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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby ArghItsBlarg » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:06 am

I had a strong hunch that Holly might have been in my "Tell it like it is" section. A-D?

I know I met and sat next to someone (Rinkrat? "Tall chick with curly hair" rather narrowed down the candidates) from here, but decided not to out myself to anyone as a TLS'er. I honestly couldn't recall who was what description, and I found myself more in conversations with existing students/faculty anyway.

For anyone interested, I was the AJD guy with thinning black hair and goatee with brown slacks, buttondown and a dark red vest.

Looking forward to attending!

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby D-hops » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:07 am

cubswin wrote:
Bumi wrote:
EarlCat wrote:
Did you miss the bonus? Corsair was on campus both days.


I went 120 for the weekend. My strategy was to find Northwestern students who are hilarious and smart and like to drink. This does not narrow it down.


Did you actually ask anyone something like "So, this is probably a weird question, but are you Desert Fox?"


This would not have been the first time he has been asked that question. The man has fans.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:11 am

ArghItsBlarg wrote:I had a strong hunch that Holly might have been in my "Tell it like it is" section. A-D?

I know I met and sat next to someone (Rinkrat? "Tall chick with curly hair" rather narrowed down the candidates) from here, but decided not to out myself to anyone as a TLS'er. I honestly couldn't recall who was what description, and I found myself more in conversations with existing students/faculty anyway.

For anyone interested, I was the AJD guy with thinning black hair and goatee with brown slacks, buttondown and a dark red vest.

Looking forward to attending!


totally picked you out and somehow thought, I bet that's argh! congrats on the decision

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bjsesq » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:22 pm

ArghItsBlarg wrote:I had a strong hunch that Holly might have been in my "Tell it like it is" section. A-D?

I know I met and sat next to someone (Rinkrat? "Tall chick with curly hair" rather narrowed down the candidates) from here, but decided not to out myself to anyone as a TLS'er. I honestly couldn't recall who was what description, and I found myself more in conversations with existing students/faculty anyway.

For anyone interested, I was the AJD guy with thinning black hair and goatee with brown slacks, buttondown and a dark red vest.

Looking forward to attending!

Captain Morgan?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby ArghItsBlarg » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:10 pm

Yarr.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:01 pm

ArghItsBlarg wrote:I had a strong hunch that Holly might have been in my "Tell it like it is" section. A-D?

I know I met and sat next to someone (Rinkrat? "Tall chick with curly hair" rather narrowed down the candidates) from here, but decided not to out myself to anyone as a TLS'er. I honestly couldn't recall who was what description, and I found myself more in conversations with existing students/faculty anyway.

For anyone interested, I was the AJD guy with thinning black hair and goatee with brown slacks, buttondown and a dark red vest.

Looking forward to attending!


Pretty sure I remember you...you sat on my right in the clerkship/academia talk, I think? And I asked you if you knew about LRAP?

I ran into one other guy thinking about AJD, in my tell-it-like-it-is session. Didn't catch his name...Asian guy.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bk1 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:05 pm

Did you guys really not tell each other your TLS usernames?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby ArghItsBlarg » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:09 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
ArghItsBlarg wrote:I had a strong hunch that Holly might have been in my "Tell it like it is" section. A-D?

I know I met and sat next to someone (Rinkrat? "Tall chick with curly hair" rather narrowed down the candidates) from here, but decided not to out myself to anyone as a TLS'er. I honestly couldn't recall who was what description, and I found myself more in conversations with existing students/faculty anyway.

For anyone interested, I was the AJD guy with thinning black hair and goatee with brown slacks, buttondown and a dark red vest.

Looking forward to attending!


Pretty sure I remember you...you sat on my right in the clerkship/academia talk, I think? And I asked you if you knew about LRAP?

I ran into one other guy thinking about AJD, in my tell-it-like-it-is session. Didn't catch his name...Asian guy.


That was me. I just couldn't think of a non-goofy way of bringing up TLS, and decided that it wasn't that important.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby TUP » Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:29 pm

How is CA placement (specifically LA) without ties? I realize this is probably a small sample size, but I'm wondering if it happens.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby ArghItsBlarg » Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:54 pm

I can't speak as to how placement is currently or to the specifics of inter-California placement, but the career services rep at ASW mentioned that NU has been making a concerted push to get more California firms to show up for OCI. He also indicated that NU has met with some success in this endeavor.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:52 pm

TUP wrote:How is CA placement (specifically LA) without ties? I realize this is probably a small sample size, but I'm wondering if it happens.


This is also anecdotal, but I talked with a 3L this weekend who did 1l summer with a judge in LA, and split his second summer with the same judge...he had to hustle some to get his paying gig..ymmv I guess

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby EarlCat » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:10 pm

homestyle28 wrote:
TUP wrote:How is CA placement (specifically LA) without ties? I realize this is probably a small sample size, but I'm wondering if it happens.


This is also anecdotal, but I talked with a 3L this weekend who did 1l summer with a judge in LA, and split his second summer with the same judge...he had to hustle some to get his paying gig..ymmv I guess


That was me. :) My paying gig was in Texas, not LA. Texas is VERY insular, and I had NO ties there, so it was a tough sell.

The only LA connection I had before externing was a semester I did 10 years earlier in undergrad. FWIW, I got two firm callbacks in LA, one from off-campus OCI (which I highly recommend going to), and the other from a friend who works at a firm getting me a screening interview.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:37 am

EarlCat wrote:That was me. :)


I never would've put that together! Hope you didn't lose any money on the pizza.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Bumi » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:42 am

TUP wrote:How is CA placement (specifically LA) without ties? I realize this is probably a small sample size, but I'm wondering if it happens.


Also anecdotal, but I talked to a 2L who is summering this year in LA with no ties.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby EarlCat » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:35 am

homestyle28 wrote:
EarlCat wrote:That was me. :)

I never would've put that together! Hope you didn't lose any money on the pizza.

Nope, it all worked out. (I think the other 3L even got his for free, haha).

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby ArghItsBlarg » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:31 pm

EarlCat wrote: one from off-campus OCI (which I highly recommend going to), and the other from a friend who works at a firm getting me a screening interview.


Is it me, or should that just be called "I?"

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby CreativityKing » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:50 pm

Hi - thanks for the helpful/hilarious info so far. Do any of you happen to know anything about the transfer process to join the JD/MBA class from the 1L JD class?

Anything about transfer application success rate, necessary application components, and work experience in the class would be helpful.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bdubs » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:03 pm

CreativityKing wrote:Hi - thanks for the helpful/hilarious info so far. Do any of you happen to know anything about the transfer process to join the JD/MBA class from the 1L JD class?

Anything about transfer application success rate, necessary application components, and work experience in the class would be helpful.


I don't know anything about the 1L application process, but the class seems to be comprised primarily of people with 3-6 years of WE.

Some of us are non-traditional for business school (generally government or non-profit) but the rest seem to have experience in typical MBA type fields (consulting, finance, engineering, etc.)

Clearly GMAT will be a necessary component. I would imagine they will also ask you to submit the standard JD/MBA application essays, and will probably look at your first semester 1L grades.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby taw856 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:07 pm

Challenge for admits: longest beard on Day 1 of class.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby splitmuch » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:09 pm

ArghItsBlarg wrote:
EarlCat wrote: one from off-campus OCI (which I highly recommend going to), and the other from a friend who works at a firm getting me a screening interview.


Is it me, or should that just be called "I?"


hahaha +1

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby D-hops » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:11 pm

taw856 wrote:Challenge for admits: longest beard on Day 1 of class.


If you grow your beard now, how can you grow the playoff beard for finals?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby taw856 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:41 pm

D-hops wrote:
taw856 wrote:Challenge for admits: longest beard on Day 1 of class.


If you grow your beard now, how can you grow the playoff beard for finals?


Inverse goatee?

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Bumi » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:12 pm

D-hops wrote:
taw856 wrote:Challenge for admits: longest beard on Day 1 of class.


If you grow your beard now, how can you grow the playoff beard for finals?

Face beard now, neck beard for finals.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:38 pm

Bumi wrote:
D-hops wrote:
taw856 wrote:Challenge for admits: longest beard on Day 1 of class.


If you grow your beard now, how can you grow the playoff beard for finals?

Face beard now, neck beard for finals.


While I believe this is TCR, it precludes that precious marriage lovin that I'll need to sustain myself during 1L, so I'm out of the beard competition regrettably.

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Re: Northwestern Students Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby EarlCat » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:52 pm

homestyle28 wrote:While I believe this is TCR, it precludes that precious marriage lovin that I'll need to sustain myself during 1L

TMI




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