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UPenn Class of 2011

Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« Reply #240 on: February 21, 2008, 12:44:03 PM »
Does Penn match scholarships? Has anyone tried this or written a letter asking for scholarship $? Any success?

they might not MATCH, but chances are good they can improve your offer.  it's a good idea to try this with EVERYONE, i think.

Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« Reply #241 on: February 22, 2008, 08:22:40 AM »
so...does anybody have any info about the toll public interest scholarship? when they inform people? what the program is like?

Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« Reply #242 on: February 22, 2008, 08:27:31 AM »
I applied for the toll public interest scholarship, but I don't know anything about how/when they notify people.

anyone have any info to share about this?

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Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« Reply #243 on: February 22, 2008, 05:10:44 PM »
I applied too. No word yet. Does anyone know if they hold interviews?

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Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« Reply #244 on: February 22, 2008, 05:16:13 PM »
I applied for the toll public interest scholarship, but I don't know anything about how/when they notify people.

anyone have any info to share about this?

Went to preview day today.  No interviews for the Toll scholly, but they will let you know in April.  At least that's what they say...

Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« Reply #245 on: February 22, 2008, 05:28:52 PM »
grrr... april is so far away!  I hope it's early april at least - some schools I applied to have deposit dates of april 15, and this is definitely a factor that will influence my decision!

Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« Reply #246 on: February 22, 2008, 06:00:24 PM »
I'm interested in child advocacy and civil rights law, and the way they overlap.

I'm also interested in gender and sexuality law.

Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« Reply #247 on: February 23, 2008, 07:40:02 AM »
I'm interested in child advocacy and civil rights law, and the way they overlap.

I'm also interested in gender and sexuality law.

as a 2L, you'll want to be sure to take appellate advocacy with marsha levick, who founded the juvenile law center:  http://www.law.upenn.edu/cf/faculty/mlevick/

it's so crazy how rights differ for children in juvenile court proceedings... i would have thought if there was any variance from adult trials, it would have gone in the child's favor, but instead it is just the opposite.  no rights to a jury trial AT ALL for juveniles.

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Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« Reply #248 on: February 23, 2008, 08:39:27 AM »
Two questions for anybody willing to help:

1) For current students: Does anybody know how competitive/popular the JD/MA Lauder program is?  Is it difficult to get admitted as a Penn 1L?

2) Anybody who cares to help:  I was recently deferred at Penn, and I didn't initially write a "Why Penn?" but did write two of the other essays.  Would it be stupid to send in a "Why Penn" now?  And if not, does it have to cover many reasons or could I speak mainly on my interest in this program and briefly on other reasons?


I apologize if this info was covered already in this thread.  TYIA.



Re: UPenn Class of 2011
« Reply #249 on: February 23, 2008, 09:08:44 AM »
Write a why penn.  absolutely.

I don't think it has to cover many reasons, but I do think you should touch on something other than this one program.