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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:19 pm
by GotLost
checking in! a little nervous about the video interview.

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:44 pm
by heyduchess
If I apply to a dual degree, will I decrease my chances/will it be more difficult to get in? (i.e.: the dual LLM in International Human Rights)

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:00 pm
by twiix
heyduchess wrote:If I apply to a dual degree, will I decrease my chances/will it be more difficult to get in? (i.e.: the dual LLM in International Human Rights)


I think it would count as a slight boost. Write about it in a Why X for even more bonus. It would definitely be seen as a yield protect since it's such a unique dual degree. I don't know if admission statistics exist to say whether or not getting in is more competitive - I'd be inclined to guess that you have the same chance as a normal JD candidate to get accepted, so I wouldn't worry about it too much.

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:24 pm
by heyduchess
twiix wrote:
heyduchess wrote:If I apply to a dual degree, will I decrease my chances/will it be more difficult to get in? (i.e.: the dual LLM in International Human Rights)


I think it would count as a slight boost. Write about it in a Why X for even more bonus. It would definitely be seen as a yield protect since it's such a unique dual degree. I don't know if admission statistics exist to say whether or not getting in is more competitive - I'd be inclined to guess that you have the same chance as a normal JD candidate to get accepted, so I wouldn't worry about it too much.


It's aggressively mentioned in my Why Northwestern. Like more than half of it is about that program. I guess I'm wondering if the duals are more competitive. It's reassuring that you think not!

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:52 pm
by Ron.Swanson
Checking in! Chicago native.

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:15 pm
by InterLaw
just completed my registered interview... Not happy about that, but it wasn't a disaster after all. How much do you think they weight it?

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:50 pm
by Platopus
InterLaw wrote:just completed my registered interview... Not happy about that, but it wasn't a disaster after all. How much do you think they weight it?


For your numbers, probably not a lot. Being an international they may care a little more. But it's a 6 minute interview that anyone can register for...

edit: In case anyone is wondering, here are the questions I remember:

Why Northwestern?
Tell us about a time you had to motivate a disinterested team member.
Tell us about a time you had to put the need of someone else over your own.

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:57 am
by InterLaw
^ I think they ask "Why NU" and "What do you want the Adcoms to know about you at this point" to everyone...

The others are completely random from a big database, and you can practice as much as you want!

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:59 pm
by njames1961
IS there a Why NU option? I thought the only optional essay was more or less a diversity essay...

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:33 pm
by principalagent
Is anyone else doing the Black Students Initiative interview?

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:07 pm
by Platopus
njames1961 wrote:IS there a Why NU option? I thought the only optional essay was more or less a diversity essay...


I considered my video interview to be enough of a Why NU since this is ultimately one of they questions you'll be asked.

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:53 am
by wolfonlawstreet
Checking in! On-campus interview on Monday :shock:

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:56 am
by Ron.Swanson
wolfonlawstreet wrote:Checking in! On-campus interview on Monday :shock:


Gl and love that username and avatar juxtaposition.

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:02 am
by wolfonlawstreet
Ron.Swanson wrote:
wolfonlawstreet wrote:Checking in! On-campus interview on Monday :shock:


Gl and love that username and avatar juxtaposition.



Thank you! :)

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:01 pm
by Walliums
I'm curious if any of you are applying ED?

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:25 am
by butterfingerpancakes
For those who are already done with the online interview (beside Platopus) , can anyone please share what kinds of questions were asked in the online video interview? I am really nervous because the format is kind of awkward.

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:04 pm
by urmlaw17
If I submit ED app to NW today, how quick is the turnaround?

If I don't get in to NW Ed, I want to apply to UCLA by Nov. 15.

Thanks!

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:05 pm
by urmlaw17
Walliums wrote:I'm curious if any of you are applying ED?


I am thinking about it but I also want to apply to UCLA Ed

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:09 pm
by rowdy
urmlaw17 wrote:
Walliums wrote:I'm curious if any of you are applying ED?


I am thinking about it but I also want to apply to UCLA Ed


1) Turnaround is December
2) NU has in the contract that you can't apply ED anywhere else this cycle, period.

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:15 pm
by urmlaw17
rowdy wrote:
urmlaw17 wrote:
Walliums wrote:I'm curious if any of you are applying ED?


I am thinking about it but I also want to apply to UCLA Ed


1) Turnaround is December
2) NU has in the contract that you can't apply ED anywhere else this cycle, period.[/quote

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:20 pm
by rowdy
urmlaw17 wrote:
rowdy wrote:
urmlaw17 wrote:
Walliums wrote:I'm curious if any of you are applying ED?


I am thinking about it but I also want to apply to UCLA Ed


1) Turnaround is December
2) NU has in the contract that you can't apply ED anywhere else this cycle, period.


Do you think I can get in to NW ED with (stats edited)


I don't know anything. I just know the dates and terms for ED because I read the web site.

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:00 pm
by Zero Hedge
Checking in.

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:14 am
by Walliums
those on-campus interview slots in October/November filled up REAL fast.

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:37 pm
by carmtastic
For those EDing to NU, what made you decide to ED?

I'm considering it as an option rn as it may be my best shot to break the t14 (and even then, sketchy) but I never had NU as my first choice school.

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:05 pm
by RedPurpleBlue
urmlaw17 wrote:If I submit ED app to NW today, how quick is the turnaround?

If I don't get in to NW Ed, I want to apply to UCLA by Nov. 15.

Thanks!


If your stats are what you posted elsewhere on TLS, you're not going to get into NU ED. That's the unfortunate reality. NU ED is to pick up URMs with mid 3 GPAs and mid 160s LSATs and non-URMs that break both medians/could go to CCN/MVP. It's not meant to boost the chances of fringe candidates.