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

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

Postby Gisney » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:05 pm

testaker wrote:Do any Toll invites have a sense of how binding the scholarship is (i.e. do you HAVE to work in public interest following law school)? I know the email says they ask that we "commit to working in public interest upon graduation," but as someone who doesn't have fully concrete post-grad plans, I wanted to ask others' thoughts on what I see as potentially ambiguous wording. Thanks!


I emailed them about this

The commitment is 3 of the first 5 years post grad that you have to commit to PI. If not you pay the scholarship back

edit: also there is more concrete wording abut it in your admissions binder on the Toll Public Interest Center pull out

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

Postby risa » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:35 pm

Jeez. As a Toll applicant with absolutely no question about my future career path, I selfishly hope the scholarship committee is able to distinguish the "I'm interested in exploring public interest" folks from the "I am 100% going to practice public interest law" ones. No offense to those asking -- if I were in your shoes and invited to apply I'd certainly do my best to win that scholarship too but man, I would be really sad if someone who got the scholarship over me wound up jumping ship after school and just paying part of the scholly back to Penn.

On a side note, I really wish we knew how many people were invited to apply and how many will get interviews. They said there are approximately six Toll scholarships to be awarded this year.

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

Postby az21833 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:48 pm

you really shouldnt be applying for toll unless you are 100% sure you want to PRACTICE public interest law following law school. i think thats the intent behind the strict stipulations. otherwise you should just be looking at normal dean schollys, even though they are less lucrative.

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

Postby Gisney » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:45 am

I am assuming you guys are talking about the original guy who posted the question.

But just to clarify I am sure that is what I want to do. I would be extremely grateful if I got this scholarship so I could do what I want with an easier mind about debt.

I emailed asking because I wanted to know if there were specific things we were required to take part in while in law school.

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

Postby Gisney » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:47 am

risa wrote:Jeez. As a Toll applicant with absolutely no question about my future career path, I selfishly hope the scholarship committee is able to distinguish the "I'm interested in exploring public interest" folks from the "I am 100% going to practice public interest law" ones. No offense to those asking -- if I were in your shoes and invited to apply I'd certainly do my best to win that scholarship too but man, I would be really sad if someone who got the scholarship over me wound up jumping ship after school and just paying part of the scholly back to Penn.

On a side note, I really wish we knew how many people were invited to apply and how many will get interviews. They said there are approximately six Toll scholarships to be awarded this year.



I looked back through these forums and someone posted that they were told around 50 are invited and I would think about 20ish get an interview. But that is pure speculation. Plus the other post could have been false as well.

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

Postby risa » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:01 am

I would be pretty happy if those numbers are correct. I'll take a 6-out-of-50 chance. Given the number of us in this thread who got invites, I was (I guess still am) afraid it could be a much higher number that got invites.

Has anyone looked through old threads to see when interview invites came out last year? The initial email we got says by March 15th. Since some of the interviews are on March 21st, I hope we hear sooner! If nothing else so I can stop dreaming :wink:

ETA: A quick search showed some invites going on on March 14, 2011. I didn't see anyone post about when they received the invite in 2012.

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

Postby PRgradBYU » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:26 am

Wait-listed as of Friday; I'm bummed out but not overly surprised (165/3.6/AA). Penn was one of the top choices from my "reach list," so I'm hoping my LOCI did me some justice.

Congrats to all those accepted, though!

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

Postby sd1234 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:47 pm

Just in via e-mail (and attempted phone call)!!

Submitted 1/2, complete 1/16, UR 2/11 (and one UR before that, but I don't see when exactly it was on my status checker).

170/3.93, non-URM, 1 yr WE

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

Postby hyjintherye » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:55 pm

sd1234 wrote:Just in via e-mail (and attempted phone call)!!

Submitted 1/2, complete 1/16, UR 2/11 (and one UR before that, but I don't see when exactly it was on my status checker).

170/3.93, non-URM, 1 yr WE


Congrats!!! :)

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

Postby az21833 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:56 pm

wait they are open/making calls today? whaaaaat. im also ur2 2/11. not mentally prepared for this.

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

Postby sd1234 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:59 pm

az21833 wrote:wait they are open/making calls today? whaaaaat. im also ur2 2/11. not mentally prepared for this.


i'm abroad, so maybe that has something to do with my funny schedule? just speculating

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

Postby bluecouch » Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:00 pm

az21833 wrote:wait they are open/making calls today? whaaaaat. im also ur2 2/11. not mentally prepared for this.


Congrats, sd1234! Similar UR1 and UR2 dates here, so you give me hope that today might be the day!

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

Postby az21833 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:09 pm

In via phone call!! so excited as penn has been a huge favorite of mine for a long time because of their amazing placement in biglaw which is my goal and location in the northeast where I would like to remain

171/4, submit 1/4, received 1/7, complete 1/17, ur2 2/11.

Luckily, I have had a very fortunate cycle where it will likely take a wilson/levy for me to attend Penn but i am very much set on giving it my all if I get invited. Are invites via e-mail and how long after admission?

Thank you guys again!
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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby hyjintherye » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:10 pm

az21833 wrote:In via phone call!! so excited as penn has been a huge favorite of mine for a long time because of their amazing placement in biglaw which is my goal.

171/4, submit 1/4, received 1/7, complete 1/17, ur2 2/11.

Luckily, I have had a very fortunate cycle where it will likely take a wilson/levy for me to attend Penn but i am very much set on giving it my all if I get invited. Are invites via e-mail and how long after admission?

Thank you guys again!


Congrats!!! you are having an amazing cycle indeed! :)

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

Postby shifty_eyed » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:14 pm

Still stuck at complete 1/29
:cry:

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

Postby ph5354a » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:16 pm

shifty_eyed wrote:Still stuck at complete 1/29
:cry:


+1 as of 1/31. I went complete super-fast though, so I shouldn't complain

Congrats, az!!

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

Postby WokeUpInACar » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:17 pm

shifty_eyed wrote:Still stuck at complete 1/29
:cry:

1/28 here, same!

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

Postby hyjintherye » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:19 pm

WokeUpInACar wrote:
shifty_eyed wrote:Still stuck at complete 1/29
:cry:

1/28 here, same!


i'm here with y'all! 2/1

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

Postby bananapudding88 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:21 pm

UCR2 2/11 here too (UCR1 2/7), but no call (or emails for that matter). Very very sad :cry:

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

Postby Hopefullyfuturelaw » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:23 pm

Just got the call also!!! 169, 3.96. First and hopefully not last t-14 acceptance! Sent 1/10, UR1 and UR2 dates were 2/5 and 2/11. Thanks everyone for the help. Hope you all get your calls soon too

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

Postby risa » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:23 pm

Congrats admits! Hope to see you all at ASW!

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

Postby bananapudding88 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:28 pm

Hopefullyfuturelaw wrote:Just got the call also!!! 169, 3.96. First and hopefully not last t-14 acceptance! Sent 1/10, UR1 and UR2 dates were 2/5 and 2/11. Thanks everyone for the help. Hope you all get your calls soon too


ughh.. there goes my concentration for the afternoon...

Congrats!!! You too az!!

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

Postby megagnarley » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:35 pm

Hmmmm UR2 2/13.

Not sure if should be nervous.

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

Postby az21833 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:43 pm

eta: whoops wrong thread
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Re: Penn C/O 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Cobretti » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:49 pm

az21833 wrote:In via phone call!! so excited as penn has been a huge favorite of mine for a long time because of their amazing placement in biglaw which is my goal and location in the northeast where I would like to remain

171/4, submit 1/4, received 1/7, complete 1/17, ur2 2/11.

Luckily, I have had a very fortunate cycle where it will likely take a wilson/levy for me to attend Penn but i am very much set on giving it my all if I get invited. Are invites via e-mail and how long after admission?

Thank you guys again!

Congrats dude!!




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