Northwestern 2011 Applicants

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goingeast
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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby goingeast » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:39 pm

krad wrote::shock: cue instant nerves and incessant gmail checking... Good luck peeps!

E: If I get in, I'm leaving work instantly and heading to celebrate, and withdrawing 99.99% of my apps! If I get WL, I'm booking a flight to Chi ASAP. If I get denied, then it wasn't meant to be. Guh!


Funny, this is the exact plan I have as well. :)

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby xtine » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:40 pm

Gotti wrote:
RJ127 wrote:This could be a cycle ender for me. Hope my WE was enough to tip the scales.



with this acceptance, all apps will be withdrawn except SLS, Mich, NYU and Boalt. Even then, SLS and NYU are the only ones that will make me forgo NU


This might be a dumb question, but what's the logic behind withdrawing applications before getting a decision? At the very least, couldn't you get scholarship offers that you could use to leverage money from the schools you DO want to go to?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby BHDLaw » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:40 pm

xtine wrote:
BHDLaw wrote:Clearly not concentrating either! Since we're all staring here and at email....let's be productive. Which additional essays did you write?


I just wrote all of them. It meant this was my last app submitted and like a few weeks after the others, so I'm hoping it pays off! My project management essay was a bit abnormal. My job is boring, so I wrote about a time I had to lead 9 non-Chinese speakers halfway across China and all of the ridiculous things that went wrong and I had to fix since I was the only person that spoke any Chinese and what I learned from it. Hopefully they'll think that's cool and not off-topic... :(


Sounds pretty interesting to me! Good luck to you. I did the same (wrote them all). Need all the help I can get. It's a HUGE reach, a real long shot, but who knows.

Good luck to everyone!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Hannibal » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:40 pm

Aww crap.

No significant WE, but I think my interviewer liked me and my LSAT is above their 75th.

<3 NW

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby krad » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:42 pm

Great minds think alike :)

I wrote a Why NU, Project Mgmt, and the other optional what was it something like what you can contribute?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby MillerTime » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:45 pm

I applied on a whim and didn't write any of the optional essays.. hmm, probably going to come back and bite me. Maybe if I don't get a decision this round I'll update my app.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby gov » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:45 pm

My PS covered diversity and a lot of my work related experiences/projects. I did write the Why NU and I think my interview went pretty well [I hope its enough!]

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby krad » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:46 pm

xtine wrote:
Gotti wrote:
RJ127 wrote:This could be a cycle ender for me. Hope my WE was enough to tip the scales.



with this acceptance, all apps will be withdrawn except SLS, Mich, NYU and Boalt. Even then, SLS and NYU are the only ones that will make me forgo NU


This might be a dumb question, but what's the logic behind withdrawing applications before getting a decision? At the very least, couldn't you get scholarship offers that you could use to leverage money from the schools you DO want to go to?


If you know there's no way you'd attend, it will open up a spot for other applicants that would die to go to said school... Plus you'd need a peer school scholarship to negotiate and there's no way I'd be getting $ from an NU peer school.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Gotti » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:48 pm

LawSchoolPorFavor wrote:I did project management and an LSAT addendum



I did why NU and diversity statement

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby gov » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:50 pm

Guess today was not my day. He said theyve all been sent.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:51 pm

Does everybody here have at least a year of WE, whether during UG or after?

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby MillerTime » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:51 pm

govorett wrote:Guess today was not my day. He said theyve all been sent.


haha, give it a sec. he posted that 10 seconds ago. it might take a sec to clear their servers.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby krad » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:52 pm

lol my third essay must have been a twist on the diversity statement talking about what I'd contribute. I made it totally non-work-related.

I told them in my Why NU that they were my #1 choice, I wonder if that counts for anything... Anyone else do this? Like I flat out said something like NU is my top choice for law school. Though, I probably avoided using the 'is'.

3 yrs w/e here

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby vegenator » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:53 pm

In via email just now! 2 years crappy work experience (temp jobs), but I got an masters fwiw, no lsac lors or their specialized lor form, no interview, but i included a short why nu paragraph in my ps. 169 3.83. Holy crap :-) yay!

Oh and I did a ds.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:55 pm

krad wrote:lol my third essay must have been a twist on the diversity statement talking about what I'd contribute. I made it totally non-work-related.

I told them in my Why NU that they were my #1 choice, I wonder if that counts for anything... Anyone else do this? Like I flat out said something like NU is my top choice for law school. Though, I probably avoided using the 'is'.

3 yrs w/e here


Lol yeah I said "top choice" for all of my top choices. I figured it was more honest than saying flat out #1. But it might be a nice kicker for adcomms. Who knows. 3 years WE as well. Significant law firm experience.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby krad » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:56 pm

Grats vegenator!

Guess it wasn't my day either. Boo.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Hannibal » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:57 pm

krad wrote:Grats vegenator!

Guess it wasn't my day either. Boo.


It's not over yet.

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:57 pm

Woah. :shock: IN!! with 3.56/171/8yrs WE.

I didn't do an interview, and did one optional essay on wanting to do public interest law, I think. (Brain's a little scrambled and I'm having a hard time remembering.)

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:59 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Woah. :shock: IN!! with 3.56/171/8yrs WE.

I didn't do an interview, and did one optional essay on wanting to do public interest law, I think. (Brain's a little scrambled and I'm having a hard time remembering.)


Congrats! 8 years WE is serious!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby krad » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:00 pm

Hannibal wrote:
krad wrote:Grats vegenator!

Guess it wasn't my day either. Boo.


It's not over yet.


Guhhhh. I was guessing it was based on Johann's tweet saying they'd all been sent...

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby vegenator » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:01 pm

Hannibal wrote:
krad wrote:Grats vegenator!

Guess it wasn't my day either. Boo.


It's not over yet.

Thanks, Krad!
I literally just got the email, so I'm sure many more decisions are coming! I'm hoping more of you get the good news today! Good luck!

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby gov » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:01 pm

krad wrote:
Hannibal wrote:
krad wrote:Grats vegenator!

Guess it wasn't my day either. Boo.


It's not over yet.


Guhhhh. I was guessing it was based on Johann's tweet saying they'd all been sent...

+1

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby rs2004 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:01 pm

krad wrote:
Hannibal wrote:
krad wrote:Grats vegenator!

Guess it wasn't my day either. Boo.


It's not over yet.


Guhhhh. I was guessing it was based on Johann's tweet saying they'd all been sent...


i dont know, i got their holiday cards an hour or two later than most people so if i dont get an email by close of business, i'm going drinking

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby MillerTime » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:02 pm

rs2004 wrote:
krad wrote:
Hannibal wrote:
krad wrote:Grats vegenator!

Guess it wasn't my day either. Boo.


It's not over yet.


Guhhhh. I was guessing it was based on Johann's tweet saying they'd all been sent...


i dont know, i got their holiday cards an hour or two later than most people so if i dont get an email by close of business, i'm going drinking


+1

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Re: Northwestern 2011 Applicants

Postby krad » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:03 pm

True. I guess the only good thing is if your inbox blows up you know it's an admit!

E: I'm literally trying not to refresh my email while willing it to pop up with something new.




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