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.* Visitors who wish to speak with an admissions officer may do so on a walk-in basis. Visitors who are unable to attend a guided tour may take an audio tour of the building (using a smartphone) at their convenience. Please feel free to drop by the Admissions Office during regular business hours with any questions or to obtain a map.
Tours: Student-led tours will be offered on many Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout June and July.  The tours begin at 11:30 a.m. on June 12, 14, 19 and 21, and on July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 and 31 from the Admissions Office in Slaughter Hall.
* August 6, 7, and 8, the first three days of the school’s On-Grounds Interview week, are very hectic days at UVA Law.  We encourage admissions visitors to avoid those dates when planning a visit.


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.