Interview with Duke?

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Interview with Duke?

Postby PatriotsGrl » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:13 pm

My number one choice is to attend Duke in the fall...but I have a good job opportunity that I need to make a decision on like NOW or very very soon. I still have not heard back anything from Duke and was wondering if you all think it would be a good idea to ask for an interview to "expedite" my admissions decision. Already updated transcripts, resume, etc. I applied late Oct/early Nov and just recently went 2nd UR... thoughts? Above median GPA, but less than 75. Above 25th LSAT, but lowers than median....above average softs. Non URM

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Re: Interview with Duke?

Postby PatriotsGrl » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:22 pm

Anyone? Please help!

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Re: Interview with Duke?

Postby sach1282 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:59 pm

Well, if you don't ask you know for certain it won't happen. I doubt Duke would reject you for asking, so why not try?

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Re: Interview with Duke?

Postby jrthor10 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:00 pm

I don't think you can offer to interview at a school that doesn't do interviews ( as far as I know). That would come off weird.

I would e-mail them and explain the situation, some admissions people can be understanding haha.

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Re: Interview with Duke?

Postby Guchster » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:01 pm

PatriotsGrl wrote:Anyone? Please help!


Lol at panic 9 minutes later.

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Re: Interview with Duke?

Postby Guchster » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:03 pm

If you sent a LOCI, I'd just wait it out. Sorry, law school application process blows :(

If you're really desperate you can call and let them know about your situation. They'll pretend like they're willing to work with you and will be positive, but in all honesty will probably give 0 fucks and turn to business as usual.

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Re: Interview with Duke?

Postby PARTY » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:03 pm

Guchster wrote:
PatriotsGrl wrote:Anyone? Please help!


Lol at panic 9 minutes later.

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Re: Interview with Duke?

Postby bobbyh1919 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:45 pm

jrthor10 wrote:I don't think you can offer to interview at a school that doesn't do interviews ( as far as I know). That would come off weird.

I would e-mail them and explain the situation, some admissions people can be understanding haha.


I've never heard of Duke doing interviews (could be wrong though). Assuming that they don't, I would certainly would never ask for one.

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Re: Interview with Duke?

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Re: Interview with Duke?

Postby masochist » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:17 pm

bobbyh1919 wrote:
jrthor10 wrote:I don't think you can offer to interview at a school that doesn't do interviews ( as far as I know). That would come off weird.

I would e-mail them and explain the situation, some admissions people can be understanding haha.


I've never heard of Duke doing interviews (could be wrong though). Assuming that they don't, I would certainly would never ask for one.


Duke interviewed some people last year (I was one), but they said they only invited people whose backgrounds were hard to summarize with the application materials. I think this meant non-traditional students, but it might also include people with unusual soft factors.

I don't think it would hurt to ask, but I am not sure it would do much good if you don't have anything really persuasive to add that is not on your resume.




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