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

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

Postby stone_fox » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:53 pm

Sorry about the WLs guys. I am heading straight for a WL/ding (most likely ding) myself.

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

Postby Crowing » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:37 pm

masked kavana wrote:WL email today :(


Sorry to hear that. Mind sharing review dates?

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

Postby masked kavana » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:40 pm

Crowing wrote:
masked kavana wrote:WL email today :(


Sorry to hear that. Mind sharing review dates?


UR1 10/22
UR2 2/18

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

Postby jstacks » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:58 pm

Denied by email today. Wasn't really shocked haha.

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

Postby Rory19 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:08 pm

masked kavana wrote:
Crowing wrote:
masked kavana wrote:WL email today :(


Sorry to hear that. Mind sharing review dates?


UR1 10/22
UR2 2/18


I also was wait listed today with very review dates except my UR2 was 2/6.

Looks like non PT decisions are finally coming out.

Any sense of chances of getting off the wait list?

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

Postby JEB » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:51 pm

I was right to be concerned about being on UR1 for 4 months then UR2 for 2 1/2 weeks. WL'd today.

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

Postby islandrose0913 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:00 pm

First post but long time lurker here...

I'm sitting at a 1/24 complete date (still got a long wait ahead of me haha i know). Duke is pretty much my top choice - I applied to the JD/MA program which fits in really nicely with my interests... Any thoughts as to if I should submit a "Why Duke?" or does the application to JD/MA show interest enough? We had to write an extra essay for the grad school, but idk if the law school adcomms read it. If they do, I feel like a "Why Duke" might sound a little repetitive.

I'm super nervous - even as a URM (PR), I have VERY borderline numbers (in profile) and applied really late :/

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

Postby blackie5 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:05 pm

JEB wrote:I was right to be concerned about being on UR1 for 4 months then UR2 for 2 1/2 weeks. WL'd today.


I am sorry to hear. Did your status checker update to decision rendered, followed by the email?

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

Postby PerezNY » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:14 pm

WL'd today.

Very surprised, I was expecting a rejection.

GL everyone.

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

Postby CMC88 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:28 pm

IN!!!!!! This is my first choice, so I am over the moon excited.

Good luck to everyone else!

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

Postby guinness1547 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:29 pm

Waitlisted as well. Not surprised or upset since luckily I have other options.

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

Postby laotze » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:44 pm

Waitlisted this morning, "end of May" notification date.

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

Postby MacB » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:37 am

islandrose0913 wrote:First post but long time lurker here...

I'm sitting at a 1/24 complete date (still got a long wait ahead of me haha i know). Duke is pretty much my top choice - I applied to the JD/MA program which fits in really nicely with my interests... Any thoughts as to if I should submit a "Why Duke?" or does the application to JD/MA show interest enough? We had to write an extra essay for the grad school, but idk if the law school adcomms read it. If they do, I feel like a "Why Duke" might sound a little repetitive.

I'm super nervous - even as a URM (PR), I have VERY borderline numbers (in profile) and applied really late :/


That seems like it might a legitimate question to call and ask the admissions office.

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

Postby curious66 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:40 am

CMC88 wrote:IN!!!!!! This is my first choice, so I am over the moon excited.

Good luck to everyone else!


Congrats to you and sorry for those that got dinged and WL'd today

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

Postby nba101790 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:57 am

Congrats to those getting in!

Still sitting at complete from a month ago here. :)

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

Postby framboozer » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:48 am

Please put me under review Duke, I beg of you.


And to sprinkle a little hope for those with low LSAT scores: I know a current 1L at Duke who told me he got into Duke with a 164 on his LSAT. He didn't specify his GPA, but it was apparently not crazy high or anything like that. He re-took the LSAT in February to get off the waitlists at various schools and did even worse than his initial 164. He thinks it was a letter of rec that got him off the waitlist.

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

Postby lawschoolboundfuture » Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:06 pm

Just checked my status checker and found out they sent me a merit letter 2 days ago. Cant wait to get it. I assume if they send a letter that means you are gonna get aid?

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:09 pm

lawschoolboundfuture wrote:Just checked my status checker and found out they sent me a merit letter 2 days ago. Cant wait to get it. I assume if they send a letter that means you are gonna get aid?


I imagine they'll send all aid applicants an official letter because it will break down loan offers as well as scholarships.

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

Postby MacB » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:01 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:
lawschoolboundfuture wrote:Just checked my status checker and found out they sent me a merit letter 2 days ago. Cant wait to get it. I assume if they send a letter that means you are gonna get aid?


I imagine they'll send all aid applicants an official letter because it will break down loan offers as well as scholarships.


+1

My understanding is that everyone who applied for merit aid will receive a letter whether or not they are actually receiving a merit award. If it was sent two days ago though, it shouldn't be too much longer before you know either way. :)

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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 BigZuck » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:36 pm

slack_academic wrote:For people who have already heard, does aid seem consistent with previous years? Looking through LSN, merit aid doesn't seem very predictable at Duke anyway.


Might be a function of their relatively late notice and this people not updating. Also nobody likes Duke or attends so maybe they don't bother updating :)

Supposedly they are one of if not the most generous t14s as far as percentage of the class that gets aid.

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

Postby Crowing » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:41 pm

slack_academic wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
slack_academic wrote:For people who have already heard, does aid seem consistent with previous years? Looking through LSN, merit aid doesn't seem very predictable at Duke anyway.


Might be a function of their relatively late notice and this people not updating. Also nobody likes Duke or attends so maybe they don't bother updating :)

Supposedly they are one of if not the most generous t14s as far as percentage of the class that gets aid.

I've definitely noticed Duke isn't well represented or regarded on this site. I'm not really sure. Seems like a pretty great school the more I look at it and pretty competitive with top schools in terms of employment prospects. Maybe it's the Southern thing?


small class + located outside any major market i guess

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

Postby MacB » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:43 pm

Honestly, the kids who go to Duke don't even like Duke. I was a member of the slightly lighter blue cohort down the road, so call me biased, but my roommate/best friend graduated from Duke Law and that's the general feeling that I got. Duke isn't very many people's first choice, and you can feel it.

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