Duke Class of 2013

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:25 pm

thickfreakness wrote:Picked up some stuff on campus today, bummed around Chapel Hill a little bit, and then had dinner at Tyler's Taproom in the American Tobacco District near downtown, which was quite awesome. Leaving town tomorrow morning but it's been a great trip. Found a nice townhouse to live in close to campus.


Congrats on the townhouse, and good luck with the mind-numbingly long drive. Did ya get any Duke gear?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:08 pm

sending my deposit in tomorrow. probably going to opt for 2-day 8)

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby rotflawl » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:48 pm

thickfreakness wrote:Picked up some stuff on campus today, bummed around Chapel Hill a little bit, and then had dinner at Tyler's Taproom in the American Tobacco District near downtown, which was quite awesome. Leaving town tomorrow morning but it's been a great trip. Found a nice townhouse to live in close to campus.


Congrats on the t-house! Securing housing must be a relief.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby rotflawl » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:50 pm

los blancos wrote:sending my deposit in tomorrow. probably going to opt for 2-day 8)


Congrats on taking the $500 leap.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:10 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:Picked up some stuff on campus today, bummed around Chapel Hill a little bit, and then had dinner at Tyler's Taproom in the American Tobacco District near downtown, which was quite awesome. Leaving town tomorrow morning but it's been a great trip. Found a nice townhouse to live in close to campus.


Congrats on the townhouse, and good luck with the mind-numbingly long drive. Did ya get any Duke gear?


I got some stuff for the family, but only got myself a sticker for my car and a T-shirt. Most of the stuff was pretty well picked over since they won the national title, I guess. I'll probably look for a few other things when I move to Durham in July.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:22 pm

thickfreakness wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:Picked up some stuff on campus today, bummed around Chapel Hill a little bit, and then had dinner at Tyler's Taproom in the American Tobacco District near downtown, which was quite awesome. Leaving town tomorrow morning but it's been a great trip. Found a nice townhouse to live in close to campus.


Congrats on the townhouse, and good luck with the mind-numbingly long drive. Did ya get any Duke gear?


I got some stuff for the family, but only got myself a sticker for my car and a T-shirt. Most of the stuff was pretty well picked over since they won the national title, I guess. I'll probably look for a few other things when I move to Durham in July.


Yes the law shirts are the best, I look like a total douche walking around on campus with it on. I find it odd that the law shirts do not come in actual 'blue devil' blue. The two colors they come in are both really off, but I'm not complaining since any shade of blue is good. You think they would standardize the shade of blue for all their merchandise though.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:33 am

Hey, for accepting scholarships, did you guys just take the award letter itself and sign the bottom?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:50 am

and the contract

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby rotflawl » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:06 am

DallasCowboy wrote:and the contract


HA. Whoops. It's my attention to detail that I will need to hone the most this summer...

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby worldwithoutend » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:40 pm

Members of the class of 2013, I am one of you now.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:44 pm

Deposit sent today. Should get to Durham on Wednesday at the latest. I still probably won't know for sure where I'm going to school until August. :roll: :mrgreen:

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:47 pm

los blancos wrote:Deposit sent today. Should get to Durham on Wednesday at the latest. I still probably won't know for sure where I'm going to school until August. :roll: :mrgreen:


Good luck on the waitlists (read: one less person to compete with). At this point I wouldn't even care if Columbia or Chicago accepted me, but I stay on the lists just in case :mrgreen:

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:00 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
los blancos wrote:Deposit sent today. Should get to Durham on Wednesday at the latest. I still probably won't know for sure where I'm going to school until August. :roll: :mrgreen:


Good luck on the waitlists (read: one less person to compete with). At this point I wouldn't even care if Columbia or Chicago accepted me, but I stay on the lists just in case :mrgreen:


I've still only heard from CLS so I'm holding out hope for Chicago (I don't think I'd take NYU at sticker over Duke). And I'll probably end up taking the June LSAT if I get waitlisted there. Honestly I wish I could not care, but I'm insecure/paranoid and I mainly want to make sure I pursue CC as hard as possible if only so I have no regrets in the future.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:18 pm

los blancos wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
los blancos wrote:Deposit sent today. Should get to Durham on Wednesday at the latest. I still probably won't know for sure where I'm going to school until August. :roll: :mrgreen:


Good luck on the waitlists (read: one less person to compete with). At this point I wouldn't even care if Columbia or Chicago accepted me, but I stay on the lists just in case :mrgreen:


I've still only heard from CLS so I'm holding out hope for Chicago (I don't think I'd take NYU at sticker over Duke). And I'll probably end up taking the June LSAT if I get waitlisted there. Honestly I wish I could not care, but I'm insecure/paranoid and I mainly want to make sure I pursue CC as hard as possible if only so I have no regrets in the future.


I can understand that. I was raised by laypeople who advocated 'Harvard or bust,' but I busted lol. Duke turned out to be probably one of the best schools for me anyways since I want to go back to Texas or work in DC. I guess any school would give me those same options; so I pick on the basis of sports, weather, and ability to live well for cheap.

If Chicago hasn't gotten back to you yet that may be a good sign, as some schools keep an elite list of go-to accepts for when deposits start rolling in. Have you just not gotten a decision or have they not rolled around to your complete date yet?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:02 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
los blancos wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
los blancos wrote:Deposit sent today. Should get to Durham on Wednesday at the latest. I still probably won't know for sure where I'm going to school until August. :roll: :mrgreen:


Good luck on the waitlists (read: one less person to compete with). At this point I wouldn't even care if Columbia or Chicago accepted me, but I stay on the lists just in case :mrgreen:


I've still only heard from CLS so I'm holding out hope for Chicago (I don't think I'd take NYU at sticker over Duke). And I'll probably end up taking the June LSAT if I get waitlisted there. Honestly I wish I could not care, but I'm insecure/paranoid and I mainly want to make sure I pursue CC as hard as possible if only so I have no regrets in the future.


I can understand that. I was raised by laypeople who advocated 'Harvard or bust,' but I busted lol. Duke turned out to be probably one of the best schools for me anyways since I want to go back to Texas or work in DC. I guess any school would give me those same options; so I pick on the basis of sports, weather, and ability to live well for cheap.

If Chicago hasn't gotten back to you yet that may be a good sign, as some schools keep an elite list of go-to accepts for when deposits start rolling in. Have you just not gotten a decision or have they not rolled around to your complete date yet?


Pretty much everyone in the Chicago thread without a decision had a UR update to today including me, so I'm definitely not a special case. My numbers are a little low but if they feel they're in danger of under enrolling, my de facto ED is probably going to look very attractive to them.

I want biglaw or clerkships/academia and I want to work in CA. Basically, I just want the best possible chance of making those two things happen, hence my CCN obsession. I think especially ITE Chicago and Columbia probably offer a not insignificant step up in placement from MVPBDN. Its portability has always been killer, and worst-case scenario I'd probably still be able to find a job in my hometown - getting back to Chicago from Duke would probably be difficult.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:14 pm

Convincing argument. I think I might stay on the CC waitlist after all.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:45 am

I got the Net ID in the mail today. It looked like a bill or something. They let you get 2 "aliases" for your email that automatically go to your real one. The actual address given to me was myinitials##@duke.edu.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:59 am

DallasCowboy wrote:I got the Net ID in the mail today. It looked like a bill or something. They let you get 2 "aliases" for your email that automatically go to your real one. The actual address given to me was myinitials##@duke.edu.


Honestly I like the shortness of the real one better lol. jew91@duke.edu. Catchy. What is your net-id? The same initials## as your email address?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:51 pm

100% of loan payments paid off if you make $60k or less? I think we picked the right school :mrgreen:

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:09 pm

Jericwithers wrote:100% of loan payments paid off if you make $60k or less? I think we picked the right school :mrgreen:


LRAP revamp is pretty solid.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:10 pm

Jericwithers wrote:What is your net-id? The same initials## as your email address?


Yeah.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:16 pm

thickfreakness wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:100% of loan payments paid off if you make $60k or less? I think we picked the right school :mrgreen:


LRAP revamp is pretty solid.


It scales all the way up to $75k too, so that is nice. I just don't like the idea of being sold to PI work for 10 years in order to finish off my debt. Kind of risky since if you don't reach that 10 year mark you hardly made a dent in your debt. I guess it is still a wonderful option if I find out I suck at law school though lol.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Chairman » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:49 pm

Sending in my deposit today. I would have saved myself a lot of stress had I done so two months ago....

Just gotta get the house ready to sell :shock:

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby idiothek » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:09 pm

New LRAP sure looks nice...

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:12 pm

Chairman wrote:Sending in my deposit today. I would have saved myself a lot of stress had I done so two months ago....

Just gotta get the house ready to sell :shock:


Hah, best avatar ever. I'll pay you for one! Good luck selling your house, such a daunting task.

I am shocked that the new LRAP came out so quickly. How does it stack up to Virginia's new LRAP?




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