Is Northwestern worth attending?

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FutureLS10
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Is Northwestern worth attending?

Postby FutureLS10 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:51 am

Are the job prospects for an NU Law grad strong? I know the current legal market is in shambles, but is NU Law still offering a realistic shot at Biglaw?

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Re: Is Northwestern worth attending?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:55 am

Northwestern University places well in biglaw & is worth attending. Check NLJ 250 (National Law Journal) placement to compare NU with other elite US law schools regarding placement into the nation's 250 largest law firms.

Whether or not Northwestern is the best choice for you depends upon several factors including your other law school options & the geographic markets that you are targeting.

As a sidenote, it is quite difficult to get admitted to Northwestern without a year or two of post college work experience. Many posters have written that NU "requires" two years of post undergraduate work experience. If accurate, then NU is the only law school which requires post-BA/BS work experience.
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Re: Is Northwestern worth attending?

Postby ndirish2010 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:58 am

Meet the search function.

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Re: Is Northwestern worth attending?

Postby yngblkgifted » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:02 am

Northwestern is a shit hole and I wouldn't go if they paid me. T14 my ass, more like T11.

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Re: Is Northwestern worth attending?

Postby FutureLS10 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:04 am

ndirish2010 wrote:Meet the search function.


Great contribution.

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Re: Is Northwestern worth attending?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:06 am

Northwestern University School of Law students are permitted to take courses in NU's MBA program which complements the work experience mandate.

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Re: Is Northwestern worth attending?

Postby ndirish2010 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:06 am

FutureLS10 wrote:
ndirish2010 wrote:Meet the search function.


Great contribution.


The best one yet. What kind of thread asks whether a school with 50% NLJ placement is still good? LOL.

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Re: Is Northwestern worth attending?

Postby FutureLS10 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:07 am

yngblkgifted wrote:Northwestern is a shit hole and I wouldn't go if they paid me. T14 my ass, more like T11.


Is this sarcasm? It is so disparate from 95% of the information on the web. Fro what i have read and heard, NU has promising job prospects, even in the coveted biglaw market.

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Re: Is Northwestern worth attending?

Postby FutureLS10 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:09 am

ndirish2010 wrote:
FutureLS10 wrote:
ndirish2010 wrote:Meet the search function.


Great contribution.


The best one yet. What kind of thread asks whether a school with 50% NLJ placement is still good? LOL.


This kind.

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Re: Is Northwestern worth attending?

Postby yngblkgifted » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:09 am

FutureLS10 wrote:
yngblkgifted wrote:Northwestern is a shit hole and I wouldn't go if they paid me. T14 my ass, more like T11.


Is this sarcasm? It is so disparate from 95% of the information on the web. Fro what i have read and heard, NU has promising job prospects, even in the coveted biglaw market.

If you knew this then why did you ask?

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Re: Is Northwestern worth attending?

Postby FutureLS10 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:16 am

yngblkgifted wrote:
FutureLS10 wrote:
yngblkgifted wrote:Northwestern is a shit hole and I wouldn't go if they paid me. T14 my ass, more like T11.


Is this sarcasm? It is so disparate from 95% of the information on the web. Fro what i have read and heard, NU has promising job prospects, even in the coveted biglaw market.

If you knew this then why did you ask?


I am seeking your opinions b/c I know you TLSers are knowledgeable about LS programs.

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Re: Is Northwestern worth attending?

Postby yngblkgifted » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:20 am

FutureLS10 wrote:
yngblkgifted wrote:
FutureLS10 wrote:
yngblkgifted wrote:Northwestern is a shit hole and I wouldn't go if they paid me. T14 my ass, more like T11.


Is this sarcasm? It is so disparate from 95% of the information on the web. Fro what i have read and heard, NU has promising job prospects, even in the coveted biglaw market.

If you knew this then why did you ask?


I am seeking your opinions b/c I know you TLSers are knowledgeable about LS programs.



You'll be fine dude.

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Re: Is Northwestern worth attending?

Postby KevinP » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:41 am

ITT: NorthwesTTTern is finally outed as the TTT that it really is.

Seriously though, Northwestern is worth attending.

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Re: Is Northwestern worth attending?

Postby rayiner » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:45 am

1/3 of people who want biglaw will not get it. That number is not materially different from any other non-HYS T14. Even at CLS/NYU 1/4 of people who want biglaw will not get it.

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Re: Is Northwestern worth attending?

Postby Samara » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:51 am

Northwestern outperforms it ranking a little bit on NLJ stats, so it's definitely a good place to go for biglaw.

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Re: Is Northwestern worth attending?

Postby HeavenWood » Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:42 pm

yngblkgifted wrote:
FutureLS10 wrote:
yngblkgifted wrote:Northwestern is a shit hole and I wouldn't go if they paid me. T14 my ass, more like T11.


Is this sarcasm? It is so disparate from 95% of the information on the web. Fro what i have read and heard, NU has promising job prospects, even in the coveted biglaw market.

If you knew this then why did you ask?

Aspberger's is a terrible disease.

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Re: Is Northwestern worth attending?

Postby Real Madrid » Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:03 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
yngblkgifted wrote:
FutureLS10 wrote:
yngblkgifted wrote:Northwestern is a shit hole and I wouldn't go if they paid me. T14 my ass, more like T11.


Is this sarcasm? It is so disparate from 95% of the information on the web. Fro what i have read and heard, NU has promising job prospects, even in the coveted biglaw market.

If you knew this then why did you ask?

Aspberger's is a terrible disease.


Ass burgers?

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Re: Is Northwestern worth attending?

Postby glewz » Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:17 pm

Real Madrid wrote:Ass burgers?

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I chuckled out loud IRL.

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Re: Is Northwestern worth attending?

Postby Sentry » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:58 pm

rayiner wrote:1/3 of people who want biglaw will not get it. That number is not materially different from any other non-YS T14. Even at CLS/NYU 1/4 of people who want biglaw will not get it.

FTFY

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Re: Is Northwestern worth attending?

Postby ahduth » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:04 pm

I refuse to read a thread this stupid but... ha?

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Re: Is Northwestern worth attending?

Postby MusicComp » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:17 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Northwestern University places well in biglaw & is worth attending. Check NLJ 250 (National Law Journal) placement to compare NU with other elite US law schools regarding placement into the nation's 250 largest law firms.

Whether or not Northwestern is the best choice for you depends upon several factors including your other law school options & the geographic markets that you are targeting.

As a sidenote, it is quite difficult to get admitted to Northwestern without a year or two of post college work experience. Many posters have written that NU "requires" two years of post undergraduate work experience. If accurate, then NU is the only law school which requires post-BA/BS work experience.


If you come straight from UG, Northwestern has about a 1% chance of accepting you. Honestly, you could probably have a 4.0 and 180 and get denied.

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Re: Is Northwestern worth attending?

Postby electricfeel » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:31 pm

MusicComp wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:Northwestern University places well in biglaw & is worth attending. Check NLJ 250 (National Law Journal) placement to compare NU with other elite US law schools regarding placement into the nation's 250 largest law firms.

Whether or not Northwestern is the best choice for you depends upon several factors including your other law school options & the geographic markets that you are targeting.

As a sidenote, it is quite difficult to get admitted to Northwestern without a year or two of post college work experience. Many posters have written that NU "requires" two years of post undergraduate work experience. If accurate, then NU is the only law school which requires post-BA/BS work experience.


If you come straight from UG, Northwestern has about a 1% chance of accepting you. Honestly, you could probably have a 4.0 and 180 and get denied.


lol hyperbole, i know, you are so wrong

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Re: Is Northwestern worth attending?

Postby delusional » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:33 pm

MusicComp wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:Northwestern University places well in biglaw & is worth attending. Check NLJ 250 (National Law Journal) placement to compare NU with other elite US law schools regarding placement into the nation's 250 largest law firms.

Whether or not Northwestern is the best choice for you depends upon several factors including your other law school options & the geographic markets that you are targeting.

As a sidenote, it is quite difficult to get admitted to Northwestern without a year or two of post college work experience. Many posters have written that NU "requires" two years of post undergraduate work experience. If accurate, then NU is the only law school which requires post-BA/BS work experience.


If you come straight from UG, Northwestern has about a 1% chance of accepting you. Honestly, you could probably have a 4.0 and 180 and get denied.yield protected

FTFY

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Re: Is Northwestern worth attending?

Postby ahduth » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:07 am

delusional wrote:
MusicComp wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:Northwestern University places well in biglaw & is worth attending. Check NLJ 250 (National Law Journal) placement to compare NU with other elite US law schools regarding placement into the nation's 250 largest law firms.

Whether or not Northwestern is the best choice for you depends upon several factors including your other law school options & the geographic markets that you are targeting.

As a sidenote, it is quite difficult to get admitted to Northwestern without a year or two of post college work experience. Many posters have written that NU "requires" two years of post undergraduate work experience. If accurate, then NU is the only law school which requires post-BA/BS work experience.


If you come straight from UG, Northwestern has about a 1% chance of accepting you. Honestly, you could probably have a 4.0 and 180 and get denied.yield protected

FTFY


Yeah, sorry. NU is paying that person 150k. I'm officially here to be an ass today.

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Re: Is Northwestern worth attending?

Postby coldshoulder » Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:36 pm

glewz wrote:
Real Madrid wrote:Ass burgers?

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I chuckled out loud IRL.


Me too, 180




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