« on: June 01, 2007, 09:13:08 AM »
Duke, so bad I didn't even apply!
Interesting...I thought they were great.
Really more just a personal dislike of their general approach than any particular incident. I'm sure there's lots of great people there and that overall its a fine place, but it just really rubbed me the wrong way.
There was that WSJ article a while back (not law school specific that I remember) where someone from the Duke Ad-com openly stated that parental wealth and expected contributions to their endowment were major considerations for admissions. This seemed a bit extreme to me, but then the Duke application was the only one I looked at that required that students submit parental financial info. I also interviewed at their biz school years ago and found them quite condescending (different people than the law school I know).
Then it seemed a bit desperate when they sent me loads of unsolicited information and offered a 10 day acceptance decision turn-around after my lsat scores became available. Anyway, I'd already resolved not to apply to any schools that required submittal of parental info of any type if at all possible. As it turned out, duke was the only place I looked at that cared about such stuff so they got instantly cut from the list.