Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

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Is Duke Law School your top choice?

Poll ended at Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:23 pm

Yes.
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36%
No.
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50%
I have no clue.
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Total votes: 22

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:28 pm

midwest17 wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
midwest17 wrote:Decision made status!


In! >75/>75. 10th day of PT.


YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAAYAY CONGRATS!


Thank you!!! First decision of the cycle. So much stress just gone now.


Right? I loved that feeling.
MANY MORE TO COME, I'M SURE.

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby NoDayButToday » Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:28 pm

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Balthy » Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:03 am

This is probably not an easy question to answer, but can anyone guess as what point it's no longer worth it to apply for need based aid? Like in terms of parents' income/net worth, number of children, etc. I was certain i'd just be applying for merit but Duke seems to stress that almost everyone should apply for need based too.

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby neprep » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:18 am

Congrats Midwest!

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby midwest17 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:24 am

neprep wrote:Congrats Midwest!


Thanks!

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby AAJD2B » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:30 pm

RD under review. Went complete 11/21. Any other RDs that are UR?

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:34 pm

superdingle2000 wrote:This is probably not an easy question to answer, but can anyone guess as what point it's no longer worth it to apply for need based aid? Like in terms of parents' income/net worth, number of children, etc. I was certain i'd just be applying for merit but Duke seems to stress that almost everyone should apply for need based too.


Wondering the same due to the bolded part ^

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby mistd » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:37 pm

AAJD2B wrote:RD under review. Went complete 11/21. Any other RDs that are UR?


Mine have been saying "File complete;ready for review" since 11/13

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby TheSpanishMain » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:39 pm

I've been UR for literally two months.

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby midwest17 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:40 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
superdingle2000 wrote:This is probably not an easy question to answer, but can anyone guess as what point it's no longer worth it to apply for need based aid? Like in terms of parents' income/net worth, number of children, etc. I was certain i'd just be applying for merit but Duke seems to stress that almost everyone should apply for need based too.


Wondering the same due to the bolded part ^


I doubt I'll get any need-based aid, but I don't see why I wouldn't want to apply for it. The people in Fin Aid aren't going to say "lol, this guy thinks he should get need-based aid...let's give him less merit aid to punish him." And let's be honest, the time you save from not filling out FAFSA/Need Access will just be more time you spend refreshing status checkers. :)

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby McAvoy » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:41 pm

mistd wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:RD under review. Went complete 11/21. Any other RDs that are UR?


Mine have been saying "File complete;ready for review" since 11/13


Likewise.

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby gbelle » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:42 pm

TheSpanishMain wrote:I've been UR for literally two months.


are you applying RD? I've been UR for about the same period of time

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby McAvoy » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:14 pm

So is it fair to infer that Duke YPs top applicants? The spreadsheet has like three people wait-listed with LSATs over 175 and decent GPAs...

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:28 pm

Will_McAvoy wrote:So is it fair to infer that Duke YPs top applicants? The spreadsheet has like three people wait-listed with LSATs over 175 and decent GPAs...


I'm sure they do to some extent. The problem is we don't necessarily know if those applicants have anything in their apps that would be a negative.

Also, I have a theory that you might have a slightly higher chance of getting put on Priority Reserve than if you had not done PT. If you have some negative aspect, by forcing them to make a decision in 10 days you may force a wait-list for now with an ultimate acceptance late ron. Whereas had you not chosen to do PT, they may have, with the luxury of more time, accepted you without putting you on Priority Reserve. Remember, this is a completely unsubstantiated theory of mine :D

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby McAvoy » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:42 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
Will_McAvoy wrote:So is it fair to infer that Duke YPs top applicants? The spreadsheet has like three people wait-listed with LSATs over 175 and decent GPAs...


I'm sure they do to some extent. The problem is we don't necessarily know if those applicants have anything in their apps that would be a negative.

Also, I have a theory that you might have a slightly higher chance of getting put on Priority Reserve than if you had not done PT. If you have some negative aspect, by forcing them to make a decision in 10 days you may force a wait-list for now with an ultimate acceptance late ron. Whereas had you not chosen to do PT, they may have, with the luxury of more time, accepted you without putting you on Priority Reserve. Remember, this is a completely unsubstantiated theory of mine :D

As one who was not offered priority track, I'll take solace in your theory nonetheless!

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby midwest17 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:24 pm

Will_McAvoy wrote:So is it fair to infer that Duke YPs top applicants? The spreadsheet has like three people wait-listed with LSATs over 175 and decent GPAs...


I'm above both 75s (pm for more detail, if you want), and got accepted on PT without writing an optional essay. That's not to say that YP doesn't happen, but I don't think there's a LSAT/GPA cutoff above which they'll automatically YP someone.

Most of the high LSAT wait-lists have below-median GPAs, so that might explain it.

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Steveloblaw » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:29 pm

I seem to recall that earlier in this thread (maybe page 10 or so? too lazy to go back and look) there were 1 or 2 guys who got YP'd with great stats, and neither wrote the optional essay. FWIW, if you have YP-like stats, you should write the essay, just to be safe. As Midwest said, it clearly isn't a requirement, but why not?

-Edited for terrible grammar.

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby midwest17 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:32 pm

Steveloblaw wrote:I seem to recall that earlier in this thread (maybe page 10 or so? too lazy to go back and look) there were 1 or 2 guys who got YP'd with great stats, and neither wrote the optional essay. FWIW, if you have YP-like stats, you should write the essay, just to be safe. As Midwest said, it clearly isn't a requirement, but why not?

-Edited for terrible grammar.


FWIW, I only had a few things to say about "Why Duke". I was planning to save them for a LOCI if I got PR'd, rather than writing the Why Duke. Plus I wanted to get my 10 days started. :)

I have no idea if this was an optimal strategy or not, but it worked out.

ETA: "only a few things to say" beyond the obvious "good school, good job placement, etc"

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Steveloblaw » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:36 pm

^ Ha yeah, fair enough. For me, I just delved through the clinics/classes and shit (I also live in DC, so I talked about the Duke in DC semester program). That filled up my 1-page pretty quick.

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Pishee77 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:52 pm

Got my Duke package today! I'm diggin the notepad.

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby milkandcheerios » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:12 pm

If i got PT but i took the december LSAT (I have a 169 from October), should i wait until December scores are out before i submit?

I was gonna send out all my other apps by christmas but I wasn't sure what to do with dukes PT. I want them to see my new score.

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:03 pm

Pishee77 wrote:Got my Duke package today! I'm diggin the notepad.


It's a cool notepad :D

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby TheSpanishMain » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:14 pm

gbelle wrote:
TheSpanishMain wrote:I've been UR for literally two months.


are you applying RD? I've been UR for about the same period of time


Yup

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Roberrrrto » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:06 pm

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby NoDayButToday » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:33 pm

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