RSVP now Admitted Students Days March 17-18 Schedule RSVP Travel Subsidy Video Accommodations
  Professor Ashley Deeks with student Admissions official Current students Charlottesville

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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Meet professors...
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and visit Charlottesville


Information on hotels and places to stay.

Tentative Schedule


Event times, speakers and locations are subject to change.

Thursday, March 17

2-3:30 p.m.
Registration and Tours of the Law School
, Karsh Atrium
Student-led tour groups will depart from in front of Caplin Pavilion every 15 minutes between 2 and 3:30 p.m.
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Welcome BBQ
, Scott Commons/Spies Garden
Meet your future classmates and current students while you enjoy an early 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

931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, Virginia
Buses depart the Law School between 5 and 5:30 p.m. Buses returning from Monticello will stop at both John Paul Jones Arena and at the Law School. 
8-10:30 p.m.
Trivia Night

John Paul Jones Arena, 295 Massie Road
Play trivia where the Hoos play hoops — with special prizes and pub grub.

Friday, March 18

Welcoming remarks start at 9 a.m. and events will run through approximately 7 p.m.

7:45-8:45 a.m.
, Karsh Atrium
Continental Breakfast, Scott Commons
Student-led tour groups will depart from in front of Caplin Pavilion at 8, 8:15 and 8:30 a.m.
9-9:20 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks
, Caplin Pavilion
With Dean Paul G. Mahoney and Assistant Dean and Chief Admissions Officer Cordel L. Faulk '01
9:30-11:20 a.m.
Curricular/Informational Sessions

Choose from three 30-minute time slots (9:30-10, 10:10-10:40 and 10:50-11:20):
11:30 a.m.
, Caplin Pavilion
Pick up a bag lunch and take it to the student life panels.
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
"Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Virginia Law"

Panels of current students will answer your questions about life at UVA Law. Go to the room based on your last name:
Panel 1: Last Names Ab-Co (Purcell Reading Room)
Panel 2: Last Names Cr-Gi (WB104)
Panel 3: Last Names Go-Ji (SL292)
Panel 4: Last Names Jo-Mc (WB126)
Panel 5: Last Names Me-Po (WB103)
Panel 6: Last Names Pr-Sm (SL262)
Panel 7: Last Names Sp-Zw (SL278)

Information Session for Parents and Partners, WB154
Panel hosted by Sarah E. Davies, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
1-2:20 p.m.

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

Private-Sector Opportunities, WB154
Kevin M. Donovan, Senior Assistant Dean for Career Services

Public-Sector Opportunities, WB126
Annie Kim ’99, Assistant Dean for Public Service; Director, Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center

Judicial Clerkships, WB152
Ruth Payne ’02, Director of Clerkships

2:20-2:45 p.m.
Snacks and Drinks
, Caplin Auditorium Lobby
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, Professor Anne Coughlin, WB152
Corporate/Business Law, Vice Dean George Geis, WB154
Constitutional Law/Civil Rights, Professor and incoming Dean Risa Goluboff, WB126
5-7 p.m.
"Supreme Alums" Reception
, Caplin Pavilion
Meet Virginia Law alumni who have clerked for justices of 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 “Parents and Partners” panel on Friday afternoon as well as the "Supreme Alums" reception on Friday evening.

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Video Tour/Life at UVA Law

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
Program in Law and Public Service, with Professor Josh Bowers
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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