University of Virginia

School of Law

Graduate Law Studies


UVa Health System #800717

PO Box 800738

Charlottesville, VA 22908

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Law Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

In order to receive the Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree, you must already hold the Juris Doctor (or equivalent) degree and satisfactorily complete a minimum of 24 credit hours during at least two semesters of residence. You must also complete a substantial written work, either within a seminar or as supervised research.

You can receive the Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.), the Law School's most advanced research degree, by demonstrating honors ability in a program approved by the graduate committee. Your program, which you must complete during at least two semesters of residence, must include a minimum of six hours of courses or seminars and the satisfactory completion of an oral examination and a dissertation that is an original contribution to the literature of the law. Most S.J.D. candidates already hold the LL.M. degree.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small Suburb

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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