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Pre-Law Advising Duke Academic Advising Center

Duke's undergraduate Pre-Law Advising is available to students and alumni from Trinity College and the Pratt School of Engineering who are interested in law school. Admission to law school is determined mainly by undergraduate grade point average and the score on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). Extracurricular activities should be a part of an applicant's college

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Selecting a Law School Duke Academic Advising Center

(9 days ago) Selecting a law school sight unseen is a bit like selecting a spouse sight unseen: on paper everything may seem right, but the "chemistry" may not be there. Though many law schools do not encourage visits for admissions purposes, all would agree on the value of a …

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Law School Checksheet Duke Academic Advising Center

(3 days ago) Download our checksheet to help you organize and document your application to law school. Reporting of Study Abroad Grades If you enrolled in a study abroad program sponsored by your home institution, and the courses along with the grades and credits using your home institution's grading system are recorded on your official academic transcript or a separate or parallel

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Law School Application Timetable Duke Academic Advising

(2 days ago) Last updated: September 29, 2021 ABA approved Law Schools TO: PRE-LAW STUDENTS APPLYING FOR ADMISSION TO LAW SCHOOL FROM: Pre-Law Advising Office 2020-2021-Stern-Wilson-Book-of-Law-School-Lists.pdf (8.77 MB) RE: CALENDAR If you are applying for admission to law school for you will find the whole process much easier if you organize your efforts, …

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Is Law School for You

(Just Now) Attending law school is a decision which I have never regretted. It was great training for being a college professor. My father had a point. I have come to believe that the first assessment for becoming a lawyer - or enjoying law school - is whether or not you have a love for the argument itself. Notice that I did not say that you must love to

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Time Off Before Law School Duke Academic Advising Center

(8 days ago) Responsible and meaningful work experience, further academic pursuits and public service work are all things upon which law school admissions people look favorably. There are dangers here however. Work experience, law related or otherwise, very rarely plays a decisive role in an admissions decision. If you want to take time off and explore

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Being Married and in Law School Duke Academic …

(7 days ago) Last updated: July 7, 2013 One student has commented that nearly half the law students at his school are married. Although the percentage is not quite that high at most schools, a significantly larger number of law students are married than are undergraduates. How does this situation relate to the intensity of law school? We asked our law students, "if you are married, has

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Duke Academic Advising Center

(6 days ago) Call us at 919-684-6217, or email questions to [email protected] We're available by phone from 9:00-4:30 ET. Our office is open during walk in hours, and by appointment only. The AAC has weekly walk in advising, Tuesdays, 10-12, Wednesdays, 12-2, Thursdays, 2-4. Drop in with your quick questions.

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Law School Application Procedures Duke Academic Advising

(4 days ago) Just give this office a stamped envelope for each law school, addressed to that law school. All Dean’s Forms and letters will be mailed directly to the law schools. For further information, see handout “Basic Information for Senior Pre-Law Students”, section on “Dean’s Forms/College Questionnaires” p. …

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Visits to Law Schools Duke Academic Advising Center

(6 days ago) Last updated: August 21, 2013 Dean Gerald L. Wilson Duke University When students ask about visits to law schools, it is important, first of all, to find out what question they are REALLY asking. If the visit is for the purpose of deciding whether or not to apply/enroll in that particular law school, then such visits should be encouraged. If the visit question is really, Will

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Pre-legal Education Duke Academic Advising Center

(2 days ago) The law student and the lawyer need to develop the fine art of true thinking. In the end, a good law student and a successful lawyer need to develop what one philosopher has called "an instinct for the jugular." It is natural and easy to point to logic and quantitative reasoning courses as those most likely to develop a student's ability to think.

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Why Do You Want to Go to Law School

(9 days ago) The decision to go to law school is, in itself, not a career choice. Instead, law is a field of study that offers the recipient a wide range of career options, each requiring different skills but also possessing common characteristics. The options are endless in …

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The Personal Statement Duke Academic Advising Center

(8 days ago) Because many law school admission officers indicate that the personal statement is the second most important item in the application (after LSAC score and UGPA), prelaw advisors can be especially helpful at this point. First of all, the personal statement should be just what it says, personal, in the sense that it should be something that only

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Prelaw Handbook for Seniors Duke Academic Advising Center

(9 days ago) Many law schools provide lists of recommended readings. These books are not "required reading" in any sense, but can give the student a good look at the legal process, the history of law, and some of the people who have made significant contributions to the legal world. The Pre-Law Advisor

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Suggested Reading Lists from Law Schools Duke Academic

(7 days ago) Last updated: July 8, 2013 Many law schools provide lists of recommended readings. These books are not “required reading” in any sense, but can give the student a good look at the legal process, the history of law, and some of the people who have made significant contributions to the legal world. Selected reading can provide some leads to the answers of such questions as “What

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Law School: What is it

(Just Now) The most useful way to view law school is as the shaping of a lawyer. Louis Schwartz, formerly of the University of Pennsylvania, and now a professor of law at the University of California's Hastings College of Law summarizes the professional ideal of a lawyer: The lawyer is a planner, a negotiator, a peace-maker.

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2020-2021 Stern-Wilson Book of Law School Lists FINAL

(4 days ago) Law Schools rather than from a response to the Wilson/Stern Survey. Second, when two asterisks (**) appear beside a school, the entry applies to graduates of foreign law schools only. LAW SCHOOL ACADEMIC PROGRAMS. 3 LAW SCHOOL ACADEMIC PROGRAMS A. …

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Law School Data Assembly Service Duke Academic Advising

(5 days ago) Law School Data Assembly Service. LSDAS is a nationwide clearinghouse that evaluates every applicant's academic record in a uniform manner and reports some to law schools along with transcripts and LSAT scores. After you register for the LSDAS service and send them your transcript through your junior year, they will photo copy your transcript

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Upcoming Events Duke Academic Advising Center

(9 days ago) The Office of JD Admissions at NYU Law invites the students and alums from Duke University to participate in an Online Information Session on Tuesday, October 5 at 1pm ET. This presentation will provide participants with an opportunity to learn more about NYU's curriculum, student life, and the admissions process. NYU Law is widely recognized as one of the finest teaching and

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Prelaw Handbook for Underclassmen/women Duke Academic

(2 days ago) We often get questions about “Pre-Law” at Duke. Our response depends on the thrust of the question. If the question refers to a pre-law “program” then there is no such thing at Duke. If the question is about process, then that is a different matter. For being “Pre-law” at Duke means being involved in a process of self –discovery, defining life goals, determining life style,

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Would You Be Happy as a Lawyer

(8 days ago) Although far too few pre-law students take the opportunity, just shadowing one’s family attorney for a day can be an eye opening experience. Landing a summer or part-time job as a runner for a law firm while in college gives an even better view of …

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The First Year Duke Academic Advising Center

(Just Now) Law professors do not stand up and lecture for hours, while asking for occasional class participation. Instead, the classroom is conducted as a series of one-on-one discussions. Typically, a professor selects a student to introduce a case, the student recites the facts and explains the court’s holding, and then the professor proceeds to ask a

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Law School Interviews Duke Academic Advising Center

(Just Now) Law school admissions officers have heard this criticism time and again, and I think that most of us are sympathetic to the concern voiced above. In an ideal world, we would love the opportunity to interview everybody and have the results of that interview play an important role in the decision making process.

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Admissions: What They Do Duke Academic Advising Center

(5 days ago) Law Schools Offering 3-3 Programs. Some law schools will admit students who have completed only three years of undergraduate work, thus offering what is commonly known as a 3-3 undergraduate law school course of study. A Duke student is awarded an undergraduate degree in a 3-3 program only if the student attends Duke Law School.

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Frequently Asked Questions Duke Academic Advising Center

(6 days ago) Though Law Services now recommends that when there are multiple scores, schools take the highest, students should note that (1) when Law Services sends out the LSAT scores for law schools, all test scores are sent along with an average and (2), some schools will still take the average or weigh both scores in the same manner.

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Admissions: What You Do Duke Academic Advising Center

(Just Now) The Pre-law Advisor's Office has a matrix which lists schools where applicants have been successful within a given LSAT/GPA range. By following this guide's instructions to also include schools in the ranges immediately above and below yours, and you can obtain a list of around twenty law schools which might be realistic choices for application.

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Financial Aid Duke Academic Advising Center

(3 days ago) Last updated: July 19, 2017 Going to law school is expensive. In weighing whether or not to go, when to go, and where to go, think about some of these things. Fill out the FAFSA and other forms as required, when they become available and apply for every kind of financial aid appropriate. Consider how much you may already owe if you have been on financial aid as an

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Sui Generis: Duke's Pre-Law Mentorship Program Duke

(2 days ago) Sui Generis is a mentoring program pairing Duke alumni who have graduated law school with Duke prelaw undergraduates. The program connects students considering law school to alumni who are interested in sharing their wisdom and experience. The goal is to give students an opportunity to learn from a real world connection what it is actually like to be a law student and a

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Application Process Duke Academic Advising Center

(1 days ago) The law schools don't care whether your recommender is a full professor or has published twenty books. They're more interested in what the writer says about you than in who writes the letter. Since few recommendations are negative, don't select "a proof who can give me a good recommendation."

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Prelaw Workshops Duke Academic Advising Center

(2 days ago) Last updated: July 12, 2017 Applicants to Law School Dean Gerald Wilson The Pre-Law Advising Office 04 Allen Building Please plan to attend one of these Application Process Workshops AND the Financial Aid Workshop: Location TBD All workshops begin at 6 p.m. Items To Be Discussed Include: Overview of the application process; role of LSAT and GPA in admissions decisions.

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When to Take the LSAT Duke Academic Advising Center

(4 days ago) Last updated: July 7, 2013 Definitely in June or October following your junior year, and I strongly recommend the June session. A strong competitive pressure builds up between law school bound students that reaches a peak the week before the LSAT. If you take the test in October in a room surrounded by your friends, you risk having a distractive, competitive feeling that is

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Recommendation Letters & Evaluation Duke Academic

(7 days ago) Last updated: July 7, 2013 Letter of Recommendation and Evaluation Service 1. What is the Evaluation Service? The Evaluation Service is a new way for law schools to learn about the skills and attributes applicants possess. Evaluators are invited by applicants via e-mail to electronically provide ratings on both cognitive and non-cognitive skills that have been identified as

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Major & Preprofessional Advisors Duke Academic Advising

(5 days ago) Prelaw — for students interested in a career in law; Additionally, there is a Graduate & Professional School Day (GPSD) every other year that provides opportunities for our recent graduates as well as our current undergraduates. Representatives from other schools attend this event to recruit our graduates.

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Types of Employment: Judicial Clerkship Duke Academic

(8 days ago) Last updated: July 7, 2013 Georgetown University Law Center Career Book Edited By Abbie Willard, Ph.D. If you think it is difficult to choose among law school courses, seminars, and clinics wait until you see what is available after law school. A variety of alternatives are open to an individual who seeks to practice law or to combine law with other areas of interest and

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Types of Employment: Academic Positions Duke Academic

(8 days ago) Last updated: July 7, 2013 Georgetown University Law Center Career Book Edited By Abbie Willard, Ph.D. If you think it is difficult to choose among law school courses, seminars, and clinics wait until you see what is available after law school. A variety of alternatives are open to an individual who seeks to practice law or to combine law with other areas of interest and

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Preparing for the Admissions Battle Duke Academic

(9 days ago) Several books on law schools have been published by various commercial and nonprofit organizations. All of them will contain some sort of worthwhile information, but the only one I recommend for purchase is: The Official Guide to U.S. Law Schools published annually by The Law School Admission Council.

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Types of Employment: Public Interest Opportunities Duke

(6 days ago) Last updated: July 7, 2013 Georgetown University Law Center Career Book Edited By Abbie Willard, Ph.D. If you think it is difficult to choose among law school courses, seminars, and clinics wait until you see what is available after law school. A variety of alternatives are open to an individual who seeks to practice law or to combine law with other areas of interest and

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Types of Employment: Private Practice Duke Academic

(7 days ago) Last updated: July 7, 2013 Georgetown University Law Center Career Book Edited By Abbie Willard, Ph.D. If you think it is difficult to choose among law school courses, seminars, and clinics wait until you see what is available after law school. A variety of alternatives are open to an individual who seeks to practice law or to combine law with other areas of interest and

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Types of Employment: Business Positions Duke Academic

(8 days ago) Last updated: July 7, 2013 Georgetown University Law Center Career Book Edited By Abbie Willard, Ph.D. If you think it is difficult to choose among law school courses, seminars, and clinics wait until you see what is available after law school. A variety of alternatives are open to an individual who seeks to practice law or to combine law with other areas of interest and

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A Room at the Bar of Prohibition

(Just Now) A combination of careful research and flexibility on the part of the new law graduate can greatly increase the possibility of desirable employment. The annual report of the National Association for Law Placement is an essential tool in identifying such factors as those described above. Finally, and this is both delicate and vague, personality

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Types of Employment: Government Positions Duke Academic

(Just Now) Last updated: July 7, 2013 Georgetown University Law Center Career Book Edited By Abbie Willard, Ph.D. If you think it is difficult to choose among law school courses, seminars, and clinics wait until you see what is available after law school. A variety of alternatives are open to an individual who seeks to practice law or to combine law with other areas of interest and

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Applying for Financial Aid Duke Academic Advising Center

(9 days ago) Last updated: July 7, 2013 Michael J. Albano Duke 1998 The financial aid application process holds a unique position in every prospective law student’s heart. No other aspect of the application process stimulates such a wide array of feelings; fear, confusion, frustration, happiness, relief and hope, just to mention a few. Many prospective students, much like myself, find

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Types of Employment: Non-Traditional Careers Duke

(5 days ago) Last updated: July 7, 2013 Georgetown University Law Center Career Book Edited By Abbie Willard, Ph.D. If you think it is difficult to choose among law school courses, seminars, and clinics wait until you see what is available after law school. A variety of alternatives are open to an individual who seeks to practice law or to combine law with other areas of interest and

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