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

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

Postby teiswei » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:25 pm

fragrock wrote:I went to NU for undergrad and regularly get emails from them about various things (mostly asking for money), but every time one pops into my inbox, I freak out a little thinking it's from the law school. This is of course ridiculous, as I'm still waiting to be assigned an off campus interview, but I can't help it.

+1 completed my grad degree at NU and I receive emails quite often.

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

Postby shntn » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:27 pm

teiswei wrote:
fragrock wrote:I went to NU for undergrad and regularly get emails from them about various things (mostly asking for money), but every time one pops into my inbox, I freak out a little thinking it's from the law school. This is of course ridiculous, as I'm still waiting to be assigned an off campus interview, but I can't help it.

+1 completed my grad degree at NU and I receive emails quite often.

Yup, same with me and Penn. I basically just ignore them, so I might well have been waitlisted without knowing it.

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

Postby teiswei » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:57 pm

shntn wrote:Yup, same with me and Penn. I basically just ignore them, so I might well have been waitlisted without knowing it.

HAHAHA I just delete them. I don't even read the subject line anymore :shock:

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

Postby shntn » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:58 pm

teiswei wrote:
shntn wrote:Yup, same with me and Penn. I basically just ignore them, so I might well have been waitlisted without knowing it.

HAHAHA I just delete them. I don't even read the subject line anymore :shock:

Seriously, open the next one from alumni relations and toss a couple bucks their way. You want to cover all your bases.

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

Postby fragrock » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:27 pm

shntn wrote:
teiswei wrote:
shntn wrote:Yup, same with me and Penn. I basically just ignore them, so I might well have been waitlisted without knowing it.

HAHAHA I just delete them. I don't even read the subject line anymore :shock:

Seriously, open the next one from alumni relations and toss a couple bucks their way. You want to cover all your bases.


Good point. "Dear NU, consider this a down payment on my seat deposit :wink:"

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:36 pm

fragrock wrote:
shntn wrote:
teiswei wrote:
shntn wrote:Yup, same with me and Penn. I basically just ignore them, so I might well have been waitlisted without knowing it.

HAHAHA I just delete them. I don't even read the subject line anymore :shock:

Seriously, open the next one from alumni relations and toss a couple bucks their way. You want to cover all your bases.


Good point. "Dear NU, consider this a down payment on my seat deposit :wink:"
Ehhhh, considering the administrative tension between the University and the law school, I suspect this wouldn't help much. :P (Apparently the law school has to fork over a lot of money to the university and doesn't really see much benefit from it in terms of facilities and such. At least that's what I've heard. Not to say the facilities are bad--just that the law school pays for its own stuff anyway, so what's the tribute to the mothership for?)

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

Postby teiswei » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:49 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Ehhhh, considering the administrative tension between the University and the law school, I suspect this wouldn't help much. :P (Apparently the law school has to fork over a lot of money to the university and doesn't really see much benefit from it in terms of facilities and such. At least that's what I've heard. Not to say the facilities are bad--just that the law school pays for its own stuff anyway, so what's the tribute to the mothership for?)

Fair... The two campuses are separated by 13 miles or so... I guess they do have to keep their ties with Kellogg and some of the professors have classes under multiple departments.

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

Postby Icculus » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:07 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Ehhhh, considering the administrative tension between the University and the law school, I suspect this wouldn't help much. :P (Apparently the law school has to fork over a lot of money to the university and doesn't really see much benefit from it in terms of facilities and such. At least that's what I've heard. Not to say the facilities are bad--just that the law school pays for its own stuff anyway, so what's the tribute to the mothership for?)


Credited. though we do get access to the Evanston campus beach.

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

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:09 pm

Icculus wrote:
Credited. though we do get access to the Evanston campus beach.

wut

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

Postby shntn » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:09 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
Icculus wrote:
Credited. though we do get access to the Evanston campus beach.

wut

Really not what you're thinking. Like that little tiny one where the bathrooms were, only less crowded.

JK it looks more legit that I remember.

http://www.fitrec.northwestern.edu/faci ... index.html
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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Postby fragrock » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:11 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
Icculus wrote:
Credited. though we do get access to the Evanston campus beach.

wut


Yeah. spent a good many days (and nights) during the summer there. Much cleaner/less crowded than Oak Street Beach or North Ave beach (although as mentioned above, 13 miles is kind of a hike)

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

Postby Icculus » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:14 pm

shntn wrote:
alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
Icculus wrote:
Credited. though we do get access to the Evanston campus beach.

wut

Really not what you're thinking. Like that little tiny one where the bathrooms were, only less crowded.

JK it looks more legit that I remember.

http://www.fitrec.northwestern.edu/faci ... index.html


It's actually pretty nice, seems like they trucked in really nice sand, there's volleyball nets, and it's less crowded than most beaches b/c you need an NU ID to get in. I did get a little jealous of the undergrads since I doubt anyone of them realized how great undergrad really is. But hey, undergrad chicks.

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

Postby shntn » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:14 pm

Icculus wrote:undergrad chicks.

8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

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

Postby teiswei » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:45 pm

shntn wrote:
Icculus wrote:undergrad chicks.

8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

Well now you can upgrade to the Oak Street Beach girls that don't look twelve :D

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

Postby Jaqen » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:40 pm

shntn wrote:
Icculus wrote:undergrad chicks.

8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)


Unexpected.

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

Postby onionz » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:57 pm

teiswei wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Ehhhh, considering the administrative tension between the University and the law school, I suspect this wouldn't help much. :P (Apparently the law school has to fork over a lot of money to the university and doesn't really see much benefit from it in terms of facilities and such. At least that's what I've heard. Not to say the facilities are bad--just that the law school pays for its own stuff anyway, so what's the tribute to the mothership for?)

Fair... The two campuses are separated by 13 miles or so... I guess they do have to keep their ties with Kellogg and some of the professors have classes under multiple departments.


This is true of every law school in the country that is part of a larger University system basically. It's one of the big problems withthe drop applicants- law schools are supposed to fork over some amount of money to the system, which they need the tuition for. But then we have standards that will fall etc etc.

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

Postby shntn » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:00 pm

Jaqen wrote:
shntn wrote:
Icculus wrote:undergrad chicks.

8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)


Unexpected.

:lol:

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:08 pm

onionz wrote:
teiswei wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Ehhhh, considering the administrative tension between the University and the law school, I suspect this wouldn't help much. :P (Apparently the law school has to fork over a lot of money to the university and doesn't really see much benefit from it in terms of facilities and such. At least that's what I've heard. Not to say the facilities are bad--just that the law school pays for its own stuff anyway, so what's the tribute to the mothership for?)

Fair... The two campuses are separated by 13 miles or so... I guess they do have to keep their ties with Kellogg and some of the professors have classes under multiple departments.


This is true of every law school in the country that is part of a larger University system basically. It's one of the big problems withthe drop applicants- law schools are supposed to fork over some amount of money to the system, which they need the tuition for. But then we have standards that will fall etc etc.
Yeah, but most law campuses are part of the larger campus and the students presumably get some benefit from all that money.

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

Postby onionz » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:17 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
onionz wrote:
teiswei wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Ehhhh, considering the administrative tension between the University and the law school, I suspect this wouldn't help much. :P (Apparently the law school has to fork over a lot of money to the university and doesn't really see much benefit from it in terms of facilities and such. At least that's what I've heard. Not to say the facilities are bad--just that the law school pays for its own stuff anyway, so what's the tribute to the mothership for?)

Fair... The two campuses are separated by 13 miles or so... I guess they do have to keep their ties with Kellogg and some of the professors have classes under multiple departments.


This is true of every law school in the country that is part of a larger University system basically. It's one of the big problems withthe drop applicants- law schools are supposed to fork over some amount of money to the system, which they need the tuition for. But then we have standards that will fall etc etc.
Yeah, but most law campuses are part of the larger campus and the students presumably get some benefit from all that money.


I'm sure most of the "benefits" to a law school from being part of a university system come more from larger infrastructure gains that NU is still a part of even in this case. For example, all the administrative employees (payroll, HR, IT) insurance/benefits as part of a larger organization, "brand" recognition, and other benefits where physical presence doesn't matter. I think the tension is similar to all universities (I've heard this complaint from many a law professor), and maybe only moderately more unique in NU's case. I don't think the cost of physical buildings or amenities is really all that much, and it's more that any dept/school doesn't like to be forced to hand over money for simply existing.

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

Postby florida1949 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:23 pm

I have my off-campus interview in a couple of days and I was wondering what questions you guys asked your interviewer (assuming he/she asked if you had any questions).

As of right now the only question I really want to ask is if/how being relatively young (1 year out of undergrad) will affect my experience at Northwestern.

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

Postby bk1 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:26 pm

florida1949 wrote:As of right now the only question I really want to ask is if/how being relatively young (1 year out of undergrad) will affect my experience at Northwestern.

If your interviewer is older (e.g. pre-Dean DVZ era) then I don't think they would be able to answer this question since it was DVZ that pushed hard for WE. Also, it won't affect your experience.

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:30 pm

florida1949 wrote:I have my off-campus interview in a couple of days and I was wondering what questions you guys asked your interviewer (assuming he/she asked if you had any questions).

As of right now the only question I really want to ask is if/how being relatively young (1 year out of undergrad) will affect my experience at Northwestern.

Ask how your interviewer chose NU.
If they're young enough to specifically remember his/her classes, ask about the 1Ls getting to pick 2 electives 2nd semester. Ask what kinds of classes they took (not just 1L electives) and find out if they liked it/what they recommend.

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

Postby novataco » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:42 am

Hey, all. New user here. Posting to ... get in touch with some of my future classmates?! :) Got an e-mail from admissions today. Kinda glad I missed/was oblivious to the stress/buildup/excitement yesterday. Private message me if you'd like to say hey!

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

Postby CMHCLT » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:31 am

Completed my off-campus interview yesterday...

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

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:56 am

CMHCLT wrote:Completed my off-campus interview yesterday...

:?




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