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

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
El Principe
Posts: 551
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:10 am

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

Postby El Principe » Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:00 pm

d cooper wrote:Whoever is suggesting that NU's on-campus interviews are "conversational" is a gunner trying to burn the rest of you. It's a serious interview with an admissions officer that will cover 20+ questions and topics.


lmao... we haven't even started and the gunning is real.

Bigman12
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:24 pm

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

Postby Bigman12 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:30 pm

Hey guys! I was held as well way back. I decided to interview on-campus after doing the off-campus with an alum. I was wondering how long those interviews for other people on hold lasted? I thought mine was shorter than I expected. The questions were asked in rapid succession though.

Slimz89
Posts: 39
Joined: Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:04 am

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

Postby Slimz89 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:52 pm

What type of questions did they ask? Any curveballs or just standard interview questions?

altthymes
Posts: 42
Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:14 pm

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

Postby altthymes » Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:48 pm

Bigman12 wrote:Hey guys! I was held as well way back. I decided to interview on-campus after doing the off-campus with an alum. I was wondering how long those interviews for other people on hold lasted? I thought mine was shorter than I expected. The questions were asked in rapid succession though.


How long the on-campus lasted? Mine was 45 minutes. And yeah, rapid succession.

Bigman12
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:24 pm

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

Postby Bigman12 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:44 pm

My interview lasted about 25 minutes. Is that a bad sign?

User avatar
bloomingtea
Posts: 74
Joined: Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:35 am

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

Postby bloomingtea » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:46 pm

Although length of an interview is suggestive of a "good" interview, we have to remember that each interviewee is different and the interviewer is looking for answers to specific categories. For Northwestern they're trying to gauge your maturity, sincerity, listening skill, career progression, project management, intellect, career focus, and etc.

So even though an interview may be long for others, it doesn't necessarily mean that the interview went well.

Some examples that would cause interviews to be longer:
-Interviewee is rambling, not concise with answers, and has long moments of silence.
-Interviewee's answer does not give the adcomm insight into the traits listed above.
-Interviewee asked more question than interviewer.

whereskyle
Posts: 713
Joined: Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:37 am

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

Postby whereskyle » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:21 pm

Bigman12 wrote:My interview lasted about 25 minutes. Is that a bad sign?


Interviewed off campus with an adcomm in October. Took about 30 minutes, which worried me, but I was admitted with the first batch of students in December. If you've done your homework, you might actually move the interview along more quickly than one who is less informed. I think this was instrumental in the success of my interview.

User avatar
herrowww
Posts: 69
Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:08 pm

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

Postby herrowww » Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:56 am

My interview was exactly 1 hour. It was off campus and very conversational. My status went complete a week later and then 3 weeks later I was accepted. Don't read too much into the length of your interview.

Bigman12
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:24 pm

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

Postby Bigman12 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:08 am

Thanks guys! I appreciate the advice! It really has helped. The length had made me nervous, but I guess I shouldn't read too much into that. I can finally sleep at night now! :) Hoping this works out for me, easily my top choice!

bluemonkey219
Posts: 34
Joined: Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:14 pm

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

Postby bluemonkey219 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:44 pm

Bigman12 wrote:Hey guys! I was held as well way back. I decided to interview on-campus after doing the off-campus with an alum. I was wondering how long those interviews for other people on hold lasted? I thought mine was shorter than I expected. The questions were asked in rapid succession though.


What kind of questions did they ask? I did an off campus interview, but I'm trying to prep for my on campus hold interview, which is quickly approaching.
Last edited by bluemonkey219 on Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:12 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
earthcat
Posts: 19
Joined: Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:57 am

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

Postby earthcat » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:16 pm

On hold and scheduled an on campus interview as well. I also came here for some advice on the format and content of the interview. Thanks bloomingtea for your answer. Anyone else have input especially for those on hold?

theMasterofBiotech
Posts: 98
Joined: Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:45 pm

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

Postby theMasterofBiotech » Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:51 pm

I applied in mid January, the night before the deadline to request an off campus interview.. I'm in NYC so I opted for the alum interview but got an email that they were done with off campus interviews in my area and gave me the option of taking an on campus interview - so I did. I was also surprised at the interview based on some TLS comments.. it was rapid succession Qs like "tell me about a time you faced conflict. tell me about your biggest leadership role" etc. Went fine, lasted about 50 minutes. Interview was about 3 weeks ago.

Haven't heard anything since. A bit of a reach for me but applied with the edge of having an MS in biotechnology and looking to do hard IP law.

Best of luck on your interview!

str8yolked
Posts: 170
Joined: Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:56 am

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

Postby str8yolked » Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:29 pm

For those that are held, roughly how long are your essays?

I know it says max. 750 words, but one of mine is only ~450 words. Is it too short?

littlegiant
Posts: 60
Joined: Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:14 am

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

Postby littlegiant » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:19 pm

str8yolked wrote:For those that are held, roughly how long are your essays?

I know it says max. 750 words, but one of mine is only ~450 words. Is it too short?


Neither of mine approached 750...one was ~<650 and the other like 450. My 450 one I feel was kind of unique though, but I'm sure thats the same for you

User avatar
BaberhamLincoln
Posts: 2973
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:50 pm

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

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:08 am

I really don't mind reading all the posts from held people, but perhaps it would be easier for you guys to keep your info in one location (and maybe I'll end up in there too) if you started your own thread?

Not me complaining that you guys are writing on here; I don't mind at all. Just thought it would maybe be easier for you.

Hell, I should start a "People Who Haven't Heard from NU and it's F_ing Breaking their Hearts Class of 2017" thread.
As of now, it would just be me and theramblingfool. sigh.

User avatar
njdevils2626
Posts: 384
Joined: Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:53 pm

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

Postby njdevils2626 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:32 am

leigh912198972 wrote:I really don't mind reading all the posts from held people, but perhaps it would be easier for you guys to keep your info in one location (and maybe I'll end up in there too) if you started your own thread?

Not me complaining that you guys are writing on here; I don't mind at all. Just thought it would maybe be easier for you.

Hell, I should start a "People Who Haven't Heard from NU and it's F_ing Breaking their Hearts Class of 2017" thread.
As of now, it would just be me and theramblingfool. sigh.


Don't be so exclusive, you've got me right there with you. Please, NU, answer us

User avatar
theramblingfool
Posts: 336
Joined: Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:34 am

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

Postby theramblingfool » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:39 am

leigh912198972 wrote:I really don't mind reading all the posts from held people, but perhaps it would be easier for you guys to keep your info in one location (and maybe I'll end up in there too) if you started your own thread?

Not me complaining that you guys are writing on here; I don't mind at all. Just thought it would maybe be easier for you.

Hell, I should start a "People Who Haven't Heard from NU and it's F_ing Breaking their Hearts Class of 2017" thread.
As of now, it would just be me and theramblingfool. sigh.


Comically, I'm now convinced that we are the very last 2 applications in the entire cycle. They'll have to get to us eventually!

I really don't understand why NU wouldn't have a decision for us by now, though. If they really can't decide on a candidate/want to have a better idea of numbers for the cycle first, isn't that what the WL is for? It seems like everybody else on the fence is now held/riding the WL.

User avatar
theramblingfool
Posts: 336
Joined: Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:34 am

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

Postby theramblingfool » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:40 am

njdevils2626 wrote:
leigh912198972 wrote:I really don't mind reading all the posts from held people, but perhaps it would be easier for you guys to keep your info in one location (and maybe I'll end up in there too) if you started your own thread?

Not me complaining that you guys are writing on here; I don't mind at all. Just thought it would maybe be easier for you.

Hell, I should start a "People Who Haven't Heard from NU and it's F_ing Breaking their Hearts Class of 2017" thread.
As of now, it would just be me and theramblingfool. sigh.


Don't be so exclusive, you've got me right there with you. Please, NU, answer us


I stand corrected. Last 3.

User avatar
JustHawkin
Posts: 1753
Joined: Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:54 am

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

Postby JustHawkin » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:40 am

theramblingfool wrote:I stand corrected. Last 3.

Hunger Games: The Battle for NU.

User avatar
theramblingfool
Posts: 336
Joined: Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:34 am

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

Postby theramblingfool » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:47 am

JustHawkin wrote:
theramblingfool wrote:I stand corrected. Last 3.

Hunger Games: The Battle for NU.


It had not previously occurred to me that killing a TLSer could improve my chances...

brb

User avatar
BaberhamLincoln
Posts: 2973
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:50 pm

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

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:33 am

theramblingfool wrote:
JustHawkin wrote:Hunger Games: The Battle for NU.


It had not previously occurred to me that killing a TLSer could improve my chances...

brb



Oh...that's all it takes to get in?

::sharpens fangs:: :twisted:

NYC-WVU
Posts: 276
Joined: Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:38 pm

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

Postby NYC-WVU » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:45 am

leigh912198972 wrote:
theramblingfool wrote:
JustHawkin wrote:Hunger Games: The Battle for NU.


It had not previously occurred to me that killing a TLSer could improve my chances...

brb



Oh...that's all it takes to get in?

::sharpens fangs:: :twisted:

It is ASW on Friday and Saturday. You could probably clear out a bunch of room in the class all at once.

User avatar
JustHawkin
Posts: 1753
Joined: Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:54 am

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

Postby JustHawkin » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:52 am

NYC-WVU wrote:
leigh912198972 wrote:
theramblingfool wrote:
JustHawkin wrote:Hunger Games: The Battle for NU.


It had not previously occurred to me that killing a TLSer could improve my chances...

brb



Oh...that's all it takes to get in?

::sharpens fangs:: :twisted:

It is ASW on Friday and Saturday. You could probably clear out a bunch of room in the class all at once.

You might want to inform the NSA you're kidding.

NYC-WVU
Posts: 276
Joined: Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:38 pm

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

Postby NYC-WVU » Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:14 pm

JustHawkin wrote:
NYC-WVU wrote:It is ASW on Friday and Saturday. You could probably clear out a bunch of room in the class all at once.

You might want to inform the NSA you're kidding.

I meant by going and being obnoxious to scare people away. I don't support violence.

NYC-WVU
Posts: 276
Joined: Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:38 pm

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

Postby NYC-WVU » Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:16 pm

NYC-WVU wrote:
JustHawkin wrote:
NYC-WVU wrote:It is ASW on Friday and Saturday. You could probably clear out a bunch of room in the class all at once.

You might want to inform the NSA you're kidding.

I meant by going and being obnoxious to scare people away. I don't support violence.

Further, it's not a funny thing to joke about. I apologize.




Return to “Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists”