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Penn Law c/o 2020 Applicants - Pending is better than a Penn ding

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:45 pm
by R. Jeeves
Let's apply to Penn! Please share helpful links to put in the OP. GOOD LUCK!

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Application Process
- Penn Law Website
- Fee: $80
- Personal Statement (max 2 pages double-spaced)
- Optional Essays - Each one is limited to 1 double spaced page. If you choose to write an optional essay, you may answer one (or more than one) of the following:

• Describe how your background or experiences will enhance the diversity of the Penn Law community (e.g., based on your culture, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, ideology, age, socioeconomic status, academic background, employment, or personal experience).

• These are the core strengths that make Penn Law the best place to receive a rigorous and engaging legal education: genuine integration with associated disciplines; transformative, forward-looking faculty scholarship; highly-regarded experiential learning through urban clinics and our pro bono pledge; innovative, hands-on global engagement; and a manifest commitment to professional development and collegiality. These qualities define Penn Law. What defines you? How do your goals and values match Penn Law’s core strengths?

• Describe a time when, as a member of a team, you particularly excelled or were especially frustrated. What was your role within that team? What was the outcome?

• If you do not think that your academic record or standardized test scores accurately reflect your ability to succeed in law school, please tell us why.

- 2-4 Letters of Recommendation
-Résumé or Curriculum Vitae required to make application complete

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Key Dates

Application Deadlines

Apps Open September 1st!!!

Early Decision (Binding)

Round 1
Submit application by November 15*
Complete application by December 1
Receive decision by December 31 (if not sooner)

Round 2
Submit application by January 7*
Complete application by January 15
Receive decision by January 31 (if not sooner)
*Early Decision applications must be submitted through LSAC no later than November 15 for Round 1 or January 7 for Round 2. All supporting documents, including the LSAC Credential Assembly Service Report, must be received by December 1 for Round 1 or January 15 for Round 2 Early Decision consideration. Please be advised that once an Early Decision application is deemed complete, the application could immediately go to the Admissions Committee for review, regardless of Round 1 or Round 2 submission. Therefore, a decision could be made at any point and will be considered binding once made.

Regular Decision

Submit application by March 1**
Complete application by March 15
Receive decision by May 1 (if not sooner)
**Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in November and decisions are made beginning in December.

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Penn Law c/o 2018 Profile
Number of Applications: 5,081
Matriculants: 239

GPA 75th / Median / 25th percentiles: 3.95 / 3.89 / 3.52
LSAT 75th / Median / 25th percentiles: 170 / 169 / 163

Women 46%
Students of Color 34%
Direct from College 35%
Advanced Degrees 7%
Age Range 20-35



Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition (2013-2014): $57,236
Total Including Books and COL: $84,840
Median Grant Amount: $18,750
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Re: University of Pennsylvania Class of 2020 Applicants

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:45 pm
by R. Jeeves
first post reserved

Re: University of Pennsylvania Class of 2020 Applicants

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:46 pm
by zeglo
Second!

Okay but really, checking in! I'm not sure if I'll get in, but I think Penn is my first choice. I wrote an optional essay.

Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:00 pm
by brinicolec
Checking in. Not really sure where Penn is on my list, mainly because of the weather :shock:

Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:01 am
by PrezRand
Checking in.

Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:01 am
by RictusErectus
Checking in.

Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:16 am
by LegallyBlackJD
Kevin Hart is from PA. So I want to go to UPenn.

Kidding, of course. But blanketing the shit out of the east coast because there's no place like home!

Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:48 am
by Mr. Meeseeks
Checking in!

Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:57 am
by Mikey
Checking the fuck in.

Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:37 am
by proteinshake
checking in, shoutout to B Franklin.

Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:58 pm
by RamTitan
Checking in; top choice

Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:23 pm
by tangers91
Checking in, one of my top choices.

Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:14 pm
by acz26
checking in/what do you guys think of waiting for a fee waiver since Penn won't retroactively refund you if you apply early...anyone have any clue about who gets fee waivers stats wise?

Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:22 pm
by proteinshake
acz26 wrote:checking in/what do you guys think of waiting for a fee waiver since Penn won't retroactively refund you if you apply early...anyone have any clue about who gets fee waivers stats wise?

If you have stats at/above the 25ths you'll prob get one.

Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:51 pm
by zeglo
I like this school so much I want to ED, but then again, that's kind of insane. I guess just an essay will do.

Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:05 pm
by patttt
Checking in! Lsat around 75th and GPA around 50th... Whats the deal with waivers?

Eta: whoops, just saw protein say well prob get one. Is that solicited or not? And when do they normally come out?

Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:39 pm
by lg77
Checking in!

Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:21 pm
by brinicolec
patttt wrote:Checking in! Lsat around 75th and GPA around 50th... Whats the deal with waivers?

Eta: whoops, just saw protein say well prob get one. Is that solicited or not? And when do they normally come out?


+1

Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:40 am
by lnsl123
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Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:29 pm
by RamTitan
Should one consider writing a "why Penn" essay along with one of the optional essays?

Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:37 pm
by Keilz
Is there any discussion on this board about if the optional essay is necessary? My whole personal statement is pretty much about the team topic

Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:29 pm
by SilverSurfer2020
Checking in!

Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:56 pm
by PDX4343
Checking in!

Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:58 pm
by SilverSurfer2020
Just received unsolicited fee waiver

Re: University of Pennsylvania c/o 2020 Applicants

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:00 pm
by PDX4343
SilverSurfer2020 wrote:Just received unsolicited fee waiver


Same.