Our History

Founded in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is celebrating its bicentennial in 2019-2020, and the centennial of coeducation.


Scott Commons

A Timeline

UVA Law is the second-oldest continuously operating law school in the nation. Read about key events.

Barrister's Ball

Looking Back

Explore a bicentennial photo album of historical highlights.

The Aviator statue

100 Change Agents

UVA Lawyer profiles a “completely incomplete” list of 100 alumni who changed the world.

Black alumni

The Standard-Bearers

Learn about black graduates who have made a mark in their fields.

Clark Hall murals

An Architectural Work in Progress

This book tells the story of the school’s many homes and path to North Grounds.

Student argues during Lile Moot Court competition

Lasting Appeal

A photo flashback of the 90-plus-year history of UVA Law’s Lile Moot Court.

Read the history of trailblazing women at UVA Law.
UVA Law historical women