University of Richmond Law School

General Info

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The University of Richmond School of Law (T.C. Williams School of Law) is located in Richmond, Virginia. The Law School is fully accredited by the recognized standardizing agencies in the United States. Richmond Law is a member of the Association of American Law Schools; it is on the approved lists of the American Bar Association and the Virginia State Board of Bar Examiners; and its Juris Doctor degree is fully accredited by the Regents of the University of the State of New York. Although each state has its own requirements for admission to the bar, a law degree from the Law School qualifies the holder to seek admission to the bar in any state in the nation and in the District of Columbia. The University of Richmond campus can be found on 350 acres located about six miles west of the center of the city of Richmond, Virginia.

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Richmond Law School Admissions

Richmond Law School is considered a Competitive law school, which accepts only 42% of its applicants. Comparatively, Richmond is Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2026 1775 743 (41.86%) 175 (9.9%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 3.23 3.51 3.66
LSAT 155 160 161

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $39,950 $39,950
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $16,670
  • Living off-campus: $16,220
  • Living at home: $6,470

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: 12/15
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: 07/01
  • Application Fee: $50

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Richmond Law School Community

Richmond Law School is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Richmond is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 38
  • Part Time: 45


  • # Female Faculty: 38
  • # Minority Faculty: 4


12.5 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: Yes

Richmond Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Richmond Law School 1L section size is 3% larger than law schools in Virginia and 15% smaller than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Richmond Law School: 127
Virginia Average: 123
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 671
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 51

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 79
  • Law Journals: 167
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 5.3%
  • Second Year: 0.7%
  • Third Year: 0.6%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

Richmond Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Richmond Law School class of 2021 had an employment rate of 93% with 0% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2021, 86.6%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 31.0%
  • Business: 29.0%
  • Government: 16.0%
  • Public Interest: 1.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • Virginia: 77%
  • District of Columbia: 5%
  • Maryland: 2%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 86.6%
  • First Time Takers: 142
  • Average School: 86.2%
  • Average State: 72.4%
  • Pass Difference: 13.8%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Virginia: 72.4%
  • Passed: 106 of 123 (86.2%)
  • State Average: 72.4%
  • Difference: 13.8%