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

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

Postby Marshmallow » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:26 pm

had my interview today, and went complete shortly thereafter! i could not have asked for a better interviewer :)

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

Postby Theopliske8711 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:28 pm

Am I supposed to contact the interviewer myself first? Or am I to receive something? I have his name and email, but no location.

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

Postby mathwhiz87 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:38 pm

You need to contact them to set up the interview. I offered a few dates that worked well in my schedule, but also said I was flexible. We were able to find a time pretty easily via email, and met about a week later.

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

Postby jk148706 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:56 pm

Can we please give the people what they want today?

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

Postby sandwich » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:58 pm

jk148706 wrote:Can we please give
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jk148706 wrote: the people what they want today?

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

Postby MnM22 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:20 pm

jk148706 wrote:Can we please give the people what they want today?


+1,000

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

Postby EEguy5 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:44 pm

MnM22 wrote:
jk148706 wrote:Can we please give the people what they want today?


+1,000


I'm not one to use twitter that much. Is there an app or method to setup a notification to my phone when Johan tweets?

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

Postby jstep » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:03 pm

Ugh. Gotta be decisions coming out by the end of tomorrow. Gotta be.

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

Postby sandwich » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:07 pm

gah. seems like nothing today... :(

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

Postby c0llegeStUd3nt » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:26 pm

AstonMartin177 wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
AstonMartin177 wrote:
c0llegeStUd3nt wrote:I have an interview next week and my interviewer mentioned in her email explicitly that I "don't have to suit up." The interview is in her office at her law firm though. Any tips on what I should wear?

(I'm a guy)


Suit up. Says you don't have to... Doesn't say you can't or shouldn't. IMO you can never really be overdressed in a professional setting.


This whole "you can never be overdressed" thing that gets bandied about on these forums is just really not true. Anyone who has worked in a professional setting would know this. It can be awkward to be the overdressed one. If she specifically told you not to wear a suit, I would not wear a suit.

Different offices have different dress codes, cultures, overall atmospheres, etc. Interviews are usually more friendly and casual (read: more fun for the interviewer, which is better for you) when the dress is a bit more casual. My guess is she is going for that sort of interview, and wants you (and herself) to be comfortable.

I think your best bet is to do what she says and not suit up. You would be fine wearing dress slacks, a pressed shirt, tie, and perhaps a v-neck sweater or something along those lines.


Different offices do have different dress codes, cultures, etc. but they are meeting at the interviewer's law firm. All of the law firms that I've worked at had a professional dress code. Also, it's not like the interviewer will be in casual wear and will feel awkwardly underdressed if collegestudent shows up in a suit (after all the interviewer is an attorney and will most likely be in professional attire herself).

I agree that if the interviewer explicitly told him not to suit up, he shouldn't. But again, she said he didn't have to, never said not to.

In this particular case, as she explicitly said that you (collegestudent) don't have to suit up, you'll be fine either way. Just go with what you're more comfortable with (business casual or business professional). Either way, hope you kill the interview!


Thanks everyone for the advice on this. I'm thinking I go slacks, pressed shirt, tie, and a sweater. Still kinda formal but no suit like she had mentioned. (sorry for derailing this thread for a second)

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

Postby 052220151 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:33 pm

c0llegeStUd3nt wrote:
AstonMartin177 wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
AstonMartin177 wrote:
Suit up. Says you don't have to... Doesn't say you can't or shouldn't. IMO you can never really be overdressed in a professional setting.


This whole "you can never be overdressed" thing that gets bandied about on these forums is just really not true. Anyone who has worked in a professional setting would know this. It can be awkward to be the overdressed one. If she specifically told you not to wear a suit, I would not wear a suit.

Different offices have different dress codes, cultures, overall atmospheres, etc. Interviews are usually more friendly and casual (read: more fun for the interviewer, which is better for you) when the dress is a bit more casual. My guess is she is going for that sort of interview, and wants you (and herself) to be comfortable.

I think your best bet is to do what she says and not suit up. You would be fine wearing dress slacks, a pressed shirt, tie, and perhaps a v-neck sweater or something along those lines.


Different offices do have different dress codes, cultures, etc. but they are meeting at the interviewer's law firm. All of the law firms that I've worked at had a professional dress code. Also, it's not like the interviewer will be in casual wear and will feel awkwardly underdressed if collegestudent shows up in a suit (after all the interviewer is an attorney and will most likely be in professional attire herself).

I agree that if the interviewer explicitly told him not to suit up, he shouldn't. But again, she said he didn't have to, never said not to.

In this particular case, as she explicitly said that you (collegestudent) don't have to suit up, you'll be fine either way. Just go with what you're more comfortable with (business casual or business professional). Either way, hope you kill the interview!


Thanks everyone for the advice on this. I'm thinking I go slacks, pressed shirt, tie, and a sweater. Still kinda formal but no suit like she had mentioned. (sorry for derailing this thread for a second)


If you are comfy in that, go for it. I work for a big firm, slacks and shirt are fine, but if you feel that that's underdressing, just go with what's comfortable

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

Postby midwest17 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:33 am

AstonMartin177 wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
AstonMartin177 wrote:
c0llegeStUd3nt wrote:I have an interview next week and my interviewer mentioned in her email explicitly that I "don't have to suit up." The interview is in her office at her law firm though. Any tips on what I should wear?

(I'm a guy)


Suit up. Says you don't have to... Doesn't say you can't or shouldn't. IMO you can never really be overdressed in a professional setting.


This whole "you can never be overdressed" thing that gets bandied about on these forums is just really not true. Anyone who has worked in a professional setting would know this. It can be awkward to be the overdressed one. If she specifically told you not to wear a suit, I would not wear a suit.

Different offices have different dress codes, cultures, overall atmospheres, etc. Interviews are usually more friendly and casual (read: more fun for the interviewer, which is better for you) when the dress is a bit more casual. My guess is she is going for that sort of interview, and wants you (and herself) to be comfortable.

I think your best bet is to do what she says and not suit up. You would be fine wearing dress slacks, a pressed shirt, tie, and perhaps a v-neck sweater or something along those lines.


Different offices do have different dress codes, cultures, etc. but they are meeting at the interviewer's law firm. All of the law firms that I've worked at had a professional dress code. Also, it's not like the interviewer will be in casual wear and will feel awkwardly underdressed if collegestudent shows up in a suit (after all the interviewer is an attorney and will most likely be in professional attire herself).

I agree that if the interviewer explicitly told him not to suit up, he shouldn't. But again, she said he didn't have to, never said not to.

In this particular case, as she explicitly said that you (collegestudent) don't have to suit up, you'll be fine either way. Just go with what you're more comfortable with (business casual or business professional). Either way, hope you kill the interview!


I interviewed (for a different school) with an attorney at his (major) law firm, and he gave me a very specific "don't wear a suit" and "just wear what you're in for class that day." I lol-nope'd to the last part, but kept it to slacks and a nice shirt. He was wearing slacks, nice shirt, and sweater. All in all I think I was dressed appropriately, and that going more formal would have made things more stiff and uncomfortable, which would have led to a worse interview.

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

Postby ChicagoCPA » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:03 pm

jstep wrote:Ugh. Gotta be decisions coming out by the end of tomorrow. Gotta be.


Could there really be two waves in one week? I figured Johann was just releasing decisions on Wednesdays... which is awful news on a Friday.

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

Postby MnM22 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:07 pm

ChicagoCPA wrote:
jstep wrote:Ugh. Gotta be decisions coming out by the end of tomorrow. Gotta be.


Could there really be two waves in one week? I figured Johann was just releasing decisions on Wednesdays... which is awful news on a Friday.


I'm thinking the same thing... Though I would love to hear some good news before the weekend.

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

Postby sandwich » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:18 pm

That Wednesday wave was so small... I'm still hoping beyond hope for something today

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

Postby wojo98 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:49 pm

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

Postby jstep » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:07 pm

Do they immediately accompany the status checker update with an email? Or is there a delay between the two?

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

Postby SplitMyPants » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:27 pm

Just had a status change from mid December to 01/24. Still "Application Complete," though. Brace yourselves...

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

Postby sandwich » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:32 pm

Nice :)

Nothing here, though... Hope some good news is coming your way!

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

Postby yossarian » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:56 pm

So. I know it's way too early now, but I wanted to have a timeline in mind because I've seen several people interview and go complete the same day. This indicates to me that as soon as the interviewer files her/his report, the status checker should update.

I interviewed Tuesday 1/21. At what point, if any, should I reach out if still incomplete?
Should I reach out to Admissions or to my Interviewer?

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

Postby logical seasoning » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:03 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:Just had a status change from mid December to 01/24. Still "Application Complete," though. Brace yourselves...


Same here!

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

Postby bostonbrewer » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:04 pm

Dinged last night. Not surprising since I was <50% for both GPA and LSAT.

Best of luck to those of you still waiting!

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

Postby edwardt1988 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:05 pm

yossarian71 wrote:So. I know it's way too early now, but I wanted to have a timeline in mind because I've seen several people interview and go complete the same day. This indicates to me that as soon as the interviewer files her/his report, the status checker should update.

I interviewed Tuesday 1/21. At what point, if any, should I reach out if still incomplete?
Should I reach out to Admissions or to my Interviewer?


No :)

It took about 2 weeks for me

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

Postby sandwich » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:06 pm

bostonbrewer wrote:Dinged last night. Not surprising since I was <50% for both GPA and LSAT.

Best of luck to those of you still waiting!



Wait, were you ED or something?
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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby bostonbrewer » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:06 pm

sandwich wrote:
bostonbrewer wrote:Dinged last night. Not surprising since I was <50% for both GPA and LSAT.

Best of luck to those of you still waiting!



Wait, were you ED?

No.




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