Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby atlantahoo » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:37 am

anyone applying for the law scholars merit awards?

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby theothercat » Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:36 pm

atlantahoo wrote:anyone applying for the law scholars merit awards?


Definitely!

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby RamTitan » Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:32 pm

theothercat wrote:
atlantahoo wrote:anyone applying for the law scholars merit awards?


Definitely!

All you have to do to be considered is submit your app before January 10th, correct?

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby call-me-bubbles » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:58 am

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby atlantahoo » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:26 am

call-me-bubbles wrote:
RamTitan wrote:
theothercat wrote:
atlantahoo wrote:anyone applying for the law scholars merit awards?


Definitely!

All you have to do to be considered is submit your app before January 10th, correct?


There's a special app for the Law Scholars Merit Award, but yes, that (and the rest of your "normal" application) have to be submitted by January 10th in order to be considered for it.
http://law.vanderbilt.edu/prospective-s ... ograms.php



Does anyone know how competitive/numbers-based it is? I'm above 75th for GPA but hovering around median for LSAT, with strong softs. Not trynna waste my time, but also don't wanna pass up $$$

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby arklaw13 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:39 am

atlantahoo wrote:
call-me-bubbles wrote:
RamTitan wrote:
theothercat wrote:
atlantahoo wrote:anyone applying for the law scholars merit awards?


Definitely!

All you have to do to be considered is submit your app before January 10th, correct?


There's a special app for the Law Scholars Merit Award, but yes, that (and the rest of your "normal" application) have to be submitted by January 10th in order to be considered for it.
http://law.vanderbilt.edu/prospective-s ... ograms.php



Does anyone know how competitive/numbers-based it is? I'm above 75th for GPA but hovering around median for LSAT, with strong softs. Not trynna waste my time, but also don't wanna pass up $$$


I received the award (alum so I'm a few years out from the application process), but I don't know anyone else's numbers with any degree of accuracy. I can say that typically people who get the law scholar turn down higher ranked schools to take it. I've seen T6, H, etc. Softs are probably as important as numbers because of how few they give out vs. how many people with T6 numbers apply, but there's no clear pattern to what softs they look for. And not everyone who gets it has T6 numbers (I didn't).

Sorry for the completely unhelpful response, but you should just go ahead and apply for it. It doesn't take much time.

edit: also, in case it gets lost in earlier posts, I'm a recent alum and will answer any questions you have.

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby premalone » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:54 am

I have my alum interview later today, any prep tips/questions to ask about the school?

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby haley12 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:10 am

Checking in! I'm from TN so Vandy has always been a top choice for me. My GPA sucks but I just got way above 75% on my LSAT so fingers crossed :D

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Postby proteinshake » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:46 am

checking in!

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby ponderingmeerkat » Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:42 am

Just hit send on this app. Whadya say Vandy? Wanna dance? 8)

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Gitaroo_Dude » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:30 pm

premalone wrote:I have my alum interview later today, any prep tips/questions to ask about the school?


Be ready to answer "Why law?" and "Why Vandy?". You should tailor your questions around your goals/interests. Though I think it's good to ask the alum about their job search post-grad, particularly if they're working in the same region you'd like to work in after school. I think the best thing you can do is be relaxed and personable; you're basically having a conversation with someone about their law school experience while they pitch you on Vandy. It's fun.

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby alpha kenny body » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:59 pm

I just want to reiterate that the level of Vandy's chill is right up there with UVA.

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby DoYouEvenTLS » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:17 pm

Checking in. Not so stellar LSAT, but worth a shot with a fee waiver!

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 20170322 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:19 pm

Anyone know how long it typically takes to hear back if you're above both 75ths?

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby call-me-bubbles » Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:24 pm

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby stratton_oakmont » Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:06 pm

call-me-bubbles wrote:
SweetTort wrote:Anyone know how long it typically takes to hear back if you're above both 75ths?


Have you already done your alumni interview? Several of us here have interviewed, but still no news. On Vanderbilt's status checker, it mentions that September and October applicants will usually hear back by December, but here's to hoping they'll start releasing decisions soon...


If you go to previous Vanderbilt c/o pages, I think they typically send out the first wave of acceptance around the 2nd or 3rd week of November.

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby studyingeveryday » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:21 pm

Are you guys keeping your Why Vanderbilt addenda, if you're writing one, to one page?

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby joeytribbiani » Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:45 pm

studyingeveryday wrote:Are you guys keeping your Why Vanderbilt addenda, if you're writing one, to one page?


Mine was just shy of a page and a half

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby call-me-bubbles » Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:06 pm

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby poptart123 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:17 pm

call-me-bubbles wrote:Has anybody's status changed post-interview? No movement on mine; still reading "Application complete" as of 9/13, but I just interviewed about two weeks ago. Hoping my interviewer sent in the required stuff...


FWIW Last year I actually had to email my interviewer because my stuff didn't seem to be received. It turns out he forget to send it in and my email reminded him.

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Strangeland » Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:37 pm

call-me-bubbles wrote:Has anybody's status changed post-interview? No movement on mine; still reading "Application complete" as of 9/13, but I just interviewed about two weeks ago. Hoping my interviewer sent in the required stuff...

Interviewed in September with an adcom so it seems there wouldn't be any delay in 'sending stuff' but no change either. After reading last year's thread I think the status might not change until there's a decision.

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby call-me-bubbles » Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:15 pm

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby NotAGolfer » Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:24 pm

Strangeland wrote:
call-me-bubbles wrote:Has anybody's status changed post-interview? No movement on mine; still reading "Application complete" as of 9/13, but I just interviewed about two weeks ago. Hoping my interviewer sent in the required stuff...

Interviewed in September with an adcom so it seems there wouldn't be any delay in 'sending stuff' but no change either. After reading last year's thread I think the status might not change until there's a decision.

My interviewer told me she "put in a good word for [me] with Vanderbilt" on 10/17 and I haven't seen a status change yet, for whatever that's worth. I'm assuming that means she sent them whatever stuff they need post interview.

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby 20170322 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:30 pm

Does anyone know how long it takes to hear back once you finish the interview form?

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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby poptart123 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:55 pm

call-me-bubbles wrote:
poptart123 wrote:
call-me-bubbles wrote:Has anybody's status changed post-interview? No movement on mine; still reading "Application complete" as of 9/13, but I just interviewed about two weeks ago. Hoping my interviewer sent in the required stuff...


FWIW Last year I actually had to email my interviewer because my stuff didn't seem to be received. It turns out he forget to send it in and my email reminded him.


Do you remember if your status changed after your interview stuff was processed?


I think my app changed from incomplete -> complete but I do not recall. Either that or a date update, maybe.




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