Visiting the Law School

Visiting the Law School

The Law School encourages applicants and prospective students to visit the David A. Harrison III Law Grounds, located about two hours from the Washington D.C. area, in Charlottesville, Va. Visitor parking is available at the Law School (see map to view visitor parking); ask for a parking pass in the Admissions Office.

For more information on the Charlottesville and University communities, check out Living in Charlottesville.

Tours and Class Visits

From September 5-December 1, 2017, guided tours of the Law School are available at 11:30 a.m. Reservations are not necessary for the guided tours. Visitors to the Law School who are unable to attend the guided tours may take an audio tour at their convenience. Visitors who wish to speak with an admissions officer may do so on a walk-in basis during regular business hours throughout the work week.

Tours: On weekdays, tours begin at 11:30 a.m at the Admissions Office in Slaughter Hall.
Student Life PanelStudent leaders will answer your questions on Fridays at 12:30 p.m. in Slaughter Hall 131 (next to the Admissions Office).
Admissions Q&ATalk with Admissions officials on Fridays at 3:40 p.m. in Slaughter Hall 131 (next to the Admissions Office). An individual Q&A is also available on a walk-in basis depending on staff availability.
Audio Tour: If you are unable to take a tour during the scheduled time, please stop by the Admissions Office to check in. An audio tour is available through the Law School Map. A smart phone with Internet capability is required.
Class Visits: Admissions Office visitors are welcome to UVA Law during regular business hours throughout the work week. From Tuesday, Sept. 5, to Friday, Dec. 1, visitors may take student-led tours and attend a selection of classes. On Fridays from Sept. 8 through Dec. 1, the Law School also hosts a student life panel and a Q&A session with an admissions officer. Reservations are not necessary for any of the events listed on the schedule. Classes and student-led tours are not held during the Law School’s fall break, Oct. 9-11. The Law School is closed during its Thanksgiving recess, Nov. 22-24. Visitors who wish to speak with an admissions officer may do so on a walk-in basis. Visitors who are unable to attend a guided tour may take an audio tour of the building at their convenience.

 

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Getting to the Law School

 
The Grounds

The David A. Harrison III Law Grounds reflect a recent $46 million expansion and renovation project funded entirely by private support from alumni and friends. The Law Grounds feature new classrooms, seminar rooms, and moot courtrooms; comprehensive computer facilities; an expanded library with a three-story reading room; new dining facilities; attractive offices for student organizations; and numerous student lounges. Surrounded by inviting gardens and an elegant, tree-lined lawn, the setting reflects Jefferson’s conviction that locating an intellectual community within a beautiful environment fosters learning and personal growth. Map


Law Library Tours

Law library tours are available to classes and other student groups, including those outside the Law School who need access to legal materials. Librarians can provide general orientation tours or explain specialized areas of the collection. Contact the Reference Desk (434-924-3384) to arrange a tour of the library.