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

Postby HonestlyThough » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:36 pm

Status
Degree: JD
Year: 2017
Current Status: Application Complete
Decision Status Date:

Is it weird that it's blank?

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

Postby Jlyyep » Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:32 am

HonestlyThough wrote:Status
Degree: JD
Year: 2017
Current Status: Application Complete
Decision Status Date:

Is it weird that it's blank?


Nope! The Date you're looking for is on the DLDS, not the Status Checker.

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

Postby HonestlyThough » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:21 am

Jlyyep wrote:
HonestlyThough wrote:Status
Degree: JD
Year: 2017
Current Status: Application Complete
Decision Status Date:

Is it weird that it's blank?


Nope! The Date you're looking for is on the DLDS, not the Status Checker.


Is that the place you login to get your decision? Huh. Didn't realize we were supposed to check that until we got told of a decision. Clueless over here

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

Postby symphonyy » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:33 am

was denied reconsideration request. this is so sad.

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

Postby Mudori » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:51 pm

symphonyy wrote:was denied reconsideration request. this is so sad.


sorry to hear... T20 usually never do this anyway... don't feel bad.

Been sitting here since 1/3.... omg

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

Postby HonestlyThough » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:03 pm

I'm UR 2/27. What is going on.

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

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:40 pm

Should have thought about posting this earlier: for those still deciding whether to accept your NU offer or not, you should know that every class (except clinics, seminars, and other rare exceptions) will be on a curve starting next year. This includes courses you will take as a 2L and 3L. The traditional rule is that courses with only 41+ students are curved, but the administration is doing away with that. Some view this as a good policy, others bad. I'm in the latter camp.

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

Postby Bulla » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:08 pm

FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:Should have thought about posting this earlier: for those still deciding whether to accept your NU offer or not, you should know that every class (except clinics, seminars, and other rare exceptions) will be on a curve starting next year. This includes courses you will take as a 2L and 3L. The traditional rule is that courses with only 41+ students are curved, but the administration is doing away with that. Some view this as a good policy, others bad. I'm in the latter camp.


What is the usual class mean (% wise) on the final exams in your section?

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

Postby carsondalywashere » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:24 pm

NU does not make you withdraw from schools you were waitlisted at, correct?

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

Postby alpha kenny body » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:28 pm

carsondalywashere wrote:NU does not make you withdraw from schools you were waitlisted at, correct?

Correct

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

Postby symphonyy » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:16 am

FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:Should have thought about posting this earlier: for those still deciding whether to accept your NU offer or not, you should know that every class (except clinics, seminars, and other rare exceptions) will be on a curve starting next year. This includes courses you will take as a 2L and 3L. The traditional rule is that courses with only 41+ students are curved, but the administration is doing away with that. Some view this as a good policy, others bad. I'm in the latter camp.


why do you think it's bad?

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

Postby twiix » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:30 am

symphonyy wrote:
FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:Should have thought about posting this earlier: for those still deciding whether to accept your NU offer or not, you should know that every class (except clinics, seminars, and other rare exceptions) will be on a curve starting next year. This includes courses you will take as a 2L and 3L. The traditional rule is that courses with only 41+ students are curved, but the administration is doing away with that. Some view this as a good policy, others bad. I'm in the latter camp.


why do you think it's bad?


It's bad. Small classes (<=40) didn't have to be curved. So it was less competitive. If you had your top 40 students in one class (let's say they all had 4.0's or above), with the curve there will be at least half the class getting below a B. Previously, they could all get A's if they did work deserving of said grade. I don't like or agree with curve grading (I understand the logic behind it, but still disagree with it) because it creates unnecessary competition between students, which is the opposite of NU's mission statement (teamwork, working together, these are your peers, etc.)

Here's their curve breakdown:

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So a maximum of 37% of any given class can get A's.

This was honestly the selling point of NU for me. I truly believed in their team-minded approach to law school. I'll likely be reconsidering my top choice next cycle because of this.



FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:Should have thought about posting this earlier: for those still deciding whether to accept your NU offer or not, you should know that every class (except clinics, seminars, and other rare exceptions) will be on a curve starting next year. This includes courses you will take as a 2L and 3L. The traditional rule is that courses with only 41+ students are curved, but the administration is doing away with that. Some view this as a good policy, others bad. I'm in the latter camp.


Do you have a link as to where you read this?

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

Postby XUMickeal » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:06 am

TWiiX wrote:
symphonyy wrote:
FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:Should have thought about posting this earlier: for those still deciding whether to accept your NU offer or not, you should know that every class (except clinics, seminars, and other rare exceptions) will be on a curve starting next year. This includes courses you will take as a 2L and 3L. The traditional rule is that courses with only 41+ students are curved, but the administration is doing away with that. Some view this as a good policy, others bad. I'm in the latter camp.


why do you think it's bad?


It's bad. Small classes (<=40) didn't have to be curved. So it was less competitive. If you had your top 40 students in one class (let's say they all had 4.0's or above), with the curve there will be at least half the class getting below a B. Previously, they could all get A's if they did work deserving of said grade. I don't like or agree with curve grading (I understand the logic behind it, but still disagree with it) because it creates unnecessary competition between students, which is the opposite of NU's mission statement (teamwork, working together, these are your peers, etc.)

Here's their curve breakdown:

So a maximum of 37% of any given class can get A's.

This was honestly the selling point of NU for me. I truly believed in their team-minded approach to law school. I'll likely be reconsidering my top choice next cycle because of this.



FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:Should have thought about posting this earlier: for those still deciding whether to accept your NU offer or not, you should know that every class (except clinics, seminars, and other rare exceptions) will be on a curve starting next year. This includes courses you will take as a 2L and 3L. The traditional rule is that courses with only 41+ students are curved, but the administration is doing away with that. Some view this as a good policy, others bad. I'm in the latter camp.


Do you have a link as to where you read this?


Can confirm this. I went to diverse admit students day and was assigned to talk to one of the faculty members on the curriculum committee and she brought up the change. She did mention the reform as a plus saying that it should make the system fairer but I personally don't see it that way. Small seminars and team projects are still uncurved tho.

Recently withdrew my application after a stingy bump on scholarship so hopefully freed up some space for folks who are willing to take five graded classes per semester in 1L plus two years of curved electives.

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

Postby guynourmin » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:13 pm

TWiiX wrote:
Do you have a link as to where you read this?


no link, but also recall hearing this last weekend

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

Postby thatlawlkid » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:21 pm

What kind of turnover time did people have for the scholly reconsideration? Submitted mine Tuesday night, so just curious

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

Postby dietcoke1 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:23 pm

thatlawlkid wrote:What kind of turnover time did people have for the scholly reconsideration? Submitted mine Tuesday night, so just curious


heard the next day

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

Postby thatlawlkid » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:33 pm

dietcoke1 wrote:
thatlawlkid wrote:What kind of turnover time did people have for the scholly reconsideration? Submitted mine Tuesday night, so just curious


heard the next day

*anxiously refreshing email every 3 minutes*

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

Postby RedPurpleBlue » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:44 pm

thatlawlkid wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:
thatlawlkid wrote:What kind of turnover time did people have for the scholly reconsideration? Submitted mine Tuesday night, so just curious


heard the next day

*anxiously refreshing email every 3 minutes*


Of the people here, I think only one has gotten a successful bump, so I wouldn't get too excited/anxious

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

Postby thatlawlkid » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:45 pm

RedPurpleBlue wrote:
thatlawlkid wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:
thatlawlkid wrote:What kind of turnover time did people have for the scholly reconsideration? Submitted mine Tuesday night, so just curious


heard the next day

*anxiously refreshing email every 3 minutes*


Of the people here, I think only one has gotten a successful bump, so I wouldn't get too excited/anxious

Don't kill my vibe, bad friend.

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

Postby RedPurpleBlue » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:46 pm

thatlawlkid wrote:
RedPurpleBlue wrote:
thatlawlkid wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:
thatlawlkid wrote:What kind of turnover time did people have for the scholly reconsideration? Submitted mine Tuesday night, so just curious


heard the next day

*anxiously refreshing email every 3 minutes*


Of the people here, I think only one has gotten a successful bump, so I wouldn't get too excited/anxious

Don't kill my vibe, bad friend.


Just trying to ground you. It'll make it all that more exciting if you didn't expect a single cent more than you've already gotten.

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

Postby dietcoke1 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:49 pm

RedPurpleBlue wrote:
thatlawlkid wrote:
RedPurpleBlue wrote:
thatlawlkid wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:
thatlawlkid wrote:What kind of turnover time did people have for the scholly reconsideration? Submitted mine Tuesday night, so just curious


heard the next day

*anxiously refreshing email every 3 minutes*


Of the people here, I think only one has gotten a successful bump, so I wouldn't get too excited/anxious

Don't kill my vibe, bad friend.


Just trying to ground you. It'll make it all that more exciting if you didn't expect a single cent more than you've already gotten.


I've heard of one more person who was successful (besides the person who already posted)

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

Postby MadamSecretary » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:56 pm

Any movement from waitlist people?
I sent in another LOCI (3rd one) yesterday, and an updated resume, I am assuming its just a waiting game for the next few weeks?
Admission is probably a long shot with my LSAT but I'm holding out hope!

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

Postby jjcorvino » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:58 pm

RedPurpleBlue wrote:
thatlawlkid wrote:
RedPurpleBlue wrote:
thatlawlkid wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:
thatlawlkid wrote:What kind of turnover time did people have for the scholly reconsideration? Submitted mine Tuesday night, so just curious


heard the next day

*anxiously refreshing email every 3 minutes*


Of the people here, I think only one has gotten a successful bump, so I wouldn't get too excited/anxious

Don't kill my vibe, bad friend.


Just trying to ground you. It'll make it all that more exciting if you didn't expect a single cent more than you've already gotten.


Yeah, my renegotiation was a failure.

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

Postby btruj777 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:02 pm

jjcorvino wrote:
RedPurpleBlue wrote:
thatlawlkid wrote:
RedPurpleBlue wrote:
thatlawlkid wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:
thatlawlkid wrote:What kind of turnover time did people have for the scholly reconsideration? Submitted mine Tuesday night, so just curious


heard the next day

*anxiously refreshing email every 3 minutes*


Of the people here, I think only one has gotten a successful bump, so I wouldn't get too excited/anxious

Don't kill my vibe, bad friend.


Just trying to ground you. It'll make it all that more exciting if you didn't expect a single cent more than you've already gotten.


Yeah, my renegotiation was a failure.



Less than 24hours and was very successful personally. I know that has not been the case on TLS but it was a very positive experience on my end.

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

Postby carsondalywashere » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:54 pm

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