Vanderbilt 2013

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mxc
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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby mxc » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:45 am

Integrity wrote:Thanks guys. I'm a 4.0/158. I have prepped for the LSAT like no other. Beginning with the SSAT with boarding school, the PSAT sophomore year, and the SAT junior AND senior year...I've never had much luck beyond average scores. Not saying I cannot bump up, but my 158 was a considerable bump. I guess it would have to have some major reverse splitter love, or I better pull a Hail Mary LSAT day-- I will put forth my best effort!

I've read that this can make for a decent LSAT addendum topic. Some people just don't do well in standardized testing situations. If you can show them that you consistently score mediocre on standardized tests, but still consistently perform well despite the fact (grades in high school, your 4.0 GPA), you can present that to them in an addendum to try to show that your LSAT score is not and has not been indicative of your ability.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby forza » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:16 am

LOL @ this Vanderbilt Law craigslist posting: http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/nsh/1500258239.html

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby missvik218 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:25 am

forza wrote:LOL @ this Vanderbilt Law craigslist posting: http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/nsh/1500258239.html

:lol: Classy.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby HaleyB88 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:28 am

Complete 11/6...still no decision. I'm becoming anxious!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby CyLaw » Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:05 am

forza wrote:LOL @ this Vanderbilt Law craigslist posting: http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/nsh/1500258239.html


Definitely seems like someone trying too hard to end up on ATL.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby najumobi » Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:10 am

leckj wrote:does anyone know the influence of vandy ug on acceptance?
comparing my #s to some vandy UGs on LSN and wondering...

you could probably ask the law school for data on medians for vandy ugs at attending vandy law. i know for cornell the medians of cornell ugs is lower than the medians for the whole school.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby RhubarbPie » Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:05 pm

DR 1/12. Got waitlist in the mail yesterday. I applied only because I got a fee waiver, and with current acceptances, probably would not consider Vandy, even with a decent scholarship.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby autao » Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:58 pm

Finally got the waitlist from the DM 1/12 group even though I live one hour away. Really stings but will try and do everything possible to get off of the waitlist.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby GWdawg » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:05 pm

SHARK WEEK! wrote:
GWdawg wrote:DR 1/19, anyone else?


Yep. I went DM 1/19 today. What are your stats if you don't mind? I'm at the median for LSAT and slightly under the median for GPA. I did not interview, but I wrote what I hope is a very strong PS. I also have a couple of softs that I think are better than average, but who knows what that means.

Good luck!

SHARK WEEK.

Anyone else?


167 and 3.63 GPA, good interview and good PS (according to the Emory people), but I think I'm bound for the waitlist nonetheless. Keeping my fingers crossed though, Vandy's my top choice.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby SHARK WEEK! » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:10 pm

GWdawg wrote:
SHARK WEEK! wrote:
GWdawg wrote:DR 1/19, anyone else?


Yep. I went DM 1/19 today. What are your stats if you don't mind? I'm at the median for LSAT and slightly under the median for GPA. I did not interview, but I wrote what I hope is a very strong PS. I also have a couple of softs that I think are better than average, but who knows what that means.

Good luck!

SHARK WEEK.

Anyone else?


167 and 3.63 GPA, good interview and good PS (according to the Emory people), but I think I'm bound for the waitlist nonetheless. Keeping my fingers crossed though, Vandy's my top choice.


Hm. Last year, the majority of decisions in late January were WLs if I'm not mistaken. I feel like this could be our case. Still, I'm holding out optimism that Vandy "mixes" it up and that some of us are acceptances, some WLs, (and no rejections!).

.....

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Encyclopedia Brown » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:33 pm

Decision Mailed 1/19 here as well. GPA<<25th, LSAT>>75th.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby brose002 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:39 pm

I am also DR 1/19. LSAT>75th and GPA<25th

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby sophia » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:40 pm

DR 1/19, 25%<LSAT<50%, 75%<GPA. I'm thinking wait list too.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby robin600 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:53 pm

Holy shit, if I get a WL I'm gonna pee my pants!!!! 163/3.65 DR 1/19.

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SHARK WEEK!
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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby SHARK WEEK! » Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:51 pm

robin600 wrote:Holy shit, if I get a WL I'm gonna pee my pants!!!! 163/3.65 DR 1/19.


Robin, are you a URM by chance?


This really looks like a mixed batch, but so far there is some quasi-splitter action. Interesting. Does Vandy have the reputation of admitting many splitters?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby nashuatree » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:55 pm

Out...DR 1/12. Out at GW too, so not a fabulous day. No love for a URM Vandy alum with a HYP masters.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby chicoalto0649 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:58 pm

nashuatree wrote:Out...DR 1/12. Out at GW too, so not a fabulous day. No love for a URM Vandy alum with a HYP masters.


Numbers?

edit- oops-wrong forum

misslawyer2013
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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby misslawyer2013 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:06 pm

Vanderbilt hates me. I've been complete since 10/17 & had an interview in December, yet no decision.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:45 pm

Complete today. Hopefully I'll have a DM fairly soon...

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby cardinalandgold » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:49 pm

thickfreakness wrote:Complete today. Hopefully I'll have a DM fairly soon...

+1 Also just got the complete email today. Here's hoping we get a quick decision.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby mcflooter06 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:10 pm

DM 1/19, 3.5/171

Not sure how to feel about this one..

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby ornbarn » Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:21 pm

cardinalandgold wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:Complete today. Hopefully I'll have a DM fairly soon...

+1 Also just got the complete email today. Here's hoping we get a quick decision.


+2

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby robin600 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:29 pm

SHARK WEEK! wrote:
robin600 wrote:Holy shit, if I get a WL I'm gonna pee my pants!!!! 163/3.65 DR 1/19.


Robin, are you a URM by chance?


This really looks like a mixed batch, but so far there is some quasi-splitter action. Interesting. Does Vandy have the reputation of admitting many splitters?

Nope not a URM, but I am non-trad. Mixed batch acceptances and WL or WL rejections? I'm praying for a WL! Good sign, bad?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby robin600 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:10 am

misslawyer2013 wrote:Vanderbilt hates me. I've been complete since 10/17 & had an interview in December, yet no decision.

Vanderbilt and WUSTL are in a conspiracy together, taking forever, I've been complete since 9/24 there. Maybe it's your interviewer, call and ask the admissions office if they have the form from him/her or not just to see.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2013

Postby Integrity » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:49 am

mxc wrote:
Integrity wrote:Thanks guys. I'm a 4.0/158. I have prepped for the LSAT like no other. Beginning with the SSAT with boarding school, the PSAT sophomore year, and the SAT junior AND senior year...I've never had much luck beyond average scores. Not saying I cannot bump up, but my 158 was a considerable bump. I guess it would have to have some major reverse splitter love, or I better pull a Hail Mary LSAT day-- I will put forth my best effort!

I've read that this can make for a decent LSAT addendum topic. Some people just don't do well in standardized testing situations. If you can show them that you consistently score mediocre on standardized tests, but still consistently perform well despite the fact (grades in high school, your 4.0 GPA), you can present that to them in an addendum to try to show that your LSAT score is not and has not been indicative of your ability.


Thank you! I actually did submit an LSAT addendum with my application materials. The only schools who gave it consideration (I believe) are Minnesota (accepted) and Vanderbilt (waitlisted). I graduated in the top 10% in high school and am top 5% in college. I study earnestly, take prep courses, utilize private tutors, spend ample time preparing, etc. So when I see all of the people on this forum telling me, "Oh, just get a 170, and you'll be fine." I'm like....Uh.............ummmm.....aahhh....! Trust me, I wanted and worked for a 170. That damn test is antithetical to the standard American work ethic. But big congrats to those who do well; I am not upset it opens doors for you, only disappointed I am a Leper because of mine.




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