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If you are unable to attend the open house, consider visiting at another time. Check our Visiting page for more information.

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Tentative Schedule


Event times, speakers and locations are subject to change.

Thursday, March 19

2-3:30 p.m.
Registration and Tours of the Law School
, Karsh Atrium
Student-led tour groups will depart from the Concierge Desk in Karsh Atrium.

3:30-5:30 p.m.
Welcome BBQ
, Scott Commons/Spies Garden
Meet your future classmates and current students while you enjoy music and dinner. (Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available at all meals; please specify a allergies/dietary needs when registering.)
5:30-8 p.m.
Private Tour of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Buses leave the Law School at 5:30 p.m. Participants may return directly to the Law School or take the bus to the bowling party.
8:30-11 p.m.
Bowling Party
, AMF Keglers Lanes
Roll a few frames while wearing funny shoes and enjoying pizza, appetizers and desserts. Buses will return to the Law School starting at 10:30 p.m.

Friday, March 20

7:45-8:45 a.m.
, Karsh Atrium
Continental Breakfast, Scott Commons
9-9:20 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks
, Caplin Pavilion
With Dean Paul G. Mahoney and Assistant Dean for Admissions Cordel L. Faulk '01
9:30-11:20 a.m.
Curricular/Informational Sessions
, Caplin Pavilion
Choose one session for each 30-minute time slot. Information sessions will cover a variety of programs, including:
11:30 a.m.

Pick up a bag lunch and take it to the Student-Life Panel

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
"Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Virginia Law"

"For Parents and Partners"

Careers, 1-1:35 p.m. and 1:45-2:20 p.m. Choose two of three options during these two blocks.

Private Sector Opportunities
Kevin M. Donovan, Senior Assistant Dean for Career Services

Public Sector Opportunities
Annie Kim ’99, Assistant Dean for Public Service; Director, Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center

Judicial Clerkships
Ruth Payne ’02, Director of Clerkships

2:20-2:45 p.m.
Snacks and Drinks
, Outside Caplin Auditorium
3-3:30 p.m.
Financial Aid Information Session
, Caplin Auditorium
With Director of Financial Aid Jennifer Markham Hulvey
3:30-4 p.m.
The Virginia Law Alumni Network
, Caplin Auditorium
Luis Alvarez ’88, Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Law School Foundation
4:15-5 p.m.
Mock Classes

Constitutional Law/Criminal Law (two rooms)
Corporate/Business Law
5-7 p.m.
"Supreme Alums" Reception
, Caplin Pavilion
Meet Virginia Law alumni who have clerked for the U.S. Supreme Court, for admitted students, guests and faculty.



Parking at the Law School is extremely limited during the Open House. We strongly encourage visitors to carpool, get dropped off by a family member or friend, or walk from nearby hotels to the Law School. Registrants will receive parking instructions close to the event date.

Travel Subsidy

Students who attend the Admitted Students Open House and RSVP through the website qualify for a travel subsidy, which will be awarded as follows in accordance with a student's current address as provided in his or her admissions application:

Subsidy Amount Based on Applicant's Current Address on File

$0: City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia

$100: DC, MD, NC, VA

$250: AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, ME, MI, MS, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, WI, WV

$400: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, HI, IA, ID, KS, LA, MO, MN, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY, or outside the U.S.

Admitted students will receive a reimbursement form when they arrive at the school. It should be submitted during the Friday afternoon of the Open House to a member of the Admissions staff. After the Open House, the form may be mailed to the Office of Admissions — it must be postmarked within two weeks of the event attended.
You should expect to receive a check at your current address within six to eight weeks of the open house you attend. No receipts are required. Checks that are not cashed within 90 days will be forfeited.


We understand that a decision about where to attend law school can affect more than just an admitted student. However, space at Open House sessions is reserved for admitted students only. Your guests (such as parents and significant others) should not attend programmatic events, but are welcome to tour the facilities and relax in any of our public spaces. There will be lunch for guests on Friday, and guests are invited to attend the "Supreme Alums" reception on Friday evening.

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Video Tour of the Law School

Video Tour of Charlottesville

Curricular Panels/Mock Class
Program in Law & Business with Professor George Geis
Constitutional Law with Professor Frederick Schauer
Constitutional Law, Legal History and Civil Rights with Professor Risa Goluboff
Mock Class with Professor George Geis
Health Law with Professor Mimi Foster Riley
Criminal Law with Professor Darryl Brown
Supreme Court Litigation Clinic with Instructor Mark Stancil '99
International Law with Professor John Setear

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