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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Northwestern c/o 2010
« on: July 03, 2007, 11:17:31 AM »

on another note, how about the password restrictions for the netID? got some tight security going on there.

And I think you have to change them every 90 days!

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Northwestern c/o 2010
« on: April 16, 2007, 11:27:29 AM »
Can I join the party? Sent my deposit in last week. I'm so excited about meeting you all in August!

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Negotiating with schools for $
« on: March 11, 2007, 10:35:03 AM »
you go girl!!!
have you made any decisions?

I'm a little light-headed right now actually.  I just got a $30,000 per year scholarship from Northwestern today.  That makes it cheaper than UT, UCLA, or Vanderbilt.  And they have always been a dream school.  I don't quite know what to do.

/V, it was the assistant dean - his name is Paul. Why?

you rock!!!

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Northwestern 2L Taking Any Questions
« on: February 13, 2007, 02:50:17 PM »
2elandbored, thank you for answering questions. I was wondering whether many students work during the school year during 2L and 3L. Do you know if anyone has any type of part-time job during 1L, like at a library or something.

Also how late do students typically stick around campus. I was wondering if perhaps the fact that most have previous WE makes them treat school like a job as I heard some other people suggest. That is what I would like to do and I wanted to see if that's realistic.

Do you know of anyone who was able to negotiate scholarships with NU? I got a substantial scholarship from Michigan and I'm trying to use that in leveraging $$$ from Northwestern because like you I love Chicago and don't really want to live in Michigan despite it being a better school.

 

Well.  First, I disagree that Michigan is a better school, but that is a debate for another time:). 

NU will give you money if you ask for it.  Call up the admissions office, and really explain your situation.  First get in touch with someone with power.  Say you're an admitted student, and you're having a hard time deciding b/w schools, and you'd like to talk to someone to discuss your options.  Then when you get the right person on the phone, tell them you really like NU, but it is so expensive, and tell them your offer from Michigan.  Ask them if there is anything they can do and see what happens.  If it doesn't work out, head off to Ann Arbor, but at least you tried.  I bet it works out if you do it the right way i.e. you are polite and confident.

No one works during 1L.  Maybe a few people do, but seriously you need to study.  Grades matter.  Everyone here gets a high paying job, but there are distinctions between high paying jobs.  Just deal with the loans.

2L year you can often find something, but still things are just so busy.  There is no way I would have time to work and go to school.  I spend a lot of time on school related work, and I think most of my classmates do as well.  If you have extra time, the best thing to do is hang out w/ friends and enjoy life a little. 

3L year a lot of people work part-time at the firm they worked at over the summer.  This may be worth while, because you
do make a lot of money.

It seems to be true that many kids only stay at school until about 7 PM.  Then they go home and study more in the comfort of their own homes.  I don't think it's possible to do all your studying as if it was a 9-5 job.  1L year I put in serious hours.  I am doing it again now.  It's a lot of work.  I thought I could do the same thing, but wow.  You may be more efficient than me though...so if you can do it more power to you. 

Sorry for the long-winded reply.

I just meant that Michigan is higher in ranking not that they are definitely a better school.

As far as working, I know there is a 2L at Chicago taking questions in another thread and he mentioned that most of his days run from about 7am to 7pm which leaves him time for non-law school activities on a regular basis so I was wondering if that is typical and if it is largely a matter of organization rather than the actual workload.

Also how many students get jobs in the summer after 1L? I know that in the first summer BigLaw jobs are not typical but what types of jobs are more realistic?

Again thanks for your quick and honest replies.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Northwestern 2L Taking Any Questions
« on: February 13, 2007, 08:58:43 AM »
2elandbored, thank you for answering questions. I was wondering whether many students work during the school year during 2L and 3L. Do you know if anyone has any type of part-time job during 1L, like at a library or something.

Also how late do students typically stick around campus. I was wondering if perhaps the fact that most have previous WE makes them treat school like a job as I heard some other people suggest. That is what I would like to do and I wanted to see if that's realistic.

Do you know of anyone who was able to negotiate scholarships with NU? I got a substantial scholarship from Michigan and I'm trying to use that in leveraging $$$ from Northwestern because like you I love Chicago and don't really want to live in Michigan despite it being a better school.

 

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Northwestern 2L Taking Any Questions
« on: February 13, 2007, 08:51:42 AM »
tag .. I'm feeling the love from NU and looking forward to attending the admitted students weekend

Then I'll see you there. I heard great feedback about their ASW.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Negotiating with schools for $
« on: February 13, 2007, 05:51:37 AM »
I got a Darrow from Michigan (full tuition + stipend) and I just sent my letter to the Assistant Dean of Admissions & Fin Aid at Northwestern asking them to consider this information because even though I would love to go to NU, money is a decisive factor.

Should I follow up by phone or email? Do you think it was a mistake to attach the Michigan scholarship offer letter?

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Law School Admissions / Re: Northwestern...8 weeks up tomorrow
« on: January 26, 2007, 04:16:40 PM »
Wow, congrads!!!! how did you find out??

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Law School Admissions / Re: CLS admit thread
« on: January 25, 2007, 05:55:12 PM »
Congradulations to all! I got the acceptance letter today too but don't despair I'll be sending in a decline very quickly. Hope to see a lot more happy posts on LSD tomorrow. 

Congrats to you!

Why decline?

I think she's a Chicago gal.



TITCR

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Law School Admissions / Re: CLS admit thread
« on: January 25, 2007, 05:31:40 PM »
Congradulations to all! I got the acceptance letter today too but don't despair I'll be sending in a decline very quickly. Hope to see a lot more happy posts on LSD tomorrow. 

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