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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Keilz » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:23 pm

i have my off campus interview on Friday, and am trying to learn more about the school. However, I realized I think I already explored most of the available info on their website before I applied. What about Northwestern do you guys like? What makes it unique? The website doesn't seem to have much information...

I do plan on asking my interviewer about what he likes about NU, but would like to know some more beforehand.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby calgoldenbear » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:44 am

Has anyone done an on-campus interview? How did it go?

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby btruj777 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:51 am

Keilz wrote:i have my off campus interview on Friday, and am trying to learn more about the school. However, I realized I think I already explored most of the available info on their website before I applied. What about Northwestern do you guys like? What makes it unique? The website doesn't seem to have much information...

I do plan on asking my interviewer about what he likes about NU, but would like to know some more beforehand.



calgoldenbear wrote:Has anyone done an on-campus interview? How did it go?



I did an on-campus interview. First, I loved every part of it! I met with a 2L, and I think that seems to be the case for some on-campus interviews, meeting with current students. I tried to prepare by reading various interviews and questions that have been asked. One scary question I thought they were going to ask was, "What is one reason not to go to NU Law?"

Fortunately, it went in a totally different direction for me. IDK why, it could be because of my resume, but the 2L would only ask about my leadership experience and how I handle various situations in filling the role of a leader at XYZ. She never deviated off the topic of leadership for me, but for the final obvious question, Why NU?

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby calpolisci2016 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:54 pm

Are ED candidates admitted solely on the basis of merit, or does NW ever admit ED candidates on other factors?

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 20170322 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:59 pm

When do they traditionally send out interview invites?

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby btruj777 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:36 pm

SweetTort wrote:When do they traditionally send out interview invites?


I dont think NU extends interviews to candidates. They have a optional voluntary Interview process where you pick a date and method. Idk if this is the ONLY option. Ut I do tend to thibk that it is.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 20170322 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:58 pm

btruj777 wrote:
SweetTort wrote:When do they traditionally send out interview invites?


I dont think NU extends interviews to candidates. They have a optional voluntary Interview process where you pick a date and method. Idk if this is the ONLY option. Ut I do tend to thibk that it is.


I chose the online interview option on my app. Will they just email me a time and date when they're ready?

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby btruj777 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:02 pm

SweetTort wrote:
btruj777 wrote:
SweetTort wrote:When do they traditionally send out interview invites?


I dont think NU extends interviews to candidates. They have a optional voluntary Interview process where you pick a date and method. Idk if this is the ONLY option. Ut I do tend to thibk that it is.


I chose the online interview option on my app. Will they just email me a time and date when they're ready?



No I think you have to submit a request
http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissi ... ine-video/

https://apply.law.northwestern.edu/regi ... est2016-17

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 20170322 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:04 pm

btruj777 wrote:
SweetTort wrote:
btruj777 wrote:
SweetTort wrote:When do they traditionally send out interview invites?


I dont think NU extends interviews to candidates. They have a optional voluntary Interview process where you pick a date and method. Idk if this is the ONLY option. Ut I do tend to thibk that it is.


I chose the online interview option on my app. Will they just email me a time and date when they're ready?



No I think you have to submit a request
http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissi ... ine-video/

https://apply.law.northwestern.edu/regi ... est2016-17


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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby btruj777 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:06 pm

SweetTort wrote:
btruj777 wrote:
SweetTort wrote:
btruj777 wrote:
SweetTort wrote:When do they traditionally send out interview invites?


I dont think NU extends interviews to candidates. They have a optional voluntary Interview process where you pick a date and method. Idk if this is the ONLY option. Ut I do tend to thibk that it is.


I chose the online interview option on my app. Will they just email me a time and date when they're ready?



No I think you have to submit a request
http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissi ... ine-video/

https://apply.law.northwestern.edu/regi ... est2016-17


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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby zeglo » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:28 pm

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 20170322 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:36 pm

zeglo wrote:It's clearly on the application within the LSAC page.


Yeah, I just filled it out so long ago I guess I forgot.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby zeglo » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:51 pm

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby pirate101 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:56 am

So I emailed my assigned interviewer on Monday and haven't heard back. I figured I'd give it a week and email again this coming Monday. Anyone else have issues getting in contact with their interviewer?

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby airwrecka » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:37 am

pirate101 wrote:So I emailed my assigned interviewer on Monday and haven't heard back. I figured I'd give it a week and email again this coming Monday. Anyone else have issues getting in contact with their interviewer?


I e-mailed by assigned off-campus interview on Monday, too, and hadn't heard back, so I sent another e-mail yesterday. She responded right away, apologizing, because she has a big deadline coming up and was very busy. She didn't seem annoyed that I reached out again, though, so don't worry about e-mailing a second time!

Has anyone had an off-campus interview and want to give some advice about what to expect? I'm meeting with an attorney who I'm assuming is an alumnus.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby GOODWORKSTE » Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:44 pm

Are you guys writing why NU essay even though they don't ask for it?

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Keilz » Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:37 pm

I had my off campus interview this week, I think they all vary so much that you can't really give much advice. it depends on who you're meeting with.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Keilz » Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:38 pm

GOODWORKSTE wrote:Are you guys writing why NU essay even though they don't ask for it?


I think you should just include all the info you want to say at your interview.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby proteinshake » Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:46 pm

can you submit the app before you sign up an interview?

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby warmcherrysoda » Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:05 am

proteinshake wrote:can you submit the app before you sign up an interview?


Yes

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby guynourmin » Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:51 pm

I am almost ready for my online interview, but I'm having so much trouble coming up with some teamwork-related answers. or, another way to put it, is that I can't even think of any teams I've been on! Think I can just talk about difficult clients? I suppose we are like a "team", because we are working together towards a common goal. Sounds dumb? anyone?

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dietcoke1 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:58 pm

Questions I received on my interview. Why NU? What do I want to be known for? What motivates me to get out of bed in the morning? When teammates are not agreeing, what do you do to facilitate understanding? What is a time when someone said I displayed good judgement, what was it and what was my thought process to reach that decision? forgot the last one...I'll update if I can remember it

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby shoparoundthecorner » Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:12 pm

dietcoke1 wrote:Questions I received on my interview. Why NU? What do I want to be known for? What motivates me to get out of bed in the morning? When teammates are not agreeing, what do you do to facilitate understanding? What is a time when someone said I displayed good judgement, what was it and what was my thought process to reach that decision? forgot the last one...I'll update if I can remember it


Was this a video interview or in person?


Does anyone know if off-campus interviewers are using a question bank similar to the video interviews? Or are they generally more conversational? I have an off-campus interview with an alumnus coming up and I'm wondering what to expect.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dietcoke1 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:14 pm

shoparoundthecorner wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:Questions I received on my interview. Why NU? What do I want to be known for? What motivates me to get out of bed in the morning? When teammates are not agreeing, what do you do to facilitate understanding? What is a time when someone said I displayed good judgement, what was it and what was my thought process to reach that decision? forgot the last one...I'll update if I can remember it


Was this a video interview or in person?


Does anyone know if off-campus interviewers are using a question bank similar to the video interviews? Or are they generally more conversational? I have an off-campus interview with an alumnus coming up and I'm wondering what to expect.


online video

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:47 pm

New month, new poll! :D



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