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ABA Required Disclosures | Admissions | Costs and Financial Aid | Career Services
Clerkships | Alumni/Law Foundation | Prominent Alumni | 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 2014): 1,005
59% men, 41% women
21.5% 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: 11 to 1 (as of fall 2013)

Class of 2014 Degrees Awarded: 349 J.D.s, 55 LL.M.s and three S.J.D.s.

Endowment: As of June 30, 2014, the market value of the endowments and quasi-endowments held for the benefit of the Law School was $464 million.

Student-Run Academic Journals: 10

Student Organizations: 65, with about 10 involved extensively in public service projects

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

Charlottesville Population: 44,623 (2013 estimate) - More on Charlottesville

Charlottesville and Albemarle County: 149,354 (2013 estimate)

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Admissions

CLASS OF 2017 J.D. PROFILE
As of Oct. 5, 2014

Median LSAT: 169
25%-75% LSAT: 166-170
Median GPA: 3.85
25%-75% GPA: 3.57-3.93
Average Age: 24 (range is 20 to 32)

  • 307 students enrolled from among 5,233 applicants
  • 64% men, 36% women
  • 19% identify themselves as minority students and foreign nationals
  • 70% have post-college work experience

More | Admissions Website

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Costs and Financial Aid

1L J.D. Class

J.D. Program, 2014-15 School Year
Virginia Resident
Nonresident
Tuition and Fees:
$51,800
$54,800
Living Expenses:
16,560
16,560
Health Insurance: 2,445 2,445
Books and Supplies: 1,800 1,800
Loan Fees*:
218
218
Totals:
$72,823
$75,823

2L and 3L J.D. Classes
 
J.D. Program, 2014-15 School Year
Virginia Resident
Nonresident
Tuition and Fees:
$49,800
$54,800
Living Expenses:
16,560
16,560
Health Insurance: 2,445 2,445
Books and Supplies: 1,800 1,800
Loan Fees*:
218
218
Totals:
$70,823
$75,823

*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 2013-2014 borrowing.
For 2014-2015: In-state Grad PLUS avg = $1264
For 2014-2015: Out-of-state Grad PLUS avg = $1374

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

Total J.D. Financial Aid, 2013-14:

Received Scholarships and Grants: 396 students received $10.95 million (from all sources)
Received Loans: 699 students received $37.01 million
 

LL.M. Program, 2014-15 School Year
 
VIRGINIA Resident
Nonresident
Tuition and Fees:
$51,800
$54,800
Living Expenses, Etc.*:
21,455
21,455
Total:
$73,255
$76,255
*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
Prominent Alumni (by field)

Where Our Graduates Go, Classes of 2011-13

  • Law Firms: 56% (601)
  • Public Interest: 22% (243)
    Postgraduate Fellowships: 178 | More
  • Clerkships: 18% (198)
  • Corporate: 3% (33)
  • Academic: 1% (7)
Law Firms, Classes of 2011-13
  • 65% with firms in American Lawyer's top 100 by gross revenue
  • 13% with firms ranked between 100 and 200
  • 22% with smaller firms

Clerkships, Classes of 2011-13
(including alumni clerkships 2011-13)

  • 8 U.S. Supreme Court
  • 54 U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal
  • 97 U.S. District Courts and other federal courts
  • 62 state courts

Public Interest Jobs, Classes of 2011-13
(including 178 postgraduate fellowships)

  • 55 federal government
  • 74 state and local government
  • 15 military
  • 99 public interest groups

Top Job Locations, Classes of 2011-13

  • District of Columbia, 237
  • Virginia, 182
  • New York, 160
  • California, 63
  • Texas, 57
  • Georgia, 41
  • Massachusetts, 34
  • Pennsylvania, 28
  • Florida, 25
  • Maryland, 23
  • North Carolina, 23
  • Illinois, 22
  • Ohio, 19
  • Alabama, 17
  • New Jersey, 15
  • Delaware, 13
  • Colorado, 12

Map: Where Our Graduates Go

Map: Clerkships by Location

Campus Recruiting, Fall 2013

  • More than 650 offices
  • Over 6,200 on-campus interviews of second-year students

First-Year Summer Jobs, Class of 2015 (Summer 2013)
Several students held multiple positions.

  • 26% judicial
  • 24% law firm
  • 15% federal government
  • 15% public interest groups
  • 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 15, 2014).

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 2005-14.
More | Virginia Law News About Supreme Court Clerks

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. 5 in alumni earning federal appellate clerkships for the classes of 2011-13, according to ABA data. More

No. 6 in the number of associates promoted to partner among the National Law Journal's top 250 firms in 2014. More

No. 6 in the total number of Class of 2014 graduates going to the National Law Journal's top 250 firms. 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)

No. 5 in the number of lawyers at the top 300 U.S. law firms, according to a 2010 study by Stanford Graduate School of Business professors. More

No. 6 most-popular law school in a 2011 survey of law firm hiring partners and recruiters by U.S. News and World report. More 

Prominent Alumni

American Lawyer Top 100, Classes of 2011-13

The following firms from the 2014 Am Law 100 have hired members of the Classes of 2011, 2012 or 2013.

RANK FIRM
1 DLA Piper
2 Baker & McKenzie
3 Latham & Watkins
4 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
5 Kirkland & Ellis
6 Norton Rose Fulbright
7 Jones Day
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 K&L Gates
18 Mayer Brown
19 Weil, Gotshal & Manges
20 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
21 Reed Smith
22 Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
23 Morrison & Foerster
24 Ropes & Gray
25 Davis Polk & Wardwell
26 Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
27 Paul Hastings
28 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
29 McDermott Will & Emery
30 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
31 King & Spalding
32 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
33 Shearman & Sterling
34 Dechert
35 Squire Sanders
36 Proskauer Rose
37 Bingham McCutchen
39 Winston & Strawn
40 O’Melveny & Myers
41 Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
42 Debevoise & Plimpton
43 Arnold & Porter
44 Alston & Bird
45 Cooley
46 Covington & Burling
47 Foley & Lardner
48 Bryan Cave
49 Perkins Coie
50 Vinson & Elkins
51 Holland & Knight
52 Cravath, Swaine & Moore
53 McGuireWoods
55 Baker Botts
56 Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
57 Willkie Farr & Gallagher
58 Hunton & Williams
59 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
60 Baker & Hostetler
62 Katten Muchin Rosenman
63 Littler Mendelson
64 Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
66 Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
67 Faegre Baker Daniels
69 Locke Lord
70 Nixon Peabody
71 Venable
73 Troutman Sanders
74 Schulte Roth & Zabel
75 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
76 Drinker Biddle & Reath
78 Cahill Gordon & Reindel
79 Kaye Scholer
79 Williams & Connolly
83 Steptoe & Johnson
84 Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith
85 Fish & Richardson
86 Crowell & Moring
88 Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
90 McKenna Long & Aldridge
91 Boies, Schiller & Flexner
94 Bracewell & Giuliani
96 Blank Rome
97 Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
98 Edwards Wildman Palmer
99 Haynes and Boone

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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, 2014, the market value of the endowments and quasi-endowments held for the benefit of the Law School was $464 million.

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

2013-14 Contributions: At the conclusion of the 2013-14 Annual Giving Campaign, 9,172 alumni (54.4 percent), made gifts totaling $8.78 million, including more than $4.9 million in unrestricted funds. Gifts received for the year totaled $17.3 million. This marked the ninth consecutive year with alumni participation over 50 percent.

Young Alumni: 86 percent of the Class of 2014 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 2013-14)

More than $438,000 awarded to 99 students working in public interest jobs in the summer of 2014 | Where PILA Grantees Worked

17,609 pro bono hours logged

105 Class of 2014 graduates completed at least 75 hours of pro bono while in law school

Nearly 50 students participated in the 2014 Alternative Spring Break Pro Bono Program with 11 organizations More

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Faculty

Faculty Website

Data reported to the ABA in fall 2014

Student/Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1

Resident Faculty (full-time):

  • Male: 54
  • Female: 23
  • Total: 77, 9 of whom are minorities

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

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