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ABA Required Disclosures

This page offers information and links to information posted throughout our website to increase the ease with which prospective students may access the consumer information required by Standard 509 of the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. The University of Richmond School of Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738.

2018 Standard 509 Information Report
Cost of Attendance, Scholarships, Financial Aid, and Refund Policies

Cost of Attendance

Scholarships, Financial Aid, and Other Financial Support

Conditional Scholarships

Beginning with the class entering in 2012, there are no conditional scholarships at Richmond Law. Scholarships are awarded when a student enters the first year of law school, and scholarship assistance in the student’s second and third year will continue in the amount originally awarded, provided the student is in good standing and meets the standards on Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Students Matriculating In # Entering with Conditional Scholarships # Whose Conditional Scholarships Have Been Reduced or Eliminated
2018 0 0
2017 0 0
2016 0 0

Refund Policy

All financial aid except Federal Work Study is credited directly to the student's account, at the beginning of the term, once the student has submitted all required forms and met all requirements for the aid. Aid for the academic year is split evenly between fall and spring terms. If the amount of financial aid exceeds your billable charges at Richmond, then you are eligible for a refund. The Student Accounts Office will automatically generate a refund for a credit balance caused by Federal financial aid within fourteen days of the actual disbursement date. Any other credit balances will remain on your account unless you request a refund from the Student Accounts Office.

Class Sizes and Offerings

Typical first-year section size: 49

Number of classroom course titles beyond first-year curriculum: 134

Number of upper division classroom course sections

  • Under 25: 152
  • 25-49: 16
  • 50-74: 6
  • 75-99: 2
  • 100+: 0

Number of positions available in simulation courses: 823

Number of simulation positions filled: 517

Number of seminar positions filled: 166

Number of law clinics: 10

Number of seats available in the law clinics: 79

Number of seats filled in the law clinics: 71

Number of students who participated in law journals: 147

Number of students who participated in interschool skills competitions: 54

Number of credit hours required to graduate: 87

Faculty and Administrators

Student/faculty ratio: 5.5:1

Full-time faculty (fall): 54

Part-time faculty (fall): 87

Administrators: 8

Curriculum and Academic Requirements
Facilities

The University of Richmond School of Law building is located on the main campus of the University of Richmond. It was constructed in the 1950s and has undergone several major expansions and renovations. The facility has wireless internet access; state-of-the-art classrooms and Moot Courtroom; clinical, faculty, and administrative offices; student lounges; and offices for student organizations and journals.

The law school's downtown facility, University of Richmond Downtown, is located at 626 E. Broad Street in Richmond. The building is both historic and environmentally sustainable; renovations are certified by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and meet LEED gold level standards.

Library Facilities

Mulitmedia, Accessibility, and Classroom Data

Employment Outcomes and Bar Passage Data

Employment Outcomes

Bar Passage Rates

  • 2018, Virginia First-Time Takers: 80.17%, 93/116
  • 2017, Virginia First-Time Takers: 72.38%, 76/105
  • 2016, Virginia First-Time Takers: 86.61%, 110/127
  • 2015, Virginia First-Time Takers: 79.8%, 91/114
  • 2014, Virginia First-Time Takers, 85.8%, 109/127

Complete Bar Passage Data

Learning Outcomes

In accordance with ABA Standards 301 and 302, the Law School has established the following five learning outcomes for its JD program: 

  1. Students will be able to effectively research legal issues and write coherent analyses of those issues using proper citation format.
  2. Students will be able to analyze legal problems by considering critical facts, relevant law, and policy implications where applicable.
  3. Students will demonstrate substantive knowledge of legal doctrine, including competency in the following core curricular areas: constitutional law, contracts, criminal law, evidence, property, and torts.
  4. Students will demonstrate professional skills in the conduct of litigation and courtroom advocacy.
  5. Students will demonstrate competency in the exercise of proper professional and ethical responsibilities to clients and the legal system.