A quick update on the latest scholarly events, intellectual developments, and other news at the Law School . . .
On Interning at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
Second-year Lauren Schnyer spent her summer at The Hague, interning at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. She wrote this postcard during her time there.
Visiting Professors Unpack Knowledge in Diverse Courses
Faculty visiting this year bring with them a variety of experiences and knowledge as they teach courses on such diverse topics as African-Americans in the legal profession to the effects of technological acceleration on law and politics.
Laycock Receives Traynor Award for Faculty Achievement
Douglas Laycock has received the Roger and Madeleine Traynor Faculty Achievement Award. Dean Mahoney says Laycock is “a rarity in that he is one of the nation’s most prominent academics in two separate fields, religious liberty and remedies.”
Mason Named National Reporter at Congress of European Association of Tax Law Professors
Ruth Mason has been named national reporter for the United States at the 2014 Congress of the European Association of Tax Law Professors, an organization of professors teaching tax law at universities in Europe.
Virginia’s Law Enforcement Agencies Fail to Improve Eyewitness ID Policies
Nearly two years after Virginia rolled out a model policy to improve local law enforcement agencies' eyewitness identification procedures, the vast majority of agencies across the Commonwealth have failed to implement the best practices, according to a statewide survey conducted this spring by Brandon Garrett.
Professors Analyze New Federal Policy to Curtail Stiff Drug Sentences
Attorney General Eric Holder in August announced that nonviolent, low-level drug offenders without ties to gangs or major drug organizations will no longer be charged with federal offenses that impose long mandatory prison sentences.
Facing Large Prison Populations, States Turn Back to Considering Risk of Recidivism
A growing number of states have begun imposing criminal sentences based in part on the offender’s likelihood of recidivism, according to a new paper co-authored by John Monahan.
Graduate Students Bring Global Diversity to Law School
This year's class of 57 students pursuing either an LL.M. or S.J.D. in law come from 18 countries and from careers at law firms and corporations, and in public service in the United States and abroad.
Your Alumni Career Network
The best way to fuel your career is by building relationships and exploring options, whether you are a new graduate or considering a major life change. The Law School hosts an Alumni Career Network (ACN) – a group of alumni volunteers who will provide career, life-stage, or general advice to Law students and fellow alumni. We welcome your participation on both sides of this service – as a volunteer and/or as a resource. The ACN is not a job-posting/seeking database.
To join the Alumni Career Network, look for the Join Alumni Career Network link in the column labeled CAREERS.
Relive Three Great Years in Three Great Days
Join us for Reunion Weekend, May 9-11, 2014. Check the Law School reunions webpage regularly for updated information for the Lile Law Society and the classes of 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, and 2009.For reunion hotel information, please scroll down on the reunions page. As always, all alumni are welcome to Charlottesville that weekend.
Alumni Participation Exceeds 50% for Eighth Consecutive YearJuly 1 marked the start of this year’s campaign, which ends June 30, 2014. Get ahead of the curve by clicking here and making your gift today. (Once you make your gift, you will not be solicited for the remainder of the current annual giving campaign.) While you are online, please consider setting up a monthly gift. It’s an easy way to increase your commitment to the Law School.
For the eighth year in a row, alumni participation in annual giving topped 50%—a record unmatched by any law school in the nation. The Law School ended the 2012-2013 Annual Giving Campaign with alumni participation of 53.5% and a record number of alumni donors (8,893). In addition, the Law School reported $4,454,213 in unrestricted gifts and total gift revenue of $13.77 million.
Online Alumni Services
Law Alumni Connection allows you to update your profile, submit a class note, search job listings, and find classmates. (Directory information for UVA Law alums is viewable only by fellow alumni.) If you're a first-time user or can’t remember your log-on information, contact LAConline@law.virginia.edu. For information about upcoming events, see our Alumni Calendar.
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