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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

Summer 2014

Student-led summer tours concluded on July 30. Tours, class visits and student-life panels will resume on Sept. 8. In the meantime, guests are welcome to take self-guided tours of the Law School facility. Maps with prompts for an audio-guided tour are available in the Law School’s Admissions Office. (The audio tour requires a smartphone with a QR reader.)

Tour the University Rotunda and Lawn

Tours are free and meet daily at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. inside the main entrance of the Rotunda. More
 

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.