Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

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Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Rahviveh » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:01 pm

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Applications open on 9/1/2012

The big change is that there is now a second round for early decision in January.

Early Decision Binding ROUND 1

September 1 Earliest date to submit an application.
November 15 Application must be received.
December 1 Application must be complete.
December 31 Decisions will be sent.

Early Decision Binding ROUND 2

By January 7 Application must be received.
By January 15 Application must be complete.
By January 31 Decisions will be sent.

Regular Decision

September 1 Earliest date to submit an application.
March 1* Application must be received.

*If your application is submitted after March 1, we cannot guarantee a decision by a particular date. In this case, please allow up to 12 weeks for a decision from the date your application was received in the Admissions Office. Due to the rolling admissions process, applications submitted after April 1 are strongly discouraged.

Mid-May All decisions on completed files will be sent, though you may receive a decision much earlier since decisions are sent on a rolling basis beginning in December.


Admissions Checklist:

- Completed application form with electronic signature
- Application fee in the amount of $80.00 or an approved Penn Law or LSAC fee waiver
- Undergraduate transcripts from all schools attended
- Graduate transcripts from all schools attended
- Credential Assembly Service Law School report
- Two Letters of Recommendation (must be submitted through the LSAC Letter of Recommendation Service)
- Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
- Personal statement

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Optional Essays:

If you wish, you may write an additional essay on any of the following topics. These optional essays allow you an opportunity to provide the admissions committee with
additional relevant information that you were not able to include in your personal statement. Please include the essay with your application by electronically attaching it to your application before submission through LSAC. You may answer more than one essay topic if you so choose. Include your name and LSAC account number on each page.

Please limit any optional essay to one page, double spaced and title it appropriately.

• Describe how your background or experiences will enhance the diversity of the Penn Law community (e.g., based on your culture, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, ideology, age, socioeconomic status, academic background, employment, or personal experience).
• Dean Michael A. Fitts has highlighted the core strengths that make Penn Law the best place to receive a rigorous and engaging legal education: genuine integration with associated disciplines; transformative, forward-looking faculty scholarship; highly-regarded experiential learning through urban clinics and our pro bono pledge; innovative, hands-on global engagement; and a manifest commitment to professional development and collegiality. These are the qualities that define Penn Law. What defines you? How do your goals and values match Penn Law’s core
strengths?
• Describe a time when, as a member of a team, you particularly excelled or were especially frustrated. What was your role within that team? What was the
outcome?
• If you do not think that your academic record or standardized test scores accurately reflect your ability to succeed in law school, please tell us why.


C/O 2015 Reference Threads:
Applicants: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=162867#p4683119
Attending: viewtopic.php?f=32&t=171926
Waitlist: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=180069


Decision Date Graph 2011-2012 Cycle

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Decision Date Graph 2009-2010 Cycle

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby spicyyoda17 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:43 pm

No more option for a Why Penn? essay? Interesting...

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby qwerty7676 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:03 am

spicyyoda17 wrote:No more option for a Why Penn? essay? Interesting...


The Dean Fitts question is like a qualified why Penn. It seems they are giving that option more structure. They're saying: here's what we look for, now say something that'll impress us.

I wouldn't read too much into the change. Maybe they just got too many "off topic" / generic why Penn essays...

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby banjo » Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:48 am

Checking in and hoping to avoid YP with a good optional essay. It's CCNP for me.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby justonemoregame » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:27 am

whaddup. Might be doing the Jan. ED thing

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Trout et al » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:29 pm

Thanks for setting this up, ChampagnePapi. Good luck to everyone this cycle!

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Jredelman15 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:53 pm

Hopefully with a solid October score and an ED I will be joining this. I'm a splitter Penn is my top choice.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby tyler.durden » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:28 pm

Checking in...

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby abccc » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:43 pm

anyone considering applying to the 3 year JD/MBA program?

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Rahviveh » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:48 pm

abccc wrote:anyone considering applying to the 3 year JD/MBA program?


I wish! I just don't think I have the time/energy left to take the GMAT!!!

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby abccc » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:51 pm

ChampagnePapi wrote:
abccc wrote:anyone considering applying to the 3 year JD/MBA program?


I wish! I just don't think I have the time/energy left to take the GMAT!!!


how much WE do you have?

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Rahviveh » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:53 pm

abccc wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:
abccc wrote:anyone considering applying to the 3 year JD/MBA program?


I wish! I just don't think I have the time/energy left to take the GMAT!!!


how much WE do you have?


I will have three years but not really the kind MBA programs look for :( I don't think I'm really competitive for Wharton but it would be a dream come true.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby spicyyoda17 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:54 pm

abccc wrote:anyone considering applying to the 3 year JD/MBA program?


I am considering it. I visited earlier in the summer, met w/ Colleen France, and also met w/ 6-7 current JD/MBA students. It was extremely helpful. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

As of right now, I am leaning toward waiting and applying during 1L as to make sure the extra investment is really what I want to do.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby BuckeyeGirl » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:20 am

This is relevant to my interests !

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Postby No13baby » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:55 pm

spicyyoda17 wrote:
abccc wrote:anyone considering applying to the 3 year JD/MBA program?


I am considering it. I visited earlier in the summer, met w/ Colleen France, and also met w/ 6-7 current JD/MBA students. It was extremely helpful. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

As of right now, I am leaning toward waiting and applying during 1L as to make sure the extra investment is really what I want to do.

I am starting at Penn in a couple weeks (!!!!!) and applying for the MBA portion of the program this fall as well, if anyone wants to commiserate.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby UtilityMonster » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:05 pm

banjo wrote:Checking in and hoping to avoid YP with a good optional essay. It's CCNP for me.


I'm hoping to avoid YP as well. I would seriously love to attend UPenn law.

By the way, <3 Banjo. A shame his last outing was garbage.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby moonman157 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:59 pm

Checking in. Best of luck to everyone!

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby rickyb514 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:53 pm

moonman157 wrote:Checking in. Best of luck to everyone!


We're rivals now. Haha kidding! Good luck to you too. Not applying ED because I don't want to risk losing financial aid leverage, but UPenn is among my top choices.

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby mtrrw » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:13 am

Hey what is the general feeling toward Penn's ED I option? Is it as significant as a "bump" as Gtown or is it more moderate/nonexistent?

Thanks

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Yardbird » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:37 pm

Checking in as well. Best of luck everyone!

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby spicyyoda17 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:28 pm

Beautiful campus . . . Penn would be a great place to attend law school!

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Rahviveh » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:29 pm

spicyyoda17 wrote:Beautiful campus . . . Penn would be a great place to attend law school!


+1 I love the look of Penn's campus even though I've never been there!

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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby voytek » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:09 pm

Checking in; good luck all!




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