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

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

Postby NorthDragon » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:54 pm

guys, they posted "decision made, watch for email" on Friday evening. But no email has been received. Would that mean that they would wait till Monday to send he email? Monday is day 9 for me. Thx!

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

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

Postby NorthDragon » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:29 pm

zeglo wrote:You should have gotten the email. That's odd. Keep checking.


Will they send out the email over the weekend?

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

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

Postby Kaziende » Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:38 am

NorthDragon wrote:guys, they posted "decision made, watch for email" on Friday evening. But no email has been received. Would that mean that they would wait till Monday to send he email? Monday is day 9 for me. Thx!

I was accepted more than 24 hours after the status change. It's not too unusual; just be patient. Expect to hear on day 10.

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

Postby ashrice13 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:30 am

Well...got a PT invite so I'm checking in! They sure know what they're doing with that offer. Hadn't looked into them too much but with the waiver/PT there really isn't much of a reason not to.

Good luck everyone!

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

Postby NorthDragon » Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:17 am

Kaziende wrote:
NorthDragon wrote:guys, they posted "decision made, watch for email" on Friday evening. But no email has been received. Would that mean that they would wait till Monday to send he email? Monday is day 9 for me. Thx!

I was accepted more than 24 hours after the status change. It's not too unusual; just be patient. Expect to hear on day 10.

Great! Thank you!

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

Postby joeytribbiani » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:34 pm

Anyone think it's a big negative to apply without a Why Duke essay? Or not that big of a deal?

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

Postby 20171lhopeful » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:52 pm

joeytribbiani wrote:Anyone think it's a big negative to apply without a Why Duke essay? Or not that big of a deal?

My undergrad law school advisor just spoke with a Duke Adcom that said they care heavily about the Why Duke essay, so I wouldn't risk it.

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

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:08 pm

joeytribbiani wrote:Anyone think it's a big negative to apply without a Why Duke essay? Or not that big of a deal?


I only have my own evidence to go on, two years ago didn't write one and got PT waitlist. This year wrote one and got in.

I say do it, it can probably be done and polished in an afternoon.

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

Postby joeytribbiani » Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:32 pm

20171lhopeful wrote:
joeytribbiani wrote:Anyone think it's a big negative to apply without a Why Duke essay? Or not that big of a deal?

My undergrad law school advisor just spoke with a Duke Adcom that said they care heavily about the Why Duke essay, so I wouldn't risk it.


Good to know, thanks! I need to just not be lazy and get on with it.

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

Postby TAD » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:24 pm

joeytribbiani wrote:Anyone think it's a big negative to apply without a Why Duke essay? Or not that big of a deal?


Depends. I didn't write one. Got in off PT, but then again, I am URM. So take it as you like. To be fair, I did try and write one but couldn't come up with anything sincere and thought writing one would hurt me.

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

Postby 20171lhopeful » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:38 pm

TAD wrote:
joeytribbiani wrote:Anyone think it's a big negative to apply without a Why Duke essay? Or not that big of a deal?


Depends. I didn't write one. Got in off PT, but then again, I am URM. So take it as you like. To be fair, I did try and write one but couldn't come up with anything sincere and thought writing one would hurt me.


My pre-law advisor even mentioned that the adcom didn't seem to care if the essay was generic. They viewed it more as showing an effort.

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

Postby taxman14 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:21 pm

Did anyone receive two 7 reasons for Duke pamphlets in the mail? It seemed really tailored to my application with one about Business and another about Clerking. I was already accepted via PT, but thought this was a bit odd. Anyone else get this? Were yours the same as mine or also tailored to your app?

Also, definitely write the "Why Duke?" essay especially if you're PT because they'll WL you for YP otherwise. I've heard lots of applicants that were flat out rejected and who re-applied the next year and were accepted. With the only change being writing that essay.

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

Postby anrf1225 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:35 pm

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

Postby shoparoundthecorner » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:39 pm

taxman14 wrote:Did anyone receive two 7 reasons for Duke pamphlets in the mail? It seemed really tailored to my application with one about Business and another about Clerking. I was already accepted via PT, but thought this was a bit odd. Anyone else get this? Were yours the same as mine or also tailored to your app?

Also, definitely write the "Why Duke?" essay especially if you're PT because they'll WL you for YP otherwise. I've heard lots of applicants that were flat out rejected and who re-applied the next year and were accepted. With the only change being writing that essay.


I got the same pamphlet--one about entrepreneurship and the other about clerking. I don't think it's tailored to the app since I don't think anything about my interests screams entrepreneur lol.

Also, while I wouldn't want to discourage anyone from writing a "why duke," I'm pretty significantly over both 75ths, didn't write a "why duke," and got in PT. Plugging my numbers into myLSN, it looks like 90+% of people get in, so it doesn't look like they're doing much yield protection there. (By contrast, UVA's acceptance rate for this range is 40ish%, Michigan's is 60ish% (Both of which I did write "why x" essays for). Again, it probably can't hurt to write one, just thought I'd provide some more data.

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

Postby taxman14 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:47 pm

shoparoundthecorner wrote:
taxman14 wrote:Did anyone receive two 7 reasons for Duke pamphlets in the mail? It seemed really tailored to my application with one about Business and another about Clerking. I was already accepted via PT, but thought this was a bit odd. Anyone else get this? Were yours the same as mine or also tailored to your app?

Also, definitely write the "Why Duke?" essay especially if you're PT because they'll WL you for YP otherwise. I've heard lots of applicants that were flat out rejected and who re-applied the next year and were accepted. With the only change being writing that essay.


I got the same pamphlet--one about entrepreneurship and the other about clerking. I don't think it's tailored to the app since I don't think anything about my interests screams entrepreneur lol.

Also, while I wouldn't want to discourage anyone from writing a "why duke," I'm pretty significantly over both 75ths, didn't write a "why duke," and got in PT. Plugging my numbers into myLSN, it looks like 90+% of people get in, so it doesn't look like they're doing much yield protection there. (By contrast, UVA's acceptance rate for this range is 40ish%, Michigan's is 60ish% (Both of which I did write "why x" essays for). Again, it probably can't hurt to write one, just thought I'd provide some more data.



Wow good points. I guess I just don't see why you couldn't tailor a Why X essay from a prior school for Duke. It takes max 30 mins and it can't hurt. But you guys are right maybe not if you're above both 75s by a lot, as I was. Especially since I don't think that PT counts for yield because it's "conditional acceptance" haha I think that's a technicality that lets them accept everyone who's above the 75s but if they turn them down for a better school or more money, then it's not like they "accepted" you since it was a conditional one.

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

Postby playersball » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:02 pm

PT day 10 here, what is the latest time they have sent out the decision email?

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

Postby shoparoundthecorner » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:03 pm

taxman14 wrote:
shoparoundthecorner wrote:
taxman14 wrote:Did anyone receive two 7 reasons for Duke pamphlets in the mail? It seemed really tailored to my application with one about Business and another about Clerking. I was already accepted via PT, but thought this was a bit odd. Anyone else get this? Were yours the same as mine or also tailored to your app?

Also, definitely write the "Why Duke?" essay especially if you're PT because they'll WL you for YP otherwise. I've heard lots of applicants that were flat out rejected and who re-applied the next year and were accepted. With the only change being writing that essay.


I got the same pamphlet--one about entrepreneurship and the other about clerking. I don't think it's tailored to the app since I don't think anything about my interests screams entrepreneur lol.

Also, while I wouldn't want to discourage anyone from writing a "why duke," I'm pretty significantly over both 75ths, didn't write a "why duke," and got in PT. Plugging my numbers into myLSN, it looks like 90+% of people get in, so it doesn't look like they're doing much yield protection there. (By contrast, UVA's acceptance rate for this range is 40ish%, Michigan's is 60ish% (Both of which I did write "why x" essays for). Again, it probably can't hurt to write one, just thought I'd provide some more data.



Wow good points. I guess I just don't see why you couldn't tailor a Why X essay from a prior school for Duke. It takes max 30 mins and it can't hurt. But you guys are right maybe not if you're above both 75s by a lot, as I was. Especially since I don't think that PT counts for yield because it's "conditional acceptance" haha I think that's a technicality that lets them accept everyone who's above the 75s but if they turn them down for a better school or more money, then it's not like they "accepted" you since it was a conditional one.


Without saying specific numbers, my stats are very close to yours, and it wasn't an issue. I have no idea how the "conditional" acceptance thing plays out, but I do think you're right that a "why Duke" takes very little time and is probably worth the effort. Just because I was lazy doesn't mean others should be :D

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

Postby Keilz » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:22 pm

Everyone always says those why x essays take like 30 min but for me it takes like four days!

FWIW I was at both medians didn't write a why duke and got in through PT, I think they do look at other qualities that they want to promote at their school...who knows.

I got that entrepreneur pamphlet too don't think it's customized but it's a great strategy they're doing getting people interested

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

Postby taxman14 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:30 pm

Keilz wrote:Everyone always says those why x essays take like 30 min but for me it takes like four days!

FWIW I was at both medians didn't write a why duke and got in through PT, I think they do look at other qualities that they want to promote at their school...who knows.

I got that entrepreneur pamphlet too don't think it's customized but it's a great strategy they're doing getting people interested


I guess I take back my Why X argument. I honestly felt that if you had a Why X essay done, you could just adjust it quickly but maybe not...?

Also don't think the pamphlet thing is working now that I know they sent it to everyone - I appreciate a personal touch, not mass spamming.

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

Postby NorthDragon » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:40 pm

playersball wrote:PT day 10 here, what is the latest time they have sent out the decision email?


Does anyone know if they ever gave decision email on day 11? Thx

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

Postby playersball » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:51 pm

NorthDragon wrote:
playersball wrote:PT day 10 here, what is the latest time they have sent out the decision email?


Does anyone know if they ever gave decision email on day 11? Thx


Have you not heard yet either? I saw that you went "decision made" on the 21st, same deal for me and no email yet

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

Postby NorthDragon » Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:23 pm

playersball wrote:
NorthDragon wrote:
playersball wrote:PT day 10 here, what is the latest time they have sent out the decision email?


Does anyone know if they ever gave decision email on day 11? Thx


Have you not heard yet either? I saw that you went "decision made" on the 21st, same deal for me and no email yet

I have not heard either. But at least now I know this is not my own idiosyncratic situation. Maybe we should call admissions tmr morning?

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

Postby Keilz » Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:39 pm

taxman14 wrote:
Keilz wrote:Everyone always says those why x essays take like 30 min but for me it takes like four days!

FWIW I was at both medians didn't write a why duke and got in through PT, I think they do look at other qualities that they want to promote at their school...who knows.

I got that entrepreneur pamphlet too don't think it's customized but it's a great strategy they're doing getting people interested


I guess I take back my Why X argument. I honestly felt that if you had a Why X essay done, you could just adjust it quickly but maybe not...?

Also don't think the pamphlet thing is working now that I know they sent it to everyone - I appreciate a personal touch, not mass spamming.


I was impressed by their clerkship numbers and learning about the venture start up clinic was cool. I guess I don't expect anything personal lol Their interchangeable one liner in the acceptance letter was good for me lol

Idk for me writing the why x essays were hard but I did it for my top three schools so I cared an awful lot, and Penns was pretty different than the other two. I'm about to write for two that I'm not as excited about which will probably be a lot shorter



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