Apply to the J.D. Program
Prospective students may submit applications to the J.D. program between September 1 and April 1 each year. Applicants must hold (or expect to hold at the time of entry to the J.D. program) a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. All first-year students enroll at the beginning of the fall semester. We have no part-time or evening programs.
Download / print / review PDF of 2013 J.D. Viewbook and Application Guide
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Vanderbilt encourages all J.D. applicants to schedule an admission interview as part of the application process. More than 700 VLS alumni in 37 states and 12 foreign locations conduct admission interviews, and VLS admissions officers interview applicants on university campuses and in major cities from coast to coast. Visit Virtual VLS for more information and to schedule an interview (December 1 deadline).
Apply to the LL.M. program
Applications may be submitted from September 1 through April 30 each year. Applicants must have completed (or expect to have completed at the time of entry to the LL.M. program) a law degree outside the United States. All LL.M. students enroll at the beginning of the fall semester each year.
Apply to the Ph.D. in Law and Economics program
Students are expected to have a strong mathematics background commensurate with the standards of leading Ph.D. programs in economics. Students admitted to the program will either have a J.D. or will work on the requirements for both the Ph.D. and the J.D. concurrently.
If you will not have a J.D. at the time of matriculation and you are applying to J.D. programs at other universities, you must complete both a Law and Economics application and a J.D. application.
If you will not have a J.D. at the time of matriculation and you are not applying to other J.D. programs, you must complete the Law and Economics application and take the LSAT, but you need not complete a separate J.D. application.
J.D. Transfers & Visiting Students
Vanderbilt accepts applications for transfers from May 1 through July 1. | Apply online | (Beginning May 1)
Visiting students should submit application in late spring for the fall semester, and late fall for the spring semester. Visitors should obtain a paper JD application by printing the pdf forms or contacting the Admissions Office to request paper forms.
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