580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Law School Overview
U.S. News Rankings
|Ranking score and category|
#11 in Tax Law
Law School Overview
The School of Law at University of Virginia has an application deadline of March 31. The full-time program application fee at the School of Law at University of Virginia is $80. Its tuition is full-time: $47,900 per year (in-state) and full-time: $52,900 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 11.3:1. The School of Law at University of Virginia has 167 full- and part-time faculty on staff.
Like all the academic departments at the University of Virginia, the School of Law operates on a strict, student-run honor system. Students pledge not to lie, cheat or steal, and anyone found guilty by a peer jury is expelled from the school. Each class has about 350 students, and the student body has slightly more males than females. Students can earn joint degrees, such as a J.D. and an MBA through the Darden School of Business in four years.
Students can tailor their education at special school institutes like the Center for Oceans Law and Policy and the Center for National Security Law. Thanks to a $1 million gift from former "The Price is Right" host and animal rights advocate Bob Barker, the school has an animal law program. There are more than 60 on-campus organizations to check out, and students can test their legal skills in about 20 hands-on clinics.
Students can study the law abroad during in their second and third years, either through a semester exchange program in countries including New Zealand, Germany, Israel and England. Third year students can earn a dual degree from France’s Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Law School and Institut d’Études Politiques (Sciences Po) and can sit for the French bar exam. There is limited on-campus housing for law students, and most choose to live elsewhere in Charlottesville, Va.
Notable alumni of UVA Law School include Janet Napolitano, former U.S. secretary of homeland security, and Will Shortz, New York Times crossword puzzle editor.
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|Law school designation||National|
|Application deadline||March 31|
|Full-time program application fee||$80|
|Part-time program application fee||N/A|
|Admissions phone||(434) 924-7351|
|Full- and part-time faculty||167|
|Gender distribution (full-time)|
|J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013||364|
|Tuition and fees|
Full-time: $47,900 per year (in-state)
|Room and board||$12,210|
|Employed at graduation 2||97.5%|
|Median private sector starting salary||$160,000|
|Median public service starting salary||$53,000|
|Total volumes and volume equivalents||803,377|
* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data