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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I come to campus to visit?

Unfortunately, no. (We are sad about it too!) In an effort to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, the University of Richmond is absolutely closed to visitors.

Do you offer a virtual visit?

Yes! We will provide a streamlined virtual visit process. In addition to the available video tour, there will be a live class observation and meetings with a Student Ambassador, Career Development Director, and members of our Admissions Office. These virtual visits will be offered on different days and times throughout the fall to best accommodate a wide variety of schedules. We will also host several Open Houses that will have additional programming of interest.  Please check out our calendar of events for a list of upcoming dates.

How do I sign up for a virtual visit?

You can sign up for a slot on the calendar of events. You will receive a verification email within 24 hours of sign up with a Zoom link for your visit. You will also get a reminder e-mail the morning of your visit.  

How will the class visit work?

You will be tuning in directly to a live class via Zoom. You will hear and see exactly what you would if you were there in person.

How can I get in contact with a current student?

We will have a Law Ambassador available to talk with you during your scheduled visit. If you have additional questions or want to be put in touch with another student, you can email lawambassadors@richmond.edu.

Can I speak with a faculty member?

Yes, we will have faculty members available during our Fall Open Houses dates.

Will you be coming to a law fair near me?

Unfortunately, no. In lieu of our typical fall travel, we will host a variety of different programming options throughout the year including the virtual LSAC Forums and smaller private events. Please check our calendar of events for dates and registration links. You can also receive invites to virtual events if you elect to participate in the Candidate Referral Service through LSAC.

I am a Pre-Law Advisor. Can I set up a private event for my students?

Yes! Just e-mail us at lawadmissions@richmond.edu. We’ll set something up!

How can I apply?

We accept applications through the JD Admissions Portal on LSAC.org.

When can I apply?

Our application opens on September 1, 2020. You can apply at any time after that date for admission to the Fall 2021 entering class. Binding Early Decision Applications are due by December 1, 2020. Our Priority Deadline for Scholarship Consideration is February 1, 2021 and Priority Admission Deadline is March 1, 20201. 

What are the requirements for admission?

Admission requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution. You must take the LSAT or GRE standardized test (conditions apply).

Do you consider majors when reviewing applications?

As long as you have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, we consider all undergraduate degrees.

What's the timeline for processing my application?

Application processing can vary depending on the volume of applications at any given time. We strive to have decisions back to you within a few weeks of completion. We experience higher volumes around LSAT score release dates, the beginning of the calendar year, and our priority and regular decision deadlines of February 1 and March 1.

What do I have to disclose in Character and Fitness?

Read each question carefully and disclose all details that might be relevant to that particular question. Discrepancies can result in consequences so it is imperative that the information you provide on your application is correct. If you have any questions or concerns about a specific issue, please contact the Admissions Office.

Do you offer a part-time program?

Richmond Law does not offer a part-time program or an online program. It is a full-time program starting in the fall.

How can I find out if my application is complete?

Once your application is received in our office, we will send you an email when your application is complete and directions on how to use the status checker.

How can if find the status of my application?

Once you apply you will receive an email on how to use your online status checker. You can use this tool to keep track of your application.

Where do I find Financial Aid information?

Check out our virtual Financial Aid handout! If you need more information, check out the Law section of the Financial Aid website.

What is the student-faculty ratio?

Our student-faculty ratio is 4.61:1.

What classes are in your curriculum?

LOTS! Though every class is not offered every semester, Richmond law has an extensive course offering ranging from traditional legal theory to extensive experiential learning and practicum courses. Check out our course listing here.

What special certificates does Richmond Law offer?

Richmond Law offers J.D. Certificates of Concentration in Family Law and Intellectual Property.

What dual degrees does Richmond Law offer?

We offer a JD/MBA with the University of Richmond Robins School of Business. We also offer dual degrees in Health Administration, Social Work, Public Administration, and Urban Studies and Planning in partnership with Virginia Commonwealth University.

Does Richmond Law offer Pro Bono opportunities?

For information on pro bono opportunities, please visit https://law.richmond.edu/academics/clinics-skills/in-house/index.html

What health and wellness resources are available?

UR Well is currently working on virtual resources and services that are designed to enhance student well-being. The new Well-Being Center will also open close to the law school and grants access to all campus health care in one location: Health Promotion, Student Health Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, and our gym, the Weinstein Center for Recreation.

What is Richmond like? Where do students live? What are some places of interest?

Great questions! We love our city. Check out our Insider’s Guide for a little sneak peek!