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

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

Postby smokeylarue » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:43 pm

Holy crap just got an email from 1:40 PM saying I'm in! They're working today who knew?? I was U/R since 11/14. I am RD, NOT priority track for anyone interested. Submitted Oct 25. GPA below median/LSAT above median. weeee its a good day

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

Postby poe » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:46 pm

thatkid wrote:
amc987 wrote:
poe wrote:Just got an email saying I'm on the Priority Reserve List (which I'm guessing is basically the waitlist?).

173/3.8+ URM

Maybe I should have written the optional essay. :|


Bummer. Well, on the bright side, you should be in for a great cycle with those numbers! And like other posters have said, lots of the priority reserve candidates end up getting in with LOCIs. So don't fret too much. Good luck!


+1 - I'd be willing to bet that a well-written LOCI will get you in for sure.


Honestly, I think I'll just withdraw. I'm already in at a T10, so I don't think I'd realistically be considering Duke by the time they start pulling from the waitlist.

Good luck to everyone else!

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

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:49 pm

smokeylarue wrote:Holy crap just got an email from 1:40 PM saying I'm in! They're working today who knew?? I was U/R since 11/14. I am RD, NOT priority track for anyone interested. Submitted Oct 25. GPA below median/LSAT above median. weeee its a good day

Congratulations! Hopefully you're going out to celebrate.

It is kind of crazy that they work on RD applications on Saturday.

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

Postby indigomachine » Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:51 pm

Congrats Smokey!

In other news, finally got my acceptance package today :) Was worth the wait. Handwritten note was nice too (referenced something on my resume / something I suspect one of my recommenders may have mentioned).

Fan of the little notebook too, though not sure what I'll use it for...

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

Postby chalap » Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:20 am

Did anyone with ED hear from Duke yet? I thought Duke would be looking at ED before RD.

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

Postby MissElphaba » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:12 pm

indigomachine wrote:Congrats Smokey!

In other news, finally got my acceptance package today :) Was worth the wait. Handwritten note was nice too (referenced something on my resume / something I suspect one of my recommenders may have mentioned).

Fan of the little notebook too, though not sure what I'll use it for...


Exciting! When did you get accepted? Do you only get the acceptance package now if you opt out of the scholarship stuff? I was accepted on 11/22 but haven't received the package yet.

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

Postby thatkid » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:23 pm

MissElphaba wrote:
indigomachine wrote:Congrats Smokey!

In other news, finally got my acceptance package today :) Was worth the wait. Handwritten note was nice too (referenced something on my resume / something I suspect one of my recommenders may have mentioned).

Fan of the little notebook too, though not sure what I'll use it for...


Exciting! When did you get accepted? Do you only get the acceptance package now if you opt out of the scholarship stuff? I was accepted on 11/22 but haven't received the package yet.


You don't have to opt out of scholarship stuff- the package just takes a while to arrive. Mine was sitting happily in my mailbox ~2 weeks after my acceptance email.

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

Postby addy11 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:27 pm

MissElphaba wrote:
indigomachine wrote:Congrats Smokey!

In other news, finally got my acceptance package today :) Was worth the wait. Handwritten note was nice too (referenced something on my resume / something I suspect one of my recommenders may have mentioned).

Fan of the little notebook too, though not sure what I'll use it for...


Exciting! When did you get accepted? Do you only get the acceptance package now if you opt out of the scholarship stuff? I was accepted on 11/22 but haven't received the package yet.


Also - check your status checker under "Mailings"

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

Postby beachbum » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:50 pm

chalap wrote:Did anyone with ED hear from Duke yet? I thought Duke would be looking at ED before RD.


You should hear soon. If I recall, last year ED decisions went out around the 10th.

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

Postby MissElphaba » Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:28 pm

Thanks thatkid and addy! Should have paid closer attention - I see it was mailed on Friday :)

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

Postby sayornis » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:59 am

Got a nomination to the Mordecai full-tuition scholarship (http://www.law.duke.edu/admis/mordecai) Does anyone know how many people are offered this and how many actually visit campus and jostle for this?

Past threads aren't too informative.

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

Postby MissElphaba » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:09 pm

sayornis wrote:Got a nomination to the Mordecai full-tuition scholarship (http://www.law.duke.edu/admis/mordecai) Does anyone know how many people are offered this and how many actually visit campus and jostle for this?

Past threads aren't too informative.


Don't have any helpful info for you, but congrats! That's really exciting!

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

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:09 pm

I wonder how long Duke will take with RD applicants who are under review. I know PT's received a decision in 10 days.. that would be nice

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

Postby ColumbiaChamp » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:10 pm

msblaw89 wrote:I wonder how long Duke will take with RD applicants who are under review. I know PT's received a decision in 10 days.. that would be nice


THIS.

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

Postby TMC116 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:16 pm

ColumbiaChamp wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:I wonder how long Duke will take with RD applicants who are under review. I know PT's received a decision in 10 days.. that would be nice


THIS.


YES. I went under review today too.

Anybody know how long it will take to hear back? I'd love to know by Christmas...

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

Postby calitodc » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:18 pm

ColumbiaChamp wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:I wonder how long Duke will take with RD applicants who are under review. I know PT's received a decision in 10 days.. that would be nice


THIS.


It looks like the only RD admits Duke has taken so far are those who meet the hard 170 LSAT floor for PT but who for some reason didn't receive PT. As a 169-er with an above 75th GPA, the huge difference in treatment is beginning to turn me off.

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:21 pm

TMC116 wrote:
ColumbiaChamp wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:I wonder how long Duke will take with RD applicants who are under review. I know PT's received a decision in 10 days.. that would be nice


THIS.


YES. I went under review today too.

Anybody know how long it will take to hear back? I'd love to know by Christmas...


I've been UR since 10/31, so you shouldn't hold your breath,

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

Postby yupaws » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:30 pm

UR today too! submitted 11/9 :)

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

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:31 pm

calitodc wrote:It looks like the only RD admits Duke has taken so far are those who meet the hard 170 LSAT floor for PT but who for some reason didn't receive PT. As a 169-er with an above 75th GPA, the huge difference in treatment is beginning to turn me off.

Tiago and I both went UR 10/31 and we are both well over 170, although Tiago is a splitter and I did my UG overseas, so I'm guessing there must be a GPA floor as well. I hate to be pessimistic, but I think it's likely that most or all of us are getting WLed.

At first I was a little annoyed RD decisions took so long, now I am just desperate.

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

Postby calitodc » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:38 pm

AntipodeanPhil wrote:
calitodc wrote:It looks like the only RD admits Duke has taken so far are those who meet the hard 170 LSAT floor for PT but who for some reason didn't receive PT. As a 169-er with an above 75th GPA, the huge difference in treatment is beginning to turn me off.

Tiago and I both went UR 10/31 and we are both well over 170, although Tiago is a splitter and I did my UG overseas, so I'm guessing there must be a GPA floor as well. I hate to be pessimistic, but I think it's likely that most or all of us are getting WLed.

At first I was a little annoyed RD decisions took so long, now I am just desperate.


Here's to hoping we just haven't met the cut-offs and so they haven't glanced at our clearly awesome applications yet. I don't think it's time to give up hope quite yet...

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

Postby addy11 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:41 pm

TMC116 wrote:
ColumbiaChamp wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:I wonder how long Duke will take with RD applicants who are under review. I know PT's received a decision in 10 days.. that would be nice


THIS.


YES. I went under review today too.

Anybody know how long it will take to hear back? I'd love to know by Christmas...


I was RD. Applied end of Oct. Went UR twice - first UR date was about three weeks after I sent, second one was a week after that - and I got in via email two days after my second UR date update.

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

Postby addy11 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:41 pm

sayornis wrote:Got a nomination to the Mordecai full-tuition scholarship (http://www.law.duke.edu/admis/mordecai) Does anyone know how many people are offered this and how many actually visit campus and jostle for this?

Past threads aren't too informative.


Congrats! Did this come in your welcome packet or did you receive an email?

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

Postby spek » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:53 pm

Just received an email, nominated for Mordecai Scholarship.

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

Postby Take Two » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:55 pm

Congrats! seems quite an honor!

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

Postby annyong » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:06 pm

spek wrote:Just received an email, nominated for Mordecai Scholarship.

Congrats! Did you respond to the scholarship information form previously or did they just contact you?




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