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

GeneralFile(s)
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby GeneralFile(s) » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:57 pm

I am not sure about the ratio of need based to merit based, but I recall seeing somewhere that 86% of the class last year received some form of aid.

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yarrow
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby yarrow » Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:34 pm

I sent in my scholarship form last week. Does anyone know how long it will take for them to get back to me?

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waferthinmint
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby waferthinmint » Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:32 pm

A much-belated check in!

Also, if you haven't seen this Youtube channel yet, it has great vids with interviews of students at all the major law schools, including Duke! http://youtu.be/EMtgj0UGY8I

Now I need to get off my bum and do this fin aid stuff...

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby gta » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:27 pm

yarrow wrote:I sent in my scholarship form last week. Does anyone know how long it will take for them to get back to me?


Also curious. I'll be submitting my form very soon once I wrap up Need Access.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:35 pm

gta wrote:
yarrow wrote:I sent in my scholarship form last week. Does anyone know how long it will take for them to get back to me?


Also curious. I'll be submitting my form very soon once I wrap up Need Access.


I'm getting close to three weeks since I submitted w/ no word yet.

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drawstring
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby drawstring » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:40 pm

Does anyone know if Mordecai invites have traditionally gone out past this point?

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AllDangle
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby AllDangle » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:13 pm

Congrats from a current 1L on getting in. I am heading to a non-Triangle market for my summer job and am looking to sublease my apartment for a discounted rate. If any of you are summer starters or will be here for whatever reason, and are interested, shoot me a PM for more details on complex, etc.

Also, if you have any questions about Duke in general, feel free to ask as well.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby carolinainmymind » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:11 am

Hey fellow Mordecai invitees, any word on the appropriate attire for the interview day? If it was just a campus visit, I'd stay pretty casual, but the interview part of it makes me think I should wear a suit. Thoughts?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lastsamurai » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:49 am

carolina - i'm thinking a suit unfortunately. better to be overdressed than under i think

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby carolinainmymind » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:11 pm

lastsamurai wrote:carolina - i'm thinking a suit unfortunately. better to be overdressed than under i think


Yeah, that's what I was thinking as well. Was hoping I wasn't the only one.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby name of user » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:40 pm

suit is TCR.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Instinctive » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:47 am

carolinainmymind wrote:
lastsamurai wrote:carolina - i'm thinking a suit unfortunately. better to be overdressed than under i think


Yeah, that's what I was thinking as well. Was hoping I wasn't the only one.


I'm rockin a suit

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Leo
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Leo » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:47 pm

yarrow wrote:I sent in my scholarship form last week. Does anyone know how long it will take for them to get back to me?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby riverwater » Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:11 pm

Leo wrote:
yarrow wrote:I sent in my scholarship form last week. Does anyone know how long it will take for them to get back to me?


I've been following this thread pretty closely and I don't think anyone has reported receiving money.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby drawstring » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:04 pm

You guys do need + merit? I did merit only so I'm wondering if I'll hear more quickly than I would otherwise.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby BlackSabbath » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:53 pm

Class of 2017 Facebook Group

:arrow: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dukelaw2017

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Leo
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Leo » Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:22 pm

drawstring wrote:You guys do need + merit? I did merit only so I'm wondering if I'll hear more quickly than I would otherwise.

I also did merit only. I doubt we'll hear earlier than anyone else though. Offers started going out in late Feb last year IIRC.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby ftbchamp231 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:39 pm

Under mailings in my status checker I have a new "Scholarship Form Received". So now I have one dated 1/27 (the day after I finished the needaccess and sent in the form), and then the new one dated 2/07. I am hoping this means they made a decision and not that they are just starting it now.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby drawstring » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:47 pm

I sent mine in yesterday and have "Scholarship Form Received" from 2/6 and another one today. Not sure they'd make a decision that quickly.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby blink » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:32 pm

What are most of you folks doing w/r/t travel dates? Seems like the right play is to fly in Thursday night, and leave Sunday morning? I have no idea what most people do for a place to stay. Split hotels? Stay with current students? I'd like to get a sense of what life as a Duke Law student is like during that weekend since it's my top choice. Any thoughts?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby gta » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:54 pm

blink wrote:What are most of you folks doing w/r/t travel dates? Seems like the right play is to fly in Thursday night, and leave Sunday morning? I have no idea what most people do for a place to stay. Split hotels? Stay with current students? I'd like to get a sense of what life as a Duke Law student is like during that weekend since it's my top choice. Any thoughts?


I am flying in Thursday afternoon and leaving Saturday morning. That's the only way that my schedule would work, though, so I didn't really consider other options.

I was looking for the cheapest motel, but then I figured if I found one with an airport shuttle I could save a couple of cab trips. So I'll end up paying about the same as if I had gotten a room at the Red Roof Inn, but I'm staying at what looks to be a nicer place.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby t14splitter » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:17 pm

I have a scholarship form received for 1/06 and now 2/07. Also hoping that means they sent out decisions. However:

drawstring wrote:I sent mine in yesterday and have "Scholarship Form Received" from 2/6 and another one today. Not sure they'd make a decision that quickly.


This makes me think that everyone got the update regardless of the letter being sent out.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby carolinainmymind » Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:19 pm

FYI - interesting tidbit from the first Mordecai day. They said although applications are down overall across the country, applications are up again this year at Duke (around 6%, I believe was said). Obviously that's not a final number, but thought it was interesting nonetheless.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Instinctive » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:40 pm

carolinainmymind wrote:FYI - interesting tidbit from the first Mordecai day. They said although applications are down overall across the country, applications are up again this year at Duke (around 6%, I believe was said). Obviously that's not a final number, but thought it was interesting nonetheless.

This is now corroborated from someone else who was there also. I think 6% was right.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby drawstring » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:03 pm

Does that coincide with them starting the Priority Track program?




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