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

Postby Flips88 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:27 pm

"I know you're paying $55,000 a year for our services, but here is a word document to hand fill out to check your progress toward graduation. We'll let you know after add/drop if you've fucked up your ability to graduate"
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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3Ls Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:35 pm

Does a 3-draft journal paper and a 2-draft seminar fill the writing requirement? what is the 1-draft option for?

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

Postby Cobretti » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:42 pm

lgleye wrote:
Cobretti wrote:I'm assuming unofficial transcripts are OK to send to employers at this stage right?

Far as I know, unofficial acceptable at any stage......any employer neurotic enough to suspect can always ask for the official transcript later, when making an offer. Also, rather than using the one you print out online, it might be advisable to make a PDF of the one obtained from the registrar's office (it's fewer pages and more compact for better presentation).

The registrar transcript is the official one, right? So I'd still have to order a copy for myself?

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

Postby lgleye » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:51 pm

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

Postby feralinfant » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:58 pm

Grades are available at sundown on Friday. Is this the fucking movie Shane or something?

"Pick up the gun"

"You've been median pwned"

"Pick up the gun"

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:59 pm

lgleye wrote:
Cobretti wrote:
lgleye wrote:
Cobretti wrote:I'm assuming unofficial transcripts are OK to send to employers at this stage right?

Far as I know, unofficial acceptable at any stage......any employer neurotic enough to suspect can always ask for the official transcript later, when making an offer. Also, rather than using the one you print out online, it might be advisable to make a PDF of the one obtained from the registrar's office (it's fewer pages and more compact for better presentation).

The registrar transcript is the official one, right? So I'd still have to order a copy for myself?

Now, I'm not so sure anymore..... following a friend's suggestion, I just went to the registrar, paid a few bucks, and used what they gave me, which I then scanned and imported to MS Word to fix up a bit of formatting. So I guess it was official......was last June, but seems like such a long time ago, sorry.

The one you got from the registrar was official, but if you scanned it it's just an unofficial copy.

Personally, I wouldn't feel comfortable giving anyone an edited transcript, even if it's just formatting. I use either a copy of the real one or the web printout as-is.

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

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:02 am

feralinfant wrote:Grades are available at sundown on Friday. Is this the fucking movie Shane or something?

"Pick up the gun"

"You've been median pwned"

"Pick up the gun"


You should be praying for median bro. You are just as likely to be below it than above it.

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

Postby feralinfant » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:05 am

Desert Fox wrote:
feralinfant wrote:Grades are available at sundown on Friday. Is this the fucking movie Shane or something?

"Pick up the gun"

"You've been median pwned"

"Pick up the gun"


You should be praying for median bro. You are just as likely to be below it than above it.


Oh don't worry. I'm basically praying for an asteroid to strike the earth and usher in the next ice age. I figure anything better than that = winning.

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

Postby Dr. Filth » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:06 am

Desert Fox wrote:
feralinfant wrote:Grades are available at sundown on Friday. Is this the fucking movie Shane or something?

"Pick up the gun"

"You've been median pwned"

"Pick up the gun"


You should be praying for median bro. You are just as likely to be below it than above it.

i'm looking forward to my blackout "should I drop out post" friday

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

Postby Flips88 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:12 am

Wonder if the person who had the bold idea to release grades on a Friday is getting a raise? Only took them a few years to figure that one out.

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

Postby Blumpbeef » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:18 am

Flips88 wrote:Wonder if the person who had the bold idea to release grades on a Friday is getting a raise? Only took them a few years to figure that one out.


I felt like Thursday made sense.

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

Postby Flips88 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:20 am

Blumpbeef wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Wonder if the person who had the bold idea to release grades on a Friday is getting a raise? Only took them a few years to figure that one out.


I felt like Thursday made sense.

Wasn't it right after the mandatory Lawyer as Problem Solver bullshit?

My fall 1L grades were released while I was in class lol.

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

Postby Blumpbeef » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:38 am

Flips88 wrote:
Blumpbeef wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Wonder if the person who had the bold idea to release grades on a Friday is getting a raise? Only took them a few years to figure that one out.


I felt like Thursday made sense.

Wasn't it right after the mandatory Lawyer as Problem Solver bullshit?

My fall 1L grades were released while I was in class lol.


That's the point. It takes your mind off of it, then you go to bar review.

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

Postby chill » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:48 am

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

Postby Flips88 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:57 am

Surprised they didn't push grades release back until after add/drop. Add/drop was supposed to originally end Friday. I guess now people can drop out right?

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

Postby Icculus » Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:15 am

rinkrat19 wrote:Does a 3-draft journal paper and a 2-draft seminar fill the writing requirement? what is the 1-draft option for?


Yes. One draft is for people who don't do a journal.

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

Postby Georgia Avenue » Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:36 am

Flips88 wrote:Wonder if the person who had the bold idea to release grades on a Friday is getting a raise? Only took them a few years to figure that one out.


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

Postby Cobretti » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:12 pm

So if past years are any indication there is a real chance that some grades get released today?

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

Postby Flips88 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:56 pm

Cobretti wrote:So if past years are any indication there is a real chance that some grades get released today?

Doubtful. Last semester Kadens has a clerkship meeting with 3Ls and said grades would be out the 17th.

But if you'd like to go through the 1L rite of passage of checking Caesar every 15 minutes, sure they could drop today...

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

Postby crumpetsandtea » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:59 pm

Cobretti wrote:So if past years are any indication there is a real chance that some grades get released today?

I agree with Flips. Also remember that, like the school, our admin is composed of a bunch of slacker/splitter-esque types who will invariably wait until the very last second to do anything.

Go to bar review and get RIDICULOUSLY drunk and don't think about it. (:

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

Postby feralinfant » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:17 pm

Cobretti wrote:So if past years are any indication there is a real chance that some grades get released today?


We are in the process of reviewing grades and preparing them for posting. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Fall semester grades will be released at the end of the day (but before sundown) on Friday, January 17. We will send an e-mail to the community when all grades have been posted (and please remember that they are released by class so the entire process takes time!).

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

Postby Cobretti » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:40 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
Cobretti wrote:So if past years are any indication there is a real chance that some grades get released today?

I agree with Flips. Also remember that, like the school, our admin is composed of a bunch of slacker/splitter-esque types who will invariably wait until the very last second to do anything.

Go to bar review and get RIDICULOUSLY drunk and don't think about it. (:

god damn splitters...

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

Postby Icculus » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:57 pm

Cobretti wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:
Cobretti wrote:So if past years are any indication there is a real chance that some grades get released today?

I agree with Flips. Also remember that, like the school, our admin is composed of a bunch of slacker/splitter-esque types who will invariably wait until the very last second to do anything.

Go to bar review and get RIDICULOUSLY drunk and don't think about it. (:

god damn splitters...


fuck...you. Splitters make this place great.

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

Postby Flips88 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:05 pm

Icculus wrote:fuck...you. Splitters make this place great.

Do reverse splitters count?

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

Postby bananasplit19 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:26 pm

Looks like 1L Spring OCI interviews for the half-dozen firms are out. Anyone snag one? Or are the GPA-dependent ones still TBD?




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