J.D. Class of 2024 (first-year students 2021-22)
As of September 13, 2021
The majority of the Class of 2024 (51%) graduated college at least one year before entering VLS; 26% were age 24 to 34 at entry. Collectively, the members of the class bring a wealth of experience in a variety of areas. Their backgrounds include business, science, education, technology, service, public policy, and graduate training in a number of fields.
Members of the Class of 2024...
... have worked for law firms or in-house counsel (sample):
Alexandria, VA; Ann Arbor, MI; Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Bakersfield, CA; Baltimore, MD; Boca Raton, FL; Bristol, VA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Coral Gables, FL; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Huntington, WV; Huntsville, AL; Kingsport, TN; Knoxville, TN; Las Vegas, NV; Liberty, MO; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Milton, MA; Nashville, TN;; New York, NY; Orlando, FL; San Francisco, CA; San Juan, PR; Washington, D.C.; West Palm Beach, FL
... have worked for government, prosecutors, public defenders, courts or municipalities (sample):
Arkansas Third Congressional District; Bronx District Attorney Office, NY; Bullitt County Commonwealth's Attorney, KY; Council of the District Court, DC; Davidson County Juvenile Court, TN; Essex County Prosecutor's Office, NJ; Federal Aviation Administration; Federal Reserve Bank of Pennsylvania; Florida State Attorney; Hamilton County Public Defender's Office, OH; Henderson County Circuit Court, KY; Hopkins County Attorney's Office, KY; Illinois State Senate Democratic Caucus; Institute for the Study of War; International Criminal Court, The Hague; Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce; Los Angeles City Attorney's Office, CA; Los Angeles County District Attorney, CA; Massachusetts State Senate; Michigan House of Representatives; Montgomery County State Attorney's Office, MD; Municipal Court of the City of Las Vegas; New York City Council; New York City Office of the Mayor; New York Civil Liberties Union; New York County Supreme Court; New York State Education Department; New York Supreme Court; Orleans Public Defenders, LA; Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office, FL; Polk County Public Defenders Office, FL; San Diego City Council, CA; State Attorney's Office 6th Circuit, FL; Tennessee Attorney General; Tennessee Department of Corrections; U.S. Attorney of Eastern Missouri's Office, KY; U.S. Attorney's Office, D.C.; U.S. Court of Eastern District of Michigan; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; U.S. Department of Homeland Security; U.S. Department of State; U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development; U.S. Dept of Justice; U.S. House of Representatives; U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; U.S. Senate; Westchester County Legislature, NY
... have worked for public interest organizations, non-profits, or NGOs (sample):
ACLU; American Bar Association; Americorps; Bowery Mission Meal Prep; Brookings Institute; CASA; Center for Constitutional Rights; Center for Immigration Studies; Claire Booth Luce Policy Institute; Congressional Black Caucus Foundation; DigDeep Right to Water Project; Domestic Violence Center, Chester County; Earthjustice; Education Justice Project; Feeding San Diego; Fulbright Program; Fund for the Public Interest; Global International Vision Child Care and Education; Healing Steps Foundation; Indiana Legal Services; Jumpstart; Legal Aid Chicago; Legal Aid Society; LGBTQ+ Archives of New Orleans; March for Our Lives; Movements Including X; NAACP; Nashville International Center for Empowerment; New Mexico Human Rights Project; NextGen Climate Action; Ohio Citizen Action; Organizing for Action; Innocence Project; Partnership for Public Service; Planned Parenthood Federation of America; Prison Education Project; Progressive Turnout Project; Southeastern Louisiana Legal Services; Southern Environmental Law Center; Texas Criminal Justice Coalition; Tennessee Advocates for Planned Parenthood; Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition; Tennessee Legal Aid Society; United Nations; Women's Lunch Place; Worker's Dignity; West Virginia Innocence Project
...have lived, worked or studied in:
China (2); Argentina; Australia (4); Austria; Belgium; Belize (2); Brazil (2); Canada; Czech Republic; Denmark (4); Egypt; England (6); France (5); Germany; Hong Kong (3); Ireland; Israel (4); Italy (2); Jordan; Morocco; Netherlands (2); New Zealand; North Macedonia; Puerto Rico; Romania; Scotland; South Africa (2); Spain (9); Sweden; Switzerland (2); Taiwan
... know these languages:
American Sign Language; Arabic; Armenian; Czech (2); French (10); German (6); Hebrew (2); Hindi (3); Japanese (2); Korean; Latin; Macedonian; Mandarin (5); Persian; Portuguese (2); Romanian; Russian (2); Spanish (34); Tamil; Telugu
A tradition of excellence
While the members of the Class of 2024 comprise a diverse group in multiple dimensions, they share a common bond of academic excellence. As the following statistics indicate, they excelled in their undergraduate studies and show outstanding promise for law studies.
J.D. Class of 2024: