Virginia Law Schools

Comprehensive Directory of Law Schools in Virginia in Alphabetical Order


Virginia Law Schools

  • Arlington - George Mason University - School of Law
    3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington 22201, Phone: (703) 993-8000

    George Mason University School of Law offers an unparalleled opportunity to study law from an interdisciplinary perspective at the doorstep of Washington, D.C. Many dozens of our alumni work on Capitol Hill and elsewhere in government. Many hundreds more are in private practice in Virginia, Washington, D.C. and in law firms across the country. Our program is one of the most rigorous in the country, with Legal Research and Writing as a requirement both in first and second years and Economic Foundations of Legal Studies as a required first semester course. The law school was founded as the International School of Law in 1972 and became a part of George Mason University in 1979. Though it has been in existence for only a few decades, the School of Law is now recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 40 law schools in the United States, with a faculty that is ranked 23rd nationally in professional stature and productivity by the New Educational Quality Ranking of U.S. Law Schools.

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  • Charlottesville - University of Virginia School of Law
    580 Massie Road, Charlottesville 22903, Phone: (434) 924-7354

    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. Intellectual challenges are met in a spirit of cooperation. Small first-year sections promote individual inquiry while providing support and friendship. Students learn together, reading each otherís work and freely sharing course outlines and other materials, confidently relying on the nationís oldest student-run Honor System to maintain the highest ethical standards.

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  • Grundy - Appalachian School of Law
    Route 83, 1169 Edgewater Drive, Grundy 24614, Phone: (276) 935-6688

    The Appalachian School of Law exists to provide opportunity for people from Appalachia and beyond to realize their dreams of practicing law and bettering their communities. We attract a qualified, diverse and dedicated student body, many of whom will remain in the region after graduation and serve as legal counselors, advocates, judges, mediators, community leaders, and public officials. We offer a nationally recruited, diverse and well-qualified faculty, a rigorous program for the professional training of lawyers and a comprehensive law library. The program emphasizes professional responsibility, dispute resolution and practice skills. The ASL community is an exciting student-centered environment that emphasizes honesty, integrity, fairness and respect for others. We also emphasize community service and staff and faculty development. At the same time, we are a full participant in our community, serving as a resource for people, the bar, and other institutions of the region.

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  • Lexington - Washington and Lee University School of Law
    Lewis Hall, Lexington 24450, Phone: (540) 458-8400

    Washington and Lee University's School of Law was one of just 12 of the nation's top 30 law schools to post black enrollment gains over the past decade, and one of four with gains exceeding 15 percent, with an increase of 33% from 1997 to 2006.

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  • Lynchburg - Liberty University School of Law
    1971 University Boulevard, Lynchburg 24502, Phone: (434) 592-5300

    Distinctively Christian, Liberty University School of Law has attracted national attention for its innovative program of legal education, for the performance of its students, and for its outstanding facilities. Bar passage for Libertyís first-time takers of the July 2008 bar exam was 94.4 percent in Virginia. First-time takers in the class of 2008 had a pass rate of 91.4% overall in 13 states. Libertyís three-year Lawyering Skills program is unlike any other. Each student moves a simulated case from initial client interview to court verdict and also develops the practice skills essential to planning client affairs. The ceremonial courtroom, two other mock trial courtrooms, all classrooms, and the law library have the latest technologies. Wireless connectivity is throughout the facility. The lively campus of Liberty University is located in the eastern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia, within driving distance of Washington, D.C.

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  • Richmond - University of Richmond School of Law
    28 Westhampton Way, Richmond 23173, Phone: (804) 289-8189

    Richmond is fortunate to have a wonderful faculty, a diverse group of superb lawyer-educators who pursue with genuine zeal their multi-faceted roles as teachers, researchers and civic servants. Our mission at Richmond is far more ambitious than the graduation of students able to pass a bar exam. Our mission is to instill in students the values that will help them lead good and meaningful lives and to inspire students to live lives guided by the highest traditions and aspirations of our profession.

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  • Virginia Beach - Regent University School of Law
    1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach 23464, Phone: (757) 226-4584

    Part of that training is to equip students with the skills needed to be an excellent attorney. We have an outstanding and rigorous writing program. Also, we offer superb training in the legal skills of negotiation, mediation, trial advocacy and appellate advocacy. Our competition teams have had extraordinary success. Last spring, our moot court, negotiation and mediation teams all advanced to the American Bar Association national tournament from the regional competition and finished among the top teams in the nation.

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  • Williamsburg - College of William and Mary Marshall
    South Henry Street, Williamsburg 23187, Phone: (757) 221-3785

    The Law School is a part of the state-supported College of William & Mary. We offer a three-year J.D. degree program of full-time study and the joint degrees of Law and Master of Business Administration, Law and Master of Public Policy, and Law and Master of Arts in American Studies. The one-year Master of Laws (LL.M.) in the American Legal System provides advanced education for persons who received their legal training outside the U.S. and are interested in careers in legal practice or education, or who wish to increase their familiarity with the American legal system.

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