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
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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Environmental Law
International Law

School Details

Full- and part-time faculty:  73
Student-faculty ratio:  12.8:1
Total faculty:  89
Enrollment (full-time):  525
Gender distribution (full-time): 
Enrollment (part-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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