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

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

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:56 pm

curepure wrote:I applied for AJD with GMAT, I kinda feel awkward competing with LSAT takers..
Or I just hate that future employers might ask, so you went to law school, what's your lsat?

A law grad should chime in here, but I'm pretty sure no one will ask that. Ever.

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

Postby HawkeyeGirl » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:05 pm

curepure wrote:I applied for AJD with GMAT, I kinda feel awkward competing with LSAT takers..
Or I just hate that future employers might ask, so you went to law school, what's your lsat?


I applied to the JD/MBA program with only a GMAT too. I took the LSAT for other schools, but NU has no idea what my score is. Kinda weird, I agree.

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

Postby dolfan0516 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:33 pm

curepure wrote:future employers might ask, so you went to law school, what's your lsat?


lol

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

Postby DoveBodyWash » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:36 pm

dolfan0516 wrote:
curepure wrote:future employers might ask, so you went to law school, what's your lsat?


lol


The only time I've heard of employers asking for grad school test scores is when management consulting firms ask for your test scores...but they ask for any test scores you have starting from your SAT's

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

Postby HawkeyeGirl » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:38 pm

cusenation wrote:
dolfan0516 wrote:
curepure wrote:future employers might ask, so you went to law school, what's your lsat?


lol


The only time I've heard of employers asking for grad school test scores is when management consulting firms ask for your test scores...but they ask for any test scores you have starting from your SAT's


They will also ask you your test scores in some banking interviews

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

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:39 pm

Never for legal interviews though, right? I never had to take the SAT

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

Postby ks2499 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:46 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:Never for legal interviews though, right? I never had to take the SAT


Not implying that this is in any way the norm, but it looks like it does happen: http://abovethelaw.com/2011/02/kl-gates ... sat-score/

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

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:48 pm

ks2499 wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:Never for legal interviews though, right? I never had to take the SAT


Not implying that this is in any way the norm, but it looks like it does happen: http://abovethelaw.com/2011/02/kl-gates ... sat-score/

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Although, it says nothing about the regular SAT, so I'm probably good 8)

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

Postby HawkeyeGirl » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:54 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:Never for legal interviews though, right? I never had to take the SAT


I never took the SAT either, and the only interview where I was verbally asked my SAT score was one where I didn't get the job.... :roll:

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

Postby timeandspace11 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:04 pm

HawkeyeGirl wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:Never for legal interviews though, right? I never had to take the SAT


I never took the SAT either, and the only interview where I was verbally asked my SAT score was one where I didn't get the job.... :roll:


I would be shocked if any law firm was concerned with your SAT score. It seems like a really silly way to evaluate someone's skills as a lawyer by looking at the score of a test they took at 17 years old.

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

Postby HawkeyeGirl » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:06 pm

timeandspace11 wrote:
HawkeyeGirl wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:Never for legal interviews though, right? I never had to take the SAT


I never took the SAT either, and the only interview where I was verbally asked my SAT score was one where I didn't get the job.... :roll:


I would be shocked if any law firm was concerned with your SAT score. It seems like a really silly way to evaluate someone's skills as a lawyer by looking at the score of a test they took at 17 years old.


Agreed, but law schools care about our college GPAs which started at age 18 and for some people are 5-10 years old.

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

Postby drive4showLSAT4dough » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:18 pm

Checking in. Applied last week and scheduled my interview for late Feb. Will that mean they hold my app until then, and, if so, is that potentially more detrimental than not interviewing?

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

Postby DoveBodyWash » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:21 pm

drive4showLSAT4dough wrote:Checking in. Applied last week and scheduled my interview for late Feb. Will that mean they hold my app until then, and, if so, is that potentially more detrimental than not interviewing?


Late february is pretty late...unless you have stellar numbers I would suggest trying to get an earlier off-campus interview (assuming you did on-campus originally). If you can't then I'm leaning towards just not doing the interview. I know it's conventional wisdom to just wait for the interview for NU..but in this case..late February is basically the end of the cycle as far as initial decisions.

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

Postby oaken » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:25 pm

my current job (at a law firm, not as a lawyer obviously) asked me my LSAT score, but only because I had "LSAT instructor" on my résumé

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

Postby fallingup » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:27 pm

An executive at my consulting firm told me that he picked me for my current team/role out of a pile of resumes because of my SAT score :roll:

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

Postby fallingup » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:27 pm

cusenation wrote:
drive4showLSAT4dough wrote:Checking in. Applied last week and scheduled my interview for late Feb. Will that mean they hold my app until then, and, if so, is that potentially more detrimental than not interviewing?


Late february is pretty late...unless you have stellar numbers I would suggest trying to get an earlier off-campus interview (assuming you did on-campus originally). If you can't then I'm leaning towards just not doing the interview. I know it's conventional wisdom to just wait for the interview for NU..but in this case..late February is basically the end of the cycle as far as initial decisions.


I thought you couldn't request an interview after 12/1.

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

Postby cgw » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:31 pm

fallingup wrote:
cusenation wrote:
drive4showLSAT4dough wrote:Checking in. Applied last week and scheduled my interview for late Feb. Will that mean they hold my app until then, and, if so, is that potentially more detrimental than not interviewing?


Late february is pretty late...unless you have stellar numbers I would suggest trying to get an earlier off-campus interview (assuming you did on-campus originally). If you can't then I'm leaning towards just not doing the interview. I know it's conventional wisdom to just wait for the interview for NU..but in this case..late February is basically the end of the cycle as far as initial decisions.


I thought you couldn't request an interview after 12/1.


Only off-campus interviews. On-campus interviews have a Feb deadline.

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

Postby hhockberger » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:37 pm

fallingup wrote:
cusenation wrote:
drive4showLSAT4dough wrote:Checking in. Applied last week and scheduled my interview for late Feb. Will that mean they hold my app until then, and, if so, is that potentially more detrimental than not interviewing?


Late february is pretty late...unless you have stellar numbers I would suggest trying to get an earlier off-campus interview (assuming you did on-campus originally). If you can't then I'm leaning towards just not doing the interview. I know it's conventional wisdom to just wait for the interview for NU..but in this case..late February is basically the end of the cycle as far as initial decisions.


I thought you couldn't request an interview after 12/1.


You might be thinking of Vandy

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

Postby drive4showLSAT4dough » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:06 pm

cgw wrote:
fallingup wrote:
cusenation wrote:
drive4showLSAT4dough wrote:Checking in. Applied last week and scheduled my interview for late Feb. Will that mean they hold my app until then, and, if so, is that potentially more detrimental than not interviewing?


Late february is pretty late...unless you have stellar numbers I would suggest trying to get an earlier off-campus interview (assuming you did on-campus originally). If you can't then I'm leaning towards just not doing the interview. I know it's conventional wisdom to just wait for the interview for NU..but in this case..late February is basically the end of the cycle as far as initial decisions.


I thought you couldn't request an interview after 12/1.


Only off-campus interviews. On-campus interviews have a Feb deadline.


Can't request off-campus after 12/1, so I've scheduled an on-campus. Any other opinions on whether late review with interview is worse than slightly less late review without interview?

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

Postby jing87 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:10 pm

I thought you couldn't request an interview after 12/1.[/quote]

Only off-campus interviews. On-campus interviews have a Feb deadline.[/quote]

Can't request off-campus after 12/1, so I've scheduled an on-campus. Any other opinions on whether late review with interview is worse than slightly less late review without interview?[/quote]

Really? I thought you can't request on-campus after 12/1. I requested my off-campus interview at 12/6 and they assigned me the interviewer at 1/5.

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

Postby WokeUpInACar » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:16 pm

So some time in the last couple hours they opened up a ton of On-Campus interview slots. Just in time for flights to go up by over $100 :evil:

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

Postby 06102016 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:19 pm

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

Postby fallingup » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:29 pm

It doesn't say anything on their website about a deadline for requesting on campus interviews. Only off-campus.

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

Postby teiswei » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:34 pm

fallingup wrote:It doesn't say anything on their website about a deadline for requesting on campus interviews. Only off-campus.

Not entirely true... AJD is 12/15 http://www.law.northwestern.edu/academics/ajd/admissions.html

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

Postby JayJones78 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:35 pm

Hey all. AJD app here.

Any fellow AJDs heard anything? I know they guarantee a decision by 2/1 so I'm guessing our turnaround will be fairly quick. I know from talking to them that they don't review ANY AJD apps before 1/15 hence it's not rolling admissions for the prog. I do wonder with declining LSAT test takers how many applicants the prog will get this year. Last year there were 100, 38 admitted and I believe 28 matriculated.

EDIT: re the person who scheduled the interview for feb. hopefully you're not looking to apply AJD since the deadline was to be COMPLETE (i.e not just sent the app by then) by 1/15 and all decisions for AJDs will be mailed by 2/1
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