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
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.
- 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.