Vanderbilt 2010 ASWs

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Re: Vanderbilt 2010 ASWs

Postby ainzabo7 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:02 pm

blueberrymuffin wrote:I will be at the 4/9 ASW and had a few questions for those who have already attended:

1) What was the mock class like? Was there cold calling and all that?
2) Is dress casual, or do we need to "dress up" for any particular events?
3) Do the student hosts generally live within walking distance to the school or provide transportation? just wondering if I will find out at the last minute that I'll need a rental car.

Thanks for the info! I think all the rest I can just find out when the time comes.



1) Professor took volunteers and there was no shortage of volunteers in the class.
2) Several people in t-shirts and jeans and several who were dressed business/professional casual to all functions.
3) Not necessarily. A buddy of mine stayed with a student who lived 2 miles from campus. He drove in from Atlanta so it wasn't a problem. Find out beforehand where your host lives to determine whether you need a car or not.

Tough not to have a good time at Vandy. Current students, admissions and faculty were great. Enjoy your weekend!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2010 ASWs

Postby beesknees » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:34 pm

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Re: Vanderbilt 2010 ASWs

Postby holydonkey » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:38 pm

beesknees wrote:Hey everyone, I'm visiting for the last ASD on April 9th. Where did you all get the material for the mock class? I've looked on Vandy's site, but I didn't find it.

Also, I'm really excited to visit! Hope to see some of you there!

http://law.vanderbilt.edu/prospective-s ... index.aspx
Go under the section called "Hit the books"

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Re: Vanderbilt 2010 ASWs

Postby beesknees » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:33 pm

holydonkey wrote:
beesknees wrote:Hey everyone, I'm visiting for the last ASD on April 9th. Where did you all get the material for the mock class? I've looked on Vandy's site, but I didn't find it.

Also, I'm really excited to visit! Hope to see some of you there!

http://law.vanderbilt.edu/prospective-s ... index.aspx
Go under the section called "Hit the books"


Thanks Donkey!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2010 ASWs

Postby stephhu » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:45 pm

Anyone getting to Nashville BNA around 11:45-12:30pm and would want to share a cab from the airport? let me know.

SBH523@gmail.com

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Re: Vanderbilt 2010 ASWs

Postby thickfreakness » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:09 pm

Bump.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2010 ASWs

Postby thickfreakness » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:11 pm

So, what's going on at ASW? I haven't had any contact from a student host or anyone in the admissions office or otherwise from Vanderbilt about ASW. I'm assuming there's a bar review event on Thursday, but I'm not sure if they'd want a bunch of prospective students hanging out. Also wondering if there's anything that's going on Friday. Anyone heard?

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Re: Vanderbilt 2010 ASWs

Postby beesknees » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:24 pm

thickfreakness wrote:So, what's going on at ASW? I haven't had any contact from a student host or anyone in the admissions office or otherwise from Vanderbilt about ASW. I'm assuming there's a bar review event on Thursday, but I'm not sure if they'd want a bunch of prospective students hanging out. Also wondering if there's anything that's going on Friday. Anyone heard?


Here's a link to their ASD page with the mock class reading, etc
http://law.vanderbilt.edu/prospective-s ... index.aspx

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Re: Vanderbilt 2010 ASWs

Postby thickfreakness » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:25 pm

beesknees wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:So, what's going on at ASW? I haven't had any contact from a student host or anyone in the admissions office or otherwise from Vanderbilt about ASW. I'm assuming there's a bar review event on Thursday, but I'm not sure if they'd want a bunch of prospective students hanging out. Also wondering if there's anything that's going on Friday. Anyone heard?


Here's a link to their ASD page with the mock class reading, etc
http://law.vanderbilt.edu/prospective-s ... index.aspx



Yeah I've gotten all the relevant information from there, but I was just wondering if there were any other events that were going on that haven't been discussed on that page.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2010 ASWs

Postby Borachio05 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:40 pm

Anyone wanna get trashed with me this weekend? :lol:

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Re: Vanderbilt 2010 ASWs

Postby chizUFL » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:57 am

Got an email from my student host yesterday saying he'd see me at the breakfast on Friday (I'm staying in a hotel, not with the host).

So, that means I need something to do tonight!

Anybody up for hanging out at the Broadway Brewhouse tonight? It's a few blocks from campus at 1900 Broadway. My flight lands at 9:40pm, so I probably won't be there until around 10:30. I'm also open to any other suggestions if there's a place in Nashville anyone prefers.
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Re: Vanderbilt 2010 ASWs

Postby holydonkey » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:59 am

chizUFL wrote:Got an email from my student host yesterday saying he'd see me at the breakfast on Friday (I'm staying in a hotel, not with the host).

So, that means I need something to do tonight!

Anybody up for hanging out at the Broadway Brewhouse tonight? It's a few blocks from campus at 1900 Broadway. My flight lands at 9:40pm, so I probably won't be there until around 10:30.
Went to the first ASW and can vouch for this place. Very good beer.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2010 ASWs

Postby thickfreakness » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:08 am

I'm up for doing something. It's my wife's birthday tonight so we might try and go out to dinner somewhere but we'll probably go out somewhere afterward, unless there's a Bar Review that 0Ls are invited to.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2010 ASWs

Postby BunkMoreland » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:25 am

Buffalo Billiards
154 2nd Avenue North


Is where bar review is tonite; admitted students are invited

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Re: Vanderbilt 2010 ASWs

Postby Grizz » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:21 am

Make sure yall try Yazoo beer; it's local and delicious.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2010 ASWs

Postby Rawlsian » Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:40 pm

rad law wrote:Make sure yall try Yazoo beer; it's local and delicious.


Yea, I enjoyed their pale ale.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2010 ASWs

Postby thickfreakness » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:15 pm

Rawlsian wrote:
rad law wrote:Make sure yall try Yazoo beer; it's local and delicious.


Yea, I enjoyed their pale ale.


Hefeweizen is weak, Pale Ale is decent, Dos Perros is a really interesting take on a brown ale. The Hop Project side-series beers are all fantastic--big, brash, and hoppy IPAs that bring the flavor.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2010 ASWs

Postby Grizz » Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:12 pm

thickfreakness wrote:The Hop Project side-series beers are all fantastic--big, brash, and hoppy IPAs that bring the flavor.


Now those I gotta try. IPAs are my favorite.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2010 ASWs

Postby observationalist » Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:38 pm

thickfreakness wrote:
Rawlsian wrote:
rad law wrote:Make sure yall try Yazoo beer; it's local and delicious.


Yea, I enjoyed their pale ale.


Hefeweizen is weak, Pale Ale is decent, Dos Perros is a really interesting take on a brown ale. The Hop Project side-series beers are all fantastic--big, brash, and hoppy IPAs that bring the flavor.


thickfreakness, two things:

1) If you didn't try their new high-gravity stout called A Beer Named Sue, you will need to come back to Nashville soon and try it. I still haven't been to the new location on Division but they're supposed to have outdoor patio seating set up soon, so I'm hoping to take the family there for graduation.

2) One of your recent posts on another thread made it into a FN in our working paper, now on SSRN. Here's the link: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm? ... id=1528862
Do a search for your username and it should come up. Hope you're ok with being on the record as a concerned prospective who values transparency... and g'luck in making your decision.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2010 ASWs

Postby Grizz » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:58 pm

observationalist wrote:1) If you didn't try their new high-gravity stout called A Beer Named Sue, you will need to come back to Nashville soon and try it. I still haven't been to the new location on Division but they're supposed to have outdoor patio seating set up soon, so I'm hoping to take the family there for graduation.


+1, the Sue is dark and flavorful.

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Re: Vanderbilt 2010 ASWs

Postby parker09 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:27 pm

Can anyone who attended this latest ASW post any details? On students, buildings, profs, and both private and public career services? Would super-much appreciate it!

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Re: Vanderbilt 2010 ASWs

Postby Borachio05 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:57 pm

parker09 wrote:Can anyone who attended this latest ASW post any details? On students, buildings, profs, and both private and public career services? Would super-much appreciate it!


STUDENTS

I had the opportunity to speak with and get to know a number of 1L's, and got along with them all really well. I'll admit that I'm a pretty cynical person, generally speaking, and was fully prepared for Vandy's reputation as a "kinder, gentler" law school to be nothing more than hype. But, by the end of the weekend, I was delighted to have been proven wrong; the atmosphere here is just as collegial as they make it sound, and the school's small size and lack of a ranking system seems to help this. Every 1L I met knew the names of the people in their sections, as well as a fair amount of the people in the other section. The students are all smart and highly motivated, each wanting to do their best, but I never got the feeling that they were all that cut-throat about it. They all just seemed happy to be there.

BUILDINGS

The law building was renovated in the early 2000's. During the ASW an admissions officer gave us a quick tour, and we got to see the inside of the library as well as a few lecture halls. No complaints there, really. There are lots of tall windows that let in natural light, and a small courtyard where people can have lunch. It's certainly not gloomy or depressing at all.

PROFESSORS

Those of us who came during the April 9th ASW got the pleasure of sitting through a mock Civil Procedures class led by professor Stack. Before it started, I heard him affectionately described by a 2L as "a humingbird on crack" and was really eager to meet him in person. As promised he is super energetic and enthusiastic, which I thought was wonderful because his energy seemed to carry over into the students. I can tell he's a great professor.

In general, the professors are described as being eager to teach and quite friendly in person. You won't get any of them handing you a dime to go call your mother and tell her you'll never be a lawyer.




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