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

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

Postby lymenheimer » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:47 am

proteinshake wrote:
acz26 wrote:Anyone know when scholarship interviews will start?

info/"applications" (a questionnaire) come out in early December. Interview signups start early in January and interviews start shortly thereafter. But more info will come out later.

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

Postby proteinshake » Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:08 pm

lymenheimer wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
acz26 wrote:Anyone know when scholarship interviews will start?

info/"applications" (a questionnaire) come out in early December. Interview signups start early in January and interviews start shortly thereafter. But more info will come out later.

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

Postby lymenheimer » Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:15 pm

proteinshake wrote:my b

no worries. The process isn't very clear/complete to start. But you guys won't be flying blind. You'll get info about everything you need to do.

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

Postby addie1412 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:48 pm

Are interviews required for scholarship money?

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

Postby lymenheimer » Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:54 pm

addie1412 wrote:Are interviews required for scholarship money?

No. But they use it as a measure for need and desire to attend. So if you don't interview, you might not get that 3k bump (for example) for expressing a strong desire to attend.

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

Postby proteinshake » Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:41 pm

lymenheimer wrote:.

any advice on scholarship negotiating with Duke?

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

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:55 pm

proteinshake wrote:
lymenheimer wrote:.

any advice on scholarship negotiating with Duke?


Just saw that you were accepted!!! Congrats!!!! Much deserved.

Hope to see you in Durham next Fall?? :D :D :D *still waiting to hear back on my ED app

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

Postby lymenheimer » Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:05 pm

proteinshake wrote:
lymenheimer wrote:.

any advice on scholarship negotiating with Duke?

Definitely need a bigger offer at a peer school. Substantial offer at a lower school doesn't cut it. They seem to hold to their position that they give scholly to more of the class than most of the T14 (like 80% get something), so they can't give too much to everybody. But it doesn't hurt to ask even if you don't think you'll get something. The faculty are all extremely nice and responsive.

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

Postby addie1412 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:52 pm

lymenheimer wrote:
addie1412 wrote:Are interviews required for scholarship money?

No. But they use it as a measure for need and desire to attend. So if you don't interview, you might not get that 3k bump (for example) for expressing a strong desire to attend.


Gotcha, thank you!

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

Postby proteinshake » Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:00 pm

lymenheimer wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
lymenheimer wrote:.

any advice on scholarship negotiating with Duke?

Definitely need a bigger offer at a peer school. Substantial offer at a lower school doesn't cut it. They seem to hold to their position that they give scholly to more of the class than most of the T14 (like 80% get something), so they can't give too much to everybody. But it doesn't hurt to ask even if you don't think you'll get something. The faculty are all extremely nice and responsive.

is Cornell considered a peer for negotiating? I know for sure MVPB are.

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

Postby lymenheimer » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:00 pm

proteinshake wrote:
lymenheimer wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
lymenheimer wrote:.

any advice on scholarship negotiating with Duke?

Definitely need a bigger offer at a peer school. Substantial offer at a lower school doesn't cut it. They seem to hold to their position that they give scholly to more of the class than most of the T14 (like 80% get something), so they can't give too much to everybody. But it doesn't hurt to ask even if you don't think you'll get something. The faculty are all extremely nice and responsive.

is Cornell considered a peer for negotiating? I know for sure MVPB are.

I honestly don't know. But outside of the T14 is almost definitely a nonstarter. It really depends on the scholarship amount and the resultant COA though, which is another thing they push. Since durham is so cheap, even though the tuition is higher, a minimal scholarship goes a long way in reducing COA. I wish I had all the info, but some of it is still behind the curtain.

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

Postby SharpSpoons » Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:55 pm

Has anyone who applied ED gotten in yet or do we have to wait for the notification date? Is it worth shooting their admissions department an email? I've been UR1 since 9/19...

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

Postby Christinabruin » Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:06 pm

In via PT on Day 11! I think the holiday caused the delay but I'm just glad I didn't have to wait till after Thanksgiving break to find out :) PM for stats!

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

Postby malysh » Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:06 pm

Fun data point for everyone. 50th lsat, 75th gpa priority reserve :shock: no clue what is going on.

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

Postby potterotter » Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:09 pm

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

Postby SharpSpoons » Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:11 pm

potterotter wrote:
SharpSpoons wrote:Has anyone who applied ED gotten in yet or do we have to wait for the notification date? Is it worth shooting their admissions department an email? I've been UR1 since 9/19...


Hey Sharp, this year it seems only goodworkste has gotten in ED, but he was Accelerated ED not regular ED. There may be people who have gotten in and not posted it though.


Well this is mildly reassuring. I was making myself feel better by saying, "maybe they're just waiting for the notification date..." I am sitting around the 25th percentile on both LSAT and GPA, but I have strong softs and I am military. Duke is my top choice and I wrote a compelling "Why Duke" essay.

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

Postby addie1412 » Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:33 pm

Ahhh day 8. Really hoping to hear on Sunday :shock:

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

Postby mosunny » Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:25 pm

In PT Day 11!! GPA <25 LSAT > 75

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

Postby zeglo » Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:09 pm

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

Postby lymenheimer » Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:20 pm

zeglo wrote:Can someone explain the "You known why I'm here" poll answer?

If you have to ask, it's not the poll option for you.

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

Postby proteinshake » Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:21 pm

zeglo wrote:Can someone explain the "You known why I'm here" poll answer?

haha, "I'm only applying because it's T14"

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

Postby addie1412 » Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:56 pm

For PT: Does everyone go UR2 several days before a decision is made? My status checker hasn't been updated since the first UR and I'm on day 9 now.

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

Postby guynourmin » Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:10 pm

PT WL. Damn. 3.3/173 + Why Duke. Bummed. Know it's going to be a bumpy cycle, though.

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

Postby proteinshake » Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:09 pm

guybourdin wrote:PT WL. Damn. 3.3/173 + Why Duke. Bummed. Know it's going to be a bumpy cycle, though.

sorry man, hoping you get off the WL as the cycle continues.

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

Postby proteinshake » Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:10 pm

got the acceptance packet in the mail today! came with a lanyard and a very cheaply made notepad (but it was still cool)



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