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Postby Killingly » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:11 pm

180asBreath wrote:Has NU admitted someone without a year of full time work experience, before?


A very small amount, I believe. NU was the very first law school I was really interested in (apart from my 10-year-old obsession with NYU). I asked this question to a rep and she told me not to waste my time applying.

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Postby Samara » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:14 pm

180asBreath wrote:Has NU admitted someone without a year of full time work experience, before?

About 5% of every class has no work experience. About 80% has at least two years.

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Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:25 pm

180asBreath wrote:Has NU admitted someone without a year of full time work experience, before?

Look @ OP and you will find:

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Postby kennethellenparcell » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:26 pm

This fact is one of the reasons why I love Northwestern Law so much. I do wish that other law schools would institute the same sort of requirement but they would never be able to maintain their current class sizes.

Samara wrote:
180asBreath wrote:Has NU admitted someone without a year of full time work experience, before?

About 5% of every class has no work experience. About 80% has at least two years.

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Postby addy11 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:29 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
180asBreath wrote:Has NU admitted someone without a year of full time work experience, before?

Look @ OP and you will find:

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This has to be the single best asset NW has. Even people one year out of UG have such a different perspective. As someone slightly non-trad (4 years out), it's something I hope my eventual law school will prize as well.

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Postby Samara » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:31 pm

kennethellenparcell wrote:This fact is one of the reasons why I love Northwestern Law so much. I do wish that other law schools would institute the same sort of requirement but they would never be able to maintain their current class sizes.

Samara wrote:
180asBreath wrote:Has NU admitted someone without a year of full time work experience, before?

About 5% of every class has no work experience. About 80% has at least two years.

It's a huge plus for me too. I think the vast majority, if not all, prospective law school students should get some work experience between UG and LS. It would be great to be part of a student body with that level of experience.

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Postby thisisme » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:47 pm

kennethellenparcell wrote:
This fact is one of the reasons why I love Northwestern Law so much. I do wish that other law schools would institute the same sort of requirement but they would never be able to maintain their current class sizes.

Samara wrote:
180asBreath wrote:
Has NU admitted someone without a year of full time work experience, before?

About 5% of every class has no work experience. About 80% has at least two years.

It's a huge plus for me too. I think the vast majority, if not all, prospective law school students should get some work experience between UG and LS. It would be great to be part of a student body with that level of experience.


Ditto to all of this. It seems like having been out for a few years those students at/interested in NU have an understanding of why they want to be in law schools that is deeper than at many other schools I looked at.

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Postby AmandaPB » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:58 pm

180asBreath wrote:Has NU admitted someone without a year of full time work experience, before?

I got accepted and I’m still in undergrad, no full-time work experience aside from summers.

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Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:00 pm

AmandaPB wrote:
180asBreath wrote:Has NU admitted someone without a year of full time work experience, before?

I got accepted and I’m still in undergrad, no full-time work experience aside from summers.

CONGRATS!!!! RE: the question of WE though, you're above both medians and have a really high GPA, which is what they need to offset their love for splitters. It all depends on the #s, IMO. If you're borderline, you should have WE. If you're above both medians, you should be alright, especially if one or both of your stats are well above median.

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Postby Samara » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:01 pm

AmandaPB wrote:
180asBreath wrote:Has NU admitted someone without a year of full time work experience, before?

I got accepted and I’m still in undergrad, no full-time work experience aside from summers.

But you won't be part of the 5%, right?

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Postby AmandaPB » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:03 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
AmandaPB wrote:
180asBreath wrote:Has NU admitted someone without a year of full time work experience, before?

I got accepted and I’m still in undergrad, no full-time work experience aside from summers.

CONGRATS!!!! RE: the question of WE though, you're above both medians and have a really high GPA, which is what they need to offset their love for splitters. It all depends on the #s, IMO. If you're borderline, you should have WE. If you're above both medians, you should be alright, especially if one or both of your stats are well above median.

Definitely makes sense.
Samara wrote:But you won't be part of the 5%, right?

No, but 180asBreath asked about acceptances. I wonder how many people without work experience get accepted versus how many actually attend.

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Postby Samara » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:06 pm

AmandaPB wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:
AmandaPB wrote:
180asBreath wrote:Has NU admitted someone without a year of full time work experience, before?

I got accepted and I’m still in undergrad, no full-time work experience aside from summers.

CONGRATS!!!! RE: the question of WE though, you're above both medians and have a really high GPA, which is what they need to offset their love for splitters. It all depends on the #s, IMO. If you're borderline, you should have WE. If you're above both medians, you should be alright, especially if one or both of your stats are well above median.

Definitely makes sense.
Samara wrote:But you won't be part of the 5%, right?

No, but 180asBreath asked about acceptances. I wonder how many people without work experience get accepted versus how many actually attend.

I imagine many get accepted and don't attend because you probably need MVP numbers to get in without WE.

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Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:08 pm

Samara wrote:
AmandaPB wrote:No, but 180asBreath asked about acceptances. I wonder how many people without work experience get accepted versus how many actually attend.

I imagine many get accepted and don't attend because you probably need MVP numbers to get in without WE.

Ahh, truth. Also I assume there's some level of self-selection? More people with WE apply to NU because they've heard of their preference for it? IDK...

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Postby Samara » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:09 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
Samara wrote:
AmandaPB wrote:No, but 180asBreath asked about acceptances. I wonder how many people without work experience get accepted versus how many actually attend.

I imagine many get accepted and don't attend because you probably need MVP numbers to get in without WE.

Ahh, truth. Also I assume there's some level of self-selection? More people with WE apply to NU because they've heard of their preference for it? IDK...

Definitely, though I imagine there's more self-selection to not apply.

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Postby AmandaPB » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:11 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
Samara wrote:
AmandaPB wrote:No, but 180asBreath asked about acceptances. I wonder how many people without work experience get accepted versus how many actually attend.

I imagine many get accepted and don't attend because you probably need MVP numbers to get in without WE.

Ahh, truth. Also I assume there's some level of self-selection? More people with WE apply to NU because they've heard of their preference for it? IDK...

Yeah, I agree. I feel like I would maybe feel like an outsider if I attended, with only 5% of students not having WE.

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Postby ConfidenceMan2 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:19 pm

Well, related question then: I've been out of UG for 3 years, but only have 1 year full-time (real) work experience. Will be closer to 2 by the fall, but not quite a full 2. (Preemptive reply: because I spent a year in grad school).

How heavily do they weigh 2+ years vs 1+ years? Any idea if its a notable factor?

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Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:21 pm

ConfidenceMan2 wrote:Well, related question then: I've been out of UG for 3 years, but only have 1 year full-time (real) work experience. Will be closer to 2 by the fall, but not quite a full 2. (Preemptive reply: because I spent a year in grad school).

How heavily do they weigh 2+ years vs 1+ years? Any idea if its a notable factor?

I hiiiighly doubt it. I'll have less than 2 years WE upon matriculation, and they admitted me with a 2.8/176. Obviously it seems like they'd prefer 2 years, but I feel as though your grad school exp will count for you, despite not being technical WE.

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Postby Samara » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:44 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
ConfidenceMan2 wrote:Well, related question then: I've been out of UG for 3 years, but only have 1 year full-time (real) work experience. Will be closer to 2 by the fall, but not quite a full 2. (Preemptive reply: because I spent a year in grad school).

How heavily do they weigh 2+ years vs 1+ years? Any idea if its a notable factor?

I hiiiighly doubt it. I'll have less than 2 years WE upon matriculation, and they admitted me with a 2.8/176. Obviously it seems like they'd prefer 2 years, but I feel as though your grad school exp will count for you, despite not being technical WE.

Shouldn't be a problem. Maybe not many people only get one year of WE before applying/matriculating?

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Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:00 pm

Samara wrote:
AmandaPB wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:
AmandaPB wrote:I got accepted and I’m still in undergrad, no full-time work experience aside from summers.

CONGRATS!!!! RE: the question of WE though, you're above both medians and have a really high GPA, which is what they need to offset their love for splitters. It all depends on the #s, IMO. If you're borderline, you should have WE. If you're above both medians, you should be alright, especially if one or both of your stats are well above median.

Definitely makes sense.
Samara wrote:But you won't be part of the 5%, right?

No, but 180asBreath asked about acceptances. I wonder how many people without work experience get accepted versus how many actually attend.

I imagine many get accepted and don't attend because you probably need MVP numbers to get in without WE.

more like NYU numbers

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Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:01 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:more like NYU numbers

Hey Jam, where's that thread that YCR started about who's going where?

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Postby JustE » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:08 pm

@tweetsbyjohann: A short but long week. just consumed a bag full of regret for lunch. get ready for some decisions...

Yikes... WTF does that mean?

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Postby JDizzle2015 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:09 pm

I don't like the sound of that... "long week" doesn't sound like he's in the best of moods.

ETA: I just realized how insane I must be in order to try to analyze tweets.

**goes back to work.

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Postby franklyscarlet » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:10 pm

JustE wrote:@tweetsbyjohann: A short but long week. just consumed a bag full of regret for lunch. get ready for some decisions...

Yikes... WTF does that mean?


:shock: it sounds like rejection time to me. But I'm a pessimist.
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Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:11 pm

JustE wrote:@tweetsbyjohann: A short but long week. just consumed a bag full of regret for lunch. get ready for some decisions...

Yikes... WTF does that mean?
Sounds like he had fast food for lunch. Some people describe McDonald's (or whatever) that way. Not me; I never regret fast food.

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Postby Samara » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:11 pm

JustE wrote:@tweetsbyjohann: A short but long week. just consumed a bag full of regret for lunch. get ready for some decisions...

Yikes... WTF does that mean?

lol'd so hard at "consumed a bag full of regret." I can haz acceptance now?




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