I met with an alum at his law office, in Atlanta for my Northwester Interview today. It went really well. He was very friendly and gave me some good information. He explained the reasoning behind the process as this: Northwestern used to have trouble getting accepted applicants to actually enroll, partly because they had no good idea what the university was all about. So, the interview allows applicants to get a better picture of the school, while the school gets to have a better idea of their applicants. When we were discussing the law school, he said it is a very cooperative enviornment- they don't even rank their students. Overall, it seems very collegial from his interpretation. The process, for me, was laid back and it went very well!