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Re: NU (NW?) Apps '11-'12 - Congratulations RD Admits! <3

Postby Take Two » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:38 pm

Held. C'est la vie.

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Re: NU (NW?) Apps '11-'12 - Congratulations RD Admits! <3

Postby bbalcrzy23 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:19 pm

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Re: NU (NW?) Apps '11-'12 - Congratulations RD Admits! <3

Postby Anciano » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:24 pm

bbalcrzy23 wrote:Sounds like a yield protect day......lets hold all these ballers and see who wants to commit..

That's the only possible explanation given the stats of some of the people who got held.

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Re: NU (NW?) Apps '11-'12 - Congratulations RD Admits! <3

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:03 pm

Held. Above both 75ths. Applied early November.

Cool system of notifications :P .

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Re: NU (NW?) Apps '11-'12 - Congratulations RD Admits! <3

Postby thelawyler » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:27 pm

Held. Applied early Oct. Did not interview, but interviewed the previous year. Expected a WL though.

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Re: NU (NW?) Apps '11-'12 - Congratulations RD Admits! <3

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:16 pm

THATSHOWYOUGETANTS wrote:held at:

georgetown
cornell
northwestern
and faculty review at Berkeley

I AM THE BORDERLINE APPLICANT

please

held at NU
WL at Penn, UVA, and Chicago
Denied at Harvard
NYU still hasn't told me anything, which probably means waitlist

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Re: NU (NW?) Apps '11-'12 - Congratulations RD Admits! <3

Postby T1hopeful » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:24 pm

OldMan2015 wrote:
bbalcrzy23 wrote:Sounds like a yield protect day......lets hold all these ballers and see who wants to commit..

That's the only possible explanation given the stats of some of the people who got held.


Ha, I wish. I have a 161 LSAT and no work experience and I got held today. I really doubt it's YP in my case.

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Re: NU (NW?) Apps '11-'12 - Congratulations RD Admits! <3

Postby EMZE » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:19 am

JamMasterJ wrote:
THATSHOWYOUGETANTS wrote:held at:

georgetown
cornell
northwestern
and faculty review at Berkeley

I AM THE BORDERLINE APPLICANT

please

held at NU
WL at Penn, UVA, and Chicago
Denied at Harvard
NYU still hasn't told me anything, which probably means waitlist


Do you have any other apps out?

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Re: NU (NW?) Apps '11-'12 - Congratulations RD Admits! <3

Postby law2015 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:36 am

Also held today, did not interview.

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Re: NU (NW?) Apps '11-'12 - Congratulations RD Admits! <3

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:01 am

EMZE wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
THATSHOWYOUGETANTS wrote:held at:

georgetown
cornell
northwestern
and faculty review at Berkeley

I AM THE BORDERLINE APPLICANT

please

held at NU
WL at Penn, UVA, and Chicago
Denied at Harvard
NYU still hasn't told me anything, which probably means waitlist


Do you have any other apps out?

yeah, Mich, NYU, and Columbia.

oh yeah, I'm also on the priority reserve at Duke

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Re: NU (NW?) Apps '11-'12 - Congratulations RD Admits! <3

Postby thelawyler » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:34 am

JamMasterJ wrote:
THATSHOWYOUGETANTS wrote:held at:

georgetown
cornell
northwestern
and faculty review at Berkeley

I AM THE BORDERLINE APPLICANT

please

held at NU
WL at Penn, UVA, and Chicago
Denied at Harvard
NYU still hasn't told me anything, which probably means waitlist


Damn, good luck on those wait lists dude.

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Re: NU (NW?) Apps '11-'12 - Congratulations RD Admits! <3

Postby Flips88 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:07 am

JamMasterJ wrote:
THATSHOWYOUGETANTS wrote:held at:

georgetown
cornell
northwestern
and faculty review at Berkeley

I AM THE BORDERLINE APPLICANT

please

held at NU
WL at Penn, UVA, and Chicago
Denied at Harvard
NYU still hasn't told me anything, which probably means waitlist

Yo dawg, I'm happy for you, i'mma let you finish, but I got

Held at NU and WL'd at Illinois, WUSTL, Texas, Georgetown, Duke, UVA, Berkeley, UPenn, and Michigan.

Only ding was NYU (those whores).

But I got in off hold from Northwestern so do not abandon hope y'all

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Re: NU (NW?) Apps '11-'12 - Congratulations RD Admits! <3

Postby THATSHOWYOUGETANTS » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:01 am

Flips88 wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
THATSHOWYOUGETANTS wrote:held at:

georgetown
cornell
northwestern
and faculty review at Berkeley

I AM THE BORDERLINE APPLICANT

please

held at NU
WL at Penn, UVA, and Chicago
Denied at Harvard
NYU still hasn't told me anything, which probably means waitlist

Yo dawg, I'm happy for you, i'mma let you finish, but I got

Held at NU and WL'd at Illinois, WUSTL, Texas, Georgetown, Duke, UVA, Berkeley, UPenn, and Michigan.

Only ding was NYU (those whores).

But I got in off hold from Northwestern so do not abandon hope y'all

i see your waitlists and raise you dings at: Columbia, UVA (lol in retrospect i can't believe i even applied to those), UCLA, and Minnesota

on a serious note- 1) given that there was so many holds, do people think that an NU hold has better chances than what a hold typically means at other law schools?
2) what are peoples thoughts on the hold interview? I would want to do it, but live on west coast, and it doesn't seem like the interviews have effected their decision to hold people- so the hold interview probably won't have much effect- or is that bad thinking?

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Re: NU (NW?) Apps '11-'12 - Congratulations RD Admits! <3

Postby zipzopzoobitybop! » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:36 am

Held today as well. 171, 3.93

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Re: NU (NW?) Apps '11-'12 - Congratulations RD Admits! <3

Postby sandwiches5000 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:45 am

HELD. Does anyone know if it's worth sending in additional materials/LOCI in case the financial aid package is better than other schools so the schools I've been accepted to can consider NW's offer?

How generous is Northwestern when it comes to giving out aid packages?

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Re: NU (NW?) Apps '11-'12 - Congratulations RD Admits! <3

Postby franklyscarlet » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:51 am

what the objective fuck is going on in the heads of adcoms this year? Weird stuff is going down.

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Re: NU (NW?) Apps '11-'12 - Congratulations RD Admits! <3

Postby JDizzle2015 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:29 am

bbalcrzy23 wrote:Sounds like a yield protect day......lets hold all these ballers and see who wants to commit..


Someone's lurkin'.

Johanna's twitter: @tweetsbyjohann: That time of year- YP? Yeah, right. Great post from a colleague. Couldn't say it better myself. http://t.co/40eytuZ5

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Re: NU (NW?) Apps '11-'12 - Congratulations RD Admits! <3

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:31 am

franklyscarlet wrote:what the objective fuck is going on in the heads of adcoms this year? Weird stuff is going down.


+1 Very weird stuffs.

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Re: NU (NW?) Apps '11-'12 - Congratulations RD Admits! <3

Postby crooked » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:34 am

JDizzle2015 wrote:
bbalcrzy23 wrote:Sounds like a yield protect day......lets hold all these ballers and see who wants to commit..


Someone's lurkin'.

Johanna's twitter: @tweetsbyjohann: That time of year- YP? Yeah, right. Great post from a colleague. Couldn't say it better myself. http://t.co/40eytuZ5


Even Johann is a Dean Z fan. That said, I'm not sure what he means by "that time of year." Is it early for YP or late? I didn't really think time of year had much to do with it.

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Re: NU (NW?) Apps '11-'12 - Congratulations RD Admits! <3

Postby bbalcrzy23 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:47 am

crooked wrote:
JDizzle2015 wrote:
bbalcrzy23 wrote:Sounds like a yield protect day......lets hold all these ballers and see who wants to commit..


Someone's lurkin'.

Johanna's twitter: @tweetsbyjohann: That time of year- YP? Yeah, right. Great post from a colleague. Couldn't say it better myself. http://t.co/40eytuZ5


Even Johann is a Dean Z fan. That said, I'm not sure what he means by "that time of year." Is it early for YP or late? I didn't really think time of year had much to do with it.


Haha maybe it isa myth. Initially I thought it was a silly concept but after a few months on TLS, I began to accept it as fact. Since NU almost requires work experience, they do have a vast spectrum of applicants to choose from, and therefore can easily make a more holistic review.

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Re: NU (NW?) Apps '11-'12 - Congratulations RD Admits! <3

Postby kennethellenparcell » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:20 pm

I'm gonna be honest - I don't really believe in yield protection at the t14.

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Postby crooked » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:23 pm

kennethellenparcell wrote:I'm gonna be honest - I don't really believe in yield protection at the t14.


Really? What about schools like UVA? They recently sent out a round of WLs that looked like pretty blatant YP. I'm more inclined to believe the conventional wisdom here that different schools rely on it to different degrees and that the T6 don't really bother with it.

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Re: NU (NW?) Apps '11-'12 - Congratulations RD Admits! <3

Postby Mr. Somebody » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:26 pm

Nu law jist tweeted more jd decisions hopefully better news this time

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Re: NU (NW?) Apps '11-'12 - Congratulations RD Admits! <3

Postby kennethellenparcell » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:36 pm

A couple of things make me inclined to feel this way:
(1) The fact that applicants with similar numbers get different decisions.
(2) The fact that the acceptance rate (which factors in yield) counts for 2.5% of the US News Rankings formula. How much does it really matter? The t14 has way more applicants than they know what to do with even if the number has declined. I think it's probably true that they have more qualified people than seats.

I think schools are looking for factors that they feel like would predispose an applicant to success at their school. Since each school has a different personality, these factors are different and that may be why qualified applicants get different decisions from similarly ranked schools. Just a theory. Yield protection is too simplistic of an explanation for me. From going through this application process, I really think that this is not just a numbers game even though numbers ARE important.

crooked wrote:
kennethellenparcell wrote:I'm gonna be honest - I don't really believe in yield protection at the t14.


Really? What about schools like UVA? They recently sent out a round of WLs that looked like pretty blatant YP. I'm more inclined to believe the conventional wisdom here that different schools rely on it to different degrees and that the T6 don't really bother with it.
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Re: NU (NW?) Apps '11-'12 - Congratulations RD Admits! <3

Postby franklyscarlet » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:40 pm

Mr. Somebody wrote:Nu law jist tweeted more jd decisions hopefully better news this time


0_0 new classmates? Hopefully not more carnage.




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