Vanderbilt Law

Small school, big impact.

We are a collaborative and engaged community, offering a rigorous, highly personalized legal education and nationwide career placement. Vanderbilt Law combines the advantages of a stimulating university community, 
top-tier faculty, a small, carefully selected student body, and a vibrant, livable city.

  • #3

    Best quality of life, 2023 Princeton Review Law School rankings

  • #7

    2023 Above the Law ranking of the Top 50 law schools based on employment outcomes, cost, and student debt

  • #7

    Ranking of Law Faculties by Academic Influence (2023)

Public Interest

We are committed to cultivating a culture of public service and facilitating opportunities for students in the public interest through clinics, practicums, externships, and student-led pro bono projects. 

Experiential Learning

Eight dynamic legal clinics, enriching experiential learning programs, externships, and scholarly student-run publications create an immersive learning environment where theory meets practice.


JD Program homepage imageJ.D. Program

Our J.D. program combines a thorough grounding in the law, practical skills development, substantive experiential learning opportunities, and a highly customizable curriculum. Develop knowledge and expertise in specialty areas of legal practice, and earn a Law and Business Certificate or J.D./MS Finance dual degree in three years. Our J.D. graduates enjoy national geographic mobility, supported by the school’s longstanding relationship with legal employers coast to coast.

Why Vanderbilt Law

Students talk about why they chose to attend Vanderbilt Law and discuss their law school experience here.