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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 2021 Profile

Median LSAT


25%-75%: 163-171

Median GPA


25%-75%: 3.59-3.97



J.D. students





states, plus D.C.


Meet the Graduates

Members of the Class of 2018 discuss UVA Law

Alexander Hoffarth

Alexander Hoffarth

Rochester, New York

"It’s a genuine nationwide law school — my classmates come from all over and depart for all over — and you will find your classmates to be some of the most impressive people you have ever met. "

Jennifer Davidson

Jennifer Davidson

Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

"I am leaving far more confident in myself, my abilities and the career I hope to build — but also leaving humbled by and grateful for all the amazing people I have met here, who I know will remain lifelong friends and do incredible things with their careers. "

Katie Montoya

Katie Montoya

Albuquerque, New Mexico

"UVA’s faculty is filled with stellar professors. They’re tremendously intelligent and devoted to their students. But more importantly, they approach the law from a variety of perspectives."

Keyawna Griffith

Keyawna Griffith

Waldorf, Maryland

"I cannot think of many other schools that have students working just as hard for each other as they are for themselves."

Joe Charlet

Joe Charlet

Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

"I have spent three years working with and around incredible people of all stripes with so many varied interests, and from this experience I truly believe the larger public is going to be well-served by this next generation of lawyers."

Ricardo Fraga

Ricardo Fraga


"Not only have I learned a great deal about the law and how to analyze it critically, but I have also become more confident in my communication abilities and passionate about helping others."

Stephanie Fung

Stephanie Fung

Wayne, New Jersey

"Law school teaches you how to break down an issue and come up with a creative solution, which will serve me wherever my career takes me, but I’ve also learned how to approach different perspectives with more empathy and understanding."


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