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tryingtomakeit
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Northwestern

Postby tryingtomakeit » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:05 pm

Is it worth sending out an app to them if you don't have any work experience? At the Law School Forum, I was told that 97% of their applicants have at least one year of work experience. I have a lot of volunteer experience, research experience and internships but no work experience.
Thoughts please

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flem
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Re: Northwestern

Postby flem » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:08 pm

What are your numbers?

tryingtomakeit
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Re: Northwestern

Postby tryingtomakeit » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:09 pm

3.1/170

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Re: Northwestern

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:09 pm

tryingtomakeit wrote:Is it worth sending out an app to them if you don't have any work experience? At the Law School Forum, I was told that 97% of their applicants have at least one year of work experience. I have a lot of volunteer experience, research experience and internships but no work experience.
Thoughts please

They say on their website specifically "post-graduate, full-time work experience," so unless your numbers warrant you being in the 3% without work experience, probably not.

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Re: Northwestern

Postby tryingtomakeit » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:12 pm

Okay thank you.

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flem
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Re: Northwestern

Postby flem » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:22 pm

tryingtomakeit wrote:3.1/170


eh, you never know. Worth a shot since apps are down.

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Re: Northwestern

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:23 pm

Try Duke & Cornell.

OP: Your prior posts indicate that you are an African-American female. If accurate, then apply to every law school among the top 14 which is of interest to you.

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Re: Northwestern

Postby ajax » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:32 pm

flem wrote:
tryingtomakeit wrote:3.1/170


eh, you never know. Worth a shot since apps are down.


This. Also, all signs point to applications being down again for 2012-2013 cycle.

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Re: Northwestern

Postby rayiner » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:55 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Try Duke & Cornell.

OP: Your prior posts indicate that you are an African-American female. If accurate, then apply to every law school among the top 14 which is of interest to you.


Yes, that would be a game changer.

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Re: Northwestern

Postby dsc1943 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:14 pm

I know this is anecdotal and I can't speak to overall percentages, but when I was at the admitted students weekend a couple months ago I met a lot of K-JD admits. They have a new dean and they may not be emphasizing work experience as much as in the past.

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Re: Northwestern

Postby Starboy » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:08 pm

I don't know if they're still doing this, but previously they have offerred full ride scholarships to some applicants without enough work experience on the condition that they defer a year and work basically anywhere. I would apply just to see what happens.

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Re: Northwestern

Postby Rahviveh » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:29 pm

Northwestern who? Enjoy New Haven!!!! :P

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Re: Northwestern

Postby Kikero » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:33 pm

Starboy wrote:I don't know if they're still doing this, but previously they have offerred full ride scholarships to some applicants without enough work experience on the condition that they defer a year and work basically anywhere. I would apply just to see what happens.


Yeah, I know they did this last year, and I believe I read that a couple of people got it this year too. OP's numbers are good enough that it's worth trying (especially if they give a fee waiver).

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Re: Northwestern

Postby izy223 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:15 pm

Kikero wrote:
Starboy wrote:I don't know if they're still doing this, but previously they have offerred full ride scholarships to some applicants without enough work experience on the condition that they defer a year and work basically anywhere. I would apply just to see what happens.


Yeah, I know they did this last year, and I believe I read that a couple of people got it this year too. OP's numbers are good enough that it's worth trying (especially if they give a fee waiver).


they def did it in the 2011-2012 cycle i got one.

Always worth sending out an app- maybe youll get a fee waiver

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Re: Northwestern

Postby expelliarmus » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:19 am

I would apply to Duke and Cornell, but if you really like NU, then definitely apply. What can you lose from applying, after all?




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