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Fast Facts about Vanderbilt Law School

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1874, as one of two departments to hold classes in the first year Vanderbilt University opened to students

Degree Programs:

J.D. Application Deadline—April 1

LL.M. Application Deadline—April 30

2016-17 Academic Year

  • First day of fall classes for first-year and LL.M. students - August 15, 2016
  • First day of fall classes for second- and third-year students - August 22, 2016
  • Fall Semester: August 22 to December 16, 2016
  • Spring Semester: January 9 to May 5, 2017
  • Commencement - May 12, 2017

Number of Students: 640

Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1

Endowment: $100 million

Summer Study Abroad: Vanderbilt in Venice

Academic Programs & Centers

Academic Journals

Joint-Degree Programs

Building size: 178,000 square feet


Wireless and wired laptop connectivity throughout the building, tech friendly classrooms, high-tech Trial Courtroom for moot court and trial practice, full array of electronic resources for library research