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Re: Penn Students & Graduates Taking Questions

Post by Platopus » Thu May 03, 2018 8:24 pm

ymmv wrote:
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How much do you budget for rent/utilities/food per month? Trying to get a feel for the student budget as I hunt for apartments.
This is going to vary wildly based on your standard of living. You can get a decent studio apartment for around $700, so $1,000 would be sufficient for a frugal student who doesn’t eat out or drink excessively. But that doesn’t describe most Penn students I know.
Thanks for the feedback. How far would you consider too far of a walk? I found a decent apartment, but it's about a 30 minute walk. On shitty days I don't think it'd be the best, but the apartment is a real steal
If there's a convenient bus or train alternative for shitty days I would consider that fine. What neighborhood?
Down near Squire Hill, just south of the University of Sciences.

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Re: Penn Students & Graduates Taking Questions

Post by wsbl » Thu May 03, 2018 8:48 pm

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Down near Squire Hill, just south of the University of Sciences.
I'm pretty sure trolley route 13 goes straight there from the law school (36th street station)

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Re: Penn Students & Graduates Taking Questions

Post by BullPenn » Thu May 03, 2018 8:49 pm

wsbl wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 8:48 pm
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Down near Squire Hill, just south of the University of Sciences.
I'm pretty sure trolley route 13 goes straight there from the law school (36th street station)
Yup, took that all the time

Also v convenient to get downtown and back

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Post by Platopus » Thu May 03, 2018 9:21 pm

BullPenn wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 8:49 pm
wsbl wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 8:48 pm
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Thu May 03, 2018 8:24 pm
Down near Squire Hill, just south of the University of Sciences.
I'm pretty sure trolley route 13 goes straight there from the law school (36th street station)
Yup, took that all the time

Also v convenient to get downtown and back
Good to know, thanks!!

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Re: Penn Students & Graduates Taking Questions

Post by manyesh » Fri May 18, 2018 12:47 pm

Anyone live in the Northern Liberties area? It seems a little far from the law school, but the MFL is a straight shot from there to University City.

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Post by wsbl » Sat May 19, 2018 12:28 pm

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Anyone live in the Northern Liberties area? It seems a little far from the law school, but the MFL is a straight shot from there to University City.
Northern Liberties is nice. Not sure I know of any students who live there but definitely some professors. Your ~20 minute commute by MFL is on par with the average student's commute time at Penn.

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Post by ymmv » Sat May 19, 2018 12:30 pm

Yeah nolibs is fun (if a little overpriced), lots of good food and bars and an easy commute to Penn.

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Post by gymnastsplits » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:05 pm

I was just admitted (and accepted) off the waitlist! Heading to Philly next month.

I can't figure out how to deal with the College Certification Form (https://www.law.upenn.edu/live/files/81 ... on-formpdf) - it seems like I need to send the form to my undergrad after I've filled out the top portion, but I don't even know which office/department in my undergrad this would go to. The dean's office? Registrar?

It seems really casual to just email my undergrad a form and ask them to fill it out, especially when transcripts and everything are so "official" and done through a portal.

Thank you!

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Post by LSNlife » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:11 pm

gymnastsplits wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:05 pm
I was just admitted (and accepted) off the waitlist! Heading to Philly next month.

I can't figure out how to deal with the College Certification Form (https://www.law.upenn.edu/live/files/81 ... on-formpdf) - it seems like I need to send the form to my undergrad after I've filled out the top portion, but I don't even know which office/department in my undergrad this would go to. The dean's office? Registrar?

It seems really casual to just email my undergrad a form and ask them to fill it out, especially when transcripts and everything are so "official" and done through a portal.

Thank you!
I sent mine to the registrar but if you're particularly concerned you can always give them a call and confirm if they are the appropriate recipient.

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Post by gymnastsplits » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:57 pm

LSNlife wrote:
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I sent mine to the registrar but if you're particularly concerned you can always give them a call and confirm if they are the appropriate recipient.
Thank you!

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Re: Penn Students & Graduates Taking Questions

Post by Echos Myron » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:34 pm

Is 44th and Sansom a relatively safe/good area to live?

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Is 44th and Sansom a relatively safe/good area to live?
You might have to be more specific regarding safe/good because everyone's opinions are different but I'd say you're fine living there as long as you're ok with the commute. I'm at 43rd & Locust and love the area. The general advice I was given when I started searching was not to go farther west the 50th (so I stopped looking past 47th) and no farther south than Cedar (but I stopped looking past Pine St). The Housing presentation they gave at ASW also seemed to indicate something along those lines. I'm sure some older students/grads can offer some more nuanced advice as well but that's what I've got!

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Echos Myron wrote:
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Is 44th and Sansom a relatively safe/good area to live?
Perfectly safe and fairly close to a lot of good food/arts. Also an easy bike, walk, or trolley to campus. Just expect there to be a lot of loud undergrads around, if that’s something you care about.

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Post by BullPenn » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:09 pm

LSNlife wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:41 pm
Echos Myron wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:34 pm
Is 44th and Sansom a relatively safe/good area to live?
You might have to be more specific regarding safe/good because everyone's opinions are different but I'd say you're fine living there as long as you're ok with the commute. I'm at 43rd & Locust and love the area. The general advice I was given when I started searching was not to go farther west the 50th (so I stopped looking past 47th) and no farther south than Cedar (but I stopped looking past Pine St). The Housing presentation they gave at ASW also seemed to indicate something along those lines. I'm sure some older students/grads can offer some more nuanced advice as well but that's what I've got!
Ya Cedar is a fine southern limit

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Re: Penn Students & Graduates Taking Questions

Post by Platopus » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:39 pm

Does any one have supplement recommendations for:

Contracts - D. Hoffman
Torts - A. Hoffman
CivPro - S. Burbank

Likewise, any chance anyone has outlines they would be willing to share? Much appreciated!!

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Re: Penn Students & Graduates Taking Questions

Post by wannabegenius » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:52 pm

Any tips/info/outlines for the following (Section 1A)?

CivPro - Gelbach
Contracts - Wilkinson-Ryan
Torts - deLisle
LPS - Barrett

TIA!

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Post by ymmv » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:48 pm

wannabegenius wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:52 pm
Any tips/info/outlines for the following (Section 1A)?

CivPro - Gelbach
Contracts - Wilkinson-Ryan
Torts - deLisle
LPS - Barrett

TIA!
My Gelbach outline is in the Outlines Database. He was, uh, not the most effective teacher my year, prone to a lot of esoteric rambling and rarely getting around to explaining civ pro. We basically had to teach ourselves. But it was his first class as a law professor and I hear from later year folks that he’s gotten better at it.

Civ Pro is the one 1L subject you can (and should) absolutely learn from a hornbook though, so I would grab something like Glannon’s Guide early on and supplement your class readings with that if Gelbach’s still off chasing rabbit trails that won’t even be on the exam.

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Post by ymmv » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:49 pm

Wait, I lied, doesn’t look like I ever uploaded that outline. I’ll try to find it this weekend and get it on there.

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Re: Penn Students & Graduates Taking Questions

Post by wannabegenius » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:02 pm

ymmv wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:48 pm
wannabegenius wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:52 pm
Any tips/info/outlines for the following (Section 1A)?

CivPro - Gelbach
Contracts - Wilkinson-Ryan
Torts - deLisle
LPS - Barrett

TIA!
My Gelbach outline is in the Outlines Database. He was, uh, not the most effective teacher my year, prone to a lot of esoteric rambling and rarely getting around to explaining civ pro. We basically had to teach ourselves. But it was his first class as a law professor and I hear from later year folks that he’s gotten better at it.

Civ Pro is the one 1L subject you can (and should) absolutely learn from a hornbook though, so I would grab something like Glannon’s Guide early on and supplement your class readings with that if Gelbach’s still off chasing rabbit trails that won’t even be on the exam.
Thank you so much!

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Re: Penn Students & Graduates Taking Questions

Post by BullPenn » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:19 pm

wannabegenius wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:02 pm
ymmv wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:48 pm
wannabegenius wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:52 pm
Any tips/info/outlines for the following (Section 1A)?

CivPro - Gelbach
Contracts - Wilkinson-Ryan
Torts - deLisle
LPS - Barrett

TIA!
My Gelbach outline is in the Outlines Database. He was, uh, not the most effective teacher my year, prone to a lot of esoteric rambling and rarely getting around to explaining civ pro. We basically had to teach ourselves. But it was his first class as a law professor and I hear from later year folks that he’s gotten better at it.

Civ Pro is the one 1L subject you can (and should) absolutely learn from a hornbook though, so I would grab something like Glannon’s Guide early on and supplement your class readings with that if Gelbach’s still off chasing rabbit trails that won’t even be on the exam.
Thank you so much!
I would choose to learn CivPro via hornbook/E&Es regardless of who was teaching the class

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Re: Penn Students & Graduates Taking Questions

Post by filthadelphia » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:53 pm

Platopus wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:39 pm
Does any one have supplement recommendations for:

Contracts - D. Hoffman
Torts - A. Hoffman
CivPro - S. Burbank

Likewise, any chance anyone has outlines they would be willing to share? Much appreciated!!
I'm in the same section! Let me know if you figure out which supplements would be best.

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Re: Penn Students & Graduates Taking Questions

Post by JusticeforTyrion » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:14 pm

Also in Section 3! Anyone know anything about these professors?

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Re: Penn Students & Graduates Taking Questions

Post by JusticeforTyrion » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:15 pm

Also in Section 3! Anyone know anything about these professors?

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Post by ymmv » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:17 pm

JusticeforTyrion wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:15 pm
Also in Section 3! Anyone know anything about these professors?
Which professors?

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Post by Platopus » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:33 pm

ymmv wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:17 pm
JusticeforTyrion wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:15 pm
Also in Section 3! Anyone know anything about these professors?
Which professors?
Contracts - D. Hoffman
Torts - A. Hoffman
CivPro - S. Burbank

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