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Jackson Pollock
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Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Jackson Pollock » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:55 am

No NU love, TLS?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Lwoods » Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:18 am

There are many a Northwestern thread, but none in this area, it seems. NU is my hopeful reach. My numbers yield a "consider" from the law school predictor, and I will have 5 years WE when I enter, so I'm hoping for a waitlist that I'll then work assertively to get off of. Or a straight up acceptance would be nice, too, but I don't expect it. *fingers crossed*!

Good luck, all! :)

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby homestyle28 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:21 am

Lwoods wrote:There are many a Northwestern thread, but none in this area, it seems. NU is my hopeful reach. My numbers yield a "consider" from the law school predictor, and I will have 5 years WE when I enter, so I'm hoping for a waitlist that I'll then work assertively to get off of. Or a straight up acceptance would be nice, too, but I don't expect it. *fingers crossed*!

Good luck, all! :)


ED?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Lwoods » Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:06 am

homestyle28 wrote:
Lwoods wrote:There are many a Northwestern thread, but none in this area, it seems. NU is my hopeful reach. My numbers yield a "consider" from the law school predictor, and I will have 5 years WE when I enter, so I'm hoping for a waitlist that I'll then work assertively to get off of. Or a straight up acceptance would be nice, too, but I don't expect it. *fingers crossed*!

Good luck, all! :)


ED?


Too late... I already submitted RD back in September and interviewed off-campus because my husband's residency is not in Chicago. I'm kicking myself a little bit now because it turns out I'm not crazy about the T1 LS in our current city. We'll see what happens, I suppose.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby homestyle28 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:13 am

Lwoods wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:
Lwoods wrote:There are many a Northwestern thread, but none in this area, it seems. NU is my hopeful reach. My numbers yield a "consider" from the law school predictor, and I will have 5 years WE when I enter, so I'm hoping for a waitlist that I'll then work assertively to get off of. Or a straight up acceptance would be nice, too, but I don't expect it. *fingers crossed*!

Good luck, all! :)


ED?


Too late... I already submitted RD back in September and interviewed off-campus because my husband's residency is not in Chicago. I'm kicking myself a little bit now because it turns out I'm not crazy about the T1 LS in our current city. We'll see what happens, I suppose.


Well good luck. I'm rooting for more married folks to be @ NU w/me next year. 5 years WE should help you and getting the app in so early should be a bonus too.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby hipstermafia » Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:28 am

i love NU. i hope they love me.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby LLB2JD » Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:32 am

This is my first choice. I haven't applied yet - taking the December LSAT

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:19 am

homestyle28 wrote:
Lwoods wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:
Lwoods wrote:There are many a Northwestern thread, but none in this area, it seems. NU is my hopeful reach. My numbers yield a "consider" from the law school predictor, and I will have 5 years WE when I enter, so I'm hoping for a waitlist that I'll then work assertively to get off of. Or a straight up acceptance would be nice, too, but I don't expect it. *fingers crossed*!

Good luck, all! :)


ED?


Too late... I already submitted RD back in September and interviewed off-campus because my husband's residency is not in Chicago. I'm kicking myself a little bit now because it turns out I'm not crazy about the T1 LS in our current city. We'll see what happens, I suppose.


Well good luck. I'm rooting for more married folks to be @ NU w/me next year. 5 years WE should help you and getting the app in so early should be a bonus too.


With so much focus on WE and non-traditional applicants, no doubt there'll be a healthy number of married folks. If I'm accepted, I'll be one of 'em as well. I'm just a consider also, so I guess it's 38-62% but hopefully since my WE is in hunting Al-Qaeda, they'll love me to pieces.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby calvmpv » Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:42 am

I wasn't planning on applying to Northwestern, but yesterday I received a fee waiver from them and now I'm considering it.

I was ready fill out the application and send it off, but it's a bit different from all the other schools I applied to. They ask about career goals and interests and they don't require LORs but will accept a CPE. I would have to put in a little extra work on this app if I decide to apply.

Also, I'm still in undergrad and have no significant WE except for summer employment and a few semester internships. Because of the high value they place on WE, would I have to specifically tailor my resume to them? On the resume I am using now, I don't list references. If I apply, should I list them and then inform my references that I've provided their contact info, etc?

LSP says "ADMIT" if I check URM, but "CONSIDER" if I don't. With no WE, a 172, and a 3.6...do you guys think it's worth it?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby homestyle28 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:22 am

calvmpv wrote:I wasn't planning on applying to Northwestern, but yesterday I received a fee waiver from them and now I'm considering it.

I was ready fill out the application and send it off, but it's a bit different from all the other schools I applied to. They ask about career goals and interests and they don't require LORs but will accept a CPE. I would have to put in a little extra work on this app if I decide to apply.

Also, I'm still in undergrad and have no significant WE except for summer employment and a few semester internships. Because of the high value they place on WE, would I have to specifically tailor my resume to them? On the resume I am using now, I don't list references. If I apply, should I list them and then inform my references that I've provided their contact info, etc?

LSP says "ADMIT" if I check URM, but "CONSIDER" if I don't. With no WE, a 172, and a 3.6...do you guys think it's worth it?


Yes.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby RTFM » Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:04 pm

The only thing holding me up on submitting my app is writing the "Why NU?" essay. I LOVE NU, and I have a ton to say about why I want to go there, but I am having law school essay fatigue. Sigh. NU is a reach for me so I feel like I have to write the essay.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Hannibal » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:39 pm

Complete at NU. I did the interview back in September, I hope I didn't mess it up.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby homestyle28 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:48 pm

Hannibal wrote:Complete at NU. I did the interview back in September, I hope I didn't mess it up.


Good luck, though your tar makes me want to root against you. Dumbledore lives!...god I have too much free time at work.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby dodgerboy86 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:35 pm

Got a Fee Waiver on Tuesday, submitted my application yesterday ... wasn't even considering Northwestern, but hey, when a T11 school offers you a fee waiver you sure as heck better apply there ... good luck all!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Miranda 18 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:52 pm

Throwing in an application as well.....I would love to attend Northwestern and will be having an on campus interview this wednesday! Anyone have any tips on admissions interviewers?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby homestyle28 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:56 pm

Miranda 18 wrote:Throwing in an application as well.....I would love to attend Northwestern and will be having an on campus interview this wednesday! Anyone have any tips on admissions interviewers?


I did an off-campus interview with an alum who had a non-standard career. There are some Northwestern Interview threads around if you search but in general: be professional, be prepared to answer why LS and why NU (i.e. do some research if you haven't, don't just say you love chicago and NU is a good school). Bring resumes and be prepared to discuss what's on it.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby eliekedourie » Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:08 pm

Got my email yesterday that my app has been received but is not yet complete because they haven't received a hard copy of my report. I had my on campus interview on Tuesday and I think it went really well. I'm a bit of a reach at 3.5/170, but I have almost 4yrs of very unique WE so I've applied ED. NU is by far my top choice. How long did it take for you guys to go complete once they received the electronic report?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby trudat15 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:29 pm

Interviewed in Sept. Complete on 10/29 but no movement aside from that.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby thesybarite » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:04 am

Interviewed in Sept, haven't applied yet.

Signing on to this thread to motivate myself. What's the general consensus with the new LOR thing - has everyone done it?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:24 am

I'm complete at NU, but I didn't interview. I'm a 24 hour train ride from the closest interview location, so I think they'll understand, but still. It's a reach with my numbers 3.3/172(retake).

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby CSCS Trainer » Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:05 pm

My app is in and I have an on-campus interview scheduled for 12/3. It's a complete reach for me, but I do have 15 years full-time work experience, worked full-time through both my undergrad and graduate degrees, and have regional management experience for a very large corporation. I got a need-based fee waiver, so why not. :D

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby dodgerboy86 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:32 pm

Eugenie Danglars wrote:I'm complete at NU, but I didn't interview. I'm a 24 hour train ride from the closest interview location, so I think they'll understand, but still. It's a reach with my numbers 3.3/172(retake).


Far from a reach! You've got a good shot! That LSAT puts you in what? The top 2-3%

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Jackson Pollock » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:41 pm

dodgerboy86 wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:I'm complete at NU, but I didn't interview. I'm a 24 hour train ride from the closest interview location, so I think they'll understand, but still. It's a reach with my numbers 3.3/172(retake).


Far from a reach! You've got a good shot! That LSAT puts you in what? The top 2-3%


For Northwestern, their 75th is 172.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby archie&veronica » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:42 pm

For those of you who are complete at Northwestern: how long did it take for you to receive an email with this information? I submitted about a week ago and I haven't gotten any confirmation...did it take a while?




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