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

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

Postby Howl » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:23 am

(reposting this question on this thread in the hopes of a reply from a knowledgeable TLS-er 8) )

Does anyone know if there's a set date by which we have to reply back to the Mordecai email? I'm almost certainly interviewing, I just don't know which date yet - I start a new job in January and I want to check with the new workplace to see which might be the best day to take off. I wouldn't want to leave in the middle of a scheduled large project or something :?

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:42 pm

Howl wrote:(reposting this question on this thread in the hopes of a reply from a knowledgeable TLS-er 8) )

Does anyone know if there's a set date by which we have to reply back to the Mordecai email? I'm almost certainly interviewing, I just don't know which date yet - I start a new job in January and I want to check with the new workplace to see which might be the best day to take off. I wouldn't want to leave in the middle of a scheduled large project or something :?


I don't really know the answer to this question, but I actually feel like this is something you could just e-mail Duke to say.

"Thank you for the opportunity to interview for the Mordecai. I'm starting a new job in January and would like to check in with them before scheduling the interview." etc.

Alternatively, is there a reason you can't talk to the new job now and ask what day would be best? Do they know you'll be leaving come fall for law school?

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

Postby Otunga » Sun Dec 29, 2013 6:57 pm

PT decision: priority reserve. It's my first response. No Why X essay. Stats - 3.9x/168. I didn't bother waiting for my dec score, but if it happens to be higher, that should be used for leverage. I don't think I'm writing an essay either way, as it would be extremely forced.

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

Postby ThetaX » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:17 pm

Otunga wrote:PT decision: priority reserve. It's my first response. No Why X essay. Stats - 3.9x/168. I didn't bother waiting for my dec score, but if it happens to be higher, that should be used for leverage. I don't think I'm writing an essay either way, as it would be extremely forced.


Those seem like Scholarship worthy admit numbers. Duke is being too selective! Our Dec scores WILL be better :)!

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

Postby Otunga » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:27 pm

My softs are shit though. Just part time work and unfocused internships. Anyways, yes, a higher score would be great but I've been pessimistic about it, and so that's why I didn't bother waiting to submit my Duke app. I sort of figured wl was the most likely outcome due to below average softs and lack of any particular interest shown for Duke. Still, I've noticed some getting in with median LSAT and below median GPA without a why x essay. I would think that's at least partial affirmation of the accepted view that the LSAT matters more than GPA.

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

Postby Howl » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:15 am

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
Howl wrote:(reposting this question on this thread in the hopes of a reply from a knowledgeable TLS-er 8) )

Does anyone know if there's a set date by which we have to reply back to the Mordecai email? I'm almost certainly interviewing, I just don't know which date yet - I start a new job in January and I want to check with the new workplace to see which might be the best day to take off. I wouldn't want to leave in the middle of a scheduled large project or something :?


I don't really know the answer to this question, but I actually feel like this is something you could just e-mail Duke to say.

"Thank you for the opportunity to interview for the Mordecai. I'm starting a new job in January and would like to check in with them before scheduling the interview." etc.

Alternatively, is there a reason you can't talk to the new job now and ask what day would be best? Do they know you'll be leaving come fall for law school?


That's a great idea, bom. I'll do just that. I'll let the board know if they answer back with a certain due date as well. Happy new year everyone!

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

Postby Gucci Mane » Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:52 pm

I submitted my application 10 days ago (12/22) via priority track and my status checker still says "processing incomplete file" even though everything is in. Is this normal or should I call their admissions office?

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

Postby Serett » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:11 pm

Gucci Mane wrote:I submitted my application 10 days ago (12/22) via priority track and my status checker still says "processing incomplete file" even though everything is in. Is this normal or should I call their admissions office?


Based on my experience, that's abnormal. I'd reach out to confirm receipt of everything necessary to consider the application.

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

Postby NoDayButToday » Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:45 pm

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

Postby Gucci Mane » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:00 pm

In that case I'll just give them a call when their office re-opens. I don't have any C&F issues and both the boxes in the "application requirements" section are checked off.

I think what might have happened is just that they haven't had time to look at my application yet since the 10 days have included Christmas and New Years.

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

Postby Serett » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:13 pm

Gucci Mane wrote:In that case I'll just give them a call when their office re-opens. I don't have any C&F issues and both the boxes in the "application requirements" section are checked off.

I think what might have happened is just that they haven't had time to look at my application yet since the 10 days have included Christmas and New Years.


It's possible that the office being closed (or supposedly closed) the entire time could be the issue, but if/when they're actually considering it, it should have an under review status.

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

Postby BostonFuse51 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:04 pm

Has anyone tried to start the need access form today? For some reason Duke Law isn't on the list of available/participating schools for the 2013-2014 school year. That's also the only school year available for selection...shouldn't we be applying for need-based scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year? I'm a bit confused as to what we're supposed to do....any help would be greatly appreciated!

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

Postby Serett » Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:13 pm

BostonFuse51 wrote:Has anyone tried to start the need access form today? For some reason Duke Law isn't on the list of available/participating schools for the 2013-2014 school year. That's also the only school year available for selection...shouldn't we be applying for need-based scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year? I'm a bit confused as to what we're supposed to do....any help would be greatly appreciated!


Yeah, it's the same way for (presumably) everyone. A couple of us mentioned it in the Admitted Students Forum. I'd guess it goes up tomorrow.

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

Postby Vexed » Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:52 am

Submitted PT early 12/31, status checker listed as incomplete.

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

Postby bound2tls » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:17 pm

Hi guys, quick question - I submitted PT a couple months ago and was asked for fall grades on the 10th day. My grades are in, so should I be expecting a 10 day turn around? Or am I now just considered like a non PT applicant?

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

Postby Pneumonia » Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:08 pm

bound2tls wrote:Hi guys, quick question - I submitted PT a couple months ago and was asked for fall grades on the 10th day. My grades are in, so should I be expecting a 10 day turn around? Or am I now just considered like a non PT applicant?


Sound like you were bumped to Priority Reserve, in which case no- you should not be expecting a ten day turnaround. PR is just another kind of wait list.

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

Postby Slytherpuff » Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:42 pm

I submitted last night (PT) and went complete early this morning - wow, that was fast!

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Postby kimkardashian » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:53 pm

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

Postby linkx13 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:16 pm

Status: File complete; ready for review
Current Status Date: 10/28/2013

WTF. Is anyone else in this boat?

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

Postby Babum » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:24 pm

kimkardashian wrote:Is it wise to write both a LOCI and a "Why Duke" essay if you were placed on Priority Reserve, and mail them in a single envelope? Or is just the LOCI enough? I don't want to get repetitive. Also, how long should a "Why Duke" essay, one page single spaced? Thank you.


I always thought the LOCI was basically a why duke essay.

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

Postby Vexed » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:31 am

Got my PT application complete and ready for review email today, reminding me they'll get back to me in 10 days.

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

Postby 062914123 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:30 am

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

Postby JustHawkin » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:28 am

bee wrote:checking in again with a new dec score. submitted pt before the new year.

congrats to everyone who has already been admitted!

Hopping on that December score train.

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

Postby Vexed » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:52 pm

Ahhhh, PT under review. :!:

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

Postby californiauser » Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:39 pm

Been under review since September, anyone else? I think I'm done for




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