#PennLawLife: Top 10 Things to Do During Admitted Students Weekend
Admitted Students Weekend starts in just a few days! Here’s a preview of the “Top 10 Things to Do During Admitted Students Weekend.”
1. Visit the Goat
“The Goat” refers to the space around the courtyard at Penn Law, named for the statue of a goat, Penn Law’s semi-official mascot. The Goat is a popular student hangout and is used for studying, club meetings, group projects, or just catching up with classmates. During Admitted Students Weekend, this space will be home to various events including a “Welcome to Penn Law” reception on Thursday evening and the Registration Breakfast on Friday morning.
2. Have Lunch with Faculty
One of the aspects of Penn Law that makes it so “collegial” is the connection between its students, faculty and staff. See these relationships up close by dining with a mix of current students, admitted students, faculty and staff at our lunch in Levy on Friday.
3. Experience Philadelphia’s Restaurant Scene
Philadelphia is well known as a foodie city, from Stephen Starr restaurants to BYOB holes-in-the-wall, with menu prices far less than comparable restaurants in other cities. Enjoy the first of what is hopefully many affordable Philly dining experiences with a group of current and admitted students on Friday night – your stomach (and your wallet) will thank you!
4. Attend a Live Class
Have you wanted to attend law school ever since you watched Elle Woods eloquently describe the difference between malum in se and malum prohibitum in Legally Blonde? Well, here is your chance to compare that scene to what you will experience if you attend here next year! Penn Law is proud to provide admitted students the opportunity to view a live 1L Criminal Law class with Professor Robinson.
5. Take a Tour of the Law School
One of the most unique aspects of Penn Law is the physical shape of our school, which is comprised of four connected buildings surrounding a central courtyard. Not only is it beautiful (especially our newly minted Golkin Hall), but it is also a great way to see all of the facilities and spaces students can take advantage of while they are attending law school.
6. Watch March Madness
Wait, what? You read that right. Penn Law is sympathetic to the fact that you are sacrificing precious NCAA basketball binging to join us this weekend, so we have planned not one, but two student socials at local sports bars that have promised to provide us with TVs prominently featuring this weekend’s games. Join us at City Tap House on Thursday night, and Field House on Friday to make up for the fact that your bracket has completely fallen apart by building new friendships with potential classmates!
7. Connect with Affinity Groups
Penn Law sponsors various affinity groups that help students from different facets of our society to cultivate relationships throughout law school. Meet with the group that you associate most with on Saturday morning for brunch!
8. Learn More About Penn Law
Admitted Students Weekend is mostly fun and games, but we try to fit some educational content in there too! There will be various panels and info sessions throughout the weekend on topics such as Judicial Clerkships, Financial Aid, Public Interest, International Law, Clinical Programs and more!
9. Tour Philadelphia
We are proud to call the City of Brotherly Love home and are excited to show it off to you! Take a trolley tour on Saturday morning to see the sights of the city, and attend our housing panel directly after to learn more about in which neighborhood you should start your apartment search!
10. Get to Know Our Students
For all of the other fantastic things about Penn Law, most students say that the number one thing that attracted them to this school were the current students. Come up to any PAC member (we will be wearing the maroon shirts!), or any current student for that matter, and ask us about our experience. We would be happy to share! You will also have an opportunity to ask questions about life at Penn Law during our Student Life Panel on Friday afternoon.
By Steph Albano L’15
This blog series from current students examines aspects of #PennLawLife.