Virginia Law Women

Virginia Law Women (VLW) is primarily designed to support and promote women at UVA Law and in the legal field in their endeavors and to understand their unique challenges. VLW’s primary goals are to support women by providing forums for them to interact with faculty, administration, and other students; providing opportunities to create social networks with their fellow members; and exposing members to women working in professional, legal capacities. 

VLW does not restrict its membership, programs, or activities on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family and genetic information. 

Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have, University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency. It is a separate and independent organization, which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions. 

Calling all 1Ls and LLM students! Join VLW's Executive Board this year as a representative by running for one of 5 representative positions: (1) 1L Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair; (3) 1L Reps; and (1) LLM Rep. 

Interest Form Closes Sunday, September 15th at 8:00 pm

Voting Begins Monday, September 18th

Voting Ends Friday, September 22 at 5:00 pm

1L Reps Announced Monday, September 25th in the weekly email!

Network & Win Raffle

In an effort to promote networking among our members, VLW is running a quarterly raffle event! Members may submit proof of networking interactions with alumni, firm or public service attorneys, and the like here. A screenshot of an email confirming the meeting or something similar is sufficient. At the end of the period, one lucky member will be randomly selected to win a prize! Winners will be selected at the end of the summer break, fall semester, winter break, and spring semester.

The raffle will run from September 11th to November 30th of this year, after which point the winner will be selected!

Here are some helpful networking tips from VLW and OPP.  Please be sure to follow all OPP networking guidelines regarding firm networking. Reach out to our Member-at-Large, Lillie Stephens, with questions. Cheers & happy networking!