Duke Law c/o 2018

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hodzdoh
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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby hodzdoh » Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:52 pm

just got my aid package today... grateful to have gotten anything at all, but i still feel underwhelmed.
they offered me 36k total. sad to say, but i guess this means i most likely won't be attending duke...

*did anyone receive any news from the negotiation front? how did that go, if you dont mind

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby drballison » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:22 pm

Does anyone know anything about California biglaw placement from Duke? I'm weighing sticker at Boalt v. a full ride at USC v. 38k/year at Duke right now.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby idissent » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:30 pm

drballison wrote:Does anyone know anything about California biglaw placement from Duke? I'm weighing sticker at Boalt v. a full ride at USC v. 38k/year at Duke right now.

LST has ~6% of Duke grads going to California. USC has ~30% large firm score. If you definitely want to be in California, I think USC for free is a pretty good option.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby hodzdoh » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:35 pm

drballison wrote:Does anyone know anything about California biglaw placement from Duke? I'm weighing sticker at Boalt v. a full ride at USC v. 38k/year at Duke right now.


if you are deadset on practicing in CA, then i'd take USC fullride. because the only local competition in that huge legal market is from Berkeley and UCLA, not to mention USC probably has a better networking advantage compared to other T20s with regard to working in CA... but on the other hand i think graduating from Duke will allow you great degrees of freedom to work anywhere in the country. the 2013class statistic for Duke shows 6.7percent found jobs in CA (5th most popular location).

in short, i think Boalt at sticker is not worth... and USC if you are deadset on CA, but Duke if you wanna have every other option too in terms of location

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby NoLieAbility » Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:52 pm

Anyone want to tell stories from the Open House?

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby idissent » Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:58 pm

NoLieAbility wrote:Anyone want to tell stories from the Open House?

I got stuck talking to someone's mom for ~15 minutes at the faculty reception.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby The King » Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:14 pm

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby betty_bojangles » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:15 pm

For those of you who tried negotiating - where did you send the email?

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby NutellaDipity » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:52 pm

idissent wrote:
NoLieAbility wrote:Anyone want to tell stories from the Open House?

I got stuck talking to someone's mom for ~15 minutes at the faculty reception.


Dean Hoye, is this you

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:55 pm

idissent wrote:
NoLieAbility wrote:Anyone want to tell stories from the Open House?

I got stuck talking to someone's mom for ~15 minutes at the faculty reception.


Did u get her number

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby UserNameHere » Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:03 pm

idissent wrote:
NoLieAbility wrote:Anyone want to tell stories from the Open House?

I got stuck talking to someone's mom for ~15 minutes at the faculty reception.


I thought that was you dancing in the cage at Shooters on Friday.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby idissent » Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:17 pm

Y'all, I thought she was a professor who just didn't get a name tag and then she tricked me into talking to her and you know sometimes you just end up at your own admitted students reception asking a middle-aged woman to point out which one is her child.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby DetroitRed » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:02 am

NoLieAbility wrote:Anyone want to tell stories from the Open House?


Not a story, per se, but Dean Levi is the man. I got the chance to talk to him at the faculty reception. Of the three LS deans I've met so far, he was by far my favorite.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby Eladriel » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:53 pm

Scholarship came in the mail. $$ is tempting--largest T14 yet. PM for amount/stats.

And re: debate earlier in the thread, I didn't interview but I don't think that hurt me given the amount.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:59 pm

Eladriel wrote:Scholarship came in the mail. $$ is tempting--largest T14 yet. PM for amount/stats.

And re: debate earlier in the thread, I didn't interview but I don't think that hurt me given the amount.


congrats!

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby motoman92 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:03 pm

hodzdoh wrote:just got my aid package today... grateful to have gotten anything at all, but i still feel underwhelmed.
they offered me 36k total. sad to say, but i guess this means i most likely won't be attending duke...

*did anyone receive any news from the negotiation front? how did that go, if you dont mind


I got my offer raised from $54K to $67.5K in response to a large offer from Georgetown. It never hurts to try.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby strugglebus » Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:41 pm

Withdrawing; hope the spare Mordecai goes to someone here!

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby UserNameHere » Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:05 pm

DetroitRed wrote:
NoLieAbility wrote:Anyone want to tell stories from the Open House?


Not a story, per se, but Dean Levi is the man. I got the chance to talk to him at the faculty reception. Of the three LS deans I've met so far, he was by far my favorite.


I second, third, and fourth this! Many of the admissions deans at schools have been really cool (not totally surprising), but Dean Levi is head and shoulders the most awesome Dean of the school I've encountered.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby slurpy » Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:16 pm

Just got an email saying my appeal was denied. The only higher offer I had was from Cornell, which I think was not the strongest leverage. Plus my initial package from Duke was already quite generous - I just wanted to see if they could sweeten the deal. Still considering attending despite the denial.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby whodatninja » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:58 pm

Anyone who's tried negotiating scholarships with Duke, who did you send the email to? Dean Hoye? Or someone else

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby motoman92 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:05 pm

whodatninja wrote:Anyone who's tried negotiating scholarships with Duke, who did you send the email to? Dean Hoye? Or someone else


I sent mine to admissions, and they directed me to the general financial aid email. I would send it there.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby matlan72 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:21 pm

Sent in my seat deposit today! Officially looking forward to the fall at Duke!

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby idissent » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:29 pm

matlan72 wrote:Sent in my seat deposit today! Officially looking forward to the fall at Duke!

Congrats!

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby andthenIwaslike » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:28 pm

UserNameHere wrote:
mgschiet wrote:
radio1nowhere wrote:Finally got back to school and picked up my Duke scholly letter. Pretty much the same as what NYU offered. Hmmm.

Which is pretty significant, considering the difference in the cost of living.


When a school with a high cost of living offers the same money as a school with low cost of living . . .

http://www.quickmeme.com/img/89/89dd7fe ... a5f6fe.jpg


I'm crying laughing at how accurate this is

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby Kip » Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:58 pm

For those who tried negotiating with Duke, how long did it take them to get back to you? For those who had success, how much did they raise the amt?




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