In at Duke!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby beef wellington » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:12 pm

the_rad_trad wrote:Question for applicants/admitted: Anyone here apply to the dual JD/LLM program? That's what I applied for (although, with close to no hope of getting accepted or even WL).

I did. Was WL'ed back in November.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby the_rad_trad » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:13 pm

beef wellington wrote:
the_rad_trad wrote:Question for applicants/admitted: Anyone here apply to the dual JD/LLM program? That's what I applied for (although, with close to no hope of getting accepted or even WL).

I did. Was WL'ed back in November.



Sorry :(

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby beef wellington » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:14 pm

the_rad_trad wrote:
beef wellington wrote:
the_rad_trad wrote:Question for applicants/admitted: Anyone here apply to the dual JD/LLM program? That's what I applied for (although, with close to no hope of getting accepted or even WL).

I did. Was WL'ed back in November.



Sorry :(

:) It's okay, I've had some time to adjust. :wink: Plus it was totally expected.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby the_rad_trad » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:17 pm

beef wellington wrote:
the_rad_trad wrote:
beef wellington wrote:
the_rad_trad wrote:Question for applicants/admitted: Anyone here apply to the dual JD/LLM program? That's what I applied for (although, with close to no hope of getting accepted or even WL).

I did. Was WL'ed back in November.



Sorry :(

:) It's okay, I've had some time to adjust. :wink: Plus it was totally expected.



I've been setting myself up to be rejected from everywhere. So if that happens, I figure I'll either go to design school then reapply for law school, or work with a Paris-based firm for a year then reapply. But I'm really hoping that doesn't happen.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby dontstopbelivin » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:24 pm

the_rad_trad wrote:Question for applicants/admitted: Anyone here apply to the dual JD/LLM program? That's what I applied for (although, with close to no hope of getting accepted or even WL).


I did, and was accepted. Sounds like a really cool program, although when I visited, I bumped into a random student who was less than thrilled with it (mentioned how it was rather useless since it was essentially all theoretical, but that it did signal to employers that you really liked intl law). Then again, this was a Saturday night and he was studying on campus, so that might have had something to do with his opinion.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby the_rad_trad » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:26 pm

dontstopbelivin wrote:
the_rad_trad wrote:Question for applicants/admitted: Anyone here apply to the dual JD/LLM program? That's what I applied for (although, with close to no hope of getting accepted or even WL).


I did, and was accepted. Sounds like a really cool program, although when I visited, I bumped into a random student who was less than thrilled with it (mentioned how it was rather useless since it was essentially all theoretical, but that it did signal to employers that you really liked intl law). Then again, this was a Saturday night and he was studying on campus, so that might have had something to do with his opinion.


Yea, I have to say that I'd be less than thrilled if I were stuck studying on campus on a Saturday night...oh wait, I already do that. :(

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby dontstopbelivin » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:28 pm

the_rad_trad wrote:
dontstopbelivin wrote:
the_rad_trad wrote:Question for applicants/admitted: Anyone here apply to the dual JD/LLM program? That's what I applied for (although, with close to no hope of getting accepted or even WL).


I did, and was accepted. Sounds like a really cool program, although when I visited, I bumped into a random student who was less than thrilled with it (mentioned how it was rather useless since it was essentially all theoretical, but that it did signal to employers that you really liked intl law). Then again, this was a Saturday night and he was studying on campus, so that might have had something to do with his opinion.


Yea, I have to say that I'd be less than thrilled if I were stuck studying on campus on a Saturday night...oh wait, I already do that. :(


It actually didn't seem THAT bad, to be honest. There was a Chinese New Year party going on down in the cafeteria, and lots of people walking through the halls having lively conversations. Plus, I did interrupt that kid "studying"/watching YouTube videos. Maybe campus is just the place to hang out pre-evening plans?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby the_rad_trad » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:30 pm

dontstopbelivin wrote:
the_rad_trad wrote:
dontstopbelivin wrote:
the_rad_trad wrote:Question for applicants/admitted: Anyone here apply to the dual JD/LLM program? That's what I applied for (although, with close to no hope of getting accepted or even WL).


I did, and was accepted. Sounds like a really cool program, although when I visited, I bumped into a random student who was less than thrilled with it (mentioned how it was rather useless since it was essentially all theoretical, but that it did signal to employers that you really liked intl law). Then again, this was a Saturday night and he was studying on campus, so that might have had something to do with his opinion.


Yea, I have to say that I'd be less than thrilled if I were stuck studying on campus on a Saturday night...oh wait, I already do that. :(


It actually didn't seem THAT bad, to be honest. There was a Chinese New Year party going on down in the cafeteria, and lots of people walking through the halls having lively conversations. Plus, I did interrupt that kid "studying"/watching YouTube videos. Maybe campus is just the place to hang out pre-evening plans?


Sounds good to me. Is it your top or are there other schools you're waiting for/leaning towards?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby dontstopbelivin » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:39 pm

the_rad_trad wrote: Sounds good to me. Is it your top or are there other schools you're waiting for/leaning towards?


Back and forth - I really like the programs, and everyone I've talked to (for the most part) loves it. I'm a city girl, though, which could make Durham a hard adjustment. Plus the dual-degree makes it much more expensive. I need to visit a few more places, but for some reason Duke keeps pulling me back in.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby thickfreakness » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:02 pm

So my status checker's been at "Decision made; we will notify you soon" all day, but I never got an e-mail. Duke's mean.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Kiersten1985 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:19 pm

I've been UR since 11/9. NOVEMBER NINTH, DUKE!! It changed to UR 12/14...on 12/14. Nothing since.

Should I call them tomorrow to see what's going? This is really annoying me. What do I say if I call them?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby justbluemyself » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:19 pm

Got an acceptance email just now (some poor soul is sitting in the admissions office at 10 pm- Why?!). Exciting!

Numbers in profile, complete 1/28.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby the_rad_trad » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:24 pm

Another question (I'm too lazy to look back in the previous postings): About how long did it take for your file to go from "Ready to Review" to "Under Review"? Thanks!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby jackster2 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:26 pm

]I've been UR since 11/9. NOVEMBER NINTH, DUKE!! It changed to UR 12/14...on 12/14. Nothing since.

Should I call them tomorrow to see what's going? This is really annoying me. What do I say if I call them?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby astro1819 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:29 pm

justbluemyself wrote:Got an acceptance email just now (some poor soul is sitting in the admissions office at 10 pm- Why?!). Exciting!

Numbers in profile, complete 1/28.


Did you have a "decision made" status before you received the email? This is not helping me fall asleep, knowing they send decisions after 10pm.

Sorry to those above who've not received a decision yet, I feel your pain.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby beef wellington » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:48 pm

As a WL'ed JD/LLM applicant, do you guys think I should tell them I'm interested in the regular JD program too? Or does that pretty much go without saying. I think I remember seeing that it's not any easier to get into one program or the other, so maybe it wouldn't even improve my chances. It might even worsen them if it makes me look flaky? What do you think?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby thickfreakness » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:55 pm

Got my decision tonight as well, sent at 10PM eastern.

IN!

I hadn't checked my BlackBerry in a while--I had kind of given up hope after about 7, lol.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby soullesswonder » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:22 am

thickfreakness wrote:Got my decision tonight as well, sent at 10PM eastern.

IN!

I hadn't checked my BlackBerry in a while--I had kind of given up hope after about 7, lol.


Mazeltov!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby dontstopbelivin » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:26 am

beef wellington wrote:As a WL'ed JD/LLM applicant, do you guys think I should tell them I'm interested in the regular JD program too? Or does that pretty much go without saying. I think I remember seeing that it's not any easier to get into one program or the other, so maybe it wouldn't even improve my chances. It might even worsen them if it makes me look flaky? What do you think?


Before I applied, I called the admissions office to find out if you could be considered for the regular JD if you weren't accepted to the LLM part. They told me if you're not accepted to the LLM, you're still automatically considered for the plain JD, although I'm not sure how that applies to the WL.

My suggestion would be to contact the admissions office and let them know you're really interested in Duke regardless of which program (maybe put this in your LOCI?) I doubt it would make you look flaky - instead, I would guess it makes you look more appealing since you're obviously interested in the school. You may have already been considered by the ad comm for both the dual degree and the regular JD, but it can't hurt to say something to them to this effect.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby TheWire » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:17 am

soullesswonder wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:Got my decision tonight as well, sent at 10PM eastern.

IN!

I hadn't checked my BlackBerry in a while--I had kind of given up hope after about 7, lol.


Mazeltov!


I <3 JOOOOOOOOZ!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby justbluemyself » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:09 am

Sorry, no clue if the website changed before or after I got the email. It says "decision rendered" now.

Incidentally, I am also a member of the tribe. I wonder if this was "show the Jews some love" day at Duke. Hah.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:38 am

Just sent in my request for scholarship reconsideration. Hopefully it works!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby thickfreakness » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:40 am

justbluemyself wrote:Sorry, no clue if the website changed before or after I got the email. It says "decision rendered" now.

Incidentally, I am also a member of the tribe. I wonder if this was "show the Jews some love" day at Duke. Hah.


Gentile here.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Ayeshabelle » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:48 am

In at Duke! Took only one month to get in on priority track, lol

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby astro1819 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:20 am

Ayeshabelle wrote:In at Duke! Took only one month to get in on priority track, lol


Congrats!! I thought they guaranteed a 10-day turnaround for PT applications? At any rate, I hope this signals a wave of decisions today...




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