Duke Law Class of 2012

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skiridedrive
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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby skiridedrive » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:22 am

Hey everyone, so I decided today that I will be attending Duke Law in the fall, then I logged onto TLS to see that Duke moved into the number 10 spot! Made my day even better. Finally deciding takes such a weight off my chest. Look forward to seeing all of you in the fall!

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby dresq » Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:40 pm

skiridedrive wrote:Hey everyone, so I decided today that I will be attending Duke Law in the fall, then I logged onto TLS to see that Duke moved into the number 10 spot! Made my day even better. Finally deciding takes such a weight off my chest. Look forward to seeing all of you in the fall!

Welcome to our little group. That list is getting pretty big - we're approaching 10% of the incoming class!

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby aer » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:48 pm

Hey everyone, I just received an email from Duke saying that I could check my tuition bill on something called ACES. It took me a while to figure out what exactly this is so I figured that I would post a link to it here.
http://www.registrar.duke.edu/registrar/studentpages/studentlinks.html

Also, welcome skiridedrive.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby SaraBara » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:22 pm

does anyone know if the deposit for the summer start is binding? I'm on the waitlist, and just got an email asking if I still want to be on it.. but I'm waitlisted at Harvard and not ready to withdraw from that

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby ObviouslyMasochistic » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:52 pm

SaraBara wrote:does anyone know if the deposit for the summer start is binding? I'm on the waitlist, and just got an email asking if I still want to be on it.. but I'm waitlisted at Harvard and not ready to withdraw from that


The summer start deposit requires you to withdraw from all schools where you have been accepted. So you should be fine to ride out the Harvard waitlist if you so choose.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby SaraBara » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:43 pm

ObviouslyMasochistic wrote:
SaraBara wrote:does anyone know if the deposit for the summer start is binding? I'm on the waitlist, and just got an email asking if I still want to be on it.. but I'm waitlisted at Harvard and not ready to withdraw from that


The summer start deposit requires you to withdraw from all schools where you have been accepted. So you should be fine to ride out the Harvard waitlist if you so choose.


thanks that helps a lot!

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby dmnshm » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:06 pm

aer wrote:Hey everyone, I just received an email from Duke saying that I could check my tuition bill on something called ACES. It took me a while to figure out what exactly this is so I figured that I would post a link to it here.
http://www.registrar.duke.edu/registrar/studentpages/studentlinks.html

Also, welcome skiridedrive.


Thanks for this. Is it just me or is the ACES system not very intuitive?

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby irishlaw » Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:05 am

Hey Bosque, I turned down Stanford to go to Duke, so maybe that frees up a spot for you ;)

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby aer » Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:02 am

dmnshm wrote:
aer wrote:Hey everyone, I just received an email from Duke saying that I could check my tuition bill on something called ACES. It took me a while to figure out what exactly this is so I figured that I would post a link to it here.
http://www.registrar.duke.edu/registrar/studentpages/studentlinks.html

Also, welcome skiridedrive.


Thanks for this. Is it just me or is the ACES system not very intuitive?


Your welcome, it definitely seems cumbersome. Part of me hopes that it will be explained during orientation while the rest hates myself for wanting to sit through a computer tutorial.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby Back2School » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:09 am

Count me in for Duke Law 2012! Took a while for me to finally pull the trigger, but in the end, after doing all the admit weekends, I just felt most comfortable at Duke and am really excited to get started this August! See you all in Durham!

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby Bosque » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:44 am

irishlaw wrote:Hey Bosque, I turned down Stanford to go to Duke, so maybe that frees up a spot for you ;)


Did you specifically say you wanted to give your spot to me? Because otherwise I am probably going to have to be waitlisted first. Stanford seems to be out of admitted phone calls.

Oh well. Worst case senario: I get to go to frickin Duke! So what am I complaining about?

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby frissle » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:26 am

dresq,

Count me in for the class of 2012! (unless, of course, Stanford decides to either come to or lose their senses)

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby dresq » Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:15 pm

Welcome, frissle, Back2School, and irishlaw!

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby topsome » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:42 pm

Hello Duke Law Class of 2012...

Can you guys help me out with something? I'm having a really hard time deciding between Duke and Michigan. I narrowed it down to both of these schools because the student body seemed to be the most friendly and laid-back.

-I went to both ASW and had a great time.
-I'm a New Yorker and looking to go back to NYC after Law School.
-Duke is giving me $48,000 and Michigan is giving me $45,000.

What made you choose Duke over other schools, specifically Michigan? Any insight you guys can give me would be great. Is there something I can do at Michigan that I can't do at Duke?

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby aer » Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:00 pm

topsome wrote:Hello Duke Law Class of 2012...

Can you guys help me out with something? I'm having a really hard time deciding between Duke and Michigan. I narrowed it down to both of these schools because the student body seemed to be the most friendly and laid-back.

-I went to both ASW and had a great time.
-I'm a New Yorker and looking to go back to NYC after Law School.
-Duke is giving me $48,000 and Michigan is giving me $45,000.

What made you choose Duke over other schools, specifically Michigan? Any insight you guys can give me would be great. Is there something I can do at Michigan that I can't do at Duke?


I chose not to apply to Michigan because of the weather. I would not necessarily advise that anyone else makes their decision for this reason, but it made sense for me. Good luck with your decision and you can't really go wrong either way.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby fry » Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:10 pm

Count me in on Duke also.

I just sent my tuition deposit.

It came down to Berkeley, Virginia, and Duke but Duke won it out in the end. See you guys in fall.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby Bosque » Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:38 pm

topsome wrote:Hello Duke Law Class of 2012...

Can you guys help me out with something? I'm having a really hard time deciding between Duke and Michigan. I narrowed it down to both of these schools because the student body seemed to be the most friendly and laid-back.

-I went to both ASW and had a great time.
-I'm a New Yorker and looking to go back to NYC after Law School.
-Duke is giving me $48,000 and Michigan is giving me $45,000.

What made you choose Duke over other schools, specifically Michigan? Any insight you guys can give me would be great. Is there something I can do at Michigan that I can't do at Duke?



I picked Duke because I am interested in IP (patent law) and I want to clerk. Duke is better for both of those things. I also feel that they are making strides in my other area of interest, Constitutional law. Combine all of that with the fantastic clinics at Duke, the better weather, and the smaller class size, and it was an easy decision for me.

Plus I absolutely LOVED the ASD. That helped too.

(This part of the note is actually in comparison to Cornell: I felt like the faculty cared more about the students and what happens to them at Duke. During the ASW at Cornell, I talked to maybe one or two professors briefly. At Duke 6 or 7 made a point of trying to get to know me. I had a drink with the guy who taught our Contracts class. I really hope I have him when I take that class, he was fantastic. All in all, the faculty seem like they are really invested in getting you what you want out of your law career.

Maybe that is part of the reason the job placement is so high.)

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby frissle » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:57 pm

dresq wrote:Welcome, frissle, Back2School, and irishlaw!


thanks! excited to be here

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby dresq » Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:30 am

topsome wrote:Hello Duke Law Class of 2012...

Can you guys help me out with something? I'm having a really hard time deciding between Duke and Michigan. I narrowed it down to both of these schools because the student body seemed to be the most friendly and laid-back.

-I went to both ASW and had a great time.
-I'm a New Yorker and looking to go back to NYC after Law School.
-Duke is giving me $48,000 and Michigan is giving me $45,000.

What made you choose Duke over other schools, specifically Michigan? Any insight you guys can give me would be great. Is there something I can do at Michigan that I can't do at Duke?

Totally subjective. Your options will be essentially the same upon exit. My choice came down to location and money, only one of which seems to apply in your case. I gave a much more extensive reply regarding my decision earlier in the thread (page 6, I think). Feel free to take a look at that. Good luck - you won't make a bad decision either way!

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby dresq » Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:35 am

fry wrote:Count me in on Duke also.

I just sent my tuition deposit.

It came down to Berkeley, Virginia, and Duke but Duke won it out in the end. See you guys in fall.

Welcome, fry! Just so you know, you're not alone in that analysis :wink:

(And if your name is a Futurama reference, I freakin' love that show!)

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby ObviouslyMasochistic » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:14 am

Wow, our little group has grown. Welcome to all of the new folks!

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby CookNbyTheBooK » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:20 am

Lol this group is nuts. Last year there was like 4 of us and our page was like 7 posts long. Yeah but anyways good choice guys, and if you have any questions feel free to ask (2011 guy here)

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby barefootmanner » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:33 am

Add me to the list, dresq. Just sent in my deposit and I'm excited to be a Blue Devil!

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby dresq » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:48 am

ObviouslyMasochistic wrote:Wow, our little group has grown.

Grown? More like blown the f*ck up! So much for a small class size at Duke :D

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2012

Postby Pogopop » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:51 am

I was making the decision between Duke and Michigan too. I talked to a lot of partners at big firms (Kirkland, Jones Day, etc.) and they all basically told me the same thing: it doesn't really matter which choice you make, you'll be fine coming out of either school in terms of getting a job. For me, it came down to location and the fact that I had a terrible experience when I went to visit Michigan. Weather played a role, but the major factor was the small class size. At Michigan, all of the students seemed like one of thousands of people on campus -- at Duke, it felt much warmer. I guess it really just came down to a feeling, if that makes any sense.




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