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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby TruckerD » Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:31 pm

catharsis wrote:
TruckerD wrote:Thanks Dallas and Skidude!

Yeah, I am hoping for a full scholly there! If I got one, it would be REAL hard for me to turn that down!

A BIG CONGRATS MY FRIEND!!!!

Your numbers are stellar so it was no surprise!! Im rooting for that full ride for you!!!!!!


Thanks man!

We've both been getting some good results lately. Hopefully that trend will continue for us!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby sfdreaming09 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:33 pm

5ky wrote:
sfdreaming09 wrote:Accepted via snail mail today. Numbers in profile.


SF, you've prompted me to leave the library and stop stop studying for finals to go walk over and check my mail between this and your NYU acceptance. We do have similar numbers...wish me luck!


GOOD LUCK! Crossing my fingers for you, but you probably wont need much luck with your numbers.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby 5ky » Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:35 pm

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby toolshed » Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:19 pm

Forgive me if this has been covered, but is there a stat level that will make not interviewing okay? I haven't signed up for an interview, and for various reasons I don't think I am going to do so. What is considered "safe" w/o interview?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby missvik218 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:20 pm

toolshed wrote:Forgive me if this has been covered, but is there a stat level that will make not interviewing okay? I haven't signed up for an interview, and for various reasons I don't think I am going to do so. What is considered "safe" w/o interview?

I think the deadline was 12/1 so you can't anymore .. hope your stats are good enough. I don't think there is a line though, I guess if anything being above both 75ths to be safe?!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby GoGators2822 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:26 pm

My stats...

Complete: 10/5
Interview: 11/6, with the Associate Director of Admissions at VULS
LSAT: 164
GPA: 3.68
URM: Native American Female
Also have a graduate degree

Still haven't heard anything from them...anyone know when they usually start sending letters? Thoughts about my chances??

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby toolshed » Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:28 pm

missvik218 wrote:
toolshed wrote:Forgive me if this has been covered, but is there a stat level that will make not interviewing okay? I haven't signed up for an interview, and for various reasons I don't think I am going to do so. What is considered "safe" w/o interview?

I think the deadline was 12/1 so you can't anymore .. hope your stats are good enough. I don't think there is a line though, I guess if anything being above both 75ths to be safe?!


Yikes, for some reason I thought the deadline was END of December, not beginning. Oh well, I guess I'll see what's "safe" now.

LSAT a fair amount over 75th, GPA above median FWIW.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby missvik218 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:31 pm

toolshed wrote:
missvik218 wrote:
toolshed wrote:Forgive me if this has been covered, but is there a stat level that will make not interviewing okay? I haven't signed up for an interview, and for various reasons I don't think I am going to do so. What is considered "safe" w/o interview?

I think the deadline was 12/1 so you can't anymore .. hope your stats are good enough. I don't think there is a line though, I guess if anything being above both 75ths to be safe?!


Yikes, for some reason I thought the deadline was END of December, not beginning. Oh well, I guess I'll see what's "safe" now.

LSAT a fair amount over 75th, GPA above median FWIW.

Good luck! Sounds like if anyone would be, you should be in decent shape. I think doing the interview can only help you, unless you're socially inept and totally creepy, but not doing the interview won't necessarily hurt you.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby observationalist » Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:37 pm

toolshed wrote:Forgive me if this has been covered, but is there a stat level that will make not interviewing okay? I haven't signed up for an interview, and for various reasons I don't think I am going to do so. What is considered "safe" w/o interview?


The school has never come out and said this directly, but I still maintain that if admissions can pull in a class of 190 students, all of whom have spoken with or met an adcomm/alumnus, and still keep or raise medians at 168+ and 3.7ish+, then they'll do it. There's a lot to be said for meeting the person behind the numbers. School also hasn't to my knowledge surveyed alumni since beginning the interview program, but I expect most alumni want to see it become mandatory or at least "strongly encouraged" over the next couple of years (similar to Northwestern).

I'm not saying you or anyone else who chose not to interview won't end up becoming great lawyers simply because you declined an interview, but for practical purposes it makes sense to screen everyone prior to admission and to only let in those who made it past the screen.

That said, while they're in the transitional phase my guess is that if your numbers are above both 75ths you're probably still a lock, and possibly if you're above both medians. Otherwise, it just depends on how many of your numerical equivalents managed to pass an interview. (From what it sounds like most people do fine, so it's not necessarily a big hurdle to clear.)

If you're concerned it might make sense to contact school and request an interview, even though the deadline has passed. It can't hurt unless your circumstances actually prohibit you from making a phone call.

[edit after seeing your numbers: yeah, you are probably ok if everything else in your application checks out. g'luck... I still say it can't hurt to call.]

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby toolshed » Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:37 pm

missvik218 wrote:
toolshed wrote:
missvik218 wrote:
toolshed wrote:Forgive me if this has been covered, but is there a stat level that will make not interviewing okay? I haven't signed up for an interview, and for various reasons I don't think I am going to do so. What is considered "safe" w/o interview?

I think the deadline was 12/1 so you can't anymore .. hope your stats are good enough. I don't think there is a line though, I guess if anything being above both 75ths to be safe?!


Yikes, for some reason I thought the deadline was END of December, not beginning. Oh well, I guess I'll see what's "safe" now.

LSAT a fair amount over 75th, GPA above median FWIW.

Good luck! Sounds like if anyone would be, you should be in decent shape. I think doing the interview can only help you, unless you're socially inept and totally creepy, but not doing the interview won't necessarily hurt you.


Thanks! Good luck to you as well!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby toolshed » Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:41 pm

observationalist wrote:
toolshed wrote:Forgive me if this has been covered, but is there a stat level that will make not interviewing okay? I haven't signed up for an interview, and for various reasons I don't think I am going to do so. What is considered "safe" w/o interview?


The school has never come out and said this directly, but I still maintain that if admissions can pull in a class of 190 students, all of whom have spoken with or met an adcomm/alumnus, and still keep or raise medians at 168+ and 3.7ish+, then they'll do it. There's a lot to be said for meeting the person behind the numbers. School also hasn't to my knowledge surveyed alumni since beginning the interview program, but I expect most alumni want to see it become mandatory or at least "strongly encouraged" over the next couple of years (similar to Northwestern).

I'm not saying you or anyone else who chose not to interview won't end up becoming great lawyers simply because you declined an interview, but for practical purposes it makes sense to screen everyone prior to admission and to only let in those who made it past the screen.

That said, while they're in the transitional phase my guess is that if your numbers are above both 75ths you're probably still a lock, and possibly if you're above both medians. Otherwise, it just depends on how many of your numerical equivalents managed to pass an interview. (From what it sounds like most people do fine, so it's not necessarily a big hurdle to clear.)

If you're concerned it might make sense to contact school and request an interview, even though the deadline has passed. It can't hurt unless your circumstances actually prohibit you from making a phone call.

[edit after seeing your numbers: yeah, you are probably ok if everything else in your application checks out. g'luck... I still say it can't hurt to call.]


Thanks for the insight. I should have interviewed, and I totally see how filling the class with people that they are more "sure" about only benefits them. If they reject me, I would understand.

Hopefully they'll glean enough from my app to take a chance. I'll consider calling as well, I just don't want it to come across as "I didn't feel like interviewing at first, but now that other people are being accepted, I guess I'll do it..." (which is not the case).

Thanks again everyone.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby kittenmittons » Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:43 pm

I love the "Where to Drink" section of the acceptance packet. +1 for Vanderbilt

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby PopCopyManager » Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:44 pm

Quick Question - does anyone remember if the application for merit awards was part of the application on LSAC? I e-mailed vanderbilt admissions, and they gave me a link to the form, but it seems vaguely familiar. Anyone?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby missvik218 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:46 pm

PopCopyManager wrote:Quick Question - does anyone remember if the application for merit awards was part of the application on LSAC? I e-mailed vanderbilt admissions, and they gave me a link to the form, but it seems vaguely familiar. Anyone?

Thanks in advance!

There was definitely something, I'm not sure if it was ALL merit awards or just spefic scholarships and grants you could apply for ... I didn't do it because my numbers aren't good enough for any sort of merit aid from them. Sorry I can't be more helpful.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby kittenmittons » Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:47 pm

PopCopyManager wrote:Quick Question - does anyone remember if the application for merit awards was part of the application on LSAC? I e-mailed vanderbilt admissions, and they gave me a link to the form, but it seems vaguely familiar. Anyone?

Thanks in advance!


It was under the supplemental forms section of the Vandy app.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby PopCopyManager » Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:51 pm

kittenmittons wrote:
PopCopyManager wrote:Quick Question - does anyone remember if the application for merit awards was part of the application on LSAC? I e-mailed vanderbilt admissions, and they gave me a link to the form, but it seems vaguely familiar. Anyone?

Thanks in advance!


It was under the supplemental forms section of the Vandy app.



Great thanks folks - I am pretty sure that I did fill it out already if it was there. Thanks and best of luck with the rest of the cycle everyone!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby ozarkhack » Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:55 pm

Vandy is among my loooong shots.

I requested an interview probably 6 weeks ago. For a couple of work-related reasons, I asked for a phoner. Admissions office said a month ago that someone would get to me soon.

However, I had just successfully asked them to hold off on my app review until December LSAT comes out. I haven't heard anything from anybody since.

So, think they have decided to wait to interview until my December results are posted? Or should I be e-mailing/calling and asking them what gives?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby observationalist » Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:01 pm

kittenmittons wrote:I love the "Where to Drink" section of the acceptance packet. +1 for Vanderbilt


Mind sharing where the 2Ls recommend? I have to say their Bar Review planners were probably the worst I've seen in my time here. This year's 1Ls (who will be writing next year's OD) have done a much better job selecting locations each week, even though I've been out of the country a lot and haven't made it to more than a handful of them.

Also, if it doesn't include The Listening Room I highly recommend it. We went a few weeks ago for happy hour on a Friday and stayed through 15 live acts and a special birthday party for a local songwriter. In addition to having Yazoo's new high gravity stout on tap, the owners were very friendly and a bunch of the musicians thought we were music executives and kept coming up to give us their business cards. Pretty sure we just went along with it by the end of the night. It's also in Cummins Station which is this cool renovated warehouse... houses Steve McNair's (RIP) nonprofit org, a world-class tattoo artist, decent sushi bar, and my favorite environmental group in town, the Land Trust for Tennessee. And it's right by the Frist Center for the Arts, which has friday afternoon happy hours during the summer for young professionals to meet up and then head out afterwards.

In short, Nashville is a fun town.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby puppleberry finn » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:45 pm

:shock:

what a giant heavy box my acceptance came in.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby galahad85 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:46 pm

puppins wrote::shock:

what a giant heavy box my acceptance came in.


It's great, isn't it? :D

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby gotmilk? » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:49 pm

galahad85 wrote:
puppins wrote::shock:

what a giant heavy box my acceptance came in.


It's great, isn't it? :D



YES. got mine today. amazing. definitely made me rethink the idea that i've had that i wouldn't go to vandy over gtown or duke (my other acceptances so far). let's see if i can get some decent $$... from the looks of the stuff in the box i would be a very happy camper at vandy.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby 5ky » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:11 am

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby missvik218 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:54 pm

Complete finally!!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:49 pm

Just checked status and Decision Mailed yesterday.




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