The School

Faculty and Curriculum

  • Scalia Law faculty ranks 23rd for scholarly impact in the 2021 study by Gregory Sisk, et al., Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2021: Updating the Leiter Score Ranking for the Top Third.
  • Faculty/student ratio: 1:11.8
  • Full-time faculty: 44; Part-time faculty: 157
  • Innovative and demanding curriculum emphasizes the role of economic analysis in law (Economics for Lawyers is a required first-year course), as well as legal writing skills and substantive preparation for practice
  • JD focus areas offered in: Administrative Law and Government Regulation, Antitrust Law, Business & Financial Regulation, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, Cyber Law, Environmental & Energy Law, Family Law and Estate Planning, Immigration & Human Rights Law, Intellectual Property, International & Comparative Law, Labor & Employment Law, Law & Economics, Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution, National Security Law and Policy, Patent Law, Public Interest Law, and Tax Law.

 Student Activities

  • Number of student-edited professional journals and law reviews: 5
  • Opportunities for real world experiences in domestic relations, law and mental illness, patent law, regulatory law, and a variety of Virginia practice areas through our clinical programs 
  • Number of student organizations: 40
  • Moot Court Board and Trial Advocacy Association host numerous competitions throughout the year and send teams out to compete in regional, national, and international competitions.

Degrees and Admissions

  • Degrees awarded: Juris Doctor (JD); Master of Law (LLM); Juris Master (JM)
  • Joint degrees awarded: Dual Degree in Law and Business and Joint Degree in Law & Public Policy
  • Applicant pool represents 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and 64 foreign nations

Profile of the Fall 2021 JD Entering Class

  • Entering class size: 259 
  • Entering class median LSAT: 164
  • Entering class median undergraduate GPA: 3.81
  • Entering class residency: 33% Virginia residents, 67% out-of-state
  • Entering class makeup: 48% female, 52% male
  • Entering students graduate degrees: 24

Alumni and Careers

Scalia Law graduates can be found in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and at least 19 foreign nations. For the most up-to-date employment information, see Graduate Employment Statistics.