Duke Law Class of 2014

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby thickfreakness » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:30 pm

I'd just worry about taking care of business this semester before you start penciling yourselves in as Harvard transfers, Wachtell SAs, or SCOTUS clerks. More credits are on the line this semester then last....

Edit: Also, I say this in a disapproving, grumpy old man voice.
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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby stewie27 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:50 pm

Is 1L OCI really pointless? I got a few preselects. Does anyone know of people getting jobs in past years? I'm not expecting a job and have applied elsewhere, but I figure it won't hurt to practice interviewing more and maybe there's a slim chance I'll strike gold. Am I completely off base here?

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby beachbum » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:42 am

That Austin Rivers kid ain't bad, huh.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby quakeroats » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:28 am

stewie27 wrote:Is 1L OCI really pointless? I got a few preselects. Does anyone know of people getting jobs in past years? I'm not expecting a job and have applied elsewhere, but I figure it won't hurt to practice interviewing more and maybe there's a slim chance I'll strike gold. Am I completely off base here?


For 1L OCI, if you're from a southern market (especially Alabama where firms usually recruit 1Ls rather than 2Ls) then you've got a shot, particularly if you did well last semester. Problem is we've got a lot of southerners and the market they usually want (Atlanta) is extremely difficult to crack as a 1L (exactly 1 person did last year).

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby stewie27 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:05 pm

I suppose we get our briefs back after finals like they did with the memos last semester....?
Not looking forward to it. I have a feeling LARW is going to do some damage to my gpa.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby quakeroats » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:12 am

stewie27 wrote:I suppose we get our briefs back after finals like they did with the memos last semester....?
Not looking forward to it. I have a feeling LARW is going to do some damage to my gpa.


From what I remember they were given back during finals.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby los blancos » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:58 pm

Do all 3Ls get Chem Lot parking?

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby Bosque » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:15 pm

los blancos wrote:Do all 3Ls get Chem Lot parking?


No. I'm in Whitford.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby los blancos » Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:51 pm

Bosque wrote:
los blancos wrote:Do all 3Ls get Chem Lot parking?


No. I'm in Whitford.


Was that by choice?

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby quakeroats » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:30 pm

los blancos wrote:
Bosque wrote:
los blancos wrote:Do all 3Ls get Chem Lot parking?


No. I'm in Whitford.


Was that by choice?


If given a choice, would you choose Whitford over Chemistry?

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby Bosque » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:58 pm

los blancos wrote:
Bosque wrote:
los blancos wrote:Do all 3Ls get Chem Lot parking?


No. I'm in Whitford.


Was that by choice?


It was not by choice. But I would have chosen it anyway in retrospect. Whitford is closer to the gym, and it was nice to be able to park there for campout.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby wiseowl » Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:14 pm

I chose Whitford over Chemistry as well. Like Bosque said, close to the gym. Easy downhill sprint to school when running late everyday like Bosque and I are.

Also, I'm selling a 3BR/2BA house right off I-40 near Southpoint in Durham. 10 min from school. PM me if interested.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby protein » Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:00 pm

What classes should someone who is looking to go into transactional be taking 2L year?

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby lawyerwannabe » Fri May 04, 2012 6:14 pm

HEY EVERYONE! WE ARE DONE WITH 1L! (I am disregarding the writing competition of course . . . )

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby beachbum » Fri May 04, 2012 6:29 pm

lawyerwannabe wrote:HEY EVERYONE! WE ARE DONE WITH 1L! (I am disregarding the writing competition of course . . . )


dude, efffff this noise about a writing competition. I haven't been able to focus on this case for more than like 15 minutes at a time. Maybe tomorrow.

Today, beer and Mario Kart and Mexican.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby dukelaw1L » Sun May 06, 2012 3:34 pm

When does Duke release spring grades? Before July?

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby wiseowl » Sun May 06, 2012 6:24 pm

dukelaw1L wrote:When does Duke release spring grades? Before July?


They came out for 2Ls and 3Ls on June 8th last year, and for 1Ls a little later. In 2010 everyone got all grades on June 17th.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby quakeroats » Wed May 16, 2012 11:51 pm

wiseowl wrote:
dukelaw1L wrote:When does Duke release spring grades? Before July?


They came out for 2Ls and 3Ls on June 8th last year, and for 1Ls a little later. In 2010 everyone got all grades on June 17th.


This year they're due to the registrar June 1 with a release a "reasonable" amount of time thereafter.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby quakeroats » Thu May 17, 2012 12:01 am

protein wrote:What classes should someone who is looking to go into transactional be taking 2L year?


Business Associations (Cox is better, but he only teaches in the Spring)
Federal Income Tax
Bankruptcy
Corporate Reorg
Financial Services
Deal Skills I/II (this might have a spring prereq)
M&A
Antitrust
SecReg
Structuring Commercial and Financial Transactions (basically a course in Securitization)
Financial Derivatives
International Investment Law
Domestic/International banking regulation

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby dukelaw1L » Fri May 18, 2012 11:56 am

Anyone know roughly which raw LRW scores will be 4.0's?

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby beachbum » Fri May 18, 2012 12:41 pm

dukelaw1L wrote:Anyone know roughly which raw LRW scores will be 4.0's?


Pretty sure LARW professors use different grading scales (in terms of raw scores), so it's tough to say.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby beachbum » Fri May 18, 2012 5:00 pm

lawyerwannabe: you have private messaging disabled, so I wasn't able to respond.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby lawyerwannabe » Fri May 18, 2012 5:07 pm

Fixed. My bad.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby beachbum » Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:52 am

OCI employer list is out, though I don't think it's complete yet. (I can think of at least one firm that's coming and isn't listed). Looks pretty solid, though.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2014

Postby lawyerwannabe » Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:49 am

Where can you access the list? I am not sure why I really care but I want to look at it.




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