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Postby carolinainmymind » Mon May 26, 2014 9:47 pm

Anyone know anything about Ticon Properties, specifically their Avalon and/or Lenox apartments? Seems like they are as close as the popular Pinnacle Ridge Apts (2.5 miles from West Campus, albeit in a different direction) and really cheap (<$700 for 1br). Anything I'm missing here - are they in a bad area or something?

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Postby racrfish » Tue May 27, 2014 6:49 am

carolinainmymind wrote:Anyone know anything about Ticon Properties, specifically their Avalon and/or Lenox apartments? Seems like they are as close as the popular Pinnacle Ridge Apts (2.5 miles from West Campus, albeit in a different direction) and really cheap (<$700 for 1br). Anything I'm missing here - are they in a bad area or something?


No, they're okay, but it's hard to get in to Lenox because it's pretty much always full. I tried to lease from them last year but they gave us a run-around for a while and when they finally had something available, it was too late. I don't know anything about Avalon but the Lenox apartments are nice, Morreene Road is pretty sketchy generally (high crime area) but as far as I know there haven't been any problems within the complex. I have a friend that lived there and he never had any issues.

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Postby carolinainmymind » Tue May 27, 2014 10:28 am

Thanks, appreciate the info.

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Postby lawyerwannabe » Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:06 pm

prezidentv8 wrote:
greeksalad wrote:Any thoughts on Sachs for Civ Pro?


Just chiming in as a grad to keep an eye on the thread, but while I'm at it, Sachs is a great dude.


Be prepared to know your stuff, though. Heard it is intense.

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Postby racrfish » Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:26 pm

lawyerwannabe wrote:
prezidentv8 wrote:
greeksalad wrote:Any thoughts on Sachs for Civ Pro?


Just chiming in as a grad to keep an eye on the thread, but while I'm at it, Sachs is a great dude.


Be prepared to know your stuff, though. Heard it is intense.


The good news, though, is after you've been through his cold calls, no other cold call will ever scare you.

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Postby Hahalollawl » Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:52 pm

So how difficult is life without a car in Durham on a scale of 1-10, 1 being terrible and 10 being fine? Can I pay a little extra to get a place close enough to walk to the law school in a reasonable amount of time? What can/should I do to mitigate the effect of not having a car? Thanks for any helpful advice!

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Postby lawyerwannabe » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:51 pm

Hahalollawl wrote:So how difficult is life without a car in Durham on a scale of 1-10, 1 being terrible and 10 being fine? Can I pay a little extra to get a place close enough to walk to the law school in a reasonable amount of time? What can/should I do to mitigate the effect of not having a car? Thanks for any helpful advice!


What you should do to mitigate the effect of not having a car is to (in descending order):

1) Get a car.
2) Pay appreciable more to live near campus and still at least own a bike.
3) Live further off campus and make sure you have plenty of friends who have cars.

People have done law school without a car in Durham, I just do not know how, personally.

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Postby hookemhomie » Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:46 am

why doesnt duke do as well with clerkships as compared to peer t14 schools (even beyond HYSC) or am i just imagining this? is this going to change in the future? how has clerkship opportunities been in recent years?

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Postby gta » Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:17 am

hookemhomie wrote:why doesnt duke do as well with clerkships as compared to peer t14 schools (even beyond HYSC) or am i just imagining this? is this going to change in the future? how has clerkship opportunities been in recent years?


Duke fed clerkships: 8.7%

Chicago: 10.2%
NYU: 8.8%
Penn: 9.3%
Virginia: 12.9%
Berkeley: 8.0%
Michigan: 7.8%
Northwestern: 7.7%
Cornell: 10.9%
Georgetown: 5.1%

(Numbers from LST)

Duke is 10th in UNSWR and 10th in fed clerkship percentage out of the T-14, so not sure what you are looking for here.

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Postby Serett » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:20 am

In addition to that, the percentage was a very respectable 12.9% for the Class of 2012 and 11.1% for 2011. I'm also unsure where you're seeing that it doesn't match up to its peers here. When it comes to federal clerkships, Yale's in a class of its own, Stanford and Harvard give the next best bet, and the rest of the T14 are, more-or-less, peers experiencing some yearly variation.

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Postby SplitMyPants » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:28 am

How do students go about getting student season tickets for football? I did a little bit of looking on the athletics site, but it wasn't obvious. I see the $125 season ticket option, but I was assuming that students could get them for cheaper, just based on my UG experience.

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Postby gta » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:55 am

SplitMyPants wrote:How do students go about getting student season tickets for football? I did a little bit of looking on the athletics site, but it wasn't obvious. I see the $125 season ticket option, but I was assuming that students could get them for cheaper, just based on my UG experience.


Where'd you go to UG? I'm coming from a major conference school not known for football prowess, kind of like Duke, and our student season tix were $125, so that would sound totally reasonable to me.

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Postby Serett » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:04 am

gta wrote:
SplitMyPants wrote:How do students go about getting student season tickets for football? I did a little bit of looking on the athletics site, but it wasn't obvious. I see the $125 season ticket option, but I was assuming that students could get them for cheaper, just based on my UG experience.


Where'd you go to UG? I'm coming from a major conference school not known for football prowess, kind of like Duke, and our student season tix were $125, so that would sound totally reasonable to me.


Yeh, coming from the Big Ten, that's cheaper for me. I also took a look around their sites to see what I could come up with, and I'm not seeing anything different (save for a page most recently updated for 2011 football tickets :P ).

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Postby SplitMyPants » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:09 am

gta wrote:
SplitMyPants wrote:How do students go about getting student season tickets for football? I did a little bit of looking on the athletics site, but it wasn't obvious. I see the $125 season ticket option, but I was assuming that students could get them for cheaper, just based on my UG experience.


Where'd you go to UG? I'm coming from a major conference school not known for football prowess, kind of like Duke, and our student season tix were $125, so that would sound totally reasonable to me.


I went to a similar school, and our season tix were only $50 after we pay the athletics fee (ie we were enrolled that semester and not interning or anything). I guess that, prices aside, I'm mainly surprised that it seems as though there is no discount for students.

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Postby beachbum » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:17 am

In fairness, the idea of students wanting to attend football games - much less buy season tickets - is a relatively new concept at Duke.

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Postby intlsplitr » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:04 pm

Duke 2L here. I was under the impression that football tickets were free (get in with student ID), but I never tried to go, so I could be wrong. Basketball is free for walk ups. I can't imagine them charging for football when it's free for bball.

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Postby SplitMyPants » Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:57 pm

beachbum wrote:In fairness, the idea of students wanting to attend football games - much less buy season tickets - is a relatively new concept at Duke.


But NCAA football in the South is religion. It's church on Saturday. I've experienced this first-hand at multiple ACC schools (and not just at Clemson/FSU). So it's not just SEC. I'm surprised that this doesn't hold true for Duke. When you say students, do you mean all students, or specifically professional/graduate students?

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Postby beachbum » Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:29 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:
beachbum wrote:In fairness, the idea of students wanting to attend football games - much less buy season tickets - is a relatively new concept at Duke.


But NCAA football in the South is religion. It's church on Saturday. I've experienced this first-hand at multiple ACC schools (and not just at Clemson/FSU). So it's not just SEC. I'm surprised that this doesn't hold true for Duke. When you say students, do you mean all students, or specifically professional/graduate students?


Dude, come on now. You're surprised? Before the program's resurgence under Cut, it was historically bad. Like, maybe win a game or two against DII teams bad. And not only was it bad, but it was underfunded and generally treated as a distant afterthought to the basketball team. Hence, no one really bothered to get involved with the football team.

The recent conference realignment has put the fear of God in the administration, though. They made a great hire in Coach Cut, and they've put a lot more dollars towards the football program. They're also in the process of remodeling the football stadium (including, importantly, removing the track), which should help a lot.

I think "football as religion" is more applicable farther south than in a basketball-first state like NC, but I'm hoping these recent improvements will sustain Duke football as a viable second team to the basketball program.

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Re: Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) taking questions

Postby intlsplitr » Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:58 pm

^ credited.

Basketball is religion in NC. No one cares about college football.

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Postby SplitMyPants » Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:18 pm

intlsplitr wrote:^ credited.

Basketball is religion in NC. No one cares about college football.


Well at any rate, I'm excited to finally have a reason to get into college basketball!

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Postby Serett » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:21 pm

intlsplitr wrote:Duke 2L here. I was under the impression that football tickets were free (get in with student ID), but I never tried to go, so I could be wrong. Basketball is free for walk ups. I can't imagine them charging for football when it's free for bball.


:shock:

That would be incredible/astonishing (coming from an undergrad with a good football program). This is four years old and anonymous but backs up your impression. Wow, even the bowl games have been free.

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Postby beachbum » Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:20 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:
intlsplitr wrote:^ credited.

Basketball is religion in NC. No one cares about college football.


Well at any rate, I'm excited to finally have a reason to get into college basketball!


For what it's worth, though, the football program has crazy momentum right now. The administration is pouring money into it. The stadium is being renovated. We've made two consecutive bowl games. We're rolling on the recruiting trail - the last few classes have been some of the best in Duke history, and just today we picked up a commitment from our highest-rated recruit ever. If football is your thing (and I'm with you there - the first Duke sporting event I attended was a football game), the next few years should be good ones.

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Re: Duke 1L (soon to be 2L) taking questions

Postby PB&J.D. » Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:23 pm

Is it safe to assume that we have access to the gyms once we receive our Duke IDs the first day of orientation?

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