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Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:12 pm
by joeyjoe83
Vanderbilt Law School Application Thread

J.D. Class of 2020:
75th percentile GPA: 3.87
Median GPA: 3.75
25th percentile GPA: 3.50
75th percentile LSAT: 167 (94th percentile among test-takers)
Median LSAT: 166 (93th percentile among test-takers)
25th percentile LSAT: 162 (85th percentile among test-takers)

Full stats here: https://law.vanderbilt.edu/prospective- ... rofile.php

Good luck everyone! :)

Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:41 pm
by Sombra2017
Current 2L student here. Willing to answer any questions you guys have or offer advice along the way. Here is the profile for this year's class https://law.vanderbilt.edu/prospective-students/class_of_2020_profile.php. Best of luck.

Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:49 pm
by Pewpew
Thank you for starting this post. Very excited about Vanderbilt!

Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:03 pm
by NavyNuke
Checking in!

Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:16 pm
by Ntp73821
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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:59 pm
by HenryHankPalmer
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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:20 pm
by GotLost
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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:00 pm
by joeyjoe83
Sombra2017 wrote:Current 2L student here. Willing to answer any questions you guys have or offer advice along the way. Here is the profile for this year's class https://law.vanderbilt.edu/prospective-students/class_of_2020_profile.php. Best of luck.


Thanks! I updated my OP with these stats.

Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:03 pm
by TedBuckland
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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:46 pm
by Incrementalist
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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:28 pm
by Thomas Hagan, ESQ.
Current 1L here, feel free to ask any questions!

- Someone from the Northeast who, this time last year, couldn't think about coming to Vandy but ended up loving everything about it here.

Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:30 pm
by lawtina08
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Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:11 pm
by ammsps093
Checking In!!

Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:13 pm
by DaydreamNation
Will apply. Nashville is fun

Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:19 pm
by HenryHankPalmer
Does anyone have any insight regarding the timeline of the admissions process, and when Vanderbilt starts getting back to people? My interview isn't scheduled until late October, and the person I talked to from admissions made it sound like they really don't start making decisions until that time.

Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:49 pm
by hamshotfirst
Checking in! As someone who wants to practice in the south, Vandy is definitely one of my top choices. Good luck everyone!

Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:19 pm
by joeyjoe83
HenryHankPalmer wrote:Does anyone have any insight regarding the timeline of the admissions process, and when Vanderbilt starts getting back to people? My interview isn't scheduled until late October, and the person I talked to from admissions made it sound like they really don't start making decisions until that time.


From what I've heard, the first admission notices go out in November so that sounds right to me.

Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:46 pm
by Ntp73821
Scheduled my interview for October 12th! :shock:
So excited to get this cycle going.

Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:50 pm
by joeyjoe83
Good luck to those interviewing!! In case it's helpful, I posted about my interview experience earlier this month here: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=281479

Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:49 am
by hamshotfirst
HenryHankPalmer wrote:Does anyone have any insight regarding the timeline of the admissions process, and when Vanderbilt starts getting back to people? My interview isn't scheduled until late October, and the person I talked to from admissions made it sound like they really don't start making decisions until that time.


Last year it looks like the first wave of acceptances went out around 11/18. If you've already submitted I'm sure that you'll find out around then! Good luck!

Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:53 am
by hamshotfirst
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:Current 1L here, feel free to ask any questions!

- Someone from the Northeast who, this time last year, couldn't think about coming to Vandy but ended up loving everything about it here.


Thanks so much for being open to questions! I'm also from the northeast (Boston), and I'm really hoping to practice in the south, so Vandy is definitely a top choice for me. Do you have any advice for splitters? I've drafted a "why Vandy" essay and plan on interviewing, but of course I'm looking for any and all ways to improve my chances and demonstrate my ability to them!

Thanks in advance!

Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:53 am
by urmlaw17
Vanderbilt recently didn't have any Mexican American Students in a first-year class.

Do they receive a good boost in terms of admissions?

Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:12 pm
by joeyjoe83
urmlaw17 wrote:Vanderbilt recently didn't have any Mexican American Students in a first-year class.

Do they receive a good boost in terms of admissions?


Interesting that you mention that because I got some info on that yesterday from a current Vandy Law professor I know. In light of getting a full scholarship to another school that's not as prestigious as Vanderbilt, I was asking him for advice and this is what he had to say: "Assuming Vandy accepts you, I think you would be likely to get a generous scholarship here as well. 90% of our students receive scholarships and the average award is $20k. Also, diversity is a priority and our Hispanic student population is always a priority because our closest competitor schools are in places with more Hispanics (Texas, USC, UCLA). So, you may end up with a very competitive scholarship offer from Vandy. Wait and see."

So I think the answer to your question is yes! It doesn't apply to me as I'm half black/half white but I have a Hispanic first name so he just assumed I'm Hispanic, as so many do based on my name and complexion, haha.

Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:41 pm
by para219
urmlaw17 wrote:Vanderbilt recently didn't have any Mexican American Students in a first-year class.

Do they receive a good boost in terms of admissions?


Oh man. Which year was this!?

Re: Vanderbilt Law School c/o 2021 Applicants (2017-2018)

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:05 pm
by urmlaw17
para219 wrote:
urmlaw17 wrote:Vanderbilt recently didn't have any Mexican American Students in a first-year class.

Do they receive a good boost in terms of admissions?


Oh man. Which year was this!?


LSAC doesn't separate Mexican Americans from Hispanics since 2012 but according to the 2011 Vanderbilt LSAC Guide, there were no Mexican-Americans in the whole student body in 2011.

https://lsac.org/docs/default-source/of ... ba1871.pdf