Vanderbilt Law School - Class of 2020

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2020)

What do you want to do immediately after law school and where?

Big Law
31
32%
Government
3
3%
Federal Clerkship
17
18%
Public Interest
1
1%
Non-Big Law Private Practice
2
2%
Northeast
16
17%
South
13
14%
Midwest
4
4%
West Coast
6
6%
International
3
3%
 
Total votes: 96

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School - Class of 2020

Postby ray.bee » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:03 am

Thanks @Pizzagoblin and @Gitaroo_Dude! That's all useful information to know! :)

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School - Class of 2020

Postby Litt1tUp » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:45 am

Left Friday during Blackacre because I had a last minute change in plans...

But I have to echo the other statements about the people. The only downfall I saw was that it's easy to get lost in the fun and take it easy at Vandy from talking to the 1Ls and 2Ls. Also some were telling me that their largest placement was in NYC but the data sheet they gave us said 11% of the class so I'm not sure why they were saying that.

Strong reputation in the south like UT. I probably won't be attending to be honest because while COA is low for me, the reach to the markets I want to go to make me feel uncomfortable with the school.

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School - Class of 2020

Postby Gitaroo_Dude » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:56 am

Also had the pleasure of randomly meeting tuesdayninja last night after trivia. Great guy.

There are a ton of TLS lurkers here this weekend. :shock:

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School - Class of 2020

Postby Litt1tUp » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:09 pm

Gitaroo_Dude wrote:Also had the pleasure of randomly meeting tuesdayninja last night after trivia. Great guy.

There are a ton of TLS lurkers here this weekend. :shock:


Pretty sure that most people that go to law school know about TLS! To be honest, a lot of people don't like this site from what I heard haha Sometimes I'm glad I made an account and sometimes I'm not.

Which lunch table did you sit at? Maybe we met!

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School - Class of 2020

Postby tuesdayninja » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:20 pm

Waiting at the airport now, but Vandy was great. This was my first law school visit so don't have anything else to compare to.

The school is super chill and there are some very smart people. All the current students were very welcoming and the 0Ls were cool too. During trivia it seemed like all the current students got along. May have to do with the school not ranking students, so there's a relaxed vibe. The professors were very approachable too. Coincidentally sat down with an IP professor (I'm aiming for IP), during the student-faculty lunch, who was very knowledgeable and friendly.

There appeared to be a "healthy" drinking culture but that could be like any other law school for all I know. Also could have been because it was St. Pattys weekend. The current students were enthusiastic about us attending the bar review Thursday night and also invited us out after Blackacre and trivia. I got the sense that they work hard and play hard.

Didn't get to explore Nashville too much but the city is exploding, lots of new buildings going up and apparently 80-100 people are moving to Nashville everyday. The area around the school is nice, I got an Ann Arbor vibe but with more high rises.

All in all, this weekend was a + for Vandy but I can't commit yet due to wanting to see other schools for feel. But I could see myself here!

Also met gitaroo dude at the bar last night, he's a cool cat.

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School - Class of 2020

Postby arklaw13 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:28 pm

Litt1tUp wrote:Left Friday during Blackacre because I had a last minute change in plans...

But I have to echo the other statements about the people. The only downfall I saw was that it's easy to get lost in the fun and take it easy at Vandy from talking to the 1Ls and 2Ls. Also some were telling me that their largest placement was in NYC but the data sheet they gave us said 11% of the class so I'm not sure why they were saying that.

Strong reputation in the south like UT. I probably won't be attending to be honest because while COA is low for me, the reach to the markets I want to go to make me feel uncomfortable with the school.


Perhaps they meant of the major markets? The highest percentage state that Vandy feeds into is TN, but NYC is the largest major market by percentage. DC is second, followed by CHI I imagine? Then maybe the TX markets.

Which markets are you most interested in?

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School - Class of 2020

Postby Gitaroo_Dude » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:39 pm

Litt1tUp wrote:
Gitaroo_Dude wrote:Also had the pleasure of randomly meeting tuesdayninja last night after trivia. Great guy.

There are a ton of TLS lurkers here this weekend. :shock:


Pretty sure that most people that go to law school know about TLS! To be honest, a lot of people don't like this site from what I heard haha Sometimes I'm glad I made an account and sometimes I'm not.

Which lunch table did you sit at? Maybe we met!


I sat with a legal writing professor. Honestly, she probably wasn't the best fit for that kind of event, hahaha. Maybe you were one of the many CA people I met?

And yeah, almost everyone I spoke with dislikes TLS. :lol:

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School - Class of 2020

Postby Litt1tUp » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:49 pm

Gitaroo_Dude wrote:
Litt1tUp wrote:
Gitaroo_Dude wrote:Also had the pleasure of randomly meeting tuesdayninja last night after trivia. Great guy.

There are a ton of TLS lurkers here this weekend. :shock:


Pretty sure that most people that go to law school know about TLS! To be honest, a lot of people don't like this site from what I heard haha Sometimes I'm glad I made an account and sometimes I'm not.

Which lunch table did you sit at? Maybe we met!


I sat with a legal writing professor. Honestly, she probably wasn't the best fit for that kind of event, hahaha. Maybe you were one of the many CA people I met?

And yeah, almost everyone I spoke with dislikes TLS. :lol:


So many people from CA lol and well everyone I met with was chill, except one person who kept asking me about my numbers and scholarship to see if they got a fair offer so unless you were that person, then you're a cool kid !

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School - Class of 2020

Postby Gitaroo_Dude » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:03 pm

Litt1tUp wrote:
Gitaroo_Dude wrote:
Litt1tUp wrote:
Gitaroo_Dude wrote:Also had the pleasure of randomly meeting tuesdayninja last night after trivia. Great guy.

There are a ton of TLS lurkers here this weekend. :shock:


Pretty sure that most people that go to law school know about TLS! To be honest, a lot of people don't like this site from what I heard haha Sometimes I'm glad I made an account and sometimes I'm not.

Which lunch table did you sit at? Maybe we met!


I sat with a legal writing professor. Honestly, she probably wasn't the best fit for that kind of event, hahaha. Maybe you were one of the many CA people I met?

And yeah, almost everyone I spoke with dislikes TLS. :lol:


So many people from CA lol and well everyone I met with was chill, except one person who kept asking me about my numbers and scholarship to see if they got a fair offer so unless you were that person, then you're a cool kid !


They really need to improve their LSN stalking game if they're asking that, lol. Though I'd like to imagine that was the party planning committee guy. :P

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School - Class of 2020

Postby do_me_a_favor » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:05 pm

current 1L here, more than happy to answer any Q's. feel free to PM as well. great school--and don't let the fratty upper middle class vibe bother you, it's not as prevalent as it probably seems at events and shit

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School - Class of 2020

Postby HonestlyThough » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:05 pm

How long did it take people to hear about money? My admission said within the week and it's now been a week and :( :(

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School - Class of 2020

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:02 pm

Anyone that went to March ASW stay at the Scarritt-Bennett Center? How was it??

Anyone else staying there for the April ASW?

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School - Class of 2020

Postby Gitaroo_Dude » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:38 pm

Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:Anyone that went to March ASW stay at the Scarritt-Bennett Center? How was it??

Anyone else staying there for the April ASW?


I stayed there Saturday night. I would say it's perfectly adequate. They give you linens, a bed, and a bathroom, which is pretty much all you'll need for the trip. The facilities were fine. You're definitely getting what you pay for.

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School - Class of 2020

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:48 pm

Gitaroo_Dude wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:Anyone that went to March ASW stay at the Scarritt-Bennett Center? How was it??

Anyone else staying there for the April ASW?


I stayed there Saturday night. I would say it's perfectly adequate. They give you linens, a bed, and a bathroom, which is pretty much all you'll need for the trip. The facilities were fine. You're definitely getting what you pay for.


Sounds good to me, thanks!

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School - Class of 2020

Postby rachel3636 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:54 pm

Hey yall! Has anyone attempted to negotiate scholarships? I know it usually isn't usually fruitful for Vandy, but I tried anyway. Haven't heard anything back in about a week! Hoping to hear back soon.

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School - Class of 2020

Postby atlantahoo » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:54 am

for any current Vandy students: is living in east nashville doable for a 1L? stayed in an airbnb there for ASW and really vibed with the area, but I don't wanna feel like i'm a million miles away from everyone else who's just starting out.

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School - Class of 2020

Postby alpha kenny body » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:26 pm

atlantahoo wrote:for any current Vandy students: is living in east nashville doable for a 1L? stayed in an airbnb there for ASW and really vibed with the area, but I don't wanna feel like i'm a million miles away from everyone else who's just starting out.

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School - Class of 2020

Postby Big Red » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:46 pm

arklaw13 wrote:
Litt1tUp wrote:Left Friday during Blackacre because I had a last minute change in plans...

But I have to echo the other statements about the people. The only downfall I saw was that it's easy to get lost in the fun and take it easy at Vandy from talking to the 1Ls and 2Ls. Also some were telling me that their largest placement was in NYC but the data sheet they gave us said 11% of the class so I'm not sure why they were saying that.

Strong reputation in the south like UT. I probably won't be attending to be honest because while COA is low for me, the reach to the markets I want to go to make me feel uncomfortable with the school.


Perhaps they meant of the major markets? The highest percentage state that Vandy feeds into is TN, but NYC is the largest major market by percentage. DC is second, followed by CHI I imagine? Then maybe the TX markets.

Which markets are you most interested in?


Having now gone through OCI, and getting to the point where people finally feel comfortable talking about it, I would argue that the only two markets we actively underperform in are DC and Nashville. Top third at Vanderbilt will get looks just about everywhere, but I don't know that I would tell someone to come here if they want Vandy to open the door to Nashville or they have their heart set on DC.

As a class, we absolutely select out of markets like NY and Chicago and into markets like Atlanta or TX. Dunno what you're looking for

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School - Class of 2020

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:49 am

Big Red wrote:
arklaw13 wrote:
Litt1tUp wrote:Left Friday during Blackacre because I had a last minute change in plans...

But I have to echo the other statements about the people. The only downfall I saw was that it's easy to get lost in the fun and take it easy at Vandy from talking to the 1Ls and 2Ls. Also some were telling me that their largest placement was in NYC but the data sheet they gave us said 11% of the class so I'm not sure why they were saying that.

Strong reputation in the south like UT. I probably won't be attending to be honest because while COA is low for me, the reach to the markets I want to go to make me feel uncomfortable with the school.


Perhaps they meant of the major markets? The highest percentage state that Vandy feeds into is TN, but NYC is the largest major market by percentage. DC is second, followed by CHI I imagine? Then maybe the TX markets.

Which markets are you most interested in?


Having now gone through OCI, and getting to the point where people finally feel comfortable talking about it, I would argue that the only two markets we actively underperform in are DC and Nashville. Top third at Vanderbilt will get looks just about everywhere, but I don't know that I would tell someone to come here if they want Vandy to open the door to Nashville or they have their heart set on DC.

As a class, we absolutely select out of markets like NY and Chicago and into markets like Atlanta or TX. Dunno what you're looking for


Outside of Milbank, are there any other NYC firms that have strong reputations for hiring Vandy grads?

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School - Class of 2020

Postby ehf9634 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:06 pm

atlantahoo wrote:for any current Vandy students: is living in east nashville doable for a 1L? stayed in an airbnb there for ASW and really vibed with the area, but I don't wanna feel like i'm a million miles away from everyone else who's just starting out.


As a Nashville native, I probably wouldn't want to make that commute. The traffic would be a nightmare every day trying to get through downtown and onto West End. Just my opinion though!

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School - Class of 2020

Postby Big Red » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:36 pm

Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
Outside of Milbank, are there any other NYC firms that have strong reputations for hiring Vandy grads?


Not in the same way, but there are multiple at Skaddan, STB, Cravath in c/o 17/18. Skaddan especially takes a couple every year. There's also a Paul Weiss, Davis Polk, off the top of my head.

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School - Class of 2020

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:38 pm

Big Red wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
Outside of Milbank, are there any other NYC firms that have strong reputations for hiring Vandy grads?


Not in the same way, but there are multiple at Skaddan, STB, Cravath in c/o 17/18. Skaddan especially takes a couple every year. There's also a Paul Weiss, Davis Polk, off the top of my head.


Awesome, thanks!

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School - Class of 2020 NEW POLL!

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:06 pm

New Poll!

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School - Class of 2020

Postby alpha kenny body » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:13 pm

ehf9634 wrote:
atlantahoo wrote:for any current Vandy students: is living in east nashville doable for a 1L? stayed in an airbnb there for ASW and really vibed with the area, but I don't wanna feel like i'm a million miles away from everyone else who's just starting out.


As a Nashville native, I probably wouldn't want to make that commute. The traffic would be a nightmare every day trying to get through downtown and onto West End. Just my opinion though!

They could take the bikeway if they're fit enough

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School - Class of 2020 NEW POLL!

Postby Pure Applesauce » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:28 pm

congrats everybody!

vandy person here willing to answer qs

can talk about profs, clerking, big law, compare to t13 options




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