Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2017)

Which ASW are you planning to attend?

March 14
24
46%
April 4
15
29%
Don't know yet
8
15%
None :(
5
10%
 
Total votes: 52

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OliveBC
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Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby OliveBC » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:42 pm

There wasn't one of these yet and I'm too impatient to wait for one :lol: (forgive me for being bad at pictures)

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Important Dates:
-Seat deposit due May 1st ($750 non-refundable)
-Final official transcript due August 1st

Admitted Students Programs:
-March 14th and April 4th (details to be sent out by email in Dec.)

Scholarships & Financial Aid:
-Law School Merit Awards (no deadline-all apps considered) decisions typically commence in Feb.
-Need Based Form priority deadline February 17th (http://www.needaccess.org/home.aspx)
-Law Scholars applications due January 13th (form available at http://law.vanderbilt.edu/)
-Raymonde I. Paul International Legal Studies application due January 13th (form available at http://law.vanderbilt.edu/)
-Loan notifications go out in March.

VLS Financial Handbook:
http://law.vanderbilt.edu/prospective-students/costs-financial-aid/financial-overview/

Questions:
-Email admissions@law.vanderbilt.edu
-Phone (615) 322-6452

I would include more but I feel like the big ol' book sent out with the acceptance packet covers almost anything else you'd need to know as far as food & entertainment, apartments, etc.

Having only visited Nashville for my tour and interview at Vandy I probably won't be very helpful with any questions but there is a questions thread for Vandy students: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=189961
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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby ZipWhenSheMoves » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:17 pm

Thanks for starting this!

Accepted for 2017 and Vandy is one of my top choices. Love their high clerkship numbers and everything I hear about the cooperative student community. Still waiting to hear back from some other schools, but would be very happy if I were to go here!

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OliveBC
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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby OliveBC » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:23 pm

ZipWhenSheMoves wrote:Thanks for starting this!

Accepted for 2017 and Vandy is one of my top choices. Love their high clerkship numbers and everything I hear about the cooperative student community. Still waiting to hear back from some other schools, but would be very happy if I were to go here!


Have you visited Nashville yet? I went down for a tour and interview and really loved it. I've heard the same things about how friendly everyone is not just from admissions people but current students too. Now just anxiously waiting for scholarship info :D

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby ZipWhenSheMoves » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:22 pm

OliveBC wrote:
ZipWhenSheMoves wrote:Thanks for starting this!

Accepted for 2017 and Vandy is one of my top choices. Love their high clerkship numbers and everything I hear about the cooperative student community. Still waiting to hear back from some other schools, but would be very happy if I were to go here!


Have you visited Nashville yet? I went down for a tour and interview and really loved it. I've heard the same things about how friendly everyone is not just from admissions people but current students too. Now just anxiously waiting for scholarship info :D


I've been before (my boyfriend's family lives in and outside of Nashville), but not on Vandy's campus and not since I've started looking at law schools. Definitely planning on visiting and taking that all in.

Did they give any information on when they'd send the money details? February?

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby AT9 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:01 am

Checking in! If I'm lucky enough to get a decent scholarship (decent for me meaning $100K or less for tuition/fees), and none of my other choices offer me something amazing, I'm pretty sure this is where I'll end up. It's my clear number 1 choice without taking $ into account.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby OliveBC » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:37 am

Zip- Yep, everything I've received says scholarship info is sent out in February...although I'm going to be anxiously hoping we don't have to wait that long! I'm not sure if February has been typical in past cycles or if we can expect to know sooner.

AT9- I will be crossing my fingers for you! I'm also waiting on scholarship money to make a final decision but if I get close to what I'm looking for (and like you said no other crazy offers elsewhere) Vandy would definitely be my top choice!

I hope to see you both there next fall :D

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby jk148706 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:59 am

Is there a Facebook group yet?

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OliveBC
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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby OliveBC » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:53 pm

jk148706 wrote:Is there a Facebook group yet?


Not that I know of... Can anyone just make it or is there usually an official one the school makes at some point?

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby AT9 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:49 pm

OliveBC wrote:
AT9- I will be crossing my fingers for you! I'm also waiting on scholarship money to make a final decision but if I get close to what I'm looking for (and like you said no other crazy offers elsewhere) Vandy would definitely be my top choice!

I hope to see you both there next fall :D


Thanks, and good luck to you as well! People who got in with my numbers got an average of $40K-ish according to LSN, and so far I've exceeded the averages on every offer I've received so far. Hoping/praying it holds here as well.

Anyone know a good place for a married couple to live that's not crazy expensive or a long drive away from campus?

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby LSBound2017 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:37 pm

Excited to be accepted here :D good chance I'll be at Vandy next fall. Congrats to everyone else!

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby FluffMonster » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:58 pm

This is an option, so I'm checking in. I'll probably see you guys at ASW.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby OliveBC » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:38 am

Welcome Jules & LSBound! I'm sure as scholarships come out the thread will get much more active :D

AT9- I've been looking at renting a house as well but most of my knowledge is coming from my own zillow/trulia research. I would say it depends on what you consider expensive and how long a drive is too long in your opinion. I've seen some relatively good prices for 2/3 bedrooms in Hillsboro and Sylvan Park but I haven't really checked out the neighborhoods in person at all. There also isn't a lot open right now...hoping that will change by the time we'd be looking to start renting.

This would probably be a really good question for the Vandy thread on the Ask a Law Student board, I'd be interested to know what they had to say as well :)

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby Graham42 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:43 pm

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby OliveBC » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:09 pm

Graham42 wrote:Checking in. Was accepted beginning Nov. but finally decided to post since I'm really thinking I'll be choosing Vandy next fall. Love the school, city, people. Also, the OD in the admission packet is #CLUTCH


I know right?! I felt like it was speaking directly to my heart with all the renting info/where to eat stuff...I've been prematurely researching places to live for months (no joke) and this was seriously helpful :D

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby Graham42 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:20 pm

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby arklaw13 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:18 pm

Re: housing, look at the Obiter Dictum admissions sent you. I think its in the big box. It has really good info and I picked my apartment based on that mostly.

Most 1Ls live within walking distance from campus, but there are some other options if you're willing to drive. I live in Bellevue, which is a 20-30 minute drive depending on traffic, but my apartment is in a fully-gated complex and is bigger, newer, and generally nicer than what you'll find around campus, and my rent is about what I'd be paying to live with a roommate near campus, perhaps a bit higher. But I don't have a roommate (unless you count my wife).

All that said, if you like going out to the bars and drinking several nights a week, living in Bellevue would probably be a bit of a drag.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby mylifeis24 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:11 pm

OliveBC wrote:Scholarships & Financial Aid:
-Law School Merit Awards (no deadline-all apps considered) decisions typically commence in Feb.


On the Law School Merit Awards Application http://law.vanderbilt.edu/prospective-students/costs-financial-aid/scholarship-programs/LawScholarsApplicationForm.pdf, it says that they are due on January 10th.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby arklaw13 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:44 pm

mylifeis24 wrote:
OliveBC wrote:Scholarships & Financial Aid:
-Law School Merit Awards (no deadline-all apps considered) decisions typically commence in Feb.


On the Law School Merit Awards Application http://law.vanderbilt.edu/prospective-students/costs-financial-aid/scholarship-programs/LawScholarsApplicationForm.pdf, it says that they are due on January 10th.


Law Scholar awards are completely different. They're the name-endowed full tuition scharships that require a separate app. Regular merit awards are given normally after you're accepted.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby californiauser » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:12 pm

Is there a Facebook group?

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby arklaw13 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:29 pm

californiauser wrote:Is there a Facebook group?


One is normally created closer to the deposit deadline. It's geared towards people who are definitely attending and in the early weeks it's almost all people looking for roommates.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby OliveBC » Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:18 pm

From the email I just got it looks like they may have made the 2017 Facebook page but I'm on my phone so I didn't try to get to it yet.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby FluffMonster » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:03 pm

Working on the law scholars merit awards application atm. For those of you that have completed it or are currently working on it, how long did you make each answer?

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby Graham42 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:20 pm

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby jk148706 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:59 pm

Graham42 wrote:Anyone register for ASW yet?


Registered yesterday for the March 14 one

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2017!

Postby Graham42 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:16 pm

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