Duke Transfer Apps 2012

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Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby InnocuousDiatribe » Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:52 pm

Anyone else applying?

Also, if you're applying, did you get asked to do a phone/in-person interview by Duke?

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby $peppercorn » Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:40 am

I applied. Haven't heard anything about an interview though. But I am also still waiting on my official class rank to be issued so my app is not complete

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby shock259 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:18 pm

Applied - went complete yesterday. I didn't know there was an interview..?

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby GodFavor2010 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:21 pm

Can anyone share their number ranges?

Also, I check transfer statistics at Duke Law via the LSAC site. Apparently, Duke Law had 5 students transfer in and 8 students transfer out.

Does anyone know Duke Law's philosophy on accepting transfers? Only 5 students is considerably low. But, I guess it is based off seat availability which vary each transfer cycle.

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby FlanSolo » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:59 am

I got asked to do an interview.

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby InnocuousDiatribe » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:10 am

T2 (50s), Ranked 7 / ~250. They're supposed to have a small transfer class (as usual). I'm thinking 15 or fewer.

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby shock259 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:44 pm

Just got an interview request. Already in at Northwestern, though, and I think I would prefer NU. Hmmmm.

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby opX » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:58 pm

Ditto on the interview requests - what were your stats?

in all seriousness, Id take NU over Duke, unless you want to work in Duke's region. (which I do)

edit: Im T2 top 10%

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby GodFavor2010 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:09 pm

Does anyone know the class rank and school tier that would make Duke nod "yes" or at least interested? Transfer applications are pretty expensive. Just want to know what other think being that historically Duke take a small number of transfers each year. Thanks!

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby opX » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:47 pm

GodFavor2010 wrote:Does anyone know the class rank and school tier that would make Duke nod "yes" or at least interested? Transfer applications are pretty expensive. Just want to know what other think being that historically Duke take a small number of transfers each year. Thanks!


I cannot answer that question with any specificity. I know that top 10% is generally the line of competitiveness.

To be honest, with a small transfer class like Duke, if you hadnt gotten them all your supplemental materials yet, I would not apply now. (im broke too). because it might take 2 weeks to go complete and by then they woudl probably have their class and wait list. But that is just my opinion. I might be wrong.

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby InnocuousDiatribe » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:03 pm

Did my interview a couple days ago. Got a good vibe.

Question for you NU folks, why would you take NU over Duke? Is it simply regional considerations?

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby shock259 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:25 pm

I'm not sure if this is kosher, but what kind of interview questions did you get? And feel free to not answer since I know this is a competition and what not. Or just PM me. :)

My stats are T40, top 8%.

Per NU vs. Duke, I am leaning towards NU because they seem to do a little better in biglaw placement. And I don't have much of an interest in the southern region. And I've heard hit or miss things about NC (whereas most people seem to enjoy Chicago).

I should probably put some thought into it, though.

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby InnocuousDiatribe » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:10 pm

PM'd

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby opX » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:15 pm

In general, I agree that NU has more broader appeal. On the flip side, DUKE has amazing pull in a narrow area, and then above average pull elsewhere. (anecdotal evidence from big law people). Duke's small size is a double edge sword. They look out for eachother and the network is useful im told, but they are not everywhere. For me, I want to work in their area, so Duke would be a great choice.

NU is an awesome big law % placing school. I dont know much about their distribution. for whatever its worth, I think there are more NU people in NYC than Duke.


edit: I dont think youd be mad at either place though. cant really go wrong, you are just choosing between different levels of "right"

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby donniedarko » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:13 pm

opX wrote: you are just choosing between different levels of "right"


agreed

edit: didn't get interview request.

For those who got into NU.. when were the first wave of acceptances?

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby cay10789 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:15 pm

My file just went complete today. Do they email you to invite you to interview? Good luck everyone!

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby opX » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:39 pm

cay10789 wrote:My file just went complete today. Do they email you to invite you to interview? Good luck everyone!


ya, they emailed me for the interview. ill check on how it took

edit: two days after my file went officially complete.

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby cay10789 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:26 pm

Thanks!

opX wrote:
cay10789 wrote:My file just went complete today. Do they email you to invite you to interview? Good luck everyone!


ya, they emailed me for the interview. ill check on how it took

edit: two days after my file went officially complete.

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby opX » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:45 pm

The day I got the interview invite, I was updated to "File Under Review"

anyone else get this

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby opX » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:17 pm

Any Duke news?

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby InnocuousDiatribe » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:22 pm

All quiet on this front. From the interview, I got the impression they were gearing up to make some decisions soon, but I haven't heard anything. I have a unsubstantiated hunch we'll hear something this week though.

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby shock259 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:36 am

Still no news here.

Had my interview a few days ago and I was told that they are only taking 5-7 transfers this year. I was also told decisions would be coming out very soon (end of week at the latest).

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby lawyerwannabe » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:39 am

Makes sense. Class of 2013 was over-enrolled big time. With the 5-7 transfers, our class would be about 225-230. Best of luck to everyone!

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:58 am

Duke claims to focus on transfer applicants' reasons for "Why Duke Law". If not evident from one's transfer application but the other factors are strong, a request for an interview may be made. This would be another opportunity to focus on "Why Duke Law".

P.S. Guess which law school edits the Alaska Law Review.

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby opX » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:42 am

CanadianWolf wrote:Duke claims to focus on transfer applicants' reasons for "Why Duke Law". If not evident from one's transfer application but the other factors are strong, a request for an interview may be made. This would be another opportunity to focus on "Why Duke Law".

P.S. Guess which law school edits the Alaska Law Review.


Where did you get this info? and have u been invited to interview?




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