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Class of 2007-2009 Employment: 274 Law Firm, 49 Clerkship, 24 Public Service, 8 Corporate, 6 Academic, 99% employed 9 months after graduation Founded: 1819 by Thomas Jefferson in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Source of Institutional Control: Public (with no state funding)

Academic Year Calendar: Semester

Degree Programs Offered: Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master of Laws (LL.M.), Combined-Degree Programs (J.D.-M.A., J.D.-M.B.A., J.D.-M.U.E.P., J.D.-M.P.H., J.D.-M.S.), External Combined-Degree Programs (either J.D.-M.A., J.D.-M.P.A., J.D.-M.A.L.D.)

Total J.D. Enrollment (Fall 2009): 1,122
56% men, 44% women
21% minorities and foreign nationals

J.D. Application Deadline: March 2 (J.D. candidates are also offered an early decision option.)

Graduate Studies (LL.M.) Application Deadline: January 1

Admissions Offers Made By: April 15

Student-Faculty Ratio: 12.6 to 1

Class of 2009 Degrees Awarded: 404 J.D.s, 30 LL.M.s, 1 S.J.D.

Endowment: As of June 30, 2009, the market value of the endowments and quasi-endowments held for the benefit of the Law School was $282.8 million.

Student-Run Academic Journals: 9

Student Organizations: 70, at least 10 involved extensively in public service projects

Library: More than 890,000 volumes

Charlottesville Population: 41,228 (2007 estimate) - More on Charlottesville

Charlottesville and Albemarle County: 135,303 (2007 estimate)

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ADMISSIONS

CLASS OF 2012 PROFILE (More):

Median GPA: 3.85 on a 4.0 scale
25%-75% GPA: 3.54–3.92
Median LSAT: 170
25%-75% LSAT: 165-171
Average age: 24 (range is 18 to 45)

368 students enrolled from among 7,880 applicants
194 men (53%), 174 women (47%)
98 identify themselves as minority students (27%)
141 directly from college (38%)
Average number of post-college years: 2
44
have graduate degrees (12%)

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COSTS AND FINANCIAL AID

J.D. Class of 2013
Virginia Resident
Nonresident
Tuition and Fees:
$42,500
$47,500
Living Expenses:
15,150
15,150
Health Insurance: 2,150 2,150
Books and Supplies: 1,800 1,800
Loan Fees:
1,100
1,100
Totals:
$62,700
$67,700

J.D. Classes of 2011 and 2012
Virginia Resident
Nonresident
Tuition and Fees:
$40,500
$45,500
Living Expenses:
15,150
15,150
Health Insurance: 2,150 2,150
Books and Supplies: 1,800 1,800
Loan Fees:
1,100
1,100
Totals:
$60,700
$65,700

For more information on J.D. costs, see Financial Aid Information

Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program Costs, 2010-11:
Tuition and Fees:
$47,500*
Living Expenses:
18,000**
Total:
$65,500
* International Students pay an additional $100 in fees
** Includes costs for room, board, health insurance and books


First-Year Financial Aid, 2008-09:

Received Scholarships: 204 students received $3.34 million
Received Loans: 289 students received $11.24 million
Received Aid of Some Kind: 327 students received $14.53 million

Total Financial Aid, FY 2008-09:

Received Scholarships: 665 students received $10 million
Received Loans: 900 students received $34.8 million

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CAREER SERVICES

Careers Brochure
Where Our Graduates Go, Classes of 2007-09
Clerkships by Location, Court Terms 2006-09

More than 96% of the Class of 2008 reported employment at graduation

More than 99% of the Class of 2008 reported employment nine months after graduation.

Presence in Top Law Firms, Classes of 2007-09

  • 73% with firms in American Lawyer's top 100 by gross revenue
  • 11% with firms ranked between 100 and 200
  • 16% with smaller firms

*Rankings according to American Lawyer 2008 survey

Public Interest Jobs, Classes of 2007-09

  • 31 public interest groups
  • 22 federal government
  • 14 state and local government
  • 16 military

Clerkships, Classes of 2007-09

  • 9 U.S. Supreme Court (alumni clerkships, 2006-08)
  • 44 U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 93 U.S. District Courts and other federal courts
  • 12 state courts
  • 1 international court

Job Locations

UVA is third nationally in the number of alumni who are chairpersons and managing partners at law firms nationwide.*

*According to the Law Firms Yellow Book, which profiled more than 800 law firms around the nation, from all major cities, and from all states except South Dakota.

A survey by the National Law Journal found that Virginia Law ranked fifth in the number of graduates hired by NLJ's top 250 firms in 2009, with 214 alumni hired. More

According to a 2005 study that updates the 2003 Leiter Report, a highly respected and comprehensive ranking of law school performance, the Law School is second in overall success in placing graduates at top national law firms. See Leiter Reports and the 2005 Study

CLASS OF 2009 GRADUATES AT AMERICAN LAWYER TOP 100 LAW FIRMS

RANK FIRM/LOCATION
1 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Boston, New York
2 Baker & McKenzie
Washington
3 Latham & Watkins
Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, Washington
4 Jones Day
Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco
5 Sidley Austin
Chicago, New York
6 White & Case
Miami, New York, Washington
7 Kirkland & Ellis
Chicago, New York
8 Mayer Brown
Los Angeles, New York
9 Weil, Gotshal & Manges
New York, Washington
10 greenBerg traurig
New York
15 Sullivan & Cromwell
New York
19 K&L Gates
Pittsburgh, Raleigh
20 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Washington
21 WilmerHale
Boston, New York, Washington
22 Hogan & Hartson
Washington
23 Morrison & Foerster
McLean, San Diego, Washington
24 O’Melveny & Myers
Century City, Newport Beach, Washington
25 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
New York
29 Ropes & Gray
Boston, New York
30 Davis Polk & Wardwell
New York
31 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Dallas, Houston, New York, Washington
32 Bingham dana
Boston
33 Debevoise & Plimpton
New York
34 Winston & Strawn
Chicago, Washington
36 Fulbright & Jaworski
Dallas
38 Goodwin Procter
Boston, Washington
39 Hunton & Williams
Richmond, Washington
40 King & Spalding
Atlanta, Washington
41 Proskauer Rose
New York
43 Baker Botts
Dallas, Houston, Washington
44 Holland & Knight
New York, Washington
45 Vinson & Elkins
Dallas, New York
46 Willkie Farr & Gallagher
New York
49 Howrey
Washington
50 Alston & Bird
Atlanta, New York, Washington
51 Cooley Godward Kronish
Reston, Washington
52 Cravath, Swaine & Moore
New York
54 Covington & Burling
New York, Washington
56 Arnold & Porter
Washington
57 Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
New York
58 Bryan Cave
New York, St. Louis
61 McGuireWoods
Charlotte
63 nixon peabody
Boston, Washington
64 Katten Muchin Rosenman
Chicago, New York
65 Kaye Scholer
New York, Washington
70 Fish & Richardson
Austin, Wilmington
75 Steptoe & Johnson
Washington
78 Troutman Sanders
New York, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Washington
80 Patton Boggs
Washington
81 Jenner & Block
Chicago
87 Blank Rome
Philadelphia
91 Crowell & Moring
Washington
92 boies, Schiller & flexner
Fort Lauderdale
93 Sutherland Asbill & Brennan
Atlanta
94 haynes and boone
Dallas
95 Chadbourne & Parke
New York
99 Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
New York


1L Summer Job Stats

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ALUMNI/Law Foundation

Alumni: The Law School has 16,023 alumni in all 50 states and 52 countries.

Endowment: As of June 30, 2009, the market value of the endowments and quasi-endowments held for the benefit of the Law School was $282.8 million.

Capital Campaign: The new Capital Campaign officially kicked off in 2006, with a goal of raising $150 million.

2008-09 Contributions: At the conclusion of the 2008-09 Annual Giving Campaign, 8,050 alumni, or 52 percent, provided $7.7 million, including more than $3.8 million in unrestricted funds. The number of alumni participating was the highest in the Law School's history.

Young Alumni: 93 percent of the Class of 2009 made a pledge to the Law School.

Alumni Careers

Managing Partners: UVA is third nationally in the number of alumni who are chairpersons and managing partners at law firms nationwide.*

*According to the Law Firms Yellow Book, which profiled more than 800 law firms around the nation, from all major cities, and from all states except South Dakota.

Other Distinguished Alumni Include:

Five U.S. Senators: Sheldon Whitehouse '82 (Rhode Island); Kit Bond '63 (Missouri); Bill Nelson '68 (Florida); Evan Bayh '81 (Indiana); and John Cornyn LL.M. '95 (Texas)

Five U.S. Representatives: Rick Boucher '71 (Virginia), Thomas Davis '75 (Virginia), Randy Forbes '77 (Virginia); ; Bob Inglis '84 (South Carolina); Sheila Jackson-Lee '75 (Texas)

Notable government leaders:
Janet Napolitano '83, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
Robert Mueller '73, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Luis Fortuno ’85, Governor of Puerto Rico

General counsel to: 3M, Ford Motor Company, NASA, Boeing, Nationwide Insurance, The Carlyle Group, Safeway, Oppenheimer Funds, Major League Baseball, American Cancer Society, Citibank-Japan, CNN, Coty Inc., Procter & Gamble

Best-selling authors: Linda Fairstein '72 (former chief prosecutor, Manhattan Sex Crimes Unit), David Baldacci '86, Philip Howard '74, Emily Giffin ’97, Martin Clark ‘84, Michael Kun ’88, and New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz '77

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PUBLIC SERVICE

(The following statistics are for 2008-09)

Number of Students Who Logged Public Service Hours: 213

Total Student Hours Logged: 9,235 (1Ls set a record with 5,131)

Number of Third-Year Students Who Completed 75 Hours of Public Service in Three Years: 34

Number of Class of 2009 Graduates Employed in Public Service: 22 (as of May 2009)

PILA Fellowships Awarded: 81
PILA (Public Interest Law Association, a student organization) awards fellowships to first-years and second-years who work in public service full-time during the summer. More

Total Amount of PILA Awards: $378,000

20 students participated in the first alternative spring break trip

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FACULTY

Student/Faculty Ratio: 12.6 to 1

Resident Faculty (full-time):

  • Male: 52
  • Female: 18
  • Total: 70, 8 of whom are minorities

Faculty from Other Disciplines: 16
Visiting Professors: 32
Adjuncts, Lecturers, and Part-time Faculty: 93
(as of fall 2009)

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