Duke 2011 - Priority Track

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby subtle » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:52 pm

Just got my acceptance email. Who sends an acceptance email at 8:51 on a Saturday night?

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby arism87 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:12 pm

subtle wrote:Just got my acceptance email. Who sends an acceptance email at 8:51 on a Saturday night?


heh, I got mine at like midnight on a Friday.. couldn't even have a drink to celebrate, certainly didn't need it at that time! Congrats!

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby subtle » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:14 pm

arism87 wrote:
subtle wrote:Just got my acceptance email. Who sends an acceptance email at 8:51 on a Saturday night?


heh, I got mine at like midnight on a Friday.. couldn't even have a drink to celebrate, certainly didn't need it at that time! Congrats!


Thanks! I'm thinking the acceptance + the fact that it warmed up one degree (to a whopping 14) might be enough to get me out of bed and to the bar to celebrate.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby champsound » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:16 pm

arism87 wrote:
subtle wrote:Just got my acceptance email. Who sends an acceptance email at 8:51 on a Saturday night?


heh, I got mine at like midnight on a Friday.. couldn't even have a drink to celebrate, certainly didn't need it at that time! Congrats!


Congrats. I'm waiting for some kind of response in the next 24 hours.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby subtle » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:18 pm

champsound wrote:
arism87 wrote:
subtle wrote:Just got my acceptance email. Who sends an acceptance email at 8:51 on a Saturday night?


heh, I got mine at like midnight on a Friday.. couldn't even have a drink to celebrate, certainly didn't need it at that time! Congrats!


Congrats. I'm waiting for some kind of response in the next 24 hours.


Good luck!!

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:38 pm

I just got an email saying I'm on the Priority Reserve list. Is this the equivalent of waitlist?

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby subtle » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:44 pm

I think it's a waitlist that puts you in a slightly better position, or that's my understanding from reading the forums. Someone can probably answer better than I can.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:54 pm

looking back, apparently no one who got priority reserved got in last year...

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby subtle » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:56 pm

While your chances may not be great, I hesitate to rely on LSN as much as TLS does. We have to remember that TLS/LSN aren't necessarily representative samples of the applicant pool. Just sayin'.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:01 am

paralegal wrote:
Kili wrote:
coug11 wrote:Does anyone know the approximate probability of getting accepted from the priority reserve list?


My guess is it would be reasonably high. Duke has a large acceptance rate. A lot of people apply PT just for validation knowing they won't matriculate if they get into a different school.


Duke Law News, Aug. 31, 2010

Class of 2013

“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.”

GPA Median: 3.8
LSAT Median: 170
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University of Michigan Law

Class of 2013 Statistics

Applied: 6,312

Admitted: 18.6 percent

GPA Median: 3.73
LSAT Median: 169

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby subtle » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:11 am

Maybe this year will be different?

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby niederbomb » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:49 am

My status says "Info required; watch for email." I haven't received any email from them.

I am not in school, so they can't possibly be asking for grades. What's going on?

I guess this could be a good sign. The fact that they bother to ask for additional information means they are at least seriously considering my application, or does it?

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby champsound » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:55 am

niederbomb wrote:My status says "Info required; watch for email." I haven't received any email from them.

I am not in school, so they can't possibly be asking for grades. What's going on?

I guess this could be a good sign. The fact that they bother to ask for additional information means they are at least seriously considering my application, or does it?


Maybe you got in and the info they need is "will you attend Duke Law?"

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby niederbomb » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:57 am

champsound wrote:
niederbomb wrote:My status says "Info required; watch for email." I haven't received any email from them.

I am not in school, so they can't possibly be asking for grades. What's going on?

I guess this could be a good sign. The fact that they bother to ask for additional information means they are at least seriously considering my application, or does it?


Maybe you got in and the info they need is "will you attend Duke Law?"


I've never heard of them doing this for anyone else. My numbers are only ever slightly above both medians, so I wouldn't consider myself either borderline or a YP risk, although Duke is not my first choice.

I didn't write the "Why Duke" essay. I wrote "Why Penn" and "Why Michigan" but couldn't think of anything compelling to write about Duke.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby coug11 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:58 am

Redsgomarchingon wrote:looking back, apparently no one who got priority reserved got in last year...


They over-enrolled last year, so this year they are using the PR list more. You (We) have a better chance this year than last year to make it off the PR list. Then again, maybe that's just what I'm telling myself!

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby jd20132013 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:58 am

In yesterday :)

great start to my cycle and duke is high on my list. hopefully I will get to see some of yall at the ASW

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby champsound » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:44 pm

In! Just got the email right now. It took all 10 days since my application was complete and I was worried that applying so late would screw me over. Hope to see you all at ASW.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:18 pm

so I spoke with an admissions officer and priority reserve is better than waitlist. It's the first list they go to to fill spots unless someone on the waitlist gets a new score or something that boosts them up significantly.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby niederbomb » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:36 pm

I got a request for more information related to one of my addenda (my college life wasn't the most moral in the world). At least they didn't throw my app in the dust bin, so I should be hopeful, right?

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby coug11 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:28 pm

Redsgomarchingon wrote:so I spoke with an admissions officer and priority reserve is better than waitlist. It's the first list they go to to fill spots unless someone on the waitlist gets a new score or something that boosts them up significantly.


Did the officer say anything about chances of getting in from it this year?

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:32 pm

coug11 wrote:
Redsgomarchingon wrote:so I spoke with an admissions officer and priority reserve is better than waitlist. It's the first list they go to to fill spots unless someone on the waitlist gets a new score or something that boosts them up significantly.


Did the officer say anything about chances of getting in from it this year?


well it depends on how many accept their offers. Last year no one got in, but apparently two years ago around 60 people got in. I don't know how many people are on priority reserve so the chances might still be pretty low. Anyway, time to start working on the LOCI

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby niederbomb » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:36 pm

"Decision made; watch for e-mail"


Anyone get this and get accepted?

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby klgp09 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:49 pm

niederbomb wrote:
"Decision made; watch for e-mail"


Anyone get this and get accepted?


I did -- my email came around 5 that same day. The subject is "Welcome to Duke Law!" -- good luck!!

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby niederbomb » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:57 pm

klgp09 wrote:
niederbomb wrote:
"Decision made; watch for e-mail"


Anyone get this and get accepted?


I did -- my email came around 5 that same day. The subject is "Welcome to Duke Law!" -- good luck!!


Dammit! I live in a different time zone, so you're going to make me stay up until 5 a.m. I have only a half day at work tomorrow though. lol

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby stewie27 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:13 am

In via email today around 5:00 pm.
Definitely was not expecting this. Makes my decision of where to go even more complicated.




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