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

Postby thelongestshot » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:21 am

talesofyore wrote:So is anyone writing any of those supplemental essays? I feel like writing about a TV show/book character you'd like to meet could go horribly wrong.

just don't use Dumbledore or Gandalf.

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:22 am

talesofyore wrote:So is anyone writing any of those supplemental essays? I feel like writing about a TV show/book character you'd like to meet could go horribly wrong.

If you actually want to get in, write the essays. Johann and the admissions team appreciate effort.

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

Postby talesofyore » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:47 am

rinkrat19 wrote:
talesofyore wrote:So is anyone writing any of those supplemental essays? I feel like writing about a TV show/book character you'd like to meet could go horribly wrong.

If you actually want to get in, write the essays. Johann and the admissions team appreciate effort.



Thanks:)

I'll go against my original inclination to write why I'd like to meet Dexter Morgan.

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

Postby VeeD101 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:53 am

talesofyore wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
talesofyore wrote:So is anyone writing any of those supplemental essays? I feel like writing about a TV show/book character you'd like to meet could go horribly wrong.

If you actually want to get in, write the essays. Johann and the admissions team appreciate effort.



Thanks:)

I'll go against my original inclination to write why I'd like to meet Dexter Morgan.


Haha, you could probably spin that in various ways that would appeal to the admissions committee of a law school :)

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

Postby talesofyore » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:26 pm

VeeD101 wrote:
talesofyore wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
talesofyore wrote:So is anyone writing any of those supplemental essays? I feel like writing about a TV show/book character you'd like to meet could go horribly wrong.

If you actually want to get in, write the essays. Johann and the admissions team appreciate effort.



Thanks:)

I'll go against my original inclination to write why I'd like to meet Dexter Morgan.


Haha, you could probably spin that in various ways that would appeal to the admissions committee of a law school :)



It'd probably get read by the one person who wouldn't find it amusing or interesting in any shape or form that I'd willingly have dinner with a serial killer.

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:48 pm

talesofyore wrote:
VeeD101 wrote:
talesofyore wrote:Thanks:)

I'll go against my original inclination to write why I'd like to meet Dexter Morgan.


Haha, you could probably spin that in various ways that would appeal to the admissions committee of a law school :)



It'd probably get read by the one person who wouldn't find it amusing or interesting in any shape or form that I'd willingly have dinner with a serial killer.
Honestly, I doubt any of those people are on the NU admissions committee. HBO purposely writes Dexter as a sympathetic character; it's not like you're writing about sitting down with John Wayne Gacy. (Although that could be spun too, I imagine.)

What I would avoid is writing about TV lawyers. Nobody from Law & Order, Ally McBeal, Suits, The Good Wife, etc. Maybe an exception for The West Wing. :P

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

Postby VeeD101 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:58 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
talesofyore wrote:
VeeD101 wrote:
talesofyore wrote:Thanks:)

I'll go against my original inclination to write why I'd like to meet Dexter Morgan.


Haha, you could probably spin that in various ways that would appeal to the admissions committee of a law school :)



It'd probably get read by the one person who wouldn't find it amusing or interesting in any shape or form that I'd willingly have dinner with a serial killer.
Honestly, I doubt any of those people are on the NU admissions committee. HBO purposely writes Dexter as a sympathetic character; it's not like you're writing about sitting down with John Wayne Gacy. (Although that could be spun too, I imagine.)

What I would avoid is writing about TV lawyers. Nobody from Law & Order, Ally McBeal, Suits, The Good Wife, etc. Maybe an exception for The West Wing. :P



The west wing :) :) :D How I miss that show!

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:02 pm

VeeD101 wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Honestly, I doubt any of those people are on the NU admissions committee. HBO purposely writes Dexter as a sympathetic character; it's not like you're writing about sitting down with John Wayne Gacy. (Although that could be spun too, I imagine.)

What I would avoid is writing about TV lawyers. Nobody from Law & Order, Ally McBeal, Suits, The Good Wife, etc. Maybe an exception for The West Wing. :P



The west wing :) :) :D How I miss that show!
It's on Netflix now, which is great because my DVD set is aging and some of the disks are all scratched up. I don't want to replace it because I have faith that SOMEDAY they'll release the whole set on blu-ray.

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

Postby LRGhost » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:03 pm

brb writing about meeting Larry David and chilling with his fictional family until some little inconvenience occurs that results in a tirade of vulgarity and disappointment

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

Postby VeeD101 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:07 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
VeeD101 wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Honestly, I doubt any of those people are on the NU admissions committee. HBO purposely writes Dexter as a sympathetic character; it's not like you're writing about sitting down with John Wayne Gacy. (Although that could be spun too, I imagine.)

What I would avoid is writing about TV lawyers. Nobody from Law & Order, Ally McBeal, Suits, The Good Wife, etc. Maybe an exception for The West Wing. :P



The west wing :) :) :D How I miss that show!
It's on Netflix now, which is great because my DVD set is aging and some of the disks are all scratched up. I don't want to replace it because I have faith that SOMEDAY they'll release the whole set on blu-ray.


We should probably do West Wing marathons in law school.
Have you tried House of Cards? It doesn't give me the same warm, fuzzy feeling as the West Wing (and it has no Josh Lyman) but its not bad.

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

Postby talesofyore » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:31 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
talesofyore wrote:
VeeD101 wrote:
talesofyore wrote:Thanks:)

I'll go against my original inclination to write why I'd like to meet Dexter Morgan.


Haha, you could probably spin that in various ways that would appeal to the admissions committee of a law school :)



It'd probably get read by the one person who wouldn't find it amusing or interesting in any shape or form that I'd willingly have dinner with a serial killer.
Honestly, I doubt any of those people are on the NU admissions committee. HBO purposely writes Dexter as a sympathetic character; it's not like you're writing about sitting down with John Wayne Gacy. (Although that could be spun too, I imagine.)

What I would avoid is writing about TV lawyers. Nobody from Law & Order, Ally McBeal, Suits, The Good Wife, etc. Maybe an exception for The West Wing. :P


No danger of that. I've never watched an episode of any of those shows. I'm more of a reader.

With that said, I hereby endorse the Dexter books. HILARIOUS!! And much, much different from the series, so there is no worry about a lack of suspense.

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

Postby Looper12 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:56 pm

Arrested development is by far one of the best shows. By the way, Dester is on Showtime, not HBO.

Game of thrones! Coming up in March!

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:57 pm

Looper12 wrote:Arrested development is by far one of the best shows. By the way, Dester is on Showtime, not HBO.

Game of thrones! Coming up in March!
Showtime and HBO are both channels I don't get, so I get them mixed up.

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

Postby talesofyore » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:41 pm

Looper12 wrote:Arrested development is by far one of the best shows. By the way, Dester is on Showtime, not HBO.

Game of thrones! Coming up in March!


Whooo!!!!

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

Postby Cobretti » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:53 pm

LOL @ Johann. I'm sure he's not referring to any TLSers

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

Postby VeeD101 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:54 pm

mrizza wrote:LOL @ Johann. I'm sure he's not referring to any TLSers


hahaha I just read that tweet. He's hilarious.

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

Postby samesan » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:14 am

For AJD, how many are still awaiting a decision? Johann mentioned there were some late comers. And for those already accepted, when's the deposit deadline? Apologies if this info was posted, and I missed it in the thread somewhere.

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Postby laotze » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:32 am

samesan wrote:For AJD, how many are still awaiting a decision? Johann mentioned there were some late comers. And for those already accepted, when's the deposit deadline? Apologies if this info was posted, and I missed it in the thread somewhere.


Deposit deadline March 15, financial aid packages sent around March 1 and the following week.

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Postby samesan » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:48 am

laotze wrote:
samesan wrote:For AJD, how many are still awaiting a decision? Johann mentioned there were some late comers. And for those already accepted, when's the deposit deadline? Apologies if this info was posted, and I missed it in the thread somewhere.


Deposit deadline March 15, financial aid packages sent around March 1 and the following week.


Thanks! :)

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

Postby talesofyore » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:48 pm

thelongestshot wrote:
talesofyore wrote:So is anyone writing any of those supplemental essays? I feel like writing about a TV show/book character you'd like to meet could go horribly wrong.

just don't use Dumbledore or Gandalf.


What about Edward and Bella?

Also, did anyone already mention the new post on Johann's blog where he says that no JD waitlist exists at this time; rather everyone is on hold?

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

Postby boomlawyered » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:26 pm

Inconceivable! wrote:Did any of the ED--> RD Hold people get the hold information email?


Held from ED to RD, but I haven't gotten anything. Everyone else in the same boat?

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

Postby Cobretti » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:46 pm

Looper12 wrote:Arrested development is by far one of the best shows. By the way, Dester is on Showtime, not HBO.

Game of thrones! Coming up in March!

2.5 more months, cannot wait...

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

Postby pedestrian » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:55 pm

talesofyore wrote:
No danger of that. I've never watched an episode of any of those shows. I'm more of a reader.



If I were to sum up my reasons for applying to law school in two words they would be: Bleak House.

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

Postby ssanonymous » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:57 pm

Soooo apparently I went from the waitlist to a hold, but I withdrew when I was waitlisted because I knew there was no chance for financial aid. Now that I'm on hold, I wouldn't mind being on hold BUT I'm afraid because I previously withdrew, the law school will think I'm not interested. Should I send them an email explaining as much?

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

Postby DoveBodyWash » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:35 pm

ssanonymous wrote:Soooo apparently I went from the waitlist to a hold, but I withdrew when I was waitlisted because I knew there was no chance for financial aid. Now that I'm on hold, I wouldn't mind being on hold BUT I'm afraid because I previously withdrew, the law school will think I'm not interested. Should I send them an email explaining as much?


:?: :?: :?: :?: how do you go from a waitlist to a hold..? And they transitioned you as a hold even after you withdrew?? Very confused. But FWIW, if you are indeed still a candidate, then yes I think you should send them an email or something.

(Put aside any reservations about "looking desperate", that junk don't matta. Acceptances matter.)




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