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Pennsylvania State / Re: living in Carlisle
« on: May 10, 2007, 10:56:48 AM »
I've lived in Carlisle forever - if you want to send me addresses, I can give you the lowdown. The area Kilroy described is a nice part of town, but there are far more options as well, and some that may be more convenient to the temporary facility.

Pennsylvania State / Re: Class of 2010
« on: April 12, 2007, 11:45:58 AM »
I just wrote my check.  It's in the envelope and I'll be sending it tomorrow. Hooray for Penn State class of 2010.  I feel like 1000 times better now that I finally just bit the bullet and made a decision!  I'm so excited.  Yay!  Penn State!  I'm at Carlisle.  Hopefully as more people find this thread (it took me a while), we can all start to meet before school starts.  I can't believe I'm going to law school, and to Penn State.  I'm just thrilled.  aslaw505, you sent in your deposit a few weeks ago right?  I noticed that the admissions packet I got says that the orientation mailing doesn't go out until mid july (seems a little late).  Have they sent you anything (info about the school, lap tops, orientation, class schedule, etc) since you sent in your deposit?  I hope they send something before July, besides the form requesting our 2nd deposit in June. I would like to keep getting info, and start planning (or more likely, just being more excited, since it's a little early to plan that much in detail) before the middle of the summer!  Anyway, hooray for Penn State class of 2010, glad to be a part of it.  Looking forward to meeting all of you classmates!  And you kilroy55, it's been great to see your postings on various threads, very helpful, and nice of you to offer us prospectives some insight and info. 

Nope, I haven't received anything from them since depositing (with the exception of an e-mail saying that my deposit was received). July does seem a little late - I'd like to go ahead and order my laptop and what-not as well...

Pennsylvania State / Re: Class of 2010
« on: April 10, 2007, 10:53:24 AM »
So I WILL have classmates - I was getting a little worried  :) jk
Which campus?

Pennsylvania State / Re: Class of 2010
« on: March 30, 2007, 10:02:38 AM »
Thanks Kilroy!  ;D You've been a great help throughout this whole process.

Pennsylvania State / Class of 2010
« on: March 29, 2007, 07:57:51 AM »
So it doesn't appear that many people actually use this thread, but I figured I'd give it a try anyway. I sent in my deposit last week - I will be starting at the Carlisle campus in the fall. Are there any others on here who know they'll be going to Penn State - Dickinson?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Pitt vs. Penn State
« on: January 21, 2008, 02:32:21 PM »
I do plan to stay in Central PA after graduation (at least for a while), so no, I don't regret choosing PSU. Also, choosing a lower-ranked school has made it easier for me to be at the top of my class, which opens up a number of career options. I don't know exactly what I want to do yet, but I haven't ruled out working for one of the biglaw firms with Harrisburg offices. A degree from PSU and my class rank should make getting a job at the Harrisburg offices of Buchannan Ingersoll or Saul Ewing well within my grasp. I'm not saying that one should avoid challenging oneself, but I'm a big believer that being at the top of your class at a lower-T2 school is ultimately better than being in the middle of your class at a high-T2/low-T1 school.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: PA or TX Schools? 158 LSAT/3.84GPA
« on: January 21, 2008, 02:00:51 PM »
You'd probably get a scholarship from Penn State. They're actively trying to expand their geographic diversity, so being from TX would make you pretty desireable. Penn State's not really in the Philly area though - the Carlisle campus is a good 2 hours away (not sure how close you want to be, but it's definitely too far away to live with your BF in Philly if that's your plan).

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Pitt vs. Penn State
« on: January 21, 2008, 01:54:03 PM »
Soooo...I got a 15k Scholarship offer from PSU.  However, I have no desire for Central PA to be my endgame.  I take it attending would be a mistake?

The majority of PSU-DSL students don't plan to stay in central PA after law school. Geographic connections do have a lot to do with getting a job, but they don't have to be law school connections. A lot of students go back to their home town/state after law school - is this what you're planning to do? If so, you'll likely be fine. If you're planning to work in a market with which you have no solid connections (i.e., you want to work in NYC but have never lived there), then you should probably try to go to a school in that market.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Pitt vs. Penn State
« on: January 18, 2008, 07:52:46 AM »
"The reality is that money cannot buy prestige.  PSU can spend as much $ as they want.  This does not change the fact that Dickinson and State College are far from large legal markets and are thus unlikely to attract top students."

This is flawed logic. Lots of top schools are in rural areas that are not large legal markets. Look at Washington and Lee - Lexington is more rural than Carlisle.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Pitt vs. Penn State
« on: January 17, 2008, 09:43:36 AM »
Yes and yes.

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