Information on hotels and places to stay.
Event times, speakers and locations are subject to change.
Thursday, March 17
Registration and Tours of the Law School, Karsh Atrium
Student-led tour groups will depart from the Concierge Desk in Karsh Atrium every 15 minutes between 2 p.m. and 3:30 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.)
Private Tour of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, Virginia
Trivia at John Paul Jones Arena
Play trivia where the Hoos play hoops — with special prizes.
Friday, March 18
Welcoming remarks start at 9 a.m. and events will run through approximately 7 p.m.
Registration, Karsh Atrium
Continental Breakfast, Scott Commons
, Caplin Pavilion
Sessions will take place in 30-minute time slots. Sessions may include:
Pick up a bag lunch and take it to the Student-Life Panel.
"Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Virginia Law"
Panels of current students will answer your questions about life at UVA Law.
"For Parents and Partners"
Hosted by Sarah E. Davies
, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
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
Ruth Payne ’02, Director of Clerkships
The Virginia Law Alumni Network
Luis Alvarez ’88
, Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Law School Foundation
Constitutional Law/Criminal Law
Constitutional Law/Civil Rights
"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.
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
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
: 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.
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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