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Wait List / Re: Georgetown Waitlist is moving
« on: June 13, 2006, 03:56:54 PM »
Did anyone else in the "shorten" waitlist group receive another email asking to confirm your interest again and that they will be contacting you by the 20th?

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It looks like with each passing day this whole "law school thing" is becoming more of a reality.  I took care of my financial aid paperwork this week (except for the addl private loans) and finally found an apartment that I'd be happy with.  I am getting so excited to start school (boy, that kinda sounded lame) and to meet all of you. 

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I can not tell you how utterly thrilled and delighted i am to be posting here now. THRILLED.

If anyone cares, I was told yesterday by Admissions that they dropped their acceptance rate significantly this year- and are now looking to readjust it to reflect such conservative offers. I thought Penn was already at 12% so I cant imagine how much lower it could go, but i am SOOOOO thrilled that this tiny readjustment included me.

Now, a few things.
I think the reason I am here is because Harvard took 22 people off their waitlist last week, which opened up spots in the rest of the T14. Specifically it appears that they took lots of high GPAs, so I think this created a market for high GPA students. I am one, and it got them to overlook my 167. (I also feel like I am replacing LaurenRae, another NYU student with an identical GPA as mine and similar LSAT who is on her way to Harv as we speak...)

Second, financial aid. I got full stafford from Cornell and GW. Do we think Penn will do the same? I know I wont get a dime of need grants or merit grants- but I do like those federal loan rates.

Third- my cousin and a friend of mine (a PhD in history/rising 1L repsectively) have a four bedroom house for ridiculously low rent on St Marks Place or Square or something like that. I cant figure out how long a walk that is to the law school- anyone know where that is? Do i want in?

Finally I just want to say how F*cking excited I am for the fall- Penn and Yale were the two schools I looked at in the fall and said "this is where i wanna be." I thought Id get into Penn to begin with, and was fully expecting my Yale rejection. So the Penn waitlist (and subsequent NYU rejection- another surprise) threw me for a loop. I was JUST getting excited for Cornell when Renee Post called me.

I can not friggin WAIT. Even though the fall semester promises to be the most trying, bad seemster of my life (ConLaw and CrimLaw and Intl Law are my interests- torts and contracts are going to be killer). Im not sure why Penn stacks up the workload like that- Cornell, for example, splits CivPro and Property into two semesters, and peppers some random seminars/ConLaw stuff in each one. Just an odd choice.

9am class 5 days a week? brutal after 4 years of NYU classless Fridays. but its a brutality i am SOOOO excited to endure.

congrats to everyone for their earlier successes and WAHOOOOO Penn

~n

Let me be the first to say congratulations!

See you in the fall  :)

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There are some very nice parks all throughout Philadelphia (in center city and surrounding it). Also, there's a park right next to the law school (or at least an open field).

Maybe the "biggest landscaped park" is the area around the art museum...

One thing I really liked about the law school was how it surrounds a courtyard... so when it's nice out you can study/eat lunch outside  :)

OMG!  Living in Philly is going to be a HUGE change for me.  I am so used to there being green, well um, everywhere.  However, it does seem that Philadelphia, as a whole, seems to have spots of greenery throughout the city so that is good.  Like Legapp, I am happy that the law school has a courtyard. 

Where are you coming from, Shellbell? (And thanks for the LSN msg!)

I'm digging the Penn courtyard as well. But the park across the street was more of a mud pit when I was visiting--hopefully it gets nicer throughout the summer. I really liked the quad area as you move away from the law school toward the rest of the campus. (And with free coffee in the Grad Student Center, I'm sure I'll be traveling that way quite a bit...)

I am another midwesterner.  Born, raised and schooled in Wisconsin.  It's just now starting to sink in that I might not live here ever again.

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There are some very nice parks all throughout Philadelphia (in center city and surrounding it). Also, there's a park right next to the law school (or at least an open field).

Maybe the "biggest landscaped park" is the area around the art museum...

One thing I really liked about the law school was how it surrounds a courtyard... so when it's nice out you can study/eat lunch outside  :)

OMG!  Living in Philly is going to be a HUGE change for me.  I am so used to there being green, well um, everywhere.  However, it does seem that Philadelphia, as a whole, seems to have spots of greenery throughout the city so that is good.  Like Legapp, I am happy that the law school has a courtyard. 


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Hey everyone!

Just checking in again.  It has been awhile.  It is nice to see this thread grow  :)

See you all in the fall  ;)

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You simply cannot beat the banking hours at Commerce.

EDIT: I have no clue what this is in reference to.

I think it's suppose to be in the New York Banking thread.  :)

Oh, and I am going to UPENN!

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I'll be sending my deposit in shortly!  See you all in the fall!

 :-*

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Last minitue Dillema
« on: April 09, 2006, 07:51:12 PM »
Another vote for GW. Even if, worst case, your funding for GW ends after 1 or 2 years, that's still the equivalent of a heck of a scholarship. You've got a great situation lined up with GW. Enjoy!

Agreed  :)

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