Importance of Northwestern Law interview?

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iwanta170
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Importance of Northwestern Law interview?

Postby iwanta170 » Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:53 pm

I would have to drive 2 hours for one. Numbers aside, would not doing the interview severely hurt my chances?

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Re: Importance of Northwestern Law interview?

Postby tourdeforcex » Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:28 pm

not really sure but they love the fact they interview.

maybe consider it this way: "would you drive 2 hours for an acceptance from NU?"

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Re: Importance of Northwestern Law interview?

Postby vaperera » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:41 am

I heard the stat that 85% of those admitted did interviews, if that helps.

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Re: Importance of Northwestern Law interview?

Postby homestyle28 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:49 am

It probably depends on your app. If you're a 170+, 3.7+ with 2+ years WE, then you can probably get away w/o it. But if you want NU, what's 4 hours out of a day?

I think my interview seriously helped me if that helps any.

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Re: Importance of Northwestern Law interview?

Postby CMDantes » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:44 am

Seems like it boils down to how bad you want it.

A two hour drive is nothing.

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Re: Importance of Northwestern Law interview?

Postby deadpoetnsp » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:49 am

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Re: Importance of Northwestern Law interview?

Postby homestyle28 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:51 am

deadpoetnsp wrote:I drove 2.5 hours each way yesterday, and it was worth it. The interviewer made detailed notes, and some 3Ls and 1Ls took me on a great tour. The atmosphere there is pretty good - very vibrant and collaborative (lot of people discussing and studying in teams). The views of Lake Michigan are just fantastic. I would love to study there.


The views from the library are pretty amazing.

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Re: Importance of Northwestern Law interview?

Postby lakerfanimal » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:16 pm

If you don't have any work experience, it's a must. If you do have work experience, it depends on how bad you want to get in I guess.

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Re: Importance of Northwestern Law interview?

Postby veragood » Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:47 pm

Do it, then spend the night in Chicago. If I had WE I would apply to NU in a heartbeat. Chicago is a great city.

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Re: Importance of Northwestern Law interview?

Postby 123xalady » Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:32 pm

I flew from NYC to Chicago for the interview. Two hour drive should not be prohibitive IF you're interested in NU.

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Re: Importance of Northwestern Law interview?

Postby prerna » Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:07 pm

my interviewer told me that the interviews factor in quite a bit in their decisions...a 2 hour drive is honestly nothing...i flew in from a tiny town in upstate ny and spent the night stranded in dc bc of a canceled flight... and i still think it was worth it

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Re: Importance of Northwestern Law interview?

Postby Bumi » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:28 pm

iwanta170 wrote:I would have to drive 2 hours for one. Numbers aside, would not doing the interview severely hurt my chances?

Important question: is the two hour drive getting you to Chicago, or to an off-campus interview? If Chicago, do it and don't hesitate. If you're just driving to get to an off-campus interview, I guess you should consider what else you're doing with your time.

Like, say, if you work 100 hours a week to sustain yourself and your six terminally ill siblings who all live in complete and utter poverty, and going to the interview means you get fired and they go hungry, then strongly consider skipping it. If you were just going to spend the 5 hours playing xbox games, maybe think about going to the interview.




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