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

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.

Is Duke Law School your top choice?

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

Yes.
8
36%
No.
11
50%
I have no clue.
3
14%
 
Total votes: 22

BetterLateThanNever1
Posts: 26
Joined: Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:27 pm

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

Postby BetterLateThanNever1 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:54 pm

hopefulapplicant2 wrote:
BetterLateThanNever1 wrote:Waitlisted today via e-mail. At 50th GPA, <25th LSAT, very unique softs, non-URM.

Duke was really up there for me so it's definitely disappointing. I'm sure it's been asked a million times, but what are the best ways to increase your chances off Duke's WL? It sounds like a Why Duke or LOCI is the way to go, but anything other than those?

Thanks for your help and gl to all!



When did you apply?


Mid-January. UR1 2/17, UR2 3/14, WL 3/19

newlife2013
Posts: 14
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:48 am

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

Postby newlife2013 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:13 pm

Did all of you see this, What is going on, Duke?

http://abovethelaw.com/2014/03/atl-marc ... -released/

Chekhov'sGun
Posts: 119
Joined: Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:43 pm

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

Postby Chekhov'sGun » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:50 pm

newlife2013 wrote:Did all of you see this, What is going on, Duke?

http://abovethelaw.com/2014/03/atl-marc ... -released/


Immediately withdrawing. Thanks for the heads up.

User avatar
Cactus
Posts: 120
Joined: Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:05 pm

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

Postby Cactus » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:36 pm

Chekhov'sGun wrote:
newlife2013 wrote:Did all of you see this, What is going on, Duke?

http://abovethelaw.com/2014/03/atl-marc ... -released/


Immediately withdrawing. Thanks for the heads up.


Agreed, everyone currently waiting for a decision or placed on the PR List/WL should definitely follow suit.

El Principe
Posts: 551
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:10 am

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

Postby El Principe » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:43 pm

jagfin wrote:damn, just picked up a 21k per year law dean's scholarship - looks pretty much like I'll be headed to Duke in the Fall!!! :D


Congrats!

janetdoe
Posts: 89
Joined: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:13 am

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

Postby janetdoe » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:33 am

dcruss wrote:Waitlisted via email.
172/3.33.
I've so far haven't heard anything from the T14 minus this and an interview request from Georgetown. Applied early-January after retaking a 167 October LSAT.
I know this isn't really the forum for this but are these numbers really that bad where the whole T14 is like "um, no thanks"?
Need some TLS wisdom to figure out what is going on trend-wise in this cycle.


I don't think they will all say "ew" to you, lol. Some schools are more splitter/reverse-splitter friendly than others. For example, my friend had a 163 and 3.85 from a top 10. He got into Northwestern :D He is not a URM. He's a Caucasian male without any socioeconomic disadvantage (note- that being said, he is paying sticker price).

I do believe that a moving personal statement, great softs, and/or having a specific "hard" major (such as premed, engineering, physics, etc) can make a difference at some T14s. Flipping through LSN, a female chemical engineering major from a top 20 school w/a 3.2 GPA, 165 LSAT, and strong softs made it into Berkeley and a 2 other T14 schools. There are a few others like her from this cycle. She stated that in her case, her major and softs likely made the difference.

Do you feel you have a particularly moving statement or strong softs?

User avatar
jagfin
Posts: 18
Joined: Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:58 pm

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

Postby jagfin » Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:29 pm

Chekhov'sGun wrote:
newlife2013 wrote:Did all of you see this, What is going on, Duke?

http://abovethelaw.com/2014/03/atl-marc ... -released/


Immediately withdrawing. Thanks for the heads up.


I don't get it...what is this? Why are the a bunch of good schools on it?

User avatar
pompoms
Posts: 233
Joined: Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:55 pm

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

Postby pompoms » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:06 pm

Withdrew from waitlist today. Good luck everyone!

actexas
Posts: 52
Joined: Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:28 am

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

Postby actexas » Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:17 am

I remember seen someone has asked this question, but I cannot find its answer.
I got a decision from Duke that indicated my eligibility for scholarship assistance, and awarded me a Duke Law Scholarship of $$$$$. It did not say it was merit or needed based, as I have applied for both. Does anyone know if this Is merit based only and I may qualify for needed based ln another letter?
168/3.93 w/ good soft
Thanks

actexas
Posts: 52
Joined: Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:28 am

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

Postby actexas » Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:21 am

actexas wrote:I remember seen someone has asked this question, but I cannot find its answer.
I got a decision from Duke that indicated my eligibility for scholarship assistance, and awarded me a Duke Law Scholarship of $$$$$. It did not say it was merit or needed based, as I have applied for both. Does anyone know if this Is merit based only and I may qualify for needed based ln another letter?
168/3.93 w/ good soft
Thanks

It said $$$$ was from graduated students.
They received my FAid app on 2/26

aka1
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:01 am

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

Postby aka1 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:48 pm

.
Last edited by aka1 on Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:56 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Eaturgreenz
Posts: 37
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:55 pm

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

Postby Eaturgreenz » Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:11 pm

If you have been UR twice, does that mean anything in particular?

User avatar
coldsteady
Posts: 30
Joined: Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:24 pm

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

Postby coldsteady » Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:08 pm

Accepted at around 5:30 p.m. yesterday! UR 3/10. PM for stats/softs.

User avatar
koval
Posts: 179
Joined: Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:19 am

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

Postby koval » Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:36 pm

janetdoe wrote:
dcruss wrote:Waitlisted via email.
172/3.33.
I've so far haven't heard anything from the T14 minus this and an interview request from Georgetown. Applied early-January after retaking a 167 October LSAT.
I know this isn't really the forum for this but are these numbers really that bad where the whole T14 is like "um, no thanks"?
Need some TLS wisdom to figure out what is going on trend-wise in this cycle.


I don't think they will all say "ew" to you, lol. Some schools are more splitter/reverse-splitter friendly than others. For example, my friend had a 163 and 3.85 from a top 10. He got into Northwestern :D He is not a URM. He's a Caucasian male without any socioeconomic disadvantage (note- that being said, he is paying sticker price).

I do believe that a moving personal statement, great softs, and/or having a specific "hard" major (such as premed, engineering, physics, etc) can make a difference at some T14s. Flipping through LSN, a female chemical engineering major from a top 20 school w/a 3.2 GPA, 165 LSAT, and strong softs made it into Berkeley and a 2 other T14 schools. There are a few others like her from this cycle. She stated that in her case, her major and softs likely made the difference.

Do you feel you have a particularly moving statement or strong softs?


I was a professional actor and then started and ran my own theatre company for 2 years. PS basically was in the "I'm going to use my degree to affect change" sort of attitude. I felt like the PS was strong but I don't really know what qualifies as a "strong soft" so I don't know how that looked on my resume. Sent in a LOCI earlier this week. In it until at least the summer.

aka1
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:01 am

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

Postby aka1 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:20 pm

Eaturgreenz wrote:If you have been UR twice, does that mean anything in particular?


Not that I know of

bluemonkey219
Posts: 34
Joined: Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:14 pm

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

Postby bluemonkey219 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:42 pm

I finally just got my date updated again today. I guess Duke does indeed do UR3.

If anyone is wondering, I went complete in the middle of January and UR2 in the middle of February.

User avatar
njdevils2626
Posts: 384
Joined: Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:53 pm

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

Postby njdevils2626 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:08 pm

Dropping in. Finally made it to UR2 today

alabamF2
Posts: 12
Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:52 am

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

Postby alabamF2 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:19 pm

My status updated today as well. Last update was in February and I applied in January.

janetdoe
Posts: 89
Joined: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:13 am

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

Postby janetdoe » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:52 am

UR 2 today, about a month after my first UR.

Question: In general, has Duke been fairly fast about giving a decision after UR2? It seems so based on some of the people who recently posted, but I'm not sure if that's a trend?
Most people are going UR1 -> UR2 -> Decision, right? I saw that a few people had UR3, so I am double checking what the norm seems to be.
Last edited by janetdoe on Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
givemescholly
Posts: 50
Joined: Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:30 pm

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

Postby givemescholly » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:05 pm

Hi, I'm new to TLS. Duke is a big time, hail mary reach for me, but I live about 20 minutes away and said screw it, why not try. Go big or go home, right? I got a WL from UWash so I'm totally expecting a ding (maybe WL b/c of my work experience and references) from Duke, but of course that doesn't remove any of the compulsive email refreshing and status checking.

I went complete 3/3 (only took the Feb LSAT; 164) and UR since 3/17. Today the status date changed (still UR) and the message at the top of the screen changed to "We appreciate your continued interest in Duke Law School."

Is this a sign of news on the way or am I part of what appears to be a batch of UR2? Thanks!

User avatar
Mack.Hambleton
Posts: 5417
Joined: Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:09 am

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

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:52 pm

Does anyone know when Duke tends to start looking at PR applicants?

I'm above both 75ths but still interested due to ties to the area (put on PR after PT late Jan btw)

User avatar
thevuch
Posts: 529
Joined: Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:39 pm

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

Postby thevuch » Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:11 am

went UR2 today complete 3/3 3/17 ur1 4/3 ur 2

User avatar
givemescholly
Posts: 50
Joined: Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:30 pm

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

Postby givemescholly » Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:38 am

thevuch wrote:went UR2 today complete 3/3 3/17 ur1 4/3 ur 2


We have the exact same dates. Did the message change at the top of your screen? Mine used to have something about decisions by the end of April and now it says "We appreciate your continued interest in Duke Law School." I'd appreciate it if you'd post any more updates so I can compare!

User avatar
deuceindc
Posts: 247
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:11 pm

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

Postby deuceindc » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:46 am

givemescholly wrote:
thevuch wrote:went UR2 today complete 3/3 3/17 ur1 4/3 ur 2


We have the exact same dates. Did the message change at the top of your screen? Mine used to have something about decisions by the end of April and now it says "We appreciate your continued interest in Duke Law School." I'd appreciate it if you'd post any more updates so I can compare!


Similar dates, message changed in the same manner.

User avatar
thevuch
Posts: 529
Joined: Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:39 pm

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

Postby thevuch » Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:18 pm

Yeah same message change. I submitted a why duke essay last week too




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

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: aaron1621, BrainsyK, cd1945, Chipotle85, combatboots33, curry1, ellielaw, oliviaj_j, Outis Onoma, piesandcookies, reydingo and 23 guests