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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby splitmuch » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:51 pm

homestyle28 wrote:Certainly starting to think that this is just another instance of unmet expectations with NU administration. It seems unlikely that no TLSers who frequent this thread haven't heard one way or the other about LR notifications.

I call shenanigans!


"- once you get an offer, you need to keep that information to yourself until all journal offers have been resolved and announced officially; "

"- be patient as the process will, most likely, extend over several weeks;"

Seems like the administration was up front.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby D-hops » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:52 pm

If people have heard they wouldn't be able to talk about it. See:

Cliff Zimmerman wrote:once you get an offer, you need to keep that information to yourself until all journal offers have been resolved and announced officially;


Last year there was about a three week difference between the day Cliff sent out the "offers are about to go out" and the "congratulations here is the list of new journal members" emails.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:55 pm

D-hops wrote:If people have heard they wouldn't be able to talk about it. See:

Cliff Zimmerman wrote:once you get an offer, you need to keep that information to yourself until all journal offers have been resolved and announced officially;


Last year there was about a three week difference between the day Cliff sent out the "offers are about to go out" and the "congratulations here is the list of new journal members" emails.


Forgot about that (and assumed we'd at least get an anonymous tip somewhere)...so when do the other Journals start calling? Tonight? Is there an order?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby splitmuch » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:10 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Are the people making vague comments about selling stuff in the list serve TTTransferring or dropping out.


Im more curious about the two consecutive emails in which the same female refers to her boyfriend in the first one and then to her girlfriend in the second.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby J Dirksen » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:11 pm

rayiner wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:Certainly starting to think that this is just another instance of unmet expectations with NU administration. It seems unlikely that no TLSers who frequent this thread haven't heard one way or the other about LR notifications.

I call shenanigans!


NU administration isn't making the calls. Rising 3L's busy with SA's are.

ALSO: Calls all went out. Sorry none of you got LR.



Where is your citation to this assertion?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby IAFG » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:20 pm

J Dirksen wrote:
rayiner wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:Certainly starting to think that this is just another instance of unmet expectations with NU administration. It seems unlikely that no TLSers who frequent this thread haven't heard one way or the other about LR notifications.

I call shenanigans!


NU administration isn't making the calls. Rising 3L's busy with SA's are.

ALSO: Calls all went out. Sorry none of you got LR.



Where is your citation to this assertion?

Really? You want a "citation" for something that inherently can only be the subject of gossip, since the official word doesn't come out for weeks after calls are made? Sorry you didn't make it. Hopefully your GPA was not between 3.65 and 3.79, in which case you can sleep easy knowing it would have been more trouble than it was worth for you anyway.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby splitmuch » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:22 pm

IAFG wrote:
J Dirksen wrote:
rayiner wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:Certainly starting to think that this is just another instance of unmet expectations with NU administration. It seems unlikely that no TLSers who frequent this thread haven't heard one way or the other about LR notifications.

I call shenanigans!


NU administration isn't making the calls. Rising 3L's busy with SA's are.

ALSO: Calls all went out. Sorry none of you got LR.



Where is your citation to this assertion?

Really? You want a "citation" for something that inherently can only be the subject of gossip, since the official word doesn't come out for weeks after calls are made? Sorry you didn't make it. Hopefully your GPA was not between 3.65 and 3.79, in which case you can sleep easy knowing it would have been more trouble than it was worth for you anyway.

I assume (and hope) he was joking

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rayiner » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:46 pm

splitmuch wrote:I assume (and hope) he was joking


1) I was joking;
2) IAFG's aspie rant was still completely correct.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby bjsesq » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:48 pm

IAFG: madandlettinyouknowit

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby J Dirksen » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:49 pm

Of course, I was joking. Could you explain the 3.65 to 3.79 comment, though?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Icculus » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:50 pm

J Dirksen wrote:Of course, I was joking. Could you explain the 3.65 to 3.79 comment, though?


I also found this curious.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby IAFG » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:54 pm

Icculus wrote:
J Dirksen wrote:Of course, I was joking. Could you explain the 3.65 to 3.79 comment, though?


I also found this curious.

People with good grades (3.8+) do well at OCI no matter what. People with meh grades are not saved by LR status. People with not-sure-if-good grades get the benefit of the doubt when you add LR.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby J Dirksen » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:55 pm

IAFG wrote:
Icculus wrote:
J Dirksen wrote:Of course, I was joking. Could you explain the 3.65 to 3.79 comment, though?


I also found this curious.

People with good grades (3.8+) do well at OCI no matter what. People with meh grades are not saved by LR status. People with not-sure-if-good grades get the benefit of the doubt when you add LR.


Gotcha.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Icculus » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:58 pm

IAFG wrote:
Icculus wrote:
J Dirksen wrote:Of course, I was joking. Could you explain the 3.65 to 3.79 comment, though?


I also found this curious.

People with good grades (3.8+) do well at OCI no matter what. People with meh grades are not saved by LR status. People with not-sure-if-good grades get the benefit of the doubt when you add LR.


Well then, way to ruin the rest of my day.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby purpletiger » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:58 pm

I think what he means is that NULR isn't going to do much for 3.8+ students who will get V5/V10 in NY and DC and V5 in Chicago anyway and will contend for clerkships. It also won't do much for 3.6 and below students who aren't contending for the most prestige-obsessed firms. But it might tip the scales of a 3.72 student who might be borderline at Paul, Weiss NY or something like that.

That's my guess.

Regarding the journal business, I imagine that JCLC and JILB will go next over the next week or so with calls, and then it will proceed down the chain.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby D-hops » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:02 pm

IAFG wrote:
Icculus wrote:
J Dirksen wrote:Of course, I was joking. Could you explain the 3.65 to 3.79 comment, though?


I also found this curious.

People with good grades (3.8+) do well at OCI no matter what. People with meh grades are not saved by LR status. People with not-sure-if-good grades get the benefit of the doubt when you add LR.


The one thing I will add to this is that if you want to clerk you are going to be helped by LR status (and board position or publications on LR) regardless of your GPA.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby attractive_NUisance » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:04 pm

purpletiger wrote:V5 in Chicago


Skadden?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby IAFG » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:05 pm

But, you're going to be hurt by coming from NorTTThwesTTTern.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby J Dirksen » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:05 pm

Before you ask, I am a little OCD about this.

I know no one is supposed to say whether or not they got a call etc.

However, for you 2 and 3L's, do you know if calls went out over more than one day last semester?

If yesterday was it, I am a little surprised. My GPA is pretty good and I thought my writing portion was pretty good.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby homestyle28 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:07 pm

J Dirksen wrote:Before you ask, I am a little OCD about this.

I know no one is supposed to say whether or not they got a call etc.

However, for you 2 and 3L's, do you know if calls went out over more than one day last semester?

If yesterday was it, I am a little surprised. My GPA is pretty good and I thought my writing portion was pretty good.


Can't speak for anyone else but know at least 1 rising 3L with pretty immaculate grades and what I imagine was solid writing who didn't make it last year

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby purpletiger » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:10 pm

attractive_NUisance wrote:
purpletiger wrote:V5 in Chicago


Skadden?


And Sidley and K&E.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby purpletiger » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:12 pm

I would also venture a guess--correct me if I'm wrong--that NULR has a wider GPA range than most law reviews because of (a) no grade-on and (b) the extremely short writing sample length that might make it harder to differentiate students.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby J Dirksen » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:14 pm

Anyone aware of calls last semester going out over more than one day?

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rayiner » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:15 pm

homestyle28 wrote:
J Dirksen wrote:Before you ask, I am a little OCD about this.

I know no one is supposed to say whether or not they got a call etc.

However, for you 2 and 3L's, do you know if calls went out over more than one day last semester?

If yesterday was it, I am a little surprised. My GPA is pretty good and I thought my writing portion was pretty good.


Can't speak for anyone else but know at least 1 rising 3L with pretty immaculate grades and what I imagine was solid writing who didn't make it last year


Only about half the people who made Coif my year were on LR. Writing competition is a full 50% of the decision, and law review writing is a very specific kind of writing.

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Re: Northwestern 3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Icculus » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:15 pm

J Dirksen wrote:Anyone aware of calls last semester going out over more than one day?


Obviously the issue with getting an answer is that you haven't asked the question enough. You should post it again.




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