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

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

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:58 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
shntn wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:I never got an email but checked my status checker just because I saw some action in this thread and my decision letter was available, so for those of you who haven't received and email it may be worth it to log on. I got the 50k/year with a one year deferral offer.

Eek! A one-year deferral sounds awful. I'd just withdraw if I were you.
Are you insane? He gets paid, in effect, $150,000 for that year.

I don't think you're understanding what shntn is trying to say here

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

Postby danitt » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:59 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
shntn wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:I never got an email but checked my status checker just because I saw some action in this thread and my decision letter was available, so for those of you who haven't received and email it may be worth it to log on. I got the 50k/year with a one year deferral offer.

Eek! A one-year deferral sounds awful. I'd just withdraw if I were you.
Are you insane? He gets paid, in effect, $150,000 for that year.

I don't think you're understanding what shntn is trying to say here

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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

Postby pedestrian » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:01 pm

I think that we should ALL withdraw our applications.

Count of three...

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

Postby feralinfant » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:01 pm

pedestrian wrote:I think that we should ALL withdraw our applications.

Count of three...


one

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

Postby shntn » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:01 pm

pedestrian wrote:I think that we should ALL withdraw our applications.

Count of three...

Is this one of these things where we all jump in the freezing water except you and you have a good LOL? Nice try, I had high school parties, too.

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

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:09 pm

shntn wrote:
pedestrian wrote:I think that we should ALL withdraw our applications.

Count of three...

Is this one of these things where we all jump in the freezing water except you and you have a good LOL? Nice try, I had high school parties, too.

How cold can water really get on the Gulf?

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

Postby shntn » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:10 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
shntn wrote:
pedestrian wrote:I think that we should ALL withdraw our applications.

Count of three...

Is this one of these things where we all jump in the freezing water except you and you have a good LOL? Nice try, I had high school parties, too.

How cold can water really get on the Gulf?

I was thinking of the Atlantic. The Gulf is nice and balmy.

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

Postby bernaldiaz » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:17 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
shntn wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:I never got an email but checked my status checker just because I saw some action in this thread and my decision letter was available, so for those of you who haven't received and email it may be worth it to log on. I got the 50k/year with a one year deferral offer.

Eek! A one-year deferral sounds awful. I'd just withdraw if I were you.
Are you insane? He gets paid, in effect, $150,000 for that year.

I don't think you're understanding what shntn is trying to say here


Haha all in good time, I promise I won't draw things out. I just want to see all my offers first.

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

Postby pedestrian » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:23 pm

shntn wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
shntn wrote:
pedestrian wrote:I think that we should ALL withdraw our applications.

Count of three...

Is this one of these things where we all jump in the freezing water except you and you have a good LOL? Nice try, I had high school parties, too.

How cold can water really get on the Gulf?

I was thinking of the Atlantic. The Gulf is nice and balmy.


Umm... where are we applying? It's Lake Michigan and the water's fine!

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

Postby franklyscarlet » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:36 pm

shntn wrote:I randomly checked flights just now and found the perfect one, and well within budget. ASW lulz now imminent. 8)


:-D I will buy y'all shots with my monopoly money (ie loans). ASW is the shit-- new friends (most of whom will end up attending since its so late), seeing our gorgeous school, Follies, and of course drinking with fabulous current students.

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

Postby letitloose » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:10 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:
shntn wrote:I randomly checked flights just now and found the perfect one, and well within budget. ASW lulz now imminent. 8)


:-D I will buy y'all shots with my monopoly money (ie loans). ASW is the shit-- new friends (most of whom will end up attending since its so late), seeing our gorgeous school, Follies, and of course drinking with fabulous current students.

I'm going to pretend like I didn't hear that. I wish everyone would undersell ASW to us ED-deferred people...until we hear back.

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

Postby pedestrian » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:25 pm

Finally interviewing tomorrow. Submitted my request on 11/20

Hope this doesn't hurt my chances too much :cry:

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

Postby franklyscarlet » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:26 pm

letitloose wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:
shntn wrote:I randomly checked flights just now and found the perfect one, and well within budget. ASW lulz now imminent. 8)


:-D I will buy y'all shots with my monopoly money (ie loans). ASW is the shit-- new friends (most of whom will end up attending since its so late), seeing our gorgeous school, Follies, and of course drinking with fabulous current students.

I'm going to pretend like I didn't hear that. I wish everyone would undersell ASW to us ED-deferred people...until we hear back.


Don't worry, I was ED-deferred and still waiting at this time last year. hang in there!

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

Postby danitt » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:33 pm

Apparently Johann spent the afternoon answering phones in the office. He tweeted about being polite when you call because you never know who's on the other end.

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

Postby shntn » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:34 pm

danitt wrote:Apparently Johann spent the afternoon answering phones in the office. He tweeted about being polite when you call because you never know who's on the other end.

LOL I saw that. I wonder who got testy with Johann without knowing it.

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

Postby DoveBodyWash » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:36 pm

danitt wrote:Apparently Johann spent the afternoon answering phones in the office. He tweeted about being polite when you call because you never know who's on the other end.


How I'm gunna interpret this as someone who's still waiting: Call everyday with a different question and be super polite

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

Postby jing87 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:50 pm

submitted my application last night, had off-campus interview this afternoon, application status went to complete a couple of hours after the interview.
Now the waiting begins.

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

Postby cgw » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:40 pm

pedestrian wrote:Finally interviewing tomorrow. Submitted my request on 11/20

Hope this doesn't hurt my chances too much :cry:


I can't imagine it would. I didn't interview and still somehow got accepted. Good luck!

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

Postby bluecouch » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:42 pm

cgw wrote:
pedestrian wrote:Finally interviewing tomorrow. Submitted my request on 11/20

Hope this doesn't hurt my chances too much :cry:


I can't imagine it would. I didn't interview and still somehow got accepted. Good luck!


I think I submitted my request around the same time, and I just interviewed today. fwiw, the interview is just to gauge your interest in Northwestern and to ask an alumni questions about the school.

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

Postby M458 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:40 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:
shntn wrote:I randomly checked flights just now and found the perfect one, and well within budget. ASW lulz now imminent. 8)


:-D I will buy y'all shots with my monopoly money (ie loans). ASW is the shit-- new friends (most of whom will end up attending since its so late), seeing our gorgeous school, Follies, and of course drinking with fabulous current students.


Count me in for this :) Excited to meet all of you.

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

Postby oaken » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:09 am

bernaldiaz wrote:I never got an email but checked my status checker just because I saw some action in this thread and my decision letter was available, so for those of you who haven't received and email it may be worth it to log on. I got the 50k/year with a one year deferral offer.


curious about the deferral offer. do you have to work, or just wait, or what?

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

Postby danitt » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:17 am

oaken wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:I never got an email but checked my status checker just because I saw some action in this thread and my decision letter was available, so for those of you who haven't received and email it may be worth it to log on. I got the 50k/year with a one year deferral offer.


curious about the deferral offer. do you have to work, or just wait, or what?

Wouldn't it be up to applicant what they do in the year?

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:19 am

oaken wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:I never got an email but checked my status checker just because I saw some action in this thread and my decision letter was available, so for those of you who haven't received and email it may be worth it to log on. I got the 50k/year with a one year deferral offer.


curious about the deferral offer. do you have to work, or just wait, or what?
I don't know what the actual letter says, but the implication is that they love the person's numbers but wish they weren't a K-JD, i.e., wish they had work experience. Most people can't afford to sit around on their ass without doing SOME kind of work for a whole year.

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

Postby bernaldiaz » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:33 am

oaken wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:I never got an email but checked my status checker just because I saw some action in this thread and my decision letter was available, so for those of you who haven't received and email it may be worth it to log on. I got the 50k/year with a one year deferral offer.


curious about the deferral offer. do you have to work, or just wait, or what?


From my letter:

The Admissions Committee has completed its review of your application and is pleased to offer you a one-year
deferred admission to the Juris Doctor program at Northwestern Law beginning Fall, 2014 along with an annual
and renewable scholarship of $50,000/year.
The Admissions Committee was impressed by many aspects of your candidacy but prefers that you gain an
additional year of work experience prior to matriculation. The Law School is increasing its emphasis on work
experience in the admissions process and presently more than 95% of our students enroll with at least one year of
post-undergraduate full-time work experience. Students who enter with work experience enhance classroom
discussions, generally perform better in classes, and heighten their potential for success after law school. We offer
deferred admission to a select group of applicants for whom we feel work experience will provide great benefit,
both for the applicant and for the School.


Hope this helps!

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

Postby oaken » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:39 am

do you already have a job? how do they know you'll get one? if you don't work and just dick around will they still accept you? what if you work retail or fast food or something? the whole thing just seems very strange to me. thanks for posting it though.




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