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July 13, 2018

If you’re halfway through your summer without reading a great book, check out these suggestions by faculty and alumni at the University of Virginia School of Law.

July 5, 2018

A pair of recent University of Virginia School of Law students won freedom last week for their client, a Tennessee man who was over-sentenced on his burglary convictions.

June 28, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law professors John Harrison and A. E. Dick Howard offer thoughts on Justice Anthony Kennedy’s legacy and what’s next for the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 26, 2018

Three University of Virginia School of Law professors were cited in Ortiz v. U.S., including Professor Aditya Bamzai, who presented oral argument as an independent amicus and was mentioned 31 times in the decision.

June 26, 2018

Several University of Virginia School of Law professors reacted to one of the U.S. Supreme Court’s most awaited decisions this term, on the Muslim travel ban cases.

June 25, 2018

Professor Ruth Mason answers questions about South Dakota v. Wayfair, a U.S. Supreme Court case tackling states’ authority to implement taxes on online sales.

June 22, 2018

Yuji Iwasawa of Japan, a 1997 S.J.D. graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, was elected to a judgeship on the International Court of Justice.

June 19, 2018

The John W. Glynn, Jr. Law & Business Program at the University of Virginia School of Law builds a bridge between law school and the real challenges encountered in business law practice. The program integrates business and legal analysis into the law school classroom,  to prepare students to serve their future clients from day one.

June 19, 2018

The Entrepreneurial Law Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law combines instruction with firsthand experiences advising  entrepreneurs who are starting new companies.

June 19, 2018

Professor Dayna Bowen Matthew of the University of Virginia School of Law has been chosen for the Disparities Leadership Program to develop solutions to combat racial disparities in readmission and mortality rates.

June 18, 2018

Mark P. Nevitt, a Sharswood Fellow and lecturer in law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, discusses climate change and how it relates to national security. Nevitt, a former tactical jet aviator and attorney in the U.S. Navy, delivered his talk as part of the 26th National Security Law Institute hosted by the Center for National Security Law.

June 18, 2018

Jennifer Cafarella, lead intelligence planner at the Institute for the Study of War, speaks on the ongoing struggle in Syria. Cafarella’s talk was held as part of the 26th National Security Law Institute hosted by the Center for National Security Law.

June 18, 2018

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

June 14, 2018

Paul Rosenzweig, a cybersecurity expert, speaks on law and warfare in the cyber domain. Rosenzweig teaches cybersecurity at the George Washington University School of Law and is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute. This presentation was given as part of the 26th National Security Law Institute hosted by the Center for National Security Law.

June 14, 2018

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

June 14, 2018

Dean Cheng, senior research fellow at the Asian Studies Center, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, discusses China’s use of lawfare. Cheng’s talk was held as part of the 26th National Security Law Institute hosted by the Center for National Security Law.

June 12, 2018

A slideshow exhibits the best and most impactful stories of the 2017-18 academic year at the University of Virginia School of Law.

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

John Norton Moore, UVA Law professor and director of the Center for National Security Law, analyzes the complex nature of war. Moore’s talk was held as part of the 26th National Security Law Institute hosted by the Center for National Security Law.

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

Dean Risa Goluboff offers remarks on the state of the Law School, reflects on the career of Professor Kent Sinclair, and honors the late Dean Richard Merrill at a Law Alumni Weekend event.

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 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 23, 2018

We're sharing memories from the 2018 graduation ceremony at the University of Virginia School of Law. 

May 22, 2018

Cynthia C. Hogan '84, vice president for public policy for the Americas at Apple Inc., delivered the commencement speech after an introduction by Student Bar Association President Steven Glendon '18. Dean Risa Goluboff opened and closed the festivities. Hogan previously served as the National Football League’s executive vice president of public policy, and deputy assistant to President Barack Obama and counsel to Vice President Joe Biden.

May 22, 2018

Graduates who are veterans from the Class of 1968 discuss the impact of the Vietnam War. Speakers include Pat Vaughan, Ed Levin, Jack Hannon, Don Zachary, Stuart Johnson, Dave Scull, Bob Wright and moderator Weaver Gaines. 

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 18, 2018

Past UVA Law deans Thomas Jackson, Robert Scott, John C. Jeffries Jr. ’73 and Paul Mahoney join current Dean Risa Goluboff for a panel at Law Alumni Weekend. Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06 moderated the event.

May 17, 2018

Graduating student Nimrah Khan '18 speaks on being an inspiration to young women in her community.

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 16, 2018

UVA Law professor George Geis spoke about how blockchain technology — the technology underlying Bitcoin transactions — could shake up more traditional asset markets.

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 15, 2018

Ruling in favor of the State of New Jersey and against the NCAA, NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law that required states to ban gambling on the outcome of sporting events. States, if they so choose, can now legalize sports betting. How does the ruling figure to affect Virginians? UVA Today asked University of Virginia law professor Douglas Laycock.

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

Mauricio Guim S.J.D ’18, who will join the law faculty of Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México after graduation, talks about his mentors at UVA Law.

May 10, 2018

Mauricio Guim S.J.D. '18, who will join the law faculty of Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México after graduation, explains his inspiration for becoming a lawyer.

 
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

Graduating student Maggie Birkel '18 talks about her experiences preparing for a career in public defense.

May 7, 2018

UVA Law Professor Dayna Matthew '87 delivers a lecture marking her appointment as William L. Matheson and Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished Professor of Law.

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 channeled her passion for criminal justice reform into work as a public defender.

May 2, 2018

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

April 30, 2018

Vice Dean and Professor of Law Leslie Kendrick '06 delivers the charge to the Class of 2018.

April 30, 2018

Graduating student Campbell Sode '18 talks about why he chose to come to UVA Law, and his experiences growing up with a cochlear implant.

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 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

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

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

Jason Dugas '01, assistant dean for academic services and registrar, goes through the process of taking flex exams at the Law School. 

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 23, 2018

Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III '72 of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit discussed his book "All Falling Faiths: Reflections on the Promise and Failure of the 1960s" with Dean Risa Goluboff. In the book, Wilkinson shares what life was like in the 1960s, and describes the influence that decade has today. He asks his own generation to recognize its youthful mistakes and pleads with future generations not to repeat them.

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 20, 2018

Joe Charlet, a member of the Class of 2018, 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 20, 2018

Professors Ruth Mason, Michael Knoll of University of Pennsylvania Law School and Charlie Trost of Belmont College of Law discuss South Dakota v. Wayfair, a Supreme Court case tackling e-commerce taxes. 

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 18, 2018

Guest speaker Lester Jackson, a UVA employee, spoke to UVA Law professor Anne Coughlin's criminal investigation class about perceptions of the police in the African-American community.

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.

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