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Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:41 pm
by NikaneOkie
QuailMan wrote:
Swanky wrote:UCR for the first time today, finally!

Complete 12/3 --> UCR 1/10

Congrats to all who have been accepted!



Same here! Complete 12/2 --> UCR 1/10.


+1

How long does it usually take between UCR 1 and an answer?

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:41 pm
by 123kl
softsgalore wrote:Guys...I have the worst question in the world.

So I'm on the WL and I realized, when looking at the Chicago thread because of my WL there (it's been a waity kind of week), that Penn Law requires a "Why Penn?"

I, uh...I didn't do one. I was doing my applications from internet access costing forty cents a minute over 10,000 miles from home, so I completely spaced that it was a requirement. Would sending one be a good idea, or would it draw attention to the fact that I completely ignored their Why Penn requirement in the same way I ignored the PS length limit?


It's not a requirement, but it's a good idea. It was one of the three essays of which you were required to write one (it's actually called the "5 Year Plan" essay in that you state how Penn will help you accomplish your plan). You should definitely submit one.

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:42 pm
by NZA
softsgalore wrote:Guys...I have the worst question in the world.

So I'm on the WL and I realized, when looking at the Chicago thread because of my WL there (it's been a waity kind of week), that Penn Law requires a "Why Penn?"

I, uh...I didn't do one. I was doing my applications from internet access costing forty cents a minute over 10,000 miles from home, so I completely spaced that it was a requirement. Would sending one be a good idea, or would it draw attention to the fact that I completely ignored their Why Penn requirement in the same way I ignored the PS length limit?


:? LOCI at this point would probably be best. It essentially fulfills the function of a Why Penn? and would be more appropriate.

Sorry to hear that, though, man...I almost did the same thing, but my internet is free and I'm just an idiot.

And I believe they do ask specifically for a supplemental essay, but there are three topics, as other people have stated.

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:43 pm
by paulinaporizkova
NikaneOkie wrote:
QuailMan wrote:
Swanky wrote:UCR for the first time today, finally!

Complete 12/3 --> UCR 1/10

Congrats to all who have been accepted!



Same here! Complete 12/2 --> UCR 1/10.


+1

How long does it usually take between UCR 1 and an answer?
Would LOVE some good news. Straight up rejected from Chicago today. Makes me feel like there's something wrong with my app.


In at Michigan, NYU, Cornell, UVA, and Georgetown and you think something is wrong with your app? Come off it.

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:51 pm
by s0ph1e2007
It's usually a little over a month I think.

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:54 pm
by Knock
softsgalore wrote:Guys...I have the worst question in the world.

So I'm on the WL and I realized, when looking at the Chicago thread because of my WL there (it's been a waity kind of week), that Penn Law requires a "Why Penn?"

I, uh...I didn't do one. I was doing my applications from internet access costing forty cents a minute over 10,000 miles from home, so I completely spaced that it was a requirement. Would sending one be a good idea, or would it draw attention to the fact that I completely ignored their Why Penn requirement in the same way I ignored the PS length limit?


You submitted a DS I believe, so you fulfilled the application requirement. I submitted a DS and didn't write a Penn 5 year plan.

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:56 pm
by sarahlawg
NikaneOkie wrote:How long does it usually take between UCR 1 and an answer?


mine was UCR1=12/22, UCR2=1/3, admitted 1/7
still very excited.

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:57 pm
by 123kl
sarahlawg wrote:
NikaneOkie wrote:How long does it usually take between UCR 1 and an answer?


mine was UCR1=12/22, UCR2=1/3, admitted 1/7
still very excited.


I was 12/22, 1/5. . . still no word :cry:

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:01 pm
by Dwigt
As others are stating, the 5 year plan essay is a good idea, but it's not necessarily a requirement. There are three choices for the supplemental essay, of which you have to write one (the application allows for more than one to be written, but I wouldn't write all three - remember that those on admissions committees are human and don't want to read all day!).

The first choice is essentially a diversity statement. This is the only one that I wrote. I feel that as a URM it's almost a requirement for me to write a diversity statement.

The second choice is about the work of art or literature that influenced your decision to go to law school. To be honest, I'm not sure how this would help.

The third choice is the 5 year plan essay. This allows the admissions committee to understand your decision to study law (specifically at UPenn - hence many peoples' understanding of this as a "Why UPenn" essay). Conventional TLS wisdom suggests that this essay is pretty much a requirement; my personal experience of getting in without writing it suggests that this is incorrect (I didn't write one because I felt that my reasons for my decision to study law and my future career plans were addressed in the PS that I wrote and that I didn't have anything compelling to add on the topic).

If you're waitlisted, I would absolutely write a LOCI and allow it to function as a type of "Why UPenn" statement. I'm sure you wrote at least one of the other supplemental essays; if not, do so!

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:06 pm
by Aggiegrad2011
01/05 is seemingly a bad day :(((

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:16 pm
by Shooter
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:01/05 is seemingly a bad day :(((


Don't worry. I think all the talk about 1/3 = Good and 1/5 = Bad was just speculation. I'm sure everything will be fine!

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:20 pm
by Aggiegrad2011
Shooter wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:01/05 is seemingly a bad day :(((


Don't worry. I think all the talk about 1/3 = Good and 1/5 = Bad was just speculation. I'm sure everything will be fine!


LOL, ever the optimist are you. :) I hope you're right. I guess we'll find out on Friday or something.

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:24 pm
by RTFM
Is anyone else still stuck at File Complete late November? Am I ever going to see any movement here?

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:31 pm
by JennBNYC
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:I guess we'll find out on Friday or something.

Why are we thinking Friday? I'm dying to hear, so I hope you're right!

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:33 pm
by Aggiegrad2011
JennBNYC wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:I guess we'll find out on Friday or something.

Why are we thinking Friday? I'm dying to hear, so I hope you're right!


No reason at all except that last Friday was the first onslaught of WLs, dings and acceptances (wasn't it?)

Aside from that, just wishful thinking.

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:58 pm
by justadude55
if i ever start a LS, we will call the people we deny and send chain e-mails to those we accept. that should separate us from the pack in a comic awkward way.

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:07 am
by paulinaporizkova
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
JennBNYC wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:I guess we'll find out on Friday or something.

Why are we thinking Friday? I'm dying to hear, so I hope you're right!


No reason at all except that last Friday was the first onslaught of WLs, dings and acceptances (wasn't it?)

Aside from that, just wishful thinking.


pretty sure there was a big wave back at the end of december as well (when i got WL)

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:10 am
by JennBNYC
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
JennBNYC wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:I guess we'll find out on Friday or something.

Why are we thinking Friday? I'm dying to hear, so I hope you're right!


No reason at all except that last Friday was the first onslaught of WLs, dings and acceptances (wasn't it?)

Aside from that, just wishful thinking.


Oh, okay. That logic sounds good enough to me! lol

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:24 am
by law_monkey
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:01/05 is seemingly a bad day :(((


I was 1/5 and I got the call on 1/7, so it's definitely not a death sentence. I'm rooting for the rest of you!!!

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:53 am
by neonx
I've finally filtered into committee review (01/10). Wohoo.

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:58 am
by quetzal_bird
neonx wrote:I've finally filtered into committee review (01/10). Wohoo.


+1

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:21 am
by birdlaw117
quetzal_bird wrote:
neonx wrote:I've finally filtered into committee review (01/10). Wohoo.


+1

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:24 am
by Evrydyhonestliar
birdlaw117 wrote:
quetzal_bird wrote:
neonx wrote:I've finally filtered into committee review (01/10). Wohoo.


+1


+1 Ahhhhhhh!!

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:26 am
by 123kl
law_monkey wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:01/05 is seemingly a bad day :(((


I was 1/5 and I got the call on 1/7, so it's definitely not a death sentence. I'm rooting for the rest of you!!!


Penn's my alma mater. . . I'd just be sad if they WL'ed/rejected me.

Re: Penn 2011

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:30 am
by Fresh
Waitlist is imminent for me. Been (2nd) UCR since 12/21 and not a peep