University of Richmond (Williams)

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28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173

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The T.C. Williams School of Law at University of Richmond has an application deadline of March 31. The full-time program application fee at the T.C. Williams School of Law at University of Richmond is $50. Its tuition is full-time: $38,250 per year and part-time: $2,125 per credit. The student-faculty ratio is 10.9:1. The T.C. Williams School of Law at University of Richmond has 74 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

The University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law is a private institution with a student body comprised of about 60 percent Virginia residents. The law school campus is about six miles from downtown Richmond, Virginia’s capital that is home to law firms, corporations, courts, and more. It is about two hours from Washington, D.C.

At the University of Richmond School of Law, students can take electives to focus their legal studies in certain areas, including real estate law, corporate law, and litigation. There are also dual degree options available at the T.C. Williams School of Law, such as a J.D./M.B.A. offered in conjunction with the University of Richmond E. Claiborne Robins School of Business and a J.D./Master’s of Urban Studies and Planning offered with the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Urban Studies and Planning. In addition, law students have the option to complete an individually created dual degree through other University of Richmond academic departments or another school, as long as they only take law courses during the first year of study.

For students who want to get involved out of class, there are a variety of clubs, organizations, associations, and societies to consider, including the Federalist Society and the Non-Traditional Law Student Association. Law reviews at the law school include the University of Richmond Law Review, the Richmond Journal of Law and Technology, the Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest, and the Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business. The law school also has an online publication, Juris Publici. All law school applicants are eligible for merit scholarships. Students with financial need may also be awarded aid through the University of Richmond.

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Year founded 1870
Public/private Private
Law school designation National


Application deadline March 31
Full-time program application fee $50
Part-time program application fee N/A
Admissions phone (804) 289-8189
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 74
Student-faculty ratio 10.9:1
Total faculty 86

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 455
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 142


Tuition and fees

full-time: $38,250 per year
part-time: $2,125 per credit

Room and board $11,070


Employed at graduation2 45.3%
Median private sector starting salary $67,500
Median public service starting salary $48,975


Total volumes and volume equivalents 434,853

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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