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

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

Postby FlowBro » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:56 pm

Since we are talking about the worth of NU relative to debt taken on, is NU worth it on a full ride if my goals are Biglaw or Clerkship, not necessarily in Chicago?

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

Postby BigZuck » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:59 pm

FlowBro wrote:Since we are talking about the worth of NU relative to debt taken on, is NU worth it on a full ride if my goals are Biglaw or Clerkship, not necessarily in Chicago?


You, sir, are the humblest of braggarts.

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

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:59 pm

FlowBro wrote:Since we are talking about the worth of NU relative to debt taken on, is NU worth it on a full ride if my goals are Biglaw or Clerkship, not necessarily in Chicago?


undoubtedly. full ride at NU is incredible; I would argue its worth it at sticker for biglaw. Their placement far outpaces their "ranking".

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

Postby FlowBro » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:03 pm

Interesting, I have some savings to take care of COL so getting out completely debt free is not out of the question. That would be very nice and know that people would kill to be in my position. ASW will be helpful in my decision I am sure.

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

Postby Danny Boyo » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:04 pm

Johann just clarified his previous phototweet. I guess it means he is working (factory) on the fin aid awards (fin aid web page in the background). I wish LSAT questions were this easy.

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

Postby Kikero » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:05 pm

FlowBro wrote:Since we are talking about the worth of NU relative to debt taken on, is NU worth it on a full ride if my goals are Biglaw or Clerkship, not necessarily in Chicago?


Yes. Definitely. (unless by clerkship you mean SCOTUS clerkship)


Also, unrelated, but I want to give a plug for ASW, it's a great time and a great way to meet both current students and fellow 0Ls. Some of my very best friends here are people I met at ASW, and I felt really confident about my decision to go to NU after attending ASW last year.

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

Postby luxurylawyer » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:11 pm

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I get it. Johann's pictures are of the financial aid office as if it were the Vatican. Prepare for scholarship decisions.

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

Postby cookiejar1 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:15 pm

Something something holy week papal conclave financial information

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

Postby cookiejar1 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:15 pm

There's a joke there somewhere

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

Postby FlowBro » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:23 pm

Kikero wrote:
FlowBro wrote:Since we are talking about the worth of NU relative to debt taken on, is NU worth it on a full ride if my goals are Biglaw or Clerkship, not necessarily in Chicago?


Yes. Definitely. (unless by clerkship you mean SCOTUS clerkship)


Also, unrelated, but I want to give a plug for ASW, it's a great time and a great way to meet both current students and fellow 0Ls. Some of my very best friends here are people I met at ASW, and I felt really confident about my decision to go to NU after attending ASW last year.


I am not that guy who wants to run the world...just looking to do something I enjoy and make sure the next 3 years in LS are a solid investment.

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

Postby mehh » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:24 pm

cookiejar1 wrote:Something something holy week papal conclave financial information


+1

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

Postby LRGhost » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:25 pm

FlowBro wrote:
Kikero wrote:
FlowBro wrote:Since we are talking about the worth of NU relative to debt taken on, is NU worth it on a full ride if my goals are Biglaw or Clerkship, not necessarily in Chicago?


Yes. Definitely. (unless by clerkship you mean SCOTUS clerkship)


Also, unrelated, but I want to give a plug for ASW, it's a great time and a great way to meet both current students and fellow 0Ls. Some of my very best friends here are people I met at ASW, and I felt really confident about my decision to go to NU after attending ASW last year.


I am not that guy who wants to run the world...just looking to do something I enjoy and make sure the next 3 years in LS are a solid investment.


Any T14 at full scholly is a solid 3 year investment, especially one where BigLaw is likely. You can be a one-and-done dude at a BigLaw firm and walk around with like 70k in straight savings if you wanted to.

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

Postby franklyscarlet » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:32 pm

FlowBro wrote:Since we are talking about the worth of NU relative to debt taken on, is NU worth it on a full ride if my goals are Biglaw or Clerkship, not necessarily in Chicago?


NU doesn't have the best history for clerkships, but we've taken on a veritable genius to take it over and, from personal experience with her, I'm pretty confident saying we'll be all over that by the time it matters for you. As for biglaw, our placement is pretty solid, but 2Ls and 3Ls would be better suited to talk about this. I know a decent amount of 1Ls managed to lock down a 1L SA, so I guess that's a good sign, considering how tough those have been in the past.

unrelated: I'm leading a tour for ASW. GET READY, 5-7 0Ls :-D :-D I'm unreasonably excited about this.

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

Postby TripTrip » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:42 pm

$105k today. UCLA's full-ride+$10k/yr is looking a bit less tempting now.

Dammit, I was hoping the decision would be crystal clear!

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

Postby PBateman1 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:42 pm

TripTrip wrote:$105k today. UCLA's full-ride+$10k/yr is looking a bit less tempting now.

Dammit, I was hoping the decision would be crystal clear!


Here we go, hoping to hear today!

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

Postby MAHamlin » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:44 pm

TripTrip wrote:$105k today. UCLA's full-ride+$10k/yr is looking a bit less tempting now.

Dammit, I was hoping the decision would be crystal clear!


Yay! My twitter-picture theory was right! More financial aid offers this afternoon!

Congrats TripTrip and good luck everyone!

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

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:45 pm

TripTrip wrote:$105k today. UCLA's full-ride+$10k/yr is looking a bit less tempting now.

Dammit, I was hoping the decision would be crystal clear!


its begun. congrats! can't wait for mine!

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

Postby cookiejar1 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:55 pm

Someone hold me

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

Postby TripTrip » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:59 pm

I got the email at 4:30 PM CDT, but the letter (PDF) is actually dated March 27.

If there aren't any more today there probably will be tomorrow.

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

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:09 pm

TripTrip wrote:$105k today. UCLA's full-ride+$10k/yr is looking a bit less tempting now.

Dammit, I was hoping the decision would be crystal clear!


Not all parts of your cycle are puzzling. these scholarships are awesome.

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

Postby bk1 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:12 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:
FlowBro wrote:Since we are talking about the worth of NU relative to debt taken on, is NU worth it on a full ride if my goals are Biglaw or Clerkship, not necessarily in Chicago?


NU doesn't have the best history for clerkships, but we've taken on a veritable genius to take it over and, from personal experience with her, I'm pretty confident saying we'll be all over that by the time it matters for you.

That said, a clerkship is still going to be a long shot coming from NU no matter what she does, just like it is at 99% of law schools. If you truly want a clerkship, any school other than HYS (and heck maybe not even H) is not the place to go. Though if you're okay with biglaw as well, NU is a good place to be.

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

Postby Daft » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:03 pm

This seems all about scholly info now. You think it isnt too optimistic for those without any word yet? Complete in mid Jan.

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

Postby shntn » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:32 pm

HEYOOOOO!!!

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

Postby shifty_eyed » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:33 pm

shntn wrote:HEYOOOOO!!!

$$$$$$$

:?:

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

Postby shntn » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:39 pm

shifty_eyed wrote:
shntn wrote:HEYOOOOO!!!

$$$$$$$

:?:

They gave me a few bucks.




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