Founded in 1873, Vanderbilt University is a private institution residing on 333 urban acres in Nashville, Tennessee. The first year curriculum at Vanderbilt Law School is composed of mandatory courses; students can elect their own courses or take clinicals in their second and third years. Notable alumni include Robert Hays, Jr., managing partner of international law firm King & Spalding and Fred Thompson, a former senator and Law & Order actor.
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131 21st Avenue S
Nashville, TN 37203-1181
Year founded: 1874
Law school designation: National
Tier of law school: 1
Application deadline: April 1
Full-time program application fee: $50
Tuition & Fees
full-time: $49,722 per year
Room and board: $13,904
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Full- and part-time faculty: 73
Student-faculty ratio: 12.8:1
Total faculty: 89
Enrollment (full-time): 525
Gender distribution (full-time):
J.D. candidates graduating in 2013-2014: 194
Employed at graduation: 84.4%
Median private sector starting salary: $110,000
Median public service starting salary: $55,000
Total volumes and volume equivalents: 650302
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