Visiting the Law School
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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

Visitors are welcome to participate in student-led tours, student life panels and class visits, with no reservations necessary, when classes are in session at the Law School. Tours, panels and class visits are not available March 6-10 (Spring Break) and March 16-17 (Admitted Students Open House), and will conclude April 28.

Tours: On weekdays, tours begin at 11:30 a.m at the Admissions Office in Slaughter Hall.
Student Life Panel: Student leaders will answer your questions on Fridays at 1 p.m. in Slaughter Hall 131 (next to the Admissions Office).
Admissions Q&A:
Talk with Admissions officials on Fridays at 3 p.m. in Slaughter Hall 131 (next to the Admissions Office). An individual Q&A is also available on a walk-in basis depending on staff availability.
Audio Tour: If you are unable to take a tour during the scheduled time, please stop by the Admissions Office to check in. An audio tour is available through the Law School Map. A smart phone with Internet capability is required.
Class Visits:  Visitors are welcome to join the classes listed below. Standard classroom etiquette applies: Please arrive 10 minutes early, introduce yourself to the professor, sit in the back row, observe silently without comment, and if the class is full, then move to another classroom. Some advanced courses may employ nontraditional teaching methods; all courses may involve topics such as obscenity or violence that some may find offensive.

Monday

8:30-9:50 a.m. Presidential Powers with Saikrishna Prakash, WB102
10-11:20 a.m. Property with Alex Johnson, WB105; with Cynthia Nicoletti, SL258
10-11:20 a.m. Virginia Practice and Procedure with Kent Sinclair, WB162 (in library)
10:15-11:15 a.m. Legislation with Caleb Nelson, WB128
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Tour the Law School, meet at the Admissions Office, Slaughter Hall
1-2 p.m. Computer Crime Law with Aditya Bamzai, SL258
1-2 p.m. International Law with Paul Stephan, WB102
1-2 p.m. Trusts and Estates with Alex Johnson, SL298
2:10-3:30 p.m. Constitutional Law with Kim Forde-Mazrui, WB103; with Frederick Schauer, WB126
3:40-5 p.m. Environmental Law with Michael Livermore, WB105

Tuesday

8:30-9:50 a.m. Agency and Partnership with George Cohen, SL262
8:30-9:50 a.m. Criminal Procedure Survey with Rachel Harmon, SL294
10-11 a.m. Property with Gordon Hylton, WB102
10-11:20 a.m. Property with Cynthia Nicoletti, SL258; with Richard Schragger, WB126
10:15-11:15 a.m. Legislation with Caleb Nelson, WB128
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Tour the Law School, meet at the Admissions Office, Slaughter Hall
1-2 p.m. International Law with Paul Stephan, WB102
2:10-3:30 p.m. Constitutional Law with Kim Forde-Mazrui, WB103; with Brandon Garrett, WB128; with Frederick Schauer, WB126; with Micah Schwartzman, SL258
2:10-3:30 p.m. Urban Law and Policy with Richard Schragger, SL262

Wednesday

8:30-9:50 a.m. Agency and Partnership with George Cohen, SL262
8:30-9:50 a.m. Criminal Procedure Survey with Rachel Harmon, SL294
8:30-9:50 a.m. Presidential Powers with Saikrishna Prakash, WB102
10-11 a.m. Property with Gordon Hylton, WB102
10-11:20 a.m. Property with Alex Johnson, WB105
10-11:20 a.m. Virginia Practice and Procedure with Kent Sinclair, WB162 (in library)
10:15-11:15 a.m. Legislation with Caleb Nelson, WB128
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Tour the Law School, meet at the Admissions Office, Slaughter Hall
11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Health Law Survey with Margaret Foster Riley, WB162
1-2 p.m. Computer Crime Law with Aditya Bamzai, SL258
1-2 p.m. International Law with Paul Stephan, WB102
1-2 p.m. Trusts and Estates with Alex Johnson, SL298
3:40-5 p.m. Environmental Law with Michael Livermore, WB105

Thursday

8:30-9:50 a.m. Agency and Partnership with George Cohen, SL262
10-11 a.m. Property with Gordon Hylton, WB102
10-11:20 a.m. Property with Alex Johnson, WB105; with Cynthia Nicoletti, SL258; with Richard Schragger, WB126
10:15-11:15 a.m. Legislation with Caleb Nelson, WB128
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Tour the Law School, meet at the Admissions Office, Slaughter Hall
11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Health Law Survey with Margaret Foster Riley, WB162
1-2 p.m. Computer Crime Law with Aditya Bamzai, SL258
1-2 p.m. International Law with Paul Stephan, WB102
1-2 p.m. Trusts and Estates with Alex Johnson, SL298
2:10-3:30 p.m. Constitutional Law with Kim Forde-Mazrui, WB103; with Brandon Garrett, WB128; with Frederick Schauer, WB126; with Micah Schwartzman, SL258
2:10-3:30 p.m. Urban Law and Policy with Richard Schragger, SL262

Friday

8:30-9:50 a.m. Criminal Procedure Survey with Rachel Harmon, SL294
10-11 a.m. Property with Gordon Hylton, WB102
10-11:20 a.m. Property with Richard Schragger, WB126
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Tour the Law School, meet at the Admissions Office, Slaughter Hall
1-2 p.m. Student Life Panel, SL131
2:10-3:30 p.m. Constitutional Law with Brandon Garrett, WB128; with Micah Schwartzman, SL258
3-4 p.m. Q&A with the Admissions Office, SL131
 
 

Getting to the Law School

 
The Grounds

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 Jefferson’s conviction that locating an intellectual community within a beautiful environment fosters learning and personal growth. Map


Law Library Tours

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.