Duke Class of 2015

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Duke Class of 2015

Postby whitman » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:04 am

Boom.

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Re: Duke Class of 2015

Postby jpal13 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:26 pm

Just got my acceptance email today, joint degree program in economics, just curious how many other people applied for a joint degree?

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Re: Duke Class of 2015

Postby JamMasterJ » Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:07 pm

hey, anyone who has decided definitively on Duke: please post your choice here if you would like to be included

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Re: Duke Class of 2015

Postby 1212 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:32 pm

jpal13 wrote:Just got my acceptance email today, joint degree program in economics, just curious how many other people applied for a joint degree?


Me! I got into the JD/LLM in Comparative Law. Does your program start in the summer?

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Re: Duke Class of 2015

Postby jpal13 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:43 pm

It does start in summer, I am doing my masters in Economics. I really thought Duke had rejected me because I heard so much later than other people who applied at the same time as me according to law school numbers. Imagine my surprise when I woke up on a Saturday and saw an acceptance email.

I am weighing my options and waiting for the rest of my decisions but I love the idea of a joint degree and starting in the summer. I also got UMich summer start acceptance.

I have been looking at apartments/condos in the Durham area and you can get a very comfortable pad very reasonably.

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Re: Duke Class of 2015

Postby whitman » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:06 pm

I'm 95% sure I'm going to Duke and might be doing a joint degree as well. I didn't initially apply for it, but admissions told me I could contact them at a later date.

Three that I'm curious about:

1) JD/MBA: I have 3 years of business experience and would love to get an MBA as well, but will that prevent me from working on journals, doing clinics, and the Duke in DC program?
2) JD/MA in English or Philosophy: Is this just an absurd amount of reading with no tangible gain (just personal satisfaction)?
3) JD/MA in Environmental Studies: I'd like to go into Environmental law. How much does this help?
4) JD/LLM in International Law: What does this actually mean for students' careers? Anything? Where do they typically end up?

Obviously, I'm all over the map and need to figure this out ASAP, but the only thing I know for sure is I want a JD, and the rest is all appealing to me for different reasons. I am business-oriented and would love to transition down the line or work to start up a company in environmental something or other. At the same time, I love being a student and would enjoy taking advantage of my last schooling years to study English or Philosophy. But then there's the environmental aspect and international law opportunities appeal.

If anyone has any thoughts, let me know.

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Re: Duke Class of 2015

Postby basilseal » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:31 pm

NU

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Re: Duke Class of 2015

Postby whitman » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:37 pm

basilseal wrote:NU


10-4.

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Re: Duke Class of 2015

Postby basilseal » Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:33 pm

Wow completely wrong thread. Excuse me.

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Re: Duke Class of 2015

Postby emagdnim2100 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:20 am

Headed to Duke in the fall!

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Re: Duke Class of 2015

Postby jpal13 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:06 am

emagdnim2100 wrote:Headed to Duke in the fall!


COngrats, I am still deciding but the allure of Durham is a pull.

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Re: Duke Class of 2015

Postby DorianGray89 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:25 pm

whitman wrote:I'm 95% sure I'm going to Duke and might be doing a joint degree as well. I didn't initially apply for it, but admissions told me I could contact them at a later date.

Three that I'm curious about:

1) JD/MBA: I have 3 years of business experience and would love to get an MBA as well, but will that prevent me from working on journals, doing clinics, and the Duke in DC program?
2) JD/MA in English or Philosophy: Is this just an absurd amount of reading with no tangible gain (just personal satisfaction)?
3) JD/MA in Environmental Studies: I'd like to go into Environmental law. How much does this help?
4) JD/LLM in International Law: What does this actually mean for students' careers? Anything? Where do they typically end up?

Obviously, I'm all over the map and need to figure this out ASAP, but the only thing I know for sure is I want a JD, and the rest is all appealing to me for different reasons. I am business-oriented and would love to transition down the line or work to start up a company in environmental something or other. At the same time, I love being a student and would enjoy taking advantage of my last schooling years to study English or Philosophy. But then there's the environmental aspect and international law opportunities appeal.

If anyone has any thoughts, let me know.


Hey guys, I'm a joint degree 1L at Duke, if you guys have any questions let me know. I would be glad to help.

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Re: Duke Class of 2015

Postby kaveman » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:18 am

Any scholarship offers yet?

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Re: Duke Class of 2015

Postby cactuarX3 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:34 pm

Checking in! Anyone know if Mordecai nominations are only done in the first admit email or are you notified later?

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Re: Duke Class of 2015

Postby Nelson » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:57 pm

cactuarX3 wrote:Checking in! Anyone know if Mordecai nominations are only done in the first admit email or are you notified later?

Later but they've already gone out. I don't think they do multiple rounds.

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Re: Duke Class of 2015

Postby whitman » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:08 pm

Anyone interested in environmental law? I think the program looks awesome, but I'm wondering if it leads to interesting and fulfilling careers in the field.

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Re: Duke Class of 2015

Postby gatorlaw » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:43 pm

Hi guys! I was admitted today. So how will I receive my scholarship application, snail mail or e-mail? How long after I submit that info will I receive an offer (if any)?

Thanks!!

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Re: Duke Class of 2015

Postby Nelson » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:48 pm

gatorlaw wrote:Hi guys! I was admitted today. So how will I receive my scholarship application, snail mail or e-mail? How long after I submit that info will I receive an offer (if any)?

Thanks!!

They didn't send the scholarship form until late January but I imagine you'll get it soon.

No info on regular scholarships has been released yet, only the Mordecai invites.

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Re: Duke Class of 2015

Postby Modus Ponens » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:54 pm

Nelson wrote:
gatorlaw wrote:Hi guys! I was admitted today. So how will I receive my scholarship application, snail mail or e-mail? How long after I submit that info will I receive an offer (if any)?

Thanks!!

They didn't send the scholarship form until late January but I imagine you'll get it soon.

No info on regular scholarships has been released yet, only the Mordecai invites.


Not sure how reliable it is, but there are some scholarship offers ($67k-72k) on LSN. http://duke.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants

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Re: Duke Class of 2015

Postby gatorlaw » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:01 pm

Modus Ponens wrote:
Nelson wrote:
gatorlaw wrote:Hi guys! I was admitted today. So how will I receive my scholarship application, snail mail or e-mail? How long after I submit that info will I receive an offer (if any)?

Thanks!!

They didn't send the scholarship form until late January but I imagine you'll get it soon.

No info on regular scholarships has been released yet, only the Mordecai invites.


Not sure how reliable it is, but there are some scholarship offers ($67k-72k) on LSN. http://duke.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants


Thanks! Does anybody know if Duke provides travel stipends for admitted students to come visit?

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Re: Duke Class of 2015

Postby Modus Ponens » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:06 pm

gatorlaw wrote:
Modus Ponens wrote:
Nelson wrote:
gatorlaw wrote:Hi guys! I was admitted today. So how will I receive my scholarship application, snail mail or e-mail? How long after I submit that info will I receive an offer (if any)?

Thanks!!

They didn't send the scholarship form until late January but I imagine you'll get it soon.

No info on regular scholarships has been released yet, only the Mordecai invites.


Not sure how reliable it is, but there are some scholarship offers ($67k-72k) on LSN. http://duke.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants


Thanks! Does anybody know if Duke provides travel stipends for admitted students to come visit?


Yeah, depending on which state you're from. (http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... 5#p5138014)

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Re: Duke Class of 2015

Postby bobbyh1919 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:46 am

Hi everyone, checking in here for the first time. In filling out that Need Access form it asks for an LSAT code. Where can I find this information? It's been like 4 months since I took the test and that's not exactly ringing a bell lol. Thanks for the help.

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Re: Duke Class of 2015

Postby Modus Ponens » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:24 pm

bobbyh1919 wrote:Hi everyone, checking in here for the first time. In filling out that Need Access form it asks for an LSAT code. Where can I find this information? It's been like 4 months since I took the test and that's not exactly ringing a bell lol. Thanks for the help.


It's your LSAC account number.

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Re: Duke Class of 2015

Postby Modus Ponens » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:46 pm

Found this website hosted by the Duke Bar Association, has some useful information on it: http://www.dukelawdenovo.com/

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Re: Duke Class of 2015

Postby bobbyh1919 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:59 pm

Blah apparently this Need Access form is quite long (my Mom's been filling it out because she has all the necessary information). Would it be a terrible mistake to just apply for merit based aid? I've heard many times on TLS that need based aid is rather rare outside of the HYS. We'd probably best be described as a middle class family. If I'm not likely to get anything from it, I'd rather just submit my merit form and get the ball rolling on that. Thanks for any advice guys.

Edit: Going to fill it out, still wondering if Duke is generous with need based aid.




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