In at Duke!

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Jericwithers
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:52 am

pearl_earrings wrote:How long before priority reserve files are reviewed again? Will it show up on my status checker?
I wrote a LOCI... but I'm still waiting on an extra LOR to send in. I'm nervous that they'll reject me before LSAC receives the letter. I don't really have anything else to send in - I've already graduated, I wrote a Why Duke...


I think I saw a PR invite get accepted a week or so after being put on PR.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby slb052 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:16 am

So I have a question.... I applied to duke on a relative whim, but have since done a lot more research and find myself loving it more and more. The problem is I didn't write a Why Duke? or anything special on my app. Now I'm wondering if I should send them additional materials or if that's a bad idea (or even possible) since I've been complete since 1/4. Basically just wondering if there's anything I can do at this point to boost my app. Any suggestions much appreciated. :)

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:21 am

slb052 wrote:So I have a question.... I applied to duke on a relative whim, but have since done a lot more research and find myself loving it more and more. The problem is I didn't write a Why Duke? or anything special on my app. Now I'm wondering if I should send them additional materials or if that's a bad idea (or even possible) since I've been complete since 1/4. Basically just wondering if there's anything I can do at this point to boost my app. Any suggestions much appreciated. :)


lol if you just went complete, you might not go under review until 2 days before classes start. you have plenty of time to write and email them a why duke essay

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby slb052 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:30 am

talibkweli wrote:
slb052 wrote:So I have a question.... I applied to duke on a relative whim, but have since done a lot more research and find myself loving it more and more. The problem is I didn't write a Why Duke? or anything special on my app. Now I'm wondering if I should send them additional materials or if that's a bad idea (or even possible) since I've been complete since 1/4. Basically just wondering if there's anything I can do at this point to boost my app. Any suggestions much appreciated. :)


lol if you just went complete, you might not go under review until 2 days before classes start. you have plenty of time to write and email them a why duke essay


Haha thanks.... I guess that's good news...ish. So I guess I have a long wait ahead of me, eh?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby portena » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:39 pm

Last fall I was invited to do PT and registered for it, but I ended up not applying. I just submitted my Duke application yesterday and my fee waiver was apparently still valid, although I never got anything offering me a new one this year...do you guys think that means I'm still on Priority Track, too?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Reedie » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:04 pm

In today via e-mail. PT, and this is my first acceptance. Thanks a ton Duke, I feel much better now!

(3.65/171).

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby cardinalandgold » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:07 pm

Reedie wrote:In today via e-mail. PT, and this is my first acceptance. Thanks a ton Duke, I feel much better now!

(3.65/171).

How long were you under review before you got your decision? I am also appying under Duke's PT and just recently went under review.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Reedie » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:13 pm

cardinalandgold wrote:
Reedie wrote:In today via e-mail. PT, and this is my first acceptance. Thanks a ton Duke, I feel much better now!

(3.65/171).

How long were you under review before you got your decision? I am also appying under Duke's PT and just recently went under review.


8 days.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby cardinalandgold » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:16 pm

Reedie wrote:
cardinalandgold wrote:
Reedie wrote:In today via e-mail. PT, and this is my first acceptance. Thanks a ton Duke, I feel much better now!

(3.65/171).

How long were you under review before you got your decision? I am also appying under Duke's PT and just recently went under review.


8 days.

Thanks buddy. Looks like I have a lot more waiting before I get my decision.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:42 pm

cardinalandgold wrote:
Reedie wrote:
cardinalandgold wrote:
Reedie wrote:In today via e-mail. PT, and this is my first acceptance. Thanks a ton Duke, I feel much better now!

(3.65/171).

How long were you under review before you got your decision? I am also appying under Duke's PT and just recently went under review.


8 days.

Thanks buddy. Looks like I have a lot more waiting before I get my decision.


8 days isnt bad. I had to wait 10. Can you imagine waiting 10 whole days before knowing your decision?!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Reedie » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:48 pm

Jericwithers wrote:8 days isnt bad. I had to wait 10. Can you imagine waiting 10 whole days before knowing your decision?!


lol

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby CyLaw » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:48 pm

Jericwithers wrote:8 days isnt bad. I had to wait 10. Can you imagine waiting 10 whole days before knowing your decision?!

:evil: I'm going to assume you meant that to be inflammatory.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby chizUFL » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:50 pm

In today via e-mail! Thank you Duke Priority Track!

Submitted 1/4
Complete 1/5
Under Review 1/8
Accepted 1/13

Wish it was this easy everywhere.

Interestingly enough, I included a Why Duke for the heck of it and writing it actually moved Duke up on my list of school choices.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:01 pm

CyLaw wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:8 days isnt bad. I had to wait 10. Can you imagine waiting 10 whole days before knowing your decision?!

:evil: I'm going to assume you meant that to be inflammatory.


Wait...you mean this wait period isn't typical of all schools? I actually had a shorter wait at Texas, but it has been a very quiet 2 months since them though.
Congrats to those admitted; please don't take any scholarship money from me.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby WhiskeyGuy » Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:14 pm

Question for you folks:

I am at "File ready for review" via Duke status checker on 1/5/10. Do you know if I would still be able to submit a Why Duke essay? If yes, should I use the general admissions e-mail?

Thank you.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby los blancos » Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:32 pm

Reedie wrote:In today via e-mail. PT, and this is my first acceptance. Thanks a ton Duke, I feel much better now!

(3.65/171).



When did you submit?

I have very similar numbers to you. I submitted on Monday and was UR as of this morning.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Reedie » Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:36 pm

boilercat wrote:
Reedie wrote:In today via e-mail. PT, and this is my first acceptance. Thanks a ton Duke, I feel much better now!

(3.65/171).



When did you submit?

I have very similar numbers to you. I submitted on Monday and was UR as of this morning.


I submitted at about 6pm pacific 1/4/10.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby thickfreakness » Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:37 pm

So can you still request Priority Track for your application, even this late in the cycle? How about if you've already submitted? My checker just says that I'm complete, but I really want to get a decision ASAP (who doesn't, obviously) and I feel like my numbers are very strong for Duke.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby WhatUpKells » Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:46 pm

You can't submit PT after already applying, can you? I was being kind of an idiot and wasn't thinking about it when I applied in November... now I just want to hear a decision.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby brewinbruin » Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:59 pm

i received an e-mail from Dean Hoye notifying me I was placed on priority reserve. this may have been discussed already, but can someone give me the lowdown on it?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby dk8 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:00 pm

brewinbruin wrote:i received an e-mail from Dean Hoye notifying me I was placed on priority reserve. this may have been discussed already, but can someone give me the lowdown on it?


Mind sharing your stats? I'm on it too.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby astro1819 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:36 pm

Am I the only person on this board NOT applying PT??? I used to think PT was such a great idea...now I just want to stop being leapfrogged!

Come on Duke, I REALLY want to go to your school!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby devilishangelrjp » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:04 pm

astro1819 wrote:Am I the only person on this board NOT applying PT??? I used to think PT was such a great idea...now I just want to stop being leapfrogged!

Come on Duke, I REALLY want to go to your school!

+1

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby los blancos » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:17 pm

I was looking at that old c/o2005 NLJ250 placement chart... Is Duke's placement as ridiculous as it seems to be on that chart? It placed ridiculously well in BigLaw and really well in Clerkships, too...

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby beesknees » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:25 pm

boilercat wrote:I was looking at that old c/o2005 NLJ250 placement chart... Is Duke's placement as ridiculous as it seems to be on that chart? It placed ridiculously well in BigLaw and really well in Clerkships, too...


Even if it was, that was c/o 2005. I imagine the c/o 2010 will be very different and c/o 2011 even more so (as I believe that is the class that just did OCI in '09, in the midst of a full-swing recession). It sucks that we have such a lag on employment data to make such important decisions about where we attend. Even c/o 2009 doesn't give us an accurate portrayal of our employment prospects because they OCIed for the most part, in 2007, before the shit hit the fan.




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