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

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

Postby gbelle » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:27 pm

leigh912198972 wrote:Do you guys think because of their travels, NU isn't going to release decisions this week? I don't know why but I just had a feeling this was the week I would find out. :roll:


After getting the same update as you last week I was hoping for movement. I was also really hoping to hear back from the New York schools this week too...

I also had a feeling :(

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

Postby angels2fly » Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:19 pm

Second complete yesterday!

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

Postby Marshmallow » Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:27 pm

angels2fly wrote:Second complete yesterday!


+1

decisions today!?

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

Postby angels2fly » Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:36 pm

Marshmallow wrote:
angels2fly wrote:Second complete yesterday!


+1

decisions today!?


I'd flip

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

Postby Attax » Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:38 pm

Still sitting at 1/29 as my second complete date :(

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

Postby Marquis » Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:52 pm

For a candidate with low-to-borderline #'s and tons of work experience, how much of a game-changer can the interview be? I had to cancel mine due to scheduling conflicts and the interview calendar shows no more available time slots. I received an email from admissions asking if I would like them to go ahead and process my application without an interview. I kind of want to tell them to go ahead, but if an interview can give me a boost beyond my #'s I would be more inclined to get 'er done.

For reference I am: >25% LSAT ; <25% GPA.

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

Postby angels2fly » Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:55 pm

Marquis wrote:For a candidate with low-to-borderline #'s and tons of work experience, how much of a game-changer can the interview be? I had to cancel mine due to scheduling conflicts and the interview calendar shows no more available time slots. I received an email from admissions asking if I would like them to go ahead and process my application without an interview. I kind of want to tell them to go ahead, but if an interview can give me a boost beyond my #'s I would be more inclined to get 'er done.

For reference I am: >25% LSAT ; <25% GPA.


I think if you are reasonably unable to complete one, they will understand. Maybe you could send a "Why NU?" in its place to affirm to them your interest and commitment to the school.

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

Postby NYC-WVU » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:17 pm

Marquis wrote:For a candidate with low-to-borderline #'s and tons of work experience, how much of a game-changer can the interview be? I had to cancel mine due to scheduling conflicts and the interview calendar shows no more available time slots. I received an email from admissions asking if I would like them to go ahead and process my application without an interview. I kind of want to tell them to go ahead, but if an interview can give me a boost beyond my #'s I would be more inclined to get 'er done.

For reference I am: >25% LSAT ; <25% GPA.

How far in advance did you cancel? Did you try to sign up for a new interview before cancelling? By cancelling the interview because of a "scheduling conflict", it's clear that the school wasn't your top priority, and therefore comes across as though you're not really that interested in Northwestern anyway. If that's not the case, and you really want to go to NU, I would suggest you try your best to reschedule so that you can show how interested you are.

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

Postby bloomingtea » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:24 pm

Marquis wrote:For a candidate with low-to-borderline #'s and tons of work experience, how much of a game-changer can the interview be? I had to cancel mine due to scheduling conflicts and the interview calendar shows no more available time slots. I received an email from admissions asking if I would like them to go ahead and process my application without an interview. I kind of want to tell them to go ahead, but if an interview can give me a boost beyond my #'s I would be more inclined to get 'er done.

For reference I am: >25% LSAT ; <25% GPA.


I remember seeing an LSN profile with median gpa, and around 25% lsat, with 10 years of FT work experience in finance industry, who interviewed, but ended up being waitlisted. So, take that as you see fit.

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

Postby Marquis » Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:44 pm

NYC-WVU wrote:
Marquis wrote:For a candidate with low-to-borderline #'s and tons of work experience, how much of a game-changer can the interview be? I had to cancel mine due to scheduling conflicts and the interview calendar shows no more available time slots. I received an email from admissions asking if I would like them to go ahead and process my application without an interview. I kind of want to tell them to go ahead, but if an interview can give me a boost beyond my #'s I would be more inclined to get 'er done.

For reference I am: >25% LSAT ; <25% GPA.

How far in advance did you cancel? Did you try to sign up for a new interview before cancelling? By cancelling the interview because of a "scheduling conflict", it's clear that the school wasn't your top priority, and therefore comes across as though you're not really that interested in Northwestern anyway. If that's not the case, and you really want to go to NU, I would suggest you try your best to reschedule so that you can show how interested you are.


I cancelled 3 days in advance and tried to reschedule immediately. When I saw I was unable to, I emailed them right away explaining why I had to cancel and that I tried to resched. but couldn't.

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

Postby wojo98 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:13 pm

Marquis wrote:For a candidate with low-to-borderline #'s and tons of work experience, how much of a game-changer can the interview be?

I was admitted without an interview [edit: not proud of this; nor part of the original plan], so it's possible. With that said, you're squandering an opportunity to sell yourself. I'm far from an admission expert, but am a realist, and with your numbers, you need to be hustling.

Is your WE elite? Are you an URM? Either + a genuine, compelling Why NU seem like your best bets.
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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby NYC-WVU » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:33 pm

wojo98 wrote:
Marquis wrote:For a candidate with low-to-borderline #'s and tons of work experience, how much of a game-changer can the interview be?

I was admitted without an interview, so it's possible. With that said, you're squandering an opportunity to sell yourself. I'm far from an admission expert, but am a realist, and with your numbers, you need to be hustling.

Is your WE elite? Are you an URM? Either + a genuine, compelling Why NU seem like your best bets.

What would be considered elite WE, in the context of a law school applicant? I'm asking honestly. The idea I am struggling with is: what kind of work experience would be really impressive but still justify going back to school. Political, I guess? Or maybe you sold a very successful business? (but I would suspect such an entrepeneur would be more interested in starting a new business than in becoming a lawyer.)

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

Postby whereskyle » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:35 pm

Heard in a conversation with all of the adcomms at the admitted students dinner that my interviewer went to bat for me at crunch time.

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

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:44 pm

NYC-WVU wrote:
wojo98 wrote:
Marquis wrote:For a candidate with low-to-borderline #'s and tons of work experience, how much of a game-changer can the interview be?

I was admitted without an interview, so it's possible. With that said, you're squandering an opportunity to sell yourself. I'm far from an admission expert, but am a realist, and with your numbers, you need to be hustling.

Is your WE elite? Are you an URM? Either + a genuine, compelling Why NU seem like your best bets.

What would be considered elite WE, in the context of a law school applicant? I'm asking honestly. The idea I am struggling with is: what kind of work experience would be really impressive but still justify going back to school. Political, I guess? Or maybe you sold a very successful business? (but I would suspect such an entrepeneur would be more interested in starting a new business than in becoming a lawyer.)

Class of 2015 includes experience in pro sports, professional music, and high-level ibanking experience. I would say those are 'elite' for the purposes of admission.

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

Postby Marquis » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:46 pm

I don't know that I'd consider my work experience "elite", but I haven't been flipping burgers either. I have 6 years of work in finance selling mutual funds for a major bank and a lot of work running my own non-profit organization since graduating from UG. My personal statement was specifically tailored to answering "why law school?" and describes how my professional experiences led me to want to become a lawyer.

I'm going to email the admissions office back and explain that interviewing is important to me, but that if there are no slots available I'd like to write a "why northwestern" essay instead if acceptable.

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

Postby NYC-WVU » Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:32 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
NYC-WVU wrote:
wojo98 wrote:
Marquis wrote:For a candidate with low-to-borderline #'s and tons of work experience, how much of a game-changer can the interview be?

I was admitted without an interview, so it's possible. With that said, you're squandering an opportunity to sell yourself. I'm far from an admission expert, but am a realist, and with your numbers, you need to be hustling.

Is your WE elite? Are you an URM? Either + a genuine, compelling Why NU seem like your best bets.

What would be considered elite WE, in the context of a law school applicant? I'm asking honestly. The idea I am struggling with is: what kind of work experience would be really impressive but still justify going back to school. Political, I guess? Or maybe you sold a very successful business? (but I would suspect such an entrepeneur would be more interested in starting a new business than in becoming a lawyer.)

Class of 2015 includes experience in pro sports, professional music, and high-level ibanking experience. I would say those are 'elite' for the purposes of admission.

Thanks. I can extrapolate from those real-world examples to have a very good idea of what type of individual would qualify as someone with "elite" work experience.

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

Postby str8yolked » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:53 pm

Attax wrote:Still sitting at 1/29 as my second complete date :(


Same here. When did you apply? I'm worried that we've been held but somehow missed the email.

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

Postby Attax » Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:56 pm

str8yolked wrote:
Attax wrote:Still sitting at 1/29 as my second complete date :(


Same here. When did you apply? I'm worried that we've been held but somehow missed the email.


I applied 11/30. I checked spam and had no email.

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

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:59 am

Decisions this week?
It's gotta be this week...

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

Postby Hitchensian » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:05 am

leigh912198972 wrote:Decisions this week?
It's gotta be this week...


LSN lists only 10 decisions since Feb 7th...decisions sometime this week sounds like a good bet to me.

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

Postby kenwash » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:11 pm

leigh912198972 wrote:Decisions this week?
It's gotta be this week...

Let's hope so!

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

Postby philipthegreat » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:17 pm

...all quiet on the Northwestern front

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

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:17 pm

EERILY quiet.
A little scared this is going to be very negative... :?

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

Postby sue4398 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:05 am

I hope I'm not hugely uninformed when I ask- what are the videos you all are mentioning in recent posts??

Just had my interview yesterday (off campus) and went complete last night. Hoping I'm not forgetting something..




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