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Applying to Law School => Law School Admissions => Topic started by: CandyMonster on September 19, 2007, 10:06:21 AM

Title: OMFG IN AT DUKE!!!!!!!!
Post by: CandyMonster on September 19, 2007, 10:06:21 AM
No freaking way! Notified by email. I'm freakin' hyperventilating right now!
Title: Re: OMFG IN AT DUKE!!!!!!!!
Post by: muharulz on September 19, 2007, 10:12:26 AM
congrats!  ;D
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Post by: CandyMonster on September 19, 2007, 10:13:00 AM
Thank you! I'm shaking!
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Post by: Shark Week on September 19, 2007, 10:22:50 AM
Priority track like whoa! Nice start to your cycle. Congrats!
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Post by: papercranes on September 19, 2007, 10:45:03 AM
Congrats! that's and incredible start to the cycle. Do you think you'll go with Duke or are you holding out for something else?



that was fast. And here I haven't even submitted a single app yet  :-[
Title: Re: OMFG IN AT DUKE!!!!!!!!
Post by: I am Penny Lane on September 19, 2007, 10:50:20 AM
I think you may be the first LSD acceptance of the cycle!
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Post by: wellpreserved on September 19, 2007, 11:14:38 AM
That's wonderful!!!! Enjoy the rush.
Title: Re: OMFG IN AT DUKE!!!!!!!!
Post by: CandyMonster on September 19, 2007, 11:20:16 AM
Congrats! that's and incredible start to the cycle. Do you think you'll go with Duke or are you holding out for something else?



that was fast. And here I haven't even submitted a single app yet  :-[

Thanks to everyone for the congrats! I'm sending lots of love your way hoping my good fortune my rub off on all my LSD peeps.

papercranes, my choice for #1 will really come down to the financial aid offers, so it's anyone's game at this point.
Title: Re: OMFG IN AT DUKE!!!!!!!!
Post by: BeachBum on September 19, 2007, 12:29:42 PM
Congrats! That's awesome. What a great way to start off your cycle.

Just curious, did you send in a Duke-specific PS? I'm so tempted to just send in my general PS but they clearly state that the PS should convey why I'm applying to Duke so I'm just trying to decide how much I need to modify my PS...maybe I'll just end the essay with "I love Duke". Bleh, I'm so PS'ed out
Title: Re: OMFG IN AT DUKE!!!!!!!!
Post by: t L on September 19, 2007, 12:34:59 PM
CONGRATS!

Man, it's not even October yet and it's already starting.  Here we go.
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Post by: Cabra on September 19, 2007, 12:41:27 PM
Wow! HAPPY DAY!

You've also just really motivated me to get back on my PS. Thanks. :)
Title: Re: OMFG IN AT DUKE!!!!!!!!
Post by: dran on September 19, 2007, 12:45:00 PM
Awesome! Good job.

(As an aside, did you receive an email from them saying you were complete or did it just go straight to decision?)
Title: Re: OMFG IN AT DUKE!!!!!!!!
Post by: big12fanatic18 on September 19, 2007, 12:48:00 PM
Congrats! That's awesome. What a great way to start off your cycle.

Just curious, did you send in a Duke-specific PS? I'm so tempted to just send in my general PS but they clearly state that the PS should convey why I'm applying to Duke so I'm just trying to decide how much I need to modify my PS...maybe I'll just end the essay with "I love Duke". Bleh, I'm so PS'ed out

I'm not sure exactly what you mean. This is what Duke's instructions say about the PS:

"Personal Statement: You are required to submit a personal statement. If you apply via LSAC, use the electronic attachment. The statement is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the admissions decision maker and should include (1) what you think have been your significant personal experiences beyond what may be reflected in your academic transcripts and on your résumé, and (2) your personal and career ambitions. There is no required length."

Where does it "clearly state" that you should convey why you are applying to Duke?
Title: Re: OMFG IN AT DUKE!!!!!!!!
Post by: Judge Haller on September 19, 2007, 12:49:30 PM
Congratulations! The rest of you kids need to get busy on your applications...
Title: Re: OMFG IN AT DUKE!!!!!!!!
Post by: Para Legal on September 19, 2007, 12:55:21 PM
Damn, that was quick!! 'Gratz!!

Cheers,

Para  ;)
Title: Re: OMFG IN AT DUKE!!!!!!!!
Post by: BeachBum on September 19, 2007, 01:02:42 PM
Congrats! That's awesome. What a great way to start off your cycle.

Just curious, did you send in a Duke-specific PS? I'm so tempted to just send in my general PS but they clearly state that the PS should convey why I'm applying to Duke so I'm just trying to decide how much I need to modify my PS...maybe I'll just end the essay with "I love Duke". Bleh, I'm so PS'ed out

I'm not sure exactly what you mean. This is what Duke's instructions say about the PS:

"Personal Statement: You are required to submit a personal statement. If you apply via LSAC, use the electronic attachment. The statement is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the admissions decision maker and should include (1) what you think have been your significant personal experiences beyond what may be reflected in your academic transcripts and on your résumé, and (2) your personal and career ambitions. There is no required length."

Where does it "clearly state" that you should convey why you are applying to Duke?

Application instructions/FAQ...

"What is Admissions looking for in a personal statement?

The Personal Statement is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the admissions decision maker and should include (1) what you think have been your significant personal experiences beyond what may be reflected in your academic transcripts and on your resume, and (2) your personal and career ambitions. From your personal statement, we should be able to understand why you want to go to law school and why you have decided to apply to Duke."
Title: Re: OMFG IN AT DUKE!!!!!!!!
Post by: CandyMonster on September 19, 2007, 01:39:02 PM
Congrats! That's awesome. What a great way to start off your cycle.

Just curious, did you send in a Duke-specific PS? I'm so tempted to just send in my general PS but they clearly state that the PS should convey why I'm applying to Duke so I'm just trying to decide how much I need to modify my PS...maybe I'll just end the essay with "I love Duke". Bleh, I'm so PS'ed out

I did not write a Duke-specific PS but I did talk about why law a bit.
Title: Re: OMFG IN AT DUKE!!!!!!!!
Post by: ........... on September 19, 2007, 02:47:12 PM
accepted before tons of people have even taken the lsat.  congrats!
Title: Re: OMFG IN AT DUKE!!!!!!!!
Post by: lawgirl415 on September 19, 2007, 02:56:51 PM
CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't know you, but I'm so excited for you! YEAH! :D I hope your good luck wears off on us  ;D
Title: Re: OMFG IN AT DUKE!!!!!!!!
Post by: BeachBum on September 19, 2007, 03:14:40 PM
Congrats! That's awesome. What a great way to start off your cycle.

Just curious, did you send in a Duke-specific PS? I'm so tempted to just send in my general PS but they clearly state that the PS should convey why I'm applying to Duke so I'm just trying to decide how much I need to modify my PS...maybe I'll just end the essay with "I love Duke". Bleh, I'm so PS'ed out

I did not write a Duke-specific PS but I did talk about why law a bit.

Ahh, good to hear. Congrats again!
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Post by: TurboGirl on September 19, 2007, 03:21:23 PM
Congrats, that's really exciting.
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Post by: saradsun on September 19, 2007, 03:48:44 PM
Congrats! That certainly must take some stress off you to know you have already got one acceptance and its still September!
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Post by: bubDread on September 19, 2007, 04:39:32 PM
I think you may be the first LSD acceptance of the cycle!

nope, i got in at duke at about ten this morning.  Check my post in the accepted TODAy thread.  Sorry to rain on the parade  :)
Title: Re: OMFG IN AT DUKE!!!!!!!!
Post by: bubDread on September 19, 2007, 04:41:09 PM
the email said they were sending a letter.  they said they enjoyed reading my application.  Yeah, it is freaking crazy how fast they processed my app.  Hell, I submitted my apps like a week and a half ago, and most of the school havent even requested my report yet...
Title: Re: OMFG IN AT DUKE!!!!!!!!
Post by: Kirk Lazarus on September 19, 2007, 04:51:02 PM
Congrats to the Duke admits!
Title: Re: OMFG IN AT DUKE!!!!!!!!
Post by: CandyMonster on September 19, 2007, 05:26:48 PM
I think you may be the first LSD acceptance of the cycle!

nope, i got in at duke at about ten this morning.  Check my post in the accepted TODAy thread.  Sorry to rain on the parade  :)

Patrick, trust me when I tell you that a little rain won't ruin my day! I will happily take #2. Congrats on your acceptance!
Title: Re: OMFG IN AT DUKE!!!!!!!!
Post by: drew617 on September 19, 2007, 05:43:46 PM
I'm in with no why-law or why-Duke PS.  Just the standard one.
Title: Re: OMFG IN AT DUKE!!!!!!!!
Post by: bubDread on September 19, 2007, 07:09:24 PM
I think you may be the first LSD acceptance of the cycle!

nope, i got in at duke at about ten this morning.  Check my post in the accepted TODAy thread.  Sorry to rain on the parade  :)

Patrick, trust me when I tell you that a little rain won't ruin my day! I will happily take #2. Congrats on your acceptance!

Congrats to you!!!!
Title: Re: OMFG IN AT DUKE!!!!!!!!
Post by: CandyMonster on September 19, 2007, 07:17:13 PM
By "duke diversity statement" are you referring to a targeted DS or just a regular, general DS? If it is the latter, then I submitted one also.
Title: Re: OMFG IN AT DUKE!!!!!!!!
Post by: CandyMonster on September 20, 2007, 05:38:21 AM
I'm in with no why-law or why-Duke PS.  Just the standard one.

Congrats drew!
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Post by: drew617 on September 20, 2007, 02:59:12 PM
Thanks! To you as well.  Let it be the first of many...
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Post by: P. Pius on September 20, 2007, 10:49:19 PM
Congrats to ya'll.  It sure must be nice having heard back already!  Now I just need to take the LSAT and then send the apps off at the start of October...but congrats again...you'd better be out celebrating!!!
Title: Re: OMFG IN AT DUKE!!!!!!!!
Post by: CandyMonster on September 21, 2007, 06:03:16 AM
Congrats to ya'll.  It sure must be nice having heard back already!  Now I just need to take the LSAT and then send the apps off at the start of October...but congrats again...you'd better be out celebrating!!!

I went out to dinner. Yum!
Title: Re: OMFG IN AT DUKE!!!!!!!!
Post by: und3r3stimat3d on September 21, 2007, 11:22:51 AM
Congrats on Duke! Did you guys edit your PS to talk about Why Duke/Why Law a little or is this part of their prompt to be viewed as a suggestion? Thanks!

I'm especially curious because my optional essay is already about why law/why duke, so.
Title: Re: OMFG IN AT DUKE!!!!!!!!
Post by: CandyMonster on September 21, 2007, 11:38:48 AM
und3r,

We talked about this early on in the thread. I talked about why law a little bit (1 short paragraph). I'm pretty sure that one of us didn't though. And I don't think any of us specifically explained why Duke. But you should go back through the thread to be sure.

Btw, thanks for the congrats!
Title: Re: OMFG IN AT DUKE!!!!!!!!
Post by: cu_ray on September 25, 2007, 07:06:29 PM
So where on the Duke site could you check your application status?
Title: Re: OMFG IN AT DUKE!!!!!!!!
Post by: CandyMonster on September 26, 2007, 03:01:59 AM
I don't know. I got sent a link in an email.
Title: Re: OMFG IN AT DUKE!!!!!!!!
Post by: gladiator on September 26, 2007, 08:14:16 AM
www.law.duke.edu/admis/checklist
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Post by: CandyMonster on September 26, 2007, 08:21:59 AM
Yeah but don't you need a personalized link in order to create a password?
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Post by: Ender Wiggin on October 03, 2007, 10:42:05 AM
I just got my e-mail about in hour ago.  I'm IN!  Now the waiting for the rest of the schools will be a bit easier.  Congrats to everyone else who is already accepted!
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Post by: papercranes on October 03, 2007, 10:43:52 AM
Congrats Ender!
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Post by: meesawoosa on October 03, 2007, 10:51:47 AM
also in by email :)
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Post by: CandyMonster on October 03, 2007, 11:18:14 AM
Congrats Ender and meesawoosa!
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Post by: neverborn on October 03, 2007, 01:02:34 PM
in at Duke
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Post by: gladiator on October 03, 2007, 02:57:36 PM
In at Duke!
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Post by: CandyMonster on October 04, 2007, 05:13:52 AM
Congrats everyone!

Quick question...those of you that said you'd be applying for need-based aid - did you send this form in immediately?  I haven't sent mine yet and wasn't planning to right now, but I'm wondering if they wanted it mailed once you submit?

I sent mine in right away.
Title: Re: OMFG IN AT DUKE!!!!!!!!
Post by: neverborn on October 04, 2007, 10:04:28 AM
if anyone was wondering....

no why duke
no why law