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

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

Postby absolutazn87 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:36 pm

freestallion wrote:
absolutazn87 wrote:Hey guys! I'm gonna be a 1L at Penn in a week or so! So feel free to ask me any questions!

and hi XiFeng :)


If you don't mind me asking, what made Penn stand out for you? Why did you choose Penn? :D

Sure!

At the end, I was choosing between Penn and Michigan (both with some $$). I was really interested in Penn's certificate programs especially the Wharton certificate. And I was much more into Penn's clinics particularly the IP clinic, legislation clinic, and entrepreneurship legal clinic. The ASW pretty much sealed the deal. I really liked everyone I met and the "collegial" rep seemed to really hold true. Oh and Penn had much better placement stats in the NLJ250 :P

I'm from NYC so spending 3 years in the cold midwest didn't really appeal to me. I much preferred the east coast city vibe. Even though Philly is kinda meh, it's only 90 minutes from NYC and 2 hours to DC.

Hope that helps!

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

Postby freestallion » Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:42 pm

absolutazn87 wrote:
freestallion wrote:
absolutazn87 wrote:Hey guys! I'm gonna be a 1L at Penn in a week or so! So feel free to ask me any questions!

and hi XiFeng :)


If you don't mind me asking, what made Penn stand out for you? Why did you choose Penn? :D

Sure!

At the end, I was choosing between Penn and Michigan (both with some $$). I was really interested in Penn's certificate programs especially the Wharton certificate. And I was much more into Penn's clinics particularly the IP clinic, legislation clinic, and entrepreneurship legal clinic. The ASW pretty much sealed the deal. I really liked everyone I met and the "collegial" rep seemed to really hold true. Oh and Penn had much better placement stats in the NLJ250 :P

I'm from NYC so spending 3 years in the cold midwest didn't really appeal to me. I much preferred the east coast city vibe. Even though Philly is kinda meh, it's only 90 minutes from NYC and 2 hours to DC.

Hope that helps!


Thanks, that's helpful! Do you remember getting a fee waiver from Penn?

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

Postby absolutazn87 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:37 pm

freestallion wrote:
absolutazn87 wrote:
freestallion wrote:
absolutazn87 wrote:Hey guys! I'm gonna be a 1L at Penn in a week or so! So feel free to ask me any questions!

and hi XiFeng :)


If you don't mind me asking, what made Penn stand out for you? Why did you choose Penn? :D

Sure!

At the end, I was choosing between Penn and Michigan (both with some $$). I was really interested in Penn's certificate programs especially the Wharton certificate. And I was much more into Penn's clinics particularly the IP clinic, legislation clinic, and entrepreneurship legal clinic. The ASW pretty much sealed the deal. I really liked everyone I met and the "collegial" rep seemed to really hold true. Oh and Penn had much better placement stats in the NLJ250 :P

I'm from NYC so spending 3 years in the cold midwest didn't really appeal to me. I much preferred the east coast city vibe. Even though Philly is kinda meh, it's only 90 minutes from NYC and 2 hours to DC.

Hope that helps!


Thanks, that's helpful! Do you remember getting a fee waiver from Penn?


I actually didn't. I got fee waivers from NYU on down through the T14 except for Penn.

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

Postby Yeshia90 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:30 pm

absolutazn87 wrote:
freestallion wrote:
absolutazn87 wrote:
freestallion wrote:and hi XiFeng :)


If you don't mind me asking, what made Penn stand out for you? Why did you choose Penn? :D

Sure!

At the end, I was choosing between Penn and Michigan (both with some $$). I was really interested in Penn's certificate programs especially the Wharton certificate. And I was much more into Penn's clinics particularly the IP clinic, legislation clinic, and entrepreneurship legal clinic. The ASW pretty much sealed the deal. I really liked everyone I met and the "collegial" rep seemed to really hold true. Oh and Penn had much better placement stats in the NLJ250 :P

I'm from NYC so spending 3 years in the cold midwest didn't really appeal to me. I much preferred the east coast city vibe. Even though Philly is kinda meh, it's only 90 minutes from NYC and 2 hours to DC.

Hope that helps!


Thanks, that's helpful! Do you remember getting a fee waiver from Penn?


I actually didn't. I got fee waivers from NYU on down through the T14 except for Penn.[/quote]

Do you remember which were solicited?

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

Postby Saiith » Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:31 pm

woo

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

Postby r6_philly » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:21 am

absolutazn87 wrote:Sure!

At the end, I was choosing between Penn and Michigan (both with some $$). I was really interested in Penn's certificate programs especially the Wharton certificate. And I was much more into Penn's clinics particularly the IP clinic, legislation clinic, and entrepreneurship legal clinic. The ASW pretty much sealed the deal. I really liked everyone I met and the "collegial" rep seemed to really hold true. Oh and Penn had much better placement stats in the NLJ250 :P

I'm from NYC so spending 3 years in the cold midwest didn't really appeal to me. I much preferred the east coast city vibe. Even though Philly is kinda meh, it's only 90 minutes from NYC and 2 hours to DC.

Hope that helps!


We are glad to have you! Pretty much my reason as well. I want to practice here (Philly/DE) or in Cali, but Berkeley turned out to be too expensive by comparison.

Hope we get in the same section! Since they sat us at the same table at ASW, maybe section/cohort section will be similar too?

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

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:20 am

NOTE: Transmission of electronic applications to this law school will begin on 9/15/2011. Please return to this page at that time to transmit your application.

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

Postby avemundi » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:45 am

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:NOTE: Transmission of electronic applications to this law school will begin on 9/15/2011. Please return to this page at that time to transmit your application.


Oh...so, just to be completely clear, we can start submitting from Sept 15? I can't seem to find where it says this.... The application seems to be up and running on LSAC. :?

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

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:50 am

avemundi wrote:
Hawkeye Pierce wrote:NOTE: Transmission of electronic applications to this law school will begin on 9/15/2011. Please return to this page at that time to transmit your application.


Oh...so, just to be completely clear, we can start submitting from Sept 15? I can't seem to find where it says this.... The application seems to be up and running on LSAC. :?


Correct. Applications are open, but we cannot send them until the 15th :(

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

Postby avemundi » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:56 am

i see, i see. this is actually good news for me, since i'd just been self-justifying to myself that applying on Sept 15 will NOT affect my chances, as opposed to Sept 1. :D

But just out of curiosity, where did you find this info? I can't for the life of me seem to be able to find anywhere that says apps will be received from Sept 15.

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

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:15 am

avemundi wrote:i see, i see. this is actually good news for me, since i'd just been self-justifying to myself that applying on Sept 15 will NOT affect my chances, as opposed to Sept 1. :D

But just out of curiosity, where did you find this info? I can't for the life of me seem to be able to find anywhere that says apps will be received from Sept 15.


If you complete the application, then preview the application, you can select continue and a little message will pop up with that notification.

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

Postby avemundi » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:45 am

aha. i'm tempted to try this to see for myself with a dummy PS, etc, but I'm too afraid that the application will just end up being submitted :D

Thanks so much for the quick info update! What would we all do without you :)

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

Postby boosk » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:06 pm

how are you supposed to upload the early decision agreement form if it doesnt accept pdf files???????????????????????????????????????????

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

Postby baconpuffs » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:33 pm

Tagged for my (current) #1. Really struggling whether or not to ED (3.6/171).

Guy/gal above me: needs moar question marks.

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

Postby boosk » Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:53 am

no i need an answer, come on guys whats up with this? do i really need to snail mail this thing in or what?

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

Postby LaCumparsita » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:04 am

Under the undergraduate employment section, should we list unpaid internships we had during college? I know Stanford wants you to include them as part of your employment history. Thanks!

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

Postby baconpuffs » Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:16 am

boosk wrote:no i need an answer, come on guys whats up with this? do i really need to snail mail this thing in or what?

If Penn's form is PDF, I'd call LSAC tech support and ask them what to do. Failing that, call Penn.

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

Postby Moomoo2u » Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:31 am

boosk wrote:how are you supposed to upload the early decision agreement form if it doesnt accept pdf files???????????????????????????????????????????


Most schools want you to snail mail it to them along with checking the box that says yes for ED. (NYU for example). i´m sure the application has instructions regarding how to ED.

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

Postby cornhusker » Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:44 pm

LaCumparsita wrote:Under the undergraduate employment section, should we list unpaid internships we had during college? I know Stanford wants you to include them as part of your employment history. Thanks!

I've heard its always a good idea to include employment, especially if it is relevant to something in your PS. The fact you weren't compensated w/ $$$ doesn't mean it doesn't count

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

Postby Sentry » Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:52 pm

cornhusker wrote:
LaCumparsita wrote:Under the undergraduate employment section, should we list unpaid internships we had during college? I know Stanford wants you to include them as part of your employment history. Thanks!

I've heard its always a good idea to include employment, especially if it is relevant to something in your PS. The fact you weren't compensated w/ $$$ doesn't mean it doesn't count

nice screenname.

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

Postby r6_philly » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:14 pm

cornhusker wrote:I've heard its always a good idea to include employment, especially if it is relevant to something in your PS. The fact you weren't compensated w/ $$$ doesn't mean it doesn't count


The dictionary definition of employment: "the condition of having paid work"

That said, do include your internship in the EC section. There was a big increase of incoming 1Ls straight from college this year, so I think having some experience will probably look a tad bit more attractive.

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

Postby erikjc » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:44 am

FYI, hidden waivers can now be uncovered on the Penn app!

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

Postby RonnyDworkin » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:50 am

Just checked... still no fee waiver... For people who got the hidden waiver, stats?

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

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:44 pm

App submitted w/ fee waiver, Sep 15.

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

Postby Moomoo2u » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:10 pm

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:App submitted w/ fee waiver, Sep 15.


+1 good luck everyone!




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