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 and during the university’s winter recess (Monday, Dec. 24-Tuesday, Jan. 1).

Because fall semester classes have concluded, student-led tours, panels and class visits are not currently available. Those regularly scheduled admissions events will resume in late January. Visitors may, however, take a self-guided audio tour of the Law School at their convenience. Be sure to check this website for updates about the schedule of available classes and admissions events for the spring semester.

In December and January, visitors who wish to speak with an admissions officer may do so during open office hours held on Wednesdays (3-4 p.m.) and Fridays (11 a.m.-12 p.m.). It is not necessary to schedule an appointment. Open hours are held on a walk-in basis. Note that these meetings are informational only. It is possible that during periods of high demand we cannot guarantee that meeting with an Admissions Officer will be on an individual basis.

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.