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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No.
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I have no clue.
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midwest17
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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby midwest17 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:59 pm

JustHawkin wrote:
midwest17 wrote:
gators326 wrote:If I had a hidden fee waiver when I submitted my app does that mean that my app was put in the PT pile even though I never received an email invite?


No, PT is different from waivers. You have to be invited and then specifically sign up for it.

If you think you may have just missed the email invite, you can try putting your LSAC number in here: http://law.duke.edu/prioritytrack/

What happens when you enter your credentials in there without an email invite?


If they didn't invite you, I think it just says that you aren't eligible or something. I'm not sure, since I only found out about the page from the PT invite. But it definitely won't hurt to try.

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

Postby gta » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:56 pm

Just got acceptance email! Applied PT, went complete on 1/2. Stats are 3.65/173.

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:36 pm

gta wrote:Just got acceptance email! Applied PT, went complete on 1/2. Stats are 3.65/173.


Congrats!

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

Postby chneyo » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:20 pm

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

Postby gbelle » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:22 pm

chneyo wrote:So I'm sitting at UR 11/4. Do we think my file fell behind the couch? Anyone else in a similar position?


I've been at 10/11 since, well, 10/11.

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

Postby chneyo » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:28 pm

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

Postby sandwich » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:36 pm

chneyo wrote:So I'm sitting at UR 11/4. Do we think my file fell behind the couch? Anyone else in a similar position?



Same. I'm at 11/6, but i'm more thinking that mine "accidentally" fell into the trash can.

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

Postby chneyo » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:40 pm

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

Postby Vexed » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:44 pm

So, for PT applications, does Duke review / send out decisions on weekends, or is it safe to assume the whole 10 day timeframe for PT applicants is 10 business days? My 10th day would be Sunday based on when I went complete.

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

Postby Serett » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:46 pm

Vexed wrote:So, for PT applications, does Duke review / send out decisions on weekends, or is it safe to assume the whole 10 day timeframe for PT applicants is 10 business days? My 10th day would be Sunday based on when I went complete.


Yeah, they send them on weekends. PT is amazing.

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

Postby str8yolked » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:49 pm

Is Duke even looking at non-PT applicants yet?

<25 GPA/ >75 LSAT and still stuck on 11/15

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

Postby Dominican_Lawyer » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:53 pm

I got Priority reserve on 12/16 after applying PT. My stats are 3.6 175. Do you think this is YP? If so, when should I write a LOCI? Also, has anyone had success with this. Admittance plus scholly? Sorry for the numerous questions but Duke is one of my top choices.

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

Postby Serett » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:43 pm

Dominican_Lawyer wrote:I got Priority reserve on 12/16 after applying PT. My stats are 3.6 175. Do you think this is YP? If so, when should I write a LOCI? Also, has anyone had success with this. Admittance plus scholly? Sorry for the numerous questions but Duke is one of my top choices.


I'd think it's YP, or if not and there was some other reason on the application, I think your stats should certainly be persuasive to them. I was accepted on PT with lower stats. I'd definitely write a LOCI, and I don't think doing so sooner rather than later would hurt. If the YP theory is correct, it allows you to demonstrate direct interest in Duke while your application is still generally in consideration.

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

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

Postby Dominican_Lawyer » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:48 pm

Serett wrote:
Dominican_Lawyer wrote:I got Priority reserve on 12/16 after applying PT. My stats are 3.6 175. Do you think this is YP? If so, when should I write a LOCI? Also, has anyone had success with this. Admittance plus scholly? Sorry for the numerous questions but Duke is one of my top choices.


I'd think it's YP, or if not and there was some other reason on the application, I think your stats should certainly be persuasive to them. I was accepted on PT with lower stats. I'd definitely write a LOCI, and I don't think doing so sooner rather than later would hurt. If the YP theory is correct, it allows you to demonstrate direct interest in Duke while your application is still generally in consideration.


Ya ty for the response. It was just pretty unsettling getting PR... especially since it was the first school I heard back from. I will definitely try to get to work on a LOCI and let the forum know how it goes.

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

Postby USMarineLaw » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:10 pm

luckyman17 wrote:I applied in early November for RD and my app has been complete for a while now. I have some friends at Duke who have said visiting the school and talking with an admin officer could still help by showing my interest. Any truth to this or do they generally not consider such things?


I know this is a day late... But I've had good luck with this so far, and not just at Duke. PM me for details.

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

Postby ObviousAlias » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:34 am

I applied PT and got WL'ed in November. What're my odds of getting in at this point (169/3.5)?

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

Postby jk148706 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:37 am

ObviousAlias wrote:I applied PT and got WL'ed in November. What're my odds of getting in at this point (169/3.5)?

Also applied and WL in Nov.

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

Postby Pyromancer » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:04 pm

Submitted my app yesterday morning and got an application complete email already. Is this a normal turnaround?

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

Postby koalacity » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:09 pm

LoganFL wrote:Submitted my app yesterday morning and got an application complete email already. Is this a normal turnaround?

Yep! Duke moves quickly. Are you PT?

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

Postby emmybee » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:53 pm

ObviousAlias wrote:I applied PT and got WL'ed in November. What're my odds of getting in at this point (169/3.5)?


Check this out:
http://mylsn.info/sxuwql

Write a strong LOCI. I am not sure if anyone can quantify your odds. Duke seems to be a little harsher about who they are accepting this cycle and PRing and WLing more applicants. But that is just my two cents. Others with more knowledge should jump in.

Good luck! :D

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

Postby jstep » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:59 pm

Does Duke go UR or straight from 'File complete; ready for review' to an acceptance/ WL/ding?

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

Postby sandwich » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:04 pm

^ There's (at least) a "file under review" status.

ETA: I hear there's also at least some date changes within that "file under review" status. My buddy is on... I want to say second date change? Maybe third? But at there was definitely at least one date change in early Jan. after the initial "file under review" status (late Nov).

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

Postby Vexed » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:19 pm

sandwich wrote:^ There's (at least) a "file under review" status.

ETA: I hear there's also at least some date changes within that "file under review" status. My buddy is on... I want to say second date change? Maybe third? But at there was definitely at least one date change in early Jan. after the initial "file under review" status (late Nov).


Yeah, mine went UR on like the 4th and has a new date from 1/8.

Does Duke tend to stretch out PT apps until the last possible date for the 10-day window? The closer I get to 10 days UR the more anxious I get.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:22 pm

Vexed wrote:
sandwich wrote:^ There's (at least) a "file under review" status.

ETA: I hear there's also at least some date changes within that "file under review" status. My buddy is on... I want to say second date change? Maybe third? But at there was definitely at least one date change in early Jan. after the initial "file under review" status (late Nov).


Yeah, mine went UR on like the 4th and has a new date from 1/8.

Does Duke tend to stretch out PT apps until the last possible date for the 10-day window? The closer I get to 10 days UR the more anxious I get.


There have been some day-10 acceptances.




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