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Law School Applications / Re: In at Harvard, Held at Northwestern....
« on: January 09, 2008, 08:47:32 PM »
I think that NW is telling the truth when they say they want students with work experience. I don't think that they are asking candidates to jump through an additional hoop-- they are choosing people who have experience post-UG because that is the student body they want. For them a candidate without WE is not "near-perfect." I actually really respect that about NW. I would hope that people get most WE not to impress NW or any other school, but to gain valuable experience and help them focus.

Well said. From the student perspective, I can say without hesitation that the school's emphasis on WE in admissions makes a big, positive difference inside and outside the classroom. People here have significant accomplishments outside of law school, and thus *considerably* less to "prove" in law school (to themselves or to others), or at least that seems to be the mindset. As a result, my experience thus far has been overwhelmingly supportive, collaborative, and most of all: fun. When you've had a life outside of law school, it may well be easier to have a life IN law school. Not to say that the straight out of UG folks can't do the same (they can, and do), but that certain trends start to show when you build up a group of 200+ people . Just my $0.02.

Thanks for the info! This is one of the main reasons that puts Northwestern as one of my top choices, and it is good to hear that the school's mission statement seems to be being lived out among its students.

I was very excited to receive ny NU acceptance, and perhaps even more so given it seems that the adcom saw more to me than my ok-but-certainly-not-slam-dunk (less than median LSAT, higher than median GPA) numbers...




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Thank you for your input!!

I just received my acceptance to Northwestern which makes this thread a little obsolete... unless HYS, Michigan, or Boalt say "yes", NU will be hard to pass up  ;D

congrats, man!  NU is certainly a better option than these two.  why Boalt so badly?  Mich?  can't just throw those out there.   

Boalt b/c it is a local school and my husband could continue his current (well-paying!) job. FWIW, I would also save a little bit of $$ w/ in-state tuition.

Michigan due to its location (a few hours drive from my parents) and lower cost of living for 3 years.

I noticed how you didn't ask for my reasoning to pass up NU if hell freezes over and I am accepted to HYS  ;) ;D

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Law School Applications / Northwestern admits... dates of ASW??
« on: January 06, 2008, 08:07:45 PM »
Hello fellow Northwestern admits!  ;D

For those of you who have already received your packets/access to the website, would one of you mind PM'ing me and letting me know if they are having an ASW, and if so, the dates? I am trying to request time off from work in advance...

Thanks and congrats!

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Thank you for your input!!

I just received my acceptance to Northwestern which makes this thread a little obsolete... unless HYS, Michigan, or Boalt say "yes", NU will be hard to pass up  ;D

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: January 04, 2008, 07:27:40 PM »
In at Northwestern via email today!!  ;D

Congrats!  If you don't mind me asking, when did you go complete?

Thanks! I went complete at the end of November.

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Law School Applications / Re: Accepted TODAY !!
« on: January 04, 2008, 04:55:00 PM »
In at Northwestern via email today!!  ;D

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Me Me!!! At this point, even if I am going to be WL/rejected, I'd rather just find out now.. the more I hear about the school the more interested I am in visiting/attending, and I fear if I have to wait until March/April for a decision (and it is negative) it will be a worse blow than if they just told me the bad news now...

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Law School Applications / Re: Michigan decisions are out
« on: January 04, 2008, 02:44:37 PM »
No word from Michigan yet :( Am I the only one who went complete in Oct and has not heard??

Same boat.  My numbers are at or above both of their medians, too.

I really think that Michigan is a holistic school, and I suspect that they may have already admitted many kids like us.

Is it your top choice?

It's definitely up there. The location especially is a big draw. My family is a few hours drive away, and after being far away from them for so many years, I would really like to be close to family again while I am in school... I will continue to wait patiently and hope I end up with an acceptance!

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Law School Applications / Re: Michigan decisions are out
« on: January 03, 2008, 09:49:51 PM »
No word from Michigan yet :( Am I the only one who went complete in Oct and has not heard??

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I have been complete at UC Berkeley for about 2 months now, and have not received either a deferral email or a decision of any kind... do you think this spells certain doom?  ??? :-\

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