Duke Class of 2013

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby ranovr32 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:40 pm

Jericwithers wrote:Eh, the lemur has grown on me the more I look at it.

So, does anyone know how GPA/rank works at Duke? They don't release class rank, but does that mean they don't do rank it but only give it to the firms for OCI? Is there a GPA cutoff at some firms? I'm just wondering how will I know that everyone is better than me?

no clue (shrug)

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:14 pm

So now that we all have 60k...Are you sold yet alt?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby someones alt » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:58 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:So now that we all have 60k...Are you sold yet alt?


Yeah, I'm pretty sold. I'm waiting to see what I may get from Mich/Virginia, and I'm leaving my Harvard application open just to see what happens. I'm pretty positive I'll be at Duke in August.

Also all my travel plans for the ASW are set, I'll be the one in the Cooley Law t-shirt.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby someones alt » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:01 pm

Does anyone know how much basketball tickets are for the law students? I'd like to be able to go so long as they're not prohibitively expensive, because I need to save most of my loan money for chipotle and alcohol

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:50 pm

I'm not sure, but man I didn't realize everybody literally CAMPS outside the stadium before the games. There are lots of tents out.

I just visited Pinnacle, and I think it is where I'm going to live. No way am I going to live east of campus. It's awesome how the staff seems to know all of the students by name. There are "old" apartments and "renovated" apartments for $20/mo more, with upgraded cabinets, countertops, and fridges. I will be opting for the original model. Word on the street here is that ~50% of 1Ls have jobs lined up so far.

Checking out Chapel Hill tonight.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:05 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:I'm not sure, but man I didn't realize everybody literally CAMPS outside the stadium before the games. There are lots of tents out.

I just visited Pinnacle, and I think it is where I'm going to live. No way am I going to live east of campus. It's awesome how the staff seems to know all of the students by name. There are "old" apartments and "renovated" apartments for $20/mo more, with upgraded cabinets, countertops, and fridges. I will be opting for the original model. Word on the street here is that ~50% of 1Ls have jobs lined up so far.

Checking out Chapel Hill tonight.


I thought graduate students only have to line up once for tickets at the start of the season. I think everyone else is an UG. What's wrong with east campus? Pinnacle looks like a nice place to stay from what I've seen too. Did you check out any 1 bedroom units, or just 2 bed?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:11 pm

There is nothing wrong with any of the campus, I just think the city is a little sketchier than anywhere I've lived. Plus, I love having a tennis court, trees, and a full racquetball court. There are definitely a ton of law students at Pinnacle, although it's more of a smile and wink kind of thing from the management, who cite fair housing laws when you ask demographics.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby prezidentv8 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:07 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:Word on the street here is that ~50% of 1Ls have jobs lined up so far.


Dang, I didn't even know that.


Jericwithers wrote:I thought graduate students only have to line up once for tickets at the start of the season. I think everyone else is an UG.


You are correct. If you end up attending Duke, then "Campout" will be quite the memorable experience for you.

Edit: If you don't end up with season tickets you can just line up a little bit before the game.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:43 pm

prezidentv8 wrote:
DallasCowboy wrote:Word on the street here is that ~50% of 1Ls have jobs lined up so far.


Dang, I didn't even know that.


Jericwithers wrote:I thought graduate students only have to line up once for tickets at the start of the season. I think everyone else is an UG.


You are correct. If you end up attending Duke, then "Campout" will be quite the memorable experience for you.

Edit: If you don't end up with season tickets you can just line up a little bit before the game.


You have a job lined up Prez?Also, when you campout is it first come first serve for tickets or do you camp for some kind of raffle? It would be hard to root against Texas in any sport, but we are sucking so bad in basketball Duke vs Texas shouldn't even come up lol.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby prezidentv8 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:49 pm

Yeah I'll be workin this summer haha....

as for Campout, you basically camp out (broadly defined, includes use of U-Haul trucks and RVs) in a parking lot for a weekend (basically a huge party) with people from all the grad programs in order to enter a raffle for season tickets. Most people form groups to increase their odds of getting some tickets.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:57 pm

prezidentv8 wrote:Yeah I'll be workin this summer haha....

as for Campout, you basically camp out (broadly defined, includes use of U-Haul trucks and RVs) in a parking lot for a weekend (basically a huge party) with people from all the grad programs in order to enter a raffle for season tickets. Most people form groups to increase their odds of getting some tickets.


Interesting. Thanks for the info. I was searching through your 1L taking questions thread last night, so thanks for the info there too!

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:51 am

Admitted last night. Sending scholarship form ASAP. Super stoked, dood.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:02 pm

thickfreakness wrote:Admitted last night. Sending scholarship form ASAP. Super stoked, dood.

Yay

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby someones alt » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:13 pm

Congrats numbers twin

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:34 pm

someones alt wrote:Congrats numbers twin



Hawt. You got 60k, right?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby someones alt » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:39 pm

thickfreakness wrote:
someones alt wrote:Congrats numbers twin



Hawt. You got 60k, right?


Yeah, and I expect that even though you're just getting your scholarship paperwork in right now you'll get your offer pretty soon. My form was received on 1/21 and they mailed out my offer on Tuesday of this week, so it seems as if they're pretty far along in getting offers out to people.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:45 pm

Seems we all are getting $60k. I feel bad since I am the least deserving of that ammount out of us all lol. Here's hoping you can get a little bit more thick!

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:48 pm

Jericwithers wrote:Seems we all are getting $60k. I feel bad since I am the least deserving of that ammount out of us all lol. Here's hoping you can get a little bit more thick!



60 would be great, anymore would be even better, obviously. I've got no complaints if I get 60, it just might make my school choice tougher.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:06 pm

thickfreakness wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:Seems we all are getting $60k. I feel bad since I am the least deserving of that ammount out of us all lol. Here's hoping you can get a little bit more thick!



60 would be great, anymore would be even better, obviously. I've got no complaints if I get 60, it just might make my school choice tougher.


What choice do you see yourself having to make? I just sent in a LOCI and stuff to Michign, so if I finally get accepted nd $45k there then it would be a verrrryyy hard choice between the two (no matter how much I am dedicated to Duke right now).

Just booked my ASD flight and hotel also! $415 plus $100 for a rental car, and I decided to stay at the Comfort Inn as advised by DallasTexas. So excited!

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:08 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:Seems we all are getting $60k. I feel bad since I am the least deserving of that ammount out of us all lol. Here's hoping you can get a little bit more thick!



60 would be great, anymore would be even better, obviously. I've got no complaints if I get 60, it just might make my school choice tougher.


What choice do you see yourself having to make? I just sent in a LOCI and stuff to Michign, so if I finally get accepted nd $45k there then it would be a verrrryyy hard choice between the two (no matter how much I am dedicated to Duke right now).

Just booked my ASD flight and hotel also! $415 plus $100 for a rental car, and I decided to stay at the Comfort Inn as advised by DallasTexas. So excited!


Haven't heard from UVA yet, and I'm thinking they might slowplay me into early March. Also, I'm anticipating a good offer from Vanderbilt. I'm just ready to see how the rest of my cycle plays out.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:10 pm

Same here, but forget about UVA! Those people wouldn't even accept me :(

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Bbop » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:56 pm

Hey everyone, I guess I'm late getting up on this site. I got my acceptance back in October, but I'm still waiting on scholarship notification before I write out any deposit checks. I'm going to try and go out for ASW, does anyone think I'll need a car if I get a hotel with airport and campus shuttles?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby ranovr32 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:32 pm

Bbop wrote:Hey everyone, I guess I'm late getting up on this site. I got my acceptance back in October, but I'm still waiting on scholarship notification before I write out any deposit checks. I'm going to try and go out for ASW, does anyone think I'll need a car if I get a hotel with airport and campus shuttles?

unequivocally YES

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby louboutin » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:39 pm

$67,500 to Duke. Pretty excited. I love Austin though so I'm not sure yet..

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:45 pm

ranovr32 wrote:
Bbop wrote:Hey everyone, I guess I'm late getting up on this site. I got my acceptance back in October, but I'm still waiting on scholarship notification before I write out any deposit checks. I'm going to try and go out for ASW, does anyone think I'll need a car if I get a hotel with airport and campus shuttles?

unequivocally YES


I'm not sure how neccesary a car is and it probably depends on what you plan on doing/seeing while there. I am renting a car, but that is because I want to save money on a hotel and also go see some of the apartments in the area. It really isn't an area you can walk from place to place though.

louboutin wrote:$67,500 to Duke. Pretty excited. I love Austin though so I'm not sure yet..


Congrats. UT or Duke is a hard choice, but there are a lot of Texans in this thread who are choosing Duke. It seems to be the same cost (at least for me) at both schools and Duke seems to have the better career prospects. The research triangle is a really beautiful area, and depending on what you look for in a city you probably wouldn't mind living there either.




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