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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OliveBC
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby OliveBC » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:07 am

gta wrote:Duke, give me more money and I promise I will be in Durham for three years... For real...


+1 loved it so much

thywizardofwit
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby thywizardofwit » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:37 am

gta wrote:Duke, give me more money and I promise I will be in Durham for three years... For real...


+1 for sure.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lowdmouse » Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:40 pm

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.


Pretty sure I saw her at NYU ASW. Unless I'm thinking of Georgetown... too many law school tours.

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KatyMarie
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby KatyMarie » Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:52 pm

Think it's worth a 5 hour drive to take a good look at Duke/take a tour etc over the weekend? I missed ASW, but it's my number one choice right now.

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lawschool22
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:59 pm

KatyMarie wrote:Think it's worth a 5 hour drive to take a good look at Duke/take a tour etc over the weekend? I missed ASW, but it's my number one choice right now.


If something is your number one choice then definitely. I drove a long way to ASW and survived :D

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KatyMarie
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby KatyMarie » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:17 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
KatyMarie wrote:Think it's worth a 5 hour drive to take a good look at Duke/take a tour etc over the weekend? I missed ASW, but it's my number one choice right now.


If something is your number one choice then definitely. I drove a long way to ASW and survived :D


You're right, I need it fresh in my mind, and that drive isn't too bad (at least from here!). I took a tour when I was in Raleigh last summer and I'm somewhat familiar with Durham, but it'd be nice to see the school with actual students in it haha. Plus I'll probably want to apartment/house hunt.

Speaking of, is it pretty common for students to rent a 3/4 bedroom house/duplex with other students? I have a dog, and living somewhere with a fenced-in yard would be dope if possible :) Also having outdoor space since the weather is generally nice would be nice.

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lawschool22
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:18 pm

KatyMarie wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
KatyMarie wrote:Think it's worth a 5 hour drive to take a good look at Duke/take a tour etc over the weekend? I missed ASW, but it's my number one choice right now.


If something is your number one choice then definitely. I drove a long way to ASW and survived :D


You're right, I need it fresh in my mind, and that drive isn't too bad (at least from here!). I took a tour when I was in Raleigh last summer and I'm somewhat familiar with Durham, but it'd be nice to see the school with actual students in it haha. Plus I'll probably want to apartment/house hunt.

Speaking of, is it pretty common for students to rent a 3/4 bedroom house/duplex with other students? I have a dog, and living somewhere with a fenced-in yard would be dope if possible :) Also having outdoor space since the weather is generally nice would be nice.


Those options are definitely available in Durham. I think it is mainly 2Ls and 3Ls that do it, but that's probably mainly a function of them having a group of people already willing to go in on it. I'm sure if you can find some people to rent with you, you won't have trouble finding a house.

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KatyMarie
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby KatyMarie » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:48 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
KatyMarie wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
KatyMarie wrote:Think it's worth a 5 hour drive to take a good look at Duke/take a tour etc over the weekend? I missed ASW, but it's my number one choice right now.


If something is your number one choice then definitely. I drove a long way to ASW and survived :D


You're right, I need it fresh in my mind, and that drive isn't too bad (at least from here!). I took a tour when I was in Raleigh last summer and I'm somewhat familiar with Durham, but it'd be nice to see the school with actual students in it haha. Plus I'll probably want to apartment/house hunt.

Speaking of, is it pretty common for students to rent a 3/4 bedroom house/duplex with other students? I have a dog, and living somewhere with a fenced-in yard would be dope if possible :) Also having outdoor space since the weather is generally nice would be nice.


Those options are definitely available in Durham. I think it is mainly 2Ls and 3Ls that do it, but that's probably mainly a function of them having a group of people already willing to go in on it. I'm sure if you can find some people to rent with you, you won't have trouble finding a house.


That makes sense. Thanks!

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby blink » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:14 pm

Anyone have any knowledge of Trinity's reputation? I liked the place when I visited but apparently the reviews are poor...

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby mydasmarie » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:31 pm

any potential summer starters? pm me!

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albs18
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby albs18 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:42 pm

Is there a "post marked" status after " scholarship decision mailed"?

TYIA

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:50 pm

albs18 wrote:Is there a "post marked" status after " scholarship decision mailed"?

TYIA


nah, but they really do mail them on that day

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby albs18 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:30 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
albs18 wrote:Is there a "post marked" status after " scholarship decision mailed"?

TYIA


nah, but they really do mail them on that day


Thanks!

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mylifeis24
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby mylifeis24 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:41 pm

Sorry if this has been mentioned, but does Duke have an appeals form, or just email the FinAid office?

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drawstring
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby drawstring » Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:42 pm

This was posted earlier. I just sent an email too and I got a response about a week later.

Wolverine1614 wrote:Just an FYI, but the financial aid counselor at ASW told me to email the general financial aid office for scholarship negotiations.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby AFP » Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:52 pm

mylifeis24 wrote:Sorry if this has been mentioned, but does Duke have an appeals form, or just email the FinAid office?


Just email financial_aid@law.duke.edu. That's what I did, and I got a response from the same address acknowledging my email.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Pneumonia » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:19 pm

Some people have also emailed Dean Hoye too.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby gta » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:42 am

AFP wrote:Just email financial_aid@law.duke.edu. That's what I did, and I got a response from the same address acknowledging my email.


I can confirm that this is the proper course of action

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waddle
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby waddle » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:09 am

Well, I didn't get a confirmation email. So... hello, paranoia.

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drawstring
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby drawstring » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:19 am

waddle wrote:Well, I didn't get a confirmation email. So... hello, paranoia.


When did you send it?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby random number » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:20 am

Question for people who have recently received scholarship letters.

How long was the interval between your status disappearing and the notification that the letter was sent?

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waddle
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby waddle » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:20 am

Late last week

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drawstring
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby drawstring » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:22 am

It took about a week before they responded to me, so they may get back to you soon.

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lawschool22
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:23 am

waddle wrote:Late last week


I know they were fairly busy late last week and over the weekend due to ASW. So I would imagine they will start getting back to people more quickly now that ASW has passed.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby waddle » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:24 am

That makes sense. Thanks for the feedback.




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