Duke Law Class of 2014

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tipler4213
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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby tipler4213 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:19 pm

r6_philly wrote:
tipler4213 wrote:Joining this as I worry about aid. I got the 54k offer a week or so ago with the 4-page letter. Are we in agreement that this means no need-based aid and that I will be 150k in debt?


I assume so, although they have not responded to my questions. I wonder why you got the 54k offer, as I remember we have pretty much the same numbers right?

Adding up the 3 years, minus the scholarship, makes you really want to take a fullride + stipend offer from a a T30 school doesn't it? :)


Haha yeah no joke! I think you likely get more b/c I am a multiple LSATer. Also, aren't you non-trad?

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby tipler4213 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:21 pm

tipler4213 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
tipler4213 wrote:Joining this as I worry about aid. I got the 54k offer a week or so ago with the 4-page letter. Are we in agreement that this means no need-based aid and that I will be 150k in debt?


I assume so, although they have not responded to my questions. I wonder why you got the 54k offer, as I remember we have pretty much the same numbers right?

Adding up the 3 years, minus the scholarship, makes you really want to take a fullride + stipend offer from a a T30 school doesn't it? :)


Haha yeah no joke! I think you likely get more b/c I am a multiple LSATer. Also, aren't you non-trad?


Although, if you think about it, even if you get a full ride somewhere, you are still going to be around 70k in debt at most top law schools...

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby r6_philly » Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:30 pm

tipler4213 wrote:
Although, if you think about it, even if you get a full ride somewhere, you are still going to be around 70k in debt at most top law schools...


If you get a stipend, then get funding for the first summer and work for the second summer, you will probably only need to take out less than 30-50k, most of it would be subsidized, which is a lot better than the 100k in PLUS loans we are currently looking at.

Even with 90k from UVA I am still staring at 100k in loans. If I get in-state for 2L/3L and work my ass off maybe I can stay off of PLUS?

That's why if Duke offered more, it would actually be a more attractive option.

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thecilent
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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby thecilent » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:24 pm

Has anyone negotiated with Duke?

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby arism87 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:26 pm

thecilent wrote:Has anyone negotiated with Duke?

I just sent them an email with my other offers today, I'll post the outcome! Not expecting much though.

It's so interesting that UVA immediately sent me significantly more money and Michigan said don't bother sending it. MEH. I can be bought.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby thecilent » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:28 pm

arism87 wrote:
thecilent wrote:Has anyone negotiated with Duke?

I just sent them an email with my other offers today, I'll post the outcome! Not expecting much though.

It's so interesting that UVA immediately sent me significantly more money and Michigan said don't bother sending it. MEH. I can be bought.

Word. Yeah I just sent my offers too. Very interested.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby thecilent » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:32 pm

So just incase people were still wondering.. The scholly offers we got include need-based aid. The part about a review in May is just fro loan eligibility.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby jrose5 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:41 pm

I'm sure you guys know this already, but Duke is beautiful! Visited this past weekend and I thought the chapel looked like a castle. Amazing! Too bad the law school is a bit underwhelming, but that's ok. :P

Also, the campus is sort of in the middle of a forest.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby jsanchez13 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:33 pm

To all, congrats on acceptance for those who have received notice, and good luck to those still waiting. I'm looking to sublet my furnished 2 bed/2 bath Apt at Alexan Garret Farms to any summer starters...available 2nd week of May through mid Aug...use of books and supplements included. Unit is next to clubhouse overlooking the pool. Website http://www.alexangarrettfarms.com There are alot of Duke Law Students here and many others offering summer sublets. Anyone interested please feel free to PM me for details, anyone else looking for housing for fall, this has been a great place to live...

On another note, if anyone has any questions about Duke please feel free to ask and I'd be happy to share.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby DallasCowboy » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:54 pm

1L summer job update: unpaid gigs are cake. I applied for 2 and accepted at both within a week. Firms are a crapshoot. I know of one section with like 10 folks in paying firm jobs (also the only 10 I know of confirmed w/ paying gigs). As for firm interviews, I'm oh-fer 4 plus one outstanding (find out this week). Otherwise, unpaid for me.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby beachbum » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:15 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:1L summer job update: unpaid gigs are cake. I applied for 2 and accepted at both within a week. Firms are a crapshoot. I know of one section with like 10 folks in paying firm jobs (also the only 10 I know of confirmed w/ paying gigs). As for firm interviews, I'm oh-fer 4 plus one outstanding (find out this week). Otherwise, unpaid for me.


Sounds great to me, and unpaid work is much better than no work. Thanks for the update.

@jsanchez: check out the 2014 FB group, too. There's a couple current students subletting their apartments, and I think they're having some success. Good luck.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby beachbum » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:26 pm

I didn't see the Duke/Hampton game; did we win?

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby Jericwithers » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:01 am

beachbum wrote:I didn't see the Duke/Hampton game; did we win?


By 42 pts.

Whose excited for the ASW? That's what sealed the deal for me.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby maw » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:10 am

Jericwithers wrote:
beachbum wrote:I didn't see the Duke/Hampton game; did we win?


By 42 pts.

Whose excited for the ASW? That's what sealed the deal for me.


I am! I'm hoping it helps me make up my mind between Duke and Michigan.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby Jericwithers » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:34 am

maw wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
beachbum wrote:I didn't see the Duke/Hampton game; did we win?


By 42 pts.

Whose excited for the ASW? That's what sealed the deal for me.


I am! I'm hoping it helps me make up my mind between Duke and Michigan.


Do what I did and ride the decision on tomorrow's NCAA game.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby maw » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:42 am

Jericwithers wrote:
maw wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
beachbum wrote:I didn't see the Duke/Hampton game; did we win?


By 42 pts.

Whose excited for the ASW? That's what sealed the deal for me.


I am! I'm hoping it helps me make up my mind between Duke and Michigan.


Do what I did and ride the decision on tomorrow's NCAA game.


GENIUS. done.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby lawyerwannabe » Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:53 pm

Received $5k/yr from Duke today! Super psyched considering I EDed!!

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby jrose5 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:58 pm

maw wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
beachbum wrote:I didn't see the Duke/Hampton game; did we win?


By 42 pts.

Whose excited for the ASW? That's what sealed the deal for me.


I am! I'm hoping it helps me make up my mind between Duke and Michigan.


I have this very same dilemma.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby beachbum » Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:47 pm

lawyerwannabe wrote:Received $5k/yr from Duke today! Super psyched considering I EDed!!


Congrats! Hoping I get a similar outcome...

Speaking of which, how long after the "scholarship decision mailed" date did you all actually receive your letters? My decision was allegedly mailed 3/14 and I still don't have it...

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby DorianGray89 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:28 pm

So what's the deal with cars? if you don't have one, what do you do?

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby thickfreakness » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:26 am

DorianGray89 wrote:So what's the deal with cars? if you don't have one, what do you do?


You need a car. I don't really see how you could get along that well without one.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby jrose5 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:46 am

thickfreakness wrote:
DorianGray89 wrote:So what's the deal with cars? if you don't have one, what do you do?


You need a car. I don't really see how you could get along that well without one.


I visited last week and got the same impression.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby maw » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:16 am

beachbum wrote:
lawyerwannabe wrote:Received $5k/yr from Duke today! Super psyched considering I EDed!!


Congrats! Hoping I get a similar outcome...

Speaking of which, how long after the "scholarship decision mailed" date did you all actually receive your letters? My decision was allegedly mailed 3/14 and I still don't have it...


I got mine like 9 days after it was mailed.

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Sublet available for May/June, perfect for summer starters

Postby DukeLawSummerStarter » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:38 am

I am leaving my apartment a little over a month before my lease is up, and I am looking to sublet or assign the lease to another tenant. It is located in the Lenox at Patterson Place apartment complex, off 15-501 in Durham near I-40, in a nice neighborhood with convenient shopping, and is a short drive from Duke or UNC. It is a studio apartment with a partial wall separating the bedroom from the living room/kitchen, with good light and trees outside the window and sliding glass door.

Details:500 sq. ft; dishwasher; large bathroom; walk in closet; balcony

Apartment community website: --LinkRemoved--
There is a pool, exercise room, office, car wash area, and laundry room on site. Pets are accommodated, but I do not have one.

Please email me with any questions, to request more pictures, or to set up a showing. The date you would like to move in is flexible, anytime from April 1st to May 30th, but the lease only runs until June 21st. If you would like to sign a new lease for the same apartment it can be arranged with proper notice.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby beachbum » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:32 pm

$8k/year!!! As an ED'er with borderline numbers! Holy shit this just made my day. I haven't read all the paperwork yet (too excited), but I'm thinkin this is probably based a lot on need. Still, Duke had zero incentive to give me anything. Hot damn. I'll drink to that.




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