Admitted Students Open House

Admitted Students Open House

Tentative Schedule

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Event times and speakers are subject to change.

Friday, March 19

4-4:45 p.m.

Welcome and Walking Tour of the David A. Harrison Law Grounds

Welcome remarks from Natalie Blazer, assistant dean for admissions, followed by a walk through of the Law School building and grounds with a student ambassador. Additional student ambassadors will be available to answer questions and connect with you live in the chat.

4:45-5:30 p.m.

(re)Mix and Mingle

Enjoy a live chat and opportunities to connect with your fellow admitted students while enjoying the live sounds of DJ Sanitize. The Admitted Students Open House co-chairs will provide brief remarks at the end of the reception.

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Student Activities Fair

UVA Law students are engaged in over 65 different student organizations. Learn more about each of those organizations at a live Student Activities Fair. 

6:30-8 p.m.

Have fun playing trivia with your peers – special prizes will be announced for participants and winners!

Saturday, March 20

8-9 a.m.

Morning Workout

Join Page Garbee (3L student) for a low-impact, high-intensity workout! There is no need to purchase anything, but some "nice to haves" in terms of equipment include: cans or water bottles (weights), a towel and a chair/wall.

10-10:25 a.m.

Dean’s Remarks

Risa Goluboff, dean of the University of Virginia School of Law, and Natalie Blazer, assistant dean for admissions, will provide welcoming remarks.

10:30-11:15 a.m.

Mock Classes

Virginia Law faculty (Thomas Frampton, George Geis, and Cathy Hwang) will be teaching mock classes in various topic areas. Case materials will be provided in advance. 

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Alumni Perspectives: UVA Law Over the Years

Distinguished alumni, including Toby Heytens ’00, the Honorable Daniel Bress ’05, Grace Fu ’09, and Erin Seagears ’20, will speak on their experiences at UVA Law and with the alumni network. There will also be time for questions from admitted students.

12:30-1:30 p.m. 


Join small groups of your fellow admits for lunch. Current students will also join your small groups to answer your questions about life at UVA Law. 

1:45-2:45 p.m.

Career Development and Support

Speak with the heads of the Office of Private Practice, the Public Service Center and the Clerkships Office. Choose two of three options during these two blocks: 1:45-2:15 p.m. and 2:15-2:45 p.m. 

2:45-3:30 p.m. 

Financing Your J.D. Education

Learn about the financial aid process and ways to finance your legal education with Jennifer Hulvey, director of financial aid.

3:45-4:55 p.m.

Speed Networking

Connect with other admitted students, current students and UVA Law alumni through several rounds of “speed networking.” 

4:55-5 p.m.

Farewell Remarks 

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Tours and Life in Charlottesville

Curricular Panels/Mock Classes From Past Years