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Current Law Students / Re: Best ConLaw supplement?
« on: July 20, 2007, 10:39:07 AM »
Chemerisnky is really all you need. It is very detailed, yet clear.

Go to a bookstore and read through a couple of suggestions here and see which one clicks best with your method of thought.

You get your refund check (whatever is left over from grants, loans, etc.) when school starts. I think finaid offices think you'll use money you made during the summer to pay for moving expenses, whether or not that's realistic. 

If you need the money, most places should be able to forward you some money, or give you a "loan" which they will then take out of your refund check. Best bet is to contact your finaid office and see what they have available.

For what it's worth, I live in Sansom now. It's not the nicest place and you can def. find a nicer place for the same price (and likely even for less). That being said, it was super nice first semester being able to roll out of bed and be in class in 3-5 minutes. I just didn't want to have to deal with housing as a 1L. I didn't really know anything about Philly or where would be good or what a decent rental amount would be. So I just took a place in Sansom (I live in one of the 2 bedroom apt's). It's clearly not a luxury living type place, but it's also  not a hell-hole. It served its purpose this year for me, and I'll be living in center city next year now that I know what areas I like.

If you have the time and are willing to look for housing, you have a million options open to you. If you want to live in west philly but not in Sansom, look around 40th and spruce/locust. Past 40th on market starts getting sketchy, but if you go south to spruce/locust it's nice and safe for a ways (lots of profs live in row houses by there).There are a bunch of stores by there, the gym is 3 blocks away and the school just a couple more after that.

For those that are stil considering Sansom, I have some pics of my apartment I took last semester to show my parents. If you want me to send them to you, email me at and I'd be happy to forward them on to you.

Good luck!

As for banking, in terms of local branches, you're pretty much deciding between Commerce Bank, Sovereign Bank, and PNC Bank. I'm pretty sure the closest bank to the actual law school building is a PNC bank, followed by a Sovereign Bank if you walk towards Center City and a Commerce Bank if you walk towards West Philly. Not sure if the law school has a 'preferred branch' or anything.

Whoa, haven't been on this thing in a while.

I just wanted to say that it was great meeting some of you at the ASW (would have been introduced by Towlie).

Also, there's also a Citizens bank basically across the street from the law school that is open 7 days a week. PNC is probably your best bet though, since most of the stand alone atm's are PNC. I have T-Mobile and it works fine. I don't think I've heard anyone complain of their service, so I assume you're pretty safe no matter what you choose.

PS. Deldad, your kids are so adorable!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official "I'm Going to Penn!" Thread
« on: August 28, 2006, 01:32:32 PM »
Been out for a while, but glad to be back.

Finally got my comp up and working so I don't have to go over and use one of the comps by the goat. I'm in section 3 as well (D). Sounds like there are a lot of section 3 folk on here.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Official "I'm Going to Penn!" Thread
« on: April 28, 2006, 02:08:43 PM »
I'm beginning to get really excited about law school in general.  It proably has something to do with all the cool people that are going to Penn.

Can't wait to meet you all!  ;D

Do the admitted students come through the JD admissions office, or do you meet "on campus" at Van Hall?  I work in the development office, which is next door to admissions so I'll keep my eyes peeled for fellow LSDers.  If anyone has any NYU Law or NYC questions, I might be able to answer them.

Hi Artie, are you also a student at NYU? I'd love to talk to you but please don't expect any particularly intelligent questions--I'm probably going to ask you what you think about the atmosphere's impact on your psyche/quality of life. At this point, most of my tangible concerns have been taken care of so I'm just wondering if I'll be goin to school with materialistic d*uchebags (what I've heard from some people) or basically decent folks (what I think will be the case). How do I get to where you are? (building/floor/hours?)

That is my only serious concern with regards to NYU as well.  I went on a random day a few weeks ago and didn't think people were particularly nice or helpful.  There were a lot of OC-looking people, if that makes any sense.  I'm going to the ASW in the hopes that I got the wrong impression on my previous trip.  :-\

I guess I'll just wear a pair of black slacks with a cute top.  I think the just no jeans policy is the best way to go...I'll be making this a day trip, so I need to be comfortable on the way there and back  ;)

I'll be there!!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Where do NYU 1L's Typically Live?
« on: April 16, 2006, 04:54:29 PM »
I would rather live in a double than a single, too.

I read somewhere here that it was difficult for 1L's to get a room in Mercer.  Anyone hear/read this also?

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