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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:29 pm
by homestyle28
Gotti wrote:
TheTopBloke wrote:I was told I couldn't get an off-campus interview; that the timeframe to request an off-campus interview was the month of November. One month? Seriously? WTF?



december 6 actually


And the many months before that...

Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:31 pm
by Lwoods
homestyle28 wrote:
Gotti wrote:
TheTopBloke wrote:I was told I couldn't get an off-campus interview; that the timeframe to request an off-campus interview was the month of November. One month? Seriously? WTF?



december 6 actually


And the many months before that...


Yep. I requested (and completed) mine in late August.

Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:32 pm
by rs2004
TheTopBloke wrote:I was told I couldn't get an off-campus interview; that the timeframe to request an off-campus interview was the month of November. One month? Seriously? WTF?


I think the deadline to request an off campus interview was the first week of december. but it seems, at least from what i've read on this thread that NU has accepted people who haven't interviewed. Also, from what my interviewer said, it sounds like the interview is mainly to make sure that the applicant is a sane person.

The deadline for an on-campus interview isn't over though, there's still two months left so that option is still open.

Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:35 pm
by TheTopBloke
According to their website, I'm not able to request an interview until after October 31st, then when I email them, they tell me the deadline was December 1st.

Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:37 pm
by homestyle28
TheTopBloke wrote:According to their website, I'm not able to request an interview until after October 31st, then when I email them, they tell me the deadline was December 1st.


You could request starting August 1. http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissions/applying/interview.html

Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:42 pm
by TheTopBloke
That's just dumb.

Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:43 pm
by AdamAndSteve
I don't think you'll get too much sympathy here. Lawyers love rules. You did not follow the rules.

Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:45 pm
by TheTopBloke
Not looking for any sympathy. It's just dumb.

Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:47 pm
by kk19131
It doesn't bother you that the average person graduating from this school has $127,242 of debt?

Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:48 pm
by TheTopBloke
kk19131 wrote:It doesn't bother you that the average person graduating from this school has $127,242 of debt?


What? No. Why would it? Should it?

Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:49 pm
by D-hops
kk19131 wrote:It doesn't bother you that the average person graduating from this school has $127,242 of debt?


I wish I was only going to graduate with that much debt.

Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:49 pm
by Lwoods
kk19131 wrote:It doesn't bother you that the average person graduating from this school has $127,242 of debt?


That is quite a heavy load, for sure. However, I believe NU places the highest % of graduates in BigLaw. I'll see if I can find that list again; I think I saw it on here.

Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:50 pm
by homestyle28
D-hops wrote:
kk19131 wrote:It doesn't bother you that the average person graduating from this school has $127,242 of debt?


I wish I was only going to graduate with that much debt.


+1...er well plus about another $110k

Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:51 pm
by Lwoods
Lwoods wrote:
kk19131 wrote:It doesn't bother you that the average person graduating from this school has $127,242 of debt?


That is quite a heavy load, for sure. However, I believe NU places the highest % of graduates in BigLaw. I'll see if I can find that list again; I think I saw it on here.


Here ya go:
http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/law%20schools_charts_page12.pdf

Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:54 pm
by D-hops
homestyle28 wrote:
D-hops wrote:
kk19131 wrote:It doesn't bother you that the average person graduating from this school has $127,242 of debt?


I wish I was only going to graduate with that much debt.


+1...er well plus about another $110k


Yeah, I am gonna have more than average by the end of next year. Oops.

Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:56 pm
by homestyle28
D-hops wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:
D-hops wrote:
kk19131 wrote:It doesn't bother you that the average person graduating from this school has $127,242 of debt?


I wish I was only going to graduate with that much debt.


+1...er well plus about another $110k


Yeah, I am gonna have more than average by the end of next year. Oops.


Yeah, chicago is pricey, I've got a kid to get childcare for. I like to express my future debt as "approaching a quarter of a million dollars" that way it seems so big as to be unreal.

Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:57 pm
by Lwoods
homestyle28 wrote:Yeah, chicago is pricey, I've got a kid to get childcare for. I like to express my future debt as "approaching a quarter of a million dollars" that way it seems so big as to be unreal.


My husband's SL debt is around that. Gotta love medicine... :evil:

Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:58 pm
by D-hops
homestyle28 wrote:
Yeah, chicago is pricey, I've got a kid to get childcare for. I like to express my future debt as "approaching a quarter of a million dollars" that way it seems so big as to be unreal.


I miss the days where it was totally OK to take out hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt for something that you were uncertain if you could pay it back. Oh, Lehman Bros. - come back!

Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:59 pm
by whathojeeves
homestyle28 wrote:
I like to express my future debt as "approaching a quarter of a million dollars" that way it seems so big as to be unreal.


I do exactly the same thing, and now feel a lot better about saying it that way.

Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:01 pm
by homestyle28
whathojeeves wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:
I like to express my future debt as "approaching a quarter of a million dollars" that way it seems so big as to be unreal.


I do exactly the same thing, and now feel a lot better about saying it that way.


And I feel like a big man that I can attach my name to anything with the word million in it, even debt. Like "I have about a million bacteria living on my body"...total power trip...


did that just get wierd?

Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:02 pm
by Ratchet Jackson
homestyle28 wrote:
whathojeeves wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:
I like to express my future debt as "approaching a quarter of a million dollars" that way it seems so big as to be unreal.


I do exactly the same thing, and now feel a lot better about saying it that way.


And I feel like a big man that I can attach my name to anything with the word million in it, even debt. Like "I have about a million bacteria living on my body"...total power trip...


did that just get wierd?


Pretty strange, but I won't judge.

Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:21 pm
by goingeast
D-hops wrote:
kk19131 wrote:It doesn't bother you that the average person graduating from this school has $127,242 of debt?


I wish I was only going to graduate with that much debt.


+1. Argh.

Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:00 pm
by NZA
I thought the email today they sent was pretty awesome. More because the subject line was, "Holiday Greetings from Northwestern Law - Not a Decision." I lold at the "Not a Decision" line. :lol:

I have to say, their admissions office seems like a pretty chill place.

Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:10 pm
by krad
homestyle28 wrote:
whathojeeves wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:
I like to express my future debt as "approaching a quarter of a million dollars" that way it seems so big as to be unreal.


I do exactly the same thing, and now feel a lot better about saying it that way.


And I feel like a big man that I can attach my name to anything with the word million in it, even debt. Like "I have about a million bacteria living on my body"...total power trip...


did that just get wierd?


hah just crept back ITT, way to get weird homes!

Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:12 pm
by T6Hopeful
whathojeeves wrote:
homestyle28 wrote:
I like to express my future debt as "approaching a quarter of a million dollars" that way it seems so big as to be unreal.


I do exactly the same thing, and now feel a lot better about saying it that way.

I do that too, but then I do the math on how much monthly payments would be, and cry a little inside. :roll:



Just kidding, I cry a lot on the outside as well. :cry: