Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby comeonletsgo » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:46 am

Status checker updated on 12/26. Went complete on 11/19. HMMM

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:46 am

comeonletsgo wrote:Status checker updated on 12/26. Went complete on 11/19. HMMM

WAT

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby comeonletsgo » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:47 am

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
comeonletsgo wrote:Status checker updated on 12/26. Went complete on 11/19. HMMM

WAT


WAT right back at you

I don't know what the update means!!

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby DoveBodyWash » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:01 am

uconjak wrote:
    Got a call last friday for an interview, looks like i am in chicago on jan 4....burrrrrrrr any ideas on the questions?
    :D


    Here are some things they asked me when I went in for my on-campus interview last year:
    -Tell me about yourself. (This was pretty blunt and I wasn't ready for this)
    -Why Northwestern?
    -Why do you want to be a lawyer? When did you know you wanted to be a lawyer?
    -Do you know what kind of law you want to practice? What are your short-term/long-term career goals.
    -Out of the things listed on your resume, which experience did you learn the most from? Which experience were you the most passionate about?
    -If you're relatively young (e.g. undergrad or recent grad) be prepared to defend why you think you're prepared for law school despite your lack of work experience.

    And be sure to prepare plenty of your own questions since they'll give you time to ask them towards the end! Good luck!
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    Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

    Postby DoveBodyWash » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:03 am

    comeonletsgo wrote:
    alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
    comeonletsgo wrote:Status checker updated on 12/26. Went complete on 11/19. HMMM

    WAT


    WAT right back at you

    I don't know what the update means!!


    No update for me :(
    Went complete: 11/1
    2nd update: 11/28

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    Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

    Postby comeonletsgo » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:10 am

    cusenation wrote:
    comeonletsgo wrote:
    alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
    comeonletsgo wrote:Status checker updated on 12/26. Went complete on 11/19. HMMM

    WAT


    WAT right back at you

    I don't know what the update means!!


    No update for me :(
    Went complete: 11/1
    2nd update: 11/28


    I don't know what it means at all! Probably 1st read. I haven't been good about checking the status checker, but I really really hope there's a January acceptance coming...

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    Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

    Postby DoveBodyWash » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:17 am

    cusenation wrote:
    comeonletsgo wrote:
    alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
    comeonletsgo wrote:Status checker updated on 12/26. Went complete on 11/19. HMMM

    WAT


    WAT right back at you

    I don't know what the update means!!


    No update for me :(
    Went complete: 11/1
    2nd update: 11/28


    I don't know what it means at all! Probably 1st read. I haven't been good about checking the status checker, but I really really hope there's a January acceptance coming...[/quote]

    Dammmmmmmm that would mean my app was read in late November but I still haven't received a decision yet..which can't be good :shock:

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    Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

    Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:22 am

    cusenation wrote:
    Dammmmmmmm that would mean my app was read in late November but I still haven't received a decision yet..which can't be good :shock:


    I don't think this means anything at all.

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    Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

    Postby oaken » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:52 am

    cusenation wrote:
    uconjak wrote:
      Got a call last friday for an interview, looks like i am in chicago on jan 4....burrrrrrrr any ideas on the questions?
      :D


      Here are some things they asked me when I went in for my on-campus interview last year:
      -Tell me about yourself. (This was pretty blunt and I wasn't ready for this)
      -Why Northwestern?
      -Why do you want to be a lawyer? When did you know you wanted to be a lawyer?
      -Do you know what kind of law you want to practice? What are your short-term/long-term career goals.
      -Out of the things listed on your resume, which experience did you learn the most from? Which experience were you the most passionate about?
      -If you're relatively young (e.g. undergrad or recent grad) be prepared to defend why you think you're prepared for law school despite your lack of work experience.

      And be sure to prepare plenty of your own questions since they'll give you time to ask them towards the end! Good luck!


      +1 for having a shitty answer for "tell me about yourself". Basically just reiterated my résumé. I had insightful answers ready for minute details of my work experience, etc but some of the big picture stuff caught me off guard.

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      Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

      Postby ashockofpink » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:44 pm

      ED applicant here. Still "complete" as of 11/14... absolutely zero movement which is somewhat (read: extremely) disconcerting. Called the admissions office and they said to expect a reply no later than next week so ... hopefully good news to those ED applicants still up in the air? SIGH.

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      Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

      Postby DoveBodyWash » Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:24 pm

      ashockofpink wrote:ED applicant here. Still "complete" as of 11/14... absolutely zero movement which is somewhat (read: extremely) disconcerting. Called the admissions office and they said to expect a reply no later than next week so ... hopefully good news to those ED applicants still up in the air? SIGH.


      Oh wow that does sound extremely stressful. If it makes you feel better I highly highly doubt a ding is coming your way. At worst you'll be deferred and admitted RD or something :D , good luck!

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      Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

      Postby DoveBodyWash » Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:44 pm

      Anytime I see a reference to Northwestern outside of TLS:

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      Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

      Postby maxiguess » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:39 pm

      Interview tonight, and then I'm finally done with everything.

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      Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

      Postby francesfarmer » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:35 pm

      maxiguess wrote:Interview tonight, and then I'm finally done with everything.

      Wooooo!

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      Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

      Postby bananasplit19 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:20 pm

      maxiguess wrote:Interview tonight, and then I'm finally done with everything.

      Knock 'em dead.

      Also, try to avoid doing this:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJlbAUYE-ls

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      Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

      Postby maxiguess » Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:14 pm

      Went well I think. We chatted for over 2 hours and became buddies.

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      Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

      Postby 20141023 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:03 pm

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      Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

      Postby az21833 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:46 pm

      Hey guys, I'm late to this party but need everybody's advice. I live in NYC and am applying to NW law, my plan was to interview off campus with alumni but i just realized they had a deadline of 12/1 (wtf?). I took december lsat so I starting filling out the actual forms a few weeks ago and just now realized this. For some reason the on campus deadline is like three months later but i work close to 80,90 hours a week and its really hard to get away. couple questions

      1) do they pay to fly you out, put you up etc.
      2) should i fly out same AM and come back same PM if not
      3) how important is it that I go through all this trouble for admission
      4) will they accomodate a phone/skype interview given the circumstances?

      gpa ~4.0, lsat ~170. 2 yrs WE in finance.

      i received a fee waiver after the October LSAT and have been receiving a bunch of other list-serv type things from NU since, if that matters at all.
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      Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

      Postby BigZuck » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:54 pm

      az21833 wrote:Hey guys, I'm late to this party but need everybody's advice. I live in NYC and am applying to NW law, my plan was to interview off campus with alumni but i just realized they had a deadline of 12/1 (wtf?). I took december lsat so I starting filling out the actual forms a few weeks ago and just now realized this. For some reason the on campus deadline is like three months later but i work close to 80,90 hours a week and its really hard to get away. couple questions

      1) do they pay to fly you out, put you up etc.
      2) should i fly out same AM and come back same PM if not
      3) how important is it that I go through all this trouble for admission
      4) will they accomodate a phone/skype interview given the circumstances?

      gpa ~4.0, lsat ~170. 2 yrs WE in finance.


      1) Of course not.
      2) That's up to you. How could we possibly answer that question?
      3) Probably doesn't really matter, your numbers should be good enough.
      4) Maybe not, it's not their problem you didn't read the instructions.

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      Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

      Postby 20141023 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:08 pm

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      Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

      Postby az21833 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:13 pm

      whoops, completely meant NU law. Looks like the next available interview date on campus is 1/31. Is it worth delaying review of my application to review? It seems like it is so I think I'll go ahead and sign-up.

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      Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

      Postby teiswei » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:24 pm

      Woo! First bowl win in 63 years!

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      Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

      Postby BigZuck » Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:21 pm

      az21833 wrote:whoops, completely meant NU law. Looks like the next available interview date on campus is 1/31. Is it worth delaying review of my application to review? It seems like it is so I think I'll go ahead and sign-up.


      Saw some of your other threads/posts, do you even have an LSAT score yet?

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      Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

      Postby 20141023 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:23 pm

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      Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

      Postby az21833 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:47 pm

      good idea.. will do. have a 167 from october but think i did 170 on december, for whatever its worth. will have a better idea tomorrow. sorry for all the posts just trying to figure everything out so i can hit the ground running tomorrow with submitting etc.




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