Duke Class of 2013

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby someones alt » Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:20 am

Jericwithers wrote:
someones alt wrote:Pretty sure Tucker Max said something like the best part about being a Duke law student is sharing the fact with sorority girls at UNC or something along those lines. Dating within the class is definitely credited if you think you'll be below median and the girl is biglaw bound though.


Hah, thats so manipulative though! Hitching my wagon to a Duke med student is much less sinister (they are all destined for greatness, right?).


If I were going that route I'd try to find someone who is just about done with residency and ready to get married and turn my scholarship into a mordecai

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:22 am

someones alt wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
someones alt wrote:Pretty sure Tucker Max said something like the best part about being a Duke law student is sharing the fact with sorority girls at UNC or something along those lines. Dating within the class is definitely credited if you think you'll be below median and the girl is biglaw bound though.


Hah, thats so manipulative though! Hitching my wagon to a Duke med student is much less sinister (they are all destined for greatness, right?).


If I were going that route I'd try to find someone who is just about done with residency and ready to get married and turn my scholarship into a mordecai[/quote]

What? You lost me on that part. How do I do that?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Bosque » Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:28 am

pelmen74 wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:
Okay. Where do babies come from?


+1, anyone get this email yet?


They usually send that out a lot closer to the start of class.

In any case, when two law students are bored and sexually frustrated, they make a fire and signal the stork to come using the smoke. The stork then proceeds to dance a jig and the baby descends upon a cloud, already full of the knowledge of law.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby someones alt » Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:58 am

Jericwithers wrote:
someones alt wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
someones alt wrote:Pretty sure Tucker Max said something like the best part about being a Duke law student is sharing the fact with sorority girls at UNC or something along those lines. Dating within the class is definitely credited if you think you'll be below median and the girl is biglaw bound though.


Hah, thats so manipulative though! Hitching my wagon to a Duke med student is much less sinister (they are all destined for greatness, right?).


If I were going that route I'd try to find someone who is just about done with residency and ready to get married and turn my scholarship into a mordecai[/quote]

What? You lost me on that part. How do I do that?


By convincing the girl that you're worth the investment. Good question though, that is the complicated part

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby pelmen74 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:17 am

Love, a zero-sum game?
That's no fun.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:20 am

pelmen74 wrote:Love, a zero-sum game?
That's no fun.


Someone must be on the losing side of the game. :P

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Reedie » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:49 am

someones alt wrote:I won't have time for friends while I'm busy reading my brazilian law E&E and saying vis-a-vis


Oh, that dude. I sat next to him at the faculty intro thingy. I kind of like him. He's totally oblivious to how he comes off to people around him.

I spoke up once during ASW during the mock class. It was kind of fun.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby ObviouslyMasochistic » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:01 am

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ObviouslyMasochistic wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:What is this mentor thing that Bosque mentioned during the orientation week? Anyone know how to sign up to get one?


All rising 1Ls are automatically assigned a mentor. If you're lucky, I might be your mentor! :shock:


Not true. You have to fill out an interest form that DBA send out, or else you don't get a mentor. So check your email if you want one. I missed the form, and thus was left mentorless.

I think I missed the sign up to serve as a mentor too. Oh well, I am all of your unofficial mentor. Feel free to ask me anything.


Apologies if I threw anyone off, but I don't remember filling out a form. It's possible that the mentor process is a bit different for summer starters. /shrug

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby ObviouslyMasochistic » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:14 am

Do many law school students date each other? I was considering hanging out at the DUMC for that purpose (or UG tour groups as wonder someonesalt ratted me out on).


In my section, there are, at minimum, 3 couples (possibly 4 or 5, some couples are more casual).

Step 1. Gather law students.
Step 2. Add stress.
Step 3. ???
Step 4. Babies.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:17 pm

ObviouslyMasochistic wrote:
Do many law school students date each other? I was considering hanging out at the DUMC for that purpose (or UG tour groups as wonder someonesalt ratted me out on).


In my section, there are, at minimum, 3 couples (possibly 4 or 5, some couples are more casual).

Step 1. Gather law students.
Step 2. Add stress.
Step 3. ???
Step 4. Babies.


Yep.

Also, June LSAT scores came out. So, so glad I didn't have to do THAT again. I took the test in 2008 and 2009.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:23 pm

thickfreakness wrote:
ObviouslyMasochistic wrote:
Do many law school students date each other? I was considering hanging out at the DUMC for that purpose (or UG tour groups as wonder someonesalt ratted me out on).


In my section, there are, at minimum, 3 couples (possibly 4 or 5, some couples are more casual).

Step 1. Gather law students.
Step 2. Add stress.
Step 3. ???
Step 4. Babies.


Yep.

Also, June LSAT scores came out. So, so glad I didn't have to do THAT again. I took the test in 2008 and 2009.


YES, I got my June score! I'm out of here, suckers! Bwahaha


...just kidding, you all are stuck with me.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:22 pm

This long without a post? Cmon, Duke, we're better than that.

Anyone planning any big get-a-ways with the last month-and-a-half of summer? I'll be in Florida and will be looking to see how cheap I can get a cruise for.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby someones alt » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:16 pm

"Duke's student financial aid budget includes $2,500 towards the cost of purchasing a new computer, which will cover the cost of purchasing a portable computer." Does anyone know the process for buying a laptop through the school?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:38 pm

someones alt wrote:"Duke's student financial aid budget includes $2,500 towards the cost of purchasing a new computer, which will cover the cost of purchasing a portable computer." Does anyone know the process for buying a laptop through the school?


Not sure about how to buy one through Duke, but I think the $2,500 is a one-time budget increase for the purpose of buying a computer. Basically, they'll make you eligible for $2,500 more in GradPlus loans your first year so you can buy a new computer.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby ObviouslyMasochistic » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:49 pm

someones alt wrote:"Duke's student financial aid budget includes $2,500 towards the cost of purchasing a new computer, which will cover the cost of purchasing a portable computer." Does anyone know the process for buying a laptop through the school?


http://www.dukestores.duke.edu/compstor ... ersity.php

However, I don't know anyone who purchased a laptop through the school since they seem pretty overpriced. I'm pretty sure that you don't have to buy through the school to take out the $2500.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:02 pm

someones alt wrote:"Duke's student financial aid budget includes $2,500 towards the cost of purchasing a new computer, which will cover the cost of purchasing a portable computer." Does anyone know the process for buying a laptop through the school?


The financial aid person I talked to said they will increase your budget for a laptop and any related supplies (printer and other school supplies). You need to purchase the laptop (doesn't matter from where) and then send them a receipt and they will credit you with more loans (or something like that, I do remember they said they want receipts).

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Bosque » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:13 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
someones alt wrote:"Duke's student financial aid budget includes $2,500 towards the cost of purchasing a new computer, which will cover the cost of purchasing a portable computer." Does anyone know the process for buying a laptop through the school?


The financial aid person I talked to said they will increase your budget for a laptop and any related supplies (printer and other school supplies). You need to purchase the laptop (doesn't matter from where) and then send them a receipt and they will credit you with more loans (or something like that, I do remember they said they want receipts).


I am pretty sure that is not true. I think I had the increase in my loans, and I never sent in any receipts. Although they might have changed the system with the switch over to in-house lending.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby beantowngunnahh » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:31 pm

Bosque wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
someones alt wrote:"Duke's student financial aid budget includes $2,500 towards the cost of purchasing a new computer, which will cover the cost of purchasing a portable computer." Does anyone know the process for buying a laptop through the school?


The financial aid person I talked to said they will increase your budget for a laptop and any related supplies (printer and other school supplies). You need to purchase the laptop (doesn't matter from where) and then send them a receipt and they will credit you with more loans (or something like that, I do remember they said they want receipts).


I am pretty sure that is not true. I think I had the increase in my loans, and I never sent in any receipts. Although they might have changed the system with the switch over to in-house lending.


I've called to ask similar questions before. I believe you fill out a student budget increase request from, which can be made for a set list of items (you are not allowed to request more $ for a car or increased living expenses). The request goes to the dean, who can grant or deny your request.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby someones alt » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:37 pm

Cool, thanks for the help. So should I call and get this form sent to me now, or do I need to wait until orientation? I'd prefer to get my computer ASAP so if we're allowed to go ahead and do the increase now I'd like to do it.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby beantowngunnahh » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:46 pm

someones alt wrote:Cool, thanks for the help. So should I call and get this form sent to me now, or do I need to wait until orientation? I'd prefer to get my computer ASAP so if we're allowed to go ahead and do the increase now I'd like to do it.


I'd take care of it now. Just remember you don't get the cash until the date of the first disbursement.

$2,500 for a laptop, eh? I might do this and spring for a Macbook pro...

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:04 pm

Bosque wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
someones alt wrote:"Duke's student financial aid budget includes $2,500 towards the cost of purchasing a new computer, which will cover the cost of purchasing a portable computer." Does anyone know the process for buying a laptop through the school?


The financial aid person I talked to said they will increase your budget for a laptop and any related supplies (printer and other school supplies). You need to purchase the laptop (doesn't matter from where) and then send them a receipt and they will credit you with more loans (or something like that, I do remember they said they want receipts).


I am pretty sure that is not true. I think I had the increase in my loans, and I never sent in any receipts. Although they might have changed the system with the switch over to in-house lending.


I apologize, it must be additional school/computing related expenses beyond a laptop that they want a receipt for. I thought it was nice that in addition to a laptop you can increase your loans for MS office, a printer, and anything else that you can legitimize as a school expense. Speaking of which, if anyone lives in Dallas I will give you some money to pick me up a printer that is on sale at Frys lol.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Reedie » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:41 am

Who are you people anyway? Anyone comfortable posting their real name besides me (Michael Benson)? Online social networking (http://www.facebook.com/MichaelCBenson)?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:57 am

Reedie wrote:Who are you people anyway? Anyone comfortable posting their real name besides me (Michael Benson)? Online social networking (http://www.facebook.com/MichaelCBenson)?


You're getting scary, now. Don't threaten my internet anonymity.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Reedie » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:59 am

thickfreakness wrote:
Reedie wrote:Who are you people anyway? Anyone comfortable posting their real name besides me (Michael Benson)? Online social networking (http://www.facebook.com/MichaelCBenson)?


You're getting scary, now. Don't threaten my internet anonymity.


Lol, my rule is if I'm not willing to attach it to my name I don't post it in the internet.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:07 am

Reedie wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:
Reedie wrote:Who are you people anyway? Anyone comfortable posting their real name besides me (Michael Benson)? Online social networking (http://www.facebook.com/MichaelCBenson)?


You're getting scary, now. Don't threaten my internet anonymity.


Lol, my rule is if I'm not willing to attach it to my name I don't post it in the internet.



Same here. I was just kidding. I should be relatively easy to figure out.




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