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Wait List / Re: Duke question
« on: May 23, 2006, 05:49:27 AM »
Oh yeah. ALso when I was emailed later by the dean he indicated I was on the short list and that might be a reson why I am being contacted later today. The

So? What happened?

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So what's the verdict? BTW, are you in for fall or summer start?

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Are you fluent in any different languages? If not getting an LLM as an American student won't really help you in that field I would assume, unless you wanted to become a professor.

Since English is the international language of business, I would think the LLM would still be useful even if you're not fluent in a foreign language. 

I think the students take foreign language courses as part of the Duke JD/LLM program though anyway (if they're not already fluent in another language), so even if you don't have foreign language skills at the start of the program, you will by the end of it.  Anyone know about that for sure?

I heard there is a "foreign language fluency requirement" but that it's kind of a joke. As in, you're really no where near "fluent". You just have to take up to a certain level class, 200 or 300-class level, etc. Anyway, I heard this from someone who has an incredibly high level in one other language and at least semi fluent in a 3rd, so it could be his perspective speaking...

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Wait List / Re: Duke question
« on: May 19, 2006, 01:56:59 PM »
Good luck. Are you an original JD/LLM applicant like me who hasn't heard anything? I was in Japan for two years and was hoping to focus on East Asian law as well, but now I'm off to another school that has nothing related to East Asian studies. I also find it a bit annoying since a lot of people who have applied for the program in the first place have actually lived/worked abroad, while some of the people they are asking haven't shown any interest in the area. 

Good luck to you, too. Yes, I am an original JD/LLM applicant, and yes, I haven't heard a peep from them (except to say they received my LoCI). To be honest, I didn't think I had much of a shot to begin with, so it won't be a total shock if I don't get in.  :'( Still, I would really like to think they are considering applications beyond the numbers. I'm probably dreaming. Maybe I fell asleep without realizing it.

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Wait List / Re: Duke question
« on: May 19, 2006, 01:44:22 PM »
I hope it works out for you, tori. Are you living in Japan now? What part? Would it be hard for you to move in the next two weeks if you have to?

Thanks. I hope so, too. I was in Japan (Kyoto) for a long time. I'm actually in Korea (Seoul) now.  ;) If they contacted me soon I would happily create a way to get back in time. (Even though it would be hellishly expensive and a massive headache, not to mention ruining a lot of plans, breaking a housing contract, and pissing off my mom who just bought a $1K+ ticket to come visit me in June... and I've already put down a deposit for another school...) I really really genuinely want to do the JD/LLM, focusing on East Asian law. I will be incredibly disappointed if they give all the spots to people who never gave it a second thought before, only because they had a few more GPA/LSAT points.


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Wait List / Re: Duke question
« on: May 19, 2006, 01:29:31 PM »
Has anyone gotten any indication of yay or nay yet? I can't focus at work and its driving me NUTS. Good luck to all of us..

Tell me about it. It's 2:30am over here (Asia) and I've been obsessively refreshing LSD's "unread replies" for over 3 hours now.  :(

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i for one went through a huge ordeal trying to figure out how to pull out of my study abroad program early so that i could get back to the states and take duke's offer... only to learn after begging for more information a few times that the above is the case. 

Wait a sec, did they actually give you an offer recently, or is this in response to the email that was probing who would be interested in switching to a joint degree?

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Wait List / Re: Duke question
« on: May 18, 2006, 01:45:16 AM »
It's not a generic email. I'm on the waiting list trying to get into the JD/LLM program and I didn't get it.  :'(


I just received an email from Dean Hoye updating me on my status...he said the fall class remains full, but there are seats in the summer class that are open if I would be open to a dual degree...

Is this a generic email sent to everyone or does it look like they are really considering offering a spot?

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No, not everyone on the waitlist got the email. I think it's for the people they are actually going to call and offer a spot to.  :'(

i got it too, but mine unfortunately said nothing about scholarship money.  everyone on the waitlist probably got it, right?

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Wait List / Re: Duke - Waitlist
« on: May 09, 2006, 02:12:48 AM »
The waitlist appears to be moving. See LSN. *fingers crossed*

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