Class of 2018 Graduation Preview
- Ceremony Details
- Meet Commencement Speaker Cynthia Hogan ’84
- Watch the Livestream (will go live shortly before the ceremony)
- See #UVALawGrad Social Media Posts
Stories About Graduating Students
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.
Nimrah Khan, who graduates 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.
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.
The Making of a Public Defender: Maggie Birkel ’18 Will Advocate for Mothers in the Criminal Justice System
Maggie Birkel ’18 channeled her passion for criminal justice reform into work as a public defender.
Lawyer Mauricio Guim, who graduates from the S.J.D program on Sunday, said three mentors helped him achieve the goal of becoming a law professor at a top international school.
George Carotenuto ’18 and Megan Keenan ’18 are recipients of the 2018 Rosenbloom Award, in recognition of their support of other students.
Jonathan Babcock ’18 and Keyawna Griffith ’18 recently helped secure bond for an undocumented immigrant facing deportation.
Jennifer Davidson ’18 and Jay Swanson ’18 won the 89th William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition, a capstone event for third-year law students.
Tanner Russo ’18 and Laura Cooley ’18 — two students in the Appellate Litigation Clinic this year — recently argued before 13 judges sitting en banc at the Third Circuit.
As a Dorot Fellow with the Alliance for Justice, Joanna Kelly ’18 will conduct and report research on judicial nominees after graduation.
After graduation, Maya Iyyani will help represent indigent tenants with mental health challenges in California’s Bay Area, thanks to a UVA Law fellowship.
Latest Skadden Fellow to Work on Behalf of Immigrant Victims of Workplace Crimes, Labor Exploitation
Cory Sagduyu ’18 received a Skadden Fellowship to work with Ayuda on behalf of immigrant victims of workplace abuses.
Read the entering class profile from 2015.
Vice Dean and Professor of Law Leslie Kendrick ’06 delivers the Charge to the Class of 2018 — an annual tradition in which a faculty member imparts advice to graduating students.
Founded in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is the second-oldest continuously operating law school in the nation. Consistently ranked among the top law schools, Virginia is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service.