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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:34 pm

Also, anyone know how to get library jobs? I wouldn't mind getting paid to study a few hours a week.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby chadwick218 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:40 pm

dru617 wrote:
attractive_NUisance wrote:I am surprised at the number of NULR people who didn't hit cum laude.


Yeah, I'm actually stunned at a few omissions in particular. Go figure...

I think one glaring omission is a phd candidate and maybe wasn't included for a reason related to that (e.g., maybe the person didn't actually accumulate all their law credits yet).


I'm not sure that I would count them out just yet. I graduated cum laude, but was somehow inadvertently left off the list. Once discovered, a little email to Moy, Cliff, and Drod followed.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby chadwick218 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:42 pm

Pokemon wrote:Quickly adding the number for magna and cum laude, seems to hint that graduating median is above 3.55.


With a normal curve, this would be the case, but our curve seems to be somewhat more bimodal. Rayiner would be the expert on this.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:16 pm

I bet median for real students is lower than transfers who get 100% gentleman's A- grades. I'm sure damn near all get cum laude.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Pokemon » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:02 pm

Desert Fox wrote:I bet median for real students is lower than transfers who get 100% gentleman's A- grades. I'm sure damn near all get cum laude.


You sure? Do we not lose an equal amount of students who go to higher rated schools?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:05 pm

Pokemon wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:I bet median for real students is lower than transfers who get 100% gentleman's A- grades. I'm sure damn near all get cum laude.


You sure? Do we not lose an equal amount of students who go to higher rated schools?


Not even close to an equal number.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Sauer Grapes » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:14 pm

Desert Fox wrote:I bet median for real students is lower than transfers who get 100% gentleman's A- grades. I'm sure damn near all get cum laude.

Yeah, it's actually kind of shameful if a transfer doesn't get it. I know of at least one that didn't.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby attractive_NUisance » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:43 pm

Well I have heard that firms can be snobby about transfers into NU and discount their GPAs at 2L Fall OCI or look at them very skeptically. Even if transfers get an unfair advantage for graduation honors they have a harder time at OCI which is when grades matter more for most people.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby dru617 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:09 am

Desert Fox wrote:
Pokemon wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:I bet median for real students is lower than transfers who get 100% gentleman's A- grades. I'm sure damn near all get cum laude.


You sure? Do we not lose an equal amount of students who go to higher rated schools?


Not even close to an equal number.


There's not all that much upside for the vast majority of students in going through all the life-disruption of transferring up from Northwestern (a T14 with better biglaw employment numbers than some higher ranked T14s). On the other hand, there are gobs of high performing students at lower ranked schools for which a shot at NLaw OCI rather than their 1L school's paltry OCI could expand their job options a gazillion-fold.

Plus, we apparently bribe rising 2Ls with scholarship money if they are a credible transfer risk. But that's a whole other can of worms...

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby VulcanVulcanVulcan » Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:24 pm

Any idea when law journal notifications are going out? I am starting to get antsy to start mass-mailing.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:00 pm

VulcanVulcanVulcan wrote:Any idea when law journal notifications are going out? I am starting to get antsy to start mass-mailing.


You didn't get yours yet?





















me neither

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bk1 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:02 pm

homestyle28 wrote:
VulcanVulcanVulcan wrote:Any idea when law journal notifications are going out? I am starting to get antsy to start mass-mailing.


You didn't get yours yet?





















me neither

:lol:

I think I remember something said about late July.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:10 pm

bk1 wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:
VulcanVulcanVulcan wrote:Any idea when law journal notifications are going out? I am starting to get antsy to start mass-mailing.


You didn't get yours yet?





















me neither

:lol:

I think I remember something said about late July.


My memory was 2nd week of July

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bk1 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:12 pm

homestyle28 wrote:My memory was 2nd week of July


That would be nice. I could easily be wrong. Alternatively they might also be late.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rayiner » Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:18 pm

Law Review comes out first, in July. Secondary journals filter out over the couple of weeks after that. JTIP is one of the last ones, and I remember getting my offer first day of PLIP (August 2).

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby VulcanVulcanVulcan » Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:31 pm

Will someone post when/if he/she gets NULR so we know we need to wait?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby D-hops » Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:15 pm

VulcanVulcanVulcan wrote:Will someone post when/if he/she gets NULR so we know we need to wait?


They will probably come out sometime in the next week or two. But students are asked not to tell other people when they have been given an offer to Law Review (or any journal for that matter) in fairness to the journals and students that have yet to give or receive offers.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby IAFG » Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:29 pm

D-hops wrote:
VulcanVulcanVulcan wrote:Will someone post when/if he/she gets NULR so we know we need to wait?


They will probably come out sometime in the next week or two. But students are asked not to tell other people when they have been given an offer to Law Review (or any journal for that matter) in fairness to the journals and students that have yet to give or receive offers.

Pssht, this guy is a highly unreliable source.

I heard they'll start making calls Tuesday around 5:00 p.m.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:29 pm

2Ls I know on journals say they wrapped up grading a bit more than a week ago

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby VulcanVulcanVulcan » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:40 pm

So does this mean I should wait no matter what for a secondary journal, even if that doesn't leave me with more than two weeks to mass-mail before OCI starts?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby splitmuch » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:03 pm

Uhh should I have gotten loan information yet...?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rayiner » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:21 pm

splitmuch wrote:Uhh should I have gotten loan information yet...?


No.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:56 pm

splitmuch wrote:Uhh should I have gotten loan information yet...?



Lol get used to it. Rule of thumb: Take the latest reasonable date you think you'd hear by and add 10 days or so. ;-)

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby VulcanVulcanVulcan » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:12 am

Does this also mean that we won't get the list of classes (for non-1L's) for fall semester until right before school starts?




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