Lawyers counsel and represent individuals and groups on legal matters and disagreements. Also referred to as attorneys, they advise their clients about their legal rights and responsibilities and recommend a course of action. Lawyers fill a variety of roles in settings such as:
- Private Practice
- Judicial Clerkships
- Public Interest
Professional and Student Organizations
- American Bar Association (ABA)
- National Association for Law Placement (NALP)
- The Association of American Law Schools
- American Collegiate Moot Court Association
- American Mock Trial Association
- Phi Alpha Delta
Sources of Knowledge of the Field
- Law School Admissions Council (LSAC)
- Law School Transparency (LST)
- National Conference of Bar Examiners
- National Law Journal
What skills and qualities are important to work in the legal field? Learn more about the field of work and how you might explore it while at UVA!
Are you prepared for the application process? The law school admissions review process includes academic and non-academic factors of your candidacy.
- Application Timeline
- LSAC's Credential Assembly Service
- Entrance Exam
- Personal Statement
- Letters of Recommendation
- School Selection
- UVA Statistics for Law School Applicants
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Most UVA applicants to law school are alumni. Many applicants are choosing to seek bridge year opportunities before entering law school.