Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

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mte84
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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby mte84 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:49 am

for those who got acceptances recently, what kind of turn around time did NU give you?

jml8756
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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby jml8756 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:37 pm

mte84 wrote:for those who got acceptances recently, what kind of turn around time did NU give you?


From what I can tell, it looks like we have 3 weeks to make a deposit.

Scratch that. Letter says July 6.

OG Loc
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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby OG Loc » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:25 pm

Congratulations to those who got in.

I dunno about the rest of you, but I'm getting tired of these cryptic "there will be more movement" tweets. Either be transparent about what is going on or don't say anything at all. Don't torture us.

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby kehdrms » Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:06 am

mueh wrote:In as well via e-mail!
initially waitlisted...
i've made plans to work for an extra year before applying one more time. this puts a little twist to things... o well

i think my june lsat score helped, since the e-mail came 2 business days after i received my score


Congratulations!! Looks like they are looking at high lsat (& gpa & good experience!) people. :D

ncct07
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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby ncct07 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:09 am

Not necessarily:

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/caleng/jd

There appears to be no rhyme or reason....

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Aine
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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby Aine » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:40 am

Hey all,

NU admit here. NU sent us an email asking us to fill out a suvery re: our intent to enroll. It forces you to tell them whether you're on the waitlist somewhere else and haven't withdrawn and also if you've changed your mind about attending.

I would expect that right after July 9th there will be more movement on the wait list.

Maybe send some July 8th LOCI's to remind them how awesome you are?

Good luck to all of you :)

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby OG Loc » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:28 pm

Aine wrote:Hey all,

NU admit here. NU sent us an email asking us to fill out a suvery re: our intent to enroll. It forces you to tell them whether you're on the waitlist somewhere else and haven't withdrawn and also if you've changed your mind about attending.

I would expect that right after July 9th there will be more movement on the wait list.

Maybe send some July 8th LOCI's to remind them how awesome you are?

Good luck to all of you :)


Thank you Aine, much appreciated

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caleng
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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby caleng » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:01 am

ncct07 wrote:Not necessarily:

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/caleng/jd

There appears to be no rhyme or reason....



Ouch. Honestly, compared with jml my scores are ridiculously low. I think they gave me the benefit of the doubt with my GPA since it was in engineering. My acceptance was a complete shock and now I have to weigh the option of paying sticker at NU or attending GW with $$$.

Good luck to everyone still on the waitlist, there is hope!

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Aine
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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby Aine » Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:15 pm

NORTHWESTERN. Obviously.

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby NancyBotwin » Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:33 pm

Aine wrote:NORTHWESTERN. Obviously.

Shhhh. Some of us need that splitter spot.

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby OG Loc » Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:12 pm

NancyBotwin wrote:
Aine wrote:NORTHWESTERN. Obviously.

Shhhh. Some of us need that splitter spot.


+1. Don't think it's obvious though, I would have trouble with that choice too.

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caleng
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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby caleng » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:57 pm

Yeah, that's why it's taking me so long to decide. I wish one choice was obviously the right one. I'll let you all know when I figure it out.

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Aine
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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby Aine » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:35 pm

Well, yes, you're all correct. It isn't that easy. I'm obviously biased :)

But I think it depends, in part, on what you want to do with your JD. For instance, if you want to go public interest, I'd suggest you take the money and go to GW. If you want to get an appellate clerkship and go into litigation at a top firm, I'd suggest you go to Northwestern. I guess it just depends on which school best helps you get where you want to go.

Best of luck.

But I'm still rooting for NU :)

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caleng
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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby caleng » Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:15 pm

Looks like I'm heading to NU in August. Good luck to everyone still waiting!

mueh
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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby mueh » Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:52 am

withdrew today... the admission came a little too late, will prob reapply next yr...

good luck everyone!

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby peeker82 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:45 am

withdrawing from the WL today, in at Duke starting 2011. Good luck to you guys still hanging in there!

mte84
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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby mte84 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:36 pm

New Tweet:

"Waitlist decisions are being made as space becomes available. Theoretically, this will continue up until the first day of classes. "

notice that they have now added the "theoretically"... a marked change from "there will be more"... I really need to stop analyzing tweets... geez.

AJO83
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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby AJO83 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:58 pm

Hey my fellow waiters for great news. I just got back onto the internet, was working overseas the last several months. I had hoped I would have snuck through admissions upon my return to the states, but no luck.

Looking at the tweets I would just think admission is more focused on transfers instead of waitlisters right now. Is anyone planning on writing another letter of interest?

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby ncct07 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:37 pm

In response to asking if the class is full: " Yes, currently the class is full."

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby lawyerlover » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:45 pm

nulawadmissions We are, however, sending out some waitlist decisions today. Notifications should be out shortly.
about 6 hours ago


Did anyone else see this tweet? Or hear a decisions?

AJO83
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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby AJO83 » Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:22 am

I did and after some investigative work on Twitter I found that the question was regarding the LLM program. I am still on the look out for updates on the JD program.

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby ncct07 » Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:52 am

Called last week. Full at the time.

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby Ace4Wins » Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:33 am

Hello all,

I’ve been watching from the sidelines periodically but figured it was high time I chime in. Has anyone been tracking the amount of members in the Facebook group titled “Official Northwestern Law Class of 2013”. Here is the link:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2 ... ref=search

I have watched this number steadily climb from the mid-100s since I was put on hold in late March to 269 now and thus have to wonder how many more spots will become available for candidates on the waitlist. Northwestern Law enrolled 272 first year law students last year so I am starting to lose hope and face the reality of spending the next three years of my life in Saint Louis.

I am thinking about calling during the Wednesday waitlist hours but am wondering if they will provide any meaningful information and updates (i.e. how many of us are left on the waitlist and approximately how many spots are typically offered from now until the first day of classes). I wonder if they plan to release candidates from the waitlist as in 2008 they had a Final Waitlist comprising 50 people. One of best friends who has completed 2 years at UCLA Law was on the Final Waitlist and withdrew from it. When I had called a two or three times in April/May, I got the same uninformed guy answering the desk so I would be curious if you all have any success calling them and if that was helpful.

@Aine – Thanks for your LOCI recommendation!
@ncct07 – Did they tell you anything else beyond the fact they are full? Were you able to talk with anyone important in admissions?

I just wish they would take all of us as Northwestern is my first choice. The number of enrolled students increased from 242 in 2008 to 272 last year so maybe they will add a few more people this year. Best of luck to everyone involved!

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby ncct07 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:06 am

@ncct07 – Did they tell you anything else beyond the fact they are full? Were you able to talk with anyone important in admissions?


No; and No.

They have tweeted that they theoretically will take people off the waitlist up until the first day of class, August 30th - the day the waitlist officially closes.

I do know someone who got in off the waitlist last year two weeks before class started....but, obviously, that would present a major dilemma for most waitlist applicants. I'm at the point where if I don't hear something very, very soon I'll have to move along.

But it kills me to think three weeks from now I might get the nod and it will be too late.

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Re: Waitlisted at Northwestern 2010

Postby AJO83 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:45 am

Yeah, this whole process is really stressful. I have called the admissions office a few times and it's always the same guy and he spout out the same company line every time, "They can go to the waitlist all the way to the first day of class ". I even called myself tracking up to the school to do sone sightseeing and see if I could have a meet and greet with some decision maker but no luck.

I looked at the facebook page and don't know what to think. Looking back at past post I count at least 3 waitlisters who hot accepted but chose to reject the offer. Some of those 269 might be people who signed up and changed their mind or got a better opportunity. Guess this is the optimist in me coming out.

I know of at least 3 accounts of people getting accepted right before the school year started, but I do agree that the later this drags on the more of a hassle life can become. Like I said in my letter I am seeing this through to the very end. If fate doesn't shine on me I will reapply and consider taking the test again.

Best of luck to all still stuck in this abssy.




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