Class of 2019 Graduation Preview

Read Up on Ceremony Details, Graduates Who’ve Left a Lasting Impact
Law School graduates
May 16, 2019


Stories About Graduating Students

From Civil Rights Advocate to Legal Advocate, Jah Akande Amplifies His Voice
Jah Akande, a dedicated civil rights advocate, will graduate with an even stronger voice for representing others.

Kendall Burchard: Courtroom Experience, Strong Role Models Give Grad Her Start
Kendall Burchard's career is off to a strong start after her experiences winning at the U.S. Court of Appeals and learning from strong female role models.

Aparna Datta: Gaining the Tools To Make a Difference
Aparna Datta wanted a law degree to help get her foot in the door and improve the lives of others. She’ll graduate with the tools she needs to be an advocate.

Robbie Pomeroy Rolls Up His Sleeves To Defend Others
Robbie Pomeroy will graduate with a fervor for helping the criminally accused and convicted.

Collins, Macomber Win 90th Lile Moot Court Competition
Katharine Collins and Christopher Macomber won the 90th William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition, a capstone event for third-year students.

Akande, Nelson Win Inaugural Gregory H. Swanson Award
In 2018, Jah Akande and Toccara Nelson won the inaugural Gregory H. Swanson Award, which recognizes a commitment to justice within the community.

Haynes Named Schwarzman Scholar
Campbell Haynes will pursue a master’s degree in global affairs, concentrating on public policy, at China’s Tsinghua University next year as one of UVA’s three Schwarzman Scholars.

Duncan, Goldman Named Rosenbloom Award Recipients
A. Cameron Duncan and David Goldman are this year’s recipients of the Rosenbloom Award, established to honor students with a strong academic record who have significantly enhanced the academic experience of their peers.

Cox, Donald, Kramer, Rubin Part of Winning International Tax Law Moot Court Team
Colin Giuseppe Cox, Elizabeth Donald, Benjamin Kramer and student coach David Rubin were a part of UVA Law’s International and European Tax Moot Court championship team this year. Rubin was also part of the 2018 championship team, the first U.S. team to ever win the competition.

Meet SBA President Fuqua
Frances Fuqua began her term as president of the Student Bar Association in March 2018.

Clinic Wins Rare Double Appeal With Burchard, Lineberry
Kendall Burchard and Amanda Lineberry won a rare double appeal for an Appellate Litigation Clinic client after presenting oral argument at the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2018. Additionally, clinic students Marie Hanewinckel, Thomas Howard and Alicia Penn prevailed for their client in an employment discrimination lawsuit at the Fourth Circuit in April.  

Burchard, Datta, Lineberry, McDonald Named Ritter Scholars
Kendall Burchard, Aparna Datta, Amanda Lineberry and Jianne McDonald were honored with the Mary Claiborne and Roy H. Ritter Prizes, which recognize third-year students who best exemplify the qualities of honor, character and integrity envisioned by Thomas Jefferson when he founded UVA.

Law Journey Begins for Class of 2019
Read what we wrote about the entering class in 2016, including four outstanding students.

Professor Molly Brady’s Charge to the Class of 2019
Professor Molly Brady delivers the Charge to the Class of 2019 — an annual tradition in which a faculty member imparts advice to graduating students.

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