Public universities—including the University of Virginia—have become a battleground for who should govern and fund colleges, as well as debates over the future of higher education. UVA Law Professor George Cohen and alumni Robert W. Iuliano '86, Gerald L. Parsky '68, William B. Fryer '74, Jeffrey C. Walker (McIntire '77) and Michael Horvitz '75 weigh in.MORE>
Professor Anne Coughlin teamed up with four UVA Law students in an effort to challenge the ban on women in combat.
“Students [often] have the impression that they’re living in a world that is sexblind,” she said. “One of the points that you always bring to their attention are the spaces where the government or the culture continues to discriminate. And the combat exclusion policy and the draft are key examples of that. You have the federal government treating males and females quite differently for purposes of a very important societal obligation and opportunity.”
Launched at UVA Law in 2002 to offer students experience in business concepts, the Law & Business Program has been named in honor of John W. Glynn, a 1965 alumnus of UVA Law and the founder of Glynn Capital Management, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm that was an early investor in Intel Corp., as well as Facebook and LinkedIn.
“I saw the Law & Business Program as a great avenue to expand the horizons for our students and to give them some tools that would help them in working with their clients in their legal practice, but also an appreciation for [how] business people think and how they address the complex problems and issues that they’re constantly facing,” Glynn said.