Is Vanderbilt Worth Sticker?

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marshalltucker
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Is Vanderbilt Worth Sticker?

Postby marshalltucker » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:54 pm

Is Vandy worth it at sticker? Presume for the east coast from say Georgia to New England.

EDIT: Wow, I am an idiot. That was an embarrassing misspelling right in the title.
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The Zeppelin
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Re: Is Vanderbult Worth Sticker?

Postby The Zeppelin » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:55 pm

No.

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Re: Is Vanderbult Worth Sticker?

Postby Zojirushi » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:56 pm

What is Vanderbult?

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Re: Is Vanderbult Worth Sticker?

Postby PoliticalJunkie » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:01 pm

Yes for MD down south. Above Phila might be a little more difficult and anything west of Miss River puts you in greater difficulty.

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Re: Is Vanderbult Worth Sticker?

Postby holydonkey » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:08 pm

Yes.

"99% of 2009 graduates accepted jobs before graduation.
21 members of the Class of 2009 accepted judicial clerkships.
2009 graduates took positions in 24 states, D.C., and in 2 foreign countries.
Virtually all of our graduates are employed within six months after graduation.
During summer 2009, Vanderbilt law students worked in 34 states and D.C., and in 11 foreign countries."

Class of 2009 Employment at Graduation by Geography
Northeast 26.6%
West/Southwest 14.4%
South 43.0%
International 2.7%
Midwest 13.3%

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Re: Is Vanderbult Worth Sticker?

Postby nycparalegal » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:08 pm

I think it depends. Did you get $ from anyplace else?

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Re: Is Vanderbult Worth Sticker?

Postby 02082010 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:11 pm

The Zeppelin wrote:No.


I wouldn't pay sticker anywhere outside of HYSCC.

/thread.

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Re: Is Vanderbult Worth Sticker?

Postby kurama20 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:12 pm

If you aren't interested in corporate law in Atlanta, Tenneseee, or Florida then no. If you are then it's still pushing it.

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Re: Is Vanderbult Worth Sticker?

Postby 02082010 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:14 pm

In before Observationalist starts trolling.

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Re: Is Vanderbult Worth Sticker?

Postby holydonkey » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:16 pm

Also -

http://law.vanderbilt.edu/alumni/alumni ... index.aspx

East coast looks good from FL to NY. Top fifteen alumni locations:

1. Tennessee
2. Georgia
3. Florida
4. Texas
5. New York
6. California
7. Alabama
8. Illinois
9. Virginia
10. Kentucky
11. North Carolina
12. Washington DC
13. Ohio
14. Maryland
15. Pennsylvania
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Re: Is Vanderbult Worth Sticker?

Postby EijiMiyake » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:20 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:
The Zeppelin wrote:No.


I wouldn't pay sticker anywhere outside of HYSCC.

/thread.



Just out of curiosity, is that out of principle, or do you feel that there is a functional difference in your debt load?

I ask because I'm not sure I see any significant difference (in terms of loan repayment schedules) between paying sticker at NYU or going to NYU with a 10k/year grant. (Obviously, you may not want to go to NYU with 30k either.)

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Re: Is Vanderbult Worth Sticker?

Postby 02082010 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:23 pm

EijiMiyake wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:
The Zeppelin wrote:No.


I wouldn't pay sticker anywhere outside of HYSCC.

/thread.



Just out of curiosity, is that out of principle, or do you feel that there is a functional difference in your debt load?

I ask because I'm not sure I see any significant difference (in terms of loan repayment schedules) between paying sticker at NYU or going to NYU with a 10k/year grant. (Obviously, you may not want to go to NYU with 30k either.)


NYU is a fantastic law school. However, I have absolutely no desire to work in NYC, and if I don't go to Chicago, I want a school with name-brand recognition/lay appeal since I hope to run for local/state/nat'l office on day. Also, as I plan on practicing in Chicago I'd go to Michigan over NYU in any case.

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Re: Is Vanderbult Worth Sticker?

Postby nycparalegal » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:25 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:
The Zeppelin wrote:No.


I wouldn't pay sticker anywhere outside of HYSCC.

/thread.


So unless your LSN profile is off, as of now you will be choosing to attend W&M, because that seems the only place that gave you $?

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Re: Is Vanderbult Worth Sticker?

Postby EijiMiyake » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:26 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:
EijiMiyake wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:
The Zeppelin wrote:No.


I wouldn't pay sticker anywhere outside of HYSCC.

/thread.



Just out of curiosity, is that out of principle, or do you feel that there is a functional difference in your debt load?

I ask because I'm not sure I see any significant difference (in terms of loan repayment schedules) between paying sticker at NYU or going to NYU with a 10k/year grant. (Obviously, you may not want to go to NYU with 30k either.)


NYU is a fantastic law school. However, I have absolutely no desire to work in NYC, and if I don't go to Chicago, I want a school with name-brand recognition/lay appeal since I hope to run for local/state/nat'l office on day. Also, as I plan on practicing in Chicago I'd go to Michigan over NYU in any case.


Right, NYU was just an example. I was just wondering what the difference at any law school is between sticker and merit aid that only reduces your debt load from 180k to 150k.

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Re: Is Vanderbult Worth Sticker?

Postby 02082010 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:30 pm

nycparalegal wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:
The Zeppelin wrote:No.


I wouldn't pay sticker anywhere outside of HYSCC.

/thread.


So unless your LSN profile is off, as of now you will be choosing to attend W&M, because that seems the only place that gave you $?


Most top schools don't mention $$ until March-ish. A 172 3.2 URM got the full Dean's scholly at UVA. I'm thinking they can give my 2.7 around half-tuition, maybe?

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Re: Is Vanderbult Worth Sticker?

Postby 02082010 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:31 pm

EijiMiyake wrote:Right, NYU was just an example. I was just wondering what the difference at any law school is between sticker and merit aid that only reduces your debt load from 180k to 150k.


Oh okay. Well yeah, in your example, 10K/yr is a paltry sum.

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Re: Is Vanderbult Worth Sticker?

Postby missvik218 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:36 pm

I think it depends what your other options look like and what it is you want to do. I would probably pay it.

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Re: Is Vanderbult Worth Sticker?

Postby nycparalegal » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:37 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:
Most top schools don't mention $$ until March-ish. A 172 3.2 URM got the full Dean's scholly at UVA. I'm thinking they can give my 2.7 around half-tuition, maybe?


But if you don't get any $ from a t-14 school are you going with were you got $?

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Re: Is Vanderbult Worth Sticker?

Postby annabell » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:46 pm

The school is named Vanderbilt. If you can't spell a school's name correctly, I doubt you can get in. How many people that applied to Colombia Law School were admitted?

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Re: Is Vanderbult Worth Sticker?

Postby marshalltucker » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:50 pm

nycparalegal wrote:I think it depends. Did you get $ from anyplace else?


Assume regional 20-40's like Emory, UGA, UNC, George Mason would be substantially cheaper. Vandy just seems perfect barring the absurd amounts of debt (looks like $180k at least over 3 years as opposed to closer to $110ish at various regionals).

annabell wrote:The school is named Vanderbilt. If you can't spell a school's name correctly, I doubt you can get in. How many people that applied to Colombia Law School were admitted?


Yeah I'm dumb, I get it, yadda yadda yadda.

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Re: Is Vanderbult Worth Sticker?

Postby nycparalegal » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:51 pm

annabell wrote:The school is named Vanderbilt. If you can't spell a school's name correctly, I doubt you can get in. How many people that applied to Colombia Law School were admitted?


Wow, I know it's a competitive time of the year but chill out. It's an anonymous forum, he/she was probably rushed when he/she posted it. I made a huge typo in a few posts when I wrote cardoza, but on my application I wrote Cardozo.

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Re: Is Vanderbilt Worth Sticker?

Postby flcath » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:53 pm

I've been wondering the same thing, but with Cornell (half scholly at ND vice sticker at Cornell). I'm thinking no.

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Re: Is Vanderbilt Worth Sticker?

Postby Pearalegal » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:55 pm

kurama20 wrote:If you aren't interested in corporate law in Atlanta, Tenneseee, or Florida then no. If you are then it's still pushing it.


+1.

Vandys a great school, but people seem to that its rise in the rankings is very recent after the school threw a bunch of money at the law school (thats not meant to be an insult, I loved how upfront the administration was about everything).

When it comes to corporate law anywhere outside of those places Kurama mentioned, Vandy hasn't really gotten a lot of grads in place to start networking and really spreading the word for the school.

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Re: Is Vanderbilt Worth Sticker?

Postby marshalltucker » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:58 pm

I have the distinct feeling that this is going to be a very useful thread for a LOT of people. Thus any information/advice offered will likely be invaluable not just to me but to others this cycle (and beyond). Also waiting for Observationalist to drop some knowledge.

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Re: Is Vanderbult Worth Sticker?

Postby nattybro » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:04 pm

annabell wrote:The school is named Vanderbilt. If you can't spell a school's name correctly, I doubt you can get in. How many people that applied to Colombia Law School were admitted?


So excited to sit in class with people like this :roll:




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