Center for Criminal Justice

Center for Criminal Justice

Center for Criminal Justice

Police car on a city street

Virginia Journal of Criminal Law

This student-edited journal is one of only a handful at leading law schools focused on criminal law. The journal, which also sponsors legal symposia and conferences, publishes twice a year. Website

Domestic Violence Project 

This pro bono student organization educates the Law School community about domestic violence and monitors domestic violence–related criminal justice proceedings in local jurisdictions. The project assists the commonwealth’s attorney offices of Charlottesville and of Albemarle County in their prosecution of these cases by interviewing victims of domestic violence. The group also organizes police ride-alongs and more. Website

Virginia Innocence Project Pro Bono Clinic

Students assist clinic attorneys in evaluating claims of innocence by prisoners in Virginia and assessing the appropriate avenues of legal relief available. Website

Virginia Law in Prison Project

This student organization sponsors speaking events, pro bono experiences and educational opportunities on correctional practices and policy.

Rachel Harmon in class