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Legal Professions at University of Virginia - Main Campus

What traits are you looking for in a legal professions school? To help you decide if University of Virginia - Main Campus is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's legal professions program.

University of Virginia is located in Charlottesville, Virginia and has a total student population of 25,628.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Legal Professions section at the bottom of this page.

  • Master’s Degree in Legal Professions
  • Doctorate Degree in Legal Professions

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There were 321 students who received their doctoral degrees in legal professions, making the school the #18 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the legal professions majors at University of Virginia - Main Campus.

60% Women
The legal professions program at University of Virginia awarded 5 master's degrees in 2020-2021. About 40% of these degrees went to men with the other 60% going to women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 39% men graduate in legal professions each year. University of Virginia does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 1% more men than average.


Of the students who received a legal professions master's degree from University of Virginia, 60% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Virginia - Main Campus with a master's in legal professions.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 3
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

The following legal professions concentations are available at University of Virginia - Main Campus. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from University of Virginia - Main Campus. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Law 318
Legal Research 8

A degree in legal professions can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for VA, the home state for University of Virginia - Main Campus.

Occupation Jobs in VA Average Salary in VA
Lawyers 15,890 $139,180
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 9,960 $51,600
Legal Support Workers 7,050 $114,390
Legal Secretaries 2,160 $46,400
Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 1,390 $45,530


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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