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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Plainsman11011
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Plainsman11011 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:27 pm

Any ideas on negotiating scholarships with Duke? When/How to go about it? Received a great offer, but it falls short of UVA etc.

Chekhov'sGun
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Chekhov'sGun » Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:35 pm

Scholarship received in the mail today! Sent out 3/13. Very excited about the offer. Found myself a little dissapointed I haven't received a t-shirt though...

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Slytherpuff
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Slytherpuff » Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:39 pm

Chekhov'sGun wrote:Scholarship received in the mail today! Sent out 3/13. Very excited about the offer. Found myself a little dissapointed I haven't received a t-shirt though...

I'll trade my shirt for your scholarship! :lol:

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drawstring
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby drawstring » Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:50 pm

Scholarship sent today!

Accepted in mid-November and my forms were received near the end of the first week of Feb.

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a.sleepyhead
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby a.sleepyhead » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:05 pm

Typhoon24 wrote:
aboutmydaylight wrote:Is everyone getting XLs or what?


a large that feels like an XL. would make for a decent gym shirt


+1 they must have just ordered L's for everyone

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ftbchamp231
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby ftbchamp231 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:09 pm

171/ 3.72 $76,000

I was wondering about negotiating scholarships as well, even though I don't have much leverage since Penn and Virginia put me on the waitlist.

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Jessasaurus
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Jessasaurus » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:11 pm

171/3.75

81K!!!

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Hitchensian
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Hitchensian » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:24 pm

ftbchamp231 wrote:171/ 3.72 $76,000

I was wondering about negotiating scholarships as well, even though I don't have much leverage since Penn and Virginia put me on the waitlist.


Jessasaurus wrote:171/3.75

81K!!!


So, .03 GPA difference = $5k difference, assuming all else equal. Interesting.

kathj06
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby kathj06 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:46 pm

3.58/172 and 72k. Happy but they gave me less than Michigan...I might try to squeeze a little more but don't want to seem ungrateful! Want to go ahead and hear about $$ from everyone so I can start playing the negotiation game!

Chekhov'sGun
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Chekhov'sGun » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:03 pm

fkt18 wrote:
Chekhov'sGun wrote:Scholarship received in the mail today! Sent out 3/13. Very excited about the offer. Found myself a little dissapointed I haven't received a t-shirt though...

I'll trade my shirt for your scholarship! :lol:


You underestimate how badly/irrationally I want that t-shirt... Totally worth 72k right now.

Wolverine1614
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Wolverine1614 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:05 pm

Duke sent me a scholarship letter in the mail just to say that I they could not give me any money. Kinda a bummer, but I expected it given my stats.

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barrelofmonkeys
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:31 pm

Wolverine1614 wrote:Duke sent me a scholarship letter in the mail just to say that I they could not give me any money. Kinda a bummer, but I expected it given my stats.


D:

that is awful
sorry :(

carolinainmymind
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby carolinainmymind » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:37 pm

ICYMI - Duke's 2013 Employment Stats posted: https://law.duke.edu/sites/default/file ... ss2013.pdf

BigLaw (51.4%) + FedClerk (8.7%) : 60.1%

Edit: Credit to wwwcol over on this thread for all 2013 numbers - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=226198

Constantine
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Constantine » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:08 pm

105K, 172 3.8X. Pretty happy with that!

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ftbchamp231
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby ftbchamp231 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:13 pm

I am hoping I can convince them my 3.85 undergrad gpa is what they should base my scholarship off of instead of the 3.72 that LSDAS has me down for. (still mad they count early college experience credits that aren't on your transcript"

Chekhov'sGun
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Chekhov'sGun » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:36 pm

Constantine wrote:105K, 172 3.8X. Pretty happy with that!


Congrats!

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drawstring
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby drawstring » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:48 pm

Constantine wrote:105K, 172 3.8X. Pretty happy with that!


Awesome!

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kkdk
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby kkdk » Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:58 am

To any of you splitters still waiting on $$, some hope: 175/3.3, 67.5k!

edited for grammar

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lawschool22
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:52 am

Got my offer yesterday as well, low $70s.

Pretty happy with it. There's (hopefully) also some room to negotiate. If I can get this up into the $90ish+ range, it would make Duke hard to turn down.

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KatyMarie
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby KatyMarie » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:20 am

Still waiting on scholarships.... :?

Has everyone's status changed before getting your scholarship letter?

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lawschool22
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:06 am

KatyMarie wrote:Still waiting on scholarships.... :?

Has everyone's status changed before getting your scholarship letter?


Yes you will see it under the "Mailings" section once mailed.

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AFP
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby AFP » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:08 am

KatyMarie wrote:Still waiting on scholarships.... :?

Has everyone's status changed before getting your scholarship letter?


It should be listed as "Scholarship decision mailed" under "Mailings" on the left hand side of your status checker (assuming they've sent anything).

Got my letter today, too. 170/4.0 KJD, $75k.

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KatyMarie
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby KatyMarie » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:26 am

lawschool22 wrote:
KatyMarie wrote:Still waiting on scholarships.... :?

Has everyone's status changed before getting your scholarship letter?


Yes you will see it under the "Mailings" section once mailed.


Thanks!

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KatyMarie
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby KatyMarie » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:26 am

AFP wrote:
KatyMarie wrote:Still waiting on scholarships.... :?

Has everyone's status changed before getting your scholarship letter?


It should be listed as "Scholarship decision mailed" under "Mailings" on the left hand side of your status checker (assuming they've sent anything).

Got my letter today, too. 170/4.0 KJD, $75k.


Congrats! :D

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Nonconsecutive
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:22 am

Congrats on all the scholarships everyone! These numbers give me hope. :D




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