Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

Law School

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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Quick Facts

131 21st Avenue S
Nashville, TN 37203-1181
Year founded: 1874
Public/private:  Private
Law school designation:  National


Application deadline: April 01
Full-time program application fee: $50

Tuition & Fees

full-time: $51,360 per year
Room and board: $14,376

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School Details

Full- and part-time faculty:  95
Student-faculty ratio:  10.9:1
Total faculty:  102

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time):  538
Gender distribution (full-time): 
Enrollment (part-time):  
J.D. candidates graduating in 2013-2014: 185
Employed at graduation: 82.5%
Median private sector starting salary:  $130,908
Median public service starting salary:  $56,000
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