I got into Duke off the waitlist. My advice would be to contact the school A LOT - almost to the point where you feel like you're being a pain. I contacted the Dean of Admissions every couple weeks to check in and let him know how interested I continued to be in attending Duke. I sent in about 6 additional recommendations, a couple extra essays (informal email letters) on my other interests in Duke and law school that I wasn't able to convey in my original application, and I visited the school to meet with the admissions people. Visiting is probably out at this point in the game, but the idea is to let them know that if they chose you, you would definitely attend. They want to know that when they pick someone, they will be excited to attend and they will 100% accept the invitation. Good luck guys. I understand the waitlist pain. Feel free to ask more questions.