Vanderbilt Law Fast Facts

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

DEGREE Programs

Law School BuildingJD Program

Our J.D. program combines a thorough grounding in the law, practical skills development, substantive experiential learning opportunities, and a highly customizable curriculum. Develop knowledge and expertise in specialty areas of legal practice, and earn a Law and Business Certificate or J.D./MS Finance dual degree in three years. Our J.D. graduates enjoy national geographic mobility, supported by the school’s longstanding relationship with legal employers coast to coast.

Application Deadlines

  • J.D. Application Deadline

    April 1

  • LL.M. Application Deadline

    April 30

  • Ph.D. Application Deadline

    April 1

Experiential Education



  • Chris Guthrie - Dean and John Wade-Kent Syverud Professor of Law

Associate Deans

Assistant Deans


Clinical Faculty

  • Susan L. Kay, Associate Dean for Experiential Education - Criminal Practice Clinic
  • Michael B. Bressman , Professor of the Practice of Law Intellectual Property and the Arts Clinic
  • Michael A. Newton, Professor of the Practice of Law - International Law Practice lab
  • Jennifer Prusak, Associate Clinical Professor of Law - Housing Law Clinic
  • Lauren Rogal, Associate Clinical Professor of Law - Turner Community Enterprise Clinic
  • Cara Suvall, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law - Youth Opportunity Clinic
  • Jennifer Safstrom, Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law - Stanton Foundation First Amendment Clinic