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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« on: March 27, 2008, 09:57:12 AM »
hahaha, get out of here.  i'm going to come upstairs and stuff your cute little dog, team pam :)

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« on: March 27, 2008, 01:41:18 AM »
its a mock class, don't worry about it.  I went to the Wagner mock class and exactly 0 questions came from the reading.

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Law School Rankings / Re: 2009 USNWR rankings
« on: March 25, 2008, 10:05:30 PM »
yes, but the scan is relatively crappy

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Law School Rankings / Re: 2009 USNWR rankings
« on: March 25, 2008, 10:04:33 PM »
i didn't feel like taking pics of the whole thing :P

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Law School Rankings / Re: 2009 USNWR rankings
« on: March 25, 2008, 09:43:48 PM »
picture coming, hold one second

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Law School Rankings / Re: 2009 USNWR rankings
« on: March 25, 2008, 09:17:25 PM »
15 Vandy
16 UCLA/UT
18 USC
19 WUSTL
20 GW
21 BU
22 Emory/Minn/ND
25 Wash & Lee
26 BC
27 Fordham/UIUC/Iowa
30 Will & Mary/U Wash

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Law School Rankings / 2009 USNWR rankings
« on: March 25, 2008, 09:14:25 PM »


1 Yale
2 Harvard/Stanford
4 Columbia
5 NYU
6 Boalt
7 Chicago/Penn
9 Mich/NW/UVa
12 Duke/Cornell
14 Gtown

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« on: March 24, 2008, 09:08:51 PM »
if you guys don't hear soon, PM me with your name and I'll get in touch with your hosts to make sure they get ahold of you.  each of us who are hosting students got a master list with all your names and contact info, as well as who your host is, so we should be able to help.  I have the opposite problem as you guys- i e-mailed both of my students but they haven't gotten back to me yet.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« on: March 02, 2008, 02:13:16 PM »
Hey everyone! I just got in a couple of days ago  :) I'll be at ASW this month so I hope to meet lots of people there!

I have so many questions about housing, grading, and atmosphere so please bare with me.

1. Are there any other lofts to look out for? Is it better to go for the high rises or search for buildings that are renovated/nice. I'm really concerned with quality of life so any advice there would be great.
2. Are students ranked? Is ranking released? And is rank/gpa released to firms? I know at Michigan that stuff is kept secret and firms don't see that information until after you have secured a job. Is that true of Penn?
3. Is Penn really collegial? I went to a ugrad that people said would be full of competitive, rich, snobby kids but I found that this was only a small minority of kids. Nonetheless, I have a fear of douchey children. Any commentary on atmosphere and collegiality would be great!

First, congrats!  Glad to hear you are coming to the ASW.  Students aren't ranked- the only sort of ranking you will ever find out is the order of the coif (top 10 or 20%, i forget) at graduation.  Other than that, students are forbidden from even trying to figure out their GPA or class rank.  We aren't allowed to put our GPA or estimated class rank (which we haven't calculated, remember? :P) on our resumes.  However, firms will ask for transcripts, and Penn will release those- they just won't ever release a calculated GPA or a rank.

Collegiality is our buzzword, but its legit.  I obviously cannot speak to other schools, but Penn is very laid back.  The 1Ls have our big appellate brief due on Wednesday, and people are still taking the time to help each other out in the library and answer questions, even under an extreme time crunch such as this one.  Penn's atmosphere and student body sold me on the school last year when I came to the ASW, and I hope you have the same experience!

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