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

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

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:51 am

Micdiddy wrote:
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.


Sorry, what does k-jd stand for?

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

Postby TripTrip » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:57 am

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
Micdiddy wrote:
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.


Sorry, what does k-jd stand for?

No breaks in school from kindergarten to Juris Doctorate. It's just "K12" expanded seven years.

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

Postby Scarlett66 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:19 am

I just withdrew from two full rides. I feel immensely guilty but I'm so excited for NU. So glad they came through with scholarship offers before 4/1...

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

Postby mehh » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:28 am

Does anyone know how you are notified if accepted off the wait list?

commeee on NU ACCEPT MEEEEEEEEEEE!

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

Postby ssanonymous » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:54 am

Got an email confirming my withdraw, so it looks like they're at work. Good luck everyone!

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

Postby teiswei » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:09 pm

ssanonymous wrote:Got an email confirming my withdraw, so it looks like they're at work. Good luck everyone!

Northwestern is a bunch of liberal atheists, of course they're working!

:D only kidding... Kind of

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

Postby testaker » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:10 pm

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

Postby Micdiddy » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:13 pm

First off, thanks for putting me straight WhiteyCakes I was definitely misinterpreting that. I wish it did have the function I thought it was though :)

Also,

teiswei wrote:
ssanonymous wrote:Got an email confirming my withdraw, so it looks like they're at work. Good luck everyone!

Northwestern is a bunch of liberal atheists, of course they're working!

:D only kidding... Kind of


What is the political slant of NU? My uncles were asking me last night and I had no idea.

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

Postby orbotop » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:13 pm

Anyone contemplating negotiating yet? Not lot of time between now and April 12th.

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

Postby teiswei » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:16 pm

Micdiddy wrote:First off, thanks for putting me straight WhiteyCakes I was definitely misinterpreting that. I wish it did have the function I thought it was though :)

Also,

teiswei wrote:
ssanonymous wrote:Got an email confirming my withdraw, so it looks like they're at work. Good luck everyone!

Northwestern is a bunch of liberal atheists, of course they're working!

:D only kidding... Kind of


What is the political slant of NU? My uncles were asking me last night and I had no idea.

Undergrad and my graduate program seem pretty liberal (90%+ of my classmates and professors). I can't speak specifically to the law school, but one of my profs does teach at the law school and is a political commentator and tends to focus on conservative politics (DeSanto - he's awesome).

Clarification: I didn't attend NU for undergrad but my perception while on campus was that it was mostly liberal, however, not nearly as slanted as my graduate program.

Also sorry for the awful grammar, I'm too tired to fix it.

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

Postby jbagelboy » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:32 pm

teiswei wrote:
Micdiddy wrote:First off, thanks for putting me straight WhiteyCakes I was definitely misinterpreting that. I wish it did have the function I thought it was though :)

Also,

teiswei wrote:Northwestern is a bunch of liberal atheists, of course they're working!

:D only kidding... Kind of


What is the political slant of NU? My uncles were asking me last night and I had no idea.

Undergrad and my graduate program seem pretty liberal (90%+ of my classmates and professors). I can't speak specifically to the law school, but one of my profs does teach at the law school and is a political commentator and tends to focus on conservative politics (DeSanto - he's awesome).

Clarification: I didn't attend NU for undergrad but my perception while on campus was that it was mostly liberal, however, not nearly as slanted as my graduate program.

Also sorry for the awful grammar, I'm too tired to fix it.


Two things: first, are you connoting something negative about "liberal aethiest"? that's the prime demographic direction of the country and already a plurality so I don't think it constitutes much of a dig. "conservative" is a far more problematic label. second, NU has a liberal pedagogy, but for undergrad at least what its student body and social structure represents, i.e. Caucasian dominated greek life & incredible affluence, is far from leftist or radical in any way

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

Postby vinnnyvincenzo » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:42 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
teiswei wrote:
Micdiddy wrote:First off, thanks for putting me straight WhiteyCakes I was definitely misinterpreting that. I wish it did have the function I thought it was though :)

Also,

teiswei wrote:Northwestern is a bunch of liberal atheists, of course they're working!

:D only kidding... Kind of


What is the political slant of NU? My uncles were asking me last night and I had no idea.

Undergrad and my graduate program seem pretty liberal (90%+ of my classmates and professors). I can't speak specifically to the law school, but one of my profs does teach at the law school and is a political commentator and tends to focus on conservative politics (DeSanto - he's awesome).

Clarification: I didn't attend NU for undergrad but my perception while on campus was that it was mostly liberal, however, not nearly as slanted as my graduate program.

Also sorry for the awful grammar, I'm too tired to fix it.


Two things: first, are you connoting something negative about "liberal aethiest"? that's the prime demographic direction of the country and already a plurality so I don't think it constitutes much of a dig. "conservative" is a far more problematic label. second, NU has a liberal pedagogy, but for undergrad at least what its student body and social structure represents, i.e. Caucasian dominated greek life & incredible affluence, is far from leftist or radical in any way


I'd say the demographic shift will land closer to "moderate agnostics" than "liberal atheists".

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Postby teiswei » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:44 pm

^ I'm a liberal atheist... No dig intended.

And as I said, it was the vibe I got and not based on fact. Polical leanings were more apparent amongst the female population (slight majority at NU) but could clearly be seen from the male population as well.

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

Postby Cobretti » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:46 pm

vinnnyvincenzo wrote:I'd say the demographic shift will land closer to "moderate agnostics" than "liberal atheists".

Ya, the US is definitely becoming more moderate... :|

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

Postby nsideirish » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:47 pm

Has anyone who was Held heard anything yet? They said late March/early April.

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Postby Inconceivable! » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:49 pm

nsideirish wrote:Has anyone who was Held heard anything yet? They said late March/early April.


On my first held letter they mentioned early January and I didn't hear till late February. I'm guessing they will make decisions after the deposit deadlines.

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Postby Samara » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:50 pm

Micdiddy wrote:What is the political slant of NU? My uncles were asking me last night and I had no idea.

I wouldn't say that NU (the student body, at least) has any particular slant. There's a healthy mix. People don't really talk politics at all though IME.

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

Postby vinnnyvincenzo » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:50 pm

mrizza wrote:
vinnnyvincenzo wrote:I'd say the demographic shift will land closer to "moderate agnostics" than "liberal atheists".

Ya, the US is definitely becoming more moderate... :|


I was kidding... :twisted: :!: :?: :wink: :D :) :( :o :shock: :? 8) :lol: :x :P :oops: :cry: :idea: :arrow: :| :mrgreen:

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

Postby jbagelboy » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:56 pm

vinnnyvincenzo wrote:I'd say the demographic shift will land closer to "moderate agnostics" than "liberal atheists".


Sure you're right too, I hope we land moderate to break endless partisanship -- trending more liberal in many ways than 20-30 years ago on key issues though (immigration, gay marriage, race relations, ect.), not to say we're all embracing marx and judith butler. and agnostic vs atheist, splitting hairs on degree of separation from an organized body of faith

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

Postby vinnnyvincenzo » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:04 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
vinnnyvincenzo wrote:I'd say the demographic shift will land closer to "moderate agnostics" than "liberal atheists".


Sure you're right too, I hope we land moderate to break endless partisanship -- trending more liberal in many ways than 20-30 years ago on key issues though (immigration, gay marriage, race relations, ect.), not to say we're all embracing marx and judith butler. and agnostic vs atheist, splitting hairs on degree of separation from an organized body of faith


I was being overly nitpicky to be a jerk. In actuality I agree with everything you said.

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:09 pm

I would definitely say there are more liberals than conservatives (as you will find at most institutions of higher ed in this country), but the conservatives aren't vilified, nor do they feel forced to clump together with only each other as friends (I know this because I allow some to be my friends :wink: ). There's a healthy FedSoc club and no one pickets their meetings, and --gasp-- sometimes liberals even attend (for the free food, like every other club). I avoid the ones that I know are going to make me ragey, like "The Politically Correct University" ( :roll: ) or whatever.

There are a fair number of conservative professors, or otherwise liberal professors who hold some conservative views, and there's a fair chance you'll encounter at least one in your 1L classes.

And I've been surprised by how little ideology comes up in class, tbh. We're covering abortion/gay marriage/equal protection in ConLaw right now and what little debate there is is entirely bloodless (pun intended).

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

Postby blackie5 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:20 pm

nsideirish wrote:Has anyone who was Held heard anything yet? They said late March/early April.



I do not remember them giving us a specific time when a decision will be made... the only reference to April was the April 2nd deadline for continued consideration. Did they specify late March/early April somewhere else?

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Postby lcapofer » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:21 pm

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nsideirish wrote:Has anyone who was Held heard anything yet? They said late March/early April.


I got the hold notice on 3/20 and called them for info. Between the letter and the conversation I had with the woman answering the phone, my impression is that they're going to reevaluate everyone beginning in early April and make decisions at that point. To me, this implies that we probably won't hear anything until mid-April at the earliest.

The only question I have is regarding the Hold FAQ that was circulating earlier ITT. Admissions told me I would be getting an email following submission of the hold form with a link to the FAQ containing essay prompts, but I have yet to receive it. Given that they are going to reassess everyone in early April, I'm a little perturbed. I don't want to submit essays in response to prompts I received via an 'unofficial channel,' but then I can't really submit anything if I haven't been given the the link from NU.

Does this mean anything? Should I just reach out to them and tell them I never got the email?

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

Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:23 pm

testaker wrote: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!

I don't know if someone else has responded to this already, but NU is DEFINITELY definitely open to negotiation. I have friends who SIGNIFICANTLY upped their scholarships by bringing competing scholarships from schools like Columbia or UChicago to the table. It's always better to send an email with the actual competing scholarship attached as a PDF, that way they don't have to waste time asking you for it first. When I negotiated, I sent my email to Johann and Jill (Dean of Admissions and Director of Admissions & Financial Aid, respectively).

Jill Rubin Decremer <j-rubin4@law.northwestern.edu>
Johann Lee <johann@law.northwestern.edu>

Hope that helps! Don't forget to be respectful but also firm when you request more money (:

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

Postby Clearly » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:26 pm

Is one better of being held, or wait listed?




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