Admitted Students Open House

Admitted Students Open House

March 15-16, 2018

Join other prospective Virginia Law students for the Admitted Students Open House this spring. Meet informally with current students, talk with professors about our academic programs, and learn more about our career placement services.

 
Accommodations

Information on hotels and places to stay.
 

Tentative Schedule

Event times, speakers and locations are subject to change.

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Thursday, March 15

2-3:30 p.m.

Registration and Tours of the Law School, Karsh Atrium
Student-led tour groups will depart from in front of Caplin Pavilion every 15 minutes between 2 and 3:30 p.m.


3:30-5:30 p.m.

Welcome BBQ, Scott Commons/Spies Garden
Meet your future classmates and current students while you enjoy an early dinner. (Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available at all meals; please specify allergies/dietary needs when registering.) 


5:30-8 p.m.

Private Tour of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, Virginia 
Buses depart the Law School between 5 and 5:30 p.m. Buses returning from Monticello will stop at both John Paul Jones Arena and at the Law School.  


8-10:30 p.m.

Trivia Night
Three Notch’d Craft Kitchen & Brewery, 520 Second Street SE
Play trivia and watch the first round of NCAA March Madness — with special prizes and pub grub.


 
Friday, March 16

Welcoming remarks start at 9 a.m. and events will run through approximately 7 p.m.

7:45-8:45 a.m.

Registration, Karsh Atrium

Continental Breakfast
Student-led tour groups will depart from in front of Caplin Pavilion at 8, 8:15 and 8:30 a.m.


9-9:20 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks, Caplin Pavilion
With Dean Risa Goluboff and Assistant Dean and Chief Admissions Office Cordel Faulk ’01


9:30-11:20 a.m.

Curricular/Informational Sessions
Choose from three 30-minute time slots (9:30-10, 10:10-10:40 and 10:50-11:20):

Curricular Session

Room

Presenter

9:30-10 a.m.

10:10-10:40 a.m.

10:50-11:20 a.m.

Clinical Programs

SL292

Stephen Braga

 

Yes

Yes

Constitutional Law and Legal History

WB101

Charles Barzun

 

Yes

Yes

Corporate, Business Law and Tax

WB154

Andrew N. Vollmer

Yes

Yes

 

Criminal Law

WB104

Josh Bowers

 

Yes

Yes

Dual Degree and Study Abroad Programs

WB114

Emily C. Cockrell

Yes

 

Yes

Environmental Law

WB119

Jonathan Cannon

 

Yes

Yes

Employment and Labor Law

SL284

J.H. Verkerke

Yes

 

 

Externship Program

WB127

A. Sprightley Ryan

Yes

Yes

 

Health Law

SL276

Margaret Foster Riley

Yes

 

 

The Innocence Project

SL131

Deirdre Enright

 

Yes

Yes

Intellectual Property Law

SL268

John Duffy

Yes

Yes

 

International and National Security Law

SL294

John Norton Moore

 

Yes

Yes

Law and Democracy

WB121

Michael Gilbert

 

Yes

Yes

Program in Law and Public Service

WB126

Crystal Shin

Yes

 

Yes

Supreme Court Litigation Clinic

SL290

Daniel R. Ortiz

Yes

Yes

 

Virginia Loan Forgiveness Program

WB129

Helen M. Dugger

Yes

 

Yes


11:30 a.m.

Lunch, Caplin Pavilion
Pick up a bag lunch and take it to the student life panels.


11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

"Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Virginia Law"
Panels of current students will answer your questions about life at UVA Law. 

  • Panel 1 - A through Bo, SL294
  • Panel 2 - Br through D, SL298
  • Panel 3 - E through G, WB101
  • Panel 4 - H through K, WB102
  • Panel 5 - L through M, WB126
  • Panel 6 - N through R, WB128
  • Panel 7 - S through Z, WB152

Information Session for Parents and Partners, WB154
Hosted by Kate Duvall ’06, Director of Student Affairs


1-2:40 p.m.

Careers
Choose two of three options during these two blocks: 1-1:45 p.m. and 1:55-2:40 p.m.

  • Private-Sector Opportunities, WB154, Kevin Donovan, Senior Assistant Dean for Career Services, and Marit Spekman ’09, Senior Director of Law Firm Recruiting
  • Public-Sector Opportunities, WB126Annie Kim '99, Assistant Dean for Public Service and Director, Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center
  • Judicial Clerkships, WB152Ruth Payne '02, Senior Director of Judicial Clerkships

2:40-3:10 p.m.

Snacks and DrinksCaplin Auditorium Lobby


3:20-4 p.m.

Financial Aid Information Session, Caplin Auditorium
Jennifer Markham Hulvey, Director of Financial Aid


4:15-5 p.m.

Mock Classes, Attend one of the following classes. 


5-7 p.m.

"Supreme Alums" Reception, Caplin Pavilion
Meet Virginia Law alumni who have clerked for justices of the U.S. Supreme Court; for admitted students, guests and faculty.


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Parking

Parking at the Law School is extremely limited during the Open House. We strongly encourage visitors to carpool, get dropped off by a family member or friend, or walk from nearby hotels to the Law School. Registrants will receive parking instructions close to the event date.

 

Travel Subsidy

Students who attend the Admitted Students Open House and RSVP through the website qualify for a travel subsidy, which will be awarded as follows in accordance with a student's current address as provided in his or her admissions application:

Subsidy Amount Based on Applicant's Current Address on File

$0: City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia

$100: DC, MD, VA

$250: AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, ME, MI, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, WI, WV

$400: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, HI, IA, ID, KS, LA, MO, MN, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY, or outside the U.S.

Admitted students will receive a reimbursement form when they arrive at the school. It should be submitted during the Friday afternoon of the Open House to a member of the Admissions staff. After the Open House, the form may be mailed to the Office of Admissions — it must be postmarked within two weeks of the event attended.

You should expect to receive a check at your current address within six to eight weeks of the open house you attend. No receipts are required. Checks that are not cashed within 90 days will be forfeited.
 

Guests

We understand that a decision about where to attend law school can affect more than just an admitted student. However, space at Open House sessions is reserved for admitted students only. Your guests (such as parents and significant others) should not attend programmatic events, but are welcome to tour the facilities and relax in any of our public spaces. There will be lunch for guests on Friday, and guests are invited to attend the “Parents and Partners” panel on Friday afternoon as well as the "Supreme Alums" reception on Friday evening. 
 

Video Preview

Video Tour/Life at UVA Law

Video Tour of Charlottesville

Curricular Panels/Mock Classes From Past Years