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

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

Postby ghostoftraynor » Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:05 am

wojo98 wrote:Pretty surprised Accounting won't be offered in either the fall or the spring. Leave it to Becky to look out for me though – glad she kept a full slate of foundational transactional classes like “Water Law,” “Food Law and Policy,” and “Reform of Criminal Procedure: Tanzania II” as alternatives.

/s


I feel so bad that you were a liberal arts major and you won't be able to learn business so you are forced to help a country fix their legal problems....

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

Postby M458 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:15 am

Why do you all hate food and water so much?

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

Postby Man from Nantucket » Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:17 am

M458 wrote:Why do you all hate food and water so much?


DADDY LIKE

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

Postby ghostoftraynor » Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:21 am

We should all just take virgin law. It's not as necessary after this past graduation, but we all could learn some new things.

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

Postby crumb cake » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:33 am

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

Postby onionz » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:30 am

crumb cake wrote:If you were below median heading into OCI and have some wisdom to share, shoot me a PM.

Definitely feeling the heat. Even the NYC offices with class sizes of 50+ seem to have only one or two recent NU grads on their roster.


Also a function of self-selection. With some hustle you should be able to manage a spot at median at a NY firm. Don't let it get you down, but seeking advice is a good start.

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

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:00 pm

Do resumes have to be approved? My counselor wants me to send mine "to expedite the approval process"?

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:02 pm

BaberhamLincoln wrote:Do resumes have to be approved? My counselor wants me to send mine "to expedite the approval process"?

I don't remember, but it's probably a good idea to let them look it over either way. I had tiny little typos (like being inconsistent with the dash size I was using for date ranges) that I would have never noticed myself.

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

Postby Mullens » Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:06 pm

BaberhamLincoln wrote:Do resumes have to be approved? My counselor wants me to send mine "to expedite the approval process"?


Yes, all resumes have to be approved for OCI.

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

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:57 pm

General thoughts on clerking after a few years of practice e versus right out of school? What's an estimate of the percent of people at NU trying to clerk right away? General curiosity here, not sure I'll ever clerk but giving it a little thought

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

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:32 pm

Mullens wrote:
BaberhamLincoln wrote:Do resumes have to be approved? My counselor wants me to send mine "to expedite the approval process"?


Yes, all resumes have to be approved for OCI.


Thank you

My counselor put it into the NU format. Do I have to use this? I liked my old format a lot

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:34 pm

BaberhamLincoln wrote:
Mullens wrote:
BaberhamLincoln wrote:Do resumes have to be approved? My counselor wants me to send mine "to expedite the approval process"?


Yes, all resumes have to be approved for OCI.


Thank you

My counselor put it into the NU format. Do I have to use this? I liked my old format a lot

That's the format that firms are expecting to see. Do you really want your resume to stand out from the crowd by making the reader search for info in a different place than on everyone else's resume? Would you wear a purple pinstripe suit because you thought it just looked more awesome than a nice boring navy?

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

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:41 pm

I didn't know there was a set format, since I'm a transfer and still learning a lot of the ropes here. I'll suck it up

Thanks

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

Postby MT Cicero » Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:03 pm

Anyone have an idea about how the ITA professors typically grade?

Lubet for ITA
Burns for Evidence/Ethics

Also, any info on grading and day-to-day work for the Civil Rights Lit Clinic w/Bowman, Bedi, Van Brunt, Shapiro? It's one of the few clinics that fit in with ITA, and the clinics seem like a great experience from what I've heard.

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

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:40 am

When is 2L class registration?

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

Postby MT Cicero » Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:46 am

BaberhamLincoln wrote:When is 2L class registration?


I'm assuming transfers are on the same train as everyone else. If so, first-round bidding opens on Aug 7 at 9:00am and closes on Aug 11 at 5:00pm. Second round is Aug 14/Aug 18, same times.

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

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:50 am

Thank you MT

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

Postby st-1 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:06 pm

Any transfer students from DePaul willing to give advice please DM me.. Need help regarding OCI and would also like to hear about your experience.

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

Postby splitmuch » Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:33 pm

splitsplat wrote:
splitmuch wrote:
onionz wrote:
feralinfant wrote:i don't know what it is this year but i feel like i remember seeing something posted last year putting it at 3.95 or above. if things keep going it will actually be higher than Magna soon lol.


Class of 2014 graduation had almost perfect overlap between coif and magna. I'd link to the sheet but the website seems to be down.


It was actually above magna for 2014.


nah


Just check the names. A non-transfer got Magna and not coif.

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

Postby chardeemacdennis » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:56 am

splitmuch wrote:
splitsplat wrote:
splitmuch wrote:
onionz wrote:
feralinfant wrote:i don't know what it is this year but i feel like i remember seeing something posted last year putting it at 3.95 or above. if things keep going it will actually be higher than Magna soon lol.


Class of 2014 graduation had almost perfect overlap between coif and magna. I'd link to the sheet but the website seems to be down.


It was actually above magna for 2014.


nah


Just check the names. A non-transfer got Magna and not coif.


Not that any of this really matters for anything, but: I just checked this year's list. I might be missing something? I counted six people who were "coif" but not "magna." So, roughly a fourth of coif had lower than whatever GPA gets you magna.

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

Postby st-1 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:45 pm

Any 2L+ willing to give advice to a transfer student please DM me! I would love any advice on the OCI process or about your general experience at NU.

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

Postby KremeCheez » Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:51 pm

Perspective requirement: thoughts on anything that isn't awful?

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:54 pm

KremeCheez wrote:Perspective requirement: thoughts on anything that isn't awful?

What are the options?

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

Postby splitmuch » Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:54 am

chardeemacdennis wrote:
splitmuch wrote:
splitsplat wrote:
splitmuch wrote:
onionz wrote:
feralinfant wrote:i don't know what it is this year but i feel like i remember seeing something posted last year putting it at 3.95 or above. if things keep going it will actually be higher than Magna soon lol.


Class of 2014 graduation had almost perfect overlap between coif and magna. I'd link to the sheet but the website seems to be down.


It was actually above magna for 2014.


nah


Just check the names. A non-transfer got Magna and not coif.


Not that any of this really matters for anything, but: I just checked this year's list. I might be missing something? I counted six people who were "coif" but not "magna." So, roughly a fourth of coif had lower than whatever GPA gets you magna.


When you say this year are you talking about 2014? Or class of 2015?

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

Postby chardeemacdennis » Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:35 am

splitmuch wrote:
chardeemacdennis wrote:
splitmuch wrote:
splitsplat wrote:
splitmuch wrote:
onionz wrote:
feralinfant wrote:i don't know what it is this year but i feel like i remember seeing something posted last year putting it at 3.95 or above. if things keep going it will actually be higher than Magna soon lol.


Class of 2014 graduation had almost perfect overlap between coif and magna. I'd link to the sheet but the website seems to be down.


It was actually above magna for 2014.


nah


Just check the names. A non-transfer got Magna and not coif.


Not that any of this really matters for anything, but: I just checked this year's list. I might be missing something? I counted six people who were "coif" but not "magna." So, roughly a fourth of coif had lower than whatever GPA gets you magna.


When you say this year are you talking about 2014? Or class of 2015?


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