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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: PENN!!
« on: March 21, 2005, 11:57:02 AM »
<<Major merit award offers have gone out (Levy, etc.), but the minor "Dean's Scholarships" are still being reviewed; those come from admissions, not financial aid.  There might still be hope.>>

Can you please clarify? Are you saying that you heard at this meeting that ALL Levy offers have already been made, and that no more of these offers will be made? Thank you

Well, there's no way that I will qualify, so this is sort of a moot point for me... but now that I think about it, he didn't explicitly say that no more Levy offers would be made.  They have, however, named some recipients and alternates.  But, since they are still admitting and have admitted some people lately, I would assume that some applicants might still have a shot.  In that case, good luck to you. 

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: PENN!!
« on: March 21, 2005, 01:06:49 AM »
as to your question about a Penn education being sufficient for obtaining a high paying job: it was one of the things people talked about repeatedly during the weekend. median salary is 125K, and there are tons of recruiters who seek out Penn students. seems to me that Penn compares well with other T14 schools in this regard.

I agree whole-heartedly on this point.  I like that they don't let employers pre-screen and that they use a lottery system for OCI.  Makes me feel like I'll have chances at great opportunities even if I'm not a superstar (which, after meeting my future classmates, I think is doubtful). 

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: PENN!!
« on: March 21, 2005, 12:14:15 AM »
What did they have to say during the financial aid portion of the event?  Did they at least give the impression that a PEnn legal education would be more than sufficent to obtain a job with a high enough salary to pay off the loans? 

They did, of course, give this impression. Talked a bit about the specifics for Stafford loans, etc.  Major merit award offers have gone out (Levy, etc.), but the minor "Dean's Scholarships" are still being reviewed; those come from admissions, not financial aid.  There might still be hope.

They didn't go into too many specifics on loan repayment plans for PI that I can recall (this isn't a big factor for me).  But they did invite people to e-mail/call with questions (and they seem to really mean it).     

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: PENN!!
« on: March 20, 2005, 07:25:09 PM »
The visit at Penn was great. It was my second visit (I went to a Fridays at Penn event) and it is definitely making a good impression on me. The cross-study options at renowned schools are interesting as well, but the school holds up even without them. I still have to visit Columbia at month's end, maybe go by NYU again, and fully consider Duke, not to mention I havent heard from HLS yet, but at the moment Penn is definitely running strong. providing what seems like a nice fit for my situation and giving the others a run for their money, now if they just give me some of that money, LOL!

Oh, so you're one of THOSE.   ;D  You've got some great choices (and probably, by extension, some great shots for $).  :)  But, I'll still hope to see you in the fall.  This board could use some more Penn trolls.  :) 

I absolutely loved PENN's admitted student day. I can't wait to start there in the fall. The made the place seem as if it were Law School Utopia. It's perfect. ;)

I'm glad that someone else thinks so!  :)

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: a T14 ROAST
« on: March 20, 2005, 04:42:13 PM »
That's not what I said to do. I said to rise up and overcome! Be strong my upper middle class white brothers, the man can't hold us down forever.

One of the greatest episodes of South Park. Props.
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I must have missed that one.

Oops, I thought it was a reference to the SARS blankets episode when they're feuding with the Native Americans over land for the casinos.  There's a line in it that goes something to the effect of "You have the spirit of white middle-class America in you, my son.  I'm sure you will triumph."  I actually rarely watch the show, but I thought that one was priceless.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: a T14 ROAST
« on: March 20, 2005, 04:37:10 PM »
That's not what I said to do.  I said to rise up and overcome!  Be strong my upper middle class white brothers, the man can't hold us down forever.

One of the greatest episodes of South Park.  Props.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: a T14 ROAST
« on: March 20, 2005, 02:08:40 PM »
Chicago: We believe in the trickle down economy, yet nothing's trickling into our own neighborhood.

LOL.

In honor of my very probable future law school:  "I go to Penn.  It's not a state school, it's an ivy.  You know, where Wharton is?"

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: PENN!!
« on: March 20, 2005, 12:39:27 PM »
My boyfriend and I are planning on getting married in '08 (he finishes med school and I finish law school), so I'm not sure the 1/4 of income to loans is feasible for me.  He's gonna BE a doctor, but he definitely doesn't have a trust fund.  :)  But yeah, I'm definitely planning on getting those suckers paid off as soon as I possibly can.  :)


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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: PENN!!
« on: March 20, 2005, 11:42:37 AM »
Well, I'd already figured this out, but for me, there was something about having someone else hand me a piece of paper letting me know that 1/6 of my salary (if I'm making the median starting) is committed for the next ten years (and that's if my debt is $88,000--mine will be much, much higher).  It's very sobering, and not a little panic-attack inducing (even though I had already come to this realization on my own).  Then I started thinking about mortgages, kids, all those other future expenditures... it was a low-point.  But, as my father says, I guess I'll just have to a) make a lot of money and b) marry rich.  :)

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / PENN!!
« on: March 20, 2005, 11:21:57 AM »
I love it.  Admitted students weekend was great.  And the calculator/clock has got to be the most delightfully geeky promotional item I've ever received.

Anyone else have thoughts?  I've pretty much made up my mind.  Now I just have to find a place to live, a roommate, move across the country...

And of course, there is the matter of signing over my soul to pay for it (that probably still won't cover it).  The financial aid presentation, for their very best efforts, was wholly depressing.

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