Law School Spotlight: Vanderbilt University Law School

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    Vanderbilt University Law School (often referred to as Vanderbilt Law or VULS) is today's Law School Spotlight. From LSAC's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools:

    Among the nation's leading law schools, Vanderbilt is recognized for its distinguished faculty, its talented students from across the nation and abroad, and its rigorous curriculum with an array of joint-degree, specialized, and interdisciplinary programs. Building on this tradition of excellence, Vanderbilt has established itself as a leader in designing programs that connect outstanding theoretical training to real-world experiences relevant to twenty-first century law practice. A legal education that links the best scholarly research to effective lawyering provides immediate advantages to Vanderbilt graduates.

    With about 195 students in each entering JD class, Vanderbilt fosters a tradition of challenging intellectual inquiry in an atmosphere of mutual respect. This small-school sense of collegiality combined with a distinguished and accessible faculty creates an exceptional environment to prepare for leadership in private practice, public service, business, or government. With state-of-the-art facilities situated on a beautiful and vibrant university campus in a sophisticated and livable city, Vanderbilt offers a first-rate legal education in a setting that promotes a great quality of life.

    Type of school: Private

    Setting: Very large city, urban setting

    Size: 586 (approx.)

    Incoming class size: 193 (2011)

    Student-to-faculty ratio: 13.4 to 1

    Acceptance percentage: 26.4% (1,054 of 3,987 admitted)

    Tuition and fees: $46,148

    Cost of living (single student): $22,516

    Address: 131 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203 
    Phone: 615.322.6452
    Twitter accounts: @Vanderbilt Law
    Facebook: Vanderbilt University Law School

    All information (except for social networking and blog information) was gathered from the school's profile on the Law School Admission Council's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools and the school's website. Please consult the school's website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information. 

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