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

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

Postby islandrose0913 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:15 pm

UR1 3/1
UR2 3/30
Got the summer WL email today.. sent in a very substantive LOCI that also served as a Why Duke last week-ish so kindof at a loss of what to do now.

Refreshing my inbox and waiting for the email that says "lolz jk april fools see ya in May," but sadly to no avail.

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

Postby curious66 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:40 am

BigZuck wrote:
fairlylegal22 wrote:
Audeamus wrote:Got my scholly offer in the mail yesterday. 72K total!!! This is definitely a game changer for me!!


One of my best friends is finishing up at Duke, and the other one is at Michigan, and it's insane how they have these HUGE apartments (2 bedrooms), and pay around $650. That's how much the closet in my NY apartment would be. So I feel you on that cost of living... I lived in NY for undergrad and grad, and it's insane how much money I've spent on rent. And that's just in Queens, not near NYU which is prime Manhattan real estate. Congratulations on the scholly! :)


If you know where good 2 bedrooms for $650 are in Durham please let me know. I can't find anything that cheap!


Same here..everything I've seen is about 1700-2000 for a 2 bedroom. Please give us the name of that wonderful apartment complex :).

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

Postby Big Dog » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:00 am

One of my best friends is finishing up at Duke, and the other one is at Michigan, and it's insane how they have these HUGE apartments (2 bedrooms), and pay around $650. That's how much the closet in my NY apartment would be.


How far from campus? Walkable? Bus? Drive? Undergrad party zone?

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

Postby SteelPenguin » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:59 pm

JXander wrote:UR1 3/1 and still nothing. Feeling a bit concerned.


If it makes you feel any better, I'm in the same boat. Given my numbers compared to Duke's medians, this probably doesn't make you feel any better. Good luck though.

EDIT: If I spent the summer getting better at basketball, good enough for Coach K to want me on the team, would he be able to get me admitted? Would a law student be eligible if he didn't play in college?

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

Postby RSterling » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:09 pm

Has anyone had any success negotiating scholarships with Duke? I really think I'd love Duke, but I've got some tempting offers from other T14-T7 schools.

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

Postby zz888 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:10 pm

WaltWhite wrote:Still UR1 2/18.


same....they forgot about us :cry:

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

Postby bluecouch » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:12 pm

SteelPenguin wrote:
JXander wrote:UR1 3/1 and still nothing. Feeling a bit concerned.


If it makes you feel any better, I'm in the same boat. Given my numbers compared to Duke's medians, this probably doesn't make you feel any better. Good luck though.

EDIT: If I spent the summer getting better at basketball, good enough for Coach K to want me on the team, would he be able to get me admitted? Would a law student be eligible if he didn't play in college?


I think you would still have four years of eligibility. So...that's probably a good back-up plan :)

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

Postby swordking90 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:15 pm

RSterling wrote:Has anyone had any success negotiating scholarships with Duke? I really think I'd love Duke, but I've got some tempting offers from other T14-T7 schools.


Interested in this as well.

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

Postby BigZuck » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:21 pm

swordking90 wrote:
RSterling wrote:Has anyone had any success negotiating scholarships with Duke? I really think I'd love Duke, but I've got some tempting offers from other T14-T7 schools.


Interested in this as well.

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

Postby MacB » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:28 pm

curious66 wrote:Same here..everything I've seen is about 1700-2000 for a 2 bedroom. Please give us the name of that wonderful apartment complex :).


Just off the top of my head, Alden Place on 15-501. Maybe Alexan Garrett Farms as well. Great bus service, extremely easy commute to Duke's campus if you have a car, and both really nice/affordable places. I know about a billion Duke law students that live there because they are big enough to feel like a "home" and just far enough from campus to avoid all that undergrad BS.

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

Postby jdmonkey » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:44 pm

UR 3/1. I was told that a decision may not be made until May :(

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

Postby andy261 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:46 pm

jdmonkey wrote:UR 3/1. I was told that a decision may not be made until May :(

Stats?

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

Postby dolfan17 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:48 pm

SteelPenguin wrote:
JXander wrote:UR1 3/1 and still nothing. Feeling a bit concerned.


If it makes you feel any better, I'm in the same boat. Given my numbers compared to Duke's medians, this probably doesn't make you feel any better. Good luck though.

EDIT: If I spent the summer getting better at basketball, good enough for Coach K to want me on the team, would he be able to get me admitted? Would a law student be eligible if he didn't play in college?



Unfortunately I'm pretty sure every year you attend school counts as a year of eligibility so if you graduated in 4 years you'd only have 1 year left. But Duke did just miss out on a prospect so there might be an open spot :P

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

Postby JXander » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:51 pm

jdmonkey wrote:UR 3/1. I was told that a decision may not be made until May :(

Umwhat.

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

Postby TUICE » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:11 pm

UR2 today from UR1 3/1. Ding is imminent.

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

Postby wisteria » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:53 pm

BigZuck wrote:
swordking90 wrote:
RSterling wrote:Has anyone had any success negotiating scholarships with Duke? I really think I'd love Duke, but I've got some tempting offers from other T14-T7 schools.


Interested in this as well.


very interested.

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

Postby curious66 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:48 pm

MacB wrote:
curious66 wrote:Same here..everything I've seen is about 1700-2000 for a 2 bedroom. Please give us the name of that wonderful apartment complex :).


Just off the top of my head, Alden Place on 15-501. Maybe Alexan Garrett Farms as well. Great bus service, extremely easy commute to Duke's campus if you have a car, and both really nice/affordable places. I know about a billion Duke law students that live there because they are big enough to feel like a "home" and just far enough from campus to avoid all that undergrad BS.


Great thank you.

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

Postby SteelPenguin » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:59 pm

dolfan17 wrote:
SteelPenguin wrote:
JXander wrote:UR1 3/1 and still nothing. Feeling a bit concerned.


If it makes you feel any better, I'm in the same boat. Given my numbers compared to Duke's medians, this probably doesn't make you feel any better. Good luck though.

EDIT: If I spent the summer getting better at basketball, good enough for Coach K to want me on the team, would he be able to get me admitted? Would a law student be eligible if he didn't play in college?



Unfortunately I'm pretty sure every year you attend school counts as a year of eligibility so if you graduated in 4 years you'd only have 1 year left. But Duke did just miss out on a prospect so there might be an open spot :P


So I've just got to get so good that my 1 year of eligibility would make Duke the favorite for the year. That has to be easier and take less effort than improving my LSAT.

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

Postby Raoul_Duke » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:23 am

3.7/ 165

I still have yet to hear anything from them.

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

Postby jym_dawg » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:31 am

RSterling wrote:Has anyone had any success negotiating scholarships with Duke? I really think I'd love Duke, but I've got some tempting offers from other T14-T7 schools.


yes

feel free to pm me for deets/questions

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

Postby whosonfirst » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:45 pm

For those attending the ASW, did you all get an email from a 1L recently? Duke did a really good job of matching me up - went to my undergrad and is interested in my line of work. I really like all the extra attention Duke is putting into this visit, especially that they're making financial aid counselors available for 1-on-1 meetings during ASW. One other school I visited had no fin aid info whatsoever and another had a panel so only general questions allowed. If their career office also provides this level of attention, I now completely understand why Duke has been placing so well.

Also, for all the people interested in a TLS meetup on Thurs night, any ideas for where we could all grab dinner/drinks?

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

Postby BigZuck » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:53 pm

whosonfirst wrote:For those attending the ASW, did you all get an email from a 1L recently? Duke did a really good job of matching me up - went to my undergrad and is interested in my line of work. I really like all the extra attention Duke is putting into this visit, especially that they're making financial aid counselors available for 1-on-1 meetings during ASW. One other school I visited had no fin aid info whatsoever and another had a panel so only general questions allowed. If their career office also provides this level of attention, I now completely understand why Duke has been placing so well.

Also, for all the people interested in a TLS meetup on Thurs night, any ideas for where we could all grab dinner/drinks?


Thursday night is bar review. Although maybe we could all go and just post up in the corner and ostracize anyone who is not a TLSer?

Seriously though, I'm down to meet up Thursday.

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

Postby AllDangle » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:19 pm

BigZuck wrote:
whosonfirst wrote:For those attending the ASW, did you all get an email from a 1L recently? Duke did a really good job of matching me up - went to my undergrad and is interested in my line of work. I really like all the extra attention Duke is putting into this visit, especially that they're making financial aid counselors available for 1-on-1 meetings during ASW. One other school I visited had no fin aid info whatsoever and another had a panel so only general questions allowed. If their career office also provides this level of attention, I now completely understand why Duke has been placing so well.

Also, for all the people interested in a TLS meetup on Thurs night, any ideas for where we could all grab dinner/drinks?


Thursday night is bar review. Although maybe we could all go and just post up in the corner and ostracize anyone who is not a TLSer?

Seriously though, I'm down to meet up Thursday.

I plan on heading to the bar review.
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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby meggylou » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:57 pm

AllDangle wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
whosonfirst wrote:For those attending the ASW, did you all get an email from a 1L recently? Duke did a really good job of matching me up - went to my undergrad and is interested in my line of work. I really like all the extra attention Duke is putting into this visit, especially that they're making financial aid counselors available for 1-on-1 meetings during ASW. One other school I visited had no fin aid info whatsoever and another had a panel so only general questions allowed. If their career office also provides this level of attention, I now completely understand why Duke has been placing so well.

Also, for all the people interested in a TLS meetup on Thurs night, any ideas for where we could all grab dinner/drinks?


Thursday night is bar review. Although maybe we could all go and just post up in the corner and ostracize anyone who is not a TLSer?

Seriously though, I'm down to meet up Thursday.

I plan on heading the the bar review.


Me too!

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

Postby jdmonkey » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:18 pm

JXander wrote:
jdmonkey wrote:UR 3/1. I was told that a decision may not be made until May :(

Umwhat.



That's what they said on the phone lol.




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