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Ratchet Jackson
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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:31 pm

jman77 wrote:
bk1 wrote:
RJ127 wrote:Northwestern admitted error in response to a TLS user's inquiry about the CPE forms. Essentially what happened was that there was conflicting information on LSAC and NU's law admissions site. One page said regular LORs are fine, the other said CPE forms were preferred/required. Something to this effect. NU basically acknowledged this, and I don't think people have been penalized for regular LORs as a result. This will probably be better enforced in later cycles. Many people have gotten in with regular LORs.


Hmm, I should have paid more attention. Wondering should I send in my LOR's now considering my 8 weeks is supposedly up on February 1?


I didn't send any...well, tried to send 3 after the fact but I don't think Northwestern ever added them to my file, and I got in.

I think they weigh the interviews more significantly than the LORs/CPEs.


I agree. LORs/CPEs are basically just a way for someone to testify that you are competent in some capacity. The interview is where your true social skills come to form; it really separates the children from the adults.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby pimpsdontcry » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:40 pm

RJ127 wrote:
jman77 wrote:
bk1 wrote:
RJ127 wrote:Northwestern admitted error in response to a TLS user's inquiry about the CPE forms. Essentially what happened was that there was conflicting information on LSAC and NU's law admissions site. One page said regular LORs are fine, the other said CPE forms were preferred/required. Something to this effect. NU basically acknowledged this, and I don't think people have been penalized for regular LORs as a result. This will probably be better enforced in later cycles. Many people have gotten in with regular LORs.


Hmm, I should have paid more attention. Wondering should I send in my LOR's now considering my 8 weeks is supposedly up on February 1?


I didn't send any...well, tried to send 3 after the fact but I don't think Northwestern ever added them to my file, and I got in.

I think they weigh the interviews more significantly than the LORs/CPEs.


Damn. I thought being a child was my best quality.

I agree. LORs/CPEs are basically just a way for someone to testify that you are competent in some capacity. The interview is where your true social skills come to form; it really separates the children from the adults.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:08 pm

Just fyi, I didn't interview (abroad), and I still got in in a timely fashion. I didn't do the CPE thing either.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Hannibal » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:09 pm

Tomorrow is the theoretical big batch, yeah?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:31 pm

Eugenie Danglars wrote:Just fyi, I didn't interview (abroad), and I still got in in a timely fashion. I didn't do the CPE thing either.


I didn't interview, submitted 2 regular LORs through LSAC (not the CPE thing), and got in in the 2nd batch. My numbers are decent but certainly not in auto-admit range, and I'm not abroad.

I really don't think they're counting LOR v. CPE against anyone this cycle.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Flips88 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:40 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:Just fyi, I didn't interview (abroad), and I still got in in a timely fashion. I didn't do the CPE thing either.


I didn't interview, submitted 2 regular LORs through LSAC (not the CPE thing), and got in in the 2nd batch. My numbers are decent but certainly not in auto-admit range, and I'm not abroad.

I really don't think they're counting LOR v. CPE against anyone this cycle.


Your 8 years out of UG presumably gaining WE might have put you into auto-admit range

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby swimmergirl1303 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:43 pm

Hannibal wrote:Tomorrow is the theoretical big batch, yeah?


I hope so. But I'd guess its more likely to be Thursday or Friday...

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby dcwumpus » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:19 am

swimmergirl1303 wrote:
Hannibal wrote:Tomorrow is the theoretical big batch, yeah?


I hope so. But I'd guess its more likely to be Thursday or Friday...


So, NU has so far issued no WLs, right? At least according to LSN: http://northwestern.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby swimmergirl1303 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:59 am

Does anyone know how to make them receive LORs after you've already submitted?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby pimpsdontcry » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:25 am

swimmergirl1303 wrote:Does anyone know how to make them receive LORs after you've already submitted?


i believe they have to retrieve them again. did u already add LOR's?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby dddhhh » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:21 pm

swimmergirl1303 wrote:Does anyone know how to make them receive LORs after you've already submitted?


If you look back in the thread or the other NU thread some people tried to do this but once LSAC sends your file, if you did not originally include LORs NU will not accept them since they are not required.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby rbarcelo9 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:25 pm

dddhhh wrote:
swimmergirl1303 wrote:Does anyone know how to make them receive LORs after you've already submitted?


If you look back in the thread or the other NU thread some people tried to do this but once LSAC sends your file, if you did not originally include LORs NU will not accept them since they are not required.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby krad » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:27 pm

Ohai, I got all excited when TT popped up today :|

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby swimmergirl1303 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:21 pm

rbarcelo9 wrote:
dddhhh wrote:
swimmergirl1303 wrote:Does anyone know how to make them receive LORs after you've already submitted?


If you look back in the thread or the other NU thread some people tried to do this but once LSAC sends your file, if you did not originally include LORs NU will not accept them since they are not required.

this


aw bummer! ok thanks anyways.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby thelaststraw05 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:23 pm

krad wrote:Ohai, I got all excited when TT popped up today :|


Me too. The thread popped up and I was thinking, "Well fuck, there goes a productive afternoon."

Part of me is sad that there is no news, part of me is glad I'll be able to work.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Hannibal » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:33 pm

The afternoon isn't nearly over, but if we go past today without our 8-week decisions, it'll show the 8 week thing was more of a guideline than anything.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby awilson11 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:35 pm

Hannibal wrote:The afternoon isn't nearly over, but if we go past today without our 8-week decisions, it'll show the 8 week thing was more of a guideline than anything.

Or they could send them put tomorrow, having given their adcomm exactly 8 weeks. Or they could send them Friday and still have them out within the 8th work week.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby krad » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:38 pm

awilson11 wrote:
Hannibal wrote:The afternoon isn't nearly over, but if we go past today without our 8-week decisions, it'll show the 8 week thing was more of a guideline than anything.

Or they could send them put tomorrow, having given their adcomm exactly 8 weeks. Or they could send them Friday and still have them out within the 8th work week.


lol jebus

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby neonx » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:46 pm

OK, so I sent in a late app to NU. Is there a status checker?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Flips88 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:47 pm

neonx wrote:OK, so I sent in a late app to NU. Is there a status checker?

Yes, it's a weird one too. It involves your last name, last 4 digits of your SSN, and an ID number they give you. It's also not very helpful for updates.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby pimpsdontcry » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:22 pm

anyone hear back from them after sending in an app early jan?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby femme » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:47 am

I just forwarded my employer the CPE survey link. I'm still kicking myself for not EDing. Please let me in!!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby BHDLaw » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:53 am

Thoughts on whether we'll hear anything today? Or, do we think tomorrow is the big day? Of course, as others have mentioned, it might be that the "8 week" thing is more of a guideline and not an absolute timeline. We'll see soon enough....

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby krad » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:02 pm

I had a dream about it last night, first dream about anything LS-related, yikes.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby mr_toad » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:04 pm

I had my first actual dream sequence about A law school last week, but it was Duke, not NU, even though NU is my real "dream" school. Strange... subconscious is messed up. It's weird how vivid a dream can be about a place you've never been. Composite images of things experienced elsewhere? No idea...




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