Faculty Achievement

The school’s faculty was the most cited by the U.S. Supreme Court during the 2016 and 2017 terms, according to a study of academic journal citations released in the fall of 2018. UVA Law professor Caleb Nelson was the most-cited scholar in the nation. More

The school ranked No. 3 in the number of professors among the top 100 faculty in the country cited by high courts in the judiciary, according to a 2016 study. Three professors ranked among the top 25. More

The Princeton Review rankings rated UVA Law as No. 1 in Best Professors for five of the past six years. These rankings are based on student surveys.

Eleven professors are members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and 34 are members of the American Law Institute.

Reflecting the school’s emphasis on the interdisciplinary study of law, 20 resident faculty members hold doctoral degrees in a variety of related fields, including economics, history, philosophy and psychology.

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Fast Facts

Student/Faculty Ratio
6.2 to 1

Resident Faculty (Full-Time)
Male: 60
Female: 33
People of color: 14
Total: 93

Other Faculty: 152 (adjuncts, lecturers, etc.)

Data reported to the ABA for 2021-22

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UVA Law Faculty Lead in U.S. Supreme Court Citations

The U.S. Supreme Court cited professors at the University of Virginia School of Law more than any other school’s faculty in the past two terms, according to a new study of academic journal citations.