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University of Virginia School of Law

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University of Virginia School of Law

University of Virginia School of Law Rankings

#9 – Overall Rank for University of Virginia School of Law out of 200 Law Schools by

#171 – Tuition Rank: University of Virginia School of Law Ranks 171st cheapest, out of our top 200, to attend

#200 – Acceptance Ranking: Only one school, Yale, is more difficult to be accepted at out of our top 200 Law Schools

Founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson in Charlottesville, Virginia.   The University of Virginia School of Law reflects Jefferson’s conviction that locating an intellectual community within a beautiful environment fosters learning and personal growth.

Virginia Law’s overall acceptance rate of 9.3% is among the most selective law schools in the nation.  The law school offers the J.D.,LL.M., J.S.D. degrees in law.   U.S. News & World Report currently ranks Virginia Law 7th in the nation.

Noteworthy Graduates of University of Virginia School of Law

  • Ted Kennedy (1959) – U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1980 Democratic Presidential Candidate[45]
  • Robert F. Kennedy (1951) – Attorney General of the United States, U.S. Senator from New York, 1968 Democratic Presidential Candidate[46]
  • Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (1979) – Environmental activist; son of Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of John F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy[47]
  • Thurgood Marshall, Jr. (1981) – Cabinet Secretary under U.S. President Bill Clinton

How to obtain information about  University of Virginia School of Law

For information about J.D. admissions visit the J.D. Admissions website.  For information on LL.M. or S.J.D. admissions visit the Graduate Program website.

University of Virginia School of Law Facts

  • Virginia ranked fifth in the number of lawyers at the top 300 U.S. law firms.
  • Virginia ranks second after Harvard in the number of chief legal officers at the nation’s top 500 companies
  • Virginia is fourth in placing clerks on the U.S. Supreme Court from 2005-2012.


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University of Virginia School of Law

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580 Massie Road Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-1738


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