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

Postby pirate101 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:53 pm

Just had my interview! It ended up being about 45 minutes. My interviewer talked more than I did, but told me a lot about her experiences at NU. She asked why law, why NU, career plans, and about project management. I was prepared to answer a lot of other questions as well and didn't actually get a chance to say everything. It was very informal (she was in jeans) and really just like a conversation so don't stress.

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

Postby cantyoloforever » Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:49 pm

I don't want to be that neurotic guy, but I'm a little worried about my interview continuing to get pushed back. My stats put me at the borderline for admission, so I was hoping that an earlier review of my application would aid me in getting in. I applied in mid October, and now I can't get interviewed until just before Thanksgiving...

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

Postby 20171lhopeful » Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:27 pm

if you can interview in person, please do. I just did the online interview and found it incredibly difficult to answer these questions in 1min or less. Not to mention the internet issues that I had. for reference, my questions were:

Why NU
Think of a time when you had to do something you didn't want to do and what was in your head?
What are three values you would instill in your business?
Think of a time you had to overcome bias?

And I don't remember the other two...

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

Postby zeglo » Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:53 pm

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

Postby cantyoloforever » Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:55 pm

zeglo wrote:In-person is much better. I had a nice conversation at a coffee shop.

I will probably keep my in-person; I am just being neurotic about my application review continuing to be delayed.

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

Postby katthegreat11 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:26 pm

Just had my in person alumni interview, was very chill. Made me like NW even more honestly.

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

Postby carasrook » Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:10 pm

20171lhopeful wrote:if you can interview in person, please do. I just did the online interview and found it incredibly difficult to answer these questions in 1min or less. Not to mention the internet issues that I had. for reference, my questions were:

Why NU
Think of a time when you had to do something you didn't want to do and what was in your head?
What are three values you would instill in your business?
Think of a time you had to overcome bias?

And I don't remember the other two...


Seconded. It was terrible - I had no chance to really talk about my experience or anything of substance in less than one minute based on the prompts.

Wish I could've done an in-person interview.

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

Postby guynourmin » Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:41 pm

20171lhopeful wrote:if you can interview in person, please do. I just did the online interview and found it incredibly difficult to answer these questions in 1min or less. Not to mention the internet issues that I had. for reference, my questions were:

Why NU
Think of a time when you had to do something you didn't want to do and what was in your head?
What are three values you would instill in your business?
Think of a time you had to overcome bias?

And I don't remember the other two...


Wow. I have answers ready to go for a number of different questions I've seen floating around (team-related, tough choices, type of person you want to be). I would be stumped by those last 2. this is going to suck, isn't it?

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

Postby 20171lhopeful » Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:46 pm

guybourdin wrote:
20171lhopeful wrote:if you can interview in person, please do. I just did the online interview and found it incredibly difficult to answer these questions in 1min or less. Not to mention the internet issues that I had. for reference, my questions were:

Why NU
Think of a time when you had to do something you didn't want to do and what was in your head?
What are three values you would instill in your business?
Think of a time you had to overcome bias?

And I don't remember the other two...


Wow. I have answers ready to go for a number of different questions I've seen floating around (team-related, tough choices, type of person you want to be). I would be stumped by those last 2. this is going to suck, isn't it?


It's not so much the questions, but the limited time you have to answer them. None of these questions are things that could be answered in one sentence and 1 minutes goes by so quickly.

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

Postby proteinshake » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:55 pm

did you all fill out that "Letter of Recommendation" section? it only gives room for one name. I just clicked "doesn't apply" or whatever it says.

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

Postby zeglo » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:57 pm

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

Postby proteinshake » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:58 pm

zeglo wrote:
proteinshake wrote:did you all fill out that "Letter of Recommendation" section? it only gives room for one name. I just clicked "doesn't apply" or whatever it says.


I filled it out with my stronger recommend-er/more relevant one to NW.

I think it has just one person since just one is required.

okay cool I guess I'll do that then.

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

Postby zeglo » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:01 pm

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

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

Postby airwrecka » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:45 pm

mm2368 wrote:Hi everyone,

new to this forum thing, hoping to get some help. I applied on 11/3 and just today got the email to schedule my off-campus interview. I opened the portal and they assigned me to someone in Jacksonville, FL.

I live in New Jersey...

Not sure how this happened but can anyone shed light? Should I email them saying something or just go ahead and contact the interviewer before jumping the gun?


I would email them. Either you made a mistake when you requested the interview and said you live in FL (unlikely, but it could have happened), or they made a mistake. Either way, you should interview with someone in NJ!

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

Postby zeglo » Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:27 pm

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

Postby airwrecka » Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:31 pm

Anyone seen any progress on their app since finishing the interview?

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

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

Postby airwrecka » Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:09 pm

mm2368 wrote:airwrecka. thanks for your advice/suggestions - yeah, zeglo - think that's pretty likely because my town is "Jersey City" and that isn't too far from Jacksonville on a list! Whoops.

as per your suggestions, emailed - even threw in some free comedy, noting that I'm flexible - but not Jacksonville flexible. (I could have gone further by saying that I officially hate the state of Florida, but don't worry - I didn't!) The asst. director replied very nicely and she's getting it all fixed for me!

thanks again guys!


Glad to hear it's working itself out!

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

Postby pirate101 » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:18 pm

Did anyone apply for either of NU's combo JD-LLM programs? Wondering if we have any insight on if these are more competitive to get into than regular JD program?

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

Postby calpolisci2016 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:04 pm

Is there a phone interview question bank?

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

Postby jjcorvino » Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:03 pm

Who here is applying Early Decision? Everyone, or are you all discussing you RD apps?

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

Postby Dodocogon » Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:55 pm

Did my online interview! Wasn't bad, response time was a bit limiting like others said.

Why Northwestern Law?
What's a time you applied for a job and didn't get it? How'd you deal with it?
How have you facilitated a disagreement between two teammates?
A time you got frustrating news - how'd you deal with it?
Talk about a time you were very productive - what was the environment like?
When you and a colleague didn't see eye-to-eye - what did you do?

Loose wordings - I think themes for any of the questions are gonna be overcoming adversity or bettering yourself.



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