Duke Law c/o 2018

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secadc11
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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby secadc11 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:24 pm

Kip wrote: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?


Also interested in this.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby fra » Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:28 pm

secadc11 wrote:
Kip wrote: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?


Also interested in this.


I'm interested as well

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby boomlawyered » Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:34 pm

fra wrote:
secadc11 wrote:
Kip wrote: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?


Also interested in this.


I'm interested as well



Same, if people are PM'ing!

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby NutellaDipity » Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:26 pm

boomlawyered wrote:
fra wrote:
secadc11 wrote:
Kip wrote: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?


Also interested in this.


I'm interested as well



Same, if people are PM'ing!


Me too, me too, thanks!

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby motoman92 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:31 pm

Also interested in this.[/quote]

I'm interested as well[/quote]


Same, if people are PM'ing![/quote]

Me too, me too, thanks![/quote]

Sent in negotiation email March 3rd, received bump March 30th. Although, my experience may be different, because students who hadn't received their aid package were given priority.

Originally $54,000, bumped to $67,500.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby PKP319 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:10 pm

Class of 2014 Employment Data is up on Duke's website!

90% FT-LT JD required
5% School Funded
56.7% 101+ Attorneys
13.5% Federal Clerkships
70.2% BL+FC

About a 10% jump in BL+FC!

Link: https://law.duke.edu/career/employmentdata/

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby lawzzz » Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:07 pm

I think the school funded rate is lower. If we're presenting the statistics the same way LST does (i.e., of the FT LT bar-required positions, what percent is school-funded), I think the school-funded rate would actually be 2.3%. It's only 5% if we are counting all school-funded jobs (non bar-required, part-time, short-term) as a proportion of total graduates. Am I right about that?

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby PKP319 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:10 pm

lawzzz wrote:I think the school funded rate is lower. If we're presenting the statistics the same way LST does (i.e., of the FT LT bar-required positions, what percent is school-funded), I think the school-funded rate would actually be 2.3%. It's only 5% if we are counting all school-funded jobs (non bar-required, part-time, short-term) as a proportion of total graduates. Am I right about that?



You are right. About 5% of total jobs are school funded, but if you were trying to subtract the school funded percentage from the FTLT JD Req jobs to get a better idea, you would use the 2.3% number. I think you're also correct in thinking this is how LST reports it.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby Clemenceau » Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:39 pm

PKP319 wrote:Class of 2014 Employment Data is up on Duke's website!

90% FT-LT JD required
5% School Funded
56.7% 101+ Attorneys
13.5% Federal Clerkships
70.2% BL+FC

About a 10% jump in BL+FC!

Link: https://law.duke.edu/career/employmentdata/


Robust numbers. Nice nice

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby Vermonster » Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:00 pm

secadc11 wrote:
Kip wrote: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?


Also interested in this.


I emailed them an appeal about a week ago and they replied on Friday that my file would be re-submitted to the scholarship committee. I'm hoping to hear back tomorrow or Wednesday, but who knows. Hopefully not too much longer...

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby ithrowds » Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:29 pm

Vermonster wrote:
secadc11 wrote:
Kip wrote: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?


Also interested in this.


I emailed them an appeal about a week ago and they replied on Friday that my file would be re-submitted to the scholarship committee. I'm hoping to hear back tomorrow or Wednesday, but who knows. Hopefully not too much longer...


Same especially with their weird anti postmark deposit deadline

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby radio1nowhere » Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:30 pm

Deposit now to be a national champion!!

-Duke's next email, probably

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sneezus
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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby sneezus » Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:15 pm

got scholarship offer via snail mail, offered dean's scholarship worth 90k.

happy with this initial, but i've gotten bigger T14 offers. anyone had success negotiating with duke yet?

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby UknownMartian » Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:55 pm

Is anyone else still waiting on their fin aid package?

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby hopeboaltberkeley » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:09 pm

So if other law schools have not offered need based aid, do you think it's worth applying to both need and merit in the case of Duke? The scholarship email recommends applying to both. Is there something unique about Duke's scholarship process?

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby idissent » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:14 pm

hopeboaltberkeley wrote:So if other law schools have not offered need based aid, do you think it's worth applying to both need and merit in the case of Duke? The scholarship email recommends applying to both. Is there something unique about Duke's scholarship process?

I think they claim they offer you a ~holistic~ package that takes into account both merit and need-based aid, but on the offer, they don't differentiate between the two. If you've already done FAFSA, NeedAccess isn't too much more work, and I don't think it can hurt to apply for both.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby idissent » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:36 pm

Just got the email, and my financial aid appeal was (politely) declined. I was really excited about Duke, but I'm really not sure it's going to be financially feasible. Ugh.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby Peck.173 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:37 pm

Hey, how long did it take you to get a response on your financial aid appeal?

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby idissent » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:53 pm

Peck.173 wrote:Hey, how long did it take you to get a response on your financial aid appeal?

Pretty quick. A week or so?

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby NoLieAbility » Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:36 pm

sneezus wrote:got scholarship offer via snail mail, offered dean's scholarship worth 90k.

happy with this initial, but i've gotten bigger T14 offers. anyone had success negotiating with duke yet?


I got that same award. I also had larger offers from other T14, but after calculating my COA, Duke was still one of the cheapest. (The difference in COL between Ithaca and Durham surprised the hell out of me.) That, plus their upward-trending job placement numbers really sealed the deal for me.

As to negotiations... I couldn't get them to budge. The person I spoke with indicated that numbers at 25k/yr and above were pretty firm. You might have better luck, though.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby Vermonster » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:04 pm

idissent wrote:
Peck.173 wrote:Hey, how long did it take you to get a response on your financial aid appeal?

Pretty quick. A week or so?


I've been waiting almost 2 weeks. They did say they would send my file back for review last Thursday though, so maybe that's a good sign?

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idissent
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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby idissent » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:06 pm

Vermonster wrote:
idissent wrote:
Peck.173 wrote:Hey, how long did it take you to get a response on your financial aid appeal?

Pretty quick. A week or so?


I've been waiting almost 2 weeks. They did say they would send my file back for review last Thursday though, so maybe that's a good sign?

Maybe a slower turnaround is a good thing? Just speculation.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby stephcurry » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:17 pm

Late admit so just going through the financial aid process now. If anyone who did the interview could PM me some details so I know how to prepare, I'd really appreciate it!

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby gentlemanscholar » Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:21 am

Checking in.

Also, there is a pretty useful google doc on the duke FB group that has housing info and a prospective roommate list.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby fra » Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:52 pm

Just got an email denying my scholarship appeal.




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