Duke Transfers!!

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sarahmargret
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Duke Transfers!!

Postby sarahmargret » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:47 pm

I figured we could have a topic just for Duke Law transfer applicants. I was complete on Monday 6/27 and have heard that they won't start reviewing till after the holiday wknd.

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Bankhead
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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby Bankhead » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:58 pm

Hi, I applied to Duke too! I'd love to get accepted.

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I've heard, by the by, that they have started to send our rejections already (via e-mail). Scary.
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Big Shrimpin
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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby Big Shrimpin » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:04 pm

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Bankhead
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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby Bankhead » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:10 pm

Thanks Shrimpin. I'd say the three of us stand good shots.

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby iheartlaw » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:54 pm

App went out today!

High T2 / Top 5%

Would LOVE to be at Duke next fall.

best of luck to everyone.

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby traydeuce » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:42 pm

T35, Duke alum, top 5%. I work for a Third Circuit judge, designing paper airplanes.

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby Lawl Shcool » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:45 pm

not to derail, but trayduece no longer #1? not trying to be a dick but your posts earlier def caught my eye.

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Big Shrimpin
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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby Big Shrimpin » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:48 pm

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby Bankhead » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:55 pm

You should be a lock for Duke, trey. You'd take Duke over GULC?

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby seespotrun » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:57 pm

traydeuce wrote:T35, Duke alum, top 5%. I work for a Third Circuit judge, designing paper airplanes.

In which city? I'd love to meet the man, the myth, the legend....

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby seespotrun » Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:28 pm

seespotrun wrote:
traydeuce wrote:T35, Duke alum, top 5%. I work for a Third Circuit judge, designing paper airplanes.

In which city? I'd love to meet the man, the myth, the legend....

bump

traydeuce
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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby traydeuce » Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:28 pm

^^ In Philadelphia, on the 18th floor. The judge is very short. I got an A on the baked good exam, an A on the exam I walked into 45 minutes late for. But Property went poorly, which I knew when I took it. Not every exam can be written to my liking, I suppose. Anyway a couple people are ahead of me now.

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby seespotrun » Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:30 pm

traydeuce wrote:^^ In Philadelphia, on the 18th floor. The judge is very short. I got an A on the baked good exam, an A on the exam I walked into 45 minutes late for. But Property went poorly, which I knew when I took it. Not every exam can be written to my liking, I suppose. Anyway a couple people are ahead of me now.

I'm on the 17th, but I'm only working for a districTTT judge. Do you work in the library?

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby run26.2 » Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:45 am

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I would like the opportunity to transfer, but I'm not 100% convinced that it will be worth it to give up scholly dollies. Opinions?

In the event that I am actually accepted, I will take a hard look at what my OCI options would be there versus at my present school. If any who have gone before us in transferring cruise by this thread, please enlighten us on how OCI went for you/other transfers.

Thx!

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby Bankhead » Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:14 pm

run26.2 wrote:T25
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I would like the opportunity to transfer, but I'm not 100% convinced that it will be worth it to give up scholly dollies. Opinions?

In the event that I am actually accepted, I will take a hard look at what my OCI options would be there versus at my present school. If any who have gone before us in transferring cruise by this thread, please enlighten us on how OCI went for you/other transfers.

Thx!


If you have law review at a T25, then I would say it's absolutely not worth it to transfer to Duke. But you should know that I am competing with you for a Duke acceptance, so take my opinion as it should be taken.

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby run26.2 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:15 pm

Bankhead wrote:
run26.2 wrote:T25
Top 15%
Federal COA internship

I would like the opportunity to transfer, but I'm not 100% convinced that it will be worth it to give up scholly dollies. Opinions?

In the event that I am actually accepted, I will take a hard look at what my OCI options would be there versus at my present school. If any who have gone before us in transferring cruise by this thread, please enlighten us on how OCI went for you/other transfers.

Thx!


If you have law review at a T25, then I would say it's absolutely not worth it to transfer to Duke. But you should know that I am competing with you for a Duke acceptance, so take my opinion as it should be taken.

I did make LR, and I think it is a sought-after credential. However, I also think LR missing on a resume is overcome by one or more recent publications. Seeking to be published would be a top priority.

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby Bankhead » Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:56 pm

But I thought that in order to be taken seriously enough to be published, law review is almost a prerequisite. Also, I'm really strictly talking about OCI. By the time you get published, barring something you haven't told me, would be after OCI whereas you'd be T25, T10% + LR at your current school.

I really have no idea what your goals/intentions are though, so it's kind of a moot point. Good luck with Duke, I'd say your odds are quite high.

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby traydeuce » Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:50 pm

^^ I don't think it's necessarily the case that you need to be on a law review to get published. Besides which, Duke has a number of good secondary journals OP could join to burnish his credentials.

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby Bankhead » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:16 pm

^Good point about the secondaries. I guess it also depends on what T25 you go to. I could think of at least one school between 20-25 where it would definitely be worth the Duke upgrade -- and at least another where it absolutely wouldn't.

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby run26.2 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:08 am

Bankhead wrote:^Good point about the secondaries. I guess it also depends on what T25 you go to. I could think of at least one school between 20-25 where it would definitely be worth the Duke upgrade -- and at least another where it absolutely wouldn't.

Interested in which schools you would say definitely are/are not worth the jump.

And I'd say my odds are ok but not high (10-15% maybe??). I think (I have no real basis for knowing but just generalizing from what I've seen on transferapps) schools in the T14 tend to pick students that are very close to the top of their class, like top 5%. Plus, I'm something of a pessimist, which helps me stay happy. If it happens, great, if not I knew it from the start! :D

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby pocket herc » Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:14 am

I would wager that Bankhead was referring to U Minn and GW

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby Bankhead » Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:22 pm

Or something like Illinois/BU...

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby willnumber85 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:20 pm

anyone hear any news from duke recently?

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby sarahmargret » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:36 pm

I got an email saying my file was complete and ready for review (July 7)

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby Big Shrimpin » Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:39 pm

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