Best Law Schools in Tennessee

By | March 2, 2019

Are you pursing a law degree? The TopSchoolsintheUSA.com has generated the latest ranking of best law schools in Tennessee that provides Master of Legal Studies (MLS), Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR), Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Laws (LLM), or Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD). You can use the following list to pick a school that fits your needs. These law schools in Tennessee are ranked based on the student reviews, alumni surveys, assessment of peer institutions, and official data reported by each law college. In addition, we also provide average LSAT scores, GPA and acceptance rates for each of these law schools in Tennessee.

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Best Law Schools in Tennessee

National Ranking Best Law Programs
17 Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
Acceptance rate: 26.4%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile): 165-170
GPA (25th-75th percentile): 3.48-3.84
Tuition & Fees: Full-time: $46,148 per year
Enrollment (full-time): 586
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation: 91.6%Vanderbilt University School of Law
75 University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Knoxville, TN)
Acceptance rate: 34.1%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile): 156-162
GPA (25th-75th percentile): 3.24-3.75
Tuition & Fees: In-state, full-time: $16,456 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $35,200 per year
Enrollment (full-time): 486
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation: 80.8%University of Tennessee, Knoxville School of Law
187 University of Memphis (Humphreys) (Memphis, TN)
Acceptance rate: 35.1%
LSAT scores (25th-75th percentile): 153-157
GPA (25th-75th percentile): 3.09-3.62
Tuition & Fees: In-state, full-time: $15,690 per year, Out-of-state, full-time: $37,562 per year
Enrollment (full-time): 394
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation: 72.4%University of Memphis School of Law

Recent History of Tennessee

The state suffered greatly during the years of the war between the North and the South, only in Virginia there were more battles than in Tennessee. The residents of the state were divided in their political preferences: in a referendum held in June 1861, East Tennessee strongly supported the northerners, and the western counties and the majority of the residents of the central regions voted for the Confederacy. Tennessee was the last Southern state to secede from the United States. Known as the “State of Volunteers” since the War of 1812-1815, Tennessee provided more soldiers for the Confederate army than any other state, and at the same time, more Tennessees fought on the side of the northerners than the residents of any other southern state.

After the end of the Civil War, many white residents of Tennessee were dissatisfied with its results, among them racist sentiments and the desire to assert “white supremacy” were very common. In 1865, six veterans of the Confederate Army formed the infamous Ku Klux Klan in Pulaski. For decades, members of the Ku Klux Klan terrorized black Americans (as well as Jews, communists, immigrants, and other “inappropriate” people). Numerous acts of intimidation and murder have made the Ku Klux Klan (whose followers still exist today) one of the most notorious ultra-right organizations in the United States.

In 1866, Tennessee was again admitted to the Union, the first of all the states that were part of the Confederacy. The abolition of slave labor effectively destroyed the “planter” farming system that had been the backbone of the Tennessee economy. At the same time, other industries began to develop in the state, including mining (coal) and the textile industry.