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Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:04 am
by appind
MT Cicero wrote:
Cooley_Or_Bust wrote:I have an interview with a Northwestern alum coming up. Is there any specific questions they ask or is it just a general interview?


Expect some standard questions certainly, but interviewers are given latitude to get a feel for the applicant in a more general sense. You can search TLS and find some of the questions that have been used in the past, but they won't surprise you. And sometimes the applicant's resume can carve a different path for the interview (say, unique background/work experience). I assume very few people (if any) try to play "gotcha" with truly weird stuff.


would the off-campus NW alum interviewer have read the resume, application and the applicant's numbers etc? have contacted the assigned alum interviewer and haven't heard back.

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:02 am
by usaorbust
appind wrote:
MT Cicero wrote:
Cooley_Or_Bust wrote:I have an interview with a Northwestern alum coming up. Is there any specific questions they ask or is it just a general interview?


Expect some standard questions certainly, but interviewers are given latitude to get a feel for the applicant in a more general sense. You can search TLS and find some of the questions that have been used in the past, but they won't surprise you. And sometimes the applicant's resume can carve a different path for the interview (say, unique background/work experience). I assume very few people (if any) try to play "gotcha" with truly weird stuff.


would the off-campus NW alum interviewer have read the resume, application and the applicant's numbers etc? have contacted the assigned alum interviewer and haven't heard back.


In my experience (on campus interview with admission staff so it may vary) they have not looked at the application/ statements and did not have my numbers on hand. They asked that you bring a resume.

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:30 am
by appind
usaorbust wrote:
appind wrote:
MT Cicero wrote:
Cooley_Or_Bust wrote:I have an interview with a Northwestern alum coming up. Is there any specific questions they ask or is it just a general interview?


Expect some standard questions certainly, but interviewers are given latitude to get a feel for the applicant in a more general sense. You can search TLS and find some of the questions that have been used in the past, but they won't surprise you. And sometimes the applicant's resume can carve a different path for the interview (say, unique background/work experience). I assume very few people (if any) try to play "gotcha" with truly weird stuff.


would the off-campus NW alum interviewer have read the resume, application and the applicant's numbers etc? have contacted the assigned alum interviewer and haven't heard back.


In my experience (on campus interview with admission staff so it may vary) they have not looked at the application/ statements and did not have my numbers on hand. They asked that you bring a resume.


yeah, i think it could be different between off-campus alum and on-campus interview.

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:08 am
by rachelac
usaorbust wrote:
appind wrote:
MT Cicero wrote:
Cooley_Or_Bust wrote:I have an interview with a Northwestern alum coming up. Is there any specific questions they ask or is it just a general interview?


Expect some standard questions certainly, but interviewers are given latitude to get a feel for the applicant in a more general sense. You can search TLS and find some of the questions that have been used in the past, but they won't surprise you. And sometimes the applicant's resume can carve a different path for the interview (say, unique background/work experience). I assume very few people (if any) try to play "gotcha" with truly weird stuff.


would the off-campus NW alum interviewer have read the resume, application and the applicant's numbers etc? have contacted the assigned alum interviewer and haven't heard back.


In my experience (on campus interview with admission staff so it may vary) they have not looked at the application/ statements and did not have my numbers on hand. They asked that you bring a resume.


My off-campus person had not seen any of my stuff so I brought a resume and personal statement in a folder that I left with her!

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:12 pm
by MT Cicero
rachelac wrote:
usaorbust wrote:
appind wrote:
MT Cicero wrote:
Cooley_Or_Bust wrote:I have an interview with a Northwestern alum coming up. Is there any specific questions they ask or is it just a general interview?


Expect some standard questions certainly, but interviewers are given latitude to get a feel for the applicant in a more general sense. You can search TLS and find some of the questions that have been used in the past, but they won't surprise you. And sometimes the applicant's resume can carve a different path for the interview (say, unique background/work experience). I assume very few people (if any) try to play "gotcha" with truly weird stuff.


would the off-campus NW alum interviewer have read the resume, application and the applicant's numbers etc? have contacted the assigned alum interviewer and haven't heard back.


In my experience (on campus interview with admission staff so it may vary) they have not looked at the application/ statements and did not have my numbers on hand. They asked that you bring a resume.


My off-campus person had not seen any of my stuff so I brought a resume and personal statement in a folder that I left with her!


Yeah, the only thing we get as an off-campus alumni interviewer is a name and email. Either we or the applicant will make contact. My applicant emailed his resume before the interview, which was helpful to avoid the awkward "reviewing the resume" minutes at the outset. We don't have your numbers or anything else from your app. I would suggest only the resume for the interview (no need for PS, recs, numbers, etc.).

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:37 pm
by rowdy
What do we think, gang, one more week until ED folks hear?

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:57 pm
by Ron.Swanson
rowdy wrote:What do we think, gang, one more week until ED folks hear?


Based on the past 3 years it's Thurs. the 14th. Hopefully admissions won't be watching the new Star Wars instead of releasing decisions. :lol:

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:00 pm
by appind
MT Cicero wrote:
rachelac wrote:
usaorbust wrote:
appind wrote:
MT Cicero wrote:
Cooley_Or_Bust wrote:I have an interview with a Northwestern alum coming up. Is there any specific questions they ask or is it just a general interview?


Expect some standard questions certainly, but interviewers are given latitude to get a feel for the applicant in a more general sense. You can search TLS and find some of the questions that have been used in the past, but they won't surprise you. And sometimes the applicant's resume can carve a different path for the interview (say, unique background/work experience). I assume very few people (if any) try to play "gotcha" with truly weird stuff.


would the off-campus NW alum interviewer have read the resume, application and the applicant's numbers etc? have contacted the assigned alum interviewer and haven't heard back.


In my experience (on campus interview with admission staff so it may vary) they have not looked at the application/ statements and did not have my numbers on hand. They asked that you bring a resume.


My off-campus person had not seen any of my stuff so I brought a resume and personal statement in a folder that I left with her!


Yeah, the only thing we get as an off-campus alumni interviewer is a name and email. Either we or the applicant will make contact. My applicant emailed his resume before the interview, which was helpful to avoid the awkward "reviewing the resume" minutes at the outset. We don't have your numbers or anything else from your app. I would suggest only the resume for the interview (no need for PS, recs, numbers, etc.).


What is the dress code for such intvws, or is it a good idea to ask the alum? Mine is at law firm offices but I have like put on even a blazer probably once in the last 10 years.

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:14 pm
by thepsychedelic
appind wrote:
MT Cicero wrote:
rachelac wrote:
usaorbust wrote:
appind wrote:
MT Cicero wrote:
Cooley_Or_Bust wrote:I have an interview with a Northwestern alum coming up. Is there any specific questions they ask or is it just a general interview?


Expect some standard questions certainly, but interviewers are given latitude to get a feel for the applicant in a more general sense. You can search TLS and find some of the questions that have been used in the past, but they won't surprise you. And sometimes the applicant's resume can carve a different path for the interview (say, unique background/work experience). I assume very few people (if any) try to play "gotcha" with truly weird stuff.


would the off-campus NW alum interviewer have read the resume, application and the applicant's numbers etc? have contacted the assigned alum interviewer and haven't heard back.


In my experience (on campus interview with admission staff so it may vary) they have not looked at the application/ statements and did not have my numbers on hand. They asked that you bring a resume.


My off-campus person had not seen any of my stuff so I brought a resume and personal statement in a folder that I left with her!


Yeah, the only thing we get as an off-campus alumni interviewer is a name and email. Either we or the applicant will make contact. My applicant emailed his resume before the interview, which was helpful to avoid the awkward "reviewing the resume" minutes at the outset. We don't have your numbers or anything else from your app. I would suggest only the resume for the interview (no need for PS, recs, numbers, etc.).


What is the dress code for such intvws, or is it a good idea to ask the alum? Mine is at law firm offices but I have like put on even a blazer probably once in the last 10 years.


My interviewer let me know that it was going to be casual with jeans, so you might want to ask. It probably depends on the context, I think if it’s at a law firm it’d be a good idea to dress more formally!

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:29 pm
by CSKLawz
I would look up your interviewer beforehand and gauge their background. When I interviewed two years ago, I met my interviewer at a bar after work. He was a senior partner, so I wore a suit and he was wearing a suit, too. When I interviewed for another school with a first year associate on a Saturday, I wore jeans and he was wearing jeans.

My understanding is that women and non-binary people have it a lot harder when deciding what to wear. Unfortunately, I have no advice other than that the legal field is traditionally dressed more conservatively than other industries. Other current students or recent alumni might have more insight on this than I do.

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:45 pm
by ghostlyyy
Ron.Swanson wrote:
rowdy wrote:What do we think, gang, one more week until ED folks hear?


Based on the past 3 years it's Thurs. the 14th. Hopefully admissions won't be watching the new Star Wars instead of releasing decisions. :lol:


Please let this be true. I need to know if this horrible process is over with and I can withdraw from every other school.

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:41 pm
by Art_Vandelay_
My application status on LSAC's website says COMPLETED but on Northwestern's status checker it says INCOMPLETE. All required documents have been received and I already completed my interview. Has this happened to anyone else? Maybe I just need to wait a bit longer for Northwestern to update their status? CAS report delivered 12/05.

All comments/feedback/guesses much appreciated!

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:55 pm
by mwells56
Art_Vandelay_ wrote:My application status on LSAC's website says COMPLETED but on Northwestern's status checker it says INCOMPLETE. All required documents have been received and I already completed my interview. Has this happened to anyone else? Maybe I just need to wait a bit longer for Northwestern to update their status? CAS report delivered 12/05.

All comments/feedback/guesses much appreciated!


Can take a few days after the interview is done before you go complete. Don't worry about it.

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:07 pm
by Art_Vandelay_
mwells56 wrote:
Art_Vandelay_ wrote:My application status on LSAC's website says COMPLETED but on Northwestern's status checker it says INCOMPLETE. All required documents have been received and I already completed my interview. Has this happened to anyone else? Maybe I just need to wait a bit longer for Northwestern to update their status? CAS report delivered 12/05.

All comments/feedback/guesses much appreciated!


Can take a few days after the interview is done before you go complete. Don't worry about it.


Ok cool thanks!

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:34 pm
by mturf
When do people think EDs will drop?

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:49 pm
by vikingrunner
Tentatively checking in. I'm going to wait for my LSAT score to make sure I'm at least 168+ before applying. Northwestern is probably my best bet of the T14 though since they are friendlier to low GPAs and like work experience. And I'm from the Chicago suburbs so that's a plus.

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:02 pm
by ChiCityLove
mturf wrote:When do people think EDs will drop?


Based on past years, probably 12/14 (they've historically been on Thursdays).

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:06 pm
by jimmyplayer601
ChiCityLove wrote:
mturf wrote:When do people think EDs will drop?


Based on past years, probably 12/14 (they've historically been on Thursdays).


The assistant dean pretty much confirmed of 12/14 on his Twitter

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:11 pm
by rowdy
jimmyplayer601 wrote:
ChiCityLove wrote:
mturf wrote:When do people think EDs will drop?


Based on past years, probably 12/14 (they've historically been on Thursdays).


The assistant dean pretty much confirmed of 12/14 on his Twitter

Link?

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:18 pm
by Ron.Swanson
rowdy wrote:
jimmyplayer601 wrote:
ChiCityLove wrote:
mturf wrote:When do people think EDs will drop?


Based on past years, probably 12/14 (they've historically been on Thursdays).


The assistant dean pretty much confirmed of 12/14 on his Twitter

Link?


https://twitter.com/tweetsbyjohann/stat ... 9871712256

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:21 pm
by rowdy
Ron.Swanson wrote:
rowdy wrote:
jimmyplayer601 wrote:
ChiCityLove wrote:
mturf wrote:When do people think EDs will drop?


Based on past years, probably 12/14 (they've historically been on Thursdays).


The assistant dean pretty much confirmed of 12/14 on his Twitter

Link?


https://twitter.com/tweetsbyjohann/stat ... 9871712256


Stupid "tweets and replies" tab smh

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:24 pm
by rowdy
NEW POLL GANG place your bets now

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:32 pm
by Olive Juice
Ron.Swanson wrote:
rowdy wrote:
jimmyplayer601 wrote:
ChiCityLove wrote:
mturf wrote:When do people think EDs will drop?


Based on past years, probably 12/14 (they've historically been on Thursdays).


The assistant dean pretty much confirmed of 12/14 on his Twitter

Link?


https://twitter.com/tweetsbyjohann/stat ... 9871712256


Holy crap!!

I can feel my ulcer growing. Come quickly, Thursday!

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:19 pm
by TTlawschool
Does anyone know how we are first notified about ED? Phone call, email, status checker?

Re: Northwestern c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018 cycle)

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:20 pm
by rowdy
TTlawschool wrote:Does anyone know how we are first notified about ED? Phone call, email, status checker?

Status checker with email to follow.