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

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

Postby fivestarfolds » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:42 am

Congrats to everyone!

I was held last year and I've been having a pretty good cycle this year but apparently NU isn't ready to make me a first round draft. I'm hoping that they have another round this or next week.

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

Postby Trig » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:47 am

I know the acceptance letter told us to apply for aid as soon as possible, but will we receive any information about scholarship offers before we fill out any aid paperwork? If so, when should we expect to hear?

Thanks. Congrats to everyone who got in today and good luck to everyone still waiting.

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

Postby gobears!! » Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:53 am

Congrats to all of the admits! you all rock! I would love to get into NU and visit Chicago for a change

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

Postby dvm0802 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:17 am

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

Postby crimson34 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:31 am

Congratulations to all the admits. I also got accepted last night. 169, 3.4x... Looking forward to seeing about financial aid. Has anyone gone to visit the school yet?

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

Postby jk148706 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:34 am

crimson34 wrote:Congratulations to all the admits. I also got accepted last night. 169, 3.4x... Looking forward to seeing about financial aid. Has anyone gone to visit the school yet?


Congrats!

... Now for questions :D

ED or RD?
URM?
Submit date?

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

Postby carmensandiego » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:00 am

fivestarfolds wrote:Congrats to everyone!

I was held last year and I've been having a pretty good cycle this year but apparently NU isn't ready to make me a first round draft. I'm hoping that they have another round this or next week.


Can you elaborate on what held was like last cycle? Do you know how many of those being held are actually accepted? And did you submit any additional materials (LORs, essays, etc) while being held? I'm honestly considering re-taking the LSAT in Feb to make my 169 above a 170 (can't believe I was one point off...)

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:04 am

Created the thread:

Northwestern Class of 2017

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

Postby eliminatorjr » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:09 am

crimson34 wrote:Congratulations to all the admits. I also got accepted last night. 169, 3.4x... Looking forward to seeing about financial aid. Has anyone gone to visit the school yet?


I took the LSAT there and interviewed in person (I work in Streeterville). Beautiful building - half modern, half older. The view of Lake Michigan is one of the best in the city.

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

Postby Kevin002 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:33 am

Does anyone know when rd AJD program applicants begin to hear?

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

Postby Luchi91 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:41 am

I was held.

URM, 149, 3.25, straight from undergrad at UT

Everything else I did must've helped me.

Thinking about retaking the LSAT but Idk. That's in February. Sort of want to know asap whether I get in or not. Northwestern is my #1 choice.
I'm going to call them in two weeks and see if they can tell me what I need to specifically do to boost my app. Doubt they will.
Till then, updating transcript, sending two letters of rec, and continued letter of interests.

If I by the grace of God get into Northwestern, UChicago, and Harvard, I'll most likely choose Northwestern.
The love for the school and Chicago is too great. Plus, I'm not all about a competitive and arrogant environment lol

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

Postby jk148706 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:43 am

Luchi91 wrote: I'm not all about a competitive and arrogant environment lol


But we on TLS, bro

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

Postby thechancellor » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:44 am

barrelofmonkeys wrote:In!!! :)
Got the e-mail.

complete mid to late november, >75% LSAT, median GPA
2+ years w/e
no interview, no extra essays

lawschool22 wrote:Never mind I'm an idiot and didn't read the email.

IN at Northwestern! As a Midwest kid this is exciting :D

Edit: sorry forgot my own rule.

173/3.6
RD
Under review: 11/22


Eek, congrats you hot shots!!

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:45 am

alex.cm wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:In!!! :)
Got the e-mail.

complete mid to late november, >75% LSAT, median GPA
2+ years w/e
no interview, no extra essays

lawschool22 wrote:Never mind I'm an idiot and didn't read the email.

IN at Northwestern! As a Midwest kid this is exciting :D

Edit: sorry forgot my own rule.

173/3.6
RD
Under review: 11/22


Eek, congrats you hot shots!!


Thanks!

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

Postby dvm0802 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:52 am

lawschool22 wrote:Created the thread:

Northwestern Class of 2017


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

Postby AAJD2B » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:58 am

Luchi91 wrote:I was held.

URM, 149, 3.25, straight from undergrad at UT

Everything else I did must've helped me.

Thinking about retaking the LSAT but Idk. That's in February. Sort of want to know asap whether I get in or not. Northwestern is my #1 choice.
I'm going to call them in two weeks and see if they can tell me what I need to specifically do to boost my app. Doubt they will.
Till then, updating transcript, sending two letters of rec, and continued letter of interests.

If I by the grace of God get into Northwestern, UChicago, and Harvard, I'll most likely choose Northwestern.
The love for the school and Chicago is too great. Plus, I'm not all about a competitive and arrogant environment lol


Just sent you a PM.

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

Postby fivestarfolds » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:08 am

Luchi91 wrote:I was held.

URM, 149, 3.25, straight from undergrad at UT

Everything else I did must've helped me.

Thinking about retaking the LSAT but Idk. That's in February. Sort of want to know asap whether I get in or not. Northwestern is my #1 choice.
I'm going to call them in two weeks and see if they can tell me what I need to specifically do to boost my app. Doubt they will.
Till then, updating transcript, sending two letters of rec, and continued letter of interests.

If I by the grace of God get into Northwestern, UChicago, and Harvard, I'll most likely choose Northwestern.
The love for the school and Chicago is too great. Plus, I'm not all about a competitive and arrogant environment lol


You should retake. I was held last year as a URM but I had higher numbers. I never got taken off the list and I rode it all the way until September.

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

Postby scorneli » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:09 am

Accepted last night! Must have been a huge wave. Congrats to all the new admits! Excited and happy for everyone!

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:11 am

scorneli wrote:Accepted last night! Must have been a huge wave. Congrats to all the new admits! Excited and happy for everyone!


Congrats!! Join us in the accepted students thread.

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

Postby fivestarfolds » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:18 am

carmensandiego wrote:
fivestarfolds wrote:Congrats to everyone!

I was held last year and I've been having a pretty good cycle this year but apparently NU isn't ready to make me a first round draft. I'm hoping that they have another round this or next week.


Can you elaborate on what held was like last cycle? Do you know how many of those being held are actually accepted? And did you submit any additional materials (LORs, essays, etc) while being held? I'm honestly considering re-taking the LSAT in Feb to make my 169 above a 170 (can't believe I was one point off...)


Being held makes for a very emotional year. You are constantly wondering if this is going to be the day where you finally get validated that you're good enough for NU. Your numbers seem good so based on my experience, I'd be nervous about retaking the lsat and accidentally getting a lower score.

I have no idea how many got off hold last year. It seemed like there where many at first, some went to other schools and maybe a quarter to half of those who stayed on TLS eventually were accepted

Take every opportunity to write a LOCI that you are given. They made some last minute decisions last year and I skipped one of the chances to do a LOCI bc I had been exhausted by graduate school. In the end, many people were given the opportunity to write three LOCI throughout the year. The first after being held, the second after being wait listed, and the third just before a last round of late august admissions. The second one was a creative assignment where you could write about which fictional character you'd like to meet in real life (that's the one I skipped, a pretty stupid move for someone with a masters in the humanities).

I would also consider doing a campus visit to show that you're even more interested. Do a tour.

These recommendations are just based on some of the regrets I have after following this thread for the entirety of last year. Good luck and don't despair- people will be accepted until into the first week of classes.
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Re: Northwestern Law c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 cycle)

Postby OsaroLJ » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:21 am

Luchi91 wrote:I was held.

URM, 149, 3.25, straight from undergrad at UT

Everything else I did must've helped me.

Thinking about retaking the LSAT but Idk. That's in February. Sort of want to know asap whether I get in or not. Northwestern is my #1 choice.
I'm going to call them in two weeks and see if they can tell me what I need to specifically do to boost my app. Doubt they will.
Till then, updating transcript, sending two letters of rec, and continued letter of interests.

If I by the grace of God get into Northwestern, UChicago, and Harvard, I'll most likely choose Northwestern.
The love for the school and Chicago is too great. Plus, I'm not all about a competitive and arrogant environment lol


Not to sound harsh but I would consider it the grace of God that you were even held. You must have some attractive qualities. Certainly retake that sucker!

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

Postby lastsamurai » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:25 am

Congrats to everyone! BOM and LS22, when did you guys submit? I'm trying to figure out how it took so long for me to go under review after being complete at the end of October.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:32 am

lastsamurai wrote:Congrats to everyone! BOM and LS22, when did you guys submit? I'm trying to figure out how it took so long for me to go under review after being complete at the end of October.


Thanks! And I submitted on 10/30. When was your interview?

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

Postby t14splitter » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:33 am

Also accepted last night. Took me three hours to figure out that I needed to put an "L" before the LSAC number.

Congrats to everyone else that has been accepted!

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

Postby Micdiddy » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:35 am

Just saw all the admits, congrats! We just finished our first law school finals, including a 7 hour romp through Crim Law (for some of us). Hope more good news keeps coming.




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