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Fast Facts for Lawyers in Virginia

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Charlottesville, Richmond and Roanoke
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Blacksburg, Lynchburg and Harrisonburg
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Richmond, Virginia Beach and Roanoke

Salaries for Lawyers in Virginia

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Winchester, Richmond and Virginia Beach

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  • Online Master of Laws in Health Law and Policy
  • Online Master of Arts in Health Law and Policy
  • Ranked among the Best National Universities in 2017 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a 2017 Military Friendly School by GI Jobs and Victory Media.
  • 13:1 student-faculty ratio, with an average class size of 21.
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
Programs
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice : Law
  • Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services
  • Master of Science: Legal Studies
  •  Ranked one of the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  •  Offers a no-obligation, 3-week trial period where students may determine if the university is right for them before they commit to it.
  •  Strives to be a student’s partner in lifelong learning; committed to helping them achieve their goals.
  •  Serves students of all ages, from first-graders learning to read to professionals seeking postgraduate training.
  •  Provides career-oriented diploma through master’s programs in fields such as healthcare, business, legal and paralegal services, information technology, criminal justice and design.
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Hagerstown
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  • J.D. Part-Time
  • J.D. 2-Year
  • Bachelor of Arts in Government - Pre-Law
  • Recognized as a Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
  • Online, campus-based, and evening courses offered in 95 areas of study, including Business, Nursing, Psychology, & more.
  • Endorsed by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazine as a Military Friendly School in 2015. 
  • Features small class sizes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.
  • 88% of Regent University students receive financial aid, with $18 million awarded in institutional scholarships & aid each year.
Programs
  • Legal Studies (BS)
  • Paralegal Studies (AS)
  • Began in 1899 as Draughon’s Practical Business College.
  • Features campuses that are heavily engaged in their respective communities, providing professional service from students and faculty.
  • Offers financial aid, scholarships, and counseling for both active and post-duty military students.
  • Has 15 campuses across the United States, as well as 4 art institutes in North Carolina and Texas.
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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Virginia Beach
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  • BS in Legal Support and Services
  • MS in Legal Studies
  • Undergraduate in Legal Studies
  • One of the largest providers of online legal studies in the U.S.
  • Programs range from Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies, to Master of Public Administration, and more.
  • Students can enroll in internship courses that provide real-world experience in local law offices.
  • Programs designed to keep students updated on the most recent changes to legal practices.
Programs
  • Paralegal Studies (AS)
  • Online Bachelor's programs include Healthcare Management, Public Health, IT, Psychology, BBA & Criminal Justice
  • Dedicated to delivering quality education and personalized attention to students since 1899
  • Provide a range of campus experiences and services online including advising, tutoring, student community, and career services
  • Give students and alumni access to career assistants who help with resumes, cover letters, job hunting, and more.
Programs
  • Master of Business Administration in American Legal Studies
  • Master of Business Administration in International Legal Studies
  • Associate of Arts: Paralegal Studies
  • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
  • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
  • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.
Programs
  • Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance and Cyber Security
  • Master of Science in Information Assurance - Cybersecurity Specialization
  • Advance your career with Regis University College for Professional Studies.
Programs
  • MS in Public Safety Administration
  • Define your legacy with an online MS in Criminal Justice
  • Gain the knowledge and skills needed to critically analyze and ethically address the complex issues in contemporary society
  • In as little as 2 years, you can earn your Master's degree online from Lewis University and take your career to the next level
Programs
  • MS in Criminal Justice - General Track
  • MS in Criminal Justice - Behavior Management Track
  • Post-master's Certificate in Criminal Justice - Behavior Analysis
  • The Online Criminal Justice Master's at Saint Joseph's University stresses theory and research, administration, and managing effective change within the criminal justice system
  • The 30-credit curriculum includes core courses in Research Methods and Analysis, Criminology Theory, Ethics and Criminal Justice, and Professional Writing for Law Enforcement
  • Students can personalize their degree through several concentration options, including Behavior Management

More Virginia Law Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Grundy
Doctorate
340
Williamsburg
Doctorate & First Professional
7,795
Fairfax
Doctorate & First Professional
30,276
Harrisonburg
Doctorate
17,918
Virginia Beach
Doctorate & First Professional
4,115
Richmond
Doctorate
4,324
Charlottesville
Doctorate & First Professional
24,257
Lexington
Doctorate
2,181

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Lawyers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Virginia. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Lawyers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Lawyers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Charlottesville 380 $131,690
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford 90 $125,800
Harrisonburg 90 $108,360
Lynchburg 180 $102,420
Richmond 3920 $144,160
Roanoke 450 $113,090
Staunton-Waynesboro 80 $84,970

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