Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby BobBoblaw » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:41 pm

I'm a 166 and still haven't heard anything. Crap GPA tho. Here's hoping they need my LSAT more than your GPA lol. Just kidding, good luck everyone!

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby njdevils327 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:59 pm

Good GPa and a 168 and I haven't heard a peep for 3 months. Don't know what the deal is

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby JustWannaGraduate » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:04 am

Dudes, I submitted in Jan with an lsat that is, let's just say, >>>>>>75th and good GPA - nothing. Don't think this can be rationalized

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Big Red » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:32 am

JustWannaGraduate wrote:Dudes, I submitted in Jan with an lsat that is, let's just say, >>>>>>75th and good GPA - nothing. Don't think this can be rationalized


have you sent them anything "reaffirming' your interest?

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby freekick » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:42 am

Got held today. Complete 1/9. LSAT > 75th. GPA - international/non-reportable. Looking forward to April 20.

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Postby jessmeesh » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:13 am

Can anyone tell me what the first seat deposit deadline is?

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby imtca » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:55 pm

jessmeesh wrote:Can anyone tell me what the first seat deposit deadline is?


4/19

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Postby jessmeesh » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:55 pm

imtca wrote:
jessmeesh wrote:Can anyone tell me what the first seat deposit deadline is?


4/19


Thanks :)

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby rachel3636 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:07 pm

Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:Just wanted to confirm that nobody has successfully negotiated scholarship with Vandy? They were serious about the "we don't match scholarship"?


They gave me a very thorough and polite response that pretty much said there's no way we will adjust your scholarship, but you should look at applying to outside scholarships. It also took quite a while to get a response, which I suppose is reasonable considering it is a busy time of year for them.

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby BostonOrBust » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:25 pm

Okay, so my deposit for my second choice is due on Friday.

I've been complete since 1/10 with crickets. Is it worth sending an email expressing that Vandy is very much my first choice but I have a deposit deadline fast approaching elsewhere? Would that just be annoying? I'm a fairly low to mid-range applicant if it matters, so they're not holding off on me because of a YP or anything.

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby alpha kenny body » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:22 pm

BostonOrBust wrote:Okay, so my deposit for my second choice is due on Friday.

I've been complete since 1/10 with crickets. Is it worth sending an email expressing that Vandy is very much my first choice but I have a deposit deadline fast approaching elsewhere? Would that just be annoying? I'm a fairly low to mid-range applicant if it matters, so they're not holding off on me because of a YP or anything.

You're allowed to deposit elsewhere whilst waiting for other responses from schools. Only if you haven't received a decision from them yet (WL notwithstanding).

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:35 pm

rachel3636 wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:Just wanted to confirm that nobody has successfully negotiated scholarship with Vandy? They were serious about the "we don't match scholarship"?


They gave me a very thorough and polite response that pretty much said there's no way we will adjust your scholarship, but you should look at applying to outside scholarships. It also took quite a while to get a response, which I suppose is reasonable considering it is a busy time of year for them.


Ah thanks for letting me know! That's unforunate :(

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby freekick » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:29 am

OP, can we do a poll to gauge Hold v WL?

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Postby charles117 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:25 pm

they ghosted me too

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Postby hethebearded » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:27 pm

Same. Still neither held nor waitlisted.

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dbalkaran » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:13 pm

Is it rude to submit an expedited decision request? At another school I applied to they mentioned that I could do this, but that seems a bit aggressive. I just don't want to waste money on seat deposits if I don't have to though. Vandy is like one of the last schools I'm waiting to hear back from along with UM.

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Postby bitter_melon » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:39 pm

If I don't hear back from them by Sunday I will have trouble submitting a seat deposit because I will be off the grid all of next week :(

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:38 am

Fwiw I had written to them requesting for reconsideration of scholarship a couple of weeks ago. Got a reply last week. Was a very polite and detailed response denying it. Was given details of external scholarships, possibility of maintaining lower expenses and the like. Much better than an immediate one liner from Emory.
Vandy remains a tough choice for me to make.

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Pure Applesauce » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:11 pm

For those still considering, new employment numbers dropped:

https://law.vanderbilt.edu/2016-EmploymentSummary.pdf

56.7% Big Law + Fed Clerk rate

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby BEng,MBA,FRM,JD(?) » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:27 pm

Pure Applesauce wrote:For those still considering, new employment numbers dropped:

https://law.vanderbilt.edu/2016-EmploymentSummary.pdf

56.7% Big Law + Fed Clerk rate


Wow!! :shock:

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Postby BostonOrBust » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:42 pm

I found out today that I was promoted at work to a role handling all of my organization's legislative involvement and coordinating our legal services wing. I'm still waiting on a decision. Should I email and reiterate my interest and share my promotion? I can't imagine that I would make a substantive difference at this point, what do others think?

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Postby Tazewell » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:34 pm

BostonOrBust wrote:I found out today that I was promoted at work to a role handling all of my organization's legislative involvement and coordinating our legal services wing. I'm still waiting on a decision. Should I email and reiterate my interest and share my promotion? I can't imagine that I would make a substantive difference at this point, what do others think?


I just emailed them today with a LOCI style email. Basically updated them on what I've been doing the last three or so months. I applied early January and haven't heard anything so I just figured I didn't have anything to lose by emailing them and wanted to remind them that I exist. They responded within 10 minutes with a "thanks for the update, we'll add this to your file".

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Big Red » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:21 pm

BostonOrBust wrote:I found out today that I was promoted at work to a role handling all of my organization's legislative involvement and coordinating our legal services wing. I'm still waiting on a decision. Should I email and reiterate my interest and share my promotion? I can't imagine that I would make a substantive difference at this point, what do others think?


yeah that's a very good reason to send an LOCI, I would do it

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby njdevils327 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:18 pm

Still waiting. The only school I'm waiting on anymore. 75th LSAT, <~50th GPA. I am getting antsy.

I'm guessing it'll be after the seat deposit deadline at this point. And I'm kinda hoping that's the case cause I want to be able to see the school.

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby BostonOrBust » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:07 pm

njdevils327 wrote:Still waiting. The only school I'm waiting on anymore. 75th LSAT, <~50th GPA. I am getting antsy.

I'm guessing it'll be after the seat deposit deadline at this point. And I'm kinda hoping that's the case cause I want to be able to see the school.


I thought so, too, but people have been getting notifications that they were held which makes me think that if people had been explicitly selected to be held until after they deadline, they'd get hold notifications. So maybe we'll see movement in the next week. LSN reports a few waitlist notifications today. I personally feel a little better seeing your numbers-- I figured they were dragging their feet because I was unremarkable and would end up getting rejected in the long run. Unlikely to be the case for someone with your numbers, so maybe I still have a shot, too.

It's been over four months for me now. I've had relationships last less time. Love me or leave me, Vandy. :(



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