About The School

The University

UVA rotunda

With more than 23,000 students and a faculty of more than 3,200, the University of Virginia has been ranked among the nation’s top public universities since 1984.

University of Virginia

The Law Grounds

Aerial of UVA Law

The Law School reflects Jefferson’s conviction that locating an intellectual community within a beautiful environment fosters learning and personal growth.

Photos of the Law School


Downtown Mall

Located just two hours from Washington, D.C., and featuring a metro area population of more than 240,000, Charlottesville is known for its ideal combination of urban amenities and gorgeous natural setting.

Living in Charlottesville
Video Tour of Charlottesville


About the School

Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is the second-oldest continuously operating law school in the nation. Consistently ranked among the top law schools, Virginia is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service. At UVA, law students share their experiences in a cooperative spirit, both in and out of the classroom, and build a network that lasts well beyond their three years here.


Fast Facts

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Founded by Thomas Jefferson



in 50 states and 60+ countries


J.D. Students