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Re: Northwestern AJD c/o 2016 Applicants

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:04 pm
by amglanyc
I interviewed on campus I enjoyed the experience and think that it went well. I did not, however, write any addenda. I think that my personal statement captured both my work experience and served to illustrate how I might contribute to the "diversity" on campus. ...I also addressed why NU Law and why AJD. But, we shall see. My LSAT is rough.

Re: Northwestern AJD c/o 2016 Applicants

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:15 pm
by deuceindc
Anyone know how the transition from AJD to RD works if we don't make the cut for AJD? Just curious whether the RD decisions will come down along with the AJD decisions or if we'll get bumped into the RD pool for re-evaulation.

Re: Northwestern AJD c/o 2016 Applicants

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:20 pm
by kcdc1
Also curious about transition from AJD to RD applicant pool. I hope none of us have to learn more about that process; we'll probably receive guidance in a few hours.

Re: Northwestern AJD c/o 2016 Applicants

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:23 pm
by coolbean2013
wojo98 wrote:I'm unequivocally a fan of the AJD. Really ingenious by NU (if you ask me) - provides an avenue to attract candidates with WE that otherwise would be steered to top-10 MBA programs. Brevity (# of summers, condensed course work, smaller peer group) doesn't worry me in the least - all that matters in the current law school model is your 1L grades and your summer as a BigLaw Associate - and the AJD distills the program down to nearly that (or as close to that as is possible with ABA regulations). And anything that shifts the OCI evaluation criteria more towards seller pre-JD WE (rather than exclusively 1L grades) is a net positive (which the AJD does by holding OCI after only one semester - which is much like MBA programs in the timing of recruiting's start).

So yeah, Pros significantly outweigh the Cons (imo) if you have the elite-MBA quality WE (but want a JD).


Wow, that was a stellar summary of the program!

Re: Northwestern AJD c/o 2016 Applicants

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:31 pm
by wojo98
coolbean2013 wrote:Wow, that was a stellar summary of the program!

Thanks! Been a long time fan of the AJD- if only my test score was as strong as my interest hah.

But seriously, good luck all.

Re: Northwestern AJD c/o 2016 Applicants

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:49 pm
by deuceindc
Just got a call from a Chicago-based telemarketer. Saw that 312 area code and had a mild heart attack.

Re: Northwestern AJD c/o 2016 Applicants

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:20 pm
by pompoms
Come onnnnnnnnnnnnn 4 o'clock!

Re: Northwestern AJD c/o 2016 Applicants

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:23 pm
by Leo
pompoms wrote:Come onnnnnnnnnnnnn 4 o'clock!

+1

Re: Northwestern AJD c/o 2016 Applicants

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:24 pm
by Apigcanrun
Glad that I have a meeting to attend at 3, which will potentially make time feel like flying faster~~~
pompoms wrote:Come onnnnnnnnnnnnn 4 o'clock!

Re: Northwestern AJD c/o 2016 Applicants

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:30 pm
by mx23250
pompoms wrote:Come onnnnnnnnnnnnn 4 o'clock!


Is this 4:00 EST or CST we're waiting for?

Re: Northwestern AJD c/o 2016 Applicants

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:33 pm
by Leo
mx23250 wrote:
pompoms wrote:Come onnnnnnnnnnnnn 4 o'clock!


Is this 4:00 EST or CST we're waiting for?

EST, though I'm not sure why since NU is on CST.

Re: Northwestern AJD c/o 2016 Applicants

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:36 pm
by mx23250
Leo wrote:
mx23250 wrote:
pompoms wrote:Come onnnnnnnnnnnnn 4 o'clock!


Is this 4:00 EST or CST we're waiting for?

EST, though I'm not sure why since NU is on CST.


Gotcha! I kind of assumed so since EST seems to be the common time zone used on here.

Re: Northwestern AJD c/o 2016 Applicants

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:58 pm
by pompoms
I keep forgetting to breathe.

Re: Northwestern AJD c/o 2016 Applicants

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:27 pm
by pompoms
Image

Re: Northwestern AJD c/o 2016 Applicants

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:29 pm
by kcdc1
Any minute now....maybe? Could also be tomorrow. Or after Feb 1.

Re: Northwestern AJD c/o 2016 Applicants

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:36 pm
by Apigcanrun
If today turns out to not be THE day, I'll be very disappointed~~ :?

Re: Northwestern AJD c/o 2016 Applicants

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:48 pm
by Snowboarder1588
It seems like the deadline will be missed....although, something tells me if that was to be the case, he would have tweeted to let us all know..

Re: Northwestern AJD c/o 2016 Applicants

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:55 pm
by Leo
Maybe this is what Johann meant by roller coaster...

Re: Northwestern AJD c/o 2016 Applicants

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:57 pm
by pompoms
Leo wrote:Maybe this is what Johann meant by roller coaster...


Just thinking the same thing. Maybe this is still in the plan.

Re: Northwestern AJD c/o 2016 Applicants

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:58 pm
by ejan1621
So Johann would post something if NW was missing the deadline? Is that the thought?

Re: Northwestern AJD c/o 2016 Applicants

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:00 pm
by mx23250
ejan1621 wrote:So Johann would post something if NW was missing the deadline? Is that the thought?


I would imagine either he would tweet it or they would send an email indicating that was the case so that they don't get a ton of frantic calls. They know we're expecting it by today, so I'd assume if they weren't going to release it they would let us know.

Re: Northwestern AJD c/o 2016 Applicants

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:02 pm
by kcdc1
So you're saying it's time to start frantically calling?

Re: Northwestern AJD c/o 2016 Applicants

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:07 pm
by mx23250
kcdc1 wrote:So you're saying it's time to start frantically calling?


Go for it. If nothing else, we may see a tweet from Johann about our frantic calls lol

Re: Northwestern AJD c/o 2016 Applicants

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:14 pm
by kcdc1
45 minutes till I give up on today. Bummer.

Re: Northwestern AJD c/o 2016 Applicants

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:20 pm
by Snowboarder1588
someone say something....