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University of Virginia School of Law

School of Law
580 Massie Road Charlottesville, VA 22903-1738
Admissions Phone: (434) 924-7351
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Admissions Information

Fall 2010 Admissions Information
Director of admissions Jason W. Trujillo
Application deadline 03/01
Full-time program application fee $75
Part-time program application fee N/A
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A
Fall 2008 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 6,548
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 1,290
Overall acceptance rate 19.7%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 370
Number of full-time program applicants 6,548
Number of full-time program acceptances 1,290
Full-time acceptance rate 19.7%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 370
Number of part-time program applicants N/A
Number of part-time program acceptances N/A
Part-time acceptance rate N/A
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled N/A
Fall 2008 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.56-3.89
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 166-171
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.56-3.89
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 166-171
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students N/A
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students N/A

Career Information

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2007 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 99.1%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 76.7%
Class of 2007 Graduates
Total graduates 366
Graduates employed at graduation 97.0%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 99.2%
Starting Salaries of 2007 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $130,000
Median private sector starting salary $145,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 75%
Median public service starting salary $55,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2007)
Percent employed in academia 0.6%
Percent employed in business and industry 2.2%
Percent employed in government 3.6%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 13.6%
Percent employed in law firms 76.1%
Percent employed in public interest 3.1%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.8%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 12.5%
2007 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 11%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 1%
Number of states where graduates are employed 30
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 2.2%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 23.9%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 5.8%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 0.6%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 48.9%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 2.5%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 3.9%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 9.7%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 1.1%
Employment location unknown 0.3%
Career Services
Career services operations: Virginia has one of the most successful career services programs in American legal education. Virginia enjoys a reputation for producing well-trained, effective lawyers, which means that private- and public-sector employers of the first rank heavily recruit Virginia students every year. Virginia graduates typically begin their careers in prominent law firms or judicial clerkships.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 98.1%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 1.1%
Professional/other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 0.0%
Nonprofessional/other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 0.8%


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