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Law School Applications / Re: The Law School Laptop
« on: February 18, 2008, 01:32:58 AM »
Related question: I have a thinkpad X series that I got the summer before college started; I've never had a problem with it and it's still fast enough to do word processing/internets/watch movies and whatever. Any reason to spend the money for a new one?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« on: February 18, 2008, 01:09:57 AM »
Thanks for the info - I'm looking forward to getting down to the city and looking around for myself.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« on: February 17, 2008, 11:41:05 PM »
I just came back from visiting Penn/ Philadelphia...definitely getting excited!

Anyway I had a chance to look ( at least at the outside) of some of the often mentioned high rise apartments in center city, as well as the graduate dorms.

while i had originally assumed I would wind up in an apartment as opposed to the dorms, after visiting im not as sure. i walked from the law building over to center city, and wasn't sure how i felt about crossing over that stretch of deserted highway to get to center city (im thinking more when im alone, at night.) i consider myself to have a somewhat high sketch threshold, and am not intimidated by urban areas--i've lived in nyc for four years, etc. But I don't know--anyone who is currently a student have an opinion?

also, are there any websites, facebook groups, etc that penn students (law and graduate students in particular) use to find roommates?

thanks

i've been at the law school until 3am, sad to say... but the good thing is that penn transit has a lot of ways for you to get home to either center city or west to i think 40th st.  i mostly take a free shuttle bus which runs three times an hour and literally drops me off on my corner (it makes personalized stops after a certain hour).  you can see a map here:  http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/transportation/maps/

i walk in the morning if i'm not running late, and it's actually very pretty over the river on a nice day.  i walk back until about 10pm at night, and after than take the shuttle bus... unless i'm feeling lazy or the weather sucks.  i think the bus service starts in the afternoon.

once again y'all:  CENTER CITY!!!  you will thank me for this   ;)

But is it really possible to afford center city on the recommended budget? It looks like you can't get into a studio even for less than $900, which is already over.

SIDE NOTE: there's seriously no penn law merch at the bookstore? I definitely need a sweatshirt before ASW...

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Law School Applications / Re: The Law School Laptop
« on: February 15, 2008, 12:57:55 AM »
I've had an IBM x31 for all four years of college, and I absolutely love it. I'm planning to buy a new battery and more RAM for it, and I should be good to go for law school. Another vote for Lenovo.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« on: February 13, 2008, 11:01:35 PM »
So I was doing some informal apartment-shopping on Penn's housing site and a few other places, and I can't figure out how we're supposed to afford Center City on the recommended room+board budget (once I factor in utilities and food). Does anybody know if its even possible to get a decent studio or something for reasonable $?

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Law School Applications / Re: CLS Regular Decision Support Thread
« on: February 04, 2008, 12:48:26 PM »
Can we get this thread going again?  The news of recent dings has me nervous.

sorry!  :-\

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Law School Applications / Re: Optional Essay, need your input...
« on: February 04, 2008, 12:43:03 PM »
#2. Don't go with the ruling against your friend thing, the first part sounds like it could be a great piece.

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Law School Applications / Re: columbia dings are starting!!!
« on: February 04, 2008, 12:39:49 PM »
Damn, now I am going to be afraid to check my mail every day.

:(

NYU and chicago, son! You're doing great this cycle, no worries.

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Law School Applications / Re: columbia dings are starting!!!
« on: February 04, 2008, 11:56:38 AM »
Did your status checker change to "Decision" or anything?

Nope still "Complete."

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Law School Applications / Re: columbia dings are starting!!!
« on: February 04, 2008, 11:09:14 AM »
Sorry about the ding.  Email or snail-mail?

Snailmail, tan letter-sized envelope. No worries; was expected.

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