Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby sasquatchsam » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:33 am

Also in as of yesterday.

Complete: 10/9
LSAT/GPA >75%
No Interview

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby mirroroferised7 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:35 am

If you apply AJD, and don't get into that program, do you just get held for regular admission?

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby sandwich » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:45 am

leigh912198972 wrote:Interviewing in 90 minutes.

SO. NERVOUS/EXCITED :P



GOOD LUCK :)

You'll be fine great!

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby pompoms » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:05 pm

mirroroferised7 wrote:If you apply AJD, and don't get into that program, do you just get held for regular admission?


Yes

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby wwbeyoncedo » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:08 pm

Question-- just heard back from my interviewer and the soonest we can do the interview is Feb 7. That works for me, since I have to travel to get there, but will that be way too late? My LSAT is >75% and my GPA is 25%-50% and I have several years WE. Everything is in except the interview.

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby mirroroferised7 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:13 pm

pompoms wrote:
mirroroferised7 wrote:If you apply AJD, and don't get into that program, do you just get held for regular admission?


Yes


Awesome! Thanks!
I had a weird application on my LSAC applications page that automatically popped up after submitting my NU AJD app. It was a "paper" application that I was supposed to print out and mail in. Was worried that I would have to submit a second app for regular admissions and that was NU's subtle way of telling me I wasn't going to get AJD.

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby pompoms » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:52 pm

mirroroferised7 wrote:
pompoms wrote:
mirroroferised7 wrote:If you apply AJD, and don't get into that program, do you just get held for regular admission?


Yes


Awesome! Thanks!
I had a weird application on my LSAC applications page that automatically popped up after submitting my NU AJD app. It was a "paper" application that I was supposed to print out and mail in. Was worried that I would have to submit a second app for regular admissions and that was NU's subtle way of telling me I wasn't going to get AJD.


SAME thing happened to me! It really weirded me out. Eventually it disappeared though.

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby kenwash » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:55 pm

Checking in after just having my interview! Thought it went well and the interviewer was very nice. Lasted for an hour: 15 minutes were spent talking about why LS, why now, writing, leadership; 45 minutes were spent on selling me on NU. Super excited about the prospect of attending!

A big thanks to all who posted their interview experiences and common questions asked. It really helped!

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby 05062014 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:03 pm

Anyone try tweeting at Johann ?

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby KanyeShrug » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:08 pm

He just tweeted LLM Skype interviews are full

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby 05062014 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:09 pm

KanyeShrug wrote:He just tweeted LLM Skype interviews are full


If my Twitter acc is currently protected, can I retweet or favorite without him seeing me? Gotta love twittah

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby KanyeShrug » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:13 pm

He'll see ya

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby China Spy » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:43 pm

Checking in.

Above 25th LSAT but below median. Above 75th GPA. Urm.

Hit submit yesterday. How late am I to the party?

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby 05062014 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:48 pm

China Spy wrote:Checking in.

Above 25th LSAT but below median. Above 75th GPA. Urm.

Hit submit yesterday. How late am I to the party?


Party has not started yet. Ur good

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby China Spy » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:50 pm

abdistotle wrote:
China Spy wrote:Checking in.

Above 25th LSAT but below median. Above 75th GPA. Urm.

Hit submit yesterday. How late am I to the party?


Party has not started yet. Ur good


Sweet! Best of luck to all of us ITT.

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby AstonMartin177 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:22 pm

monsterman wrote:Were there any ED holds that heard back today?


ED hold here. Didn't hear back yet.

GPA < 25th. LSAT > 75th.

Does anyone know how the ED hold people get the next decision? Email? Phone? Still checking my status checker religiously...

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby EEguy5 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:34 pm

AstonMartin177 wrote:
monsterman wrote:Were there any ED holds that heard back today?


ED hold here. Didn't hear back yet.

GPA < 25th. LSAT > 75th.

Does anyone know how the ED hold people get the next decision? Email? Phone? Still checking my status checker religiously...


I was checking status checker for a while but sometimes I would forget which school I was checking and the "decision letter available within 24 hours" would freak me out for a split second. Got my hopes up too many times and had to stop checking. Not sure how it will be communicated.

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby SplitMyPants » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:23 pm

fivestarfolds wrote:Nuts! I was feeling so confident after my JS1 invite.

I can't remember what happened last year on the second big round of admissions but I have a feeling I'm headed for a waitlist/hold.


From you earlier posts you were saying you think the second round may be next week?

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby fivestarfolds » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:38 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:
fivestarfolds wrote:Nuts! I was feeling so confident after my JS1 invite.

I can't remember what happened last year on the second big round of admissions but I have a feeling I'm headed for a waitlist/hold.


From you earlier posts you were saying you think the second round may be next week?

I would bet my life on it. Every cycle for the past few years has had a consistent rollout of weekly decisions from mid-Jan to February.

What happens (as far as I'm seeing from the MY LSN data) is if you were a Nov-Jan submitter, your gonna be in the second or third round of decisions. If you (like me) are an September-October submitter, then next week's round of decisions are likely not going to be too great.

MY LSN is down but I believe my analysis is correct.

I was so blindsided by the silence from NU yesterday but I guess that I have very little work experience to speak of so I may not actually be a good fit for them. I live in their neighborhood and have for nearly two years but I might be moving to Hyde Park depending on U of C's decision :(

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby SplitMyPants » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:41 pm

fivestarfolds wrote:
SplitMyPants wrote:
fivestarfolds wrote:Nuts! I was feeling so confident after my JS1 invite.

I can't remember what happened last year on the second big round of admissions but I have a feeling I'm headed for a waitlist/hold.


From you earlier posts you were saying you think the second round may be next week?

I would bet my life on it. Every cycle for the past few years has had a consistent rollout of weekly decisions from mid-Jan to February.

What happens (as far as I'm seeing from the MY LSN data) is if you were a Nov-Jan submitter, your gonna be in the second or third round of decisions. If you (like me) are an September-October submitter, then next week's round of decisions are likely not going to be too great.

MY LSN is down but I believe my analysis is correct.

I was so blindsided by the silence from NU yesterday but I guess that I have very little work experience to speak of so I may not actually be a good fit for them. I live in their neighborhood and have for nearly two years but I might be moving to Hyde Park depending on U of C's decision :(


Well I hope the best for you next week.

Thanks for clarifying. I was a Nov submitter, so I'm holding out hope.

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:50 pm

Has anyone else skimmed through this?

http://www.law.northwestern.edu/differe ... an2008.pdf

Some interesting charts on page 9-12 which show the skills they (a) believe are necessary for successful new lawyers and (b) which of those skills they are looking through the admissions process for their admits to already have.

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby JustHawkin » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:54 pm

lawschool22 wrote:Has anyone else skimmed through this?

http://www.law.northwestern.edu/differe ... an2008.pdf

Some interesting charts on page 9-12 which show the skills they (a) believe are necessary for successful new lawyers and (b) which of those skills they are looking through the admissions process for their admits to already have.

Good find!

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:00 pm

Caveat: the Great Plan of 2008 was created under the last dean.

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:02 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Caveat: the Great Plan of 2008 was created under the last dean.


Haha! Very important caveat that I did not know. Is it still in place? I guess I would assume so, since they linked to it on the admitted students website.

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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:12 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Caveat: the Great Plan of 2008 was created under the last dean.


Haha! Very important caveat that I did not know. Is it still in place? I guess I would assume so, since they linked to it on the admitted students website.

I mean, sort of? Some of it was implemented, some of it wasn't, and there isn't a new plan (yet?). The new dean has kept some of Dean VanZ's pet issues going (like the work experience, although it has softened somewhat to maintain the medians). But others, like VanZ's predilection for hiring faculty with PhD instead of JDs, are getting sort of let go (I think?).

But I wouldn't go into my on-campus interview spouting quotes from the 2008 Plan.




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