Tennessee Accredited Law Schools


1. The University of Memphis—Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law was founded in 1962.  The University of Memphis School of Law offers a rigorous curriculum that provides students with a solid foundation in diverse areas of law.  It also provides an ample opportunity to gain practical experience and to specialize in areas of interest.  It was accredited by the ABA in 1965.  The school is also an active member of the AALS.

The University of Memphis—Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

2. University of Tennessee College of Law

The University of Tennessee College of Law offers a strong combination of practical and theoretical legal training.  It was established in 1890.  The College of Law is a charter member of the AALS and is ABA approved.

University of Tennessee College of Law

3. Vanderbilt University Law School

Vanderbilt Law School’s rigorous academic program is developed and delivered by a faculty of top legal scholars.  A Vanderbilt legal education prepares students for the complete spectrum of career opportunities available to lawyers.  The school offers opportunity to focus on specific areas of law and practice through academic programs.  The curriculum is specifically designed to enable students to develop their knowledge, skills and aptitudes.

Vanderbilt University Law School

4. Nashville School of Law

The law school provides a broad curriculum that challenges and develops students’ analytical, communication and lawyering skills.  It requires four years to complete the 48 credit hours required for the J.D. degree.  Nashville School of Law is approved by the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners.  The graduates may take the bar examination and practice law in the State of Tennessee.  Nashville School of Law has never applied for ABA approval.

Nashville School of Law