Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

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Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Rahviveh » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:11 pm

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Important Dates:

September 2012

Applications for the 2013 entering class may be submitted via LSAC

November 12, 2012 (Round I)
January 7, 2013 (Round II)

Early Decision application deadlines

February 15, 2013
Regular Decision application deadline

May
Orientation for summer-entering students

Summer classes begin

August
Orientation for fall-entering students

Classes begin


Application Checklist:

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
TOEFL (for international applicants only, if applicable)


Optional Essays:

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.


Early Decision:

Early Decision: The Early Decision program is most appropriate for candidates who have concluded that Duke is their first-choice for law school and who do not anticipate the need to compare offers of financial aid in making a decision about where to matriculate. Candidates who apply through the Early Decision program may apply to other law schools, but may not have more than one binding Early Decision application pending simultaneously. If an Early Decision application has already been submitted to another law school, candidates may apply through Duke's Early Decision program only if and when they are released from their binding commitment at the other school. If admitted to Duke Law School, Early Decision candidates will be required to immediately withdraw their applications at other law schools, refrain from submitting new applications, and submit a $500 tuition deposit no later than ten days after the admission notification.

Round I Early Decision candidates must submit the application no later than November 12, 2012. Applications must be complete no later than December 3, 2012. Duke Law School will notify Round I Early Decision candidates about their status no later than December 31, 2012. Round II Early Decision candidates must submit the application no later than January 7, 2013 and be complete no later than January 18, 2013. Duke Law School will notify Round II Early Decision candidates about their status no later than January 31, 2013.

Some Early Decision candidates may be held for review in the regular cycle; candidates who are held for consideration in the regular cycle will no longer be bound by the terms of the Early Decision agreement. Duke Law School reserves the right to provide other law schools with the names of candidates admitted through the binding Early Decision program.

Early Decision candidates must also check the Early Decision Certification checkbox on the application.


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c/o 2015 reference threads:

Applicants: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=162917
Attending: viewtopic.php?f=32&t=172282

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Decision Date Graph 2011-2012 Cycle

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Decision Date Graph 2009-2010 Cycle

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Rahviveh » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:35 pm

I am hoping to get selected for priority track! :mrgreen:

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Psib337 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:50 pm

checking in! Retaking in October so I'll probably just be lurking in this thread until around Halloween.

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Lavitz » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:27 pm

ChampagnePapi wrote:I am hoping to get selected for priority track! :mrgreen:


Same here. And thanks for making all of these threads.

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby BuckeyeGirl » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:35 pm

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby tyler.durden » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:36 pm

Hey everyone, just checking in.

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby rechtsanwalt12 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:23 pm

Checking in too

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Eichörnchen » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:42 pm

ChampagnePapi wrote:I am hoping to get selected for priority track! :mrgreen:

Agh, me too! Just a few hours I was picking beans and talking about Duke's PT. I'm sure the other farmhands here really thought it was interesting. :lol: I don't know if I have the #s for it, but a gal can hope.

Thanks for rolling out all these threads. I've been antsy for them to get going but don't have the internet access to guarantee the OPs would be tended to dutifully so I'm glad you've gotten it going!

Psib337 wrote:checking in! Retaking in October so I'll probably just be lurking in this thread until around Halloween.

Good luck with your retake!

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby moonman157 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:57 pm

Checking in! Can someone please explain the priority track to me?

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Lavitz » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:08 pm

moonman157 wrote:Checking in! Can someone please explain the priority track to me?


Going by memory, Duke should be sending out e-mails soon (I believe the first batch is usually August) inviting some candidates to apply priority track. They find people with good numbers to invite through CRS.

You can then check off a box in the app to be considered priority track and then they just guarantee you a response within a certain timeframe. I think it's 10 days, although I'm not sure if it's 10 days from submit date or complete date.

Anyway, I think that's all. Not binding, just a chance to get an early decision.

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby justonemoregame » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:11 pm

checking in, 2nd time is the charm

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby moonman157 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:14 pm

Lavitz wrote:
moonman157 wrote:Checking in! Can someone please explain the priority track to me?


Going by memory, Duke should be sending out e-mails soon (I believe the first batch is usually August) inviting some candidates to apply priority track. They find people with good numbers to invite through CRS.

You can then check off a box in the app to be considered priority track and then they just guarantee you a response within a certain timeframe. I think it's 10 days, although I'm not sure if it's 10 days from submit date or complete date.

Anyway, I think that's all. Not binding, just a chance to get an early decision.


Wow that does sound really nice lol I'll keep my fingers crossed. Thanks for the info

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby rickyb514 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:55 pm

Checking in. They'll make a basketball fan out of you here, although that's not really a compelling reason to choose a school.

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Lavitz » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:26 pm

moonman157 wrote:Wow that does sound really nice lol I'll keep my fingers crossed. Thanks for the info


You're welcome. And I just went back and skimmed the c/o 2015 thread and found this link from Duke explaining it: http://law.duke.edu/prioritytrack/ . Looks like I was wrong and you have to fill out a form, not check off a box. And it seems like it is 10 days after application goes complete, but based on last year's thread, it looks like most people's apps went from processing to complete fairly quickly anyway. First decisions were sent 9/26. EDIT: And that's with a 9/15 submission date.

It also appears that the first PT invites went out on August 18th last year (a Thursday fwiw), so any day now...

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby jamesfargo » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:23 am

Nice School of Law!

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Yardbird » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:38 pm

Checking in as well. Best of luck everyone!

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby outlookingin » Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:40 am

slack_academic wrote:Applying. Half my family is leaning on me to go to Duke. We'll see how things play out.



Checking in too, but since you're in the Berkeley thread too I'm guessing the other half of your family is in the Bay Area haha, good mix. I went to high school around Duke, and the memories are fond indeed...

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby dsn32 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:22 pm

Checking in! Does anyone know how fee waivers work with Duke? The only one of the lower t14 (other than Berkeley) that hasn't hit me up yet.

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Eichörnchen » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:56 pm

Still no word about priority track? I'm getting anxious. :mrgreen:

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Lavitz » Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:57 pm

Eichörnchen wrote:Still no word about priority track? I'm getting anxious. :mrgreen:


Guess not. Every day after work I check my e-mail, then check this thread. Still nothing.

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby outlookingin » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:25 am

Lavitz wrote:
Eichörnchen wrote:Still no word about priority track? I'm getting anxious. :mrgreen:


Guess not. Every day after work I check my e-mail, then check this thread. Still nothing.


Yeah but I saw a thread on the other board that said none of this kind of stuff was going out yet--unless Priority Track is on a totally different schedule from fee waiver/app invites... sorry, I don't really know what I am talking about. But I am anxiously waiting also.




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