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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Pneumonia
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Pneumonia » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:06 pm

For real you can't beat that Durham COL. As a married student the cost of living difference in terms of housing alone is easily 36,000 over three years, probably more, maybe significantly more. Not to mention that housing is generally much nicer in Durham than in the NE.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:10 pm

Pneumonia wrote:For real you can't beat that Durham COL. As a married student the cost of living difference in terms of housing alone is easily 36,000 over three years, probably more, maybe significantly more. Not to mention that housing is generally much nicer in Durham than in the NE.


It seems like you would have better quality of life as well. More space, better weather, loads of nature, etc. The ability to just get away and go on a run in Duke Forest to clear your head could definitely benefit me in the classroom. There are a lot of appealing things about being in a smaller city as a student. It seems like all of these things could make LS a little easier to deal with.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Pneumonia » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:21 pm

Yeah I am 100% on board with the smaller city during law school thing. I mean, it's not like you're gonna be able to "experience NYC" or Boston for that matter while living on a student loan budget. I guess some people have family money though, but on the other hand time as a law student is limited. All that to say that Duke is looking pretty good... I withdrawn from all but 4 other schools; just waiting on financial aid.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Wearthewildthingsr » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:40 pm

as a 1L I can just say you guys are in for one hell of a ride.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby gta » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:48 pm

Wearthewildthingsr wrote:as a 1L I can just say you guys are in for one hell of a ride.


Care to elaborate? Always interested in current students' perspectives.

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White Lightning
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby White Lightning » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:38 am

#dukebustour2014

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:55 am

gta wrote:
Wearthewildthingsr wrote:as a 1L I can just say you guys are in for one hell of a ride.


Care to elaborate? Always interested in current students' perspectives.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Chekhov'sGun » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:19 am

White Lightning wrote:#dukebustour2014

So swag. That last place that didn't provide anything besides candy, definitely not getting any student's...
I wish the tour didn't just look at places between Durham/Chapel Hill. I wanted to check out some places closer to the school. I was able to look at some places in Durham though and was much more impressed.

Funniest thing heard on the #dukebustour2014, "I'm not that snobby, I can rough it. I mean look at me, I'm on a BUS in DURHAM."

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby OliveBC » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:50 am

White Lightning wrote:#dukebustour2014


:lol: really wanted to steal one of those t-shirts...

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby racrfish » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:09 am

gta wrote:
Wearthewildthingsr wrote:as a 1L I can just say you guys are in for one hell of a ride.


Care to elaborate? Always interested in current students' perspectives.


I'm assuming he meant that 1L in general is hell, because it's certainly no worse here than anywhere else. In fact it's better here in a lot of ways.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Jessasaurus » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:30 am

Chekhov'sGun wrote:
White Lightning wrote:#dukebustour2014

So swag. That last place that didn't provide anything besides candy, definitely not getting any student's...
I wish the tour didn't just look at places between Durham/Chapel Hill. I wanted to check out some places closer to the school. I was able to look at some places in Durham though and was much more impressed.

Funniest thing heard on the #dukebustour2014, "I'm not that snobby, I can rough it. I mean look at me, I'm on a BUS in DURHAM."


Oohh we must have been on the same bus because I'm pretty sure all four buses went in a different order

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:22 am

Had a blast this weekend! It was great meeting everyone. It seems quite possible that I'll be heading to Durham this fall. :)

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby mydasmarie » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:00 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:Had a blast this weekend! It was great meeting everyone. It seems quite possible that I'll be heading to Durham this fall. :)


same sentiment

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby coolbean2013 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:00 pm

mydasmarie wrote:
SplitMyPants wrote:Had a blast this weekend! It was great meeting everyone. It seems quite possible that I'll be heading to Durham this fall. :)


same sentiment


+1

I had another Duke folder/package waiting for me when I got home today.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby mjr.don » Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:05 pm

Are y'all thinking about living by yourself or thinking of having a roommate? I'm trying to decide, myself.

Also, I didn't do the apartment tour. Any great insight as to particular areas to be looking in?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Serett » Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:03 pm

mjr.don wrote:Are y'all thinking about living by yourself or thinking of having a roommate? I'm trying to decide, myself.

Also, I didn't do the apartment tour. Any great insight as to particular areas to be looking in?


They're spread around, all within 5 miles of the law school. Pinnacle Ridge and Alexan Garrett seem to be the most popular, but just use the list posted on the Facebook page for admitted students and cross-reference everything with ApartmentRatings.com.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby tinder game 2 strong » Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:26 pm

aldiddy wrote:
drawstring wrote:
fkt18 wrote:
aldiddy wrote:Had a great time at ASW. Professors/students were awesome.

But... LOL at the girl who gunned the hell out of mock class

THAT GIRL...


Go on.....



This girl raises her hand for every question. The professor calls on her a couple of times at first. He stops calling on her and she literally interrupts him multiple times. He says: "okay, now you're speaking out of turn," to shut her up because he seriously couldn't complete consecutive sentences. She still raises hand for every question and the prof says "I'm not calling on you."

*gunmaster (despite all odds, suggestions, and opinions of man) continues to raise hand for EVERY QUESTION*

Finally, the professor (perhaps infatuated with her psychotic fucking persistence) calls on her for a YES OR NO question. "Well...why--" the professor stops her and says "no, you're answering not asking right now." Her response: "I don't know."

She also was writing, what I assumed to be, an accurate recording of every single word spoken in mock class. I can only assume that this is going to be later added to the next testament in the bible.

hope this person doesn't come here.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:34 pm

I think the driving thing may have been enough to scare her off hopefully.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby retaking23 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:50 am

aldiddy wrote:
drawstring wrote:
fkt18 wrote:
aldiddy wrote:Had a great time at ASW. Professors/students were awesome.

But... LOL at the girl who gunned the hell out of mock class

THAT GIRL...


Go on.....



This girl raises her hand for every question. The professor calls on her a couple of times at first. He stops calling on her and she literally interrupts him multiple times. He says: "okay, now you're speaking out of turn," to shut her up because he seriously couldn't complete consecutive sentences. She still raises hand for every question and the prof says "I'm not calling on you."

*gunmaster (despite all odds, suggestions, and opinions of man) continues to raise hand for EVERY QUESTION*

Finally, the professor (perhaps infatuated with her psychotic fucking persistence) calls on her for a YES OR NO question. "Well...why--" the professor stops her and says "no, you're answering not asking right now." Her response: "I don't know."

She also was writing, what I assumed to be, an accurate recording of every single word spoken in mock class. I can only assume that this is going to be later added to the next testament in the bible.


LOLOL. I thought my section was cool but this just seems too too entertaining.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby truckstop » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:40 am

lawschool22 wrote:
Pneumonia wrote:sounds like ya'll are being trolled hard


No she was legit. I think she may have had some issues. Not sure how she slipped by admissions actually. Maybe Duke should start interviews. All in all she was the only strange person I met. Everyone else was extremely down to earth, friendly, and not gunnerish or pretentious in any way.


She was at UVA, too, so she may have gotten through that interview somehow.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby truckstop » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:42 am

lawschool22 wrote:
Serett wrote:
fkt18 wrote:
Serett wrote:I sadly must have been in the other classroom. Was it the same girl who was asking most of the student life questions at the panel this morning?

Yeah, that's her.


lol wonderful

I think I saw that she went to Georgetown. Hope she continues that path.

I'm still really undecided on apartments. I know I want a 1BR or Studio, but a lot of the places today (especially on the optional downtown tour) were out of my price range as someone who has never paid more than $550/month in rent (low COL state). It would be between Pinnacle Ridge, Alexan Garrett, and a place around 6-7 miles out called Hawthorne at the View. Hawthorne is in the $600-700 range and still looks gorgeous, but I'm worried that I'll be removed from everyone else (it's right around a border with Chapel Hill). Still, it's only 10-12 minutes from campus and is right by my hotel.

Unrelated: I tried Q Shack at a current student's reccomendation bevause I'm here until tomorrow morning. While it was great, I wrongly assumed there would be a fork in the bag (and my hotel has none!), so not only did I lose my Q Shack virginity, but I did so like a savage with my hands.


I feel like being somewhere where there are a good amount of 1L's would be important to me, just for the whole "making friends" aspect. Also, since it seems like getting around on the weekends involves sharing cabs for the most part, being somewhere with other Duke 1Ls would be advantageous lol


Sharing cabs plus the Shooters party bus. That was some kind of experience.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby yarrow » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:36 am

truckstop wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
Pneumonia wrote:sounds like ya'll are being trolled hard


No she was legit. I think she may have had some issues. Not sure how she slipped by admissions actually. Maybe Duke should start interviews. All in all she was the only strange person I met. Everyone else was extremely down to earth, friendly, and not gunnerish or pretentious in any way.


She was at UVA, too, so she may have gotten through that interview somehow.


oh man, i really hope this is not a certain person i know...

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:47 am

yarrow wrote:
truckstop wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
Pneumonia wrote:sounds like ya'll are being trolled hard


No she was legit. I think she may have had some issues. Not sure how she slipped by admissions actually. Maybe Duke should start interviews. All in all she was the only strange person I met. Everyone else was extremely down to earth, friendly, and not gunnerish or pretentious in any way.


She was at UVA, too, so she may have gotten through that interview somehow.


oh man, i really hope this is not a certain person i know...


As in you know her IRL?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby mjr.don » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:53 am

truckstop wrote:
Sharing cabs plus the Shooters party bus. That was some kind of experience.


+1 :lol:

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby ler2017 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:08 pm

Just sent in my deposit today after this weekend's open house! Duke was already my first choice but I waited until after the open house to commit just in case.

Now I'm making calls to apartment complexes in the area. Those apartments on the tour were crazy expensive compared to a lot of others in Durham, I'm not particularly sure why we just saw those. At one point even our bus driver was telling us about more affordable places that would have been more useful to show us. Even their waiting list fees were ridiculous.




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