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

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

Postby smdpnp » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:45 pm

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

Postby GoldHattedGatsby » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:11 pm

Got my second Under Review date today (2/18 3/20). What's been the usual number of UR dates before a decision is sent? Does that Status Checker change beyond Under Review?

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

Postby corinnejay » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:33 pm

GoldHattedGatsby wrote:Got my second Under Review date today (2/18 3/20). What's been the usual number of UR dates before a decision is sent? Does that Status Checker change beyond Under Review?


I'm pretty sure status changes to "decision made: watch for email" or something along those lines.

Generally 2 URs, but that doesn't necessarily mean your decision is coming soon unfortunately. (I myself have been UR2 for a week, some people have been UR2 longer).

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

Postby FlowBro » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:35 pm

Has anyone else received feedback on their app from Dean Hoye after being PR'd?

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

Postby gingerbreadsmouse » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:03 pm

FlowBro wrote:Has anyone else received feedback on their app from Dean Hoye after being PR'd?


No, but that's super interesting. Was it solicited? Detailed?

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

Postby CMC88 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:30 pm

AnaMariana42 wrote:Scholarship decision marked as sent yesterday. Forms received 2/25, in via PT 2/9. Fingers crossed...


+1

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

Postby keki » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:31 pm

yodamiked wrote:
Bluj217 wrote:For the loci, are you guys writing a full out essay/letter or just a quick email stating your intentions to still want to attend Duke?


+1


Imho, the more detailed about why you would specifically like to attend Duke, the better. A general email that could be sent to any school may not be convincing. Also, I found this interview with Dean Hoye to be helpful in making my case to be admitted off PR:

http://www.admissionsdean.com/law_schoo ... ool-of-law

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

Postby keki » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:53 pm

keki wrote:
yodamiked wrote:
Bluj217 wrote:For the loci, are you guys writing a full out essay/letter or just a quick email stating your intentions to still want to attend Duke?


+1


Imho, the more detailed about why you would specifically like to attend Duke, the better. A general email that could be sent to any school may not be convincing. Also, I found this interview with Dean Hoye to be helpful in making my case to be admitted off PR:

http://www.admissionsdean.com/law_schoo ... ool-of-law


Oops, that interview is useful, but I confused it with a podcast he participated in about how to get off the waitlist (which I applied to PR). Here are the key quotes from Dean Hoye:

The process of applying to law school is, in my view, an advocacy challenge. So part of what we’re looking for is whether one can, in a concise, clear, and compelling manner, present information that persuades us that they merit admission to the law school.

A well-written letter gets our attention, and so I would encourage one not to just shoot off of a quick, breezy e-mail but rather think about how you want to construct that message. It should be written in a business format and written very capably.


Taken from here: http://www.lawschoolpodcaster.com/2010/ ... -waitlist/

Perhaps if you've already sent a formal LOCI, an email could be acceptable... still, I'd do another letter that makes a different argument about why you're a good match. Good luck to those on PR who really want to attend Duke... I was in your shoes & I'm rooting for you!

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

Postby Bluj217 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:07 pm

Thanks for the info about the loci! My dilemma is that I have not been PRed yet. I'm still ur 2-18 with no movement and applied for the summer program that starts in may. It's been said you should not send a LOCI if you have not be wait listed unless you have heard anything for three months or longer. I don't want to give more information that was not solicited. Thanks!

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

Postby JXander » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:11 pm

keki wrote:Taken from here: http://www.lawschoolpodcaster.com/2010/ ... -waitlist/

Wow. That is amazing. Thanks SO much!

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

Postby Big Dog » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:12 pm

Blu:

Write the letter. Make the compelling case for your acceptance. Put it in letter format, attach as a pdf, e-mail the copy tonite, and then drop the original in the mail. Win-win.

Good luck.

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

Postby JXander » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:17 pm

Big Dog wrote:...e-mail the copy tonite, and then drop the original in the mail. Win-win.

You recommend emailing the same copy of an LOCI that was mailed?

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

Postby Big Dog » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:00 pm

^^sure, why not? Law firms do it all of the time. They send an electronic copy with the original signed version to follow. (The e-mail attachment arrives immediately.)

And Dean Hoye's comments were perfectly clear: hard to misinterpret his guidance.

A well-written letter gets our attention, and so I would encourage one not to just shoot off of a quick, breezy e-mail but rather think about how you want to construct that message. It should be written in a business format and written very capably.
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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby keki » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:42 pm

Big Dog wrote:Blu:

Write the letter. Make the compelling case for your acceptance. Put it in letter format, attach as a pdf, e-mail the copy tonite, and then drop the original in the mail. Win-win.

Good luck.


Apologies for my misdirected response, Bluj. I think the same advice applies in your situation, and I agree with Big Dog's advice. In regard to giving unsolicited info, the top of Duke's status checker says If you would like to submit additional/updated material, feel free to do so by email or U.S. postal mail. Can't hurt you to rally now, and it could get their attention.

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

Postby CMC88 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:18 pm

Has anyone negotiated scholarships with Duke yet? If so, what angle/which actions did you take?

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

Postby Bluj217 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:18 am

keki wrote:
Big Dog wrote:Blu:

Write the letter. Make the compelling case for your acceptance. Put it in letter format, attach as a pdf, e-mail the copy tonite, and then drop the original in the mail. Win-win.

Good luck.


Apologies for my misdirected response, Bluj. I think the same advice applies in your situation, and I agree with Big Dog's advice. In regard to giving unsolicited info, the top of Duke's status checker says If you would like to submit additional/updated material, feel free to do so by email or U.S. postal mail. Can't hurt you to rally now, and it could get their attention.


Thanks for both of your advice! It definitely makes sense. I just wrote something today, but I'm going to review it tomorrow morning and then send it in!

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

Postby AllDangle » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:14 am

Received a massive envelope in the mail from Duke yesterday. It included individual brochures highlighting private practice, clerkships, public interest, clinics, journals, etc. Pretty cool and good info.

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

Postby fallingup » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:29 am

I agree, I have gotten actual useful info from them since being admitted. I liked the email from a professor in the practice area I expressed interest in.

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

Postby Big Dog » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:46 am

Blu:

just make sure that your letter conveys what you bring to the table, i.e., what you have to offer Duke, it's students and faculty. (Too many LOCI's talk too much about why a school is a good fit for the applicant, but not the reverse.)

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

Postby penguinsnot » Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:54 pm

Scholarship decision letter was mailed today, submitted 3/01. I haven't received it yet, but am hoping for good karma after picking Duke to win in my brackets.

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

Postby jbagelboy » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:39 pm

If my scholarship decision was mailed 3/13, and I haven't received anything by now, is it safe to assume I'm not getting anything? I'm very confused...

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

Postby tsr92 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:46 pm

jbagelboy wrote:If my scholarship decision was mailed 3/13, and I haven't received anything by now, is it safe to assume I'm not getting anything? I'm very confused...


The letter probably just hasn't arrived yet. Give it a few more days. I'm sure if they weren't giving any $, they would still inform you.

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

Postby jbagelboy » Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:53 pm

tsr92 wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:If my scholarship decision was mailed 3/13, and I haven't received anything by now, is it safe to assume I'm not getting anything? I'm very confused...


The letter probably just hasn't arrived yet. Give it a few more days. I'm sure if they weren't giving any $, they would still inform you.


Okay, thanks. It's just very bizarre since all the other duke admit packages and information arrived in 3 days and its now been more than twice that. if its lost in the mail, it would be nice to have a new one sent sooner rather than later.

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

Postby keki » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:23 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
tsr92 wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:If my scholarship decision was mailed 3/13, and I haven't received anything by now, is it safe to assume I'm not getting anything? I'm very confused...


The letter probably just hasn't arrived yet. Give it a few more days. I'm sure if they weren't giving any $, they would still inform you.


Okay, thanks. It's just very bizarre since all the other duke admit packages and information arrived in 3 days and its now been more than twice that. if its lost in the mail, it would be nice to have a new one sent sooner rather than later.


My decision was mailed 3/15. I received it today... I'm in Texas.
Maybe if nothing by Monday's mail drop, politely inquire with office of financial aid?

For those tracking turnaround time, my scholarship form was received 2/22.
54K, Very grateful & excited! Also noteworthy - I was admitted off PR.

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

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