Duke Class of 2013

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby someones alt » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:36 pm

As someone turning down NYU myself, I asked: do I want to live in NYC now or after graduation? Am I interested in public interest?

NYU does have an absolutely amazing faculty though.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby louboutin » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:51 pm

I'm personally choosing between NYU, Duke, and Texas... how well does NYU place outside of NYC? I think NYC would be great, but I don't want to live there after law school; at least I don't think I do.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby someones alt » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:05 pm

louboutin wrote:I'm personally choosing between NYU, Duke, and Texas... how well does NYU place outside of NYC? I think NYC would be great, but I don't want to live there after law school; at least I don't think I do.


That is a loaded question. Obviously a lot of students from NYU self select to stay in the city, because that's where legal jobs are located. Its not as if you're trapped in the city though, NYU is a phenomenal school and employers from all over recognize that.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:16 pm

louboutin wrote:I'm personally choosing between NYU, Duke, and Texas... how well does NYU place outside of NYC? I think NYC would be great, but I don't want to live there after law school; at least I don't think I do.


If you go to Duke, just don't try to go back to Texas. In 2008 just 12 people did that, and I think we have already reached the quota on people wanting to work in Texas.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby someones alt » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:22 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
louboutin wrote:I'm personally choosing between NYU, Duke, and Texas... how well does NYU place outside of NYC? I think NYC would be great, but I don't want to live there after law school; at least I don't think I do.


If you go to Duke, just don't try to go back to Texas. In 2008 just 12 people did that, and I think we have already reached the quota on people wanting to work in Texas.


Jeric is right. Go to NYU.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:32 am

Soon, when Texas becomes "International Law", everybody will want to go there!

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:53 am

DallasCowboy wrote:Soon, when Texas becomes "International Law", everybody will want to go there!

Louisiana is as close as you can get to International Law in America, yet nobody wants to go there lol.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:02 am

Jericwithers wrote:
DallasCowboy wrote:Soon, when Texas becomes "International Law", everybody will want to go there!

Louisiana is as close as you can get to International Law in America, yet nobody wants to go there lol.



Civil law and bribes, sounds about right.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:18 pm

Do we send in our scholarship accept form at the same time we send in our seat deposit form?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Syoung » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:02 pm

Hi Everyone,

I just returned from Durham last night. I am a summer starter in the combined JD/ LLM Program in International and Comparative Law. I'm from Connecticut. Over the past two days, I visited about 10 plus apartment complexes in the Durham area. I would highly not recommend Pinnacle Ridge. They apartments are very dated. While the leasing office says that they keep their prices competitive, I found that there are other much nicer places for around the same price. It's also not that close to school and you would need to drive to get there. In fact, it seems that most places where grad students live are a few miles from campus.

I found a really nice apartment complex called Independence Park. It's 7 miles from the complex to the law school parking lot and the drive takes about 11 minutes. The complex was build last year and they will be opening their last two buildings in time for us to move in. The bedrooms are the biggest I saw and if you request an apartment with a sunroom rather than a porch, it makes for a good space for desks. They offer all-inclusive packages that include: cable tv, electricity (this will be your heat and ac since Durham is electric heat), water, and trash. It also includes a washer and dryer. The only other expense would be internet for around 49.00. For a 2 bedroom 2 bath its about 1100 for everything included. If you would rather not have an all inclusive package, it's around 850ish. The community looks to be very nice, new, and well kept. If you tell them you are going to be a student at Duke Law, they will give you discounts off the application fees. The website is: http://www.independenceparkapartments.com/ I encourage you to check it out! There are a ton of places in Durham and they all have very similar layouts. I found that these apartments were the best value for the money.

I am going to be moving down around mid May and am looking for a roommate to move in sometime in May or June. If you are interested please email me at: syoung06@gmail.com


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Spencer

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby someones alt » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:25 pm

Hmm so that would be around or slightly less than $600 a month between two people with internet/ all utilities included. That all inclusive package, does it have a cap on electricity or water or anything? My apartment I'm currently at includes electricity and water with no cap, but I know of a couple other people who have a package deal but if they spend more than say, $40 on electricity, they have to pay the difference between the cost and their electricity cap.

If its unlimited that sounds like a great deal, I do love not having to worry about air conditioning costs during the summer here and I imagine in Durham it gets comparably hot.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Syoung » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:36 pm

No cap on the all-inclusive. They said that water cost normally about 25 a month for a 2 bedroom and electricity costs from 60-100. With the washer and dryer and cable included, I think it makes sense to get the package and just not have to worry about it.

You should definitely check it out when you visit.

Everyone said that it gets quite hot in Durham during the summer. Yesterday, it was colder in Durham than in CT. Apparently, this winter was their coldest in 50 years.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:50 pm

Looks too far away from Chapel Hill

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby someones alt » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:51 pm

Syoung wrote:No cap on the all-inclusive. They said that water cost normally about 25 a month for a 2 bedroom and electricity costs from 60-100. With the washer and dryer and cable included, I think it makes sense to get the package and just not have to worry about it.

You should definitely check it out when you visit.

Everyone said that it gets quite hot in Durham during the summer. Yesterday, it was colder in Durham than in CT. Apparently, this winter was their coldest in 50 years.


If that's the case I think you sold me on these apartments. Its really convenient to do it this way, and I'm not worried about a ten minute drive to campus. I'm coming in my old reliable car. If I was starting in the summer I'd email you about rooming together but alas I'm trapped until August.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:57 pm

Interesting place, and I agree that all bills paid is the best thing to do with roommates. This might be a place I go checkout when I visit. So your complaint about Pinnacle Ridge was that the units were old? Anyone else have any experience inside one of the units? I wish the ASD event was on Saturday so on Friday I could try to get tours of all these apartments.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby someones alt » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:09 pm

Jericwithers wrote:Interesting place, and I agree that all bills paid is the best thing to do with roommates. This might be a place I go checkout when I visit. So your complaint about Pinnacle Ridge was that the units were old? Anyone else have any experience inside one of the units? I wish the ASD event was on Saturday so on Friday I could try to get tours of all these apartments.


On Saturday they do apartment tours.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:16 pm

someones alt wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:Interesting place, and I agree that all bills paid is the best thing to do with roommates. This might be a place I go checkout when I visit. So your complaint about Pinnacle Ridge was that the units were old? Anyone else have any experience inside one of the units? I wish the ASD event was on Saturday so on Friday I could try to get tours of all these apartments.


On Saturday they do apartment tours.


The ASD tour thing? I was talking about going to some of these apartments I am looking at and go through a unit. Not sure which apartments they will take us to on Saturday, but I will still be there lol. Still not sure if I would want a roommate though, as I would die if they did better than me lol.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:33 pm

I'm pretty sure you can get a tour on a Saturday. Most offices are open then. I know my current complex does them every day.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:39 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:I'm pretty sure you can get a tour on a Saturday. Most offices are open then. I know my current complex does them every day.


Ah, I guess I am too accustomed to my own lazy 9-5 M-F management lol. I can't wait to visit Duke.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby TheWire » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:39 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
someones alt wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:Interesting place, and I agree that all bills paid is the best thing to do with roommates. This might be a place I go checkout when I visit. So your complaint about Pinnacle Ridge was that the units were old? Anyone else have any experience inside one of the units? I wish the ASD event was on Saturday so on Friday I could try to get tours of all these apartments.


On Saturday they do apartment tours.


The ASD tour thing? I was talking about going to some of these apartments I am looking at and go through a unit. Not sure which apartments they will take us to on Saturday, but I will still be there lol. Still not sure if I would want a roommate though, as I would die if they did better than me lol.

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Dude or chick?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:41 pm

TheWire wrote:Dude or chick?


Are you asking if I am a guy or a girl? This would have to be the worst female avatar in the world lol.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby someones alt » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:45 pm

Yes but having a roommate means you can hide his books and tear pages out of his E&E's.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:46 pm

someones alt wrote:Yes but having a roommate means you can hide his books and tear pages out of his E&E's.


Which is why I will not be rooming with you, nor even inviting you over lol.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby someones alt » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:51 pm

We might end up living together and not even know it!

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:03 pm

someones alt wrote:We might end up living together and not even know it!


The first time you sabotage me I would know it. Also it wouldn't be hard to figure out who I am on this board. Dukes a small school, you know....




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