paralegal wrote:“Admission to Duke was so competitive this year that, for the first time in recent history, the Law School could not extend admission to any student on the waitlist. Applications for admission in 2010 were 25 percent higher than in 2009 (over 7,900 applications), and the admission rate was a record low 13.2 percent.”
when did they start the PT thing? if they just started the PT last year, it could be that?
Not sure exactly when Duke started the Priority Track Program. However, on another law school forum, there are posts dating back to 2006 discussing Duke’s Priority Track.
According to “The Devil’s Advocate,” an independent newspaper published by the Duke Student Publishing Company, Inc., “only 2,000 people are typically offered Priority Track.”
From a recent interview on AdmissionsDean.com, Bill Hoye, Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs….
“ Each year, we invite a small number of candidates to apply to Duke through this program.
We guarantee that the applicants will receive a response from us within ten days after the application becomes complete.”
“We keep the Priority Track pool very small so that we can give each application the same rigorous treatment that every other application receives, but we’re careful to ensure that the evaluation happens within a very tight timeframe.”