JD Class of 2013 - first-year class during the 2010-11 academic year
A wealth of experience
The majority of the class (55%) 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 Washington D.C. (sample):
U.S. Attorney General; U.S. Department of Defense; U.S. Department of Justice; U.S. Department of State; U.S. Senate; U.S. House of Representatives; White House.
... for state governments, prosecutors, public defenders, courts, or municipalities in various locations (sample): Alaska State Legislature; City of Newark, NJ; Department of Veterans' Affairs, Nashville, TN; General Counsel, City of Jacksonville, FL; Intermediate People's Court of Yingkou, China; Kentucky Governor's Office; Louisiana House of Representatives; Ombudsman, City of Detroit, MI; State Attorney's Officew, New Haven, CT; Superior Court, Seattle, WA; U.S. Navy Construction Center, Gulfport, MS; U.S. Attorney's Office, Memphis, TN; U.S. Embassy, Senegal
Others have experience ...
... in law firms (sample): Anshan, China; Atlanta, GA; Baton Rouge, LA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Colorado Springs, CO; Durham, NC; El Segundo, CA; Houston, TX; Irvine, CA; Knoxville, TN; Little Rock, AR; London, England; Los Angeles, CA; Milwaukee, WI; Mobile, AL; New Orleans, LA; New York, NY; Newark, DE; Tampa, FL; Tokyo, Japan; Washington, DC;
... in non-profits and public service (sample): Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, India; Public Interest Law Clearinghouse, Australia; Health educator, Kenya; Orphanage volunteer, Tanzania; NC Guardian ad Litem; Archaeology volunteer, Gettysburg, PA; Juvenile Justice Center; Teen Court; Justice Corps; Teach for America; Child advocate; U.S. Chamber of Commerce; U.S. Sentencing Commission; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
... or in the military: United States Army (2); Israeli Defense Forces
Members of the Class of 2013 have collectively worked or studied in ...
Argentina (4); Austria (3); Australia (4); Belgium; Belize; Cambodia (2); Cameroon; Canada (3); China (10); Costa Rica (5); Czech Republic (2); Denmark; Dominican Republic (3); El Salvador (2); England (24); France (13); Germany (2); Gambia; Honduras; Hungary (2); India (2); Indonesia (2); Iraq (2); Israel (2); Italy (4); Japan (2); Kenya (2); Kazakhstan; Korea (2); Malawi; Mexico; Morocco (2); New Zealand; Nigeria; Paraguay; Peru; Poland; Senegal (2); Singapore; Spain (12); South Africa; Switzerland; Qatar; Tanzania (2); Thailand; Trinidad; Tunisia; Uganda; Vietnam
.. speak these languages ....
Akan; American sign language (2, one a qualified interpreter); Arabic (2); Attic Greek (translation); Bengali; Danish; Farsi; French (33); German (5); Hebrew; Hindi (3); Italian (3); Japanese (2); Khmer; Korean (2); Latin (3); Mandarin (6); Mandinka; Portuguese; Romanian; Russian (2); Spanish (43); Tagalog; Telugu; Urdu; Wolof; Zulu
Members of the class include ...
While the members of the Class of 2013 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 169 (97th percentile among test-takers).
75% GPA 3.82
Median GPA 3.72
25% GPA 3.50
75% LSAT 170
Median LSAT 169
25% LSAT 165
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 and international students 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 2011 includes 26 students from 7 nations: Brazil, China (14), Germany (3), Korea (3), Nicaragua, Thailand (3), and Turkey. There are fourteen women and twelve men in the class. Four students held advanced degrees upon entry to the LL.M. program: Masters in Law (2), Ph.D. in Law (2).