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

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:59 pm
by whatupbrobro
Vanderbilt Law School Application Thread

2016 Stats via (http://law.vanderbilt.edu/prospective-s ... rofile.php)

GPA
75th percentile GPA: 3.85
Median GPA: 3.70
25th percentile GPA: 3.50

LSAT
75th percentile LSAT: 168 (96th percentile among test-takers)
Median LSAT: 167 (94th percentile among test-takers)
25th percentile LSAT: 162 (85th percentile among test-takers)

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

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:51 am
by trkmaniak00
Checking in. Just had my alumni interview yesterday.

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

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:10 pm
by The Abyss
Current 1L here. Can try to answer any questions folks have.

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

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:15 pm
by RamTitan
One of my top choices

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

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:52 pm
by PrezRand
Checking in.

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

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:20 pm
by arklaw13
2016 grad checking in to answer any questions people might have. Also an alumni interviewer, if I ever actually get sent any.

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

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:02 pm
by jag13
Applied on the 23rd of August, interviewed September 20th. Do we get an email updating us when our interviewer submits our assessment?

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

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:26 am
by theothercat
Checking in! Not sure if its one of my top choices, but living in Nashville intrigues me!

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

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:30 am
by alpha kenny body
Alum interview next month. Awesome school, if you're extremely social.

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

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:43 am
by meeseeks
Checking in!

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

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:17 pm
by LawschoolHopeful2k16
Does anyone know what stats get money and how much?
For LSAT>75% & 25%>GPA>75% in particular, but its also just interesting to know the info.

And does anyone know if the interview is more of an evaluation or more relaxed and informative?

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

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:26 pm
by The Abyss
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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:32 pm
by poptart123
I did the interview in D.C. last year. The guy was really nice. We met at a Starbucks and had a really informal conversation. He was really just trying to pitch Vanderbilt to me more than anything else. He talked about how like 2/3 class can do LR and how because it's small it has a strong sense of community. He said D.C. was really hard to get, but manageable with persistence, and that he really just lucked out. He advised me that Vandy was mostly focused on southern employment, but that grads can go anywhere, though it might take a lot of hustle to do so. He also said that if I had any questions about applications, even outside of Vandy, he would be happy to help. Was definitely business casual.

tl;dr - business casual. laid back.

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

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:05 pm
by Gitaroo_Dude
LawschoolHopeful2k16 wrote:And does anyone know if the interview is more of an evaluation or more relaxed and informative?


Had my interview two weeks ago. If yours is anything like mine, it'll be more relaxed and informal than you expect going in. And I anticipated a pretty casual setting.

The alum I interviewed with really talked up the social scene (which might be unusual), but they're going to pitch the school's programs heavily too. I'd recommend just being personable and trying to enjoy it. The alum is there to sell you on the school, so they're going to talk up their own experiences there. Just use that as a springboard to ask questions or maybe give them a better idea about yourself; my alum was highlighting programs or orgs at the school that would fit my goals and hobbies.

As far as questions go, I'd recommend asking them about their job search and how they got placed in whichever region they ended up at, especially if it's the same region you'd like to end up in. The guy I spoke with talked a lot about getting to California from Vandy, so I gleaned a lot of valuable info from that.

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

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:11 pm
by PrezRand
poptart123 wrote:I did the interview in D.C. last year. The guy was really nice. We met at a Starbucks and had a really informal conversation. He was really just trying to pitch Vanderbilt to me more than anything else. He talked about how like 2/3 class can do LR and how because it's small it has a strong sense of community. He said D.C. was really hard to get, but manageable with persistence, and that he really just lucked out. He advised me that Vandy was mostly focused on southern employment, but that grads can go anywhere, though it might take a lot of hustle to do so. He also said that if I had any questions about applications, even outside of Vandy, he would be happy to help. Was definitely business casual.

tl;dr - business casual. laid back.

Nice! Did he specify any places in the South?

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

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:47 am
by poptart123
PrezRand wrote:
poptart123 wrote:I did the interview in D.C. last year. The guy was really nice. We met at a Starbucks and had a really informal conversation. He was really just trying to pitch Vanderbilt to me more than anything else. He talked about how like 2/3 class can do LR and how because it's small it has a strong sense of community. He said D.C. was really hard to get, but manageable with persistence, and that he really just lucked out. He advised me that Vandy was mostly focused on southern employment, but that grads can go anywhere, though it might take a lot of hustle to do so. He also said that if I had any questions about applications, even outside of Vandy, he would be happy to help. Was definitely business casual.

tl;dr - business casual. laid back.

Nice! Did he specify any places in the South?


I don't remember if he did or not. I think he just spoke generally, I guess from his experience with classmates, but told me that his focus was on D.C. so that's what he really knew most about.

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

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:08 am
by ponderingmeerkat
Checking in. Not sure where Vandy fits on my list, but my brother is a prof at the med school there, and it'd be a nice to go to school in the same city as family. Nashville seems cool too and, for southern employment, I think Vandy greatly outperforms Emory--so, there's that too.

Come to think of it, sounds like I need to look at Vandy a lot harder than I was thinking. 8)

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

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:12 pm
by alpha kenny body
ponderingmeerkat wrote:Checking in. Not sure where Vandy fits on my list, but my brother is a prof at the med school there, and it'd be a nice to go to school in the same city as family. Nashville seems cool too and, for southern employment, I think Vandy greatly outperforms Emory--so, there's that too.

Come to think of it, sounds like I need to look at Vandy a lot harder than I was thinking. 8)

Employment stats are decent for not just the south, and Nashville is an incredible capitol city. Also too, if you're extroverted and into socializing, Vandy is right up there with UVA.

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

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:14 am
by calgoldenbear
For those who interviewed here or elsewhere already -- should I bring my resume in a fancy leather folder? Or is a regular folder okay?

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

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:31 am
by brinicolec
Checking in.

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

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:09 am
by arklaw13
calgoldenbear wrote:For those who interviewed here or elsewhere already -- should I bring my resume in a fancy leather folder? Or is a regular folder okay?


Regular folder is fine.

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

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:40 pm
by Long shot hero
I thought they were given a copy of your resume. What was the point of downloading it to the Vandy interview portal thing?

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

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:39 pm
by caitlinrw
Long shot hero wrote:I thought they were given a copy of your resume. What was the point of downloading it to the Vandy interview portal thing?


Sometimes they didn't print it, that's what happened to me and they asked if I had a copy of the resume and I did. It's better to be safer than sorry.

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

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:50 pm
by calgoldenbear
caitlinrw wrote:
Long shot hero wrote:I thought they were given a copy of your resume. What was the point of downloading it to the Vandy interview portal thing?


Sometimes they didn't print it, that's what happened to me and they asked if I had a copy of the resume and I did. It's better to be safer than sorry.


It's pretty standard interview prep to have extra copies of your resume, so I would suggest it to be safe. Also, I think the portal somewhere mentioned that.

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

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:51 pm
by calgoldenbear
arklaw13 wrote:
calgoldenbear wrote:For those who interviewed here or elsewhere already -- should I bring my resume in a fancy leather folder? Or is a regular folder okay?


Regular folder is fine.


Thank you! Thoughts on printing it on bond paper versus regular paper?