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Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 - WAITLIST

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:42 am
by stevengnehs
34iplaw wrote:At least from my informational meeting, it did not seem like Penn Law suspected they would ever have a 'wave' in the way some other larger schools may have down the line or had earlier in the process. I imagine that is a consequence of being a highly ranked small school as opposed to a highly ranked large school like NYU or CLS.


Agree. Which is bad.

Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 - WAITLIST

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:45 am
by 34iplaw
stevengnehs wrote:
34iplaw wrote:At least from my informational meeting, it did not seem like Penn Law suspected they would ever have a 'wave' in the way some other larger schools may have down the line or had earlier in the process. I imagine that is a consequence of being a highly ranked small school as opposed to a highly ranked large school like NYU or CLS.


Agree. Which is bad.

I don't really think it's necessarily bad or good... it's just the slow trickle that is the norm for them. (Sorry, I really don't mean to be a pedant on that point.) It kind of sucks, but it's whatever I suppose.

Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 - WAITLIST

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:55 am
by stevengnehs
34iplaw wrote:
stevengnehs wrote:
34iplaw wrote:At least from my informational meeting, it did not seem like Penn Law suspected they would ever have a 'wave' in the way some other larger schools may have down the line or had earlier in the process. I imagine that is a consequence of being a highly ranked small school as opposed to a highly ranked large school like NYU or CLS.


Agree. Which is bad.

I don't really think it's necessarily bad or good... it's just the slow trickle that is the norm for them. (Sorry, I really don't mean to be a pedant on that point.) It kind of sucks, but it's whatever I suppose.


I meant that statistically speaking, the probability of we hearing wl admits from a continuous process and that of we hearing from a "wave" should be very close. I assumed that there is little movement on this forum because there has not been any "wave" yet, but now that we know it is a continuous process, its probability because they are not admitting many wl candidates at all.

Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 - WAITLIST

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:57 am
by stevengnehs
Also the AO said they will not give any merit $ to waitlist candidates. Which is even worse.
Might just withdraw.

Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 - WAITLIST

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:03 pm
by 34iplaw
stevengnehs wrote:Also the AO said they will not give any merit $ to waitlist candidates. Which is even worse.
Might just withdraw.

@Steven, that is what I was told as well. Your points above are fair enough, but I wouldn't speculate all that much. Penn, for whatever reason, isn't too popular on TLS it seems (I really don't get why) so I wouldn't read into how many people are posting.

Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 - WAITLIST

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:32 pm
by jamesmangi
in a great mood today. expecting an acceptance. quote me

Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 - WAITLIST

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:00 pm
by 34iplaw
jamesmangi wrote:in a great mood today. expecting an acceptance. quote me


Congrats! I presume the enthusiasm indicates you intend to enroll? If so, good thing the games over.

That said, mind PMing numbers / what has preceded the confidence/admission?

Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 - WAITLIST

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:05 pm
by jamesmangi
34iplaw wrote:
jamesmangi wrote:in a great mood today. expecting an acceptance. quote me


Congrats! I presume the enthusiasm indicates you intend to enroll? If so, good thing the games over.

That said, mind PMing numbers / what has preceded the confidence/admission?


my enthusiasm is baseless. im just tryna get thru the work day lol. telling myself what i need/want to hear.

Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 - WAITLIST

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:08 pm
by Mudori
jamesmangi wrote:
34iplaw wrote:
jamesmangi wrote:in a great mood today. expecting an acceptance. quote me


Congrats! I presume the enthusiasm indicates you intend to enroll? If so, good thing the games over.

That said, mind PMing numbers / what has preceded the confidence/admission?


my enthusiasm is baseless. im just tryna get thru the work day lol. telling myself what i need/want to hear.


To all those waiting, hang in there. I'm right there with you.

Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 - WAITLIST

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:12 pm
by 34iplaw
Mudori wrote:
jamesmangi wrote:
34iplaw wrote:
jamesmangi wrote:in a great mood today. expecting an acceptance. quote me


Congrats! I presume the enthusiasm indicates you intend to enroll? If so, good thing the games over.

That said, mind PMing numbers / what has preceded the confidence/admission?


my enthusiasm is baseless. im just tryna get thru the work day lol. telling myself what i need/want to hear.


To all those waiting, hang in there. I'm right there with you.


Oh haha. Well, best of luck to all of us still waiting and hope we all have alternatives we are happy with just in case!

Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 - WAITLIST

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:14 pm
by jamesmangi
34iplaw wrote:
Mudori wrote:
jamesmangi wrote:
34iplaw wrote:
jamesmangi wrote:in a great mood today. expecting an acceptance. quote me


Congrats! I presume the enthusiasm indicates you intend to enroll? If so, good thing the games over.

That said, mind PMing numbers / what has preceded the confidence/admission?


my enthusiasm is baseless. im just tryna get thru the work day lol. telling myself what i need/want to hear.


To all those waiting, hang in there. I'm right there with you.


Oh haha. Well, best of luck to all of us still waiting and hope we all have alternatives we are happy with just in case!


i just lowkey wish we would have received more of a detailed waitlist update last week, ya know

Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 - WAITLIST

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:15 pm
by jamesmangi
it was just like "hey, u on the WL? keep waiting, baby."

like bruhhh

Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 - WAITLIST

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:16 pm
by haley12
34iplaw wrote:
Mudori wrote:
jamesmangi wrote:
34iplaw wrote:
jamesmangi wrote:in a great mood today. expecting an acceptance. quote me


Congrats! I presume the enthusiasm indicates you intend to enroll? If so, good thing the games over.

That said, mind PMing numbers / what has preceded the confidence/admission?


my enthusiasm is baseless. im just tryna get thru the work day lol. telling myself what i need/want to hear.


To all those waiting, hang in there. I'm right there with you.


Oh haha. Well, best of luck to all of us still waiting and hope we all have alternatives we are happy with just in case!


It does seem to be a pretty small group of waiters-- hopefully the odds are in our favor. Maybe Columbia's movement could trigger something for us?

Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 - WAITLIST

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:23 pm
by 34iplaw
haley12 wrote:
34iplaw wrote:
Mudori wrote:
jamesmangi wrote:
34iplaw wrote:
jamesmangi wrote:in a great mood today. expecting an acceptance. quote me


Congrats! I presume the enthusiasm indicates you intend to enroll? If so, good thing the games over.

That said, mind PMing numbers / what has preceded the confidence/admission?


my enthusiasm is baseless. im just tryna get thru the work day lol. telling myself what i need/want to hear.


To all those waiting, hang in there. I'm right there with you.


Oh haha. Well, best of luck to all of us still waiting and hope we all have alternatives we are happy with just in case!


It does seem to be a pretty small group of waiters-- hopefully the odds are in our favor. Maybe Columbia's movement could trigger something for us?


It's hard to know. Penn doesn't admit a terribly high number of people. I think it's reasonable that Columbia movement would potentially pull a good number from NYU and Penn. I'm telling myself it could be mainly splitters too, because splitters tend not to get a ton of money with reliability to T6/10 so it makes the calculus of swallowing the quarter million dollar bullet from CLS in chase of prestige a bit easier.

Don't wreck my dreams! Haha

Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 - WAITLIST

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:47 pm
by melmelcoolj
Received a feeler call. But they seem very adamant about protecting their yield rate, and would not hand out offers unless you will attend right away. But they don't have any merit aid left.

Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 - WAITLIST

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:52 pm
by 34iplaw
melmelcoolj wrote:Received a feeler call. But they seem very adamant about protecting their yield rate, and would not hand out offers unless you will attend right away. But they don't have any merit aid left.


Awesome and congrats! Good to know. Let us know what you decide and congrats again.

Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 - WAITLIST

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:50 am
by Shangrilala
melmelcoolj wrote:Received a feeler call. But they seem very adamant about protecting their yield rate, and would not hand out offers unless you will attend right away. But they don't have any merit aid left.


Congrats!
Can I ask whether you did the informal interview and how it went?

Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 - WAITLIST

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:27 am
by melmelcoolj
Shangrilala wrote:
melmelcoolj wrote:Received a feeler call. But they seem very adamant about protecting their yield rate, and would not hand out offers unless you will attend right away. But they don't have any merit aid left.


Congrats!
Can I ask whether you did the informal interview and how it went?


Yes! I did an informal interview with the director of admissions, and I think it went well -- but nothing spectacular happened. It was just a generic interview, and I asked a couple questions. I don't recall being asked any question other than "Why Penn."

Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 - WAITLIST

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:29 am
by Shangrilala
melmelcoolj wrote:
Shangrilala wrote:
melmelcoolj wrote:Received a feeler call. But they seem very adamant about protecting their yield rate, and would not hand out offers unless you will attend right away. But they don't have any merit aid left.


Congrats!
Can I ask whether you did the informal interview and how it went?


Yes! I did an informal interview with the director of admissions, and I think it went well -- but nothing spectacular happened. It was just a generic interview, and I asked a couple questions. I don't recall being asked any question other than "Why Penn."


Thanks!
Did you submit LOCI?
If you did, did you say anything other than or did you repeat what you put on your LOCI for "why penn" question?

Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 - WAITLIST

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:41 am
by lawlife64
melmelcoolj wrote:Received a feeler call. But they seem very adamant about protecting their yield rate, and would not hand out offers unless you will attend right away. But they don't have any merit aid left.


Did she happen to say anything about how many more waitlist candidates they expect to admit?

Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 - WAITLIST

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:36 pm
by melmelcoolj
lawlife64 wrote:
melmelcoolj wrote:Received a feeler call. But they seem very adamant about protecting their yield rate, and would not hand out offers unless you will attend right away. But they don't have any merit aid left.


Did she happen to say anything about how many more waitlist candidates they expect to admit?


Yes. She definitely made it sound like I'm not the only one, and there is a batch. I'm not sure if that's a negotiation tactic though -- but I think she's being very genuine.

Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 - WAITLIST

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:39 pm
by melmelcoolj
Shangrilala wrote:
melmelcoolj wrote:
Shangrilala wrote:
melmelcoolj wrote:Received a feeler call. But they seem very adamant about protecting their yield rate, and would not hand out offers unless you will attend right away. But they don't have any merit aid left.


Congrats!
Can I ask whether you did the informal interview and how it went?


Yes! I did an informal interview with the director of admissions, and I think it went well -- but nothing spectacular happened. It was just a generic interview, and I asked a couple questions. I don't recall being asked any question other than "Why Penn."


Thanks!
Did you submit LOCI?
If you did, did you say anything other than or did you repeat what you put on your LOCI for "why penn" question?


Well, my situation was a little weird, since I applied after their deadline has passed (not by much) without a Why Penn. And then I went straight to the waitlist in March. I sent in a Why Penn right away, and waited for another three weeks for a LOCI which included nothing much other than my continued interest and an update on my resume. Also I think my PS was crap, so I sort of took the LOCI as a second chance. After that, I just sent them a quick note every three or four weeks saying I'm still interested. And then I did the informational interview, and sent in a follow-up.

At this point, I really doubt they want to read long essays from you. They most likely just want to see you will go if admitted. A quick note would be sufficient.

Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 - WAITLIST

Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:16 pm
by latinxlawschool2020
Dinged today via email. Not surprised, no why Penn, LOCI or extra essay. Was wondering why they held me for so long.

Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 - WAITLIST

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:12 am
by lawlife64
latinxlawschool2020 wrote:Dinged today via email. Not surprised, no why Penn, LOCI or extra essay. Was wondering why they held me for so long.


Honestly at this point I would rather be dinged than wait around in hopeless suspense all summer...this is torture

Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 - WAITLIST

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:47 pm
by hbdash
Has anyone received a feeler call yet this week, or know of anyone who has?