Vanderbilt Law School Background Image


J.D. Curriculum

First-year requirements provide the intellectual foundation on which to build a legal education that is tailored to meet individual needs and interests in the second and third years. Upper-level offerings are almost entirely elective, allowing students to choose from a broad curriculum, combining courses, clinics, externships, independent work, and courses outside the law school to accomplish career goals. Second- and third-year students also have the option of pursuing specific areas of interest through the law school's special academic programs.