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

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Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash
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Re: Duke Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:31 pm

daydreamerxoxo wrote:Is there a downside to using a lower ranked school's scholarship offer to negotiate? Not overly optimistic about it making a difference, but I thought I'd give it a try...


Only in so far as Opportunity Costs go. Generally I think you should fire 1-2 negotiations per school so if you think you have a better offer down the pipe I'd wait.

Otherwise no, might as well just use it and see if they'll give you something

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

Postby proteinshake » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:38 am

am I the only one who thinks Duke should use some better photos on their facebook profile pic / cover photo and twitter avi? currently TTT quality.


just me oh okay

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

Postby Stephylynette » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:53 am

proteinshake wrote:am I the only one who thinks Duke should use some better photos on their facebook profile pic / cover photo and twitter avi? currently TTT quality.


just me oh okay

lol there's definitely room for improvement. They're not flexing enough for my taste

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

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:11 am

It almost looks like their cover is an architectural mock-up

Also they couldn't get that blurry bike rider out?

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

Postby ithrowds » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:27 pm

Keilz wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
Keilz wrote:Damn those numbers are so tempting. Right now Duke is my third choice. I don't know if I have time to visit :( :(

I feel like you really should visit to make an informed decision. most people on TLS give a really inaccurate picture of Durham (if that's what you're worried about). Is it behind Mich and UVA for you?


It's behind Michigan and Cornell. My cousin is going to be at Duke next year and I went to school in VA so I'm not concerned, but M/C offered more money and Cornell has strong NYC placement, which I want.

I looked at last year's numbers and Cornell wasn't as high in general as I thought.


Fwiw, if you want to be in NYC --> Duke places there every bit as well as Cornell does/if not better. It just happens that most students at Cornell want to end up in NYC, so people think they have abnormally "strong" NYC placement.

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

Postby lilitiger99 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:13 pm

ithrowds wrote:
Keilz wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
Keilz wrote:Damn those numbers are so tempting. Right now Duke is my third choice. I don't know if I have time to visit :( :(

I feel like you really should visit to make an informed decision. most people on TLS give a really inaccurate picture of Durham (if that's what you're worried about). Is it behind Mich and UVA for you?


It's behind Michigan and Cornell. My cousin is going to be at Duke next year and I went to school in VA so I'm not concerned, but M/C offered more money and Cornell has strong NYC placement, which I want.

I looked at last year's numbers and Cornell wasn't as high in general as I thought.


Fwiw, if you want to be in NYC --> Duke places there every bit as well as Cornell does/if not better. It just happens that most students at Cornell want to end up in NYC, so people think they have abnormally "strong" NYC placement.


I also got into Mich and Duke and I'm most likely going to Cornell because they gave me the most $$ and I want big law in NYC, and don't care about clerking, etc.

But I talked to some family friends in NYC firms, and they basically echoed that it doesn't matter among the T13 - HYS. Some firms have preferences (V10, Watchel - Columbia), but I would just choose where you'd be happiest/have the most scholarship if you're debt averse.

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

Postby Stephylynette » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:14 pm

Does anybody remember getting a list of employers who attended OCI at ASW? I could've sworn I got one but now I can't find it. If I'm not crazy and you do find it and wouldn't mind sharing it with me hit me up with a PM!

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

Postby proteinshake » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:15 pm

Stephylynette wrote:Does anybody remember getting a list of employers who attended OCI at ASW? I could've sworn I got one but now I can't find it. If I'm not crazy and you do find it and wouldn't mind sharing it with me hit me up with a PM!

I'll take a pic and send it to your FB

are you talking about the paper showing where people got employed?

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

Postby Stephylynette » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:20 pm

proteinshake wrote:
Stephylynette wrote:Does anybody remember getting a list of employers who attended OCI at ASW? I could've sworn I got one but now I can't find it. If I'm not crazy and you do find it and wouldn't mind sharing it with me hit me up with a PM!

I'll take a pic and send it to your FB

are you talking about the paper showing where people got employed?

No I found that but I swear there was also a list of all employers who attended OCI last year. I could be mixing it up with something I saw on TLS though, knowing my memory. :roll: thank you though!!

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

Postby proteinshake » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:25 pm

Stephylynette wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
Stephylynette wrote:Does anybody remember getting a list of employers who attended OCI at ASW? I could've sworn I got one but now I can't find it. If I'm not crazy and you do find it and wouldn't mind sharing it with me hit me up with a PM!

I'll take a pic and send it to your FB

are you talking about the paper showing where people got employed?

No I found that but I swear there was also a list of all employers who attended OCI last year. I could be mixing it up with something I saw on TLS though, knowing my memory. :roll: thank you though!!

check the OP, there's a list there. I think that's what you're referring to.

edit: OP of the class of 2020 page*

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

Postby Stephylynette » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:29 pm

proteinshake wrote:
Stephylynette wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
Stephylynette wrote:Does anybody remember getting a list of employers who attended OCI at ASW? I could've sworn I got one but now I can't find it. If I'm not crazy and you do find it and wouldn't mind sharing it with me hit me up with a PM!

I'll take a pic and send it to your FB

are you talking about the paper showing where people got employed?

No I found that but I swear there was also a list of all employers who attended OCI last year. I could be mixing it up with something I saw on TLS though, knowing my memory. :roll: thank you though!!

check the OP, there's a list there. I think that's what you're referring to.

edit: OP of the class of 2020 page*

Ah yes. That's it. Thanks!

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

Postby naztywoman » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:03 am

fyi y'all - just had my deferral accepted so a new spot and some $$ is open! see everyone in 2018 8)

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

Postby JustWannaGraduate » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:47 pm

Anyone still waiting? Last update (UR2/3) was 3/17 - ghosted since.

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

Postby The_Gavel » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:50 pm

JustWannaGraduate wrote:Anyone still waiting? Last update (UR2/3) was 3/17 - ghosted since.


Yeah, had a date change 8 days ago I think. I was under the impression that the turnaround after a change was typically quick but obviously I was wrong haha.

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

Postby JustWannaGraduate » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:57 pm

alexp wrote:
JustWannaGraduate wrote:Anyone still waiting? Last update (UR2/3) was 3/17 - ghosted since.


Yeah, had a date change 8 days ago I think. I was under the impression that the turnaround after a change was typically quick but obviously I was wrong haha.


Me too. Guess not though

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

Postby eck456 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:26 pm

Officially withdrew and threw some $$ back in - good luck to those still waiting!!

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

Postby lilikoillama » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:50 pm

For those of you who tried to negotiate scholarships, did you email the financial aid office or the admissions office? And did you include other offers in the initial email or just email saying you were hoping for scholarship reconsideration? Thanks! :D

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

Postby proteinshake » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:12 pm

lilikoillama wrote:For those of you who tried to negotiate scholarships, did you email the financial aid office or the admissions office? And did you include other offers in the initial email or just email saying you were hoping for scholarship reconsideration? Thanks! :D

financial aid office (use the one on their website not the scholly letter, it's different)

included in initial email

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

Postby Blue664 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:27 pm

proteinshake wrote:financial aid office (use the one on their website not the scholly letter, it's different)



wait, there's really a difference between the "financial_aid" email address and the "financialaid" address? i had assumed they went to the same place.

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

Postby proteinshake » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:38 pm

Blue664 wrote:
proteinshake wrote:financial aid office (use the one on their website not the scholly letter, it's different)



wait, there's really a difference between the "financial_aid" email address and the "financialaid" address? i had assumed they went to the same place.

oh they might, but I know for sure the one on the site works

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

Postby chargers21 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:52 pm

proteinshake wrote:
lilikoillama wrote:For those of you who tried to negotiate scholarships, did you email the financial aid office or the admissions office? And did you include other offers in the initial email or just email saying you were hoping for scholarship reconsideration? Thanks! :D

financial aid office (use the one on their website not the scholly letter, it's different)

included in initial email

Did you get some sort of auto email in response? Talking about some BS of their financial limitations

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

Postby proteinshake » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:54 pm

chargers21 wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
lilikoillama wrote:For those of you who tried to negotiate scholarships, did you email the financial aid office or the admissions office? And did you include other offers in the initial email or just email saying you were hoping for scholarship reconsideration? Thanks! :D

financial aid office (use the one on their website not the scholly letter, it's different)

included in initial email

Did you get some sort of auto email in response? Talking about some BS of their financial limitations

yep!

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

Postby lilikoillama » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:56 pm

proteinshake wrote:
chargers21 wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
lilikoillama wrote:For those of you who tried to negotiate scholarships, did you email the financial aid office or the admissions office? And did you include other offers in the initial email or just email saying you were hoping for scholarship reconsideration? Thanks! :D

financial aid office (use the one on their website not the scholly letter, it's different)

included in initial email

Did you get some sort of auto email in response? Talking about some BS of their financial limitations

yep!



Thank youuuuu. Did they get back to you pretty quickly even after the auto response email?

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

Postby proteinshake » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:58 pm

lilikoillama wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
chargers21 wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
lilikoillama wrote:For those of you who tried to negotiate scholarships, did you email the financial aid office or the admissions office? And did you include other offers in the initial email or just email saying you were hoping for scholarship reconsideration? Thanks! :D

financial aid office (use the one on their website not the scholly letter, it's different)

included in initial email

Did you get some sort of auto email in response? Talking about some BS of their financial limitations

yep!



Thank youuuuu. Did they get back to you pretty quickly even after the auto response email?

I haven't heard back yet but I sent it very recently (<4 days)

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

Postby thatblondegirl » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:02 pm

proteinshake wrote:
lilikoillama wrote:For those of you who tried to negotiate scholarships, did you email the financial aid office or the admissions office? And did you include other offers in the initial email or just email saying you were hoping for scholarship reconsideration? Thanks! :D

financial aid office (use the one on their website not the scholly letter, it's different)

included in initial email

Literally came to this thread to ask this same exact question. Thanks proteinshake, you've got my vote for MVP!




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