Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby addie1412 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:10 am

proteinshake wrote:so we can schedule our interview before we submit our CSS and scholly form right?


Yeah, I scheduled my interview the day we got the email and didn't complete my CSS + noncustodial profile + scholly form until the 5th.

I'm interviewing today and pretty nervous about it. Duke is probably my #2 choice and I really, really want it to be financially feasible for me to attend.

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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:49 am

nimbus cloud wrote:
chargers21 wrote:
nimbus cloud wrote:
Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:Of course it will come down to the money, here's hoping we all nail the interview


Does Duke interview?

After acceptance with scholarship committee


Oh, should have used the search button, apparently it was discussed recently. But very interesting concept. Do you know if any other top schools do that?


As far as I know it's only Duke. I think it stems from the PT situation, they probably don't have enough info to adequately asses everyone for scholarship in 10 days and without interview

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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby katthegreat11 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:33 am

Just had my scholly interview. Was pretty low-key, no real curveballs! She was extremely nice!

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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Baby Gaga » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:34 am

katthegreat11 wrote:Just had my scholly interview. Was pretty low-key, no real curveballs! She was extremely nice!


that's good to hear. mine is tomorrow so hopefully they keep that up

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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby addie1412 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:35 am

katthegreat11 wrote:Just had my scholly interview. Was pretty low-key, no real curveballs! She was extremely nice!


Was it basically the same sort of thing as admissions interviews? How does the finance aspect come into it?

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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby katthegreat11 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:38 am

addie1412 wrote:
katthegreat11 wrote:Just had my scholly interview. Was pretty low-key, no real curveballs! She was extremely nice!


Was it basically the same sort of thing as admissions interviews? How does the finance aspect come into it?


Yeah it essentially why law, why Duke, and then something like what do you want the scholarship committee to know about you when making a decision that might not have been captured in your application/CSS profile?

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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby addie1412 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:52 am

katthegreat11 wrote:
addie1412 wrote:
katthegreat11 wrote:Just had my scholly interview. Was pretty low-key, no real curveballs! She was extremely nice!


Was it basically the same sort of thing as admissions interviews? How does the finance aspect come into it?


Yeah it essentially why law, why Duke, and then something like what do you want the scholarship committee to know about you when making a decision that might not have been captured in your application/CSS profile?


Gotcha, thanks!

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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby TexasENG » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:40 am

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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby katthegreat11 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:46 am

TexasENG wrote:
katthegreat11 wrote:Just had my scholly interview. Was pretty low-key, no real curveballs! She was extremely nice!


Nice, looking forward to mine later this week. Did they give you any indication on the decision timeline?


Yeah I asked explicitly, she said the committee meets at the end of January, probably start to notify in early/mid Feb.

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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby proteinshake » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:20 pm

just in case any waiters were wondering, this weeks "Duke Law Weekly" email states that the school is closed today due to weather.

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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby jjcorvino » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:10 pm

Got my admissions packet this weekend. I really enjoyed the semi-personalized letter that they send. They specifically spoke to my interest and experience in politics/government and how Duke is a great school to continue that path.

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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby curry1 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:15 pm

How long from "decision made, watch for e-mail" until one actually receives the decision?

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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby proteinshake » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:29 pm

curry1 wrote:How long from "decision made, watch for e-mail" until one actually receives the decision?

not sure how long since I didn't know when it updates, but 6PM seems to be a really common time.

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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:31 pm

curry1 wrote:How long from "decision made, watch for e-mail" until one actually receives the decision?


Anywhere from 30 minutes to 7:30 pm unfortunately.

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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby curry1 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:36 pm

Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
curry1 wrote:How long from "decision made, watch for e-mail" until one actually receives the decision?


Anywhere from 30 minutes to 7:30 pm unfortunately.


Thanks!

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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby rockchalk63 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:59 pm

curry1 wrote:How long from "decision made, watch for e-mail" until one actually receives the decision?

I waited all day for the email. My status checker changed In the morning and then got my acceptance email around 5:30 pm EST.

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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby laqueredup » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:11 pm

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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Mackgal » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:12 pm

rockchalk63 wrote:
curry1 wrote:How long from "decision made, watch for e-mail" until one actually receives the decision?

I waited all day for the email. My status checker changed In the morning and then got my acceptance email around 5:30 pm EST.


Regular decision or Early Decisions?

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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby rockchalk63 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:16 pm

Mackgal wrote:
rockchalk63 wrote:
curry1 wrote:How long from "decision made, watch for e-mail" until one actually receives the decision?

I waited all day for the email. My status checker changed In the morning and then got my acceptance email around 5:30 pm EST.


Regular decision or Early Decisions?


Early Decision through the accelerated decision path, I heard back on day 9.

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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Mapalo » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:51 pm

katthegreat11 wrote:
TexasENG wrote:
katthegreat11 wrote:Just had my scholly interview. Was pretty low-key, no real curveballs! She was extremely nice!


Nice, looking forward to mine later this week. Did they give you any indication on the decision timeline?


Yeah I asked explicitly, she said the committee meets at the end of January, probably start to notify in early/mid Feb.



They are doing interviews through the first week of Feb (mine included) so I hope that's not true...

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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Anon.y.mousse. » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:06 pm

Mapalo wrote:
katthegreat11 wrote:
TexasENG wrote:
katthegreat11 wrote:Just had my scholly interview. Was pretty low-key, no real curveballs! She was extremely nice!


Nice, looking forward to mine later this week. Did they give you any indication on the decision timeline?


Yeah I asked explicitly, she said the committee meets at the end of January, probably start to notify in early/mid Feb.



They are doing interviews through the first week of Feb (mine included) so I hope that's not true...


Also had my interview today and can confirm it's true. I'm sure it's not the only time they meet.

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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby addie1412 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:14 pm

Interviewed today! It was really enjoyable and got me even more excited about the school than I already was :mrgreen: I was told the committee meets end of January and you receive your aid package on a rolling basis (so today's interviewees hear first)

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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby armc808 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:05 pm

Finally went UR1 today after being stuck at complete since 11/30. How long has the average wait been so far from UR1 to decision?

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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:51 pm

addie1412 wrote:Interviewed today! It was really enjoyable and got me even more excited about the school than I already was :mrgreen: I was told the committee meets end of January and you receive your aid package on a rolling basis (so today's interviewees hear first)


Did you get the "what should the committee know about you?" Question? I'm struggling with this one a little

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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby addie1412 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:55 pm

Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
addie1412 wrote:Interviewed today! It was really enjoyable and got me even more excited about the school than I already was :mrgreen: I was told the committee meets end of January and you receive your aid package on a rolling basis (so today's interviewees hear first)


Did you get the "what should the committee know about you?" Question? I'm struggling with this one a little


I just explained my family's financial situation in a little more detail than I could include on the CSS. My interviewer specifically asked "what do you want me to relay to the scholarship committee as they consider your financial award?" or something like that.



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