Ph.D. Program in Law & Economics

Ph.D. Program in Law & Economics

Program Overview

Vanderbilt Law School's Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics is unlike any other. Dual-degree students pursue a J.D. and a Ph.D. concurrently in a fully integrated curriculum that combines economic theory and methodology with the study of law. The program is designed so that students complete both degrees in just 6 years. Admitted students receive a full funding package, including tuition for both degrees and a competitive annual stipend, for all 6 years of study.

About our Program

Applicants must complete separate applications to Vanderbilt Graduate School and Vanderbilt Law School. Each applicant's Law School and Graduate School applications will be considered together in a collaborative admissions process.

Application Closed for Fall 2024

  • August 15, 2024

    Applications Open for Fall 2025

  • January 15, 2025

    Deadline for Priority Consideration

  • April 1, 2025

    Final Deadline

Have Questions?

Contact the Ph.D. in Law & Economics Program Manager.