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

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

Postby pompoms » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:48 am

HarvardHopeful wrote:How long did it take for RD people to go complete after their interview?

Its been a month since my interview and I'm wondering if I am just freaking out or if this is unusual and I should contact them.


They are extremely helpful and nice there. I would say there is no harm in calling. I had a similar issue and they resolved it immediately - they just hadn't updated my status checker.

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

Postby edwardt1988 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:50 am

I assume that if you selected that you want an interview in your application, they will reach out to you to schedule that interview, correct?

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

Postby lastsamurai » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:56 am

edwardt1988 wrote:I assume that if you selected that you want an interview in your application, they will reach out to you to schedule that interview, correct?


You can check this page to see your interviewer's information:

https://www.law.northwestern.edu/form/a ... /index.cfm

They also send you an email when the interviewer has been assigned

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

Postby edwardt1988 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:59 am

lastsamurai wrote:
edwardt1988 wrote:I assume that if you selected that you want an interview in your application, they will reach out to you to schedule that interview, correct?


You can check this page to see your interviewer's information:

https://www.law.northwestern.edu/form/a ... /index.cfm

They also send you an email when the interviewer has been assigned


Oh ok! Didn't know this. Thanks!

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

Postby snapdragon25 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:01 am

NYC-WVU wrote:Got my ED certification to the admissions office today. Is it not possible to check 24 hours after you see the "ominous 'Decision Letter Available within 24 Hours'"? I would love to be able to see that post, and then just check the same time on the next day. Probably won't have the discipline, though. Can we at least assume that the Decision letter won't be sent outside of regular-ish office hours?


It usually only takes 1-2 hours after you get the status change, hence the panicking.

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

Postby jk148706 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:50 pm

Headed in to interview ... Will report back

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

Postby jk148706 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:06 pm

Just back from my interview. It took about 90 minutes and was much different from what I expected. We met at a local restaurant and everything was very informal (though, I dressed in a shirt and tie).

My interviewer asked the typical 'why law' and ' why NU' questions. But he was particularly candid about the law industry. He works at a large firm (he indicated 500+ lawyers), but he said he would advise his children against law school. He repeatedly emphasized that I should go to the best school I can get in to (Northwestern!) and that I should avoid the local TTTs.

I also found it interesting that my interviewer asked only a handful of questions. He spent a lot of time fielding my questions; he seemed more interested in what I wanted to ask. We had a pleasant conversation and I'm confident he will send a positive report, but I guess you never know.

Back to waiting.

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

Postby Micdiddy » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:10 pm

Sounds like a smart guy. Hope it went well.

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

Postby NYC-WVU » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:27 pm

snapdragon25 wrote:
NYC-WVU wrote:Got my ED certification to the admissions office today. Is it not possible to check 24 hours after you see the "ominous 'Decision Letter Available within 24 Hours'"? I would love to be able to see that post, and then just check the same time on the next day. Probably won't have the discipline, though. Can we at least assume that the Decision letter won't be sent outside of regular-ish office hours?


It usually only takes 1-2 hours after you get the status change, hence the panicking.


Oh, that's rough. I'll have to find a very distracting game or something and try to limit myself to checking once every half hour or so. Ideally, I would be called into a meeting right after the notice, where I wouldn't have the option of checking every three minutes.

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

Postby okok » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:29 pm

fugged up my interview
welp not sending that app in lol

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

Postby objection_your_honor » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:37 pm

What happened? It's probably not as bad as you think unless you were stringing expletives together.

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

Postby jk148706 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:47 pm

How long does it take after an interview before your status is "complete"??

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

Postby andapieceoftoast » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:54 pm

jk148706 wrote:How long does it take after an interview before your status is "complete"??


In my experience, 4 days. It probably has to do with how long your interviewer takes to fill out the questionnaire about you.

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

Postby okok » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:57 pm

objection_your_honor wrote:What happened? It's probably not as bad as you think unless you were stringing expletives together.

lol I developed a speech impediment out of nowhere
my interviewer started making fun of it 8)

bretty sure their eval isn't going to look too good

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

Postby mirroroferised7 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:57 pm

objection_your_honor wrote:What happened? It's probably not as bad as you think unless you were stringing expletives together.


Seriously, it can't be that bad.

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

Postby worried0L » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:58 pm

okok wrote:my interviewer started making fun of it 8)


LJL

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

Postby okok » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:02 pm

worried0L wrote:
okok wrote:my interviewer started making fun of it 8)


LJL

should def write as adversity statement about how I struggled through college to overcome a severe stutter

auto admit out of guilt lol

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

Postby paglababa » Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:38 pm

okok wrote:
worried0L wrote:
okok wrote:my interviewer started making fun of it 8)


LJL

should def write as adversity statement about how I struggled through college to overcome a severe stutter

auto admit out of guilt lol


lol 180.

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

Postby maplecai » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:08 pm

jk148706 wrote:Just back from my interview. It took about 90 minutes and was much different from what I expected. We met at a local restaurant and everything was very informal (though, I dressed in a shirt and tie).

My interviewer asked the typical 'why law' and ' why NU' questions. But he was particularly candid about the law industry. He works at a large firm (he indicated 500+ lawyers), but he said he would advise his children against law school. He repeatedly emphasized that I should go to the best school I can get in to (Northwestern!) and that I should avoid the local TTTs.

I also found it interesting that my interviewer asked only a handful of questions. He spent a lot of time fielding my questions; he seemed more interested in what I wanted to ask. We had a pleasant conversation and I'm confident he will send a positive report, but I guess you never know.

Back to waiting.



Pretty much my case. I asked far more questions than my interviewer did in my 50min interview. No wonder some suspect that this whole alumni off-campus interview thing doesn't weigh too much in adcom's decisions. It's just another way of advertising by arranging prospective students to talk with alumni they're proud of. ( :( Really hope this is not true, b/c I believe my interview just went well)

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

Postby onionz » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:23 pm

maplecai wrote:
jk148706 wrote:Just back from my interview. It took about 90 minutes and was much different from what I expected. We met at a local restaurant and everything was very informal (though, I dressed in a shirt and tie).

My interviewer asked the typical 'why law' and ' why NU' questions. But he was particularly candid about the law industry. He works at a large firm (he indicated 500+ lawyers), but he said he would advise his children against law school. He repeatedly emphasized that I should go to the best school I can get in to (Northwestern!) and that I should avoid the local TTTs.

I also found it interesting that my interviewer asked only a handful of questions. He spent a lot of time fielding my questions; he seemed more interested in what I wanted to ask. We had a pleasant conversation and I'm confident he will send a positive report, but I guess you never know.

Back to waiting.



Pretty much my case. I asked far more questions than my interviewer did in my 50min interview. No wonder some suspect that this whole alumni off-campus interview thing doesn't weigh too much in adcom's decisions. It's just another way of advertising by arranging prospective students to talk with alumni they're proud of. ( :( Really hope this is not true, b/c I believe my interview just went well)


The alumni interview serves 3 functions generally

1) Alumni feel important and connected with the school, and feel a part of it. That makes them more willing to donate to it or give resources in some way.
2) Alumni can sell students on the school. Regardless of whether the alumni was handpicked or not, it's still likely someone who will speak glowingly of the school and encourage highly qualified individuals to attend.
3) Identify students at the very top or very bottom. Any student who is exceptionally impressive or exceptionally terrible on the evaluations will probably feel the effect of the interview more than most. However, interviewers are humans too, and generally feel bad giving out too negative reviews unless they really feel justified, so don't worry if you just feel like you had a less than stellar interview, as you likely still got fine marks.

I would strongly suggest that students who interview well, have the economic means and time to interview at the school itself though, as the school appreciates that. They also weigh those interviews more, since they know more about the interviewer's habits in evaluating students.

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

Postby thewaves » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:06 am

huh that kind of sounds mean for them to make fun of you... :(

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

Postby okok » Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:08 am

thewaves wrote:huh that kind of sounds mean for them to make fun of you... :(

nbd.. it was pretty much my fault for not prepping enough/being an aspie weirdo

I wasn't too bothered by it though, as I was accepted to duke two days later.

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

Postby mirroroferised7 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:16 am

okok wrote:
thewaves wrote:huh that kind of sounds mean for them to make fun of you... :(

nbd.. it was pretty much my fault for not prepping enough/being an aspie weirdo

I wasn't too bothered by it though, as I was accepted to duke two days later.


@NU interviewer

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

Postby BmoreOrLess » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:34 am

So if you requested an (off-campus) interview, your status does not go complete until you've interviewed?

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

Postby jk148706 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:39 am

BmoreOrLess wrote:So if you requested an (off-campus) interview, your status does not go complete until you've interviewed?


Correct. I interviewed yesterday and expect it to take a few days before I'm complete.




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