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

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

Postby No13baby » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:41 pm

hartma25 wrote:Applied mid-November. Had an interview a few weeks ago, complete 11/29. Received the informational booklet in the mail today. What does that mean? I would think they would have sent the information BEFORE I started freaking out and hoping for a black box. Anyone?

I think they send the view book to everyone who applies. It doesn't reflect your chances.

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

Postby hartma25 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:49 pm

No13baby wrote:
hartma25 wrote:Applied mid-November. Had an interview a few weeks ago, complete 11/29. Received the informational booklet in the mail today. What does that mean? I would think they would have sent the information BEFORE I started freaking out and hoping for a black box. Anyone?

I think they send the view book to everyone who applies. It doesn't reflect your chances.



Thanks for the reply. Just found it weird that it came so late, I suppose.

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

Postby KevinP » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:14 pm

observationalist wrote:As one of those 2 grads I can confirm what the website says: we started LST after seeing the very positive response to Vandy's decision to release a nearly complete list of all the employers who hired Class of 2007 grads. Our idea was that if more schools followed their example we could substantially increase the level of disclosure that's out there and make sure people have enough data to make an informed decision. We're still working on that same basic goal two years later. Vanderbilt has consistently worked at staying ahead of the curve and we're optimistic that they'll continue seeing positive returns (which keeps the incentive to continue disclosing this stuff in greater detail). The detail wrt the post-grad stipends is particularly strong... most of the top programs have been offering this sort of safety net for years but Vanderbilt's is one of the better ones, both in terms of monthly stipend and duration. Anyone looking to do PI should contact the school and ask for more information as to the jobs obtained through the public service initiative. See if they can send you a full list including employers and location; it would be interesting to know what kind of jobs were obtained (other than mine).

G'luck to all those applying this cycle, Nashville's a fun place to live.


Thank you for the very insightful post, and thank you for putting so much effort into creating such a website for us 0Ls. The site has been an invaluable resource.

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

Postby jenesaislaw » Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:16 pm

JDizzle2015 wrote:@observationalist, thank you for starting LST and the work you guys have put into it... as an 0L, the site has played a pretty big factor in my law school decision process.

ETA: Any idea on when the c/o 2010 data will become available? (Since I feel like a lot of the c/o 2009 already had offers from their 1L summers in 2007 and it might not be an accurate reflection of what the c/o 2015 might go through in the future.)


LST's data clearinghouse uses data we culled from U.S. News, which publishes (behind a pay wall) these data in the second March following a class' May graduation. As such, we'll have the class of 2010 U.S. News data in March/April 2012.

However, we have requested that law schools provide their NALP reports to us by mid-January. If schools comply with our request, we will have 2010 data up for you all much sooner. Read more on this here: --LinkRemoved--

I urge everybody to write to the schools they've been admitted to (or even applied to) and demand that the school comply with our request. Almost every school (not Kentucky, St. Louis, and Columbia) has the NALP reports to share, and they contain no privacy-sensitive information.

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

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:04 am

Vandy law office will be open tomorrow

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Postby JDizzle2015 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:09 pm

jenesaislaw wrote:LST's data clearinghouse uses data we culled from U.S. News, which publishes (behind a pay wall) these data in the second March following a class' May graduation. As such, we'll have the class of 2010 U.S. News data in March/April 2012.

However, we have requested that law schools provide their NALP reports to us by mid-January. If schools comply with our request, we will have 2010 data up for you all much sooner. Read more on this here: --LinkRemoved--

I urge everybody to write to the schools they've been admitted to (or even applied to) and demand that the school comply with our request. Almost every school (not Kentucky, St. Louis, and Columbia) has the NALP reports to share, and they contain no privacy-sensitive information.

Ahh, I see. Thanks for the clarification. I think/hope schools will respond to your request. I'll be sending emails to schools I've been admitted to.

Appreciate the work you guys are putting into LST.

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

Postby Green Glass Windows » Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:19 pm

Just called the office to ask about potentially visiting and they told me they're not open but they're still reviewing apps this week so hopefully they start sending out some more black boxes soon!

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

Postby franklyscarlet » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:36 am

Hello Vandy lovelies! I'll be touring campus tomorrow with a current student, and will return in the new year with pictures!

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

Postby emkay625 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:43 am

franklyscarlet wrote:Hello Vandy lovelies! I'll be touring campus tomorrow with a current student, and will return in the new year with pictures!


i'm jealous! how did you set this up? did you go through the admissions office or did you know someone?

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

Postby franklyscarlet » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:45 am

emkay625 wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:Hello Vandy lovelies! I'll be touring campus tomorrow with a current student, and will return in the new year with pictures!


i'm jealous! how did you set this up? did you go through the admissions office or did you know someone?


Someone from the Facebook group contacted me when I posted I'd be in the area. The current students are very, very nice.

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

Postby Dr. Filth » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:02 am

franklyscarlet wrote:
emkay625 wrote:
franklyscarlet wrote:Hello Vandy lovelies! I'll be touring campus tomorrow with a current student, and will return in the new year with pictures!


i'm jealous! how did you set this up? did you go through the admissions office or did you know someone?


Someone from the Facebook group contacted me when I posted I'd be in the area. The current students are very, very nice.

Let's play a little game called haaaaave you met grizz?

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

Postby westinghouse60 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:46 pm

Sent 10/31, complete on 12/7, did my interview 12/13. Think I'll hear back a little after New Years? Looks like they send a good number of decisions out then.

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Postby Green Glass Windows » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:09 pm

westinghouse60 wrote:Sent 10/31, complete on 12/7, did my interview 12/13. Think I'll hear back a little after New Years? Looks like they send a good number of decisions out then.


I went complete and had my interview about a week before you did and am hoping for the same.

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

Postby Capitalist » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:06 pm

Recent applicant here. Does Vandy send you a notification when your app is received and complete?

Gracias.

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

Postby horrorbusiness » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:14 pm

applied 11/3 and complete 11/10. just got a viewbook today, lol. things are looking GOOD for me.

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

Postby msblaw89 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:22 pm

horrorbusiness wrote:applied 11/3 and complete 11/10. just got a viewbook today, lol. things are looking GOOD for me.

Blackbox yet? Been complete since 11/07

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Postby horrorbusiness » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:31 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
horrorbusiness wrote:applied 11/3 and complete 11/10. just got a viewbook today, lol. things are looking GOOD for me.

Blackbox yet? Been complete since 11/07


Nope. I was being sarcastic, as it seems I'm being rapidly approached by the Ding train.

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

Postby citykitty » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:37 pm

I applied in September, and my interview was early October. I am not optimistic, but seriously VANDY WHY DO YOU TORTURE ME???

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

Postby American_in_China » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:16 am

citykitty wrote:I applied in September, and my interview was early October. I am not optimistic, but seriously VANDY WHY DO YOU TORTURE ME???


Samesies. Nashville is my hometown, where I want to practice, and where I want to raise my family. Vandy with a good scholarship ranks above most of the T10 for me. And yet no news.

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

Postby dkpianoman » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:07 pm

I right with you ^^^. Vanderbilt has been my #1 choice forever. I would legitimately choose Vandy over any other law school. Completed 10/31 and still haven't heard anything. Hoping I will AT LEAST get waitlisted...

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

Postby Englander742 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:54 pm

I was in the same position - top choice, would love to be in Nashville.

I sent a very nice e-mail (brief, but mentioning it's my top choice and saying why I was hoping to hear back soon) and heard back the next day saying I should be hearing soon. Of course, I didn't know what soon meant at the time, but the next week I received my acceptance package. Now I'm planning a visit and hoping to be in Nashville next year.

All that to say, it may be worthwhile to reexpress interest. I don't have a clue whether my contact made any difference or not, but it was my favorite Christmas present. :)

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

Postby observationalist » Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:36 pm

gavinstevens wrote:
JDizzle2015 wrote:@observationalist, thank you for starting LST


+1


Sorry for not responding sooner, but you're welcome. Plenty of others are doing great work out there as well and we certainly weren't the first, but I'm glad to see so many more applicants taking a serious look at the employment outcomes and demanding better information this year. Just checked out another thread where people are compiling the available information from all law schools so that people can compare. We're working on something similar that will hopefully be of help this cycle.

Once we have everything compiled, I strongly recommend that people contact the schools you've been accepted to and request to see whatever employment info is missing from their websites. You'd be surprised how many schools carry a great reputation but are less than forthcoming about telling you what their graduates do for work. G'luck to all this cycle.

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

Postby franklyscarlet » Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:48 pm

citykitty wrote:I applied in September, and my interview was early October. I am not optimistic, but seriously VANDY WHY DO YOU TORTURE ME???


Hang in there. I'll tell you exactly what I told butch: I just bet there's a box with your name on it coming soon.

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

Postby msblaw89 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:17 pm

Ugh silence. Does Vandy send follow up emails/ snail mail after you get the box?

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

Postby franklyscarlet » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:38 pm

msblaw89 wrote:Ugh silence. Does Vandy send follow up emails/ snail mail after you get the box?


I got an email a few months after with employment info, but nothing else I think. I can't imagine you not getting in!


Side note: Vandy trip redux soon.




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