Duke Law Class of 2012

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dresq
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Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby dresq » Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:18 pm

Members of the Duke Law Class of 2012:
aer *
aholmes87
altrochester *
Back2School
barefootmanner
BarrelState
Bosque
chadstew55
dmnshm *
dresq
dsalisbury *
frissle
fromsun2blue
fry
iceboyd9 *
irishlaw
Kareno
ObviouslyMasochistic *
pgrigg
Pogopop
prezidentv8
sherlock *
skiridedrive
star111 *
TrampsLikeU$ *
wiseowl

*Summer Starters

Useful links (feel free to nominate others):

Admitted Students Site:
http://www.law.duke.edu/admitted/index

Pictures from the ASW at Duke:
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=65204

Discussion of the ASW at Duke:
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=59736

Facebook Group for Duke Law Class of 2012:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?sid=11079ebcea725c7bdc91787037af3cd4&gid=37189334279

Apartment Links:
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http://www.aptbook.com/

Alexan Farms: --LinkRemoved--
Beech Lake: --LinkRemoved--
The Belmont: http://www.livebelmont.com/
Colonial Village at Deerfield: http://colonialprop.com/property-info/?cid=958
Colonial Grand at Research Park: http://colonialprop.com/property-info/?cid=863
Colonial Grand at Patterson Place: http://colonialprop.com/property-info/?cid=918
Equity Apartments: --LinkRemoved--
Erwin Terrace: --LinkRemoved--
Evergreens at Mount Moriah: http://www.evergreensnc.com/
The Forest Apartments: http://www.theforestapartments.com/
Griffin Realtors: http://www.griffin-realtors.com/residentialrentals.php
GSC Apartment Complexes (several apt. complexes): --LinkRemoved--
Holly Hills: --LinkRemoved--
The Lofts at Lakeview: --LinkRemoved--
Mission University Pines: --LinkRemoved--
North Pointe Commons: --LinkRemoved--
Parc at University Tower: --LinkRemoved--
Poplar Manor: --LinkRemoved--
South Point Apartments: --LinkRemoved--
Station Nine: --LinkRemoved--
Ticon Properties (several apt. complexes): http://www.ticonproperties.com/residential.php?a=1&p=16
Trinity Properties (several apt. complexes): --LinkRemoved--
West Village: http://www.westvillagedurham.com/
Woodstone at Croasdale Farms: http://www.gardenviewrealty.com/woodstone.htm
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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby aholmes87 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:42 pm

Well I got my scholarship today and I am now pretty much sold on Duke. I really wish I could have went to the admitted students weekend, it sounds like everyone had such a great time.

Hopefully we can get a good turnout of TLSers at Duke this coming fall.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby dmnshm » Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:38 pm

I'm glad that Duke finally got some love! Also not 100% (but let's be realistic, Harvard's not going to call :( ).

dresq- did you visit any apartments at ASW? Did you see anything good?

I'm abroad right now, so I won't have a chance to get to Durham until May for the Summer Start program. Any info (student deals?) would be appreciated!

Also, more generally, I'm not opposed to the idea of a TLS roommate. If any summer starters are looking for one, PM me.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby dresq » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:12 pm

dmnshm wrote:I'm glad that Duke finally got some love! Also not 100% (but let's be realistic, Harvard's not going to call :( ).

dresq- did you visit any apartments at ASW? Did you see anything good?

I'm abroad right now, so I won't have a chance to get to Durham until May for the Summer Start program. Any info (student deals?) would be appreciated!

Also, more generally, I'm not opposed to the idea of a TLS roommate. If any summer starters are looking for one, PM me.

I didn't visit apartments, but only because I've lived in the area for the last 12 years (and I had to work Saturday morning). You can throw a rock in almost any direction from anywhere near Duke and hit an apartment complex. If I recall, there is a pretty nice complex adjacent to Duke forest, near the NC-751/Constitution Dr. area, with lots of Duke grad students. I may look there, myself. If you want a more urban feel, there are some newly renovated warehouses that have been converted into lofts near downtown. They're gated and pretty nice, but pricey. If I attend, I plan on living probably between Chapel Hill and Durham somewhere around Erwin/highway 15-501, or near in Southwest Durham near University Dr. and MLK Pkwy. I'm not sure how typical that is, but I want to be close to Chapel Hill. I'm sure other TSLers can give you some feedback and ideas from the tours, too. Basically, anything in the Duke University area or in the southwesterly direction towards Chapel Hill will be fine. You can get a really good idea of prices and what different areas are like by looking at places like http://www.aptbook.com/.

Oh, and roommates aren't a necessity around here. If you want one, you can take one, but it's not critical financially. You can afford to live VERY comfortably by yourself in a nice area for cheap.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby aholmes87 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:37 pm

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I found this helpful housing link somewhere on the Duke site. There are ratings from undergrad, grad, and professional students as well as more helpful info. Lots of complexes are covered.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby Anhimal » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:45 pm

aholmes87 wrote:Well I got my scholarship today and I am now pretty much sold on Duke. I really wish I could have went to the admitted students weekend, it sounds like everyone had such a great time.

Hopefully we can get a good turnout of TLSers at Duke this coming fall.


Congrats! How long does it take for scholarship to come in?

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby wiseowl » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:46 pm

I'm not ready to permanently stake a claim in here yet either, but I'm getting closer.

and dresq, after this weekend i finally understand what your username means. bill hoye agreed when i did my financial counseling with him on sat that you and i should start our own student organization.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby dresq » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:56 pm

wiseowl wrote:I'm not ready to permanently stake a claim in here yet either, but I'm getting closer.

and dresq, after this weekend i finally understand what your username means. bill hoye agreed when i did my financial counseling with him on sat that you and i should start our own student organization.

Only problem is that we'd be the only ones able to join :)

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby aholmes87 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:27 pm

Anhimal wrote:
aholmes87 wrote:Well I got my scholarship today and I am now pretty much sold on Duke. I really wish I could have went to the admitted students weekend, it sounds like everyone had such a great time.

Hopefully we can get a good turnout of TLSers at Duke this coming fall.


Congrats! How long does it take for scholarship to come in?


I would say I submitted around February 5th. The scholarship was postmarked the 12th. I was away and didn't receive it until today.

So approximately five weeks.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby wiseowl » Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:08 pm

dresq wrote:
wiseowl wrote:I'm not ready to permanently stake a claim in here yet either, but I'm getting closer.

and dresq, after this weekend i finally understand what your username means. bill hoye agreed when i did my financial counseling with him on sat that you and i should start our own student organization.

Only problem is that we'd be the only ones able to join :)


meh! leadership positions for everyone!

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby atlrochester » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:03 pm

i think you can add me to this list

anybody know the best way to try and find roomates for summerstart?

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby dresq » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:10 pm

atlrochester wrote:i think you can add me to this list

anybody know the best way to try and find roomates for summerstart?

I'd say TLS, Craigslist, and facebook (http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?sid=a87f0f76d7e2a6221f72929955975a54&gid=37189334279) are good ways to start.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby time2pretend » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:12 pm

Came away from the ASW incredibly impressed with everything about Duke Law. The only thing holding me back from sending in that deposit is the ASW at UT this weekend, but I very much doubt that will change anything at all. So... cant wait to see yall at Duke next year. If anyone has any advice about apartment/roommate search for Durham, let me know..

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby dmnshm » Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:11 am

I'm at 100%, sending in my deposit this week. Look forward to seeing you all on campus!

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby aholmes87 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:25 am

Hopefully within a few weeks I will be able to do the same. I'm just waiting on a few more schools, but I doubt they will be able to come close to Duke's offer.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby Bosque » Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:18 pm

Well, guess I should post here too. Like everyone else, I am not 100% (still waiting on Stanford), but I am sure enough that I have started looking for apartments. I think I will wait on finding a roommate until I am completely sure I am going to be at Duke in the fall. I do not want to screw someone over by saying I will be their roommate and then pulling out.

On that subject, if anyone finds an awesome dog friendly apartment I would love you forever if you let me know.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby aholmes87 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:36 pm

For a dog it might be better to rent a house if you can't find a complex that is pet friendly. I was looking online earlier today and renting a house seems like it may actually be more affordable than renting an apartment.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby Bosque » Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:42 pm

Where were you looking? I never seem to know where to look to find houses to rent.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby aholmes87 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:00 pm

Just a quick preliminary search turned up this website with a lot of listings, http://www.durhamrent.com/. I haven't really started searching yet, so I have no idea where these homes are in relation to Duke and what part of Durham they are in.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby star111 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:09 pm

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby iceman12354 » Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:09 am

Glad y'all are going to join us at duke :D . I'm a 1L right now, and I'm actually trying to find a house myself. Most apartment complexes will be dog friendly. I'm currently living at Alexan Place which is more family oriented, but I'm thinking I'm gonna move next year, maybe to Pinnacle Ridge, just because there are generally more law students there which is what I want. Here's a quick breakdown of some of the apartment complexes and rough costs:

1) Belmont - kinda noisy, mostly for undergrads and LLM's, but it's within walking distance (still a long way though, probably 20 min). Cost - about $1000 a month for a 1 bedroom.

2) Alexan Place - Quiet, family oriented, newer apartments, and not too far from the law school (5-10 min drive). $775/1 BR on special - but they do 10 month leases.

3) Pinnacle Ridge - Not as new apartments, many law school kids live here, you can walk easily between apartment complexes, which makes it more dormish. $760/1 BR, no 10 month lease.

4) Lofts - Classy, pricey, and near the law school. Convenient for food and such, but price might not be worth it. $1400/1 BR.

5) Station Nine - Nice apartments, not too pricey, new fixtures etc..., but it's kinda far from Chapel Hill and not that close to the law school. $1050/1BR.


These are just a few, and I might actually get a house for next year with some friends, I'm still deciding.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby aer » Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:18 am

atlrochester wrote:i think you can add me to this list

anybody know the best way to try and find roomates for summerstart?



Bill Hoye said that once everyone sends in their deposits they will send something out to help us find roommates.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby Bosque » Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:17 am

iceman12354 wrote:Glad y'all are going to join us at duke :D . I'm a 1L right now, and I'm actually trying to find a house myself. Most apartment complexes will be dog friendly. I'm currently living at Alexan Place which is more family oriented, but I'm thinking I'm gonna move next year, maybe to Pinnacle Ridge, just because there are generally more law students there which is what I want. Here's a quick breakdown of some of the apartment complexes and rough costs:

1) Belmont - kinda noisy, mostly for undergrads and LLM's, but it's within walking distance (still a long way though, probably 20 min). Cost - about $1000 a month for a 1 bedroom.

2) Alexan Place - Quiet, family oriented, newer apartments, and not too far from the law school (5-10 min drive). $775/1 BR on special - but they do 10 month leases.

3) Pinnacle Ridge - Not as new apartments, many law school kids live here, you can walk easily between apartment complexes, which makes it more dormish. $760/1 BR, no 10 month lease.

4) Lofts - Classy, pricey, and near the law school. Convenient for food and such, but price might not be worth it. $1400/1 BR.

5) Station Nine - Nice apartments, not too pricey, new fixtures etc..., but it's kinda far from Chapel Hill and not that close to the law school. $1050/1BR.


These are just a few, and I might actually get a house for next year with some friends, I'm still deciding.


Well, I know I am not living at the Lofts now. :mrgreen:

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby dmnshm » Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:19 am

If any TLS summer starters at Duke are looking for a roommate, PM me for further discussion.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby aholmes87 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:13 pm

This morning I was rejected at Harvard, and really at this point in my cycle I don't think I am going to get a better offer than the one given to me by Duke. I will probably be sending my deposit in within the next few weeks.

I will also be looking for a roommate come next fall. If anyone is interested let me know.




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