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

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

Postby T20hopeful89 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:33 pm

danitt wrote:
shntn wrote:
danitt wrote:I feel like for a lot of schools, the ASDs are during the work week.

My dwindling vacation days can vouch for this.

I cannot leave my job (have days off) until the end of April so that rules out most ASDs for me.



This has been an issue for me, too. It kind of sucks because due to religious observances, I'm using almost all of my vacation days at the end of march/early april and will be with my family for the week. NU's ASW is actually on the holiday so I wouldn't even be able to go either way! worst.

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

Postby mastermind10 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:44 pm

danitt wrote:
shntn wrote:
danitt wrote:I feel like for a lot of schools, the ASDs are during the work week.

My dwindling vacation days can vouch for this.

I cannot leave my job (have days off) until the end of April so that rules out most ASDs for me.



You must be in public accounting...I resent that prior life.

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

Postby VeeD101 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:06 pm

mastermind10 wrote:
danitt wrote:
shntn wrote:
danitt wrote:I feel like for a lot of schools, the ASDs are during the work week.

My dwindling vacation days can vouch for this.

I cannot leave my job (have days off) until the end of April so that rules out most ASDs for me.



You must be in public accounting...I resent that prior life.


Like me :( ...though April is a good month in my industry/ line of service and I can make it to a couple ASDs/ASWs
Can't wait to quit!

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

Postby francesfarmer » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:19 pm

Are ASWs/ASDs that big of a deal? I plan on visiting schools but I don't think I'm into the whole rah-rah school spirit aspect so I'm just going to go on my own.

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

Postby hhockberger » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:27 pm

francesfarmer wrote:Are ASWs/ASDs that big of a deal? I plan on visiting schools but I don't think I'm into the whole rah-rah school spirit aspect so I'm just going to go on my own.


I don't know if they're a big deal, but I really like meeting potential classmates and hearing about their backgrounds and the other schools they're considering.

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

Postby shntn » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:28 pm

hhockberger wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:Are ASWs/ASDs that big of a deal? I plan on visiting schools but I don't think I'm into the whole rah-rah school spirit aspect so I'm just going to go on my own.


I don't know if they're a big deal, but I really like meeting potential classmates and hearing about their backgrounds and the other schools they're considering.

And the wining and dining doesn't hurt.

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:29 pm

hhockberger wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:Are ASWs/ASDs that big of a deal? I plan on visiting schools but I don't think I'm into the whole rah-rah school spirit aspect so I'm just going to go on my own.


I don't know if they're a big deal, but I really like meeting potential classmates and hearing about their backgrounds and the other schools they're considering.
They're fun, and you get to meet future classmates and figure out campus so you'll be a little less lost when you show up at Orientation.

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

Postby oaken » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:38 pm

just got the admitted students mailer today. the "admitted students guide" makes me feel depressed. all of the students are tall and have already done fascinating things with their lives. also dang chicago rent's not cheap

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

Postby simplycatalina » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:39 pm

they finally removed the 6-8 weeks from mine hahah. hope i find out soon!!!

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Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:40 pm

oaken wrote:just got the admitted students mailer today. the "admitted students guide" makes me feel depressed. all of the students are tall and have already done fascinating things with their lives. also dang chicago rent's not cheap

Everyone is NOT tall. I'm a 5'8" chick and I feel ridiculous a lot of the time, especially with all the little tiny Asian girls.

School is in THE most expensive area of town. Loans will cover it, but if you want to pay less, live further north or west and your rent will drop significantly.

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Postby spyke123 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:43 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
oaken wrote:just got the admitted students mailer today. the "admitted students guide" makes me feel depressed. all of the students are tall and have already done fascinating things with their lives. also dang chicago rent's not cheap

Everyone is NOT tall. I'm a 5'8" chick and I feel ridiculous a lot of the time, especially with all the little tiny Asian girls.

School is in THE most expensive area of town. Loans will cover it, but if you want to pay less, live further north or west and your rent will drop significantly.


does the Chicago campus house any other schools? or just the law school?

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

Postby bk1 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:45 pm

spyke123 wrote:does the Chicago campus house any other schools? or just the law school?

Med school mainly, although there are some business school and adult school stuff.

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

Postby domino » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:46 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
oaken wrote:just got the admitted students mailer today. the "admitted students guide" makes me feel depressed. all of the students are tall and have already done fascinating things with their lives. also dang chicago rent's not cheap

Everyone is NOT tall. I'm a 5'8" chick and I feel ridiculous a lot of the time, especially with all the little tiny Asian girls.

School is in THE most expensive area of town. Loans will cover it, but if you want to pay less, live further north or west and your rent will drop significantly.


5'8" solidarity. I actually am Asian and tower over most of my family, which makes for some good pictures.

ETA irrelevant as I'm not a current NU student.

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

Postby oaken » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:49 pm

rinkrat is a 23 y/o dude with one year of boring WE going to feel inadequate at NU?

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

Postby spyke123 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:49 pm

bk1 wrote:
spyke123 wrote:does the Chicago campus house any other schools? or just the law school?

Med school mainly, although there are some business school and adult school stuff.


ah thanks, this probably isnt the best thread to ask this question but how do people with not so great WE fare in OCI? do firms noticeably prefer folks with consulting/investment banking/f500 WE?

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Postby learntolift » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:50 pm

cbarlow1016 wrote:they finally removed the 6-8 weeks from mine hahah. hope i find out soon!!!

winner winner chicken dinner!

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

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:52 pm

learntolift wrote:
cbarlow1016 wrote:they finally removed the 6-8 weeks from mine hahah. hope i find out soon!!!

winner winner chicken dinner!

huh?

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:58 pm

oaken wrote:rinkrat is a 23 y/o dude with one year of boring WE going to feel inadequate at NU?

No.
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Well, not because of any of the factors mentioned. I can't give you a categorical guarantee. :P

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

Postby bk1 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:00 am

spyke123 wrote:ah thanks, this probably isnt the best thread to ask this question but how do people with not so great WE fare in OCI? do firms noticeably prefer folks with consulting/investment banking/f500 WE?

People with great WE seem to do better than their numbers would indicate at OCI, but people with shitty WE don't seem to be at a disadvantage and don't do appreciably worse than their numbers would indicate. Of course it's not like law school apps where numbers are everything, but that's the best answer I can give to paint it in broad brush strokes. People with good WE will be helped, but those with bad WE won't be hurt.

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

Postby oaken » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:04 am

rinkrat19 wrote:
oaken wrote:rinkrat is a 23 y/o dude with one year of boring WE going to feel inadequate at NU?

No.
...
Well, not because of any of the factors mentioned. I can't give you a categorical guarantee. :P


ha thanks. it looks like i'm going to be deciding between michigan and NU and somehow the idea of the NU student body intimidates me. not sure why.

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

Postby Cobretti » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:10 am

oaken wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
oaken wrote:rinkrat is a 23 y/o dude with one year of boring WE going to feel inadequate at NU?

No.
...
Well, not because of any of the factors mentioned. I can't give you a categorical guarantee. :P


ha thanks. it looks like i'm going to be deciding between michigan and NU and somehow the idea of the NU student body intimidates me. not sure why.

but your tar looks so confident

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

Postby franklyscarlet » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:19 am

oaken wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
oaken wrote:rinkrat is a 23 y/o dude with one year of boring WE going to feel inadequate at NU?

No.
...
Well, not because of any of the factors mentioned. I can't give you a categorical guarantee. :P


ha thanks. it looks like i'm going to be deciding between michigan and NU and somehow the idea of the NU student body intimidates me. not sure why.


we're not scary!! If it makes you feel better, I'm 5'2 and one of my closest friends here is 23 with no work experience. Covers both fears of height and experience :D

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

Postby bobloblawstudent » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:41 am

oaken wrote:just got the admitted students mailer today. the "admitted students guide" makes me feel depressed. all of the students are tall and have already done fascinating things with their lives. also dang chicago rent's not cheap


yeah just got mine today as well, i like this swanky "leather" portfolio - presentation definitely beats the wimpy paper folders i've gotten from other schools. definitely saw the rent portion and was totally like :shock: even more so when i found out that most law students live on their own in studios. its going to be a little weird for me after living with 55 other people in greek housing during undergrad.

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

Postby UselessKnowledge » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:34 am

Finally complete as of 2/7. Will I be at a disadvantage because of the late complete date? Also I searched this topic a bit, but if anyone can confirm: from what I gathered, the interview can't make your app, it can only break it. Mine went very well and will certainly be a plus, but who knows if it will be enough. I really, really want NU, but I don't expect it with my numbers. I suppose it is not impossible though!

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

Postby Cobretti » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:02 pm

UselessKnowledge wrote:Finally complete as of 2/7. Will I be at a disadvantage because of the late complete date? Also I searched this topic a bit, but if anyone can confirm: from what I gathered, the interview can't make your app, it can only break it. Mine went very well and will certainly be a plus, but who knows if it will be enough. I really, really want NU, but I don't expect it with my numbers. I suppose it is not impossible though!

You didn't do yourself any favors, but this cycle seems to be going slower than most so it might not make a big difference




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