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.
8
36%
No.
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50%
I have no clue.
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14%
 
Total votes: 22

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

Postby DrStudMuffin » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:21 am

jbagelboy wrote:I got a PT invite after christmas with absolutely zero indication I would attend. I wasnt even considering applying before I got it. I actually think they hope to win over a few applicants with priority track for whom Duke would previously have NOT been their top consideration. So it may be a mix of targeting likely attenders per Dre's suggestion, and shots in the dark to an assortment of normally CCN-bound students who will then receive generous financial aid and a bombardement of souther hospitality with the calculated prayer that the relative ease of the app process and painless finaid + novel appeal of the school will yield a few 75ths+ candidates


3.6+/176+ PT invite here. I think bagel is spot on.

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

Postby SteelPenguin » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:45 am

Well, I got my fee waiver today after e-mailing admissions. I'd love a PT invite, but a fee waiver's enough to keep me happy. I can't afford to spend $1000+ on applications.

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

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:43 am

PT invite, checking in.

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

Postby puckblocker » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:14 pm

Checking in. PT Invite also.

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

Postby AT9 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:55 pm

ED invite and fee waiver with a 163/3.83. The turnaround time is 10 days and admits get a $30,000 ED grant. Does anyone know anything about the binding ED vs PT. Or any idea why they'd invite someone with an LSAT below the 25th??

Planning to apply ED at the moment, though I know to expect a rejection.

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

Postby RunningFeatherFinish » Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:34 pm

does anyone know if the ED grant is a one-time thing or renewable?

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

Postby charlie.black » Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:30 pm

So Duke opens up its application today, but it says it cannot be electronically submitted until 9/1. Is that right for PT?

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

Postby rebexness » Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:35 pm

AT9 wrote:ED invite and fee waiver with a 163/3.83. The turnaround time is 10 days and admits get a $30,000 ED grant. Does anyone know anything about the binding ED vs PT. Or any idea why they'd invite someone with an LSAT below the 25th??

Planning to apply ED at the moment, though I know to expect a rejection.


ED is binding. They probably mass-mailed the ED invites to anyone over Median on either GPA or LSAT.

PT isn't binding, its just a quick turnaround of the application process.

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

Postby oxie » Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:35 pm

charlie.black wrote:So Duke opens up its application today, but it says it cannot be electronically submitted until 9/1. Is that right for PT?


I got a message to that effect on LSAC, too, and I'm signed up for PT. My guess is that they don't want to start on the 10-day-turnaround grind before Labor Day?

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

Postby CaptainLeela » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:10 pm

I'm a 1L checking in to say that I will be happy to answer any questions to the best of my limited ability this cycle

Good luck to all!

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

Postby Humbert Humbert » Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:12 pm

Is anyone writing a "Why Duke" optional statement? How important is this for someone above both 75%'s to avoid getting yield protected?

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

Postby mojangles » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:04 pm

Humbert Humbert wrote:Is anyone writing a "Why Duke" optional statement? How important is this for someone above both 75%'s to avoid getting yield protected?


Also, are "Why x" essays at all useful to someone who has 0% chance of being YP? (as in, an outside chance at making the waitlist :? )

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

Postby The-Specs » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:16 pm

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

Postby rebexness » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:16 pm

Asking for HS ranking is TTT, ugh.

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

Postby 052220151 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:42 pm

Their ps is phrased funny. Now I have to write one just for dook, ugh!

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

Postby The-Specs » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:52 pm

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

Postby 04102014 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:26 pm

I feel like the prompt is what most people write about anyway.

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

Postby Humbert Humbert » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:53 am

The-Specs wrote:
deputydog wrote:Their ps is phrased funny. Now I have to write one just for dook, ugh!


I ignored how they phrased it and just used my same one. Bad idea? Maybe.


+1

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

Postby The-Specs » Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:50 am

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

Postby christobel » Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:47 pm

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

Postby SteelPenguin » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:34 am

christobel wrote:Perhaps a silly question, but could not writing a "Why Duke" essay potentially hurt scholarship chances? I am in the process of writing it now but I'm not sure how compelling it will be. I am applying via PT.


I can't give a really informed answer, but I would be surprised if a Why X essay influenced scholarships. It makes sense to impact admissions, but once they accept you, they've decided they want you in the class. If anything, wouldn't they think that you'd likely need MORE money to choose to attend?

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

Postby lastsamurai » Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:40 pm

So has Specs' 10 day countdown clock started? Anyone else? This is about to get real

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

Postby The-Specs » Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:50 pm

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

Postby zbollenb » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:48 am

App complete!

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

Postby jwg6x6 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:07 am

Sent in the app on monday for PT. Just got email this morning saying that it is complete and that I should hear back within 10 days.




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