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

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

Postby Cobretti » Mon May 19, 2014 4:17 pm

So I guess its time to start the OCI freakout...

When does the OCI employers list get released?
Does the median/min GPA data get released at the same time?
And If I remember correctly bids are due like end of June?

TYIA

ETA: if anyone has the powerpoint deck from the OCI meeting in April that would be pretty swell

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

Postby LRGhost » Mon May 19, 2014 5:17 pm

Similar lines, when the fuck is OCI?

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon May 19, 2014 5:44 pm

LRGhost wrote:Similar lines, when the fuck is OCI?

The two weeks before 1L orientation week, which is the week before classes start on June 2.

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

Postby Dr. Filth » Mon May 19, 2014 8:04 pm

LRGhost wrote:Similar lines, when the fuck is OCI?

p sure we have the dates. way to stay on top of stuff, bro.

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

Postby yackob » Mon May 19, 2014 8:11 pm

August 12-22

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

Postby Cobretti » Mon May 19, 2014 9:18 pm

Looking at last year's thread it looks like the list goes up at the very beginning of June.

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

Postby LRGhost » Mon May 19, 2014 10:07 pm

yackob wrote:August 12-22


Thank you!

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

Postby fishfry111 » Tue May 20, 2014 9:24 am

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

Postby Cobretti » Tue May 20, 2014 9:43 am

fishfry111 wrote:
Cobretti wrote:Looking at last year's thread it looks like the list goes up at the very beginning of June.

Yes.....although that may seem early, considering OCI didn't start until August 9th, you can use the time to research and generate spreadsheets customized to your targeted markets/practice-areas/reachability-of-the-firm, etc. Rather than starting from scratch, ask your upperclassmen friends for templates. Here's a basic one: --LinkRemoved--

This is amazing, thanks

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Postby suzige » Tue May 20, 2014 9:51 am

yay

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

Postby Kikero » Wed May 21, 2014 2:18 am

fishfry111 wrote:
Cobretti wrote:Looking at last year's thread it looks like the list goes up at the very beginning of June.

Yes.....although that may seem early, considering OCI didn't start until August 9th, you can use the time to research and generate spreadsheets customized to your targeted markets/practice-areas/reachability-of-the-firm, etc. Rather than starting from scratch, ask your upperclassmen friends for templates. Here's a basic one: --LinkRemoved--


Good idea. I've got a Chicago focused one I'll clean up and post in a couple of days as well.

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

Postby kenwash » Thu May 22, 2014 6:55 pm

bananasplit19 wrote:
mirroroferised7 wrote:Been trying to figure out if we have any kind of Microsoft Office (for macs) discount at NU. Does that exist? Where the hell do I find it on this horribly organized website?

NUIT just sent out an e-mail three days ago. Free MS Office (PC/Mac) for all current students. Check your e-mail or PM me for direct link.

Does anyone know if MS Office will be free for incoming students? I'll hold off on getting it if I can have it for free in a few months.

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

Postby parkslope » Thu May 22, 2014 7:22 pm

Can some class of 2013ers (or before) give me some #realtalk on how many hours I should be studying for the NY bar before July 4th? I'm taking BarBri and it seems like overkill, but I have no idea.

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

Postby Cobretti » Thu May 22, 2014 7:42 pm

kenwash wrote:
bananasplit19 wrote:
mirroroferised7 wrote:Been trying to figure out if we have any kind of Microsoft Office (for macs) discount at NU. Does that exist? Where the hell do I find it on this horribly organized website?

NUIT just sent out an e-mail three days ago. Free MS Office (PC/Mac) for all current students. Check your e-mail or PM me for direct link.

Does anyone know if MS Office will be free for incoming students? I'll hold off on getting it if I can have it for free in a few months.

I'm sure you will, but you might want to ask someone at admissions to clarify


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

Postby lhanvt13 » Fri May 23, 2014 11:10 pm

are students able to take b-school courses without doing a JD-MBA?

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

Postby R1chardParker » Sat May 24, 2014 10:17 am

lhanvt13 wrote:are students able to take b-school courses without doing a JD-MBA?


You can take any classes that are cross-listed with the business school, as well as (I believe) any 2 non cross-listed Kellogg classes. Some of the standard cross-listed classes Corporations, Finance I, and Accounting for Decision Making. This year there were a few others, like Corporate Compliance & the Social Mandate, Mergers Acquisitions & Industry Consolidation: A Case Study, and The Law of Real Estate Development & Finance.

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

Postby lhanvt13 » Sat May 24, 2014 11:23 am

R1chardParker wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:are students able to take b-school courses without doing a JD-MBA?


You can take any classes that are cross-listed with the business school, as well as (I believe) any 2 non cross-listed Kellogg classes. Some of the standard cross-listed classes Corporations, Finance I, and Accounting for Decision Making. This year there were a few others, like Corporate Compliance & the Social Mandate, Mergers Acquisitions & Industry Consolidation: A Case Study, and The Law of Real Estate Development & Finance.

Thanks!

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

Postby lgleye » Tue May 27, 2014 8:43 am

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

Postby rayiner » Tue May 27, 2014 9:05 am

parkslope wrote:Can some class of 2013ers (or before) give me some #realtalk on how many hours I should be studying for the NY bar before July 4th? I'm taking BarBri and it seems like overkill, but I have no idea.


Northwestern's NY bar passage rate is the lowest of the T15. In 2012, the pass rate was 88%. For comparison, Duke was over 95%. The pass rate in CA was 75%, below the average for all ABA accredited schools.

Just do what BarBri tells you to do.
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Re: Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions and Challenges

Postby Flips88 » Tue May 27, 2014 9:15 am

lgleye wrote:Don't remember from last year, but does anyone know when grades come out?

Looked it up and it was June 6th last year when we ended on May 9th. Ended on the 8th this year so same time line would be next Thursday, June 5th.

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Postby fishfry111 » Tue May 27, 2014 11:29 am

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

Postby rayiner » Tue May 27, 2014 11:42 am

fishfry111 wrote:
rayiner wrote:
parkslope wrote:Can some class of 2013ers (or before) give me some #realtalk on how many hours I should be studying for the NY bar before July 4th? I'm taking BarBri and it seems like overkill, but I have no idea.


Northwestern's NY bar passage rate is the lowest of the T15. In 2012, the pass rate was 88%. For comparison, Duke was over 95%. The pass rate in CA was 75%, below the average for all ABA accredited schools.

I guess you're saying we're slackers?


I would guess it's more a matter of seeing most of your friends studying for the Illinois bar, and adjusting your study time to match. That's unwise, because the Illinois bar is much easier than NY or CA. I studied a lot for NY, though less than the BarBri schedule. My MBE score was only like 90th percentile, which is comfortably passing but not so comfortable considering I put in a really solid 6-7 weeks with late nights, and considering that the vast majority of the competition is at T2/3/4-type schools.

The bar exam is not like a law school exam where you can study the supplement really hard for a couple of days before and get an A. There's a ton of material, and the essays and MC test the depth and corner-cases of the material. There's no short-cut to memorizing all the material, and while the BarBri schedule has a lot of padding, it's not as much as you think.

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

Postby Cobretti » Tue May 27, 2014 3:01 pm

Flips88 wrote:
lgleye wrote:Don't remember from last year, but does anyone know when grades come out?

Looked it up and it was June 6th last year when we ended on May 9th. Ended on the 8th this year so same time line would be next Thursday, June 5th.

Our CLR prof said she would release our grades on the 16th... Hopefully she meant the 6th?

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

Postby eschewinganonymity » Tue May 27, 2014 5:07 pm

Cobretti wrote:
Flips88 wrote:
lgleye wrote:Don't remember from last year, but does anyone know when grades come out?

Looked it up and it was June 6th last year when we ended on May 9th. Ended on the 8th this year so same time line would be next Thursday, June 5th.

Our CLR prof said she would release our grades on the 16th... Hopefully she meant the 6th?


She releases it to Student Services and they take a bit of time before they upload it to Caesar...




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