Vanderbilt & Transfers

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Vanderbilt & Transfers

Postby Phoenix2000 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:40 pm

What kind of criteria does Vanderbilt Law School use for determining
whether or not to accept transfers?

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Re: Vanderbilt & Transfers

Postby Phoenix2000 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:14 am

To be more specific, I'm thinking of transferring
from a third-tier law school.

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Re: Vanderbilt & Transfers

Postby Phoenix2000 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:35 pm

I suppose what I'm asking is what are my chances?

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Re: Vanderbilt & Transfers

Postby Danteshek » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:38 pm

Phoenix2000 wrote:I suppose what I'm asking is what are my chances?


How the hell are we supposed to answer that if you do not tell us your grades and class rank? Do you think you deserve to get in because you are a special snowflake?

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Re: Vanderbilt & Transfers

Postby Phoenix2000 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:03 pm

Danteshek,

If you want to contribute to this thread, I ask that you refrain from posting such hostile messages.

1.) It is extremely rude.
2.) Assuming you are a prospective attorney, it is highly unprofessional.

To answer your question, I was plainning on transferring in the middle of my second year. I cannot give you my class rank because I do not know what it will be by then.

With that being said, I was wondering if Vanderbilt looks at transfer students who are seeking admission in the middle of their second year at a third-tier law school. Thank you for your time.

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Re: Vanderbilt & Transfers

Postby jwaters » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:36 pm

Phoenix2000 wrote:I suppose what I'm asking is what are my chances?


*shakes magic 8-ball.........."chances not so good"

sorry bro

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Re: Vanderbilt & Transfers

Postby FiveSermon » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:39 pm

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Re: Vanderbilt & Transfers

Postby Phoenix2000 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:51 pm

Alright, let me see if I got this right.
If you're a 2L transferring from a third
Tier law school, they won't bother
looking at you (period)?

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Re: Vanderbilt & Transfers

Postby Danteshek » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:48 pm

Phoenix2000 wrote:Alright, let me see if I got this right.
If you're a 2L transferring from a third
Tier law school, they won't bother
looking at you (period)?


Depends on how many credits you have. If your school considers you a 2L (as in you are already working on your credits beyond the typical daytime 1L curriculum), they will not consider you. If you are an evening student who has yet to complete 30 credits, some schools might consider you if you have really outstanding grades (like top 5% or higher).

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Re: Vanderbilt & Transfers

Postby ZXCVBNM » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:51 pm

What are the chances of my following this thread? Also for the record, this thread is amazing.

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Re: Vanderbilt & Transfers

Postby Phoenix2000 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:11 pm

Danteshek wrote:
Phoenix2000 wrote:Alright, let me see if I got this right.
If you're a 2L transferring from a third
Tier law school, they won't bother
looking at you (period)?


Depends on how many credits you have. If your school considers you a 2L (as in you are already working on your credits beyond the typical daytime 1L curriculum), they will not consider you. If you are an evening student who has yet to complete 30 credits, some schools might consider you if you have really outstanding grades (like top 5% or higher).


So if you have over 30 credits, top tier law schools such as Wake Forest and the University of Alabama won't bother
even looking at your transcript? (Vandy pretty much seems like a lost cause to say the least so I've pretty much given up on that
at this point.)
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Re: Vanderbilt & Transfers

Postby Moral_Midgetry » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:16 pm


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Re: Vanderbilt & Transfers

Postby Danteshek » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:02 am

Phoenix2000 wrote:
Danteshek wrote:
Phoenix2000 wrote:Alright, let me see if I got this right.
If you're a 2L transferring from a third
Tier law school, they won't bother
looking at you (period)?


Depends on how many credits you have. If your school considers you a 2L (as in you are already working on your credits beyond the typical daytime 1L curriculum), they will not consider you. If you are an evening student who has yet to complete 30 credits, some schools might consider you if you have really outstanding grades (like top 5% or higher).


So if you have over 30 credits, top tier law schools such as Wake Forest and the University of Alabama won't bother
even looking at your transcript? (Vandy pretty much seems like a lost cause to say the least so I've pretty much given up on that
at this point.)


Probably not. You can always call the admissions office and ask, though. Why didn't you apply to transfer during the normal window?

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Re: Vanderbilt & Transfers

Postby Phoenix2000 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:58 pm

Danteshek wrote:
Phoenix2000 wrote:
Danteshek wrote:
Phoenix2000 wrote:Alright, let me see if I got this right.
If you're a 2L transferring from a third
Tier law school, they won't bother
looking at you (period)?


Depends on how many credits you have. If your school considers you a 2L (as in you are already working on your credits beyond the typical daytime 1L curriculum), they will not consider you. If you are an evening student who has yet to complete 30 credits, some schools might consider you if you have really outstanding grades (like top 5% or higher).


So if you have over 30 credits, top tier law schools such as Wake Forest and the University of Alabama won't bother
even looking at your transcript? (Vandy pretty much seems like a lost cause to say the least so I've pretty much given up on that
at this point.)


Probably not. You can always call the admissions office and ask, though. Why didn't you apply to transfer during the normal window?


At the present time, my GPA and ranking are not high enough to meet their criteria. I hoped to have my transcript beefed up by
the end of my first semester as a 2L. However, judging by what you're telling me, my chances of meeting my goal are slim at best.
Am I wrong?

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Re: Vanderbilt & Transfers

Postby Danteshek » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:49 pm

Slim to non-existent. Most schools (and I believe this is an ABA requirement) require 2 full years of residency from your degree granting school.

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Re: Vanderbilt & Transfers

Postby Phoenix2000 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:41 pm

Danteshek wrote:Slim to non-existent. Most schools (and I believe this is an ABA requirement) require 2 full years of residency from your degree granting school.


Is there no way you can take more than 3 years of law school? Aren't there joint degree programs which enable you to stay longer?
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Re: Vanderbilt & Transfers

Postby Danteshek » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:06 pm

FLAME

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Re: Vanderbilt & Transfers

Postby thexfactor » Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:35 pm

1. a good personal statement about why vandy. Show them that you did research. Call up professors and ask them about some of the interesting work that they have done. Then talk about why you want to do it ... etc and why vandy is unique.

2. interview. go to the interview. don't do it by phone or skype.

3. grades.. good grades are necessary but not sufficient for vandy. vandy usually only takes 10-12 transfers. 2-4 transfers are from llm to jd so essentially they have 8-10 spots each year for transfer students. At least that is what i was told when I interviewed last year.

i donno what else i can think of....




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