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

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vincanity1
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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby vincanity1 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:23 pm

Just withdrew. Duke has always been my dream school, and I sort of can't believe I'm in a position to turn them down.

Good luck to everyone still waiting!

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

Postby PARTY » Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:48 pm

does anyone know how many incoming students receive scholarships, and what the median amount is?

i'm having trouble finding the info.

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

Postby msblaw89 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:37 pm

PARTY wrote:does anyone know how many incoming students receive scholarships, and what the median amount is?

i'm having trouble finding the info.


This comes from the 2011 version of U.S News Ultimate Guide to Law Schools

% of students who received grants for 08-09 year was 69%
Median grant amount was $14,000
Proportion of Students who borrowed for class of 2009 was about 80%

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

Postby PARTY » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:28 am

many thanks.

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

Postby hokielaw12 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:32 pm

Anyone else still waiting on a decision?

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

Postby juju96 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:34 pm

still waiting here.

last update was 3/5

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

Postby Katilicus » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:35 pm

hokielaw12 wrote:Anyone else still waiting on a decision?


I am. But really not much hope for me! I'm in review at the moment. Last update 03/05.

Good luck!

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

Postby hokielaw12 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:39 pm

Katilicus wrote:
hokielaw12 wrote:Anyone else still waiting on a decision?


I am. But really not much hope for me! I'm in review at the moment. Last update 03/05.

Good luck!

Same boat but I'm sitting on 2/20.

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

Postby honeynutt » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:40 pm

juju96 wrote:still waiting here.

last update was 3/5


+1

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

Postby confusedlaw » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:12 pm

3/5 but im an auto ding

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

Postby GrahamJD3 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:24 pm

3/19 for me. Outright acceptance seems highly improbable at this point, but I continue to hold out hope for a WL.

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

Postby Crowing » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:48 pm

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

Postby Tyeger87 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:54 pm

still at 2/20

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

Postby hellothisisme » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:44 pm

Would anybody who attended the ASW mind briefly sharing their thoughts? I wasn't able to go because I was attending a different ASW but I am curious as to what the overall impressions of the event and the school were.

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

Postby bobbyh1919 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:41 am

hellothisisme wrote:Would anybody who attended the ASW mind briefly sharing their thoughts? I wasn't able to go because I was attending a different ASW but I am curious as to what the overall impressions of the event and the school were.


This is relevant to my interests.

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

Postby cylon_clone » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:53 am

hellothisisme wrote:Would anybody who attended the ASW mind briefly sharing their thoughts? I wasn't able to go because I was attending a different ASW but I am curious as to what the overall impressions of the event and the school were.


Duke was my first ASW, so there is no room for comparison yet...
But, I found the law school building modern, attractive and well-kept. I got a bit of a corporate vibe from the design and decorating, but not necessarily a bad thing. It's in a seemingly quiet spot near the other grad schools instead of the undergrad buildings.

ASW was long and occasionally boring - but informative. The students we talked to seemed happy to be there. Obviously Duke selects the most successful and well-adjusted students to speak at the event, but they seemed genuine. They explained Duke's strong placement in DC and NYC and why it's a better choice than Gtown for DC (smaller size of Duke - less competition, firms always looking to hire at schools outside of Gtown). They sold me on the Duke in DC program.

They seemed to realize that some people's first instinct is to turn down Duke because of it's location and made an effort to highlight the good size of quieter college town living.The program also touted Durham's low CoL and great QoL. As one student said, for the price of a closet-sized apartment in NYC, you could rent a mansion in Durham or at least a luxury apartment with plenty of perks (ie: on site - 2 fitness centers, a pool, internet cafe, business center, movie theater, 2 dog parks...). They also consistently spoke of the good weather and the basketball team.

The best part of the program was the mock class. The teacher made torts fun and interesting. The rest of the faculty seemed personable, engaged and willing to go to bat for students.

Overall, I'm not ready to commit to Duke just yet. But, it's still on my list and ASW was helpful.

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

Postby avd90 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:05 am

updated today... had basically forgotten about duke

how quickly after an update (my 2nd, I believe) have people received decisions?

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

Postby Tyeger87 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:15 am

updated today as well (expecting a ding actually)

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

Postby hellothisisme » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:29 pm

cylon_clone wrote:
hellothisisme wrote:Would anybody who attended the ASW mind briefly sharing their thoughts? I wasn't able to go because I was attending a different ASW but I am curious as to what the overall impressions of the event and the school were.


Duke was my first ASW, so there is no room for comparison yet...
But, I found the law school building modern, attractive and well-kept. I got a bit of a corporate vibe from the design and decorating, but not necessarily a bad thing. It's in a seemingly quiet spot near the other grad schools instead of the undergrad buildings.

ASW was long and occasionally boring - but informative. The students we talked to seemed happy to be there. Obviously Duke selects the most successful and well-adjusted students to speak at the event, but they seemed genuine. They explained Duke's strong placement in DC and NYC and why it's a better choice than Gtown for DC (smaller size of Duke - less competition, firms always looking to hire at schools outside of Gtown). They sold me on the Duke in DC program.

They seemed to realize that some people's first instinct is to turn down Duke because of it's location and made an effort to highlight the good size of quieter college town living.The program also touted Durham's low CoL and great QoL. As one student said, for the price of a closet-sized apartment in NYC, you could rent a mansion in Durham or at least a luxury apartment with plenty of perks (ie: on site - 2 fitness centers, a pool, internet cafe, business center, movie theater, 2 dog parks...). They also consistently spoke of the good weather and the basketball team.

The best part of the program was the mock class. The teacher made torts fun and interesting. The rest of the faculty seemed personable, engaged and willing to go to bat for students.

Overall, I'm not ready to commit to Duke just yet. But, it's still on my list and ASW was helpful.


Thank you for this information. Sounds like Duke is pretty solid.

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

Postby jmets890 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:21 pm

cylon_clone wrote:
hellothisisme wrote:Would anybody who attended the ASW mind briefly sharing their thoughts? I wasn't able to go because I was attending a different ASW but I am curious as to what the overall impressions of the event and the school were.


Duke was my first ASW, so there is no room for comparison yet...
But, I found the law school building modern, attractive and well-kept. I got a bit of a corporate vibe from the design and decorating, but not necessarily a bad thing. It's in a seemingly quiet spot near the other grad schools instead of the undergrad buildings.

ASW was long and occasionally boring - but informative. The students we talked to seemed happy to be there. Obviously Duke selects the most successful and well-adjusted students to speak at the event, but they seemed genuine. They explained Duke's strong placement in DC and NYC and why it's a better choice than Gtown for DC (smaller size of Duke - less competition, firms always looking to hire at schools outside of Gtown). They sold me on the Duke in DC program.

They seemed to realize that some people's first instinct is to turn down Duke because of it's location and made an effort to highlight the good size of quieter college town living.The program also touted Durham's low CoL and great QoL. As one student said, for the price of a closet-sized apartment in NYC, you could rent a mansion in Durham or at least a luxury apartment with plenty of perks (ie: on site - 2 fitness centers, a pool, internet cafe, business center, movie theater, 2 dog parks...). They also consistently spoke of the good weather and the basketball team.

The best part of the program was the mock class. The teacher made torts fun and interesting. The rest of the faculty seemed personable, engaged and willing to go to bat for students.

Overall, I'm not ready to commit to Duke just yet. But, it's still on my list and ASW was helpful.


Thanks for the info. I would love any more info that you or anyone else had about ASW, specifically about how the students at Duke compared life in Durham to that in DC.

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

Postby ccmbr006 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:14 pm

Withdrew tonight. Good luck to anyone still waiting.

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

Postby Excellent117 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:18 pm

Still sitting at my first under review date (3/5)

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

Postby nfohey » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:32 pm

Has anyone who was placed on the Priority Reserve list heard back yet? I was placed on the PR list on 2/16 and have heard nothing since...

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

Postby StrictlyBusiness » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:17 pm

nfohey wrote:Has anyone who was placed on the Priority Reserve list heard back yet? I was placed on the PR list on 2/16 and have heard nothing since...


I haven't gotten any sort of decision but I've been speaking with the admissions office lately. The sense I got was that their class is full as of now, but as deadlines approach, they will begin using the list. Basically the beginning of April is what I could get out of them.

I'm also going up to visit on Monday, so hopefully that will improve their view of me/speed up the process.

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

Postby TexasWave » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:28 pm

Ok, I think I may have misunderstood the JD-LLM dual degree program this whole time. Is it one summer semester (which is 17k), and then just 3x normal academic school years (50k/each) of tuition? Or is it 3x summer semesters and 3x academic school years?




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