Visiting the Law School
The Law School encourages applicants and prospective students to visit the David A. Harrison III Law Grounds, located about two hours from the Washington D.C. area, in Charlottesville, Va. Visitor parking is available at the Law School (see map to view visitor parking); ask for a parking pass in the Admissions Office.
For more information on the Charlottesville and University communities, check out Living in Charlottesville.
- Tours and Class Visits
- Video Tour of the Law School, Charlottesville and Other Featured Videos
- Getting to the Law School
- Dining Information
- The Grounds
Tours and Class Visits
Tours, class visits, Admissions Q&A sessions and student-life panels are available to visitors during the spring semester from Jan. 26-April 24. Reservations are not required to participate. Tours/classes/panels are unavailable during spring break, March 9-13. Tours and panels are also unavailable to the public during the Admitted Students Open House, March 19-20.
Tours: Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m., meet in Admissions Office, Slaughter Hall
Class Visits: Monday-Friday; schedule below; please arrive at the class at least five minutes before it is scheduled to start and introduce yourself to the professor — he or she may want to direct you to seats that are not assigned. Please do not enter a class once the professor has started teaching.
Student-Life Panels: Fridays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., SL131; hosted by the Virginia Law Ambassadors
Admissions Q&A Sessions: Fridays, 1:45-2:30 p.m., SL131; ask Admissions about the application process
Audio Tour: If you are unable to take a tour during the scheduled time, an audio tour is available through the Law School Map in the Admissions Office. A smart phone with Internet capability is required.
- Getting to Charlottesville and Directions to the Law School
- Map of the North Grounds (Do not follow the parking instructions on this page. Visitor parking is available at the Law School)
- Law School Map
- Web Map of the University and Northern Grounds
- Virtual Tour of the Law School Lawn (Quicktime)
The David A. Harrison III Law Grounds reflect a recent $46 million expansion and renovation project funded entirely by private support from alumni and friends. The Law Grounds feature new classrooms, seminar rooms, and moot courtrooms; comprehensive computer facilities; an expanded library with a three-story reading room; new dining facilities; attractive offices for student organizations; and numerous student lounges. Surrounded by inviting gardens and an elegant, tree-lined lawn, the setting reflects Jeffersons conviction that locating an intellectual community within a beautiful environment fosters learning and personal growth. Map
Law library tours are available to classes and other student groups, including those outside the Law School who need access to legal materials. Librarians can provide general orientation tours or explain specialized areas of the collection. Contact the Reference Desk (434-924-3384) to arrange a tour of the library.