Stories About Graduating Students

Joe Charlet Meditates on Privilege as Member of Law Class of 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.

You Are Meant To Be Here, Graduating Law Student Nimrah Khan ’18 Says

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.

Breaking the Sound Barrier: Campbell Sode '18, Born Deaf, Excels Toward Legal Career

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.

Faculty Mentors Help S.J.D. Candidate Mauricio Guim Fulfill Dream To Be a Professor

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.

Two Students Named Rosenbloom Award Recipients

George Carotenuto ’18 and Megan Keenan ’18 are recipients of the 2018 Rosenbloom Award, in recognition of their support of other students.

Students Secure Bond for Father Facing Deportation

Jonathan Babcock ’18 and Keyawna Griffith ’18 recently helped secure bond for an undocumented immigrant facing deportation.

Davidson and Swanson Win 89th Lile Moot Court Competition

Jennifer Davidson ’18 and Jay Swanson ’18 won the 89th William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition, a capstone event for third-year law students.

2 Law Students Face Off Against 13 Federal Judges

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.

Student Named Fellow for Judicial Nominee Watchdog Group

As a Dorot Fellow with the Alliance for Justice, Joanna Kelly ’18 will conduct and report research on judicial nominees after graduation.

17th Powell Fellow To Represent Indigent Tenants

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.

Helping Others Is at the Heart of an Accomplished Class of 2018

Read the entering class profile from 2015.

Video: Charge to the Class of 2018, With Leslie Kendrick ’06

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.

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