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Legal Professions at Vanderbilt University

If you are interested in studying legal professions, you may want to check out the program at Vanderbilt University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Vanderbilt is located in Nashville, Tennessee and approximately 13,537 students attend the school each year. Of the 2,365 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University in 2021, 34 of them were legal professions majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Legal Professions section at the bottom of this page.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Professions
  • Master’s Degree in Legal Professions
  • Doctorate Degree in Legal Professions

The following rankings from College Factual show how the legal professions progam at Vanderbilt compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The legal professions major at Vanderbilt is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Legal Professions. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Legal Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools 99
Most Popular Legal Professions Master’s Degree Schools 146

In 2021, 4 students received their master’s degree in legal professions from Vanderbilt. This makes it the #147 most popular school for legal professions master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 192 students who received their doctoral degrees in legal professions, making the school the #73 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the legal professions majors at Vanderbilt University.

71% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 29% of legal professions bachelor's degrees went to men and 71% went to women.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 31% more racial-ethnic minorities in its legal professions bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor's in legal professions.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 11
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 12
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

50% Women
For the most recent academic year available, 50% of legal professions master's degrees went to men and 50% went to women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 39% men graduate in legal professions each year. Vanderbilt does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 11% more men than average.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Vanderbilt University with a master's in legal professions.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 0
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Vanderbilt also has a doctoral program available in legal professions. In 2021, 192 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

If you plan to be a legal professions major, you may want to focus your studies on one of the following concentrations. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at Vanderbilt University. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Law 192
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 34
Legal Research 4

A degree in legal professions can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for TN, the home state for Vanderbilt University.

Occupation Jobs in TN Average Salary in TN
Lawyers 7,600 $124,470
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 4,100 $49,050
Legal Secretaries 3,010 $43,480
Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 1,150 $45,830
Legal Support Workers 500 $62,330


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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