In at Duke!

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Amelie
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Amelie » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:07 pm

Kronk wrote:
maggiebre wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
dms87 wrote:Scholarship decision mailed 2/16!

I'm super nervous, as this is likely where I'll end up (unless I somehow get into Harvard).


OMG me too! 12/3 received date, and I am so scared.


I have the same received date, but no scholarship decision :(



Maybe you ARE getting a Mordecai invite.


I wish, that would make my life. Now I'm kind of wishing I'd written a Why Duke...

dms87
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby dms87 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:53 pm

I'm hoping my scholly outdoes my numbers a little bit (171/3.75), since I visited Duke, wrote a Why Duke?, and had really nice conversations with the only 2 people who answer phones in the financial aid office. The lady was telling me her whole life story (about her divorce, kids, moving, etc.) in addition to advice on financial aid matters. I gave her my name, so I'm optimistically hoping it makes any [positive] difference at all....
She even told me (quietly) that I can negotiate the offer, which I thought was a pretty funny thing to be told by a financial aid officer.

My fiancee got into UNC dental and that's her top choice, so we really want to go there.

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Kronk
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Kronk » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:23 pm

If we were to negotiate, does anyone know how we'd do so? Is email alright--or should I scan / fax my offer from another school?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby portena » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:27 pm

How does Duke acknowledge receipt of the scholarship form? Email or status checker? I faxed mine Friday but haven't heard anything yet.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Fancy Pants » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:34 pm

portena wrote:How does Duke acknowledge receipt of the scholarship form? Email or status checker? I faxed mine Friday but haven't heard anything yet.


Both, if I remember correctly.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby adameus » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:41 pm

Does duke offer any money to visit?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby ranovr32 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:44 pm

adameus wrote:Does duke offer any money to visit?

$150, down from $250 last year

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby dms87 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:04 pm

ranovr32 wrote:
adameus wrote:Does duke offer any money to visit?

$150, down from $250 last year


It did appear that the stipend was only for the ASW, although I could be wrong.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby ranovr32 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:14 pm

dms87 wrote:
ranovr32 wrote:
adameus wrote:Does duke offer any money to visit?

$150, down from $250 last year


It did appear that the stipend was only for the ASW, although I could be wrong.

No, you are correct

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:04 pm

67,500 scholarship in mail today. Was really hoping for 90. Hopefully I can negotiate so I can afford law school!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby rockchalk86 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:28 pm

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:67,500 scholarship in mail today. Was really hoping for 90. Hopefully I can negotiate so I can afford law school!


Still not a bad deal. When was it sent according to status checker?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:33 pm

rockchalk86 wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:67,500 scholarship in mail today. Was really hoping for 90. Hopefully I can negotiate so I can afford law school!


Still not a bad deal. When was it sent according to status checker?


Yea, not bad. But I dont know if its enough to pull me from Chicago, etc. It was sent on the 9th, but I am in DC so snow messed it up

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Kronk
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Kronk » Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:34 pm

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
rockchalk86 wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:67,500 scholarship in mail today. Was really hoping for 90. Hopefully I can negotiate so I can afford law school!


Still not a bad deal. When was it sent according to status checker?


Yea, not bad. But I dont know if its enough to pull me from Chicago, etc. It was sent on the 9th, but I am in DC so snow messed it up


Absolutely not enough to take you from Chicago imo. 90K maybe.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby TheWire » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:33 pm

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
rockchalk86 wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:67,500 scholarship in mail today. Was really hoping for 90. Hopefully I can negotiate so I can afford law school!


Still not a bad deal. When was it sent according to status checker?


Yea, not bad. But I dont know if its enough to pull me from Chicago, etc. It was sent on the 9th, but I am in DC so snow messed it up[/quot

0L,

Why Chicago over NYU IYHO?

Reading the profiles on TLS is so humorous...they are almost saying "We are exact opposites"

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:38 pm

TheWire wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
rockchalk86 wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:67,500 scholarship in mail today. Was really hoping for 90. Hopefully I can negotiate so I can afford law school!


Still not a bad deal. When was it sent according to status checker?


Yea, not bad. But I dont know if its enough to pull me from Chicago, etc. It was sent on the 9th, but I am in DC so snow messed it up[/quot

0L,

Why Chicago over NYU IYHO?

Reading the profiles on TLS is so humorous...they are almost saying "We are exact opposites"


I like Chicago more than NYC thats really the only reason

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby im_blue » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:39 pm

TheWire wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
rockchalk86 wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:67,500 scholarship in mail today. Was really hoping for 90. Hopefully I can negotiate so I can afford law school!


Still not a bad deal. When was it sent according to status checker?


Yea, not bad. But I dont know if its enough to pull me from Chicago, etc. It was sent on the 9th, but I am in DC so snow messed it up[/quot

0L,

Why Chicago over NYU IYHO?

Reading the profiles on TLS is so humorous...they are almost saying "We are exact opposites"


Chicago has an edge over NYU and Duke in California placement. Only HYS would do better there.

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TheWire
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby TheWire » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:48 pm

Have you visited the schools yet? I know a lot of people that like Chicago more than NYU. But, you're comparing one of the best areas in NY to a relatively poor area of Chicago. At least, that's the vibe that I've been getting. I'm destined for NYU, so it would be less competition for me anyways :wink:

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Kronk » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:29 pm

im_blue wrote:Chicago has an edge over NYU and Duke in California placement. Only HYS would do better there.


There's a little place caleld BoalTTT I'd like to introduce you to...

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Jericwithers » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:31 pm

Kronk wrote:
im_blue wrote:Chicago has an edge over NYU and Duke in California placement. Only HYS would do better there.


There's a little place caleld BoalTTT I'd like to introduce you to...


I was thinking the same thing, but then I figured I'd rather not talk about that degree mill. Public schools? Hah.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby BioEBear2010 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:32 pm

Kronk wrote:
im_blue wrote:Chicago has an edge over NYU and Duke in California placement. Only HYS would do better there.


There's a little place caleld BoalTTT I'd like to introduce you to...

Not to mention the tenuously ABA-accredited Columbia :)

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby thickfreakness » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:33 pm

Apparently Duke's new fun trick is to update my status checker every day. I'ma call Jay Bilas and get this ish sorted out.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby puppleberry finn » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:34 pm

BioEBear2010 wrote:
Kronk wrote:
im_blue wrote:Chicago has an edge over NYU and Duke in California placement. Only HYS would do better there.


There's a little place caleld BoalTTT I'd like to introduce you to...

Not to mention the tenuously ABA-accredited Columbia :)


oh, I heard columbia wouldn't be accredited until this year's entering class graduates.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby im_blue » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:35 pm

BioEBear2010 wrote:
Kronk wrote:
im_blue wrote:Chicago has an edge over NYU and Duke in California placement. Only HYS would do better there.


There's a little place caleld BoalTTT I'd like to introduce you to...

Not to mention the tenuously ABA-accredited Columbia :)


IMO Chicago edges out Boalt in California (especially in LA/SD), and matches Columbia.

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Kronk
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Kronk » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:37 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
Kronk wrote:
im_blue wrote:Chicago has an edge over NYU and Duke in California placement. Only HYS would do better there.


There's a little place caleld BoalTTT I'd like to introduce you to...


I was thinking the same thing, but then I figured I'd rather not talk about that degree mill. Public schools? Hah.


Seriously good point. Any law school with a class size 200+ is a certifiable degree mill. Which is why I spend my nights laughing at Yale's class last year, DLOL. Way to over enroll, losers.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby chinny123 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:40 pm

thickfreakness wrote:Apparently Duke's new fun trick is to update my status checker every day. I'ma call Jay Bilas and get this ish sorted out.


Me too. Decision forthcoming?




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