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Admission Interviews

Interview arrangements must be initiated by December 1, 2016 for applicants to the J.D. class entering in fall 2017, and may be requested beginning September 1, 2016. You may participate in an interview before your application has been submitted, as long as you are certain that you will apply to VLS this year. Interviews are conducted in four ways:

1. Alumni interviews in 45 states, Washington, D.C. and 14 foreign locations: Request an In-person interview with a trained VLS alum by location, and your request will be forwarded to a local alum who will arrange the interview directly with you at a mutually agreeable time and place. 

2. Admission Interview Days, Cities and Colleges (see dates and locations below): Admissions officers and alumni conduct individual in-person interviews in day-long sessions arranged by the Admissions Office. On some college campuses, visiting VLS admissions officers conduct multiple individual interviews for students and alumni of the host college. These limited interview events are held in September, October, November and December..

3. Nashville - We encourage applicants who live locally to visit the law school campus (sit in on a class, tour the building, and meet with an admissions officer, if available) and separately schedule an admission interview with a Nashville alumni interviewer at the AIP website link below.

Applicants may schedule on-campus visits by calling our front desk at 615-322-6452

4. Skype: Applicants who are unable to visit campus and reside in locations where an in-person interview is impractical may request a Skype interview.

 

Admission Interview Program Website

Between September 1, 2016 and December 1, 2016, click the link below to our Admission Interview Program website. Before registering, please add lawschoolinterview@vanderbilt.edu to your safe senders list to ensure receipt of correspondence. Click "Create a New Applicant" to log on and view all interview options, read and accept our Admission Interview Policies, and schedule or request an interview.

  ADMISSION INTERVIEW PROGRAM WEBSITE

At the link above, you can schedule an individual in-person admission interview for an Admission Interview Day or On-campus event listed below, with an alum in these and hundreds of other locations nationally and abroad.

Admission Interview Days and On-Campus interview locations

To complement more than 900 VLS alumni conducting in-person admission interviews across 42 states, D.C., and abroad, VLS admissions officers visit a number of cities and campuses to conduct scheduled in-person interviews with individual applicants (see locations and dates below).

Unless otherwise indicated, you can schedule this through the ADMISSION INTERVIEW PROGRAM WEBSITE.

City Admission Interview Days

  • Boston, MA                     11/12/2016
  • Charlottesville, VA            9/26/2016
  • Gainesville, FL                10/24/2016
  • Los Angeles, CA               11/4/2016
  • Miami, FL                          9/30/2016
  • New York, NY                    11/5/2016
  • Portland, OR                   11/19/2016
  • San Diego, CA                  11/3/2016
  • Seattle, WA                     11/18/2016
  • Washington, DC             11/12/2016

Campus Admission Interview Days (for students and alumni of the schools listed)

  • Cornell University                                       9/27 and 9/28/2016
  • Duke University                                                         11/1/2016
  • New York University                                                11/14/2016
  • University of California - Berkeley                             9/29/2016
  • University of California - Los Angeles                       11/9/2016
  • University of Georgia                                               10/26/2016
  • University of Michigan                                             10/19/2016
  • University of Mississippi                                            9/13/2016
  • University of North Carolina                                      11/2/2016
  • University of Notre Dame                               10/6 and 10/7/16
  • University of Pennsylvania                                      10/13/2016
  • University of Southern California                              11/8/2016
  • University of Texas                                                 10/21/2016
  • Washington University                                            10/13/2016

Questions? See: Admission Interview FAQs

or contact VLS Admissions  615-322-6452 .