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Re: decision at duke

Post by MIAMI » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:21 pm

jdn012 wrote:
napolnic wrote:Are there people who are still stuck at "decision not yet made"?
here here!
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Re: decision at duke

Post by caoyun » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:28 pm

MIAMI wrote:
jdn012 wrote:
napolnic wrote:Are there people who are still stuck at "decision not yet made"?
here here!
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That'd be me. 36 days and counting.

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Re: decision at duke

Post by JJim1919 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:36 pm

hoosier1508 wrote:We'll find out in a few days. I'm assuming since most if not all of us are not PT, Duke has no reason to e-mail us.

I'm expecting a waitlist. I highly doubt I'm going to get outright rejected with a 3.5/172.

Also, all the high GPA 167's/168's are not going to be rejected either, most likely a WL.
Duke has developed an odd admissions strategy, which in all likelihood hurts them more than anything.

They automatically admit all these people within 10 days, most of whom are unlikely to attend. The people they should be targeting don't get PT, wait 5 months for a decision and then get waitlisted. Duke secures 20 people from their priority track acceptances and then has to go hunt down 180 people from their waitlist, most of whom will not attend considering Duke treats all Non PT applicants as if they didn't exist.

Duke is a low T14 who thinks its a T5.
Haha, I hope your right. I will take a Duke acceptance any way I can get it.

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Re: decision at duke

Post by Kat86 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:48 am

Interestingly, on the class forum's for 2012 Duke is the only t-14 w/o a class of '12 thread..... good going Duke.........


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Re: decision at duke

Post by OcanadaO » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:33 am

alleycat3 wrote:My status checker changed to decision this morning with a decision date of 2/17. I guess this is a rejection, or maybe a waitlist (I don't think we know yet how they are doing non-PT waitlists this year...). Mostly I am just amused because I'm in at Berkeley, Mich, and NU, and I only applied for significant other reasons (and the job doesn't look like it's going to pan out, thankfully... "Sorry, hun, but I can get into three top ten schools but not Duke. Long distance it is!") What on earth does Duke think it is playing at?

Dresden, any change?
lol, Long Distance FTW! cheers man!

yeah Duke is acting strangely... this cycle. Is this their first year with the PT?

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Re: decision at duke

Post by OcanadaO » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:36 am

ben1185 wrote:Straight Ding, 2/13, mail came yesterday to Seattle.

167/3.85 Eng/2 years professional WE...
Complete back in early October...

I'm not sure what Duke is looking for this year...

Edit: I know what they are looking for, and it isn't a 167 LSAT, or even 168 it seems like... good luck with that approach :-p

Oh well, looks like Cornell it is (they were probably going to beat Duke if I got accepted there anyway, so I'm not mad :))
honestly I am hoping Cornell drops out of T14 this year!!

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Re: decision at duke

Post by mr.smurf » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:39 am

2/17 decision batch. GL ALL

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Re: decision at duke

Post by OcanadaO » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:53 am

Kat86 wrote:
hoosier1508 wrote:We'll find out in a few days. I'm assuming since most if not all of us are not PT, Duke has no reason to e-mail us.

I'm expecting a waitlist. I highly doubt I'm going to get outright rejected with a 3.5/172.

Also, all the high GPA 167's/168's are not going to be rejected either, most likely a WL.
Duke has developed an odd admissions strategy, which in all likelihood hurts them more than anything.

They automatically admit all these people within 10 days, most of whom are unlikely to attend. The people they should be targeting don't get PT, wait 5 months for a decision and then get waitlisted. Duke secures 20 people from their priority track acceptances and then has to go hunt down 180 people from their waitlist, most of whom will not attend considering Duke treats all Non PT applicants as if they didn't exist.

Duke is a low T14 who thinks it a T5.

Nicely put
Duke USE TO BE ... and fairly consistently a top 10 school. But seems like NU took them out!

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Re: decision at duke

Post by OcanadaO » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:54 am

Kat86 wrote:Interestingly, on the class forum's for 2012 Duke is the only t-14 w/o a class of '12 thread..... good going Duke.........


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lol @ the bracket

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Re: decision at duke

Post by Bosque » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:01 am

OcanadaO wrote:
Kat86 wrote:
hoosier1508 wrote:We'll find out in a few days. I'm assuming since most if not all of us are not PT, Duke has no reason to e-mail us.

I'm expecting a waitlist. I highly doubt I'm going to get outright rejected with a 3.5/172.

Also, all the high GPA 167's/168's are not going to be rejected either, most likely a WL.
Duke has developed an odd admissions strategy, which in all likelihood hurts them more than anything.

They automatically admit all these people within 10 days, most of whom are unlikely to attend. The people they should be targeting don't get PT, wait 5 months for a decision and then get waitlisted. Duke secures 20 people from their priority track acceptances and then has to go hunt down 180 people from their waitlist, most of whom will not attend considering Duke treats all Non PT applicants as if they didn't exist.

Duke is a low T14 who thinks it a T5.

Nicely put
Duke USE TO BE ... and fairly consistently a top 10 school. But seems like NU took them out!
For one year.

Trust me, NU will be back at 12 or 13 where it belongs soon enough. :P

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Re: decision at duke

Post by soul_echoes » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:02 am

OcanadaO wrote:
ben1185 wrote:Straight Ding, 2/13, mail came yesterday to Seattle.

167/3.85 Eng/2 years professional WE...
Complete back in early October...

I'm not sure what Duke is looking for this year...

Edit: I know what they are looking for, and it isn't a 167 LSAT, or even 168 it seems like... good luck with that approach :-p

Oh well, looks like Cornell it is (they were probably going to beat Duke if I got accepted there anyway, so I'm not mad :))
honestly I am hoping Cornell drops out of T14 this year!!
:(

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Re: decision at duke

Post by OcanadaO » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:14 am

Bosque wrote:
OcanadaO wrote:
Kat86 wrote:
hoosier1508 wrote:We'll find out in a few days. I'm assuming since most if not all of us are not PT, Duke has no reason to e-mail us.

I'm expecting a waitlist. I highly doubt I'm going to get outright rejected with a 3.5/172.

Also, all the high GPA 167's/168's are not going to be rejected either, most likely a WL.
Duke has developed an odd admissions strategy, which in all likelihood hurts them more than anything.

They automatically admit all these people within 10 days, most of whom are unlikely to attend. The people they should be targeting don't get PT, wait 5 months for a decision and then get waitlisted. Duke secures 20 people from their priority track acceptances and then has to go hunt down 180 people from their waitlist, most of whom will not attend considering Duke treats all Non PT applicants as if they didn't exist.

Duke is a low T14 who thinks it a T5.

Nicely put
Duke USE TO BE ... and fairly consistently a top 10 school. But seems like NU took them out!
For one year.

Trust me, NU will be back at 12 or 13 where it belongs soon enough. :P
actually in the past 5 years NU has been in the top 10 3 times.

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Re: decision at duke

Post by OcanadaO » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:15 am

soul_echoes wrote:
OcanadaO wrote:
ben1185 wrote:Straight Ding, 2/13, mail came yesterday to Seattle.

167/3.85 Eng/2 years professional WE...
Complete back in early October...

I'm not sure what Duke is looking for this year...

Edit: I know what they are looking for, and it isn't a 167 LSAT, or even 168 it seems like... good luck with that approach :-p

Oh well, looks like Cornell it is (they were probably going to beat Duke if I got accepted there anyway, so I'm not mad :))
honestly I am hoping Cornell drops out of T14 this year!!
:(

yeah I m sorry I am def a Cornell basher =(.

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Re: decision at duke

Post by TopCat » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:23 am

ben1185 wrote:Straight Ding, 2/13, mail came yesterday to Seattle.

167/3.85 Eng/2 years professional WE...
Complete back in early October...

I'm not sure what Duke is looking for this year...

Edit: I know what they are looking for, and it isn't a 167 LSAT, or even 168 it seems like... good luck with that approach :-p

Oh well, looks like Cornell it is (they were probably going to beat Duke if I got accepted there anyway, so I'm not mad :))
Wow. My 2/17 decision probably isn't a WL then, given my numbers. Anyway, GL to all. And sorry about the ding, ben1185.

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Re: decision at duke

Post by hoosier1508 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:00 am

Bosque wrote:
OcanadaO wrote:
Kat86 wrote:
hoosier1508 wrote:We'll find out in a few days. I'm assuming since most if not all of us are not PT, Duke has no reason to e-mail us.

I'm expecting a waitlist. I highly doubt I'm going to get outright rejected with a 3.5/172.

Also, all the high GPA 167's/168's are not going to be rejected either, most likely a WL.
Duke has developed an odd admissions strategy, which in all likelihood hurts them more than anything.

They automatically admit all these people within 10 days, most of whom are unlikely to attend. The people they should be targeting don't get PT, wait 5 months for a decision and then get waitlisted. Duke secures 20 people from their priority track acceptances and then has to go hunt down 180 people from their waitlist, most of whom will not attend considering Duke treats all Non PT applicants as if they didn't exist.

Duke is a low T14 who thinks it a T5.

Nicely put
Duke USE TO BE ... and fairly consistently a top 10 school. But seems like NU took them out!
For one year.

Trust me, NU will be back at 12 or 13 where it belongs soon enough. :P
Doubtful. NU>Duke. Northwestern is on the rise whereas it's clear Duke is falling.

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Re: decision at duke

Post by thesouthside » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:17 am

OcanadaO wrote:
ben1185 wrote:Straight Ding, 2/13, mail came yesterday to Seattle.

167/3.85 Eng/2 years professional WE...
Complete back in early October...

I'm not sure what Duke is looking for this year...

Edit: I know what they are looking for, and it isn't a 167 LSAT, or even 168 it seems like... good luck with that approach :-p

Oh well, looks like Cornell it is (they were probably going to beat Duke if I got accepted there anyway, so I'm not mad :))
honestly I am hoping Cornell drops out of T14 this year!!
BLASPHEMY! 8)

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Re: decision at duke

Post by secondshiaprince » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:24 am

Rejection in mail yesterday (167/3.58). Not surprising but it places well in NYC so, that's unfortunate.

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Re: decision at duke

Post by thesouthside » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:43 am

secondshiaprince wrote:Rejection in mail yesterday (167/3.58). Not surprising but it places well in NYC so, that's unfortunate.
What was your decision date? I should be joining you shortly....... :(

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Re: decision at duke

Post by secondshiaprince » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:45 am

thesouthside wrote:
secondshiaprince wrote:Rejection in mail yesterday (167/3.58). Not surprising but it places well in NYC so, that's unfortunate.
What was your decision date? I should be joining you shortly....... :(
13th, if I remember correctly... but it was only updated on the 16th and got physical copy on the 18th.

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Re: decision at duke

Post by IzziesGal » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:48 am

Are all of us in the 2/13 and 2/17 decision batches rejections??

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Re: decision at duke

Post by thesouthside » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:52 am

IzziesGal wrote:Are all of us in the 2/13 and 2/17 decision batches rejections??
I think there are wl in the 2/17 batch but probably some rejections also. We will know tomorrow :shock:

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Re: decision at duke

Post by napolnic » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:19 am

I've just changed to "Your file is under review". Hell if I know what that means.

Seriously Duke, you used to be my number one. Now you're quickly finding yourself on a precipice of mediocrity.

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Re: decision at duke

Post by loro-rojo » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:08 am

Anyone in the 2/17 batch receive the "Welcome to Duke Law" email?

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Re: decision at duke

Post by law2012 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:10 am

Did you receive that email?

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Re: decision at duke

Post by IzziesGal » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:17 am

law2012 wrote:Did you receive that email?
I'd also like to know if you received it, as well.

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