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

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

Postby Justtrying2help » Fri May 05, 2017 3:37 pm

I know people at Vandy and they complain that a lot of professors give quizzes throughout the semester that causes stress because it adds constant gamesmanship to the law school process. If 20% of your grade is based on quizzes or a midterm, that performance can be the difference in letter grades.

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

Postby Dirtyolmuskrat » Fri May 05, 2017 5:00 pm

I'd given up on vandy, but finally heard back and got rejected.

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

Postby Mr. Peanutbutter » Fri May 05, 2017 5:18 pm

Justtrying2help wrote:I know people at Vandy and they complain that a lot of professors give quizzes throughout the semester that causes stress because it adds constant gamesmanship to the law school process. If 20% of your grade is based on quizzes or a midterm, that performance can be the difference in letter grades.

It's because of new ABA guidelines. Vandy is in the crop of schools that gets the special fun of testing them out because they're up for reaccredidation.

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

Postby Motion22Step » Fri May 05, 2017 5:53 pm

Mlk&Ckies wrote:
Justtrying2help wrote:I know people at Vandy and they complain that a lot of professors give quizzes throughout the semester that causes stress because it adds constant gamesmanship to the law school process. If 20% of your grade is based on quizzes or a midterm, that performance can be the difference in letter grades.

It's because of new ABA guidelines. Vandy is in the crop of schools that gets the special fun of testing them out because they're up for reaccredidation.


Hmm. Would u might elaborating a bit on this? Which new ABA guidelines would these test?

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

Postby Mr. Peanutbutter » Fri May 05, 2017 6:08 pm

I wasn't really involved in it and won't do the research but there was a lot of talk last year about implementing these new, vague guidelines about providing "substantive continuous feedback" or whatever. Essentially, they seem to be pushing law schools to do what every their program does and give you actual feedback throughout the semester.

My 1L year (way before these guidelines) some professors attempted ungraded assignments in the middle of the semester and, surprise, we turned in shit work and it was a waste of everyone's time.

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

Postby Motion22Step » Fri May 05, 2017 6:32 pm

Mlk&Ckies wrote:I wasn't really involved in it and won't do the research but there was a lot of talk last year about implementing these new, vague guidelines about providing "substantive continuous feedback" or whatever. Essentially, they seem to be pushing law schools to do what every their program does and give you actual feedback throughout the semester.

My 1L year (way before these guidelines) some professors attempted ungraded assignments in the middle of the semester and, surprise, we turned in shit work and it was a waste of everyone's time.


I see. Maybe I'll read up on this. Thanks for that

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

Postby intlbr » Fri May 05, 2017 8:29 pm

Dirtyolmuskrat wrote:I'd given up on vandy, but finally heard back and got rejected.

Sorry to hear that... When did you apply?

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

Postby Dirtyolmuskrat » Sun May 07, 2017 4:48 pm

intlbr wrote:
Dirtyolmuskrat wrote:I'd given up on vandy, but finally heard back and got rejected.

Sorry to hear that... When did you apply?

January 5th, I believe.

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

Postby amjam » Sun May 07, 2017 7:27 pm

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amjam wrote:Has anyone on the Hold list heard anything? I haven't heard a peep since they emailed me confirmation that they received my LOCI. Does anyone have any guesses as to when people on Hold will hear?


Curious about this. In my case, no response to my LOCI :?



For the record, I'm still waiting. Hoping that perhaps I'll hear back this week, but I'm not particularly hopeful...

Did you get an email saying "Thank you for your email and your interest in Vanderbilt Law School. We have included this information in your file"? If you didn't, I would call tomorrow to inquire if they received your letter.

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

Postby Motion22Step » Sun May 07, 2017 11:11 pm

amjam wrote:
Motion22Step wrote:
amjam wrote:Has anyone on the Hold list heard anything? I haven't heard a peep since they emailed me confirmation that they received my LOCI. Does anyone have any guesses as to when people on Hold will hear?


Curious about this. In my case, no response to my LOCI :?



For the record, I'm still waiting. Hoping that perhaps I'll hear back this week, but I'm not particularly hopeful...

Did you get an email saying "Thank you for your email and your interest in Vanderbilt Law School. We have included this information in your file"? If you didn't, I would call tomorrow to inquire if they received your letter.


I called and was told they'd received it. I figured as much but was glad to confirm :D

I'm waiting right along with you, friend. I'm hopeful there'll be good news this week on the Hold front. Stay positive!

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

Postby Mint-Berry_Crunch » Tue May 09, 2017 10:46 am

Genuinely thinking my app is lost at this point

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

Postby bitter_melon » Tue May 09, 2017 10:49 am

Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:Genuinely thinking my app is lost at this point


Yeah seriously wtf.

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

Postby REN10330 » Tue May 09, 2017 12:05 pm

Finally heard something yesterday. I was accepted with 35,000 a year. I'm hoping to make a decision by Friday, but at this point I am so stuck... but either way this shows that there is movement, so hopefully you all hear something soon!

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Postby bitter_melon » Tue May 09, 2017 12:15 pm

REN10330 wrote:Finally heard something yesterday. I was accepted with 35,000 a year. I'm hoping to make a decision by Friday, but at this point I am so stuck... but either way this shows that there is movement, so hopefully you all hear something soon!


Thanks for the update. Someone else ITT said that Vandy offers travel stipends up to May 5. Do you have any word on whether they will offer stipends for people accepted after the 5th? I'm fretting being in that same position and not being able to visit the school.

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

Postby REN10330 » Tue May 09, 2017 12:23 pm

bitter_melon wrote:
REN10330 wrote:Finally heard something yesterday. I was accepted with 35,000 a year. I'm hoping to make a decision by Friday, but at this point I am so stuck... but either way this shows that there is movement, so hopefully you all hear something soon!


Thanks for the update. Someone else ITT said that Vandy offers travel stipends up to May 5. Do you have any word on whether they will offer stipends for people accepted after the 5th? I'm fretting being in that same position and not being able to visit the school.


I didn't hear anything about it in my acceptance email, but should get a package in the mail tomorrow or the next day, and will let you know if it says anything about it there. I would assume, yes, but it would have to be used before my seat deposit next week (so very hard to actually use).

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

Postby thatguy2017 » Tue May 09, 2017 4:28 pm

REN10330 wrote:Finally heard something yesterday. I was accepted with 35,000 a year. I'm hoping to make a decision by Friday, but at this point I am so stuck... but either way this shows that there is movement, so hopefully you all hear something soon!


when did you apply?

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

Postby REN10330 » Tue May 09, 2017 7:22 pm

thatguy2017 wrote:
REN10330 wrote:Finally heard something yesterday. I was accepted with 35,000 a year. I'm hoping to make a decision by Friday, but at this point I am so stuck... but either way this shows that there is movement, so hopefully you all hear something soon!


when did you apply?

An hour before the application deadline... so April 1st?

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

Postby alhookem2020 » Tue May 09, 2017 8:08 pm

REN10330 wrote:
thatguy2017 wrote:
REN10330 wrote:Finally heard something yesterday. I was accepted with 35,000 a year. I'm hoping to make a decision by Friday, but at this point I am so stuck... but either way this shows that there is movement, so hopefully you all hear something soon!


when did you apply?

An hour before the application deadline... so April 1st?


What are you stats?

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

Postby amjam » Wed May 10, 2017 6:11 pm

Motion22Step wrote:
amjam wrote:
Motion22Step wrote:
amjam wrote:Has anyone on the Hold list heard anything? I haven't heard a peep since they emailed me confirmation that they received my LOCI. Does anyone have any guesses as to when people on Hold will hear?


Curious about this. In my case, no response to my LOCI :?



For the record, I'm still waiting. Hoping that perhaps I'll hear back this week, but I'm not particularly hopeful...

Did you get an email saying "Thank you for your email and your interest in Vanderbilt Law School. We have included this information in your file"? If you didn't, I would call tomorrow to inquire if they received your letter.


I called and was told they'd received it. I figured as much but was glad to confirm :D

I'm waiting right along with you, friend. I'm hopeful there'll be good news this week on the Hold front. Stay positive!


I'm glad to hear they received your letter! I'm still waiting, but I'm losing hope with each passing day...not looking forward to putting down a second deposit next week with the possibility of losing it. I think at this point, it's a reality, I just don't like it very much at all. How long can they keep people on Hold waiting while they accept people off the Waitlist?

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

Postby Motion22Step » Wed May 10, 2017 7:33 pm

amjam wrote:
Motion22Step wrote:
amjam wrote:
Motion22Step wrote:
amjam wrote:Has anyone on the Hold list heard anything? I haven't heard a peep since they emailed me confirmation that they received my LOCI. Does anyone have any guesses as to when people on Hold will hear?


Curious about this. In my case, no response to my LOCI :?



For the record, I'm still waiting. Hoping that perhaps I'll hear back this week, but I'm not particularly hopeful...

Did you get an email saying "Thank you for your email and your interest in Vanderbilt Law School. We have included this information in your file"? If you didn't, I would call tomorrow to inquire if they received your letter.


I called and was told they'd received it. I figured as much but was glad to confirm :D

I'm waiting right along with you, friend. I'm hopeful there'll be good news this week on the Hold front. Stay positive!


I'm glad to hear they received your letter! I'm still waiting, but I'm losing hope with each passing day...not looking forward to putting down a second deposit next week with the possibility of losing it. I think at this point, it's a reality, I just don't like it very much at all. How long can they keep people on Hold waiting while they accept people off the Waitlist?


I get you completely. I'm not looking forward to that possibility either (maybe if I had a money tree in my backyard I'd be OK second-depositing in this scenario??). Yeah, it makes you think about the whole "first consideration" for Held applicants line in their email.

Anyway, the person I had spoken to did say they were reviewing and were expecting to make decisions soon. Plus, you had to have been Held for a reason, right? If Vandy is near the top of your list, I say hold on - at least for the next couple days of this week! (In the meanwhile, I wonder if you and I can't buy some time from those schools before putting down those 2nd deposits... :) )

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

Postby Mint-Berry_Crunch » Thu May 11, 2017 3:11 pm

"continued consideration" ?

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

Postby blelwoods » Thu May 11, 2017 3:15 pm

Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:"continued consideration" ?




What are you referencing?

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

Postby Tazewell » Thu May 11, 2017 3:33 pm

Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:"continued consideration" ?


I got the same thing. It was kind of a strange email.

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

Postby blelwoods » Thu May 11, 2017 3:52 pm

Tazewell wrote:
Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:"continued consideration" ?


I got the same thing. It was kind of a strange email.



can you share the email?

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

Postby Tazewell » Thu May 11, 2017 4:00 pm

blelwoods wrote:
Tazewell wrote:
Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:"continued consideration" ?


I got the same thing. It was kind of a strange email.



can you share the email?


I'm on mobile and lazy, but basically all it said was that they've received a lot of applications this cycle and they're pretty tight on seats so they wanted to wait until after the first deposit to see where they stand. Said that's now passed, so they want to check to make sure if we're still considering the school and basically asked for a LOCI.

Wasn't about a waitlist, admit, or deny, but read to me like we were basically put on a waitlist so they're going to revisit our applications soon.




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