What’s it like to be a law student at Appalachian School of Law? Our community based in Grundy, Virginia has a lot to add to your experience. From on-campus resources to endless mountain activities, ASL presents an ideal setting to grow and focus on your future in law. 

Our community of students, faculty, and staff is supportive, defined by cooperation and not competition. We prepare you for much more than to graduate and pass the bar. You’ll be ready to make a difference as a lawyer — and a leader — in your community.

Grundy offers peace and quiet with mountain views and plenty of outdoor recreational activities. Weekend trips to Asheville, Knoxville, and Lexington are popular outings.


Breaks Interstate Park
Bristol Caverns
Snowshoe Ski Resort
Winterplace Ski Resort
VA Creeper Trail
Bristol Motor Speedway
Pigeon Forge and Dollywood
Carter Family Fold
Virginia Highlands Festival
Heart of Appalachia
The Greenbrier
Barter Theatre

Visitors to Grundy often fly into the Tri-Cities Airport, near Blountville TN. Traveling by car? Click here for the best driving directions, or contact the Admissions Office. Sometimes MapQuest or GPS can complicate what is a very easy drive.

ASL does not have on-campus housing, but the Admissions Office maintains a list of landlords and rental properties for incoming students. Most students live in the town of Grundy and the surrounding area.

Explore the Area
Students and their families can enjoy the following:

  • Enjoy hiking, rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, or any number of outdoor activities that are in the area
  • Visit nearby cities to explore cultural and entertainment options that will offer you a break from your studies