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 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:57 pm

drawstring wrote:Anyone initiated a second round of negotiation yet?


also curious about this.

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lawschool22
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:59 pm

drawstring wrote:Anyone initiated a second round of negotiation yet?


Not yet. Waiting on some others to come back first.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Pneumonia » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:04 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
drawstring wrote:Anyone initiated a second round of negotiation yet?


Not yet. Waiting on some others to come back first.


Yeah I'm mainly wondering what the appropriate amount of waiting time is. I'm thinking at least a few weeks, possibly after the first deposit deadline.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby chuckbass » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:50 pm

Hey everyone, congrats on your accomplishments this cycle! Once you've decided on a school, make your way over to the TLS Class of 2017 thread http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=227952 to let everyone know where you're going.

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SplitMyPants
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:39 pm

Y'all have me feeling nervous about my negotiation now. Hoping to hear back tomorrow or Thursday...

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lawschool22
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:56 am

scottidsntknow wrote:Hey everyone, congrats on your accomplishments this cycle! Once you've decided on a school, make your way over to the TLS Class of 2017 thread http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=227952 to let everyone know where you're going.


Thank you, sir. Congrats on your accomplishments as well!

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby aldiddy » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:10 am

gta wrote:Anyone think I'll have luck negotiating after the deposit deadline on the 25th?


Doesn't Duke require us to withdraw all other admitted applications once we deposit?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:32 am

aldiddy wrote:
gta wrote:Anyone think I'll have luck negotiating after the deposit deadline on the 25th?


Doesn't Duke require us to withdraw all other admitted applications once we deposit?


That's what I've heard reiterated ITT, which made me wonder the same thing.

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SplitMyPants
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:41 am

Have people negotiating w/ Duke using offers from school's that have seat deposits after Duke's heard back yet?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby retaking23 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:36 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:
aldiddy wrote:
gta wrote:Anyone think I'll have luck negotiating after the deposit deadline on the 25th?


Doesn't Duke require us to withdraw all other admitted applications once we deposit?


That's what I've heard reiterated ITT, which made me wonder the same thing.


What's TCR on this front?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby mylifeis24 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:54 pm

Will be withdrawing today, as Columbia gave me the same amount as Duke. hopefully the money will go to one of you lucky folks! good luck.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:59 pm

mylifeis24 wrote:Will be withdrawing today, as Columbia gave me the same amount as Duke. hopefully the money will go to one of you lucky folks! good luck.


:shock:

willing to bet you could negotiate more out of duke, if you were interested in that route

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:49 pm

post 500 for luck on my negotiation reply... :)

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Chekhov'sGun » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:48 pm

Just received a 9k scholarship increase! Pretty much seals the deal for me. Hope to see lots of you in Durham this fall.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:49 pm

Chekhov'sGun wrote:Just received a 9k scholarship increase! Pretty much seals the deal for me. Hope to see lots of you in Durham this fall.


Nice! Well done. Do you mind PMing me the details?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby random number » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:52 pm

Chekhov'sGun wrote:Just received a 9k scholarship increase! Pretty much seals the deal for me. Hope to see lots of you in Durham this fall.


Congrats! Were you notified by email or regular mail?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Chekhov'sGun » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:01 pm

random number wrote:
Chekhov'sGun wrote:Just received a 9k scholarship increase! Pretty much seals the deal for me. Hope to see lots of you in Durham this fall.


Congrats! Were you notified by email or regular mail?


Email. Anyone else that wants details feel free to PM me.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:20 pm

Chekhov'sGun wrote:Just received a 9k scholarship increase! Pretty much seals the deal for me. Hope to see lots of you in Durham this fall.


Why don't you love me, Duke? I thought today would be the day I'd hear back. I've been stating at my phone waiting for that led indicator all day. :|

Tomorrow, I hope!

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby wowhio » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:13 am

HELLO ALL. Jumping on this bandwagon all of a sudden. Disappointing financial aid news at another school that shall remain unnamed *cough*Berkeleydamnyou*cough* means I'm suddenly quite likely to end up in Durham this fall! Which is kind of surreal, but awesome. I actually just got back from Duke and it is BEAUUUUUUTIFUL. And everyone is so nice. And down to earth.

Dukeeeeeeee.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby gta » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:25 am

Has anyone received their ASW travel stipend yet, or have an idea of when to expect those?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lowdmouse » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:58 pm

So this is a little late, but I've officially sent in my deposit for the JD/LLM program!!

For those interested, scholarship negotiation went like this:

2/27: Submitted scholly application
3/11: Scholarship offer sent (took about 4 days to receive), combination Dean's scholarship and dual degree grant.
3/21: Emailed Dean Hoye re renegotiation and 4/11 deposit deadline
Email basically goes like this: Duke is my top choice, but with in-state and $ at UVA (plus the cost of the LLM summers at Duke), the difference in three-year debt is holding me back. Match UVA's three-year debt and I will enroll immediately.
3/24: Dean Hoye acknowledges email
4/4: (via email and snail mail) New scholarship letter, total of $17,000 more than initial offer. Makes COA still slightly more than UVA, but close enough.

Emailing to renegotiate really can work!

Also, re the poll, living in Garrett West, just signed the lease.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby mydasmarie » Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:11 pm

gta wrote:Has anyone received their ASW travel stipend yet, or have an idea of when to expect those?


I have been wondering the same thing...hope it didn't get "lost in the mail". At this point they could just credit it to my tuition bill lol

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby OliveBC » Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:28 pm

Sending in my seat deposit shortly! I also negotiated for anyone interested:

3/18 - scholarship decision mailed (didn't get it till a few days later because I was out of town)
4/2 - sent negotiation email with the typical plea (I had 2 higher offers from peer schools)
4/7 - received confirmation they'd gotten my email and that they noted the upcoming NU deadline so they'd get back to me quickly
4/8 - ^they obviously weren't kidding, got my updated offer ($24K increase from initial offer)

Still wasn't a quite match of what the other schools offered but because of my goals and personal reasons I'm willing to pay a bit more for Duke.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby mydasmarie » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:01 pm

I was able to negotiate by emailing the office in a respectful manner and laying out the reasons I had for asking for an increase. I didn't have a peer school offer to negotiate with...what helped is that I was able to convey both through my email (and honestly throughout my application) that Duke was my first choice. I actually got more than what I asked for (makes me wish I asked for more than the 10+increase I originally asked for, but let me not get greedy here!) Hope this helps in some way.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby gta » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:11 pm

mydasmarie wrote:I was able to negotiate by emailing the office in a respectful manner and laying out the reasons I had for asking for an increase. I didn't have a peer school offer to negotiate with...what helped is that I was able to convey both through my email (and honestly throughout my application) that Duke was my first choice. I actually got more than what I asked for (makes me wish I asked for more than the 10+increase I originally asked for, but let me not get greedy here!) Hope this helps in some way.


:(

I attempted to negotiate and was denied. I used multiple offers, including two T20 full-rides and a lower T-14 offer at a higher amount, but with a roughly equal COA to Duke.




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