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

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:23 pm

Not going to bother quoting the questions, but here are some answers:

Yes, Johann is the Dean of Admissions. Everyone except the main Dean is an Assistant Dean. Like VPs of whatever.

Classes start September 3rd, and the week before will be (mandatory) Orientation.
http://www.law.northwestern.edu/academi ... r/?yr=2013

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

Postby TripTrip » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:28 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Not going to bother quoting the questions

iono what the questions were.

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

Postby denglese » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:33 pm

Clearlynotstefan wrote:
denglese wrote:Waitlist for me, which I fully expected. Better than a rejection, but in all actuality I won't be waiting around. Oh well. It was worth a shot.

Sorry to hear, I got WLed too. Let them know if you don't intend to wait, it might help those of us that will.


Yeah, I'm intending to let them know. Gonna mull over the decision, but once I know I'll let them know either way.

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:42 pm

TripTrip wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Not going to bother quoting the questions

iono what the questions were.

I assume you can infer from the answers.

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

Postby Micdiddy » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:43 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Not going to bother quoting the questions

iono what the questions were.

I assume you can infer from the answers.


Thanks for the answers Rink! I hope the school has been for you everything we in this thread dream it will be.

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

Postby Cobretti » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:28 pm

TripTrip wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Not going to bother quoting the questions

iono what the questions were.

#jeopardyfail

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

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:09 pm

According to Wikipedia, 95% of the entering class has at least one year of full-time work experience. How on earth can that be true? They don't let in anyone who's still in undergrad? :?

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

Postby Clearly » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:13 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:According to Wikipedia, 95% of the entering class has at least one year of full-time work experience. How on earth can that be true? They don't let in anyone who's still in undergrad? :?
Pretty much.

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

Postby Micdiddy » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:17 pm

Clearlynotstefan wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:According to Wikipedia, 95% of the entering class has at least one year of full-time work experience. How on earth can that be true? They don't let in anyone who's still in undergrad? :?
Pretty much.


If they want you and you're k-jd they offer you $$$ to defer for a year.

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:18 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:According to Wikipedia, 95% of the entering class has at least one year of full-time work experience. How on earth can that be true? They don't let in anyone who's still in undergrad? :?

It's down to about 90% in this year's 1L class, but how do you not know this? They brag about it on the website and in the viewbook.

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

Postby franklyscarlet » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:20 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:According to Wikipedia, 95% of the entering class has at least one year of full-time work experience. How on earth can that be true? They don't let in anyone who's still in undergrad? :?

It's down to about 90% in this year's 1L class, but how do you not know this? They brag about it on the website and in the viewbook.


Let's not scold the 0Ls, please! It's a tough enough time as it is.

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

Postby bobloblawstudent » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:21 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:According to Wikipedia, 95% of the entering class has at least one year of full-time work experience. How on earth can that be true? They don't let in anyone who's still in undergrad? :?



from the few others that i've talked to, there are just a handful of us. i think having work experience/internship during your ug helps

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

Postby TripTrip » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:57 pm

bobloblawstudent wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:According to Wikipedia, 95% of the entering class has at least one year of full-time work experience. How on earth can that be true? They don't let in anyone who's still in undergrad? :?



from the few others that i've talked to, there are just a handful of us. i think having work experience/internship during your ug helps

I think they're counting WE during UG.

I have three years full-time WE and I'm in UG. I'll guarantee they're going to count my WE in their statistic.

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

Postby SteelPenguin » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:05 am

rinkrat19 wrote:Not going to bother quoting the questions, but here are some answers:

Yes, Johann is the Dean of Admissions. Everyone except the main Dean is an Assistant Dean. Like VPs of whatever.

Classes start September 3rd, and the week before will be (mandatory) Orientation.
http://www.law.northwestern.edu/academi ... r/?yr=2013


Thank you

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

Postby BigZuck » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:18 am

TripTrip wrote:
bobloblawstudent wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:According to Wikipedia, 95% of the entering class has at least one year of full-time work experience. How on earth can that be true? They don't let in anyone who's still in undergrad? :?



from the few others that i've talked to, there are just a handful of us. i think having work experience/internship during your ug helps

I think they're counting WE during UG.

I have three years full-time WE and I'm in UG. I'll guarantee they're going to count my WE in their statistic.


If its not full time post-grad work experience then it's not full time post-grad work experience

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

Postby TripTrip » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:21 am

BigZuck wrote:
TripTrip wrote:I think they're counting WE during UG.

I have three years full-time WE and I'm in UG. I'll guarantee they're going to count my WE in their statistic.


If its not full time post-grad work experience then it's not full time post-grad work experience

You're right, I didn't actually read the "post-grad" part.

I am the 10%.

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

Postby Scarlett66 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:24 am

TripTrip wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
TripTrip wrote:I think they're counting WE during UG.

I have three years full-time WE and I'm in UG. I'll guarantee they're going to count my WE in their statistic.


If its not full time post-grad work experience then it's not full time post-grad work experience

You're right, I didn't actually read the "post-grad" part.

I am the 10%.


Same here! But the three jobs (two of which are pretty legit) during undergrad probably helped with the whole maturity angle.
But I'm also a bit afraid of being a youngin'

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

Postby Cobretti » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:26 am

TripTrip wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
TripTrip wrote:I think they're counting WE during UG.

I have three years full-time WE and I'm in UG. I'll guarantee they're going to count my WE in their statistic.


If its not full time post-grad work experience then it's not full time post-grad work experience

You're right, I didn't actually read the "post-grad" part.

I am the 10%.

I'm pretty sure they count military WE pre-grad

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

Postby onionz » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:49 am

mrizza wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
TripTrip wrote:I think they're counting WE during UG.

I have three years full-time WE and I'm in UG. I'll guarantee they're going to count my WE in their statistic.


If its not full time post-grad work experience then it's not full time post-grad work experience

You're right, I didn't actually read the "post-grad" part am the 10%.

I'm pretty sure they count military WE pre-grad


I'm not familiar with military work but the phrase has "post-grad" in it. Not much you can do to play with that.

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

Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:54 am

AFAIK military service, pre- OR post-grad, is a good soft to have for NU. And +1 to what scarlet said. I'm sure we all can remember how confusing and slightly scary the admissions process is!

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

Postby WhiskeynCoke » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:15 am

Dude, as I've already mentioned today, NU is the 3rd best school for San Fran big law behind Stanford then Berkeley. Go to mylsn personalized ranking, make everything 100+ attorney firms and San Fran location, and try it. Depending in changing the numbers around it may change, but NU is generally way up there.


Forgive me, but I've fished around Mylsn for a bit and I can't seem to figure out how you're generating this statistic. I only see a "proximity to state" category (which seems to refer to how physically close the school is to the selected state). Where's the "SF Biglaw" category? Can you link it? Is it this site?

http://www.mylsn.info/


Not by a comp right now, it might have been all of Cali not just SF.



The "statistic" generated by mylsn doesn't say what you think it says. "proximity to CA" doesn't refer to the location of employment obtained by grads. Instead, it refers to the geographical location of the school . It is rating how physically close the school is to CA, not how many Northwestern grads are landing jobs in/near CA.

T14 Schools closest to CA:
1. Berkeley (in CA)
1. Stanford (in CA)
3. Northwestern (in IL)

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

Postby TripTrip » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:58 am

WhiskeynCoke wrote:The "statistic" generated by mylsn doesn't say what you think it says. "proximity to CA" doesn't refer to the location of employment obtained by grads. Instead, it refers to the geographical location of the school . It is rating how physically close the school is to CA, not how many Northwestern grads are landing jobs in/near CA.

T14 Schools closest to CA:
1. Berkeley (in CA)
1. Stanford (in CA)
3. Northwestern (in IL)

Ha! NU beats out UChi by 800ft.

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

Postby Scarlett66 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:16 am

TripTrip wrote:
WhiskeynCoke wrote:The "statistic" generated by mylsn doesn't say what you think it says. "proximity to CA" doesn't refer to the location of employment obtained by grads. Instead, it refers to the geographical location of the school . It is rating how physically close the school is to CA, not how many Northwestern grads are landing jobs in/near CA.

T14 Schools closest to CA:
1. Berkeley (in CA)
1. Stanford (in CA)
3. Northwestern (in IL)

Ha! NU beats out UChi by 800ft.


I think Cooley uses that in their rankings metric!

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

Postby TripTrip » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:19 am

Scarlett66 wrote:
TripTrip wrote:
WhiskeynCoke wrote:The "statistic" generated by mylsn doesn't say what you think it says. "proximity to CA" doesn't refer to the location of employment obtained by grads. Instead, it refers to the geographical location of the school . It is rating how physically close the school is to CA, not how many Northwestern grads are landing jobs in/near CA.

T14 Schools closest to CA:
1. Berkeley (in CA)
1. Stanford (in CA)
3. Northwestern (in IL)

Ha! NU beats out UChi by 800ft.


I think Cooley uses that in their rankings metric!

"Physical proximity to nearest librarian."

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

Postby testaker » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:25 am

I'm sure the answer to my question is somewhere within this thread, but I did use the search function and didn't see as much as I suspect has been discussed here...Is anyone able to enlighten me on what they've heard about NU's responsiveness to scholarship negotiation? First, is it recommended if you are not satisfied with you award? And second, do they like you to just write an email, or actually attach PDFs of other scholarship offers? (Anything you may have heard about this at an ASW would be appreciated, as I can't attend). Finally, anyone know the email address this type of correspondence should be sent to? Thanks!




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