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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Duke Law admits - Mordecai Scholarship
« on: February 24, 2006, 09:01:03 PM »
i think if you dont get the mordecai youre very likely to get somewhere around the 60,000.  i dont think they give anything higher than that other than the mordecai, at least from what i've seen on LSN

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Deferred @ Duke
« on: January 02, 2006, 08:41:33 AM »
i think duke is just being very careful this year, that's all.  the new head of admissions has only been around since november i think, so they're probably just being more cautious than they normally would be.  so far, it looks like no one on LSN has been accepted with less than a 168 and lower than a 3.65.  Clearly people below these thresholds will have to be admitted

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Duke
« on: December 09, 2005, 07:36:56 PM »
Allegedly this won't change the admissions philosophy... do you guys think this is a realistic statement?

The admission standards for Duke and USC are pretty similar.  However, I think Duke may get a slightly stronger applicant pool.  My guess is that Duke's 25th % GPA will go up, and their 75th % LSAT may come down just a touch.

i doubt duke's 75th lsat will go down.  the median has been 168 for a while now, and the 75th is 169

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Does this really happen?
« on: December 05, 2005, 02:38:37 PM »
no thats true.  last year there were a bunch of people here and at xoxo who had this happen to them, definitely at chicago, and i think georgetown also

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Duke
« on: December 04, 2005, 01:12:17 PM »
Did Duke have an early option? I only applied there once I got my application fee waiver and my file was only completed 2 days ago so I'm doubting I'll hear for a while. Good luck to those who didn't hold out for the 70 bucks.

Quote from Duke Law's Website:

Early Action - To be eligible for early action, you must meet both the following criteria:

1. You must have taken the LSAT no later than June 2005; AND
2. Your application and all supporting material must be RECEIVED in the Office of Admissions no later than November 1, 2005.

Under no circumstances will your file be considered for early action if you take or retake the LSAT after June 2005. Allow sufficient time for processing when submitting material through LSAC. Material RELEASED by LSAC after November 1, will not be eligible for early action.

Early action applicants are judged on a higher than normal standard since we must make decisions before the size and quality of the rest of the pool of applications is known. Early action applicants who are admitted will be notified before December 31, 2005. All other candidates will be reconsidered in comparison to the rest of the pool and will be notified no later than May 1, 2006. There is not a place on the application to check that you are applying for early action. Applicants who meet the criteria will automatically be considered.

i retook in october and they still admitted me by december, so they dont hold to that strictly

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Duke
« on: December 04, 2005, 01:10:36 PM »
Duke's my first choice, but a reach to be sure. I've got a 166/3.9ish at UMich. I definetly definetly put a lot of work into their essays.

But I didn't send in until a few weeks ago, so even if the miracle happens and I get in I won't be in the first batch most likely.

i'm at duke now, and i had those exact numbers.  good luck, and if you have any questions, feel free to send me a private message

a lot of them are useless (UVa's was a complete waste last year) but I actually found out about my Texas acceptance through the status check well over a week prior to receiving the actual letter

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Just so you guys know, law school is very humbling
« on: October 16, 2005, 10:29:00 PM »
i dont think it's necessarily humbling.  of course i say this when i only have finals, so i have no idea how well i'll do.  but even if i don't do well, i'm certainly not going to question my intelligence or anything else, so i doubt i'll be terribly humbled

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Pro Athletes Wanting to Play Law
« on: October 16, 2005, 10:26:09 PM »
Jay Bilas went to Duke Law.  I'm pretty sure he played pro in Europe after playing for Duke as an undergrad

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Scholarships from top 50 schools
« on: September 30, 2005, 05:55:59 PM »
based on last year, i'd say: Illinois, Iowa, WUSTL, USC, ND, Vandy

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