Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

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How are y'all feeling?

Accepted, waitin on that scholly
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36%
Accepted, ready to frolic through the Duke gardens
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2%
Priority reserved but not feelin' like a priority :/
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12%
Waiting on the adcoms to bless me with an RD acceptance
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31%
IT'S DAY [X] AND I HAVEN'T HEARD ANYTHING IS THAT NORMAL Y/N
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14%
Haven't submitted, but I've got time
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5%
 
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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby hermanberk » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:01 am

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hermanberk wrote:Hey everyone I have a kind of neurotic question. Did anyone sign up for a Mordecai interview via skype? I live on the West Coast so I opted for a skype interview instead of on-campus since I wasn't sure when I'd be able to visit and I didn't want to push back the interview too far, but now I feel like that was a stupid decision because obviously an in-person interview would be preferable to a skype one and I do plan on visiting! Did I ruin my chances of getting the scholarship by opting for the online interview? Should I schedule a flight to NC as soon as possible? My interview is at the start of the upcoming week so it's too late to reschedule.


No. I have no data to back this up but I would imagine most people do skype. You're fine.


Thanks for the response — yeah that makes sense, you're probably right about most people doing skype.

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby principalagent » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:02 am

hermanberk wrote:Hey everyone I have a kind of neurotic question. Did anyone sign up for a Mordecai interview via skype? I live on the West Coast so I opted for a skype interview instead of on-campus since I wasn't sure when I'd be able to visit and I didn't want to push back the interview too far, but now I feel like that was a stupid decision because obviously an in-person interview would be preferable to a skype one and I do plan on visiting! Did I ruin my chances of getting the scholarship by opting for the online interview? Should I schedule a flight to NC as soon as possible? My interview is at the start of the upcoming week so it's too late to reschedule.


Tangential question, but to the bolded, was the Mordecai interview email different than the regular scholarship email?

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Slippin' Jimmy » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:13 am

principalagent wrote:
hermanberk wrote:Hey everyone I have a kind of neurotic question. Did anyone sign up for a Mordecai interview via skype? I live on the West Coast so I opted for a skype interview instead of on-campus since I wasn't sure when I'd be able to visit and I didn't want to push back the interview too far, but now I feel like that was a stupid decision because obviously an in-person interview would be preferable to a skype one and I do plan on visiting! Did I ruin my chances of getting the scholarship by opting for the online interview? Should I schedule a flight to NC as soon as possible? My interview is at the start of the upcoming week so it's too late to reschedule.


Tangential question, but to the bolded, was the Mordecai interview email different than the regular scholarship email?

I'm curious about this as well, would be a bit disappointing if all the invites have gone out already.

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby hermanberk » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:00 am

Slippin' Jimmy wrote:
principalagent wrote:
hermanberk wrote:Hey everyone I have a kind of neurotic question. Did anyone sign up for a Mordecai interview via skype? I live on the West Coast so I opted for a skype interview instead of on-campus since I wasn't sure when I'd be able to visit and I didn't want to push back the interview too far, but now I feel like that was a stupid decision because obviously an in-person interview would be preferable to a skype one and I do plan on visiting! Did I ruin my chances of getting the scholarship by opting for the online interview? Should I schedule a flight to NC as soon as possible? My interview is at the start of the upcoming week so it's too late to reschedule.


Tangential question, but to the bolded, was the Mordecai interview email different than the regular scholarship email?

I'm curious about this as well, would be a bit disappointing if all the invites have gone out already.


Yeah, I got an email with the subject "Duke Law Scholarship Application" and another titled "Duke Law Mordecai Scholarship Nomination." Received both on the same day but have no idea what that means about the timing of invites.

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Slippin' Jimmy » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:13 am

hermanberk wrote:
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:
principalagent wrote:
hermanberk wrote:Hey everyone I have a kind of neurotic question. Did anyone sign up for a Mordecai interview via skype? I live on the West Coast so I opted for a skype interview instead of on-campus since I wasn't sure when I'd be able to visit and I didn't want to push back the interview too far, but now I feel like that was a stupid decision because obviously an in-person interview would be preferable to a skype one and I do plan on visiting! Did I ruin my chances of getting the scholarship by opting for the online interview? Should I schedule a flight to NC as soon as possible? My interview is at the start of the upcoming week so it's too late to reschedule.


Tangential question, but to the bolded, was the Mordecai interview email different than the regular scholarship email?

I'm curious about this as well, would be a bit disappointing if all the invites have gone out already.


Yeah, I got an email with the subject "Duke Law Scholarship Application" and another titled "Duke Law Mordecai Scholarship Nomination." Received both on the same day but have no idea what that means about the timing of invites.

Thanks for the info and congrats!

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby super12345chess » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:15 pm

For people getting mordechai info, what are your numbers?

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby sunniebunnie » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:44 pm

super12345chess wrote:For people getting mordechai info, what are your numbers?


If I applied in December is it too late to receive one? There aren't official deadlines for scholarships at a lot of schools, but I know it's preferable to apply earlier than later... Am I out of luck?

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby etramak » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:04 am

Fly Mordecai!

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Ntp73821 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:59 am

Whelp I just totally botched my scholarship interview. Ive been super sick for days and just couldn’t even think properly and coughed through the whole interview. :roll:
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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby mwells56 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:08 am

FINALLY UR1 today 1/8 (complete 11/27)

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby proteinshake » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:35 am

Ntp73821 wrote:Whelp I just totally botched my scholarship interview. Ive been super sick for days and just couldn’t even think properly and coughed through the whole interview. :roll:

honestly it probably doesn't matter that much as long as you didn't do anything horrendous

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby chelseacarl4970 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:07 am

Ntp73821 wrote:Whelp I just totally botched my scholarship interview. Ive been super sick for days and just couldn’t even think properly and coughed through the whole interview. :roll:


What kind of questions did they ask you? I'm about to have mine.

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Ntp73821 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:32 pm

chelseacarl4970 wrote:
Ntp73821 wrote:Whelp I just totally botched my scholarship interview. Ive been super sick for days and just couldn’t even think properly and coughed through the whole interview. :roll:


What kind of questions did they ask you? I'm about to have mine.


Why law, Why Duke, pretty basic stuff about me and my resume
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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Prudence » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:34 pm

Just got my first law school acceptance ! Yay Duke!

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby LSATuration » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:47 pm

Prudence wrote:Just got my first law school acceptance ! Yay Duke!


Congrats!

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Prudence » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:08 pm

LSATuration wrote:
Prudence wrote:Just got my first law school acceptance ! Yay Duke!


Congrats!


Thank you! I really am so happy for some movement from adcomms

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby dietcoked » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:16 pm

Prudence wrote:Just got my first law school acceptance ! Yay Duke!


Woohoo!

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Prudence » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:51 pm

dietcoked wrote:
Prudence wrote:Just got my first law school acceptance ! Yay Duke!


Woohoo!


Thank you!

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:54 am

Really interested to see how this scholarship interview goes tomorrow considering I did one last year, and I didn't apply anywhere else this cycle, and I am contractually obligated to attend, and was a week away from attending in 2017...

How am I supposed to answer "Why Duke?" Isn't my interest pretty well documented?

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby principalagent » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:04 am

Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:Really interested to see how this scholarship interview goes tomorrow considering I did one last year, and I didn't apply anywhere else this cycle, and I am contractually obligated to attend, and was a week away from attending in 2017...

How am I supposed to answer "Why Duke?" Isn't my interest pretty well documented?


Wait, they didn’t let you keep your scholarship? I thought you took a medical leave.

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby evanrn » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:37 am

For the scholarship interview, is it more like every other admissions interview or a focus on you trying to convince them to give you money (lol)?

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby NavyNuke » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:18 pm

Also have a scholarship interview ahead and wondering what to expect. Can anyone share their experience?
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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:45 pm

principalagent wrote:
Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:Really interested to see how this scholarship interview goes tomorrow considering I did one last year, and I didn't apply anywhere else this cycle, and I am contractually obligated to attend, and was a week away from attending in 2017...

How am I supposed to answer "Why Duke?" Isn't my interest pretty well documented?


Wait, they didn’t let you keep your scholarship? I thought you took a medical leave.


Yeah I did, they don't let you keep the scholarship. I was told verbally by an Assistant Dean that "nobody who takes a medical leave gets a lower scholarship the next year" but I kinda have to roll the dice on it :|

Interview went fine by the way, talked about what I've been doing, talked about my goals in law, talked about the fact that I have no money, normal stuff. It was the same interviewer I had last year so she didn't make me reiterate my "why's"

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby littlewing67 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:02 pm

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby cadents » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:20 pm

littlewing67 wrote:If you're not priority track will you hear back much later? I see duke has a very fast turn around time from LSN but I am not sure if that's because of priority track folks. I saw maybe 2 people who applied later than me get accepted already. I submitted 12/22 the day we received Dec. LSATs because I didn't want to wait but maybe I messed up b/c they might have sent me priority track invite??? :?:


From what I've seen, PT an ED candidates have priority in admissions right now; that isn't to say that you won't be hearing back if you didn't apply under those two categories, but without a PT, I would expect to hear back after ED round 2 have been given decisions.




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