Duke Class 2020-2021 LLM


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I got a scholarship of 30k yesterday, still can’t afford the remainder so I am thinking of asking for more.
Congratulations, to my knowledge this 50% scholarship is the maximum amount awarded by the scholarship committee. There is also a very limited number of 100% scholarship: 1 scholarship awarded per dean, so 3 in total. However, I guess that they were already awarded.

The email said I had to accept or reject by April 1st so it doesn’t appear that Duke will move the deadline.
You can still ask by email for an extension of the deadline, they are generally inclined to accept.

I also got an email earlier today saying that they are monitoring the coronavirus situation but that the plan is for the LLM year to start on course. They did mention that their current LLMs had to be transitioned to remote learning platforms.
I am still in touch with some current LLM and JD students at Duke. It seems that due to the Covid-19 they have online classes (and it seems that exceptionally it will be "ok" with the ABA rules because all US law schools are in the same situation).

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[quote]I got a scholarship of 30k yesterday, still can’t afford the remainder so I am thinking of asking for more.[/quote]Congratulations, to my knowledge this 50% scholarship is the maximum amount awarded by the scholarship committee. There is also a very limited number of 100% scholarship: 1 scholarship awarded per dean, so 3 in total. However, I guess that they were already awarded.

[quote]The email said I had to accept or reject by April 1st so it doesn’t appear that Duke will move the deadline.[/quote]You can still ask by email for an extension of the deadline, they are generally inclined to accept.

[quote]I also got an email earlier today saying that they are monitoring the coronavirus situation but that the plan is for the LLM year to start on course. They did mention that their current LLMs had to be transitioned to remote learning platforms.[/quote]I am still in touch with some current LLM and JD students at Duke. It seems that due to the Covid-19 they have online classes (and it seems that exceptionally it will be "ok" with the ABA rules because all US law schools are in the same situation).
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ham2020

I got a scholarship of 30k yesterday, still can’t afford the remainder so I am thinking of asking for more.
Congratulations, to my knowledge this 50% scholarship is the maximum amount awarded by the scholarship committee. There is also a very limited number of 100% scholarship: 1 scholarship awarded per dean, so 3 in total. However, I guess that they were already awarded.

The email said I had to accept or reject by April 1st so it doesn’t appear that Duke will move the deadline.
You can still ask by email for an extension of the deadline, they are generally inclined to accept.

I also got an email earlier today saying that they are monitoring the coronavirus situation but that the plan is for the LLM year to start on course. They did mention that their current LLMs had to be transitioned to remote learning platforms.
I am still in touch with some current LLM and JD students at Duke. It seems that due to the Covid-19 they have online classes (and it seems that exceptionally it will be "ok" with the ABA rules because all US law schools are in the same situation).


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Congratulations to those who were awarded very attractive scholarships!! Way to go!

So what does it mean that there are not any scholarship awards left ? Not even on a more modest amount?

Additional question do you guys know if you can change your mind after accepting the admissions ? In my particular case I just received a very attractive scholarship offer from another T-14 Law School that would allow me to attend school more comfortably ? Any thoughts ?!?

[quote][quote]I got a scholarship of 30k yesterday, still can’t afford the remainder so I am thinking of asking for more.[/quote]Congratulations, to my knowledge this 50% scholarship is the maximum amount awarded by the scholarship committee. There is also a very limited number of 100% scholarship: 1 scholarship awarded per dean, so 3 in total. However, I guess that they were already awarded.

[quote]The email said I had to accept or reject by April 1st so it doesn’t appear that Duke will move the deadline.[/quote]You can still ask by email for an extension of the deadline, they are generally inclined to accept.

[quote]I also got an email earlier today saying that they are monitoring the coronavirus situation but that the plan is for the LLM year to start on course. They did mention that their current LLMs had to be transitioned to remote learning platforms.[/quote]I am still in touch with some current LLM and JD students at Duke. It seems that due to the Covid-19 they have online classes (and it seems that exceptionally it will be "ok" with the ABA rules because all US law schools are in the same situation).[/quote]

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Congratulations to those who were awarded very attractive scholarships!! Way to go!

So what does it mean that there are not any scholarship awards left ? Not even on a more modest amount?

Additional question do you guys know if you can change your mind after accepting the admissions ? In my particular case I just received a very attractive scholarship offer from another T-14 Law School that would allow me to attend school more comfortably ? Any thoughts ?!?
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ilayda2697

I just received an e-mail from Suzanne Brown about the deposit deadline:

« Dear Ilayda,

You should receive another e-mail from our office today extending the decision deadline to May 1. We hope this allows time for you to make an informed decision. The e-mail will also contain information on contingency planning for the coming LLM program.

Best regards,
Suzanne »

I just received an e-mail from Suzanne Brown about the deposit deadline:

« Dear Ilayda,

You should receive another e-mail from our office today extending the decision deadline to May 1. We hope this allows time for you to make an informed decision. The e-mail will also contain information on contingency planning for the coming LLM program.

Best regards,
Suzanne »
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BCL

I just received an e-mail from Suzanne Brown about the deposit deadline:

« Dear Ilayda,

You should receive another e-mail from our office today extending the decision deadline to May 1. We hope this allows time for you to make an informed decision. The e-mail will also contain information on contingency planning for the coming LLM program.

Best regards,
Suzanne »


Great!

[quote]I just received an e-mail from Suzanne Brown about the deposit deadline:

« Dear Ilayda,

You should receive another e-mail from our office today extending the decision deadline to May 1. We hope this allows time for you to make an informed decision. The e-mail will also contain information on contingency planning for the coming LLM program.

Best regards,
Suzanne »[/quote]

Great!
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ham2020

The plot thickens... what happens to those who were awarded a scholarship if you defer ?

The plot thickens... what happens to those who were awarded a scholarship if you defer ?
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ilayda2697

The plot thickens... what happens to those who were awarded a scholarship if you defer ?


I asked this yesterday and Suzanne Brown replied me saying they will send out an email for specifics before May 1st. Hopefully they would defer the scholarships as well.

[quote]The plot thickens... what happens to those who were awarded a scholarship if you defer ? [/quote]

I asked this yesterday and Suzanne Brown replied me saying they will send out an email for specifics before May 1st. Hopefully they would defer the scholarships as well.
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ham2020

I received yesterday a scholarship offer from Duke. Just in case anyone is wondering if they are still notifying anything related to scholarships.

I received yesterday a scholarship offer from Duke. Just in case anyone is wondering if they are still notifying anything related to scholarships.
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april1523

I just received an e-mail from Suzanne Brown about the deposit deadline:

« Dear Ilayda,

You should receive another e-mail from our office today extending the decision deadline to May 1. We hope this allows time for you to make an informed decision. The e-mail will also contain information on contingency planning for the coming LLM program.

Best regards,
Suzanne »


Do you mind sharing the contingency plans? I haven't been admitted (yet?) but I'd like to know!

[quote]I just received an e-mail from Suzanne Brown about the deposit deadline:

« Dear Ilayda,

You should receive another e-mail from our office today extending the decision deadline to May 1. We hope this allows time for you to make an informed decision. The e-mail will also contain information on contingency planning for the coming LLM program.

Best regards,
Suzanne »[/quote]

Do you mind sharing the contingency plans? I haven't been admitted (yet?) but I'd like to know!
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ilayda2697

I just received an e-mail from Suzanne Brown about the deposit deadline:

« Dear Ilayda,

You should receive another e-mail from our office today extending the decision deadline to May 1. We hope this allows time for you to make an informed decision. The e-mail will also contain information on contingency planning for the coming LLM program.

Best regards,
Suzanne »


Do you mind sharing the contingency plans? I haven't been admitted (yet?) but I'd like to know!


They haven’t sent anything about it. The email said they’re still working on their options and they’d let us know before May 1st deadline.

[quote][quote]I just received an e-mail from Suzanne Brown about the deposit deadline:

« Dear Ilayda,

You should receive another e-mail from our office today extending the decision deadline to May 1. We hope this allows time for you to make an informed decision. The e-mail will also contain information on contingency planning for the coming LLM program.

Best regards,
Suzanne »[/quote]

Do you mind sharing the contingency plans? I haven't been admitted (yet?) but I'd like to know![/quote]

They haven’t sent anything about it. The email said they’re still working on their options and they’d let us know before May 1st deadline.
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scorreia

Hi Friends,

We have a Duke LLM 2020/21 WhatsApp group to keep each other informed. All are welcome to join!
Link to the group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/EKENUOs1BJOA9JVnkqVlk5

Hi Friends,

We have a Duke LLM 2020/21 WhatsApp group to keep each other informed. All are welcome to join!
Link to the group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/EKENUOs1BJOA9JVnkqVlk5
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Hi everyone. Congratulations on your admissions. My background is in commercial litigation (6 years PQE as a litigator in Australia, also admitted to the New York State Bar), so 'BigLaw' is where I am headed. I have received significant scholarships from both Northwestern and Duke. Which one should I choose? Both are great. Northwestern Law is very corporate/business oriented. But the Duke Law experience seems very personalized and the LLM students seem to be very accomplished (many with significant experience). Thoughts?

[Edited by MelbourneAttorney on Apr 10, 2020]

Hi everyone. Congratulations on your admissions. My background is in commercial litigation (6 years PQE as a litigator in Australia, also admitted to the New York State Bar), so 'BigLaw' is where I am headed. I have received significant scholarships from both Northwestern and Duke. Which one should I choose? Both are great. Northwestern Law is very corporate/business oriented. But the Duke Law experience seems very personalized and the LLM students seem to be very accomplished (many with significant experience). Thoughts?
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ilayda2697

Hi everyone. Congratulations on your admissions. My background is in commercial litigation (6 years PQE as a litigator in Australia, also admitted to the New York State Bar), so 'BigLaw' is where I am headed. I have received significant scholarships from both Northwestern and Duke. Which one should I choose? Both are great. Northwestern Law is very corporate/business oriented. But the Duke Law experience seems very personalized and the LLM students seem to be very accomplished (many with significant experience). Thoughts?


Hey there, congrats! I’m following your question because I’m also in between Duke and Northwestern!

[quote]Hi everyone. Congratulations on your admissions. My background is in commercial litigation (6 years PQE as a litigator in Australia, also admitted to the New York State Bar), so 'BigLaw' is where I am headed. I have received significant scholarships from both Northwestern and Duke. Which one should I choose? Both are great. Northwestern Law is very corporate/business oriented. But the Duke Law experience seems very personalized and the LLM students seem to be very accomplished (many with significant experience). Thoughts?[/quote]

Hey there, congrats! I’m following your question because I’m also in between Duke and Northwestern!
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