Visiting the Law School

Visiting the Law School

At UVA Law, we believe that a thriving community is essential to success. We welcome you to take advantage of the opportunities to see our Grounds and engage with our community through class visits, tours and information sessions. 

We are located on North Grounds, approximately one mile from the heart of UVA’s main campus.

In-Person Visits

Before Visiting

The visitor parking lot is located at 621 Nash Drive, Charlottesville, Virginia. Please arrive at the Admissions Office 10 minutes early if you will need a parking pass. Please note that there will be no visits during Spring Break (March 4-12) or the Admitted Students Open House (March 16-17).

All tours, class visits, student life panels and admissions Q&As will conclude Friday, April 21.

Student-Led Tours

Starting Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, a student-led tour is offered Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m. There is no sign-up or registration for the tour. The tour will begin in the Admissions Office (SL126A) and last for approximately one hour.

Student Life Panels

Beginning on Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, a student life panel will be held every Friday following the tour from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in classroom SL131. This is a time to ask current students any questions that you may have about their experiences at UVA Law. There is no sign-up necessary.

Admissions Q&A

Beginning on Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, Admissions officers will hold a Q&A every Friday from 2-3 p.m. There is no sign-up necessary. We will not offer virtual sessions in Spring 2023. We do not offer individual admissions counseling or meetings with admissions staff.

Class Visits

Class visits will resume on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. The final schedule will be available in mid-January. Visitors must visit the Admissions Office first to sign up for the class. Please note that some class sizes are limited, and the sign-up is first-come, first-served. Visitors must also agree to abide by classroom visit decorum.

Getting to the Law School

The Grounds

The David A. Harrison III Law Grounds reflect a recent $46 million expansion and renovation project funded entirely by private support from alumni and friends. The Law Grounds feature new classrooms, seminar rooms, and moot courtrooms; comprehensive computer facilities; an expanded library with a three-story reading room; new dining facilities; attractive offices for student organizations; and numerous student lounges. Surrounded by inviting gardens and an elegant, tree-lined lawn, the setting reflects Jefferson’s conviction that locating an intellectual community within a beautiful environment fosters learning and personal growth.

Law Library Tours

Law library tours are available to classes and other student groups, including those outside the Law School who need access to legal materials. Librarians can provide general orientation tours or explain specialized areas of the collection. Contact the Reference Desk (434-924-7465 or to arrange a tour of the library.

Virtual Tours

For those applicants unable to visit us in person, we have created a number of video tours to introduce you to life at UVA Law and the greater Charlottesville community.

Related Information

For more information on the Charlottesville and University communities, check out Living in Charlottesville and UVA’s dining information.

Contact Us

Office of Admissions
University of Virginia School of Law
580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone: (434) 924-7354
Fax: (434) 982-2128