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

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

Postby blelwoods » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:14 pm

JuJuXTX wrote:
blelwoods wrote:
JuJuXTX wrote:
blelwoods wrote:
JuJuXTX wrote:
NeneLeakesss_409 wrote:
elle022008 wrote:In off the waitlist yesterday!!

How many LOCIs did you send? Any tips for those of us still waiting?


Do share do share, cus Vanderbilt has been awfully quite throughout this application cycle for me...didn't even rely to confirm my loci letter.



I sent my 3rd one in today and they replied. Maybe check to see that they received them.


shit how do you even come up with that many words to lick their butt, deeply impressed. I mean apart from the information update, which is usually a one or two liner the rest is just pure BS....



HAHAHA I'm a crazy bitch that's involved in all kinds of shit so it's easy. I didn't do an interview though so I'm worried that's going to keep me from ever getting off the waitlist.

lets be honest even if they offer you a place would you still go?



It depends. I'm on so many waitlist. I would seriously consider it. It's definitely in my top 3.

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

Postby NeneLeakesss_409 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:28 am

blelwoods wrote:
JuJuXTX wrote:
blelwoods wrote:
JuJuXTX wrote:
NeneLeakesss_409 wrote:
elle022008 wrote:In off the waitlist yesterday!!

How many LOCIs did you send? Any tips for those of us still waiting?


Do share do share, cus Vanderbilt has been awfully quite throughout this application cycle for me...didn't even rely to confirm my loci letter.



I sent my 3rd one in today and they replied. Maybe check to see that they received them.


shit how do you even come up with that many words to lick their butt, deeply impressed. I mean apart from the information update, which is usually a one or two liner the rest is just pure BS....



HAHAHA I'm a crazy bitch that's involved in all kinds of shit so it's easy. I didn't do an interview though so I'm worried that's going to keep me from ever getting off the waitlist.


I didn't interview either and I'm worried about the same thing. I visited and spoke to an admin officer hoping that would make a difference. So exhausted and tired of kissing ass!! JUST LET ME IN

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

Postby NeneLeakesss_409 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:55 pm

When is the second deposit due

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

Postby pizzagoblin » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:58 pm

NeneLeakesss_409 wrote:When is the second deposit due


Tomorrow

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

Postby asdfghjk2017 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:45 pm

Just withdrew my application and threw back some money - good luck!!

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

Postby blelwoods » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:02 pm

asdfghjk2017 wrote:Just withdrew my application and threw back some money - good luck!!



Thank you! Where are you heading too?

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

Postby asdfghjk2017 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:02 pm

blelwoods wrote:
asdfghjk2017 wrote:Just withdrew my application and threw back some money - good luck!!



Thank you! Where are you heading too?


Duke unless Columbia or NYU give me an offer :?

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

Postby 88888888 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:56 am

Questions for current Vandy law student:

1) Are you happy at Vanderbilt? Looking back on your decision process, would you have done it any differently? What would you say are the main differentiating factors between Vanderbilt and other schools you were looking at?
2) What's been the best part of law school so far?
3) Are all your 1L exams open book?

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

Postby do_me_a_favor » Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:52 pm

88888888 wrote:Questions for current Vandy law student:

1) Are you happy at Vanderbilt? Looking back on your decision process, would you have done it any differently? What would you say are the main differentiating factors between Vanderbilt and other schools you were looking at?
2) What's been the best part of law school so far?
3) Are all your 1L exams open book?


I'm pretty happy with Vanderbilt, mostly because of my scholarship--the employment numbers are really good and I'm not paying much to go here. I do have some criticisms though: (1) legal writing is terrible, they don't teach you much and it's mostly a thing where you're going to be on your own; (2) career services is useless; (3) there are too few journals here.

Exams are open book, but beware: some professors don't give out any practice exams and model answers are even rarer. They hand write the exams (obviously) and the don't always make perfect sense. This means exams can be a bit of a crapshoot, and you can know your shit and still not do as well as you'd think. I've gotten A's in shit I didn't think I was very good at and missed A's and A-'s in shit I knew backwards but the exam was weird/hid the ball well.

Best part of law school? Not sure TBH---the first year is kind of hellish and this isn't a big fun school, it's more kind of cliquey. I don't regret coming, though. The employment numbers and my scholarship make it worth it.
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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby The_Lorax » Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:16 pm

88888888 wrote:Questions for current Vandy law student:

1) Are you happy at Vanderbilt? Looking back on your decision process, would you have done it any differently? What would you say are the main differentiating factors between Vanderbilt and other schools you were looking at?
2) What's been the best part of law school so far?
3) Are all your 1L exams open book?


I've enjoyed it so far. The biggest piece of advice I have (which applies to any school really) is get to know the faculty. Go to office hours frequently. I would keep a running list of questions I had written down so I had an excuse to go more often. Building relationships with professors makes classes much more enjoyable, and it helps personalize your education. Many Professors will also go out of their way to let you know of opportunities if they know you personally.

Exams were all open book except one exam was half closed-book multiple choice. Practice exams are by far and away the best way to prepare.

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

Postby 88888888 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:03 pm

Awesome, very helpful! Really appreciate your responses. These things matter since as great as it is getting in, if you can't do well once you get in, it's a crapshoot. I know some schools are eliminating the open book policy since they're worried about bar passage rates. Thanks again. Vandy <3

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

Postby The_Lorax » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:22 pm

88888888 wrote:Awesome, very helpful! Really appreciate your responses. These things matter since as great as it is getting in, if you can't do well once you get in, it's a crapshoot. I know some schools are eliminating the open book policy since they're worried about bar passage rates. Thanks again. Vandy <3


To be honest, open vs closed book wouldn't change all that much. If you're using a lot of time going through your outlines you probably won't do that well given the time limits. If you do enough practice exams you'll be able to expect what types of questions will be asked and you can just apply the frameworks to the fact patterns.

Practice exams are your best friends

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

Postby 88888888 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:44 am

That's true. It's still nice having the feeling that the books are around :P Thanks for the tips + cute name.

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

Postby haley12 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:27 pm

Just withdrew w/ $. Love this school :cry: Good luck everyone!

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

Postby blelwoods » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:52 pm

haley12 wrote:Just withdrew w/ $. Love this school :cry: Good luck everyone!




Awesome! Where you heading to?

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Postby haley12 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:07 pm

blelwoods wrote:
haley12 wrote:Just withdrew w/ $. Love this school :cry: Good luck everyone!




Awesome! Where you heading to?


Michigan :)

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

Postby blelwoods » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:20 pm

haley12 wrote:
blelwoods wrote:
haley12 wrote:Just withdrew w/ $. Love this school :cry: Good luck everyone!




Awesome! Where you heading to?


Michigan :)



Congrats!!!! :mrgreen:

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

Postby JuJuXTX » Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:27 am

Hello July and still nothing from Vandy.... this is tormenting :( Should I email them to ask for an update?

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

Postby NeneLeakesss_409 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:14 pm

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JuJuXTX wrote:Hello July and still nothing from Vandy.... this is tormenting :( Should I email them to ask for an update?

in the same boat as you

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

Postby jag13 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:52 pm

NeneLeakesss_409 wrote::twisted:
JuJuXTX wrote:Hello July and still nothing from Vandy.... this is tormenting :( Should I email them to ask for an update?

in the same boat as you


Same, I bit the bullet today and emailed them. Will report back

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

Postby NeneLeakesss_409 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:33 am

jag13 wrote:
NeneLeakesss_409 wrote::twisted:
JuJuXTX wrote:Hello July and still nothing from Vandy.... this is tormenting :( Should I email them to ask for an update?

in the same boat as you


Same, I bit the bullet today and emailed them. Will report back


Any feedback?

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

Postby The_Lorax » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:17 am

NeneLeakesss_409 wrote:
jag13 wrote:
NeneLeakesss_409 wrote::twisted:
JuJuXTX wrote:Hello July and still nothing from Vandy.... this is tormenting :( Should I email them to ask for an update?

in the same boat as you


Same, I bit the bullet today and emailed them. Will report back


Any feedback?

The law school was closed the 3rd and the 4th fyi so nothing would have come yet

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

Postby jag13 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:47 am

The_Lorax wrote:
NeneLeakesss_409 wrote:
jag13 wrote:
NeneLeakesss_409 wrote::twisted:
JuJuXTX wrote:Hello July and still nothing from Vandy.... this is tormenting :( Should I email them to ask for an update?

in the same boat as you


Same, I bit the bullet today and emailed them. Will report back


Any feedback?

The law school was closed the 3rd and the 4th fyi so nothing would have come yet


Got a response. Basically just saying that the waitlist has gone into August before and that they take note of students who reach out and say they are interested.

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

Postby JuJuXTX » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:00 pm

jag13 wrote:
The_Lorax wrote:
NeneLeakesss_409 wrote:
jag13 wrote:
NeneLeakesss_409 wrote::twisted:
JuJuXTX wrote:Hello July and still nothing from Vandy.... this is tormenting :( Should I email them to ask for an update?

in the same boat as you


Same, I bit the bullet today and emailed them. Will report back


Any feedback?

The law school was closed the 3rd and the 4th fyi so nothing would have come yet


Got a response. Basically just saying that the waitlist has gone into August before and that they take note of students who reach out and say they are interested.


I just emailed them as well. Hopefully will force them to give me something by throwing them my Emory offer.

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

Postby lawlife64 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:05 am

Does anybody know when Vandy students are required to pay their first tuition deposit by? I am still holding on to a small thread of hope of getting off a waitlist somewhere, and I don't want to end up in a situation where I get off the waitlist but have already paid tuition.




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