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Interested in the law? Not sure if law school is for you? Exploring the field of law will not only help you confirm your interest in the profession, but also demonstrate your commitment to the profession when applying to law schools. How can you get involved in areas related to your interests? Learn more by joining the Pre-Law Career Community!

Fields of Law

  • Civil Rights 

  • Corporate and Securities  

  • Criminal 

  • Education 

  • Employment and Labor 

  • Environmental and Natural Resources 

  • Family & Juvenile 

  • Health 

  • Immigration 

  • Intellectual Property 

  • International 

  • Real Estate 

  • Sports and Entertainment 

  • Tax 

Annual Hiring Timeline for Jobs/Internships

The main hiring timeline is in the Spring semester. However, there are openings all year round for bridge year positions.

Bridge Year Possibilities

  • Paralegal 

  • Policy Analyst 

  • Technical & Legal Writing Specialist 

  • Peace Corps 

  • Program Coordinator 

  • Marketing Associate 

  • Legislative Aid 

  • High School Teacher 

Have You Heard About...

The Undergraduate Women in Law and the UVA Career Center are thrilled to bring a group of distinguished legal professionals who work in various roles and firms for a lively and candid discussion ab


Meet the Pre-Law Community Team

Dreama Johnson
Associate Director, Public Service & Government Community and Global Careers
Logan Reed
Career Counselor, Pre-Law Advisor, Public Service and Government
Elizabeth Wall
Assistant Director, Public Service and Government Community & Pre-Law Advisor

Pre-Law News

Should you take the grade or CR/NC?


While law schools set their own criteria for admission, there is currently a national trend toward taking a holistic approach to admissions. Generally, if you received a B or higher, then I would consider taking the grade. If you are receiving a C or lower, then I would consider taking the CR/NC


Spring 2023 Law Related Courses


Spring 2023 - Law Related Courses


AAS 3810

Race, Culture and Inequality

ANTH 1010

Intro to Anthropology

ANTH 3290

Biopolitics and the Contemporary Condition

COMM 1800