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.
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 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.


~(murder -> violence)

nulawhopeful
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:43 pm

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

Postby nulawhopeful » Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:46 pm

question about "held" applicants...

I got held a few weeks ago and I've been working on my essays. For some reason I thought they were "due" by april 1st, but now going back and looking at my 'held' portal/page I don't see a due date. I think I may have been confusing the april 1st date with something else, like maybe that's when they said they would start reviewing apps again or maybe that's when they wanted me to submit the 'held' confirmation form or something? Does anyone know if there's a definite "due" date on the held materials, or if you can just submit them whenever?

thanks!

User avatar
rion91
Posts: 962
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:58 pm

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

Postby rion91 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:56 pm

nulawhopeful wrote:question about "held" applicants...

I got held a few weeks ago and I've been working on my essays. For some reason I thought they were "due" by april 1st, but now going back and looking at my 'held' portal/page I don't see a due date. I think I may have been confusing the april 1st date with something else, like maybe that's when they said they would start reviewing apps again or maybe that's when they wanted me to submit the 'held' confirmation form or something? Does anyone know if there's a definite "due" date on the held materials, or if you can just submit them whenever?

thanks!

I don't think there was a hard deadline, but unless you have an interview in April, the earlier the better.

BTW:
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=227074

User avatar
AceDeuces
Posts: 122
Joined: Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:14 pm

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

Postby AceDeuces » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:29 pm

El Principe wrote:
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.


Yeah I don't know what that's about, maybe the hold interviews are more serious, but I talked about Michigan football and the Northwestern player's union for at least 20 minutes. It lasted a solid 45 minutes total. Mine was also with a current 3L.

showcasec6
Posts: 25
Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:17 pm

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

Postby showcasec6 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:42 pm

theramblingfool wrote:
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.


4. :cry:

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 3:40 pm

showcasec6 wrote:
theramblingfool wrote:
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.


4. :cry:


Johann's most recent tweet seems to imply that they are stepping it up to process decisions before admitted students weekend. That seems to be good news.

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

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

Postby theMasterofBiotech » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:33 pm

showcasec6 wrote:
theramblingfool wrote:
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.


4. :cry:


+1 - had my on campus interview 3 weeks ago

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 5:47 pm

For the 5 (+) of us that submitted a while ago and are still waiting, what are your numbers? I'm wondering if we're all borderline cases.

I'm 168/3.4 and the only reason I think I have a decent shot is WE (I'm a software engineer at a well-known software company) and a strong narrative that I built my application on (overcoming adversity, homelessness/been taking care of myself since 14).

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 5:54 pm

I have low numbers but very strong, unusual background/softs.

Basically, like you, numbers typically below NU but a very unique application.

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 5:57 pm

leigh912198972 wrote:I have low numbers but very strong, unusual background/softs.

Basically, like you, numbers typically below NU but a very unique application.


Mystery solved. I think we broke the adcom.

User avatar
phillywc
Posts: 3043
Joined: Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:17 am

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

Postby phillywc » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:47 pm

theramblingfool wrote:For the 5 (+) of us that submitted a while ago and are still waiting, what are your numbers? I'm wondering if we're all borderline cases.

I'm 168/3.4 and the only reason I think I have a decent shot is WE (I'm a software engineer at a well-known software company) and a strong narrative that I built my application on (overcoming adversity, homelessness/been taking care of myself since 14).

173/3.5x, WE is... unique? but probably not great.

Submitted ages ago.

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 7:18 pm

Hmmm ehh numbers and great other stuff. Great numbers and ehh other stuff.

So are we on the cusp? If so, why not just hold us? (I'm going to pretend that "Hold Me Now" isn't playing in my head.)

User avatar
Luchi91
Posts: 216
Joined: Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:43 pm

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

Postby Luchi91 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:38 pm

rion91 wrote:
nulawhopeful wrote:question about "held" applicants...

I got held a few weeks ago and I've been working on my essays. For some reason I thought they were "due" by april 1st, but now going back and looking at my 'held' portal/page I don't see a due date. I think I may have been confusing the april 1st date with something else, like maybe that's when they said they would start reviewing apps again or maybe that's when they wanted me to submit the 'held' confirmation form or something? Does anyone know if there's a definite "due" date on the held materials, or if you can just submit them whenever?

thanks!

I don't think there was a hard deadline, but unless you have an interview in April, the earlier the better.

BTW:
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=227074


The Hold Form was by April 2nd. I called and confirmed they'd like the response questions by that date as well

britrf
Posts: 73
Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:28 pm

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

Postby britrf » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:41 pm

theramblingfool wrote:Mystery solved. I think we broke the adcom.


I'm going to corroborate the broken adcomm theory. I'm under medians, but unique softs and my interview went just about as well as an interview could go. Numbers close to yours ramblingfool. Let's hope there's room for us at NU. *thinking positively*

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 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:31 am

leigh912198972 wrote:Hmmm ehh numbers and great other stuff. Great numbers and ehh other stuff.

So are we on the cusp? If so, why not just hold us? (I'm going to pretend that "Hold Me Now" isn't playing in my head.)



Quoting myself because I still don't get it...

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 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:02 am

leigh912198972 wrote:
leigh912198972 wrote:Hmmm ehh numbers and great other stuff. Great numbers and ehh other stuff.

So are we on the cusp? If so, why not just hold us? (I'm going to pretend that "Hold Me Now" isn't playing in my head.)



Quoting myself because I still don't get it...


I've been wondering the exact same thing.

Perhaps it has something to do with homogeneity. If you're very clearly a borderline admit for the school, it might be pretty easy for adcomms to agree to hold/WL until they have a better idea of what other numbers they're working with.

In our case, it's something unique or qualitative about our applications that make them borderline. The strongest aspects of our applications are more subjective. It may very well be that most adcomms want to deny us, but one or two are pulling for us.

I don't like the idea that a bunch of people in admissions just want to ding us, but that's the most plausible explanation I can think of.

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 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:06 am

And in regards to my app, I just want to tweet back to Johann:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mevxenJ6Mtc
(Literally. Not with a gun either)

Sigh. But I won't.

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 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:08 am

theramblingfool wrote:I've been wondering the exact same thing.

Perhaps it has something to do with homogeneity. If you're very clearly a borderline admit for the school, it might be pretty easy for adcomms to agree to hold/WL until they have a better idea of what other numbers they're working with.

In our case, it's something unique or qualitative about our applications that make them borderline. The strongest aspects of our applications are more subjective. It may very well be that most adcomms want to deny us, but one or two are pulling for us.

I don't like the idea that a bunch of people in admissions just want to ding us, but that's the most plausible explanation I can think of.


leigh912198972 wrote:And in regards to my app, I just want to tweet back to Johann:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mevxenJ6Mtc
(Literally. Not with a gun either)

Sigh. But I won't.


If you've seen 12 Angry Men, you know that we've got a shot.

User avatar
Mack.Hambleton
Posts: 5417
Joined: Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:09 am

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

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:12 pm

just to be clear, interview times are central time right?

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 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:22 pm

james.bungles wrote:just to be clear, interview times are central time right?


I would assume so, with near certainty, as NU is in Chicago.

User avatar
rion91
Posts: 962
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:58 pm

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

Postby rion91 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:28 pm

james.bungles wrote:just to be clear, interview times are central time right?

Yes

User avatar
Mack.Hambleton
Posts: 5417
Joined: Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:09 am

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

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:30 pm

thx. my other interviews specified time zone so I just wanted to make sure

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 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:22 am

I don't know if I want a decision this week. A couple of Johann's tweets this week sound a bit sassy.

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 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:35 am

leigh912198972 wrote:I don't know if I want a decision this week. A couple of Johann's tweets this week sound a bit sassy.


Yeah. I particularly liked the sarcastic one about bringing held friends with you to admit day.

I have a good idea, though. I say we crash the thing if we don't get a decision by Friday.

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 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:16 pm

WHEN WILL THIS TORTURE END




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

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], Bing [Bot], carlos_danger, Google Adsense [Bot], hopeful applicant, lawschoolbound2017, mlp12, tww1999, VapidP and 28 guests