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

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

Postby rufus&miles » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:31 am

Any other AJD's have their status date update on Friday? I have almost no chance of getting in, but I am still hoping for some good news.

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

Postby steakandchicken » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:31 am

kennethellenparcell wrote:Hi! Just wanted to drop in and say good luck to all the applicants here and congrats to those of you who got in! I'm a 1L at Northwestern and I'm excited to meet you guys at ASW - which all of you should go to because it's a lot of fun.

By the way - you guys should definitely write something solid on those financial aid essays. I think the admissions office does look past your numbers a bit if the quality of your essays is good.


Thanks! I don't think I'll be able to make it to ASW so I appreciate every bit of info I can get from TLS. I really like that they look at their entire applicant pool for the scholarship process. Since I'm a late applicant, it seems like some other schools are running low on funds. I suppose the early bird gets the worm, etc.

I will get started on those essays!

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:08 am

Seconding KParcell's advice on the scholarship essays. Last year apparently somebody wrote flippant crap, and Johann was seriously unamused. I took them seriously and got money when I had zero leverage (deferred a year for work/personal reasons). I know others who got money when their numbers really didn't lead them to expect any. The essays matter!

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

Postby StylinNProfilin » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:12 am

rufus&miles wrote:Any other AJD's have their status date update on Friday? I have almost no chance of getting in, but I am still hoping for some good news.


No status update for me. Hopefully we hear this week!

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

Postby francesfarmer » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:18 am

cookiejar1 wrote:Anyone get started on their financial aid application yet? There are two more short essays to complete:

Please describe in detail how Northwestern Law will uniquely help you reach your short-term and long-term career goals. (300-500 words)

Northwestern Law administers an extensive program of scholarships and grants, all of which are awarded on a combined basis of merit and financial need. Please assess your position for merit aid and discuss your financial need for aid. (300-500 words)

Does anyone know how specific we are supposed to be with these essays? Do they want numbers in the second one? Information about undergrad financial aid? I have to get on this stuff.

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Postby WhiteyCakes » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:20 am

francesfarmer wrote:
cookiejar1 wrote:Anyone get started on their financial aid application yet? There are two more short essays to complete:

Please describe in detail how Northwestern Law will uniquely help you reach your short-term and long-term career goals. (300-500 words)

Northwestern Law administers an extensive program of scholarships and grants, all of which are awarded on a combined basis of merit and financial need. Please assess your position for merit aid and discuss your financial need for aid. (300-500 words)

Does anyone know how specific we are supposed to be with these essays? Do they want numbers in the second one? Information about undergrad financial aid? I have to get on this stuff.


The way I think of it is that you're trying to create a narrative: that you deserve money. I don't think that specific numbers are required in order to do that, but I do think that specific details will give you credibility. Without knowing specific details about your circumstances, that is probably the best answer there is.

ETA: I don't think undergrad financial aid ino will be helpful.

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

Postby francesfarmer » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:34 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:Does anyone know how specific we are supposed to be with these essays? Do they want numbers in the second one? Information about undergrad financial aid? I have to get on this stuff.


The way I think of it is that you're trying to create a narrative: that you deserve money. I don't think that specific numbers are required in order to do that, but I do think that specific details will give you credibility. Without knowing specific details about your circumstances, that is probably the best answer there is.

ETA: I don't think undergrad financial aid ino will be helpful.

Thanks. I was thinking of using the undergrad info demonstratively, like "look, I'm poor." I got full tuition in college. I'm hoping that will help!

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

Postby JayJones78 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:20 pm

I'm guessing all the big movement/weekly bloodbath will happen tomorrow? :shock:

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Postby DoveBodyWash » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:21 pm

JayJones78 wrote:I'm guessing all the big movement/weekly bloodbath will happen tomorrow? :shock:


We're already 3 days away from February .....it would be heartbreaking if there wasn't some major movement this week

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Postby JayJones78 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:23 pm

cusenation wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:I'm guessing all the big movement/weekly bloodbath will happen tomorrow? :shock:


We're already 3 days away from February .....it would be heartbreaking if there wasn't some major movement this week


Well think of it this way, it may heartbreaking either way....

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Postby bananasplit19 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:25 pm

JayJones78 wrote:I'm guessing all the big movement/weekly bloodbath will happen tomorrow? :shock:

My guess is this around time tomorrow, yes.

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

Postby DoveBodyWash » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:26 pm

JayJones78 wrote:
cusenation wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:I'm guessing all the big movement/weekly bloodbath will happen tomorrow? :shock:


We're already 3 days away from February .....it would be heartbreaking if there wasn't some major movement this week


Well think of it this way, it may heartbreaking either way....


+1 very true. But at this point I just want to know. All this anxiety is killing me. Of course last year I said the same thing...and ended up being Held..then Waitlisted...so I should have built up a certain tolerance for this kind of purgatory

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

Postby JayJones78 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:28 pm

cusenation wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:
cusenation wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:I'm guessing all the big movement/weekly bloodbath will happen tomorrow? :shock:


We're already 3 days away from February .....it would be heartbreaking if there wasn't some major movement this week


Well think of it this way, it may heartbreaking either way....


+1 very true. But at this point I just want to know. All this anxiety is killing me. Of course last year I said the same thing...and ended up being Held..then Waitlisted...so I should have built up a certain tolerance for this kind of purgatory


I'm right there with you with anxiety. Because the AJD starts so early if I get accepted so many things are going to get In motion right away that knowing ASAP is key.

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

Postby simplycatalina » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:39 pm

Dying to hear back as well. After interviewing and touring last week, I'm getting so anxious.

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Postby JayJones78 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:43 pm

cbarlow1016 wrote:Dying to hear back as well. After interviewing and touring last week, I'm getting so anxious.


I really hope they'll keep their word and send out all the AJDs by 2/1..

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

Postby az21833 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:04 pm

for those that did on campus interview and this was the last part of your application waiting to go complete

1) how long after did you go complete
2) how long after did you get in

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

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:19 pm

cusenation wrote:+1 very true. But at this point I just want to know. All this anxiety is killing me. Of course last year I said the same thing...and ended up being Held..then Waitlisted...so I should have built up a certain tolerance for this kind of purgatory

I don't check this thread that much anymore so that I can preserve my own sanity, but I'm rooting for you. I can't believe you haven't heard anything yet.

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

Postby shntn » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:38 pm

Pretty baller padfolio.

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Postby spyke123 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:43 pm

shntn wrote:Pretty baller padfolio.


when did you get in?

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Postby shntn » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:45 pm

spyke123 wrote:
shntn wrote:Pretty baller padfolio.


when did you get in?

I think the first wave, back in December.

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

Postby Cobretti » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:13 pm

Tomorrow is the last tues of the month, could be epic...

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

Postby CatFacts » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:15 pm

shntn wrote:
spyke123 wrote:
shntn wrote:Pretty baller padfolio.


when did you get in?

I think the first wave, back in December.


Wow, I keep wistfully checking my mailbox everyday but since I was accepted the middle of this month, I guess I shouldn't expect the package anytime soon.

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

Postby Kikero » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:58 pm

CatFacts wrote:
shntn wrote:
spyke123 wrote:
shntn wrote:Pretty baller padfolio.


when did you get in?

I think the first wave, back in December.


Wow, I keep wistfully checking my mailbox everyday but since I was accepted the middle of this month, I guess I shouldn't expect the package anytime soon.


I never actually got mine, it's my only disappointment in coming to Northwestern. /subtleproNUstatement

But on a more serious note, good luck to everybody still waiting, and I hope you come to Northwestern to everyone who's already accepted. Also, if anyone has any questions about NU or Chicago that they think a 1L can answer, feel free to message me!

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

Postby HankBashir » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:36 pm

NU paid for me to fly up there, see the campus, and interview as part of their Black Male Initiative program. It's been two weeks now, still haven't heard anything.

Starting to get real nervous.

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

Postby trojandave » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:42 pm

HankBashir wrote:NU paid for me to fly up there, see the campus, and interview as part of their Black Male Initiative program. It's been two weeks now, still haven't heard anything.

Starting to get real nervous.


I wouldn't trust anything a lawyer offers you called his/her "blackmail initiative". (but seriously - very cool and good luck)




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