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

Postby The-Specs » Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:15 pm

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

Postby jrsbaseball5 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:39 pm

Lavitz wrote:
jrsbaseball5 wrote:What I was referring to is on that same page where it encourages PT registration there is a place to enter your name, LSAC number, and email address to "Register to apply via Priority Track" which makes me think you could, but who knows.

Nope. Sorry, I didn't actually go to the page to see what you were looking at because I was on my phone before. But that's just where the people already invited enter their info.


Ok, thanks guys for the info. I was just curious what that whole page was about :lol:

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

Postby The-Specs » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:11 pm

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

Postby ThetaX » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:25 pm

The-Specs, that is a very informative e-mail! Now we know exactly how it goes, and that they strongly consider GPAs.

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

Postby The-Specs » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:45 pm

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

Postby ThetaX » Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:36 pm

The-Specs wrote:For what it is worth, i think it is advantageous to let them know you are interested so that when they do the search they don't just see numbers but a person who has stated an intent to apply.

This may or may not turn out to be true but I think it is definitely something to consider for splitters and applicants whose numbers make them likely to head somewhere else.


I certainly see that it could be advantageous if their process lends itself to a degree of discretion as opposed to numbers alone.
As far as Duke goes, traditional splitters face an uphill battle with Duke's GPA favoritism, which is not to say that a strong LSAT score cannot compensate for GPA deficiencies.

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

Postby kathj06 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:54 am

Checking in despite my allegiance to UNC basketball.

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

Postby HYS123 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:40 pm

Checking in. One of my top choices, hoping for $$$

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

Postby ThetaX » Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:12 pm

HYS123 wrote:Checking in. One of my top choices, hoping for $$$


It's all about the $$$!

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

Postby thestatusguo » Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:36 pm

Checking in! Any guesses as to when PT invites will be out this year? Maybe in 2 weeks or so?

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

Postby ThetaX » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:19 am

thestatusguo wrote:Checking in! Any guesses as to when PT invites will be out this year? Maybe in 2 weeks or so?


I think that 2-3 weeks is a reasonable time until PT invites begin.

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

Postby Steveloblaw » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:20 am

Anyone else thinking about that JD/LLM? Kinda curious, and the summer start would be pretty sweet

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

Postby Vexed » Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:05 pm

Hoping to get a PT invite, will apply either way though.

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

Postby californiauser » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:26 pm

thestatusguo wrote:Checking in! Any guesses as to when PT invites will be out this year? Maybe in 2 weeks or so?


I solicited a fee waiver. Not sure if it's PT, though.

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

Postby Vexed » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:11 pm

I'm guessing PT invites will be out this week. Solicited a fee waiver and got this response:


"Thanks for writing -- I appreciate your interest in Duke Law School! You should hear from us more formally later in the week, but I'll let you know now that we'll be happy to waive your application fee. Watch for our e-mail (and you may need to check your spam folder -- sometimes Gmail is a little over-protective...) and let me know if you have any other questions about the application process or the law school in general."


The "more formally later this week" part seems to hint at something going on in that realm.

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

Postby The-Specs » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:47 pm

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

Postby Hapalawyer » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:05 pm

Vexed wrote:I'm guessing PT invites will be out this week. Solicited a fee waiver and got this response:


"Thanks for writing -- I appreciate your interest in Duke Law School! You should hear from us more formally later in the week, but I'll let you know now that we'll be happy to waive your application fee. Watch for our e-mail (and you may need to check your spam folder -- sometimes Gmail is a little over-protective...) and let me know if you have any other questions about the application process or the law school in general."


The "more formally later this week" part seems to hint at something going on in that realm.


Nice! I wonder if it still makes sense to try and solicit a waiver now (and maybe get on their radar?) or just wait and hope for a PT invite...

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

Postby Pneumonia » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:26 pm

The-Specs wrote: Hmm, that was much more positive than the e-mail i recieved from them. Lucky lucky. :)


Vexed might be at the GPA floor for PT invites?

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

Postby The-Specs » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:11 pm

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

Postby Pneumonia » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:58 pm

The-Specs wrote:
Pneumonia wrote:
The-Specs wrote: Hmm, that was much more positive than the e-mail i recieved from them. Lucky lucky. :)


Vexed might be at the GPA floor for PT invites?


Perhaps. I would surprised if they disregarded a much higher LSAT for almost exactly the same GPA. I mean -.0X gpa with a + 3+ LSAT? But i guess a floor is a floor.


I would be surprised as well, hopefully we'll know later this week. Fingers crossed for some splitter PT invites

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

Postby The-Specs » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:29 pm

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

Postby Pneumonia » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:26 am

Duke PT invite just now!

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

Postby mnindc » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:32 am

Duke PT!

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

Postby zbollenb » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:34 am

Duke PT here as well! Are the admission standards more strict for PT?

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

Postby 2x2Matrix » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:40 am

Also just got a Duke PT. My LSAT is only 169, so the floor is at least that low.




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