Duke Class of 2013

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:10 pm

Got here today, but my stuff's still on the way. Kinda sucks, but I'm excited to be here.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby poprox » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:40 pm

thickfreakness wrote:Got here today, but my stuff's still on the way. Kinda sucks, but I'm excited to be here.


Welcome to Durham! I'm sure Tyler's Tap Room will help you kill the time until your belongings arrive :)

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:48 pm

poprox wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:Got here today, but my stuff's still on the way. Kinda sucks, but I'm excited to be here.


Welcome to Durham! I'm sure Tyler's Tap Room will help you kill the time until your belongings arrive :)



Ha! I actually ate there last time I was here. I'll probably try to swing down there, but I didn't get in today until after 6 local time and was pretty wiped from the 9 hour drive. Got a couple of fold out chairs tonight so I don't have to dwell on the floor continuously until the things get here. Gotta get some more stuff tomorrow and pray that the stuff will be here sooner rather than later.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby paralegal » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:22 am

insidethetwenty wrote:So have they sent the reading for LEAD Week or did I just miss the e-mail.


Sent you a PM re the Orientation Reading for Lead Week.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:47 am

You guys are funny. I originally wasn't planning to get to Durham until like the 15th. :mrgreen:

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby sherpaorlawschool » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:59 am

Hey everyone,

I know this is slightly off-topic since I'm not actually in the Class of 2013 but I posted in the Duke 1L thread and haven't had any luck so I thought I'd try here.

Does anyone have any experience with Duke ED? How quick do they respond to ED applications? Also, does anyone know of any splitters getting into Duke ED? The consensus on this board seems to be that Duke doesn't like splitters and that I should apply ED to UVA instead. I like that idea but I've loved Duke for a long time and am trying to gauge whether I could somehow throw an ED app there first and then apply ED to UVA if it didn't work out but I don't know how long it takes Duke to respond without PT and I'm not sure if I'm going to get it anyways.

Thanks for any insight in advance!

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:39 am

so what's everyone else doing for pre-1L reading other than the assigned one?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby paralegal » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:36 pm

sherpaorlawschool wrote:Does anyone have any experience with Duke ED? How quick do they respond to ED applications? Also, does anyone know of any splitters getting into Duke ED? The consensus on this board seems to be that Duke doesn't like splitters and that I should apply ED to UVA instead. I like that idea but I've loved Duke for a long time and am trying to gauge whether I could somehow throw an ED app there first and then apply ED to UVA if it didn't work out but I don't know how long it takes Duke to respond without PT and I'm not sure if I'm going to get it anyways.


I personally did not apply ED anywhere. However, if you take a look at lawschoolnumbers.com, the statistics show that some EDs to Duke received a response anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months. Re splitters, I can’t speak from experience, but again check out the statistics at lawschoolnumbers.

In terms of an ED to Duke vs an ED to UVA, the facts indicate that the variances between these 2 law schools are very slim and that for the most part, they hold very similar strategies re numbers.

What could you possibly lose by applying ED to Duke first, giving Duke the opportunity to respond first? If Duke is your first choice and UVA has an extended ED deadline, this seems to be the ideal option for you.
Both law schools are extraordinary. I personally chose Duke over several law schools, including UVA, for many reasons: smaller class size, better odds at getting on a law journal, to name a few. Recently, a 1L at UVA posted that they placed in the top 10% of their class and yet had been unsuccessful at getting onto all 3 of their journal choices.
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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Bosque » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:37 pm

In case y'all are curious, we got our preliminary segment 1 OCI schedules today. I think the average number of interviews is hovering somewhere around 15, depending on the market you bid for. Since we are a completely lottery school, your number of interviews is really just an indication of what your bid strategy was, not whether any of them are going to result in a job. So take that for what you will.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby sherpaorlawschool » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:46 pm

[/quote]I personally did not apply ED anywhere. However, if you take a look at lawschoolnumbers.com, the statistics show that some EDs to Duke received a response anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months. Re splitters, I can’t speak from experience, but again check out the statistics at lawschoolnumbers.

In terms of an ED to Duke vs an ED to UVA, the facts indicate that the variances between these 2 law schools are very slim and that for the most part, they hold very similar strategies re numbers.

What could you possibly lose by applying ED to Duke first, giving Duke the opportunity to respond first? If Duke is your first choice and UVA has an extended ED deadline, this seems to be the ideal option for you.
Both law schools are extraordinary. I personally chose Duke over several law schools, including UVA, for many reasons: smaller class size, better odds at getting on a law journal, to name a few. Recently, a 1L at UVA posted that they graduated in the top 10% of their class and yet had been unsuccessful at getting onto all 3 of their journal choices.[/quote]

Thank you for your help. I think you are right. One thing I did notice about lawschoolnumbers is that in the ED pool no one over 170 got rejected. Still, it seems to be a much smaller sample than other schools with ED but it is helpful. That's really interesting about the law journal I didn't know that about the 1L. It will definitely be something to consider moving forward. Ever since I starting thinking of law as a career Duke was definitely a dream school for me. So why give up on that dream right? Thanks again!

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby paralegal » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:55 pm

sherpaorlawschool wrote: Ever since I starting thinking of law as a career Duke was definitely a dream school for me. So why give up on that dream right?


I agree..... hope you get into Duke Law....

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:46 pm

All you little gunners bought out the copies of A Civil Action from both Barnes & Noble locations and the campus bookstore.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Reedie » Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:21 pm

I'm currently taking a long road trip (spending time in a couple parks) to Durham. i planned on buying A Civil Action on my kindle, but it isn't available!

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:57 pm

thickfreakness wrote:All you little gunners bought out the copies of A Civil Action from both Barnes & Noble locations and the campus bookstore.

:mrgreen:

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:13 pm

How to get your copy of A Civil Action:

1. Sign up for Amazon Student (it's free) here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/student/signup/info
2. Order one of the many used copies for $4 with free, 2-day shipping here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/ ... ition=used

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby johndh » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:16 pm

quakeroats wrote:How to get your copy of A Civil Action:

1. Sign up for Amazon Student (it's free) here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/student/signup/info
2. Order one of the many used copies for $4 with free, 2-day shipping here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/ ... ition=used


great stuff thanks

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby pelmen74 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:20 pm

quakeroats wrote:How to get your copy of A Civil Action:

1. Sign up for Amazon Student (it's free) here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/student/signup/info
2. Order one of the many used copies for $4 with free, 2-day shipping here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/ ... ition=used


Its been statically proven that students who buy used books get significantly worse grades than students who buy new books. :wink:

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby prezidentv8 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:03 pm

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:14 pm

The B&N on Mt. Moriah road is getting a large shipment in of A Civil Action sometime later this week, apparently they got wind that all us 1Ls needed it or something. You should be able to go by and reserve a copy if you're in town.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby cavebat2000 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:03 pm

thickfreakness wrote:The B&N on Mt. Moriah road is getting a large shipment in of A Civil Action sometime later this week, apparently they got wind that all us 1Ls needed it or something. You should be able to go by and reserve a copy if you're in town.


I told them it was on the Duke law summer reading list. Lol.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:17 am

B&N has it for over $11. Through Amazon you'll have it in two days for $4 or overnight for $8. Res ipsa loquitur.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby pelmen74 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:23 pm

Mentors: good idea or bad idea?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby paralegal » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:35 pm

pelmen74 wrote:Mentors: good idea or bad idea?


There was an earlier discussion re mentors on this thread, and Masochistic and Bosque (Duke Class of 2012) indicated that most incoming 1L students have mentors.
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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Bosque » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:39 pm

pelmen74 wrote:Mentors: good idea or bad idea?


More like good idea or best idea.

Although if you are talking about the student mentoring program set up by Duke, just make sure to talk to more than just the mentor assigned to you. Talk to other students about your questions too. Like me! I am not signed up for the program (even though I am on the DBA Exec board, for some reason I never find out about this stuff until after the deadline), but I am more than willing to talk yours or anyone elses ear off about my opinions of law school and the law in general.




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