Vanderbilt 2013

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Apple Tree
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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Apple Tree » Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:18 pm

stephhu wrote:
CyLaw wrote:For the others that have been accepted, is it me or does the Obiter Dictum make you really want to go to Vanderbilt. My wife and I were reading over it again last night, and it just seems like a good place to go and study law, not to mention that it is a very good school.

Maybe it is just because I have not been accepted to any other schools yet (Santa Clara does not count till I get the letter in the mail), but I am finding it very easy to picture myself spending 3 years in Nashville studying law.



It definitely does. The low rent is just sucks me in! My fiancee (applying to medical school same cycle as me) has an interview at Vandy Med next month so we are seriously considering it. However we have to look at Penn and Duke and dream about Harvard as well. We graduated from a T5 ranked Ivy undergrad so we don't want to feel like having wasted that. (Not that going to Vandy Law and Med would, but we must consider other options as well) Even if they are more expensive cost of living wise...sigh.

Seriously, less than 900/mo for a 1 bedroom apt that is 800 square feet that is a 5-10 minute drive from campus?! Coming a city living, that is such a bargain.


I live in a city where a 2 bed+2 bath apartment costs less than $900 a month, so I wasn't really impressed with that. :D But compared to places like NYC/Los Angeles, yeah it's pretty good.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby TruckerD » Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:51 pm

Apple Tree wrote:
stephhu wrote:
CyLaw wrote:For the others that have been accepted, is it me or does the Obiter Dictum make you really want to go to Vanderbilt. My wife and I were reading over it again last night, and it just seems like a good place to go and study law, not to mention that it is a very good school.

Maybe it is just because I have not been accepted to any other schools yet (Santa Clara does not count till I get the letter in the mail), but I am finding it very easy to picture myself spending 3 years in Nashville studying law.



It definitely does. The low rent is just sucks me in! My fiancee (applying to medical school same cycle as me) has an interview at Vandy Med next month so we are seriously considering it. However we have to look at Penn and Duke and dream about Harvard as well. We graduated from a T5 ranked Ivy undergrad so we don't want to feel like having wasted that. (Not that going to Vandy Law and Med would, but we must consider other options as well) Even if they are more expensive cost of living wise...sigh.

Seriously, less than 900/mo for a 1 bedroom apt that is 800 square feet that is a 5-10 minute drive from campus?! Coming a city living, that is such a bargain.


I live in a city where a 2 bed+2 bath apartment costs less than $900 a month, so I wasn't really impressed with that. :D But compared to places like NYC/Los Angeles, yeah it's pretty good.


Yeah, moving to Nashville would actually increase my expenses. Our 2 bed 1 bath 824 sq ft apartment with washer and dryer included is only $529 a month. I guess that the price of "them big city livin" ;)

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby crackberry » Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:57 pm

TruckerD wrote:
Apple Tree wrote:
stephhu wrote:
CyLaw wrote:For the others that have been accepted, is it me or does the Obiter Dictum make you really want to go to Vanderbilt. My wife and I were reading over it again last night, and it just seems like a good place to go and study law, not to mention that it is a very good school.

Maybe it is just because I have not been accepted to any other schools yet (Santa Clara does not count till I get the letter in the mail), but I am finding it very easy to picture myself spending 3 years in Nashville studying law.



It definitely does. The low rent is just sucks me in! My fiancee (applying to medical school same cycle as me) has an interview at Vandy Med next month so we are seriously considering it. However we have to look at Penn and Duke and dream about Harvard as well. We graduated from a T5 ranked Ivy undergrad so we don't want to feel like having wasted that. (Not that going to Vandy Law and Med would, but we must consider other options as well) Even if they are more expensive cost of living wise...sigh.

Seriously, less than 900/mo for a 1 bedroom apt that is 800 square feet that is a 5-10 minute drive from campus?! Coming a city living, that is such a bargain.


I live in a city where a 2 bed+2 bath apartment costs less than $900 a month, so I wasn't really impressed with that. :D But compared to places like NYC/Los Angeles, yeah it's pretty good.


Yeah, moving to Nashville would actually increase my expenses. Our 2 bed 1 bath 824 sq ft apartment with washer and dryer included is only $529 a month. I guess that the price of "them big city livin" ;)

Haha wow. I live in a 3 BR, 2 Bath, 1100 square foot apt. for about $4,400/month. Sigh.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby bighead715 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:00 pm

i requested an alum interviewer id say early last week - haven't heard from em

would it be better to visit nashville and interview with an adcomm?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby TruckerD » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:04 pm

bighead715 wrote:i requested an alum interviewer id say early last week - haven't heard from em

would it be better to visit nashville and interview with an adcomm?


I would email them. I waited almost a month and never heard from my interviewer. Finally, they assigned me a new one, and I have an interview next week!

For those who have interviewed, any tips or advice?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby AceintheWhole » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:08 pm

TruckerD wrote:
bighead715 wrote:i requested an alum interviewer id say early last week - haven't heard from em

would it be better to visit nashville and interview with an adcomm?


I would email them. I waited almost a month and never heard from my interviewer. Finally, they assigned me a new one, and I have an interview next week!

For those who have interviewed, any tips or advice?


+1

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby The Zeppelin » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:08 pm

Are phone interviews discouraged? My work schedule isn't very flexible right now.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby JRMjr » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:10 pm

AceintheWhole wrote:
TruckerD wrote:
bighead715 wrote:i requested an alum interviewer id say early last week - haven't heard from em

would it be better to visit nashville and interview with an adcomm?


I would email them. I waited almost a month and never heard from my interviewer. Finally, they assigned me a new one, and I have an interview next week!

For those who have interviewed, any tips or advice?


+1


My interviewer was a partner at a DC law firm. It was very informal, he just went straight off the resume. Have your "30 second personal commercial" ready, why you want to go to school, and why Vandy. I was (and always am in interviews) very casual and straightforward and it worked well for me. I got in

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby bfinlayson » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:37 pm

TruckerD wrote:
bighead715 wrote:i requested an alum interviewer id say early last week - haven't heard from em

would it be better to visit nashville and interview with an adcomm?


I would email them. I waited almost a month and never heard from my interviewer. Finally, they assigned me a new one, and I have an interview next week!

For those who have interviewed, any tips or advice?



I had my interview this morning in San Antonio. My interviewer was really friendly and took me out to lunch. It was very casual and he just seemed genuinely interested in learning about my life. He questioned me about my resume, asked about high school, nothing at all that would give you trouble. He told me that the only thing Vandy wants the alum interviewers to tell them is their impression of your maturity and professionalism. I guess we will see how mine went. Good luck!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby TruckerD » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:47 pm

bfinlayson wrote:
TruckerD wrote:
bighead715 wrote:i requested an alum interviewer id say early last week - haven't heard from em

would it be better to visit nashville and interview with an adcomm?


I would email them. I waited almost a month and never heard from my interviewer. Finally, they assigned me a new one, and I have an interview next week!

For those who have interviewed, any tips or advice?



I had my interview this morning in San Antonio. My interviewer was really friendly and took me out to lunch. It was very casual and he just seemed genuinely interested in learning about my life. He questioned me about my resume, asked about high school, nothing at all that would give you trouble. He told me that the only thing Vandy wants the alum interviewers to tell them is their impression of your maturity and professionalism. I guess we will see how mine went. Good luck!


Thank you! Good Luck to you as well! :D

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:59 am

When do we think people will seeing accepts/rejects? When did they start last year?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby parker09 » Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:18 am

LSN shows the first rejection last year on 1/3/08 (app sent 11/23), a second one on 1/9 (sent 10/8), and then a flood of them starting 1/12 (sent anywhere from october onward)

...so not for a while (for rejections).

acceptances have already started for this year.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby puppleberry finn » Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:55 pm

The Zeppelin wrote:Are phone interviews discouraged? My work schedule isn't very flexible right now.

I requested a phone interview... the closest alumni option to me was two hours away, and I work full time.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby dakatz » Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:58 pm

I had my interview yesterday with an alum in my local area. It was somewhat formal interview in an office within his law firm building. The guy was very nice though and I enjoyed speaking with him. He told me some great stories and really increased my interest in Vanderbilt. The questions were fairly basic, and I had the chance to ask quite a few questions about his experiences as a student and as a lawyer. Hopefully he puts in some good words for me.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby bighead715 » Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:59 pm

dakatz wrote:I had my interview yesterday with an alum in my local area. It was somewhat formal interview in an office within his law firm building. The guy was very nice though and I enjoyed speaking with him. He told me some great stories and really increased my interest in Vanderbilt. The questions were fairly basic, and I had the chance to ask quite a few questions about his experiences as a student and as a lawyer. Hopefully he puts in some good words for me.


did the school contact you to let you know they had set it up or did you just have to wait for the alumnus to contact you - its been over a weekkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby crackberry » Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:36 pm

adh07d wrote:When do we think people will seeing accepts/rejects? When did they start last year?

Yeah lots of people have already been admitted this cycle. No idea when the rejections will start.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby dakatz » Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:38 pm

bighead715 wrote:
dakatz wrote:I had my interview yesterday with an alum in my local area. It was somewhat formal interview in an office within his law firm building. The guy was very nice though and I enjoyed speaking with him. He told me some great stories and really increased my interest in Vanderbilt. The questions were fairly basic, and I had the chance to ask quite a few questions about his experiences as a student and as a lawyer. Hopefully he puts in some good words for me.


did the school contact you to let you know they had set it up or did you just have to wait for the alumnus to contact you - its been over a weekkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk


The alum contacted me, saying that Vanderbilt had given him my information.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Chromakey » Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:51 pm

crackberry wrote:
adh07d wrote:When do we think people will seeing accepts/rejects? When did they start last year?

Yeah lots of people have already been admitted this cycle. No idea when the rejections will start.


I don't know if I would say "lots". According to LSN, of the 300 apps this cycle only a dozen have heard back. I am clinging to that small percentage for hope.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby crackberry » Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:56 pm

Chromakey wrote:
crackberry wrote:
adh07d wrote:When do we think people will seeing accepts/rejects? When did they start last year?

Yeah lots of people have already been admitted this cycle. No idea when the rejections will start.


I don't know if I would say "lots". According to LSN, of the 300 apps this cycle only a dozen have heard back. I am clinging to that small percentage for hope.

Alright, fair enough. My point was that people (and more than just a couple) have started hearing back. And I'll wager that of those 300, half have yet to complete their interview, which means they can't hear back yet so the percentages are a little skewed.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Burberry by Burberry » Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:40 pm

I went complete earlier this week. Is there any real harm in doing a phone interview? I'd like to increase my chances, but I don't know how well I would interview via phone. (A face-to-face interview is not an option for me.)

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:44 pm

Burberry by Burberry wrote:I went complete earlier this week. Is there any real harm in doing a phone interview? I'd like to increase my chances, but I don't know how well I would interview via phone. (A face-to-face interview is not an option for me.)



I'd definitely go for it. Any opportunity you can have to make a favorable impression should be seized. I doubt you'd mess it up at all. Also, if they offer it and you decline then it may send the wrong signals.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby The Zeppelin » Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:51 pm

Phone interview on Saturday. Guy seems nice and it only took 1 day after my request for him to call me.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby anniesaysrelax » Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:48 pm

Went complete today and have my interview on Wednesday. The guy sounded pretty nice on the phone, so we'll see how that goes. And as far as interview schedule turnaround time, I requested mine on Sunday night at like 1am and my interviewer called me at 10am Monday to schedule it. I was pretty impressed with the speed on that one.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Miltiades » Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:35 pm

I'll be having my interview tomorrow over the phone. I hope mine is as informal and productive as reports on here have suggested.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby vmmf » Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:57 am

Miltiades wrote:I'll be having my interview tomorrow over the phone. I hope mine is as informal and productive as reports on here have suggested.


I had my interview with an alum last week. It was very low key. He mostly talked about the school. Good luck! I am sure you will do fine.




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