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APPLICATIONS TO PENN LAW SCHOOL SOAR
Applications for admission to the JD program at the University of Pennsylvania Law School rose 43% this year compared to figures from the previous year. Factors such as the struggling U.S. economy and tentativeness after the events of September 11th encouraged many college graduates to turn to the safe harbor of legal education, but the strong interest in Penn Law also has to do with the attractiveness of the program. Janice Austin, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid, undertakes a cross-country tour each year to tout the exciting legal interdisciplinary program Penn offers prospective students. In the 2002 U.S. News & World Report survey of professional schools, the Law School was ranked 7th in the nation, up from 10th place the previous year.
JLSA SCORES FUNDS FOR LEGAL AID
The Jewish Law Students Association presented the “Hoop It Up for Legal Aid” basketball tournament at Penn’s Hutchinson Gym again this year, succeeding in raising $1,600 for Legal Aid. Eight teams competed for a trophy, and fans pledged money for the entertaining Faculty Free Throw Contest. Nine faculty members competed with Professor Colin S. Diver who won the contest by making six out of ten attempted free throws.
SURVEY SAYS . . . !
Among the numerous activities sponsored by the Council of Student Representatives (CSR) this year was the first Faculty/Student/ Administrator Trivia Night. Using the model of the English game Quizzo, teams worked together to answer questions – interdisciplinary in subject, naturally – and to socialize at the end of the semester.
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