Engage collaboratively.

Drawn from across the nation and abroad, VLS students have remarkably varied backgrounds, experiences and professional goals, yet they have something important in common: they chose Vanderbilt for its longstanding reputation for collegiality and relationship building because they recognize that mutual support, teamwork and respect for others are essential to professional success.

Vanderbilt Law professors ranked 9th in a study of scholarly impact of American law school faculties in 2015, and with about 170 students in each entering J.D. class, our smaller size allows exceptional access to an elite faculty in an unusually collegial and collaborative school culture.

The atmosphere at Vanderbilt encourages students to push themselves academically. It’s competitive in that each student strives to do the best that he or she can, but our desire to do well does not prevent us from supporting one another.

CLAIRE ZIEGELER | Class of 2017