John Barbee Minor Distinguished Professor of Law
Earl K. Shawe Professor of Employment Law
J.D., University of California at Berkeley School of Law, 1974
A.B., University of California at Berkeley, 1971
George Rutherglen joined Virginia's law faculty in 1976. He teaches admiralty, civil procedure, employment discrimination and professional responsibility.
While he was a student at law school, Rutherglen was articles editor of the California Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. After graduation, he clerked for Judge J. Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Diego, and Justices William O. Douglas and John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Rutherglen has chaired the advisory committee on Fourth Circuit Rules and served as director of the Graduate Program for Judges at the Law School. He has written widely on employment discrimination, civil rights and admiralty.
Scholarship Profile: Connecting Civil Rights and Civil Procedure (Virginia Journal 2006)
In the Media
- "Virginia Supplies Strong Influence on Supreme Court" (Region's Business, 04/25/2013)
- "Supreme Court Considers Constitutionality of Affirmative Action" (The Cavalier Daily, 10/11/2012)
- "Is Facebook Free Speech? UVA Law Profs Weigh In On Hampton Firings" (The Daily Progress, 08/17/2012)
- "Federal Judges in Norfolk Wrestle Over Definition of Piracy" (Virginian-Pilot, 11/08/2010)
- "The Legacy of a Moderate" (SCOTUS Blog, 05/26/2010)
- "Elena Kagan Law Articles Not So Easy to Count" (PolitiFact, 05/18/2010)
- "Gay Community Upset with McDonnell's Executive Order" (The Collegiate Times, 02/23/2010)
- "Chester to Return to Court" (The News Virginian, 10/01/2009)
- "Court Topples Sotomayor Ruling In Firefighter Case" (NPR, 06/29/2009)
- "Verizon not upfront on Contract Terms" (Los Angeles Times, 03/19/2008)
- "Entities Notified of Potential Shooting Suits / Twenty-Five Victims or Their Families Have Filed, and One Notice Warned of a Possible Class-Action Suit" (Roanoke Times, 10/17/2007)
- "Hampton, Wallace May Try to Settle Suits"
(Newport News Daily Press, 09/08/2006)
- "College Survey/Viewpoints Vary Widely on Sexual Harassment" (The Richmond Times-Dispatch, 01/28/2006)
- "One-Quarter of College Students Cite Unwanted Sexual Contact" (The New York Times, 01/25/2006)
- "University Fires Charter Critic" (Charlottesville Daily Progress, 11/24/2005)
- "Federal Case Continues for Giles School Workers/Two Women Who Worked as Janitors Say They Faced Retaliation and Continued Abuse After Complaining About a Supervisor's Alleged Sexual Harassment" (Roanoke Times, 03/05/2005)
- "Lawyer Files GOP Ethics Complaint" (The Daily Progress, 12/14/2004)
- "Judge Violated Rules of Conduct, Experts Say/ 'You're Not Supposed to Do Anything That Calls into Question the Public Trust'" (Richmond Times-Dispatch, 03/09/2004)
- "Do Outside Ties Influence Choices in Chesapeake" (The Virginian-Pilot, 10/20/2003)
- "Supreme Court Wrap-Up: Part 1" (Virginia Employment Law Letter, 09/01/2003)
- "Goodlatte's Resume Goes Beyond Her Name" (Roanoke Times & World News, 02/02/2003)
- "Elections WIll Let Bush's Conservatism Outlive Him" (Connecticut Law Tribune, 12/09/2002)
- "Justice Stevens Still a 'Wild Card'" (AP/Washington Post, 10/27/2002)