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

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

Postby Micdiddy » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:28 pm

Crumpets, will you be nice to us lowly 1Ls? Or are we in for swirlys and wedgies?

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:34 pm

Micdiddy wrote:Crumpets, will you be nice to us lowly 1Ls? Or are we in for swirlys and wedgies?

Since A)Crumps is an absurdly friendly person anyway and B)the upperclassmen have been awfully nice to our class, I am going to go ahead and assume the former.

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

Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:36 pm

Micdiddy wrote:Crumpets, will you be nice to us lowly 1Ls? Or are we in for swirlys and wedgies?

Of course I'll be nice to y'all! Minimal swirlies and wedgies :wink:

Seriously though, I've been fortunate enough to have met a LOT of 2Ls and 3Ls who are incredibly nice to me and have served as mentors of sorts for the past few months, and I'm a big believer in paying it forward, so if you have any questions next year feel free to ask me (:

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

Postby tronnnnnnn » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:39 pm

cookiejar1 wrote:
Danny Boyo wrote:
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.


Does this work with increasing scholarships? Anecdotal stories highly preferred. Currently deciding whether or not I should put myself through another couple months of hellish LSAT suffering + living like a bum for a year working some deadbeat job whilst getting dumber by the second in order to wait for next cycle.


Fwiw, last cycle I was rejected from nu with 3.76/169.

I took a yr off, scored 173, and got a promotion at work. This yr they gave me 150k. If you know you can do better, don't hesitate.

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

Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:43 pm

Retaking is ALWAYS good advice. If I could retake my GPA, I would. You have the option of making the weakest part of your application strong. Why wouldn't you take it? (:

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

Postby Cobretti » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:53 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:Retaking is ALWAYS good advice. If I could retake my GPA, I would. You have the option of making the weakest part of your application strong. Why wouldn't you take it? (:

+infinity

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

Postby tronnnnnnn » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:55 pm

What should I expect at ASW? I have never been to one before. I haven't had to think about what I'm going to wear for the longest time. How do people dress? Don't want to over or under do it.

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

Postby BigZuck » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:57 pm

"Fwiw, last cycle I was rejected from nu with 3.76/169."

Craziness. Last cycle those stats= reject, this cycle those stats= acceptance+60K.

Epic cycle indeed. I like it.

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

Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:58 pm

tronnnnnnn wrote:What should I expect at ASW? I have never been to one before. I haven't had to think about what I'm going to wear for the longest time. How do people dress? Don't want to over or under do it.

Just dress normally!!! Don't wear a suit haha, and if you want to do bus cas that's okay but seriously most people will be dressed casually. As for the actual event, expect AWESOMENESS and FUNTIMES.

And make sure to go see Wigmore Follies! It's a GREAT show and there are some fantastic people starring in it. AND usually there's a drinking event with current students after Follies ends.

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

Postby TripTrip » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:22 pm

Just signed up for Friday of the ASW. I'll be flying in uber early. Anyone want to find breakfast with me?

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

Postby tronnnnnnn » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:25 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
tronnnnnnn wrote:What should I expect at ASW? I have never been to one before. I haven't had to think about what I'm going to wear for the longest time. How do people dress? Don't want to over or under do it.

Just dress normally!!! Don't wear a suit haha, and if you want to do bus cas that's okay but seriously most people will be dressed casually. As for the actual event, expect AWESOMENESS and FUNTIMES.

And make sure to go see Wigmore Follies! It's a GREAT show and there are some fantastic people starring in it. AND usually there's a drinking event with current students after Follies ends.

Awesome, thanks.

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

Postby testaker » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:41 pm

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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 (:


Thanks! Good to know. Do you get the sense it's ok to address it to "Jill" and "Johann" rather than something more professional? I would usually err towards the professional side, but she's already responded to other emails with me by signing off as "Jill," and the way he tweets (and does everything else) makes it seem like he's casual / chill.

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

Postby risa » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:14 pm

testaker wrote:
Thanks! Good to know. Do you get the sense it's ok to address it to "Jill" and "Johann" rather than something more professional? I would usually err towards the professional side, but she's already responded to other emails with me by signing off as "Jill," and the way he tweets (and does everything else) makes it seem like he's casual / chill.

I definitely would not use "Jill" and "Johann." Better to err on the side of respect.

Also, hold off on your email, per Johann's Twitter:

tweetsbyjohann wrote:doing a longer post about scholarship process in a few hours. please refrain sending an email with ten attachments until then.

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Postby testaker » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:18 pm

risa wrote:
testaker wrote:
Thanks! Good to know. Do you get the sense it's ok to address it to "Jill" and "Johann" rather than something more professional? I would usually err towards the professional side, but she's already responded to other emails with me by signing off as "Jill," and the way he tweets (and does everything else) makes it seem like he's casual / chill.

I definitely would not use "Jill" and "Johann." Better to err on the side of respect.

Also, hold off on your email, per Johann's Twitter:

tweetsbyjohann wrote:doing a longer post about scholarship process in a few hours. please refrain sending an email with ten attachments until then.


Thanks for the tip.

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

Postby Clearly » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:23 pm

Is one better off being held, or wait listed?

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

Postby porch » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:24 pm

testaker wrote:
risa wrote:
testaker wrote:
Thanks! Good to know. Do you get the sense it's ok to address it to "Jill" and "Johann" rather than something more professional? I would usually err towards the professional side, but she's already responded to other emails with me by signing off as "Jill," and the way he tweets (and does everything else) makes it seem like he's casual / chill.

I definitely would not use "Jill" and "Johann." Better to err on the side of respect.

Also, hold off on your email, per Johann's Twitter:

tweetsbyjohann wrote:doing a longer post about scholarship process in a few hours. please refrain sending an email with ten attachments until then.


Thanks for the tip.


Just the tip :wink:

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

Postby helpplease » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:34 pm

Clearlynotstefan wrote:Is one better off being held, or wait listed?


I don't know the answer to this, and i'm hoping hold is better since that's where i'm at, but I would prefer to be held at this point rather than on the waitlist. Held applicants still have a shot at getting accepted whereas those on the WL won't hear for a while. I also read somewhere on here that last year not many held applicants got rejected. So hopefully, assuming you've shown your interest to the admissions committee, the worst that will happen is being waitlisted and grouped with that pool.

Again, i'm just hoping that none of us will be rejected, especially after writing those essays.

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

Postby Clearly » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:41 pm

helpplease wrote:
Clearlynotstefan wrote:Is one better off being held, or wait listed?


I don't know the answer to this, and i'm hoping hold is better since that's where i'm at, but I would prefer to be held at this point rather than on the waitlist. Held applicants still have a shot at getting accepted whereas those on the WL won't hear for a while. I also read somewhere on here that last year not many held applicants got rejected. So hopefully, assuming you've shown your interest to the admissions committee, the worst that will happen is being waitlisted and grouped with that pool.

Again, i'm just hoping that none of us will be rejected, especially after writing those essays.

Best of luck to you, I'm waitlisted. As a super splitter I'm happy the waitlist isn't ranked.

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

Postby ht2988 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:43 pm

Just visited and took a tour of the campus with an Admissions rep - I LOVED the school. Definitely going to go here if I don't get in anywhere else. The location is unbeatable, and the students I met all seemed to really enjoy NU.

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

Postby Clearly » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:57 pm

Would I be crazy to tweet @Johann? He's posting fortune cookie pictures, as a waitlister I wanna post my fortune cookie "Don't Panic" lol. Too bold?

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

Postby Big Dog » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:02 pm

Is one better off being held, or wait listed?


A hold, no question.

The holdees get first dibs on any spots that are left. Those on the WL get reviewed after the holds, so it then becomes space available.

Good luck to those still waiting.

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

Postby porch » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:03 pm

Clearlynotstefan wrote:Would I be crazy to tweet @Johann? He's posting fortune cookie pictures, as a waitlister I wanna post my fortune cookie "Don't Panic" lol. Too bold?


Depends, is your twitter appropriate ?

If so I say do it, take a chance.

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

Postby Big Dog » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:08 pm

Would I be crazy to tweet @Johann?....as a waitlister...


I wouldn't recommend it.

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

Postby helpplease » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:12 pm

Clearlynotstefan wrote:Would I be crazy to tweet @Johann? He's posting fortune cookie pictures, as a waitlister I wanna post my fortune cookie "Don't Panic" lol. Too bold?


Lol, admissions reps are humans too. No harm in it as long as your twitter is appropriate/private. I'm sure they could use a good laugh.

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

Postby Cobretti » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:28 pm

Clearlynotstefan wrote:Would I be crazy to tweet @Johann? He's posting fortune cookie pictures, as a waitlister I wanna post my fortune cookie "Don't Panic" lol. Too bold?

He seemed to like my haiku tweet, I don't think its a big deal




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