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

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

Postby rachelwang712 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:39 pm

Thank you for your response.
My interviewer is a graduate working in my city. And we will meet at his office. It is actually surprising that Vandy has someone in my city since I am an international student.
So I can do with business casual?

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

Postby kitkat450 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:09 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.


Thats convenient! I didn't know Fedex did that. This happen for anyone else?

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

Postby paul34 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:28 pm

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

Postby ColumbiaChamp » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:48 pm

Can I just harass FedEx every day asking them if they have something for me?

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

Postby horrorbusiness » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:29 am

is it possible to get accepted without ever having signed up for an interview?

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

Postby ColumbiaChamp » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:34 am

horrorbusiness wrote:is it possible to get accepted without ever having signed up for an interview?


the interview is optional, you can definitely get accepted without it. However, if you indicated that you will interview and just waiting to schedule one, then no.

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

Postby horrorbusiness » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:35 am

ColumbiaChamp wrote:
horrorbusiness wrote:is it possible to get accepted without ever having signed up for an interview?


the interview is optional, you can definitely get accepted without it. However, if you indicated that you will interview and just waiting to schedule one, then no.


copy. never said i would AFAIK.

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

Postby paul34 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:52 am

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

Postby JDizzle2015 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:40 am

gavinstevens wrote:
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.

It depends on the interviewer/environment. If the interview is at a coffee shop, then business casual is the way to go. However, I was interviewing on-campus at Vandy and, although I didn't wear a suit, I did have a nice jacket and tie on and didn't feel overdressed at all.

For my Georgetown interview, the alumni invited me to her law firm (LA BigLaw) and I wore a suit and was not overdressed. (I probably would have gotten stares if I went business casual to this notoriously conservative law firm.)

FWIW, the girl after me at the Northwestern on-campus interview was wearing a dark suit with a dark blue shirt and looked great/not overdressed at all.

In short, I don't think suits are overkill for law school interviews.

rachelwang712 wrote:Thank you for your response.
My interviewer is a graduate working in my city. And we will meet at his office. It is actually surprising that Vandy has someone in my city since I am an international student.
So I can do with business casual?

Granted, I've only been in ~6 or 7 law firms my whole life but every firms' dress code was business prof and I live in a fairly liberal "jeans to work on casual Friday" area of the country. I would go business prof unless your interviewer specified otherwise.

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

Postby thelawschoolproject » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:44 am

franklyscarlet wrote:In today!! With no mailed date on my status checker. I'm still shaking.

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Sorry. Just need this to be bumped. Gives me hope.

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

Postby gavinstevens » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:51 am

@JDrizzle

Suits sound like they make sense in those instances.

My Vandy interview, like many others', was in a coffee shop.

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

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:23 am

JDizzle2015 wrote:
rachelwang712 wrote:Thank you for your response.
My interviewer is a graduate working in my city. And we will meet at his office. It is actually surprising that Vandy has someone in my city since I am an international student.
So I can do with business casual?

Granted, I've only been in ~6 or 7 law firms my whole life but every firms' dress code was business prof and I live in a fairly liberal "jeans to work on casual Friday" area of the country. I would go business prof unless your interviewer specified otherwise.

What is the standard in the country you are in? You probably have a better idea than us of what is appropriate. I imagine Japan being more formal in terms of these standards than America - not that I have been there! Although, I also agree that - unless you have reason to believe otherwise - business professional is probably safer.

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

Postby American_in_China » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:26 am

I'm gonna freakout if I don't hear back this week. How can my home city reject me?!

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

Postby CaliforniaGurl » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:58 pm

OMGGGGGGGGG!!!!! i just checked my status checker and saw that a decision was mailed on 12/1! my mom said there was a package for me last night (i didn't go home) and she's not going to be back home until around 3PM to open it for me! trying to rack my brain to figure out whether i bought something online or whether it's a vandy acceptance!!!!

does anyone know if they started sending rejection letters yet?!

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

Postby TMC116 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:26 pm

CaliforniaGurl wrote:OMGGGGGGGGG!!!!! i just checked my status checker and saw that a decision was mailed on 12/1! my mom said there was a package for me last night (i didn't go home) and she's not going to be back home until around 3PM to open it for me! trying to rack my brain to figure out whether i bought something online or whether it's a vandy acceptance!!!!

does anyone know if they started sending rejection letters yet?!



AHH my decision was mailed too! No one is going to be home this week to open the letter or (hopefully) black box. ughhhh

I think we're in good shape, though. It's pretty early to send out rejections.

Good luck!

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

Postby CaliforniaGurl » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:29 pm

TMC116 wrote:
CaliforniaGurl wrote:OMGGGGGGGGG!!!!! i just checked my status checker and saw that a decision was mailed on 12/1! my mom said there was a package for me last night (i didn't go home) and she's not going to be back home until around 3PM to open it for me! trying to rack my brain to figure out whether i bought something online or whether it's a vandy acceptance!!!!

does anyone know if they started sending rejection letters yet?!



AHH my decision was mailed too! No one is going to be home this week to open the letter or (hopefully) black box. ughhhh

I think we're in good shape, though. It's pretty early to send out rejections.

Good luck!


Good luck to you too! :D :D :D

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

Postby msblaw89 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:29 pm

Any 11/07 completes with no mail?

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

Postby charliep » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:31 pm

is anyone else nervous about the estimated COA/year being close to 70,000? even with an unlikely and huge 90k scholarship, you're still left with six figures of debt. Am i thinking about this incorrectly?

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

Postby TMC116 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:38 pm

charliep wrote:is anyone else nervous about the estimated COA/year being close to 70,000? even with an unlikely and huge 90k scholarship, you're still left with six figures of debt. Am i thinking about this incorrectly?


Yeah it really worries me actually, especially considering it isn't T14. According to the link below, the COA is 206k. :shock:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=151221

When did you get your 70k scholarship offer? (was it with your decision or after?)

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

Postby JDizzle2015 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:46 pm

TMC116 wrote:
charliep wrote:is anyone else nervous about the estimated COA/year being close to 70,000? even with an unlikely and huge 90k scholarship, you're still left with six figures of debt. Am i thinking about this incorrectly?


Yeah it really worries me actually, especially considering it isn't T14. According to the link below, the COA is 206k. :shock:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=151221

When did you get your 70k scholarship offer? (was it with your decision or after?)

He said unlikely so I don't think he's gotten the offer yet but yea after doing some research, the COA kills Vandy for me. It was one of my top choices too. Hopefully we'll get some $$ to ease the pain.

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

Postby charliep » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:48 pm

i have not received a scholarship offer. i was just trying to point out that the best case scenario still seems pretty terrifying, and this make me :cry:

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

Postby anewaphorist » Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:02 pm

Re: 100k debt, that's the gamble of law school. Although the odds of the game being fixed against you decrease as your school's rank increases in prestige, they're always regnant--even at the T6.

FWIW to those discussing scholarships, the consensus seems to be that paying sticker for non-T14s (200k+) is akin to betting the farm on a pair of jacks, especially if you have $ offers from peer institutions. Vandy's 70k merit award helps (~150k?), but without some additional significant need-based aid--and this is strictly speaking with respect to gainful employment--you'd probably be better off paying sticker at Georgetown.

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

Postby Cornelius » Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:25 pm

anewaphorist wrote:Re: 100k debt, that's the gamble of law school. Although the odds of the game being fixed against you decrease as your school's rank increases in prestige, they're always regnant--even at the T6.

FWIW to those discussing scholarships, the consensus seems to be that paying sticker for non-T14s (200k+) is akin to betting the farm on a pair of jacks, especially if you have $ offers from peer institutions. Vandy's 70k merit award helps (~150k?), but without some additional significant need-based aid--and this is strictly speaking with respect to gainful employment--you'd probably be better off paying sticker at Georgetown.

Yeah I don't know about that. I think I'd take Vandy in that case 10 times out of 10.

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

Postby hotspur » Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:42 pm

Cornelius wrote:
anewaphorist wrote:Re: 100k debt, that's the gamble of law school. Although the odds of the game being fixed against you decrease as your school's rank increases in prestige, they're always regnant--even at the T6.

FWIW to those discussing scholarships, the consensus seems to be that paying sticker for non-T14s (200k+) is akin to betting the farm on a pair of jacks, especially if you have $ offers from peer institutions. Vandy's 70k merit award helps (~150k?), but without some additional significant need-based aid--and this is strictly speaking with respect to gainful employment--you'd probably be better off paying sticker at Georgetown.

Yeah I don't know about that. I think I'd take Vandy in that case 10 times out of 10.


idk. I'd think G'town's LRAP would get the nod at least 1 time out of 10....

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

Postby anewaphorist » Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:44 pm

To boil it down to pure numbers, the question seems to be, "Is Georgetown worth 70k more than Vandy?" Over the course of an entire career, the difference alone in the legal job prospects of a T14 graduate versus one who attended a non-peer school justifies the cost. This is all assuming an equal class rank at either school, of course. Yes, the T14 cutoff is aribitrary, but even a graduate of the #14 school had to make it through the 8th most selective application process--the numbers of Georgetown's admits are quite a bit higher than some T14s, and this too plays into hiring.




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