Dates to Remember:
Application for Admission filing period begins.
On-campus interviewing begins.
Skype interviewing begins for LLM, LLM/Kellogg, and LLM IHR programs.
Deadline for completion of mandatory on-campus interviews for Early Decision candidates.
Deadline for receipt of completed Early Decision application.
Deadline for requesting off-campus interviews.
Deadline for completion of interviews for Accelerated JD candidates.
Early Decision candidates notified of decisions.
Deadline for receipt of completed Accelerated JD application.
Deadline for receipt of completed ALLM Application.
Deadline for receipt of completed LLM / Kellogg Application.
Deadline for receipt of completed LLM and LLM in Human Rights Application.
Deadline for receipt of JD applications.
On-campus interviewing period ends.
Deadline for receipt of completed Two-Year JD Application.
For applicants requesting financial aid, deadline for receipt by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the Need Access Application.
Application for transfer filing period begins.
Deadline for receipt of completed transfer applications.
JD Applicant Required Items Checklist:
A completed application to Northwestern University School of Law consists of a number of parts that are sent to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid by the applicant, the Law School Admission Council, and recommenders:
- A personal statement
- One letter of recommendation
- The Law School Data Assembly Service Law School Report
- Law School Admission Test results
- A nonrefundable application fee payable by check or money order to Northwestern University
Applicants who have thoroughly researched their law school options and who have identified Northwestern as their first choice law school may wish to apply for Early Decision. Northwestern's Early Decision program is binding. If admitted through the Early Decision program, you must commit to matriculating at Northwestern and submit a nonrefundable $750 seat deposit by the date indicated on your letter of admission. You also must withdraw all of your applications to other schools and refrain from initiating any new applications if and when you are notified of your acceptance through the Early Decision program. You may not be an Early Decision candidate at more than one law school.
To be considered for Early Decision, your application must be complete, including your Credential Assembly Service Law School Report, by December 1. (Accordingly, in order to make sure your application is complete by the December 1 deadline, it would be in your best interest to submit your application by November 15 if you are applying through LSAC.) The October LSAT administration is the last acceptable score for consideration as an Early Decision candidate.
An on-campus interview is mandatory for Early Decision candidates. Off-campus interviews are not accepted. Your interview must be completed by November 15 to be considered for Early Decision. You are encouraged to sign-up for your interview as soon as possible to ensure that there are appointments available, as all on-campus interview appointment slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
You must sign and return the Early Decision Certification (Supplemental Application) with your Application for Admission directly to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. Your Early Decision Certification will not be transmitted by Credential Assembly Service. You will be notified of the Admissions Committee's decision by the end of December.
Applicants who are admitted in December 2012 to the three-year JD program through binding early decision and who matriculate in Fall 2013 will receive a $50,000 merit scholarship per year for three years.
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Tuition Rates: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissions/tuitionaid/tuition/
-What is your least favorite thing about your undergraduate coursework?
-What is the biggest/most important document you have written?
-What is the most difficult decision you have made?
-What is the most significant project you have managed?
-Tell me about the worst boss you have worked for and how you resolved issues.
-How would your professors describe you?
-Why law school?
-Have you been to Chicago during the winter?
-Why did you choose your undergrad school?
-What would you change about your undergrad experience if you could?
-How will you define success in your career?
-How do you deal with conflict?
-Tell me about your most significant experience speaking in front of other people.
-What would you do if you didn't get into any law schools?
-If you were accepted to all of the schools how would you decide where to go?
-What was your favorite class? What was you most difficult class?
-What do you do for fun?
-What kinds of extracurricular activities were you involved in?
- What do you think is important to being a leader?
- What traits do you have that make you a successful leader?
- Who or what inspired you to attend law school?
NW 2010 Interviews Thread: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=127454&start=75
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