Duke Law Class of 2014

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby law_monkey » Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:32 pm

alphamoose wrote:Got my scholarship letter! :D Very happy and will definitely be attending ASW to check Duke out.


It's SOOOOOOO gorgeous!!!! I already visited since I have to go to another ASW that weekend, but the campus is amazing and the law school building was very nice. Plus the faculty and administration there were really helpful. Instead of doing the whole "we're better than the other schools/let's put on a parade to make ourselves look as great as possible" they were completely honest in outlining what qualities Duke has and then what type of people would and would not appreciate those qualities. It was such a great trip, and that's when I really started liking Duke.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby alphamoose » Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:50 pm

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby ScarryBakhtin » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:08 pm

thickfreakness wrote:
ScarryBakhtin wrote:OK so quick interruption of scholly news for a q I had... Do most people in Duke Law have cars, bikes, or neither?


You need a car.


Good to know. I'll probably understand when at the ASW... Well, I'm now in the market for a 2000-6 Honda Insight...

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby law_monkey » Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:48 pm

alphamoose wrote:
law_monkey wrote:
alphamoose wrote:Got my scholarship letter! :D Very happy and will definitely be attending ASW to check Duke out.


It's SOOOOOOO gorgeous!!!! I already visited since I have to go to another ASW that weekend, but the campus is amazing and the law school building was very nice. Plus the faculty and administration there were really helpful. Instead of doing the whole "we're better than the other schools/let's put on a parade to make ourselves look as great as possible" they were completely honest in outlining what qualities Duke has and then what type of people would and would not appreciate those qualities. It was such a great trip, and that's when I really started liking Duke.


Good to know, thanks! I like that they don't act like it's the most perfect school for every single applicant. I get annoyed when students/faculty/admins sidestep questions about what they could improve, any negatives, ect. People want to know the truth! haha

Would the other ASW be Georgetown by chance?


No I have to miss that one too!!! :( I'll be at Penn's that weekend. It absolutely sucks that 3 of them are on the same weekend. But my mom and I are using my spring break to come out to the east coast and look at the schools I'll be missing, and obviously I've already been to Duke. Although as one of my front runners I'm really bummed that I can't be at the ASW.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby DukeLawStudent » Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:55 pm

Hi.

I am a current student at Duke Law. If there are any summer starters who are interested in a sublet, let me know. It's big, inexpensive, and close to school. I'll be away for my SA position, and this may be a good opportunity for you to survey the area before signing a lease for the entire year.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby jrose5 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:57 pm

Accepted today! Pretty ecstatic! I just feel like doing nothing now (thank goodness, it's the weekend).

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby beachbum » Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:08 pm

jrose5 wrote:Accepted today! Pretty ecstatic! I just feel like doing nothing now (thank goodness, it's the weekend).


Haha, welcome to the club. If it makes you feel any better, I haven't done shit all semester. 8)

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby chrispronger » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:46 pm

Scholarship people -

Which office sent your letter?

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby mr_toad » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:50 pm

Office of Financial Aid is the letterhead.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby chrispronger » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:56 pm

mr_toad wrote:Office of Financial Aid is the letterhead.


Thanks... Got a mailing today from the admissions office, and it was not the scholarship notification I was expecting... Still have fingers crossed :)

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby stewie27 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:18 pm

law_monkey wrote:
alphamoose wrote:Got my scholarship letter! :D Very happy and will definitely be attending ASW to check Duke out.


It's SOOOOOOO gorgeous!!!! I already visited since I have to go to another ASW that weekend, but the campus is amazing and the law school building was very nice. Plus the faculty and administration there were really helpful. Instead of doing the whole "we're better than the other schools/let's put on a parade to make ourselves look as great as possible" they were completely honest in outlining what qualities Duke has and then what type of people would and would not appreciate those qualities. It was such a great trip, and that's when I really started liking Duke.


I'll be going to ASW at Duke, but just curious if you could give me a recap of what they said about what type of people would and not appreciate the qualities of Duke.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby law_monkey » Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:00 am

stewie27 wrote:
law_monkey wrote:
alphamoose wrote:Got my scholarship letter! :D Very happy and will definitely be attending ASW to check Duke out.


It's SOOOOOOO gorgeous!!!! I already visited since I have to go to another ASW that weekend, but the campus is amazing and the law school building was very nice. Plus the faculty and administration there were really helpful. Instead of doing the whole "we're better than the other schools/let's put on a parade to make ourselves look as great as possible" they were completely honest in outlining what qualities Duke has and then what type of people would and would not appreciate those qualities. It was such a great trip, and that's when I really started liking Duke.


I'll be going to ASW at Duke, but just curious if you could give me a recap of what they said about what type of people would and not appreciate the qualities of Duke.


Since it's a really small class size they have a really great law school community. Plus the school puts on a ton of programming, so it seems like students are at the law school a lot of the time. They told me that people who don't want everyone to know who they are and all their business probably won't like it as much there, just because it's really easy to at least recognize most other students. And they said if you want a clear cut boundary between law school and your personal/home life, since the students do so much with the law school and they said the people who seem to be the least happy are the ones who take the least advantage of all it has to offer. Other than that, some bigger city people have trouble adjusting to the smaller size of Durham. But that just matters on the person, since others probably handle it just fine.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby nancy_hk_sh » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:07 am

Hi all,

I just got the offer for one-year exchange in Duke! It's so great news for me....almost cannot fall asleep today. I quite enjoy the smaller size community in Durham and hope to meet you all in the coming semester!

BTW, I come from Shanghai and study in Hong Kong for LLB degree :)

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby jrose5 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:12 pm

Does anyone know how easy it is to live in Durham with no car? Is the public transportation decent?

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby ScarryBakhtin » Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:00 pm

See the response to my post about a page back. Consensus, car required.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby whirledpeas86 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:01 pm

Entchen wrote:Anyone here going to the reception in DC on Wednesday?


I am!! What are you wearing? I have no idea what the dress code for these sorts of things is...

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby AfroThunder1212 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:33 pm

"Scholarship decision mailed - 03/01/2011"...the waiting begins

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby beachbum » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:35 pm

AfroThunder1212 wrote:"Scholarship decision mailed - 03/01/2011"...the waiting begins


Good luck. When did you send in your scholarship form?

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby farrellaroonie » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:39 pm

law_monkey wrote:Got my scholly info. 90k!!!! Was not expecting that at all!!!


Congrats law monkey! That's wonderful. Would you minding pm'ing me your stats? I should receive my letter today but I want to ponder before receiving how close I could be based off of only numbers to 90,000

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby mr_toad » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:41 pm

farrellaroonie wrote:
law_monkey wrote:Got my scholly info. 90k!!!! Was not expecting that at all!!!


Congrats law monkey! That's wonderful. Would you minding pm'ing me your stats? I should receive my letter today but I want to ponder before receiving how close I could be based off of only numbers to 90,000


I got 54k, and our stats/situations are similar. Might be better for comparison's sake.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby bdubs » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:42 pm

beachbum wrote:
AfroThunder1212 wrote:"Scholarship decision mailed - 03/01/2011"...the waiting begins


Good luck. When did you send in your scholarship form?


+1 interested in knowing this

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby AfroThunder1212 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:51 pm

beachbum wrote:
AfroThunder1212 wrote:"Scholarship decision mailed - 03/01/2011"...the waiting begins


Good luck. When did you send in your scholarship form?


It says it was received 1/6/11. I believe I sent it in over break

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby bleedblue » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:25 pm

AfroThunder1212 wrote:
beachbum wrote:
AfroThunder1212 wrote:"Scholarship decision mailed - 03/01/2011"...the waiting begins


Good luck. When did you send in your scholarship form?


It says it was received 1/6/11. I believe I sent it in over break


Where is mine? Received 12/30/10 and no scholarship mailed status yet :(

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby law_monkey » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:56 pm

farrellaroonie wrote:
law_monkey wrote:Got my scholly info. 90k!!!! Was not expecting that at all!!!


Congrats law monkey! That's wonderful. Would you minding pm'ing me your stats? I should receive my letter today but I want to ponder before receiving how close I could be based off of only numbers to 90,000


I would, but I'm absolutely positive it was my family's pathetic income rather than my numbers that got me a scholly that high, especially since this was need and merit based. Because other than that my numbers definitely didn't get me 90k.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby ppch » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:55 pm

Ahem. Tagged. Scholarship info sent by me and received by them today.




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