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 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:42 am

Duke moves up to #10 in this year's rankings. Glad to see that even if the rankings are fairly meaningless.

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ftbchamp231
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby ftbchamp231 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:10 am

lawschool22 wrote:Duke moves up to #10 in this year's rankings. Glad to see that even if the rankings are fairly meaningless.


Do you have a link to the new report? I'm having trouble finding it.

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Serett
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Serett » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:11 am

Yep, now everyone who goes to Duke can say, "I go to a Top 10 law school" to Muggles without having to give a nuanced explanation of the T14 :P

Link (courtesy of neprep in the Rankings Prediction thread)

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SplitMyPants
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:15 am

Hitchensian wrote:
YouGoGlenCoCo wrote:
BigRedGator wrote:My scholarship was sent on 3/3 after they received it on 2/15. Pleasantly surprised. I am not sure what the scale is but I think this would be considered "$$." Also, in terms of timing, not sure that this matters, but I submitted my application very early (9/3/13) on the Priority Track and was accepted for admissions on 9/13/13.

PM me if you're interested in the amount or my stats


This seems to demonstrate that financial aid offers are being sent out in order of when the initial application is received, and not by when the scholarship application was received. I submitted my Priority Track application much later than you - 01/08/14 - yet I submitted my scholarship application much earlier than you - it was received 01/30 - and I have heard nothing about scholarships yet. Granted, this might also demonstrate that there is really some other variable like you having a better application in general than me, and therefore being more deserving of financial aid, yet this would be inconsistent with that was told to us in the email…



You are on the money with this analysis.


Is this still what we are thinking regarding aid notifications? I went complete in December, but wasn't accepted until late February, and have yet to have a status checker update.

carolinainmymind
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby carolinainmymind » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:56 pm

Serett wrote:Yep, now everyone who goes to Duke can say, "I go to a Top 10 law school" to Muggles without having to give a nuanced explanation of the T14 :P

Link (courtesy of neprep in the Rankings Prediction thread)


So true. Any attempt to discuss T14 with non-law folk is pointless. Sub-tiers of the T14 even more meaningless to try to explain.

Duke = top 10. Ftw.

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drawstring
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby drawstring » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:21 pm

Duke is slow on scholarship offers.....

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Leo
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Leo » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:30 pm

drawstring wrote:Duke is slow on scholarship offers.....

+1

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Serett
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Serett » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:38 pm

Leo wrote:
drawstring wrote:Duke is slow on scholarship offers.....

+1


I'm sure they're just fundraising full rides for everyone with dat new Top 10 prestige. The law school will be a Scrooge McDuck money pool for ASW.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby sabrina8740 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:58 pm

Has anyone called the Admissions Office to ask about the status of scholarship offers? Duke is the last school I'm waiting on and a few other places have deadlines of April 4th... if I don't hear from them until the 1st, that's a really tight window to make a decision in.

On the other hand, I don't want to bug the office (or slow them down) by calling and taking up their time...

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yarrow
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby yarrow » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:08 pm

I am getting really antsy as well. I think their office must be very busy because I emailed them last week about something very simple and easy to answer and they just never emailed me back. :roll:

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06102016
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby 06102016 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:17 pm

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yadiermolina
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby yadiermolina » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:16 pm

late last night my status changed to scholarship letter mailed. anyone know how long it takes? I've already checked my mailbox like 3 times today....

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drawstring
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby drawstring » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:26 pm

When did you submit your scholarship forms :?:

Nomo
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Nomo » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:32 pm

I hope all of you will ask admissions at Duke (and any other schools you are considering) how they plan to change their LRAP's if a cap is placed on the PSLF sometime in the future. Many of you may not have any intention of every using IBR, PAYE, PSLF or Duke's LRAP, but some of you will end up needing these programs (the LST numbers don't lie). These programs really are the safety net that makes a 6 figure education possible.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby yadiermolina » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:20 pm

drawstring wrote:When did you submit your scholarship forms :?:


early january

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lawschool22
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:19 pm

yadiermolina wrote:
drawstring wrote:When did you submit your scholarship forms :?:


early january


I think it's loosely based on complete date from what I can tell.

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Serett
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Serett » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:59 pm

Well, still no scholly update, but regarding the reach-out surveys they sent around, I apparently now have an alumni contact assigned.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby jasper09 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:56 pm

Serett wrote:Well, still no scholly update, but regarding the reach-out surveys they sent around, I apparently now have an alumni contact assigned.


+1 I logged in and got so excited because I thought they'd mailed a scholarship decision, only to then realize it was an alumni contact. I'm actually excited about that, too, but $$$ info would help a LOT in my decision-making.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:00 pm

lawschool22 wrote:Duke moves up to #10 in this year's rankings. Glad to see that even if the rankings are fairly meaningless.


+1

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby cotiger » Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:09 am

Anyone know if there is a particular date we have to accept the Mordecai by, or is it just the same as everything else?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby zhcrobert » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:46 am

I registered March 28th Open house last Friday, but I never receive any confirmation. Is this normal?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby carolinainmymind » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:49 am

cotiger wrote:Anyone know if there is a particular date we have to accept the Mordecai by, or is it just the same as everything else?


My letter said 4/14. Send in the Mordecai acceptance form with $500 deposit.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lastsamurai » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:51 am

carolinainmymind wrote:
cotiger wrote:Anyone know if there is a particular date we have to accept the Mordecai by, or is it just the same as everything else?


My letter said 4/14. Send in the Mordecai acceptance form with $500 deposit.


Interesting that they're requiring a tuition deposit for students not required to pay tuition imo

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Jessasaurus
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Jessasaurus » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:29 pm

They have to mail another round of schollys by the end of the week, right?
....I hope so.....

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:34 pm

Jessasaurus wrote:They have to mail another round of schollys by the end of the week, right?
....I hope so.....


If not now, when?




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