Northwestern Law Class of 2014

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Flips88 » Thu May 19, 2011 11:56 am

bdubs wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
bdubs wrote:I think AJDs just started recently.

It seems like the administration is generally behind on a lot of things. I e-mailed them to ask about 2011-2012 tuition and COA budget, but they couldn't even give me a schedule for when it would be available (knowing how much money I can use towards housing is becoming a necessary piece of information). Hopefully they get their act together now that the school year is over.

Have you not gotten your financial aid thing yet that has the COA in it?


Yes, but mine used the 2010-2011 COA budget and said that it would be revised.

Did yours use a 2011-2012 budget?

Mine seemed to have new numbers. I'll PM them to you

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby bdubs » Thu May 19, 2011 12:22 pm

Thanks to Flips for sending me the updated budget. If anyone is wondering, they did increase the room/board allowance as discussed during the financial aid presentation at ASW.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Flips88 » Thu May 19, 2011 12:24 pm

Just booked a flight to Chicago so I can check out apartments on July 1st & 2nd. 8)

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby bdubs » Thu May 19, 2011 12:45 pm

Just recalculated my total COA using the updated budget :!: :shock: :?: :cry: :evil:

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu May 19, 2011 1:07 pm

Can someone PM me the new budget numbers? Pretty please?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby bdubs » Thu May 19, 2011 1:11 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Can someone PM me the new budget numbers? Pretty please?


Sent

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby splitmuch » Thu May 19, 2011 1:13 pm

I guess Id like to be PMd as well, although Im a bit confused as to why they can't just be posted?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby homestyle28 » Thu May 19, 2011 1:14 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Can someone PM me the new budget numbers? Pretty please?


me too me too!

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby bjsesq » Thu May 19, 2011 1:16 pm

Just post them, everyone. There is nothing private in nature about a school's budget numbers for students.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby bdubs » Thu May 19, 2011 1:23 pm

What I received from Flips
Tuition - $51,620
Room and Board - $14,040.00
Books and Supplies - $1,418.00
Personal Expenses - $2,610.00
Transportation $1,584.00
Student Health Insurance - $2,584
Computer - $2,000.00
Loan Fees - $1,488.00

TOTAL: $77,344.00

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby bjsesq » Thu May 19, 2011 1:24 pm

Wow. That's about 3.5k more than last year.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby bdubs » Thu May 19, 2011 1:24 pm

bjsesq wrote:Wow. That's about 3.5k more than last year.


Yeah, the housing budget was increased 13%+

Tuition went up 4.4%, as I generally expected from the undergrad tuition increase.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby homestyle28 » Thu May 19, 2011 1:30 pm

bdubs wrote:What I received from Flips
Tuition - $51,620
Room and Board - $14,040.00
Books and Supplies - $1,418.00
Personal Expenses - $2,610.00
Transportation $1,584.00
Student Health Insurance - $2,584
Computer - $2,000.00
Loan Fees - $1,488.00

TOTAL: $77,344.00


my package appears to have been based off these numbers already

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Flips88 » Fri May 20, 2011 2:05 pm

If anyone is interested, the Avett Brothers are playing in Chicago on September 30th. I just bought a ticket now while I still have disposable income. If you love folk or bluegrass, they are absolutely amazing live.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby lawskyandhutch » Sun May 22, 2011 12:36 am

I'll be starting at NU in Fall 2011.

1) What does it mean that Fall semester classes start in August, but Fall quarter classes start in September. Which of those applies to 1L's?

2) Due to some important things that have already been scheduled, I probably have to be out of town on August 24+25 (2 days of orientation) and August 31+September 1 (2 days of "Fall semester".) How bad is this?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Sun May 22, 2011 3:32 am

lawskyandhutch wrote:I'll be starting at NU in Fall 2011.

1) What does it mean that Fall semester classes start in August, but Fall quarter classes start in September. Which of those applies to 1L's?

2) Due to some important things that have already been scheduled, I probably have to be out of town on August 24+25 (2 days of orientation) and August 31+September 1 (2 days of "Fall semester".) How bad is this?


For #1, the admitted students' site says fall classes begin August 29.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby lawskyandhutch » Sun May 22, 2011 4:09 am

Thanks!

Can anyone answer #2?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun May 22, 2011 1:13 pm

lawskyandhutch wrote:Thanks!

Can anyone answer #2?


That sounds like a question to call and ask the nice people in the office at NU.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby lawskyandhutch » Mon May 23, 2011 4:51 am

Well, the main question is, how bad is it to miss 2 school days? Not a big deal in, say, undergrad, but maybe a big deal in law school. Any current students that can weigh in on this?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby FredFlinstone » Mon May 23, 2011 6:15 am

lawskyandhutch wrote:Well, the main question is, how bad is it to miss 2 school days? Not a big deal in, say, undergrad, but maybe a big deal in law school. Any current students that can weigh in on this?


I'm starting in the fall, not a current student, but... my opinion would be to reschedule the other thing your doing. You're talking about missing two days in your first week of law school, and if the schedule is anything like the mock schedule, you'll be missing the first class of two courses.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Bumi » Mon May 23, 2011 10:28 am

lawskyandhutch wrote:2) Due to some important things that have already been scheduled, I probably have to be out of town on August 24+25 (2 days of orientation) and August 31+September 1 (2 days of "Fall semester".) How bad is this?

I heard that every important friendship in law school is formed in the first week, so you'd be out of luck.

Ha just kidding. I'll share my notes from those days with you if you are in my section. Maybe TLS NU 2014 can reenact the lectures for you. It will be good practice for when we're all law professors. I think the only thing you'll miss in orientation is awesome hangouts and boring things about how to brief a case, and the only thing you'll miss on those days of class is learning how to be humiliated by a professor. Which personally I wouldn't miss for anything, but to each his own I guess.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby homestyle28 » Mon May 23, 2011 2:00 pm

lawskyandhutch wrote:Well, the main question is, how bad is it to miss 2 school days? Not a big deal in, say, undergrad, but maybe a big deal in law school. Any current students that can weigh in on this?


I believe I read somewhere that orientation is mandatory, so you might be stuck depending on your reasons. I'd wager that they don't like to be flexible given the whole "if we let 1, we have to let everybody" logic. I'd contact admissions asap so you can get your ducks in a row.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby lawskyandhutch » Tue May 24, 2011 4:06 am

Thanks everyone. I'll contact NU. It's something that cannot be rescheduled. Skipping will be bad for me, but it's doable.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby Flips88 » Tue May 24, 2011 9:13 am

lawskyandhutch wrote:Thanks everyone. I'll contact NU. It's something that cannot be rescheduled. Skipping will be bad for me, but it's doable.

Wedding? Family Reunion?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2014

Postby bdubs » Tue May 24, 2011 9:53 am

NYT wrote:Lower salaries make it even more difficult for newly minted lawyers to pay off their law school debt — like the $150,000 in loans that David Perry accumulated upon graduation from Northwestern University School of Law in 2009.

Mr. Perry, 37, became a career associate at Orrick after unsuccessfully seeking public service work (which would offer the option of loan forgiveness). But he says he loves his “lifestyle job,” which enables him to work from home and spend time with his infant son while still doing interesting work.


http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/24/busin ... nted=print

This is depressing.




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