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.

Professors here really care about teaching, and they make the coursework come alive. I feel really engaged in the classroom, and I enjoy being called on—it’s your chance for feedback.

SAMIYYAH ALI | Class of 2016