Prepare for real-world litigation practice anywhere in the nation through an advanced legal curriculum that develops core competencies essential to succeed as a litigator.
Robust experiential learning options through clinics, externships and student organizations; intensive support for launching PI careers; stipends, fellowships, and LRAP; social justice curriculum
A renowned corporate law faculty offers a broad curriculum covering both litigation and transactional practice; Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program; Law & Business certificate; 3-year JD/MSF; 4-year JD/MBA
Each summer, Vanderbilt in Venice brings together a maximum of 45 students with four professors to study selected topics in international law in the rich cultural center of Venice, Italy.
Distinguished criminal law faculty; broad array of courses, seminars, and clinics; upper level courses on specialized areas such as juvenile justice, international criminal law, and mental health
Learn the theory and practice of law in context under faculty supervision. Represent clients in court or transactions, or complete legal research for government and international institutions.
Prepare for practice in a global context by combining substantive classes with practical experience in the International Law Practice Lab, externships, and stipends; study abroad in Venice
Explore equality, access and service in and out of class; courses and clinics address diverse topics; Social Justice Reading Group; externships, stipends, and fellowships
An innovative, interdisciplinary upper-level curriculum that builds expertise in business law, corporate management, accounting and finance without extending J.D. studies beyond three years.
Study technology, intellectual property, entertainment, and innovation law with world-class scholars and practitioners; IP journal, clinic, fellowships, and externships
Based on ABA data, Vanderbilt consistently ranks among the top dozen law schools on the percentage of graduates securing federal clerkships.
Combine a VLS JD with a companion graduate degree in economics, business, medicine, divinity, or education policy.
The International Legal Studies Program provides students with a strong intellectual and practical foundation for practicing law in today's global environment. The program offers students cutting-edge courses, exposure to world-renowned speakers and plenty of opportunities to gain hands-on experience.
> Read More
Oct. 18, 2017
Dolbow’s paper addresses the Senate Appropriations Committee’s oversight over guidance documents.
Oct. 16, 2017
Read "How the Oligarchy Wins: Lessons from Ancient Greece," Sitaraman's Oct. 15 column in The Guardian.
Sep. 28, 2017
93 percent of Iraqi Kurds voted in favor of establishing an independent Kurdistan.
Sep. 26, 2017
The TIPS-funded research team of Alexander Maki, Michael Vandenbergh, Jonathan Gilligan and Mark Cohen is exploring private-sector programs offering "employee energy benefits."
Sep. 22, 2017
Fitzpatrick recommends that people "stay in class actions. It is very hard to sue on your own."
Sep. 19, 2017
Blumstein proposes that Republicans "pass a two-page bill clarifying that Congress did not intend to use its taxing power to enforce the individual mandate."
Sep. 18, 2017
Professor Sitaraman's column focuses on the theme of his new book, “The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic.” It appeared in the Sept. 16 Sunday Review section of the New York Times.
Sep. 15, 2017
Amanda Rose, professor of law, who is president of the Vanderbilt Law School Chapter of Order of the Coif, has announced that 18 graduates of the Class of 2017 have been selected for membership in the Order of the Coif. Members of this prestigious organization are selected by faculty approval and represent the top 10...
Aug. 22, 2017
The clinic will offer students hands-on opportunities to assist individuals who would otherwise not be able to afford legal assistance with matters such as applying for tax-exempt status and drafting lease agreements.
Law and Business Certificate ProgramLearn More
New book, “The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution,” sounds alarmLearn More
Clerk, Judge James K. Bredar, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Baltimore
2015 Skadden Fellow, Legal Aid Society of Middle TennesseeLearn More
2015 Summer Associate, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings and Neal & Harwell, NashvilleLearn More
2016 Junius Allison Legal Aid Award recipientLearn More
Chancellor Faculty FellowLearn More
Research with Jonathan Gilligan wins prestigious Morrison PrizeLearn More
Associate, Maynard Cooper Gale, Birmingham
Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton, Washington, D.C.Learn More
Clerk, Judge John Rogers, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2015-16Learn More
Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey ScholarLearn More
Class of 2019 Garrison Social Justice Scholar
Attorney, LMN Consulting, Washington, D.C.Learn More
Massive database shows state judges are not representative of the people they serveLearn More
2016-17 Executive Editor, Vanderbilt Law ReviewLearn More
Named the Garrison Social Justice Scholar for the Class of 2018Learn More
Clerk, Judge Kenneth F. Ripple, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2015-16Learn More
Clerk, Judge R. Lanier Anderson III, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Macon, Georgia
2017-18 George Barrett Social Justice Fellow
"Vanderbilt taught me the value of being engaged in your surroundings."Learn More
Elected to membership in the American Law InstituteLearn More
Helen Strong Curry International Law Scholar
Law Clerk, Judge Srikanth Srinivasan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 2017-18Learn More
2015 Summer Associate, Hogan Lovells US, Washington, D.C.Learn More
Hired as an international intern by Holland and Knight in Jacksonville, Florida, recruited by partner Ricardo Bedoya, J.D. Class of 2003.Learn More
“Being a foreign lawyer first and then a law student in the U.S., I felt like I lived the complete American law school experience.”Learn More
Associate, Baker & McKenzie, Brussels, BelgiumLearn More
2017 Public Interest Law Initiative Fellow, Roger Baldwin Foundation, ACLU of IllinoisLearn More
Staff Attorney, Barnes & Thornburg, Indianapolis
Clerk, Judge Julia Smith Gibbons, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Memphis
New book explores intertwined history of race relations and property rightsLearn More