Chances at NU law with no WE?

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Chances at NU law with no WE?

Postby timeandspace11 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:06 am

I have no professional work experience, but I am in a master's program, and interning for the Democratic Party in my state.

GPA: 3.55
LSAT: 171 (I havent taken the LSAT but this is my average on PTs)

A got a few softs, but nothing special (human rights groups mostly).

My GPA in the master's program is 3.83. I was a double major Economics/International Affairs. I graduated as what is known as honors finisher. Which is when you take a certain amount of honors courses.

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Re: Chances at NU law with no WE?

Postby crumpetsandtea » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:15 am

It's hard to say without a real LSAT score. I highly recommend you focus first on doing well on the LSATs (try to bring your PT average up to at least mid-170s, most people experience a test-day drop in their score).

Come back when you've got your score and we can give you better responses. Assuming those stats you have an decent shot but I would highly recommend shooting for a higher LSAT or getting some post-grad WE if you're set on NU. with some WE and a 17X you might have a shot at a $150,000 scholarship at NU. Also, jsyk, your grades in your Master's program don't really have an effect on your LS admissions cycle. It sucks but they only care about what USNWR cares about, which is limited to UG GPA.

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Re: Chances at NU law with no WE?

Postby 2014 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:37 am

If it's a two year master's I'm guessing your chances will be fine (assuming real LSAT score). While WE is for many reasons better than a MA/MS, I imagine given lower app numbers that the NU would be willing to consider grad work sufficient separation from UG.

You should get a fee waiver and there is no harm applying and finding out if you prefer NU.

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Re: Chances at NU law with no WE?

Postby timeandspace11 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:43 am

2014 wrote:If it's a two year master's I'm guessing your chances will be fine (assuming real LSAT score). While WE is for many reasons better than a MA/MS, I imagine given lower app numbers that the NU would be willing to consider grad work sufficient separation from UG.

You should get a fee waiver and there is no harm applying and finding out if you prefer NU.



Thanks. I am definitely going to apply. I think it is a great school in a great city. By the way I love your profile pic haha.

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Re: Chances at NU law with no WE?

Postby IAFG » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:20 am

Apparently the incoming class is 10% K-JD and they're more open to taking K-JD. It's not a shift I like, but there it is.

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Re: Chances at NU law with no WE?

Postby timeandspace11 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:47 am

IAFG wrote:Apparently the incoming class is 10% K-JD and they're more open to taking K-JD. It's not a shift I like, but there it is.


I'm sorry this is probably a silly question, but what is k-JD?

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Re: Chances at NU law with no WE?

Postby timeandspace11 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:43 am

Oh I figured it out. I believe it is going from school from kindergarten through law school directly. In previous year I believe the number was only 5% so that is indeed a switch.

Its possible with the rough economy fewer people are willing to leave their jobs and take the risk. Or maybe it is a policy shift. Either way that is slightly good news for me.




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