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

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

Postby apricots » Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:58 pm

PDX4343 wrote:
apricots wrote:Decision made, waiting for email. >>75th LSAT, <<25th GPA. Straight to law school from undergrad.


PT or RD?


priority track. complete 11/7, under review 11/8 and 11/14, I refreshed the status checker maybe 10 times today because Duke is one of my top 3. It changed between 3:15 and 3:30pm EST.
Overall just making sure I'd be in at one of my top choices and getting in this early would take a ton of stress off for the next two months of waiting. I got into WUSTL already so I know nothing is seriously wrong with my application or LoRs

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

Postby proteinshake » Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:03 pm

have people whose PT date fell on a Saturday usually been hearing back on Saturday or Friday?

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

Postby zeglo » Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:11 pm

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

Postby proteinshake » Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:16 pm

zeglo wrote:
proteinshake wrote:have people whose PT date fell on a Saturday usually been hearing back on Saturday or Friday?


Mine fell on Monday, and I heard back the Sunday before it.

ooo I'm getting excited (even though I'm sure most people fall on day 10). I feel like falling on a weekend might make it more likely to hear back on Friday (at least I'm hoping).

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

Postby Rich Uncle Skeleton » Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:08 pm

In RD

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

Postby lawcapture » Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:27 pm

Rich Uncle Skeleton wrote:In RD


Congrats! Did you get an email, status checker? When did you submit

thanks

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

Postby apricots » Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:39 pm

3.3 / 173 & PT app.
sent to priority reserve, whatever that is.
from my visits and friends at each, I wanted to get into duke or UVA badly, now I'm very disappointed tbh.
kinda scared now for my probability at UVA & the rest of my cycle more broadly

should i submit a LOCI immediately? I don't anticipate winning anything worth mentioning in the near future, -'d my next transcript - even a 3.8+ this semester - will minimally impact my gpa because I'm only taking 12 credits.

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

Postby Rich Uncle Skeleton » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:05 pm

lawcapture wrote:
Rich Uncle Skeleton wrote:In RD


Congrats! Did you get an email, status checker? When did you submit

thanks


Thanks! Went complete 10/20. Got an email and status checker changed to Decision Made; watch for email.

The email said I was "provisionally accepted" and would be officially accepted after applying for scholarships in December or immediately if I chose to not apply... is this the typical process at Duke?

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

Postby lawcapture » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:37 pm

Have any other RD applicants been notified either way yet?

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

Postby Keilz » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:03 pm

Rich Uncle Skeleton wrote:
lawcapture wrote:
Rich Uncle Skeleton wrote:In RD


Congrats! Did you get an email, status checker? When did you submit

thanks


Thanks! Went complete 10/20. Got an email and status checker changed to Decision Made; watch for email.

The email said I was "provisionally accepted" and would be officially accepted after applying for scholarships in December or immediately if I chose to not apply... is this the typical process at Duke?


Yup! Bienvenidos a Duke

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

Postby Rich Uncle Skeleton » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:32 pm

Keilz wrote:
Yup! Bienvenidos a Duke

:D ! Thanks!

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

Postby GOODWORKSTE » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:55 pm

apricots wrote:Decision made, waiting for email. >>75th LSAT, <<25th GPA. Straight to law school from undergrad.



Good luck man, i was opposite split and got in ED

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

Postby gwv » Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:14 pm

proteinshake wrote:have people whose PT date fell on a Saturday usually been hearing back on Saturday or Friday?

I'm curious about this too, if anyone has any info!

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

Postby lymenheimer » Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:17 pm

gwv wrote:
proteinshake wrote:have people whose PT date fell on a Saturday usually been hearing back on Saturday or Friday?

I'm curious about this too, if anyone has any info!


People have heard back on Sunday and holiday evenings. Don't count on a weekend/holiday bumping you up.

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

Postby guynourmin » Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:24 pm

lymenheimer wrote:
People have heard back on Sunday and holiday evenings. Don't count on a weekend/holiday bumping you up.


Do you think we should not place much stock in the below, then? 10 days for me is the Sat following Thanksgiving. I have just been telling myself two weeks instead of 10 days so as to not get too anxious about it.

For files completing today, the Thanksgiving holiday will fall during that period; therefore, your decision may not be ready until early December.

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

Postby lymenheimer » Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:58 pm

guybourdin wrote:
lymenheimer wrote:
People have heard back on Sunday and holiday evenings. Don't count on a weekend/holiday bumping you up.


Do you think we should not place much stock in the below, then? 10 days for me is the Sat following Thanksgiving. I have just been telling myself two weeks instead of 10 days so as to not get too anxious about it.

For files completing today, the Thanksgiving holiday will fall during that period; therefore, your decision may not be ready until early December.


That is not one of the conclusions that I was implying. However, for whatever value it is worth (and you can double check last cycle's thread), I think I remember that note being mentioned and people still received decisions over the holiday last year.

With that said, the bolded is a good strategy. It's not worth stressing about when you're going to get a decision, especially when they send out decisions erratically. Other schools you can count on waves at predictable times (mid-afternoon, before business close, etc). Duke is unpredictable so it's not worth the stress, even on the 10th day. I wish someone would have told me that last year.

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

Postby LBJ's Hair » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:11 pm

Just admitted to the JD / LLM in Law and Entrepreneurship :) Marked complete 11/8, so was getting a little anxious, but nice way to end a Friday work day. First admission of my cycle!

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

Postby addie1412 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:14 pm

went UR (pt) today and got more excited than is probably reasonable

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

Postby proteinshake » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:03 pm

IN on PT day 9! YEEEEEE.

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

Postby 20170322 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:11 pm

proteinshake wrote:IN on PT day 9! YEEEEEE.


HUG ME BROTHA!!!!!!

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

Postby proteinshake » Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:25 pm

SweetTort wrote:
proteinshake wrote:IN on PT day 9! YEEEEEE.


HUG ME BROTHA!!!!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

better see you at ASD!

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

Postby proteinshake » Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:59 am

so what's the logic of the admissions committee when it comes to scholarship interviews? is it:

a) this person really wants to go to Duke, lets throw some money their way!

or b) this person really wants to go to Duke, no need to persuade them with any money!

I would think it's A.

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

Postby zeglo » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:15 am

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

Postby gwv » Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:20 am

Got in on day 9 PT. Top 3 school. I'm so excited!

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

Postby brinicolec » Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:06 am

Keilz wrote:
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


Took me awhile to write a Why X I liked. Nothing felt sincere. Finally figured out an angle that worked and was applicable to a lot of my top schools because they all have good placement numbers for it lol. Some had better detailing than others but that's because I like some schools better than others.

I didn't write a Why Duke. Would've if I'd seen all these posts before applying though. Anyone know if it's a good idea to email them and attach one or should I just let it go? Lol



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