With more than 23,000 students and a faculty of more than 3,200, the University of Virginia has been ranked among the nation’s top public universities since 1984.
Located just two hours from Washington, D.C., and featuring a metro area population of more than 240,000, Charlottesville is known for its ideal combination of urban amenities and gorgeous natural setting.
About the School
Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is the second-oldest continuously operating law school in the nation. Consistently ranked among the top law schools, Virginia is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service. At UVA, law students share their experiences in a cooperative spirit, both in and out of the classroom, and build a network that lasts well beyond their three years here.