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Spring 2021 Return to Campus


The health and safety of our Vanderbilt community are our highest priority.
Plans for the spring were developed in close consultation with experts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and our School of Nursing as well as national, state and local public health officials. The success of this approach requires a joint effort from every member of our community as we work together as One Vanderbilt.

Read law school-specific guidelines for returning to campus

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In solidarity with the Asian community

We, at Vanderbilt Law School, have been sickened and profoundly saddened by the recent spate of hateful violence against Asian communities across America and the horrifying, evil killings in Atlanta. Our first thoughts lie with the victims of this violence, their families and communities. We mourn the lives of Daoyou Feng, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Paul Andre Michels, Soon Chung Park, Xiaojie Tan, Yong Ae Yue, Delaina Ashley Yaun and we wish Elcias Hernandez-Ortiz fullest recovery from his injuries.

As this devastating wave of hate sweeps across the country, we are reminded of our most solemn duty as a law school community – to ensure that our staff, students and faculty come together in solidarity to condemn hate, discrimination and bigotry in the strongest possible terms. We stand up for one another and we ensure that our students, staff and faculty feel welcome, valued and protected at all times. Throughout the unprecedented challenges of this last year, and the racial reckoning that is underway in our country, we are also reminded of our mission as an institution of learning and action – to build a community of lawyers that are educated about the long and difficult history facing Asian-Americans and communities of color in America, to serve the rule of law and to help move our country’s lived reality towards a more equitable, fairer and decent future.

At this challenging time, we would urge all our community members to be mindful of the safety and well-being of others and to immediately report any instances of bigotry or hate around campus to a member of the Law School administration. If members experience or witness any potential for or actual violence, please call 911 immediately or Vanderbilt Police on (615) 421-1911.