Vanderbilt 2013

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biglll
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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby biglll » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:00 pm

Just got my scholarship letter before the tomorrow's seat deposit deadline, $5K per year need-based. And suddenly realized that in my application I crossed out the box with a NO answer to the question, whether or nor I'd like to be considered for a merit-based scholarship! :cry:

Do you guys think it'll be a good idea to e-mail them and mention that I do want to get a merit scholarship? Isn't it too late? Will they even consider my request given that I am sending my seat deposit tomorrow? Any advice, TLS..

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby pleasetryagain » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:01 pm

biglll wrote:Just got my scholarship letter before the tomorrow's seat deposit deadline, $5K per year need-based. And suddenly realized that in my application I crossed out the box with a NO answer to the question, whether or nor I'd like to be considered for a merit-based scholarship! :cry:

Do you guys think it'll be a good idea to e-mail them and mention that I do want to get a merit scholarship? Isn't it too late? Will they even consider my request given that I am sending my seat deposit tomorrow? Any advice, TLS..


worst that happens is they say no. It probably wont get you anywhere but it's worth a try.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby smartblonde87 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:03 pm

Quine wrote:
smartblonde87 wrote:
Katherine wrote:DM 4/19... anyone? anyone?


Me. I'm going to have a heart attack. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!


I'm pulling for you. Good luck!


Thank you so much! I'll update on the thread even if the truth is ugly. :/

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby cadcapp » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:06 am

pertristis wrote:Wow, my completion date is a month behind yours ... should I just forget about my app until late May?


I'm with ya ... I have all but given up knowing for some time! Looking at LSN from last year, cycel time doesn't look promising for us to know before mid-May :(

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby cadcapp » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:08 am

smartblonde87 wrote:
Quine wrote:
smartblonde87 wrote:
Katherine wrote:DM 4/19... anyone? anyone?


Me. I'm going to have a heart attack. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!


I'm pulling for you. Good luck!


Thank you so much! I'll update on the thread even if the truth is ugly. :/



Good luck to you guys! Pulling for some accepts going out from Vandy!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Rawlsian » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:26 pm

observationalist wrote:G'luck to those WL'ed. Keep staying in touch with the school, visit when you can, and in the meantime contact the other schools you're looking at to see if they'll release similarly detailed information about job prospects. Vandy and a few others are leading the charge but we need all of you to jump on board and start contacting the schools as well.

I'd also encourage those of you with acceptances to contact the school and see when they're going to release 2L summer employment information. It may be too late in the summer for you to make a decision on it, but it's worth letting them know you're interested so that they won't wait to get that information out. They've done it the last two years (with the Recruitment Handbook they publish) and we have high hopes they will continue publishing this information even though the job prospects are diminished from the previous year.

Anyways, ATL link on Vanderbilt/Law School Transparency: http://abovethelaw.com/2010/04/increasi ... o-be-done/


It's great to see you guys getting such positive press. Your project seems like it's picking up steam.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Ryou » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:24 pm

WL offer arrived today after the 4/19 DM (1/26 complete)

For those interested

164/3.57 with strong softs, Asian

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby smartblonde87 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:27 pm

Ryou wrote:WL offer arrived today after the 4/19 DM (1/26 complete)

For those interested

164/3.57 with strong softs, Asian


Congrats Ryou! You are still in the game :)

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Matteliszt » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:48 pm

That makes me happy for our 4/19/10 bunch. Grats!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Ryou » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:16 pm

Anyone have any tips about how to approach contact while on the WL? The profile here says calling once a week, should I really call that much? What should I say? Should I request an interview?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Katherine » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:36 pm

4/19 ding.

3.4/162, no shocker, but at least now it's official. Best of luck to all.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby missvik218 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:09 pm

Ryou wrote:Anyone have any tips about how to approach contact while on the WL? The profile here says calling once a week, should I really call that much? What should I say? Should I request an interview?

I think once a week is a lot, I've been told by admissions staff every 4-6 weeks. Also, they won't "interview" you but they will meet with you and answer your questions.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby smartblonde87 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:05 pm

We lost some good people today.

Do we know how many people are on the waitlist?
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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby JOThompson » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:33 pm

Ryou wrote:Anyone have any tips about how to approach contact while on the WL? The profile here says calling once a week, should I really call that much? What should I say? Should I request an interview?

Every few weeks is appropriate, according to the lady I spoke with. Good luck!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Matteliszt » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:06 pm

Do we know how many people are on the waitlist?



check out LSN, quite a few.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby JOThompson » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:07 pm

Matteliszt wrote:
Do we know how many people are on the waitlist?



check out LSN, quite a few.

Vanderbilt seems to waitlist many applicants. To really distinguish yourself, it's important to keep in touch and demonstrate your interest. Good luck to everyone else, hope to see you in Nashville :)

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby parker09 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:29 am

Withdrew last week, and today got a hard-copy snail mailed letter (dated April 15, postmarked April 16) on nice paper with a real signature from Dean Morton acknowledging my withdrawal in two really nice sentences.

Good form, Vandy. Definitely sad I won't be attending... the administration (and students, I'm sure!) really do seem lovely.

Good luck to those still waiting!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Grizz » Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:38 pm

djgoldbe wrote:
rad law wrote:So I sent the deposit on Tuesday last week, and I haven't recieved a confirmation. I called on the 15th, and they didn't have it yet. Should I call/email, or just chill out? I bet they're inundated with paperwork, and I don't want to bother them if it's not a big deal.


Hey rad, I sent my check on the 14th and just got my confirm today. I'd give it till friday and then call.


Called today, and they have it. Thanks for the advice.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Matteliszt » Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:32 pm

4/19/10 - 163/3.4 - WL will be riding it to the end, even if it means getting a call the first day of classes.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Not-A-Teabagger » Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:42 pm

Matteliszt wrote:4/19/10 - 163/3.4 - WL will be riding it to the end, even if it means getting a call the first day of classes.


Congratulations, that is quite an accomplishment with those numbers.
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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Matteliszt » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:38 pm

4/19/10 - 163/3.4 - WL will be riding it to the end, even if it means getting a call the first day of classes.


Congratulations, that is quite an accomplishment with those numbers. Mine are similar and I am still in the game.




I thought I was auto-ding. I am going to see what I can do. Those who were talking about calling - Where did you get that info?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby observationalist » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:55 pm

Rawlsian wrote:
observationalist wrote:G'luck to those WL'ed. Keep staying in touch with the school, visit when you can, and in the meantime contact the other schools you're looking at to see if they'll release similarly detailed information about job prospects. Vandy and a few others are leading the charge but we need all of you to jump on board and start contacting the schools as well.

I'd also encourage those of you with acceptances to contact the school and see when they're going to release 2L summer employment information. It may be too late in the summer for you to make a decision on it, but it's worth letting them know you're interested so that they won't wait to get that information out. They've done it the last two years (with the Recruitment Handbook they publish) and we have high hopes they will continue publishing this information even though the job prospects are diminished from the previous year.

Anyways, ATL link on Vanderbilt/Law School Transparency: http://abovethelaw.com/2010/04/increasi ... o-be-done/


It's great to see you guys getting such positive press. Your project seems like it's picking up steam.


Thank you rawlsian. Check out the upcoming ABA Journal podcast on May 3rd... it's with our rising Vanderbilt 3L, the Dean from Northwestern, Elie from ATL, and the current Chair of the ABA's accreditation committee. I'll send a link once it's available.

In the meantime g'luck to those of you riding the WL. Definitely visit if you're committed to staying on. To those accepted and trying to decide, be sure to contact Career Services and ask them for updated employment information. They've been great the last couple of years but even the more transparent administrations need to be reminded about the role it plays in your decisionmaking process, especially now that the only available information (Class of '09) refers to the OCI season before firms started reducing summer programs. Hopefully some of you coming in next year as 1Ls (either at Vandy or elsewhere) will feel like volunteering some of your time to keeping this project on a roll.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby heyzeus » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:32 am

DM 4/26
complete 2/9

164/3.4

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:32 am

DM 4/26.

From the looks of the last few pages, I assume that calling for a decision is fruitless?

UPDATE: Indeed, calling WAS fruitless. I must admit that I'm not terribly keen on rigid, inflexible rules, and it seems unreasonable that schools like Vandy won't (no matter what) give decisions over the phone, considering that they know how very late in the cycle their decision is coming.
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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby fcowrx » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:33 am

Well I hope DM 4/26 is another mixed batch. Last decision of the cycle, scary.




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