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

Between May 20 and July 26, admissions visitors are welcomed to UVA Law during regular business hours throughout the work week. Student-led guided tours are offered on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 a.m. ET beginning on Wednesday, May 22. Guests unable to attend a student-led tour may also choose to take a self-guided tour of the building. Please stop by the Admissions Office during regular business hours to pick up a map for the self-guided tour.  
Admissions officers host Q&A sessions on Mondays at 3 p.m. ET. Admissions officers are also available for individual meetings during drop-in office hours on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-11 a.m. Q&A sessions begin on Monday, May 20, and office hours begin on Wednesday, May 22. Visitors who wish to speak with an admissions officer are encouraged to visit during these times.
Reservations are not necessary for the student-led tours, the Q&A sessions or the office hours. Guests wishing to attend any of these events should simply check in at the admissions office a few minutes before the event is scheduled to begin.  
Admissions events will be cancelled on Monday, May 27, Friday, June 7, and on Thursday and Friday, July 4-5. UVA Law’s summer admissions events will conclude on Friday, July 26.  UVA Law does not conduct classes during the summer, so class visits are not available until the fall semester.  

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.