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

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

Postby aaronbgavin » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:27 pm

IN!!!!!!

3.91/167 - in Phd Program and putting dissertation on hold to do the JD.

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

Postby bluegreen » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:33 pm

NikitaLasagna wrote:i always check these forums but never actually post anything -

just checked and accepted to northwestern! i had pretty weak stats and definitely not a URM or whatever so i'm shocked at how this happened, hopefully not a mixup in the admissions office or anything :p

congrats to everyone else!


what were your stats/work exp if you dont mind sharing?

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

Postby SGrant723 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:38 pm

So just to confirm again - no held from ED applicants got any news about the JD program? Was this just AJD?

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

Postby Jacq2212 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:52 pm

Just got my acceptance email! I applied RD, I'm not a URM, 1yr WE, 169/3.76, super stoked! And for those wondering about scholarship & aid you need to fill out the need access form and the FAFSA before you can be considered for scholarships, grants, or aid.

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

Postby fruitoftheloom » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:53 pm

Have any other AJD applicants looked at the Need Access forms online? It looks like the only question we are required to answer is "Please describe any special circumstances". Is that correct??

I read that regular decision applicants had to write two essays - one assessing their need for aid, and one about merit or something?

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

Postby NikitaLasagna » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:59 pm

bluegreen wrote:
NikitaLasagna wrote:i always check these forums but never actually post anything -

just checked and accepted to northwestern! i had pretty weak stats and definitely not a URM or whatever so i'm shocked at how this happened, hopefully not a mixup in the admissions office or anything :p

congrats to everyone else!


what were your stats/work exp if you dont mind sharing?



lsat 161
gpa was 3.78 at the time i submitted but recently (as in the last 2 days) went to 3.81 after my transcript was updated
no full-time work experience, i just graduated in december 2012
interviewed with an alum on 1/3, application went complete 1/4

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

Postby mohanster » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:04 pm

NikitaLasagna wrote:
bluegreen wrote:
NikitaLasagna wrote:i always check these forums but never actually post anything -

just checked and accepted to northwestern! i had pretty weak stats and definitely not a URM or whatever so i'm shocked at how this happened, hopefully not a mixup in the admissions office or anything :p

congrats to everyone else!


what were your stats/work exp if you dont mind sharing?



lsat 161
gpa was 3.78 at the time i submitted but recently (as in the last 2 days) went to 3.81 after my transcript was updated
no full-time work experience, i just graduated in december 2012
interviewed with an alum on 1/3, application went complete 1/4



Wow! thats a sweet deal from NU!! Congratulations!! Did you apply to AJD? URM?

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

Postby JayJones78 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:06 pm

NikitaLasagna wrote:
bluegreen wrote:
NikitaLasagna wrote:i always check these forums but never actually post anything -

just checked and accepted to northwestern! i had pretty weak stats and definitely not a URM or whatever so i'm shocked at how this happened, hopefully not a mixup in the admissions office or anything :p

congrats to everyone else!


what were your stats/work exp if you dont mind sharing?



lsat 161
gpa was 3.78 at the time i submitted but recently (as in the last 2 days) went to 3.81 after my transcript was updated
no full-time work experience, i just graduated in december 2012
interviewed with an alum on 1/3, application went complete 1/4


Was this for AJD or reg 3yr JD?
Congrats!!

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

Postby NikitaLasagna » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:09 pm

JayJones78 wrote:
NikitaLasagna wrote:
bluegreen wrote:
NikitaLasagna wrote:i always check these forums but never actually post anything -

just checked and accepted to northwestern! i had pretty weak stats and definitely not a URM or whatever so i'm shocked at how this happened, hopefully not a mixup in the admissions office or anything :p

congrats to everyone else!


what were your stats/work exp if you dont mind sharing?



lsat 161
gpa was 3.78 at the time i submitted but recently (as in the last 2 days) went to 3.81 after my transcript was updated
no full-time work experience, i just graduated in december 2012
interviewed with an alum on 1/3, application went complete 1/4


Was this for AJD or reg 3yr JD?
Congrats!!



thanks! regular 3 year program.
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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:10 pm

fruitoftheloom wrote:Have any other AJD applicants looked at the Need Access forms online? It looks like the only question we are required to answer is "Please describe any special circumstances". Is that correct??

I read that regular decision applicants had to write two essays - one assessing their need for aid, and one about merit or something?

The essays are through an application that NU will email you about sometime after acceptance, not NeedAccess (that's separate).

ETA: AJDs do not do the essays!!!!! See: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissi ... ctions.pdf
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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby JayJones78 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:16 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
fruitoftheloom wrote:Have any other AJD applicants looked at the Need Access forms online? It looks like the only question we are required to answer is "Please describe any special circumstances". Is that correct??

I read that regular decision applicants had to write two essays - one assessing their need for aid, and one about merit or something?

The essays are through an application that NU will email you about sometime after acceptance, not NeedAccess (that's separate).


I'm scanning through the 2010-11 and 2011-12 threads to get more AJD info but it's so lacking. Even in the designated thread from 2010-11 no one published their numbers so it doesn't help at all. Too bad.

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:27 pm

JayJones78 wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
fruitoftheloom wrote:Have any other AJD applicants looked at the Need Access forms online? It looks like the only question we are required to answer is "Please describe any special circumstances". Is that correct??

I read that regular decision applicants had to write two essays - one assessing their need for aid, and one about merit or something?

The essays are through an application that NU will email you about sometime after acceptance, not NeedAccess (that's separate).


I'm scanning through the 2010-11 and 2011-12 threads to get more AJD info but it's so lacking. Even in the designated thread from 2010-11 no one published their numbers so it doesn't help at all. Too bad.

There is, however, quite a bit of information on the website.

AJD financial aid instructions: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissi ... ctions.pdf

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

Postby Cobretti » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:30 pm

NikitaLasagna wrote:lsat 161
gpa was 3.78 at the time i submitted but recently (as in the last 2 days) went to 3.81 after my transcript was updated
no full-time work experience, i just graduated in december 2012
interviewed with an alum on 1/3, application went complete 1/4

Did you mean to type 171? Grats either way, just looking to clarify.

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

Postby JayJones78 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:33 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
fruitoftheloom wrote:Have any other AJD applicants looked at the Need Access forms online? It looks like the only question we are required to answer is "Please describe any special circumstances". Is that correct??

I read that regular decision applicants had to write two essays - one assessing their need for aid, and one about merit or something?

The essays are through an application that NU will email you about sometime after acceptance, not NeedAccess (that's separate).


I'm scanning through the 2010-11 and 2011-12 threads to get more AJD info but it's so lacking. Even in the designated thread from 2010-11 no one published their numbers so it doesn't help at all. Too bad.

There is, however, quite a bit of information on the website.

AJD financial aid instructions: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissi ... ctions.pdf


I meant info on stats of admitted AJDs to try and see what numbers they took in the past.
What I'm wondering most is how many applications the prog got this year. Last year they had 100.

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

Postby simplycatalina » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:07 pm

NikitaLasagna wrote:
bluegreen wrote:
NikitaLasagna wrote:i always check these forums but never actually post anything -

just checked and accepted to northwestern! i had pretty weak stats and definitely not a URM or whatever so i'm shocked at how this happened, hopefully not a mixup in the admissions office or anything :p

congrats to everyone else!


what were your stats/work exp if you dont mind sharing?



lsat 161
gpa was 3.78 at the time i submitted but recently (as in the last 2 days) went to 3.81 after my transcript was updated
no full-time work experience, i just graduated in december 2012
interviewed with an alum on 1/3, application went complete 1/4


congrats!!! this is the best news. i thought i had no shot but you're giving me hope :) :)

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

Postby JayJones78 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:11 pm

cbarlow1016 wrote:
NikitaLasagna wrote:
bluegreen wrote:
NikitaLasagna wrote:i always check these forums but never actually post anything -

just checked and accepted to northwestern! i had pretty weak stats and definitely not a URM or whatever so i'm shocked at how this happened, hopefully not a mixup in the admissions office or anything :p

congrats to everyone else!


what were your stats/work exp if you dont mind sharing?



lsat 161
gpa was 3.78 at the time i submitted but recently (as in the last 2 days) went to 3.81 after my transcript was updated
no full-time work experience, i just graduated in december 2012
interviewed with an alum on 1/3, application went complete 1/4


congrats!!! this is the best news. i thought i had no shot but you're giving me hope :) :)

I know right?? I thought the same!! :D

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

Postby NikitaLasagna » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:24 pm

mrizza wrote:
NikitaLasagna wrote:lsat 161
gpa was 3.78 at the time i submitted but recently (as in the last 2 days) went to 3.81 after my transcript was updated
no full-time work experience, i just graduated in december 2012
interviewed with an alum on 1/3, application went complete 1/4

Did you mean to type 171? Grats either way, just looking to clarify.



no haha, i meant 161

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

Postby JayJones78 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:25 pm

NikitaLasagna wrote:
mrizza wrote:
NikitaLasagna wrote:lsat 161
gpa was 3.78 at the time i submitted but recently (as in the last 2 days) went to 3.81 after my transcript was updated
no full-time work experience, i just graduated in december 2012
interviewed with an alum on 1/3, application went complete 1/4

Did you mean to type 171? Grats either way, just looking to clarify.



no haha, i meant 161


Good for you! It's great to see when schools look beyong numbers. Especially because I am praying NU will look past mine for the AJD :oops:

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

Postby simplycatalina » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:27 pm

JayJones78 wrote:
NikitaLasagna wrote:
mrizza wrote:
NikitaLasagna wrote:lsat 161
gpa was 3.78 at the time i submitted but recently (as in the last 2 days) went to 3.81 after my transcript was updated
no full-time work experience, i just graduated in december 2012
interviewed with an alum on 1/3, application went complete 1/4

Did you mean to type 171? Grats either way, just looking to clarify.



no haha, i meant 161


Good for you! It's great to see when schools look beyong numbers. Especially because I am praying NU will look past mine for the AJD :oops:


I'm praying they look past mine too!! My interview went so well and I have a good GPA and solid WE so I'm hoping for the best. I love NU.

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

Postby Volforlife » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:29 pm

Had my interview today on-campus. Questions were mostly straight off the sample questions sheet. Only non sample sheet questions were " Why not take a couple years and work?" and "What would you like to tell us about yourself that we haven't yet learned from your application or this interview?"

Felt like a home run, so it was probably a triple. Now I just have to write my LOCI and hope to every possible deity that my app goes from hold to accept.

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

Postby Cobretti » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:37 pm

NikitaLasagna wrote:
mrizza wrote:
NikitaLasagna wrote:lsat 161
gpa was 3.78 at the time i submitted but recently (as in the last 2 days) went to 3.81 after my transcript was updated
no full-time work experience, i just graduated in december 2012
interviewed with an alum on 1/3, application went complete 1/4

Did you mean to type 171? Grats either way, just looking to clarify.



no haha, i meant 161

That's awesome, grats. As a splitter myself, I hope every reverse splitter ITT gets in so they have to take me too haha

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

Postby JayJones78 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:38 pm

cbarlow1016 wrote:
JayJones78 wrote:
NikitaLasagna wrote:
mrizza wrote:lsat 161
gpa was 3.78 at the time i submitted but recently (as in the last 2 days) went to 3.81 after my transcript was updated
no full-time work experience, i just graduated in december 2012
interviewed with an alum on 1/3, application went complete 1/4

Did you mean to type 171? Grats either way, just looking to clarify.



no haha, i meant 161


Good for you! It's great to see when schools look beyong numbers. Especially because I am praying NU will look past mine for the AJD :oops:




I'm praying they look past mine too!! My interview went so well and I have a good GPA and solid WE so I'm hoping for the best. I love NU.[/quote]

Right there with you. I cannot see a situation where I get accepted and not attend. Everything just fits. The WE, the school, the location, the summer start. It just works for me. I loved the school when I interviewed and I really do think that if they look past my LSAT (since my GPA is in the AJD median as far as I saw) i really am a great fit for that program. I also wrote a why NU AJD that I hope they liked...

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

Postby simplycatalina » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:09 am

mrizza wrote:
NikitaLasagna wrote:
mrizza wrote:
NikitaLasagna wrote:lsat 161
gpa was 3.78 at the time i submitted but recently (as in the last 2 days) went to 3.81 after my transcript was updated
no full-time work experience, i just graduated in december 2012
interviewed with an alum on 1/3, application went complete 1/4

Did you mean to type 171? Grats either way, just looking to clarify.



no haha, i meant 161

That's awesome, grats. As a splitter myself, I hope every reverse splitter ITT gets in so they have to take me too haha


you and me both! your lsat and my gpa can balance each other out haha

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

Postby JayJones78 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:58 am

I'm hoping that since it's the last week of January we'll see movement through Friday..

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

Postby gonnaknow » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:21 am

held today. what does it mean?




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