Class of 2021 Graduation Information

Congratulations on your accomplishments so far. As you have overcome far more challenges than are typical for a law school student, Nashville School of Law is pleased to announce the celebration of your class’s graduation with an in-person ceremony on Saturday, May 29.


The ceremony will have limited attendance; all participants and guests will be required to wear masks; and social distancing protocols will be in place. The School will share additional details as they are confirmed with the venue and Metro Public Health Department. The ceremony will be Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Renaissance Nashville Hotel, 611 Commerce St, Nashville, TN 37203. The ceremony will start at 11 a.m. and last approximately one hour. The School recognizes that students are eager to make plans and confirm how many guests each student will be permitted to invite. The School does not know this information at this time and will share with all students as soon as it is available.


In preparation for graduation, you have the option to have your portrait taken by Uchida Photography. They will be on campus next Thursday, March 11 prior to class, or you may schedule a time to have your portrait taken at their studio in west Nashville. Click here to schedule your photo. A few things to keep in mind:

  • You will be taking your photo in a black graduation robe. This looks best with a white collared shirt.
  • You will have the chance to view your images immediately after they are taken. Please make your choices carefully. If you are unable to select an image you are happy with, let the photographer know at that time and discuss having your photo taken again.
  • When you register for the photo session, you will be asked for the name you want on the composite. Be certain to fill this in accurately – do you want your full name to appear, a shortened version of your given name (Jim instead of James?), do you want Jr., Sr., etc. included?
  • All packages include your photo on the composite. Make sure you order prints for parents, spouses, etc.


Details about how to order your cap, gown, and hood will be available soon.


Registration for the Tennessee Bar Exam is now open. Visit the Bar Examiners’ website for details. The deadline is May 3.


In order to be considered to take the Tennessee Bar Exam, students must complete a law degree verification form, found on the Board of Law Examiners’ website. Fill out the top of each page, have it notarized, and return the original to Susan Dulin, who will file it with the Board of Law Examiners. Please allow enough time for the School to process it before returning it to the Board of Law Examiners by the deadline. ____________________________________________________________________

Graduation Resources

Uchida Photography

914 Harpeth Valley Place
Nashville, TN 37221
Phone: 615-662-0706

Herff Jones (Tam & Gown)

coming soon

Board of Law Examiners

511 Union Street, Suite 525
Nashville, TN 37219
Phone: (615) 741-3234

Graduation Venue – Nashville Renaissance Hotel

611 Commerce St.
Nashville, TN 37203
Parking is available in lots and garages near the hotel.