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

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
User avatar
risa
Posts: 466
Joined: Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:03 am

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

Postby risa » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:40 am

cwid1391 wrote:That's good to know. For some reason I was assuming that we weren't officially admitted until we applied for financial aid and thus wouldn't receive a packet until after then. What kind of goodies were in the pack?

A lanyard key chain and a little notebook with pen. The letter was personalized a bit (referred to my area of legal interest) and there was a handwritten note by the signature that referred to my current employer and said I had great experience for law school :) Lots of brochures and pamphlets about Duke too. The letter has the same language as the admit email, basically saying congrats, you are admitted but then "you will be officially admitted when you apply for financial aid and scholarship assistance." Admitted students' open house is Friday 4/5/13.

shntn
Posts: 5319
Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:45 pm

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

Postby shntn » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:47 am

shntn wrote:RD, status date changed from 9/29 to 12/5.

C'mon, people. Make yourselves useful and invent stories in which this status date change means something good.

User avatar
hume85
Posts: 675
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:38 pm

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

Postby hume85 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:50 am

shntn wrote:
shntn wrote:RD, status date changed from 9/29 to 12/5.

C'mon, people. Make yourselves useful and invent stories in which this status date change means something good.


I like you more with each post.

User avatar
WhiteyCakes
Posts: 1390
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:38 pm

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:51 am

shntn wrote:
shntn wrote:RD, status date changed from 9/29 to 12/5.

C'mon, people. Make yourselves useful and invent stories in which this status date change means something good.


After initially throwing your app in the trash on 9/29, I bet they saw your gay comment in the Michigan thread and said to themselves "we need shntn, grab their app and let them in."

User avatar
NoodleyOne
Posts: 2358
Joined: Fri May 25, 2012 7:32 pm

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

Postby NoodleyOne » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:29 pm

I think I'm going to withdraw my app... So checking out of this thread. Good luck everyone!

User avatar
Rahviveh
Posts: 2271
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:02 pm

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

Postby Rahviveh » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:05 pm

NoodleyOne wrote:I think I'm going to withdraw my app... So checking out of this thread. Good luck everyone!


Why not keep it active in case you get in for leverage? Doesn't make sense to withdraw IMO

BigZuck
Posts: 10873
Joined: Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:53 am

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

Postby BigZuck » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:16 pm

ChampagnePapi wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:I think I'm going to withdraw my app... So checking out of this thread. Good luck everyone!


Why not keep it active in case you get in for leverage? Doesn't make sense to withdraw IMO


Yeah I don't get it. As far as employment goes Duke is better than UVA which is a school that excited you a lot.

shntn
Posts: 5319
Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:45 pm

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

Postby shntn » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:36 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:
shntn wrote:
shntn wrote:RD, status date changed from 9/29 to 12/5.

C'mon, people. Make yourselves useful and invent stories in which this status date change means something good.


After initially throwing your app in the trash on 9/29, I bet they saw your gay comment in the Michigan thread and said to themselves "we need shntn, grab their app and let them in."

"Error: Require moar ghey!"

User avatar
nsideirish
Posts: 416
Joined: Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:32 am

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

Postby nsideirish » Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:57 pm

Going to apply PT today or tomorrow. How important is a "Why Duke?" essay?

Numbers are 169/3.6

Thanks.

User avatar
hume85
Posts: 675
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:38 pm

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

Postby hume85 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:24 pm

How long after it says decision made on the status checker page do we got the decision email (PT)? TYIA

VasaVasori
Posts: 573
Joined: Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:36 pm

Post removed...

Postby VasaVasori » Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:30 pm

Post removed...
Last edited by VasaVasori on Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:23 pm, edited 12 times in total.

User avatar
hume85
Posts: 675
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:38 pm

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

Postby hume85 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:31 pm

VasaVasori wrote:
hume85 wrote:How long after it says decision made on the status checker page do we got the decision email (PT)? TYIA

Depends... some people get it within minutes. I had my status change at a bit after 5PM and didn't get my email until just before 11PM. Best of luck!


That's brutal. Thanks.

User avatar
HawkeyeGirl
Posts: 459
Joined: Sun May 06, 2012 9:13 pm

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

Postby HawkeyeGirl » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:09 pm

Least surprising thing I've heard all day: Priority Reserve!

169, 3.67. 2 years investment banking exp, no why duke

jym_dawg
Posts: 294
Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:09 pm

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

Postby jym_dawg » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:24 pm

:( Sorry, y'all.

Not a very clear pattern to this PT/PR madness on LSN. They admit the auto-admits but throw in a few PR for YP; PR a few people right at both 75ths; PR folks who are (169, <3.7; 168, <3.8; 167, <3.9); and throw in a few splitter PRs for good measure. Wat is this.

User avatar
NoodleyOne
Posts: 2358
Joined: Fri May 25, 2012 7:32 pm

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

Postby NoodleyOne » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:47 am

ChampagnePapi wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:I think I'm going to withdraw my app... So checking out of this thread. Good luck everyone!


Why not keep it active in case you get in for leverage? Doesn't make sense to withdraw IMO

Basically I can't see any circumstance that ends with me in NC, even a full ride considering what I got from UVA. Anyway, best of luck.

User avatar
hume85
Posts: 675
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:38 pm

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

Postby hume85 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:38 am

Add me to the list of PR people. LSAT>170, GPA<3.6, super strong upward grade trend from a good school. Weaved a mini "Why Duke" into my PS. Penn's my first choice anyway, but rejection always hurts a little bit. Good luck to anybody that hasn't yet heard.
Last edited by hume85 on Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:44 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
hume85
Posts: 675
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:38 pm

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

Postby hume85 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:40 am

NoodleyOne wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:I think I'm going to withdraw my app... So checking out of this thread. Good luck everyone!


Why not keep it active in case you get in for leverage? Doesn't make sense to withdraw IMO

Basically I can't see any circumstance that ends with me in NC, even a full ride considering what I got from UVA. Anyway, best of luck.


With the big money you got from UVA you have all the leverage you need. If this cycle doesn't work for me I am retaking, following your advice in the thread you started, and bringing in that 177+. Congrats again! I think Cork was a little jealous.

shntn
Posts: 5319
Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:45 pm

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

Postby shntn » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:32 pm

DECISION MADE WATCH FOR EMAIL

Also, I'm RD.

User avatar
WhiteyCakes
Posts: 1390
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:38 pm

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:34 pm

shntn wrote:DECISION MADE WATCH FOR EMAIL

Also, I'm RD.



Good luck! Let me know how you do!

LSP12
Posts: 42
Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:58 pm

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

Postby LSP12 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:05 pm

risa wrote:
cwid1391 wrote:That's good to know. For some reason I was assuming that we weren't officially admitted until we applied for financial aid and thus wouldn't receive a packet until after then. What kind of goodies were in the pack?

A lanyard key chain and a little notebook with pen. The letter was personalized a bit (referred to my area of legal interest) and there was a handwritten note by the signature that referred to my current employer and said I had great experience for law school :) Lots of brochures and pamphlets about Duke too. The letter has the same language as the admit email, basically saying congrats, you are admitted but then "you will be officially admitted when you apply for financial aid and scholarship assistance." Admitted students' open house is Friday 4/5/13.


Have many PT admits received this package? I was admitted last month and haven't received any mail from Duke yet

wisteria
Posts: 285
Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:43 am

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

Postby wisteria » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:11 pm

shntn wrote:DECISION MADE WATCH FOR EMAIL

Also, I'm RD.


Congratulations in advance! When did you submit?

shntn
Posts: 5319
Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:45 pm

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

Postby shntn » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:13 pm

wisteria wrote:
shntn wrote:DECISION MADE WATCH FOR EMAIL

Also, I'm RD.


Congratulations in advance! When did you submit?

September 4th.

User avatar
venus
Posts: 312
Joined: Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:48 pm

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

Postby venus » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:24 pm

shntn wrote:DECISION MADE WATCH FOR EMAIL

Also, I'm RD.

Good luck!!! I guess they are finally starting to accept non-PT people. I'm getting anxious.

shntn
Posts: 5319
Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:45 pm

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

Postby shntn » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:05 pm

venus wrote:
shntn wrote:DECISION MADE WATCH FOR EMAIL

Also, I'm RD.

Good luck!!! I guess they are finally starting to accept non-PT people. I'm getting anxious.

FWIW, I had a status date change two days ago on the 5th. The status itself stayed "under review," but the date went from 9/28 to 12/5. And now today, another change. If you're a long-term, non-PT applicant like myself, a status date change might presage some movement on your app.

User avatar
venus
Posts: 312
Joined: Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:48 pm

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

Postby venus » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:20 pm

shntn wrote:FWIW, I had a status date change two days ago on the 5th. The status itself stayed "under review," but the date went from 9/28 to 12/5. And now today, another change. If you're a long-term, non-PT applicant like myself, a status date change might presage some movement on your app.

My date just changed to today (still under review)!!! So I am hoping to hear back from Duke soon!!!




Return to “Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: azaleafire, bleakchimera2, carlos_danger, Dodocogon, Google [Bot], Jellypyoo, Kaziende, Lawl_Schoolz, malysh, mav1993, mse2020, mudiverse, notsolawful, pandaaa, reillyg, Smc1994, xnsch and 58 guests