Vanderbilt 2013

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wired
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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby wired » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:42 pm

I am in the 3.35-3.4 GPA range with a 169 LSAT. I had a two year break from school for an LDS mission after obtaining about 45 credits. Since then I have a 3.72 GPA trend. Decent softs but nothing that is on the "cure cancer" level. (Published in undergrad journal, TA, interned for a law firm.)

I assume I am a borderline decision.

EDIT: For people I don't read the string before this, I posted this in response to the people who have waited over 8 weeks for a decision.
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Aias
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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Aias » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:46 pm

Im in...
169/3.75

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JordynAsh
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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby JordynAsh » Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:20 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:Are you Sept/Oct people autoadmits or at least competitive? I'm a URM splitter so I expect to have to wait. I have gotten into UVA already though.


168/3.6.. they sent me a viewbook with a fee waiver, if that makes any difference.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby nashuatree » Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:39 pm

Complete 10/26, Interview 11/02. Decent stats and Vandy undergrad with honors and the like plus a HYP masters...still nothing. You're killing me Vandy!


And I don't have a cushy "fallback" like UVA to rely on either...the best I've got so far is Tennessee. All the others are icing me for now...

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby 02082010 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:51 pm

Didn't meant to sound snobby with my UVA comment. At the beginning of the cycle when I sent out apps (10/23) I figured that aside from my ED and safeties, the rest of the schools would take forever to decide bc I'm a URM splitter. I was surprised that UVA admitted me so quickly and thought maybe a few other schools might do the same. But no, my initial instinct was correct - I'm going to have to wait awhile.

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DallasCowboy
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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:12 pm

Got the box today.

Complete 11/6
Decision Mailed 12/8
No interview

I love the Obiter Dictum. It's pretty funny and even lets you know which bars are good for finding cougars.

insidethetwenty
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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby insidethetwenty » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:13 pm

Decision mailed today! Hopefully it's a box...

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby puppleberry finn » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:14 pm

hiro86 wrote:Anyone with a 176+/decent GPA who applied early in the cycle still waiting to hear back from Vandy? This is pretty damn annoying... unless they are trying to figure out how they are going to afford the massive scholarship they are planning for me.


did you interview?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Acedeuce » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:36 am

Got the big box today!! very excited. Go DORES! still reading through all these booklets they packed in. very useful stuff. Any 2Ls who worked on the OD, fantastic work and this has really been impressive. You all have made a strong case for Vanderbilt Law.

Edit: fail sports...
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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby dakatz » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:39 am

Acedeuce wrote:Got the big box today!! very excited. Go vols! still reading through all these booklets they packed in. very useful stuff. Any 2Ls who worked on the OD, fantastic work and this has really been impressive. You all have made a strong case for Vanderbilt Law.


Someone needs to brush up on their sports teams. I'm pretty sure your Vandy classmates would be quite angry if they heard you rooting for the Vols.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby CyLaw » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:41 am

Acedeuce wrote:Got the big box today!! very excited. Go 'dores! still reading through all these booklets they packed in. very useful stuff. Any 2Ls who worked on the OD, fantastic work and this has really been impressive. You all have made a strong case for Vanderbilt Law.


ftfy, unless you meant to cheer on U of Tennessee.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Acedeuce » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:44 am

CyLaw wrote:
Acedeuce wrote:Got the big box today!! very excited. Go 'dores! still reading through all these booklets they packed in. very useful stuff. Any 2Ls who worked on the OD, fantastic work and this has really been impressive. You all have made a strong case for Vanderbilt Law.


ftfy, unless you meant to cheer on U of Tennessee.




WOW!, I totally blew that.... in retrospect go DORES!!... boo vols?
I think it came from all the talk about VULS... poor excuse.
why you shouldn't post on TLS after working 8 hours and then reading through the box...
Carry on with mocking me.
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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby CyLaw » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:52 am

Acedeuce wrote:Carry on mocking with mocking me.


No mocking intended.

Congrats, I was very excited also when I saw my hugh freaking box. And I agree that the OD book is very nice. It sits by my computer and I pop it open and reread it from time to time. Now, if I can just motivate myself to fill out the Law scholars awards application.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby parker09 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:27 am

CyLaw wrote:No mocking intended.

Congrats, I was very excited also when I saw my hugh freaking box. And I agree that the OD book is very nice. It sits by my computer and I pop it open and reread it from time to time. Now, if I can just motivate myself to fill out the Law scholars awards application.


+1.
Partly out of laziness/procrastination, but partly cause I feel like it'd futile for me to even write those 6 (or whatever #) paragraphs...

Anyone know anything about who actually GETS those scholarships? Is it people with crazy numbers, or do they look at more (and if so, is it stuff like curing cancer)? Or how many they give away each year?

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catharsis
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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby catharsis » Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:47 am

for those who got the box, congrats! and for those who got the box, does it come USPS, FedEx, or UPS? (yes, im on pins and needles haha)

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby galahad85 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:56 am

catharsis wrote:for those who got the box, congrats! and for those who got the box, does it come USPS, FedEx, or UPS? (yes, im on pins and needles haha)


USPS Priority Mail

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catharsis
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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby catharsis » Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:46 am

galahad85 wrote:
catharsis wrote:for those who got the box, congrats! and for those who got the box, does it come USPS, FedEx, or UPS? (yes, im on pins and needles haha)


USPS Priority Mail


Thank you for the info.!! CONGRATS ON YOUR ACCEPTANCE TO VANDY!!!!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby wired » Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:19 pm

I can't help but feel my best bet is a WL now. I think I might start going gloom and doom on this. More than 9 weeks waiting (12 for JordynAsh) cannot mean they plan on accepting us outright.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby SilverE2 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:11 pm

wired wrote:I can't help but feel my best bet is a WL now. I think I might start going gloom and doom on this. More than 9 weeks waiting (12 for JordynAsh) cannot mean they plan on accepting us outright.


I've been waiting 10 weeks and I agree with this sentiment. I rocked the interview too :(

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby romothesavior » Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:20 pm

I thought getting my first acceptance would quench my thirst a bit, but now I'm just hungry for more!

168/3.7+
Complete 11/6
Interviewed in early Nov.

Come on Vandy!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby JordynAsh » Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:23 pm

SilverE2 wrote:
wired wrote:I can't help but feel my best bet is a WL now. I think I might start going gloom and doom on this. More than 9 weeks waiting (12 for JordynAsh) cannot mean they plan on accepting us outright.


I've been waiting 10 weeks and I agree with this sentiment. I rocked the interview too :(


I emailed the admissions office this morning to ask about that 8 week turnaround policy. I explained I have been complete for freaking EVAR! and that I interviewed over a month ago. I got a response denying they have such a policy and that they review apps in the order they are received. LIES!!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby catharsis » Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:24 pm

package didnt come today. does it come with the regular mail? mailman came by early morning but just gave me the usual junk mail haha.. could it still come today separately in a different truck since you guys say the box is big? or has anyone called?

i cant take it anymore Vandy!!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby JordynAsh » Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:25 pm

catharsis wrote:package didnt come today. does it come with the regular mail? mailman came by early morning but just gave me the usual junk mail haha.. could it still come today separately in a different truck since you guys say the box is big? or has anyone called?

i cant take it anymore Vandy!!


Well Wired and I have zero sympathy for you. And didn't you create/splooge all over the in at Texas thread?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby catharsis » Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:30 pm

JordynAsh wrote:
catharsis wrote:package didnt come today. does it come with the regular mail? mailman came by early morning but just gave me the usual junk mail haha.. could it still come today separately in a different truck since you guys say the box is big? or has anyone called?

i cant take it anymore Vandy!!


Well Wired and I have zero sympathy for you. And didn't you create/splooge all over the in at Texas thread?


haha well-played. i can have a sincere love for more than one school though! because of finances my cycle is far from over. ive been blessed but i want to still keep my options open.

gl to you guys as well :D

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Chromakey » Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:50 pm

JordynAsh wrote:
SilverE2 wrote:
wired wrote:I can't help but feel my best bet is a WL now. I think I might start going gloom and doom on this. More than 9 weeks waiting (12 for JordynAsh) cannot mean they plan on accepting us outright.


I've been waiting 10 weeks and I agree with this sentiment. I rocked the interview too :(


I emailed the admissions office this morning to ask about that 8 week turnaround policy. I explained I have been complete for freaking EVAR! and that I interviewed over a month ago. I got a response denying they have such a policy and that they review apps in the order they are received. LIES!!


I'm not sure where the 8 week turnaround policy came from, but from the interviews on the TLS profile, it sounds like they are very cautious with early acceptances. I was complete 10/16, interviewed 10/23 and now suspect I am buried somewhere in the middle of their pyramid review scheme. They might review them in the order in which they are recieved, but if they aren't completly wowed by you, off you go to the "let's wait and see" pile. Oh well, the waiting purgatory is still better than an outright rejection.




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