Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

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When are you applying

September
10
12%
October
44
54%
November
19
23%
December
1
1%
January
7
9%
February
1
1%
 
Total votes: 82

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Platopus
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Platopus » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:37 pm

Finally finished my Why Penn, and honestly, Penn is now much more attractive to me than just it's Biglaw placement. Really excited about their clinical offerings and especially their certificate of study program which allows you to take classes from Wharton.

pumpkinspicedchai
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby pumpkinspicedchai » Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:56 pm

Checking in! New on here. Just finishing my personal statement final draft for ED.

Reverse splitter, 3.96/166

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chrysippusofsoli
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby chrysippusofsoli » Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:12 pm

pumpkinspicedchai wrote:Checking in! New on here. Just finishing my personal statement final draft for ED.

Reverse splitter, 3.96/166


Wait, are you sure you want to ED with those numbers? Seems like your chances for admission + scholarship are quite good for mid to lower T13's, and ED might harm your scholarship chances at Penn. In any case, good luck from a fellow reverse splitter!

pumpkinspicedchai
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby pumpkinspicedchai » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:06 pm

chrysippusofsoli wrote:
pumpkinspicedchai wrote:Checking in! New on here. Just finishing my personal statement final draft for ED.

Reverse splitter, 3.96/166


Wait, are you sure you want to ED with those numbers? Seems like your chances for admission + scholarship are quite good for mid to lower T13's, and ED might harm your scholarship chances at Penn. In any case, good luck from a fellow reverse splitter!


I'm not crazy about the idea of ED, but I don't want to be in Chicago, at Michigan, or at Cornell (mostly personal preference; I'm from GA so crazy cold is not in the cards), so that leaves UVA, Penn, and Duke in the T13. Of the above, I'm convinced Penn will give me the best shot at BigLaw and/or Federal Clerkships. Looking at myLSN, I'd probably get into 2 out of 3 with a little money, but I'd hate to get waitlisted and have to hold out until April to know where I'm going. I'm also engaged, so that puts a ding in UVA because Charlottesville doesn't have much of a job market for my fiancee. ED is my way of keeping the power in my hands. I've come to term with the fact that I won't have much of any scholarship from Penn.

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby pricon » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:03 pm

Penn applicant - 175/2.84

tmcauliffe96
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby tmcauliffe96 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:23 pm

Applied 10/24 and finally got an application complete email today. Kinda expecting the YP waitlist when the time comes, though

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Platopus
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Platopus » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:03 pm

Submitted today!

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usaorbust
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby usaorbust » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:09 pm

Also just submitted!

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wolfonlawstreet
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby wolfonlawstreet » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:39 am

Checking in. Good luck everyone!

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jellyjar
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby jellyjar » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:00 pm

Did people write the "what defines you?" optional essay as their Why Penn?

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AlPastor
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby AlPastor » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:23 pm

jellyjar wrote:Did people write the "what defines you?" optional essay as their Why Penn?


I did

AaronCarter
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby AaronCarter » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:43 am

Checking in.

Does anyone think that an acceptance to Penn would cause Cornell to give 2-3 years of tuition scholarship to keep an applicant from going to Penn??

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby etramak » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:46 am

AlPastor wrote:
jellyjar wrote:Did people write the "what defines you?" optional essay as their Why Penn?


I did

I kind of interpreted this as a Why Penn essay. Just tweaked it a little.

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DistrictDisaster
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby DistrictDisaster » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:09 am

etramak wrote:
AlPastor wrote:
jellyjar wrote:Did people write the "what defines you?" optional essay as their Why Penn?


I did

I kind of interpreted this as a Why Penn essay. Just tweaked it a little.


+1

etramak
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby etramak » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:35 pm

Anyone else go complete yesterday?

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby albinododobird » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:04 pm

etramak wrote:Anyone else go complete yesterday?

Yes

lawcurious909
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby lawcurious909 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:11 pm

etramak wrote:Anyone else go complete yesterday?



I did

tmcauliffe96
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby tmcauliffe96 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:12 pm

Submitted 10/24 went complete 10/30

AaronCarter
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby AaronCarter » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:17 pm

I went complete on the 13th.

Still no word.

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sharris2017
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby sharris2017 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:36 pm

Submitted.

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby pbsdotcom » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:23 pm

I submitted last night and haven’t had any kind of confirmation or communication.. is that normal?

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usaorbust
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby usaorbust » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:26 pm

pbsdotcom wrote:I submitted last night and haven’t had any kind of confirmation or communication.. is that normal?


Yes, the confirmation email I got came at 5pm est the dafter submitting.

wreed
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby wreed » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:50 pm

Did people submit their why penn essays under the "additional info" attachment? Or as an optional essay? I wrote a more traditional why penn as opposed to the "what defines you" prompt, so I'm weary of submitting it as an optional essay and the admissions people thinking "wow he really did not read the prompt."

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InterLaw
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby InterLaw » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:14 am

I'm complete since 10/10. Do you know if do they normally interview every applicant / borderline applicants or no one at all?

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Postby Lagentblaugrana » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:37 am

InterLaw wrote:I'm complete since 10/10. Do you know if do they normally interview every applicant / borderline applicants or no one at all?


+1. Is anyone UR yet?




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