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ONEelevate is a highly selective leadership training program for Vanderbilt 1Ls. Students will be selected based on demonstrated leadership potential as well as lived experience overcoming adversity (i.e. first generation to attend college, or other significant life challenges). The program aims to:

  • provide a collaborative learning experience in law school and beyond,
  • promote a culture of diverse leadership,
  • remove barriers to success, and
  • teach skills necessary to become active leaders in the law school and legal profession.

Each year, the program selects a cohort of ten first-year students. Selected students are each matched with two mentors: a current 2L or 3L student and a prominent local attorney or judge.

Program Details

  • Pre-orientation bootcamp
  • Regular meetings and communication with student and attorney/judge mentors
  • Monthly one hour leadership training workshops and student support sessions
  • Special private meetings with high profile law school visitors
  • Invitations to special law school events
  • Local service opportunities
  • Receptions at the beginning and end of program
    • Opening Reception is Thursday, August 10, 2023 5:30pm to 7pm
    • Closing Reception is in April, 2024 

Application for the 2023 – 2024 cohort is now closed.

Meet the Mentors 2023 - 2024

Mentors for 2023 - 2024 will be announced soon.