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Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:31 pm
by Hawkeye Pierce
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NOTE: Transmission of electronic applications to this law school will begin on 9/15/2011. Please return to this page at that time to transmit your application.

Application Timeline: http://www.law.duke.edu/admis/apply/jd
Application material is revised annually in early August, and may be submitted through LSAC in early September. The application deadline for Regular Decision candidates is February 15. Applications for the binding Early Decision option must be submitted by November 4 (Round I) or January 7 (Round II)

Application Checklist: http://www.law.duke.edu/admis/apply/jd/procedure
  • JD Application for Admission, submitted electronically through LSAC. The application must be signed electronically.
  • $70 non-refundable application processing fee. The fee must be submitted electronically through LSAC.
  • Resume (use the electronic attachment)
  • Personal statement and optional essays (use the electronic attachment)
  • Statement of purpose for master's degree (JD/MA and JD/MS dual-degree applicants only)
  • Two letters of recommendation submitted electronically through LSAC
  • LSAC CAS Report

Optional Essays: http://www.law.duke.edu/admis/apply/jd/procedure#resume
Optional Essays: You are welcome to supplement your personal statement with either or both of the following optional essays. (If your personal statement addresses either of these subjects, it is not necessary to provide a separate additional essay.) Optional Essay I: You may submit an essay providing additional information about why you have chosen to apply to law school in general and Duke in particular. We are interested in the factors that have prompted your interest in a legal career and the ways in which you think Duke can further that interest. Optional Essay II: You may submit an essay that describes how you will enhance the educational environment of the Law School and contribute to the diversity of the student body. Because we believe that diversity enriches the educational experience of all our students, Duke Law School seeks to admit students from a variety of academic, cultural, social, ethnic, economic, and other backgrounds. In this essay, you may tell us more about your particular life experiences with an emphasis on how the perspectives that you have acquired would contribute to the intellectual community of the Law School.

Duke Law FAQ: http://www.law.duke.edu/admis/faq
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c/o 2014 Reference Threads:
Attending: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=128317
Applicants (priority track): viewtopic.php?f=7&t=129295
Waitlisted: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=150938
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Decision Date Graph, 2009-2010: http://www.top-law-schools.com/images/d ... 0/Duke.jpg
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LSN 2011-2012 Applicants: http://duke.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants
LSN 2010-2011 Applicants: http://duke.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants/1011/

Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:37 pm
by Yeshia90
As a Blue Devils fan, I feel like I kinda have to apply.

Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:40 pm
by Ginj
Want.

Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:49 pm
by vincanity1
PSUdevon wrote:As a Blue Devils fan, I feel like I kinda have to apply.


Also a Blue Devils fan. Always wanted to play under coach K, but being within a few miles of him at any given time will just have to suffice.

Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:27 pm
by Yeshia90
vincanity1 wrote:
PSUdevon wrote:As a Blue Devils fan, I feel like I kinda have to apply.


Also a Blue Devils fan. Always wanted to play under coach K, but being within a few miles of him at any given time will just have to suffice.


This is why going to Duke would be terrible for me. I wouldn't forgive myself if I didn't go to every basketball game, and there's no way in hell I'd get all my work done if I did that.

Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:41 pm
by vincanity1
PSUdevon wrote:
vincanity1 wrote:
PSUdevon wrote:As a Blue Devils fan, I feel like I kinda have to apply.


Also a Blue Devils fan. Always wanted to play under coach K, but being within a few miles of him at any given time will just have to suffice.


This is why going to Duke would be terrible for me. I wouldn't forgive myself if I didn't go to every basketball game, and there's no way in hell I'd get all my work done if I did that.


Haha yea the same thing has crossed my mind. Dropping down a few notches in the v100 for the chance to catch the devils tear up in Cameron indoor a few more times = worth it

Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:45 pm
by Yeshia90
vincanity1 wrote:
PSUdevon wrote:
vincanity1 wrote:
PSUdevon wrote:As a Blue Devils fan, I feel like I kinda have to apply.


Also a Blue Devils fan. Always wanted to play under coach K, but being within a few miles of him at any given time will just have to suffice.


This is why going to Duke would be terrible for me. I wouldn't forgive myself if I didn't go to every basketball game, and there's no way in hell I'd get all my work done if I did that.


Haha yea the same thing has crossed my mind. Dropping down a few notches in the v100 for the chance to catch the devils tear up in Cameron indoor a few more times = worth it


QFT.

Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:44 am
by Real Madrid
In. Seriously considering ED, but we'll just have to wait and see.

Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:31 pm
by Eichörnchen
Oh Duke. I visited you in Feb. Remember me? We got along really well. Anyways, I'll be sending you a package late fall; please accept it.

Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:02 pm
by acadec
On the fence about applying to Duke. How much money are they likely to give?

Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:04 pm
by soj
acadec wrote:On the fence about applying to Duke. How much money are they likely to give?

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:LSN 2010-2011 Applicants: http://duke.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants/1011/

Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:07 pm
by aerogear
I feel like the biggest Benedict Arnold by wanting to go to Duke instead of UNC, but I guess shit happens right?

Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:10 pm
by Hawkeye Pierce
Just received a fee waiver email from Duke. Still not sure whether I will apply.

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Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:14 pm
by ihhwap1
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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:16 pm
by Hawkeye Pierce
ihhwap1 wrote:I just got a fee waiver too -- for the priority track? This is non-binding, right?


Yes on both counts.

Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:17 pm
by Xifeng
I had a great experience with the Duke Admissions office and PT. They were amazing when I messed up parts of my application. I highly recommend going for PT, it's amazing to have an acceptance at a great school early on :)

Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:28 pm
by Yeshia90
Priority track and fee waiver what WHAT

Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:05 pm
by dakure
New medians out for Duke:

GPA 25/75 percentiles: 3.62/3.84
Median GPA: 3.75
LSAT 25/75 percentiles: 167/171
Median LSAT: 170

From the priority track website.

Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:19 pm
by MumofCad
dakure wrote:New medians out for Duke:

GPA 25/75 percentiles: 3.62/3.84
Median GPA: 3.75
LSAT 25/75 percentiles: 167/171
Median LSAT: 170

From the priority track website.


Just a slight drop then in the 25th percentiles.

Did it seem to imply that we could apply now via priority track? I registered and was all excited, but I still don't get an app to come up on LSAC.

Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:31 pm
by bball1997
So what exactly does this priority track indicate? Substantially higher chance of acceptance? Also should I be writing a "Why Duke" essay to avoid being yield protected?

Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:37 pm
by Xifeng
bball1997 wrote:So what exactly does this priority track indicate? Substantially higher chance of acceptance? Also should I be writing a "Why Duke" essay to avoid being yield protected?


Uhh I think it just means that they think your numbers are strong/competitive. Some people who applied last year did get waitlisted (and maybe a couple rejected? Not sure), so if you want to increase your chances of getting in then I would definitely recommend a Why Duke.

Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:40 pm
by Blessedassurance
bball1997 wrote:So what exactly does this priority track indicate?


You'll get a decision within ten days.

Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:21 pm
by freestallion
:( I didn't get a waiver, though my numbers are above their medians. Can we request a priority track invite?

Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:36 pm
by MumofCad
freestallion wrote::( I didn't get a waiver, though my numbers are above their medians. Can we request a priority track invite?


Maybe its based on having one significantly higher than their 75th or something to make the 10 day decision thing manageable? Seems most in this thread have LSATs at 173+, so that may be their floor. Is there even an easy way for them to search via our GPAs? I got fee waivers before mine went complete due to missing transcripts... I am wondering if the determining factor is actually just LSAT.

Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:42 pm
by freestallion
MumofCad wrote:
freestallion wrote::( I didn't get a waiver, though my numbers are above their medians. Can we request a priority track invite?


Maybe its based on having one significantly higher than their 75th or something to make the 10 day decision thing manageable? Seems most in this thread have LSATs at 173+, so that may be their floor. Is there even an easy way for them to search via our GPAs? I got fee waivers before mine went complete due to missing transcripts... I am wondering if the determining factor is actually just LSAT.


Hm, I do have a 173. Anyway, if I don't get priority track I probably won't be applying.

Yeah, I don't know if they can search GPAs easily so it is probably based on the LSAT!