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

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

Postby Kikero » Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:04 pm

Jredelman15 wrote:Where do the most NU students live?


A lot of people live very close to the law school, either in Streeterville or Gold Coast. People live all over the place though, some prefer to live further from the school because it's a lot cheaper to do that. The public transportation is very good, so you can live pretty much where you want.

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

Postby foosbol21 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:18 pm

Checking in! Born and raised in Chicago as well, so NU is one of my top choices.

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

Postby wannagotolaw » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:56 am

Checking in- visited this summer and loved it. Definitely planning on E.D.

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

Postby shntn » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:58 pm

I'm basically on a weekend-long campus visit right now. Not shabby at all.

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

Postby shifty_eyed » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:13 am

my dad wrote:So... did you even visit the law school?

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

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

Postby shifty_eyed » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:26 am

tyler.durden wrote:I've got my off-campus interview today with a partner in a big firm.... kind of nervous, wish me luck!

Good luck!! I've *heard* it's not too scary, just basic questions about your interests and resume etc.

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

Postby franklyscarlet » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:34 am

shifty_eyed wrote:
tyler.durden wrote:I've got my off-campus interview today with a partner in a big firm.... kind of nervous, wish me luck!

Good luck!! I've *heard* it's not too scary, just basic questions about your interests and resume etc.


shifty has heard right. They're not too scary and usually fun. The great thing about NU is, most of it's grads are socially competent, so interviews don't get too weird. Good luck!

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

Postby tyler.durden » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:36 am

franklyscarlet wrote:
shifty_eyed wrote:
tyler.durden wrote:I've got my off-campus interview today with a partner in a big firm.... kind of nervous, wish me luck!

Good luck!! I've *heard* it's not too scary, just basic questions about your interests and resume etc.


shifty has heard right. They're not too scary and usually fun. The great thing about NU is, most of it's grads are socially competent, so interviews don't get too weird. Good luck!



Thanks guys, I appreciate the support. Ive been searching and reading every thread I can find about it, and the consensus seems to agree with you both. I'll be happy to get it done and have my app complete so I can begin the long wait for a decision :)

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

Postby shntn » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:23 pm

Just finished my on-campus interview. It wasn't bad at all! There were no real curve balls, so just review your resume and the questions you can find on TLS, and you should be fine!

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

Postby MayBJack426 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:52 pm

shntn wrote:Just finished my on-campus interview. It wasn't bad at all! There were no real curve balls, so just review your resume and the questions you can find on TLS, and you should be fine!


Great to hear!! About how long was the interview? Also, who interviewed you? Any way of finding out before hand?

Sounds like you did great, congrats!

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:03 pm

shntn wrote:Just finished my on-campus interview. It wasn't bad at all! There were no real curve balls, so just review your resume and the questions you can find on TLS, and you should be fine!

Were you, by chance, sitting in on Bennett's Contracts today from 11-12? Saw someone in a suit trying to look less glazed than the rest of us.

I was the one swearing at her computer and not paying any attention whatsoever. I'm having a bad tech day. (Hard drive crash, and my backup computer is a POS)

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

Postby Samara » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:14 pm

Sup bros. Dropping in to troll for NU. How did I miss this thread?

EVERYONE COME TO NU! And don't worry, I waited until the day of to write my first memo assignment, so some of us splitters haven't transformed into gunners like crumps. :P

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

Postby shntn » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:23 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
shntn wrote:Just finished my on-campus interview. It wasn't bad at all! There were no real curve balls, so just review your resume and the questions you can find on TLS, and you should be fine!

Were you, by chance, sitting in on Bennett's Contracts today from 11-12? Saw someone in a suit trying to look less glazed than the rest of us.

I was the one swearing at her computer and not paying any attention whatsoever. I'm having a bad tech day. (Hard drive crash, and my backup computer is a POS)

Lolno, no time too sit in on a class today. Maybe next time.I was the one in the suit awkwardly getting lost on the self-guided tour. :-/

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

Postby Samara » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:26 pm

shntn wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
shntn wrote:Just finished my on-campus interview. It wasn't bad at all! There were no real curve balls, so just review your resume and the questions you can find on TLS, and you should be fine!

Were you, by chance, sitting in on Bennett's Contracts today from 11-12? Saw someone in a suit trying to look less glazed than the rest of us.

I was the one swearing at her computer and not paying any attention whatsoever. I'm having a bad tech day. (Hard drive crash, and my backup computer is a POS)

Lolno, no time too sit in on a class today. Maybe next time.I was the one in the suit awkwardly getting lost on the self-guided tour. :-/

That description does nothing to narrow you down.

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

Postby shntn » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:38 pm

Samara wrote:That description does nothing to narrow you down.

Fair enough. Some of those directions are a bit off.

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

Postby Samara » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:20 pm

shntn wrote:
Samara wrote:That description does nothing to narrow you down.

Fair enough. Some of those directions are a bit off.

Yeah, I got pretty confused on my first visits. I had to ask where the admissions office was on two separate occasions. :oops: It's set up so weird.

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

Postby googlesearch » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:22 pm

Can someone touch on the B-school "tilt" they supposedly add to their school? I think NU might be a good fit for me. I'm in businessadmin/econ while working at a broker/dealer (stock trading). I've got my series 7 (heavy duty license to trade) and I'm working on getting a second license that will allow me to be a financial advisor.

I want to go to law school because the law fascinates me. I want to learn the law and be able to practice it because it's invaluable. I can't say big law is exactly an aim of mine, but I see they place the most in business & industry in T14... Can someone explain exactly what that means? What's an example of a job in bus&ind?

It may be exactly what I'm looking for!

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

Postby Kikero » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:40 pm

googlesearch wrote:Can someone touch on the B-school "tilt" they supposedly add to their school? I think NU might be a good fit for me. I'm in businessadmin/econ while working at a broker/dealer (stock trading). I've got my series 7 (heavy duty license to trade) and I'm working on getting a second license that will allow me to be a financial advisor.

I want to go to law school because the law fascinates me. I want to learn the law and be able to practice it because it's invaluable. I can't say big law is exactly an aim of mine, but I see they place the most in business & industry in T14... Can someone explain exactly what that means? What's an example of a job in bus&ind?

It may be exactly what I'm looking for!


You'll probably get better responses here: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=142200

This thread is primarily for potential students/applicants, not current students. Current students might post here to answer basic questions, but as far as I know it's only been 1Ls (like me) in here so far and you probably want to ask students that have been in school for more than 2 weeks.

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

Postby masked kavana » Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:49 pm

How long did it take everyone to have their app go complete? I had my interview on the 5th and still am at application incomplete

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

Postby tyler.durden » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:11 pm

masked kavana wrote:How long did it take everyone to have their app go complete? I had my interview on the 5th and still am at application incomplete


Had my off campus interview last night, went complete this morning... Might want to call?

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

Postby shntn » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:18 pm

tyler.durden wrote:
masked kavana wrote:How long did it take everyone to have their app go complete? I had my interview on the 5th and still am at application incomplete


Had my off campus interview last night, went complete this morning... Might want to call?

Really? I had mine on campus yesterday morning and haven't seen movement yet. Not worried, though.

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

Postby MarkKnows87 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:24 am

Good luck to everyone. Checking in.

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

Postby tyler.durden » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:29 am

shntn wrote:
tyler.durden wrote:
masked kavana wrote:How long did it take everyone to have their app go complete? I had my interview on the 5th and still am at application incomplete


Had my off campus interview last night, went complete this morning... Might want to call?

Really? I had mine on campus yesterday morning and haven't seen movement yet. Not worried, though.


Yeah I know it surprised me too. The interviewer must have immediately uploaded his evaluation or something. Anyhow I wouldn't be worried either, I'm sure the speed of mine was not the norm.

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

Postby Woods » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:12 am

What about the career interest and goal question?

one sentence too short?




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