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

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

Postby dazedandconfused13 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:44 pm

UR2 today. Was interviewed 3/4.

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

Postby pixy1900 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:12 pm

I don't know about you all, but I'm finding the essay topics very uninspiring and pretty low level. They read like essay prompts for 15 year olds....sigh. Also for those of you wondering what hold means, one of their admissions officers described it as "not ready to let go" Take that as you will.

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

Postby whereskyle » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:32 pm

pixy1900 wrote:I don't know about you all, but I'm finding the essay topics very uninspiring and pretty low level. They read like essay prompts for 15 year olds....sigh. Also for those of you wondering what hold means, one of their admissions officers described it as "not ready to let go" Take that as you will.


Yeah, I totally wouldn't want to do those hold essays. Is that the point?

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

Postby fivestarfolds » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:42 pm

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

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:44 pm

fivestarfolds wrote:That's the point.

NU wants to know who is willing to say yes and spend a ton of time trying to get accepted. I found the essays to be very enjoyable but I imagine that other people who are only slightly interested in NU and have great prospects elsewhere will just ignore the essays and fall off the wait list.



Sigh, I just want a chance to write them. Instead of DEAD SILENCE.

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

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:48 pm

fivestarfolds wrote:That's the point.

NU wants to know who is willing to say yes and spend a ton of time trying to get accepted. I found the essays to be very enjoyable but I imagine that other people who are only slightly interested in NU and have great prospects elsewhere will just ignore the essays and fall off the wait list.


Aren't you pretty set on NYU?

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

Postby metroidbum » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:51 pm

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

Postby str8yolked » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:16 pm

metroidbum wrote:Would it be neurotic and bad if I called them because it has been nine weeks since my interview (jan 7th)? and I was initially complete in mid november?


If you do please message me their response. Almost same complete and interview times.

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

Postby yossarian » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:31 pm

metroidbum wrote:Would it be neurotic and bad if I called them because it has been nine weeks since my interview (jan 7th)? and I was initially complete in mid november?


NU doesn't consider applications complete until the interview. I wouldn't call it neurotic. But seven weeks seems early to me.

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

Postby str8yolked » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:39 pm

yossarian71 wrote:
metroidbum wrote:Would it be neurotic and bad if I called them because it has been nine weeks since my interview (jan 7th)? and I was initially complete in mid november?


NU doesn't consider applications complete until the interview. I wouldn't call it neurotic. But seven weeks seems early to me.


What if you interviewed before Dec? I'm at a little over 14 weeks since Dec. 1.

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

Postby yossarian » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:43 pm

str8yolked wrote:
yossarian71 wrote:
metroidbum wrote:Would it be neurotic and bad if I called them because it has been nine weeks since my interview (jan 7th)? and I was initially complete in mid november?


NU doesn't consider applications complete until the interview. I wouldn't call it neurotic. But seven weeks seems early to me.


What if you interviewed before Dec? I'm at a little over 14 weeks since Dec. 1.


I don't know. I would try some sort of LOCI/app update. Find something to bullshit more or less before calling and asking. Johann tweets seem like he feels relatively negatively about people just calling to ask why it's taking so long.

I mean, if you are polite--"I was wondering if there is anymore information with which I can provide you in order for you to make your decision?"--I doubt a simple inquiry call could hurt, but what are you going to learn really?

Whereas a LOCI/update hopefully adds something positive to your application and puts it back on top of the pile.

But. This is mostly speculation. I don't really know.

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

Postby whereskyle » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:02 pm

yossarian71 wrote:
str8yolked wrote:
yossarian71 wrote:
metroidbum wrote:Would it be neurotic and bad if I called them because it has been nine weeks since my interview (jan 7th)? and I was initially complete in mid november?


NU doesn't consider applications complete until the interview. I wouldn't call it neurotic. But seven weeks seems early to me.


What if you interviewed before Dec? I'm at a little over 14 weeks since Dec. 1.


"I was wondering if there is anymore information with which I can provide you in order for you to make your decision?"--I doubt a simple inquiry call could hurt, but what are you going to learn really?


I think that the quotation above is the best possibility. I called a T14 (not NU) last year with that line and was connected to an adcomm. I was told that I could write a "Why X" statement, did so, and was admitted a week later. I think that if you have good numbers, NU may be trying to protect their yield. If you demonstrate that NU is a top choice, it may put you over the hump.

Also, don't be afraid to say NU is THE top choice of yours. They want to admit ppl who will come.

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

Postby fivestarfolds » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:22 pm

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

Postby showcasec6 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:34 pm

rion91 wrote:
showcasec6 wrote:Checking in. Been lurking for a while, but needed to vent with people like me.
Complete since Mid Feb.
Love the program and direction of the school so much, but @ this point, JUST SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY.

I think we're like best buds here.



See Northwestern? We are already connecting. Just let us in, and promote the foundation of a new best buds friendship! It would be morally unacceptable not to.

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

Postby rion91 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:42 pm

showcasec6 wrote:
rion91 wrote:
showcasec6 wrote:Checking in. Been lurking for a while, but needed to vent with people like me.
Complete since Mid Feb.
Love the program and direction of the school so much, but @ this point, JUST SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY.

I think we're like best buds here.



See Northwestern? We are already connecting. Just let us in, and promote the foundation of a new best buds friendship! It would be morally unacceptable not to.

solid LR interpretation 180 would retake again

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

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:44 pm

fivestarfolds wrote:
Ricky-Bobby wrote:
fivestarfolds wrote:That's the point.

NU wants to know who is willing to say yes and spend a ton of time trying to get accepted. I found the essays to be very enjoyable but I imagine that other people who are only slightly interested in NU and have great prospects elsewhere will just ignore the essays and fall off the wait list.


Aren't you pretty set on NYU?

Ricky bobby, I love that you know that :)

I'm still considering options based on the financial offers that I receive. I am also open to that HLS acceptance if it comes. I hate the thought of 200k in debt.

I keep tabs on all of my... interests... :twisted:

I'm just a sucker for a happy ending, I guess. You were desperately looking for a way to make your family post-grad plans work, the pieces came together, and life was good. Fairytale happily-ever-after kinda shit. Now you're throwing NU back into the mix and my life is flipped turned upside-down. If I can't count on random internet strangers to provide stability, who can I count on?!

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

Postby showcasec6 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:08 pm

rion91 wrote:
showcasec6 wrote:
rion91 wrote:
showcasec6 wrote:Checking in. Been lurking for a while, but needed to vent with people like me.
Complete since Mid Feb.
Love the program and direction of the school so much, but @ this point, JUST SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY.

I think we're like best buds here.



See Northwestern? We are already connecting. Just let us in, and promote the foundation of a new best buds friendship! It would be morally unacceptable not to.

solid LR interpretation 180 would retake again


Who said I didn't get a 180?!.....



...NOT. :(

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

Postby ManoftheHour » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:57 pm

These bros are officially slower than USC...which is saying a lot.

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

Postby PrideandGlory1776 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:02 pm

ManoftheHour wrote:These bros are officially slower than USC...which is saying a lot.


I know I applied to both in October still no word . . . painfully slow

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

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:21 am

Pleeeeeease today, NU. PLEAZ

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

Postby yossarian » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:27 am

leigh912198972 wrote:Pleeeeeease today, NU. PLEAZ

+1

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

Postby JustHawkin » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:32 am

yossarian71 wrote:
leigh912198972 wrote:Pleeeeeease today, NU. PLEAZ

+1

I think you've got to start approaching this like the person you are trying to get with at the bar. Play a little hard to get, then your decision will be more exciting!

:lol:

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

Postby Ricky-Bobby » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:41 am

JustHawkin wrote:
yossarian71 wrote:
leigh912198972 wrote:Pleeeeeease today, NU. PLEAZ

+1

I think you've got to start approaching this like the person you are trying to get with at the bar. Play a little hard to get, then your decision will be more exciting!

:lol:

How do I slip something into NU's drink? This plan seems half-baked, Hawkin.

Wait. Does anyone know where Johann's favorite bar is?


Disclaimer: I have not, nor will I ever, drug anyone. I am resolutely opposed to drugging anyone without their consent. The preceding post was meant as a joke and should only be read as such. Please don't rescind my offer of admission. kthanx

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

Postby yossarian » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:41 am

JustHawkin wrote:
yossarian71 wrote:
leigh912198972 wrote:Pleeeeeease today, NU. PLEAZ

+1

I think you've got to start approaching this like the person you are trying to get with at the bar. Play a little hard to get, then your decision will be more exciting!

:lol:

You've clearly never seen me at the bar.

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

Postby JustHawkin » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:58 am

yossarian71 wrote:
JustHawkin wrote:
yossarian71 wrote:
leigh912198972 wrote:Pleeeeeease today, NU. PLEAZ

+1

I think you've got to start approaching this like the person you are trying to get with at the bar. Play a little hard to get, then your decision will be more exciting!

:lol:

You've clearly never seen me at the bar.

I've tried to make that statement gender/sex neutral (let's not get into this again here guys).
But, some of us may fall under the stereotypical alpha male.
:lol:




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