Law School Spotlight: University of Virginia School of Law


    The PowerScore Law School Spotlight gives you a snapshot of a different law school each week. For more information about each profiled institution, be sure to check out the school's website.

    The University of Virginia School of Law (also known as UVA Law) is today's Law School Spotlight. From LSAC's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools:

    Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants. Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, just two hours southwest of Washington, DC, the Law School offers students a unique environment in which to study law.

    The Law School is dedicated to upholding Thomas Jefferson's conviction that lawyers must serve the public interest. The school provides special career counseling and placement assistance, operates pro bono programs, and administers a loan forgiveness program.

    At Virginia, law students share their experiences in a cooperative spirit, both in and out of the classroom, and build a network that lasts well beyond their three years here. Faculty build intellectual and personal relationships with students. They are leaders in the academic life of the community, organizing and speaking at lectures and other events, working with student organizations, volunteering for pro bono service, and building new curricular programs.


    Type of school: Public

    Setting: Urban

    Size: 1,120 (approx.)

    Incoming class size: 368 (2010)

    Student-to-faculty ratio: 11.9 to 1

    Acceptance percentage: 10.8% (923 of 8,560 admitted)

    Tuition and fees: $42,500 (in-state), $47,500 (out-of-state)

    Cost of living (single student): $19,200
    Address: Office of Admissions, 580 Massie Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903-1738
    Phone: 434.924.7351
    Email: lawadmit@virginia.edu
    Website: www.law.virginia.edu
    Twitter accounts: @UVALaw@UVALawCareer
    Facebook: University of Virginia School of Law
    Blog: University of Virginia News Blog - Law School

    All information (except for social networking and blog information) was gathered from the school's profile on the Law School Admission Council's Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools. For more information, and to see the school's profile, click here. Please consult the school's website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information. 

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