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

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

Postby midwest17 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:51 pm

jaesonko wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
jaesonko wrote:How bad is it if I elect not to interview as part of my application?


What are your numbers? Do you have any work experience?


I'm above both 75th percentiles, so I figure not interviewing might just begging to be YPed. I don't have any work experience though.

Only reason I don't really want to interview is that I don't really have a genuine answer to the 'why NU' question and I'm afraid that'll come off in the interview.


I'm also above both 75ths as a KJD, and I'm worried about being outright rejected, not YPed. They seem to care a lot about WE.

I would definitely do the interview in your circumstances. They'll want to know that you can handle yourself in an interview even though you haven't had a professional job. Find something you can talk about for 'why NU' -- you don't need to convince them that you think it's the best school in the world, just that you're genuinely interested.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:07 pm

midwest17 wrote:
jaesonko wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
jaesonko wrote:How bad is it if I elect not to interview as part of my application?


What are your numbers? Do you have any work experience?


I'm above both 75th percentiles, so I figure not interviewing might just begging to be YPed. I don't have any work experience though.

Only reason I don't really want to interview is that I don't really have a genuine answer to the 'why NU' question and I'm afraid that'll come off in the interview.


I'm also above both 75ths as a KJD, and I'm worried about being outright rejected, not YPed. They seem to care a lot about WE.

I would definitely do the interview in your circumstances. They'll want to know that you can handle yourself in an interview even though you haven't had a professional job. Find something you can talk about for 'why NU' -- you don't need to convince them that you think it's the best school in the world, just that you're genuinely interested.


This. Your circumstances make it even more important that you do the interview. You need to show you can present yourself well, hold a conversation, speak coherently about yourself. They care about this a lot. If nothing else, this will provide practice for you for any other interviews you find yourself doing this cycle.

And come on, there are plenty of great reasons to attend NU, I'm sure you can come up with some. :)

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

Postby fivestarfolds » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:32 pm

midwest17 wrote:
jaesonko wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
jaesonko wrote:How bad is it if I elect not to interview as part of my application?


What are your numbers? Do you have any work experience?


I'm above both 75th percentiles, so I figure not interviewing might just begging to be YPed. I don't have any work experience though.

Only reason I don't really want to interview is that I don't really have a genuine answer to the 'why NU' question and I'm afraid that'll come off in the interview.


I'm also above both 75ths as a KJD, and I'm worried about being outright rejected, not YPed. They seem to care a lot about WE.

I would definitely do the interview in your circumstances. They'll want to know that you can handle yourself in an interview even though you haven't had a professional job. Find something you can talk about for 'why NU' -- you don't need to convince them that you think it's the best school in the world, just that you're genuinely interested.

I would also say that if your interested in business law, Northwestern has some very impressive stats about where they place students.

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

Postby mx23250 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:35 pm

jaesonko wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
jaesonko wrote:How bad is it if I elect not to interview as part of my application?


What are your numbers? Do you have any work experience?


I'm above both 75th percentiles, so I figure not interviewing might just begging to be YPed. I don't have any work experience though.

Only reason I don't really want to interview is that I don't really have a genuine answer to the 'why NU' question and I'm afraid that'll come off in the interview.


I actually had a very tough time narrowing down all my reasons into the short optional essay. NU is an incredible place for a lot of reasons other than its place in the T14.

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

Postby thechancellor » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:37 pm

jaesonko wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
jaesonko wrote:How bad is it if I elect not to interview as part of my application?


What are your numbers? Do you have any work experience?


I'm above both 75th percentiles, so I figure not interviewing might just begging to be YPed. I don't have any work experience though.

Only reason I don't really want to interview is that I don't really have a genuine answer to the 'why NU' question and I'm afraid that'll come off in the interview.


Just go screw around on their website for a couple of minutes and jot down the names of some programs, there's got to be something that's appealing! Also, mentioning the atmosphere of collegiality seems like it goes over well with them. (not in yet, so definitely not an authority, but still.)

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

Postby NYC-WVU » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:47 pm

I know it's going to be another two weeks before I get a decision, but I still can't help logging in to the Status Checker at least once a day. And every day that I wait, the idea of going anywhere else becomes less appealing.

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

Postby jaesonko » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:57 pm

Thanks a lot for the advice ya'll. I'm going to man up and do the damned interview.

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

Postby lgleye » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:07 pm

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

Postby kemosabe » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:40 pm

jaesonko wrote:Thanks a lot for the advice ya'll. I'm going to man up and do the damned interview.


I just had mine. They're pretty painless. Check out page 3 of this thread for a very helpful outline. It's a re-post of something originally posted by kappycaft1. I thought it deserved another shout out since it came in handy for me. Good luck

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

Postby maplecai » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:42 pm

My application went complete a month ago. Both status and status date haven't changed ever since. Besides, "Transcript" on the requirement list isn't ticked. All all these normal? Is my application truly complete or not?

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

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:57 pm

maplecai wrote:My application went complete a month ago. Both status and status date haven't changed ever since. Besides, "Transcript" on the requirement list isn't ticked. All all these normal? Is my application truly complete or not?


I wouldn't worry about the time that has passed, but I would be curious about why "Transcript" is not checked - did you apply through LSAC?

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

Postby maplecai » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:38 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
maplecai wrote:My application went complete a month ago. Both status and status date haven't changed ever since. Besides, "Transcript" on the requirement list isn't ticked. All all these normal? Is my application truly complete or not?


I wouldn't worry about the time that has passed, but I would be curious about why "Transcript" is not checked - did you apply through LSAC?


Definitely yeah. I sent all my transcripts through LSAC, and don't have this problem for other schools, so I just assumed this was how NU works for everybody. now it looks like I've been waiting for nothing for nearly a month.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:01 am

maplecai wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
maplecai wrote:My application went complete a month ago. Both status and status date haven't changed ever since. Besides, "Transcript" on the requirement list isn't ticked. All all these normal? Is my application truly complete or not?


I wouldn't worry about the time that has passed, but I would be curious about why "Transcript" is not checked - did you apply through LSAC?


Definitely yeah. I sent all my transcripts through LSAC, and don't have this problem for other schools, so I just assumed this was how NU works for everybody. now it looks like I've been waiting for nothing for nearly a month.


I don't think that is ordinary. I would probably call or email about it.

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

Postby snapdragon25 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:34 pm

Wooo status changed to 12/4 yesterday with the 1 sentence "complete and under review by adcom" message at the top. ED.

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Postby Leo » Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:51 pm

Checking in.

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

Postby NYC-WVU » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:44 pm

snapdragon25 wrote:Wooo status changed to 12/4 yesterday with the 1 sentence "complete and under review by adcom" message at the top. ED.


So, what day will the first round of ED decisions go out? And RD? Should we play Price is Right Rules?

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

Postby snapdragon25 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:47 pm

NYC-WVU wrote:
snapdragon25 wrote:Wooo status changed to 12/4 yesterday with the 1 sentence "complete and under review by adcom" message at the top. ED.


So, what day will the first round of ED decisions go out? And RD? Should we play Price is Right Rules?


My money is on the 16th. And duh price of right rules

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

Postby mx23250 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:49 pm

NYC-WVU wrote:
snapdragon25 wrote:Wooo status changed to 12/4 yesterday with the 1 sentence "complete and under review by adcom" message at the top. ED.


So, what day will the first round of ED decisions go out? And RD? Should we play Price is Right Rules?


ED on 12/16. RD on 1/13. Even though I'm RD I'll probably check my status checker daily though.

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

Postby NYC-WVU » Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:08 pm

mx23250 wrote:
NYC-WVU wrote:
snapdragon25 wrote:Wooo status changed to 12/4 yesterday with the 1 sentence "complete and under review by adcom" message at the top. ED.


So, what day will the first round of ED decisions go out? And RD? Should we play Price is Right Rules?


ED on 12/16. RD on 1/13. Even though I'm RD I'll probably check my status checker daily though.

I hear what you're saying about checking even when you know there's no chance of having a decision. I'm convinced that it won't be until the week of the 16th and that I shouldn't even bother checking until the 13th, which would probably only happen if there were some kind of scheduling nightmare at NU admissions the following week. Nonetheless, I check about twice a day.

FWIW, I think that some RD decisions went out in December last year, but I can't be sure.

Also, snapdragon beat you to 12/16, so you'll have to take 12/17.

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

Postby Pishee77 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:37 pm

I haven't been assigned an interviewer and I requested (or put yes on my app) 11/18....should I be worried?

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

Postby NYC-WVU » Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:44 pm

Pishee77 wrote:I haven't been assigned an interviewer and I requested (or put yes on my app) 11/18....should I be worried?


My interview request was completely different from my application filing. I filled out a form on an NU website (well before submitting my application). I did an on-campus interview, and can't remember how the off-campus interviews worked, but you should probably check out the web site. I'm guessing that indicating "yes" on your application is not enough.

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

Postby mx23250 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:46 pm

Pishee77 wrote:I haven't been assigned an interviewer and I requested (or put yes on my app) 11/18....should I be worried?


I wouldn't be worried just yet. You still have a few days before it hits the three week mark they said it could take. I believe it was only a couple days under three weeks when I was contacted by my interviewer. If you haven't heard by early next week (which should be about three weeks), I'd probably check in with admissions.

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

Postby Pishee77 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:48 pm

NYC-WVU wrote:
Pishee77 wrote:I haven't been assigned an interviewer and I requested (or put yes on my app) 11/18....should I be worried?


My interview request was completely different from my application filing. I filled out a form on an NU website (well before submitting my application). I did an on-campus interview, and can't remember how the off-campus interviews worked, but you should probably check out the web site. I'm guessing that indicating "yes" on your application is not enough.
I went on the separate link and signed up for an interview when I turned in my app (or the day after) but it still states that I have not had anyone assigned to me...how long did it take for you to be assigned after you signed up?

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

Postby Kimikho » Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:50 pm

Pishee77 wrote:I haven't been assigned an interviewer and I requested (or put yes on my app) 11/18....should I be worried?


I submitted the same day pishee and am rocking this same boat

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

Postby goldgirl786 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:52 pm

I submitted 11/5, took about 2 weeks to get an interviewer...interviewed on the 25th, went complete on 11/27..now just waiting




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