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

The Law School welcomes visitors during regular business hours throughout the work week. The Law School building is closed to the public on weekends. From Monday, Jan. 27, through Friday, April 17, 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 Jan. 31 – April 17. See below for the schedule of available classes and admissions events. You do not need to make a reservation for the events listed on the schedule below.

Visitors attending a law school class must 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 spring break (March 9-13) and during the Admitted Students Open House (March 19-20).

Visitors who wish to speak with an admissions officer should plan to visit during the Friday afternoon Q&A sessions. We ask for your understanding as admissions officers may need to cancel these sessions with short notice throughout the busy application season. Please continue to check this page for updates. Visitors who are unable to attend a guided tour may take an audio tour of the building at their convenience.

Spring 2020 Open Class Schedule

Monday

10-11:20 a.m.
Constitutional Law, Saikrishna Prakash, WB154

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tour, Karsh Lobby outside Admissions Office

2:10-3:30 p.m.
Property, Alex M. Johnson Jr., WB126


Tuesday

8:30-9:50 a.m.
Criminal Procedure, Rachel A. Harmon, SL278

10-11:20 a.m.
Constitutional Law, Saikrishna Prakash, WB154; Thomas B. Nachbar, WB126

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tour, Karsh Lobby outside Admissions Office

2:10-3:30 p.m.
Property, Julia D. Mahoney, SL278


Wednesday

10-11:20 a.m.
Constitutional Law, Saikrishna Prakash, WB154

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tour, Karsh Lobby outside Admissions Office

2:10-3:30 p.m.
Property, Alex M. Johnson Jr., WB126


Thursday

8:30-9:50 a.m.
Criminal Procedure, Rachel A. Harmon, SL278

10-11:20 a.m.
Constitutional Law, Saikrishna Prakash, WB154; Thomas B. Nachbar, WB126

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tour, Karsh Lobby outside Admissions Office

2:10-3:30 p.m.
Property, Alex M. Johnson Jr., WB126; Julia D. Mahoney, SL278


Friday

8:30-9:50 a.m.
Criminal Procedure, Rachel A. Harmon, SL278

10-11:20 a.m.
Constitutional Law, Thomas B. Nachbar, WB126

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tour, Karsh Lobby outside Admissions Office

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Student Life Panel, SL131

2:10-3:30 p.m.
Property, Julia D. Mahoney, SL278

3:40-4:30 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.