Earn a J.D. and a Ph.D. in law and economics from Vanderbilt University.
Dual-degree students pursue a law degree and a Ph.D. concurrently in a fully-integrated curriculum combining economic theory and methodology with the study of law. The program
is designed so that students complete both degrees in just six years
Admitted students receive full tuition funding for both degrees and a competitive stipend package.
Program faculty guide students through an innovative law and economics curriculum where students pursue policy-relevant research within a wide range of fields, such as behavioral law and economics, labor markets and discrimination, and risk and environmental regulation.
Program graduates have obtained prestigious judicial clerkships, faculty positions in law schools and economics departments, and jobs in government, consulting, and legal practice.
We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2020.
If you have not taken the LSAT, you may be eligible to apply with GRE scores only. Visit our website to learn more about our application process.
Applications received by January 15, 2020 will receive priority consideration.
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Vanderbilt Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics