Does alum status help at all?

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Does alum status help at all?

Postby clockwork » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:08 am

Hello all,

I'm currently finishing my Ph.D. at Duke, and was planning on applying to Duke Law when I finish (hopefully within a year). Would the fact that I'd be a Duke alum help with admissions at all, or this is not a relevant factor?

My stats:
LSAT: 175
UGPA: 3.75 (magna with honors at top 30 school)
GGPA: 3.8

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Re: Does alum status help at all?

Postby drs36 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:23 am

You will be fine with those numbers. Apply higher unless you're dead-set on Duke.

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Re: Does alum status help at all?

Postby summeriffic » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:23 am

It should help, and your numbers are competitive enough to get in. Good luck!!! :)

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Re: Does alum status help at all?

Postby TheKingintheNorth » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:26 am

I'd honestly recommend writing a really serious "Why Duke" to avoid getting YP'd.

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Re: Does alum status help at all?

Postby Flips88 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:44 am

TheKingintheNorth wrote:I'd honestly recommend writing a really serious "Why Duke" to avoid getting YP'd.

This or they may wait list you. Honestly, you're basically a lock everywhere except HYS but with the GPA near 25th and an LSAT near 75th at HLS and SLS and a PhD, you should have a shot. Then again admissions at HYS is kind of a crapshoot. But you should be in at Duke with $$$.

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Re: Does alum status help at all?

Postby bk1 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:56 am

Can't the OP just do Priority Track and not have to worry about YP?

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Re: Does alum status help at all?

Postby clockwork » Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:06 am

Thanks for the comments. Duke is at the top of my list due to location (own a home here, etc). Acceptance at HYS will complicate my decision making process considerably. In the event that HYS doesn't happen, I would prefer Duke.

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Re: Does alum status help at all?

Postby drs36 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:09 am

Then best of luck! You're in a very fine position.

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Re: Does alum status help at all?

Postby 071816 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:19 am

It's totally moot with those numbers. You are likely in unless they YP you or your application is a shit show.

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Re: Does alum status help at all?

Postby dr123 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:21 am

Enjoy a fat scholarship at Duke.




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