Northwestern Inquiry

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Jabb
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Northwestern Inquiry

Postby Jabb » Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:25 am

Hey Guys,

So I read on Northwestern admissions that it is highly encouraged to have 2 yrs work experience. Is it worth applying to this school in my cycle? I do not intend to get work experience right after law instead I plan to attend law school right after undergraduate.

Thanks!

NUDad
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Re: Northwestern Inquiry

Postby NUDad » Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:04 am

It depends on your stats and the strength of your overall application. There are plenty of KJDs in NU's class every year.

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Re: Northwestern Inquiry

Postby NUDad » Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:04 am

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PrezRand
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Re: Northwestern Inquiry

Postby PrezRand » Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:04 pm

I think the consensus is that most top law schools recommend a few years of work experience. That won't be the deciding factor in your rejection.

I looked at the class profiles for Duke, Michigan, UVA, Northwestern, Berkley, and Penn. The average age was 24-25.

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Re: Northwestern Inquiry

Postby btruj777 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:12 am

Jabb wrote:Hey Guys,

So I read on Northwestern admissions that it is highly encouraged to have 2 yrs work experience. Is it worth applying to this school in my cycle? I do not intend to get work experience right after law instead I plan to attend law school right after undergraduate.

Thanks!




Hello,

while NU most certainly mentions their interest in WE, I think it serves more as a +++ on a app., as opposed to a lack of WE serving as a negative. I personally know of a good friend of mine who began in Fall 2016, with a decent LSAT, Great GPA, and Hispanic URM who got in with 40k a year, close to zero WE




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