The University of Virginia School of Law community may remember 2016 as a year of saying goodbye to old friends and celebrating rising stars. The top stories of the year include Risa Goluboff becoming the first woman to become dean of UVA Law, the passing of former faculty member Justice Antonin Scalia, and the instant fame of Dean Strang ’85 of “Making a Murderer.” It was also a year of landmarks — beloved alum Mortimer Caplin turned 100, the UVA Law faculty reached a new milestone in judicial citations, and the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic celebrated 10 years of success of the kind that any firm in the nation would envy.

Here are 17 stories that defined the year.

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