Law School Discussion

Duke question

Re: Duke question
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2006, 06:33:13 AM »
I just hope they let us know something today...positive or negative. Every day they wait makes it more and more infeasible for a lot of people.

I also wonder if they weren't looking for LLM's all along. The website made it sound like dual degrees were easy to get, that the law school and grad dept. just rubber stamp the app to the grad dept. once you are in the law school...but the reply about the Economics program makes it sound like certain programs are impossible to get into, and with the Policy program being full...maybe the grad programs are full at this point and the llm people will get the nod. J/C

joespecial

Re: Duke question
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2006, 06:38:58 AM »
I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest. But then again, they could have said, "We have some openings in our JD/LLM program."

I dunno, it may be that some MA combos are just not going to happen, and other ones that are easier for them to get approved quickly are possible.

Re: Duke question
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2006, 08:43:31 AM »
would be nice if they'd give us some information.  one would think that given that they need to fill the class they'd want to provide us with as much info as they could.  for instance... someone who might not really care for theology as a joint concentration, but who does have the background to take it on might not even indicate interest unless it were noted that that was one of the MA's that would be easy to get into. 

then again, i've been frustrated with duke for most of this admissions cycle, so really this is nothing new  :D

Re: Duke question
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2006, 08:47:30 AM »
Well it's almost noon DOOK time and I still haven't heard anything... lol


Re: Duke question
« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2006, 08:52:53 AM »
email back:

Hi Allison,

I just spoke with Dean Hoye and it looks like we're having a lot of
availability issues with the other gradute programs, so the joint degree
in Political Science seems unlikely at this point.  Because of this, we
will likely be taking mostly JD/LLM candidates, since we handle the LLM
admissions process internally.

Given what you have told me, it would probably be best to remain in
your current program, and if you are still interested we would be happy
to keep you on our waitlist for the fall.

Let me know if I can be of any more assistance.

Regards,

Jamie Reynolds Kronman





joespecial

Re: Duke question
« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2006, 08:57:04 AM »
Ouch... that sucks. Well I guess that tells the rest of us what we need to know.

Re: Duke question
« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2006, 09:01:02 AM »
yeah... so if anyone thinks they can stomach 3 1/2 years of international and comparative law... you should let duke know :)

this takes me out of the running.  i told them i was still on board for the fall waitlist, which is basically not going to do much good.

good luck to everyone going after the jd/llm!

joespecial

Re: Duke question
« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2006, 09:02:36 AM »
I don't know if I feel comfortable changing my mind and saying I want the LLM at this point. It would seem so flaky.

Re: Duke question
« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2006, 09:04:30 AM »
I'm screwed then as well as I was also going for the MA in political science.  Oh well. 

Re: Duke question
« Reply #39 on: May 19, 2006, 09:12:21 AM »
Very nice... why didn't they just say up front that the LLM would be about the only realistic program? Nice.

Apparently the other graduate programs planned their acceptances more appropriately than the law school.