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

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

Postby objection_your_honor » Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:57 pm

scoobers wrote:I have my interview today! :shock:

Any good suggestions for questions? I'm thinking of asking him about how relocating back to this area went and what he likes about his specific area of work.


I had an interview with an alumni for a different school, and asking any sort of "advice" question seems like a good way to keep the conversation going. I asked about any unforeseen difficulties he encountered at school, living in an expensive city, if there was anything he would have done differently in the job search.

People generally like to impart their wisdom onto others, and I found it interesting/helpful to hear.

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

Postby Kimikho » Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:44 pm

objection_your_honor wrote:
scoobers wrote:I have my interview today! :shock:

Any good suggestions for questions? I'm thinking of asking him about how relocating back to this area went and what he likes about his specific area of work.


I had an interview with an alumni for a different school, and asking any sort of "advice" question seems like a good way to keep the conversation going. I asked about any unforeseen difficulties he encountered at school, living in an expensive city, if there was anything he would have done differently in the job search.

People generally like to impart their wisdom onto others, and I found it interesting/helpful to hear.


Thanks! that's a good suggestion.

I'm actually quite nervous for this interview. I'm KJD, no full-time work experience, and look younger than i am :|

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

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:46 pm

scoobers wrote:
objection_your_honor wrote:
scoobers wrote:I have my interview today! :shock:

Any good suggestions for questions? I'm thinking of asking him about how relocating back to this area went and what he likes about his specific area of work.


I had an interview with an alumni for a different school, and asking any sort of "advice" question seems like a good way to keep the conversation going. I asked about any unforeseen difficulties he encountered at school, living in an expensive city, if there was anything he would have done differently in the job search.

People generally like to impart their wisdom onto others, and I found it interesting/helpful to hear.


Thanks! that's a good suggestion.

I'm actually quite nervous for this interview. I'm KJD, no full-time work experience, and look younger than i am :|


Yep I'll echo the above as good advice. I asked if there was anything he would have done differently during law school and this turned into a 20 minute answer.

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

Postby dvm0802 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:59 pm

scoobers wrote:
objection_your_honor wrote:
scoobers wrote:I have my interview today! :shock:

Any good suggestions for questions? I'm thinking of asking him about how relocating back to this area went and what he likes about his specific area of work.


I had an interview with an alumni for a different school, and asking any sort of "advice" question seems like a good way to keep the conversation going. I asked about any unforeseen difficulties he encountered at school, living in an expensive city, if there was anything he would have done differently in the job search.

People generally like to impart their wisdom onto others, and I found it interesting/helpful to hear.


Thanks! that's a good suggestion.

I'm actually quite nervous for this interview. I'm KJD, no full-time work experience, and look younger than i am :|
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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby nugnoy » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:08 pm

I had an alumni interview some time ago. The interviewer was really chill, it actually turned out that it might have hurt me to have come off as an overachieve type. PM me if you have any questions!

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

Postby phillywc » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:21 pm

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

Postby dvm0802 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:29 pm

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

Postby phillywc » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:31 pm

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

Postby dvm0802 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:34 pm

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

Postby objection_your_honor » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:05 pm

Big gift today to NU Law today from Bluhm. Admin is saying they're going to use it in large part to alleviate student debt.

Does this mean better ED chances?

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

Postby carmensandiego » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:24 pm

objection_your_honor wrote:Big gift today to NU Law today from Bluhm. Admin is saying they're going to use it in large part to alleviate student debt.

Does this mean better ED chances?


From what I read I think it may be used for loan repayment programs for the alumni doing public sector work. If you read the article that Johann posted it outlines what the law school will do with their 15 million. But then again, they did say that 6 million will be used at the Dean's discretion, so your guess is as good as mine.

I think it'll be interesting to see how they allocate the 3 million in the Bluhm legal clinic. It's pretty impressive as is, so it's pretty exciting for us!

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

Postby Kimikho » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:51 pm

Scoobers' Northwestern Interview: It Exists, or there is only so many ways I can say Why NU

interview could have gone better. PM me for the depressing deets. i think I presented myself well though!

brb off to make the "Waitlisted at Northwestern c/o 2017" thread.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:59 pm

scoobers wrote:Scoobers' Northwestern Interview: It Exists, or there is only so many ways I can say Why NU

interview could have gone better. PM me for the depressing deets. i think I presented myself well though!

brb off to make the "Waitlisted at Northwestern c/o 2017" thread.


You're very busy making those wait listed threads today. Chin up, you'll get in at all the schools.

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

Postby paglababa » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:02 pm

carmensandiego wrote:
objection_your_honor wrote:Big gift today to NU Law today from Bluhm. Admin is saying they're going to use it in large part to alleviate student debt.

Does this mean better ED chances?


From what I read I think it may be used for loan repayment programs for the alumni doing public sector work. If you read the article that Johann posted it outlines what the law school will do with their 15 million. But then again, they did say that 6 million will be used at the Dean's discretion, so your guess is as good as mine.

I think it'll be interesting to see how they allocate the 3 million in the Bluhm legal clinic. It's pretty impressive as is, so it's pretty exciting for us!



I hope they use it to give 150k offers to the RD pool :P

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

Postby IrishCatholic09 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:09 pm

Serious question, that I know won't make sense to many people...is it possible to shift your application from early decision to regular decision if the admissions team has NOT issued a decision yet? And one that, at the very least, won't lead NU to go scorched earth on the rest of your law school apps?

I know that this must sound crazy, but since going complete I've suddenly had way more free time than before and am beginning to feel that there are a few reasons why I personally am not sure about Northwestern even if it (and the scholarship) are awesome.

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

Postby paglababa » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:12 pm

IrishCatholic09 wrote:Serious question, that I know won't make sense to many people...is it possible to shift your application from early decision to regular decision if the admissions team has NOT issued a decision yet? And one that, at the very least, won't lead NU to go scorched earth on the rest of your law school apps?

I know that this must sound crazy, but since going complete I've suddenly had way more free time than before and am beginning to feel that there are a few reasons why I personally am not sure about Northwestern even if it (and the scholarship) are awesome.


I did that for undergrad to Columbia...and then got waitlisted off of the RD pile, FWIW

But seriously, if you're 100% sure you don't want to be binded, you probably should. What are your other options / stats? PM me if you want advice

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

Postby Clearly » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:56 pm

I just opened up a seat. Best of luck guys!

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

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:34 pm

Clearly wrote:I just opened up a seat. Best of luck guys!


It begins.

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

Postby Luchi91 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:45 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
Clearly wrote:I just opened up a seat. Best of luck guys!


It begins.


What does that mean? You declined your ED offer?

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

Postby Clearly » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:57 am

Luchi91 wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
Clearly wrote:I just opened up a seat. Best of luck guys!


It begins.


What does that mean? You declined your ED offer?

I was deferred from last year, and opted not to attend. It was a tough call. I really like NU, and had wonderful interactions with them, but it's just too far. It was the only withdrawal letter that I really struggled to send.

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

Postby lastsamurai » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:05 am

Clearly wrote:
Luchi91 wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
Clearly wrote:I just opened up a seat. Best of luck guys!


It begins.


What does that mean? You declined your ED offer?

I was deferred from last year, and opted not to attend. It was a tough call. I really like NU, and had wonderful interactions with them, but it's just too far. It was the only withdrawal letter that I really struggled to send.


Just curious - did you have to withdraw due to an ED acceptance elsewhere or are previously deferred acceptances immune from that requirement?

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

Postby Luchi91 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:50 am

Today HAS to be the day!

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

Postby manuadferrum » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:54 am

Luchi91 wrote:Today HAS to be the day!


Yes, hopefully more ED rounds today.

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

Postby thechancellor » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:46 am

scoobers wrote:Scoobers' Northwestern Interview: It Exists, or there is only so many ways I can say Why NU

interview could have gone better. PM me for the depressing deets. i think I presented myself well though!

brb off to make the "Waitlisted at Northwestern c/o 2017" thread.


W/e, you're a rockstar, I'm sure the interviewer was just blown away by your grace, poise, and overall attractiveness.

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

Postby phillywc » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:18 pm

alex.cm wrote:
scoobers wrote:Scoobers' Northwestern Interview: It Exists, or there is only so many ways I can say Why NU

interview could have gone better. PM me for the depressing deets. i think I presented myself well though!

brb off to make the "Waitlisted at Northwestern c/o 2017" thread.


W/e, you're a rockstar, I'm sure the interviewer was just blown away by your grace, poise, and overall attractiveness.

The most likely scenario




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