Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby TheThriller » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:20 am

SaintsTheMetal wrote:
TheThriller wrote:If this is the case, should I spend a day driving if I pretty much know I will get auto-dinged?


I don't see how anyone else could answer that for you... Is a visit to Vanderbilt worth the gas money and whatever you are missing to do it?


I'll just consider it a weekend in Nashville I guess, I do have a few friends down there

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby BigZuck » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:15 pm

For those still wondering about the interview- I had an off campus alumni one with a nice, younger attorney. Nothing scary or intimidating about the process at all. More of a conversation than anything, all he asked me was "Why law" and "What do you want to study" type questions and the rest was mainly him talking and answering my questions. It was at a big law firm so I wore slacks, dress shirt, and a tie but no suit. He wasn't particularly gushing about Vandy and what he said pretty much conformed to TLS common knowledge: only top 1/3 gets big law, median and below most likely struggle, you shouldn't go without a significant scholarship and you should probably go to a T14 if you can get in. All in all a pleasant experience.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Mindy621_xoxo » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:50 pm

Will be applying as soon as my October LSAT scores come in!! Vandy is my top choice!!

If need be, can I retake the LSAT in December and still have a chance at getting in? Worst case scenario....

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Sillygoose31 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:44 pm

Vanderbilt interview questions:

1) Why law?
2) What could you bring to Vanderbilt?
3) What was the most difficult time you had in college?
4) What is your biggest concern about law school? (Threw out a few TLS stats on debt, LYL TLS!)
5) What do you like about Vanderbilt/Why Vanderbilt?

Questions were asked on specific answers. Overall, great interview. He prefaced the conversation by saying the interview is meant to be relaxed so don't worry about trying to overly impress. It seemed as if the interviewer wanted me to ask questions back. Definitely have questions prepared on the person's career, their time in law school, and the particular details about their time in law school that could carry over to today (i.e. What was your biggest challenge during your time at Vanderbilt?)

Good luck everyone!

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby MarkKnows87 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:44 pm

I had my interview today with an alum of Vanderbilt Law. He was very down to earth and relaxing. I was nervous going into the interview. But you shouldn't be. The interviewer creates a very relaxed environment. My interview went rather well. He is a hiring partner with a firm in Phoenix but he is from the same city as me "NYC." Overall a great experience and I recommend doing the interview if you can.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby nickb285 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:25 pm

Checking in. Pretty sure I got a fee waiver for acceptance percentage purposes (3.17, 169, 21% chance according to LSP), but hey, it's free.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Mdenis1 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:10 pm

Just scheduled my interview (phone)! So excited :)

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Gisney » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:21 pm

Checking in. I signed up for an off campus interview and submitted my app today!

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby CourtneyJoann » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:21 am

Checking in! Submitted my app tonight, and I completed my interview earlier in the month. :) I just feel like an idiot because I could not figure out where to attach my scholy app. I ended up just emailing it shortly after submitting my app, so I hope it doesn't make me seem like too much of a dimwit.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:29 pm

CourtneyJoann wrote:Checking in! Submitted my app tonight, and I completed my interview earlier in the month. :) I just feel like an idiot because I could not figure out where to attach my scholy app. I ended up just emailing it shortly after submitting my app, so I hope it doesn't make me seem like too much of a dimwit.

Are you interviewing on or off campus?

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby bob loblaw11 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:34 pm

Checking in!

I had an interview with an alum recently; definitely nothing to worry about if you're on the fence about interviewing. He couldn't have been nicer and I found it very laid back. Good luck to everyone!

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby gate08 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:06 pm

I'm interviewing next week, does anyone else find the VLS webpage mildly confusing?

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Paraflam » Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:29 pm

Checking in, submitted and interviewed a few weeks ago.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby arklaw13 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:44 pm

Checking in. Applied last night. Didn't schedule an interview but I'm well above medians so I'll have a good shot.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:50 pm

Dylanlj13 wrote:Checking in. Applied last night. Didn't schedule an interview but I'm well above medians so I'll have a good shot.

Keep us informed! With their small class, they seem to be focused a lot on fit. It'll be interesting to see how true that is.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby arklaw13 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:54 pm

alwayssunnyinfl wrote:
Dylanlj13 wrote:Checking in. Applied last night. Didn't schedule an interview but I'm well above medians so I'll have a good shot.

Keep us informed! With their small class, they seem to be focused a lot on fit. It'll be interesting to see how true that is.


It might also help that I'm from Arkansas and they might think that I'm more likely to attend there because it's closer than other top law schools.

Or it might not.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby shibby » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:58 am

Hi guys. For admissions chances, is it absolutely worth doing an interview? I just submitted my app stating that I had no intention to interview, and they sent me an email highly recommending it.

The reason I wasn't planning on interviewing is that I'm traveling abroad, with very limited phone and Skype access. If essential though, I could try to arrange a phone interview. Is it definitely worth it?

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby shntn » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:59 am

shibby wrote:Hi guys. For admissions chances, is it absolutely worth doing an interview? I just submitted my app stating that I had no intention to interview, and they sent me an email highly recommending it.

The reason I wasn't planning on interviewing is that I'm traveling abroad, with very limited phone and Skype access. If essential though, I could try to arrange a phone interview. Is it definitely worth it?

I'd definitely try to make it work, though if you can't on account of traveling, that's understandable. I'd try to let them know that.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Crowing » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:34 pm

I was also asked to interview today. Well, I guess it was more of "encouraged" since they reiterated that it's not required. I'm not sure what this bodes (mid Sep. submitter, traditional splitter) but I may as well schedule one. It does seem like a good opportunity to ask some questions related to the school and the current status of the legal field.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby shntn » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:00 pm

According to Virtual VLS, my decision was mailed yesterday O_O

I will be camping out by the mailbox on Monday pouncing on anyone who looks like a USPS employee.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Crowing » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:06 am

shntn wrote:According to Virtual VLS, my decision was mailed yesterday O_O

I will be camping out by the mailbox on Monday pouncing on anyone who looks like a USPS employee.


!

Did you do an interview?

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby shntn » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:07 am

Crowing wrote:
shntn wrote:According to Virtual VLS, my decision was mailed yesterday O_O

I will be camping out by the mailbox on Monday pouncing on anyone who looks like a USPS employee.


!

Did you do an interview?

Yep, I interviewed off-campus with an associate director on my birfday. Twas precisely a month ago today, in fact.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Lawquacious » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:26 am

shifty_eyed wrote:
FWIW, I don't think Texas necessarily wanted it's class that small this year. There were two reports of REJECTED applicants being called and offered admission in early August.



This sounds like it could be the makings of a new law school scandal... if Texas is somehow trying to report stats prior to the second offer. Probably not I suppose, but then again law schools have done sketchy things to improve in rankings, and that sounds sketchy to me.

On another note, good luck to all Vandy applicants.

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby whyamidoingthis66 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:33 pm

shntn wrote:According to Virtual VLS, my decision was mailed yesterday O_O

I will be camping out by the mailbox on Monday pouncing on anyone who looks like a USPS employee.


Ditto, mine says decision mailed 11/9 and did an interview a few weeks ago!

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Re: Vanderbilt c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby calidancer2 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:42 pm

Hey all, I'm not applying to Vandy for LS, but did go here for UG. If anyone has any q's about campus, Vandy life, Vandy girls, Nashville, etc., ask away! I loved my time there.




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