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

Class of 2010-12 Employment: 625 Law Firm, 244 Public Interest, 180 Clerkship, 36 Corporate, 8 Academic 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.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 (Fall 2013): 1,048
56% men, 44% women
23% minorities and foreign nationals

J.D. Application Timeline

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

Admissions Offers Made By: April 15

Student-Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1 (as of fall 2013)

Class of 2012 Degrees Awarded: 364 J.D.s, 35 LL.M.s, 3 S.J.D.s

Endowment: As of June 30, 2013, the market value of the endowments and quasi-endowments held for the benefit of the Law School was more than $425 million.

Student-Run Academic Journals: 10

Student Organizations: 67, with at least 10 involved extensively in public service projects

Library: 803,815 volumes (June 30, 2012)

Charlottesville Population: 44,471 (2011 estimate) - More on Charlottesville

Charlottesville and Albemarle County: 145,251 (2011 estimate)

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Admissions

CLASS OF 2016 J.D. PROFILE
As of Oct. 5, 2013, per the ABA

Median LSAT: 169
25%-75% LSAT: 164-170
Median GPA: 3.87
25%-75% GPA: 3.53-3.94
Average Age: 24 (range is 19 to 37)

  • 330 students enrolled from among 6,067 applicants
  • 58% men, 42% women
  • 24% identify themselves as minority students
  • 63% have post-college work experience

More | Admissions Website

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Costs and Financial Aid

J.D. Program, 2013-14 School Year
Virginia Resident
Nonresident
Tuition and Fees (All J.D. Classes):
$47,900
$52,900
Living Expenses:
16,300
16,300
Health Insurance: 2,574 2,574
Books and Supplies: 1,800 1,800
Loan Fees*:
206
206
Totals:
$68,780
$73,780
* Per new regulations, Grad PLUS loan fees are not included. Students who get Grad PLUS loans pay an average of $1,400 in additional loan fees.

For more information on J.D. costs, see Financial Aid Information

Total J.D. Financial Aid, 2012-13:

Received Scholarships and Grants: 401 students received $11 million (from all sources)
Received Loans: 735 students received $37.5 million
 

LL.M. Program, 2013-14 School Year
 
VIRGINIA Resident
Nonresident
Tuition and Fees
$47,900
$52,900
Living Expenses, Etc.**
21,324
21,324
Total:
$69,224
$74,224
** Includes costs for living expenses, health insurance, and books and supplies

 Financial Aid Website

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Career Services

Employment Data for Recent Graduates
Career Services Brochure

Meet the Counseling Staff
Career Services Website

Where Our Graduates Go, Classes of 2010-12

  • Law Firms: 57% (625)
  • Public Interest: 22% (244)
    Postgraduate Fellowships: 159 | More
  • Clerkships: 16% (180)
  • Corporate: 3% (36)
  • Academic: 1% (8)
Law Firms, Classes of 2010-12
  • 64% with firms in American Lawyer's top 100 by gross revenue
  • 12% with firms ranked between 100 and 200
  • 23% with smaller firms

Clerkships, Classes of 2010-12
(including alumni clerkships 2010-12)

  • 5 U.S. Supreme Court
  • 60 U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal
  • 100 U.S. District Courts and other federal courts
  • 60 state courts

Public Interest Jobs, Classes of 2010-12
(including 159 postgraduate fellowships)

  • 64 federal government
  • 50 state and local government
  • 21 military
  • 105 public interest groups

Top Job Locations, Classes of 2010-12

  • District of Columbia, 253
  • Virginia, 172
  • New York, 171
  • California, 60
  • Texas, 55
  • Georgia, 35
  • Massachusetts, 30
  • Pennsylvania, 28
  • Florida, 27
  • Maryland, 26
  • North Carolina, 25
  • Illinois, 23

Map: Where Our Graduates Go

Map: Clerkships by Location

Campus Recruiting, Fall 2012

  • More than 650 offices
  • Over 6,000 on-campus interviews of second-year students
  • Averaged more than 18 interviews per participating second-year student

First-Year Summer Jobs, Class of 2015 (Summer 2013)
Percentage of the class spending all or part of their summer in each job type (some students split their summers between jobs of different types)

  • 26% judicial
  • 24% law firm
  • 15% federal government
  • 15% public interest (nongovernmental)
  • 13% academic
  • 9% state or local government
  • 4% corporate
  • 1% other

Rankings of Career Placement Success

Virginia has graduates in 99 of the American Lawyer top 100 firms (as of May 2013).

Virginia ranked third in the number of associates promoted to partner among the National Law Journal's top 250 firms in 2012. More

Virginia ranks second in the number of graduates leading the nation's top 100 firms, according to an Above the Law report in 2013. More

Virginia ranks second after Harvard in the number of chief legal officers at the nation's top 500 companies, according to a 2010 report in Corporate Counsel magazine.

According to a 2011 survey by U.S. News and World report, Virginia ranks as the sixth most popular law school in a survey of law firm hiring partners and recruiters. More 

According to a Forbes survey on private-sector salaries in 2011, Virginia ranks fourth among national law schools in the median compensation level of mid-career alumni (More). A 2012 Forbes survey on median starting salaries in the private sector places UVA Law graduates as fifth in the country (More).

In a 2010 study by Stanford Graduate School of Business professors, Virginia ranked fifth in the number of lawyers at the top 300 U.S. law firms. More

Virginia is fourth after Yale, Harvard and Stanford in placing clerks on the U.S. Supreme Court from 2005-2012.
More | Virginia Law News About Supreme Court Clerks

Virginia is fourth 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)

American Lawyer Top 100 firms that hired members of the
Class of 2012

RANK FIRM
1 Baker & McKenzie
2 DLA Piper
3 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
4 Latham & Watkins
5 Kirkland & Ellis
6 Hogan Lovells
7 Jones Day
8 Sidley Austin
9 White & Case
11 Weil, Gotshal & Manges
12 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
13 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
14 Mayer Brown
15 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
16 Sullivan & Cromwell
17 K&L Gates
18 WilmerHale
19 Reed Smith
20 Morrison & Foerster
22 Davis Polk & Wardwell
23 Ropes & Gray
24 Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker
25 Bingham McCutchen
26 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
28 Dewey & LeBoeuf
29 King & Spalding
31 O'Melveny & Myers
33 Winston & Strawn
34 Shearman & Sterling
36 Quinn Emanuel
40 Debevoise & Plimpton
42 Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
43 Alston & Bird
47 Vinson & Elkins
49 Hunton & Williams
53 McGuireWoods
54 Cooley
55 Bryan Cave Powell Goldstein
60 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
62 Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
63 Katten Muchin Rosenman
64 Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
65 Baker Hostetler
68 Kaye Scholer
77 Steptoe & Johnson
79 Venable
80 Edwards Wildman
81 Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
83 Patton Boggs
84 Crowell & Moring
86 Cahill Gordon & Reindell
95 Blank Rome
96 Chadbourne & Parke
97 Sutherland
98 Haynes and Boone
100 Cozen & O'Connor

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Alumni/Law Foundation

Alumni Website | Giving Website

Alumni: The Law School has more than 17,000 alumni in all 50 states and more than 60 foreign countries.

Endowment: As of June 30, 2013, the market value of the endowments and quasi-endowments held for the benefit of the Law School was more than $425 million.

Capital Campaign: The Capital Campaign concluded in June 2012. Results

2012-13 Contributions: At the conclusion of the 2012-13 Annual Giving Campaign, 8,893 alumni (53.5 percent), made gifts totaling $8.56 million, including more than $4.8 million in unrestricted funds. Gifts received for the year totaled $13.7 million. This marked the eighth consecutive year with alumni participation over 50 percent.

Young Alumni: 87 percent of the Class of 2013 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 2012-13)

More than $480,000 awarded to 109 students working in public interest jobs in the summer of 2013 | Where PILA Grantees Worked

16,615 pro bono hours logged

93 Class of 2013 graduates completed at least 75 hours of pro bono while in law school

30 students participated in the 2013 Alternative Spring Break Pro Bono Program with eight organizations More

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Faculty

Faculty Website

Data reported to the ABA in fall 2013

Student/Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1

Resident Faculty (full-time):

  • Male: 55
  • Female: 23
  • Total: 78, 8 of whom are minorities

Other Faculty: 89 (adjuncts, lecturers, etc.)

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