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ABA Required Disclosures | Admissions | Costs and Financial Aid | Career Services
Clerkships | Alumni/Law Foundation | Prominent Alumni | Public Service | Faculty
 

Class of 2013-15 Employment: 634 Law Firm, 206 Clerkship, 172 Public Interest, 33 Corporate, 6 Academic, 123 fellowships Founded: 1819 by Thomas Jefferson in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Source of Institutional Control: Public (with no state funding)

Academic Year Calendar: Semester

Official American Bar Association Data

Degree Programs Offered: Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master of Laws (LL.M.), Dual-Degree Programs at UVA (J.D.-M.A., J.D.-M.B.A., J.D.-M.D., J.D.-M.P.H., J.D.-M.P.P., J.D.-M.S., J.D.-M.U.E.P.), External Dual-Degree Programs (either J.D.-M.A., J.D.-M.A.L.D., J.D.-M.P.A.), J.D.-Master's in Economic Law at Sciences Po (Paris)

Total J.D. Enrollment (as of Oct. 5, 2015): 934
58% men, 42% women
23% minorities and foreign nationals

J.D. Application Timeline

Graduate Studies (LL.M.) Application Deadline: Feb. 1

Admissions Offers Made By: April 15 (admissions timeline)

Student-Faculty Ratio: 9.7 to 1 (as of fall 2015)

Class of 2016 Degrees Awarded: 329 J.D.s and 49 LL.M.s

Endowment: As of June 30, 2016, the market value of the endowments and quasi-endowments held for the benefit of the Law School was $495 million.

Student-Run Academic Journals: 10

Student Organizations: 60, with about 10 involved extensively in public service projects

Library: 820,009 volumes (June 30, 2015)

Charlottesville Population: 47,783 (2014 estimate) - More on Charlottesville

Charlottesville Metropolitan Area: 229,304 (2014 estimate)

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Admissions

CLASS OF 2019 J.D. PROFILE
As of Aug. 24, 2016

Median LSAT: 169
25%-75% LSAT: 164-170
Median GPA: 3.86
25%-75% GPA: 3.48-3.94
Age Range: 20 to 37

  • 297 students enrolled from among 4,811 applicants
  • 55% men, 45% women
  • 24% identify themselves as people of color (including non-citizens)
  • 59% have post-college work experience

More | Admissions Website

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Costs and Financial Aid

Total J.D. Financial Aid, 2014-15

Received Scholarships and Grants: 436 students received $11.9 million (from all sources)
Received Loans: 636 students received $34 million
 

J.D. Program Costs, 2016-17

 
Virginia Resident
Nonresident
Tuition and Fees:
$56,300
$59,300
Living Expenses (details):
16,808
16,808
Health Insurance (amount expected to change): 2,874 2,874
Books and Supplies: 1,800 1,800
Loan Fees*:
220
220
Total:
$78,002
$81,002
Average Grad PLUS Fees:
$1,610
$1,730
Total with Grad PLUS Fees:
$79,612
$82,732

*Grad PLUS loan fees will be added to the budgets of those students who are offered Grad PLUS loans. Grad PLUS fees are based on actual averages from 2015-16 borrowing.
For 2016-17: In-state Grad PLUS avg = $1,610
For 2016-2017: Out-of-state Grad PLUS avg = $1,730

For more information on J.D. costs, see Annual Cost of Attendance Budget
 

LL.M. Program Costs, 2016-17

 
Virginia Resident
Nonresident
Tuition and Fees:
$56,300
$59,300
Living Expenses:
16,808
16,808
Health Insurance (amount expected to change): 2,874 2,874
Books and Supplies: 2,450 2,450
Total:
$78,432
$81,432

S.J.D./Research Program Costs, 2016-17

 
Virginia Resident
Nonresident
Tuition and Fees:
$8,000
$8,000

More Information on LL.M./S.J.D. costs

Financial Aid Website

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Career Services

Employment Data for Recent Graduates
Career Services Brochure

Meet the Counseling Staff
Career Services Website
Prominent Alumni (by field)

Where Our Graduates Go, Classes of 2013-15

  • Firm: 60% (634)
  • Clerkship: 20% (206)
  • Public Interest: 16% (172)
  • Corporate: 3% (33)
  • Academic: 1% (6)
  • The Law School awarded 123 Powell and Kennedy Fellowships to graduates working for public interest and nonprofit employers. More
Law Firms, Classes of 2013-15
  • 73% with firms in American Lawyer's top 100 by gross revenue
  • 10% with firms ranked between 100 and 200
  • 2% with large international firms (not ranked by American Lawyer)
  • 15% with smaller firms

Clerkships, Classes of 2013-15
(some alumni clerked at multiple courts)

  • 6 U.S. Supreme Court
  • 80 U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal
  • 142 U.S. District Courts and other federal courts
  • 52 state courts

Public Interest Jobs, Classes of 2013-15

  • 40 federal government
  • 73 state or local government
  • 12 military
  • 47 public interest groups

Top Job Locations, Classes of 2013-15

  • New York (201)
  • District of Columbia (193)
  • Virginia (172)
  • California (82)
  • Texas (65)
  • Pennsylvania (34)
  • Georgia (32)
  • Massachusetts (24)
  • Maryland (21)
  • North Carolina (21)
  • Ohio (19)
  • Florida (18)
  • Delaware (15)
  • Illinois (15)
  • Colorado (12)
  • Alabama (9)
  • New Jersey (9)

Map: Where Our Graduates Go

Map: Clerkships by Location

Campus Recruiting, Fall 2015

  • More than 725 offices
  • Over 6,200 on-campus interviews of second-year students

First-Year Summer Jobs, Class of 2017 (Summer 2015)
Several students held multiple positions.

  • 25% firm
  • 24% judicial
  • 20% federal government
  • 15% academic
  • 12% public interest groups
  • 9% state or local government
  • 8% corporate

Rankings of Career Placement Success

Virginia has graduates in each of the American Lawyer top 100 firms (as of May 3, 2016).

No. 2 in the number of graduates leading the nation's top 100 firms, according to a 2013 Above the Law report. More

No. 4 after Yale, Harvard and Stanford in placing clerks on the U.S. Supreme Court from 2005-16.
More | Virginia Law News About Supreme Court Clerks

No. 4 in federal judicial clerkship placement for the classes of 2013-15, according to ABA data. More

No. 2 after Harvard in the number of chief legal officers at the nation's top 500 companies, according to a 2014 report by the Law Department Management Blog. More

No. 3 in the number of associates promoted to partner among the National Law Journal's top 250 firms in 2015. More

No. 4 in the number of partners in the National Law Journal's top 100 firms, according to a paper published in the Journal of Legal Education in 2012.* More (National Jurist) | More (SSRN)

*Among those who received their J.D.s in 1986 or after (junior- and mid-level partners)

Prominent Alumni

American Lawyer Top 100, Classes of 2012-15

Among the 2015 Am Law 100, the Classes of 2012-15 are represented in 95 of the 100 firms.

RANK FIRM
1 Latham & Watkins 
2 Baker & McKenzie 
3 DLA Piper 
4 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom 
5 Kirkland & Ellis 
6 Jones Day 
7 Norton Rose Fulbright 
8 Hogan Lovells 
9 Sidley Austin 
10 White & Case 
11 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher 
12 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
13 Sullivan & Cromwell 
14 Dentons
15 Greenberg Traurig 
16 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 
17 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett 
18 Mayer Brown 
19 Reed Smith 
20 Weil, Gotshal & Manges 
21 K&L Gates 
22 Ropes & Gray 
23 Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan 
24 Davis Polk & Wardwell 
25 Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr 
26 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison 
27 Paul Hastings 
28 Morrison & Foerster 
29 King & Spalding 
30 McDermott Will & Emery 
31 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe 
32 Squire Patton Boggs
33 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld 
34 Shearman & Sterling 
35 Dechert 
36 Proskauer Rose 
37 Cooley 
38 Goodwin Procter 
38 Winston & Strawn 
40 Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy 
41 Debevoise & Plimpton 
43 Covington & Burling 
45 Arnold & Porter 
46 Holland & Knight 
47 Bingham McCutchen
47 Foley & Lardner 
47 O’Melveny & Myers 
50 Vinson & Elkins 
51 Baker Botts 
52 Cravath, Swaine & Moore 
53 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 
54 Alston & Bird 
55 Willkie Farr & Gallagher 
56 Bryan Cave 
57 McGuireWoods 
58 Baker & Hostetler 
59 Hunton & Williams
60 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 
62 Littler Mendelson 
63 Katten Muchin Rosenman 
64 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton 
65 Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft 
66 Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson 
67 Faegre Baker Daniels 
68 Venable 
69 Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy 
70 Duane Morris 
71 Locke Lord
72 Troutman Sanders 
73 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton 
74 Jenner & Block 
75 Nixon Peabody 
76 Schulte Roth & Zabel 
77 Williams & Connolly 
78 Hughes Hubbard & Reed 
80 Pepper Hamilton 
81 Drinker Biddle & Reath 
82 Cahill Gordon & Reindel 
83 Kaye Scholer 
84 Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart 
85 Crowell & Moring 
86 Polsinelli 
87 Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith 
88 Fish & Richardson 
89 Steptoe & Johnson LLP 
90 Barnes & Thornburg 
91 Boies, Schiller & Flexner 
92 Haynes and Boone 
93 Dorsey & Whitney 
94 Bracewell & Giuliani 
95 Fox Rothschild
96 Blank Rome 
97 Fenwick & West 
98 Akerman 
100 Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz

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Alumni/Law Foundation

Alumni Website | Giving Website

Alumni: The Law School has 19,984 alumni in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and 64 foreign countries.

Endowment: As of June 30, 2016, the market value of the endowments and quasi-endowments held for the benefit of the Law School was $495 million.

Capital Campaign: The last capital campaign concluded in June 2012. Results

2015-16 Contributions: At the conclusion of the 2015-16 Annual Giving Campaign, 8,937 alumni (52.1 percent), made gifts to the Law School. This marks the 11th consecutive year with alumni participation over 50 percent. Gifts received for the year totalled $15.1 million, including a record $5.1 million in unrestricted funds. (More)

Young Alumni: 83 percent of the Class of 2016 made a pledge to the Law School.

Alumni Careers/Prominent Alumni

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Public Service

Public Service Website | Pro Bono Program

(The following statistics are for 2015-16)

More than $523,300 awarded to 128 students working in public interest jobs in the summer of 2016 | Where PILA Grantees Worked

15,985 pro bono hours logged

114 Class of 2016 graduates completed at least 75 hours of pro bono while in law school.

18 students participated in the 2016 Alternative Spring Break Pro Bono Program with 6 organizations More

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Faculty

Faculty Website

Data reported to the ABA for Fall 2015

Student/Faculty Ratio: 9.7 to 1

Resident Faculty (full-time):

  • Male: 57
  • Female: 23
  • Total: 80, 11 of whom are minorities

Other Faculty: 90 (adjuncts, lecturers, etc.)

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