Northwestern Class of 2018

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)

Expected loan debt at graduation?

$0
6
15%
Under $50k
2
5%
$50k - $75k
5
13%
$75k - $100k
5
13%
$100k - $125k
4
10%
$125k - $150k
6
15%
$150k - $175k
3
8%
$175k - $200k
0
No votes
$200k - $225k
5
13%
$225k - $250k+
3
8%
 
Total votes: 39

hearsay77
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Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby hearsay77 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:31 pm

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Welcome to the Northwestern Law Class of 2018!

Important dates: (more to come)
July 15: Deadline to submit AHR form (or else you will be charged $100 and have a hold put on your account)
July 31: Deadline to fill out mandatory orientation survery
August 1: Enrollment in NU health plan (Aetna) begins
August 10: Tuition Bills available on CAESAR
August 24 - 28: Orientation
August 30: Deadline for NU to receive a copy of your UG transcripts
August 31: First day of classes
September 1: Tuition Payment due

Useful links:
School Website
Admitted Students Website
NU Class of 2018 Facebook Group
Northwestern 1L/2L/3L/Grads Taking Questions
Admitted Students Guide
Orientation Website
Orientation Schedule
CAESAR
Sample 1L Schedule
Canvas
Notebook Program
Northwestern Law: A to Z
Course Catalog
Housing Information (Pretty limited information)
Dean Rodriguez's Pre-Law Student Reading List
Aetna Student Health Services

Fall 2015 1L Sections/Class Schedules: (Thanks to a very helpful 2L!)
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We will also be scattered throughout the 8 CLR sections. CLR sections 1 & 2 meet from 4:00-5:30pm Tue/Thur, while sections 3 thru 8 meet from 10:25-11:50am Thur/Fri. The CLR professors are as follows:
1 - Borman
2 - Falkoff
3 - Dodier
4 - Kanter
5 - Inglehart
6 - Hill
7 - McMasters
8 - Silbernagel

Priority email address for admitted students: admissions@nlaw.northwestern.edu
Financial aid: financial-aid-chicago@northwestern.edu

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby Dog » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:46 pm

Checking in. Trying to figure out where I'm going to live.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby czpczp » Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:59 pm

checking in as well. I'm stoked to be attending next year!

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby Wildcats17 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:22 pm

Welcome! Class of 2017 ED here, feel free to ask any questions!

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby abc54327 » Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:03 am

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lhanvt13
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby lhanvt13 » Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:44 am

C/O 2016 checking in. Ask away, though I'm a transfer

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby jawsjawsjaws » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:54 pm

Got in today and finally checking in!

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby scorneli » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:43 am

FG3 wrote:
Wildcats17 wrote:Welcome! Class of 2017 ED here, feel free to ask any questions!

What are some tips to be successful at NU?


Do the reading and be diligent but get hella wasted at bar reviews every Thursday!

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby Sourire » Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:46 pm

Another EDer checking in! Can't wait!

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Meow Meowsworth
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby Meow Meowsworth » Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:58 pm

lhanvt13 wrote:C/O 2016 checking in. Ask away, though I'm a transfer


Same thing he said. I'm happy to answer any questions.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby czpczp » Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:36 pm

Is it worth living close to campus and paying $$$? I am considering it, only because I've always lived pretty close to campus and I really dislike commuting. Also, has anyone used their aid package as evidence that they could afford the place?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby lhanvt13 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:25 pm

czpczp wrote:Is it worth living close to campus and paying $$$? I am considering it, only because I've always lived pretty close to campus and I really dislike commuting. Also, has anyone used their aid package as evidence that they could afford the place?

For me, living close is worth it bc I'm hella lazy.. I just wouldn't go to class cuz it's so far. For 1L year though, Id live close whether or not you're a lazy person. You wanna have the least annoyances as possible outside of studying. Also, if you sacrifice ~5 minutes of walking, you can live in Gold Coast, which isn't a bad place to live really.

Don't really know what your last question meant.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby MT Cicero » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:33 pm

czpczp wrote:Is it worth living close to campus and paying $$$? I am considering it, only because I've always lived pretty close to campus and I really dislike commuting. Also, has anyone used their aid package as evidence that they could afford the place?


I live very close and pay the extra money. If you really dislike commuting, then that may be the answer. I didn't do an extensive search to see the price differences as you moved away from the law school, but I imagine you can save $5K/year by living further away. It's not really an objective decision though, so weigh your options.

As for the 2nd question, I didn't do it, but I'm pretty sure others have. I bet a forum search would yield you some results.

Another good forum to ask NU-specific questions is here: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=142200

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby Dog » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:27 am

I MIGHT be able to swing zero debt if I get a good paying 2L SA and live on the cheap due to some savings/ED scholarship. I think the advantages of living close might outweigh the cost though. I should be graduating with minimal debt regardless. I'll probably end up biting the bullet and living close at least for my 1L year. I think I am the kind of person that's chances of missing class would increase with a much longer commute.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby czpczp » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:05 pm

MT Cicero wrote:
czpczp wrote:Is it worth living close to campus and paying $$$? I am considering it, only because I've always lived pretty close to campus and I really dislike commuting. Also, has anyone used their aid package as evidence that they could afford the place?


I live very close and pay the extra money. If you really dislike commuting, then that may be the answer. I didn't do an extensive search to see the price differences as you moved away from the law school, but I imagine you can save $5K/year by living further away. It's not really an objective decision though, so weigh your options.

As for the 2nd question, I didn't do it, but I'm pretty sure others have. I bet a forum search would yield you some results.

Another good forum to ask NU-specific questions is here: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=142200



Ahh thanks, I'll double check with the forum search.

Do you like it there enough to recommend it? When do you think is a good time to start the actually looking process, I've seen some places have waitlists and such.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby Meow Meowsworth » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:20 pm

lhanvt13 wrote:
czpczp wrote:Is it worth living close to campus and paying $$$? I am considering it, only because I've always lived pretty close to campus and I really dislike commuting. Also, has anyone used their aid package as evidence that they could afford the place?

For me, living close is worth it bc I'm hella lazy.. I just wouldn't go to class cuz it's so far. For 1L year though, Id live close whether or not you're a lazy person. You wanna have the least annoyances as possible outside of studying. Also, if you sacrifice ~5 minutes of walking, you can live in Gold Coast, which isn't a bad place to live really.

Don't really know what your last question meant.


MT Cicero wrote:I live very close and pay the extra money. If you really dislike commuting, then that may be the answer. I didn't do an extensive search to see the price differences as you moved away from the law school, but I imagine you can save $5K/year by living further away. It's not really an objective decision though, so weigh your options.

As for the 2nd question, I didn't do it, but I'm pretty sure others have. I bet a forum search would yield you some results.

Another good forum to ask NU-specific questions is here: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=142200


I think it depends on your preferences and if you have any outside help (such as savings or parental assistance). I'm living entirely off loans, and from what I had heard from people, living near school is going to cost you $1200-1500 a month without a roommate. I decided to live much farther north from school because I'm living off loans and I would rather have financial flexibility than spend most of my financial aid on rent. That being said, the commute kind of sucks in the winter. I live about 30-35 minutes north via public transit and 20 minutes north if you have a car (probably outing myself to Ihavnt with this post haha), but my rent is $790 all utilities included (including wifi) and I am in a safe area. So it's just a matter of personal preference.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby lhanvt13 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:59 pm

Oh hello ;)

And WHAT $790 all inclusive?! Jesus

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby Wildcats17 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:39 pm

czpczp wrote:Is it worth living close to campus and paying $$$? I am considering it, only because I've always lived pretty close to campus and I really dislike commuting. Also, has anyone used their aid package as evidence that they could afford the place?


I live far away and will be moving closer next year.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby WhiskeyAndCupcakes » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:08 pm

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby star fox » Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:03 am

czpczp wrote:Is it worth living close to campus and paying $$$? I am considering it, only because I've always lived pretty close to campus and I really dislike commuting. Also, has anyone used their aid package as evidence that they could afford the place?

Nope. The CTA is amazing and the school is close to the Red Line. I personally think Lincoln Park/Lake View is the way to go.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby 2015_Splitter » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:49 am

Wildcats17 wrote:Welcome! Class of 2017 ED here, feel free to ask any questions!


What are some things you wish you had known about Northwestern before starting? About law school in general?

Looking back would you do your 1L differently and in what ways?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby LoganCouture » Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:24 pm

Just wondering - what carrier does the letter/admissions stuff come by, if anyone ITT knows please share with me! I have an issue of missing mail and I'm trying to figure out why...

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby psychmusic » Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:26 pm

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby LoganCouture » Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:27 pm

psychmusic wrote:
lc39 wrote:Just wondering - what carrier does the letter/admissions stuff come by, if anyone ITT knows please share with me! I have an issue of missing mail and I'm trying to figure out why...

Mine was in the regular USPS mail I think


Thank you!

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby Phattypattyfrost » Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:47 pm

Does anyone know the dollar amount of scholarships one would expect from Northwestern if they are a non-ED applicant (I believe they call them 'grants' but they are synonymous with being scholarships)?




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