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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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future classmates...
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Residence Inn Charlottesville
1111 Millmont Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4868
(434) 923-0300 or 1 (800) 331-3131; $149/night
If you call to make a reservation, ask for the "UVA Law School Block Mar2014 at the Residence Inn Charlottesville." Breakfast is included.
Rooms are blocked until Thursday, Feb. 27
If reserving online, use this link: Book your group rate: University of Virginia Law School Room Block >>

Courtyard Charlottesville North
638 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901-1715
(434) 973-7100 or 1 (800) 321-2211; $139/night (queen-only available)
If you call to make a reservation, ask for the "UVA Law School Block Mar2014 at the Courtyard Charlottesville North." Breakfast is not included.
Rooms are blocked until Thursday, Feb. 27
If reserving online, use this link: Book your group rate: University of Virginia Law School Room Block >>

Courtyard by Marriott, UVA Medical Center
1201 West Main Street, Charlottesville VA 22903
(434) 977-1700 or 1 (800) 321-2211;
$156.87 – Thursday, March 20
$190.07 – Friday, March 21
If you call to make a reservation, ask for the "UVA Law School Block."
Rooms are blocked until Thursday, Feb. 20
If reserving online, use this link: Book your group rate: UVA School of Law Block >>

Tentative Schedule


Event times, speakers and locations are subject to change.

Thursday, March 20

Tours of the Law School
Student-led tour groups will depart from the reception desk in Clay Hall.

Open House Welcome BBQ, 3:15 p.m., Spies Garden/Scott Commons
If you're in town already, meet your future classmates and enjoy music, dinner, dessert and new friends.
Vegetarian options are available.
Monticello Tour, 5-9 p.m.
Buses will depart from the law school for a private Monticello tour at around 5:00 p.m. The buses will return to the law school at around 9 pm. To register, RSVP to and indicate “Monticello Tour” in the subject line of your email.
Various Times
Tour the University Rotunda and Lawn

Tours are free of charge 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

Friday, March 21

Registration, Clay Hall Lobby
Continental Breakfast, Scott Commons
Welcoming Remarks, Caplin Pavilion
Dean Paul G. Mahoney with introduction by Senior Assistant Dean for Admissions Anne Richard

"Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Virginia Law"
An open-forum discussion with current law students.

For Parents and Partners: Getting Someone You Love Through Law School
Box Lunch

Bring your lunch to the following informal drop-in sessions, and come and go as desired.

Current students will answer questions about local housing options. (More on Housing)

Current students will answer questions about journals. (More on Journals)

Study Abroad/Dual-Degree Programs
Law School representatives will discuss the Law School's study abroad and dual-degree programs.
(More on Study Abroad | Dual-Degree Options)

Careers in Legal Academia
Professor Charles Barzun '05


Career Services (Private Sector)

Public Service (Public Sector)

Judicial Clerkships

The Virginia Law Alumni Network
Mock Classes
"Supreme Alums" Reception, Caplin Pavilion
Meet Virginia Law alumni who have served as judicial clerks for members of the U.S. Supreme Court in the recent past.


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. 


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. Guests also are welcome to attend the "Parents and Partners" session, which runs concurrently with the student life panel.

Video Preview Video

Video Tour of the Law School with Karin Agness and Klinton Miyao '09.

Video Tour of Charlottesville with Karen Dottore '12

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
Program in Law and Public Service with Andrew Block
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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