaid this morning asking where the letter was sent since I have two addresses on file and they said all communications would be via email.


Thanks! I should have updated as well to say that I emailed them and they also told me that all communication would be via email as well.

I just looked in my spam folder and found an email from no-reply@pobox.upenn.edu. I'd add this to your safe list just FYI.

ETA: The email was sent to me on May 6th by "Penn Loan System."

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2019

Postby penn19 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:10 am

For those of you who have been approved for loans, when did the financial aid office tell you the loans are expected to be disbursed? In my email they said August 22nd, but I noticed that tuition payments are due late July... O.o O.o O.o

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2019

Postby slizerd » Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:34 am

penn19 wrote:For those of you who have been approved for loans, when did the financial aid office tell you the loans are expected to be disbursed? In my email they said August 22nd, but I noticed that tuition payments are due late July... O.o O.o O.o


I asked the finaid office about that and they said the loans are applied to the July tuition bill. So we'll still get a bill saying we owe the tuition, but it just gets taken out of whatever we're expecting to get in August.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2019

Postby penn19 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:38 am

slizerd wrote:
penn19 wrote:For those of you who have been approved for loans, when did the financial aid office tell you the loans are expected to be disbursed? In my email they said August 22nd, but I noticed that tuition payments are due late July... O.o O.o O.o


I asked the finaid office about that and they said the loans are applied to the July tuition bill. So we'll still get a bill saying we owe the tuition, but it just gets taken out of whatever we're expecting to get in August.


Ah perfect, glad you noticed that too. Thanks so much!! :)

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2019

Postby PlanetExpress » Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:59 am

Checking in, very excited!

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2019

Postby penn19 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:26 am

Hey y'all, really excited to see you in a few weeks.

I'm massively confused by financial aid, and I was wondering if someone could help me out.

I'm looking online at the PennPay system, and I see that my term balance (without accounting for financial aid or anything) is around $21k. However, with financial aid included, my term balance is around -$12k. I'm taking out some loans, so this means I should request a reduction in my loans, right?

Thanks for your help!!

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2019

Postby pdevastey » Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:56 am

penn19 wrote:Hey y'all, really excited to see you in a few weeks.

I'm massively confused by financial aid, and I was wondering if someone could help me out.

I'm looking online at the PennPay system, and I see that my term balance (without accounting for financial aid or anything) is around $21k. However, with financial aid included, my term balance is around -$12k. I'm taking out some loans, so this means I should request a reduction in my loans, right?

Thanks for your help!!


I think it will depend on how much you think you need for rent/food and other expenses for the first semester. But honestly I am and taking a lil too much this year that way i can take less next year and have a little bit of a security net for unexpected expenses.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2019

Postby penn19 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:24 am

pdevastey wrote:
penn19 wrote:Hey y'all, really excited to see you in a few weeks.

I'm massively confused by financial aid, and I was wondering if someone could help me out.

I'm looking online at the PennPay system, and I see that my term balance (without accounting for financial aid or anything) is around $21k. However, with financial aid included, my term balance is around -$12k. I'm taking out some loans, so this means I should request a reduction in my loans, right?

Thanks for your help!!


I think it will depend on how much you think you need for rent/food and other expenses for the first semester. But honestly I am and taking a lil too much this year that way i can take less next year and have a little bit of a security net for unexpected expenses.


That makes sense. Thank you!

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2019

Postby penn19 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:15 pm

Ok but srsly when do we get our schedules? I want to find out my section and buy me some b00k$$$$$$ lolz.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2019

Postby Lithium94 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:51 am

penn19 wrote:Ok but srsly when do we get our schedules? I want to find out my section and buy me some b00k$$$$$$ lolz.


Thinking this too. Cutting it a little close no? Can anyone give any insight as to when they where released in past years?

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2019

Postby Tom_Haverford » Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:44 pm

Lithium94 wrote:
penn19 wrote:Ok but srsly when do we get our schedules? I want to find out my section and buy me some b00k$$$$$$ lolz.


Thinking this too. Cutting it a little close no? Can anyone give any insight as to when they where released in past years?


The registrar said they will be finalized a week or so before orientation, and they will notify us by email.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2019

Postby slizerd » Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:15 am

Tom_Haverford wrote:
Lithium94 wrote:
penn19 wrote:Ok but srsly when do we get our schedules? I want to find out my section and buy me some b00k$$$$$$ lolz.


Thinking this too. Cutting it a little close no? Can anyone give any insight as to when they where released in past years?


The registrar said they will be finalized a week or so before orientation, and they will notify us by email.

This doesn't help with individual prof/book assignments, but if you go to the mycourses part of the ASW and click on "1L block schedule" you can see the times classes are. It looks like 1Ls have class 9-4 mon-wed, 10:30-11:45 Thurs, and nothing Friday. Hoping those are the finalized blocks because that'd be an amazing schedule!

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2019

Postby Tom_Haverford » Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:41 am

I glanced at the block schedules quickly, and it seems that the three sections break down like this:

Section 1 and 2 (arbitrary #) -
M- 9:00-10:15/10:30-11:45/1:30-2:45
T- 9:00-10:15/10:30-11:45/12:45-2:45
W- 9:00-10:15/10:30-11:45/1:30-2:45
Th- 10:30-11:45
F- Off

Section 3 -
M- 9:00-10:15/1:30-2:45/3:00-4:15
T- 9:00-10:15/12:45-2:45/3:00-4:15
W- 9:00-10:15/1:30-2:45/3:00-4:15
Th- 10:30-11:45
F- Off

It depends which Civ Pro section one has.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2019

Postby Lithium94 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:29 pm

Tom_Haverford wrote:I glanced at the block schedules quickly, and it seems that the three sections break down like this:

Section 1 and 2 (arbitrary #) -
M- 9:00-10:15/10:30-11:45/1:30-2:45
T- 9:00-10:15/10:30-11:45/12:45-2:45
W- 9:00-10:15/10:30-11:45/1:30-2:45
Th- 10:30-11:45
F- Off

Section 3 -
M- 9:00-10:15/1:30-2:45/3:00-4:15
T- 9:00-10:15/12:45-2:45/3:00-4:15
W- 9:00-10:15/1:30-2:45/3:00-4:15
Th- 10:30-11:45
F- Off

It depends which Civ Pro section one has.


Thanks for this! Where were you able to find it?

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2019

Postby Tom_Haverford » Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:36 pm

https://www.law.upenn.edu/its/docs/canv ... tudent.php

Click myCourses ---> log in with PennKey ---> Block Schedule (left hand side) ---> 1L Courses only

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2019

Postby Pennicillin » Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:46 pm

Lithium94 wrote:
penn19 wrote:Ok but srsly when do we get our schedules? I want to find out my section and buy me some b00k$$$$$$ lolz.


Thinking this too. Cutting it a little close no? Can anyone give any insight as to when they where released in past years?


Registrar told me that we'd receive an email the week of August 29

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2019

Postby Auxilio » Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:50 pm

2L here, even if you don't get enough time to order your books prior to the first classes I urge you guys to not give in and overpay at the bookstore. You can use friends'/library reserve for a few days without trouble.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2019

Postby penn19 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:11 am

Pennicillin wrote:
Lithium94 wrote:
penn19 wrote:Ok but srsly when do we get our schedules? I want to find out my section and buy me some b00k$$$$$$ lolz.


Thinking this too. Cutting it a little close no? Can anyone give any insight as to when they where released in past years?


Registrar told me that we'd receive an email the week of August 29


Ugh, so late. Thanks everyone!!

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2019

Postby PlanetExpress » Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:57 am

Recommendations on book rentals? Or thoughts on book rentals?

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2019

Postby Auxilio » Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:51 pm

PlanetExpress wrote:Recommendations on book rentals? Or thoughts on book rentals?


Buy your books on Amazon or somewhere else and only rent if it is MUCH cheaper than any other option. I made back about 80% of my 1L book costs this way because I could sell them (on Amazon or for their trade in).

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2019

Postby PlanetExpress » Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:36 pm

Auxilio wrote:
PlanetExpress wrote:Recommendations on book rentals? Or thoughts on book rentals?


Buy your books on Amazon or somewhere else and only rent if it is MUCH cheaper than any other option. I made back about 80% of my 1L book costs this way because I could sell them (on Amazon or for their trade in).


Okay, makes sense. Thanks!

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2019

Postby Clearly » Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:51 am

Are they doing crim first semester again? I've got Robinson's book for sale.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2019

Postby penn19 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:28 pm

I might've missed this, but is the legal research and writing course graded? Wondering how much time I'll need to spend on it... :P

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2019

Postby Auxilio » Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:32 pm

penn19 wrote:I might've missed this, but is the legal research and writing course graded? Wondering how much time I'll need to spend on it... :P


Pass/fail/honours (about 1/3)

A very small amount of time throughout the year and a few weekends.

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Re: Penn Law Class of 2019

Postby penn19 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:05 pm

Auxilio wrote:
penn19 wrote:I might've missed this, but is the legal research and writing course graded? Wondering how much time I'll need to spend on it... :P


Pass/fail/honours (about 1/3)

A very small amount of time throughout the year and a few weekends.


Thanks!!


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