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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« on: February 21, 2008, 08:54:30 AM »
But I thought that's why we talk to people on here  ;)

Anyway, are you involved with any of the preview day events?  I am going and was wondering if you'd be around for a real face-to-face chat about some questions I have about the LS.

I'm not officially involved, but I'll be around during the day (and i'll help out of admissions needs anyone).  PM sent

Oh, and congrats legapp :)

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« on: February 20, 2008, 03:25:03 PM »


you just named everything I love about Domus...come live here!

You may have already answered this but do you plan to stay there next year? What's the typical trend - Domus for a year then move to CC? Or are there students who stay there 2-3 years?

I'm staying here at least one more year, and since moving is such a pain, probably for the next two years.  I know 4 other students who are staying here the entire time they are in school.

and regarding where to stay for ASW, i'd actually recommend staying with a student.  I'm a host for the ASW, so maybe you'll be lucky enough to live on my couch for the weekend! :)  But seriously, staying with a student helped me a lot in making my decision to come to penn- it basically sealed the deal for me (and I'm still very good friends with the guy who hosted me).  One way in particular that it helps is that you get all the inside scoop on your profs and you come into penn law knowing at least one 2L. 

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« on: February 18, 2008, 09:07:37 PM »

are you set on a high rise?  my favorite places are the cute brownstone apartments around fitler sq... i couldn't find one that takes dogs, so i settled for a crappy small apartment building in filtler square... so i can look at the other pretty brownstones.   :)

fitler commons is in a great, more neighborhoody location... don't live on the top floor, tho, cause the elevator is old and often broken. 

my biggest advice is just walk around and get a sense of neighborhoods.  i literally stood on my current street two years ago when i was in your shoes and said, "THIS is where i want to live!"  when i saw the ad for my place on craigslist, i figured the neighborhood was worth living in kind of a dumpy place... and it is.   :)

Thanks for the advice! No, I'm not set on a high rise. I just live in one now and there's things about it I really like that I don't think I'd find elsewhere (gym in the building, washer/dryer in unit, pool, garage parking, frontdesk/security). It may sound insignificant but I'm mostly thinking about my SO who is moving with me. She's leaving the city she's lived in for 5+ years and all of her friends to move to an entirely new one where I'll be MIA most of the time and especially in the summers if I don't work in Philly. I know it will be enough stress as it is, so little things like not having to look for street parking, not worrying about break-ins, no need to pay extra for a gym membership, not needing quarters in order to do laundry etc... can go a long way. We've obviously survived just fine without those amenities before and could again, but having experienced it both ways in a city, I think the whole high rise "package" would be our preference. But again, it's just a preference.

As for brownstones, I just assumed that any apartment in a brownstone would be a basement apartment and I know I don't want that -  my allergies act up. If it was on the 1st or 2nd floor that would be awesome. I will definitely look in the filter sq area this weekend. 

you just named everything I love about Domus...come live here!

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« on: February 15, 2008, 11:42:24 AM »
I've heard Domus mentioned on here before, but I just now took the time to look it up. Do law students live in Domus?

at last count, there were somewhere between 13 and 15 law students living in Domus (including myself).  personally, i love the place- and it has in-room washers and dryers!  its a pretty amazing building, but obviously you pay for it.  Team Pam on here also lives there, so you can ask either of us questions about it if you want to know anything

I'm moving with the SO so sharing a 1br in Domus wouldn't make it that outrageous, especially b/c she'll be working full-time. It is still very expensive. Do you plan to stay next year? Feel like you miss out on the Center City scene?

I'll be here next year, although I might move up to a 2br with one of my friends.  I never have felt like i'm missing out on the CC scene, I just end up walking more (which I actually enjoy).  It really isn't a big deal.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« on: February 14, 2008, 07:38:21 PM »
I've heard Domus mentioned on here before, but I just now took the time to look it up. Do law students live in Domus?

at last count, there were somewhere between 13 and 15 law students living in Domus (including myself).  personally, i love the place- and it has in-room washers and dryers!  its a pretty amazing building, but obviously you pay for it.  Team Pam on here also lives there, so you can ask either of us questions about it if you want to know anything

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« on: December 23, 2007, 12:32:27 AM »
i got mine through personal connections, to be honest.  use any connection you have or can find, or even just network with alumni from your alma mater. 

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Law School Applications / Re: In at Penn!! (ED)
« on: December 21, 2007, 11:26:00 PM »
some advice-

I hadn't heard from Penn around this time last year, so I signed up for the Feb LSAT, increased my score 6 points and got a phonecall from them (and many others) within 3 days of my score report being released.  It certainly can't hurt if you think you can do better...

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« on: December 21, 2007, 11:24:14 PM »
people do it all the time, although the work you will be doing at a firm before law school is absolutely nothing like the work you will be doing during your 1L and 2L summers there.  I worked for a firm and a judge while I was in college, and both were amazing experiences, but what I did during those two summers was not like what i'll be doing this summer

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« on: December 21, 2007, 08:03:10 AM »
  I think there is someone in their 50s in the Class of 2010, so there's the possibility we could both be outdone in the coming months.

Tis true, there's a 55+ year old surgeon in one of the sections in the class of 2010.  Nice guy.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« on: December 18, 2007, 10:44:16 PM »
and since i'm in the same boat as rusty and pam, i'll throw my hat into the ring too- congrats on getting in, and fire away with any questions you guys have.  one of the 2Ls here answered some of my questions that I had before making my decision, and it really helped me make what I think was the best choice for me, so I hope I can be of some help to you guys!

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