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Vanderbilt University Law School

Law School
131 21st Avenue S Nashville, TN 37203-1181
Admissions Phone: (615) 322-6452
Admissions Email: admissions@law.vanderbilt.edu
Web site: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/law/
Admissions URL: http://law.vanderbilt.edu/admiss/forms.html

Admissions Information

Fall 2010 Admissions Information
Director of admissions Todd Morton
Application deadline 03/15
Full-time program application fee $50
Part-time program application fee N/A
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A
Fall 2008 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 4,336
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 1,057
Overall acceptance rate 24.4%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 191
Number of full-time program applicants 4,336
Number of full-time program acceptances 1,057
Full-time acceptance rate 24.4%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 191
Number of part-time program applicants N/A
Number of part-time program acceptances N/A
Part-time acceptance rate N/A
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled N/A
Fall 2008 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.52-3.86
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 164-169
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.52-3.86
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 164-169
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students N/A
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students N/A

Career Information

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2007 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 80.0%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 76.7%
Class of 2007 Graduates
Total graduates 224
Graduates employed at graduation 96.3%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 98.2%
Starting Salaries of 2007 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $113,000
Median private sector starting salary $145,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 78%
Median public service starting salary $50,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2007)
Percent employed in academia 1.0%
Percent employed in business and industry 5.0%
Percent employed in government 5.0%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 14.0%
Percent employed in law firms 71.0%
Percent employed in public interest 4.0%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.0%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 8.0%
2007 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 15%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 2%
Number of states where graduates are employed 29
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 2.0%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 12.0%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 13.0%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 1.0%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 32.0%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 21.0%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 7.0%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 7.0%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 3.0%
Employment location unknown 0.0%
Career Services
Career services operations: The Career Services Office fosters a highly personalized working relationship between students and counselors and provides a number of job-seeking venues: On Campus Interviews representing 500 different locations, Non-Visiting Resume Collection with over 600 opportunities, nearly 20 Job Fairs, and individual contacts with employers. Virtually all students are employed six months after graduation.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 96.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 4.0%
Professional/other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 0.0%
Nonprofessional/other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 0.0%

 

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