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.
11
50%
I have no clue.
3
14%
 
Total votes: 22

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

Postby Iroh » Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:55 pm

Accepted today, went complete on 11/13.

3.6/171, (diluted?) URM

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

Postby Kimikho » Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:58 pm

Iroh wrote:Accepted today, went complete on 11/13.

3.6/171, (diluted?) URM


congrats!!!

I love how much Duke sticks to their ten days promise :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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

Postby okok » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:07 pm

Iroh wrote:Accepted today, went complete on 11/13.

3.6/171, (diluted?) URM

>(diluted?) URM

wut?

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

Postby g-radical » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:08 pm

Well, figured I would spice up this thread with some non-acceptances. Just got put on Priority Reserve today. Time to write a loci I guess. Congrats to everyone who got in, though!

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

Postby worried0L » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:12 pm

g-radical wrote:Well, figured I would spice up this thread with some non-acceptances. Just got put on Priority Reserve today. Time to write a loci I guess. Congrats to everyone who got in, though!


stats?

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

Postby g-radical » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:25 pm

worried0L wrote:
g-radical wrote:Well, figured I would spice up this thread with some non-acceptances. Just got put on Priority Reserve today. Time to write a loci I guess. Congrats to everyone who got in, though!


stats?


3.8/168 with a "Why Duke" . Does anyone know much about the likelihood of being admitted off PR and how it differs from the basic waitlist?

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

Postby Iroh » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:27 pm

okok wrote:
Iroh wrote:Accepted today, went complete on 11/13.

3.6/171, (diluted?) URM

>(diluted?) URM

wut?


I'm mixed (Mexican and European), so I'm not sure how much of a boost I'll actually get (LSN seems to be iffy about this, at least with Mexican URMs).


@scoobers

Duke's priority track program is literally the best thing about it. I wish more schools did that, esp. similarly ranked schools (Northwestern, Cornell, etc.)
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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby worried0L » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:29 pm

g-radical wrote:
worried0L wrote:
g-radical wrote:Well, figured I would spice up this thread with some non-acceptances. Just got put on Priority Reserve today. Time to write a loci I guess. Congrats to everyone who got in, though!


stats?


3.8/168 with a "Why Duke" . Does anyone know much about the likelihood of being admitted off PR and how it differs from the basic waitlist?


from last year's cycle, PR is definitely much better than the waitlist and getting off PR is actually quite possible, given further declines in the applicant pool this year.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:19 pm

okok wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
drawstring wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:Got an email from the admissions director. He said they had completed initial review of my app (I'm on PT), but "invited" me to submit one of the optional essays detailing why Duke. :? Not sure if this is a YP move or trying to decide whether to WL me or not...

Of course I sent one in within the hour and now I'm back to "file under review." I was at "more information requested" earlier today.


For what it's worth, I have the same LSAT as you but a significantly higher GPA (well over their 75th ), and I was accepted w/o any email hinting at YP.


Yeah...that's what has me thinking WL. They seem to be doing that to people with GPA's around mine, even with a competitive LSAT.

He also said that my personal statement was excellent, but it would be helpful to know more about the specific reasons for my interest in law school, which I thought was interesting as well. My PS related to a specific hardship/event in my life, and how I responded to it and how it shaped me, but definitely was not law-school specific. Overall I just don't know how to read into his email :)!

I would see the email as good news.
Seems like a decision between wl and admit and a good supplemental essay will make your app an admit.


if you don't mind my asking, is your lsat a one shot or a retake?


It was my first take.

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

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:48 pm

Iroh wrote:
okok wrote:
Iroh wrote:Accepted today, went complete on 11/13.

3.6/171, (diluted?) URM

>(diluted?) URM

wut?


I'm mixed (Mexican and European), so I'm not sure how much of a boost I'll actually get (LSN seems to be iffy about this, at least with Mexican URMs).


@scoobers

Duke's priority track program is literally the best thing about it. I wish more schools did that, esp. similarly ranked schools (Northwestern, Cornell, etc.)


Nah man, half's get the full boost.

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

Postby riverwater » Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:04 am

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

Postby yesmanyesman » Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:33 am

got in today with a 3.82/167, fortunate given results im seeing. not urm.

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

Postby lawschool22 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:20 am

riverwater wrote:Hey, y'all. Got in with a 3.4x 173. Feeling pretty fortunate.


Congrats! That's gives me some hope...

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

Postby wtrc » Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:53 pm

First acceptance of the cycle!!! PT 10 days exactly. At or above the 75ths.

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

Postby Kimikho » Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:59 pm

wtrc wrote:First acceptance of the cycle!!! PT 10 days exactly. At or above the 75ths.


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

Postby neprep » Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:08 pm

wtrc wrote:First acceptance of the cycle!!! PT 10 days exactly. At or above the 75ths.


Congrats!! I still remember when you were a small boy doing PTs and talking about !Kung women. Oh how the times have changed…

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

Postby lastsamurai » Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:55 pm

wtrc wrote:First acceptance of the cycle!!! PT 10 days exactly. At or above the 75ths.


Awesome wtrc!!!! I think we all know it won't be the last

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

Postby 062914123 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:17 pm

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

Postby wtrc » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:32 pm

Hehe thanks so much everyone :)! I'm like really excited to meet y'all at ASW's and put faces to (TLS user)names.

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

Postby drawstring » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:07 pm

Nice job!

The package they send also has a Duke Law key chain and note pad :D

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

Postby nothingtosee » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:36 pm

Is there a place on lsac one can see all status checkers at once?

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:38 pm

nothingtosee wrote:Is there a place on lsac one can see all status checkers at once?


lol :(

eta: sadly, no (or GOOD GOD I'VE BEEN DOING THIS WRONG)

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

Postby jk148706 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:40 pm

So for PT days have we determined which days this week don't count. Obviously Thanksgiving, but Wednesday? Friday? Do we know ?

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

Postby NoDayButToday » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:47 pm

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

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:50 pm

NoDayButToday wrote:I would assume Thanksgiving is out, but on lawschoolnumbers, it looks like some people heard today...Sunday! So, who knows?


Yeah, I'm really not sure we can rule anything out.
That said, their e-mail indicated that they might be pushing a bunch of PT decisions back until after the holiday--but that could have just been hedging.




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