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

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:39 pm

elterrible78 wrote:File has been under review since the 6th, got the acceptance e-mail this afternoon just about an hour after my status changed.


Congrats! Good to have you

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

Postby tyler.durden » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:44 pm

elterrible78 wrote:File has been under review since the 6th, got the acceptance e-mail this afternoon just about an hour after my status changed.


Congrats and welcome!

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

Postby elterrible78 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:59 pm

tyler.durden wrote:
elterrible78 wrote:File has been under review since the 6th, got the acceptance e-mail this afternoon just about an hour after my status changed.


Congrats and welcome!


Thanks to everyone! And good to be here!

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:10 pm

Any thoughts about whether a PT invitation/acceptance would be a good indicator for invitation for Mordecai scholarships? I can see both sides...

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

Postby bernaldiaz » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:40 pm

Just submitted! My first of the cycle

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Postby WhiteyCakes » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:42 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:Just submitted! My first of the cycle


Woo! Are you ED, PT, or RD?

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

Postby elterrible78 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:00 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:Just submitted! My first of the cycle


Good luck. With those numbers, you're gonna need it ;-)

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

Postby bernaldiaz » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:57 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:Just submitted! My first of the cycle


Woo! Are you ED, PT, or RD?


I'm PT. Once they send you that email and you register following the link there isn't anything you have to click on the actual application to sign up for PT right?

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:08 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:Just submitted! My first of the cycle


Woo! Are you ED, PT, or RD?


I'm PT. Once they send you that email and you register following the link there isn't anything you have to click on the actual application to sign up for PT right?


Correct- you should have just submitted a normal RD app

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

Postby bobr » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:00 am

For one's "Why Duke" essay do you think an ending line about Cameron Indoor Stadium (Duke's bball stadium) will be taken as a solid light-hearted ending sentence, or is it trivial and probably a waste? Thanks!

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:45 am

bobr wrote:For one's "Why Duke" essay do you think an ending line about Cameron Indoor Stadium (Duke's bball stadium) will be taken as a solid light-hearted ending sentence, or is it trivial and probably a waste? Thanks!


Probably best to avoid notions that you are coming to Duke to be a Cameron Crazy

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

Postby JohnMarshall17 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:55 pm

How necessary is the Why Duke essay if you're a PT applicant? I've never visited and I am afraid of writing one that sounds like I've only read their website and admire their law school.

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:11 pm

JohnMarshall17 wrote:How necessary is the Why Duke essay if you're a PT applicant? I've never visited and I am afraid of writing one that sounds like I've only read their website and admire their law school.


It can only help. I incorporated "Why Duke" into my PS, and at the end wrote a couple sentences about looking forward to visit if I'm offered admission. I got in, so it couldn't have hurt me too much.

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

Postby tyler.durden » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:19 pm

JohnMarshall17 wrote:How necessary is the Why Duke essay if you're a PT applicant? I've never visited and I am afraid of writing one that sounds like I've only read their website and admire their law school.


I havent visited and I wrote one, I applied PT, and I got in... so I don't think it's a bad idea.

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

Postby shifty_eyed » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:27 pm

elterrible78 wrote:File has been under review since the 6th, got the acceptance e-mail this afternoon just about an hour after my status changed.


CONGRATS!!! :D

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

Postby AllDangle » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:30 pm

Is anyone else 100% going? I applied ED and sent in my deposit last week.

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

Postby BigZuck » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:38 pm

AllDangle wrote:Is anyone else 100% going? I applied ED and sent in my deposit last week.


Gotta see how the rest of my cycle pans out but Duke is high on my list.

I'm guessing the vast majority of people posting in this thread so far have no intention of attending Duke.

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

Postby elterrible78 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:48 pm

shifty_eyed wrote:
elterrible78 wrote:File has been under review since the 6th, got the acceptance e-mail this afternoon just about an hour after my status changed.


CONGRATS!!! :D


Thanks!

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

Postby elterrible78 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:49 pm

BigZuck wrote:
AllDangle wrote:Is anyone else 100% going? I applied ED and sent in my deposit last week.


Gotta see how the rest of my cycle pans out but Duke is high on my list.

I'm guessing the vast majority of people posting in this thread so far have no intention of attending Duke.


Duke is up there on my list, too. My wife went and loved it, and I want to work in the south. Of course, it's a long cycle and there will be a lot to consider, but it's definitely on the radar.

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

Postby BigZuck » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:00 pm

elterrible78 wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
AllDangle wrote:Is anyone else 100% going? I applied ED and sent in my deposit last week.


Gotta see how the rest of my cycle pans out but Duke is high on my list.

I'm guessing the vast majority of people posting in this thread so far have no intention of attending Duke.


Duke is up there on my list, too. My wife went and loved it, and I want to work in the south. Of course, it's a long cycle and there will be a lot to consider, but it's definitely on the radar.


Enjoy Yale bro.

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:12 pm

VasaVasori wrote:
AllDangle wrote:Is anyone else 100% going? I applied ED and sent in my deposit last week.

Not 100% but there's a really good chance. The opportunity to get my JD and Masters in three years is hard to say no to. But there are like six schools that are tied as first choices for me right now, and Duke is only one of them. Then again, I probably won't be able to get into the others.


A Mordecai might make my decision a little easier.

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

Postby bernaldiaz » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:13 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:
VasaVasori wrote:
AllDangle wrote:Is anyone else 100% going? I applied ED and sent in my deposit last week.

Not 100% but there's a really good chance. The opportunity to get my JD and Masters in three years is hard to say no to. But there are like six schools that are tied as first choices for me right now, and Duke is only one of them. Then again, I probably won't be able to get into the others.


A Mordecai might make my decision a little easier.


Are you within the numbers that normally get Mordecais? I would 100% consider Duke with a Mordecai, I'm just not sure what a typical Mordecai recipient looks like. And when they say "full cost of tuition" do they just mean tuition or full cost associated with a year of law school? If they meant the former idk why they would have said "full cost," which sort of implies books and fees and such.

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:27 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:
VasaVasori wrote:
AllDangle wrote:Is anyone else 100% going? I applied ED and sent in my deposit last week.

Not 100% but there's a really good chance. The opportunity to get my JD and Masters in three years is hard to say no to. But there are like six schools that are tied as first choices for me right now, and Duke is only one of them. Then again, I probably won't be able to get into the others.


A Mordecai might make my decision a little easier.


Are you within the numbers that normally get Mordecais? I would 100% consider Duke with a Mordecai, I'm just not sure what a typical Mordecai recipient looks like. And when they say "full cost of tuition" do they just mean tuition or full cost associated with a year of law school? If they meant the former idk why they would have said "full cost," which sort of implies books and fees and such.


I think that my numbers are close. The "leadership" aspect of it makes me a contender if they actually look past GPA/LSAT (as someone who has done hiring, I think they may). I don't think that it pays beyond tuition. The Darrow at Michigan explicitly states that it is full tuition plus more, but Duke just says full tuition.

EDIT: I think my #s are at least good enough for the special interview invitation. From there it's a crap shoot




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