Visiting the Law School

Visiting the Law School

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Tours and Class Visits

The Law School welcomes visitors Monday-Friday during regular business hours. The Law School building is closed to the public on weekends. Beginning on Monday, Sept. 6, visitors may take daily student-led tours and attend a selection of drop-in classes. On Fridays, starting Oct. 1, visitors can also attend a student life panel and/or an Admissions Q&A session following the tour. Please note that the Admissions Q&A will be virtual on the second and fourth Friday of each month.

The Admissions Office also offers in-person drop-in hours on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45-4:45 p.m. as well as the second and fourth Friday of each month from 1:30-2 p.m. Visitors who wish to speak with an admissions officer should plan to visit only during specified drop-in hours or during the Friday in-person Admissions 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 student-guided tour may take a self-guided tour of the building at their convenience. Maps are available at the Admissions Office.

Select law school classes are available for observation Monday through Friday. Due to limited classroom space, visitors planning to attend a class must report to Admissions first to sign in and agree to abide by the classroom visit decorum. 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 fall break (Oct. 11-13) or during the Admitted Students Open House. All tours, student life panels, class visits, Admissions Q&A sessions and Drop-In hours will conclude on Friday, Nov. 19 and resume in February 2022.

Fall 2021 Class Visitation Schedule

Monday

8:30-9:50 a.m.
Contracts

10-11 a.m.
Criminal Law

10-11:20 a.m.
Criminal Law

11:30 a.m.
Student-Led Tour

2:10-3:30 p.m.
Torts

3:40-5 p.m.
Civil Procedure

3:45-4:45 p.m.
Admissions Drop-In Hours


Tuesday

8:30-9:50 a.m.
Contracts

10-11 a.m.
Criminal Law

10-11:20 a.m.
Criminal Law

11:30 a.m.
Student-Led Tour

2:10-3:30 p.m.
Torts


Wednesday

10-11 a.m.
Criminal Law

10-11:20 a.m.
Criminal Law

11:30 a.m.
Student-Led Tour

2:10-3:30 p.m.
Torts

3:40-5 p.m.
Civil Procedure

3:45-4:45 p.m.
Admissions Drop-In Hours


Thursday

8:30-9:50 a.m.
Contracts

10-11:20 a.m.
Criminal Law

11:30 a.m.
Student-Led Tour

2:10-3:30 p.m.
Torts

3:40-5 p.m.
Civil Procedure


Friday

8:30-9:50 a.m.
Contracts

10-11 a.m.
Criminal Law

11:30 a.m.
Student-Led Tour

12:30 p.m.
Student Life Panel (Oct. 1-Nov. 19)

1:30 p.m.
Admissions Drop-In Hours
Offered the second and fourth Friday of each month

2 p.m.
Admissions Staff Q&A 
The Q&A will be virtual on the second and fourth Friday of each month. All other sessions will be held in person. 


 

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.