PENN LAW and DUKE LAW Dean interviews == taking questions!

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PENN LAW and DUKE LAW Dean interviews == taking questions!

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Fri May 28, 2010 12:08 pm

I'm pleased to announce that Dean Renee Post of Penn Law and Dean Bill Hoye of Duke Law have both granted interviews with TLS!

These interviews will be taking place next week, so please post any questions you may have for Dean Hoye or Dean Post about admissions, academics, or student life at Duke or Penn. Ken will be taking the best user suggestions and incorporating them into his own questions.

General questions for both Deans of Admission are of course welcome; however, if your inquiry is specific, please specify which Dean/school you are addressing. Thanks!

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Re: PENN LAW and DUKE LAW Dean interviews == taking questions!

Postby holydonkey » Fri May 28, 2010 12:27 pm

employment stats. # of firms signing up for OCI increasing? How much? How many students are working in school sponsored programs after finishing their degree? If you are an applicant considering entering law school next year and have the option to wait a year, should you apply for Fall 2011 or wait for Fall 2012? What are graduating students below median doing after leaving school? Other than school sponsored programs and OCI, what is your OCS office doing to find students jobs? If a student is unable to find a job, how do you help them with loan repayment?

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Postby Tangerine Gleam » Fri May 28, 2010 12:31 pm

Bada boom. Thanks for the great questions, Holy Donkey.

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Postby peeker82 » Fri May 28, 2010 12:44 pm

To Dean Bill Hoye of Duke Law,

What is the difference between the Priority Reserve List and the Waitlist at Duke? The Priority Reserve letter says that the committee looks at the Priority Reserve list first. Does this mean that Priority Reserve students generally get offers before Waitlisted candidates? Given the low number of offers this late in the game, does this leave any chance for anyone in the Waitlist? Also, can you offer any estimates on how large the Priority Reserve list is in comparison to the Waitlist?

Thanks!

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Postby holydonkey » Fri May 28, 2010 1:03 pm

Tangerine Gleam wrote:Bada boom. Thanks for the great questions, Holy Donkey.

Official TLS term of endearment recommendation: Blessed Ass.
Ty Ty. :D
Also for Penn: All I got for my application fee was a robotic status checker ding. Applicants deserve at the very least a nice letter letting us know that this is the most competitive year ever and informing us that we shouldn't feel bad about getting dinged because we rock in so many other ways. Why won't you validate me???

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Re: PENN LAW and DUKE LAW Dean interviews == taking questions!

Postby ptacs72 » Fri May 28, 2010 6:08 pm

Dean Post:

can you talk more about the waitlist? what can students do to get off of the waitlist and into the class? What are you looking for in waitlisted applications that you didn't see in the first round? at this point, is it even worth it to add to the application, or are you just trying to replace anyone who drops out of the class? can you comment your comment that [sometimes you waitlist people just so they can say they weren't rejected from Penn], does this still happen?

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Re: PENN LAW and DUKE LAW Dean interviews == taking questions!

Postby sumus romani » Fri May 28, 2010 6:27 pm

You asked for it :| :

The shift in reporting employment statistics from "median in class" to "median in firms", "median in public interest", etc. is extremely disturbing and the shift undermines prospective students making informed decisions about law school. I take it that the median in class is no longer 160 at your school. Is this true? Also, in effect, those unemployed are easily left out of the statistics after this recent switch. What justifies your switch in reporting employment statistics?

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Postby HyeMart » Sat May 29, 2010 7:56 am

thoughts on how a splitter straight out of undergrad can improve his chances

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Postby tru » Sun May 30, 2010 5:02 am

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Postby PlugInBaby » Sun May 30, 2010 7:12 pm

Dean Post:

Penn has a reputation to be very receptive to LGBT applicants. Does having an LGBT background or aspirations for LGBT advocacy improve chances for admission by any amount?

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Postby Dany » Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:15 am

Penn: Maybe a "what not to do" for their supplemental essays? I'm not sure if they'll be the same this fall, but hearing a little bit about what they do and, more importantly in my opinion, don't want to see in the 5-year plan, art/literature, etc., would be great! Also, should someone strongly interested in Penn do more than one of these essays? How many is overkill?

Thanks for getting all of this together!

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Postby MURPH » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:56 am

Would someone who is riding out the waitlist at Penn or Duke have a better chance if s/he reapplied at the very beginning of next cycle? Would that candidate most likely just end up on the waitlist again?

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Postby anonym1202 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:32 pm

I am currently on the waitlists for both Penn and Duke. I have sent updates and received no response. What is the likelihood of gaining admission or how can we improve chances?

Why are your institutions so secretive about the waitlists ...I feel that I have no closure, no response...and I have three more months of summer ahead filled with doubt and "what if's" and cannot make any plans.

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Postby D Brooks » Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:37 pm

Why'd you both YP me? I wrote good Why essays.

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Postby tru » Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:30 am

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Re: PENN LAW and DUKE LAW Dean interviews == taking questions!

Postby D Brooks » Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:15 am

Daytukrjabs wrote:
anonym1202 wrote:I am currently on the waitlists for both Penn and Duke. I have sent updates and received no response. What is the likelihood of gaining admission or how can we improve chances?

Why are your institutions so secretive about the waitlists ...I feel that I have no closure, no response...and I have three more months of summer ahead filled with doubt and "what if's" and cannot make any plans.


Ughh...

Treat waitlists like rejections and make plans accordingly. Law schools have nothing but contempt for the students. Your worries are last of their worries. HTH


TITCR.

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Re: PENN LAW and DUKE LAW Dean interviews == taking questions!

Postby upwardtrend » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:58 pm

when will the interview transcripts be availible?

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Postby Core » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:23 am

upwardtrend wrote:when will the interview transcripts be availible?

Bumping this question.
Thanks for doing the interview!

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Postby tru » Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:25 pm

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Re: PENN LAW and DUKE LAW Dean interviews == taking questions!

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:29 pm

Ken sent the questions off last week -- we'll hopefully have replies posted by the end of the month.

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Postby paralegal » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:02 pm

Daytukrjabs wrote:When does Duke Law expect to be fully accredited by the ABA?



Called Duke Law...... they said that Duke Law is fully accredited by the ABA...

Called the ABA..... they said that Duke Law is fully accredited by the ABA...

Phone number for the ABA: (312) 988-5522

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Re: PENN LAW and DUKE LAW Dean interviews == taking questions!

Postby Reedie » Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:27 pm

Is this still happening?

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Re: PENN LAW and DUKE LAW Dean interviews == taking questions!

Postby myrockyourrock911 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:58 am

Reedie wrote:Is this still happening?

+1

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Postby lawls » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:17 pm

myrockyourrock911 wrote:
Reedie wrote:Is this still happening?

+1


+1. And what happened to the Harvard/Yale interviews + our questions, did they ever happen?

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Re: PENN LAW and DUKE LAW Dean interviews == taking questions!

Postby let/them/eat/cake » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:23 pm

HyeMart wrote:thoughts on how a splitter straight out of undergrad can improve his chances


The bums lost. My advice is to do what your parents did; get a job, sir.




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