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

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jdanz

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

Postby jdanz » Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:57 pm

Lol ur2 10/5

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

Postby PDX4343 » Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:27 pm

jdanz wrote:Lol ur2 10/5


UR2 9/19, in solidarity.

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

Postby aaron1621 » Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:32 pm

PDX4343 wrote:
jdanz wrote:Lol ur2 10/5


UR2 9/19, in solidarity.


+1

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

Postby lawcapture » Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:33 pm

PDX4343 wrote:
jdanz wrote:Lol ur2 10/5


UR2 9/19, in solidarity.


10/9 stay strong

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

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:35 pm

RParadela wrote:My anxiety about possibly not getting into Duke because of a lack of interest is getting too much. Writing a Why X today for Duke.

For those of you that wrote Why X essays, what did you include in your essay?


I got into Duke and I credit my why Duke!

I talked about three things in my essay:

1) I really like their global financial markets center, specifically the expertise Baxter and now Reiners bring to it. I don't know if I want to stay in the financial world but if I do it will be in regulation and really like the expertise they have.

2) I like their full year legal writing program, I think writing is the second most important thing taught in law school so I want to make sure I'm given the opportunity to learn legal writing.

3) I really love Durham and the campus. I spent two years in DC and am confident I do not want to live in a big city for law school, also it's the T14 for the south (fellow FSU grad) so I appreciate the location and size of the surrounding area
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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby zeglo » Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:43 pm

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

Postby proteinshake » Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:01 pm

anyone have suggestions for a new poll?

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

Postby yingcaca » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:02 am

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

Postby jjcorvino » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:53 am

I have my scholarship interview today. How did it go for everyone?

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

Postby Baby Gaga » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:22 am

jjcorvino wrote:I have my scholarship interview today. How did it go for everyone?


I thought mine went pretty well but I guess it could've gone better. It was the Mordecai interview with the dean and I didn't get it but I got a significant scholly instead.

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

Postby jjcorvino » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:22 am

Baby Gaga wrote:
jjcorvino wrote:I have my scholarship interview today. How did it go for everyone?


I thought mine went pretty well but I guess it could've gone better. It was the Mordecai interview with the dean and I didn't get it but I got a significant scholly instead.


I am guessing Mordecai will be different than the regular interview, but any questions that stood out to you?

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

Postby Baby Gaga » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:26 am

jjcorvino wrote:
Baby Gaga wrote:
jjcorvino wrote:I have my scholarship interview today. How did it go for everyone?


I thought mine went pretty well but I guess it could've gone better. It was the Mordecai interview with the dean and I didn't get it but I got a significant scholly instead.


I am guessing Mordecai will be different than the regular interview, but any questions that stood out to you?


I think the only difference was that he didn't ask about my financial situation. Other than that nothing stood out. Regular questions about why law and about my PS and what would I bring to duke

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

Postby joeytribbiani » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:39 pm

jjcorvino wrote:I have my scholarship interview today. How did it go for everyone?


Had mine a few days ago with Dean Hoye - nothing too intense and he even said "you're already in, so don't feel like I'm trying to trip you up at any point in this interview, it's really just to get to know you better."

Asked about financial situation, why law, why Duke, if I'd had a significant experience at work that made me sure law was what I wanted to do (or something like that, I don't remember now exactly how he worded it). Generally, just conversational and nothing to stress about.

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

Postby chandhi » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:47 pm

It's my Day 10, and I just got an acceptance email from one of my safety schools. My heart just about stopped when I read "congratulations." Ugh.

Fully expecting priority reserve, because no Why Duke.

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

Postby xandra_v » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:48 pm

chandhi wrote:It's my Day 10, and I just got an acceptance email from one of my safety schools. My heart just about stopped when I read "congratulations." Ugh.

Fully expecting priority reserve, because no Why Duke.


Same boat! but no other acceptance email, haha :D Stay strong!

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

Postby chandhi » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:59 pm

xandra_v wrote:
chandhi wrote:It's my Day 10, and I just got an acceptance email from one of my safety schools. My heart just about stopped when I read "congratulations." Ugh.

Fully expecting priority reserve, because no Why Duke.


Same boat! but no other acceptance email, haha :D Stay strong!


Right back at you! At least I'll get to write my first waitlist purgatory post if I get what I expect haha.

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

Postby RParadela » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:59 pm

Just wrote a Why Duke essay.. Anyone want to take a look at it and tell me if it sucks? TIA

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

Postby zeglo » Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:45 pm

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

Postby proteinshake » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:00 pm

RParadela wrote:Just wrote a Why Duke essay.. Anyone want to take a look at it and tell me if it sucks? TIA

sure

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

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:05 pm

proteinshake wrote:
RParadela wrote:Just wrote a Why Duke essay.. Anyone want to take a look at it and tell me if it sucks? TIA

sure


If you want me to take a look at a second draft after protein gives notes I'm down.

Eta, not saying protein would be a bad reviewer, just that I went through many rounds of review for mine and thought you may also want multiple rounds

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

Postby chandhi » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:42 pm

Day 10 and still waiting :cry:

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

Postby xandra_v » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:45 pm

chandhi wrote:Day 10 and still waiting :cry:


So am I, if that's any consolation!

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

Postby chandhi » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:47 pm

xandra_v wrote:
chandhi wrote:Day 10 and still waiting :cry:


So am I, if that's any consolation!


It is! Thank goodness I'm West Coast so I can actually stay up for this haha

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

Postby haley12 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:10 pm

chandhi wrote:
xandra_v wrote:
chandhi wrote:Day 10 and still waiting :cry:


So am I, if that's any consolation!


It is! Thank goodness I'm West Coast so I can actually stay up for this haha


What do you mean by stay up? Are you guaranteed a decision within 10 days?

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

Postby chandhi » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:16 pm

haley12 wrote:
chandhi wrote:
xandra_v wrote:
chandhi wrote:Day 10 and still waiting :cry:


So am I, if that's any consolation!


It is! Thank goodness I'm West Coast so I can actually stay up for this haha


What do you mean by stay up? Are you guaranteed a decision within 10 days?


Yeah I applied priority track, which guarantees some sort of decision in 10 days. I went complete on the 13th, so today's the day.



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