Vanderbilt University Law School

Vanderbilt University Law School is a graduate school of Vanderbilt University - A top-ranked  private research university located in Nashville, Tennessee, United States.

Vanderbilt Law School offers a range of academic programs in the fields of Criminal Justice, Environmental Law, International Legal Studies, Constitutional Law & Theory, etc.

It also offers joint-degree programs in conjunction with other schools at Vanderbilt University, such as the J.D. / M.B.A. (with Owen Graduate School of Management), J.D./M.D. (with Vanderbilt University School of Medicine), LL.M./M.A. in Latin American Studies(with Vanderbilt University Graduate School).

Notable alumni of the School include Bill Purcell (Former Mayor of Nashville), Fred Thompson (Former Republican presidential candidate), Pauline LaFon Gore (Mother of former Vice President Al Gore), etc.


- Vanderbilt Law has been placed among the top 20 law schools in the country, ranked 17th in the 2010 edition of the U.S. News & World Report.

- Rated 6th for Best Classroom Experience, and 6th for Best Quality of Life (The Princeton Review 2010).

- 15th in U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of law schools (2009), up from 16th in previous year rankings.

- Placed 15th in the 2008 National Law Journal job placement study.

- 11th in the inaugural Vault Top Law School Guide 2008.