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wannagotolaw
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Northwestern Interview

Postby wannagotolaw » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:21 am

Any advice?

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jkpolk
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Re: Northwestern Interview

Postby jkpolk » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:44 am

wannagotolaw wrote:Any advice?

I showed up late and got the dude's name wrong. Still went OK

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Re: Northwestern Interview

Postby wannagotolaw » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:47 am

Did you get in?

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jkpolk
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Re: Northwestern Interview

Postby jkpolk » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:04 am

wannagotolaw wrote:Did you get in?

of course not!

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Re: Northwestern Interview

Postby basilseal » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:16 am

Search the forums for a thread from last year (if someone else has cued it that'd be great)- it lists all the questions people were asked in their interviews. Really good to know going into it. Nothing totally unusual; be prepared to discuss your classes, any work experience you've had, and "leadership."

Are you interviewing with a staff member or just an alum?

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Re: Northwestern Interview

Postby Samara » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:55 am

basilseal wrote:Search the forums for a thread from last year (if someone else has cued it that'd be great)- it lists all the questions people were asked in their interviews. Really good to know going into it. Nothing totally unusual; be prepared to discuss your classes, any work experience you've had, and "leadership."

Are you interviewing with a staff member or just an alum?

Here's all the information TLS has collected on the NU interview: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=162897

As basilseal said, it's pretty straightforward. They have a list of possible questions that serve as a general guide, but will stray from those questions, especially if the interview is going well. Go through some of the questions, identify your strong points, and formulate some questions about the school. Even if you already know the answer it's good to ask a question or two at the end; it helps you look interested in the school.

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Re: Northwestern Interview

Postby aekea » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:34 pm

My interviewer called me ten minutes after the interview was supposed to start to ask if we were still meeting. He showed up with a broken arm in a bloody sling and spent the entire interview telling me why I shouldn't go to law school. It was really weird. But, he told me he was going to give me his highest recommendation and I got in.

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Re: Northwestern Interview

Postby JDizzle2015 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:05 pm

I interviewed on-campus. It was great; all softball questions. It felt like a normal conversation.

We talked about my undergraduate experience, leadership roles/work experience on my resume, why NU and why Chicago since I'm coming from warmer weather. The interviewer recommended places to see and get food while I was in town, and we talked about her perceptions of the general atmosphere of the law school.

FWIW, I was also admitted.




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