twiix wrote: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.
FWIW the instructions in the app are different than what's on the site. The app doesn't mention why law at all, it's all Why Duke.