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hmlee
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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby hmlee » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:12 pm

Dick Whitman wrote:
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.


Agreed on the law school confidential comment.

I just think it makes a lot more sense to send it as a reaction to being held or waitlisted. First, because they might be expecting documents from you in that case, and second, if you send a LOCI before that happens... then you have less to talk about in any further LOCIs...

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby cutiewiddlebebe » Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:23 pm

hmlee wrote:
Dick Whitman wrote:
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.


Agreed on the law school confidential comment.

I just think it makes a lot more sense to send it as a reaction to being held or waitlisted. First, because they might be expecting documents from you in that case, and second, if you send a LOCI before that happens... then you have less to talk about in any further LOCIs...

By my estimation, fourteen weeks of "complete/under review" dating from October is a de facto hold.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby hmlee » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:50 am

I don't know about that. While law school admissions are done on a rolling basis, it's still true that there's a point in time at every school where they start reviewing applications en masse and sending out decisions. So, if you didn't apply in a specific early decision program or have automatic numbers, you're application date for the purposes of getting a decision is going to be the same as a lot of other people. In other words, you may have applied in October, but if they don't start looking at applications en masse until December, then it's as though you applied in December.

By the way, you said it's been October since you went complete -- when did you interview? I interviewed a full month after I went complete...

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Holly Golightly » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:26 pm

Wondering if there are going to be rejections tonight...

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby fl0w » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:36 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:Wondering if there are going to be rejections tonight...

Sounds about right.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby LifeinKodachrome » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:11 pm

You can tell there haven't been many decisions just by looking at how few pages are in this thread....

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby ughOSU » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:23 am

Anyone else waaaaay over their 8 week mark? If you are, have you contacted the admissions office about it?

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby JusticeHarlan » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:29 am

ughOSU wrote:Anyone else waaaaay over their 8 week mark? If you are, have you contacted the admissions office about it?

The 8 week mark starts December 1, no matter how much earlier you were complete earlier than that, so I guess you could consider 2 weeks 'way over,' but it seems a little pushy to me. Their tweet yesterday about trying to cut down on their call volume suggests to me their getting tired of being bugged by people.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby The Pen Is Mightier » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:30 am

Hey guys. Remember how when we were applying to undergrad, we could send our applications in in October and it wouldn't matter; we still might not hear back till late March or April?

Chill.

Let the folks do their jobs.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby fl0w » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:37 am

The Pen Is Mightier wrote:Hey guys. Remember how when we were applying to undergrad, we could send our applications in in October and it wouldn't matter; we still might not hear back till late March or April?

Chill.

Let the folks do their jobs.


haha, i get your point.

But no, i don't remember. that was a decade ago for me.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Holly Golightly » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:55 am

Crossing my fingers for acceptances today!

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby violaboy » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:27 am

Holly Golightly wrote:Crossing my fingers for acceptances today!


I think that there will be!

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby ughOSU » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:35 am

JusticeHarlan wrote:
ughOSU wrote:Anyone else waaaaay over their 8 week mark? If you are, have you contacted the admissions office about it?

The 8 week mark starts December 1, no matter how much earlier you were complete earlier than that, so I guess you could consider 2 weeks 'way over,' but it seems a little pushy to me. Their tweet yesterday about trying to cut down on their call volume suggests to me their getting tired of being bugged by people.

Fine, it probably wasn't "waaaay" over... more like "way" over... I was looking more at my submit date than Dec. 1 when I posted that. Thanks for the intel on the tweet, I'll leave them alone for a while.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby mayosmith » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:07 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:Crossing my fingers for acceptances today!


+1. We need to widen the circle.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Chichaca » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:33 pm

In via email!

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Holly Golightly » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:36 pm

Also in! I'm so excited I actually squealed!

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby booboo » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:43 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:Also in! I'm so excited I actually squealed!


Congrats!

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby violaboy » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:48 pm

Congrats!

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Dignan » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:11 pm

JusticeHarlan wrote:
ughOSU wrote:Anyone else waaaaay over their 8 week mark? If you are, have you contacted the admissions office about it?

The 8 week mark starts December 1, no matter how much earlier you were complete earlier than that, so I guess you could consider 2 weeks 'way over,' but it seems a little pushy to me. Their tweet yesterday about trying to cut down on their call volume suggests to me their getting tired of being bugged by people.

You know, if they really want to cut down on their call volume, then they should tweet something like: "We're sorry, but we are running three to four weeks behind with some of our applications. If you applied by December 1, we promise that you'll hear back by the end of February."

With the information that NU has provided thus far, it's hard to tell if they're running behind or if there are particular problems with a few applications. I mean, the "8 week turnaround" expectation did not come from TLS folklore or something; it came from the NU Admissions office itself. If NU can't make 8 weeks because of high application volume, then they should make an effort to communicate that fact to the current applicant pool.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby rockchalk86 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:25 pm

So I guess they made a few decisions before lunch? Let's hope they eat some reeeeallly good food before they start making more decisions later today.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby A Swift » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:26 pm

fl0w wrote:
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


Who did you address it to?

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby fl0w » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:27 pm

A Swift wrote:


Who did you address it to?


To Whom It May Concern because I did not know who would read the email. but I noted in the email that i had attached a LOCI addressed to Dean Lee

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby jfonz » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:30 pm

rockchalk86 wrote:So I guess they made a few decisions before lunch? Let's hope they eat some reeeeallly good food before they start making more decisions later today.


The last time a batch of acceptances went out mid-day on a Friday, there did not appear to be an afternoon batch - just a twitter update.

Still, here's hoping.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Holly Golightly » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:32 pm

I also don't know if this affects when they send things out, but I applied for a joint JD-LLM.

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Re: Northwestern 2010

Postby Rawlsian » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:33 pm

rockchalk86 wrote:So I guess they made a few decisions before lunch? Let's hope they eat some reeeeallly good food before they start making more decisions later today.


+1




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