Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Justdoingmybest » Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:35 pm

App complete today. Submitted 10/30

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby jim-green » Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:40 pm

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby anewaphorist » Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:46 pm

Blame the person who provides bullets, not the person who fires them.

Isn't there a Chris Rock skit in which he suggests making bullets $5,000/each to deter murders? He says the "war on guns" is just a red herring. Interesting...

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Hopefully2012 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:54 pm

anewaphorist wrote:Blame the person who provides bullets, not the person who fires them.

No, we definitely blame the people who fire the bullets last time I checked.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:55 pm

Hopefully2012 wrote:
anewaphorist wrote:Blame the person who provides bullets, not the person who fires them.

No, we definitely blame the people who fire the bullets last time I checked.


Haha, that made me LOL

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby anewaphorist » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:45 pm

Everything is so literal. Every phrase people say has only one meaning, and that's the literal one. All text is God-breathed and not amenable to interpretation.

In a court of law, of course, the person firing is accountable, but the real culprit (because there is justice outside of the law's prescriptions)--the one that, if apprehended and forced to cease its ways, would actually cause a major net decrease in murder--is the company that prices bullets at $3 for 20 and sells assault rifles/magazine extensions to anyone. Just as it has to be acknowledged that the socioeconomic conditions that make violence profitable are to blame at root, rather than the agent of the crime. Of course, we can't indict "the system" and our country sees no problem with the ammunition issue, so it's a case of treating a symptom vs. treating a problem. There's no socioeconomic element in our original metaphor and no real tangible gain that motivated me to shoot, but damn those cartridges horror provided were cheap.
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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Cornelius » Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:20 pm

anewaphorist wrote:Everything is so literal. Every phrase people say has only one meaning, and that's the literal one. All text is God-breathed and not amenable to interpretation.

In a court of law, of course, the person firing is accountable, but the real culprit (because there is justice outside of the law's prescriptions)--the one that, if apprehended and forced to cease its ways, would actually cause a major net decrease in murder--is the company that prices bullets at $3 for 20 and sells assault rifles/magazine extensions to anyone. It's a case of treating a symptom vs. treating a problem. There's no socioeconomic element in our metaphor here, clearly, and no real tangible gain that motivated me to shoot, but damn those cartridges were cheap.

I was going to use the "Not sure if serious" meme, but I think it's more along the lines of "no way you're serious, that is ridiculous".

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby r6_philly » Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:58 pm

anewaphorist wrote:Everything is so literal. Every phrase people say has only one meaning, and that's the literal one. All text is God-breathed and not amenable to interpretation.

In a court of law, of course, the person firing is accountable, but the real culprit (because there is justice outside of the law's prescriptions)--the one that, if apprehended and forced to cease its ways, would actually cause a major net decrease in murder--is the company that prices bullets at $3 for 20 and sells assault rifles/magazine extensions to anyone. It's a case of treating a symptom vs. treating a problem. There's no socioeconomic element in our metaphor here, clearly, and no real tangible gain that motivated me to shoot, but damn those cartridges were cheap.


You are not going to like Torts. Actually you may not like law school.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Schang1 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:38 pm

Hey guys, do you think it wouldnt be too late to submit my ED app by monday? I know the completed deadline is the 15th but im worried that it might not get completed by the 15th.. How long did it take you guys to go from submitting to completion? :)

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Ti1Her0 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:06 am

Schang1 wrote:Hey guys, do you think it wouldnt be too late to submit my ED app by monday? I know the completed deadline is the 15th but im worried that it might not get completed by the 15th.. How long did it take you guys to go from submitting to completion? :)


Sent mine on Monday and got email earlier today confirming completion. RD

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Schang1 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:18 am

Ti1Her0 wrote:
Schang1 wrote:Hey guys, do you think it wouldnt be too late to submit my ED app by monday? I know the completed deadline is the 15th but im worried that it might not get completed by the 15th.. How long did it take you guys to go from submitting to completion? :)


Sent mine on Monday and got email earlier today confirming completion. RD


I see :) i guess ill be okay then! Thanks!

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby boomer6289 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:25 am

Wait, I thought that for Early Decision, the application only had to be received by the 15th (meaning, we have to send in our application parts via LSAC) and completed by the 1st of December (meaning, LOC and CRS stuff had to be recieved). Am I wrong?

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Schang1 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:48 am

boomer6289 wrote:Wait, I thought that for Early Decision, the application only had to be received by the 15th (meaning, we have to send in our application parts via LSAC) and completed by the 1st of December (meaning, LOC and CRS stuff had to be recieved). Am I wrong?


Im confused now. Where does it say december 1st??

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Ti1Her0 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:54 am

I think he's right, check the instructions on Penn's app via lsac.

Application Deadlines

Early Decision (Binding)

Submit application by November 15*
Complete application by December 1
Receive decision by December 31

*Applications must be submitted through LSAC no later than November 15. All supporting documents, including the LSAC Credential Assembly Service Report, must be received by December 1 for Early Decision consideration.

Penn Law's Early Decision option allows applicants to receive a decision—admit, deny, or hold for further consideration—by the end of December. Early Decision applicants must take the LSAT no later than October of the application year and submit the application by November 15. Additionally, the Office of Admissions must receive all required supporting documents, including the LSAC Credential Assembly Service report and letters of recommendation, by December 1.


Obviously, it couldn't hurt to get it in earlier than the absolute deadline, but either way you'll be alright for awhile.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby DonnaDraper » Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:57 am

Ti1Her0 wrote:I think he's right, check the instructions on Penn's app via lsac.

Application Deadlines

Early Decision (Binding)

Submit application by November 15*
Complete application by December 1
Receive decision by December 31

*Applications must be submitted through LSAC no later than November 15. All supporting documents, including the LSAC Credential Assembly Service Report, must be received by December 1 for Early Decision consideration.

Penn Law's Early Decision option allows applicants to receive a decision—admit, deny, or hold for further consideration—by the end of December. Early Decision applicants must take the LSAT no later than October of the application year and submit the application by November 15. Additionally, the Office of Admissions must receive all required supporting documents, including the LSAC Credential Assembly Service report and letters of recommendation, by December 1.


Obviously, it couldn't hurt to get it in earlier than the absolute deadline, but either way you'll be alright for awhile.


Phew. This is what I thought, but I almost had a heart attack with the Nov 15= complete chatter.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Schang1 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:09 am

Woah, you guys saved me! Thank you so much!!!!!

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby vanwinkle » Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:02 am

jim-green wrote:I have been told on TLS that the bottom 25% is URMs

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I highly recommend people don't continue this line of discussion here.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sn20 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:45 pm

vanwinkle wrote:
jim-green wrote:I have been told on TLS that the bottom 25% is URMs

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I highly recommend people don't continue this line of discussion here.


I think he may have been referring to the bottom 25th percentile of admissions statistics as in the bottom 25 of LSAT and GPA. If he is referring to URMs as the bottom 25th of 1L then I agree that this conversation should be stopped.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:54 pm

sn20 wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:
jim-green wrote:x

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I highly recommend people don't continue this line of discussion here.


I think he may have been referring to the bottom 25th percentile of admissions statistics as in the bottom 25 of LSAT and GPA. If he is referring to URMs as the bottom 25th of 1L then I agree that this conversation should be stopped.

yeah, I'm pretty sure it was the latter, and it was a pretty fucked up thing to say
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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby DonnaDraper » Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:55 pm

Currently working on my UPenn application and I am applying ED.

I have a diversity statement, an LSAT addendum, and writing the lit essay. Should I write the 5 year plan or would that be overkill (esp. since I am ED)? Would writing the five year plan essay be better than writing the lit essay? I think I could probably do a better job with the lit essay, but I have heard Penn likes the 5 year plan one....any advice?

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Schang1 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:07 pm

For the 5-year plan essay, did any of you explicitly mention the word "5-year" anywhere in the essay? :o and did you guys title it something along the lines of "5-year plan"?

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby luxxe » Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:09 pm

Schang1 wrote:For the 5-year plan essay, did any of you explicitly mention the word "5-year" anywhere in the essay? :o and did you guys title it something along the lines of "5-year plan"?


Yes & yes. I used it as more of a "Why UPenn?" but ended it with how UPenn would contribute to my 5 year plan.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:44 pm

Schang1 wrote:For the 5-year plan essay, did any of you explicitly mention the word "5-year" anywhere in the essay?


Nope.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby r6_philly » Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:39 pm

Schang1 wrote:For the 5-year plan essay, did any of you explicitly mention the word "5-year" anywhere in the essay? :o and did you guys title it something along the lines of "5-year plan"?


I mentioned "5-year plan" once. Did not title it. I put in the header "Supplemental Essay 1."

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Schang1 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:42 pm

Thanks for the opinion guys :) I decided to just not mention it because it was already kind of implied :)




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