Northwestern-LLM Interview


M13
Hi, does anybody know if it is absolutely necessary to schedule an interview in order to be admitted to an LLM program (general program) at Northwestern?
Hi, does anybody know if it is absolutely necessary to schedule an interview in order to be admitted to an LLM program (general program) at Northwestern?
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Tetr4
I had my interview with them yesterday. It was really interesting, not only for the opportunity to explain myself beyond the personal statement, but also for the questions I have made regarding the program I have chosen (taxation/international).

So, answering your question, the interview is not mandatory, but it definetily helps a lot in the evaluation of your file. I really recommend.
I had my interview with them yesterday. It was really interesting, not only for the opportunity to explain myself beyond the personal statement, but also for the questions I have made regarding the program I have chosen (taxation/international).

So, answering your question, the interview is not mandatory, but it definetily helps a lot in the evaluation of your file. I really recommend.
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GodBless
I had my interview last month. It is not mandatory but they highly recommend it! And it isn' like most interviews. Just a good conversation about your profile. And a great opportunity for them to evaluate your english language proficiency and to see if you will be able to fit into their school. This is exactly what my interviewer told me. So I'd say, go for it.
I had my interview last month. It is not mandatory but they highly recommend it! And it isn' like most interviews. Just a good conversation about your profile. And a great opportunity for them to evaluate your english language proficiency and to see if you will be able to fit into their school. This is exactly what my interviewer told me. So I'd say, go for it.
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mdm31
I have received the status check e-mail from Northwestern today and, even though I sent all the documents required - except for the optional disciplinary explanation (as shown in the status check), it still says APPLICATION INCOMPLETE.

Did this happen to anyone else too?
I have received the status check e-mail from Northwestern today and, even though I sent all the documents required - except for the optional disciplinary explanation (as shown in the status check), it still says APPLICATION INCOMPLETE.

Did this happen to anyone else too?
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GodBless
I have received the status check e-mail from Northwestern today and, even though I sent all the documents required - except for the optional disciplinary explanation (as shown in the status check), it still says APPLICATION INCOMPLETE.

Did this happen to anyone else too?


Ya! That happened to me for a bit. Did u interview with them? Because if U have opted for the interview but haven't completed that as yet, it will show incomplete.
Once I finished my interview my status was changed to complete.
<blockquote>I have received the status check e-mail from Northwestern today and, even though I sent all the documents required - except for the optional disciplinary explanation (as shown in the status check), it still says APPLICATION INCOMPLETE.

Did this happen to anyone else too?</blockquote>

Ya! That happened to me for a bit. Did u interview with them? Because if U have opted for the interview but haven't completed that as yet, it will show incomplete.
Once I finished my interview my status was changed to complete.
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Tetr4
The same heppened to me. The status only changes once you complete the interview. However, for those who did not choose to be interviewed, there will be no status incomplete at all.
The same heppened to me. The status only changes once you complete the interview. However, for those who did not choose to be interviewed, there will be no status incomplete at all.
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My interview is scheduled for the 21st of dec. I am really worried about it. can anyone pls guide me about the kind of questions they ask. how should i prepare for my interview?
My interview is scheduled for the 21st of dec. I am really worried about it. can anyone pls guide me about the kind of questions they ask. how should i prepare for my interview?
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Stagista11
you shouldn't be worried at all. they just want to check your fluency in English, that's all. as for the questions, they'll ask you how an LLM fits your career and goals in life, why Northwestern over other schools... perhaps a question on why Chicago... very easy though... it's like a talk you may have at a bar while drinking coffee
you shouldn't be worried at all. they just want to check your fluency in English, that's all. as for the questions, they'll ask you how an LLM fits your career and goals in life, why Northwestern over other schools... perhaps a question on why Chicago... very easy though... it's like a talk you may have at a bar while drinking coffee
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Tetr4
I agree with Stagista11, but adding just the couple of questions on my resume that the interviewer made.

I've also tried to bring up subjects related to my personal statement, like when she asked how the LLM would fit in my career goal and I mentioned that the international and US tax lessons taken at the LLM will be the core of my formation as a tax law professor in the future (linked to the info I provided in the PS).
I agree with Stagista11, but adding just the couple of questions on my resume that the interviewer made.

I've also tried to bring up subjects related to my personal statement, like when she asked how the LLM would fit in my career goal and I mentioned that the international and US tax lessons taken at the LLM will be the core of my formation as a tax law professor in the future (linked to the info I provided in the PS).
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GodBless
you really should not be worried about the interview.
1) You should know exactly what you have written in your resume. The work, education etc. even your extra-curriculars.
2) They dont question you but kind of go through your resume as a whole.. so you can, as mentioned earlier, bring in your PS and how what you've mentioned in your resume relates to the PS as well and your profile in general. It is definitely a great way to eplain yourself beyond your application.
3) The point for them (as mentioned by my interviewer) is to just see how you are as a prospective candidate- whether your interests and goals match that of the schools, to see how you cope with a conversation only in English- if you're not able to keep up with the interview, they are bound to think there's no way you will keep up in class and to evaluate what NW means to u, as well as just see how important an LLM is to you and evaluate your profile in general.

You are also allowed to ask questions at the end of it, which really helped me out, because I had a few!
It is a really pleasant conversation! So don't worry :)
you really should not be worried about the interview.
1) You should know exactly what you have written in your resume. The work, education etc. even your extra-curriculars.
2) They dont question you but kind of go through your resume as a whole.. so you can, as mentioned earlier, bring in your PS and how what you've mentioned in your resume relates to the PS as well and your profile in general. It is definitely a great way to eplain yourself beyond your application.
3) The point for them (as mentioned by my interviewer) is to just see how you are as a prospective candidate- whether your interests and goals match that of the schools, to see how you cope with a conversation only in English- if you're not able to keep up with the interview, they are bound to think there's no way you will keep up in class and to evaluate what NW means to u, as well as just see how important an LLM is to you and evaluate your profile in general.

You are also allowed to ask questions at the end of it, which really helped me out, because I had a few!
It is a really pleasant conversation! So don't worry :)
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adrian2289
Does any one have news about admissions in northwestern?
Does any one have news about admissions in northwestern?
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GodBless
No!
I am actually a little confused about the time line with regard to NW admissions. The status check says '6 - 8 weeks from Dec 1'. But the email says March!
What about you?
No!
I am actually a little confused about the time line with regard to NW admissions. The status check says '6 - 8 weeks from Dec 1'. But the email says March!
What about you?
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adrian2289
No!
I am actually a little confused about the time line with regard to NW admissions. The status check says '6 - 8 weeks from Dec 1'. But the email says March!
What about you?


GodBless my status still says "application complete", it hasn't changed to "under review", during my interview that was on december 19th, my interviewer told me that beginning the week of the 24th they were going to begin reviewing the apps of the people that had applied on october and that there were not many, but I don't know when to expect a response :(
<blockquote>No!
I am actually a little confused about the time line with regard to NW admissions. The status check says '6 - 8 weeks from Dec 1'. But the email says March!
What about you?
</blockquote>

GodBless my status still says "application complete", it hasn't changed to "under review", during my interview that was on december 19th, my interviewer told me that beginning the week of the 24th they were going to begin reviewing the apps of the people that had applied on october and that there were not many, but I don't know when to expect a response :(
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adrian2289
Any news from Northwestern? Anyone admitted?
Any news from Northwestern? Anyone admitted?
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pedro1121
I actually asked about this during the interview, which I had 1/10. At that point, she admitted the Northwestern takes longer than most schools to make their decision because the professors have input in the process. They usually begin to release decisions in March, but may be compelled to make a decision earlier if you tell them you have received an acceptance elsewhere and need to make a decision.

I hope that helps.
I actually asked about this during the interview, which I had 1/10. At that point, she admitted the Northwestern takes longer than most schools to make their decision because the professors have input in the process. They usually begin to release decisions in March, but may be compelled to make a decision earlier if you tell them you have received an acceptance elsewhere and need to make a decision.

I hope that helps.
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GodBless
Wow! That is late!
And I was hoping to hear from them by the end of this month! I had my interview and therefore completed my application in October!
It has been under review ever since!
Wow! That is late!
And I was hoping to hear from them by the end of this month! I had my interview and therefore completed my application in October!
It has been under review ever since!
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mdm31
I heard northwestern started sending admissions results. Anyone heard from them?
I heard northwestern started sending admissions results. Anyone heard from them?
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hlllm2013
It`s true! I was just admitted to LLM/K!!!
It`s true! I was just admitted to LLM/K!!!
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