A quick update on the latest scholarly events, intellectual developments, and other news at the Law School . . .
In This Issue:Human Rights
Students Witness Genocide Trial of Former Guatemalan President
Second-year students Kendra Wergin and Mariah Thompson traveled to Guatemala as part of a National Lawyers Guild delegation to observe the genocide trial of former Guatemalan president Gen. José Efraín Ríos Montt.
Cowan Fellows Identify Human Rights Problems in Madagascar
Eight students spent three weeks in Madagascar, an island nation off the southeastern coast of Africa, to study the status of human rights in the wake of a 2009 coup d'etat that toppled the democratically elected government and sparked a massive withdrawal of foreign aid and investment.
Michael Collins Wins Teaching Award
Collins' dedication to teaching was rewarded recently with the University of Virginia All-University Teaching Award. He is one of nine UVA professors to receive the accolade this year.
'West Memphis Three' Attorney to Revamp Clinic
The school is significantly expanding its Appellate Litigation Clinic, which allows students to file briefs and argue cases on behalf of clients before appeals courts. Veteran attorney Stephen Braga, who has represented clients in criminal and civil matters before trial and appellate courts across the country for more than three decades, will direct the revamped clinic.
Tax and Economics Expert Andrew Hayashi to Join Faculty
Andrew Hayashi, an expert in tax law, tax policy and behavioral law and economics, will join the faculty this summer.
International Tax Expert Ruth Mason to Join Faculty
Ruth Mason, an expert in international and comparative taxation, will join the faculty in the fall.
Cost-Benefit Analysis in Environmental, Administrative Policy Expert to Join Faculty
Michael A. Livermore, an expert who has offered a fresh take on using cost-benefit analysis in environmental and administrative policymaking, will join the faculty in July.
30th Annual Softball Tournament Raises $20,000 for Charity
The student softball league raised $20,000 for Charlottesville charity nonprofit Children, Youth and Family Services during this year's tournament, which drew 1,500 law students from across the country.
Students Encourage Next Generation, Foster Understanding of Law
A group of New York middle school students got a taste of what law school was like during a visit hosted by the Black Law Students Association. The visitors, participants in a Harlem lacrosse and mentoring program, also met Dean Paul G. Mahoney and heard from a panel of law students about what it takes to succeed in college and beyond.
Through Alternative Spring Break, Law Students Aid Indigent, Immigrants
Thirty students spent their spring break this year providing pro bono legal services and humanitarian aid, traveling as far away as the Arizona border with Mexico to assist the indigent.
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