Here are my thoughts and impressions.
Entrance to Penn Law
is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Philly is a city-no doubt about it.
What's great is the law school is located on the University of Pennsylvania campus (aka. Penn), a beautiful, sprawling campus (302 acres!) with spectacular architecture just a 10-15 minute public transit ride from downtown.
Personally, I like cities, but if you don't, no problem.
The university is like a small town surrounded by a plethora of shops and restaurants (see photo below for the row of restaurants across the street from Penn Law).
If you didn't go to a college-town type of place for your undergraduate years, you're in for a treat.
Across the St from Penn Law
: I visited during the last week of March.
One day was cold and rained cats and dogs.
Another day was clear, sunny and near 60 degrees.
The day I visited Penn Law
, teeny snowflakes floated down on me as I walked across campus at noon.Are you getting the picture?
did not disappoint.
It is beautifully designed and laid out.
Some areas are simply stunning (the photo of the Grand Staircase above does not do it justice).
I remember what one law student told me about her
school: "Smells like money.
was talking about another law school but she
could have easily been talking about Penn Law
Biddle Law Library
#2, Penn Law
Demographics: According to theABA's law school data, in Fall 2013, the minority student population at Penn Law was 29.5%.
With the minority population in the U.S. at almost 30% (depending on which data source you use), it seems like Penn Law
is doing well in recruiting underrepresented students.
Biddle Law Library
, Penn Law
To sum up: It's not just the reputation of the law school and its historic location in the city that birthed the U.S. government that makes Penn Law
a big draw; it is also the school itself.
is one of the most beautiful and well-designed law schools I've ever visited.
Walk around the place and you can see why the tuition is what it is.
If you have the numbers and you want to attend a nationally-known law school, consider adding Penn Law
to your list.
p.s. I saw this flyer and it made me laugh.
10th Annual Fight Night.