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

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

Postby bearedman8 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:27 pm

In via email about 20 minutes ago.

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

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:28 pm

sphyrnidae13 wrote:Does anyone have advice on what questions to prepare for the scholarship interview? Thanks


It's pretty easy, they'll ask why law, why Duke, will discuss something on your resume;

I met with the outreach person and I got a question about volunteering that I do, and then the "big" one is:

"Is there anything that you would like to highlight (about you financial situation) that you felt was not reflected in your aid application materials"

I would think of something good to have here, wether it be how high Duke is on your list, something about you that may make you a better applicant, or something about your financial situation. I didn't really have anything to add, my financial situation is straight forward and my parents are helping me out, but I steered the conversation back to why Duke and my interviewer seemed to respond well.

It's just the only question that could by any stretch be considered "tough" and it seems to always get asked so I'd have something for that

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

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:28 pm

bearedman8 wrote:In via email about 20 minutes ago.


Congrats!

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

Postby proteinshake » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:34 pm

I didn't screw myself my not mentioning how high Duke is on my list did I?

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

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:03 pm

proteinshake wrote:I didn't screw myself my not mentioning how high Duke is on my list did I?


I don't know if you're making fun of me...

Honestly I doubt the interview matters like any. I just like to feel like I'm helping so I search for some piece of advice to give people and that question was the only one people seemed to struggle with at all

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

Postby proteinshake » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:07 pm

Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
proteinshake wrote:I didn't screw myself my not mentioning how high Duke is on my list did I?


I don't know if you're making fun of me...

Honestly I doubt the interview matters like any. I just like to feel like I'm helping so I search for some piece of advice to give people and that question was the only one people seemed to struggle with at all

I wasn't making fun of you haha, I legit got upset at myself for forgetting to mention it.

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

Postby Stephylynette » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:08 pm

Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
proteinshake wrote:I didn't screw myself my not mentioning how high Duke is on my list did I?


I don't know if you're making fun of me...

Honestly I doubt the interview matters like any. I just like to feel like I'm helping so I search for some piece of advice to give people and that question was the only one people seemed to struggle with at all


I actually think my interview helped me out a lot. I can't imagine I would've gotten such a generous $$$ offer had my interview not gone as well as it did. But then again, it could be more of a case of it didn't hurt but also didn't help much. Who knows

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

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:42 pm

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Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
proteinshake wrote:I didn't screw myself my not mentioning how high Duke is on my list did I?


I don't know if you're making fun of me...

Honestly I doubt the interview matters like any. I just like to feel like I'm helping so I search for some piece of advice to give people and that question was the only one people seemed to struggle with at all


I actually think my interview helped me out a lot. I can't imagine I would've gotten such a generous $$$ offer had my interview not gone as well as it did. But then again, it could be more of a case of it didn't hurt but also didn't help much. Who knows


I should probably adjust it to say that I'm sure people can give great interviews, especially if they didn't provide much info in applying (IE no why Duke). I doubt that an interview could really hurt you (save for doing something absurd).

Based on the tiering of scholarship it seems there are general ranges based on scores and everything else probably accounts for like 10k. An interview that was great and stuck in someone's mind could help quite a bit, but a forgettable one probably can't knock some way below the starting point.

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

Postby Keilz » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:56 pm

Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
Stephylynette wrote:
Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
proteinshake wrote:I didn't screw myself my not mentioning how high Duke is on my list did I?


I don't know if you're making fun of me...

Honestly I doubt the interview matters like any. I just like to feel like I'm helping so I search for some piece of advice to give people and that question was the only one people seemed to struggle with at all


I actually think my interview helped me out a lot. I can't imagine I would've gotten such a generous $$$ offer had my interview not gone as well as it did. But then again, it could be more of a case of it didn't hurt but also didn't help much. Who knows


I should probably adjust it to say that I'm sure people can give great interviews, especially if they didn't provide much info in applying (IE no why Duke). I doubt that an interview could really hurt you (save for doing something absurd).

Based on the tiering of scholarship it seems there are general ranges based on scores and everything else probably accounts for like 10k. An interview that was great and stuck in someone's mind could help quite a bit, but a forgettable one probably can't knock some way below the starting point.


FWIW someone with the exact same stats and experience as me on LSN got about 2/3 of what I got. I think the interview matters.

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

Postby proteinshake » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:01 pm

Keilz wrote:
Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
Stephylynette wrote:
Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
proteinshake wrote:I didn't screw myself my not mentioning how high Duke is on my list did I?


I don't know if you're making fun of me...

Honestly I doubt the interview matters like any. I just like to feel like I'm helping so I search for some piece of advice to give people and that question was the only one people seemed to struggle with at all


I actually think my interview helped me out a lot. I can't imagine I would've gotten such a generous $$$ offer had my interview not gone as well as it did. But then again, it could be more of a case of it didn't hurt but also didn't help much. Who knows


I should probably adjust it to say that I'm sure people can give great interviews, especially if they didn't provide much info in applying (IE no why Duke). I doubt that an interview could really hurt you (save for doing something absurd).

Based on the tiering of scholarship it seems there are general ranges based on scores and everything else probably accounts for like 10k. An interview that was great and stuck in someone's mind could help quite a bit, but a forgettable one probably can't knock some way below the starting point.


FWIW someone with the exact same stats and experience as me on LSN got about 2/3 of what I got. I think the interview matters.

BUT, it could have been that they got the same merit aid but less need-based aid right?

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

Postby Keilz » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:05 pm

proteinshake wrote:
Keilz wrote:
Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
Stephylynette wrote:
Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
proteinshake wrote:I didn't screw myself my not mentioning how high Duke is on my list did I?


I don't know if you're making fun of me...

Honestly I doubt the interview matters like any. I just like to feel like I'm helping so I search for some piece of advice to give people and that question was the only one people seemed to struggle with at all


I actually think my interview helped me out a lot. I can't imagine I would've gotten such a generous $$$ offer had my interview not gone as well as it did. But then again, it could be more of a case of it didn't hurt but also didn't help much. Who knows


I should probably adjust it to say that I'm sure people can give great interviews, especially if they didn't provide much info in applying (IE no why Duke). I doubt that an interview could really hurt you (save for doing something absurd).

Based on the tiering of scholarship it seems there are general ranges based on scores and everything else probably accounts for like 10k. An interview that was great and stuck in someone's mind could help quite a bit, but a forgettable one probably can't knock some way below the starting point.


FWIW someone with the exact same stats and experience as me on LSN got about 2/3 of what I got. I think the interview matters.

BUT, it could have been that they got the same merit aid but less need-based aid right?


The letter doesn't really specify the need based so much it gives you your scholarship as merit based

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

Postby Christinabruin » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:18 pm

proteinshake wrote:
Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
proteinshake wrote:I didn't screw myself my not mentioning how high Duke is on my list did I?


I don't know if you're making fun of me...

Honestly I doubt the interview matters like any. I just like to feel like I'm helping so I search for some piece of advice to give people and that question was the only one people seemed to struggle with at all

I wasn't making fun of you haha, I legit got upset at myself for forgetting to mention it.


I can't believe I forgot to mention that too and now I'm just (impatiently) waiting for my scholly letter which was mailed 2/14 :cry:

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

Postby taxman14 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:46 am

Forgot to say Mordechai Scholar!

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Postby taxman14 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:53 pm

Where do we stay if we come for the ASW? Couldn't find on site.

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Postby chargers21 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:12 pm

Received my scholarship offer letter today. Definitely feel like I got lowballed. Really want to be in Durham next year but I have a better offer from a higher ranked school :/

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Postby proteinshake » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:20 pm

chargers21 wrote:Received my scholarship offer letter today. Definitely feel like I got lowballed. Really want to be in Durham next year but I have a better offer from a higher ranked school :/

mind PMing me?

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Postby dianersg » Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:29 pm

chargers21 wrote:Received my scholarship offer letter today. Definitely feel like I got lowballed. Really want to be in Durham next year but I have a better offer from a higher ranked school :/


+1 definitely disappointed

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Postby proteinshake » Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:56 pm

taxman14 wrote:Where do we stay if we come for the ASW? Couldn't find on site.

someone on the fb group said that they emailed Duke and they said that there's an option to stay with current students. not sure if they're going to send an email later about that. I'm sure most people just get hotels. I'll be staying at a friend's :D I'll actually just copy and past the fb post below:

In past years current students have housed visiting admits. If there isn't something in the registration materials for you to indicate that you'd like to stay with a student, let me know and I'll check on that.

and someone wrote a reply saying they emailed someone in admissions and was offered housing and transportation (I'm assuming with a current student)

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

Postby BabyDoc2JD » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:49 pm

dianersg wrote:
chargers21 wrote:Received my scholarship offer letter today. Definitely feel like I got lowballed. Really want to be in Durham next year but I have a better offer from a higher ranked school :/


+1 definitely disappointed

+1 same and thought my interview went well. So that better ranked school will see my face if I don't get in to yet a better school then them

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Postby Christinabruin » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:48 am

For those whose scholly mails got sent out on 2/14, did you receive them yet? I live in Cali and did not receive it today, and now I have to wait until Tuesday the earliest bc of the damn holiday :x

i just wanna know how much i'm worth : (

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Postby bleakchimera2 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:33 pm

Christinabruin wrote:For those whose scholly mails got sent out on 2/14, did you receive them yet? I live in Cali and did not receive it today, and now I have to wait until Tuesday the earliest bc of the damn holiday :x

i just wanna know how much i'm worth : (

I did, I received mine yesterday (I live in the Bay Area).

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Postby crookedsmile » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:53 pm

Christinabruin wrote:For those whose scholly mails got sent out on 2/14, did you receive them yet? I live in Cali and did not receive it today, and now I have to wait until Tuesday the earliest bc of the damn holiday :x

i just wanna know how much i'm worth : (


Friend also received his on Friday, lives in So Cal.

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Postby Christinabruin » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:43 am

bleakchimera2 wrote:
Christinabruin wrote:For those whose scholly mails got sent out on 2/14, did you receive them yet? I live in Cali and did not receive it today, and now I have to wait until Tuesday the earliest bc of the damn holiday :x

i just wanna know how much i'm worth : (


I did, I received mine yesterday (I live in the Bay Area).


crookedsmile wrote:Friend also received his on Friday, lives in So Cal.


Thank you guys for letting me know! I looked around the vicinity of my mailbox and found nothing so I guess mine's still on its way :(

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

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:06 pm

Just got a Duke law weekly, does that mean offices are open?

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

Postby xinaii » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:42 pm

went UR2 since last Thursday but haven't hear anything back....
is that a bad sign? :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
I'm so nervous....



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