Why Vanderbilt Law

A Unique Legal Education

Vanderbilt offers the elements of an exceptional legal education that can be found across all elite law schools. There are a few specific features unique to Vanderbilt Law that position students and alumni for lifelong professional success and fulfillment. 

Small by Design

Our deliberately small class size, coupled with significant resources, offer substantial benefits: incomparable access to faculty, best-in-class career, academic, and student services, and a close-knit student experience among them.  


Our reputation, location, and experienced career services department offers several unique advantages, including individualized career advising, an assigned career counselor for each student, and specialized programs for those interested in judicial clerkships and public interest careers. The result is truly nationwide placement each year.

Collaborative Community

Our small, close-knit community truly sets Vanderbilt apart from other law schools. Faculty, students, and staff collaborate on research projects and publications. Classmates celebrate each others success in the classroom and on the job search. Our focus on promoting collaborative behavior leads to a rich experience during school and a successful career after graduation.

Academic Excellence

Vanderbilt Law professors are leaders in their fields of research and passionate educators, bringing the same level of sophistication and attention to the classroom as they bring to their scholarship. 

Personalized Experience

Vanderbilt Law students enjoy the flexibility, support, and guidance to pursue their interests on their own terms. A flexible curriculum, numerous program and clinical offerings, and dedicated career and academic support teams help students chart their law school journey.

Fully Engaged

Vanderbilt Law students have remarkably varied backgrounds, experiences, and professional goals, and they share a common commitment to challenge themselves and each other to excel as legal professionals. Students engage with their community and build relationships in an environment that fosters healthy debate and discussion.

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