Legal scholars are increasingly using empirical analysis to understand how judges make decisions and the role of ideology. In a roundtable, UVA Law professors Michael Gilbert, Michael Livermore, Frederick Schauer and Barbara Spellman discuss the implications for the judiciary.MORE>
For many alumni who took the Child Advocacy Clinic, the course was a formative experience that continues to influence their careers working on behalf of children. Twelve graduates returned to UVA Law this October to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the clinic and speak at a conference marking the occasion, "Fighting for Children: Education, Advocacy and the Law."
Martha Levick, deputy director, chief counsel and co-founder of the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia, delivered the keynote address, and the event featured career networking opportunities and advice for students.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in October on McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, a case testing the constitutionality of federal limits on aggregate contributions by an individual to a candidate, PAC or political party.
Central to the case is the commonly held belief that campaign finance disclosure deters political corruption. But that belief is untested and might be flawed, according to a new analysis by UVA Law professor Michael Gilbert and co-author Benjamin Aiken.MORE