Back from ASW. If any of yall saw or met a guy wearing navy pants and a green striped shirt on Friday, that was probably me. If you met/saw me, PM me.
I was impressed with the whole experience. Here's a quick recap.
Thursday I hung out with my host, his friends, and several other perspective students. We went for some beers and to watch basketball at a bar/restaurant near the law school, which was good. Then, we all went to an off-campus house and kept watching the games and had a few more beers, and then we went to Buffalo Billiards for bar review. That was a pretty relaxed and fun time; I met a bunch more Vandy students and met up with my friend who is a 1L. Everyone was very friendly.
Friday was a long day. The crim class and the mock class were both good. The clerkship info they gave us was informative and encouraging. ITE, Vanderbilt has increased the number of kids who get clerkships, including federal clerkships. The career services talk was also good. Someone mentioned that 1/3 of the class got jobs at OCI, but I was under the impression that other kids got jobs outside of OCI, and that hiring is not totally finished. It seems that Vanderbilt is doing as good as or better than peer institutions.
Blackacre was amazing. They got 2 kegs, which were immediately drunk. Trivia right afterwards was great. It was in probably the biggest lecture hall at the law school; regular seats and gallery seats were filled with prospective students and students from all classes. They brought out a keg of Yuengling, which was drunk halfway through. People then showed up with 24 packs and 12 packs. People here like to party. I ended up going back to a house to have a few more beers and watch basketball. We went to a guy's birthday party which was also fun; then I went home.
I loved Vandy. The campus was beautiful, and the people were all uniformly excited about Vandy and happy to meet you and talk about their school. Nashville seems like a smaller town with a lot of fun live music and bars. Meeting all the people who will be 1Ls next year was fun also. If I had to characterize the people, I would say that white, preppy people are well represented, and racially, it is not very diverse, but everyone is incredibly friendly and nice.
After the whole experience, I loved everything about the place. I'm sold.