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

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:07 pm
by Slippin' Jimmy
twiix wrote:
Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
twiix wrote:
sparkytrainer wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:PT solicitation successful!



Good to hear! Sounded like a mini yp to begin with

that reminds make, make sure you all take the Why Duke seriously!


Yes. Duke has and will deny people who should get in numbers wise for a bad or halfhearted why duke essay. They do it every year. Given that Duke has the 3rd smallest class size in the top 10 law schools, the admissions staff actually has the opportunity to pick and choose a little more than other schools.


So the Duke "Why X", according to their website is more of a "Why Law?". Did you guys write explicitly about Duke? Or did you make the paragraph more of a personal statement about your desire to pursue a law degree, and why Duke is a good fit?


Personally, mine was definitely a "Why Duke". That being said, my PS focused a lot on "why law" and in my Why X I always spoke a lot about what I was looking for in a law school so it's possible they viewed that as answering the why law question?

To make a short answer long and then short again, I didn't attack the essay like it was a why law and all the advice given last year was similarly to focus on the school unless maybe you didn't talk about what was driving you to law in other places in your app


Good advice, thanks. I'll treat it as a "Why X" then.

FWIW the instructions in the app are different than what's on the site. The app doesn't mention why law at all, it's all Why Duke.

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

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:37 am
by InterLaw
I basically had the same exact experience as Jimmy :D

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

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:45 pm
by virginia_direwoolf
Bump for new poll!

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

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:29 am
by Slippin' Jimmy
PT application complete and ready for review, got an email saying I should have a decision within 10 days from now.

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

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:43 am
by rachelac
Submitted PT app on Saturday and it just went under review!

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

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:20 pm
by rachelac
rachelac wrote:Submitted PT app on Saturday and it just went under review!


In at Duke!!!!!! Just got the email!!

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

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:12 pm
by Slippin' Jimmy
rachelac wrote:
rachelac wrote:Submitted PT app on Saturday and it just went under review!


In at Duke!!!!!! Just got the email!!

Congrats! Stats? I went under review today after going complete yesterday.

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

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:35 pm
by rachelac
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:
rachelac wrote:
rachelac wrote:Submitted PT app on Saturday and it just went under review!


In at Duke!!!!!! Just got the email!!

Congrats! Stats? I went under review today after going complete yesterday.


173/3.78 and I wrote a strong (I think) Why Duke!

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

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:24 pm
by Slippin' Jimmy
Been complete since 9/5 and UR since 9/6 so I should have a decision by Firday...

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

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:26 pm
by principalagent
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:Been complete since 9/5 and UR since 9/6 so I should have a decision by Firday...


I have no doubt you'll get in. They'd be crazy not to take you

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

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:34 pm
by hotdog96
Got an email today about an info session along with Cornell, UChicago, and Stanford in Atlanta. Anybody else going?/Is it worthwhile to go?

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

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:40 am
by rictheruler
Because of PT, is there an additional need to get in your apps early for Duke (specifically for a splitter)? I'm assuming they're filling seats a lot quicker than schools that take until December or January to send out acceptances.

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

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:23 am
by Ntp73821
hotdog96 wrote:Got an email today about an info session along with Cornell, UChicago, and Stanford in Atlanta. Anybody else going?/Is it worthwhile to go?

Yes, I am going!

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

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:24 pm
by TheDuke0fEarl
Long time reader, first time posting. Status updated today to the infamous "Decision Made; check for email". Now we wait.

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

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:00 pm
by virginia_direwoolf
TheDuke0fEarl wrote:Long time reader, first time posting. Status updated today to the infamous "Decision Made; check for email". Now we wait.


Good luck!! Keep us updated

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

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:50 pm
by TheDuke0fEarl
TheDuke0fEarl wrote:Long time reader, first time posting. Status updated today to the infamous "Decision Made; check for email". Now we wait.

ACCEPTED! Received my email at 12:01pm. Mailing section of my Status Checker was updated with "Welcome Packet" around 9:00am so I sort of already knew, but this confirms it. They are doing the whole "provisionally accepted" thing again this year, but the only provision is that you complete the scholarship form in December, and apparently is not contingent on an interview.

Stats - 169/3.85

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

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:58 pm
by virginia_direwoolf
TheDuke0fEarl wrote:
TheDuke0fEarl wrote:Long time reader, first time posting. Status updated today to the infamous "Decision Made; check for email". Now we wait.

ACCEPTED! Received my email at 12:01pm. Mailing section of my Status Checker was updated with "Welcome Packet" around 9:00am so I sort of already knew, but this confirms it. They are doing the whole "provisionally accepted" thing again this year, but the only provision is that you complete the scholarship form in December, and apparently is not contingent on an interview.

Stats - 169/3.85


That's awesome! Congrats!!

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

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:24 pm
by NavyNuke
I'm in!!! Status checker changed around noon and got the email minutes later. Surprised by the PT invite, amazed by the acceptance.

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

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:03 pm
by Slippin' Jimmy
NavyNuke wrote:I'm in!!! Status checker changed around noon and got the email minutes later. Surprised by the PT invite, amazed by the acceptance.

Congrats!! I'm still under review but I should get a decision today or tomorrow.

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

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:05 pm
by NavyNuke
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:
NavyNuke wrote:I'm in!!! Status checker changed around noon and got the email minutes later. Surprised by the PT invite, amazed by the acceptance.

Congrats!! I'm still under review but I should get a decision today or tomorrow.


You've got this! Then you'll have UVA and Duke in the bag before we are half way through September!

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

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:44 pm
by virginia_direwoolf
NavyNuke wrote:I'm in!!! Status checker changed around noon and got the email minutes later. Surprised by the PT invite, amazed by the acceptance.


Congrats!!

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

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:55 pm
by rachelac
Congrats to everyone in today! Planning on attending admitted students' weekend so hopefully I'll see yall in a few months

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

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:17 am
by emilyLl
Hey guys, long time lurker but first time posting! Can those of you who have been accepted PT tell me how many days you were Under Review? I've been UR for four days now. Also wondering if they ever send out decisions on the weekend? I'm really hoping I don't have to wait til Monday

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

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:22 am
by Slippin' Jimmy
emilyLl wrote:Hey guys, long time lurker but first time posting! Can those of you who have been accepted PT tell me how many days you were Under Review? I've been UR for four days now. Also wondering if they ever send out decisions on the weekend? I'm really hoping I don't have to wait til Monday

This is my 10th day since being complete, 9th day under review and no decision yet. I remember in the initial PT email it said that decisions can come at all hours of the day, and I think you can also get in on the weekend.

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

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:23 am
by NavyNuke
emilyLl wrote:Hey guys, long time lurker but first time posting! Can those of you who have been accepted PT tell me how many days you were Under Review? I've been UR for four days now. Also wondering if they ever send out decisions on the weekend? I'm really hoping I don't have to wait til Monday


I submitted 9/1, complete 9/5, UR 9/6, UR2 9/13, accepted 9/14.