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
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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Full- and part-time faculty: 95
Student-faculty ratio: 10.9:1
Total faculty: 102
Enrollment (full-time): 538
Gender distribution (full-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
Total volumes and volume equivalents: 654,986
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