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

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

Postby JedBartlett » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:00 pm

Any chance we see some decisions in November?

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

Postby shntn » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:01 pm

JedBartlett wrote:Any chance we see some decisions in November?

Doubt it.

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

Postby mjharri4 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:25 pm

Checking in. Just bought my plane ticket to Chicago for my interview on November 15th. Applying ED. No turning back now....

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

Postby tonton » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:26 am

tag

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

Postby onionz » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:53 am

mjharri4 wrote:Checking in. Just bought my plane ticket to Chicago for my interview on November 15th. Applying ED. No turning back now....


I like it- cutting it cclose right to the deadline.

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

Postby StylinNProfilin » Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:10 pm

Checking in. Applying for Accelerated JD. 3.6ish/168. Feel like its my best chance of acceptance and I fit the profile of previous admits as far as working experience and advanced degrees. Looking at the gpa/lsat 25/75 for the class it appears the admission standard are a tiny bit easier. Anyone else applying for AJD or know anyone more about my admission chances?

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

Postby Gisney » Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:28 pm

Checking in! Submitted last Thursday! I requested an off-campus interview (really could not afford a flight to Chicago right now) over two weeks ago but have not heard anything :( Going to shoot them an email if I reach 3 weeks.

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

Postby teiswei » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:06 pm

Gisney wrote:Checking in! Submitted last Thursday! I requested an off-campus interview (really could not afford a flight to Chicago right now) over two weeks ago but have not heard anything :( Going to shoot them an email if I reach 3 weeks.


You schedule them online. Did you complete this step? You should be able to pick a date and time directly from the website.

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

Postby canarykb » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:14 pm

teiswei wrote:
Gisney wrote:Checking in! Submitted last Thursday! I requested an off-campus interview (really could not afford a flight to Chicago right now) over two weeks ago but have not heard anything :( Going to shoot them an email if I reach 3 weeks.


You schedule them online. Did you complete this step? You should be able to pick a date and time directly from the website.


It took me almost 4 weeks to get my off campus interviewer assigned. I sent a polite note after 3 weeks and they let me know how much longer it would be. I think it probably depends where you are/how many alums are around there for how quickly you get your interviewer assigned. I didn't choose a date & time online, I emailed my interviewer directly.

Interview on Wednesday this week, btw. Yikes!

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

Postby teiswei » Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:21 pm

canarykb wrote:
teiswei wrote:
Gisney wrote:Checking in! Submitted last Thursday! I requested an off-campus interview (really could not afford a flight to Chicago right now) over two weeks ago but have not heard anything :( Going to shoot them an email if I reach 3 weeks.


You schedule them online. Did you complete this step? You should be able to pick a date and time directly from the website.


It took me almost 4 weeks to get my off campus interviewer assigned. I sent a polite note after 3 weeks and they let me know how much longer it would be. I think it probably depends where you are/how many alums are around there for how quickly you get your interviewer assigned. I didn't choose a date & time online, I emailed my interviewer directly.

Interview on Wednesday this week, btw. Yikes!


I had mine on campus a couple weeks ago (this may be why scheduling was so easy). There is really nothing to be afraid of. Basic questions about your resume, what your goals are, your personal interests, and possibly a critical thinking question. Honestly, just be professional, polite, and well versed in your resume.

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

Postby crumpetsandtea » Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:47 pm

I just want to remind everyone that there is a comprehensive list of all the general questions they will ask in the original post of this thread. Click page 1 to view.

Also, if you have a flaw in your app (low GPA/LSAT, no WE), then be prepared to be asked directly about it.

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

Postby venus » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:28 am

My application was complete 10/30, and my date changed to 11/5. I'm RD so I don't expect to get a decision soon, but still happy to see an update :) Has anyone else had a date change after they went complete?

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

Postby Gisney » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:58 pm

teiswei wrote:
Gisney wrote:Checking in! Submitted last Thursday! I requested an off-campus interview (really could not afford a flight to Chicago right now) over two weeks ago but have not heard anything :( Going to shoot them an email if I reach 3 weeks.


You schedule them online. Did you complete this step? You should be able to pick a date and time directly from the website.


Yea this is only if you do an on-campus interview. I am doing an off-campus one and you have to wait for them to email you.


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

Postby onionz » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:05 pm

Archangel wrote:http://www.law.northwestern.edu/career/employers/documents/2012_fall_oci_registration_w.pdf


This is entirely unrelated to the on-campus interviewing for admission to the law school. This is the OCI for students in the law school trying to get SA positions at law firms and the like. Unless there was something else in here you wanted us to note?

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

Postby MarkKnows87 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:22 pm

Just had my interview and it went really well.

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

Postby cwid1391 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:52 pm

I should probably know this as someone who has applied, but are interviews (on or off) required for everyone?

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

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:57 pm

cwid1391 wrote:I should probably know this as someone who has applied, but are interviews (on or off) required for everyone?

No. On campus interviews are required for ED candidates, but an interview is strongly recommended for all candidates.

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

Postby criminaltheory » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:22 pm

checking in. threw all my hail marys today, ED at NU with my interview tomorrow. going to spend the rest of the day learning how to fold pocket squares.

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

Postby Archangel » Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:11 am

onionz wrote:
Archangel wrote:http://www.law.northwestern.edu/career/employers/documents/2012_fall_oci_registration_w.pdf


This is entirely unrelated to the on-campus interviewing for admission to the law school. This is the OCI for students in the law school trying to get SA positions at law firms and the like. Unless there was something else in here you wanted us to note?


Lol, your assessment of the link is correct. I apologize for assuming a majority of users would have been able to make that distinction and glean any pertinent information for themselves.

Points that may prove useful to those who are interested in NU Law within the link.

1. Accelerated JD Program
2. The JD/LLM Program in International Human Rights
3. Grading system, curve, rank, & honors distribution

Good luck everyone!
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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby Lear22 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:13 pm

Re: resumes

I have an on-campus interview this tue and I was wondering if you guys used the resumes you prepared for the application or a regular job seeker style resume with an objective etc.?

Did you place education at the top?

Any other resumes and on campus interview help will be great.

Thanks!!

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

Postby CO2016YEAH » Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:31 am

Lear22 wrote:Re: resumes

I have an on-campus interview this tue and I was wondering if you guys used the resumes you prepared for the application or a regular job seeker style resume with an objective etc.?

Did you place education at the top?

Any other resumes and on campus interview help will be great.

Thanks!!


I submitted a regular job-seeker style resume with my application, though I made appropriate adjustments in my objective-type statement and tailored my duties listed in employment to highlight potentially desirable traits.

You'll probably want to take a copy of the resume you gave them, in the interest of consistency.

I listed employment before education, as I have quite a bit of work experience and this is the standard format. If you have more accomplishments in the education area it might make sense to put that first, but I wouldn't deviate from what I've already given them.

Oh, and my interview was off campus. From what I've read the off campus ones are a little more relaxed, but I'm sure you'll do fine!

Good luck!

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

Postby Lear22 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:44 am

CO2016YEAH wrote:
Lear22 wrote:Re: resumes

I have an on-campus interview this tue and I was wondering if you guys used the resumes you prepared for the application or a regular job seeker style resume with an objective etc.?

Did you place education at the top?

Any other resumes and on campus interview help will be great.

Thanks!!


I submitted a regular job-seeker style resume with my application, though I made appropriate adjustments in my objective-type statement and tailored my duties listed in employment to highlight potentially desirable traits.

You'll probably want to take a copy of the resume you gave them, in the interest of consistency.

I listed employment before education, as I have quite a bit of work experience and this is the standard format. If you have more accomplishments in the education area it might make sense to put that first, but I wouldn't deviate from what I've already given them.

Oh, and my interview was off campus. From what I've read the off campus ones are a little more relaxed, but I'm sure you'll do fine!

Good luck!


Thanks. I am aking about the education because I have substantial WE but I was in school full time for the last three years but wasn't working.

Because this is an on campus interview I am not sure that the objective is order, as I'm not including one any of my apps. Did other people here include an objective for an on campus interview?

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

Postby onionz » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:22 pm

Lear22 wrote:
CO2016YEAH wrote:
Lear22 wrote:Re: resumes

I have an on-campus interview this tue and I was wondering if you guys used the resumes you prepared for the application or a regular job seeker style resume with an objective etc.?

Did you place education at the top?

Any other resumes and on campus interview help will be great.

Thanks!!


I submitted a regular job-seeker style resume with my application, though I made appropriate adjustments in my objective-type statement and tailored my duties listed in employment to highlight potentially desirable traits.

You'll probably want to take a copy of the resume you gave them, in the interest of consistency.

I listed employment before education, as I have quite a bit of work experience and this is the standard format. If you have more accomplishments in the education area it might make sense to put that first, but I wouldn't deviate from what I've already given them.

Oh, and my interview was off campus. From what I've read the off campus ones are a little more relaxed, but I'm sure you'll do fine!

Good luck!


Thanks. I am aking about the education because I have substantial WE but I was in school full time for the last three years but wasn't working.

Because this is an on campus interview I am not sure that the objective is order, as I'm not including one any of my apps. Did other people here include an objective for an on campus interview?


I did not include an objective on my resume to NU interview- they didn't seem to care. I also haven't included an objective on my resume in years for any job application (usually letting cover letters take that place) and it's never come up once or mattered. It seems outdated/wasted space to me.

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:25 pm

AFAIK in the legal field (and in a lot of other fields), an objective is never in order.

Just use the same one you submitted with your app. They'll already have seen that one, and to give them a different format that presents the same info seems unnecessarily complicated.




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