Vermont 2011 Applicants

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Vermont 2011 Applicants

Postby WithoutMe » Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:59 pm

Haven't seen this thread yet so I thought I'd start it. I would def consider going depending if they give me money. Applied in November.

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Re: Vermont 2011 Applicants

Postby NorCalBruin » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:24 am

Don't you have to write one or two specific essays just for Vermont...

As I recall they don't just take your normal PS.

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Re: Vermont 2011 Applicants

Postby clr2277 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:59 am

I'm in 1st review as of 12/7.

You do have to write two specific essays for Vermont, and you can also write a third optional one.

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Re: Vermont 2011 Applicants

Postby deusvult » Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:58 am

I'm not applying to Vermont, but I live there. If anyone has quality of life questions etc. I'd be happy to answer them.

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Re: Vermont 2011 Applicants

Postby NicRen » Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:01 pm

In first review as of 12/14.

Good luck guys.

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Re: Vermont 2011 Applicants

Postby Rc1210 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:54 pm

I am in final review as of 1/7. Does anyone know how long it takes between final review and receiving a decision on your file?

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Re: Vermont 2011 Applicants

Postby clr2277 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:22 pm

Rc1210 wrote:I am in final review as of 1/7. Does anyone know how long it takes between final review and receiving a decision on your file?


I have the same status. I actually visited a little while ago, and the admissions counselor I spoke with explained the whole process. He said that you have a 1st review, and then go to final review to finalize the decision made in 1st review. You can also go into committee review if the initial person who reviewed your application was not able to make a decision based on your numbers/essays. So basically, if you're in final review you should be getting a decision soon because one has already been made.

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Re: Vermont 2011 Applicants

Postby SrLaw » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:25 pm

I actually want to apply here. Are they good with the $$$?

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Re: Vermont 2011 Applicants

Postby clr2277 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:16 pm

Based off of LSN it seems so. But then again, I haven't been able to tell if the scholarships are contingent on anything.

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Re: Vermont 2011 Applicants

Postby Rc1210 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:34 am

thanks clr. The waiting is killing me at this point. To those who are considering Vermont, are you thinking about doing a joint-degree?

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Re: Vermont 2011 Applicants

Postby irishvt14 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:15 am

Not applying to VLS but I am from the area...live 15 miles down the road from the school. If you have any questions about Vermont, PM me.

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Re: Vermont 2011 Applicants

Postby solarae » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:22 pm

Looking forward to hearing back about this. Went complete on the 10th. Got their cute little booklet in the mail this weekend with 100 reasons to attend VLS and it got me a bit excited.

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Re: Vermont 2011 Applicants

Postby rogerdodger88 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:36 pm

Just a question about the review process for those who received a decision. What is the time frame for "Final Review" after switching from "First Review"? It says a decision will be rendered shortly, but we all know how admissions offices have a different definition of "shortly" than applicants do!

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Re: Vermont 2011 Applicants

Postby Rc1210 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:58 pm

I was admitted on Monday (1/24) and I was changed to "final review" on 1/8. So, apparently, it can take a while.

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Re: Vermont 2011 Applicants

Postby rogerdodger88 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:42 pm

Rc1210 wrote:I was admitted on Monday (1/24) and I was changed to "final review" on 1/8. So, apparently, it can take a while.



Ah I see, thanks for the info! I will relax on the hourly status check-ups then.

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Re: Vermont 2011 Applicants

Postby hanthorn79 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:28 am

I have currently narrowed my choices to VLS and Loyola University. I am interested in Environmental Law, which gives VLS a big plus over Loyola, but my issue with VLS is the location. I lived in a country setting in Ohio before and hated it. I get to bored in isolated locations. Should I still go to VLS because of the great Environmental Law program there? Any suggestions on my decision?

P.S. Visited Loyola University but not VLS yet

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Re: Vermont 2011 Applicants

Postby clr2277 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:15 am

hanthorn79 wrote:I have currently narrowed my choices to VLS and Loyola University. I am interested in Environmental Law, which gives VLS a big plus over Loyola, but my issue with VLS is the location. I lived in a country setting in Ohio before and hated it. I get to bored in isolated locations. Should I still go to VLS because of the great Environmental Law program there? Any suggestions on my decision?


I live pretty close to Vermont. Some areas aren't bad, but VLS is as isolated as you can get. There really is NOTHING out there, and if you want to get to civilization you have to drive for about a half hour. I would definitely recommend visiting it to see if you think you could live there for 3 years.

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Re: Vermont 2011 Applicants

Postby hanthorn79 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:19 pm

clr2277 wrote:
hanthorn79 wrote:I have currently narrowed my choices to VLS and Loyola University. I am interested in Environmental Law, which gives VLS a big plus over Loyola, but my issue with VLS is the location. I lived in a country setting in Ohio before and hated it. I get to bored in isolated locations. Should I still go to VLS because of the great Environmental Law program there? Any suggestions on my decision?


I live pretty close to Vermont. Some areas aren't bad, but VLS is as isolated as you can get. There really is NOTHING out there, and if you want to get to civilization you have to drive for about a half hour. I would definitely recommend visiting it to see if you think you could live there for 3 years.


Is March a good time to Visit? I plan visiting the school and the surrounding area for 3 or 4 days to get a good feel for living there. I guess the school is 27 miles from a traffic light...wow! South Royalton has to be a little different than normal small town life because of the law school.

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Re: Vermont 2011 Applicants

Postby kch3684 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:51 pm

VLS is very rural -tiny town 2-3 bars/restaurants- but if you don't mind driving it's not a bad location, 20-30 minutes south to Hanover where Dartmouth is, 30 minutes north to Montpelier and about an hour north to Burlington. I live near Hanover and have friends who live 45 minutes away and we'll still get together for dinner, I'm just used to driving the distances.

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Re: Vermont 2011 Applicants

Postby irishvt14 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:50 pm

I live 10 minutes from VLS. It's not that bad. If you hate living in rural areas it will be tough for you, but saying that there's nothing to do is inaccurate. Do you like to ski? Snowboard? Hike? Canoe? Kayak? There are plenty of outdoor activities. Hanover and Lebanon, New Hampshire have enough bars for you to find something to do. Hop on the interstate and it's 20-25 minutes. And it actually DOES get more isolated than VLS so don't be misled. If you care about environmental law, that is the place to be. Burlington's an hour and 15 minutes away, Boston is two...you could make it work if you wanted to.

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Re: Vermont 2011 Applicants

Postby hanthorn79 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:33 pm

Great information comrades. Thank you. One more thing: What is the nearest airport and train station to VLS?

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Re: Vermont 2011 Applicants

Postby kch3684 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:39 pm

If you can deal with small planes you can fly into Lebanon although it's a little more expensive the Burlington, our major airport, amtrack stops in White River, not sure where there other stops are. I would bet VLS's website has a getting there page that has more info then I do! When I fly out of the area I look at BTV, LEB, MHT, and even BDL although thats quite a drive

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Re: Vermont 2011 Applicants

Postby solarae » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:29 pm

I've been in 1st review since 1/10 and I am getting sooo bored with seeing that status everytime I check it!

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Re: Vermont 2011 Applicants

Postby RebelRebel » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:04 pm

VLS interests me very much, given it's admission numbers, I have always wondered why it's ranked so low. Possibly because VT is a tiny market and the law school is not associated with a bigger school... pity.

Would anyone be considering the joint degree programs?

http://www.vermontlaw.edu/Academics/Deg ... of_Law.htm

http://www.vermontlaw.edu/Academics/Deg ... ngland.htm

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Re: Vermont 2011 Applicants

Postby solarae » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:20 pm

1st review 1/10 , final review 2/14




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