Duke Class of 2013

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:18 pm

prezidentv8 wrote:
Bosque wrote:I don't care if you heard it from Dean Levi himself, that still does not necessarily mean they will come out today. So don't get too worked up. It is already 2, and they aint out. Maybe check again at the close of business, but I would not be surprised if they don't get posted today.


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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:19 pm

Still probably waiting for Lynk

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby prezidentv8 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:21 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:Still probably waiting for Lynk


They don't wait. Mr. C's students from last spring can tell you that.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:34 pm

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los blancos wrote:
prezidentv8 wrote:Yeah but I think that's true for like, 99% of people in the world. Caring about grades for the sake of making people think I'm smarter than I am is just an annoyance.


Yeah, but it's still a different situation if you want Big Law vs Public Interest or a small DA's office. Everyone has to hustle, but at least median-ish grades are almost a prereq for the former.


Oh yeah, most definitely.

Edit: Just for the sake of full disclosure, I'm a real hippie when it comes to grades at the graduate (really, even the undergraduate) level.



I'm jealous (trying really hard not to care. Never really did in undergrad).

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:34 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:Still probably waiting for Lynk



I'm so sad he's gone. I thought he was gonna be around the whole year.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:37 pm

I was in his doghouse all semester with the Freak. I was too slow with facts when cold-called once

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby prezidentv8 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:37 pm

los blancos wrote:
prezidentv8 wrote:
los blancos wrote:
prezidentv8 wrote:Yeah but I think that's true for like, 99% of people in the world. Caring about grades for the sake of making people think I'm smarter than I am is just an annoyance.


Yeah, but it's still a different situation if you want Big Law vs Public Interest or a small DA's office. Everyone has to hustle, but at least median-ish grades are almost a prereq for the former.


Oh yeah, most definitely.

Edit: Just for the sake of full disclosure, I'm a real hippie when it comes to grades at the graduate (really, even the undergraduate) level.



I'm jealous (trying really hard not to care. Never really did in undergrad).


Oh I care, trust me. What I mean is that I'm one of those people that thinks that grades and rankings in general are counterproductive most of the time.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby someones alt » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:31 pm

so any chance for tomorrow or are we waiting until monday

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:41 pm

someones alt wrote:so any chance for tomorrow or are we waiting until monday


I think we all know the unfortunate answer.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:43 pm

Btw, is this wait better or worse than the wait for LSAT scores? I'm not actually sure.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:46 pm

quakeroats wrote:Btw, is this wait better or worse than the wait for LSAT scores? I'm not actually sure.


Worse. You don't have to worry about law schools getting all filled up because everyone's getting the score back at the same time. It's incredibly frustrating to have prospective summer employers breathing down one's neck about grade release dates and risking losing the position because, for some crazy reason, it takes 2 months to grade finals.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:51 pm

thickfreakness wrote:
quakeroats wrote:Btw, is this wait better or worse than the wait for LSAT scores? I'm not actually sure.


Worse. You don't have to worry about law schools getting all filled up because everyone's getting the score back at the same time. It's incredibly frustrating to have prospective summer employers breathing down one's neck about grade release dates and risking losing the position because, for some crazy reason, it takes 2 months to grade finals.


If I'm ever in a position of power, I'll prepose that grades be due the first Friday in January. I'm sure any decisions have to go through the faculty and they'd probably kill it, but this is worth taking a stand.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:23 pm

It's not that big a deal to me but I mean srsly why does it take like 2x as long as it does everywhere else?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Bosque » Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:15 am

I am betting they won't be out until Tuesday or Wednesday. They are always late. Grades will be out when they are out. No sense stressing about it.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:04 pm

struck out on 1LOLCI

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:34 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:struck out on 1LOLCI


I'm 1/6 I think. What does one do with a preselect?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:38 pm

i assume sign up for an interview slot starting on feb 1, conveniently after grades go out

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:29 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:struck out on 1LOLCI


I didn't go 0-fer, but I'm still surprised that none of the NC firms wanted to interview me. Kind of sucks.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:33 pm

I got a WL at the only firm I sent a cover letter to. Coincidence?

I thought it was all lottery-based? Do they actually look at our resumes before "inviting?"

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:36 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:I got a WL at the only firm I sent a cover letter to. Coincidence?

I thought it was all lottery-based? Do they actually look at our resumes before "inviting?"


It appears that the 1L OCI was 100% employer pre-selects. I think the fall OCI is still based upon bidding. I also picked up a few interviews for places that I'm not really that interested in (non-firms, basically), but I guess I'll go through the interviews anyway.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:45 pm

so did they know our grades, lol? that's not good

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:47 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:so did they know our grades, lol? that's not good


I would hope not... I'm not entirely sure but I don't think the law school can send our grades to people without express authorization.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:48 pm

2Ls, give us something

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:50 pm

Is there a difference b/w Alternate and Waitlist?

It actually says Alternate for me.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby quakeroats » Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:51 pm

thickfreakness wrote:
DallasCowboy wrote:so did they know our grades, lol? that's not good


I would hope not... I'm not entirely sure but I don't think the law school can send our grades to people without express authorization.


They don't. Note that pretty much every employer said something like, "bring unofficial transcript to interview." I think there's actually a federal law barring distribution of grades without consent.




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