University of Virginia

School of Law

Juris Doctor (J.D.)


UVa Health System #800717

PO Box 800738

Charlottesville, VA 22908

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Juris Doctor (J.D.)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Juris Doctor (J.D.) is the basic degree required for entrance into the legal profession. You obtain this degree by completing 86 semester hours during six semesters of residence, including certain required courses and a writing requirement, and maintaining a 2.0 grade point average. To receive credit for a semester in residence, you must be enrolled for at least 12 semester hours of credit toward the J.D. and must pass nine semester hours.


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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