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Visiting VLS

ALERT: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vanderbilt University and the Law School are currently closed to visitors, and we are not able to offer our usual class visits, student-guided tours, or other in-person visits until further notice. Access to outdoor areas of the university campus requires face masks and social distancing.

Below you will find ways to virtually connect with Vanderbilt Law School, the Admissions Office, and our current students.

Visit our admissions events calendar to see recruitment events by date.

Prospective students are welcome to contact the Admissions Office at 615-322-6452 or Please note that Nashville is in the Central Time Zone and all event/session times below are in Central Time.

Video Tour of the Law School

Vanderbilt's hometown of Nashville, Tennessee is a vibrant, engaging city known proudly as "Music City, U.S.A." Located a little more than a mile from downtown, the university’s students, faculty, staff and visitors frequently cite Nashville as one of the perks of Vanderbilt. In the map below, explore and get to know the places of Nashville.


Where to Eat, Where to Live, Where to Shop, Where to Play


Virtual Information Sessions (JD)

The Virtual Information Sessions are led by an admissions officer who will give an overview of Vanderbilt Law School and the application process, followed by the opportunity for prospective students to ask questions.


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Get a glimpse of what is happening at Vanderbilt Law School. You can experience a day in the life of a student, get more familiar with our campus through mini tours, and learn about staff, faculty, and events at the law school.


We look forward to the time that we can resume in-person campus visits, classroom visits, and student-guided tours.


Plan your trip

Downtown Nashville

By air

Nashville International Airport is less than 10 miles from campus and is served by most major airlines, including American, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Northwest, SkyWest, Southwest, United and US Airways. The Nashville Vicinity Map includes directions for driving from the airport to Vanderbilt. We suggest you allow 30 minutes driving time.

A taxi from the airport costs $25 to $30 one-way. Information on ground transportation can be found here. INShuttle charges $12 one-way between the airport and VLS or $18 round-trip when reservations are made online in advance. Uber and Lyft are also options. 

By car

Nashville is located at the intersection of three major interstates: I-40, I-65 and I-24. Nashville is approximately 4 hours from Atlanta, 3 hours from Birmingham, 3 hours from Knoxville, 3 hours from Louisville, and 3 hours from Memphis. Vanderbilt is less than 2 miles from downtown Nashville. The Nashville Vicinity Map includes driving directions to Vanderbilt University, while the Law School Vicinity Map gives specific directions to the Law School.


Visitors may park in front of the law school, located at 21st Avenue South and Grand Avenue, in parking spaces marked for visitors. Please obtain a parking pass for your vehicle from the information desk in the main hallway of the law school. Other spaces in front of the law school are permit-only parking for employees and students.

If visitor parking in front of the law school is not available, please park in the Terrace Place Garage at the corner of 21st Avenue and Terrace Place (use spaces 41-92) , or the Wesley Place Garage on Scarritt Place at 21st Avenue (use spaces 52-170). Parking costs $8.00 per day (cash only) at these garages - look for pay boxes with space numbers on wall by the stairwell. Both garages are within three blocks of the law school.

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VLS Vicinity map