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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby RedPurpleBlue » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:21 pm

So, grades are likely to drop this Friday?

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby daisrt » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:55 pm

RedPurpleBlue wrote:So, grades are likely to drop this Friday?

Yeah, pretty likely. Last year it was in the afternoon. Also a couple professors I've spoken to have stated that they'll be out Friday.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby carsondalywashere » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:16 pm

Median for 1L classes is 3.35, correct?

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bond232518 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:57 pm

carsondalywashere wrote:Median for 1L classes is 3.35, correct?


I think overall its supposed to be 3.33

Professors each have some leeway if they want to maximize the curve, I think they can push it up to 3.4

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby yyyuppp » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:44 pm

bond232518 wrote:
carsondalywashere wrote:Median for 1L classes is 3.35, correct?


I think overall its supposed to be 3.33

Professors each have some leeway if they want to maximize the curve, I think they can push it up to 3.4


It varies. It’s supposed between 3.3-3.4 based on the 1L grade distributions I think. It’s never published and they don’t tell employers. If your around those numbers you’re around median, but you won’t if you’re above or below if you’re close. It will likely be higher after second semester with 1Ls taking upper level classes with the 3.55ish curve.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Eleven » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:06 am

Doing a visit to Northwestern in a few weeks. Planning to do a tour and also sit in on a class? Any recommendations from current students for a Monday morning class? I'm interested in both IP and corporate law. The schedule hasn't been updated on the admissions website yet. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby carsondalywashere » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:30 pm

yyyuppp wrote:
bond232518 wrote:
carsondalywashere wrote:Median for 1L classes is 3.35, correct?


I think overall its supposed to be 3.33

Professors each have some leeway if they want to maximize the curve, I think they can push it up to 3.4


It varies. It’s supposed between 3.3-3.4 based on the 1L grade distributions I think. It’s never published and they don’t tell employers. If your around those numbers you’re around median, but you won’t if you’re above or below if you’re close. It will likely be higher after second semester with 1Ls taking upper level classes with the 3.55ish curve.

I'm assuming it's in our interest not to let employers know the GPA median for Northwestern?

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Postby carsondalywashere » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:36 pm

daisrt wrote:
RedPurpleBlue wrote:So, grades are likely to drop this Friday?

Yeah, pretty likely. Last year it was in the afternoon. Also a couple professors I've spoken to have stated that they'll be out Friday.

Do they get posted on Caesar?

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Postby MT Cicero » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:51 pm

carsondalywashere wrote:
daisrt wrote:
RedPurpleBlue wrote:So, grades are likely to drop this Friday?

Yeah, pretty likely. Last year it was in the afternoon. Also a couple professors I've spoken to have stated that they'll be out Friday.

Do they get posted on Caesar?


Yep. And they'll appear a bit before the registrar's email announcing that grades are posted (to my recollection).

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Kinky John » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:49 pm

carsondalywashere wrote:
yyyuppp wrote:
bond232518 wrote:
carsondalywashere wrote:Median for 1L classes is 3.35, correct?


I think overall its supposed to be 3.33

Professors each have some leeway if they want to maximize the curve, I think they can push it up to 3.4


It varies. It’s supposed between 3.3-3.4 based on the 1L grade distributions I think. It’s never published and they don’t tell employers. If your around those numbers you’re around median, but you won’t if you’re above or below if you’re close. It will likely be higher after second semester with 1Ls taking upper level classes with the 3.55ish curve.

I'm assuming it's in our interest not to let employers know the GPA median for Northwestern?

Doesn't matter.
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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby skatch » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:02 pm

Eleven wrote:Doing a visit to Northwestern in a few weeks. Planning to do a tour and also sit in on a class? Any recommendations from current students for a Monday morning class? I'm interested in both IP and corporate law. The schedule hasn't been updated on the admissions website yet. Thanks in advance.


IP meets Monday mornings from 9:50-10:45 in room RB140. Probably your best bet.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby RedPurpleBlue » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:25 pm

skatch wrote:
Eleven wrote:Doing a visit to Northwestern in a few weeks. Planning to do a tour and also sit in on a class? Any recommendations from current students for a Monday morning class? I'm interested in both IP and corporate law. The schedule hasn't been updated on the admissions website yet. Thanks in advance.


IP meets Monday mornings from 9:50-10:45 in room RB140. Probably your best bet.


Business Associations (i.e the core corporate law course at NU) meets in RB180 at 8:45 AM - 9:40 AM on MTW.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Kinky John » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:48 pm

Grades are up.
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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:52 pm

Kinky John wrote:Grades are up.


Just saw that.

1Ls, your life isn't over if you didn't get what you wanted. And your life isn't made if you did. Enjoy the long weekend and get back at it next week!

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby RedPurpleBlue » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:04 pm

FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:
Kinky John wrote:Grades are up.


Just saw that.

1Ls, your life isn't over if you didn't get what you wanted. And your life isn't made if you did. Enjoy the long weekend and get back at it next week!


Yeah, definitely not what I wanted. Oh well, life goes on!

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bond232518 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:12 pm

Anyone have a rough idea of GPA to class rank? I know we dont rank but...

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Kinky John » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:07 pm

bond232518 wrote:Anyone have a rough idea of GPA to class rank? I know we dont rank but...

This is from, like, 2011:
rayiner wrote:Handy-dandy GPA/class-rank break down, for after 1L:

4.00+ - top 3-5 people
3.85+ - top 10%
3.75+ - top 15%
3.65+ - top 25%
3.50+ - top 35%
3.30-3.40 - median
3.20 - 3.30 - slightly below median
3.00 - 3.20 - quite below median

This is very approximate, but it doesn't really matter because firms don't try to divine your exact class rank.

Nobody really knows what the bottom half of the curve looks like, because the curve is not symmetric.

It's out of date. My guess is that if you add a 5 to each rank you're a bit closer to reality (so 4.00+ = top 10ish people, 3.85+ = top 15%, etc.). But again, it doesn't matter.
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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby foodlaw » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:30 pm

Hello! How would I go about getting in touch with a Northwestern law student? I'd love to interview someone and possibly write about our conversation in my "Why Northwestern" essay. I'd really appreciate it :D

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby D1toTier1 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:19 pm

Hi,

I am looking for some insight concerning Northwestern's JD/MBA program. I have been accepted into the JD program for this upcoming fall, but I would like to know if it is possible to join the JD/MBA program as a 1L, or must I formally apply to the program by the third round deadline (April 11, 2018)?

Thanks,

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Mullens » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:23 pm

D1toTier1 wrote:Hi,

I am looking for some insight concerning Northwestern's JD/MBA program. I have been accepted into the JD program for this upcoming fall, but I would like to know if it is possible to join the JD/MBA program as a 1L, or must I formally apply to the program by the third round deadline (April 11, 2018)?

Thanks,


You can apply as a 1L but my impression, which is outdated, is that it’s as hard or harder to get into the JD/MBA program after you start as a 1L.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby taco bell breakfast » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:21 pm

foodlaw wrote:Hello! How would I go about getting in touch with a Northwestern law student? I'd love to interview someone and possibly write about our conversation in my "Why Northwestern" essay. I'd really appreciate it :D


I wouldn't stress too much about your Why Northwestern essay. It also might be more valuable, and less time-consuming, to talk about a specific professor/concentration/program that's relevant to your experience or interests, or any geographical ties you have to Chicago/the Midwest.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:53 am

taco bell breakfast wrote:
foodlaw wrote:Hello! How would I go about getting in touch with a Northwestern law student? I'd love to interview someone and possibly write about our conversation in my "Why Northwestern" essay. I'd really appreciate it :D


I wouldn't stress too much about your Why Northwestern essay. It also might be more valuable, and less time-consuming, to talk about a specific professor/concentration/program that's relevant to your experience or interests, or any geographical ties you have to Chicago/the Midwest.


Just PM two people in this group and ask a specific question. Then you can say you've "spoken with multiple" northwestern students about X, and how that excites you to do Y.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby carsondalywashere » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:42 pm

D1toTier1 wrote:Hi,

I am looking for some insight concerning Northwestern's JD/MBA program. I have been accepted into the JD program for this upcoming fall, but I would like to know if it is possible to join the JD/MBA program as a 1L, or must I formally apply to the program by the third round deadline (April 11, 2018)?

Thanks,

You can, but definitely take the GMAT before you start school

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Gus Fring » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:31 am

Markell gave out multiple C's and Kaidens gave someone an F. I didn't know grades under B- was a thing here.

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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby IExistedOnceBefore » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:07 pm

Gus Fring wrote:Markell gave out multiple C's and Kaidens gave someone an F. I didn't know grades under B- was a thing here.


C's are discretionary. It happens. Not sure how true the F rumor is though. Kadens is tough but she loves her students. I don't think she would willfully fuck someone over like that.



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