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

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

Postby KremeCheez » Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:08 pm

personofinterest wrote:How helpful is it career-wise to graduate cum laude? Trying to know if I should take the classes that sound most interesting, or just get easy A's. (Probably a lot of overlap anyways).


It is one of the very few law school accomplishments that attorney's firm profile pages list, so I would assume there is some value...

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

Postby itsme123 » Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:54 pm

When does the Fall 2016 list of classes come out?

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

Postby JustThisSecondTime » Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:46 pm

coif????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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

Postby kcdc1 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:48 pm

What was it last year? Around same as magna?

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

Postby cookiejar1 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:48 pm

JustThisSecondTime wrote:coif????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????


given recent TRENDS if u didn't cop MAGNA u didn't cop COIF sorry brother

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

Postby JustThisSecondTime » Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:52 pm

cookiejar1 wrote:
JustThisSecondTime wrote:coif????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????


given recent TRENDS if u didn't cop MAGNA u didn't cop COIF sorry brother


This is lame, but thanks for the heads up.

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

Postby Micdiddy » Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:53 pm

I think last year there were some cum laude that got coif. But yes that is rare and it probably was a 3.95 cum laude or something.
http://www.law.northwestern.edu/registrar/

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

Postby JustThisSecondTime » Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:06 pm

Micdiddy wrote:I think last year there were some cum laude that got coif. But yes that is rare and it probably was a 3.95 cum laude or something.
http://www.law.northwestern.edu/registrar/


Hope is alive! Also looks like transfers are ineligible, which is sorta mean but guess I understand. Thanks for sharing...

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

Postby kcdc1 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:15 pm

Last year, there wer some coif who didnt get magna and some magna who didnt get coif. Im guessing this has to do with the transfer thing?

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

Postby Calvin Murphy » Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:33 pm

kcdc1 wrote:Last year, there wer some coif who didnt get magna and some magna who didnt get coif. Im guessing this has to do with the transfer thing?


There is a rule (coif's rule, not NU's) that 75% of your classes have to be taken on campus or for a letter grade or something like that. I forget what the exact rule is, but that's why transfers are excluded. It can potentially affect other, homegrown students in the top 10%...but doesn't tend to, IIRC.

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

Postby Calvin Murphy » Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:15 pm

Does anyone know when they typically release honors & deans list information, post-graduation?

Also when do we get diplomas? I assume they're mailed out following conferral on Friday?

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Postby kcdc1 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:03 pm

Email for grades posted said honors will be released by friday

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Postby MT Cicero » Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:45 am

itsme123 wrote:When does the Fall 2016 list of classes come out?


Last year it was Thursday, July 2. So, a good guess would be somewhere between June 30 and July 6.

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

Postby PBateman1 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:52 pm

Calvin Murphy wrote:Does anyone know when they typically release honors & deans list information, post-graduation?

Also when do we get diplomas? I assume they're mailed out following conferral on Friday?


I wouldn't count on diplomas being mailed out that soon. I couldn't find anything specific to the law school, but the other NU schools seem to say they send them out 6-8 weeks after the degree is awarded.

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

Postby cookiejar1 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:21 pm

kcdc1 wrote:Email for grades posted said honors will be released by friday


So we can expect this list to be posted on Tuesday? Wednesday?

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

Postby kcdc1 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:53 pm

cookiejar1 wrote:
kcdc1 wrote:Email for grades posted said honors will be released by friday


So we can expect this list to be posted on Tuesday? Wednesday?

FWIW, Dean's List is viewable on caesar transcript, at least for me. I'd imagine the only thing that anyone is wondering about is cut-off for Coif tho. Given that it would take a full 3 seconds to run a script to calculate top 10%, I'd imagine it'll take at least another week to turn it around.

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

Postby feralinfant » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:04 pm

So this is really annoying. I know the list has gone out to professors a week ago, and when I went to the undergrad commencement last year the programs had honors printed in them for the law school. Which means a bunch of people in Evanston probably saw the list this morning before we did.

Like I just don't understand what goes on in the registrar.

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

Postby kcdc1 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:12 pm

feralinfant wrote:So this is really annoying. I know the list has gone out to professors a week ago, and when I went to the undergrad commencement last year the programs had honors printed in them for the law school. Which means a bunch of people in Evanston probably saw the list this morning before we did.

Like I just don't understand what goes on in the registrar.

Now the question is whether the registrar or someone's little bro will be first to post coif list.

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

Postby onionz » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:17 pm

Coif and magna just appeared on my unofficial transcript.

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

Postby Micdiddy » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:20 pm

onionz wrote:Coif and magna just appeared on my unofficial transcript.


Well congrats!

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

Postby cookiejar1 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:22 pm

feralinfant wrote:So this is really annoying. I know the list has gone out to professors a week ago, and when I went to the undergrad commencement last year the programs had honors printed in them for the law school. Which means a bunch of people in Evanston probably saw the list this morning before we did.

Like I just don't understand what goes on in the registrar.


lolol

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

Postby starz » Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:15 pm



What's the point of having both coif and magna!? From my count, there are all of 2 people who are not on both lists!

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

Postby Desert Fox » Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:24 pm

feralinfant wrote:So this is really annoying. I know the list has gone out to professors a week ago, and when I went to the undergrad commencement last year the programs had honors printed in them for the law school. Which means a bunch of people in Evanston probably saw the list this morning before we did.

Like I just don't understand what goes on in the registrar.


how much are you nerds going to complain about not being RECOGNIZED FOR UR CUM LAUDE GENIOUS soon enough.

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

Postby bern victim » Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:29 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
feralinfant wrote:So this is really annoying. I know the list has gone out to professors a week ago, and when I went to the undergrad commencement last year the programs had honors printed in them for the law school. Which means a bunch of people in Evanston probably saw the list this morning before we did.

Like I just don't understand what goes on in the registrar.


how much are you nerds going to complain about not being RECOGNIZED FOR UR CUM LAUDE GENIOUS soon enough.

tbf, having your name appear on some list at graduation with 100s of other laude cummers is literally the only value you get out of CUM LAUDE so you'd hope they'd get it right




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