Visited UVA yesterday. I was the only person that showed up for the tour, the student panel, and the admissions information session, so I pretty much had 3 hours of UVA's undivided attention.
As if I didn't already love the place going in, I am now 100% sold.
I seriously doubt that there are any nicer law school facilities anywhere in the country. It's beautiful, inside and out. Each student gets a locker and a mailbox.
Charlottesville is great, too, but I've already lived there for 4 years so they didn't have to sell me on that.
The Student Bar Association has a deal where they will reimburse students for taking professors to lunch. This is a way of encouraging students to get to know their professors outside of class and class-related activities. Apparently, many students take advantage.
One thing that was reiterated a lot is that while everyone takes the work very seriously, the students get along really well together and enjoy their time at Virginia Law. This is reflected in the fact that 47% of alumni donate to the school, which is one of the highest percentages in the country.
UVA's employment statistics for the last several classes shows how good their reputation is nationally. I think the figure was that 43 cities nationwide have 5 or more UVA grads. Tons of clerkships as well.
Virginia gets two very enthusiastic thumbs up.