News Archive

June 18, 2018

Six faculty members were promoted at the University of Virginia School of Law.

June 15, 2018

Respect for people and process are the judicial philosophy of Judges Raymond Jackson ’73 and Gwendolyn Jackson ’72, who met and earned their law degrees at the University of Virginia School of Law.

June 14, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law public service fellowships are funding students’ and graduates’ work worldwide.

June 8, 2018

Shannon Ellis ’15 is helping to hold Virginia prisons accountable for inmates’ health and well-being as the University of Virginia School of Law’s 16th Powell Fellow in Legal Services.

June 7, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law professor Michael Livermore explores how new technologies can change federal agencies’ notice-and-comment process.

June 6, 2018

In the 1970s, black law students at the University of Virginia School of Law organized the Black American Law Students Association chapter — and pushed for the first black law professor at UVA.

June 6, 2018

Now-retired corporate counsel Alfonso Carney Jr. ’74 views his successful career and subsequent public service as stemming from debts of gratitude he owes — to friends, family members and mentors.

June 5, 2018

Robert F. Kennedy, a 1951 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, was assassinated June 5, 1968 — 50 years ago today. In remembrance, we’re sharing words from some of his most inspiring speeches.

June 4, 2018

Camilo Sánchez will join the University of Virginia School of Law as an associate professor and director of the International Human Rights Clinic.

May 31, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Wednesday that University of Virginia School of Law professor Paul Mahoney has been appointed to its Investor Advisory Committee.

May 30, 2018

Incoming UVA President Jim Ryan ’92 has the Last Word in our spring 2018 issue of UVA Lawyer.

May 29, 2018

Blockchain, the technology underlying bitcoin transactions, could revolutionize financial markets and corporate law, says University of Virginia School of Law professor George Geis.

May 25, 2018

When Errol and Kim Phipps, Class of 1991, met as first-year law students, they had no idea then that they would one day become a family, much less the first multigenerational black family with both parents to have attended UVA Law.

May 23, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law graduate Ashley Finger ’18 recently served as rapporteur for the Salzburg Global Seminar.

May 23, 2018

The Virginia Court of Appeals on Tuesday officially exonerated Gary L. Bush, a client of the Innocence Project at UVA Law, who was wrongly convicted of two Virginia bank robberies.

May 21, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a University of Virginia School of Law clinic case, Culbertson v. Berryhill, which involves federal statutes governing attorneys’ fees.

May 21, 2018

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law narrowly lost Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis on Monday.

May 20, 2018
We share social media posts from graduation at the University of Virginia School of Law on May 20.
May 20, 2018

Cynthia Hogan '84, Apple Inc.'s vice president for public policy for the Americas, addressed the Class of 2018 at the University of Virginia School of Law on Sunday and made a pitch for public service.

May 16, 2018

Nimrah Khan, who graduates from the University of Virginia School of Law on Sunday, used her time here not only to prove to herself what she was capable of, but to pave the way for others like her.

May 15, 2018

Elaine Jones ’70 made social justice her life's work through the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

May 15, 2018

The Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law on May 3 argued a clean water and wetlands case on behalf of the Sierra Club.

May 14, 2018

Five students taking part in the Health Law Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law recovered or prevented the loss of a total of $267,000 for clients this year.

May 10, 2018

Five University of Virginia School of Law professors will present papers at the American Law and Economics Association annual meeting Friday and Saturday at Boston University.

May 10, 2018

Lawyer Mauricio Guim, who graduates from the S.J.D program at the University of Virginia School of Law on May 20, said three mentors helped him achieve the goal of becoming a law professor at a top international school.

May 10, 2018

Alumni Martha and Bruce Karsh announced Thursday they will donate $43.9 million to the University of Virginia School of Law. The gift is the largest in the Law School’s history.

May 9, 2018

Students in an outdoors club at the University of Virginia School of Law share images and their love for the great outdoors.

May 8, 2018

The University of Virginia School of Law’s grant program supporting summer public interest work is giving out more money to more students than ever before this year.

May 7, 2018

The University of Virginia School of Law is No. 2 in the number of lawyers from an organization arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court, and No. 6 in the number of cases argued this term.

May 4, 2018

Maggie Birkel ’18, soon to graduate from the University of Virginia School of Law, channeled her passion for criminal justice reform into work as a public defender.

May 2, 2018

In 1949 Gregory Hayes Swanson took his first step toward integrating the University of Virginia and becoming a civil rights hero with a radical act: applying to a graduate program.

May 2, 2018

Professor J. Gordon Hylton, a University of Virginia legal historian and award-winning instructor, died Wednesday at age 65.

May 1, 2018

When diplomat Ralph Bunche, the first black person to win the Nobel Peace Prize, insisted on a desegregated audience for his UVA Law talk, Robert F. “Bobby” Kennedy ’51 delivered.

April 30, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law student Campbell Sode was born deaf. But with sign language as a bridge, he was able to develop into an effective writer, researcher and legal advocate. 

April 27, 2018

The directors of the Innocence Project Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law were on hand Wednesday for the release of their client Messiah Johnson, who was conditionally pardoned.

April 27, 2018

Meet some of the prosecutors trained at the University of Virginia School of Law who seek justice for victims.

April 26, 2018

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy at the University of Virginia School of Law has been named ACS student chapter of the year.

April 25, 2018

Despite the frenzy over “net neutrality,” it’s not entirely clear what’s at stake, according to Professor Thomas Nachbar.

April 25, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law professor Kenneth Abraham discusses how automated vehicles should reshape car insurance and American tort law.

April 25, 2018

Linda Gordon Howard ’73, the first black student and the first female student to become the law school’s student council president, talks to Jianne McDonald ’19 about her career.

April 25, 2018

Ted Small ’92 started a student group at the University of Virginia School of Law in 1989 to bridge racial divides.

April 25, 2018

Wilma Wallace ’89 discusses life as the new general counsel for REI, the consumer cooperative focused on outdoor sporting.

April 25, 2018

If there is a financial crime making headlines in New York City, there is a good chance that Peirce Moser ’99, a prosecutor with the New York County District Attorney’s Office, is on the case

April 25, 2018

What kind of stones build a strong foundation? Milestones. UVA Law celebrated a significant milestone last year by surpassing $500 million in endowment — the fifth-largest among all law schools, public or private.

April 25, 2018

As the new secretary of the Department of Homeland, Kirstjen Nielsen ’99 steps into one of the most important jobs in the federal government.

April 24, 2018

Professor Kent Sinclair, who retires this summer after 35 years at the University of Virginia School of Law, helped reform state judicial procedure and expand clinical opportunities for students.

April 23, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law students Philip Doerr and Trina Rizzo argued before Justice Samuel Alito Jr. earlier this month, winning the Irving R. Kaufman Securities Law Competition at Fordham University. Other UVA Law moot court competitors also took home prizes this year.

April 20, 2018

Exam season can be a stressful time of year for law students — but it doesn't have to be. Here are the best tips and stories about exams we've produced on the University of Virginia School of Law website over the years.

April 20, 2018

Joe Charlet, a member of the Class of 2018 at the University of Virginia School of Law, has thought a lot leading up to graduation about how others like him who were orphaned, or gay or black, may not have had similar opportunities.

April 18, 2018

Dean Risa Goluboff of the University of Virginia School of Law has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

April 17, 2018

Florian Knerr of Germany, a 2014 LL.M. graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk for the International Court of Justice this upcoming year.

April 16, 2018

George Carotenuto ’18 and Megan Keenan ’18 have been named recipients of the University of Virginia School of Law’s 2018 Rosenbloom Award in recognition of their support of other students.

April 13, 2018

Judge Frank H. Easterbrook of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit spoke at the University of Virginia School of Law on Thursday as recipient of the 2018 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law.

April 12, 2018

Students in the Prosecution and Criminal Defense clinics at the University of Virginia School of Law pursue justice from both sides of the law.

April 11, 2018

Professor George Yin, a University of Virginia School of Law tax professor, recently was surprised to learn he is related to the late Chinese statesman W.W. Yen, who was UVA’s first Chinese graduate.

April 10, 2018

The 35th annual North Grounds Softball League Invitational culminated Sunday with a UVA team winning the regular division. The event raised $22,500 for charity.

April 9, 2018

The first set of studies from the University of Virginia School of Law’s Virginia Criminal Justice Policy Reform Project found discrepancies in alternative sentencing for low-risk offenders.

April 6, 2018

The Arthur J. Morris Law Library’s Charlottesville Statues Legal History Research Guide presents documents pertaining to the ongoing dispute over the city’s Confederate statues.

April 5, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law professor Anne Coughlin and a local man, Lester Jackson, are working together to start a conversation about race and policing in the classroom.

April 3, 2018

A team of University of Virginia School of Law students won top honors at the International and European Tax Moot Court competition in Belgium last week.

April 2, 2018

Legal challenges facing the "sharing economy" are the focus of a symposium to be held at the University of Virginia School of Law on April 6 in Caplin Pavilion.

April 2, 2018

Eight students in the Human Rights Study Project at the University of Virginia School of Law put the books aside and spent two weeks in Myanmar, also known as Burma, over winter break to study the country’s nascent government in person.

March 30, 2018

Professor A. E. Dick Howard in a Q&A discusses the Second Amendment and how it’s been interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court.

March 29, 2018

Third-year University of Virginia School of Law students Jonathan Babcock and Keyawna Griffith helped secure bond for an undocumented immigrant facing deportation.

March 27, 2018

The University of Virginia School of Law and Professor Brandon Garrett have collaborated on a new website on the decline of the death penalty in the United States since 1991.

March 26, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law students assisted a UVA Law alumna in the winning pro bono defense of DeAndre Harris.

March 23, 2018

Third-year University of Virginia School of Law student James Tomberlin’s note, “‘Don't Elect Me’: Sheriffs and the Need for Reform in County Law Enforcement,” published in the Virginia Law Review, calls for sheriffs’ offices to have greater accountability.

March 22, 2018

The Black Law Students Association at the University of Virginia School of Law has won national chapter of the year honors for the second straight year and for the fifth time since 2002.

March 20, 2018

Second-year University of Virginia School of Law student Frances Fuqua has been elected president of the Student Bar Association.

March 19, 2018

The Center for the Study of Race and Law is marking 15 years of facilitating conversation at the University of Virginia School of Law.

March 16, 2018

The Public Interest Law Association sent 46 students to 11 locations in five states and Washington, D.C., this month for the Alternative Spring Break trip.

March 14, 2018

Five students recently represented UVA Law at the Salzburg Cutler Law Fellows Program in Washington, D.C.

March 13, 2018

University of Virginia President-elect James E. Ryan ’92 has named Law School professor and former Dean John C. Jeffries Jr. as senior vice president for advancement, starting Aug. 1.

March 12, 2018

Adam Sorensen ’17 has been chosen to serve as one of four Bristow Fellows in the Office of the Solicitor General in the U.S. Department of Justice.

March 7, 2018

Members of the Black Law Students Association at the University of Virginia School of Law ventured to Cape Town, South Africa, to interview victims of apartheid as part of its annual international service trip.

March 5, 2018

A conference at the University of Virginia School of Law on March 26 will mark the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals Inc., which reshaped how judges evaluate scientific and expert evidence.

March 5, 2018
Some of the nation's leading experts in tax law will convene at the University of Virginia School of Law on March 23 to discuss partnership audit rules, territorial taxation, business tax reform and other topics.
 
March 1, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer encouraged University of Virginia School of Law students on Thursday to keep a global perspective.

February 28, 2018

Third-year students Jennifer Davidson and Jay Swanson won the 89th William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition on Tuesday.

February 27, 2018

Neuroscientist Marc D. Lewis, who has a personal history of addiction, will discuss whether addiction is really a “brain disease” at the University of Virginia School of Law on March 12 at 4 p.m. in the Purcell Reading Room.

February 26, 2018

Frank H. Easterbrook, a judge on the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has been selected by the University of Virginia to receive this year's Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law. He will deliver a speech at UVA Law on April 12.

February 23, 2018

Two students in the Appellate Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law recently argued before 13 judges sitting en banc at the Third Circuit.

February 22, 2018

Professor Quinn Curtis in a Q&A explains how the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule could potentially cost consumers.

February 22, 2018

Students in the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law were at the court Tuesday to witness Professor Toby Heytens deliver the case they prepared.

February 21, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer will speak about his book “The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities” on March 1 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 20, 2018

Campbell Haynes, a second-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, is the new editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review, a prestigious journal now in its 105th year. The new board took over Feb. 8.

February 19, 2018

Third-year University of Virginia law student Joanna Kelly was named a recipient of this year’s Dorot Fellowship from the Alliance for Justice. She will conduct and report research on judicial nominees.

February 15, 2018

The University of Virginia School of Law’s team has advanced to the International Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court competition, to be held in Washington, D.C., April 1-7.

February 14, 2018

The Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law will return to the highest court in the land on Tuesday to help clarify whether the Fifth Amendment applies outside of trials.

February 13, 2018

The annual International Law Symposium, “Immigration and Ideology: International Responses to Migration,” will be held Feb. 20 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 12, 2018

The University of Virginia School of Law has selected third-year student Maya Iyyani as the 17th Powell Fellow in Legal Services.

February 9, 2018

Elizabeth L. Kade ’11 is the new director of career services and Ashley Claffee Merritt ’15 the new director of admissions at the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 8, 2018

The second annual Shaping Justice conference, titled “Shaping Justice in the Age of Uncertainty,” brought students, alumni and public interest lawyers together Feb. 2-3 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 6, 2018

The University of Virginia and its School of Law honored the legacy of Gregory Swanson on Monday with a ceremony that recognized his significance as the University’s first black student.

February 5, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law students routinely volunteer as court-appointed advocates who make recommendations about children’s futures.

February 2, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law professor Kerry Abrams, who also serves as UVA's vice provost for faculty affairs, will be the next dean of Duke Law School, the school announced today.

February 1, 2018

Amy Wharton has been named the fourth full-time director of the Arthur J. Morris Law Library, replacing Taylor Fitchett, who retired.

January 31, 2018

The Black Law Students Association at the University of Virginia School of Law has named U.S. Rep. A. Donald McEachin ’86 the recipient of the inaugural BLSA Alumni Spotlight Award.

January 29, 2018

Professors Ethan Yale and George Yin offer their opinions on the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 on taxpayers, businesses and the economy in general.

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