Why all the hate for Duke?

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Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby hopefulincal » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:36 pm

I was trying to find more information about Duke on TLS and was surprised at all the hate toward the school. It also appears that the vast majority would chose UVA over Duke. Why is that? Could someone shed some light on this?

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MC Southstar
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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby MC Southstar » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:37 pm

I'm afraid of getting lynched.

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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby MC Southstar » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:43 pm

ntzsch wrote:
shadowfrost000 wrote:I'm afraid of getting lynched.



i hate duke for person reasons (different shade of blue). but you are an asshole for that.


It is a distasteful exaggeration for the real reason why I would not want to go to Duke.

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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby NayBoer » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:45 pm

It's best to keep our anti-Confederate sentiments expressed safely in places Southerners won't hear them, such as coffeehouses, indie theaters, and libraries.
: P

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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby rundoxierun » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:47 pm

Because most top law school applicants attend schools in the northeast.. the northeast breeds an ignorant hate towards the south.. (I mean ignorant in the literal sense.. as in they fear what they dont know)

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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby hopefulincal » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:49 pm

Ok, I get the anti-South thing, but UVA is part of the South too. Why the love for UVA and hate for Duke on TLS?

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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby rayiner » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:50 pm

NayBoer wrote:It's best to keep our anti-Confederate sentiments expressed safely in places Southerners won't hear them, such as coffeehouses, indie theaters, and libraries.
: P

:(

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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby MC Southstar » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:53 pm

At least UVA is within reach of civilization.

Okay, I'll stop. It's just a regional diversity issue. The south is no different than the northern midwest to me.
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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby kurama20 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:54 pm

tkgrrett wrote:Because most top law school applicants attend schools in the northeast.. the northeast breeds an ignorant hate towards the south.. (I mean ignorant in the literal sense.. as in they fear what they dont know)


This.

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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby Iuvo » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:54 pm


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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby MURPH » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:56 pm

I haven't seen any hatred of Duke here except for the fact that it is ranked lower than 9 other school, therefore anyone who is accepted into the better schools can ridicule at Duke's expense. What are you referring to?

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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby jlh39 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:56 pm

I've noticed this too. I think some of it has to do with people's impressions of Durham (which is actually kind of a cool place to live), the fact that it's in the south, and the fact that people have this idea that everyone that goes there is a douche. I think Duke is super cool personally.

(i may or may not be in ug there as we speak). :wink:

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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:59 pm

I don't see hate for Duke but rather its ignored on TLS.

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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby sven » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:03 pm

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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby Kiersten1985 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:04 pm

Though Duke is in the south, it's student body is actually heavily Yankee-born and bred.

EDIT: At least for the law school.

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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby tangential886 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:05 pm

NayBoer wrote:It's best to keep our anti-Confederate sentiments expressed safely in places Southerners won't hear them, such as coffeehouses, indie theaters, and libraries.
: P


Funny how Southerners are always accused of being close-minded...

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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby NayBoer » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:05 pm

rayiner wrote:
NayBoer wrote:It's best to keep our anti-Confederate sentiments expressed safely in places Southerners won't hear them, such as coffeehouses, indie theaters, and libraries.
: P

:(
Aww, poor Rayiner. It's okay, I was joking. I'm not even cool enough to go to those places.

And I'm sure many independent record stores will soon start accepting Confederate scrip. Buck up.

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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby NayBoer » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:11 pm

tangential886 wrote:
NayBoer wrote:It's best to keep our anti-Confederate sentiments expressed safely in places Southerners won't hear them, such as coffeehouses, indie theaters, and libraries.
: P


Funny how Southerners are always accused of being close-minded...
It's sarcasm. You'd think the : P would tip people off.

If you wish to flame the Midwest or St. Louis in retaliation against me, please do so. In fact, I'll start. Umm, How many St. Louisans does it take to change a light bulb? Two; one to change it and one to buy the Budweiser.

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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:13 pm

the archetypical duke law student?

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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby kurama20 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:14 pm

shadowfrost000 wrote:At least UVA is within reach of civilization.

Okay, I'll stop. It's just a regional diversity issue. The south is no different than the northern midwest to me.


You've never been south of DC have you?

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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:14 pm

Kiersten1985 wrote:Though Duke is in the south, it's student body is actually heavily Yankee-born and bred.

EDIT: At least for the law school.


99.7% of its undgrads are from new jersey

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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:14 pm

talibkweli wrote:
Kiersten1985 wrote:Though Duke is in the south, it's student body is actually heavily Yankee-born and bred.

EDIT: At least for the law school.


99.7% of its undgrads are from new jersey


You aren't helping Duke's case.

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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:17 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
talibkweli wrote:
Kiersten1985 wrote:Though Duke is in the south, it's student body is actually heavily Yankee-born and bred.

EDIT: At least for the law school.


99.7% of its undgrads are from new jersey


You aren't helping Duke's case.



i happen to appreciate excessive hair gel and obnoxious deutschbaggery thank you very much

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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:20 pm

talibkweli wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
talibkweli wrote:
Kiersten1985 wrote:Though Duke is in the south, it's student body is actually heavily Yankee-born and bred.

EDIT: At least for the law school.


99.7% of its undgrads are from new jersey


You aren't helping Duke's case.



i happen to appreciate excessive hair gel and obnoxious deutschbaggery thank you very much


How many collars are you currently popping?

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Re: Why all the hate for Duke?

Postby postitnotes » Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:21 pm

Will be honest - When I applied I was not a big fan of attending either UVA nor Duke because both are in the South, but I think their QOL would be decent, at least for WASPs. Additionally these two probably have the least decent reputation out of the top 14 schools where I am from (west). Basically NOBODY has heard of UVA out here and while people know of Duke, it doesn't have the great rep that it has in the South.




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