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Can I get into Northwestern???

Can I get into Northwestern???
« on: July 17, 2007, 07:36:41 PM »
LSAT: 166
GPA: 3.95
6 years work experience as pharmaceutical sales rep for Pfizer

What do you think, fellow ragers?

Re: Can I get into Northwestern???
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2007, 07:49:09 PM »
My guess is that you'd be WL'd, but I think you'd be stupid not to apply.  Just one opinion.

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Re: Can I get into Northwestern???
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2007, 11:01:23 PM »
Quick Opinion: Nope.

Politically Correct LSD Answer: Sure! You're awesome!  Just believe in yourself and all your Northwestern dreams will come true.

Practical:  You've certainly got a shot - I'd apply.

Re: Can I get into Northwestern???
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2007, 11:35:37 PM »
Would have a better shot? This guy, or something (Lets call him 'X'), with a 3.5/168?

Re: Can I get into Northwestern???
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2007, 12:17:23 AM »
I would tell you, but LSN is broken.   >:(

Google cache is an option, though you lose sortability.

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Re: Can I get into Northwestern???
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2007, 10:13:34 AM »
I would tell you, but LSN is broken.   >:(

You mean waiting 10 minutes for the page to break isn't the norm?  :o

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Re: Can I get into Northwestern???
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2007, 12:39:02 PM »
do you interview well? I think it was a factor for me.

But they accepted you!

Re: Can I get into Northwestern???
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2007, 04:40:09 PM »
Hey! I'm a rising 2L at NU.

Can you take the LSAT again?  Your GPA is fantastic, so if your LSAT moved up just a few points  your chances would be much better. Right now I would *guess* that we're in waitlist territory (though I heard one statistic awhile ago that most law schools get 1/3 of their entering class off the waitlist).  If you do get waitlisted, write letters of continuing interest and stay in touch with the admissions office.

Even if you don't take the LSAT again, it's worth applying.  Play up your work experience in your application.  Make sure your application is in earlier rather than later (like early December or before).  Also write the "Why Northwestern" essay.

I would interview on-campus (I did), because I think that interviewing with an admissions officer probably has more pull than a random alumni in another city.  It also shows more interest in the school if they know that you made a special trip out to Chicago just to interview.  Try to come across as very friendly and mature in your interview, because NU is not just looking for really  smart students, but students who fit into our collegial atmosphere.  Look over some of the past interview threads on this and other sites because they will give you tips on what questions to expect.  The questions are generally pretty normal (you walk them through your resume, etc), but then there are some curveballs (like "what is a common misconception people have about you?").  I had to suck-up a plane ticket to Chicago (stayed with a friend so no hotel), but law school is so important that $200 is trivial in the grand scheme of things. 

Good luck!  I love Northwestern and wish you the best!

Re: Can I get into Northwestern???
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2007, 07:03:20 AM »
Thanks to all of you for your feedback.  Let me ask a follow up question: with my stats, should I consider Northwestern a REACH or TARGET?

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Re: Can I get into Northwestern???
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2007, 07:48:43 PM »
I heard the interview was particularily important for students with mixed indicators...if you are serious about NU I would make a trip to Chicago...
...if you end up doing that get Anna Ivey's guide to law school admissions first...here I'll find it for you...(ISBN: 0156029790)...It has alot of good prep info on this subject. She was the admissions director for law at the UofChicago, which is the other t14 school that has a major emphasis on interviews so I'm assuming she knows what she is talking about...good luck :)