Vanderbilt Class of 2018

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)

What will get you to attend Vandy Law?

Admittance, this is my first choice
11
14%
Something, anything to convince myself I'm getting a deal
12
15%
Half Scholly
21
26%
Full Scholly
21
26%
A T-14 NOT admitting me
9
11%
A T-6 NOT admitting me
3
4%
I'm just using the school for leverage
4
5%
 
Total votes: 81

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby arklaw13 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:31 pm

poppy13 wrote:Hey, so a similar conversation is going on in the full 2018 forum, but I thought I would post on here. I've basically decided on Vandy, but would be paying almost sticker price. For those of you who chose Vandy, what made you feel that it was worth the price? Or am I the only person paying that much? Vandy is by far my 1st choice, but I occasionally panic about the debt. I know it's a loaded question. Just wanted to throw it out there.


Vandy 2L here who would not pay sticker, and I've had awesome outcomes. You need to retake and get a better outcome next cycle.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby fa1493 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:35 pm

Big Red wrote:
fa1493 wrote:Sent out a negotiation email....will let you know how it goes.


Guess I should add my voice to the vandy doesn't negotiate chorus. Did get a very nice, honest email out of it.



Ya im kinda just doing it to do it. Waited as long as I could hold out before the deadline. I mean hey, they said they would only reimburse me 400 for ASW and they ended up giving me 500.....maybe its a sign of things to come :lol: :mrgreen:

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby Big Red » Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:41 pm

vdh2102 wrote:Anybody else been looking?


I've settled on the grove since I'm going to be in a 1BR 1L and don't want to be too isolated. I'm going to try to get to Nashville to look at apartments but might end up just going on the word of the obiter thing

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby KMart » Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:43 pm

Wipfelder wrote:^^^^Obviously, it depends.

Vandy at sticker is pretty 'ballsy' though.......I think the top dudes get great short-term financial outcomes, but your access to markets starts to fall off dramatically.

The top of the class doesn't have great access to markets, even if they're from there?

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby arklaw13 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:29 pm

KMart wrote:
Wipfelder wrote:^^^^Obviously, it depends.

Vandy at sticker is pretty 'ballsy' though.......I think the top dudes get great short-term financial outcomes, but your access to markets starts to fall off dramatically.

The top of the class doesn't have great access to markets, even if they're from there?


Maybe he means that access drops dramatically as you go deeper into the class, which is true. If not, he's wrong. The top people aren't limited any more than they would be at another school (i.e. Chi/SF are always going to be hard without ties).

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby KMart » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:34 pm

arklaw13 wrote:Maybe he means that access drops dramatically as you go deeper into the class, which is true. If not, he's wrong. The top people aren't limited any more than they would be at another school (i.e. Chi/SF are always going to be hard without ties).

What do you think about median numbers for someone who wants to go to Chi? I'm from there and went to UG here. Any tie I have is back here. This is really the main thing holding me back from Vandy - I'd love to get your opinion.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby arklaw13 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:53 pm

KMart wrote:
arklaw13 wrote:Maybe he means that access drops dramatically as you go deeper into the class, which is true. If not, he's wrong. The top people aren't limited any more than they would be at another school (i.e. Chi/SF are always going to be hard without ties).

What do you think about median numbers for someone who wants to go to Chi? I'm from there and went to UG here. Any tie I have is back here. This is really the main thing holding me back from Vandy - I'd love to get your opinion.


At median I'd be surprised if many Chi firms looked at you. Greenberg took a couple people this year, maybe their grade cutoffs were lower (I don't know who the people are that are going there, so I can't speculate what their grades are), but everyone else I know of who is going to a Chi firm has good grades, like top 20% and up.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby KMart » Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:10 pm

Thanks for the help, where are people at median ending up? If you know.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby arklaw13 » Fri Apr 17, 2015 4:12 pm

KMart wrote:Thanks for the help, where are people at median ending up? If you know.


Honestly, I don't know who the people at median are, so I can't be of much help. To the extent that people around median get biglaw jobs (which is iffy), I imagine it's either NYC firms or smaller southern markets (other than Nashville, which is very grade selective).

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby KMart » Fri Apr 17, 2015 4:41 pm

I appreciate it nonetheless, it all helps.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby docdoc » Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:55 pm

arklaw13 wrote:
KMart wrote:Thanks for the help, where are people at median ending up? If you know.


Honestly, I don't know who the people at median are, so I can't be of much help. To the extent that people around median get biglaw jobs (which is iffy), I imagine it's either NYC firms or smaller southern markets (other than Nashville, which is very grade selective).


Which smaller southern markets have you heard of Vandy grads getting jobs in? I have ties in two of them, but one of them is the Triangle (so, obviously, Duke and UNC dominate) and the other is Louisiana, which has Tulane and LSU in it.

Also thanks for all the help!

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby arklaw13 » Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:14 pm

docdoc wrote:
arklaw13 wrote:
KMart wrote:Thanks for the help, where are people at median ending up? If you know.


Honestly, I don't know who the people at median are, so I can't be of much help. To the extent that people around median get biglaw jobs (which is iffy), I imagine it's either NYC firms or smaller southern markets (other than Nashville, which is very grade selective).


Which smaller southern markets have you heard of Vandy grads getting jobs in? I have ties in two of them, but one of them is the Triangle (so, obviously, Duke and UNC dominate) and the other is Louisiana, which has Tulane and LSU in it.

Also thanks for all the help!


Looking at where 3Ls summered, the biggest southern markets (in no particular order) are:
Nashville (grade and tie selective; also people go to knoxville/chatanooga/memphis)
Atlanta (not really small, but smaller than people give it credit for)
Birmingham (not particularly grade and tie-selective, in my experience, but you'll need one or the other)
Charlotte (although basically no one targets there)
Florida (fuck your life if you want florida, but some people get it)
Lexington

Maybe some others

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby allentx » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:59 am

Has anyone had any success trying to negotiate? I am going to send them an email either today or tomorrow because why not try.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby fa1493 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:59 pm

Another polite no received on the negotiation front.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby docdoc » Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:24 pm

Have people had success requesting deposit extensions? Who would I contact?

Right now, Vandy is my top choice, but I'm still waiting to hear back from one more school.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby landshoes » Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:30 pm

I got a polite no--although it misstated my scholarship offer.

Are people thinking of visiting?

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby KMart » Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:36 pm

landshoes wrote:Are people thinking of visiting?

I'm going to try to, although I think they stopped the reimbursements.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby Big Red » Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:37 pm

Anyone coming to Vandy?

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby storpappa » Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:06 pm

Big Red wrote:Anyone coming to Vandy?

Very silent WL

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby Big Red » Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:06 pm

storpappa wrote:
Big Red wrote:Anyone coming to Vandy?

Very silent WL


Jeeze yeah just peeked at LSN - hope you stick in there and good luck!

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby adil91 » Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:15 pm

Big Red wrote:Anyone coming to Vandy?


I am :)

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby Big Red » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:24 am

adil91 wrote:
Big Red wrote:Anyone coming to Vandy?


I am :)


Niiiiiiiiiiiiice! Now go get your name on the c/o 2018 thread, I'm lonely :lol:

I'm pretty pumped to get to Nashville to settle in, was just there a week or so ago nailing down a place to live.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby neeksneeks » Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:04 am

Big Red wrote:Anyone coming to Vandy?


I am! And I can hardly wait, I'm so excited to be moving to Nashville.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby JayCutlerYoloSwag » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:12 pm

Damn. I love this school. Big congrats, and best of luck to everyone who has officially decided on Vandy! You won't regret it.

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Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2018

Postby KMart » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:16 pm

Withdrew over the weekend, hopefully my spot goes to someone very deserving and excited.




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