2007-08 application cycle
JD Class of 2011 - f irst-year class 2008-09 academic year
The majority of the class graduated from college at least one year before arriving at Vanderbilt and collectively brings a wealth of experience in a variety of areas. Their backgrounds include business, science, education, technology, community service, public policy, and graduate training in a number of fields. Many have worked in government, from Capitol Hill and federal agencies, to state legislatures and municipal offices across the nation. Others have worked in law: in large firms in New York, DC, Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, or Los Angeles, in small firms in smaller cities across the nation; for prosecutors, public defenders, or courts in various locations.
The Class of 2011 has collectively worked or studied in:
Australia, Austria, Argentina, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Poland, Portugal, Paraguay, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, and Tanzania
and collectively speaks these languages:
Arabic, Czech, French, German, Guarani, Gujarti, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Thai
Members of the class include:
While the members of the Class of 2011 have diverse backgrounds, they share a common bond of academic excellence. As the following statistics indicate, they excelled in their undergraduate studies, posting a median college GPA of 3.72 as a group, and they show outstanding promise for law studies with a median LSAT score of 168 (96th percentile).
75% GPA 3.86
Median GPA 3.72
25% GPA 3.52
75% LSAT 169
Median LSAT 168
25% LSAT 164
The educational environment at Vanderbilt Law is greatly enhanced by the inclusion of LL.M. degree candidates in the student body. These foreign-educated lawyers come to Vanderbilt for one year of advanced study and research, taking classes and working with J.D. students in mutually beneficial relationships. The LLM Class of 2009 has 30 students from 16 nations, and members of the class include Fulbright Scholars, law professors, a public prosecutor, government ministry professionals, and attorneys affiliated with private firms and corporations, as well as a member of the NATO forces in Kosovo, a member of the Norwegian national show jumping team, and a member of the German Military National Field Hockey Team.