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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby Samara » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:03 pm

I'll add that I am a big fan of the v-neck sweater over a collared shirt and tie in the winter.

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Postby tmon » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:18 pm

Yeah, after some research and coming up with this thread it sounds like suit is good, especially if you're doing it on campus. Sounds like alumni/off campus ones could differ, but even then suit sounds fine too.

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Postby bk1 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:24 pm

tmon wrote:Yeah, after some research and coming up with this thread it sounds like suit is good, especially if you're doing it on campus. Sounds like alumni/off campus ones could differ, but even then suit sounds fine too.


I would definitely wear a suit for an on campus interview. There were 4 other people interviewing when I did (1 other guy, 3 other girls) and we were all dressed that formally.

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby bk1 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:27 pm

Revolver066 wrote:Quick question: So I know about NU WE requirements. I've been working for the past year, but only part-time (think 25-35 hours a week), along with volunteering. Do I basically have no shot?

(URM splitter FWIW)


I think you probably have a shot assuming a good enough LSAT.

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Postby Hopefully2012 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:58 pm

I'm planning on EDing and flying in from California so I'd like to get a ticket asap to save on airfare. I also work as an assistant for an attorney full time so I need to give my boss fair warning before I leave. Anyone know when we can start making appointments for the on campus interview? I've called a couple times and they gave different dates every time (ranging from the end of August to the middle of September). Is Sept 1st the day they begin making appointments for out of towners?

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Postby tmon » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:03 am

Hopefully2012 wrote:I'm planning on EDing and flying in from California so I'd like to get a ticket asap to save on airfare. I also work as an assistant for an attorney full time so I need to give my boss fair warning before I leave. Anyone know when we can start making appointments for the on campus interview? I've called a couple times and they gave different dates every time (ranging from the end of August to the middle of September). Is Sept 1st the day they begin making appointments for out of towners?

Uh...I think September slots might be gone. The only updates I've gotten on interviews are from the NU twitter, and they said "Please note that our limited On-Campus interviews for September are full. Don't worry, we'll post more spots in the next few weeks!" I think October dates should be announced in a couple weeks then since this was from the 15th.

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby Samara » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:07 am

tmon wrote:
Hopefully2012 wrote:I'm planning on EDing and flying in from California so I'd like to get a ticket asap to save on airfare. I also work as an assistant for an attorney full time so I need to give my boss fair warning before I leave. Anyone know when we can start making appointments for the on campus interview? I've called a couple times and they gave different dates every time (ranging from the end of August to the middle of September). Is Sept 1st the day they begin making appointments for out of towners?

Uh...I think September slots might be gone. The only updates I've gotten on interviews are from the NU twitter, and they said "Please note that our limited On-Campus interviews for September are full. Don't worry, we'll post more spots in the next few weeks!" I think October dates should be announced in a couple weeks then since this was from the 15th.

Do you think those were there only September slots? I only saw Friday appointments available the couple times I looked. Hmm, either way, they're full at the moment, so unfortunately you'll just have to wait and see. Their twitter is a good way to keep up with announcements and they're very responsive.

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby tmon » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:25 am

Based on the tweet, I thought they didn't do many September interviews, and those few slots are gone. From what I understand the interviewers are either students or admissions staff, so it'd make sense to have pretty limited September availability. It's possible that there'll be more, but I kinda doubt it.

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:33 am

Samara wrote:
tmon wrote:So is the guy consensus for NU interviews a suit? Thought I saw a thread recently where people were railing on the idea and everyone seemed more of the "khakis and nice shirt/sweater/whatever" idea. I could be confusing it for a different thread topic though. Seems like for a full on interview you could step it up from that but I'm really not sure. People say it's better to overdress but I did that for a job interview once and felt like a tool.

Yeah, their FAQ keeps it vague, saying you should treat it like a "job interview." For me, suits are a must for job interviews, but I guess it depends on the job. That's why I like my khaki pants, tweed jacket combo because if I get there and it looks like it's going to be more casual, I can hang up the jacket and I'm instantly more casual. I'll be sure to add this to my interview guinea pig checklist.

I'm hoping to interview for a second job as a bartender. I won't wear a suit to that. For anything else, suit up

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Postby tmon » Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:53 am

For people who are looking for off campus interviews, they just tweeted about spots being open in a few areas:

"We have limited space for staff interviews in Boston, DC, LA, San Fran, and Ithaca. Sign up via the Off-Campus request --LinkRemoved--.

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Postby Hopefully2012 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:59 am

Samara wrote:
tmon wrote:
Hopefully2012 wrote:I'm planning on EDing and flying in from California so I'd like to get a ticket asap to save on airfare. I also work as an assistant for an attorney full time so I need to give my boss fair warning before I leave. Anyone know when we can start making appointments for the on campus interview? I've called a couple times and they gave different dates every time (ranging from the end of August to the middle of September). Is Sept 1st the day they begin making appointments for out of towners?

Uh...I think September slots might be gone. The only updates I've gotten on interviews are from the NU twitter, and they said "Please note that our limited On-Campus interviews for September are full. Don't worry, we'll post more spots in the next few weeks!" I think October dates should be announced in a couple weeks then since this was from the 15th.

Do you think those were there only September slots? I only saw Friday appointments available the couple times I looked. Hmm, either way, they're full at the moment, so unfortunately you'll just have to wait and see. Their twitter is a good way to keep up with announcements and they're very responsive.


Appreciate the feedback. Didn't even know they had a twitter. Love TLS.

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:19 pm

tmon wrote:For people who are looking for off campus interviews, they just tweeted about spots being open in a few areas:

"We have limited space for staff interviews in Boston, DC, LA, San Fran, and Ithaca. Sign up via the Off-Campus request --LinkRemoved--.

I don't use Twitter. Let me know when October spots open t.

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby Strange » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:58 pm

Is it better to do the interview on campus or is off campus just as good? I might as well just sign up for SF in October. Also, why Ithaca? :?

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Postby Samara » Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:07 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
tmon wrote:For people who are looking for off campus interviews, they just tweeted about spots being open in a few areas:

"We have limited space for staff interviews in Boston, DC, LA, San Fran, and Ithaca. Sign up via the Off-Campus request --LinkRemoved--.

I don't use Twitter. Let me know when October spots open t.

Yeah, I only recently got on twitter and much of the motivation was to follow law school admissions. Between myself and tmon, we can keep people updated here on the twitter happenings.

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Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:08 pm

Strange wrote:Is it better to do the interview on campus or is off campus just as good? I might as well just sign up for SF in October. Also, why Ithaca? :?

They're supposedly equal, but with on-campus, you get the benefit of having the visit as well. If you've already visited or plan to visit before applying, I would say it doesn't matter

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Postby Samara » Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:09 pm

Strange wrote:Is it better to do the interview on campus or is off campus just as good? I might as well just sign up for SF in October. Also, why Ithaca? :?

I'm assuming Ithaca because a faculty or staff member is doing something at Cornell. *shrug*

I can't imagine off-campus with a staff member is any different from an on-campus with a staff member. I'm sure they both follow the same script. From what I've heard, off-campus interviews with alumni are often more casual, but I don't know that they have any difference in impact. It's all pretty standardized.

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Postby Strange » Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:36 pm

Samara wrote:
Strange wrote:Is it better to do the interview on campus or is off campus just as good? I might as well just sign up for SF in October. Also, why Ithaca? :?

I'm assuming Ithaca because a faculty or staff member is doing something at Cornell. *shrug*

I can't imagine off-campus with a staff member is any different from an on-campus with a staff member. I'm sure they both follow the same script. From what I've heard, off-campus interviews with alumni are often more casual, but I don't know that they have any difference in impact. It's all pretty standardized.


Never mind, I forgot that ED requires on campus. I guess I'll just wait to register until after the LSAT

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Postby crumpetsandtea » Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:56 pm

Strange wrote:
Samara wrote:
Strange wrote:Is it better to do the interview on campus or is off campus just as good? I might as well just sign up for SF in October. Also, why Ithaca? :?

I'm assuming Ithaca because a faculty or staff member is doing something at Cornell. *shrug*

I can't imagine off-campus with a staff member is any different from an on-campus with a staff member. I'm sure they both follow the same script. From what I've heard, off-campus interviews with alumni are often more casual, but I don't know that they have any difference in impact. It's all pretty standardized.


Never mind, I forgot that ED requires on campus. I guess I'll just wait to register until after the LSAT

Just don't forget the last day to interview for ED is November 15th! (:

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby Samara » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:08 pm

Strange wrote:
Samara wrote:
Strange wrote:Is it better to do the interview on campus or is off campus just as good? I might as well just sign up for SF in October. Also, why Ithaca? :?

I'm assuming Ithaca because a faculty or staff member is doing something at Cornell. *shrug*

I can't imagine off-campus with a staff member is any different from an on-campus with a staff member. I'm sure they both follow the same script. From what I've heard, off-campus interviews with alumni are often more casual, but I don't know that they have any difference in impact. It's all pretty standardized.


Never mind, I forgot that ED requires on campus. I guess I'll just wait to register until after the LSAT

Since these off-campus interviews are with staff maybe they will accept them for ED if you call and ask?

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Postby Strange » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:38 pm

Samara wrote:
Strange wrote:
Samara wrote:
Strange wrote:Is it better to do the interview on campus or is off campus just as good? I might as well just sign up for SF in October. Also, why Ithaca? :?

I'm assuming Ithaca because a faculty or staff member is doing something at Cornell. *shrug*

I can't imagine off-campus with a staff member is any different from an on-campus with a staff member. I'm sure they both follow the same script. From what I've heard, off-campus interviews with alumni are often more casual, but I don't know that they have any difference in impact. It's all pretty standardized.


Never mind, I forgot that ED requires on campus. I guess I'll just wait to register until after the LSAT

Since these off-campus interviews are with staff maybe they will accept them for ED if you call and ask?


Good point, I may try calling them this week. Just trying to avoid threads like these and not think about NU until after the LSAT :?

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby Samara » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:32 pm

Just called the admissions office and they told me that CPEs are no more! :shock:

From now on, the CPE form will only be used for the accelerated JD program. Hey, one less thing to do! I wonder if LORs will still be "optional?"

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Postby tmon » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:33 pm

Samara wrote:Just called the admissions office and they told me that CPEs are no more! :shock:

From now on, the CPE form will only be used for the accelerated JD program. Hey, one less thing to do! I wonder if LORs will still be "optional?"

Glad I've been procrastinating on asking my person. Maybe they'll want the LSAC eval instead? That seems redundant. Weird...

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby crumpetsandtea » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:35 pm

Interesting, I'll tell my leftover LOR person not to worry about it. Thanks for the info Samara!

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Postby dakure » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:39 pm

Can anyone call to confirm? Not that I don't trust Samara, I do, but I just want to make sure the herp derp at the front desk didn't mess up.

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Re: NU Applicants '11-'12 (ITT: We post pictures of Chi food)

Postby Samara » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:49 pm

dakure wrote:Can anyone call to confirm? Not that I don't trust Samara, I do, but I just want to make sure the herp derp at the front desk didn't mess up.

Haha, I understand. I'm inclined to believe him though since on the website there is a link for CPEs under "Accelerated JD" but not under "Regular JD." http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissions/applying/




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