State and Local Government Policy Clinic
Specifically, students offer research and analytical assistance to members of the Virginia General Assembly, officials in state executive branch agencies, and/or local government officials, as they develop legislative or policy proposals, and, when appropriate, assist their government clients in advocating for the proposals or legislative ideas they develop. The clinic is open — and all clinic activities are available — to both 2L and 3L students.
While each student will have more than one project, and projects will vary depending on assignments, during the academic year all clinic students will have the opportunity to work with individual legislators in the Virginia General Assembly to craft legislation and work to secure passage of their proposed bills.
In the News
News About the State and Local Government Policy Clinic
- 3.19.21 New Clinic Helps Pass Legislation — With Bipartisan Support
- 2.11.21 Students Play Role in Report Recommending Ways to Reduce Inequity in Virginia
- 5.28.20 Students Present Findings on Racial Inequality to Governor’s Commission
- 12.12.19 Juvenile Justice Expert Andrew Block Rejoins Faculty
Recent Media Coverage
- 3.21.21 “UVa Law Clinic Assists in Bill Allowing Inclusion of Mental Health Evidence” (The Daily Progress)
- 3.12.21 “New Virginia Law Aimed at Fairness for Those With Mental Disabilities Who Are Charged With Crimes” (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- 3.3.21 “Eli Jones and Stephanie Metherall Column: Rights Restoration: Giving Virginia and Its Citizens a Second Chance” (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- 2.26.21 “Better, More Community Input Is Needed To Address Environmental Injustice, Commission Finds” (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- 2.11.21 “Racial Inequity Committee Finds Widespread Disparities Across Virginia, Releases Recommendations To Bridge the Gap” (NBC29)
10.14.20 “UVA School of Law Working With Virginia Parole Board on Research and Reform” (NBC29)