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

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

Postby Danny Boyo » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:57 pm

luxurylawyer wrote:
Danny Boyo wrote:You're probably right. I'm a natururalized American and English is not my first language (which sucked for the LSAT). Immigranting is hard man.
Then I had a significant back injury which harmed my GPA and some other stuff too. Nothing too bad like some of the Vetereans may had while serving, just my own cross to bear.
But then I think, gee, I'm an immigrant with a shot of getting into one of the most prestigious law schools in the richest country on the planet, to me that is remarkable. Got to love the USofA.


Well, I'm rooting for you my friend. You've clearly worked your ass off so far. It will pay you back in spades.


Thanks, I appreciate it.

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

Postby luxurylawyer » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:58 pm

luxurylawyer wrote:
luxurylawyer wrote:I guess it will be a pretty quick turnaround.


Well, I wasn't kidding. Now the decision letter says I'm on the waitlist. That was damn fast.


...And I just received an email saying that my "official decision is not ready yet [...] Please give it another one and a half." There is still hope.

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

Postby Danny Boyo » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:58 pm

risa wrote:
teiswei wrote:
risa wrote:DLS too. Guessing a hold based on others today. I'm stuck in court only on my phone though. Can someone post or send the decision letter page?! Thanks!

There's a link at the top of the status page


https://www.law.northwestern.edu/form/ADM_CheckStatus_Login.cfm

Thanks! I'd just seen the email from status checker not logged into the status check myself.

In!
169/3.8 lots of work experience
Really excited... Need to get my fin aid essays done ASAP and try to figure out if I can visit. I love NU but have some approaching deadlines from other schools that will make it tough to get my fin aid decision before I have to decide on other schools. So happy though!



Congrats, best of luck to you risa!

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

Postby Scarlett66 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:01 pm

luxurylawyer wrote:
luxurylawyer wrote:
luxurylawyer wrote:I guess it will be a pretty quick turnaround.


Well, I wasn't kidding. Now the decision letter says I'm on the waitlist. That was damn fast.


...And I just received an email saying that my "official decision is not ready yet [...] Please give it another one and a half." There is still hope.


This is as bad as NU's public service emails when everyone was waiting on scholarships... I hope they come through for you! No panic attacks along the way please

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

Postby denglese » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:02 pm

I got the error message too. Anyone have any luck emailing admissions, or should we just wait for IT to sort it out?

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

Postby luxurylawyer » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:04 pm

Scarlett66 wrote:
luxurylawyer wrote:
luxurylawyer wrote:
luxurylawyer wrote:I guess it will be a pretty quick turnaround.


Well, I wasn't kidding. Now the decision letter says I'm on the waitlist. That was damn fast.


...And I just received an email saying that my "official decision is not ready yet [...] Please give it another one and a half." There is still hope.


This is as bad as NU's public service emails when everyone was waiting on scholarships... I hope they come through for you! No panic attacks along the way please


The original panic has subsided after the held email. I'm strangely calm now, likely because I'm expecting the waitlist email (that would explain why they are having the errors). However, I'm holding out hope for the phantom admission!

denglese wrote:I got the error message too. Anyone have any luck emailing admissions, or should we just wait for IT to sort it out?


Hold it out for now. Wait for them to email you. That's what they told me.

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

Postby Danny Boyo » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:06 pm

luxurylawyer wrote:
luxurylawyer wrote:
luxurylawyer wrote:I guess it will be a pretty quick turnaround.


Well, I wasn't kidding. Now the decision letter says I'm on the waitlist. That was damn fast.


...And I just received an email saying that my "official decision is not ready yet [...] Please give it another one and a half." There is still hope.


Steady now...

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

Postby denglese » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:23 pm

luxurylawyer wrote:
denglese wrote:I got the error message too. Anyone have any luck emailing admissions, or should we just wait for IT to sort it out?


Hold it out for now. Wait for them to email you. That's what they told me.


Wait it out, they said... Just a little longer, they promised... Easier said than done, NU Admissions office. This is an awful lot of stress to be had over a probable waitlist/rejection.

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

Postby Clearly » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:27 pm

W/L

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

Postby luxurylawyer » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:28 pm

Now it's offical. Waitlist. Time to turn on the charm.

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

Postby Daft » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:35 pm

For everyone who heard today you mind sharing your complete date?

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

Postby luxurylawyer » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:39 pm

Daft wrote:For everyone who heard today you mind sharing your complete date?


End of January.
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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby andy261 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:43 pm

WL. Complete mid-March.

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

Postby Daft » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:51 pm

Ugh assuming its a bad omen being that I was complete early Jan :(

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

Postby Micdiddy » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:51 pm

luxurylawyer wrote:Now it's offical. Waitlist. Time to turn on the charm.


This may seem odd, but have you considered retaking in June? NU is nuts about the LSAT. Our gpa is rather close, but they want every little lsat point they can get. Perhaps you can negotiate with them before you register for it "IF I get a 171 (or whatever) will you admit me?" and see what they say.
The worst they can say is that it won't factor into their decision, but it might be worth a shot?
Assuming, of course, you're ready and willing to actually retake it.

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

Postby risa » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:53 pm

Daft wrote:For everyone who heard today you mind sharing your complete date?

complete mid-January

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

Postby demarco5 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:53 pm

So when are people giving up on hoping for a scholarship?

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

Postby Micdiddy » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:56 pm

demarco5 wrote:So when are people giving up on hoping for a scholarship?


Well, tbh no one should give up hope until well after April 12th. A lot of people, especially with small schollies, will not commit by that deadline and the money will go back in the pool. Even if you missed out this round (which seems near or at it's end?) you might get something after withdrawals.

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

Postby mehh » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:01 pm

luxurylawyer wrote:
luxurylawyer wrote:I guess it will be a pretty quick turnaround.


Well, I wasn't kidding. Now the decision letter says I'm on the waitlist. That was damn fast.



SAME!!!!!

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

Postby Clearly » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:04 pm

I caught the waitlist, a little disappointed, thats what I get for trying to sneak a late app in tho. I'll be reapplying next year if I don't get called up.

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

Postby TripTrip » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:05 pm

Alright, here's the ultimate question for all of us without the full $150k.

Is the best time to negotiate scholarships before or after the April 12 deadline? I'll drop multiple deposits if I have to.

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

Postby Scarlett66 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:07 pm

TripTrip wrote:Alright, here's the ultimate question for all of us without the full $150k.

Is the best time to negotiate scholarships before or after the April 12 deadline? I'll drop multiple deposits if I have to.


I out performed my numbers I think, so asking for more money would be churlish I think. It's a lovely thought though

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

Postby SteelPenguin » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:11 pm

Wow, I really didn't think I had a chance at Northwestern, and now I'm on their waitlist. Is an expensive visit to Chicago going to significantly improve my chances? I'm going to be pretty tight on funds with seat deposits coming up.

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

Postby Micdiddy » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:12 pm

Scarlett66 wrote:
TripTrip wrote:Alright, here's the ultimate question for all of us without the full $150k.

Is the best time to negotiate scholarships before or after the April 12 deadline? I'll drop multiple deposits if I have to.


I out performed my numbers I think, so asking for more money would be churlish I think. It's a lovely thought though


Same. Even though I gave the advice constantly to negotiate earlier in this thread, seeing as my biggest weapon is 18k from Mich and I am already EXTREMELY grateful for their offer, it would seem in bad taste.
To answer the question though, if you have the ammo to negotiate now, do it.

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

Postby Danny Boyo » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:13 pm

Micdiddy wrote:
luxurylawyer wrote:Now it's offical. Waitlist. Time to turn on the charm.


This may seem odd, but have you considered retaking in June? NU is nuts about the LSAT. Our gpa is rather close, but they want every little lsat point they can get. Perhaps you can negotiate with them before you register for it "IF I get a 171 (or whatever) will you admit me?" and see what they say.
The worst they can say is that it won't factor into their decision, but it might be worth a shot?
Assuming, of course, you're ready and willing to actually retake it.


I'm playing with that idea.




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