Northwestern Law - Splitter

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pauwelsd
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Northwestern Law - Splitter

Postby pauwelsd » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:07 pm

Hey all, i've gotten responses from 3/4 of my submitted apps and all have been acceptances, so i'm starting to doubt if i 'reached' enough with my applications
My numbers are 166/2.5 and i've been out of school for 4 years. my softs aren't really all that impressive, but i know Northwestern really likes older applicants, but i am doubting whether it's worth my time/energy/money to apply with them.
as for softs, i have some volunteer work with various political campaigns, was (overly) active in UG, and have 3 years management experience.
I'm thinking about applying to Northwestern, but i want to know: what are my chances?

SupraVln180
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Re: Northwestern Law - Splitter

Postby SupraVln180 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:13 pm

Sorry to say, but you don't have much of a chance, unless you are a Rhodes Scholar or a URM. If you retook the LSAT and got over a 170 you have a shot.

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pauwelsd
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Re: Northwestern Law - Splitter

Postby pauwelsd » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:20 pm

no need to be sorry, i just want some honest, if brutal, truth. like i said, i have gotten in everywhere i've applied (with one still hanging in the balance) and have been questioning how high i reached.

Azmatt
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Re: Northwestern Law - Splitter

Postby Azmatt » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:49 am

I'm kind of in the same boat. I took a 3 year break and finished w/ a 4.0 grad GPA but will end up with a 3.1 or so as far as law school is concerned.

I took the december lsat and will say that I did not get anywhere close to where I was PTing.

Either way, as far as NW is concerned, you're going to need compelling LORs/PS & a 170+ GPA to mitigate the soulcrushing reality of a low GPA. But, it is possible. Apparently, if you have a big jump on your next LSAT, they might not bother averaging the two if you write a convincing addendum.

Good luck. I just pissed down my leg in DEC and have to wait a cycle to really get my shit together and do it right this time. So, maybe we'll both get lucky and I'll see you in 2012. :wink:

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Re: Northwestern Law - Splitter

Postby Patriot1208 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:28 am

OP, you are the prime NW splitter candidate...... if you had a 172 LSAT. You have all but zero chance at NW. Sorry, OP.

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Re: Northwestern Law - Splitter

Postby beachbum » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:31 am

Patriot1208 wrote:OP, you are the prime NW splitter candidate...... if you had a 172 LSAT. You have all but zero chance at NW. Sorry, OP.


+1. There's a pretty big difference between Depaul/Chicago-Kent and Northwestern.

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Re: Northwestern Law - Splitter

Postby cmg2199 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:15 am

OP- where did you apply and receive admission to if you don't mind me asking?




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