Admitted Students Open House

Admitted Students Open House

March 21-22, 2019

Join other prospective Virginia Law students for the Admitted Students Open House this spring. Meet informally with current students, talk with professors about our academic programs, and learn more about our career placement services.


Information on hotels and places to stay.

Tentative Schedule


Event times, speakers and locations are subject to change.

Dress code: Smart casual

Thursday, March 21

2-3 p.m.

Registration and Tours of the Law School, Karsh Atrium
Student-led tour groups will depart from in front of Caplin Pavilion every 15 minutes from 2-3 p.m.

3-5 p.m.

Welcome BBQ, Scott Commons/Spies Garden
Meet your future classmates and current students while you enjoy an early dinner. (Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available at all meals; please specify allergies/dietary needs when registering.) 

5-7:30 p.m.

Private Tour of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, Virginia 
Buses depart the Law School at 5 p.m. Buses returning from Monticello will stop at both Three Notch’d Craft Kitchen & Brewery and at the Law School.  

7:30-10 p.m.

Trivia Night
Three Notch’d Craft Kitchen & Brewery, 520 Second Street SE
Play trivia and watch the first round of NCAA March Madness — with special prizes and pub grub.

Friday, March 22

Welcoming remarks start at 9 a.m. and events will run through approximately 7 p.m.

7:45-8:45 a.m.

Registration, Karsh Atrium

Continental Breakfast, Purcell Reading Room
Student-led tour groups will depart from in front of Caplin Pavilion at 8, 8:15 and 8:30 a.m.

9-9:20 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks, Caplin Pavilion

9:30-11:20 a.m.

Curricular/Informational Sessions
Choose from three 30-minute time slots (9:30-10, 10:10-10:40 and 10:50-11:20):

11:30 a.m.

Lunch, Caplin Pavilion
Pick up a bag lunch and take it to the student life panels.

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

“Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Virginia Law”
Panels of current students will answer your questions about life at UVA Law. 

Information Session for Parents and Partners

1-2:20 p.m.

Choose two of three options during these two blocks: 1-1:35 p.m. and 1:45-2:20 p.m.

  • Private-Sector Opportunities
  • Public-Sector Opportunities
  • Judicial Clerkships

2:20-2:45 p.m.

Snacks and DrinksCaplin Auditorium Lobby

3-3:30 p.m.

Financial Aid Information Session, Caplin Auditorium

3:30-4 p.m.

The Virginia Law Alumni Network, Caplin Auditorium

4:15-5 p.m.

Mock Classes, Attend one of the following classes. 

  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Corporate/Business Law

5-7 p.m.

“Supreme Alums” Reception, Caplin Pavilion
Meet UVA Law alumni who have clerked for justices of the U.S. Supreme Court; for admitted students, guests and faculty.



Parking at the Law School is extremely limited during the Open House. We strongly encourage visitors to carpool, get dropped off by a family member or friend, or walk from nearby hotels to the Law School. Registrants will receive parking instructions close to the event date.


Travel Subsidy

Students who attend the Admitted Students Open House and RSVP through the website qualify for a travel subsidy, which will be awarded as follows in accordance with a student's current address as provided in his or her admissions application:

Subsidy Amount Based on Applicant's Current Address on File

$0: City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia

$100: DC, MD, VA

$250: AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, ME, MI, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, WI, WV

$400: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, HI, IA, ID, KS, LA, MO, MN, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY, or outside the U.S.

Admitted students will receive a reimbursement form when they arrive at the school. It should be submitted during the Friday afternoon of the Open House to a member of the Admissions staff. After the Open House, the form may be mailed to the Office of Admissions — it must be postmarked within two weeks of the event attended.

You should expect to receive a check at your current address within six to eight weeks of the open house you attend. No receipts are required. Checks that are not cashed within 90 days will be forfeited.


We understand that a decision about where to attend law school can affect more than just an admitted student. However, space at Open House sessions is reserved for admitted students only. Your guests (such as parents and significant others) should not attend programmatic events, but are welcome to tour the facilities and relax in any of our public spaces. There will be lunch for guests on Friday, and guests are invited to attend the “Parents and Partners” panel on Friday afternoon as well as the "Supreme Alums" reception on Friday evening. 

Video Preview

Video Tour/Life at UVA Law

Video Tour of Charlottesville

Curricular Panels/Mock Classes From Past Years