This blog series from current students examines aspects of #PennLawLife.
Penn Law has so many amazing things to offer, one of which includes being located in the most underrated city in the world – Philadelphia. Growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia but going to college in Pittsburgh, I never really had the opportunity to explore the city I’ve always called home until coming to Penn Law.
Rachel and friends braving the winter elements in front of City Hall.
Penn itself offers many opportunities to get to know the city. During orientation, one of the big events is a dinner at the National Constitution Center, which is a great way to experience one of the many historical landmarks in Philly. From the National Constitution Center to the Liberty Bell, Philly is an incredible place to live if you’re into history. Old City is a really great area that’s ripe with history, adorable cobblestone streets, Penn’s Landing, and not to mention some of the coolest bars and restaurants around.
Speaking of which, if you’re into the bar/social scene like myself, one of the awesome things Philly is known for is its BYO-scene. BYO restaurants are a great place to go with a big group and a bottle (or four) of wine. Also, if you’re a beer-connoisseur, Philly has some of the oldest beer gardens and cheapest beer around. I’ve gotten to explore many of the cool bars throughout the city by going to Bar Review, social events planned by law students every Thursday night. Philly also has an amazing brunch scene (best meal of the day) that I never forget to take advantage of.
Rachel and other students participating in the Bar Review tradition.
Here’s an article that totally supports my opinion (which I swear I found after writing this post). “31 Reasons Philadelphia Is The Most Underrated City In America”
After all the work that goes into studying, it’s really amazing to be in a city where you can forget all about that. One of my biggest concerns about going to law school was the effect I thought it would have on my social life, but that has seriously not been an issue at all. With old friends and new, we always find time to explore this amazing city.
By Rachel Rosenberg L’16