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Northwestern Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:03 am
by MT Cicero
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Congrats! Now go join the NU Class of 2017 Facebook page!

DATES
3/1................Deadline to submit financial aid app (or 5 days from admission if admitted after)
4/4-4/5........Admitted Students Weekend
4/30..............Deadline for submitting seat deposit
7/15..............Soft deadline to submit Admission Health Record (charged a fee if still outstanding 30 days after class start)
8/1................Deadline to complete Orientation Survey (link on Orientation website below, password wigmore)
8/25-8/29....1L Orientation (check-in on the 22nd)
9/2................Fall semester classes begin
10/1..............Deadline for proof of health insurance outside of NU

LINKS
TLS Class of 2017 Forum
NU 1L/2L/3L/Grads Answer Your Questions (NU students/alums probably the most active and helpful on TLS)
JD Admitted Student Site (Contains Pre-Matriculation Guide, Admitted Students Guide, Living and Studying in Chicago, etc.)
Orientation Website
Class of 2013 LST Data
Scholarship Reconsideration Form
The Typical Chicago Roommate

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:05 am
by barrelofmonkeys
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checking in!

Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:56 am
by dvm0802
Early decision, so checking in! I'm heading to Streeterville today to visit a 1L with whom I have mutual friends. Obviously there's plenty of resources on here to ask questions but if you would like anything specifically addressed let me know!

Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:02 am
by lawschool22
dvm0802 wrote:Early decision, so checking in! I'm heading to Streeterville today to visit a 1L with whom I have mutual friends. Obviously there's plenty of resources on here to ask questions but if you would like anything specifically addressed let me know!


Take pictures!

Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:02 am
by AAJD2B
Hey everyone. I'm from NYC and have never been out to Chicago. Looks like I now have an excellent reason to visit! As an older applicant, NU will be a great fit I think. I just have to weigh all my options when the time arrives.

Congrats to everyone!

P.S. Can anyone in Chi-town speak to the location? I heard it's relatively safer than U of C's locale.

Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:03 am
by lawschool22
AAJD2B wrote:Hey everyone. I'm from NYC and have never been out to Chicago. Looks like I now have an excellent reason to visit! As an older applicant, NU will be a great fit I think. I just have to weigh all my options when the time arrives.

Congrats to everyone!

P.S. Can anyone in Chi-town speak to the location? I heard it's relatively safer than U of C's locale.


It's in one of the most beautiful and safest parts of Chicago, right on the lake. Truly there are multi-million dollar condos all around that area.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streeterville

It's somewhere down there :):
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:08 am
by AAJD2B
Wow law school!! Thanks! Looks beautiful. Do you or anyone else know when ASW is? They didn't mention those details in my acceptance letter.

Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:09 am
by dvm0802
AAJD2B wrote:Hey everyone. I'm from NYC and have never been out to Chicago. Looks like I now have an excellent reason to visit! As an older applicant, NU will be a great fit I think. I just have to weigh all my options when the time arrives.

Congrats to everyone!

P.S. Can anyone in Chi-town speak to the location? I heard it's relatively safer than U of C's locale.



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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:14 am
by bjsesq
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Welcome to the family.

Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:28 am
by Trig
I am still kind of in shock. This was my very first acceptance this cycle and it took less than a month to hear back. Definitely a great surprise for Christmas!

How does Northwestern do when it comes to job placement and salaries? I looked it up on Law School Transparency but I am curious if anybody knows anything more than what is listed on LST. Thanks!

Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:30 am
by lawschool22
Southbridge wrote:I am still kind of in shock. This was my very first acceptance this cycle and it took less than a month to hear back. Definitely a great surprise for Christmas!

How does Northwestern do when it comes to job placement and salaries? I looked it up on Law School Transparency but I am curious if anybody knows anything more than what is listed on LST. Thanks!


One thing you'll want to consider about NU is that I think it places best in Chicago. Obviously NYC is also doable, but if you're trying to get certain other markets it may not necessarily be the best choice. It does place really well in secondary markets in the midwest, so if that is a goal NU can be a good fit. My main point is to just keep in mind that at some of the lower-ranked T14 there is a small element of regional bias/advantage that can come into play, so keep that in mind.

Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:39 am
by AAJD2B
lawschool22 wrote:
Southbridge wrote:I am still kind of in shock. This was my very first acceptance this cycle and it took less than a month to hear back. Definitely a great surprise for Christmas!

How does Northwestern do when it comes to job placement and salaries? I looked it up on Law School Transparency but I am curious if anybody knows anything more than what is listed on LST. Thanks!


One thing you'll want to consider about NU is that I think it places best in Chicago. Obviously NYC is also doable, but if you're trying to get certain other markets it may not necessarily be the best choice. It does place really well in secondary markets in the midwest, so if that is a goal NU can be a good fit. My main point is to just keep in mind that at some of the lower-ranked T14 there is a small element of regional bias/advantage that can come into play, so keep that in mind.


Hmmmm, okay. It places better than U of C in Chicago?

Also, I am looking at the ATL rankings for NU and it's all As:

http://www.abovethelaw.com/schools/nort ... ool-of-law

And last point: They received a huge donation right before Christmas from an alum:

http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2013/12/18/hol ... stern-law/

Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:43 am
by lawschool22
AAJD2B wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
Southbridge wrote:I am still kind of in shock. This was my very first acceptance this cycle and it took less than a month to hear back. Definitely a great surprise for Christmas!

How does Northwestern do when it comes to job placement and salaries? I looked it up on Law School Transparency but I am curious if anybody knows anything more than what is listed on LST. Thanks!


One thing you'll want to consider about NU is that I think it places best in Chicago. Obviously NYC is also doable, but if you're trying to get certain other markets it may not necessarily be the best choice. It does place really well in secondary markets in the midwest, so if that is a goal NU can be a good fit. My main point is to just keep in mind that at some of the lower-ranked T14 there is a small element of regional bias/advantage that can come into play, so keep that in mind.


Hmmmm, okay. It places better than U of C in Chicago?

Also, I am looking at the ATL rankings for NU and it's all As:

http://www.abovethelaw.com/schools/nort ... ool-of-law

And last point: They received a huge donation right before Christmas from an alum:

http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2013/12/18/hol ... stern-law/


Sorry I should clarify. When I say it places "best" in Chicago, I don't mean best of all other schools. I mean if you graduate from NU, you have a better chance at getting employed in Chicago than other markets, i.e. your most likely outcome will be Chicago. Some of it is self-selection, but if you want NYC, a better choice might be Cornell, a similarly-ranked school, for example.

UChi will be best in Chicago, but NU will not be far off and can often be the better decision for someone seeking Chicago big-law due to the (usually) lower cost.

Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:49 am
by Trig
Thanks to both of you for the information.

Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:56 am
by scorneli
Checking in! Northwestern is one of my top choices; I'm looking to work in Indianapolis after I graduate. Still dancing in my head. :wink:

Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:27 pm
by californiauser
Does anyone know where I can find a list of the firms that go Northwestern for OCI?

Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:47 pm
by norkanite
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:55 pm
by AAJD2B
californiauser wrote:Does anyone know where I can find a list of the firms that go Northwestern for OCI?


+1

I am very much interested in how well they place URMs, more specifically AA students. I think I will reach out to NU's BLSA.

Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:02 pm
by NYC-WVU
Southbridge wrote:I am still kind of in shock. This was my very first acceptance this cycle and it took less than a month to hear back. Definitely a great surprise for Christmas!

How does Northwestern do when it comes to job placement and salaries? I looked it up on Law School Transparency but I am curious if anybody knows anything more than what is listed on LST. Thanks!

I am ED, so my opinion is probably not impartial. But what I heard about NUs employment numbers seems reasonable to me. Since NU is so business focused, and has a small but statistically significant number of MBA/JD graduates, there are a number of graduates who are employed after graduation in jobs that don't count toward the school's statistics, becasue they are not "legal" jobs.
I think they should change the statistic from simply "long term legal jobs" to "long term legal jobs OR long term jobs with salary above school median."

Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:25 pm
by norkanite
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:42 pm
by dagny05
Hello all! I got in ED last week.

Any idea how NU grads would fare in Denver?

Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:51 pm
by Baby_Got_Feuerbach
californiauser wrote:Does anyone know where I can find a list of the firms that go Northwestern for OCI?


http://northwestern.lawschoolnumbers.com/careers

Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:33 pm
by irishballa
Checking in, ED as well!!

Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:31 pm
by dvm0802
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2017

Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:41 pm
by whereskyle
In ED as well. I've never been to Chicago, so it's impossible for me to say that I intend to settle down there. I trust that an NU degree is a great investment at the price, even if I look to live elsewhere in the future.