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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby fl0w » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:29 pm

hmlee wrote:
chadwick218 wrote:
Dick Whitman wrote:Johann is a man, so don't address your LOCI to 'Ms. Lee:'


I've asked him about this before ... I think that something like 1/4 of all letters addressed to him are addressed to Ms. Lee.


The question is, does he even bother to read those letters? I had fun writing my LOCI... since it was addressed from a Lee to a Lee.


wanna swap letters? i already submitted mine too. I'm just curious what someone else had to say.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby clint4law » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:46 pm

fl0w wrote:
hmlee wrote:
chadwick218 wrote:
Dick Whitman wrote:Johann is a man, so don't address your LOCI to 'Ms. Lee:'


I've asked him about this before ... I think that something like 1/4 of all letters addressed to him are addressed to Ms. Lee.


The question is, does he even bother to read those letters? I had fun writing my LOCI... since it was addressed from a Lee to a Lee.


wanna swap letters? i already submitted mine too. I'm just curious what someone else had to say.


how did you submit it?

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby DarkwingDick » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:50 pm

If I'm just now submitting my app (I know, I know) should I choose not to do an interview since my file won't be reviewed until I do, should I choose the interview option?

Thx in advance for the advice.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby holybartender » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:50 pm

I'd also love to see an example of a LOCI, if anyone's willing

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby kh86 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:54 pm

clint4law wrote:
how did you submit it?


I faxed mine.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby fl0w » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:11 pm

kh86 wrote:
clint4law wrote:
how did you submit it?


I faxed mine.


I scanned mine in and then emailed it.
edit:
I called admissions to see what they prefer. They said fax it or email it. but mine is for AJD and is due very soon, so there isn't time to snail mail it.
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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby fl0w » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:13 pm

holybartender wrote:I'd also love to see an example of a LOCI, if anyone's willing


not to be a dick, but i think this one i'm going to keep to myself. this program is my top choice and i really tried to pull out all the stops to get off of hold and into NU. I just hope and pray it's enough.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby 09042014 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:14 pm

fl0w wrote:
holybartender wrote:I'd also love to see an example of a LOCI, if anyone's willing


not to be a dick, but i think this one i'm going to keep to myself. this program is my top choice and i really tried to pull out all the stops to get off of hold and into NU. I just hope and pray it's enough.


You just missed a great opportunity to give him a purposely terrible LOCI.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby fl0w » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:15 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
fl0w wrote:
holybartender wrote:I'd also love to see an example of a LOCI, if anyone's willing


not to be a dick, but i think this one i'm going to keep to myself. this program is my top choice and i really tried to pull out all the stops to get off of hold and into NU. I just hope and pray it's enough.


You just missed a great opportunity to give him a purposely terrible LOCI.


touche. that was the proper dick move. i'm kicking myself right now.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby 09042014 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:16 pm

fl0w wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
fl0w wrote:
holybartender wrote:I'd also love to see an example of a LOCI, if anyone's willing


not to be a dick, but i think this one i'm going to keep to myself. this program is my top choice and i really tried to pull out all the stops to get off of hold and into NU. I just hope and pray it's enough.


You just missed a great opportunity to give him a purposely terrible LOCI.


touche. that was the proper dick move. i'm kicking myself right now.


It is a zero sum game.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby MirandaHobbes » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:22 pm

for those of you sending LOCI, have you all been placed on hold? anyone sending one just because they haven't heard and REALLY want to show nu how much they <3 it?

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby fl0w » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:26 pm

MirandaHobbes wrote:for those of you sending LOCI, have you all been placed on hold? anyone sending one just because they haven't heard and REALLY want to show nu how much they <3 it?


i was placed on hold. if you are regular JD, i guess it depends on your scenario. if you haven't heard anything at all since you applied (didn't get a complete notification) you should probably call and make sure they aren't waiting on anything from you.

All schools say they'll let you know if they are missing something, but they have a lot on their plate and honestly they will forget to let you know.

If you are complete and haven't heard anything for 8 weeks, i would be patient. it seems like decisions are coming weekly.

LOCI seems to be for WL or hold if you ask me. but hey, i dunno if you were specifically asking me so take it for what it's worth. :)

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby MirandaHobbes » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:28 pm

fl0w wrote:
MirandaHobbes wrote:for those of you sending LOCI, have you all been placed on hold? anyone sending one just because they haven't heard and REALLY want to show nu how much they <3 it?


i was placed on hold. if you are regular JD, i guess it depends on your scenario. if you haven't heard anything at all since you applied (didn't get a complete notification) you should probably call and make sure they aren't waiting on anything from you.

All schools say they'll let you know if they are missing something, but they have a lot on their plate and honestly they will forget to let you know.

If you are complete and haven't heard anything for 8 weeks, i would be patient. it seems like decisions are coming weekly.

LOCI seems to be for WL or hold if you ask me. but hey, i dunno if you were specifically asking me so take it for what it's worth. :)


thanks, flow. good luck to you.
i've heard of people writing LOCI after they've been complete for three months or more and had not been WL or placed on hold. just wondered if that were the case with anyone here, though i guess with NU's practice of not looking at apps before dec. 1, no one is technically three months out yet.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby fl0w » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:38 pm

MirandaHobbes wrote:no one is technically three months out yet.


that is precisely why i don't think it's time for someone that hasn't heard anything to write a LOCI

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby clint4law » Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:18 pm

fl0w wrote:
holybartender wrote:I'd also love to see an example of a LOCI, if anyone's willing


not to be a dick, but i think this one i'm going to keep to myself. this program is my top choice and i really tried to pull out all the stops to get off of hold and into NU. I just hope and pray it's enough.


what email address did you send it to?

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby existenz » Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:26 pm

DarkwingDick wrote:If I'm just now submitting my app (I know, I know) should I choose not to do an interview since my file won't be reviewed until I do, should I choose the interview option?

Thx in advance for the advice.

So you are planning to do an on-campus interview? If you can, go ahead and do it. Even without an interview they won't be looking at your app until mid-March at this rate. Surely your interview would be before then.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby fl0w » Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:43 pm

clint4law wrote:
fl0w wrote:
holybartender wrote:I'd also love to see an example of a LOCI, if anyone's willing


not to be a dick, but i think this one i'm going to keep to myself. this program is my top choice and i really tried to pull out all the stops to get off of hold and into NU. I just hope and pray it's enough.


what email address did you send it to?

Admissions@law.northwestern.edu

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby hmlee » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:26 pm

Couple of things:

1. Last year, I priority mailed mine to the office. I had a tracking number on it so I knew when it arrived. Not sure if that's the preferred method this year as they seem to be really transitioning to fully electronic applications. Just do whatever the admissions office tells you.

2. If you actually want to go to Northwestern, you must interview if at all possible. They seem to stop doing alumni interviews after the fall, so I'm guessing the only option left is an on campus interview. Now, if you happen to live really far away or are in another country at the moment, that may not be possible. NU would understand that. But, just like with the work experience quirk, interviews are a big thing to Northwestern and if it wouldn't be a huge burden for you to do one, then choosing not to suggests you may not be serious about attending.

3. As for sending a LOCI when you haven't heard anything yet... I wouldn't. I would check in (once) to make sure that your application is complete. Don't be the person who calls the admissions office every day or every week to check on the status. They're busy at this time of year, and that just annoys them. Last year was kind of an odd year, application wise, but it seemed that everyone who wasn't an auto-admit or auto-reject was put on hold at some point. This was my timeline from last year, to give you guys an idea:

End of January (submitted application) ---> Beginning of February (complete) ---> End of February (on campus interview) ---> Beginning of April (placed on hold) ---> 3 days after being put on hold (sent LOCI) ---> April 23rd (roughly 2 weeks after sending LOCI, accepted)

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Holly Golightly » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:29 pm

Thanks for the advice. :)

I know I've said it before, but I really really really want Northwestern!

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby lawapps0502 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:22 pm

Am I right to assume that there are still a lot of people past the 8 week review mark with no news yet?

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby LifeinKodachrome » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:32 pm

lawapps0502 wrote:Am I right to assume that there are still a lot of people past the 8 week review mark with no news yet?



Yes. My 8 week mark passed Jan 26th, and so far I haven't even had a "we're a bit behind, but working on it", email. I would imagine there are plenty of people in the same boat, as NU seems to have made very few decisions.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby MirandaHobbes » Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:18 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:Thanks for the advice. :)

I know I've said it before, but I really really really want Northwestern!


+1. really!

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby UF Gators » Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:14 pm

DarkwingDick wrote:If I'm just now submitting my app (I know, I know) should I choose not to do an interview since my file won't be reviewed until I do, should I choose the interview option?

Thx in advance for the advice.

I also applied late but I am still interviewing with them towards the end of the month. As seriously as they take their interviews, I wouldn't even bother applying to NU if I wan't going to interview unless I had crazy good numbers and W/E. Good luck!

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby cutiewiddlebebe » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:01 pm

MirandaHobbes wrote:for those of you sending LOCI, have you all been placed on hold? anyone sending one just because they haven't heard and REALLY want to show nu how much they <3 it?

I submitted all of my applications in late September and sent letters in January to every school from which I hadn't received a decision. I can't imagine why it would hurt, and the authors of "Law School Confidential" agree.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Dick Whitman » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:05 pm

cutiewiddlebebe wrote:
MirandaHobbes wrote:for those of you sending LOCI, have you all been placed on hold? anyone sending one just because they haven't heard and REALLY want to show nu how much they <3 it?

I submitted all of my applications in late September and sent letters in January to every school from which I hadn't received a decision. I can't imagine why it would hurt, and the authors of "Law School Confidential" agree.


I think the only way it may hurt is that updating your application may push it to the back of the list for review (if the school reviews in order completed). I don't know that I would take the information in Law School Confidential as gospel.




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