In at Duke!

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orphanarium
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby orphanarium » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:24 am

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toolshed
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby toolshed » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:29 am

orphanarium wrote:hey - is anyone planning on going to admitted students day? looking up flights right now. they're so expensive. what chance do you think i have of getting Duke to give more than the $150 stipend?


I am going, driving up from Florida. Raleigh is ridiculous to fly into for some reason.

I highly doubt they are going to adjust the amount for anyone, unless hardly anyone registers for the ASW. They reduced the amount of the stipend by almost half from last year, suggesting to me that they have less $$ budgeted for this sort of thing this year.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby lz06 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:48 pm

toolshed wrote:
orphanarium wrote:hey - is anyone planning on going to admitted students day? looking up flights right now. they're so expensive. what chance do you think i have of getting Duke to give more than the $150 stipend?


I am going, driving up from Florida. Raleigh is ridiculous to fly into for some reason.

I highly doubt they are going to adjust the amount for anyone, unless hardly anyone registers for the ASW. They reduced the amount of the stipend by almost half from last year, suggesting to me that they have less $$ budgeted for this sort of thing this year.


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Re: In at Duke!

Postby A Swift » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:12 pm

thickfreakness wrote:So, have any of the UR 2/8 folks had decisions rendered yet?


Not me. If you don't mind, will you let me know when you're DR?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby thickfreakness » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:15 pm

A Swift wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:So, have any of the UR 2/8 folks had decisions rendered yet?


Not me. If you don't mind, will you let me know when you're DR?



Yeah I'll definitely be posting when I get a DR.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby duodora » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:41 pm

Kronk wrote:I don't know of anyone that got Mordecais. Just searched LSN a few times and noticed that they went out.


Really? I just looked through LSN and only saw this: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Affirmed

So it looks like one person got one. It's a rolling process though. You set up an interview date then after you leave they have a pow-wow to determine whether or not they think you're Mordecai worthy. So they basically give out scholarships based on interview dates.

I also am pretty sure the invite process is rolling as well, but I don't know for sure.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Kronk » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:44 pm

duodora wrote:
Kronk wrote:I don't know of anyone that got Mordecais. Just searched LSN a few times and noticed that they went out.


Really? I just looked through LSN and only saw this: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Affirmed

So it looks like one person got one. It's a rolling process though. You set up an interview date then after you leave they have a pow-wow to determine whether or not they think you're Mordecai worthy. So they basically give out scholarships based on interview dates.

I also am pretty sure the invite process is rolling as well, but I don't know for sure.


I meant invitations, too. Here is one, for instance:

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/frappe

Don't have the energy to search for more but I seem to remember 3-4 from this cycle.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby duodora » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:57 pm

Kronk wrote:
duodora wrote:
Kronk wrote:I don't know of anyone that got Mordecais. Just searched LSN a few times and noticed that they went out.


Really? I just looked through LSN and only saw this: http://lawschoolnumbers.com/Affirmed

So it looks like one person got one. It's a rolling process though. You set up an interview date then after you leave they have a pow-wow to determine whether or not they think you're Mordecai worthy. So they basically give out scholarships based on interview dates.

I also am pretty sure the invite process is rolling as well, but I don't know for sure.


I meant invitations, too. Here is one, for instance:

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/frappe

Don't have the energy to search for more but I seem to remember 3-4 from this cycle.


Got it! I thought you just meant the actual scholarship. I'm pretty sure the invites are rolling too :)

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Jericwithers » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:53 pm

Someone has to get their scholarship letter today, right? I also hope they will send out more letters today.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby franklinlincoln » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:16 pm

Decision made, waiting for the news. Tense.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby lawapps0502 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:20 pm

franklinlincoln wrote:Decision made, waiting for the news. Tense.


when did you submit/go under review?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby sundevil77 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:20 pm

toolshed wrote:
orphanarium wrote:hey - is anyone planning on going to admitted students day? looking up flights right now. they're so expensive. what chance do you think i have of getting Duke to give more than the $150 stipend?


I am going, driving up from Florida. Raleigh is ridiculous to fly into for some reason.

I highly doubt they are going to adjust the amount for anyone, unless hardly anyone registers for the ASW. They reduced the amount of the stipend by almost half from last year, suggesting to me that they have less $$ budgeted for this sort of thing this year.


Do you have any idea if the stipend can only be used on airfare? I ask because I think the email specificlally mentioned airfare. However, I was looking into taking the Amtrak from Philly to Durham. Much cheaper. Do you think they'd reimburse that?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby D Brooks » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:23 pm

franklinlincoln wrote:Decision made, waiting for the news. Tense.


You gave me hope. But I checked and I'm still UR.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Jericwithers » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:00 pm

sundevil77 wrote:Do you have any idea if the stipend can only be used on airfare?


Here you go from the website:

We are pleased to offer a $150 travel subsidy to admitted students attending our Open House. The purpose of the subsidy is to help make the cost of travel more manageable so you can fully experience Duke Law, Durham and all of the information that our Open House has to offer. The program runs from 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday, followed by dinners and social events hosted by student groups, as well as an optional housing tour of Durham on Saturday. The travel subsidy is only available to admitted students who are able to experience the full program. Flights landing at the Raleigh-Durham airport RDU) after 8:30 a.m. on Friday and departing from RDU earlier than 7:30 p.m. on Friday would prohibit an admitted student from doing this and are therefore not eligible for reimbursement. In addition, itineraries that include stopovers in other cities (ONE DAY OR MORE), or flights that do not return to your home airport are not eligible for reimbursement.

Reimbursement Requirements

1. Complete the name and address sections (sections 1 and 3) of the Duke University Accounts Payable Check Request form included in your registration packet that you will receive at Open House.

2. For Air/Train Travel: Retain your receipts that show the price you paid and the itinerary. Also, keep your original boarding passes for both the inbound and return flights. Staple this to the Accounts Payable Check Request form.

3. For Car Travel: Write your full name, city of origin and actual miles driven to Duke (one-way) on a piece of paper. Mileage will be doubled for round-trips. Staple this to the Accounts Payable Check Request form.

4. Upon your return home, submit your completed Accounts Payable Check Request form and any required documentation as listed above to the Admissions Office.

Mail required form and documentation no later than April 21st to:


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Re: In at Duke!

Postby johndh » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:39 pm

Nothing in the mail today... Letter was sent 2/9 and I live in GA. Hopefully it comes tomorrow, the wait is killing me.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Kronk » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:40 pm

johndh wrote:Nothing in the mail today... Letter was sent 2/9 and I live in GA. Hopefully it comes tomorrow, the wait is killing me.


Doesn't give me much hope for it arriving in Colorado, then. Dang.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby hardscrabble » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:41 pm

I know its a little early to be thinking about this, but it has to be in the back of everyone's mind: What law firms interview at Duke? I was looking through Cravath's website and noticed they interview at much of the t-14, with Duke being a glaring exception. Is this true for the rest of biglaw? Is there a way to see the list of firms that interviewed in 2009? Thanks.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Kronk » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:44 pm

Where do you find the lists of what firms interview at what schools? (or at least where do you find the Cravath list)? That could be really interesting, but I couldn't find anything in the last thirty four seconds on google.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby lz06 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:46 pm

Kronk wrote:
johndh wrote:Nothing in the mail today... Letter was sent 2/9 and I live in GA. Hopefully it comes tomorrow, the wait is killing me.


Doesn't give me much hope for it arriving in Colorado, then. Dang.


I though you withdrew? V6 right?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby crackberry » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:47 pm

Kronk wrote:Where do you find the lists of what firms interview at what schools? (or at least where do you find the Cravath list)? That could be really interesting, but I couldn't find anything in the last thirty four seconds on google.

Numbers above nine are written in number form unless they start a sentence. hth

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby hardscrabble » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:47 pm

Kronk wrote:Where do you find the lists of what firms interview at what schools? (or at least where do you find the Cravath list)? That could be really interesting, but I couldn't find anything in the last thirty four seconds on google.


Cravath website. I was looking through the FAQ on the summer employment section. They list the schools they will visit.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Kronk » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:47 pm

lz06 wrote:
Kronk wrote:
johndh wrote:Nothing in the mail today... Letter was sent 2/9 and I live in GA. Hopefully it comes tomorrow, the wait is killing me.


Doesn't give me much hope for it arriving in Colorado, then. Dang.


I though you withdrew? V6 right?


I tried and they rejected my withdrawal request because it was via email. I was about to send in my paper withdrawal but then I got the scholarship email so I decided to wait a few days. Either way, I can't see it being more than my UVA offer, so I will probably withdraw anyhow in a day or two, just a little curious.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Kronk » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:48 pm

crackberry wrote:
Kronk wrote:Where do you find the lists of what firms interview at what schools? (or at least where do you find the Cravath list)? That could be really interesting, but I couldn't find anything in the last thirty four seconds on google.

Numbers above nine are written in number form unless they start a sentence. hth


I'm a rebel. hth

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby quetzalcoatl » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:48 pm

Does anyone know if Fullbright & Jaworski come to Duke?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby D Brooks » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:49 pm

Kronk wrote:Where do you find the lists of what firms interview at what schools? (or at least where do you find the Cravath list)? That could be really interesting, but I couldn't find anything in the last thirty four seconds on google.


There is this cool website that shows you where firms go for OCI. It also gives tons of demographic info on individual schools. Don't have the link though...




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