In at Duke!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Kronk » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:42 pm

maggiebre wrote:
lz06 wrote: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



Seriously. I don't think I want to visit unless I get serious $$$ so I really hope notifications go out before ASW...


I knew that NYU was a better option than UVa/Duke on paper for PI work. But once I found out that 1Ls at the median or a little below were getting summer associateships with V50 firms, I decided I wouldn't wait for Duke on $$$. No real weaknesses at NYU--that makes me feel safe, given my future is totally up in the air. ;)

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby CyLaw » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:44 pm

oneforship wrote:Just got waitlisted via email, also 1/28 crowd.


+1

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby ApexChaser » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:45 pm

Has anyone <169 heard back yet? I know I'm pretty much guaranteed a ding, but applied just to hear them say "no" to my dreams. :)

I've been at File under review with a last update of 1/25. I was expecting a fast ding.
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby aimhigh09 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:45 pm

Padimud wrote:
Torvon wrote:
Padimud wrote:Waitlisted at Duke. Figured but it was my number one - so kind of disappointed. There goes my sticker priced tuition Duke. You lose 120K +.


Are all of you reporting the waitlistings today actual waitlists or Priority Reserve?


Sadly an actual waitlist, or the waitlist behind the waitlist. Thus why I have no hope with a LOCI


You really think so? I just don't see how half an hour of time spent writing a letter could be a bad thing - you never know. At least then you can say you tried everything.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby terpette » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:46 pm

ApexChaser wrote:Has anyone <169 heard back yet? I know I'm pretty much guaranteed a ding, but applied just to hear them say "no."

I've been at File under review with a last update of 1/25. I was expecting a fast ding.


I'm curious as well...166/3.81 :cry:

did those dinged/WL'ed today write Why Dukes? or those who maybe got the WL over a ding--- did you write one? just trying to get any insight I can...

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby aimhigh09 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:46 pm

ApexChaser wrote:Has anyone <169 heard back yet? I know I'm pretty much guaranteed a ding, but applied just to hear them say "no."

I've been at File under review with a last update of 1/25. I was expecting a fast ding.


I think if you look at LSN you'll see that most of the people currently hearing back are <=169.

http://duke.lawschoolnumbers.com/applic ... order=desc

I am 164/3.8 and did NOT write a Why Duke. UR 11/30. Waitlisted yesterday.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Jericwithers » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:48 pm

VoidSix wrote:
maggiebre wrote:
lz06 wrote: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



Seriously. I don't think I want to visit unless I get serious $$$ so I really hope notifications go out before ASW...


I knew that NYU was a better option than UVa/Duke on paper for PI work. But once I found out that 1Ls at the median or a little below were getting summer associateships with V50 firms, I decided I wouldn't wait for Duke on $$$. No real weaknesses at NYU--that makes me feel safe, given my future is totally up in the air. ;)


Is that true? Can you put in a good word for me at NYU?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby CyLaw » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:49 pm

terpette wrote:
ApexChaser wrote:Has anyone <169 heard back yet? I know I'm pretty much guaranteed a ding, but applied just to hear them say "no."

I've been at File under review with a last update of 1/25. I was expecting a fast ding.


I'm curious as well...166/3.81 :cry:

did those dinged/WL'ed today write Why Dukes? or those who maybe got the WL over a ding--- did you write one? just trying to get any insight I can...


I wrote a Why Duke.

It was actually the only Why ... letter I wrote, as they were the only school with an very specific program I wanted to do that took Why ... letters (Cornell does not do Why letters).

:(

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby someones alt » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:49 pm

maggiebre wrote:
lz06 wrote: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



Seriously. I don't think I want to visit unless I get serious $$$ so I really hope notifications go out before ASW...


Just talked with admissions office and they're offering a $150 travel stipend that was just approved.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Jericwithers » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:52 pm

someones alt wrote:
maggiebre wrote:
lz06 wrote: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



Seriously. I don't think I want to visit unless I get serious $$$ so I really hope notifications go out before ASW...


Just talked with admissions office and they're offering a $150 travel stipend that was just approved.


oo Nice they are making monetary decisions. Scholarships can't be that much longer then. Did she tell you of the process to apply for the stipend?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Amelie » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:54 pm

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby astro1819 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:58 pm

ApexChaser wrote:Has anyone <169 heard back yet? I know I'm pretty much guaranteed a ding, but applied just to hear them say "no" to my dreams. :)

I've been at File under review with a last update of 1/25. I was expecting a fast ding.


See above. The carnage has started.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby someones alt » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:00 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
someones alt wrote:
maggiebre wrote:
lz06 wrote: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



Seriously. I don't think I want to visit unless I get serious $$$ so I really hope notifications go out before ASW...


Just talked with admissions office and they're offering a $150 travel stipend that was just approved.


oo Nice they are making monetary decisions. Scholarships can't be that much longer then. Did she tell you of the process to apply for the stipend?


"We'll be sending out details about this very soon."

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Sauer Grapes » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:03 pm

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby someones alt » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:42 pm

I asked in an email about whether or not they have a program to put up prospectives in current law students extra bedrooms etc (like Berkeley) because I'd like to save money when going on these visits and Duke responded they didn't have anything like that, but then informed me they just had the travel stipend approved to mitigate some of the cost. Its for all admits and everyone who has been accepted should be getting the details soon

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby nyskidude » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:58 pm

Rejected today via e-mail. UR 10/19, changed to 1/28. Not a huge surprise.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby lz06 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:19 pm

someones alt wrote:
maggiebre wrote:
lz06 wrote: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



Seriously. I don't think I want to visit unless I get serious $$$ so I really hope notifications go out before ASW...


Just talked with admissions office and they're offering a $150 travel stipend that was just approved.


Hm thanks for the info. Last year they offered $250, this is considerably less. Not sure if I'll visit now..

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Jericwithers » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:23 pm

lz06 wrote:Hm thanks for the info. Last year they offered $250, this is considerably less. Not sure if I'll visit now..


I can get there and stay all weekend for $400, so $150 is not too bad of a deal. I'm exicted to book a trip, but I would rather go when there isn't the big to-do going on. Think they will pay even if you don't visit on the ASW?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby lsathalon » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:25 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
lz06 wrote:Hm thanks for the info. Last year they offered $250, this is considerably less. Not sure if I'll visit now..


I can get there and stay all weekend for $400, so $150 is not too bad of a deal. I'm exicted to book a trip, but I would rather go when there isn't the big to-do going on. Think they will pay even if you don't visit on the ASW?


I bet they will, seeing as they only have 1 ASW; there will be plenty of people who can't make that particular date.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Drew2010 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:38 pm

1/28 update, waitlist today via e-mail.. no why duke essay

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Boro88 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:46 pm

I think they may have lost my file or took one look at it and said, "is that it?" cause I have not had an update since 12/1 went under review.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby conformalgeom » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:57 pm

Boro88 wrote:I think they may have lost my file or took one look at it and said, "is that it?" cause I have not had an update since 12/1 went under review.


12/2 here. Kind of feel the same way.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Zara » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:30 pm

did anyone abroad get the admit package yet?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Diskette15 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:32 pm

1/28 update here and WL, kind of expected given when my status changed....I'm 50/50 about staying on the WL or not

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby jackster2 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:36 pm

UR since 11/24. Nothing. I think they're really pushing hard to get their numbers up and I expect they'll be getting turned down for HYS etc. in the next few weeks and then us second stringers may hear.




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