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

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

Postby franklyscarlet » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:24 pm

teiswei wrote:
Jacq2212 wrote:
Kikero wrote:The school doesn't have a gym, but the bathroom in the basement has showers, which I've heard aren't bad.


What basement? Also, I am arriving at 8AM, my interview is around 1PM, and I leave at 10PM, so I have a lot of free time to explore. And as long as public transit can get me there I am willing to travel.

I don't really know what to suggest. There is Chinatown south, Greektown and Little Italy west, lots of theaters and cool old things north. You could check out the Evanston campus which is really quite nice. It's going to be cold and overcast so I don't think you'll really want to be outside...


Museums maybe? Also, the levy Mayer basement- ie the fancy building with all the old architecture.

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

Postby az21833 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:37 pm

hey guys ended up wiht a 171. looks like theres a lot of ebb and flow wiht the interview schedule so im going to try to grab a spot once someone drops off earlier in the month. for now im 1/31

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

Postby teiswei » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:40 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:
teiswei wrote:
Jacq2212 wrote:
Kikero wrote:The school doesn't have a gym, but the bathroom in the basement has showers, which I've heard aren't bad.


What basement? Also, I am arriving at 8AM, my interview is around 1PM, and I leave at 10PM, so I have a lot of free time to explore. And as long as public transit can get me there I am willing to travel.

I don't really know what to suggest. There is Chinatown south, Greektown and Little Italy west, lots of theaters and cool old things north. You could check out the Evanston campus which is really quite nice. It's going to be cold and overcast so I don't think you'll really want to be outside...


Museums maybe? Also, the levy Mayer basement- ie the fancy building with all the old architecture.

He/She is just so constrained by time... There is the Museum of Science and Industry and the Shedd that are pretty cool. Just may not be able to really see everything there is to see.

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

Postby franklyscarlet » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:54 pm

Plenty of time to hit the art museum. It's a short bus ride from campus. Or modern art is right around the corner.

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

Postby HawkeyeGirl » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:08 am

Juuusst wanted to check in! Submitted my JD/MBA app today! JD/MBA is run through Kellogg admissions, so I won't really be on the same timeline as you guys, but I hope to join you next fall as a 1L!!!!

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

Postby TLSplitter2012 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:20 am

ashockofpink wrote:ED still waiting. Just defer me already for the love of God I can't take the anticipation anymore!!!!!!!

Or...ya know....accept me. But do SOMETHING!!!

Any others in my boat here?


I'm in the same boat too...high GPA in hard major, low LSAT, masters degree, and 3 years work experience with a top consulting firm. Hoping we find out by Friday. I called last week and they said there were a handful of ED decisions left that should go out this week. I just keep telling myself there were a batch of rejections already so maybe we will get good news!

Here's to hoping we are Chicago bound in August!

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

Postby uconjak » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:30 pm

how long after you go complete and do the interview do you get a decision??? any idea or guess? Got my interview tomorrow.

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Postby BigZuck » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:49 pm

uconjak wrote:how long after you go complete and do the interview do you get a decision??? any idea or guess? Got my interview tomorrow.


Read the thread if you want answers to questions like this. Very recently people were complaining about being complete for a long time and hearing nothing. Hardly any RD bros have been accepted yet.

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

Postby senorhosh » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:17 pm

Is this years cycle slower? RD heard back in dec last year right?

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

Postby shntn » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:27 pm

senorhosh wrote:Is this years cycle slower? RD heard back in dec last year right?

And this cycle too.

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

Postby maxiguess » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:06 pm

Status updated to today's date. Maybe my interviewer submitted his comments? It went complete on my interview date, 12/28.

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

Postby risa » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:40 pm

Interview in 2 hours.... :shock:

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

Postby teiswei » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:21 pm

risa wrote:Interview in 2 hours.... :shock:

kill it... get the offer on the spot 8)

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

Postby ashockofpink » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:46 pm

TLSplitter2012 wrote:
ashockofpink wrote:ED still waiting. Just defer me already for the love of God I can't take the anticipation anymore!!!!!!!

Or...ya know....accept me. But do SOMETHING!!!

Any others in my boat here?


I'm in the same boat too...high GPA in hard major, low LSAT, masters degree, and 3 years work experience with a top consulting firm. Hoping we find out by Friday. I called last week and they said there were a handful of ED decisions left that should go out this week. I just keep telling myself there were a batch of rejections already so maybe we will get good news!

Here's to hoping we are Chicago bound in August!


My call two weeks ago said I'd hear by the end of the week. My call yesterday said I'd hear by the end of THIS week or early next week. I'm at the "slamming my head against a wall seems like a perfectly reasonable idea" stage.

Also, I truly doubt I'll be accepted ED as NU's focus on WE puts me at a huge disadvantage (still in undergrad), as does my under 170 LSAT (though I'm not hating on my 168). I just want to get deferred or whatever-ed so that I can at least have a reference point and be able to consider my options without wondering if I'm somehow magically going to get into Northwestern ED.

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

Postby bananasplit19 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:57 pm

ashockofpink wrote:
TLSplitter2012 wrote:
ashockofpink wrote:ED still waiting. Just defer me already for the love of God I can't take the anticipation anymore!!!!!!!

Or...ya know....accept me. But do SOMETHING!!!

Any others in my boat here?


I'm in the same boat too...high GPA in hard major, low LSAT, masters degree, and 3 years work experience with a top consulting firm. Hoping we find out by Friday. I called last week and they said there were a handful of ED decisions left that should go out this week. I just keep telling myself there were a batch of rejections already so maybe we will get good news!

Here's to hoping we are Chicago bound in August!


My call two weeks ago said I'd hear by the end of the week. My call yesterday said I'd hear by the end of THIS week or early next week. I'm at the "slamming my head against a wall seems like a perfectly reasonable idea" stage.

Also, I truly doubt I'll be accepted ED as NU's focus on WE puts me at a huge disadvantage (still in undergrad), as does my under 170 LSAT (though I'm not hating on my 168). I just want to get deferred or whatever-ed so that I can at least have a reference point and be able to consider my options without wondering if I'm somehow magically going to get into Northwestern ED.

Boy, and I thought waiting in the RD pool was bad. You guys are still waiting for Godot ED decisions this late? Brutal. Knocking on wood for you two today, I hope this afternoon brings good news from NU, just out of goddamn principle. :evil:

...some RD decisions would be cool too.

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

Postby canarykb » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:12 pm

Huh. I just got an email from Northwestern about "Financial Aid Information and Instructions", which was confusing because I have not received any word that I was admitted. I logged in to my status checker and found I have an acceptance letter (PDF) dated 12/19. Anyone else get admitted without any notice?

Not to give false hope, but I might check your status checker just in case.

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

Postby letitloose » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:31 pm

For (former) ED applicants -- has anyone actually been "deferred" to RD? Or are we using "deferred" and "held" interchangeably? My letter said I was placed on hold but would be evaluated again beginning in January. Some people are speaking of being deferred to RD. I take my letter to mean that I was placed in the same pool as RD applicants who will end up being held, rather than be evaluated again with the RD candidates. Am I wrong? I'd rather be, in this case, since being on hold is not fun.

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

Postby helix23 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:00 pm

canarykb wrote:Anyone else get admitted without any notice?


Pretty sure everyone who got admitted. The status check/letter is the notice.

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

Postby ashockofpink » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:08 pm

canarykb wrote:Huh. I just got an email from Northwestern about "Financial Aid Information and Instructions", which was confusing because I have not received any word that I was admitted. I logged in to my status checker and found I have an acceptance letter (PDF) dated 12/19. Anyone else get admitted without any notice?

Not to give false hope, but I might check your status checker just in case.



Pffft, as if I haven't been doing that not-obsessively-at-all like 5 times a day :P

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

Postby shntn » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:10 pm

canarykb wrote:Huh. I just got an email from Northwestern about "Financial Aid Information and Instructions", which was confusing because I have not received any word that I was admitted. I logged in to my status checker and found I have an acceptance letter (PDF) dated 12/19. Anyone else get admitted without any notice?

Not to give false hope, but I might check your status checker just in case.

:shock:

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

Postby canarykb » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:17 pm

helix23 wrote:
canarykb wrote:Anyone else get admitted without any notice?


Pretty sure everyone who got admitted. The status check/letter is the notice.


Hmm, I didn't realize that. I haven't been checking my status checkers very often, I figured it was just a measure the law schools used to get applicants to stop calling them for updates so much. I mean, U of M notifies you first via status checker, but then sends out your letter right away, as well an email. It's weird to expect all applicants to constantly be logging in waiting for a change in status, no? They couldn't even have managed a form email?

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

Postby bzzingbee » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:21 pm

So... I asked for an off-campus interview in November, and I still haven't heard back. I also sent in all my applications in the end of November, and Northwestern's status for me still says incomplete. According to their status check page it mentions my personal statement, etc. I have no idea what to do.

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

Postby bananasplit19 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:21 pm

canarykb wrote:I haven't been checking my status checkers very often...

:shock: YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG :shock:

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

Postby risa » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:29 pm

teiswei wrote:
risa wrote:Interview in 2 hours.... :shock:

kill it... get the offer on the spot 8)


No instant offer of admission with a full scholarship but it went pretty well regardless :)

None of the scary/hairy "give me a specific example of..." or "what was the greatest challenge of..." questions I'd feared from the interview guide kappycaft1 posted. We had a comfortable conversation that focused on my work experience (which I expected since I'm 8 years out of undergrad), why I'm going to law school, why Northwestern, etc. She seemed genuinely impressed with my work experience and she'd participated in some of the clinics and projects at NW that I'm interested in so that made for good conversation. Fingers crossed!

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:35 pm

bzzingbee wrote:So... I asked for an off-campus interview in November, and I still haven't heard back. I also sent in all my applications in the end of November, and Northwestern's status for me still says incomplete. According to their status check page it mentions my personal statement, etc. I have no idea what to do.

We need to just put this PSA at the top of the page in big, flashing red letters:
IF YOU HAVEN'T HEARD BACK ABOUT SOMETHING FOR MONTHS ON END, CALL THE OFFICE.
(not counting admission. Waiting 2 months+ is reasonable and expected for a decision.)

I do not understand why people sit on their hands for two months. Something seems to have slipped through the cracks.




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