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 in front of Caplin Pavilion every 15 minutes between 2 and 3:30 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.)
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.
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.
Registration, 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.
Choose from three 30-minute time slots (9:30-10, 10:10-10:40 and 10:50-11:20):
Corporate and Tax Law | Andrew N. Vollmer (WB104 at 9:30, SL292 at 10:50)
- Clinical Training | Richard Balnave, WB114 (10:10 and 10:50)
- Constitutional Law and Criminal Law | Kim Forde-Mazrui, Purcell Reading Room (10:10 and 10:50)
- Dual Degree and Study Abroad Programs | Jason Dugas and Emily C. Cockrell (SL290 at 9:30, SL284 at 10:50)
Law | Jonathan Cannon (SL276 at 10:10); Michael Livermore (WB121 at 10:50)
- Employment and Labor Law | J.H. Verkerke, SL268 (10:10)
- Externship Program | A. Sprightley Ryan, WB121 (9:30 and 10:10)
Law | WB119, Lois Shepherd and Richard J. Bonnie (10:10); Margaret Foster Riley and Thomas A. Massaro (10:50)
- The Innocence Project at the UVA School of Law | Deirdre Enright and Jenny Givens, SL294 (9:30 and 10:10)
Property Law | Margo Bagley, WB116 (10:10 and 10:50)
Law | John Norton Moore, SL290 (10:10 and 10:50)
- Law and Public Service Program | Josh Bowers (SL292 at 9:30, WB129 at 10:50)
- Supreme Court Litigation Clinic | Daniel R.Ortiz, WB129 (9:30 and 10:10)
- Virginia Loan Forgiveness Program | Helen M. Dugger, WB126 (9:30 and 10:50)
Lunch, 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
Panel 3: Last Names Go-Ji
Panel 4: Last Names Jo-Mc
Panel 5: Last Names Me-Po
Panel 6: Last Names Pr-Sm
Panel 7: Last Names Sp-Zw
Information Session for Parents and Partners
Panel hosted by Sarah E. Davies
, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
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
Snacks and Drinks
, Caplin Auditorium Lobby
Financial Aid Information Session, Caplin Auditorium
With Director of Financial Aid Jennifer Markham Hulvey
The Virginia Law Alumni Network
, Caplin Auditorium
Luis Alvarez ’88
, Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Law School Foundation
Constitutional Law/Criminal Law, Professor Anne Coughlin
Corporate/Business Law, Vice Dean George Geis
Constitutional Law/Civil Rights, Professor and incoming Dean Risa Goluboff
"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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