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

mydasmarie
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby mydasmarie » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:20 am

gta wrote:Any advice for what to wear Friday at ASW? They recommended that we dress in something comfortable, but I'm guessing people won't be in -shirts and athletic shorts.



im prob wearing casual pants but not jeans (but not dress pants) a blazer and a nice shirt and flats

OR a dress with stockings and my flats which is similarly comfy

for guys I feel like wearing something like sperrys or similar casual shoes with pants and a button up or shirt with cardigan would be fine .... but what do i know anyways lol

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barrelofmonkeys
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:23 am

got a hefty ~100k offer--in an attempt to not out myself, PM for stats
: D

scholarship form sent mid-February, mailed last week, received yesterday

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aldiddy
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby aldiddy » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:39 am

What's going on with DBA on Thursday?

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retaking23
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby retaking23 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:30 am

mydasmarie wrote:
gta wrote:Any advice for what to wear Friday at ASW? They recommended that we dress in something comfortable, but I'm guessing people won't be in -shirts and athletic shorts.



im prob wearing casual pants but not jeans (but not dress pants) a blazer and a nice shirt and flats

OR a dress with stockings and my flats which is similarly comfy

for guys I feel like wearing something like sperrys or similar casual shoes with pants and a button up or shirt with cardigan would be fine .... but what do i know anyways lol


Would it look bad if I went wearing jeans and a t-shirt?

Although I suppose it won't look as bad as if I went wearing a suit and tie. Do people really dress up for these ASWs?

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Serett
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Serett » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:45 am

retaking23 wrote:
mydasmarie wrote:
gta wrote:Any advice for what to wear Friday at ASW? They recommended that we dress in something comfortable, but I'm guessing people won't be in -shirts and athletic shorts.



im prob wearing casual pants but not jeans (but not dress pants) a blazer and a nice shirt and flats

OR a dress with stockings and my flats which is similarly comfy

for guys I feel like wearing something like sperrys or similar casual shoes with pants and a button up or shirt with cardigan would be fine .... but what do i know anyways lol


Would it look bad if I went wearing jeans and a t-shirt?

Although I suppose it won't look as bad as if I went wearing a suit and tie. Do people really dress up for these ASWs?


I'm really only planning on going a step up from jeans/t-shirt (jeans or khakis and a polo with tennis shoes), except for the night-time function for which they recommend business casual (in which case I'll switch into button-down, dress pants, dress shoes, and probably a tie). Maybe it's just my lower-class background, but I think people worrying about dress to an ASW are seriously overthinking things. I don't plan on judging anyone for his or her attire.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby USMarineLaw » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:02 pm

aldiddy wrote:What's going on with DBA on Thursday?


In addition to the DBA event Friday night that's part of ASW, the C/O 2017 FB page has a link to a DBA event Thursday night as well, with an open invite to 0Ls. I'll be going, and I think some people here will be also. If you aren't on the page PM me for details/links.

Serett wrote:I'm really only planning on going a step up from jeans/t-shirt (jeans or khakis and a polo with tennis shoes), except for the night-time function for which they recommend business casual (in which case I'll switch into button-down, dress pants, dress shoes, and probably a tie). Maybe it's just my lower-class background, but I think people worrying about dress to an ASW are seriously overthinking things. I don't plan on judging anyone for his or her attire.


+1

mydasmarie
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby mydasmarie » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:40 pm

USMarineLaw wrote:
aldiddy wrote:What's going on with DBA on Thursday?


In addition to the DBA event Friday night that's part of ASW, the C/O 2017 FB page has a link to a DBA event Thursday night as well, with an open invite to 0Ls. I'll be going, and I think some people here will be also. If you aren't on the page PM me for details/links.

Serett wrote:I'm really only planning on going a step up from jeans/t-shirt (jeans or khakis and a polo with tennis shoes), except for the night-time function for which they recommend business casual (in which case I'll switch into button-down, dress pants, dress shoes, and probably a tie). Maybe it's just my lower-class background, but I think people worrying about dress to an ASW are seriously overthinking things. I don't plan on judging anyone for his or her attire.


+1



I think general consensus is don't look like you just rolled out of bed, unless you wake up looking presentable...in that case go ahead! Lol but agreed I think no matter what u wear you will not be judged ... After all you got in already

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SplitMyPants
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:41 pm

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lawschool22
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:44 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:got a hefty ~100k offer--in an attempt to not out myself, PM for stats
: D

scholarship form sent mid-February, mailed last week, received yesterday


Woohooo!!

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buffalo_
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby buffalo_ » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:16 pm

My status checker date disappeared today. 8) What is the consensus on time to mailing from this point?

FYI: Confirmation from Duke that they received my forms in the first week of March.

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SplitMyPants
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:28 pm

buffalo_ wrote:My status checker date disappeared today. 8) What is the consensus on time to mailing from this point?

FYI: Confirmation from Duke that they received my forms in the first week of March.


It should update tonight or tomorrow with a mailing date. Then add a day for the actual post-mark date (in my experience).

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Nonconsecutive
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:50 pm

Sorry for being dense, but which date disappears in the status checker prior to scholarship information? I haven't checked mine in so long, and I went into it to see and I can't tell if anything has changed or not. :lol: My status box has no date, but it does still say Fall 2014 Full Time JD.

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buffalo_
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby buffalo_ » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:02 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:Sorry for being dense, but which date disappears in the status checker prior to scholarship information? I haven't checked mine in so long, and I went into it to see and I can't tell if anything has changed or not. :lol: My status box has no date, but it does still say Fall 2014 Full Time JD.


The date that disappears is in the upper right hand portion of the screen. It is the date below where it would have previously said "Decision made." If it only says:

Duke Status Checker wrote:Term: Fall
Year: 2014
Program Time: Full Time
Degree: JD


and does not have anything else in the box, then you are in the same boat as me and hopefully we both have good news coming in the post.

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Nonconsecutive
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:07 pm

Thanks for clarifying that for my slow self. :)

That is actually exactly what mine looks like, so hopefully I'll have good news on the way soon!

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coolbean2013
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby coolbean2013 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:40 pm

Does anyone know what the best way is to go about submitting a scholarship negotiation with Duke?

USMarineLaw
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby USMarineLaw » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:48 pm

coolbean2013 wrote:Does anyone know what the best way is to go about submitting a scholarship negotiation with Duke?


Wondering the same thing...

Chekhov'sGun
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Chekhov'sGun » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:03 pm

USMarineLaw wrote:
coolbean2013 wrote:Does anyone know what the best way is to go about submitting a scholarship negotiation with Duke?


Wondering the same thing...


I was thinking we could stage some sort of sit-in at ASW until we all get increases.

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SplitMyPants
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:49 pm

Chekhov'sGun wrote:
USMarineLaw wrote:
coolbean2013 wrote:Does anyone know what the best way is to go about submitting a scholarship negotiation with Duke?


Wondering the same thing...


I was thinking we could stage some sort of sit-in at ASW until we all get increases.


:lol: :lol:

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coolbean2013
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby coolbean2013 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:48 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:
Chekhov'sGun wrote:
USMarineLaw wrote:
coolbean2013 wrote:Does anyone know what the best way is to go about submitting a scholarship negotiation with Duke?


Wondering the same thing...


I was thinking we could stage some sort of sit-in at ASW until we all get increases.


:lol: :lol:


+1 sounds like a plan :wink:

zizou88
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby zizou88 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:33 am

Bajam wrote:
vuthy wrote:Just to confirm -- when the status update in the upper right box disappears, that means scholarship info is on way soon?


+1

I hope so, mine's gone too lol


Guys,

My status and status date have disappeared quite a while ago (longer than a week), but I am still not seeing the "scholarship decision sent" on the mailings.

Scholarship form received 02/07/2014
Scholarship form received 01/28/2014
Welcome packet 01/27/2014
Priority Track application complete 01/16/2014

I'm also an international by the way. Any thoughts?

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vuthy
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby vuthy » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:46 am

zizou88 wrote:
Bajam wrote:
vuthy wrote:Just to confirm -- when the status update in the upper right box disappears, that means scholarship info is on way soon?


+1

I hope so, mine's gone too lol


Guys,

My status and status date have disappeared quite a while ago (longer than a week), but I am still not seeing the "scholarship decision sent" on the mailings.

Scholarship form received 02/07/2014
Scholarship form received 01/28/2014
Welcome packet 01/27/2014
Priority Track application complete 01/16/2014

I'm also an international by the way. Any thoughts?


Honestly I would just call the Financial Aid office and say you just want to make sure you hadn't missed anything in the mail, etc. I called once or twice, and they were incredibly nice.

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lawschool22
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:54 am

Well guys, I had a major project/deadline pop up at work, and I almost thought I was going to have to cancel my trip to the ASW.

But I worked something out, and while it will involve not sleeping between now and when I leave on Thursday, I can still make it (although I'll be rolling in around 2am on Friday morning).

Getting excited.

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buffalo_
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby buffalo_ » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:28 am

zizou88 wrote:
Bajam wrote:
vuthy wrote:Just to confirm -- when the status update in the upper right box disappears, that means scholarship info is on way soon?


+1

I hope so, mine's gone too lol


Guys,

My status and status date have disappeared quite a while ago (longer than a week), but I am still not seeing the "scholarship decision sent" on the mailings.

Scholarship form received 02/07/2014
Scholarship form received 01/28/2014
Welcome packet 01/27/2014
Priority Track application complete 01/16/2014

I'm also an international by the way. Any thoughts?


I think Internationals are emailed as well as sent in the post. Check your spam filter. If you don't find anything, then contact the financial aid office. It can't hurt to check with them.

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coolbean2013
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby coolbean2013 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:08 am

lawschool22 wrote:Well guys, I had a major project/deadline pop up at work, and I almost thought I was going to have to cancel my trip to the ASW.

But I worked something out, and while it will involve not sleeping between now and when I leave on Thursday, I can still make it (although I'll be rolling in around 2am on Friday morning).

Getting excited.


Yay, I'm glad you can still make it! I will be getting into Durham tomorrow, can't wait to meet everyone :D

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Slytherpuff » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:16 am

ASW is not off to the best start for me - my airline canceled my flight and I had to frantically book a different one this morning (hours before I was supposed to leave), flying out of a different airport. This is what I get for trying to come early enough to attend all of the events... I can't wait to finally get to Durham though!




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