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

Postby pizzagoblin » Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:45 pm

Did anyone submit a Why Northwestern essay? The optional essay only calls for a diversity statement, so I'm unsure if I should send my essay directly to the admissions office or attach it to my application,

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

Postby rationalhound » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:00 pm

pizzagoblin wrote:Did anyone submit a Why Northwestern essay? The optional essay only calls for a diversity statement, so I'm unsure if I should send my essay directly to the admissions office or attach it to my application,


There's a spot for an addendum on the application. If you want to include a why essay ,that's the place to put it.

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

Postby pizzagoblin » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:03 pm

rationalhound wrote:
pizzagoblin wrote:Did anyone submit a Why Northwestern essay? The optional essay only calls for a diversity statement, so I'm unsure if I should send my essay directly to the admissions office or attach it to my application,


There's a spot for an addendum on the application. If you want to include a why essay ,that's the place to put it.


Many thanks!

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

Postby urbanist11 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:56 am

Just wanted to wish you guys good luck with your application cycles. I am an 1L this year at NU. I'm happy to answer any questions you have about the application process or the school itself (disclaimer of course that we've only been here for about 2 months). Feel free to post here or PM me!

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

Postby 20170322 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:02 pm

How much of a hinderance is being KJD if your numbers are above both 75ths?

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

Postby pipipipi » Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:06 pm

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

Postby urbanist11 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:39 pm

SweetTort wrote:How much of a hinderance is being KJD if your numbers are above both 75ths?


My guess is not much. We definitely have a decent chunk of KJDs here. NU definitely values work experience, but I think another reason we tilt towards people who have been out of school for a while is the urban Chicago location and the strength of the JD-MBA program.

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

Postby beantheshadow » Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:48 pm

Interview next week, anyone know typical questions? Or what should I expect. Never interviewed for anything academic before. Is it like a job interview where you give a situation, task, how to solve it, and action took?

Is there basic info I need to know about the school?

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

Postby pizzagoblin » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:57 am

beantheshadow wrote:Interview next week, anyone know typical questions? Or what should I expect. Never interviewed for anything academic before. Is it like a job interview where you give a situation, task, how to solve it, and action took?

Is there basic info I need to know about the school?


Interviewing tomorrow. Would also be curious to know the answer to this question.

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

Postby yyyuppp » Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:11 pm

pizzagoblin wrote:
beantheshadow wrote:Interview next week, anyone know typical questions? Or what should I expect. Never interviewed for anything academic before. Is it like a job interview where you give a situation, task, how to solve it, and action took?

Is there basic info I need to know about the school?


Interviewing tomorrow. Would also be curious to know the answer to this question.


I interviewed at the school last year with an adcom. It was very relaxed and informal; the conversation revolved around “tell me whats not on your resume.” Some questions were more straightforward, but we mostly talked sports and music.

I think it varies though from person to person and depending on who interviews you (student or adcom or alumni) .

Online interviews weren’t fun.

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

Postby pizzagoblin » Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:06 pm

yyyuppp wrote:
pizzagoblin wrote:
beantheshadow wrote:Interview next week, anyone know typical questions? Or what should I expect. Never interviewed for anything academic before. Is it like a job interview where you give a situation, task, how to solve it, and action took?

Is there basic info I need to know about the school?


Interviewing tomorrow. Would also be curious to know the answer to this question.


I interviewed at the school last year with an adcom. It was very relaxed and informal; the conversation revolved around “tell me whats not on your resume.” Some questions were more straightforward, but we mostly talked sports and music.

I think it varies though from person to person and depending on who interviews you (student or adcom or alumni) .

Online interviews weren’t fun.


Thanks for the info!

Just stalked through last cycle's admissions page and saw most off-campus interviews were on the easy side. Here's a list of frequent questions I saw pop up on the forum:

1. Why Chicago?
2. What other law schools did you apply to? (And defend those answers.)
3. What's not on your resume that you think I should know?
4. Why NU?
5. Why did you enter a field other than law out of college? (And for those who don't have work experience, be prepared to sell why you should still be let in.)
6. Why law?
7. Be able to go through all your resume blurbs and talk about each experience.

Hope this helps!

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

Postby whatupbrobro » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:56 pm

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

Postby rizzlebizness » Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:46 am

Checking in. Off-campus interview completed today.

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

Postby whatupbrobro » Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:49 am

rizzlebizness wrote:Checking in. Off-campus interview completed today.


Hi, i'm applying here mostly as a means to negotiate scholarship at lower ranked schools. With that said, do you know how negatively my chances will be affected, if at all, if I opt out of interviews?

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

Postby rizzlebizness » Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:12 am

whatupbrobro wrote:
rizzlebizness wrote:Checking in. Off-campus interview completed today.


Hi, i'm applying here mostly as a means to negotiate scholarship at lower ranked schools. With that said, do you know how negatively my chances will be affected, if at all, if I opt out of interviews?


The interviewer was straightforward about not knowing how much his interview review would contribute to the overall admissions process. However, Northwestern is the only T14 school that has non-invite only interviews as part of the process so I would assume they are weighted heavily. My interview was very informal and provided a lot of value. I don't think there is much to lose from setting one up but depends on your situation (LSAT/GPA, location, etc.).

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

Postby calgoldenbear » Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:58 pm

Any reapplicants here, past or present? I applied late last cycle and was waitlisted. NU is my top choice, so I'm applying early decision this time around. Does anyone know what their policies are on materials for reapplicants? I can't find it on their website. What can/can't stay the same? My 2 LORs would be the same, since I just got them last winter, but I have a new PS (same story, just revamped) and am adding a diversity statement.

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

Postby ProductofUnreality » Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:45 pm

Anyone know what the timetable is like after interviewing? UVA is giving decisions like the same day as the interview. Also does pretty much everyone interview or is it a good sign?

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

Postby Alpal29 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:00 pm

ProductofUnreality wrote:Anyone know what the timetable is like after interviewing? UVA is giving decisions like the same day as the interview. Also does pretty much everyone interview or is it a good sign?


No one hears until December at the earliest.

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

Postby ProductofUnreality » Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:01 pm

Alpal29 wrote:
ProductofUnreality wrote:Anyone know what the timetable is like after interviewing? UVA is giving decisions like the same day as the interview. Also does pretty much everyone interview or is it a good sign?


No one hears until December at the earliest.


Thanks

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

Postby alpha kenny body » Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:11 pm

calgoldenbear wrote:Any reapplicants here, past or present? I applied late last cycle and was waitlisted. NU is my top choice, so I'm applying early decision this time around. Does anyone know what their policies are on materials for reapplicants? I can't find it on their website. What can/can't stay the same? My 2 LORs would be the same, since I just got them last winter, but I have a new PS (same story, just revamped) and am adding a diversity statement.

I am a reapplicant. I was waitlisted and stayed on the waitlist until the first day of school. I just resent them everything.

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

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:07 pm

September is over. New poll is up! 8)

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

Postby SilverSurfer2020 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:01 am

Sorry if I'm asking a repeat question, but is NU a school similar to UVA where it's strongly encouraged to write a "Why X" essay?

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

Postby proteinshake » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:46 am

SilverSurfer2020 wrote:Sorry if I'm asking a repeat question, but is NU a school similar to UVA where it's strongly encouraged to write a "Why X" essay?

nope.

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

Postby alpha kenny body » Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:49 am

SilverSurfer2020 wrote:Sorry if I'm asking a repeat question, but is NU a school similar to UVA where it's strongly encouraged to write a "Why X" essay?

The answer to this question depends entirely on where the school stands in your rankings. If it's one of your top choices, then why not do everything you could to improve your chances, if not, then the answer is obvious. HTH

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

Postby proteinshake » Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:57 am

I know NU cares about work experience, but does it matter what kind of work experience it is? for some reason I keep picturing a typical NU student as having some cool high-skill job previous to enrolling.



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