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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Post by boblawlob » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:02 pm

T20hopeful89 wrote:maybe today is another decision day? One can only hope...
It is.


Ding'd. Worth a shot.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Post by wwUSMC84 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:03 pm

Just recieved my decision letter; Held. Not Surprised.

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Post by luxurylawyer » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:07 pm

boblawlob wrote:
T20hopeful89 wrote:maybe today is another decision day?
It is.
...And cue the obsessive refreshing.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Post by T20hopeful89 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:10 pm

luxurylawyer wrote:
boblawlob wrote:
T20hopeful89 wrote:maybe today is another decision day?
It is.
...And cue the obsessive refreshing.

Obviously, I still have nothing....I guess they figure that if they've made me wait 5.5 months already, why not longer? =( At least put me out of my misery!!!!
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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Post by luxurylawyer » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:12 pm

T20hopeful89 wrote:
Obviously, I still have nothing....I guess they figure that if they've made me wait 5.5 months already, why not long? =( At least put me out of my misery!!!!
Still two hours of day left. Plenty of time.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Post by helpplease » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:17 pm

T20hopeful89 wrote:
luxurylawyer wrote:
boblawlob wrote:
T20hopeful89 wrote:maybe today is another decision day?
It is.
...And cue the obsessive refreshing.

Obviously, I still have nothing....I guess they figure that if they've made me wait 5.5 months already, why not longer? =( At least put me out of my misery!!!!
Wow. No news is good news hopefully!

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Post by T20hopeful89 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:21 pm

helpplease wrote:
Wow. No news is good news hopefully!

Just is odd because of the number of decisions that have gone out. I feel like if they were going to accept me, they would have done so already.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Post by luxurylawyer » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:24 pm

T20hopeful89 wrote:
helpplease wrote:
Wow. No news is good news hopefully!

Just is odd because of the number of decisions that have gone out. I feel like if they were going to accept me, they would have done so already.
If they were certain they were going to reject you, they would have already as well. Stay positive.

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Post by onionz » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:07 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
mrizza wrote:I don't use twitter for anything personal and i have my FB relatively private, and I try to watch what I say here. Honestly though I think they can out any of us with minimal research, so knowing i'm outted might be better in the long run. That presumed anonymity could get someone in trouble.
I def know who you are on fb :wink:

#CREEPER #northwesterndifference #nothingissafe
haha he doesn't exactly make it very difficult.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Post by T20hopeful89 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:08 pm

luxurylawyer wrote:
T20hopeful89 wrote:
helpplease wrote:
Wow. No news is good news hopefully!

Just is odd because of the number of decisions that have gone out. I feel like if they were going to accept me, they would have done so already.
If they were certain they were going to reject you, they would have already as well. Stay positive.

Easier said than done! I assume I'm heading to the WL pile, which they have yet to release.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Post by luxurylawyer » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:10 pm

T20hopeful89 wrote:
Easier said than done! I assume I'm heading to the WL pile, which they have yet to release.
A voice in my head is telling me the same thing. Attempting to ignore that asshole.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Post by denglese » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:30 pm

Meanwhile I'm just going to be stuck at "complete" for all time and eternity. Good luck to folks getting decisions today!

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Post by FlowBro » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:33 pm

Any admits hear back on scolly's yet?

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Post by rinkrat19 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:46 pm

FlowBro wrote:Any admits hear back on scolly's yet?
Aside from the 1-year-deferral and ED packages, most of the money comes out in a big rush over a couple of days. Last year it was around April 1. (Mar 30-Apr 2, if memory serves)

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Post by talesofyore » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:26 pm

wwUSMC84 wrote:Just recieved my decision letter; Held. Not Surprised.
I'm started to become a little skeptical that 'held' isn't the same as 'waitlisted.'

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Post by Cobretti » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:30 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
mrizza wrote:I don't use twitter for anything personal and i have my FB relatively private, and I try to watch what I say here. Honestly though I think they can out any of us with minimal research, so knowing i'm outted might be better in the long run. That presumed anonymity could get someone in trouble.
I def know who you are on fb :wink:

#CREEPER #northwesterndifference #nothingissafe
I saw we had friends in common and asked CC who you were already :wink:

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Post by Cobretti » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:33 pm

boblawlob wrote:
T20hopeful89 wrote:maybe today is another decision day? One can only hope...
It is.


Ding'd. Worth a shot.
sorry man

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Post by risa » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:48 pm

I guess I am probably sounding entitled here (sorry) but I am really confused by my lack of word from NU. Given my work experience (8+ yrs) I'd have honestly thought at the beginning of this cycle that I had a better shot at NU than any other T14 schools. I have heard back now from every school but NU, Harvard & Stanford. Even H had the decency to hold me. @johann why u no love me? I really, really like NU but I feel like the chances of me being able to go there are becoming less and less as time goes on.

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Post by LRGhost » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:50 pm

Just sent a Why NU and my Hold essays. The 'famous' essay wasn't so bad once I got going but I still feel incredibly full of myself in it.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Post by Cobretti » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:52 pm

risa wrote:I guess I am probably sounding entitled here (sorry) but I am really confused by my lack of word from NU. Given my work experience (8+ yrs) I'd have honestly thought at the beginning of this cycle that I had a better shot at NU than any other T14 schools. I have heard back now from every school but NU, Harvard & Stanford. Even H had the decency to hold me. @johann why u no love me? I really, really like NU but I feel like the chances of me being able to go there are becoming less and less as time goes on.

(submitted early november, complete since mid-jan thanks to lengthy alumni-interview scheduling process. Le sigh.)
your lsn looks like you have a strong PI focus. was your PS focused on PI? if so they may be YPing you since NU tends to matriculate more biglaw focused people.

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Post by risa » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:01 pm

mrizza wrote:
risa wrote:I guess I am probably sounding entitled here (sorry) but I am really confused by my lack of word from NU. Given my work experience (8+ yrs) I'd have honestly thought at the beginning of this cycle that I had a better shot at NU than any other T14 schools. I have heard back now from every school but NU, Harvard & Stanford. Even H had the decency to hold me. @johann why u no love me? I really, really like NU but I feel like the chances of me being able to go there are becoming less and less as time goes on.

(submitted early november, complete since mid-jan thanks to lengthy alumni-interview scheduling process. Le sigh.)
your lsn looks like you have a strong PI focus. was your PS focused on PI? if so they may be YPing you since NU tends to matriculate more biglaw focused people.
Yes, it was very PI-focused. I guess that could be it, though I never thought my numbers were strong enough to be YP'ed anywhere! I thought my alumni interview went very well and we talked a lot about specific clinics and programs at NU that interested me (some of which my interviewer had participated in), but that said, my application itself was not at all tailored to "Why NU." I guess you could be right, though even a hold or WL might feel better at this point than feeling like my app has been lost :|

ETA: All that said, I feel very lucky with the options I have. I hope I don't sound ungrateful or too entitled with my venting.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Post by rinkrat19 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:07 pm

risa wrote:
mrizza wrote:
risa wrote:I guess I am probably sounding entitled here (sorry) but I am really confused by my lack of word from NU. Given my work experience (8+ yrs) I'd have honestly thought at the beginning of this cycle that I had a better shot at NU than any other T14 schools. I have heard back now from every school but NU, Harvard & Stanford. Even H had the decency to hold me. @johann why u no love me? I really, really like NU but I feel like the chances of me being able to go there are becoming less and less as time goes on.

(submitted early november, complete since mid-jan thanks to lengthy alumni-interview scheduling process. Le sigh.)
your lsn looks like you have a strong PI focus. was your PS focused on PI? if so they may be YPing you since NU tends to matriculate more biglaw focused people.
Yes, it was very PI-focused. I guess that could be it, though I never thought my numbers were strong enough to be YP'ed anywhere! I thought my alumni interview went very well and we talked a lot about specific clinics and programs at NU that interested me (some of which my interviewer had participated in), but that said, my application itself was not at all tailored to "Why NU." I guess you could be right, though even a hold or WL might feel better at this point than feeling like my app has been lost :|

ETA: All that said, I feel very lucky with the options I have. I hope I don't sound ungrateful or too entitled with my venting.
I really doubt PI would have hurt you.

You're a reverse splitter. Those are more common than splitters. They probably keep some of both in reserve until they see how many of each kind they need to admit to maintain both medians.

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Post by risa » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:21 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:You're a reverse splitter. Those are more common than splitters. They probably keep some of both in reserve until they see how many of each kind they need to admit to maintain both medians.
Am I? I have never been quite sure what the term means but never though of myself as one! Reverse splitter is high GPA lower LSAT?

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Post by rinkrat19 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:31 pm

risa wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:You're a reverse splitter. Those are more common than splitters. They probably keep some of both in reserve until they see how many of each kind they need to admit to maintain both medians.
Am I? I have never been quite sure what the term means but never though of myself as one! Reverse splitter is high GPA lower LSAT?
Splitters have LSAT over the median/GPA under the median. Reverse splitters have GPA over the median/LSAT under the median.

There are more high GPAs than high LSATs, so splitters are more rare than reverse splitters.

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Re: Northwestern Law C/O 2016 (2012-2013 Applicants)

Post by risa » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:47 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
risa wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:You're a reverse splitter. Those are more common than splitters. They probably keep some of both in reserve until they see how many of each kind they need to admit to maintain both medians.
Am I? I have never been quite sure what the term means but never though of myself as one! Reverse splitter is high GPA lower LSAT?
Splitters have LSAT over the median/GPA under the median. Reverse splitters have GPA over the median/LSAT under the median.

There are more high GPAs than high LSATs, so splitters are more rare than reverse splitters.
Gotcha. Thanks for clarifying :) I don't think I actually realized that whether or not you're a splitter may differ from school to school.

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