Vanderbilt Law School is a law school located in Nashville, Tennessee. The school was ranked 17 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Vanderbilt Law School is approximately 154.
Admissions website: https://law.vanderbilt.edu/prospective-students/admissions/
Admissions email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Admissions phone: 615-322-6452
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During the 2022 application cycle, 6,884 people applied and 981 were offered admission.
Vanderbilt University has a 1L class size of 154, and yield of 15.19%. 149 out of 981 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 15.19% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.
The 1L class at Vanderbilt University has a median LSAT of 169. The 25th percentile LSAT is 165 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 170.
The median GPA is 3.89. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.7 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.95.
LSD has stats for 1,492 applicants for the 2021-2022 application cycle.
The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.
Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.
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In 2022, tuition was $66,342 and the annual cost of attending was $95,286 (tuition plus living expenses).
Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.
JD graduates from Vanderbilt University make $170,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $64,000.
60.7% of law graduates from Vanderbilt University go directly to work for law firms, while 21.5% clerk for a judge. 4.3% of graduates go into public interest.
92.5% of Vanderbilt University graduates pass the bar on their first try.
A Balanced Approach
Among the nation’s leading law schools, Vanderbilt Law School stands out as a forward-thinking community of professionals committed to providing tomorrow’s lawyers with the knowledge, skills, and experience they need to tackle difficult problems locally, nationally, and globally in law, public service, business, government, or other areas where law and legal reasoning promote positive outcomes for individuals and society. Scholarship, professional development, and commitment to service for the greater good are integral components of a Vanderbilt legal education.
With about 155 students in each entering JD class, our smaller size allows greater access to an elite faculty in an unusually collegial and rigorous school culture. Drawn from across the nation and abroad, VLS students have remarkably varied backgrounds, experiences, and professional goals, while sharing a common commitment to challenge themselves and each other to excel.
With state-of-the-art facilities situated on a beautiful and vibrant university campus in a sophisticated and livable city, Vanderbilt offers a balanced approach to a productive and rewarding legal education.
Accessible Faculty, Collegial Culture
The central experience of a Vanderbilt legal education is working closely with our faculty of leading experts who approach teaching with the same careful preparation, skill, and enthusiasm they seek to foster in students embarking on professional careers. Lawyers must be team players in difficult circumstances, and Vanderbilt’s well-established active-learning culture promotes collegiality, collaboration, mutual support, and respect for others’ views as integral components of professional practice. Widely respected for their scholarly impact, professors draw on their cutting-edge scholarship to create engaging classroom courses connected to experiential learning opportunities that strengthen core and content legal expertise. Faculty members take an open-door approach, extending their availability to students well beyond class times.
An outstanding classroom curriculum reinforced by experiential and interdisciplinary approaches to advanced training in the second and third years are the hallmarks of a Vanderbilt legal education. Entering students begin their studies with Life of the Law, a course designed to distill the core ideas of legal education and provide tools and information that help beginning law students become productive and effective as quickly as possible. First-year sections of 55 to 60 students study torts, contracts, criminal law, civil procedure, property, and the regulatory state. Legal writing and a spring semester elective course round out the first-year curriculum.