Duke Law Class of 2019

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2019)

When are you moving to Durham/Are you interested in a TLS meet-up before classes start?

Already here, baby
5
9%
May
1
2%
June
2
4%
July
2
4%
August
14
25%
Haven't figured it out yet
2
4%
Never. I'm not going to Duke, I just wanted to assert my right to vote
9
16%
Yes
15
27%
No
4
7%
Maybe
1
2%
 
Total votes: 55

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lymenheimer
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Duke Law Class of 2019

Postby lymenheimer » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:40 pm

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*I take no credit for the photos above. Thanks, Google Images!


Applicants 2019
Fin-Aid Scholarship Experience

Duke Law Admitted Students Website

Class of 2018 Profile
The students making up the class of 2018 come from 37 different states, seven foreign countries, and represent 131 different undergraduate institutions. Their backgrounds include science, teaching, education, entertainment, the arts, politics, public policy, government, business, technology, sports, and non-profit sector work.
Median GPA: 3.77
GPA 25/75 percentiles: 3.56/3.85
Median LSAT: 169
LSAT 25/75 percentiles: 166/170
227 students enrolled from 4,819 applicants
Average age: 24 (ages range from 20 to 32)
Women: 40%, Men: 60%
Total Minority: 27%

ABA 509: https://law.duke.edu/about/consumerinformation/

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Dates:

Friday, April 1 - ASW
Saturday, April 2 - ASW
Friday, April 22 - Deposit Deadline
Sunday, June 5 - Stafford MPN & Grad Plus MPN (if you are taking out loans)
Wednesday, June 15 - Immunization Form Submission Deadline
Saturday, June 25 - Stafford/GradPlus Entrance Counseling (if you are taking out loans)
August, 2016 - Mandatory Orientation

Tuition & Fees:

Law School Budget for 2015-2016 Academic Year -
Tuition $56,500
Medical Insurance $2,400 *
Health Fee (mandatory) $752
Law Student Activity Fee $110
Graduate Student Activity Fee $34
Graduate Student Services Fee $20
Recreation Fee $260
Transcript Fee (one time only) $40 **
Loan Fees $1,387
Rent & Utilities $8,415
Food $4,563
Books & Supplies $1,326
Personal/Miscellaneous $3,420
Local Transportation $1,710
TOTAL $80,937

Law School Budget for 2015-2016 Academic Year - JD/LLM-
Tuition $65,916
Medical Insurance $2,400 *
Health Fee (mandatory) $752
Law Student Activity Fee $110
Graduate Student Activity Fee $34
Graduate Student Services Fee $20
Recreation Fee $260
Transcript Fee (one time only) $40 **
Loan Fees $1,387
Rent & Utilities $8,415
Food $4,563
Books & Supplies $1,326
Personal/Miscellaneous $3,420
Local Transportation $1,710
TOTAL $90,353


About Durham and Duke:
Duke Law De Novo (A guide to Duke Law School, Durham, Life, Happiness, and other stuff)
Durham - The Bull City


TLS Reference Threads:
"Taking Questions" Thread (shorter but more recent)
"Taking Questions" Thread
Class of 2017 OCI [2015]
Class of 2016 OCI [2014]
Applicants 2018
Class of 2018
Applicants 2017
Class of 2017
Applicants 2016
Class of 2016


Etc:
Duke Law Facebook
Duke Law Youtube
School of Laws (Student Created Youtube Short): Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4
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Re: Duke Law Class of 2019

Postby lymenheimer » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:40 pm

Reserved

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2019

Postby lymenheimer » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:40 pm

Also reserved

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2019

Postby Tycho » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:10 pm

Checking in, thanks for OP'ing!

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2019

Postby lawschoolapplicant92 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:55 am

Yay thanks for putting this together! Current NC resident and ED applicant checking in.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2019

Postby pittsburghpirates » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:09 am

Checking in!

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2019

Postby suli » Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:11 am

Checking in with a question -

For any other JD/LLM folks out there: this is stupid, but does the summer start still exist? When I did my research (which was before I moved to a developing country for over a year where internet was a very rare treat in my life) the program started in May I believe, but now I can't find anything on the website or in my admissions packet about it.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2019

Postby altoids19 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:34 am

suli wrote:Checking in with a question -

For any other JD/LLM folks out there: this is stupid, but does the summer start still exist? When I did my research (which was before I moved to a developing country for over a year where internet was a very rare treat in my life) the program started in May I believe, but now I can't find anything on the website or in my admissions packet about it.


Hi! I emailed the admissions office with the same question, and they said that JD/LLM program starts in the fall as well. Not sure how orientation week works for us, though. Hope this helps!

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2019

Postby bellanoche2019 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:45 pm

Checking In! Duke is one of the schools that's topping my list, especially after researching employment prospects (that's why we're all going to law school, to be a lawyer). Hopefully everything works out!

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2019

Postby suli » Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:16 pm

altoids19 wrote:
suli wrote:Checking in with a question -

For any other JD/LLM folks out there: this is stupid, but does the summer start still exist? When I did my research (which was before I moved to a developing country for over a year where internet was a very rare treat in my life) the program started in May I believe, but now I can't find anything on the website or in my admissions packet about it.


Hi! I emailed the admissions office with the same question, and they said that JD/LLM program starts in the fall as well. Not sure how orientation week works for us, though. Hope this helps!


Thank you!

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2019

Postby lawschoolapplicant92 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:15 pm

So I've started researching apartments near Duke and omg there are so many GORGEOUS, brand-spankin new (but pricey...~$1300/1BR) ones nearby! And pretty decent-looking cheaper ones, too. Eeep I'm so excited to make the move up to Durham!

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2019

Postby urbanist11 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:31 am

Checking in! Hopefully we start hearing about scholarships near the end of the month!

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2019

Postby lymenheimer » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:14 pm

lawschoolapplicant92 wrote:So I've started researching apartments near Duke and omg there are so many GORGEOUS, brand-spankin new (but pricey...~$1300/1BR) ones nearby! And pretty decent-looking cheaper ones, too. Eeep I'm so excited to make the move up to Durham!


In addition to the one's that the school promotes, I'd encourage you to look around at what is available on hotpads/zillow. SO and I have been looking at houses/townhouses within 10 minutes of the school and there are some very reasonable places. Of course, what is available now won't necessarily be available come time that we need it, but it is a good way to find townhouse complexes, and get a good price estimate for your needs.

urbanist11 wrote:Checking in! Hopefully we start hearing about scholarships near the end of the month!


Hopefully you weren't dying to OP this thread too. Sorry if I stole it from you :lol: (I borrowed some things from the OP of the applicant thread...thanks!)

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2019

Postby urbanist11 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:23 pm

lymenheimer wrote:
urbanist11 wrote:Checking in! Hopefully we start hearing about scholarships near the end of the month!


Hopefully you weren't dying to OP this thread too. Sorry if I stole it from you :lol: (I borrowed some things from the OP of the applicant thread...thanks!)


Ha! No hard feelings. I've had plenty of time to claim it if I wanted it. Though truthfully I'm not set enough on any school to take on that task.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2019

Postby charlieww » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:44 pm

How bad do you guys think it's gonna be now that I missed my scholly interview? (I honestly don't know how I could be this stupid...)

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2019

Postby lymenheimer » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:48 pm

charlieww wrote:How bad do you guys think it's gonna be now that I missed my scholly interview? (I honestly don't know how I could be this stupid...)


Really not sure about this. I don't remember seeing anything in the previous threads about it. I'd contact fin aid asap and let them know what's up. They've all been really nice to me this far, so I think they will be understanding. It may cause you to have to schedule an interview later (which will push back your timeline), but contacting them asap (probably preferably by phone) is definitely the bes next step.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2019

Postby charlieww » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:54 pm

lymenheimer wrote:
charlieww wrote:How bad do you guys think it's gonna be now that I missed my scholly interview? (I honestly don't know how I could be this stupid...)


Really not sure about this. I don't remember seeing anything in the previous threads about it. I'd contact fin aid asap and let them know what's up. They've all been really nice to me this far, so I think they will be understanding. It may cause you to have to schedule an interview later (which will push back your timeline), but contacting them asap (probably preferably by phone) is definitely the bes next step.


Thanks! I've emailed them but have not called yet, so that's what I'm doing now.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2019

Postby beckett » Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:52 pm

Checking in! Duke's by far my top choice but still waiting for scholly info and to hear back from a couple schools. That said, I've visited Duke and North Carolina a couple of times and really love it.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2019

Postby strawberrieee » Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:25 pm

Still filling NeedAccess app and waiting for other schools' decisions, but whatever, checking in!!!

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2019

Postby RedWhite&Blonde » Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:17 pm

Checking in!

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2019

Postby leescoresby » Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:00 pm

charlieww wrote:
lymenheimer wrote:
charlieww wrote:How bad do you guys think it's gonna be now that I missed my scholly interview? (I honestly don't know how I could be this stupid...)


Really not sure about this. I don't remember seeing anything in the previous threads about it. I'd contact fin aid asap and let them know what's up. They've all been really nice to me this far, so I think they will be understanding. It may cause you to have to schedule an interview later (which will push back your timeline), but contacting them asap (probably preferably by phone) is definitely the bes next step.


Thanks! I've emailed them but have not called yet, so that's what I'm doing now.


Charlie, I missed my interview as well, so you're not alone in your stupidity; I'm about to contact the financial aid office about it as well. Also, checking in!

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2019

Postby larsy91 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:38 pm

Anyone know if they offer housing (i.e. with a law student) for the admitted students weekend? Trying to make this feasible considering I'm coming from California and flight prices are ~$500.

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2019

Postby lymenheimer » Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:45 pm

larsy91 wrote:Anyone know if they offer housing (i.e. with a law student) for the admitted students weekend? Trying to make this feasible considering I'm coming from California and flight prices are ~$500.


I don't think they organize something like this, though it would be an interesting idea to bring up. The best way to manage this would be to try and contact a current student on here or see if admissions can put you in contact with someone who may be able to help. They do assist with a stipend (if you didn't see that), and hotels are decently priced (though I don't know which ones are in the immediate area).

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2019

Postby EnderWiggin » Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:49 pm

I think Duke Law has the best Insta account of the T14

good mix of shots of the law grounds, TBTs, and quasi-informative posts about cool speakers and events

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Re: Duke Law Class of 2019

Postby lymenheimer » Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:51 pm

EnderWiggin wrote:I think Duke Law has the best Insta account of the T14

good mix of shots of the law grounds, TBTs, and quasi-informative posts about cool speakers and events


Their FB page and Youtube channel have a bunch of cool stuff too. (I'm not on IG so I didn't check it out/link it - Twitter either - will check out though and probably link in OP).


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