Duke Class of 2013

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2013)
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los blancos
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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:09 pm

Jericwithers wrote:Anyone else get an email from a professor talking about programs you expressed interest about in your ps/why Duke?


I got something about the Law Journal and an article reprint by David Levi via snail mail... Everyone else get that?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby bludvl_prelaw » Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:00 pm

Just wanted to say congratulations to all of you. I went to Duke for my undergrad - probably not returning there for law school.

I have a friend who's a 1L who absolutely loves it (did his u'grad at Duke as well).

Durham's not a great town, but the surrounding Triangle area (Raleigh and Chapel Hill) is a great place to go out and explore.

Have fun - go to the basketball games, be loud.

Also, if you're looking for a place to live - check out Erwin Square. My friend the 1L lives there. It's not too far from the law school and has new and spacious units.

It's expensive, but those of you from larger cities in the Northeast might not be as put off by the rent. If you can afford it, definitely give it some consideration.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby poprox » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:10 pm

I just decided on Duke, so excited! A trip out there convinced me to attend (really it was the lemurs), and now I'm definitely looking forward to admitted students day. I hope that Friday night involves some serious beer tasting at Tyler's...

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:11 pm

poprox wrote:I just decided on Duke, so excited! A trip out there convinced me to attend (really it was the lemurs), and now I'm definitely looking forward to admitted students day. I hope that Friday night involves some serious beer tasting at Tyler's...

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Interesting. Which one is Bud Light? lol

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:19 pm

poprox wrote:I just decided on Duke, so excited! A trip out there convinced me to attend (really it was the lemurs), and now I'm definitely looking forward to admitted students day. I hope that Friday night involves some serious beer tasting at Tyler's...

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Dude. OMG. I just had a beer-nerd-gasm. Drinking an Arrogant Bastard as we speak.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby chicoalto0649 » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:31 pm

Psst, hey guys, over here. I was waitlisted at Duke but I am going to try everything in my power to get a spot for class of 2013. They are by far my number 1 choice. Didn't mean to interrupt your conversation, hence the small font.

Hope to meet y'all soon.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:34 pm

chicoalto0649 wrote:Psst, hey guys, over here. I was waitlisted at Duke but I am going to try everything in my power to get a spot for class of 2013. They are by far my number 1 choice. Didn't mean to interrupt your conversation, hence the small font.

Hope to meet y'all soon.


Good luck!!

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby devilishangelrjp » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:44 pm

chicoalto0649 wrote:Psst, hey guys, over here. I was waitlisted at Duke but I am going to try everything in my power to get a spot for class of 2013. They are by far my number 1 choice. Didn't mean to interrupt your conversation, hence the small font.

Hope to meet y'all soon.


+1000...

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:17 am

devilishangelrjp wrote:
chicoalto0649 wrote:Psst, hey guys, over here. I was waitlisted at Duke but I am going to try everything in my power to get a spot for class of 2013. They are by far my number 1 choice. Didn't mean to interrupt your conversation, hence the small font.

Hope to meet y'all soon.


+1000...


Best of luck to you both!

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:29 pm

What did I miss? Anyone else commit to Duke recently? Anyone leaving us?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby poprox » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:32 pm

thickfreakness wrote:
poprox wrote:I just decided on Duke, so excited! A trip out there convinced me to attend (really it was the lemurs), and now I'm definitely looking forward to admitted students day. I hope that Friday night involves some serious beer tasting at Tyler's...

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Dude. OMG. I just had a beer-nerd-gasm. Drinking an Arrogant Bastard as we speak.


hahahaha! Baltika Shest (#6) here. Seeing all those tappers is a powerful thing.

btw, good luck to you Waitlist hopefuls, I'm pulling for you to get in.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby poprox » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:36 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:What did I miss? Anyone else commit to Duke recently? Anyone leaving us?


I'm in and committed :mrgreen:

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:59 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:What did I miss? Anyone else commit to Duke recently? Anyone leaving us?



I'm totally committed.



To attending ASW and eagerly awaiting my scholarship offer (or lack thereof).

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:27 pm

Good work! Join the facebook group then lol. I bet you will never guess who I really am, just don't out me :).

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby soullesswonder » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:00 pm

Does anyone have an idea when Duke will open up their $$ negotiation period? I know someone else said that Duke would wait until after sending all initial offers, but I haven't seen any target dates yet...

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:44 am

While I haven' gotten an email from a Duke Alum, I did get one from a current 3L instead. I think they couldn't find an Alum from Texas so they instead hooked me up with a student. Still nice and helpful to ask questions, but weak that I can't network with someone established.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby moonshine » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:24 pm

i guess a current duke student would be best to answer this question, but do you absolutely need a car to get around? can you live within walking distance to the law school? how are the buses etc?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:28 pm

moonshine wrote:i guess a current duke student would be best to answer this question, but do you absolutely need a car to get around? can you live within walking distance to the law school? how are the buses etc?


I think the answer is yes you probably want to have a car. However if you live close enough to walk and don't mind taking a bus to get food or entertainment (or being a barnacle to a friend who is going there) then I think it is doable to not have car. Not sure what the bus situation is like, but there is a car share program at Duke. $8 an hour 2 hour minimum ($60 a day a think), so that is always an option that is probably cheaper than owning a car.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby prezidentv8 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:04 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
moonshine wrote:i guess a current duke student would be best to answer this question, but do you absolutely need a car to get around? can you live within walking distance to the law school? how are the buses etc?


I think the answer is yes you probably want to have a car. However if you live close enough to walk and don't mind taking a bus to get food or entertainment (or being a barnacle to a friend who is going there) then I think it is doable to not have car. Not sure what the bus situation is like, but there is a car share program at Duke. $8 an hour 2 hour minimum ($60 a day a think), so that is always an option that is probably cheaper than owning a car.


Buy a car. I cannot emphasize this enough. Learn from my error.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby insidethetwenty » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:29 pm

soullesswonder wrote:Does anyone have an idea when Duke will open up their $$ negotiation period? I know someone else said that Duke would wait until after sending all initial offers, but I haven't seen any target dates yet...

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:32 pm

insidethetwenty wrote:
soullesswonder wrote:Does anyone have an idea when Duke will open up their $$ negotiation period? I know someone else said that Duke would wait until after sending all initial offers, but I haven't seen any target dates yet...


I'm just glad they haven't opened it up yet, I am still waiting on Cornell before doing any negotiations. I doubt I will get any more regardless of what Cornell gives me.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:53 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
insidethetwenty wrote:
soullesswonder wrote:Does anyone have an idea when Duke will open up their $$ negotiation period? I know someone else said that Duke would wait until after sending all initial offers, but I haven't seen any target dates yet...


I'm just glad they haven't opened it up yet, I am still waiting on Cornell before doing any negotiations. I doubt I will get any more regardless of what Cornell gives me.


I'm wondering if they'll even care about my Texas offer.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby louboutin » Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:24 pm

quick question - when does Duke need a deposit by

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:43 pm

los blancos wrote:I'm wondering if they'll even care about my Texas offer.

They should, you got a lot more money from them than what Duke gave you. $30k difference is enough to warrant more money.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby MissCongeniality » Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:09 pm

prezidentv8 wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
moonshine wrote:i guess a current duke student would be best to answer this question, but do you absolutely need a car to get around? can you live within walking distance to the law school? how are the buses etc?


I think the answer is yes you probably want to have a car. However if you live close enough to walk and don't mind taking a bus to get food or entertainment (or being a barnacle to a friend who is going there) then I think it is doable to not have car. Not sure what the bus situation is like, but there is a car share program at Duke. $8 an hour 2 hour minimum ($60 a day a think), so that is always an option that is probably cheaper than owning a car.


Buy a car. I cannot emphasize this enough. Learn from my error.


Hmm. Would you be able to elaborate? I sold my car recently before moving across the country, and I really don't want to purchase one until post-1L summer.




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