Visiting the Law School

Visiting the Law School

The Law School encourages applicants and prospective students to visit the David A. Harrison III Law Grounds, located about two hours from the Washington D.C. area, in Charlottesville, Va. Visitor parking is available at the Law School (see map to view visitor parking); ask for a parking pass in the Admissions Office.

For more information on the Charlottesville and University communities, check out Living in Charlottesville.

Tours and Class Visits

Admissions visitors are welcomed to UVA Law during regular business hours throughout the work week. The Law School building is closed to the public on weekends. From Tuesday, Sept. 3-Friday, Nov. 22, visitors may take student-led tours and attend a selection of classes.  The Law School also hosts a student life panel as well as a Q&A session with an admissions officer on Fridays from Sept. 6-Nov. 22. See below for the schedule of available classes and admissions events. Reservations are not necessary for any of the events listed on the schedule.

Visitors attending a law school class should arrive in the classroom a few minutes early to introduce themselves to the professor. We also ask that class visitors stay for the entirety of the class and refrain from using cell phones or other electronic devices during class.

Please note that classes appearing on this schedule may occasionally be canceled with little or no notice. Class visits and student-led tours are not available during the Law School’s fall break (Monday, Oct. 14-Wednesday, Oct. 16).

Visitors who wish to speak with an admissions officer should plan to visit during our drop-in office hours on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, or for the Friday afternoon Q&A sessions. We ask for your understanding as admissions officers may need to cancel drop-in hours and Friday afternoon Q&A sessions with short notice throughout the busy application season. Drop-in hours and the afternoon Q&A will be cancelled on the following dates: 9/23 – 10/3, 10/18, 11/1, and 11/18. Please continue to check this page for updates. Admissions officers may be able to speak with visitors at other times but their availability is not guaranteed. Visitors who are unable to attend a guided tour may take an audio tour of the building at their convenience.

Monday

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Civil Procedure with Caleb Nelson, SL278


10-11:20 a.m.

Torts with John Duffy, WB101


11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Student-Led Tour, meet at Admissions Office


2:10-3:30 p.m.

Evidence with Frederick Schauer, WB128


3:45-4:45 p.m.

Drop-in Hours with Admissions Officers, Admissions Office


3:40-5 p.m.

Contracts with George Geis, WB128 (not available Sept. 2, 16 and Oct. 3) | with Paul Mahoney, WB101


Tuesday

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Civil Procedure with Caleb Nelson, SL278 | with Greg Mitchell, WB128 (through 9:50)


10-11:20 a.m.

Torts with John Duffy, WB101 | with Leslie Kendrick, WB154


11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Student-Led Tour, meet at Admissions Office


2:10-3:30 p.m.

Criminal Law with Anne Coughlin, WB101


Wednesday

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Civil Procedure with Caleb Nelson, SL278


10-11:20 a.m.

National Security Law with Ashley Deeks, WB128 (not available Sept. 11 and Oct. 4)

Torts with Leslie Kendick, WB154


11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Student-Led Tour, meet at Admissions Office


2:10-3:30 p.m.

Evidence with Frederick Schauer, WB128


3:45-4:45 p.m.

Drop-in Hours with Admissions Officers, Admissions Office, Slaughter Hall


3:40-5 p.m.

Contracts with George Geis, WB128 (not available Sept. 2, 16 and Oct. 3) | with Paul Mahoney, WB101


Thursday

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Civil Procedure with Caleb Nelson, SL278 | with Greg Mitchell, WB128 (through 9:50)


10-11:20 a.m.

Torts with John Duffy, WB101 | with Leslie Kendrick, WB154


11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Student-Led Tour, meet at Admissions Office


2:10-3:30 p.m.

Criminal Law with Anne Coughlin, WB101


3:40-5 p.m.

Contracts with George Geis, WB128 (not available Sept. 2, 16 and Oct. 3) | with Paul Mahoney, WB101


Friday

8:30-9:50 a.m.

Civil Procedure with Greg Mitchell, WB128 (not available Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 8)


10-11:20 a.m.

National Security Law with Ashley Deeks, WB128 (not available Sept. 11 and Oct. 4)


11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Student-Led Tour, meet at Admissions Office


12:30-1:30 p.m.

Student Life Panel, SL131


3:45-4:45 p.m.

Admissions Q&A, SL131

 

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. Map


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 (434-924-3384) to arrange a tour of the library.