In at Duke!

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pearl_earrings
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby pearl_earrings » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:20 pm

Tangerine Gleam wrote:Withdrew in hopes that my spot will go to another TLS-er. Best of luck to everybody.

As someone on the priority reserve list... just wanted to let you know that this is much appreciated!
Best of luck wherever you end up! :)

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby terpette » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:40 pm

thickfreakness wrote:Still haven't gone under review. Complete for nearly a month. I don't know what to do.


I was complete for 6 days shy of 2 months before I went under review. I wish I had advice as to how to fill up your time, but I don't :(

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby missvik218 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:45 pm

terpette wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:Still haven't gone under review. Complete for nearly a month. I don't know what to do.

I was complete for 6 days shy of 2 months before I went under review. I wish I had advice as to how to fill up your time, but I don't :(

Same, relax they can take awhile.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby terpette » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:36 am

missvik218 wrote:
terpette wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:Still haven't gone under review. Complete for nearly a month. I don't know what to do.

I was complete for 6 days shy of 2 months before I went under review. I wish I had advice as to how to fill up your time, but I don't :(

Same, relax they can take awhile.


haha vik, we always seem to be doing things at the same time. how's the cycle? :)

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby lawyerlover » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:57 pm

i have been under review since 1/14 - anyone else in this position. Duke is a reach - but i am also a URM....
Thoughts?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby GobiasIndustries » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:58 pm

lawyerlover wrote:i have been under review since [strike]1/14[/strike] 11/9- anyone else in this position. Duke is a reach - but i am also a URM....
Thoughts?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Veritas » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:00 pm

GobiasIndustries wrote:
lawyerlover wrote:i have been under review since [strike]1/14[/strike] 11/9- anyone else in this position. Duke is a reach - but i am also a URM....
Thoughts?

I'm at 11/16 - they haven't made any WL or Ding decision on RD applicants (AFAIK) - so I figure I'm in one of those piles.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby GobiasIndustries » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:05 pm

Veritas wrote:
GobiasIndustries wrote:
lawyerlover wrote:i have been under review since [strike]1/14[/strike] 11/9- anyone else in this position. Duke is a reach - but i am also a URM....
Thoughts?

I'm at 11/16 - they haven't made any WL or Ding decision on RD applicants (AFAIK) - so I figure I'm in one of those piles.


That is definitely where I am. Thanks V.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Havaianas » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:33 pm

I dont know if this has already been discussed - but what did you other admits think of the Dean Levi letter?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:41 pm

Havaianas wrote:I dont know if this has already been discussed - but what did you other admits think of the Dean Levi letter?


I havn't read the article yet, but my first reaction was " :shock: Scholarship!....nope :( ." What are you thoughts?
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby puppleberry finn » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:41 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
Havaianas wrote:I dont know if this has already been discussed - but what did you other admits think of the Dean Levi letter?


I havn't read the article yet, but my first reaction was ":shock: Scholarship!....nope :( ." What are you thoughts?


this was exactly my thought too

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby astro1819 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:44 pm

This thread is due for some major action. It's quite amazing to see Duke's LSN graph compared to other T14 schools. They have a sea of green above 169/170 LSAT (at all points above 3.5 GPA), with almost no rejections and few waitlists anywhere.

On the other hand, Berkeley has a clear cut areas of Admit/Deny/FR (blank area) in its graph along the index formula. UVA and Michigan have acceptances and denials more mixed together, but they've released many more decisions than Duke, and they are evenly spread across the index. And even though UVA has a reputation of playing to the USNWR rankings, they seem to be more choosy than Duke when it comes to the high LSATs.

It leads me to wonder, what is going on with Duke?!?! They were super straightforward earlier in the cycle (all focused on PT), but now there is this huge lull. Where is the action on the sub-169 LSAT crowd? Is LSAT king for Duke as long as your GPA>3.5?

Just hoping they act soon, I love Duke, but I'm starting to be distracted by many other great offers...

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby xcountryjunkie » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:49 pm

astro1819 wrote:This thread is due for some major action. It's quite amazing to see Duke's LSN graph compared to other T14 schools. They have a sea of green above 169/170 LSAT (at all points above 3.5 GPA), with almost no rejections and few waitlists anywhere.

On the other hand, Berkeley has a clear cut areas of Admit/Deny/FR (blank area) in its graph along the index formula. UVA and Michigan have acceptances and denials more mixed together, but they've released many more decisions than Duke, and they are evenly spread across the index. And even though UVA has a reputation of playing to the USNWR rankings, they seem to be more choosy than Duke when it comes to the high LSATs.

It leads me to wonder, what is going on with Duke?!?! They were super straightforward earlier in the cycle (all focused on PT), but now there is this huge lull. Where is the action on the sub-169 LSAT crowd? Is LSAT king for Duke as long as your GPA>3.5?

Just hoping they act soon, I love Duke, but I'm starting to be distracted by many other great offers...


It seems that 169s have only gotten action at really high GPAs (3.8+). As a lower-GPA-wielding 169, I really hope they get to the rest of us soon.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby astro1819 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:56 pm

xcountryjunkie wrote:It seems that 169s have only gotten action at really high GPAs (3.8+). As a lower-GPA-wielding 169, I really hope they get to the rest of us soon.


Yep, you're definitely right...looks like hard cutoffs. I hope, for your sake and mine, they soften these up as they fill the class.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Sauer Grapes » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:01 pm

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Havaianas » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:10 pm

Sauer Grapes wrote:
Havaianas wrote:I dont know if this has already been discussed - but what did you other admits think of the Dean Levi letter?

Was the letter in the acceptance packet, or by email recently? I can't say I remember reading it.


It was a separate skinny packet that had a two page letter from Dean Levi encouraging you to attend Duke and some of his thoughts on becoming Dean there. It was signed by him and enclosed was a Duke Law Journal article by him. Kind of a nice presentation - I guess I like having stuff to read in my hands rather than an email.

My Mom had opened it for me so I knew it wasn't a scholarship offer although I'm sure that would've been my first thoughts had I opened the mail. I want to write him back and be like - if you pay for me to visit I'll come down and give Durham a chance!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby MPMP » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:10 pm

astro1819 wrote:
xcountryjunkie wrote:It seems that 169s have only gotten action at really high GPAs (3.8+). As a lower-GPA-wielding 169, I really hope they get to the rest of us soon.


Yep, you're definitely right...looks like hard cutoffs. I hope, for your sake and mine, they soften these up as they fill the class.


169/3.7 here ... here's to hoping..

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Kronk » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:07 pm

Decided to withdraw. Good luck everyone. Rooting for Jeric to pick up about $100k or so ;)

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:16 pm

VoidSix wrote:Decided to withdraw. Good luck everyone. Rooting for Jeric to pick up about $100k or so ;)


Woohoo I have a rooter! I am deserving; right? Seems the slow scholarship process has lost a good applicant; good luck where ever you go (rooting for you at Stanford!).

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Kronk » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:37 am

Anyone want to PM me the admitted students password and website? I almost remember it, but I think I just deleted everything in my inbox by accident.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby aimhigh09 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:47 am

Waitlisted by email last night at 10pm EST.

Submitted 10/31, complete 11/2, UR 11/30 with a status date update on 1/28. No Why Duke (or any other supplemental essays). JD/MA, 164/3.8 (slightly fudged). Pretty astonished I didn't get the outright ding!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby tram988 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:19 am

aimhigh09 wrote:Waitlisted by email last night at 10pm EST.

Submitted 10/31, complete 11/2, UR 11/30 with a status date update on 1/28. No Why Duke (or any other supplemental essays). JD/MA, 164/3.8 (slightly fudged). Pretty astonished I didn't get the outright ding!

Uh oh I am 1/28 with no email. Reject? grr.

Now I'm nervous!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Havaianas » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:54 am

Money offers should come soon - right??...

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby toolshed » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:55 pm

Havaianas wrote:Money offers should come soon - right??...


God, I hope so. I have this cycle narrowed way down, but Duke's money ? is really holding up the process.

I doesn't help that I got accepted the first week of October, and have been waiting for over 4 months now...

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby lz06 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:03 pm

Yea scholarships are taking forever. I'm also waiting on them to release more info on ASW. I've called like 3 times and asked if they're offering travel stipends and they keep telling me they haven't made a decision yet. It's next month and I need to make plans DUKE




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