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

Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:13 pm

RonnyDworkin wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
Samara wrote:
RonnyDworkin wrote:For those who've interviewed, how long was it?

Just over a half hour.

Do they ask those awkward "why do you wanna be a lawyer" questions?



you bet ya! And of course... "Why NU?"

I feel like explaining my reason for going to law school would sound silly. Though why NU is much easier.

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

Postby Samara » Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:19 am

JamMasterJ wrote:I feel like explaining my reason for going to law school would sound silly. Though why NU is much easier.

Now I really want to know why you're going to law school...

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

Postby crumpetsandtea » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:44 pm

How are you guys traveling w/your suits (for those of you flying in)? I'm considering stealing my sister's marching band outfit garment cover (its really nice, red and leatherish) and using it as my carry-on item...idk, would that work?

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

Postby soj » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:48 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:How are you guys traveling w/your suits (for those of you flying in)? I'm considering stealing my sister's marching band outfit garment cover (its really nice, red and leatherish) and using it as my carry-on item...idk, would that work?

Most planes have a suit closet. Ask a flight attendant to store it for you. It shouldn't count as your carry-on or personal item (not that people follow that rule anyway :roll: ).

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:50 pm

soj wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:How are you guys traveling w/your suits (for those of you flying in)? I'm considering stealing my sister's marching band outfit garment cover (its really nice, red and leatherish) and using it as my carry-on item...idk, would that work?

Most planes have a suit closet. Ask a flight attendant to store it for you. It shouldn't count as your carry-on or personal item (not that people follow that rule anyway :roll: ).
I've never heard of it not counting as a carry-on, but this is why garment bags were invented. They fold in half or thirds and are specifically designed to carry a suit.

ETA: or you can hang them (unfolded) in the suit closet.

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

Postby crumpetsandtea » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:58 pm

Saweeeettt, had no idea suit closets existed. My main worry was about folding the garment while flying, and if that would wrinkle it or make it crumply. Now that I know of this magical 'suit closet' I am reassured. :mrgreen: thanks gais <3

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

Postby tmon » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:02 pm

Things not to do: Decide to use a completely unfilled overhead compartment before most of the passengers get on and lay the garment bag out on the bottom of it. Walk away. Don't notice what's happening with the compartment as people load it up.

That flight ended with a very annoyed tmon and a very wrinkled suit. Stupid and distracted on my part, but maybe not the most obvious thing ever.

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:38 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:How are you guys traveling w/your suits (for those of you flying in)? I'm considering stealing my sister's marching band outfit garment cover (its really nice, red and leatherish) and using it as my carry-on item...idk, would that work?

Are you gonna be on campus much before the interview?

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

Postby bk1 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:50 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:How are you guys traveling w/your suits (for those of you flying in)? I'm considering stealing my sister's marching band outfit garment cover (its really nice, red and leatherish) and using it as my carry-on item...idk, would that work?


I put my suit in its bag and folded it in thirds then put it in my suitcase. It had light creases which I steamed out at the hotel.

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

Postby franklyscarlet » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:56 pm

I'm packing my suit carefully and hoping the artist formerly known as muni has an iron.

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:48 pm

I'm wondering what I'm gonna do with it after the interview.

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

Postby RonnyDworkin » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:03 pm

good luck guys! I had my interview last week.

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:04 pm

RonnyDworkin wrote:good luck guys! I had my interview last week.


On or off campus? Anything worth knowing?

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

Postby RonnyDworkin » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:17 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
RonnyDworkin wrote:good luck guys! I had my interview last week.


On or off campus? Anything worth knowing?



Off campus but with admission person. Think of it as a business interview.

Also, the person might ask you which other schools you're applying to... Slightly awkward, but formulate a good answer.

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

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:56 pm

RonnyDworkin wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:
RonnyDworkin wrote:good luck guys! I had my interview last week.


On or off campus? Anything worth knowing?



Off campus but with admission person. Think of it as a business interview.

Also, the person might ask you which other schools you're applying to... Slightly awkward, but formulate a good answer.

I'm more worried about bombing the interview than the LSAT. My voice gets high and I just start saying awkward drivel

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

Postby crumpetsandtea » Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:43 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:Are you gonna be on campus much before the interview?

I'll probably try and get there a few hours early, yeah. Juuuust in case. The bathrooms at NU (at least the girls' bathrooms) have places where you can hang things (and a shower lol) IIRC, so I might just change 15-20 min before and hang my non-suit clothes there to minimize wrinkling/looking like an 0L gunner.

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

Postby Hopefully2012 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:03 pm

johann's g+ wrote:Binding ED= $150K

A twelve pack of Q's and A's:

Q: What does it mean?
A: It means that if you are admitted through our Binding Early Decision (BED) program you will receive a merit based $50K scholarship per year. (3 years x $50K= $150K, get it?)

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

Postby Samara » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:09 pm

Hopefully2012 wrote:
johann's g+ wrote:Binding ED= $150K

A twelve pack of Q's and A's:

Q: What does it mean?
A: It means that if you are admitted through our Binding Early Decision (BED) program you will receive a merit based $50K scholarship per year. (3 years x $50K= $150K, get it?)

Damn, scooped.

This sucks. It seems to be a growing trend. This means that ED is useless for bubble people and won't give any boost in admissions, right? I don't really understand who this is targeting. Are they just trying to poach highly qualified candidates from the other T14s? If you have the numbers to get this, why would you ED and preclude yourself from equal or better offers at peer or higher schools.

Would applying ED as a splitter be totally silly? Ugh, this is not good for me.

ETA: Here's the link: https://plus.google.com/u/0/102552009136948752045/posts

According the Johann, the ED admissions requirements remain the same. Can this possibly be true? Are they just going to be handing out schollies left and right?

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:19 pm

Samara wrote:
Hopefully2012 wrote:
johann's g+ wrote:Binding ED= $150K

A twelve pack of Q's and A's:

Q: What does it mean?
A: It means that if you are admitted through our Binding Early Decision (BED) program you will receive a merit based $50K scholarship per year. (3 years x $50K= $150K, get it?)

Damn, scooped.

This sucks. It seems to be a growing trend. This means that ED is useless for bubble people and won't give any boost in admissions, right? I don't really understand who this is targeting. Are they just trying to poach highly qualified candidates from the other T14s? If you have the numbers to get this, why would you ED and preclude yourself from equal or better offers at peer or higher schools.

Would applying ED as a splitter be totally silly? Ugh, this is not good for me.


Wow, this is a major game-changer.

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:23 pm

Hopefully2012 wrote:
johann's g+ wrote:Binding ED= $150K

A twelve pack of Q's and A's:

Q: What does it mean?
A: It means that if you are admitted through our Binding Early Decision (BED) program you will receive a merit based $50K scholarship per year. (3 years x $50K= $150K, get it?)

Goddamn, $50k/year would be nice. Actually, $50k total would be nice.
I have to wait to apply for financial aid with my entering class, so I'm spending a whole year staring sticker price in the face. (And I'm assuming I won't get anything anyway.) It's not pretty.

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

Postby Samara » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:25 pm

Does anyone know any numbers on GW's program? I've been told that it's more selective (which would be contrary to Johann's statement) but I haven't seen any numbers on how big the selectivity jump is.

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

Postby crumpetsandtea » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:31 pm

So Binding ED is just the way he's saying regular ED right?

UGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH FFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU. Hopefully no one realizes this and it's still just us splitters applying. Jesusssss...this is really frustrating :| UGH. Damnit, NU, why are you doing this??? :cry:

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:31 pm

Samara wrote:Does anyone know any numbers on GW's program? I've been told that it's more selective (which would be contrary to Johann's statement) but I haven't seen any numbers on how big the selectivity jump is.


Limited data on LSN seems to suggest an above-median GPA :( is required at GW.

I have to believe that if this is true Northwestern will be pulling in people who would have received money from CCN. Given their medians, I'd think 171, 3.8 would be the baseline.

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:32 pm

By the way if this is true it means insta-ED app for me and on the next plane to Chicago to interview.

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

Postby crumpetsandtea » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:34 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:By the way if this is true it means insta-ED app for me and on the next plane to Chicago to interview.

He posted it himself, it's true.

UGH. I am so fucking upset. I mean, shit if I get in I won't be upset, but this basically fucks over my chances of getting in because tons of people with better stats are going to be doing the ED program hoping to get that $150K now. I guess I'm just going to have to resign myself to a TTT. Ugh. I'm sad. ):




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