Duke Law Waitlist Class of 2018 Thread

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

Did you interview? With whom? Still waiting?

Yes - Mark Hill - Still waiting
1
5%
Yes - Mark Hill - In
0
No votes
Yes - Ebony Bryant - Still waiting
1
5%
Yes - Ebony Bryant - In
0
No votes
Yes - Bill Hoye - Still waiting
2
10%
Yes - Bill Hoye - In
1
5%
No.
14
70%
Have received notification of rejection/denial
1
5%
 
Total votes: 20

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Re: Duke Law Waitlist Class of 2018 Thread

Postby Fighttotheend » Wed May 20, 2015 9:42 pm

usn26 wrote:
Fighttotheend wrote:Got in through email. There is hope. Regular waitlist


Congrats! Might be the end of my hope, though. :?

ETA: I'm gonna chill haha. Glad that others are getting awesome news.


You never know what happens. I wasn't expecting this at all. Hang in there and find some distractions. They sent out email at 7 pm so there is a lot to do during the day.

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Re: Duke Law Waitlist Class of 2018 Thread

Postby supersplittysplitter » Wed May 20, 2015 11:30 pm

what's the point of having a "priority reserve list" if they're taking people on the regular WL ahead of us? I guess there's nothing so "priority" about this list. Pretty underhanded by Duke to create such meaningless categories and deceive applicants; I'm becoming very disillusioned with this whole process.

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Re: Duke Law Waitlist Class of 2018 Thread

Postby usn26 » Wed May 20, 2015 11:47 pm

supersplittysplitter wrote:what's the point of having a "priority reserve list" if they're taking people on the regular WL ahead of us? I guess there's nothing so "priority" about this list. Pretty underhanded by Duke to create such meaningless categories and deceive applicants; I'm becoming very disillusioned with this whole process.


As I said earlier, if they need certain things for the class (e.g. GPA, LSAT, diversity, etc) they'll take it where they can get it, be that on the PR or the wait list. So in theory it's fair game, and to be expected.

In practice, I'm really wondering where I've gone wrong with Duke. I just don't get it. If they don't want me why don't they just release me so I can refocus elsewhere? I'm just incredibly saddened and frustrated.

ETA: I'm also having an all around bad day, so getting passed over yet again really hurts on top of everything else. Between the 8 months my app has been in limbo, and the 8 years I've devoted to something that Duke is uniquely able to help me continue and finish, I've just come to invest very heavily in Duke, and it's taking more of a toll than it should. The other schools I'm accepted at or likely to get off the waitlist at are all fine, and I'll have no trouble finding success there. And Dean Hoye and their staff are perfectly entitled to build their class however they want, and I'm sure there's method to the madness we can't see. We just either have to suck it up or withdraw. I'll do the former for now, and if I get totally convinced this is not going to happen I'll do the latter and get psyched up for great options I do have. /rant

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Re: Duke Law Waitlist Class of 2018 Thread

Postby Chumborazo » Thu May 21, 2015 11:08 am

Longtime lurker here. Got accepted via email from the priority reserve list last night. There's still hope guys!

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Re: Duke Law Waitlist Class of 2018 Thread

Postby usn26 » Thu May 21, 2015 11:47 am

Congrats!

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Re: Duke Law Waitlist Class of 2018 Thread

Postby Lematin » Fri May 22, 2015 3:48 pm

Anyone with date changes in the status checker? Is it even supposed to change?

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Re: Duke Law Waitlist Class of 2018 Thread

Postby usn26 » Fri May 22, 2015 3:51 pm

My current status is 2014 :|

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Re: Duke Law Waitlist Class of 2018 Thread

Postby Fighttotheend » Sun May 24, 2015 9:57 am

Hey guys,

I just get off from the wait list last week, but I did not get any financial package or information. Do you guys know how would they give out financial offers? I have to put down my deposit by 29th though.

Thanks

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Re: Duke Law Waitlist Class of 2018 Thread

Postby usn26 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:53 pm

Duke Law Admissions wrote:*Crickets*


:|

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Re: Duke Law Waitlist Class of 2018 Thread

Postby Fighttotheend » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:36 pm

FYI:

The officer said the school is running out of merit-based $$ and they only have limited amount of need-based $$

Good luck everyone. Hope to see you guys in August.

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Re: Duke Law Waitlist Class of 2018 Thread

Postby KMart » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:30 pm

Lematin wrote:Anyone with date changes in the status checker? Is it even supposed to change?

Nothing on my checker has changed (regular WL).

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Re: Duke Law Waitlist Class of 2018 Thread

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:51 am

New poll. Curious about whether your interviewer makes a difference. Any suggestions for future polls?

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Re: Duke Law Waitlist Class of 2018 Thread

Postby usn26 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:14 am

OhBoyOhBortles wrote:Any suggestions for future polls?


I'm curious to the split between "would attend under any circumstances" and "would attend if admitted and got enough money." Although at this point I imagine the pool is shifting towards the former.

Also curious what people's plan B's are (plans B?).

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Re: Duke Law Waitlist Class of 2018 Thread

Postby usn26 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:36 am

Looks like a handful of recent withdrawals on LSN, but no word via email, WL page on the website, reported movement on TLS…

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Re: Duke Law Waitlist Class of 2018 Thread

Postby secadc11 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:43 pm

Withdrew today -- hopefully the spot/$$ goes to one of you!

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Re: Duke Law Waitlist Class of 2018 Thread

Postby usn26 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:50 pm

secadc11 wrote:Withdrew today -- hopefully the spot/$$ goes to one of you!


You are a gentleman (lady?) and a scholar. And your bribe will be arriving shortly.

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Re: Duke Law Waitlist Class of 2018 Thread

Postby secadc11 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:52 pm

usn26 wrote:
secadc11 wrote:Withdrew today -- hopefully the spot/$$ goes to one of you!


You are a gentleman (lady?) and a scholar. And your bribe will be arriving shortly.


:lol:

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Re: Duke Law Waitlist Class of 2018 Thread

Postby usn26 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:52 am

Finally an update. Hallelujah! :lol:

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Re: Duke Law Waitlist Class of 2018 Thread

Postby RareExports » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:54 am

usn26 wrote:Finally an update. Hallelujah! :lol:

Email? What did it say? I don't believe I received it.

Edit: Received it 2 minutes later.
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Re: Duke Law Waitlist Class of 2018 Thread

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:54 am

usn26 wrote:Finally an update. Hallelujah! :lol:


? Go on...

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Re: Duke Law Waitlist Class of 2018 Thread

Postby usn26 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:56 am

"Priority Reserve Update" email. Substance essentially identical to the update to the waitlist page.

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Re: Duke Law Waitlist Class of 2018 Thread

Postby RareExports » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:04 am

usn26 wrote:"Priority Reserve Update" email. Substance essentially identical to the update to the waitlist page.

I will note that I am on the regular waitlist and received it with the subject line "Duke Law School Waitlist Update." The body of the email may be different. Mine indicated that they would be making a few additional offers over the next few weeks and that they would continue to monitor class size and could make offers up through August.

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Re: Duke Law Waitlist Class of 2018 Thread

Postby usn26 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:11 am

RareExports wrote:
usn26 wrote:"Priority Reserve Update" email. Substance essentially identical to the update to the waitlist page.

I will note that I am on the regular waitlist and received it with the subject line "Duke Law School Waitlist Update." The body of the email may be different. Mine indicated that they would be making a few additional offers over the next few weeks and that they would continue to monitor class size and could make offers up through August.


Yeah, sounds like what I got. Mine was almost certainly exactly the same, just with PR instead of WL.

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Re: Duke Law Waitlist Class of 2018 Thread

Postby hearsay77 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:18 pm

usn26 wrote:
RareExports wrote:
usn26 wrote:"Priority Reserve Update" email. Substance essentially identical to the update to the waitlist page.

I will note that I am on the regular waitlist and received it with the subject line "Duke Law School Waitlist Update." The body of the email may be different. Mine indicated that they would be making a few additional offers over the next few weeks and that they would continue to monitor class size and could make offers up through August.


Yeah, sounds like what I got. Mine was almost certainly exactly the same, just with PR instead of WL.


Regular wait list and got the same thing

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Re: Duke Law Waitlist Class of 2018 Thread

Postby KMart » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:22 pm

Got the email this morning but withdrew. Best of luck to you all.




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