Duke Class of 2013

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:42 pm

Chairman wrote:
pelmen74 wrote:I'm pretty confident that business casual does not include a tie. At least I know I won't be wearing one (formal dress code is something that private-school has ingrained into my brain).
BTW, just started unpacking and building my target furniture. Let's just say my wrist muscles are on the wrong side of sore.


Business casual = slacks or nice khakis and a long sleeve, button-down shirt. Shoes can range anywhere from full-on leather-soled dress oxfords to decent looking loafers of some sort.

You can get away with a polo and khakis, but you'll look like a jackass (or the manager of a cell phone kiosk). Under no circumstances should you wear a polo and dress slacks. Don't wear white socks either.


+1

I don't wear my dress shirts business casual, but you can get patterned button-down shirts that work wonderfully and often times look good with a sport coat or blazer. Polo and khakis is a touch more casual than business casual IMO, but I don't think it'll be a big, big deal at orientation since you're not really trying to get a job or anything.

Of course, if you wore this t-shirt and shorts I think that would qualify as business (the shirt) casual (the shorts).
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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby trojanfan06 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:25 pm

Anyone have the Torts Casebook by Christie for sale??

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby poprox » Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:21 pm

pelmen74 wrote:
Bosque wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
paralegal wrote:Stats re Class of 2013 posted on Duke's Priority Track 2011 website:

Duke Class of 2013

GPA: 25th/50th/75th 3.68/3.8/3.9
LSAT: 25th/50th/75th 168/170/171


Duke Class of 2012

GPA: 25th/50th/75th 3.60/3.76/3.84
LSAT: 25th/50th/75th 167/169/171

Note: While Berkeley's medians fell....Duke's rose....


I'm below median??? http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/

v8 or bosque: any tips on where the ample and close parking is for us 1Ls?


In your dreams. Unless you band together with a few students and get a commuter pass (instead of your individual passes), you are parking in the green zone. Because the green zone spots on Towerview are ALWAYS full by about 4 in the morning, you are parking on Bassett if you are there early, or in the overflow lot if you get there when everyone else does (To get to it, you just keep driving on Bassett. Eventually it will curve to the right and down, and you will see the lot.).

If you get there between the hours of 10 and noon, you are not parking at all.


I've been scouring google maps and can't for the life of me find a Bassett road...


Bassett Road doesn't exist; that's why I typed "Frank Bassett Drive" in my previous post. I was hoping to subtly help people find the road called "Bassett" that was mentioned earlier.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:00 pm

poprox wrote:Bassett Road doesn't exist; that's why I typed "Frank Bassett Drive" in my previous post. I was hoping to subtly help people find the road called "Bassett" that was mentioned earlier.


Google doesn't even label the road, but you can find it by typing 'Frank Bassett' and it will show you a building on the road. Simply put, its the first right after turning onto Science Dr. from 751.

I went by the gravel lots on Duke University Dr. today. One of the lots was closed off, do they normally keep both open during the day?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Reedie » Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:22 pm

Is there any place where I can find a map of where I can park with a stupid green zone permit? The one Duke provides is useless.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby cavebat2000 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:43 pm

Reedie wrote:Is there any place where I can find a map of where I can park with a stupid green zone permit? The one Duke provides is useless.


http://parking.duke.edu/parking/maps/map_big.pdf

For whatever reason, the pink areas are the "Green Zone" parking areas. I scouted it out and everything is at least .6 miles away from the law school, so be sure to bring your umbrella if it is raining.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Bosque » Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:46 pm

Reedie wrote:Is there any place where I can find a map of where I can park with a stupid green zone permit? The one Duke provides is useless.


No. You can park along Frank Bassett (read the posts above to find it), along Towerview in the marked Green Zone spaces (NOT the Chemistry ones across the street from the law school), and in a small green zone lot down off the roundabout on towerview. I am sure there are probably others, but those are the ones I know of.

Also, on the weekends and after 5:30 or so on the weekdays, you can park in the Law lot, the parking structure, and pretty much any general lot you have to swipe to get into.

Oh, and the Duke parking website is possibly the worst such site I have ever come across. Whomever made it needs to be dragged out back and shot.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:56 pm

Reedie wrote:Is there any place where I can find a map of where I can park with a stupid green zone permit? The one Duke provides is useless.


I hastily scribled on a google map in green to show the main lots (PM if you want me to email it), but the map cavebat posted is the more professional.

The parking website is horrible, but what I'm most upset about is the lack of ample and close parking to the law school. My recommendation: less trees, more pavement.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:59 pm

If you print out the "big parking map" at Kinko's onto a poster board and then review it Ouija board style you can sort of see some pink-colored areas that are labeled as "Green Zone" near the south and south-eastern parts of West Campus.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby beantowngunnahh » Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:29 pm

Just took a quick drive around campus. Bassett and the overflow lot seem like the best bet for weekday parking. I parked in the overflow lot just to get a sense of how long a walk it is to campus. It took about ten minutes, which, in the blistering sun, was unpleasant. About halfway to campus I began to wonder if I had collapsed and died along the way somewhere and was actually suffering in hell for eternity. But then I reached the law school and realized that wouldn't start until next week.

Not sure how this whole business casual thing will square with the heat....if you see a sweat-drenched corpse in a blue button-down and slacks in the middle of science drive, just let Dean Levy know he can accept one more off the waitlist.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:48 pm

beantowngunnahh wrote:Just took a quick drive around campus. Bassett and the overflow lot seem like the best bet for weekday parking. I parked in the overflow lot just to get a sense of how long a walk it is to campus. It took about ten minutes, which, in the blistering sun, was unpleasant. About halfway to campus I began to wonder if I had collapsed and died along the way somewhere and was actually suffering in hell for eternity. But then I reached the law school and realized that wouldn't start until next week.

Not sure how this whole business casual thing will square with the heat....if you see a sweat-drenched corpse in a blue button-down and slacks in the middle of science drive, just let Dean Levy know he can accept one more off the waitlist.


Hahah that last line was some great humor. Bravo. For orientation, though, we can park in the chemistry lot.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby franklinlincoln » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:29 pm

Hey all,

I disappeared for a few months after making my selection. I completely agree in regard to the parking map.

Any suggestions on what to do over the next few days before Tuesday? I got the apartment and stuff all set up, so I'm just free. Anyone know of a good sports bar/barbecue place?

Oh, and is there a Facebook group?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby prezidentv8 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:02 pm

All right kiddos, I'm on my way back to the Durham. See y'all soon.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:09 pm

I just noticed that the student directory isn't accessible. Why would they block that off?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Chairman » Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:26 pm

franklinlincoln wrote:Hey all,

I disappeared for a few months after making my selection. I completely agree in regard to the parking map.

Any suggestions on what to do over the next few days before Tuesday? I got the apartment and stuff all set up, so I'm just free. Anyone know of a good sports bar/barbecue place?

Oh, and is there a Facebook group?


FB group: http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=420866660081

ETA: parking looks terrible. For $46k a year, I'd think we'd at least have a parking lot sort of close to the law bldg.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby franklinlincoln » Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:01 am

Chairman wrote:FB group: http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=420866660081

ETA: parking looks terrible. For $46k a year, I'd think we'd at least have a parking lot sort of close to the law bldg.


Thanks. I got my Green Zone pass the other day and drove around for about an hour looking for a place to park in any of the green zones. I gave up and hit some balls at the WaDu.

Anyone else here planning on playing softball (or anything else - I mention softball since it was on the mentoring survey)?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:08 am

franklinlincoln wrote:
Chairman wrote:FB group: http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=420866660081

ETA: parking looks terrible. For $46k a year, I'd think we'd at least have a parking lot sort of close to the law bldg.


Thanks. I got my Green Zone pass the other day and drove around for about an hour looking for a place to park in any of the green zones. I gave up and hit some balls at the WaDu.

Anyone else here planning on playing softball (or anything else - I mention softball since it was on the mentoring survey)?



If I can drop 15 or 20 pounds before spring IM basketball will be my game. I'm too out of shape for flag football but maybe during 2L.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby franklinlincoln » Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:20 am

thickfreakness wrote:
franklinlincoln wrote:
Chairman wrote:FB group: http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=420866660081

ETA: parking looks terrible. For $46k a year, I'd think we'd at least have a parking lot sort of close to the law bldg.


Thanks. I got my Green Zone pass the other day and drove around for about an hour looking for a place to park in any of the green zones. I gave up and hit some balls at the WaDu.

Anyone else here planning on playing softball (or anything else - I mention softball since it was on the mentoring survey)?



If I can drop 15 or 20 pounds before spring IM basketball will be my game. I'm too out of shape for flag football but maybe during 2L.


Any idea how we go about signing up?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Reedie » Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:57 pm

Do we not have anything scheduled for Monday? I see only lists for Tuesday.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:30 pm

Reedie wrote:Do we not have anything scheduled for Monday? I see only lists for Tuesday.


That's correct. The first time I looked at the schedule in the spring I think we had a Monday program, but as of now it's the last day of our summer vacation.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:19 pm

im in wilmington. you guys need to check this place out

i love the south

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:16 pm

Anyone's loan money make it into their bank account yet?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby johndh » Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:44 pm

Jericwithers wrote:Anyone's loan money make it into their bank account yet?


not yet and my bank account is running on fumes

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:06 pm

johndh wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:Anyone's loan money make it into their bank account yet?


not yet and my bank account is running on fumes


Can you relate to the opening pages of 'A Civil Action'? :lol:

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Reedie » Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:08 pm

[x] Moved in.
[x] Bought furniture.
[x] Unpacked.
[x] Finished assignment.
[x] Found decent mexican food (surprisingly so!).
[ ] Bought books (tuesday maybe)
[ ] Actually stepped foot inside the law school.




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