News Archive

April 22, 2019

The Black Law Students Association at the University of Virginia School of Law named Dana Weekes ’09, a managing director at Arnold & Porter, recipient of the BLSA Alumni Spotlight Award. She talked to UVA Law about her career and offered advice for law students.

April 18, 2019

The Mueller report, released Thursday, was a mixed bag for President Donald Trump, promising more headaches ahead, according to a University of Virginia School of Law professor who is an expert in white-collar crime.

April 17, 2019

University of Virginia law professor G. Edward White’s third and final installment in his “Law in American History” series focuses on rapid changes in the 20th century.

April 16, 2019

Students with the University of Virginia School of Law International Human Rights Clinic traveled to Geneva earlier this month to present their research at sessions of a U.N. committee on migrants.

April 15, 2019

Professor George Yin of the University of Virginia School of Law will retire this spring after 25 years at the Law School and a rich career as an influential tax expert.

April 12, 2019

U.S. Judge Carlton W. Reeves, a 1989 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, appealed for the defense of the judiciary in a speech marking his receipt of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law.

April 11, 2019

The world may have even less time than once thought to solve climate change, University of Virginia School of Law professor Michael Livermore argues in a new co-authored paper.

April 10, 2019

The 36th annual North Grounds Softball League Invitational at the University of Virginia School of Law raised $22,500 for charity.

April 9, 2019

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.

April 9, 2019

The latest “Common Law” episode looks at the medieval fantasy world of “Game of Thrones,” and how legal and ethical issues in the HBO series and books relate to our own world. Hosted by Dean Risa Goluboff and Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06, the podcast is sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law.

April 8, 2019

Two professors at the University of Virginia School of Law are looking at how the indigent face more obstacles than others in the justice system, and possible solutions to the problem.

April 5, 2019

A Virginia General Assembly decision this week effectively wraps up a multiyear public interest campaign led by University of Virginia School of Law alumni to end license revocation for unpaid court fees and costs.

April 5, 2019

The courts may be an avenue to regain traction on climate change, U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse ’82 said Friday at the University of Virginia School of Law.

April 4, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law students with the International Human Rights Clinic visited Colombia to research legal remedies for the nation’s air pollution crisis.

April 2, 2019

Professor Kimberly J. Robinson, an acclaimed scholar and speaker on civil rights and education, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty this fall.

April 1, 2019

In a new paper and Q&A, Professor Saikrishna Prakash of the University of Virginia School of Law explains how Congress’ power to impose deadlines affects ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.

March 29, 2019

Rachel Barnes ’21, a J.D.-MBA candidate at the University of Virginia School of Law, has been elected vice chair of the National Black Law Students Association.

March 28, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law students volunteered more than 2,400 hours of pro bono service during Alternative Spring Break.

March 28, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law won the International and European Tax Moot Court for the second straight year.

March 27, 2019

Kimberly Delk Eason ’19 with the Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law represented a nonprofit at a hearing March 20 before state regulators.

March 27, 2019

Topics ranging from autonomous vehicles to drones to artificial intelligence will be the focus of the symposium “Autonomous Technologies & the Law” at the University of Virginia School of Law on April 3.

March 26, 2019

A movement to close international tax loopholes in the past few years is now offering a chance to update tax policies that have been in place since the 1920s, UVA Law Professor Ruth Mason explains on the latest episode of the podcast “Common Law.”

March 25, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law students Clay Davis, Manal Cheema and Irina Danescu recently made the semifinals of the Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition.

March 22, 2019

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse ’82 of Rhode Island will deliver the annual Lillian K. Stone Distinguished Lecture in Environmental Policy on April 5 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

March 13, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law has selected alumnus Clayton “Tex” Pasley ’17 as the 18th Powell Fellow in Legal Services.

March 12, 2019

Blockchain technology may revolutionize a range of industries, two experts say on the latest episode of “Common Law,” a podcast sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law.

March 8, 2019

The Innocence Project at UVA Law is celebrating a decade of freeing the falsely convicted.

March 6, 2019

U.S. Judge Carlton W. Reeves is the 2019 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law.

March 4, 2019

Second-year University of Virginia School of Law student Jasmine Lee has been elected president of the Student Bar Association.

February 28, 2019

John Grisham is helping the University of Virginia School of Law kick off its new podcast, “Common Law,” hosted by Dean Risa Goluboff and Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick. 

February 28, 2019

The symposium “Elections: Where Law & Politics Intersect” at the University of Virginia School of Law on March 5 will explore today’s debates concerning election law.

February 27, 2019

A recent court victory for two University of Virginia School of Law students demonstrates the uphill battle accused youths face in Virginia.

February 26, 2019

Members of the Black Law Students Association at the University of Virginia School of Law returned to Cape Town, South Africa, to aid those displaced by apartheid for the organization’s annual service trip.

February 25, 2019

A University of Virginia School of Law alumna has updated the “Green Book” for modern readers.

February 22, 2019

Laura Toulme, a second-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, was named editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review. The 29 second-year law students began their new roles on Feb. 14.

February 21, 2019

“The Future of Originalism: Conflicts and Controversies” will be held Feb. 28 at the University of Virginia School of Law and feature a re-examination of a landmark civil liberties case.

February 18, 2019

The 2019 American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Student Convention will be held Feb. 22-23 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 14, 2019

Students in the yearlong Human Rights Study Project at the University of Virginia School of Law trekked through Nepal in January.

February 13, 2019

The symposium “The Corporate Dilemma: Balancing Social Responsibility and Profitability Across Borders” will be held Feb. 19 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 12, 2019

Students, alumni and public interest lawyers explored how to make the legal system fairer through creative solutions at the third annual Shaping Justice conference Feb. 8-9 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 11, 2019

More University of Virginia School of Law faculty have recently joined Twitter, contributing to the broader conversation on law scholarship online.

February 8, 2019

The Admissions Office at the University of Virginia School of Law talks to diverse members of the UVA Law community about getting in and thriving in “Law Schooled,” a new podcast.

February 7, 2019

Alumni at the University of Virginia School of Law report on what they are doing five, 10, 15 and 25 years out of law school.

February 6, 2019

A group of 16 University of Virginia School of Law students recently traveled to Israel to learn more about how the nation’s laws shape its entrepreneurial culture.

February 6, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law seminar students traveled to Richmond to learn about the state’s constitutional and political history.

February 5, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law is presenting an exhibit of 100 images featuring black Law School life as part of a cross-Grounds exhibit, “Everyday People.”

February 4, 2019

Students who took the Criminal Defense Clinic in the fall won five acquittals and six case dismissals on behalf of their clients.

February 1, 2019

Michele St Julien, a second-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, was named this year’s recipient of the Gregory H. Swanson Award.

January 30, 2019

Gloria Cordes Larson ’77, retired Bentley University president, explains why she credits millennials for her decision to pursue a college presidency.

January 28, 2019

Professor Douglas Laycock of the University of Virginia School of Law has been appointed a reporter for the American Law Institute’s restatement on torts.

January 25, 2019

Appellate litigator Cate Stetson '94 answers our last-page questions.

January 24, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law faculty listed here are available to speak to the media about the 2018-19 Supreme Court term.

January 24, 2019

Tim Goodell ’84 is senior vice president and general counsel of Hess, a Fortune 100 corporation headquartered in New York. 

January 23, 2019

Three University of Virginia School of Law alumni — Michelle Harrison ’12, Chinh Q. Le ’00 and Julia Pierce ’98 — will be honored for their public service work at the third annual Shaping Justice conference Feb. 9.

January 22, 2019

See which alumni are clerking for judges during the 2018 term.

January 21, 2019

Before his cartoons with legal one-liners appeared in books and major newspapers, Michael Goodman ’80 entertained readers of the Virginia Law Weekly.

January 18, 2019

A conference at the University of Virginia School of Law on Feb. 1 will explore corporate governance in an era of activism.

January 17, 2019

A new survey finds 91 percent happiness among Class of 1990 graduates of the University of Virginia School of Law.

January 16, 2019

Kevin Cope, an expert in international law who develops new legal data for cutting-edge research, has joined the University of Virginia School of Law faculty as an associate professor of law.

January 15, 2019

Yuji Iwasawa S.J.D. ’97, recently elected to a seat on the International Court of Justice, the United Nations’ principal judicial body,emphasizes the importance of international law and, by extension, the institutions that uphold it.

January 11, 2019

A conference at the University of Virginia School of Law on Jan. 25 will examine how technology is threatening democratic institutions and what the law is doing about it.

January 11, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court granted cert in Quarles v. United States, a case filed by the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law.

January 10, 2019

The third annual Shaping Justice conference, aimed at inspiring students and lawyers to promote justice through public service, will take place Feb. 9-10 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

January 9, 2019

The Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law won a unanimous decision that may benefit Social Security claimants.

January 7, 2019

Co-authored for the first time by University of Virginia School of Law professor A. Benjamin Spencer, Volume 5A of Wright & Miller’s “Federal Practice and Procedure” has been published.

January 4, 2019

Alumni and students of the University of Virginia School of Law won an injunction on Wednesday to enforce adequate health care for female prisoners in Fluvanna.

January 3, 2019

A team led by University of Virginia School of Law alumni won an important victory in a groundbreaking lawsuit challenging Virginia’s license suspension policy. 

January 2, 2019

Being tapped to run an office for a large international law firm carries with it a significant downside: It pulls the new managing partner away from practicing law. James F. Williams ’88, the managing partner of Perkins Coie’s Seattle office, is determined to resist.

January 2, 2019

Not only are alumni spread across the energy sector, the network of graduates is strong within companies like Chevron, Longroad and Dominion.