Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

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When are you applying?

September/I've already applied
21
36%
October
29
49%
November
7
12%
December
1
2%
2018
1
2%
 
Total votes: 59

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Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash
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Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:10 pm

Slippin' Jimmy wrote:So I got a response to my PT reconsideration that said they weren't sure if they could give me PT. They also asked me to tell them about my background and why Duke, so I sent them my resume with an abbreviated version of my why Duke essay in the email.


That's really odd, do you think you'll write a completely different why Duke considering you sent that in already or are you just going to extend it?

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Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Slippin' Jimmy » Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:37 pm

Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:So I got a response to my PT reconsideration that said they weren't sure if they could give me PT. They also asked me to tell them about my background and why Duke, so I sent them my resume with an abbreviated version of my why Duke essay in the email.


That's really odd, do you think you'll write a completely different why Duke considering you sent that in already or are you just going to extend it?

It was pretty strange. I already wrote my why duke and this was a bare bones version of it. I told them I was submitting an addendum further explaining my interest in Duke so I don't think I'm going to change it.

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Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Platopus » Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:52 pm

Slippin' Jimmy wrote:
Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:So I got a response to my PT reconsideration that said they weren't sure if they could give me PT. They also asked me to tell them about my background and why Duke, so I sent them my resume with an abbreviated version of my why Duke essay in the email.


That's really odd, do you think you'll write a completely different why Duke considering you sent that in already or are you just going to extend it?

It was pretty strange. I already wrote my why duke and this was a bare bones version of it. I told them I was submitting an addendum further explaining my interest in Duke so I don't think I'm going to change it.


I think you passed the test. If you already have a Why Duke written, that shows pretty strong interest. I think they were screening to see if you were bull-shitting or not.

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Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby TheKingLives » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:03 am

Good luck to everyone! Went to Duke for undergrad, happy to answer any questions you guys have.

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Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby etramak » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:54 am

Checking in!

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Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Slippin' Jimmy » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:52 pm

PT solicitation successful!

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Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby proteinshake » Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:44 pm

Slippin' Jimmy wrote:PT solicitation successful!

nice!

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Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:45 pm

Slippin' Jimmy wrote:PT solicitation successful!



Good to hear! Sounded like a mini yp to begin with

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Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby proteinshake » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:27 pm

Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:PT solicitation successful!



Good to hear! Sounded like a mini yp to begin with

that reminds make, make sure you all take the Why Duke seriously!

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Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby sparkytrainer » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:33 pm

proteinshake wrote:
Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:PT solicitation successful!



Good to hear! Sounded like a mini yp to begin with

that reminds make, make sure you all take the Why Duke seriously!


Yes. Duke has and will deny people who should get in numbers wise for a bad or halfhearted why duke essay. They do it every year. Given that Duke has the 3rd smallest class size in the top 10 law schools, the admissions staff actually has the opportunity to pick and choose a little more than other schools.

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Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby principalagent » Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:58 pm

I was able to successfully solicit PT as well. Very relieved.

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Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Jack_Kelly » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:20 pm

How long are people making their "Why Duke?" (or essay 1 or whatever)? I have like 3/4 of a page, wondering if it's too short.

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Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby principalagent » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:56 pm

Jack_Kelly wrote:How long are people making their "Why Duke?" (or essay 1 or whatever)? I have like 3/4 of a page, wondering if it's too short.


Mine is right at a page, 12 pt font.

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Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Slippin' Jimmy » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:52 pm

Jack_Kelly wrote:How long are people making their "Why Duke?" (or essay 1 or whatever)? I have like 3/4 of a page, wondering if it's too short.

Full page, 11 font double spaced.

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Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:48 pm

Jack_Kelly wrote:How long are people making their "Why Duke?" (or essay 1 or whatever)? I have like 3/4 of a page, wondering if it's too short.



Mine was 500 words, which is probably right at the upper maximum. If you have like 250-300 I'd say that's probably right at the sweet spot

I doubt it matters much as long as it's not 1 paragraph or longer than your PS
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Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby PrezRand » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:50 pm

Checking in. 3rd choice

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Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby NavyNuke » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:12 pm

Jack_Kelly wrote:How long are people making their "Why Duke?" (or essay 1 or whatever)? I have like 3/4 of a page, wondering if it's too short.


350 words. 3/4 page, 11 font.

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Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby proteinshake » Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:43 am

if you need another reason to choose Duke, El Chapo's new lawyer went here :lol:

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/08/08/n ... awyer.html

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Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:25 am

proteinshake wrote:if you need another reason to choose Duke, El Chapo's new lawyer went here :lol:

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/08/08/n ... awyer.html


Tricky Dick, Kenn Start, chapos defense, man Duke law is killing the public image game...

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Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby proteinshake » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:41 pm

Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
proteinshake wrote:if you need another reason to choose Duke, El Chapo's new lawyer went here :lol:

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/08/08/n ... awyer.html


Tricky Dick, Kenn Start, chapos defense, man Duke law is killing the public image game...

Chapo's lawyer has a super interesting background! successfully defended John Gotti Jr :shock:

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Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby twiix » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:56 am

Also checking in. Duke has some awesome blockchain ties, which is super interesting to me (only school I've seen so far with any such courses on the matter). Also it's probably the best climate of any of the T13.

pls lsat gods let september go well

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Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby clueless801 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:42 pm

twiix wrote:
pls lsat gods let september go well


Welp. Agreed.

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Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby twiix » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:56 pm

sparkytrainer wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:PT solicitation successful!



Good to hear! Sounded like a mini yp to begin with

that reminds make, make sure you all take the Why Duke seriously!


Yes. Duke has and will deny people who should get in numbers wise for a bad or halfhearted why duke essay. They do it every year. Given that Duke has the 3rd smallest class size in the top 10 law schools, the admissions staff actually has the opportunity to pick and choose a little more than other schools.


So the Duke "Why X", according to their website is more of a "Why Law?". Did you guys write explicitly about Duke? Or did you make the paragraph more of a personal statement about your desire to pursue a law degree, and why Duke is a good fit?

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Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:24 pm

twiix wrote:
sparkytrainer wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:PT solicitation successful!



Good to hear! Sounded like a mini yp to begin with

that reminds make, make sure you all take the Why Duke seriously!


Yes. Duke has and will deny people who should get in numbers wise for a bad or halfhearted why duke essay. They do it every year. Given that Duke has the 3rd smallest class size in the top 10 law schools, the admissions staff actually has the opportunity to pick and choose a little more than other schools.


So the Duke "Why X", according to their website is more of a "Why Law?". Did you guys write explicitly about Duke? Or did you make the paragraph more of a personal statement about your desire to pursue a law degree, and why Duke is a good fit?


Personally, mine was definitely a "Why Duke". That being said, my PS focused a lot on "why law" and in my Why X I always spoke a lot about what I was looking for in a law school so it's possible they viewed that as answering the why law question?

To make a short answer long and then short again, I didn't attack the essay like it was a why law and all the advice given last year was similarly to focus on the school unless maybe you didn't talk about what was driving you to law in other places in your app

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Re: Duke c/c 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby twiix » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:14 pm

Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
twiix wrote:
sparkytrainer wrote:
proteinshake wrote:
Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
Slippin' Jimmy wrote:PT solicitation successful!



Good to hear! Sounded like a mini yp to begin with

that reminds make, make sure you all take the Why Duke seriously!


Yes. Duke has and will deny people who should get in numbers wise for a bad or halfhearted why duke essay. They do it every year. Given that Duke has the 3rd smallest class size in the top 10 law schools, the admissions staff actually has the opportunity to pick and choose a little more than other schools.


So the Duke "Why X", according to their website is more of a "Why Law?". Did you guys write explicitly about Duke? Or did you make the paragraph more of a personal statement about your desire to pursue a law degree, and why Duke is a good fit?


Personally, mine was definitely a "Why Duke". That being said, my PS focused a lot on "why law" and in my Why X I always spoke a lot about what I was looking for in a law school so it's possible they viewed that as answering the why law question?

To make a short answer long and then short again, I didn't attack the essay like it was a why law and all the advice given last year was similarly to focus on the school unless maybe you didn't talk about what was driving you to law in other places in your app


Good advice, thanks. I'll treat it as a "Why X" then.




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