Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.

Status check: what's your current relationship status with Northwestern?

Long-term relationship (Admitted and planning to attend)
18
19%
Friends with benefits (Admitted but still playing the field and trying to decide)
16
17%
Hit it and quit it (Admitted but withdrew app and going somewhere else)
13
14%
Friendzone (Waitlist hell)
21
22%
Shot down (Ding)
1
1%
Ghosted (Submitted but radio silence)
26
27%
 
Total votes: 95

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Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:44 pm

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Application Opens:
September 15

NU 2015-2016 LSN Graph:
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NU 2013-2015 admissions offers timeline:
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Class of 2018 Profile (will update with 2019 profile when available):
Enrolled Students: 213
Applicants: 4095
LSAT: 163/168/169
GPA: 3.56/3.77/3.85
Male: 51%
Female: 49%
Students of Color: 30%
Average Age at Matriculation: 25
Age Range: 21-42
Geographic Diversity - Midwest: 36%
Geographic Diversity - Northeast: 20%
Geographic Diversity - South: 21%
Geographic Diversity - West: 13%
Geographic Diversity - International: 10%

Cost of Attendance:
Tuition: $59,550
Room and Board: $14,040
Books: $1,418
Personal: $2,610
Transportation: $1,584
Health Insurance: $3,799
Loan Fees: $1,732
Total Tuition and Fees: $84,733

Past Applicant Threads for Reference:
c/o 2019 Applicants
c/o 2018 Applicants
c/o 2017 Applicants

Key Pages from Northwesterns's website:
Admissions Home Page
Northwestern Interview Process
JD Admissions FAQ
Check Application Status

TLS Pages:
Admissions Stats - Northwestern
TLS Wiki - Northwestern
Interview with Dean David E. Van Zandt (He's no longer dean, current dean is Daniel B. Rodriguez)
Northwestern LRAP

Other Useful Sites:

Law School Transparency - Northwestern
Wikipedia - NU School of Law
Above the Law - Northwestern
Law School Numbers

Link to c/o 2019 Compendium:
Back to the Compendium >>>

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2015-2016)

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:44 pm

Sept 2016 poll results:

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Oct 2016 poll results:

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Nov 2016 poll results:

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Dec 2016 poll results:

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Jan-Mar 2017 poll results:

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby R. Jeeves » Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:25 pm

Checking in. Wonder what impact the pritzker $$$ will have on the next few incoming classes ?

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby zeglo » Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:35 pm

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby TexasENG » Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:41 pm

Checking in. I like that NW is pretty vocal about giving people with work experience a bump.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Mikey » Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:49 pm

KJD but will still be applying!

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Mint-Berry_Crunch » Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:18 pm

Suh


Kinda really hoping for this one

About 2 years WE hopefully 3 by time I go

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby RictusErectus » Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:11 pm

Checking in! Second Jeeves: What will Pritzker's money and label do for this law school in the coming years?

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby proteinshake » Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:15 pm

checking in. when NU says they like work experience, 1 year of work experience is cool, right?

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby zeglo » Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:32 pm

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby proteinshake » Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:50 pm

zeglo wrote:
proteinshake wrote:checking in. when NU says they like work experience, 1 year of work experience is cool, right?


From their site:

http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissions/ wrote:Because work experience is such an important factor in our admissions process, no other top law school can match the extensive real world perspectives that our students bring to the classroom: 90 percent of our entering students have had one or more years of full-time work experience, more than 70 percent have had at least two years, and approximately 50 percent have worked three or more years before entering Northwestern Law.


90% have at least one year while 70% have at least two years. I think just one year is fine.

However, my question is as of what date? I will have two and half years at matriculation, but applying, I have one and a half.

I think by the time you enroll is what matters, since those who apply the fall after graduating don't count as KJD.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby rationalhound » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:36 am

Checking in. Really really like Northwestern. It's is my top choice by a lot.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby meeseeks » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:28 am

Checking in!

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby BlackCanary » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:04 am

Checking in.

I'm a little anxious about the interview process because of my current location. I highly doubt there will be anyone near by and the last thing I want is spotty internet when I'm trying to record my online interview. Internet here is never quite good enough for skype, so that worries me.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:32 am

BlackCanary wrote:Checking in.

I'm a little anxious about the interview process because of my current location. I highly doubt there will be anyone near by and the last thing I want is spotty internet when I'm trying to record my online interview. Internet here is never quite good enough for skype, so that worries me.


No solutions here, just empathy. I'm in Haiti right now and I can guarantee anything beyond emails WILL bog to point of failure.

As I see it, that's future Meerkat problems, but I'll let you know if I come up with a solution. Might try to catch a weekend flight into Miami and use a hotel's Wifi to knock it out. I imagine if you communicate with the adcomms about your circumstances they will be a least slightly accommodating. (Or, maybe not, I dunno.)

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby BlackCanary » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:50 am

ponderingmeerkat wrote:
BlackCanary wrote:Checking in.

I'm a little anxious about the interview process because of my current location. I highly doubt there will be anyone near by and the last thing I want is spotty internet when I'm trying to record my online interview. Internet here is never quite good enough for skype, so that worries me.


No solutions here, just empathy. I'm in Haiti right now and I can guarantee anything beyond emails WILL bog to point of failure.

As I see it, that's future Meerkat problems, but I'll let you know if I come up with a solution. Might try to catch a weekend flight into Miami and use a hotel's Wifi to knock it out. I imagine if you communicate with the adcomms about your circumstances they will be a least slightly accommodating. (Or, maybe not, I dunno.)


I would hate to bother them with this.
I am planning a trip back home for the holidays, but that's a lot later than I would want to submit the interview.

How long is the flight to Miami?

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby TAD » Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:13 pm

proteinshake wrote:
zeglo wrote:
proteinshake wrote:checking in. when NU says they like work experience, 1 year of work experience is cool, right?


From their site:

http://www.law.northwestern.edu/admissions/ wrote:Because work experience is such an important factor in our admissions process, no other top law school can match the extensive real world perspectives that our students bring to the classroom: 90 percent of our entering students have had one or more years of full-time work experience, more than 70 percent have had at least two years, and approximately 50 percent have worked three or more years before entering Northwestern Law.


90% have at least one year while 70% have at least two years. I think just one year is fine.

However, my question is as of what date? I will have two and half years at matriculation, but applying, I have one and a half.

I think by the time you enroll is what matters, since those who apply the fall after graduating don't count as KJD.


But wouldn't that mean just about 30% have exactly 1 year (cause the 90% that have at least 1 would include the 70% that have at least 2) and 30% isn't the best odds. I will have 1 year full time by enrolment but 3+ years if you count part-time. Does that help me out a little or no?

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby RamTitan » Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:17 pm

Checking in; definitely one of my top choices

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby PrezRand » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:36 pm

KJD but checking in

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby glockov » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:56 pm

Also checking in, NU is one of my tops

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby SamTarly » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:25 pm

Checking in, NU is on the top of my list.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby masterz » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:19 am

Guys, on-campus interview appointments just went live.

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby proteinshake » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:31 am

masterz wrote:Guys, on-campus interview appointments just went live.

do they pay for you to go?

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Mikey » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:43 am

masterz wrote:Guys, on-campus interview appointments just went live.

Question about this: are people who don't get interviews less likely to be admitted as opposed to someone who does?

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Re: Northwestern c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby masterz » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:44 am

proteinshake wrote:
masterz wrote:Guys, on-campus interview appointments just went live.

do they pay for you to go?


I wish they would.




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