Toccara Nelson '19

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Life at UVA Law

Find out why “it's all about the people” at the second-oldest continuously operating law school in the nation.


Class of 2023 Profile

Median LSAT


25%-75%: 164-172

Median GPA


25%-75%: 3.49-3.96



J.D. students





states, plus D.C.


Meet the Graduates

Members of the Class of 2020 discuss UVA Law


Manal Cheema

Manal Cheema

Sharon, Massachusetts

"When I look at what I have accomplished, what comes to mind first are the people who opened those doors for me or gave me the strength to kick down those doors so that I could walk through them. I remember all the chats, calls and email conversations I had with others and how generous people were with their time and support to help me reach my goals. I hope always to pay that kindness forward. "

Courtney Davis

Courtney Davis


"After three years of law school — three years of learning so much about legal structures and concepts that constrain our society, but also three years of being exposed to all kinds of people and their viewpoints — I am a kinder, more empathetic and more patient person."

Ryan Ray

Ryan Ray

Brentwood, Tennessee

"At UVA Law, you’ll undoubtedly be prepared to be a better lawyer than you could have ever hoped for. More importantly, though, you’ll be supported and encouraged more than you could have ever imagined"

Rachel Staub

Rancho Cucamonga, California

"UVA Law opens so many doors for students to learn about different areas of the law, explore different cities across the nation and interact with inspiring people within the legal community. "

Molly Cain

Molly Cain

Seaford, Delaware

"The Appellate Litigation Clinic with Scott Ballenger is just a dream — I was able to advocate for an incarcerated client's constitutional rights while being supervised by one of the top appellate lawyers in the country, and it is an opportunity I will never forget."

Justin Aimonetti

Justin Aimonetti

Redwood City, California

"From an academic perspective, I am a clearer thinker and a better writer. From a personal perspective, I am an improved listener and a more acute observer. Most importantly though, I leave UVA Law with many friends and a treasure trove of memories. "

Kareem Ramadan

Kareem Ramadan

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

" I feel so lucky to have gone to UVA because I’ve had so many outstanding professors over the last three years. "

Benjamin Bhamdeo

Benjamin Bhamdeo

Fair Lawn, New Jersey

"There are so many ways to be involved in the Law School community and so many interesting people to get to know and befriend — faculty, staff, students, alumni — you name it. If you engage them, a panorama of experiences will open to you"

Eleanora Kaloyeropoulou

Eleanora Kaloyeropoulou


"The professors here challenged me and held me to a high standard. But I was able to work hard, learn the material and rise to the occasion. The satisfaction that comes with hard work can’t be beat, and I’m more confident in my abilities than ever before. Whatever course my legal career takes, I know I am prepared to excel."



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