University of Virginia (UVA) School of Law

Graduate Studies Office
Slaughter Hall Room 126A
580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
United States

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Virginia (UVA) Law - Full Profile

The University

With 22,000 students and 16,000 faculty and staff members, the University of Virginia has been ranked among the top three public U.S. universities since the U.S. News rankings began in 1983.

The Law School

Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is consistently ranked among the top-10 law schools in the U.S. Virginia's LL.M. program provides an American legal education to lawyers who have obtained their first law degree in their home countries. Through a highly selective program of fewer than 50 students, the Law School's LL.M. candidates take classes alongside J.D. students, allowing participants to fully engage in the community and plan their own courses.

The Program

The University of Virginia School of Law is the second-oldest continuously operating law school in the nation. Consistently recognized among the top law schools, Virginia is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity, and community service.

Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. UVA Law has been recognized as a leader in providing a high quality of life as well as some of the best professors, classroom experiences, and career prospects for its students. LLM students not only get to know other LLM students from all over the world, but also the JD students and our outstanding faculty as well. The same faculty—leading scholars and acknowledged experts in all aspects of public and private law—teach LLM and JD students. At Virginia, law students share their experiences in a cooperative spirit, both in and out of the classroom, and build a network that lasts well beyond their time here.

For foreign law graduates, the LLM program is designed to provide both a broad introduction to American law and legal theory, and advanced training in specialized areas of law that are relevant to the individual student’s planned career in private practice, academics, or public service. Because Virginia offers more than 270 courses each year in an array of topics, students in the program also have wide latitude to plan courses of study that are tailored to their individual interests and career objectives.

By maintaining a small and highly selective program of about 50 students, the Law School ensures a supportive atmosphere. LLM candidates take classes alongside JD students, allowing participants to fully engage in the community.


Located just two hours from Washington, D.C., and featuring a metro area population of more than 230,000, Charlottesville is known for its ideal combination of urban amenities and gorgeous natural setting.

Programs at Virginia (UVA) Law


12 months
Business Organization and Finance
Commercial Law
Communications and Media Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Justice
Employment and Labor Law
Environmental and Land Use Law
Family Law
Health Law
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Intellectual Property
International and National Security Law
Jurisprudence and Comparative Law
Legal History
Litigation and Procedure
Public Policy and Regulation
Race and Law
Tax Law
  • Tuition for Virginia resident is 56 300 USD.

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