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

Postby mudiverse » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:54 pm

StopLawying wrote:Can anyone tell me the best way to prepare for online interview? Wanted to do it tomorrow, but I have a nice 4-5 hour window tomorrow where I can practice and prepare. Is that enough time?


That's too much time. You're doing the online video recording session right? It's only 1 minute per response which is really hardly any time to talk about anything in detail. Google previous questions/comb through this thread. All the questions will be in the same vein as those posted. Create an outline for how you will address them and time your responses. I do not recommend writing a script as it will make you sound robotic and they are trying to get a sense of your personality and experience.

All in all I practiced for 1-2 hours, took the interview and was satisfied that was enough time.

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

Postby S.Picquery » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:55 pm

StopLawying wrote:Can anyone tell me the best way to prepare for online interview? Wanted to do it tomorrow, but I have a nice 4-5 hour window tomorrow where I can practice and prepare. Is that enough time?


Should be more than enough, IMO

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

Postby 2000andBeyond » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:56 pm

StopLawying wrote:Can anyone tell me the best way to prepare for online interview? Wanted to do it tomorrow, but I have a nice 4-5 hour window tomorrow where I can practice and prepare. Is that enough time?


That should definitely be enough time! The hardest part is thinking on your feet. The practice will definitely help you with that. Once you get that down, the next hardest thing is dealing with curveball questions. If you search this forum you'll find a bunch of samples. Here were mine in rough wording:

Describe when you were most productive...what was that environment like?
Why NU law?
If law school doesn't work out, what's your backup?
Describe specific example of problem solving strategy used
Describe a failure
If we asked people you hypothetically mentored what your best qualities are what would they say

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

Postby laqueredup » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:01 pm

katthegreat11 wrote:
R. Jeeves wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:
addie1412 wrote:
ponderingmeerkat wrote:A little late but, new month, new poll. :D

(We will revisit the last poll sometime in the Apr/May timeframe.)


I resent the English/Communication grouping :lol:


Haha! I knew this was going to be dangerous. (Sat here waaaaay too long trying to figure out the right groupings and inclusion/exclusions for everyone.) To be honest, I was more worried about the "soft sciences" designation.

Point being, taking all slings and arrows. :lol:

Also biology = hard science ? Lol


Why isn't biology a hard science?

Biology is too SQUISHY to be a hard science... gross...

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

Postby R. Jeeves » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:16 pm

laqueredup wrote:
katthegreat11 wrote:
R. Jeeves wrote:Also biology = hard science ? Lol


Why isn't biology a hard science?

Biology is too SQUISHY to be a hard science... gross...

Exactly.

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

Postby TexasENG » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:29 pm

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

Postby StopLawying » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:40 pm

Ok thanks everyone! One min to me seems like a decent amount of time but I guess when you're talking it goes by a lot faster.

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

Postby MikeyTheOrangeOne » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:43 pm

StopLawying wrote:Ok thanks everyone! One min to me seems like a decent amount of time but I guess when you're talking it goes by a lot faster.


Well, that depends. If it's a question you feel like you have a great answer for, a minute feels like 15 seconds. If you're drawing a blank it feels like forever

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

Postby dclaw93 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:05 pm

Has anyone else had the complete date on their Decision Letter Delivery System change? For example, mine now says "your application ... is complete as of 01/05/2017", but it used to say 12/12.

I'm wondering if this is their version of UR?

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

Postby Anon.y.mousse. » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:23 pm

dclaw93 wrote:Has anyone else had the complete date on their Decision Letter Delivery System change? For example, mine now says "your application ... is complete as of 01/05/2017", but it used to say 12/12.

I'm wondering if this is their version of UR?


I did, weirdly enough! Same thing. Used to be 12/15 and updated lately.

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

Postby addie1412 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:34 pm

Still complete as of 12/9 here. Interesting

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

Postby Keilz » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:42 pm

I never knew the complete date was near the decision letter system...I finished my interview and think I was complete like late October very early November, but mine says received Your application was received on 10/17/2016 and is complete as of 11/22/2016

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

Postby govlife » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:20 pm

Looks like mine changed, too. I was originally complete 10/7, and now the decision letter system says as of 12/1. I have no idea what it had before, since I hadn't thought to check it before now.

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

Postby jlc058 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:28 am

dclaw93 wrote:Has anyone else had the complete date on their Decision Letter Delivery System change? For example, mine now says "your application ... is complete as of 01/05/2017", but it used to say 12/12.

I'm wondering if this is their version of UR?


has it always said a date? mine has always just been Application Complete without any date attached to it

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

Postby Anon.y.mousse. » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:34 am

jlc058 wrote:
dclaw93 wrote:Has anyone else had the complete date on their Decision Letter Delivery System change? For example, mine now says "your application ... is complete as of 01/05/2017", but it used to say 12/12.

I'm wondering if this is their version of UR?


has it always said a date? mine has always just been Application Complete without any date attached to it


It doesn't have a date in the status checker but if you log into the Decision Letter Delivery System, there will be a date there.

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

Postby 2000andBeyond » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:35 am

addie1412 wrote:Still complete as of 12/9 here. Interesting


If I remember correctly, the date doesn't really change after complete. If you check the header of the status checker it should say something like it's complete and now under review.

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

Postby hoy456 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:13 am

Based on previous cycles, it looks like a large chunk of people should hear today (second Tues in January) around 3PM.

Also, looking into tweetsbyJohann's activity, looks like decision days [edit: in January] recently have been Tuesdays more often than not
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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jlc058 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:17 am

Anon.y.mousse. wrote:
jlc058 wrote:
dclaw93 wrote:Has anyone else had the complete date on their Decision Letter Delivery System change? For example, mine now says "your application ... is complete as of 01/05/2017", but it used to say 12/12.

I'm wondering if this is their version of UR?


has it always said a date? mine has always just been Application Complete without any date attached to it


It doesn't have a date in the status checker but if you log into the Decision Letter Delivery System, there will be a date there.


Ah thanks I found it! On that site it says everyone RD should expect a decision 8 to 10 weeks after December 1st which isnt for another two weeks. That cant be right though-havent some RD applicants already received decisions?

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

Postby Sarastro » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:02 pm

jlc058 wrote:
Anon.y.mousse. wrote:
jlc058 wrote:
dclaw93 wrote:Has anyone else had the complete date on their Decision Letter Delivery System change? For example, mine now says "your application ... is complete as of 01/05/2017", but it used to say 12/12.

I'm wondering if this is their version of UR?


has it always said a date? mine has always just been Application Complete without any date attached to it


It doesn't have a date in the status checker but if you log into the Decision Letter Delivery System, there will be a date there.


Ah thanks I found it! On that site it says everyone RD should expect a decision 8 to 10 weeks after December 1st which isnt for another two weeks. That cant be right though-havent some RD applicants already received decisions?

Also you can still apply RD right and can for a while, right?
Does it make more sense to interpret that as those that applied after 12/1 will expect a reply in 8-10 weeks? Haven't looked myself tbh

Edit: Uh, is it bad that I get an error when I try to log in to the decision delivery system or does that just mean they haven't made a decision yet?

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

Postby nicola27 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:09 pm

Sarastro wrote:
jlc058 wrote:
Anon.y.mousse. wrote:
jlc058 wrote:
dclaw93 wrote:Has anyone else had the complete date on their Decision Letter Delivery System change? For example, mine now says "your application ... is complete as of 01/05/2017", but it used to say 12/12.

I'm wondering if this is their version of UR?


has it always said a date? mine has always just been Application Complete without any date attached to it


It doesn't have a date in the status checker but if you log into the Decision Letter Delivery System, there will be a date there.


Ah thanks I found it! On that site it says everyone RD should expect a decision 8 to 10 weeks after December 1st which isnt for another two weeks. That cant be right though-havent some RD applicants already received decisions?

Also you can still apply RD right and can for a while, right?
Does it make more sense to interpret that as those that applied after 12/1 will expect a reply in 8-10 weeks? Haven't looked myself tbh

Edit: Uh, is it bad that I get an error when I try to log in to the decision delivery system or does that just mean they haven't made a decision yet?

I was able to log in to the decision delivery system less than an hour ago and now I'm getting an error too...!

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

Postby 88234 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:11 pm

nicola27 wrote:
Sarastro wrote:
jlc058 wrote:
Anon.y.mousse. wrote:
jlc058 wrote:
dclaw93 wrote:Has anyone else had the complete date on their Decision Letter Delivery System change? For example, mine now says "your application ... is complete as of 01/05/2017", but it used to say 12/12.

I'm wondering if this is their version of UR?


has it always said a date? mine has always just been Application Complete without any date attached to it


It doesn't have a date in the status checker but if you log into the Decision Letter Delivery System, there will be a date there.


Ah thanks I found it! On that site it says everyone RD should expect a decision 8 to 10 weeks after December 1st which isnt for another two weeks. That cant be right though-havent some RD applicants already received decisions?

Also you can still apply RD right and can for a while, right?
Does it make more sense to interpret that as those that applied after 12/1 will expect a reply in 8-10 weeks? Haven't looked myself tbh

Edit: Uh, is it bad that I get an error when I try to log in to the decision delivery system or does that just mean they haven't made a decision yet?

I was able to log in to the decision delivery system less than an hour ago and now I'm getting an error too...!


+1

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

Postby Anon.y.mousse. » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:16 pm

88234 wrote:
nicola27 wrote:
Sarastro wrote:
jlc058 wrote:
Anon.y.mousse. wrote:
jlc058 wrote:
dclaw93 wrote:Has anyone else had the complete date on their Decision Letter Delivery System change? For example, mine now says "your application ... is complete as of 01/05/2017", but it used to say 12/12.

I'm wondering if this is their version of UR?


has it always said a date? mine has always just been Application Complete without any date attached to it


It doesn't have a date in the status checker but if you log into the Decision Letter Delivery System, there will be a date there.


Ah thanks I found it! On that site it says everyone RD should expect a decision 8 to 10 weeks after December 1st which isnt for another two weeks. That cant be right though-havent some RD applicants already received decisions?

Also you can still apply RD right and can for a while, right?
Does it make more sense to interpret that as those that applied after 12/1 will expect a reply in 8-10 weeks? Haven't looked myself tbh

Edit: Uh, is it bad that I get an error when I try to log in to the decision delivery system or does that just mean they haven't made a decision yet?

I was able to log in to the decision delivery system less than an hour ago and now I'm getting an error too...!


+1


No error for me????

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

Postby 88234 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:19 pm

No more error for me. Likely a systems update.

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

Postby Assasindowntheavenue » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:20 pm

Did all those seeing date changes interview?

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

Postby Sarastro » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:30 pm

Anon.y.mousse. wrote:
people wrote:things


No error for me????

Yep, now I can log in. Must have just been an update timed perfectly to give me a heart attack.



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