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

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

Postby tskela » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:33 pm

GOODWORKSTE wrote:
tskela wrote:
GOODWORKSTE wrote:
tskela wrote:Sooo tempting to just apply rn via PT but still waiting on my 3rd (and likely best) LOR. Ugh. All I wanna do is hit that submit button


Hey, when you pressed the button on the website that let you apply PT, what happened? Like I am scared that if I don't want to apply PT after pressing the button that I'll be locked and wont be able to apply RD..


You put in your name, LSAC number and email and it registers you to apply PT.

Also, PT is still RD. It's not the same thing as ED. PT just means you'll get your decision within 10 days of your application going complete but it's non-binding.


Are we talking about Accelerated Early Decision? https://law.duke.edu/earlydecision/


No.

"This is a non-binding program; if you are admitted to Duke, you may freely consider offers of admission from other law schools. "

You can apply in like January so it's not "early". It's just that you get the decision back within 10 days of your application, whenever that may be.

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

Postby GOODWORKSTE » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:42 pm

tskela wrote:
GOODWORKSTE wrote:
tskela wrote:
GOODWORKSTE wrote:
tskela wrote:Sooo tempting to just apply rn via PT but still waiting on my 3rd (and likely best) LOR. Ugh. All I wanna do is hit that submit button


Hey, when you pressed the button on the website that let you apply PT, what happened? Like I am scared that if I don't want to apply PT after pressing the button that I'll be locked and wont be able to apply RD..


You put in your name, LSAC number and email and it registers you to apply PT.

Also, PT is still RD. It's not the same thing as ED. PT just means you'll get your decision within 10 days of your application going complete but it's non-binding.


Are we talking about Accelerated Early Decision? https://law.duke.edu/earlydecision/


No.

"This is a non-binding program; if you are admitted to Duke, you may freely consider offers of admission from other law schools. "

You can apply in like January so it's not "early". It's just that you get the decision back within 10 days of your application, whenever that may be.


Ok, so this entire time you guys referring to PT were referring to something completely different...

Anyone have any experience with Accelerated Early Decision?

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

Postby lymenheimer » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:32 pm

GOODWORKSTE wrote:
tskela wrote:
GOODWORKSTE wrote:
tskela wrote:
GOODWORKSTE wrote:
tskela wrote:Sooo tempting to just apply rn via PT but still waiting on my 3rd (and likely best) LOR. Ugh. All I wanna do is hit that submit button


Hey, when you pressed the button on the website that let you apply PT, what happened? Like I am scared that if I don't want to apply PT after pressing the button that I'll be locked and wont be able to apply RD..


You put in your name, LSAC number and email and it registers you to apply PT.

Also, PT is still RD. It's not the same thing as ED. PT just means you'll get your decision within 10 days of your application going complete but it's non-binding.


Are we talking about Accelerated Early Decision? https://law.duke.edu/earlydecision/


No.

"This is a non-binding program; if you are admitted to Duke, you may freely consider offers of admission from other law schools. "

You can apply in like January so it's not "early". It's just that you get the decision back within 10 days of your application, whenever that may be.


Ok, so this entire time you guys referring to PT were referring to something completely different...

Anyone have any experience with Accelerated Early Decision?


Yes. There is a difference between PT and ED...the letters, for one.

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

Postby GOODWORKSTE » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:35 pm

lymenheimer wrote:
GOODWORKSTE wrote:
tskela wrote:
GOODWORKSTE wrote:
tskela wrote:
GOODWORKSTE wrote:
tskela wrote:Sooo tempting to just apply rn via PT but still waiting on my 3rd (and likely best) LOR. Ugh. All I wanna do is hit that submit button


Hey, when you pressed the button on the website that let you apply PT, what happened? Like I am scared that if I don't want to apply PT after pressing the button that I'll be locked and wont be able to apply RD..


You put in your name, LSAC number and email and it registers you to apply PT.

Also, PT is still RD. It's not the same thing as ED. PT just means you'll get your decision within 10 days of your application going complete but it's non-binding.


Are we talking about Accelerated Early Decision? https://law.duke.edu/earlydecision/


No.

"This is a non-binding program; if you are admitted to Duke, you may freely consider offers of admission from other law schools. "

You can apply in like January so it's not "early". It's just that you get the decision back within 10 days of your application, whenever that may be.


Ok, so this entire time you guys referring to PT were referring to something completely different...

Anyone have any experience with Accelerated Early Decision?


Yes. There is a difference between PT and ED...the letters, for one.



Explain the difference please

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

Postby lymenheimer » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:38 pm

GOODWORKSTE wrote:explain the difference please


No. That's what google is for.

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

Postby lsa16 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:45 am

lymenheimer wrote:
GOODWORKSTE wrote:explain the difference please


No. That's what google is for.


PT is a priority track program people with certain numbers (and must be based on other factors too) are invited to and Duke guarantees them a decision within like 10 days, it's non binding. Assuming the ED route is binding though I haven't looked into it at Duke.

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

Postby lymenheimer » Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:11 pm

lsa16 wrote:
lymenheimer wrote:
GOODWORKSTE wrote:explain the difference please


No. That's what google is for.


PT is a priority track program people with certain numbers (and must be based on other factors too) are invited to and Duke guarantees them a decision within like 10 days, it's non binding. Assuming the ED route is binding though I haven't looked into it at Duke.

Thank you, google. Your expanse of knowledge on both issues is astounding.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Duke+Law+ED
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Duke+Law+PT

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

Postby Kaziende » Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:30 pm

Internet snark is the lowest form of snark. Let's try to be civil.

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

Postby lsa16 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:25 pm

lymenheimer wrote:
lsa16 wrote:
lymenheimer wrote:
GOODWORKSTE wrote:explain the difference please


No. That's what google is for.


PT is a priority track program people with certain numbers (and must be based on other factors too) are invited to and Duke guarantees them a decision within like 10 days, it's non binding. Assuming the ED route is binding though I haven't looked into it at Duke.

Thank you, google. Your expanse of knowledge on both issues is astounding.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Duke+Law+ED
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Duke+Law+PT



It takes as much time to tell someone to use Google as it does to just tell them the answer you already know. <3

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

Postby potterotter » Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:42 pm

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

Postby badgalriri9 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:10 pm

potterotter wrote:
lsa16 wrote:
lymenheimer wrote:
lsa16 wrote:
lymenheimer wrote:
GOODWORKSTE wrote:explain the difference please


No. That's what google is for.


PT is a priority track program people with certain numbers (and must be based on other factors too) are invited to and Duke guarantees them a decision within like 10 days, it's non binding. Assuming the ED route is binding though I haven't looked into it at Duke.

Thank you, google. Your expanse of knowledge on both issues is astounding.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Duke+Law+ED
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Duke+Law+PT



It takes as much time to tell someone to use Google as it does to just tell them the answer you already know. <3


+1
Thanks for answering a Duke Law admissions question in the Duke Law admissions forum.


Just wondering, how are you guys getting your additional essays edited? My pre law advisor is useless and I don't want to drop money on professionals for every essay.

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

Postby lsa16 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:39 pm

badgalriri9 wrote:
potterotter wrote:
lsa16 wrote:
lymenheimer wrote:
lsa16 wrote:
lymenheimer wrote:
GOODWORKSTE wrote:explain the difference please


No. That's what google is for.


PT is a priority track program people with certain numbers (and must be based on other factors too) are invited to and Duke guarantees them a decision within like 10 days, it's non binding. Assuming the ED route is binding though I haven't looked into it at Duke.

Thank you, google. Your expanse of knowledge on both issues is astounding.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Duke+Law+ED
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Duke+Law+PT



It takes as much time to tell someone to use Google as it does to just tell them the answer you already know. <3


+1
Thanks for answering a Duke Law admissions question in the Duke Law admissions forum.


Just wondering, how are you guys getting your additional essays edited? My pre law advisor is useless and I don't want to drop money on professionals for every essay.


Self editing. I've been out of U.S. universities for about two years so don't really have access to a pre-law advisor, imagine many are in the same boat, and definitely not paying anyone. Hopefully that's the majority, because I don't really want to be up against huge numbers of people having every essay professionally edited.

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

Postby PDX4343 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:45 pm

I've also been self-editing my essays this cycle. I think as long as you give yourself a chance to look at your essay with a fresh set of eyes a few times it shouldn't be too big of an issue.

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

Postby poptart123 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:46 pm

Try an essay swap on TLS FWIW. I've done a few and received some helpful critiques. Tell them not to hold back.

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

Postby 20170322 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:04 pm

If I apply PT, any chance hearing earlier than 10 days after?

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

Postby notsolawful » Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:19 am

SweetTort wrote:If I apply PT, any chance hearing earlier than 10 days after?


Yes but it's much more likely that you hear on day 10. 9 seems to be pretty popular. 8 or less seems exceedingly rare

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

Postby dj7 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:18 am

PT accepted... Duke's looking pretty appealing at the moment...

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

Postby notsolawful » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:36 am

dj7 wrote:PT accepted... Duke's looking pretty appealing at the moment...

Congratulations! These next few days are gonna be stressful.

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

Postby NorthDragon » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:46 am

notsolawful wrote:
SweetTort wrote:If I apply PT, any chance hearing earlier than 10 days after?


Yes but it's much more likely that you hear on day 10. 9 seems to be pretty popular. 8 or less seems exceedingly rare

I heard back on day 7

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

Postby curry4bfast » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:53 am

Explain the difference please[/quote]


The accelerated Early Decision program is if you apply ED to Duke they will give you a decision within ten days. It's confusing because it's similar to PT to when you hear back but PT is non-binding while AED is binding. Hope that helps.

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

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:17 am

Application submitted. Non-priority track so this might be a long wait. Would probably do an embarrassing happy dance if I got an admit.

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

Postby notsolawful » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:49 am

NorthDragon wrote:
notsolawful wrote:
SweetTort wrote:If I apply PT, any chance hearing earlier than 10 days after?


Yes but it's much more likely that you hear on day 10. 9 seems to be pretty popular. 8 or less seems exceedingly rare

I heard back on day 7

I stand corrected

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

Postby dj7 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:04 pm

I heard back on day 11

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

Postby 20170322 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:07 pm

Has anyone had luck in getting a travel stipend?

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

Postby cherrygalore » Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:53 pm

Hey guys! First post in here. I am taking the December LSAT, is there any way I would get a PT once they have that score or is it too late?



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