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Why Vanderbilt Law School?

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The skills of lawyers, including the skills of analyzing complex issues, asking the right questions, advocating for clients, and managing disputes and organizations, are best taught in a rigorous setting by first-rate faculty, in the company of outstanding classmates.

At Vanderbilt, you'll find a faculty that is second to none in combining excellent and demanding teaching with important and influential research. More than anywhere else, Vanderbilt professors are demanding in class and accessible outside it. Our faculty and staff work hard to model, in every class and every program, best practices in teaching law. As a result, our graduates are in high demand, with hundreds of employers visiting Vanderbilt every year to recruit our students for positions throughout the U.S. and abroad.

You'll also find a solid network of active and supportive alumni, a strong national career services program, and a small student body (a purposeful decision that we believe facilitates learning and relationship-building)—all situated on one of the world's most beautiful campuses, located in a sophisticated city with a fascinating historical heritage.

This website will tell you more about our unique school. If you have any questions, please email me.

Chris Guthrie

John Wade-Kent Syverud Professor of Law