Live intelligently.

Perennially listed among America's friendliest cities, Kiplinger has named Nashville "the smartest place to live" for its affordable housing, mild climate and "phenomenal entertainment scene."

Home to world-class Vanderbilt University, Nashville is a vibrant, cosmopolitan place that blends a growing international flavor with traditional Southern hospitality and the laid-back feel of the West Coast. Each year, “Music City” offers thousands of live performances in hundreds of venues; beautiful parks and hundreds of miles of trails and greenways; professional sports and SEC college sports; and all the high culture and culinary diversity of a thriving American city with the natural beauty of Tennessee close at hand.   
 
Nashville is big enough (about 1.6 million people live in the metro area) to have a robust legal culture with federal, state, and municipal courts, a US Attorney’s Office, the state legislature, a wide range of law firms with diverse practices and clientele, state and federal agencies, and non-profits, but it’s also small enough to allow Vanderbilt students to have an impact through clinics, pro bono work and student organizations.

With Vanderbilt Law situated on a world-class university campus in the heart of a diverse and sophisticated city that supports a balanced lifestyle, it’s hard to imagine a better place to study law.

I really appreciate Vanderbilt’s size. It’s a small school that fosters a tight network. I also like being able to attend a school with a fantastic reputation in a mid-sized city that sends its graduates all over the country.

SUZANNA RYCHLAK | Class of 2017