booker09 wrote:DSTned4Law wrote:1L courses are not posted yet and I don't think will be for another couple of weeks. Orientation is August 17 so there's plenty of time. Sections haven't even been decided yet. And there isn't any log-in information necessary for the Admitted Student Site. It can be found here:
Life of the Law is worth 1 credit, not pass/fail. And, taken off one of the other msg boards:
For the Class of 2011:
Life of the Law (1)
Section A, Semester 1
Torts (4), Reg State (4), Civ Pro (4), Legal Writing I (2).
Section B, Semester 1
Contracts (4), Reg State (4), Civ Pro (4), Legal Writing I (2).
Section A, Semester 2
Contracts (4), Property (4), Constitutional (3), Criminal (3), Legal Writing II (2).
Section B, Semester 2
Torts (4), Property (4), Constitutional (3), Criminal (3), Legal Writing II (2).
thanks! i didn't know Life of the Law was a pre-semester class... what does that mean? it's taken during orientation or something? Also, didn't know there were only 2 sections, and that they didn't take the same classes each semester. good to know
Yeah. It's only taken from August 18 - 21st (Orientation week). And yes. The entering class is typically no more than 190 students so only 2 sections are needed for such a small group.
booker09 wrote:oh yeah and another thing. can anyone comment on the racial makeup of the student body? obviously, at all law schools, minorities are a minority. but i just have this idea of Vanderbilt being super white, more so than Emory or Duke. the stats on Vanderbilt's website seem to support; only 20% minorities (albeit a small overall class)
and, i really don't mean to offend, but while a lot of ppl seem to like that Vanderbilt is a southern school, i find that a huge turn off. DISCLAIMER: no, i am not being a provincial yankee here. i live in GA, so i know what (a part of) the south is like.
[will be posting in the "decision at Vanderbilt!!" thread, sorry for the repeat post]
I attended an HBCU in Georgia for undergrad so I understand what you mean. I will say that from my experience at Vandy's admitted student wknd, yes, there's an overwhelming (or at least it was for me, coming from an HBCU after all) amount of "the majority" at the school. But you're going to have that anywhere you go unless you're attending Howard Law. And you're probably going to feel like Vandy is "super white" compared to Emory or Duke because those schools have a larger student body, so there will clearly be more minorities. And though Vandy is a southern school - I think what sets it apart from most is that the student body/faculty/staff is just RIDICULOUSLY nice. I know you've heard that a thousand times over, but it's true. And the white people I encountered in the Nashville area were just as nice. Basically, you won't feel like the klan and/or a lynch mob is after you, lol. Don't worry. It's in the South, but aside from the incessant country music - it doesn't really feel like it.