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Visiting VLS

ALERT: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fall 2021 class visits and self-guided tours are not available until further notice. Group tours of the law school have resumed and are available on Fridays when class is in session. Please note that all academic buildings at Vanderbilt University and the Law School are currently closed to visitors with the exception of visitors attending a group tour.

To best protect the Vanderbilt community and anyone visiting our campus, all visitors, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask and maintain social distancing throughout their visit to campus. We have limited the number of participants permitted on each tour to maintain social distancing and ask that guest registrations be limited to the prospective student only.

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

On-campus events

Student-guided group tours available. Space is limited and event registration is limited to prospective students only.

To sign up to attend a group tour, select the date you want to visit on the admissions events calendar linked above, choose the tour, and fill out the registration form. 

Off-campus virtual recruiting events
Each year, representatives from VLS attend recruitment events throughout the country including Law School Fairs and LSAC sponsored events. Visit our recruiting calendar for a full list of events.

Virtual admissions events
This semester we will be offering JD and LLM Virtual Information Sessions. You can sign up for the session you are interested in attending by using the admissions events calendar linked above. Information Sessions are presentations given by an admissions officer about the law school, academic programs, Nashville, student life, etc. and provide the opportunity to prospective students to ask questions.


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 are in Central Time.

Video Tour of the Law School

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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.


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




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