Northwestern c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.

Are You Planning to Attend ASW?

Yes, definitely
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14%
Unsure, leaning toward yes
7
4%
No, definitely not
13
8%
Unsure, leaning toward no
10
6%
Still waiting on my decision
108
67%
 
Total votes: 161

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Northwestern c/o 2019 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby pittsburghpirates » Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:48 pm

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Application Opens:
September 15

NU 2014-2015 LSN Graph:
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Class of 2017 Profile:
Enrolled Students: 244
Applicants: 4039
LSAT: 162/168/170
GPA: 3.53/3.75/3.83
Male: 52%
Female: 48%
Students of Color: 36%
Average Age at Matriculation: 25
Age Range: 21-36
Geographic Diversity - Midwest: 37%
Geographic Diversity - Northeast: 21%
Geographic Diversity - South: 15%
Geographic Diversity - West: 24%
Geographic Diversity - International: 3%

2015 - 2016 Admissions Spreadsheet - Enter your info here!

Cost of Attendance (Estimated 2015-2016):
Tuition: $58,098
Room and Board: $14,040
Books: $1,418
Personal: $2,610
Transportation: $1,584
Health Insurance: $3,692
Loan Fees: $1,854
Total Tuition and Fees: $83,296

Past Applicant Threads for Reference:
c/o 2018 Applicants
c/o 2017 Applicants
c/o 2016 Applicants

Key Pages from Northwesterns's website:
Admissions Home Page
Northwestern Interview Process
JD Admissions FAQ
Check Application Status

TLS Pages:
Admissions Stats - Northwestern
TLS Wiki - Northwestern
Interview with Dean David E. Van Zandt (He's no longer dean, current dean is Daniel B. Rodriguez)
Northwestern LRAP

Other Useful Sites:

Law School Transparency - Northwestern
Wikipedia - NU School of Law
Above the Law - Northwestern
Law School Numbers

Template For Tracking Your Applications: thanks benwyatt!
Spreadsheet Template for Tracking Your Applications

Link to c/o 2019 Compendium:
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Re: Northwestern c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby LadyProspero » Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:58 pm

Checking in! One of my top choices, realistically. I love Chicago!

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2019 Applicants

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Checking in!

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby The Abyss » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:02 pm

Checking in as well. This is probably my most realistic t14 option.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby barley » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:24 pm

Checking in!

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2019 Applicants

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby LadyProspero » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:31 pm

TheodoreKGB wrote:Checking in! ... Never realized NW's tuition was that high
... Wow, me either. That hit me right in the gut, ha.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby SabbathPuppet » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:43 pm

http://www.top-law-schools.com/van-zandt-interview.html wrote:We also insist on substantial post-undergraduate work experience and require one letter of recommendation, ideally from an employer. While we accept a standard letter, we also have our own form and prefer that applicants use it instead of a general recommendation.


I find this fascinating. I wonder what "insist" actually means.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby LadyProspero » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:44 pm

IIRC, Northwestern waived fees for anyone applying before a certain date last year. Does anyone know if they're doing that again?

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby LadyProspero » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:45 pm

SabbathPuppet wrote:
http://www.top-law-schools.com/van-zandt-interview.html wrote:We also insist on substantial post-undergraduate work experience and require one letter of recommendation, ideally from an employer. While we accept a standard letter, we also have our own form and prefer that applicants use it instead of a general recommendation.


I find this fascinating. I wonder what "insist" actually means.
Wow. Do you have a link to this thread? Or, specifically, this particular form?

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby SabbathPuppet » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:52 pm

LadyProspero wrote:
SabbathPuppet wrote:
http://www.top-law-schools.com/van-zandt-interview.html wrote:We also insist on substantial post-undergraduate work experience and require one letter of recommendation, ideally from an employer. While we accept a standard letter, we also have our own form and prefer that applicants use it instead of a general recommendation.


I find this fascinating. I wonder what "insist" actually means.
Wow. Do you have a link to this thread? Or, specifically, this particular form?


I was more curious about the work experience requirement (I guess I quoted too much). Their most recent application checklist actually specifies LSAC letter processing: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissi ... cklist.pdf

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2019 Applicants

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby pushsum123 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:29 pm

SabbathPuppet wrote:
LadyProspero wrote:
SabbathPuppet wrote:
http://www.top-law-schools.com/van-zandt-interview.html wrote:We also insist on substantial post-undergraduate work experience and require one letter of recommendation, ideally from an employer. While we accept a standard letter, we also have our own form and prefer that applicants use it instead of a general recommendation.


I find this fascinating. I wonder what "insist" actually means.
Wow. Do you have a link to this thread? Or, specifically, this particular form?


I was more curious about the work experience requirement (I guess I quoted too much). Their most recent application checklist actually specifies LSAC letter processing: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissi ... cklist.pdf


Yeah, I think that information might be out of date. David Van Zandt is no longer at Northwestern Law. Johann Lee (you will all become familiar w his twitter lol) is now in charge of admissions. I applied and was admitted last year, and there was no mention of any other rec form. I'm sure post-college work exp is beneficial, but it's definitely not necessary to be admitted. I would also recommend that you guys get working on the apps as soon as you're ready so that you can sign up for interview slots. Last year both skype and in-person interviews were available. Unless you're in or near Chicago, I'd def recommend skype (I interviewed via skype as well) because several people flew out only to have brief interviews w 3Ls that were overall not helpful.

As far as I know CLS is the only school that makes an employer LOR a requirement, and iirc that is only for those who have been out of ug for two or more years. SLS also used to have a separate LOR form, but now they too only accept letters through LSAC. HTH

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2019 Applicants

Postby Dexter97 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:32 pm

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