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Academic Life Office

Vanderbilt Law School's Academic Life Office provides academic information and policy services to faculty, staff, students, alumni and others. Our policies and processes are designed to ensure the integrity and protection of all academic records in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA: 20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99). FERPA requires that schools have written permission from the student or graduate to release any information related to that individual's education record.

Academic Advising

For academic guidance and counseling or questions about the curriculum or graduation requirements, please email the Assistant Dean for Academic Life.


The Academic Life Office does not provide transcripts. Official transcripts for current students and alumni may be obtained free of charge from the Vanderbilt University Registrar. Request a transcript.

Bar Applications

The Academic Life Office at Vanderbilt Law School provides the Dean's Certification for all Bar Applications.

A notarized letter MUST accompany all requests for the release of academic information. Please include in your request the name under which you attended Vanderbilt Law School and your graduation year. If you enclose a form with your request, please complete as much of the form as possible to facilitate processing. Mail your request to:

Vanderbilt University Law School
Attn: Academic Life Office, Suite 152
131 21st Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37203

To speak with someone in the Academic Life Office, call 615-322-0019 or email us. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time.