Wahoowa! Law School Community Cheers on Historic Men’s Basketball Title Run

Confetti at the U.S. Bank Stadium

The confetti falls at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, where the men's basketball team played for the championship. Photo by Risa Goluboff

April 9, 2019

From the game in Minneapolis to North Grounds, the University of Virginia School of Law community cheered on the men’s basketball team during a historic Final Four run en route to a national championship Monday.

Dean Risa Goluboff, Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06 and UVA President Jim Ryan ’92 were in Minneapolis to watch the Cavaliers’ thrilling 85-77 overtime win over Texas Tech for UVA’s first NCAA crown in the sport. Staff, students and alumni back in Charlottesville donned blue and orange, and took to social media to root on the home team from afar.

“I often talk about how we at UVA should strive to be both great and good in all we do,” Ryan, a former UVA Law professor, told Virginia Athletics before the title game. “This team is a perfect example of what that means. They know how to win and, just as importantly, how to win the right way.”

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.

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