Duke Class of 2017

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2017)

How's everyone feeling?

Super freaked out.
2
15%
Kind of freaked out.
1
8%
Freaked out...
2
15%
Thinking I should've been a blacksmith.
6
46%
My dad's a named partner, so...
2
15%
 
Total votes: 13

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lawschool22
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:12 pm

Need Access is a bitch, especially for someone who has been off parental assistance for a while. Some of these questions I just do not know the answer to.

Also, just to make sure, we are supposed to fill out the 2014-2015 form correct?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Pneumonia » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:47 pm

lawschool22 wrote:Need Access is a bitch, especially for someone who has been off parental assistance for a while. Some of these questions I just do not know the answer to.

Also, just to make sure, we are supposed to fill out the 2014-2015 form correct?


Correct on both counts

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UserNameHere
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby UserNameHere » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:40 am

What is going on with the Blue Devils this season? Don't think I've ever seen a Coach K team struggle so much with defense.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Serett » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:45 pm

UserNameHere wrote:What is going on with the Blue Devils this season? Don't think I've ever seen a Coach K team struggle so much with defense.


On Wisconsin :D

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lawschool22
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:52 pm

Is there a Duke Facebook group yet?

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UserNameHere
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby UserNameHere » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:30 pm

Serett wrote:
UserNameHere wrote:What is going on with the Blue Devils this season? Don't think I've ever seen a Coach K team struggle so much with defense.


On Wisconsin :D


Dude. . . .

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Nonconsecutive
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:40 pm

lawschool22 wrote:Is there a Duke Facebook group yet?


None of my materials mention one, nor can I find one, so if it is it is well hidden.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby carolinainmymind » Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:11 pm

Anyone with the Mordecai invite hear back regarding lodging/travel stipend yet? First dates in less than a month, so I would expect that they need to get this info out to people soon...

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Slytherpuff » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:35 pm

Checking in! Great housing info ITT so far.

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Pneumonia
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Pneumonia » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:53 pm

So if I'm doing government loans I need to complete the FAFSA eventually, but I don't have to complete the FAFSA in order to receive a scholarship offer; is that correct?

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lawschool22
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:46 pm

Pneumonia wrote:So if I'm doing government loans I need to complete the FAFSA eventually, but I don't have to complete the FAFSA in order to receive a scholarship offer; is that correct?


That's correct for Duke, but you do need to submit Need Access if you want to be considered for need-based aid. Also the FAFSA is much less involved than Need Access, and every piece of info you will need for FAFSA will also needed for the Need Access form. So if you're doing NA you can easily do FAFSA as well. Both of them allow estimates so you need not have completed your taxes.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby johnjay » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:51 pm

I submitted my Need Access and Duke Scholarship form last week. Am I supposed to receive a confirmation email from Duke that they received it?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:26 pm

Very fortunate recent admit here, I was curious if they sent out any sort of package before you submit the financial information, or if you only get your "packet" after the fact? I'm guessing they send it prior, but I'm antsy to get my Duke stuff. :P

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby kershka » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:33 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:Very fortunate recent admit here, I was curious if they sent out any sort of package before you submit the financial information, or if you only get your "packet" after the fact? I'm guessing they send it prior, but I'm antsy to get my Duke stuff. :P

You'll get a packet with all sorts of swag in a week or two. There's a cool little notebook, a lanyard, and a bookmark. The financial aid won't come until the end of January at the earliest, I believe.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:41 pm

kershka wrote:
Nonconsecutive wrote:Very fortunate recent admit here, I was curious if they sent out any sort of package before you submit the financial information, or if you only get your "packet" after the fact? I'm guessing they send it prior, but I'm antsy to get my Duke stuff. :P

You'll get a packet with all sorts of swag in a week or two. There's a cool little notebook, a lanyard, and a bookmark. The financial aid won't come until the end of January at the earliest, I believe.


Thanks! Looking forward to that lanyard. :)

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby JMKeynes » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:50 pm

johnjay wrote:I submitted my Need Access and Duke Scholarship form last week. Am I supposed to receive a confirmation email from Duke that they received it?


I submitted my scholarship form by e-mail and got a confirmation of receipt e-mail the next day. It also shows on my status checker that my forms have been received.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Jessasaurus » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:29 pm

So I read that Duke was rated number one for quality of life, which seems pretty important to me in choosing a law school, but I couldn't find out how they did the rankings. Anyone?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Pneumonia » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:31 pm

Jessasaurus wrote:So I read that Duke was rated number one for quality of life, which seems pretty important to me in choosing a law school, but I couldn't find out how they did the rankings. Anyone?


that's interesting, do you remember the source?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Dracarys » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:58 pm

Pneumonia wrote:
Jessasaurus wrote:So I read that Duke was rated number one for quality of life, which seems pretty important to me in choosing a law school, but I couldn't find out how they did the rankings. Anyone?


that's interesting, do you remember the source?


http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog ... ewss-.html

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Pneumonia
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Pneumonia » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:18 pm

seems to be based more on what the campus feels like then on what the city is like, the latter of which being what I usually think of when I hear "quality of life"

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby wbaseball4ever » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:27 pm

Any suggestions for married students? Are there family-style complexes around?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:22 pm

Got my accepted student package today, definitely digging it. 8)

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby UserNameHere » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:24 pm

Jessasaurus wrote:So I read that Duke was rated number one for quality of life, which seems pretty important to me in choosing a law school, but I couldn't find out how they did the rankings. Anyone?


You know nothing Jon Snow.

I can't speak for the rankings, but having been to Duke a couple times to visit when I was undergrad and having spoken to alums, my guess is it boils down to some of these factors

- Small class size with a greater sense of camaraderie than competition.
- Durham is a nice town -- nothing special -- but it's got a charm about it that many of the incoming class who have not necessarily spent much time in the South find appealing.
- Affordable cost of living.
- Weather is solid. You get all four seasons, but the temp generally doesn't go much below 30 or above 90.
- Everyone loves the Blue Devils!

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby coolbean2013 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:01 am

Checking in, accepted last week! Congrats everyone :)

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Morgan2012 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:46 am

Anyone going down for the February 7th Mordecai Day? I'm getting in the afternoon of the 6th and would be interested in meeting up with people to explore a little.




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