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
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!
- Explore and Get Involved
- Fields of Law
- Professional and Student Organizations
- Sources of Knowledge of the Field
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.
Connect with a Pre-Law Advisor
Have a quick question and on a time crunch?
Visit the Georges Center (2nd floor) in Clemons Library any Monday - Thursday (during fall/spring semesters) from 1:30 - 4:30PM for a 15-minute drop-in advising session.
Schedule a 30-minute appointment online through Handshake or calling the UVA Career Center at 434-924-8900.
All scheduled appointments are in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium (unless indicated otherwise).
*As of Monday, March 16th, the UVA Career Center will be open during our normal operating hours M-F from 8am-5pm. However, we will not be hosting drop-in hours or in-person appointments. All career counseling appointments will be hosted by phone or Zoom. We’re here and ready to support your virtual career advising needs.
Please see our Virtual Career Center Support page and our Resources for UVA Parents & Students page for more helpful information. Call our office at 434-924-8900, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.