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Deciding Where to Go => Choosing the Right Law School => Topic started by: 'tiki on February 13, 2007, 08:22:23 PM

Title: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: 'tiki on February 13, 2007, 08:22:23 PM
OK so who is totally psyched about Penn's ASW?

And also, we have the option of taking one of the following classes:
Group 1
Criminal Law Mock Class, Professor Stephen Morse
or
Group 2
Constitutional Law Class, Professors Matthew Adler & Theodore Ruger
Introduction to Intellectual Property Mock Class, Professor R. Polk Wagner

Which will you all choose?

I'm arriving Thursday but don't know if I'm leaving Saturday night or Sunday.

Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: The Pookie on February 13, 2007, 09:38:03 PM
i'm slightly annoyed that ASW is during spring break (i want my carribean trip dammit, i've never had one for spring break!!!)

EDIT: i know i'm a shallow person....
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: 'tiki on February 14, 2007, 07:28:33 AM
I'm slightly annoyed its during my finals week.

I have two finals on that Thursday, and one final on that Friday (so I'll be darting away DURING the ASW festivities to take it).

Finals in March?!  ???
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on February 14, 2007, 10:29:27 AM
I'll pop in and say that I'm extremely jealous of all of you going to Penn's ASW.  Guess they didn't like me enough  :'(
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: 'tiki on February 14, 2007, 10:30:07 AM
All i have to say is that like my summer and winter breaks to be long, so semesters rock.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Saja on February 14, 2007, 10:34:18 AM
Anyone going to Penn Preview on the 26th? I'm combining it with CLS ASW and missing a lot of school.;)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: rtqw on February 14, 2007, 10:51:40 AM
Anyone going to Penn Preview on the 26th? I'm combining it with CLS ASW and missing a lot of school.;)

I might, if my exam originally on the 21st doesn't get moved to the 26th due to the snow day today.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Shark on February 14, 2007, 02:08:14 PM
Hi, demingh.  I checked out your LSN bio. 


mine was too. ill miss quarters. i like quarters. im mildly terrified of the idea of studying a subject for an entire semester long.

Does this mean you're not considering Chicago anymore?  I"m interested in both Penn & Chicago but am not sure about going to the quarter system from semesters. You prefer quarters?


Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: 'tiki on February 16, 2007, 11:03:21 AM
Bump.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: pikey on February 16, 2007, 01:08:21 PM
I'll be in Philly from Weds-Sun because I'm also visiting my sister.  I chose the IP Law class because it sounded a lot more interesting than Constitutional or Criminal Law.  I wish they had Torts or Property, though.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on February 16, 2007, 03:07:35 PM
I'm in Ruger's Con Law and Wagner's IP, plus I took the Morse crim law mock class. 

What date is this?  In Con Law, we'll be somewhere in the middle of individual rights stuff: either freedom of speech, abortion, right to die, right to privacy, or discrimination.  IP will probably just be starting patents.  The course website is here: http://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/polk/ip/schedule.html

For the ladies: Ruger is a total doll!  ;)

Feel free to ask me other questions, if you got 'em...
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: 'tiki on February 16, 2007, 07:55:38 PM
Signed up for the Con Law class. So excited!
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Shark on February 16, 2007, 07:59:03 PM
Hi, demingh.  I checked out your LSN bio. 


mine was too. ill miss quarters. i like quarters. im mildly terrified of the idea of studying a subject for an entire semester long.

Does this mean you're not considering Chicago anymore?  I"m interested in both Penn & Chicago but am not sure about going to the quarter system from semesters. You prefer quarters?




Just saw this, sorry. I actually applied last year and am committed to CLS, so yeah Chicago is out. I loved quarters in UG, in all fairness, I'm not sure how I feel about it in law school. Semesters are just a very foreign concept for me. I have a friend from ug who went to Chicago for law school (so quarters-->quarters) and even though she was accustomed to that setup, she has said Chicago's having quarters in law school is one of her biggest complaints.

Like I said, I really have no idea having never been to law school. I imagine you get accustomed to whatever setup you are given.

Sorry.  Guess I should have looked at your LSN bio a little closer.  :) 
Or your signature block. :)

Is your friend on LSD?  If not, would you mind elaborating on her reasons for disliking the quarter system. 
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: 'tiki on February 20, 2007, 11:02:30 AM
Tag.

There has to be more LSDers attending Penn's ASW. Right?
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Shark on February 21, 2007, 07:12:54 PM
Hi, demingh.  I checked out your LSN bio. 


mine was too. ill miss quarters. i like quarters. im mildly terrified of the idea of studying a subject for an entire semester long.

Does this mean you're not considering Chicago anymore?  I"m interested in both Penn & Chicago but am not sure about going to the quarter system from semesters. You prefer quarters?




Just saw this, sorry. I actually applied last year and am committed to CLS, so yeah Chicago is out. I loved quarters in UG, in all fairness, I'm not sure how I feel about it in law school. Semesters are just a very foreign concept for me. I have a friend from ug who went to Chicago for law school (so quarters-->quarters) and even though she was accustomed to that setup, she has said Chicago's having quarters in law school is one of her biggest complaints.

Like I said, I really have no idea having never been to law school. I imagine you get accustomed to whatever setup you are given.

Sorry.  Guess I should have looked at your LSN bio a little closer.  :) 
Or your signature block. :)

Is your friend on LSD?  If not, would you mind elaborating on her reasons for disliking the quarter system. 


she's not - i just think that she doesn't appreciate having finals three times a year!  :D

understandable ;)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Le Poisson Timide on February 21, 2007, 07:52:55 PM
I haven't RSVP'ed yet, but I should be in attendance.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: ciao-a-bunga on February 21, 2007, 08:01:17 PM
I guess I'll go.  I mean, I live down the street from the law school.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: The Pookie on February 21, 2007, 08:07:49 PM
i can't decide!!!!

i know, i know, it's between....a less stressful spring break or ASW for me...

is doing the penn preview thing a total cop-out?

honestly, i know that one of the major advantages of the asw is that you get to meet your future classmates, but i have some things to square off with the adminstration about so i'm not even sure i'd get much time to chill and my SO wants to go...
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: 'tiki on February 21, 2007, 08:56:32 PM
Just booked my flights. Totally psyched!! (even though it cuts into my spring break too)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on February 22, 2007, 12:07:12 AM
i can't decide!!!!

i know, i know, it's between....a less stressful spring break or ASW for me...

is doing the penn preview thing a total cop-out?

honestly, i know that one of the major advantages of the asw is that you get to meet your future classmates, but i have some things to square off with the adminstration about so i'm not even sure i'd get much time to chill and my SO wants to go...

is the penn preview on a friday?  i think the benefit of doing this stuff is talking to current students and faculty (especially try to find students who aren't affiliated without the event, so you can get the real lowdown).  the problem is, few of us 1Ls are around friday--some people have one class, and i don't have any because my con law prof. moved our classes to mon.

but, if y'all want to have an LSD meetup, i'll try to make it... i can prolly get at least towelie to come, too.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: DelDad on February 22, 2007, 04:37:34 AM
I'll be there! (signed up for the criminal law mock class)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Team Pam on February 22, 2007, 03:09:17 PM
Tag!  :D
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Saja on February 24, 2007, 04:57:46 PM
i can't decide!!!!

i know, i know, it's between....a less stressful spring break or ASW for me...

is doing the penn preview thing a total cop-out?

honestly, i know that one of the major advantages of the asw is that you get to meet your future classmates, but i have some things to square off with the adminstration about so i'm not even sure i'd get much time to chill and my SO wants to go...

is the penn preview on a friday?  i think the benefit of doing this stuff is talking to current students and faculty (especially try to find students who aren't affiliated without the event, so you can get the real lowdown).  the problem is, few of us 1Ls are around friday--some people have one class, and i don't have any because my con law prof. moved our classes to mon.

but, if y'all want to have an LSD meetup, i'll try to make it... i can prolly get at least towelie to come, too.

Nope, Penn Preview is this Monday, the 26th.  I'll be there!
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on February 24, 2007, 09:00:31 PM

Nope, Penn Preview is this Monday, the 26th.  I'll be there!


What terrible scheduling!  The entire 1L class has a 25-page brief due that morning... do not judge us by our tired-looking faces.  ;)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: DelDad on February 25, 2007, 05:22:30 AM
I hope I'm going- haven't RSVPed yet, but I hope my wife gets into Temple, so we can go to Philly.  How do you get to stay with a student?

On the admitted student's website, you can request housing with a student when you RSVP
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Saja on February 25, 2007, 05:29:40 AM

Nope, Penn Preview is this Monday, the 26th.  I'll be there!


What terrible scheduling!  The entire 1L class has a 25-page brief due that morning... do not judge us by our tired-looking faces.  ;)

Haha, I'll try not to!  It least it's due that morning and not that afternoon.;)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on February 25, 2007, 08:32:21 AM

Nope, Penn Preview is this Monday, the 26th.  I'll be there!


What terrible scheduling!  The entire 1L class has a 25-page brief due that morning... do not judge us by our tired-looking faces.  ;)

Haha, I'll try not to!  It least it's due that morning and not that afternoon.;)


i have been up all night working on it. 21 pages down...
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: The Pookie on February 25, 2007, 11:55:57 AM
due to some scheduling conflicts, i'll be at the Penn preview at April 5th...anyone else going then?
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: stjobs on March 03, 2007, 03:39:11 PM
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Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Saja on March 03, 2007, 04:25:41 PM
I believe I'm gonna be there as well, since, although I went to the Penn Preview, I am a total indecisive tool and need to check it out again before I can decide where to go.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Towelie on March 03, 2007, 06:58:56 PM
I believe I'm gonna be there as well, since, although I went to the Penn Preview, I am a total indecisive tool and need to check it out again before I can decide where to go.

No worries. LegApp went to both Penn Previews and ASW.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Team Pam on March 07, 2007, 11:16:02 AM
Just signed up!  I'm doing the IP class.

So are we going to have some kind of LSD meetup?  :)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: pikey on March 07, 2007, 11:19:06 AM
I just realised I might not be able to make ASW, due to my stinking job double-scheduling vacation time.  >:(  Since I'm the jr person I might have to change mine.  Towelie, is ASW that much better than Penn Preview???
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Team Pam on March 07, 2007, 11:21:07 AM
I just realised I might not be able to make ASW, due to my stinking job double-scheduling vacation time.  >:(  Since I'm the jr person I might have to change mine.  Towelie, is ASW that much better than Penn Preview???

Boo!

This is the only ASW I'm going to for any school, because all the rest conflict with my wedding/honeymoon.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Saja on March 07, 2007, 11:22:32 AM
I just realised I might not be able to make ASW, due to my stinking job double-scheduling vacation time.  >:(  Since I'm the jr person I might have to change mine.  Towelie, is ASW that much better than Penn Preview???

That's too bad to hear Moni. :(

FWIW, I went to Penn Preview before Columbia, and although I did think it was good, I thought that actually going to CLS's ASW made a lot of difference in terms of getting a "feel" of the school and the area.  (In fact so much so that I decided it necessary to go back to Penn for the ASW to give it an equal shot, so to speak.)  So, my advice would be to go to ASW if at all possible, but certainly it's still worth it go to Penn Preview if that's your only option and you're serious about the school.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Team Pam on March 07, 2007, 11:24:07 AM
I just realised I might not be able to make ASW, due to my stinking job double-scheduling vacation time.  >:(  Since I'm the jr person I might have to change mine.  Towelie, is ASW that much better than Penn Preview???

That's too bad to hear Moni. :(

FWIW, I went to Penn Preview before Columbia, and although I did think it was good, I thought that actually going to CLS's ASW made a lot of difference in terms of getting a "feel" of the school and the area.  (In fact so much so that I decided it necessary to go back to Penn for the ASW to give it an equal shot, so to speak.)  So, my advice would be to go to ASW if at all possible, but certainly it's still worth it go to Penn Preview if that's your only option and you're serious about the school.

Saja, which class are you taking?  I hear you're a gunner.  ;)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: stjobs on March 07, 2007, 11:42:37 AM
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Just signed up!  I'm doing the IP class.

ditto.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: pikey on March 07, 2007, 12:27:13 PM
I just realised I might not be able to make ASW, due to my stinking job double-scheduling vacation time.  >:(  Since I'm the jr person I might have to change mine.  Towelie, is ASW that much better than Penn Preview???

That's too bad to hear Moni. :(

FWIW, I went to Penn Preview before Columbia, and although I did think it was good, I thought that actually going to CLS's ASW made a lot of difference in terms of getting a "feel" of the school and the area.  (In fact so much so that I decided it necessary to go back to Penn for the ASW to give it an equal shot, so to speak.)  So, my advice would be to go to ASW if at all possible, but certainly it's still worth it go to Penn Preview if that's your only option and you're serious about the school.

Sigh, I don't think I can make it.  Part of the reason I'm offering to change my time is a healthy dose of liberal guilt because I'm skipping out and they don't know it yet.  I need to become cruel and heartless before I join a law firm!

Saja, how was Penn Preview?  Any details would be great!
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: radioface on March 07, 2007, 01:39:56 PM
BYOs = good for law students

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/06/AR2007030600285.html
 
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Terrible Ivan on March 07, 2007, 01:45:01 PM
tag
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Saja on March 07, 2007, 03:03:36 PM
I just realised I might not be able to make ASW, due to my stinking job double-scheduling vacation time.  >:(  Since I'm the jr person I might have to change mine.  Towelie, is ASW that much better than Penn Preview???

That's too bad to hear Moni. :(

FWIW, I went to Penn Preview before Columbia, and although I did think it was good, I thought that actually going to CLS's ASW made a lot of difference in terms of getting a "feel" of the school and the area.  (In fact so much so that I decided it necessary to go back to Penn for the ASW to give it an equal shot, so to speak.)  So, my advice would be to go to ASW if at all possible, but certainly it's still worth it go to Penn Preview if that's your only option and you're serious about the school.

Saja, which class are you taking?  I hear you're a gunner.  ;)


Oh yeah, that's me, big time gunner.;)  I believe I signed up for the criminal law class, but I'm not 100% sure. 

Moni- There were only about 15-20 people at the Penn Preview I went to, which was good and bad.  Good because a lot of our questions were answered, but bad in that there weren't a lot of prospective students to talk to.  It started with a continental breakfast and then opening remarks by the Dean of Admissions (Renee Post).  We had a "tour" of the law school, which was pretty brief, and also later a tour of the Penn campus and grad dorm.  The tours were quite informal, though.  We also sat in on a real criminal law class, which seemed fine although I didn't really "get" much of what was being discussed.  Lunch was pretty long, and I got to talk to admitted students, current students, and a prof, which was helpful.  (One of the profs at lunch told us why we shouldn't go to pretty much every school in the T14 minus HYS.)  After lunch, there were short career service, public interest, and current student panels, which in a way were more helpful than Columbia's because they were smaller and it was easy to ask questions.

The day ended with a "cocktail" reception, which really wasn't a cocktail reception at all because there were no cocktails!  (Columbia's was head and shoulders above ;))  I also talked to a few current students (not associated with Penn Preview) who were very excited because they just handed in a 25 page brief and were enjoying a complementary keg to celebrate.  They were all very nice.  (They also were adamant, when I told them I was considering CLS, about how miserable kids were there. :-\)  Oh, also, I may have mentioned this to you, but I talked to Renee Post about financial aid, and while she said that Penn doesn't match, she certainly gave me the impression that they take comparable offers seriously.

Overall, I really liked Penn.  I felt comfortable there, and going in it was my #1 choice.  It still would be if I hadn't like CLS so much.  To me, one of the biggest drawbacks is the housing situation (Center City seems like the coolest place to live, but it's a 20-25 minute walk, which isn't so cool.  And I hated the dorms.)  Still, you can get a comparable place in Center City for about the same price as CLS's (subsidized) housing, and it does seem like an awesome place to live, especially for 2L and 3L year, I'm just not sure about 1L.  Also, I don't know if the small class size and what I perceived to be a more "coddling" atmosphere compared to CLS, for instance, is a positive or negative for me, but that's a personal choice.  I didn't like how a lot of the people I met were so "down" on other schools.  Inferiority complex?;)  I'm really looking forward to ASW, though, to get a clearer sense of the school, student body, and surrounding area.  I have a lot of personal reasons for choosing Penn, so it's definitely a big possibility I'll end up there.

On another note-- thanks for the BYO article.  I love BYO's.  This is definitely a point in Penn's favor. :D
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: The Pookie on March 07, 2007, 06:06:31 PM
BYOs = good for law students

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/06/AR2007030600285.html
 

Pennsylvania may have the worst liquor laws of any state in the US (but I can't speak with certainly about any state outside the East Coast).

FYI, and almost completely off-topic, the best restaurant in Pennsylvania ("Sammy's" in Harrisburg, right across the capital building, make sure you have a reservation) is BYOB.

i've heard that as well...care to explain why? I obviously need to learn more about liqour laws, but i like to have a nightcap now and then...

i know you can't buy beer at the grocery stores...but other than that, what makes it so bad?
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: The Pookie on March 07, 2007, 07:09:34 PM
BYOs = good for law students

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/06/AR2007030600285.html
 

Pennsylvania may have the worst liquor laws of any state in the US (but I can't speak with certainly about any state outside the East Coast).

FYI, and almost completely off-topic, the best restaurant in Pennsylvania ("Sammy's" in Harrisburg, right across the capital building, make sure you have a reservation) is BYOB.

i've heard that as well...care to explain why? I obviously need to learn more about liqour laws, but i like to have a nightcap now and then...

i know you can't buy beer at the grocery stores...but other than that, what makes it so bad?

The main reason is because there are no truly independent liquor stores. There are "beverage stores" that can sell beer and other light drinks, but to get hard liquor you have to go to a store that is controlled by the state. It seems like a minor thing, but it ends up having far-reaching effects: poor selection, poor service, wacky pricing, etc. Not to mention all those fantastic online wine sites CANNOT ship to Pennsylvania due to the laws.

Also: there is an insane markup on prices in those state stores. I remember reading somewhere that its a markup of more than 80%. Most people just drive to another state (i.e., Delaware or Maryland) to get their alcohol.

That being said, there are a couple great microbreweries in the state. But it doesn't make up for everything else.

bah, makes me miss Oregon, where you can get wine and beer at the grocery store....and oregon has some pretty damn good wine (very underrated).

This makes me unhappy, but thanks for the info...
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Team Pam on March 07, 2007, 07:35:37 PM
Pookie, it's not so bad.  If I'm there, I'll definitely have a car and we can make alcohol runs to New Jersey.  :)

I actually was living in Philadelphia right after my 21st birthday, and when I went to make my first legal alcohol purchase, the woman at the state-run store didn't even card me.  It was so disappointing.  And yet I did get carded every time I bought cigarettes at Wawa.  Go figure.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: The Pookie on March 07, 2007, 07:59:36 PM
Pookie, it's not so bad.  If I'm there, I'll definitely have a car and we can make alcohol runs to New Jersey.  :)

I actually was living in Philadelphia right after my 21st birthday, and when I went to make my first legal alcohol purchase, the woman at the state-run store didn't even card me.  It was so disappointing.  And yet I did get carded every time I bought cigarettes at Wawa.  Go figure.

haha the same thing happened to me - i went to this asian resturant (bad idea, considering...) for my birthday and ordered a smurf, and did not get carded.

just to make it clear, i do look like i'm 14 (it's a size thing and i'm not much of a makeup gal)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Towelie on March 07, 2007, 08:26:12 PM
Saja,

A lot of people here picked Penn over at least one of NYU/Chicago/CLS (not the majority, but a good number) and they probably just felt like telling you why. Obviously, we spoke about this before regarding the teacher because I think insulting other schools is a terrible way to convince people that you love your experience, but I know a lot of people here who picked Penn over CLS/Chicago/NYU just because there was something about Penn they loved.

Obviously, the atmosphere at every law school is different and really you should pick the school that feels right for you (assuming job options coming from the schools are similar and money is also similar). I can only apologize again because I think it is in poor taste to insult other schools - much less ones of Columbia's quality. True, the atmosphere of the school may not have been the right fit for people who chose Penn over it, but that doesn't mean it might not be the right fit for you.

Either way, you have great choices ahead of you! I'll see you at ASW  :D
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Saja on March 08, 2007, 06:37:37 AM
^^^
Thanks Towelie, I'm looking forward to it!  I don't really think a lot of people at Penn go around dissing other schools all the time.  Maybe it's something I kind of expected they would do, so I looked for it?  I dunno.  This time I'm going to come in with an open mind and no expectations, and hopefully Penn will impress.:)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: radioface on March 08, 2007, 12:17:33 PM
Im a 0L who has lived in philly for 3 years. all of them above 21y/o (yes, bit of a non-trad). I cant tell you much about the law school yet, obviously, but I am a gastronome and can defintiely tell you about the food/bev sitch.

The booze laws are not prohibitive at all. yeah--you have to buy hard alcohol from state stores, but they are all over the place. plenty of convenience stores with beer. a couple sweet boutiques in center city that have amazing beer seelctions from all over the country. because the state buys wine in such bulk they get great prices and offer "chairman's selections" at great discounts. and moore brothers is right accross the delaware river. renowned wine store. inventory selected from craft wineries in france/italy, shipped at 56 degrees so as to not compromise the integrity of the wine. it'd be like getting a cold Smuttynose or a Blue Paddle in Rome.   

Ill be living in center city as a 1L, and would definitely recommend it. its very easy to get to campus-- free shuttles, quick bus rides, trolleys etc. center city is walkable and safe. its not like saying there is a great beer boutique in manhattan. if its in center city, you can walk to it.

and yes.. the BYOs are amazing, they have to be, as they arent making a dime on booze and the food has to speak for itself. and my gf runs a couple restaurants (non-byos) in town. pint and house wine discounts are in order at orientation :)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on March 08, 2007, 04:12:49 PM
and my gf runs a couple restaurants (non-byos) in town. pint and house wine discounts are in order at orientation :)

how 'bout for us 2Ls-to-be this summer?  ;)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: dashrashi on March 08, 2007, 04:28:08 PM
Im a 0L who has lived in philly for 3 years. all of them above 21y/o (yes, bit of a non-trad). I cant tell you much about the law school yet, obviously, but I am a gastronome and can defintiely tell you about the food/bev sitch.

The booze laws are not prohibitive at all. yeah--you have to buy hard alcohol from state stores, but they are all over the place. plenty of convenience stores with beer. a couple sweet boutiques in center city that have amazing beer seelctions from all over the country. because the state buys wine in such bulk they get great prices and offer "chairman's selections" at great discounts. and moore brothers is right accross the delaware river. renowned wine store. inventory selected from craft wineries in france/italy, shipped at 56 degrees so as to not compromise the integrity of the wine. it'd be like getting a cold Smuttynose or a Blue Paddle in Rome.   

Ill be living in center city as a 1L, and would definitely recommend it. its very easy to get to campus-- free shuttles, quick bus rides, trolleys etc. center city is walkable and safe. its not like saying there is a great beer boutique in manhattan. if its in center city, you can walk to it.

and yes.. the BYOs are amazing, they have to be, as they arent making a dime on booze and the food has to speak for itself. and my gf runs a couple restaurants (non-byos) in town. pint and house wine discounts are in order at orientation :)


Ooooh, which restaurants? Also, I'll be at the ASW but sleeping at home. It's my mom's b-day that weekend--convenient.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: apollok on March 08, 2007, 04:41:13 PM
how do the dorms suck?
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Team Pam on March 08, 2007, 05:06:06 PM
Im a 0L who has lived in philly for 3 years. all of them above 21y/o (yes, bit of a non-trad). I cant tell you much about the law school yet, obviously, but I am a gastronome and can defintiely tell you about the food/bev sitch.

The booze laws are not prohibitive at all. yeah--you have to buy hard alcohol from state stores, but they are all over the place. plenty of convenience stores with beer. a couple sweet boutiques in center city that have amazing beer seelctions from all over the country. because the state buys wine in such bulk they get great prices and offer "chairman's selections" at great discounts. and moore brothers is right accross the delaware river. renowned wine store. inventory selected from craft wineries in france/italy, shipped at 56 degrees so as to not compromise the integrity of the wine. it'd be like getting a cold Smuttynose or a Blue Paddle in Rome.   

Ill be living in center city as a 1L, and would definitely recommend it. its very easy to get to campus-- free shuttles, quick bus rides, trolleys etc. center city is walkable and safe. its not like saying there is a great beer boutique in manhattan. if its in center city, you can walk to it.

and yes.. the BYOs are amazing, they have to be, as they arent making a dime on booze and the food has to speak for itself. and my gf runs a couple restaurants (non-byos) in town. pint and house wine discounts are in order at orientation :)


Ooooh, which restaurants? Also, I'll be at the ASW but sleeping at home. It's my mom's b-day that weekend--convenient.

dash, I so want to meet you!  You can still go drinking even if you're staying at home, right?
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Saja on March 08, 2007, 05:16:53 PM
how do the dorms suck?

Well, after living off campus at my ug for three years, I couldn't go back to not having a living room to just relax.  The two person apartments consist of two small bedrooms off of a small kitchen (with room for a small table and chairs, but nothing else) with a bathroom.  They are very convenient, but I would be too depressed living in that sort of environment.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: radioface on March 08, 2007, 05:26:57 PM
and my gf runs a couple restaurants (non-byos) in town. pint and house wine discounts are in order at orientation :)

how 'bout for us 2Ls-to-be this summer?  ;)

depends on how good a mentor you are ;)

she's actually looking to set something up for orientation, not ASW. and Ill make "formal" announcements in a special thread. in the meantime, if anyone is looking for an awesome burger or salad, a nice linup of drafts and some great wines by the glass-- devil's alley-- 19th and chestnut. we'll make it the Penn law class of 2010 (and ...why not... 2009) home bar. Ill be wearing the phillies hat.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: The Pookie on March 08, 2007, 07:25:51 PM
and my gf runs a couple restaurants (non-byos) in town. pint and house wine discounts are in order at orientation :)

how 'bout for us 2Ls-to-be this summer?  ;)

depends on how good a mentor you are ;)

she's actually looking to set something up for orientation, not ASW. and Ill make "formal" announcements in a special thread. in the meantime, if anyone is looking for an awesome burger or salad, a nice linup of drafts and some great wines by the glass-- devil's alley-- 19th and chestnut. we'll make it the Penn law class of 2010 (and ...why not... 2009) home bar. Ill be wearing the phillies hat.

*slobber*
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: dashrashi on March 08, 2007, 07:53:55 PM
Im a 0L who has lived in philly for 3 years. all of them above 21y/o (yes, bit of a non-trad). I cant tell you much about the law school yet, obviously, but I am a gastronome and can defintiely tell you about the food/bev sitch.

The booze laws are not prohibitive at all. yeah--you have to buy hard alcohol from state stores, but they are all over the place. plenty of convenience stores with beer. a couple sweet boutiques in center city that have amazing beer seelctions from all over the country. because the state buys wine in such bulk they get great prices and offer "chairman's selections" at great discounts. and moore brothers is right accross the delaware river. renowned wine store. inventory selected from craft wineries in france/italy, shipped at 56 degrees so as to not compromise the integrity of the wine. it'd be like getting a cold Smuttynose or a Blue Paddle in Rome.   

Ill be living in center city as a 1L, and would definitely recommend it. its very easy to get to campus-- free shuttles, quick bus rides, trolleys etc. center city is walkable and safe. its not like saying there is a great beer boutique in manhattan. if its in center city, you can walk to it.

and yes.. the BYOs are amazing, they have to be, as they arent making a dime on booze and the food has to speak for itself. and my gf runs a couple restaurants (non-byos) in town. pint and house wine discounts are in order at orientation :)


Ooooh, which restaurants? Also, I'll be at the ASW but sleeping at home. It's my mom's b-day that weekend--convenient.

dash, I so want to meet you!  You can still go drinking even if you're staying at home, right?

But of course, mon amie. In fact, it's easier: I get sloshed and call my dad for chauffeur service. Then I sit in the backseat and tell him when to change the radio station.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: The Pookie on March 08, 2007, 08:03:16 PM
Im a 0L who has lived in philly for 3 years. all of them above 21y/o (yes, bit of a non-trad). I cant tell you much about the law school yet, obviously, but I am a gastronome and can defintiely tell you about the food/bev sitch.

The booze laws are not prohibitive at all. yeah--you have to buy hard alcohol from state stores, but they are all over the place. plenty of convenience stores with beer. a couple sweet boutiques in center city that have amazing beer seelctions from all over the country. because the state buys wine in such bulk they get great prices and offer "chairman's selections" at great discounts. and moore brothers is right accross the delaware river. renowned wine store. inventory selected from craft wineries in france/italy, shipped at 56 degrees so as to not compromise the integrity of the wine. it'd be like getting a cold Smuttynose or a Blue Paddle in Rome.   

Ill be living in center city as a 1L, and would definitely recommend it. its very easy to get to campus-- free shuttles, quick bus rides, trolleys etc. center city is walkable and safe. its not like saying there is a great beer boutique in manhattan. if its in center city, you can walk to it.

and yes.. the BYOs are amazing, they have to be, as they arent making a dime on booze and the food has to speak for itself. and my gf runs a couple restaurants (non-byos) in town. pint and house wine discounts are in order at orientation :)


Ooooh, which restaurants? Also, I'll be at the ASW but sleeping at home. It's my mom's b-day that weekend--convenient.

dash, I so want to meet you!  You can still go drinking even if you're staying at home, right?

But of course, mon amie. In fact, it's easier: I get sloshed and call my dad for chauffeur service. Then I sit in the backseat and tell him when to change the radio station.


your dad is much cooler than mine...he'd just get pissed at me and leave me at the bar to sober up.

"ladies don't get drunk!"
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: dashrashi on March 08, 2007, 08:05:35 PM
Im a 0L who has lived in philly for 3 years. all of them above 21y/o (yes, bit of a non-trad). I cant tell you much about the law school yet, obviously, but I am a gastronome and can defintiely tell you about the food/bev sitch.

The booze laws are not prohibitive at all. yeah--you have to buy hard alcohol from state stores, but they are all over the place. plenty of convenience stores with beer. a couple sweet boutiques in center city that have amazing beer seelctions from all over the country. because the state buys wine in such bulk they get great prices and offer "chairman's selections" at great discounts. and moore brothers is right accross the delaware river. renowned wine store. inventory selected from craft wineries in france/italy, shipped at 56 degrees so as to not compromise the integrity of the wine. it'd be like getting a cold Smuttynose or a Blue Paddle in Rome.   

Ill be living in center city as a 1L, and would definitely recommend it. its very easy to get to campus-- free shuttles, quick bus rides, trolleys etc. center city is walkable and safe. its not like saying there is a great beer boutique in manhattan. if its in center city, you can walk to it.

and yes.. the BYOs are amazing, they have to be, as they arent making a dime on booze and the food has to speak for itself. and my gf runs a couple restaurants (non-byos) in town. pint and house wine discounts are in order at orientation :)


Ooooh, which restaurants? Also, I'll be at the ASW but sleeping at home. It's my mom's b-day that weekend--convenient.

dash, I so want to meet you!  You can still go drinking even if you're staying at home, right?

But of course, mon amie. In fact, it's easier: I get sloshed and call my dad for chauffeur service. Then I sit in the backseat and tell him when to change the radio station.


your dad is much cooler than mine...he'd just get pissed at me and leave me at the bar to sober up.

"ladies don't get drunk!"

He's pretty rocking. I think I just have to warn him, probably. He usually just laughs at me when I get drunk enough to boot, except for the time I broke my teeth (very long and unpleasant story).

He might tell me that ladies don't get drunk, but then we would both agree that I am not a lady. Woot.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on March 09, 2007, 11:04:52 AM

she's actually looking to set something up for orientation, not ASW. and Ill make "formal" announcements in a special thread. in the meantime, if anyone is looking for an awesome burger or salad, a nice linup of drafts and some great wines by the glass-- devil's alley-- 19th and chestnut. we'll make it the Penn law class of 2010 (and ...why not... 2009) home bar. Ill be wearing the phillies hat.

actually, i think we had an orientation event there last year! 

i heard before that the "official" law school bar was the irish pub, but really there's too many good places to choose just one.  now that law firm recruiting is in full swing, we're at continental at least once a week for free booze and apps.  :)

Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: ciao-a-bunga on March 11, 2007, 03:41:09 PM

she's actually looking to set something up for orientation, not ASW. and Ill make "formal" announcements in a special thread. in the meantime, if anyone is looking for an awesome burger or salad, a nice linup of drafts and some great wines by the glass-- devil's alley-- 19th and chestnut. we'll make it the Penn law class of 2010 (and ...why not... 2009) home bar. Ill be wearing the phillies hat.

actually, i think we had an orientation event there last year! 

i heard before that the "official" law school bar was the irish pub, but really there's too many good places to choose just one.  now that law firm recruiting is in full swing, we're at continental at least once a week for free booze and apps.  :)



They filmed part of Rocky Balboa at the Irish Pub.  Not a fan, myself.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on March 12, 2007, 09:55:33 PM

They filmed part of Rocky Balboa at the Irish Pub.  Not a fan, myself.

But it's perfect when you get the beer munchies late at night.  ;)

My fave is the Walnut Room, because there's dancing, and b/c you can pop down to Alfa for a change of pace.  And, if you like girly drinks, the Veruca Salt is delish!  Simpson Thacher took us there for a firm event after-party.  :)

Guys, seriously, these law firm events are sooo awesome.  This week there's one at the planetarium, and next week Ropes & Gray is hosting at Barclay Prime.  We are SO spoiled.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: nerfco on March 12, 2007, 10:27:45 PM
I am now officially going to Penn's ASW. Received my passport today, and booked my flights (2 connections, ugh!) to Philly. It'll be my first ASW too. I'm excited!
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: radioface on March 13, 2007, 10:04:33 AM

They filmed part of Rocky Balboa at the Irish Pub.  Not a fan, myself.

But it's perfect when you get the beer munchies late at night.  ;)

My fave is the Walnut Room, because there's dancing, and b/c you can pop down to Alfa for a change of pace.  And, if you like girly drinks, the Veruca Salt is delish!  Simpson Thacher took us there for a firm event after-party.  :)

Guys, seriously, these law firm events are sooo awesome.  This week there's one at the planetarium, and next week Ropes & Gray is hosting at Barclay Prime.  We are SO spoiled.

mmm...barclay prime is sweet. for those new yorkers out there-- Gachot and Gachot does the steaks (at least the ribeye)... ala Peter Lugers. Make sure Ropes & Gray hooks up the 100$ cheesesteak. we'll see just how spoiled you are. its not mind-blowing, but its cool to say you had a 100$ cheesesteak ;) Kobe sliders (according to Alan richman its #5 best burger in the country*) and butter poached lobster are awesome. Go for as big a wine as possible. smores for dessert-- with housemade peanutbutter icecream and marshamllow. amazing.

One of my best friends in town is a food writer. Reading over what I just wrote, it appears Ive been spending too much time with her lately. sorry.

*best burgers source http://www.oprah.com/tows/pastshows/200602/tows_past_20060228_c.jhtml

 
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Saja on March 13, 2007, 11:46:32 AM
I am now officially going to Penn's ASW. Received my passport today, and booked my flights (2 connections, ugh!) to Philly. It'll be my first ASW too. I'm excited!

Congrats!  I'll also be coming down from the Great White North. 


A side note, these 1L receptions sound, and excuse my banal language, really cool.  Is it wrong that at the moment this kind of stuff is what I'm most looking forward to about law school?
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: dashrashi on March 13, 2007, 12:58:54 PM
I am now officially going to Penn's ASW. Received my passport today, and booked my flights (2 connections, ugh!) to Philly. It'll be my first ASW too. I'm excited!

Congrats!  I'll also be coming down from the Great White North. 


A side note, these 1L receptions sound, and excuse my banal language, really cool.  Is it wrong that at the moment this kind of stuff is what I'm most looking forward to about law school?

Like you should be looking forward to learning all about Torts? No, pumpkin. And if it is, I don't want to be right.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Saja on March 13, 2007, 01:25:42 PM
I am now officially going to Penn's ASW. Received my passport today, and booked my flights (2 connections, ugh!) to Philly. It'll be my first ASW too. I'm excited!

Congrats!  I'll also be coming down from the Great White North. 


A side note, these 1L receptions sound, and excuse my banal language, really cool.  Is it wrong that at the moment this kind of stuff is what I'm most looking forward to about law school?

Like you should be looking forward to learning all about Torts? No, pumpkin. And if it is, I don't want to be right.

Excellent.  I'll keep my vision of law school as one big cocktail party alive, in that case, at least until the first day of class.;)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: dashrashi on March 13, 2007, 01:52:05 PM
That's the plan on my end! One of the hidden benefits of a T14. Like, seriously.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: m1 on March 13, 2007, 01:52:15 PM
I just got accepted to Penn today by phone- I won't receive my packet for a few days, so I don't know anything about the ASW and anything regarding it that I should know.  anyone mind filling me in?  places to stay, etc?

edit: as you can tell, i'm still nearly shaking from excitement (thus this poorly articulated post)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Saja on March 13, 2007, 02:42:29 PM
I just got accepted to Penn today by phone- I won't receive my packet for a few days, so I don't know anything about the ASW and anything regarding it that I should know.  anyone mind filling me in?  places to stay, etc?

edit: as you can tell, i'm still nearly shaking from excitement (thus this poorly articulated post)

Congrats on your acceptance!  If you log onto the admitted students website (PM me for username and password...I'd give it out here but maybe that's some breech of contract? haha) there's a schedule of events.  They start unofficially Thursday night with some bowling at 7pm.  The official schedule starts Friday morning and continues through Saturday morning.  They have a mix of "educational" stuff like career service panels and mock classes, as well as social stuff like going out to dinner and a trolley tour of Philly.  You can stay with a student host, and they also provide a list of nearby hotels.

Incidentally, has anyone gotten word of who they're staying with/ confirmation that Penn knows you're attending, etc?
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: stjobs on March 13, 2007, 02:44:41 PM
Nope. No confirmation after doing the form on their site.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: m1 on March 13, 2007, 02:48:10 PM
thanks for the offer saja- PM sent
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Saja on March 13, 2007, 03:09:17 PM
They must have been watching our posts, because I literally just got the confirmation e-mail.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Team Pam on March 13, 2007, 03:28:55 PM
Same!  I wish they would send our schedules, though.  I think I forgot to sign up for the financial aid panel.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: 'tiki on March 13, 2007, 03:44:27 PM
Just got the email as well. Quite excited about visiting Penn.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: nerfco on March 13, 2007, 04:18:30 PM
I hope I get into town in time for bowling. I'm terrible at bowling, but it sounds like a fun time.

Unfortunately, my flight is not scheduled to land until 7:35pm.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: dashrashi on March 13, 2007, 04:24:33 PM
Deeeeefinitely not going bowling. If anyone wants to come to my house to hang out while I catch up on the Tivo, feel free to do that instead, as that's where I'll be.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Saja on March 13, 2007, 04:35:47 PM
Deeeeefinitely not going bowling. If anyone wants to come to my house to hang out while I catch up on the Tivo, feel free to do that instead, as that's where I'll be.

Haha, I probably haven't been bowling in 5 years, but I'm going.  It's going to be rather embarrassing I imagine.;)  (Last year they apparently had beer, so at least maybe everyone will be a bit off their game.)

Team Pam, I doubt it matters too much if you didn't sign up for an event.  I think they just wanted you to so as to get an idea of general numbers, but I'm sure you can still go.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Team Pam on March 13, 2007, 04:39:44 PM
I'll be staying in New York beforehand, so I wasn't planning on coming down until Friday morning, but I do like bowling (although I'm terrible unless it's on the Wii).  I'm not sure if I like it enough to pay for a second night in a hotel, though.  :)

Speaking of which, is anyone else planning to stay in a hotel?  Or know what the options are nearby?
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: nerfco on March 13, 2007, 05:22:43 PM
Haha, I probably haven't been bowling in 5 years, but I'm going.  It's going to be rather embarrassing I imagine.;)  (Last year they apparently had beer, so at least maybe everyone will be a bit off their game.)

 ??? It is possible to bowl without beer?
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: 'tiki on March 13, 2007, 05:23:37 PM
They have student hosts. At least that's what I am doing.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: stjobs on March 13, 2007, 05:24:49 PM
I'm bowling, but I will hold back on beer. That way I can soberly defeat everyone. Yes, the gunning starts early :P

I checked off the IP class. What did you pick?
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: m1 on March 13, 2007, 05:34:43 PM
checked off the IP class as well, and I'm always down for bowling.  granted, I only break 100 half the time, but still, it should be fun  :P

we should form a LSD team, or at least all get together at some point (friday night perhaps?).  I feel like I'm missing out based on the Mich ASW thread  ;)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: 'tiki on March 13, 2007, 05:38:16 PM
Having been to Mich ASW there is lots to live up to. But an LSD team is a great start. lol
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Saja on March 13, 2007, 05:57:22 PM
Well, nerfco, I should say *free* beer.  And since I've never bowled with beer, it is possible, but I imagine far inferior. :D

An LSD team would be fine with me.  But I've never broken 100 (except on Wii), so I don't know if I'd really be a helpful addition.;)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: mericore on March 13, 2007, 05:59:21 PM
Strikes (the bowling alley) actually has a full bar. With yummy drinks. During Shitshow Bowling Night last spring, I successfully released my ball behind me rather than down the alley.

It's also like 3 blocks from my place...I'm going to feel weird vibes having all you LSDers so close but so far.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: stjobs on March 13, 2007, 06:00:43 PM
I will put 'LSD' on my nametag  :D
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: m1 on March 13, 2007, 06:05:22 PM
as the Mich ASWer's did, i'd say we should self-tar sometime this week so people have a clue what each other look like...putting LSD on the nametag might be going a biiiiiit too far  :D
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: nerfco on March 13, 2007, 06:14:48 PM
I've never broken 100 either. Good to know I won't be alone  ;D
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Team Pam on March 13, 2007, 06:18:26 PM
Strikes (the bowling alley) actually has a full bar. With yummy drinks. During Shitshow Bowling Night last spring, I successfully released my ball behind me rather than down the alley.

It's also like 3 blocks from my place...I'm going to feel weird vibes having all you LSDers so close but so far.

It's apparently across the street from my old house.  :)  I've heard the area has gotten a lot nicer since I lived there, though.  I'm looking forward to seeing it.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: stjobs on March 13, 2007, 06:42:27 PM
OK.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Special Agent Dana Scully on March 13, 2007, 06:44:17 PM
as the Mich ASWer's did, i'd say we should self-tar sometime this week so people have a clue what each other look like...putting LSD on the nametag might be going a biiiiiit too far  :D

i like how everyone looks to us as an example....we pwn! :D ;)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: rtqw on March 13, 2007, 07:55:33 PM
So, I reeaally want to come- but it's over $500 bucks for plane tickets.  WTF?  UPenn doesn't offer any compensation like Boalt or Duke do they?

They do - I forget the exact specifics, but I know its detailed on the admitted students website.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: dashrashi on March 13, 2007, 07:56:12 PM
You don't even have to show financial need, I don't think.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: m1 on March 13, 2007, 08:11:52 PM
as the Mich ASWer's did, i'd say we should self-tar sometime this week so people have a clue what each other look like...putting LSD on the nametag might be going a biiiiiit too far  :D

i like how everyone looks to us as an example....we pwn! :D ;)

i just want to come back with a cool inside joke like you guys :P
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: ciao-a-bunga on March 13, 2007, 08:14:00 PM
Those of you who know you're probably going to end up at Penn, any idea where you're living?
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: nerfco on March 13, 2007, 08:20:59 PM
So, I reeaally want to come- but it's over $500 bucks for plane tickets.  WTF?  UPenn doesn't offer any compensation like Boalt or Duke do they?

I spent over $500 on plane tickets. (I spent $680--two connections each way.)

Penn's compensation package actually seems really good (only comparing it to Chicago)--first $250 is covered, the rest they'll pay 50% on. Don't know what Duke or Boalt offers, so I can't compare there.

Anyhow, the point is.. Come!
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: m1 on March 13, 2007, 08:25:43 PM
self-tar'd

i spent $650 on plane tickets, and i'm in boston...if it wasn't a 6 hour train ride, i'd save myself $400 and just take that
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: pikey on March 14, 2007, 08:55:29 AM
Sweet!!   ;D I can go!!!  Now I just have to let my wife know that I'll be away from her for most of our spring break  :-\

Why not bring her with you?
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: radioface on March 14, 2007, 10:35:03 AM
Those of you who know you're probably going to end up at Penn, any idea where you're living?

Queen Village
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on March 14, 2007, 11:03:31 AM
I don't think we could afford it.  Do you think we could both sleep on a student's floor?


probably.... but you don't want mine.  i found a roach in my shower yesterday.  :-\

good thing i didn't volunteer to host!  i did volunteer to take you kids out to dinner, so maybe some of y'all will be in my group.  :)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on March 14, 2007, 11:05:01 AM
Sweet!!   ;D I can go!!!  Now I just have to let my wife know that I'll be away from her for most of our spring break  :-\

just curious, where is your wife accepted so far? 

there's a couple here where the husband is at penn and the wife is at drexel.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: m1 on March 14, 2007, 12:07:47 PM
  i did volunteer to take you kids out to dinner, so maybe some of y'all will be in my group.  :)

yay!  I wonder if Penn would think I'm weird if I sent them an e-mail requesting legapp as a dinner guide.  That might not go over so well  ;)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: AlphaBusey on March 14, 2007, 01:38:37 PM
I can't make the ASW since I'll be in Vegas.  However, if you meet a 1L named Louis Pastor, tell him he sucks most royally.  He will understand.  (He's a buddy of mine, it's an inside joke that he'd get.)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: radioface on March 14, 2007, 01:42:03 PM
It's official:  I'll be there. :D  My wife got waitlisted at UPenn but got accepted to Temple today, and there ASW is next saturday.
congrats!

question-- is that the crest trail in big cottonwood UT in your pic? looks like the Oquirrhs in the background and definitely has that familiar Wasatch feel. if so, I have a good eye and we have things to talk about. if not, my eye is not so good, its still looks nice, and we may still have things to talk about.  
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Towelie on March 14, 2007, 02:38:57 PM
I don't think we could afford it.  Do you think we could both sleep on a student's floor?


Hey, I'm actually on the housing committee (i.e. I'm the one in charge of placing students with hosts).

The problem with having you both sleeping on a student's floor together is that many people only want to host one person and those who want to host more than one, quite honestly, are not looking to host a couple as it might make them uncomfortable.

However, you are not the first or only person to request this. Talk to Dean Post or Randi about your request and it will get disseminated to me. I will do everything I possibly can to find someone willing to host the two of you as a couple, but I cannot guarantee anything. Actually, I know a person in my section who would be more than willing to host a couple, only she lives a half hour train ride away which would be quite inconvenient for the ASW. But she has agreed to host and if this is your only option, I can make it happen for you. PM me your name and email and we can talk.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: dancerina on March 14, 2007, 02:40:20 PM
anyone headed to the open house on april 5th instead of the asw???
and anyone know if ill get a similar experienec?
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Towelie on March 14, 2007, 02:57:36 PM
anyone headed to the open house on april 5th instead of the asw???
and anyone know if ill get a similar experienec?

Experience will not be the same because it is not nearly as involved as the ASW, but it will be a great way to view the school. The April 5th event is sort of near finals, so everyone will be a little checked out and classes will be sort of wrapping up with people trying to put the material together. I don't think it will actually be stressful, but it will be a bit of a different experience. Also, there just aren't as many events.

Either way, it is a great way to view the school. You will get a sense of how the administration is run, the quality of the professors, and the general vibe of the student body. Definitely worth going to if you can't make the other events.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: 'tiki on March 14, 2007, 04:22:28 PM
So apparently like 200 people have registered. Fun times.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: radioface on March 14, 2007, 05:19:16 PM
It's official:  I'll be there. :D  My wife got waitlisted at UPenn but got accepted to Temple today, and there ASW is next saturday.
congrats!

question-- is that the crest trail in big cottonwood UT in your pic? looks like the Oquirrhs in the background and definitely has that familiar Wasatch feel. if so, I have a good eye and we have things to talk about. if not, my eye is not so good, its still looks nice, and we may still have things to talk about.   

Ummm..... Not a clue.  I stole it off the utah.gov website.  I hope you don't rat me out :). 

well at least i knew it was utah!
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: The Pookie on March 14, 2007, 06:19:02 PM
anyone going to the april 5 Penn Preview?

i feel so left out - i can't make the ASW
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on March 14, 2007, 08:23:40 PM
It's official:  I'll be there. :D  My wife got waitlisted at UPenn but got accepted to Temple today, and there ASW is next saturday.

congrstulations! 

i'd bring her with you to any asw events you can, and tell her to do her best to charm the admin ppl.   ;)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: dashrashi on March 14, 2007, 08:27:41 PM
It's official:  I'll be there. :D  My wife got waitlisted at UPenn but got accepted to Temple today, and there ASW is next saturday.

congrstulations! 

i'd bring her with you to any asw events you can, and tell her to do her best to charm the admin ppl.   ;)

You could probably leverage her admission with yours, too. After all, you're already in, so they want to make sure you come to maximize yield.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: m1 on March 14, 2007, 09:01:21 PM
It's official:  I'll be there. :D  My wife got waitlisted at UPenn but got accepted to Temple today, and there ASW is next saturday.

congrstulations! 

i'd bring her with you to any asw events you can, and tell her to do her best to charm the admin ppl.   ;)

You could probably leverage her admission with yours, too. After all, you're already in, so they want to make sure you come to maximize yield.

Very good point.  I'd say give it a shot- I think I remember reading that somewhere (Ivey? or perhaps Montauk?)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: dashrashi on March 14, 2007, 09:19:11 PM
Eh. I made it up. I should be a consultant.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: m1 on March 15, 2007, 06:47:11 AM
we're going to be Team LSD Gutterball, don't worry
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Team Pam on March 15, 2007, 08:31:14 AM
I'll put up a less mysterious self tar as soon as I can find/take one that's not totally goofy or in costume.

As a bonus to Team Gutterball, I'd just like everyone to know that I can bowl lefty or righty with equal mediocrity.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Saja on March 15, 2007, 09:13:37 AM
I'll put up a less mysterious self tar as soon as I can find/take one that's not totally goofy or in costume.

As a bonus to Team Gutterball, I'd just like everyone to know that I can bowl lefty or righty with equal mediocrity.

Ooh, very prestigious.  I guess I'll have to get the self-tar back up shortly.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: 'tiki on March 15, 2007, 09:58:16 AM
So I'm guessing I should self tar again?
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Team Pam on March 15, 2007, 12:59:52 PM
Hey, what are people wearing?  Am I going to be the only one in jeans?
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: dashrashi on March 15, 2007, 01:21:51 PM
Hey, what are people wearing?  Am I going to be the only one in jeans?

Most assuredly not. I may even top them off with a beater, depending on whether I'm feeling fancy or not.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: The Pookie on March 15, 2007, 02:39:38 PM
Hey, what are people wearing?  Am I going to be the only one in jeans?

Most assuredly not. I may even top them off with a beater, depending on whether I'm feeling fancy or not.

beaters are the most presfigious top ever.

i have one that has drunken scribbles all over it (don't ask - it was a party with beer and markers....craziness ensued)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: dashrashi on March 15, 2007, 04:16:08 PM
[packs bulletproof vest]
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: dashrashi on March 15, 2007, 04:19:05 PM
Take it down a notch, toots.

You won't know who I am.


There's a reason I don't self-tar here.

But you'll know who I am.

[dyes hair black]
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Team Pam on March 15, 2007, 05:04:10 PM
Hey, what are people wearing?  Am I going to be the only one in jeans?

Most assuredly not. I may even top them off with a beater, depending on whether I'm feeling fancy or not.

Sweet.  Everyone in the UVA thread I saw was like "jeans are SO inappropriate for this occasion", which worried me.  I'm a writer -- jeans are basically all I own.  Except for beachy skirts, which are probably even less appropriate for Philadelphia in March.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: dashrashi on March 15, 2007, 05:07:27 PM
Hey, what are people wearing?  Am I going to be the only one in jeans?

Most assuredly not. I may even top them off with a beater, depending on whether I'm feeling fancy or not.

Sweet.  Everyone in the UVA thread I saw was like "jeans are SO inappropriate for this occasion", which worried me.  I'm a writer -- jeans are basically all I own.  Except for beachy skirts, which are probably even less appropriate for Philadelphia in March.

= difference between the South and the North.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Saja on March 15, 2007, 05:12:17 PM
Jeans are totally fine.  I think the dressed up people toolish looking.:P
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: The Pookie on March 15, 2007, 05:24:19 PM
Hey, what are people wearing?  Am I going to be the only one in jeans?

Most assuredly not. I may even top them off with a beater, depending on whether I'm feeling fancy or not.

Sweet.  Everyone in the UVA thread I saw was like "jeans are SO inappropriate for this occasion", which worried me.  I'm a writer -- jeans are basically all I own.  Except for beachy skirts, which are probably even less appropriate for Philadelphia in March.

please tell me it ain't so! i'm going to UVA on the 29th to 30th....and the only pants i own that look somewhat decent on me are jeans.

tough for the virginans then.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: dashrashi on March 15, 2007, 05:28:11 PM
Hey, what are people wearing?  Am I going to be the only one in jeans?

Most assuredly not. I may even top them off with a beater, depending on whether I'm feeling fancy or not.

Sweet.  Everyone in the UVA thread I saw was like "jeans are SO inappropriate for this occasion", which worried me.  I'm a writer -- jeans are basically all I own.  Except for beachy skirts, which are probably even less appropriate for Philadelphia in March.

please tell me it ain't so! i'm going to UVA on the 29th to 30th....and the only pants i own that look somewhat decent on me are jeans.

tough for the virginans then.

That's what Abe Lincoln said.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: The Pookie on March 15, 2007, 05:31:48 PM
Hey, what are people wearing?  Am I going to be the only one in jeans?

Most assuredly not. I may even top them off with a beater, depending on whether I'm feeling fancy or not.

Sweet.  Everyone in the UVA thread I saw was like "jeans are SO inappropriate for this occasion", which worried me.  I'm a writer -- jeans are basically all I own.  Except for beachy skirts, which are probably even less appropriate for Philadelphia in March.

please tell me it ain't so! i'm going to UVA on the 29th to 30th....and the only pants i own that look somewhat decent on me are jeans.

tough for the virginans then.

That's what Abe Lincoln said.

only if i could start a civil war over jeans...
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Towelie on March 15, 2007, 10:37:18 PM
Hey, what are people wearing?  Am I going to be the only one in jeans?

Most assuredly not. I may even top them off with a beater, depending on whether I'm feeling fancy or not.

Sweet.  Everyone in the UVA thread I saw was like "jeans are SO inappropriate for this occasion", which worried me.  I'm a writer -- jeans are basically all I own.  Except for beachy skirts, which are probably even less appropriate for Philadelphia in March.

please tell me it ain't so! i'm going to UVA on the 29th to 30th....and the only pants i own that look somewhat decent on me are jeans.

tough for the virginans then.

Listen,

Wear whatever the @#!* you want. Nobody who actually decides to attend Penn will care what you were wearing during the ASW. We just don't attract that kind of student body. I mean, don't wear whips and chains, but, even if you did, I bet you'd still make friends.

Jeans are fine! Relax...
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on March 15, 2007, 10:57:48 PM

i will only laugh at you if the jeans are of a stonewashed nature.  ;)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Team Pam on March 15, 2007, 11:45:34 PM

i will only laugh at you if the jeans are of a stonewashed nature.  ;)

See, now I totally want to find a pair.  Preferably with ankle zips.  :)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: The Pookie on March 16, 2007, 07:49:11 AM
my jeans will be spray painted on.

be warned.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Ersatz on March 16, 2007, 08:51:29 AM
anyone going to the april 5 Penn Preview?

i feel so left out - i can't make the ASW

Randomly found this thread - I'm happy to hear that I won't be the only one going to the Apr. 5 open day.  Awesome.  I can't imagine what kind of shape I'll be in; I can only get one day off of work, which means that I have to fly out of California about 10 p.m. Wednesday, get to Penn about 6 a.m. Thursday, spend the day there, then hop on a plane back for another 6-hour flight about 6-7 p.m. to get home at 11 p.m. Thursday.  Good times.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Towelie on March 16, 2007, 10:37:43 AM
anyone going to the april 5 Penn Preview?

i feel so left out - i can't make the ASW

Randomly found this thread - I'm happy to hear that I won't be the only one going to the Apr. 5 open day.  Awesome.  I can't imagine what kind of shape I'll be in; I can only get one day off of work, which means that I have to fly out of California about 10 p.m. Wednesday, get to Penn about 6 a.m. Thursday, spend the day there, then hop on a plane back for another 6-hour flight about 6-7 p.m. to get home at 11 p.m. Thursday.  Good times.

Ersatz,

I chose Penn over GULC, UCLA, and USC (your current choices), and want to practice in southern California when I graduate (although I'm considering Miami, Delaware, Chicago, London, and Amsterdam). Anyways, if you have any questions about how I made my choice, feel free to PM me.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Team Pam on March 16, 2007, 11:57:49 AM
anyone going to the april 5 Penn Preview?

i feel so left out - i can't make the ASW

Randomly found this thread - I'm happy to hear that I won't be the only one going to the Apr. 5 open day.  Awesome.  I can't imagine what kind of shape I'll be in; I can only get one day off of work, which means that I have to fly out of California about 10 p.m. Wednesday, get to Penn about 6 a.m. Thursday, spend the day there, then hop on a plane back for another 6-hour flight about 6-7 p.m. to get home at 11 p.m. Thursday.  Good times.

Ersatz,

I chose Penn over GULC, UCLA, and USC (your current choices), and want to practice in southern California when I graduate (although I'm considering Miami, Delaware, Chicago, London, and Amsterdam). Anyways, if you have any questions about how I made my choice, feel free to PM me.

Amsterdam, eh?  I want to study abroad there.  I'd have to make my own program at Penn, but it sounds like that's not too hard.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Towelie on March 16, 2007, 12:11:17 PM
anyone going to the april 5 Penn Preview?

i feel so left out - i can't make the ASW

Randomly found this thread - I'm happy to hear that I won't be the only one going to the Apr. 5 open day.  Awesome.  I can't imagine what kind of shape I'll be in; I can only get one day off of work, which means that I have to fly out of California about 10 p.m. Wednesday, get to Penn about 6 a.m. Thursday, spend the day there, then hop on a plane back for another 6-hour flight about 6-7 p.m. to get home at 11 p.m. Thursday.  Good times.

Ersatz,

I chose Penn over GULC, UCLA, and USC (your current choices), and want to practice in southern California when I graduate (although I'm considering Miami, Delaware, Chicago, London, and Amsterdam). Anyways, if you have any questions about how I made my choice, feel free to PM me.

Amsterdam, eh?  I want to study abroad there.  I'd have to make my own program at Penn, but it sounds like that's not too hard.

Nope. The Editor in Chief of the law journal I'm on (yes, I'm a 1L and on a law journal - another great thing about Penn... and I was also on a moot court  :D), is studying abroad at University of Amsterdam right now. The only downside is if you study abroad you can only take one class outside of the law school instead of 4.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Ersatz on March 16, 2007, 12:37:47 PM
anyone going to the april 5 Penn Preview?

i feel so left out - i can't make the ASW

Randomly found this thread - I'm happy to hear that I won't be the only one going to the Apr. 5 open day.  Awesome.  I can't imagine what kind of shape I'll be in; I can only get one day off of work, which means that I have to fly out of California about 10 p.m. Wednesday, get to Penn about 6 a.m. Thursday, spend the day there, then hop on a plane back for another 6-hour flight about 6-7 p.m. to get home at 11 p.m. Thursday.  Good times.

Ersatz,

I chose Penn over GULC, UCLA, and USC (your current choices), and want to practice in southern California when I graduate (although I'm considering Miami, Delaware, Chicago, London, and Amsterdam). Anyways, if you have any questions about how I made my choice, feel free to PM me.

Interesting.  PM sent.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Team Pam on March 16, 2007, 01:13:53 PM
anyone going to the april 5 Penn Preview?

i feel so left out - i can't make the ASW

Randomly found this thread - I'm happy to hear that I won't be the only one going to the Apr. 5 open day.  Awesome.  I can't imagine what kind of shape I'll be in; I can only get one day off of work, which means that I have to fly out of California about 10 p.m. Wednesday, get to Penn about 6 a.m. Thursday, spend the day there, then hop on a plane back for another 6-hour flight about 6-7 p.m. to get home at 11 p.m. Thursday.  Good times.

Ersatz,

I chose Penn over GULC, UCLA, and USC (your current choices), and want to practice in southern California when I graduate (although I'm considering Miami, Delaware, Chicago, London, and Amsterdam). Anyways, if you have any questions about how I made my choice, feel free to PM me.

Amsterdam, eh?  I want to study abroad there.  I'd have to make my own program at Penn, but it sounds like that's not too hard.

Nope. The Editor in Chief of the law journal I'm on (yes, I'm a 1L and on a law journal - another great thing about Penn... and I was also on a moot court  :D), is studying abroad at University of Amsterdam right now. The only downside is if you study abroad you can only take one class outside of the law school instead of 4.

Oh, tricky.  Does that mean if you study abroad you can't also get the Wharton certificate?
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Towelie on March 16, 2007, 01:15:34 PM
anyone going to the april 5 Penn Preview?

i feel so left out - i can't make the ASW

Randomly found this thread - I'm happy to hear that I won't be the only one going to the Apr. 5 open day.  Awesome.  I can't imagine what kind of shape I'll be in; I can only get one day off of work, which means that I have to fly out of California about 10 p.m. Wednesday, get to Penn about 6 a.m. Thursday, spend the day there, then hop on a plane back for another 6-hour flight about 6-7 p.m. to get home at 11 p.m. Thursday.  Good times.

Ersatz,

I chose Penn over GULC, UCLA, and USC (your current choices), and want to practice in southern California when I graduate (although I'm considering Miami, Delaware, Chicago, London, and Amsterdam). Anyways, if you have any questions about how I made my choice, feel free to PM me.

Amsterdam, eh?  I want to study abroad there.  I'd have to make my own program at Penn, but it sounds like that's not too hard.

Nope. The Editor in Chief of the law journal I'm on (yes, I'm a 1L and on a law journal - another great thing about Penn... and I was also on a moot court  :D), is studying abroad at University of Amsterdam right now. The only downside is if you study abroad you can only take one class outside of the law school instead of 4.

Oh, tricky.  Does that mean if you study abroad you can't also get the Wharton certificate?

Among other things, yes.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: m1 on March 17, 2007, 12:47:18 PM
there are over 100 pages of reading for Wagner's class...good lord.

Towelie- do we get tshirts at the ASW?  I just don't want to buy one from their bookstore online if we're going to get one this weekend. 
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on March 17, 2007, 02:14:21 PM
there are over 100 pages of reading for Wagner's class...good lord.

Towlie- do we get tshirts at the ASW?  I just don't want to buy one from their bookstore online if we're going to get one this weekend. 

well, if you want to be like everyone else in the class, you won't bother reading it all.  ;)

wagner does an "on call" system whereby only one of eight groups of people will be called on in a given class.  so when it's your group, you read everything thoroughly; when it's not, you skim.

as for asw swag, last year we got travel alarm clocks.  i heard there was a contest to design shirts for admitted students, but i'm not sure if it's for this year or next.  regardless, i don't think you'll get the basic penn law shirt, so if you want that you'll have to go to the bookstore.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: m1 on March 17, 2007, 02:28:57 PM
thanks legapp, i'll buy one myself :)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: ciao-a-bunga on March 17, 2007, 03:47:26 PM
I think I'm going to go to Georgetown's ASW on Thurs-Fri, so I'd only be able to make Penn's for Saturday.  Should I try to do that or not even bother?  They did mention that spaces are limited, so I'm thinking maybe I should just completely cancel my RSVP.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on March 17, 2007, 06:03:03 PM
I think I'm going to go to Georgetown's ASW on Thurs-Fri, so I'd only be able to make Penn's for Saturday.  Should I try to do that or not even bother?  They did mention that spaces are limited, so I'm thinking maybe I should just completely cancel my RSVP.

you should just skip g'town for penn.  ;)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: m1 on March 17, 2007, 06:15:50 PM
seriously, how can you turn down the chance to join Team Gutterball?  and for Gtown? puh-lease  ;)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Team Pam on March 17, 2007, 06:22:29 PM
Seriously.  I'm coming in on Thursday night just for bowling.  Plus Georgetown is full of gunners.  ;)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: m1 on March 17, 2007, 08:14:41 PM
Seriously.  I'm coming in on Thursday night just for bowling.  Plus Georgetown is full of gunners.  ;)

as am I!
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: sonyman on March 17, 2007, 09:13:27 PM
I couldn't go to the ASW in 2006 (when I was admitted), so I deferred for a year just to to this one ;). See you all soon.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: stjobs on March 18, 2007, 05:44:45 AM
Anyone get an email about student hosting/
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: m1 on March 18, 2007, 06:54:09 AM
Seriously.  I'm coming in on Thursday night just for bowling.  Plus Georgetown is full of gunners.  ;)

as am I!


You admit to being a GUNNER?   :P


 ;)

Only in the bowling alley, and only if by gunner you mean "someone who aims for the gutter every time"  :P
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Saja on March 18, 2007, 07:48:01 AM
Anyone get an email about student hosting/

I haven't yet.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Towelie on March 18, 2007, 08:02:36 AM
Anyone get an email about student hosting/

I haven't yet.

Totally my fault. It is in the works right now (I'm emailing your hosts your info and they will be emailing you). Sorry!
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Towelie on March 18, 2007, 08:45:21 AM
Okay, I've emailed almost all of your hosts (my co-chair did the other half), so hopefully you will all soon hopefully get an email or call from your hosts so you will see you do have housing!

I really hope you all like your hosts - we literally spent hours trying to pair the right people with the right people. Please, if you don't like your hosts - don't take it out on the school, take it out on me. And let me know ASAP if you are having any trouble and need help. The best way is to go through Dean Post, but I will do my best to check my PM's and what not.

Good luck talking to your hosts! I can't wait for a great weekend!
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on March 18, 2007, 10:12:56 AM
Okay, I've emailed almost all of your hosts (my co-chair did the other half), so hopefully you will all soon hopefully get an email or call from your hosts so you will see you do have housing!

I really hope you all like your hosts - we literally spent hours trying to pair the right people with the right people. Please, if you don't like your hosts - don't take it out on the school, take it out on me. And let me know ASAP if you are having any trouble and need help. The best way is to go through Dean Post, but I will do my best to check my PM's and what not.

Good luck talking to your hosts! I can't wait for a great weekend!

you're quite the little cheerleader  :D :D :D
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: ciao-a-bunga on March 18, 2007, 10:49:25 AM
I think I'm going to go to Georgetown's ASW on Thurs-Fri, so I'd only be able to make Penn's for Saturday.  Should I try to do that or not even bother?  They did mention that spaces are limited, so I'm thinking maybe I should just completely cancel my RSVP.

you should just skip g'town for penn.  ;)

I already made my travel plans for DC  :-\  It does sound like you guys are going to have fun though...
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: m1 on March 18, 2007, 11:39:14 AM
I think I'm going to go to Georgetown's ASW on Thurs-Fri, so I'd only be able to make Penn's for Saturday.  Should I try to do that or not even bother?  They did mention that spaces are limited, so I'm thinking maybe I should just completely cancel my RSVP.

you should just skip g'town for penn.  ;)

I already made my travel plans for DC  :-\  It does sound like you guys are going to have fun though...

booooo
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: m1 on March 19, 2007, 05:48:22 AM
Has anyone heard from their host yet?  I haven't heard a peep from either the school or my host about this weekend.  Granted its only Monday...
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Saja on March 19, 2007, 09:07:46 AM
Has anyone heard from their host yet?  I haven't heard a peep from either the school or my host about this weekend.  Granted its only Monday...

Yep, I just heard from mine.:)  I'm staying with a girl in CC with five other girls!  That's pretty nice of my host to put up with all of that.  You'll probably here from yours soon, I wouldn't worry too much. 
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: m1 on March 19, 2007, 09:13:52 AM
ahem...you should self tar for thursday's Team Gutterball
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Saja on March 19, 2007, 09:17:51 AM
Oh fine. :P
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: m1 on March 19, 2007, 09:20:26 AM
hah!  Team Gutterball is coming along pretty well already
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: brokenroad on March 19, 2007, 02:04:34 PM
Hey Saja...I was just skimming this topic and came across your entry...are you by any chance staying with a host named Nicole who lives on Arch Street?  If so, I'm staying with her too!
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Saja on March 19, 2007, 03:09:44 PM
Hey Saja...I was just skimming this topic and came across your entry...are you by any chance staying with a host named Nicole who lives on Arch Street?  If so, I'm staying with her too!

I am indeed!  I thought that the odds might be good that out of 6 there might be another LSDer.;)  Are you going to the bowling thing on Thursday?  I'm thinking that one nice thing about having lots of "roommates" will be walking to and from places at night.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: m1 on March 19, 2007, 03:27:04 PM
Boo, still haven't heard from my host...I hope I have other LSDers to stay with! That would be rather fun.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Towelie on March 19, 2007, 03:31:57 PM
Boo, still haven't heard from my host...I hope I have other LSDers to stay with! That would be rather fun.

PM me your name and contact info and I will make sure you know who you are staying with. All the hosts have been contacted and we are making it their job to contact the students. But, if you still haven't been contacted, I should make sure you weren't lost in the tracks.

BTW I realize this is the internet world and PM'ing me your name might be more than you want to do. If this is so, go through Dean Post (she was still in the office as of 30 minutes ago).

But, I hope I can help!
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: m1 on March 19, 2007, 03:37:11 PM
PM sent- thanks towelie.  Are you going to be around all weekend running things, or do you stay in the background?
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Team Pam on March 19, 2007, 03:59:36 PM
Towelie, you should definitely introduce yourself to Team Gutterball!  You too, Legapp.  :)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: The Dude on March 19, 2007, 04:12:46 PM
Forecast for the ASW is sunny and 70 on Friday, sunny and 66 on Saturday. That said, I might be tempted to spend the entire time posted up in the courtyard with a beer. Definitely looking forward to it!

See you guys in a few.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: m1 on March 19, 2007, 04:47:38 PM
Better forecast than the weather at Vandy's ASW!  I'll bring a few tshirts in case I get a chance to work on my (complete lack of) tan
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: stjobs on March 19, 2007, 04:48:49 PM
Per the e-mail that was sent out earlier, student hosts should reply by Wed. At least I will wait until then before inquiring about the status of my host.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: m1 on March 19, 2007, 04:53:30 PM
i'm glad i asked towelie- apparently my original host had to pull out at the last minute because of a job interview.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: "Legapp" Stands for "Legal Application" on March 19, 2007, 05:00:20 PM
Towelie, you should definitely introduce yourself to Team Gutterball!  You too, Legapp.  :)

sadly, i'm not on the post-acceptance committee, so i won't be bowling.  i'll totally hang out with y'all afterwards, tho!
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: brokenroad on March 19, 2007, 05:14:20 PM
Hey Saja...ha that's funny that I found you on here.  I read LSD posts all the time but don't post too much myself usually - can I still consider myself an "LSD-er?"  :P  I am actually not going to be there for bowling on Thursday unfortunately (I didn't want to miss my night class at college).  I will be arriving on Friday morning.  I'm Christine by the way - can I assume that you are Sara?
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Saja on March 19, 2007, 05:19:52 PM
Haha, well you can consider yourself whatever you want!  Oh, and check your PM's.:)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: m1 on March 21, 2007, 01:14:33 PM
See you all tomorrow night for some bowling!
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: DelDad on March 21, 2007, 01:29:53 PM
Can't make Thursday night - see y'all on Friday :)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: radioface on March 21, 2007, 03:57:04 PM
Im far less psyched about ASW now that I got my financial info from penn and did not qualify for any need-based aid. 60K/year loans. plus 45k already out there. =$225k education debt. that fuckn blows
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Towelie on March 21, 2007, 10:26:19 PM
Im far less psyched about ASW now that I got my financial info from penn and did not qualify for any need-based aid. 60K/year loans. plus 45k already out there. =$225k education debt. that fuckn blows

Are your parents wealthy? Did you get money offered from other schools? I thought Penn had a good need-baised aid system, but then again I benefited from it A LOT. Penn matches offers from most peer schools, so you will leave the school with no more debt than you would similarly ranked schools.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: rtqw on March 22, 2007, 03:06:56 AM
I will attest to a very nice need-based aid offer from Penn, was surprised with what I got.

Hope you all have a great time at Penn this weekend, wish I could be there and at Michigan at the same time :)

Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: stjobs on March 22, 2007, 04:56:12 AM
They claimed I don't qualify for any need-based aid, which is highly doubtful considering that the annual budget is more than 2/3 of my parents' combined income and I don't have a job.

Looking forward to meeting people. I will be the person in the self-tar.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: apriori on March 22, 2007, 05:04:16 AM
I didn't get any aid.  I obviously don't qualify for need-based aid (since I haven't received it from any school) but Penn was the first school not to offer me any merit aid (several peer schools have). 

I will try not to allow this development to affect my bowling.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Saja on March 22, 2007, 05:28:43 AM
Are they done giving out merit-based?  I sure hope not. :-\

Anyway, leaving imminently, see you all tonight!
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Team Pam on March 22, 2007, 05:41:11 AM
Are they done giving out merit-based?  I sure hope not. :-\

Ditto.  I'm waiting until after ASW, and if I haven't heard anything by then, I'm going to tell them about my Michigan offer and see if they can match it.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: radioface on March 22, 2007, 07:42:46 AM
Im far less psyched about ASW now that I got my financial info from penn and did not qualify for any need-based aid. 60K/year loans. plus 45k already out there. =$225k education debt. that fuckn blows

Are your parents wealthy? Did you get money offered from other schools? I thought Penn had a good need-baised aid system, but then again I benefited from it A LOT. Penn matches offers from most peer schools, so you will leave the school with no more debt than you would similarly ranked schools.

what's peer? t-14? if so-- I have no bargaining chips
parents are not wealthy. they dont have a dime to give me. and wouldnt anyway.

Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: jtsd19 on March 22, 2007, 09:12:33 AM
I was very surprised by the amount of need-based aid I received from Penn.  It's considerably more than any other school has handed out.  I have a decent job now, but my parents have been retired for years so I think that helped me.  Penn's Fin Aid Director, Anthony Henry, seemed very accomodating when I spoke with him recently.  I'd definitely speak with him about your situation. 

Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: prajna on March 22, 2007, 10:06:26 AM
just found out i don't qualify for grants either. i don't get it, why don't i qualify? i have an EFC of 0, i don't have a job, i have undergrad loans, and my parents are far from wealthy.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: radioface on March 22, 2007, 11:25:41 AM
just found out i don't qualify for grants either. i don't get it, why don't i qualify? i have an EFC of 0, i don't have a job, i have undergrad loans, and my parents are far from wealthy.

I think the reason we dont qualify is that this is a full-on crapshoot
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Towelie on March 24, 2007, 12:17:39 PM
Bump. I'm interested to hear everybody's opinions (good and bad!) It was great being able to meet some of you guys and I hope everyone had a great time!
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: m1 on March 24, 2007, 05:19:28 PM
I had an absolutely fantastic time.  I'm almost positive I'll be attending Penn in the fall.  Josh- you guys did an awesome job, and I think you and Mike are going to do an excellent job with orientation if this past weekend was any sort of preview.  I'll give my full review later once I unpack and decompress
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Saja on March 24, 2007, 05:39:06 PM
I'm back as well in the wasteland of Ontario.;)  Had a good time, and will probably post a review or be happy to answer any specific questions tomorrow.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: dashrashi on March 24, 2007, 07:03:58 PM
Apparently I am a renowned beyotch. Good to know.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: m1 on March 24, 2007, 07:12:33 PM
you are dash, but you are OUR renowned female dog!  :P  i wanted to stick around to say goodbye to you today and get your number so i could try to convince you of penn's superiority to haaaaaahvard, but I needed to get to the airport.  nice to meet you and your yale posse

edit:  GAH, you've already declared yourself a Harvard '10 student on facebook?! booooo
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: dashrashi on March 24, 2007, 07:15:18 PM
you are dash, but you are OUR renowned female dog!  :P  i wanted to stick around to say goodbye to you today and get your number so i could try to convince you of penn's superiority to haaaaaahvard, but I needed to get to the airport.  nice to meet you and your yale posse

edit:  GAH, you've already declared yourself a Harvard '10 student on facebook?! booooo

What can I say? I like facebook. I'll use that email 'til they pry it out of my cold dead hands.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Towelie on March 25, 2007, 12:20:10 AM
you are dash, but you are OUR renowned female dog!  :P  i wanted to stick around to say goodbye to you today and get your number so i could try to convince you of penn's superiority to haaaaaahvard, but I needed to get to the airport.  nice to meet you and your yale posse

edit:  GAH, you've already declared yourself a Harvard '10 student on facebook?! booooo

What can I say? I like facebook. I'll use that email 'til they pry it out of my cold dead hands.

Now I'm not so sure you'd really pick Penn over the H-word haha. Convince me otherwise.  ;)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Team Pam on March 25, 2007, 03:47:25 PM
Apparently I am a renowned beyotch. Good to know.

I wish you could have seen Saja's face when I told her who you were.  It was fantastic.

I had such a good time, and I'm about 95% sure I'll be going to Penn now (crossing fingers for merit money).  I didn't end up going to anything on Saturday because I was out late on Friday night.  Did I miss anything important/exciting?
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Saja on March 25, 2007, 04:28:56 PM
Apparently I am a renowned beyotch. Good to know.

I wish you could have seen Saja's face when I told her who you were.  It was fantastic.

I had such a good time, and I'm about 95% sure I'll be going to Penn now (crossing fingers for merit money).  I didn't end up going to anything on Saturday because I was out late on Friday night.  Did I miss anything important/exciting?

I posted my full review in the other thread, but no, I don't think you missed too much Friday night.  Irish Pub was packed, and then I think a lot of people went to other bars.  I ended up going with a Penn undergrad and another admit to an undergrad party.  Felt pretty old until I realized I too am still in undergrad, so it was all good.

Oh, and for the record, I quite liked Dash and think her biatchy rep may be (at least a bit) undeserved.;)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: dashrashi on March 25, 2007, 04:54:04 PM
I thought it was undeserved too! Oh well; I can live with being a dragon-lady. Way better than being Sandra Dee.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Saja on March 25, 2007, 05:03:50 PM
I thought it was undeserved too! Oh well; I can live with being a dragon-lady. Way better than being Sandra Dee.

'tis true.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: FearOfMusic on March 25, 2007, 05:20:14 PM
Been reading this board for a month or so. Following ASW and admit info. Will use my virgin post to let yalls know that my first visit to Penn law has me pretty psyched on the school (knowing how much you care). Based on what Ive read and heard from current students, and experienced this weekend, I for one believe the hype about UPenn being one of the more friendly environments out of the top law schools. I stuck around philly with a buddy and sunday was amazingly beautiful. Sunny and high 60s. T-shirt weather. Took a tour of the main campus which is a half block from the law school and really nice. Fine arts library looks like a great place to study and get away from the law school for a bit. Too bad thurs-sat was shite weather-wise. guess that's early spring in the northeast for you.

 I think Im in the same boat as about 20 people I met. deciding between one of the two NY schools, Chicago, virginia and Penn. ready to withdraw from duke and GULC.  Penn has the overall edge right now. But this decision is not going to be easy. Oh yeah—171, 3.6. That seems to be important frame of reference information. Perhaps most importantly, I need a national league team to route for, I hate the mets, and the phillies appear poised to make a run. Ryan howard is a beast.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Saja on March 25, 2007, 05:40:36 PM
Been reading this board for a month or so. Following ASW and admit info. Will use my virgin post to let yalls know that my first visit to Penn law has me pretty psyched on the school (knowing how much you care). Based on what Ive read and heard from current students, and experienced this weekend, I for one believe the hype about UPenn being one of the more friendly environments out of the top law schools. I stuck around philly with a buddy and sunday was amazingly beautiful. Sunny and high 60s. T-shirt weather. Took a tour of the main campus which is a half block from the law school and really nice. Fine arts library looks like a great place to study and get away from the law school for a bit. Too bad thurs-sat was shite weather-wise. guess that's early spring in the northeast for you.

 I think Im in the same boat as about 20 people I met. deciding between one of the two NY schools, Chicago, virginia and Penn. ready to withdraw from duke and GULC.  Penn has the overall edge right now. But this decision is not going to be easy. Oh yeah—171, 3.6. That seems to be important frame of reference information. Perhaps most importantly, I need a national league team to route for, I hate the mets, and the phillies appear poised to make a run. Ryan howard is a beast.

Using baseball as a method for choosing law school is perfectly reasonable.  Of course, in my case that would lead directly to CLS, but perhaps I could find a small place in my heart for the Phillies.  Stranger things have happened.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Team Pam on March 25, 2007, 06:24:04 PM
Oooh, I forgot how pretty the fine arts library is.  It would be a great place to study.

And for the record, Dash is quite nice, as is Saja.  You'd never guess she was a Yankee fan.  ;)
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: m1 on March 25, 2007, 06:28:05 PM
I think being classmates with Dash would make law school a lot more interesting.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she picks Penn, although her love of Harvard's LRAP is forcing me to keep my expectations low  :-\
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: FearOfMusic on March 25, 2007, 06:56:23 PM
All the red sox and yankees fans can find a middle ground with the phillies if we all go to penn. its like dogs and cats living peacefully and happily together. unless of course one of those teams makes it to the world series AGAINST the philles. which, in terms of preseason vegas odds, is the most likely scenario, and would tear a hole in our new peaceful law school universe. 
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: Saja on March 25, 2007, 07:08:05 PM
All the red sox and yankees fans can find a middle ground with the phillies if we all go to penn. its like dogs and cats living peacefully and happily together. unless of course one of those teams makes it to the world series AGAINST the philles. which, in terms of preseason vegas odds, is the most likely scenario, and would tear a hole in our new peaceful law school universe. 

Haha, bring it on.
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: radioface on March 25, 2007, 07:14:32 PM
Phillies are going to be great to watch this year. Chase Utley is the man. Chase's chicks could be a fun extracurricular option. :) : http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=98437845

though Ill be part of the the howard's homers
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: radioface on March 26, 2007, 08:38:15 AM
here's a decent article from the times on the "brooklynization" of philly.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/14/fashion/sundaystyles/14PHILLY.html?ex=1281672000&en=c2dde94c3019c7d8&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss


 
 
Title: Re: UPenn ASW 2007
Post by: dashrashi on March 26, 2007, 09:47:45 AM
here's a decent article from the times on the "brooklynization" of philly.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/14/fashion/sundaystyles/14PHILLY.html?ex=1281672000&en=c2dde94c3019c7d8&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss


 
 

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