I'm considering Penn and everything I read about it just makes me think more and more that it might be the right law school for me. My situation is a little bit complicated, though. I'm married and my husband is in grad school in Baltimore, where he also just started a job that counts as internship towards his degree, so he is stuck in Baltimore for at least the next year and a half if not longer. He is totally supportive of me going to whichever law school I want and we'll just make it work. My question for you is how do-able do you think this would be for Penn. I'd stay up there during the week most of the time, and then on weekends either he'd come up to Philly or I'd come down to Baltimore. Do you think it is realistic to think that I could be going out of town at least 2 weekends a month, if not more?
Also, how cheap is housing? I've been poking around on craigslist, and ideally I'd like to find a room to rent in a safe(ish) area close to the law school for about $500. It looks like it might be possible, but I don't know how quickly the area around Penn turns into a sketchy area. My husband would have to be welcome to stay there on weekends at least, and ideally it would be dog friendly. (my dog could stay in Baltimore with my husband, but I'd like to have my dog with me at least some of the time)
that was a lot longer than I intended to write, but any replies you can give from a 1L prospective would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!