Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies Class

The Program

Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is consistently ranked among the top-10 law schools in the United States.

Virginia’s Graduate Studies Program provides an American legal education to lawyers who have obtained their first law degree in their home countries. By maintaining a small and highly selective program of about 50 students, the Law School ensures a supportive atmosphere. LL.M. candidates take classes alongside J.D. students, allowing participants to fully engage in the community and plan their own coursework.


Life at UVA Law

Find out why "it's all about the people" at the second-oldest continuously operating law school in the nation.




Fast Facts, 2017-18

LL.M. & S.J.D. Enrollment


Countries Represented


Total J.D. Enrollment


Student-Faculty Ratio



Meet the Graduates

Graduate Studies Program alumni discuss UVA Law.

Graduate Studies Contact


Graduate Studies Office / (434) 924-3154 / Fax: (434) 982-6682
Slaughter Hall Room 126A