The J.D. Program at Vanderbilt Law School offers an academically rigorous experience in a collaborative and supportive environment. Our innovative and flexible curriculum, developed and delivered by our faculty of top legal scholars, prepares J.D. students for the complete spectrum of career opportunities available to lawyers, while equipping them to adapt to the rapid pace of change that characterizes modern legal practice.

We intentionally keep our student body small – typically the smallest among top law schools – which enriches this personal approach to legal education. Our faculty “open-door” environment helps to ensure that every student develops relationships with multiple faculty members. At Vanderbilt, everyone shares a common commitment to challenge themselves and each other to excel as legal professionals, with the understanding that mutual support, teamwork, interest in others’ welfare, and respect for others’ ideas are essential to everyone’s professional success.

Meet Our Students

Emily Burgess '22

Emily pursued a public interest career through social justice courses, internships, research, and clerkships. 

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Trey Ferguson JD/MBA '24

Driven by interests in political economy and finance, Trey found that Vanderbilt's JD / MBA program opened up a broad array of career paths.

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Anna Coplon '24

Through coursework, peers, and faculty, Anna found a way to merge her interest in international law with a corporate legal setting. 

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