Admitted Students Open House
Event times, speakers and locations are subject to change.
Thursday, March 16
Registration, Karsh Atrium
Tours of the Law School, Caplin Pavilion
Student-led tour groups will depart from Caplin Pavilion regularly from 2-4 p.m.
Welcome Picnic and Activity Fair, Spies Garden/Scott Commons
Meet your future classmates and current students, learn more about our student organizations, and enjoy an afternoon picnic. Parents and partners are welcome to attend this event with admitted students. (Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available at all meals; please specify allergies/dietary needs when registering.)
UVA Main Grounds Tour
Enjoy a student-led tour of UVA's main grounds. Wear your sneakers, as the tour will cover a lot of ground! Buses depart the Law School between 5-5:30 p.m. Buses returning from grounds will stop at Three Notch'd Craft Kitchen & Brewery before heading back to the Law School. Space is limited, so this event is for admitted students only.
Trivia Night, Three Notch’d Craft Kitchen & Brewery, 520 Second Street SE
Play trivia at a fun C’ville destination — with special prizes and pub grub. Space is limited, so this event is for admitted students only.
Friday, March 17
Welcoming remarks start at 9 a.m. and events will run through approximately 7 p.m.
Registration, Karsh Atrium
Continental Breakfast, Purcell Reading Room
Student-led tour groups will depart from Caplin Pavilion at 8, 8:15 and 8:30 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks, Caplin Pavilion
Grab and Go Lunch, Caplin Pavilion/Spies Garden
“Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Virginia Law”
Enjoy your lunch while panels of current students answer your questions about life at UVA Law.
Information Session for Parents and Partners
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
Coffee Break and Law School Tours
Grab coffee and relax in Spies Garden or take a tour of the Law School. Tours will depart from Caplin Pavilion.
Financial Aid Information Session, Caplin Auditorium
- Constitutional Law
- Corporate/Business Law
- Civil Procedure
Notable Alumni Reception, Caplin Pavilion
Meet recent notable UVA Law alumni; 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.
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 Notable Alumni reception on Friday evening.
Tours and Life in Charlottesville
Curricular Panels/Mock Classes From Past Years
- Program in Law & Business, With Professor George Geis
- Constitutional Law, With Professor Frederick Schauer
- Constitutional Law, Legal History and Civil Rights with Professor Risa Goluboff
- Program in Law and Public Service, With Professor Josh Bowers
- Mock Class with Professor George Geis
- Health Law, With Professor Mimi Foster Riley
- Criminal Law with Professor Darryl Brown
- Supreme Court Litigation Clinic with Instructor Mark Stancil ’99
- International Law with Professor John Setear