About the University of Richmond School of Law

Our Mission

The University of Richmond School of Law is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.  It educates lawyers to think critically, act ethically, advocate zealously, serve compassionately, and advance the broader social good of their communities. It produces knowledge that expands the understanding of law and contributes to the improvement of legal systems. And it cultivates and models a genuinely collegial community marked by inclusivity, civility, engagement, and concern for others and the greater good.

Welcome to the University of Richmond School of Law.

  • Our professors are experts in their fields and are among the best teacher-scholars in the nation.
  • Our curriculum combines sophisticated legal theory with numerous opportunities to put theory into practice.
  • And our students are at the heart of a distinctly collegial community.

At Richmond Law, we create a particular type of lawyer: one who models the best of her profession when it comes to professional standards and values; one who, by the way he practices law, makes the justice system work better; one who demonstrates a true passion for the profession. Through individualized attention aimed at maximizing the personal potential of each and every student, we equip our students with the knowledge and skills they need, preparing them to make valuable contributions to the legal system.