Northwestern Decision Thread


jeanlaw

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Don't worry. You will be admitted. I got the admission on April 15.


Same here, April 15

But I think I'll go to Cornell anyway


Aky, Cornell is a great law school. but the location... Ivy or big city was my dilemma. But as corporate law is my interest, i quit Ivy. Have u got the depost paid? looking forward to meeting u in Chicago anyway.

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Don't worry. You will be admitted. I got the admission on April 15.</blockquote>

Same here, April 15

But I think I'll go to Cornell anyway</blockquote>

Aky, Cornell is a great law school. but the location... Ivy or big city was my dilemma. But as corporate law is my interest, i quit Ivy. Have u got the depost paid? looking forward to meeting u in Chicago anyway.
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jeanlaw

No update to my status check~ T_T
Anyone got admitted by the tax program recently?


relax. I am general. i guess tax will follow. Good Luck

<blockquote>No update to my status check~ T_T
Anyone got admitted by the tax program recently?</blockquote>

relax. I am general. i guess tax will follow. Good Luck
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Aky

Hey jeanlaw !

Well, it's true that I would prefer a big city like Chicago than the Ithaca-style
But it's just for one year ! And I'll be there to study, so even if I go to Chicago (or Washington in the case of Georgetown), I won't be visiting that much :/

Cornell is more reknown and has a larger reputation worldwide than Northwestern. I don't say it's a better school, just that it's more known !
If I was a pure American JD student, I would go to Northwestern. But I'm a foreign LLM student, so Cornell would be slightly better for me...

Anyway, I still have until April 29 to change my mind lol

But Northwestern remains a top law school, so for everyone who got an admission : Congratulations ! And enjoy this fantastic year 2011-2012 ! ;)

Hey jeanlaw !

Well, it's true that I would prefer a big city like Chicago than the Ithaca-style
But it's just for one year ! And I'll be there to study, so even if I go to Chicago (or Washington in the case of Georgetown), I won't be visiting that much :/

Cornell is more reknown and has a larger reputation worldwide than Northwestern. I don't say it's a better school, just that it's more known !
If I was a pure American JD student, I would go to Northwestern. But I'm a foreign LLM student, so Cornell would be slightly better for me...

Anyway, I still have until April 29 to change my mind lol

But Northwestern remains a top law school, so for everyone who got an admission : Congratulations ! And enjoy this fantastic year 2011-2012 ! ;)
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jeanlaw

Hey jeanlaw !

Well, it's true that I would prefer a big city like Chicago than the Ithaca-style
But it's just for one year ! And I'll be there to study, so even if I go to Chicago (or Washington in the case of Georgetown), I won't be visiting that much :/

Cornell is more reknown and has a larger reputation worldwide than Northwestern. I don't say it's a better school, just that it's more known !
If I was a pure American JD student, I would go to Northwestern. But I'm a foreign LLM student, so Cornell would be slightly better for me...

Anyway, I still have until April 29 to change my mind lol

But Northwestern remains a top law school, so for everyone who got an admission : Congratulations ! And enjoy this fantastic year 2011-2012 ! ;)


Hi Aky, Sure. Cornell has a better reputation and it is IVY. U are right, we r international students and we need to think about the reputaion in job market. I just share my thoughts with you. You know what changed my mind at the last minutes? NU law school locates at the most busy CBD in Chicago. Although I doubt as an international LLM I can find an intern job, its location helps if I could.

Cornell is great....and they have really nice golf course I heard. Enjoy!

<blockquote>Hey jeanlaw !

Well, it's true that I would prefer a big city like Chicago than the Ithaca-style
But it's just for one year ! And I'll be there to study, so even if I go to Chicago (or Washington in the case of Georgetown), I won't be visiting that much :/

Cornell is more reknown and has a larger reputation worldwide than Northwestern. I don't say it's a better school, just that it's more known !
If I was a pure American JD student, I would go to Northwestern. But I'm a foreign LLM student, so Cornell would be slightly better for me...

Anyway, I still have until April 29 to change my mind lol

But Northwestern remains a top law school, so for everyone who got an admission : Congratulations ! And enjoy this fantastic year 2011-2012 ! ;)</blockquote>

Hi Aky, Sure. Cornell has a better reputation and it is IVY. U are right, we r international students and we need to think about the reputaion in job market. I just share my thoughts with you. You know what changed my mind at the last minutes? NU law school locates at the most busy CBD in Chicago. Although I doubt as an international LLM I can find an intern job, its location helps if I could.

Cornell is great....and they have really nice golf course I heard. Enjoy!
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p_peace

Hey guys! I just got the admission letter!! I applied for the IHR program, my app was completed on Jan 19 ;)

Good luck 2 u all still waiting!

Hey guys! I just got the admission letter!! I applied for the IHR program, my app was completed on Jan 19 ;)

Good luck 2 u all still waiting!
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lawtw

I just got the admission. NW has such a good ranking really attract me. However, I have to give up other school's scholarship and deposit, which is a hard decision.
Anyone has the same situation?

I just got the admission. NW has such a good ranking really attract me. However, I have to give up other school's scholarship and deposit, which is a hard decision.
Anyone has the same situation?
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KingArthur

Hi guys, NW offered me a fellowship of $20k last Friday. It's really out of my expectation. I had made my decision to attend NYU without sholarship before that.
Now, I have to make a choice between NYU and NWU. I chose NYU over other schools because of its good LOCATION and RANKING. I know Chicago is a fantanstic city and NWU is a great school, but it seems that NYC location and NYU brand can bring me more job opportunities. I don't want to lose my job opportunity because I go to NWU.

In conclusion, NYU or NWU? Would it really make a difference for job seach after completion of LL.M program? Would NWU hurt my job opportunity compared to NYU? Please share your opinions here and help me out.

btw: according to the NYU's webpage, this year's placement is better than the last two year's. NYU llms got 1/4 of all the interviews, and 75% NYU llms got at least one interview in the NYU job fair.

Hi guys, NW offered me a fellowship of $20k last Friday. It's really out of my expectation. I had made my decision to attend NYU without sholarship before that.
Now, I have to make a choice between NYU and NWU. I chose NYU over other schools because of its good LOCATION and RANKING. I know Chicago is a fantanstic city and NWU is a great school, but it seems that NYC location and NYU brand can bring me more job opportunities. I don't want to lose my job opportunity because I go to NWU.

In conclusion, NYU or NWU? Would it really make a difference for job seach after completion of LL.M program? Would NWU hurt my job opportunity compared to NYU? Please share your opinions here and help me out.

btw: according to the NYU's webpage, this year's placement is better than the last two year's. NYU llms got 1/4 of all the interviews, and 75% NYU llms got at least one interview in the NYU job fair.
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Spikee7288...

Is the interview rate really relevant and any indicator whether graduates were actually offered jobs? I may be wrong, but I like to believe that you can be equally successful in that regard with NYU or NU on your resumé if you are qualified.

If you REALLY want NYU and NYC and you can afford it, go for it. On the other hand, if money matters, you have your answer right there in your fellowship grant letter!

I'd choose NU with a grant over NYU any time. Heck, I'd probably have chosen NU over NYU even without a scholarship. Chicago is great, the program much more selective and NYC so much more expensive. Personal opinion, though.

Congrats on your 20k anyway and good luck with your decision!

Is the interview rate really relevant and any indicator whether graduates were actually offered jobs? I may be wrong, but I like to believe that you can be equally successful in that regard with NYU or NU on your resumé if you are qualified.

If you REALLY want NYU and NYC and you can afford it, go for it. On the other hand, if money matters, you have your answer right there in your fellowship grant letter!

I'd choose NU with a grant over NYU any time. Heck, I'd probably have chosen NU over NYU even without a scholarship. Chicago is great, the program much more selective and NYC so much more expensive. Personal opinion, though.

Congrats on your 20k anyway and good luck with your decision!
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KingArthur

dear Spikee72882, thank you so much for your insightful opinion. I think the employment data of NYU llms are not as optimistic as the interview rate shows.
What I care most is the job opportunity. I hope to get one or two years of work experience in the US before I come back to my home country to continue my career as a corporate counsel. I don't care much about the research fields or specializations.
Is the NY job fair the only way that most llms seek employment? if the answer is "yes", I will save my money to go NU, because NU llms can paticipate the NY job fair as NYU llms do.
Can NYU provide addtional job opportunities for its llms than NU do? or do employers prefer NYU llms to NU's? That's the focus question.

Some guys told me that whether an llm can land a job largely depends on his/her ex work experience in some international law firm or multinational company. otherwise, it is a thing of luck. it has nothing about whether I go to NYU or NU.
I am a little messed up right now, facing the approaching deadline. any more comments? please share.

dear Spikee72882, thank you so much for your insightful opinion. I think the employment data of NYU llms are not as optimistic as the interview rate shows.
What I care most is the job opportunity. I hope to get one or two years of work experience in the US before I come back to my home country to continue my career as a corporate counsel. I don't care much about the research fields or specializations.
Is the NY job fair the only way that most llms seek employment? if the answer is "yes", I will save my money to go NU, because NU llms can paticipate the NY job fair as NYU llms do.
Can NYU provide addtional job opportunities for its llms than NU do? or do employers prefer NYU llms to NU's? That's the focus question.

Some guys told me that whether an llm can land a job largely depends on his/her ex work experience in some international law firm or multinational company. otherwise, it is a thing of luck. it has nothing about whether I go to NYU or NU.
I am a little messed up right now, facing the approaching deadline. any more comments? please share.
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japp.law

Hey... I was wondering how many of you are actually enrolling at NU this fall. It would be nice to get to know more people who are attending the LLM Program... does anyone know how many students NU usually accepts every year?

Hey... I was wondering how many of you are actually enrolling at NU this fall. It would be nice to get to know more people who are attending the LLM Program... does anyone know how many students NU usually accepts every year?
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Spikee7288...

NU accepts around 200 (according to what they said during the phone interview).

NU accepts around 200 (according to what they said during the phone interview).
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japp.law

Wow. That sounds like a lot of people... UCLA accepted 70 or so.

Wow. That sounds like a lot of people... UCLA accepted 70 or so.
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Spikee7288...

Yep, that's why I am not really sure NU is a more selective program...

Yep, that's why I am not really sure NU is a more selective program...
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nbnw

Hey... I was wondering how many of you are actually enrolling at NU this fall. It would be nice to get to know more people who are attending the LLM Program... does anyone know how many students NU usually accepts every year?


Slightly offtrack here, but should we have a group up on Facebook/LLM Guide for the Northwestern LLM Class of 2012? May help if ppl want to network, split apartment costs etc. Also any thoughts on reasonably priced housing? Current (non-shared) prices seem very steep!!

<blockquote>Hey... I was wondering how many of you are actually enrolling at NU this fall. It would be nice to get to know more people who are attending the LLM Program... does anyone know how many students NU usually accepts every year?</blockquote>

Slightly offtrack here, but should we have a group up on Facebook/LLM Guide for the Northwestern LLM Class of 2012? May help if ppl want to network, split apartment costs etc. Also any thoughts on reasonably priced housing? Current (non-shared) prices seem very steep!!
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jeanlaw

let's create a MSN group or facebook group to share inforamtion...

let's create a MSN group or facebook group to share inforamtion...
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nbnw

Sure jeanlaw. Let's set up a Facebook group asap. Be careful though- there's another group already on FB called Northwestern LLM class 2011-12. I think its a group for this years graduating LLM class but has been mistakenly named as the 2011-12 llm group. PM me and we will co-ordinate on this. Others are welcome for their views as well.

Sure jeanlaw. Let's set up a Facebook group asap. Be careful though- there's another group already on FB called Northwestern LLM class 2011-12. I think its a group for this years graduating LLM class but has been mistakenly named as the 2011-12 llm group. PM me and we will co-ordinate on this. Others are welcome for their views as well.
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japp.law

Yep, that's why I am not really sure NU is a more selective program...


Well, maybe they accept 200 students because they have three or four different LLM's... so that would make sense.

They are both selective, but maybe NU does have the edge here, since they are a T14 school. At UCLA I was accepted within the very first decisions, at NU I was waitlisted until I was finally accepted.

<blockquote>Yep, that's why I am not really sure NU is a more selective program...</blockquote>

Well, maybe they accept 200 students because they have three or four different LLM's... so that would make sense.

They are both selective, but maybe NU does have the edge here, since they are a T14 school. At UCLA I was accepted within the very first decisions, at NU I was waitlisted until I was finally accepted.
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Spikee7288...

It's hard to determine selectivity based on one or two admissions and especially one's own admission results. ;-) I was also waitlisted by NU and admitted to pretty much all other programs, also smaller once at schools that are better ranked. So does ranking (whether 14, 15 or 16) matter (btw. why is everyone about this "T14"???? I don't get it.)? I am sure selectivity also plays into the rankings, but that's only for the JD programs.

So, japp.law ( ;-) ), I guess you still haven't decided?

It's hard to determine selectivity based on one or two admissions and especially one's own admission results. ;-) I was also waitlisted by NU and admitted to pretty much all other programs, also smaller once at schools that are better ranked. So does ranking (whether 14, 15 or 16) matter (btw. why is everyone about this "T14"???? I don't get it.)? I am sure selectivity also plays into the rankings, but that's only for the JD programs.

So, japp.law ( ;-) ), I guess you still haven't decided?
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japp.law

It's hard to determine selectivity based on one or two admissions and especially one's own admission results. ;-) I was also waitlisted by NU and admitted to pretty much all other programs, also smaller once at schools that are better ranked. So does ranking (whether 14, 15 or 16) matter (btw. why is everyone about this "T14"???? I don't get it.)? I am sure selectivity also plays into the rankings, but that's only for the JD programs.

So, japp.law ( ;-) ), I guess you still haven't decided?


haha it's so weird going back to anonymity when you already got to know the person... lol but yeah, Spikee... I haven't made my mind yet.

Like I said, they're both very selective, so there's no wrong decision there. I also wonder why tell call it T14, as opposed to T10, T15 or T20... but the main reason people insist on this T14 thing, according to wikipedia is:

"A degree from a top-14 school will be portable nationally"

That's not to say UCLA won't, especially given its worldwide reputation ranking - which is actually way higher than NU's.

:)

<blockquote>It's hard to determine selectivity based on one or two admissions and especially one's own admission results. ;-) I was also waitlisted by NU and admitted to pretty much all other programs, also smaller once at schools that are better ranked. So does ranking (whether 14, 15 or 16) matter (btw. why is everyone about this "T14"???? I don't get it.)? I am sure selectivity also plays into the rankings, but that's only for the JD programs.

So, japp.law ( ;-) ), I guess you still haven't decided? </blockquote>

haha it's so weird going back to anonymity when you already got to know the person... lol but yeah, Spikee... I haven't made my mind yet.

Like I said, they're both very selective, so there's no wrong decision there. I also wonder why tell call it T14, as opposed to T10, T15 or T20... but the main reason people insist on this T14 thing, according to wikipedia is:

"A degree from a top-14 school will be portable nationally"

That's not to say UCLA won't, especially given its worldwide reputation ranking - which is actually way higher than NU's.

:)
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japp.law

You know, Spikee.. if I end up at NU, it will suck not to have you a classmate. That's a sure thing.

You know, Spikee.. if I end up at NU, it will suck not to have you a classmate. That's a sure thing.
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