IN AT PENN

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gahthelaw
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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby gahthelaw » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:12 pm

maggiebre wrote:
gahthelaw wrote:
maggiebre wrote:I just got an email that I was nominated for the James Wilson scholarship! Does anyone know hard it is to get once you've been nominated?


ooo congrats! what's that one for?


Thanks! It doesn't seem to be given for any one thing in particular. This is what it says in the email:

James Wilson, signer of the Declaration of Independence, architect of the Constitution, and one of the original justices of the United States Supreme Court, was Penn's first professor of law. Our selection committee seeks accomplished individuals who embody the pioneering spirit and leadership of James Wilson, and who will be fully engaged in the unique academic community at Penn. Academic achievement, writing, demonstrated leadership, and campus or community involvement are all factors in our selection process.


wow -- congrats on being nominated for general awesomeness :)

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby lz06 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:19 pm

just got the James Wilson one also!

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby peyso » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:22 pm

TheSharklord wrote:
Flanker1067 wrote:I certaintly don't have limitless sums of wealth, but in Boston my shitty basement apartment ran me $1000 a month. I have paid more for slightly nicer ones too. From what I hear, this will go a long way in Philly.

Edit: Now that I think about it, I think $1075 was the least I ever paid when I was living alone.

Second Edit: This makes me excited, but then I have to remind myself I haven't gotten in yet.


Hahaha, more limitless than that. The Sansom price for a 1 person full apartment (which is all I'd want--not looking for any roomates) is around $1200. Radian is around $1550 (but with more amenities, and this is, again a full, furnished apartment). Domus is...somewhere off in the more than $2000 range I think. They don't list a rent on the website--at least not the last time I looked.

That being said, there's a ton of housing around Penn, so you can do better than the private apartment complexes designed for student living if you want to trade amenities for cash.



I went to Penn for Undergrad. Tons of cheap living around, much cheaper than NYC and Boston

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby puppleberry finn » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:27 pm

fuck, levy AND wilson invites went out. fuck fuck.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby lz06 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:28 pm

link to the different scholarships if anyones interested: http://www.law.upenn.edu/prospective/jd ... ogram.html

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby x47point6 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:29 pm

puppins wrote:fuck, levy AND wilson invites went out. fuck fuck.


This.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby capitalacq » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:30 pm

yep. invites are definitely out

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby Kronk » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:34 pm

I got an invite, but won't write the essay most likely.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby jasonportwood » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:42 pm

Got the Levy today as well. Definitely giving this a shot...

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby MeasuredOptimism » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:20 pm

jasonportwood wrote:Got the Levy today as well. Definitely giving this a shot...


+1

Does any one have any idea how many people usually compete for Levy?

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby janer » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:46 pm

MeasuredOptimism wrote:
jasonportwood wrote:Got the Levy today as well. Definitely giving this a shot...


+1

Does any one have any idea how many people usually compete for Levy?

I found a thread from last year that 30-50 are invited to apply for the Levy.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby booby87 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:54 pm

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:07 pm

VoidSix wrote:I got an invite, but won't write the essay most likely.


+1.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby janer » Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:11 pm

booby87 wrote:
janer wrote:
MeasuredOptimism wrote:
jasonportwood wrote:Got the Levy today as well. Definitely giving this a shot...


+1

Does any one have any idea how many people usually compete for Levy?

I found a thread from last year that 30-50 are invited to apply for the Levy.

can you link the thread? Did it seem like most who applied were given offers or was it pretty competitive?

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=58620

Seems like there were more people that got it than didn't.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby CCA » Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:20 pm

I would highly recommend writing the essay if you got the offer. There's nothing to lose, and based on last year's thread, I don't think it was that difficult to get the scholarship once you are invited. I never expected to get any kind of merit scholarship at Penn, but I wrote the essay and they offered me one.

Also, even if you might have other choices that you prefer right now, you should keep an open mind and at least visit everywhere and attend ASW's. If you don't do the essay and wind up deciding you want to go to Penn, you will be sorry for giving up the chance of money.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby puppleberry finn » Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:52 pm

Anyone hear about the Toll?

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby CardinalRules » Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:56 pm

You can send them an email if you're not going to apply. I'll probably respond to them tomorrow.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby MeasuredOptimism » Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:44 pm

booby87 wrote:
janer wrote:
MeasuredOptimism wrote:
jasonportwood wrote:Got the Levy today as well. Definitely giving this a shot...


+1

Does any one have any idea how many people usually compete for Levy?

I found a thread from last year that 30-50 are invited to apply for the Levy.

can you link the thread? Did it seem like most who applied were given offers or was it pretty competitive?


It says in the email that they give 10-12 a year.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby SteakEmUp » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:27 pm

Any ED applicant get a scholly invite? I would assume no, but curious.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby MC Southstar » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:28 pm

SteakEmUp wrote:Any ED applicant get a scholly invite? I would assume no, but curious.


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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby groundkontrol » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:17 pm

Can someone tell me how decisions are given for acceptances, denials, and holds? Snail mail, status checker, or email? Thanks.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby annabell » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:50 am

For many scholarships (like the Darrow), it seems like they give out more than they say because not everyone matriculates (i.e. give out 25 to enroll 14). Does anyone know if Penn actually gives out 10-12 or if they actually enroll 10-12/year? This makes a big difference in the liklihood of getting one.

Looking at the fact that 8 people on TLS last year reported actually getting one (and 9 total on LawSchoolNumbers, including some overlaps), it seems that they must give out more than 10 - but maybe not? What do you all think?

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby CardinalRules » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:53 am

annabell wrote:For many scholarships (like the Darrow), it seems like they give out more than they say because not everyone matriculates (i.e. give out 25 to enroll 14). Does anyone know if Penn actually gives out 10-12 or if they actually enroll 10-12/year? This makes a big difference in the liklihood of getting one.

Looking at the fact that 8 people on TLS last year reported actually getting one (and 9 total on LawSchoolNumbers, including some overlaps), it seems that they must give out more than 10 - but maybe not? What do you all think?


TLS and LSN usually over-represent the higher regions of the pool, so I wouldn't be surprised if the ratio was disproportionate. Still, I imagine that some non-TLSers received them too.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby duodora » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:20 pm

CCA wrote:I would highly recommend writing the essay if you got the offer. There's nothing to lose, and based on last year's thread, I don't think it was that difficult to get the scholarship once you are invited. I never expected to get any kind of merit scholarship at Penn, but I wrote the essay and they offered me one.

Also, even if you might have other choices that you prefer right now, you should keep an open mind and at least visit everywhere and attend ASW's. If you don't do the essay and wind up deciding you want to go to Penn, you will be sorry for giving up the chance of money.


Although, if someone gets an invite and isn't interested in Penn it seems to be a bit selfish (to say the least) to write a scholarship essay with no intention of taking the scholarship.

However, that's not at all why I was posting in this thread...

Could someone tell me when Penn's ASW is? I haven't gotten back to my apartment to open up the letter...I know it's sometime around March 27th, but how many days is it? Thanks!

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby groundkontrol » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:24 pm

Does Penn do "Under Committee Review" like other status checkers?




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