Engage With Us

Alumni involvement extends far beyond financial support. Our alumni teach at the law school as members of the adjunct faculty, employ other Vanderbilt Law students and graduates, and form an impressive professional network in addition to volunteering to organize class reunions and fundraising efforts.

Ways to Engage

  • Class Agent Program

    Every fall class agents from each graduating class lend their assistance to the law school's fundraising efforts by writing letters, sending e-mails and making personal phone calls to their classmates encouraging unrestricted giving. The Class Agent Program is a key component of the law school's annual giving campaign. 
    Visit the Class Agent website to see a list of all VULS class agents and current fiscal year class giving stats. If your class doesn't have a representative and you would like to find out more about volunteering, or if you would simply like to assist the current class agent, please call 615-322-2606 or e-mail Development & Alumni Relations. 

  • Board of Advisors

    The Vanderbilt Law School Board of Advisorsplays a crucial role in carrying out the school's mission of providing an unparalleled legal education to students and an intellectually vibrant community in which faculty can pursue teaching and scholarly excellence. The Board's members are valued stakeholders who are committed to offering advice and counsel regarding curriculum enhancement, annual giving and academic programs and initiatives. They also partner with the dean and key faculty and staff to mentor students and recent graduates, recruit and interview students for placement in exciting careers, and invest in the school financially while encouraging other alumni and friends to do the same. 

  • Reunion

    Reunion Weekend takes place each fall, usually in October, so that alumni can reunite every five years after graduation to commemorate their experiences as students and to catch up with each other. Reunion class promotion chairs are recruited to help plan events and promote attendance while fundraising chairs encourage their classmates to make a gift or pledge in honor of their reunion. If you want to be involved in your Reunion, please call 615-322-2606 or e-mail Development & Alumni Relations. 

  • Firm Giving Program

    Each spring, alumni volunteers representing law firms and corporations on behalf of Vanderbilt encourage their fellow alumni to contribute to the law school. There are alumni representatives at over 100 firms and corporations employing two or more Vanderbilt Law alumni around the globe. 

    Firms with three or more Vanderbilt Law alumni can participate by naming a volunteer Firm Representative to encourage and coordinate alumni donations with the goal of achieving 100% giving participation.

    The program aids in the building and strengthening of a network between the law school and its alumni at the top law firms and businesses around the world. Employers benefit by reinforcing their presence at VLS, where some of the world’s best and brightest students are being equipped to become practicing lawyers.

    Learn More about the Firm Giving Program

    View the Firm Giving Honor Roll

  • Admissions Interview Program

    We need your help to recruit and interview top students throughout the United States and abroad. If you would like to volunteer as an interviewer, please call 615-322-6452 or e-mail the Admissions Office. 

  • Career Services

    As a member of Vanderbilt Law School's extensive alumni network, you can provide essential support to students in a number of ways: 

    • Establish a regular recruiting program for summer and permanent associates through your firm by participating in our  On-Campus Interviews (OCI) program. 
    • Promote the training and qualifications of Vanderbilt law students to other prospective employers. 
    • One-on-one mentoring, which involves helping individual students as they decide upon a career path by providing advice on networking, preparation for specific practice areas, current trends in legal practice, and relocation issues. Vanderbilt's Career Services Office can match you with a student interested in mentoring. Your initial communication would typically be by phone or e-mail. 

    To offer your assistance in any of these areas, please call 615-322-6192 or e-mail Career Services. 

    Employers located throughout the United States and abroad advertise positions for experienced attorneys through Symplicity, which is available to Vanderbilt Law alumni at no cost. Symplicity is password-protected; please call the Career Services Office at 615-322-6192 or email us to receive a password. Symplicity is also available to alumni of other law schools through reciprocity.

  • Alumni Reciprocity

    Vanderbilt Law Alumni Requesting Reciprocity

    If you, at any time in your career, are seeking employment outside our geographical area, you may have the opportunity to utilize the resources of other law schools nationwide through reciprocal agreements. If you are interested in requesting reciprocity from another law school, please contact Eleanor Glover.

    Alumni of Other Law Schools Requesting Reciprocity

    The Career Services Office of Vanderbilt University Law School will provide reasonable use of its services to graduates of ABA approved law schools on the following terms:

    • Requests for reciprocity must be made in writing by a placement official and received in advance of any services being extended to the graduate.
    • The career office of a law school requesting reciprocity on behalf of an alum should send an email containing the following information to Christy Biggs.
      1. Name of law school
      2. Name of law alum
      3. Year of graduation of law alum
      4. Email address of law alum
    • Reciprocity will be granted on a one for one basis: reciprocity will be granted only to the graduate for whom the request was made and Vanderbilt Law School expects reciprocity to be granted to one graduate in return. Vanderbilt Law School reserves the right to deny or terminate reciprocity for any reason.
    • Duration of reciprocity is for three months. No reciprocity is available from June 1 through August 31 due to our on-campus recruiting seasons. Request for renewals will be evaluated on an individual basis.
    • Job notices for law school graduates or experienced attorneys can be accessed online. Access is password-protected. Once reciprocity has been extended, the Career Services Office will provide a password.
    • Reciprocity does not include individual counseling sessions.
    • On-campus interviews with prospective employers are not permitted.
    • The graduate must wait until s/he has received a copy of our letter granting reciprocity before coming to our office, and should bring that letter with him/her.

    The Vanderbilt University Law School Career Services Office is located in Student Services Suite of the Law School at 131 21st Avenue, South. Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Phone: 615-322-6192; FAX: 615-343-8467.

Have Questions?

Please contact the Development & Alumni Relations staff.