Exploration in the field of law will not only help you continue to confirm your interest in the profession, but also demonstrate a commitment to the profession when applying to law schools. So how can you get involved in areas related to your interests?

Student Organizations
Volunteer, Research, Work, Connect
Law-Related Courses or Lectures
 

Student Organizations

Jefferson Literary and Debating Society Opportunity for students to engage in debate and discourse on a range of issues, honing public speaking and literary skills, and developing the ability to sustain an argument in debate.
Legal Advisory Workshops for Undergraduate Students (LAW for US) A mentoring program for undergraduate students run by UVA Law School students.
Mock Trial Opportunity for undergraduates to participate in trial simulations in competition with teams from other institutions.
Moot Court Opportunity for undergraduates to compete in a simulated Supreme Court setting.
Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity An international professional law fraternity.
Student Councils Student representatives who work to articulate the views of the student body and further the welfare of students.
Undergraduate Black Law Students Association (U-BLSA) An organization focused on educating and supporting future and current law students.
Virginia Undergraduate Law Review A journal that publishes international undergraduate research on current and historical legal questions.
@UVA Student Organizations Directory Attend the Student Activities Fair or utilize the student organizations directory to identify other organizations of interest to you!

Volunteer, Research, Work, Connect

Madison House Volunteer Programs

Learning in Action Seek service opportunities, courses, funding, and resources through Public Service @UVA.
University Internship Program Summer and/or year-long internships. Apply to an internship site relevant to your interest in law!
Undergraduate Student Opportunities in Academic Research (USOAR) One-two semester research opportunity for 1st year, 2nd year, or transfer students with eligibility for Federal Work-Study.
Women's Center Internship Program Year-long internship working on 1 of 8 Women's Center programs
Virginia Alumni Mentoring Connect with a UVA alum who works in the legal field through a one-time career conversation or semester-long mentoring.
UVA Career Center Resources

Utilize the Career Center resources to seek additional opportunities:

Law-Related Courses or Lectures

Law schools do not require any specific major or pre-requisite courses for admission to law school. Cosnder enrolling in courses that will help you explore subject matters in law or provide a helpful background once you get to law school. Such courses should help you develop skills in cultural competence, problem solving, oral communication, written analysis, and critical thinking. A sampling of commonly offered course suggestions are listed below.

Philosophy 1410 Forms of Reasoning
Philosophy 2060 Philosophical Problems in Law
Sociology 1010 Introductory Sociology
Sociology 2230 Criminology
Sociology 2442 Systems of Inequality
Sociology 3820 Social Movements
Politics - American Politics 3270 Public Opinion and American Democracy
Commerce 3410 and 3420 Commercial Law I and II
Media Studies 3405 Media Policy and Law
Russian in Translation (RUTR) 3340 Books Behind Bars: Life, Lit, and Community Leadership
EDHS 3005 Prevention of Youth Violence
EDLF 4620 Human Rights Activism and Education
UVA Law School

Observe a Law School class, attend a Student Life Panel, or take a tour.

Consider attending an open lecture or workshop on a legal topic or subject matter of interest.