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

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

Postby shawshank » Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:53 pm

I'm a Vandy 2L that spent a lot of time in these threads when I was applying. Thought everyone might want to know that there were approximately 50 acceptance packages waiting to be picked up by the mail carrier yesterday on the welcome desk. Just fyi

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

Postby msblaw89 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:54 pm

shawshank wrote:I'm a Vandy 2L that spent a lot of time in these threads when I was applying. Thought everyone might want to know that there were approximately 50 acceptance packages waiting to be picked up by the mail carrier yesterday on the welcome desk. Just fyi

Was my name on the list?! :D

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

Postby anewaphorist » Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:56 pm

Nice! Thanks, hopefully we'll hear of some acceptances today and tomorrow :)

EDIT: Holy shit, just checked VULS. Decision Mailed, 12/5. Wow! The only reason I checked was the page-topping post about acceptance packages.

RD, Submitted 10/24, Complete since 10/31. Numbers at/above both 75ths.
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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby BigBlueLaw » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:01 pm

anewaphorist wrote:Nice! Thanks, hopefully we'll hear of some acceptances today and tomorrow :)

EDIT: Holy shit, just checked VULS. Decision Mailed, 12/5. Wow!

Dates?

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

Postby Cornelius » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:16 pm

anewaphorist wrote: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.

I didn't think employment prospects were significantly, if at all, better at Georgetown than at Vanderbilt.

T12 IMO.

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

Fair enough. I meant more along the lines of the above (Gtown's prospects not being much, if any, better than Vandy's).
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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Samara » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:18 pm

Cornelius wrote:
anewaphorist wrote: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.

I didn't think employment prospects were significantly, if at all, better at Georgetown than at Vanderbilt.

T12 IMO.

Quality Northwestern trolling. I approve.

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

Postby Cornelius » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:19 pm

Samara wrote:
Cornelius wrote:
anewaphorist wrote: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.

I didn't think employment prospects were significantly, if at all, better at Georgetown than at Vanderbilt.

T12 IMO.

Quality Northwestern trolling. I approve.

What's sad is I meant to include Cornell, and for some reason thought there was a tie at 12. Oh well.

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

Postby JDizzle2015 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:20 pm

Samara wrote:
Cornelius wrote:
anewaphorist wrote: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.

I didn't think employment prospects were significantly, if at all, better at Georgetown than at Vanderbilt.

T12 IMO.

Quality Northwestern trolling. I approve.

:lol: ! +1.

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

Postby R1chardParker » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:24 pm

Decision mailed!
Complete 9/23

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

Postby anewaphorist » Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:26 pm

Nice, ncterp!

Re job prospects, certain markets are essentially closed to Vandy grads. Look at D.C.: Georgetown places very well there, whereas Vandy does not. On the other hand, there are no major markets that would take Vandy over Georgetown, whereas clearly there's at least one that prefers Georgetown grads and represents their alumni far more than they do VLS grads.

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

Postby chem » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:15 pm

Somewhat unrelated note:

Do/has anyone said anything back to the school after being accepted?

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

Postby CaliforniaGurl » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:22 pm

Officially in! My mom just confirmed the package was received yesterday in Cali! My first one!

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

Postby rachelwang712 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:25 pm

Congratulations!!!

As to the employment perspective, my friend told me that international students would find it easier to get employed in a bigger firm because of visa problem. So I guess Gtown is better than Vandy in this aspect?

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

Postby anewaphorist » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:18 pm

In via black box!
Pretty stoked about all the information they give you; it's a great contrast to the opacity of some other schools (cough, Georgetown, cough).

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

Postby smokeylarue » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:19 pm

Is Decision mailed mean yes for sure? I just got that status today.

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

Postby cubbiesyear » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:36 am

smokeylarue wrote:Is Decision mailed mean yes for sure? I just got that status today.


this. Has anyone gotten a snail mail ding or wl yet?

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

Postby JDizzle2015 » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:55 am

cubbiesyear wrote:
smokeylarue wrote:Is Decision mailed mean yes for sure? I just got that status today.


this. Has anyone gotten a snail mail ding or wl yet?

No one's reported a ding yet. I think you're safe. According to 2009 data waitlists/denials didn't come out until January (http://www.top-law-schools.com/images/d ... erbilt.jpg).

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

Postby beta » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:17 am

sorry if this has already been asked, but can anyone give me the ASW dates?

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

Postby CaliforniaGurl » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:32 am

beta wrote:sorry if this has already been asked, but can anyone give me the ASW dates?


3/16 and 4/6

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

Postby crumpetsandtea » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:47 am

How long does it usually take after your interview to hear back about a decision? Just had mine tonight, been complete since 11/11/11 (such a cool date :P )

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

Postby Grizz » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:51 am

anewaphorist wrote:Nice, ncterp!

Re job prospects, certain markets are essentially closed to Vandy grads. Look at D.C.: Georgetown places very well there, whereas Vandy does not. On the other hand, there are no major markets that would take Vandy over Georgetown, whereas clearly there's at least one that prefers Georgetown grads and represents their alumni far more than they do VLS grads.

It's definitely not essentially closed, but you're gonna need pretty damn good grades, but that's not unusual for DC firms, from anywhere.
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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Grizz » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:55 am

anewaphorist wrote: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.

This is dumb. If anything, where you go to matters less as your career progresses. 8th most selective admissions means nothing in re hiring (see, e.g., Cornell and Michigan having better NLJ250 placement than GULC despite being less selective). I would never take GULC over Vandy at $70k.
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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Grizz » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:57 am

Also lol @ GULC being peer.

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

Postby anewaphorist » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:19 am

^Lol at resurrecting a dead topic.

Anyone else crack open the spiral-bound book in the acceptance package? I'm amazed that it's compiled and edited by law students...

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

Postby Grizz » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:32 am

anewaphorist wrote:^Lol at resurrecting a dead topic.

Can't help it if the stuff you post is dumb.




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