IN THE MEDIA
When National Jurist magazine asked law students around the country what characteristics they deemed most important when evaluating a law school, they invariably cited the quality of teaching and faculty-student relations. In that survey and numerous others, Virginia's faculty is in the top rank of law schools.
PROFESSOR GEORGE GEIS, an expert in corporate law and contacts, was recently named vice dean. In this role, Geis oversees academic matters and helps enrich the intellectual life of the law school.
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PROFESSOR RACHEL HARMON'S former career as a federal civil rights prosecutor inspired her to look more closely at the issue of how to regulate police misconduct and promote better policing policies.
PROFESSOR A. E. DICK HOWARD
said that although the Roberts Court lobbed a few surprises in key cases during the 2011-12 term, it's likely the Supreme Court will continue to trend conservative.
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