Vanderbilt c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:17 pm

Oftranch wrote:On the character and fitness questions do I need to check yes on the question below if I have gotten a speeding ticket? I am curious to hear how y'all approached it.

"Have you ever, either as an adult or a minor, been charged or convicted of any crime, or charged with or found to have committed any offense (whether or not defined as a crime)? This should include matters that have been expunged or dismissed."

No, minor traffic violation ( i.e speeding ticket) don't count. Now, if it was reckless driving or DUI, I would disclose it

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby gavinstevens » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:20 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
Oftranch wrote:On the character and fitness questions do I need to check yes on the question below if I have gotten a speeding ticket? I am curious to hear how y'all approached it.

"Have you ever, either as an adult or a minor, been charged or convicted of any crime, or charged with or found to have committed any offense (whether or not defined as a crime)? This should include matters that have been expunged or dismissed."

No, minor traffic violation ( i.e speeding ticket) don't count. Now, if it was reckless driving or DUI, I would disclose it


Related question, for "academic institution" did you guys include high school disciplinary actions?

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:22 pm

gavinstevens wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
Oftranch wrote:On the character and fitness questions do I need to check yes on the question below if I have gotten a speeding ticket? I am curious to hear how y'all approached it.

"Have you ever, either as an adult or a minor, been charged or convicted of any crime, or charged with or found to have committed any offense (whether or not defined as a crime)? This should include matters that have been expunged or dismissed."

No, minor traffic violation ( i.e speeding ticket) don't count. Now, if it was reckless driving or DUI, I would disclose it


Related question, for "academic institution" did you guys include high school disciplinary actions?

I don't know 100%, but I would think only your college academic behavior would be relevent

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby gavinstevens » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:26 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
gavinstevens wrote:
msblaw89 wrote:
Oftranch wrote:On the character and fitness questions do I need to check yes on the question below if I have gotten a speeding ticket? I am curious to hear how y'all approached it.

"Have you ever, either as an adult or a minor, been charged or convicted of any crime, or charged with or found to have committed any offense (whether or not defined as a crime)? This should include matters that have been expunged or dismissed."

No, minor traffic violation ( i.e speeding ticket) don't count. Now, if it was reckless driving or DUI, I would disclose it


Related question, for "academic institution" did you guys include high school disciplinary actions?

I don't know 100%, but I would think only your college academic behavior would be relevent


Right, I'm clean for college but was a little shit in high school.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Oftranch » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:49 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
Oftranch wrote:On the character and fitness questions do I need to check yes on the question below if I have gotten a speeding ticket? I am curious to hear how y'all approached it.

"Have you ever, either as an adult or a minor, been charged or convicted of any crime, or charged with or found to have committed any offense (whether or not defined as a crime)? This should include matters that have been expunged or dismissed."

No, minor traffic violation ( i.e speeding ticket) don't count. Now, if it was reckless driving or DUI, I would disclose it


Just a heads-up... I called the admissions office to be sure and although they didn't directly say whether or not to include traffic tickets she just reiterated that I should use full disclosure... I kind of took that as include it just to be safe...

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby hobojarpen » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:10 pm

Anybody still stuck on app complete as of 11/4 or earlier?

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:10 pm

hobojarpen wrote:Anybody still stuck on app complete as of 11/4 or earlier?

11/7

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby ColumbiaChamp » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:14 pm

hobojarpen wrote:Anybody still stuck on app complete as of 11/4 or earlier?

ME

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby JDizzle2015 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:41 pm

Oftranch wrote:On the character and fitness questions do I need to check yes on the question below if I have gotten a speeding ticket? I am curious to hear how y'all approached it.

"Have you ever, either as an adult or a minor, been charged or convicted of any crime, or charged with or found to have committed any offense (whether or not defined as a crime)? This should include matters that have been expunged or dismissed."

I checked yes (I have speeding tickets from years ago and have a clean record outside of that). I don't remember the exact dates or how much I was speeding by so I just said, "I was cited for driving over the speed limit in the winter of 200X and in the summer of 200X. To the best of my recollection, I was driving approximately 5 and 10 miles over the speed limit. I have developed to be a much more responsible driver since then and have not been subject to any further tickets or sanctions."

I gave that explanation to every school that didn't specifically say to "exclude minor traffic violations" so I can be on the safe side. I don't think it's affected my cycle poorly yet. (I was in the first batch of Vandy black boxes.) HTH!

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby JDizzle2015 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:46 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
Oftranch wrote:On the character and fitness questions do I need to check yes on the question below if I have gotten a speeding ticket? I am curious to hear how y'all approached it.

"Have you ever, either as an adult or a minor, been charged or convicted of any crime, or charged with or found to have committed any offense (whether or not defined as a crime)? This should include matters that have been expunged or dismissed."

No, minor traffic violation ( i.e speeding ticket) don't count. Now, if it was reckless driving or DUI, I would disclose it

It's better to err on the side of caution and disclose. It's not going to affect your admissions cycle and you avoid the possibility of having to deal with it for C&F.

Again, I withheld from disclosing my speeding tickets only when the question for the specific school directly states to exclude minor traffic violations.

ETA: You do not have to go out and buy an $8 DMV record like some TLSers have suggested in the past. I verified this with a couple t14 deans and the consensus was "always disclose but we understand if the details of speeding tickets from years ago are hazy... we'll ask if we need further clarification."

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby darkwings » Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:21 pm

In today!!!!!!! I cannot contain my excitement!! FYI:

Complete date: 11/29/11
GPA: 3.66 (Ivy)
LSAT: 171

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby danielhay11 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:54 pm

Came home from work to the black box!! What an incredible first impression, by the way.

Stats and dates:
-Complete: 11/28 (private)
-GPA: 3.76
-LSAT:173
-Softs: TFA, worked for a congressman, student leadership

FWIW, I did do an interview and my "Decision Mailed" date is still blank.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby franklyscarlet » Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:59 pm

danielhay11 wrote:Came home from work to the black box!! What an incredible first impression, by the way.

Stats and dates:
-Complete: 11/28 (private)
-GPA: 3.76
-LSAT:173
-Softs: TFA, worked for a congressman, student leadership

FWIW, I did do an interview and my "Decision Mailed" date is still blank.


Woohoo! Seems like Vandy likes us TFAers.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby danielhay11 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:12 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:
danielhay11 wrote:Came home from work to the black box!! What an incredible first impression, by the way.

Stats and dates:
-Complete: 11/28 (private)
-GPA: 3.76
-LSAT:173
-Softs: TFA, worked for a congressman, student leadership

FWIW, I did do an interview and my "Decision Mailed" date is still blank.


Woohoo! Seems like Vandy likes us TFAers.


Didn't know you were a CM as well - awesome, and congratulations!

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby unicorny » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:34 pm

Big black box on my door step! Very happy.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:48 pm

unicorny wrote:Big black box on my door step! Very happy.

Awesome! When did you go complete?

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Postby unicorny » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:51 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
unicorny wrote:Big black box on my door step! Very happy.

Awesome! When did you go complete?


11/4 and just had my interview last week so I was very surprised.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby rachelwang712 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:03 pm

Just got an email from my interviewer, will probably have an interview next Wednesday.
Any advice on how to prepare? And what is the dressing code?

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby No13baby » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:23 pm

hobojarpen wrote:Anybody still stuck on app complete as of 11/4 or earlier?

10/25 :(

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby gavinstevens » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:30 pm

rachelwang712 wrote:Just got an email from my interviewer, will probably have an interview next Wednesday.
Any advice on how to prepare? And what is the dressing code?


You might not get asked these questions, but be prepared to answer "why law" or more likely, "why Vandy." Have some questions about the things difficult to glean from a viewbook (i.e. culture, study habits of students, "collegiality," etc.). Also, be ready to ask about clinics or programs relevant to your career path.

Couldn't say for women, but for men, suits are overkill. "Business casual" I suppose.
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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby ralph_pootawn » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:32 pm

rachelwang712 wrote:Just got an email from my interviewer, will probably have an interview next Wednesday.
Any advice on how to prepare? And what is the dressing code?


to prepare know your resume and have a few questions about vandy ready. For my interview I wore a suit but the interview was with a vandy adcomm who was coming to an event at my school. I felt like the suit was the right move for this situation.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Real Madrid » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:33 pm

Just got an email from FedEx saying I had a package being shipped from Vanderbilt. I checked the status checker and it was still blank under "Decision Mailed Date." :|

Dunno what this means.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby franklyscarlet » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:34 pm

Real Madrid wrote:Just got an email from FedEx saying I had a package being shipped from Vanderbilt. I checked the status checker and it was still blank under "Decision Mailed Date." :|

Dunno what this means.


I got my black box Friday and my mailing date is still blank! Don't worry.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby emkay625 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:36 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:
Real Madrid wrote:Just got an email from FedEx saying I had a package being shipped from Vanderbilt. I checked the status checker and it was still blank under "Decision Mailed Date." :|

Dunno what this means.


I got my black box Friday and my mailing date is still blank! Don't worry.


Me too.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby ralph_pootawn » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:37 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:
Real Madrid wrote:Just got an email from FedEx saying I had a package being shipped from Vanderbilt. I checked the status checker and it was still blank under "Decision Mailed Date." :|

Dunno what this means.


I got my black box Friday and my mailing date is still blank! Don't worry.


this. your in. they are not gonna ship a rejection letter via fed ex lol




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