Northwestern Interview - How important is it?

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Northwestern Interview - How important is it?

Postby SandyC877 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:11 pm

Does it reduce my chances significantly if I forgo this process?

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Re: Northwestern Interview - How important is it?

Postby scribelaw » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:15 pm

Yes.

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Re: Northwestern Interview - How important is it?

Postby im_blue » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:15 pm

It's not an absolute requirement unless you're a college senior, but it might as well be.

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Re: Northwestern Interview - How important is it?

Postby SandyC877 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:16 pm

I received a fee waiver and my LSAT is not even in their median. (167)

Am I applying just to be rejected?
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Re: Northwestern Interview - How important is it?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:18 pm

SandyC877 wrote:I received a fee waiver and my LSAT is not even in their bottom 25th. (164)

Am I applying just to be rejected?


Is your GPA above 3.75? If so you are probably an autoreject, but its worth a shot. If its before 3.7 I wouldn't waste the 12 bucks.

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Re: Northwestern Interview - How important is it?

Postby SandyC877 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:21 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
SandyC877 wrote:I received a fee waiver and my LSAT is not even in their bottom 25th. (164)

Am I applying just to be rejected?


Is your GPA above 3.75? If so you are probably an autoreject, but its worth a shot. If its before 3.7 I wouldn't waste the 12 bucks.


no. plus they no longer offer off-campus interview this late into the process. so why are they sending out fee waivers?

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Re: Northwestern Interview - How important is it?

Postby im_blue » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:22 pm

To decrease their acceptance rate. It takes all of 1-2 minutes to process a rejection. Don't waste the time and $12.
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Re: Northwestern Interview - How important is it?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:22 pm

SandyC877 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
SandyC877 wrote:I received a fee waiver and my LSAT is not even in their bottom 25th. (164)

Am I applying just to be rejected?


Is your GPA above 3.75? If so you are probably an autoreject, but its worth a shot. If its before 3.7 I wouldn't waste the 12 bucks.


no. plus they no longer offer off-campus interview this late into the process. so why are they sending out fee waivers?


They probably sent it to a lot of people. The interview isn't what will get you, its have two numbers below the median. That is auto reject almost everything, unless you are a URM, or cured aids.

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Re: Northwestern Interview - How important is it?

Postby scribelaw » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:24 pm

Even if you have an above-median GPA, 164 is too low. If you have extensive, impressive WE, then it might be worth the $12. Otherwise, they're just padding their numbers.

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Re: Northwestern Interview - How important is it?

Postby SandyC877 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:29 pm

scribelaw wrote:Even if you have an above-median GPA, 164 is too low. If you have extensive, impressive WE, then it might be worth the $12. Otherwise, they're just padding their numbers.


Really? are law schools really that full of themselves? Send out fee waivers knowing the applicants won't get in just to boost their selectivity?
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Re: Northwestern Interview - How important is it?

Postby miamiman » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:39 pm

SandyC877 wrote:
scribelaw wrote:Even if you have an above-median GPA, 164 is too low. If you have extensive, impressive WE, then it might be worth the $12. Otherwise, they're just padding their numbers.


Really? are law schools really that full of shit? Send out fee waivers knowing the applicants won't get in just to boost their selectivity?


Welcome to the ethically dubious world of ls admissions.




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