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

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

Postby 20172017 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:17 pm

Employstats1 wrote:Can anyone comment on the questions to be prepared for in a skype interview?

Vandy is still doing interviews?

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

Postby Employstats1 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:32 pm

20172017 wrote:
Employstats1 wrote:Can anyone comment on the questions to be prepared for in a skype interview?

Vandy is still doing interviews?


I guess. Still looking for types of questions if anyone knows them.

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

Postby jessmeesh » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:36 pm

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20172017 wrote:
Employstats1 wrote:Can anyone comment on the questions to be prepared for in a skype interview?

Vandy is still doing interviews?


I guess. Still looking for types of questions if anyone knows them.


I don't think Alum interviews are tightly controlled. My interviewer didn't have any questions prepped. He looked over my resume and asked a bit about the work I do. We talked about why law and why vandy, and I asked him a bunch of questions about the Nashville area.

Very casual - which I personally enjoyed.

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

Postby Employstats1 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:42 pm

jessmeesh wrote:
Employstats1 wrote:
20172017 wrote:
Employstats1 wrote:Can anyone comment on the questions to be prepared for in a skype interview?

Vandy is still doing interviews?


I guess. Still looking for types of questions if anyone knows them.


I don't think Alum interviews are tightly controlled. My interviewer didn't have any questions prepped. He looked over my resume and asked a bit about the work I do. We talked about why law and why vandy, and I asked him a bunch of questions about the Nashville area.

Very casual - which I personally enjoyed.


Thanks! Do you think there would be a difference if the interviewer was someone in admissions and not an alum?

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

Postby jessmeesh » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:43 pm

Employstats1 wrote:
jessmeesh wrote:
Employstats1 wrote:
20172017 wrote:
Employstats1 wrote:Can anyone comment on the questions to be prepared for in a skype interview?

Vandy is still doing interviews?


I guess. Still looking for types of questions if anyone knows them.


I don't think Alum interviews are tightly controlled. My interviewer didn't have any questions prepped. He looked over my resume and asked a bit about the work I do. We talked about why law and why vandy, and I asked him a bunch of questions about the Nashville area.

Very casual - which I personally enjoyed.


Thanks! Do you think there would make a difference if the interviewer was someone in admissions and not an alum?


No idea. I had an alum interview, so I cant speak about anything else. Though my gut tells me that an AdComm would be more likely to stick to a script.

Definitely be ready to answer why law and why vandy. Anything else I would imagine would be standard job interview questions.

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

Postby jstans » Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:15 pm

2000andBeyond wrote:
jstans wrote:
cam1992 wrote:
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2000andBeyond wrote:I've been complete and interviewed since 11/23. Some longer. Not a peep!

I went complete and interviewed in mid October. This is one of my top choices, so the anticipation is killing me


In the same boat. I just know it has to be soon, I'm in week 14 of waiting.



Me too, interviewed and complete since 11/11. It says that applicants will usually receive a decision with 8-12 weeks and that once the interview is over the application will be expedited. Clearly this has not been the case... has anyone talked to admissions? Are we supposed to hear back soon?



+1


Considering giving them a call just to politely ask if we should hear soon. I haven't seen a wave of decisions since around this time last week, so I'm tempted to hold off to see if I may be in the next wave which *should* come this week.


Yeah, this is definitely my 11th week.......


What is the etiquette for asking about a decision timeline? A lot of schools I applied to said they wouldn't provide any decision information over the phone, but I didn't see anything about that on Vandy's website. Maybe I'm just letting the wait get the best of me at this point, but being from the South Vandy is definitely a top choice for me. The nerves are real.

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

Postby Mr. Peanutbutter » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:24 pm

Calling them won't help they won't be like "oh geez I guess we really should get around to making decisions!"

Maybe call and ask about submitting some kind of continuing interest thing or whatever but fretting about calling them is completely unproductive

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Postby jstans » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:21 pm

Mlk&Ckies wrote:Calling them won't help they won't be like "oh geez I guess we really should get around to making decisions!"

Maybe call and ask about submitting some kind of continuing interest thing or whatever but fretting about calling them is completely unproductive


Solid point, thanks!

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Postby BostonOrBust » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:23 pm

Another day, another night of wistfully exing out of my inbox without having heard from vandy. :cry:

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

Postby bballdude47 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:54 pm

Yeah I'm definitely having a hard time waiting. Been complete since 11/28 and interviewed a couple days later. Applied to BU, USC, and WUSTL at the same time and have heard nothing since. Maybe it's because I'm a reverse splitter? They want to accept all those higher LSATs before considering me :/

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Postby BostonOrBust » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:07 am

bballdude47 wrote:Yeah I'm definitely having a hard time waiting. Been complete since 11/28 and interviewed a couple days later. Applied to BU, USC, and WUSTL at the same time and have heard nothing since. Maybe it's because I'm a reverse splitter? They want to accept all those higher LSATs before considering me :/


FWIW, it seems like BU and WUSTL are dragging their feet overall. I'm waiting on them both as well, with radio silence since I submitted (though it hasn't been a ridiculously long time.) Waiting game is the worst. Especially since I got into matches/safeties quite quickly and so the wait for my top picks seems especially long.

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

Postby charles117 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:33 am

does everybody get interview invites or only first come first serve? I applied mid January so kind of late

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

Postby Future Ex-Engineer » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:29 am

charles117 wrote:does everybody get interview invites or only first come first serve? I applied mid January so kind of late


Typically interviews are done with alumni, and you have to sign up before December 1 if you want one. I think they are doing some extra/one-offs now, but it's not their SOP

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Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:41 am

I really hope Vandy pulls through with some acceptance letters this week.
A Vanderbilt acceptance letter will determine where I live and attend school next year....

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Postby 2000andBeyond » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:46 am

Does Vandy include money in their acceptances?

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Postby 88234 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:53 am

2000andBeyond wrote:Does Vandy include money in their acceptances?


Nope. They'll send it out at end of Feb.

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Postby 2000andBeyond » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:13 pm

88234 wrote:
2000andBeyond wrote:Does Vandy include money in their acceptances?


Nope. They'll send it out at end of Feb.


Thanks!

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

Postby jstans » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:16 pm

Did some digging in last year's thread, and a fair amount of people heard back at the beginning of March who had applied any time from November on. That's also the time when it looked like they sent out a pretty good amount of scholarships to people already accepted. In other words, it looks like March might be a big month for us all, waiters and those accepted alike.

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

Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:23 pm

IN VIA EMAIL!!! I can't believe it!

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Postby jstans » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:40 pm

Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:IN VIA EMAIL!!! I can't believe it!


Congrats!!!

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Postby Gitaroo_Dude » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:59 pm

Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:IN VIA EMAIL!!! I can't believe it!


Congrats! is this your top choice at the moment?

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Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:15 pm

Gitaroo_Dude wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:IN VIA EMAIL!!! I can't believe it!


Congrats! is this your top choice at the moment?


Thanks so much! Yes, it's my top choice and will continue to be so unless they mistakenly sent me an acceptance letter or give me absolutely nothing in terms of scholarship!

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

Postby paisa_sandia » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:25 pm

Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:IN VIA EMAIL!!! I can't believe it!


Congrats! When did you submit?

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Postby Thomas Hagan, ESQ. » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:27 pm

paisa_sandia wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:IN VIA EMAIL!!! I can't believe it!


Congrats! When did you submit?


Thanks! I submitted the first week of November. Interviewed a week or two after that.

GPA between median and 75
LSAT between 25 and median.

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

Postby whodareswins » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:45 pm

bballdude47 wrote:Yeah I'm definitely having a hard time waiting. Been complete since 11/28 and interviewed a couple days later. Applied to BU, USC, and WUSTL at the same time and have heard nothing since. Maybe it's because I'm a reverse splitter? They want to accept all those higher LSATs before considering me :/



Hm, I'm a reverse splitter who applied in November and was accepted to Vandy, USC, BU, and WUSTL quite a bit ago, especially vandy and WUSTL.



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