Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2020)

How decided are you on NU?

Tuition deposit is in and I'm ready to go!
23
38%
Tuition deposit not in, but it's an emphatic yes
4
7%
Planning on committing if they give me the right coins (i.e. scholly reconsideration)
7
12%
Still conflicted
7
12%
That's gonna be a no for me
19
32%
 
Total votes: 60

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby thatlawlkid » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:49 am

guybourdin wrote:New swag!

There was nothing in the mail yesterday and now i'm sad.

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby xandra_v » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:55 am

thatlawlkid wrote:
guybourdin wrote:New swag!

There was nothing in the mail yesterday and now i'm sad.


:( I got mine here in DC

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby thatlawlkid » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:02 am

xandra_v wrote:
thatlawlkid wrote:
guybourdin wrote:New swag!

There was nothing in the mail yesterday and now i'm sad.


:( I got mine here in DC

I'm sure i'll have it in a day or so, i just like busting on Guy

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby guynourmin » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:03 am

thatlawlkid wrote:
guybourdin wrote:New swag!

There was nothing in the mail yesterday and now i'm sad.

Check your IG DMs

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby thatlawlkid » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:06 am

guybourdin wrote:
thatlawlkid wrote:
guybourdin wrote:New swag!

There was nothing in the mail yesterday and now i'm sad.

Check your IG DMs

Let the world know that Guy just slid into my DMs. This might be the most important day of my life.

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby thatlawlkid » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:09 am

Do we need a new OP for this thread? Wouldn't mind a poll about where everyone is living or which bar we want to routinely drown our sorrows in.

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby guynourmin » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:18 pm

thatlawlkid wrote:Do we need a new OP for this thread? Wouldn't mind a poll about where everyone is living or which bar we want to routinely drown our sorrows in.

go ask for it. not sure this thread is active enough to really necessitate it, but couldn't hurt. 2000 hasn't posted anything in like a month and a half.

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby thatlawlkid » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:25 pm

guybourdin wrote:
thatlawlkid wrote:Do we need a new OP for this thread? Wouldn't mind a poll about where everyone is living or which bar we want to routinely drown our sorrows in.

go ask for it. not sure this thread is active enough to really necessitate it, but couldn't hurt. 2000 hasn't posted anything in like a month and a half.

No way, I have no idea how to OP. I just like to complain.

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby guynourmin » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:26 pm

thatlawlkid wrote:
guybourdin wrote:
thatlawlkid wrote:Do we need a new OP for this thread? Wouldn't mind a poll about where everyone is living or which bar we want to routinely drown our sorrows in.

go ask for it. not sure this thread is active enough to really necessitate it, but couldn't hurt. 2000 hasn't posted anything in like a month and a half.

No way, I have no idea how to OP. I just like to complain.

making polls is very easy. that's the only job of this threads OP at this point. anyway, yeah, probably unnecessary. Did you get that package from them yet?

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby thatlawlkid » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:28 pm

guybourdin wrote:making polls is very easy. that's the only job of this threads OP at this point. anyway, yeah, probably unnecessary. Did you get that package from them yet?

Drinking out of it now. Strictly for flex purposes though, as a 12oz container just doesn't seem very useful for the amount of water I drink in a day.

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby guynourmin » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:31 pm

thatlawlkid wrote:
guybourdin wrote:making polls is very easy. that's the only job of this threads OP at this point. anyway, yeah, probably unnecessary. Did you get that package from them yet?

Drinking out of it now. Strictly for flex purposes though, as a 12oz container just doesn't seem very useful for the amount of water I drink in a day.

who're you flexin on?

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby thatlawlkid » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:33 pm

guybourdin wrote:
thatlawlkid wrote:
guybourdin wrote:making polls is very easy. that's the only job of this threads OP at this point. anyway, yeah, probably unnecessary. Did you get that package from them yet?

Drinking out of it now. Strictly for flex purposes though, as a 12oz container just doesn't seem very useful for the amount of water I drink in a day.

who're you flexin on?

As many people as possible.

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby guynourmin » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:42 pm

thatlawlkid wrote:
guybourdin wrote:
thatlawlkid wrote:
guybourdin wrote:making polls is very easy. that's the only job of this threads OP at this point. anyway, yeah, probably unnecessary. Did you get that package from them yet?

Drinking out of it now. Strictly for flex purposes though, as a 12oz container just doesn't seem very useful for the amount of water I drink in a day.

who're you flexin on?

As many people as possible.

have you picked up any clothing yet? I haven't. I probably will at some point. The atty I work with who went to NU has an Nlaw mug I like.

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby thatlawlkid » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:53 pm

guybourdin wrote:have you picked up any clothing yet? I haven't. I probably will at some point. The atty I work with who went to NU has an Nlaw mug I like.

Nope, although i've been considering a basketball jersey (I dont even like basketball, so idk why). Past that i haven't found a good selection of stuff really anywhere.

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby RedPurpleBlue » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:02 pm

Just negotiated a $5,000/yr. increase!

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby xandra_v » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:04 pm

RedPurpleBlue wrote:Just negotiated a $5,000/yr. increase!


Nicely done!!

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby thatlawlkid » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:48 pm

Does anyone else have a misc award on their financial aid? I have one just labeled "other student resources" for a small amount that i have no idea where it came from.

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby guynourmin » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:58 pm

RedPurpleBlue wrote:Just negotiated a $5,000/yr. increase!

how?

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby RedPurpleBlue » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:37 pm

guybourdin wrote:
RedPurpleBlue wrote:Just negotiated a $5,000/yr. increase!

how?


I sent in an additional LOR and final grades, and I argued how the money would help me with my very specific and unique (aka not DOJ/AUSA/ACLU/SPLC) public interest legal career path.

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby glockov » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:21 pm

According to NU's website JD tuition for 2017-2018 is going to be $61,784. Seems like a steep increase, especially with Pritzker gift and the commitment to make law school more affordable

http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissi ... d/tuition/

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby RedPurpleBlue » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:13 pm

glockov wrote:According to NU's website JD tuition for 2017-2018 is going to be $61,784. Seems like a steep increase, especially with Pritzker gift and the commitment to make law school more affordable

http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissi ... d/tuition/


The previous tuition for that program was $59,550, so it went up by 3.75%. That's a bit higher than previous years (2.4%, 3.0%, 3.5%, 2.5%), but it's not too far off the rate increase from a couple of years ago.

Also, I just want to point out that looking at sticker price is generally not a good way to judge affordability. Harvard is known to be one of the most affordable, if not the most affordable, undergraduate institutions in the world, yet it has a tuition of $44,990. At face, that's in no way affordable for anyone in the middle class or below, but Harvard makes it affordable through its generous needs-based scholarships. We'll need to see what Northwestern's 25th-50th-75th ABA 509 scholarship numbers are next year before we can judge if they are making a real commitment on affordability. Also, for what it's worth, Northwestern's LRAP is pretty good, especially if you plan to switch from public interest to private practice at some point, and the Interest Freedom Plan isn't too shabby.

Just my $0.02.

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby glockov » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:27 pm

RedPurpleBlue wrote:
glockov wrote:According to NU's website JD tuition for 2017-2018 is going to be $61,784. Seems like a steep increase, especially with Pritzker gift and the commitment to make law school more affordable

http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissi ... d/tuition/


The previous tuition for that program was $59,550, so it went up by 3.75%. That's a bit higher than previous years (2.4%, 3.0%, 3.5%, 2.5%), but it's not too far off the rate increase from a couple of years ago.

Also, I just want to point out that looking at sticker price is generally not a good way to judge affordability. Harvard is known to be one of the most affordable, if not the most affordable, undergraduate institutions in the world, yet it has a tuition of $44,990. At face, that's in no way affordable for anyone in the middle class or below, but Harvard makes it affordable through its generous needs-based scholarships. We'll need to see what Northwestern's 25th-50th-75th ABA 509 scholarship numbers are next year before we can judge if they are making a real commitment on affordability. Also, for what it's worth, Northwestern's LRAP is pretty good, especially if you plan to switch from public interest to private practice at some point, and the Interest Freedom Plan isn't too shabby.

Just my $0.02.


Maybe the fact it broke the 60k barrier makes it seem bigger than it is, but still doubling the inflation rate.

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby thatlawlkid » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:29 pm

Whats everyone looking at for rent? I just sent my lease in and I was curious what people are paying. I found a studio not too far away for around 1k.

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby xandra_v » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:34 pm

thatlawlkid wrote:Whats everyone looking at for rent? I just sent my lease in and I was curious what people are paying. I found a studio not too far away for around 1k.


I'm a bad example, but splitting a 1BR with my s/o in South Loop for a similar amount of $

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby nrbrown101 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:37 pm

Hello to the Class of 2020!

First off, congratulations! While it can be a tough slug, the next three years of your life are also going to be some of your most memorable - and NU is a fantastic place to be.

Now shamelessly, for those who haven't found an apartment yet, I'm here to plug my own. It's a 2-3 bedroom/2 bath unit (my two other roommates and I have been living in it as a 3 bedroom for the past two years) located at 860 N Dewitt Pl. It's a 5-minute walk from school, has a coffee shop on the first floor, and is fully renovated with an in-unit washer/dryer. It also has a doorman 7 days a week (perfect for when those Amazon packages come during class) as well as a rooftop deck with a beautiful view, a great common area, and a gym. It's nearly 1600 SqF and 3945$ a month (with the first month only being 3800$).

Available for move in at the start of August. It's a great spot and an incredible value for the location to boot. I've attached a craigslist link that has some pictures and a more comprehensive list of amenities. If anyone is interested, feel free to email me at n-brown2017@nlaw.northwestern.edu.

Good luck all!


https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/apa/6210312509.html


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