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Law Schools in Virginia

Are you are looking to go to one of the law schools in Virginia? There are 8 ABA accredited law schools in Virginia.

The highest ranked law school in Virginia is University of Virginia, which was ranked 4 by US News in 2024. The school has an LSAT median of 171 and a GPA median of 3.94.

The best law school in Virginia depends on what you're looking for. Every law school is different, just like every person is different.

Other schools in Virginia include Antonin Scalia Law School, Washington and Lee Law School, William and Mary Law School, University of Richmond School of Law, Regent University School of Law, Liberty University School of Law, Appalachian School of Law. If you want to go to law school in Virginia, you should consider these schools.

ABA accredited law schools in Virginia

  1. UVA Law School
  2. Antonin Scalia Law School
  3. Washington and Lee Law School
  4. William and Mary Law School
  5. University of Richmond School of Law
  6. Regent University School of Law
  7. Liberty University School of Law
  8. Appalachian School of Law

You can also check out law schools in the states that border Virginia: Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Washington, D.C..

Detailed information on Virginia law schools

UVA Law School

Charlottesville, Virginia
Rank 4 (US News 2024)
  • Ranked: 4 by US News in 2024.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 167/171/172
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.72/3.94/3.99
  • Acceptance rate: 11.5
  • Bar passage rate: 95.7

Antonin Scalia Law School

Fairfax, Virginia
Rank 28 (US News 2024)
  • Ranked: 28 by US News in 2024.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 160/168/169
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.53/3.89/3.95
  • Acceptance rate: 14.0
  • Bar passage rate: 87.4

Washington and Lee Law School

Lexington, Virginia
Rank 33 (US News 2024)
  • Ranked: 33 by US News in 2024.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 159/165/166
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.4/3.72/3.8
  • Acceptance rate: 31.4
  • Bar passage rate: 91.2

William and Mary Law School

Williamsburg, Virginia
Rank 36 (US News 2024)
  • Ranked: 36 by US News in 2024.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 162/166/168
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.54/3.77/3.87
  • Acceptance rate: 27.3
  • Bar passage rate: 93.9

University of Richmond School of Law

Richmond, Virginia
Rank 66 (US News 2024)
  • Ranked: 66 by US News in 2024.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 157/164/165
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.5/3.75/3.86
  • Acceptance rate: 41.5
  • Bar passage rate: 77.0

Regent University School of Law

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Rank 108 (US News 2024)
  • Ranked: 108 by US News in 2024.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 152/157/160
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.4/3.68/3.88
  • Acceptance rate: 40.9
  • Bar passage rate: 92.6

Liberty University School of Law

Lynchburg, Virginia
Rank 140 (US News 2024)
  • Ranked: 140 by US News in 2024.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 151/154/159
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 3.13/3.56/3.8
  • Acceptance rate: 56.4
  • Bar passage rate: 76.8

Appalachian School of Law

Grundy, Virginia
Rank 178 (US News 2024)
  • Ranked: 178 by US News in 2024.
  • LSAT percentiles (25/50/75): 145/146/151
  • GPA percentiles (25/50/75): 2.65/3.13/3.5
  • Acceptance rate: 54.2
  • Bar passage rate: 51.2

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for gulc, it seems that most of the people admitted off the wl have either a high gpa or high lsat
i haven't seem them admit people w/ "normal" stats
9:22
Did you guys know what area of law you wanted to practice in when you are applying? I am looking to start Law school in 2025 but I am having trouble deciding what area to focus on.
manifestmoreadmissions
9:43
adding to what @menherachan said it looks like most of the people actually reporting it are reverse splitters specifically but who knows if thats representative of the actual body of people let off the waitlist yesterday
[] ararara
9:47
@Silver: good morning! Hope you watched the sun come up! Realistically the most important three things in admissions are our grades/test score/softs so I wouldn’t overthink the rest too much! I personally have a real calling to pursue law but don’t think the adcomms really need a tearjerking story to compel them to admit us! They want to see that we can handle law school imo.
GhoulsandMagnets
12:34
@Silver: You don't have to completely decide what area of law you'd like to practice prior to attending. You can learn what areas you enjoy while attending. It would be a good idea to research certain areas and talk to attorneys that practice to get a rough idea on what it's like.
When law school folks and legal professionals, etc. refer to "public interest" jobs or sometimes to "public interest or service" jobs, I take it the job of being a judge is not included in this category, right? And this even though some government jobs would be included, for instance being a prosecutor or a public defender.
I find that a bit odd, so I feel like I may be misunderstanding.
Can someone help me figure out what soft tier I'd fall under? I am director level in my job, and come from disadvantaged status. does that make me tier 3 or 2?
KnowledgeableRitzyWasp
13:46
disadvantaged might be tier 3 if you’re lucky. but that will be really solid in the work experience category. work experience is one of the strongest factors for law school acceptance
Zenaida-Macroura
14:24
Are weekend admissions decision common or is that just when people choose to update their statuses loool?
Zenaida-Macroura
15:36
@BankruptcyAndRestructuringLawIsCool: SIGH..
manifestmoreadmissions
21:08
is anyone thinking of heavily utilizing an ipad during school? people keep bringing it up when i think about supplies and stuff but im curious about what y'all think too
KnowledgeableRitzyWasp
21:19
i didnt like ipads in undergrad, but a lot of the really competent people would swear by them
manifestmoreadmissions
21:19
i wish i were competent so bad
manifestmoreadmissions
21:20
but that makes sense ty
KnowledgeableRitzyWasp
21:23
lmao me2
KnowledgeableRitzyWasp
21:24
let me know if you figure out how to be competent i would like tips
Hi! I’m a rising 3L at GULC who transferred and is in big law now. Does anyone have any questions lol
22:53
can you put a good word in for me with adcommns?
@georgiapeach88: Where did you transfer from? And why did you transfer?
Oh, I see from your profile: Maryland. Still, why did you transfer?
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23:38
Caught the most epic sunset haha I was so high up my ears still haven’t popped
[] ararara
23:38
@georgiapeach88: I actually remember you from some of the first times I was on this site
Just out of curiosity: Do we think it's fair to say that the percentage of users of those site who continue to use it after their 1L starts, for those users who actually went or go to law school, is <1%?
manifestmoreadmissions
11:44
@georgiapeach88: not sure if you're still there but im also curious bout why you transferred, especially since your application says you were eventually admitted to GULC off the waitlist?
BelligerentMagicalWarthog
13:35
do we think GULC is done
KnowledgeableRitzyWasp
17:45
@BelligerentMagicalWarthog: last year they were accepting people off the waitlist from mid june up to a few days before classes start. so just off that and vibes I don't think they're done
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