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

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

Postby ht2988 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:58 pm

Complete today! Submitted on 11/17, interviewed on campus on 12/3.

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

Postby Eichörnchen » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:06 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
feralinfant wrote:
cusenation wrote:Every time I refresh my status checker:


if i have to wait till sometime in february to find out i'm probably going to have a nervous breakdown. just saying. (hopes the lawschool gods don't punish this statement with the waitlist)

BigZuck wrote:Northwestern hasn't been on my radar as much as some other t14s for some reason. This is making me reconsider. Care to share some of the horror stories you have heard from other schools? I'd love for specifics if you're willing to PM me. Maybe I need to modify my favorite schools list!?!


I don't know if i've heard a lot of horror stories necessarily, just that in general people seem to speak negatively of their classmates (i.e. "ugh law students are the worst" says the law student). I talked to somebody who went to Georgetown who assured me I would hate 95% of my classmates but that the other 5% would be "really cool". This is all anecdotal but I like to look at a few things-first Northwestern seems to be overrepresented on this board and are almost without fail incredibly helpful. The other thing is that I think the work experience and splitter tendencies of the class probably just lead to a chiller, humbler student body which is hugely appealing to me. Anyone actually at NU feel free to correct these conjectures if they're off. .
View from the other end of the social spectrum from Crumps: In the 1L class, I can think of maybe 2 people who are kind of generally "unliked." And even they have friends. No one is an outcast. I personally am a combination of antisocial, lazy and invisible, so I'm probably the closest thing to one that the class has. And I don't feel "unliked" by any means...just a little forgotten sometimes. :P Everyone in the class is genuinely friendly, no matter what social group they are in. (Example: Crumps is one of the social butterflies of the class and she acknowledges me in public. :wink: )

ETA: And if you, like me, don't have concrete career plans and are really tired of answering the question "What kind of law are you interested in?" from friends and family, the correct reply is "the kind I can get a job in." 8)


This sounds very reasonable. Plus, anywhere that has Crumps can't be bad.

Well guys, I have my interview on Tuesday. It's off-campus and I have no idea how it will go. I don't have any interesting WE. :|

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

Postby franklyscarlet » Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:03 am

Eich, you're coming here. HTH.

intriguing life experiences can be spun in lieu of work experience. Don't worry about it.

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

Postby Kikero » Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:55 am

One of my fellow 1Ls just posted this, I thought it would give you 0Ls some motivation:

"In the past twelve hours, my school has provided me with dogs to play with, free coffee, twenty four access to study facilities, pancakes, free massages, and most importantly, bacon. Love this place"

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

Postby bk1 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:06 am

Kikero wrote:One of my fellow 1Ls just posted this, I thought it would give you 0Ls some motivation:

"In the past twelve hours, my school has provided me with dogs to play with, free coffee, twenty four access to study facilities, pancakes, free massages, and most importantly, bacon. Love this place"


Did this person not know we always have 24 hour access to study facilities?

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

Postby Kikero » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:11 am

bk1 wrote:
Kikero wrote:One of my fellow 1Ls just posted this, I thought it would give you 0Ls some motivation:

"In the past twelve hours, my school has provided me with dogs to play with, free coffee, twenty four access to study facilities, pancakes, free massages, and most importantly, bacon. Love this place"


Did this person not know we always have 24 hour access to study facilities?


I don't know? Isn't the library closed after a certain time? (I guess it's obvious how much work I normally get done)

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

Postby bk1 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:18 am

Kikero wrote:I don't know? Isn't the library closed after a certain time? (I guess it's obvious how much work I normally get done)

Library is closed but you always have building access and can go into the empty classrooms. I also like how the dogs they provided were the personal pets of students/faculty. :lol: (not to shit on it, I just found it funny)

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

Postby franklyscarlet » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:25 am

bk1 wrote:
Kikero wrote:I don't know? Isn't the library closed after a certain time? (I guess it's obvious how much work I normally get done)

Library is closed but you always have building access and can go into the empty classrooms. I also like how the dogs they provided were the personal pets of students/faculty. :lol: (not to shit on it, I just found it funny)


ETA: how on earth did the post i wrote out dissapear between writing it and hitting submit?

oh well. not worth rewriting. something something wanting to steal a puppy something.
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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby risa » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:38 am

I'm not gonna lie, you folks are making Northwestern sound more and more appealing. It was already high up on my list because I'll be on the older side (31) as a 1L so appreciate the slightly higher average age there. I swear, the single biggest deterrent for me is the cold! I'm not sure I could handle it!

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

Postby CO2016YEAH » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:46 am

guinness1547 wrote:
cusenation wrote:
danitt wrote:
cusenation wrote:Every time I refresh my status checker:

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At least they didn't say 8-12.


lol don't even get me started on Penn..

I just want some decisions soon. This waiting is brutal.

Random person: So what are you doin?

Me: Going to law school next year.

Random: Oh that's cool. Where are you going?

Me: I don't know. Depends where I get in.

Random: When will you find out?

Me: Soon/any day now/not sure/sometime

Every conversation since September.


+1

My answer to the "when will you find out"? question: Sometime between today and August. :roll:

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

Postby Mdenis1 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:58 am

defdef wrote:Yeah, I'm international. Well, let that be a lesson to future applicants I guess - suggest a skype interview!


Sorry about that :( But I'm sure if you can't do the interview because you're international (in my case, I am far from Chicago and no alumni in ly area) they take that into account when analizing that you didn't request an interview... Like, better that than an American who just wouldn't request one. Anyways, good luck!

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

Postby tonton » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:22 am

They have interviews in many countries outside the US

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

Postby risa » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:20 pm

Finally got my interview assignment today! (submitted the request 11/8). Is the standard protocol to email your resume ahead of time or just bring a hard copy with you to the interview?

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

Postby oaken » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:24 pm

risa wrote:Finally got my interview assignment today! (submitted the request 11/8). Is the standard protocol to email your resume ahead of time or just bring a hard copy with you to the interview?


I think they tell you to do both. I did.

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

Postby Rahviveh » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:25 pm

Do you guys think business casual is ok for an off-campus interview?

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Postby oaken » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:28 pm

ChampagnePapi wrote:Do you guys think business casual is ok for an off-campus interview?


I think the consensus from past pages is that you should wear a solid black suit no matter the location.

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

Postby shntn » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:29 pm

oaken wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:Do you guys think business casual is ok for an off-campus interview?


I think the consensus from past pages is that you should wear a solid black suit no matter the location.

lolol

BIz casual is totally fine, IMO. I was vastly overdressed for my on-campus interview.

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

Postby NoodleyOne » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:30 pm

oaken wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:Do you guys think business casual is ok for an off-campus interview?


I think the consensus from past pages is that you should wear a solid black suit no matter the location.

...

This better be a joke.

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

Postby helix23 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:30 pm

shntn wrote:
oaken wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:Do you guys think business casual is ok for an off-campus interview?


I think the consensus from past pages is that you should wear a solid black suit no matter the location.

lolol

BIz casual is totally fine, IMO. I was vastly overdressed for my on-campus interview.


Agreed. I wasn't in a full suit. Slacks, sweater over shirt/tie.

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

Postby oaken » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:31 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:
oaken wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:Do you guys think business casual is ok for an off-campus interview?


I think the consensus from past pages is that you should wear a solid black suit no matter the location.

...

This better be a joke.


It was.

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

Postby NoodleyOne » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:32 pm

oaken wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:
oaken wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:Do you guys think business casual is ok for an off-campus interview?


I think the consensus from past pages is that you should wear a solid black suit no matter the location.

...

This better be a joke.


It was.

Okay, that works.

Thoughts on snazzy navy blazer and slacks? I just love blazers.

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

Postby danitt » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:33 pm

helix23 wrote:
shntn wrote:
oaken wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:Do you guys think business casual is ok for an off-campus interview?


I think the consensus from past pages is that you should wear a solid black suit no matter the location.

lolol

BIz casual is totally fine, IMO. I was vastly overdressed for my on-campus interview.


Agreed. I wasn't in a full suit. Slacks, sweater over shirt/tie.

My interview was one of the rare occasions that I was happy to work in a fairly formal office so I didn't have to think about what to wear because I had to dress for the office. My interviewer and I met for coffee and we were both wearing suits (because he was on a break from work too).

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

Postby shntn » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:34 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:Okay, that works.

Thoughts on snazzy navy blazer and slacks? I just love blazers.

DESCRIBE the snazziness of this blazer so that we may opine.

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

Postby fruitoftheloom » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:35 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:Thoughts on snazzy navy blazer and slacks? I just love blazers.

What color slacks? Navy blazer + khaki colored slacks = puke.

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

Postby Eichörnchen » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:36 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:Eich, you're coming here. HTH.

intriguing life experiences can be spun in lieu of work experience. Don't worry about it.

First I have to get in! If I do that, I will be tempted to go there so I can stalk you because it's a great school.




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