At Vanderbilt, we are committed to controlling tuition costs, providing substantial scholarship assistance, and offering strategies and tools for students managing expenses, debt, and personal finances.
Current first-year students may apply for the following awards during the second semester:
Enrolled students may receive stipend and fellowship funding for summer pro bono work through a number of sources within the law school.
GEORGE BARRETT SOCIAL JUSTICE FELLOWSHIP
The Barrett Social Justice Fellowship honors the legacy of renowned Nashville civil rights attorney George Barrett ’57 by enabling a Vanderbilt Law graduate to carry out a one-year public interest project under the supervision and sponsorship of a host organization. The Law School will provide funding to enable the Fellow to receive a $40,000 salary and health insurance from the host organization.
VLS PUBLIC SECTOR PATHWAYS
Designed for new lawyers pursuing public interest employment, Public Service Pathways enables new VLS graduates to gain valuable public-sector work experience as they continue to pursue permanent employment in a location of their choice. Graduating students secure volunteer legal internships with government agencies, in judicial chambers, with public defenders’ or prosecutors’ offices, or with nonprofit advocacy organizations, which are funded by VLS stipends after graduation. While some graduates have garnered permanent positions at the organizations they originally joined as interns, others have secured full-time legal employment elsewhere. The PSP is reviewed and funded annually and currently provides financial assistance for bar preparation in addition to stipend support for up to six months.
VLS LOAN REPAYMENT ASSISTANCE
Vanderbilt Law Loan Repayment Assistance Program pays from 20 to 50 percent of annual loan repayment obligations for up to 10 years for graduates in qualifying public service positions.
Questions? Contact the Admissions Office
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