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Vanderbilt Law School's Career Services program excels in placing our well-trained lawyers in public- and private-sector positions at law firms, government offices and organizations throughout the United States.

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Brian Ruben named 2022 George Barrett Social Justice Fellow

June 24, 2022—Ruben will work with the Colorado Center on Law and Policy to support the development of an automated process for criminal record sealing.


Seventy-five Vanderbilt Law students working as interns for government and nonprofit legal employers this summer

June 14, 2022—VLS students are working for government and nonprofit legal employers in 15 states, Washington, D.C., and The Hague, Netherlands during summer 2022.


Mikkaela Salamatin ’21 receives Honorable Distinction for Governance Insight Award from Investments & Wealth Institute

June 3, 2022—Salamartin accepted the award at the institute’s 2022 ACE conference for her article, “Balancing Innovation and Protection: Understanding the Landscape of DeFi Regulation,” which she wrote as a VLS student with support from Professor Michael A. Newton. Salamatin is an associate at Norton Rose Fulbright in New York.


Gautam Rana ’97 nominated to serve as ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Slovak Republic

May 26, 2022—Rana is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and currently serves as Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Algeria.


Ryan Buchanan ’05 sworn in as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia

May 4, 2022—Buchanan joined the Department of Justice in 2010 at an assistant U.S. attorney in Birmingham, Alabama. He has worked as a federal prosecutor in Atlanta since 2013.


Philip Morel, Class of 2021, Law Clerk, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

March 24, 2022—As a law clerk at FERC, Philip Morel works at the intersection of law and energy policy. He joined FERC's Office of Administrative Law Judges as a clerk after graduation.


Khalil Bryant, Class of 2022, named Distinguished Law Student for the Sixth Circuit by American College of Bankruptcy

March 4, 2022—To qualify for this prestigious award, students must be nominated by a College member or a professor or dean of their law school. Nominees undergo a rigorous evaluation process that includes interviews, submission of written materials and a review of the candidate’s academic standing by members of the ACB council.


22 government and public interest employers participate in new Public Interest Viritual Recruiting Program

October 19, 2021—Employers participated in one of two ways—through virtual interviews that took place Sept. 20-Oct.1 and through resumé collections in mid-September. 2L students had opportunities to apply and interview for internships in summer 2022, and 3Ls could apply and interview for postgraduate opportunities, including those supported by sponsored fellowships.


James Truong ’21 selected as Presidential Management Fellow at USAID

October 15, 2021—Truong is focusing on labor and employment issues at USAID, which provides humanitarian aid and fosters economic development in foreign nations.


97 VLS students to work pro bono for judges, government agencies and law offices, and nonprofits in summer 2021

June 16, 2021—Students will be working for course credit or stipend support in state and federal courts and government, nonprofit and corporate law offices in 20 states, Puerto Rico,, Washington, D.C., and Canada.


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