News Archive

October 20, 2021

Professor Ruth Mason of the University of Virginia School of Law discusses the implications of a new international deal designed to stop big tech companies from dodging taxes.

October 19, 2021

Annie Kim, assistant dean for public service at the University of Virginia School of Law, received a Library of Virginia Literary Award for her poetry, among other recent accolades for the UVA Law community.

October 18, 2021

Professors John Duffy and Rich Hynes of the University of Virginia School of Law say in a new paper that government can make bail more equitable by subsidizing it, as it already does jails.

October 15, 2021

Professors John Duffy and Ruth Mason of the University of Virginia School of Law were elected members of the American Law Institute, bringing the number of UVA Law faculty affiliated with ALI to 28.

October 14, 2021

Dawn Davison has joined the University of Virginia School of Law as a director of public service at the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center.

October 11, 2021

Professor Jason Johnston of the University of Virginia School of Law has written a new book looking at some of the assumptions upon which climate change policy is being based.

October 8, 2021

A new course offered by the University of Virginia School of Law in the spring will help students learn to advocate on behalf of Spanish speakers.

October 5, 2021

Leigh Middleditch Jr., a University of Virginia-educated lawyer who worked behind the scenes to end partisan divides in Virginia and help his community, died Monday at 92.

October 4, 2021

Professor Rachel Bayefsky of the University of Virginia School of Law explains in a Q&A what nominal damages are and the implications of a recent Supreme Court ruling.

October 1, 2021

Claire Adkins ’22, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses how her competitive swimming career and Legal Writing Fellowship have been rewarding experiences.

September 30, 2021

A new program at the University of Virginia School of Law will offer additional funding to students working in public service jobs over the summer, with the goal of supporting those located in areas with high costs of living.

September 28, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law faculty listed here are available to speak to the media about the 2021 Supreme Court term.

September 28, 2021

Avery Rasmussen, who received an award for having the top GPA in the Class of 2021 and landed a U.S. Supreme Court clerkship, describes her keys to success at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 23, 2021

A new center at the University of Virginia School of Law will provide a platform to discuss online protections.

September 22, 2021

Professors Rachel Bayefsky and Lawrence B. Solum of the University of Virginia School of Law discuss how the U.S. Supreme Court’s shadow docket is being used and how it is shaping the court’s jurisprudence.

September 20, 2021

Learn about five students who received a Karsh-Dillard Scholarship at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 17, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law students Sam Long ’22 and Aleja Rocha LL.M. ’22 have been named 2021 Tillman Scholars.

September 14, 2021

Tax breaks for charitable giving should be expanded, not eliminated, to encourage community engagement among all income levels, says University of Virginia School of Law professor Andrew Hayashi.

September 13, 2021

Students, faculty and staff are learning and working side by side again at the University of Virginia School of Law. These photos capture what daily life is like as the community returns to a fully in-person experience.

September 8, 2021

Three alumni of the University of Virginia School of Law made notable contributions as public servants after the 9/11 attacks.

September 7, 2021

A record 114 University of Virginia School of Law alumni are clerking for the 2021 term, including 19% of the Class of 2021.

September 3, 2021

Elizabeth Simper ’23, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses how growing up in an immigrant family and undergraduate coursework sparked her interest in international law.

September 1, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law third-year students Emily Hockett, Donna Faye Imadi, Trust Kupupika and Jeffrey Stiles have been named this year’s Ritter Scholars.

August 30, 2021

Salwa Ahmad and Molly Keck are this year’s recipients of the Virginia Public Service Scholarship, a full-tuition award given to University of Virginia School of Law students who are pursuing public service careers.

August 27, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law professor Paul B. Stephan ’77 is looking at questions over how laws of armed conflict can address cyberattacks as the rise of big data makes clashes more likely.

August 25, 2021

The Innocence Project at the University of Virginia School of Law is welcoming a new face and promoting a familiar one.

August 23, 2021

Professor Margaret Foster Riley of the University of Virginia School of Law predicts that as COVID-19’s delta variant continues to spread and vaccines continue to receive FDA approval, states, schools and employers will make it harder to avoid vaccination.

August 18, 2021

The University of Virginia School of Law is welcoming a first-year J.D. class with the strongest academic numbers and the most racial diversity in the school’s history. Meet five first-year students.

August 17, 2021

Emerson Stevens, a client of the Innocence Project at the University of Virginia School of Law, received an absolute pardon Friday.

August 16, 2021

Alumna Grace Fu ’09, Dean Risa Goluboff and Admissions Office chief Natalie Blazer ’08 welcomed new students to the University of Virginia School of Law on Monday.

August 16, 2021

Katie Delsandro, a 2012 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, has returned to her alma mater to help usher in new students as director of admissions.

August 12, 2021

For Megan Scalia, an incoming student at the University of Virginia School of Law, pursuing a J.D. wasn’t a foregone conclusion.

August 11, 2021

Joey Carter, a client of the Innocence Project at the University of Virginia School of Law, received an absolute pardon Tuesday.

August 9, 2021

Professor Lois Shepherd of the University of Virginia School of Law discusses her work on a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services advisory committee exploring human research.

August 4, 2021

TV news journalist Dennis Ting is unclipping his microphone to join the incoming first-year class at the University of Virginia School of Law.

August 2, 2021

The Fourth Circuit ruled in favor of a client with the University of Virginia School of Law Appellate Litigation Clinic, among other recent accolades for the UVA Law community.

July 28, 2021

Army officer William Ratliff comes to the University of Virginia School of Law with plans to join the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

July 26, 2021

Five University of Virginia School of Law alumni were named among Law360’s Rising Stars of 2021 for their accomplishments as attorneys in the past year.

July 23, 2021

Ashley Anumba, an incoming member of the University of Virginia School of Law’s Class of 2024, hopes to compete in the Olympics the year she graduates.

July 22, 2021

Professors Aditya Bamzai, Joe Fore and Jennifer Givens were promoted by the University of Virginia School of Law.

July 21, 2021

The University of Virginia Law School Foundation received gifts totaling $21.9 million in the annual giving campaign that ended June 30 — the third-highest amount in the history of the foundation. 

July 20, 2021

New courses offered this fall at the University of Virginia School of Law include Lessons From COVID-19, Repugnant Transactions, and Corporate Social Responsibility.

July 19, 2021

As protests grow against the communist regime in Cuba and state forces crack down on the citizen movement, University of Virginia School of Law professor Camilo Sánchez looks at legal questions surrounding the human rights crisis.

July 16, 2021

A University of Virginia School of Law Innocence Project client, Bobbie Morman Jr., was granted an absolute pardon Wednesday.

July 15, 2021

Matt Rappaport ’09 of UBS knows what it’s like to win the lottery.

July 13, 2021

Michael Corcoran, a 2017 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas at the U.S. Supreme Court during the 2022 term.

July 12, 2021

Cat Guerrier ’21 is this year’s University of Virginia School of Law recipient of the Clinical Legal Education Association’s Outstanding Clinical Student Award.

July 9, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law professor Mila Versteeg’s co-authored book “How Constitutional Rights Matter” won the International Society of Public Law prize Friday.

July 8, 2021

Leah McLaughlin Fazio ’11 found her talents to be a good blend for Vitamix.

July 6, 2021

The University of Virginia School of Law is launching an ambitious new project focused on criminal justice reform that will expand the scope of the school’s Center for Criminal Justice and build upon lessons learned from the Innocence Project at UVA Law.

July 2, 2021

Chanel Frazier ’07, of global investment manager BlackRock Inc., offers a hand to others as she climbs.

July 1, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law students earned successful outcomes for their young clients in the new Holistic Juvenile Defense Clinic.

June 30, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law professor and Virginia Solicitor General Toby J. Heytens ’01 has been nominated to serve as a judge on the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. President Joe Biden also nominated two other alumni to federal judgeships.

June 28, 2021

Elizabeth Tuan ’13, a partner at Los Angeles-based Irell & Manella, has won big patent litigation verdicts, yet has also fought for the small consumer in her pro bono work.

June 24, 2021

Professor Jason Johnston of the University of Virginia School of Law explains in a new paper the government’s power to coerce landowners and redistribute value in the name of the environment.

June 22, 2021

The new Community Solutions Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law will help further equity in the Charlottesville community through collaborative engagement with community groups.

June 21, 2021

Scores of University of Virginia School of Law students and recent graduates received fellowships to work in public service roles this summer and beyond, including the inaugural Democracy Summer Fellows.

June 20, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law alumnus Jonathan Lowy ’88 keeps the gun lobby in check as vice president and general counsel at Brady.

June 16, 2021

The Class of 2021 broke the University of Virginia School of Law record for pro bono hours during their time in law school, among other recent accolades for the UVA Law community.

June 15, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law clinic students gained hands-on experience and notched new successes during the spring.

June 14, 2021

Professor Craig Konnoth of the University of Virginia School of Law will research bioethics in movement advocacy as a 2024 Greenwall Faculty Scholar.

June 11, 2021

Pro Bono Award recipient Kolleen Gladden, a 2021 University of Virginia School of Law graduate, discusses how a tornado’s impact on her hometown inspired her public service work.

June 10, 2021

The University of Virginia School of Law has hired 17 high-profile professors in a year’s time, and Twitter has taken notice.

June 9, 2021

Professor Emerita Mildred Robinson of the University of Virginia School of Law received the Armstead Robinson Faculty Award on Tuesday.

June 8, 2021

Kristyn Judkins, a 2011 alumna of the University of Virginia School of Law, has joined the school as a director in the Office of Private Practice.

June 7, 2021

A historic African American schoolhouse a University of Virginia School of Law clinic has worked to help preserve was recognized Thursday by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, improving the chances the site may be saved.

June 3, 2021

We ask University of Virginia School of Law alumni how life is going five, 10, 15 and 25 years after law school.

June 2, 2021

Robert S. Mueller III ’73 and three former senior members of his team — including Aaron Zebley ’96 — are participating in a class at the University of Virginia School of Law that will take students inside the special counsel investigation that dominated headlines during the Trump administration.

June 1, 2021

The nation’s schools will need funding and other resources to combat the lasting effects of segregation, University of Virginia President Jim Ryan ’92 says on the season finale of “Common Law,” a UVA Law podcast.

May 28, 2021

The University of Virginia School of Law’s grant program supporting summer public interest work is giving a record $750,000 to 162 students.

May 27, 2021

Legal philosopher Rachel Bayefsky will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty in the fall.

May 26, 2021

Former U.S. Sen. John W. Warner, a 1953 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, died Tuesday at 94.

May 24, 2021

Virginia Law Women was born in a tiny basement lounge in 1971. The meeting that carved out more space for women at the University of Virginia School of Law.

May 23, 2021

Being uncomfortable has its upsides, said Justice Cleo E. Powell of the Supreme Court of Virginia during her commencement address to the University of Virginia School of Law’s Class of 2021.

May 20, 2021

Catherine “Cat” Guerrier ’21 will earn her degree from the University of Virginia School of Law on Sunday and then start a clerkship for a former lecturer who is also a federal judge.

May 19, 2021

Get a preview of the University of Virginia School of Law Class of 2021 commencement and read about standout graduates.

May 18, 2021

The 38th annual North Grounds Softball League Invitational at the University of Virginia School of Law raised $15,000 for charity.

May 14, 2021

The Karsh Center for Law and Democracy, housed at the University of Virginia School of Law, and the Virginia Bar Association have launched an ambitious campaign to help society bridge its differences.

May 13, 2021

Payvand Ahdout, a former UVA Jefferson Scholar who studies judicial power, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty in the fall.

May 12, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law student Nooreen Reza ’21 was named this year’s recipient of the Virginia State Bar’s Oliver White Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award.

May 11, 2021

In the latest “Common Law,” University of Virginia School of Law professor Camilo Sánchez and Jolena Zabel ’21 explore the U.S. women’s soccer team’s search for equal pay and better working conditions in the “beautiful game,” and what it reveals about gender equity more broadly.

May 10, 2021

Before he was a graduating law student, he was a judge. Meet Dominique Fenton, a member of the University of Virginia School of Law Class of 2021.

May 7, 2021

Joy Milligan, a scholar at the intersection of law and inequality, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty.

May 6, 2021

Bertrall Ross, who will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty in the fall, studies why people lack power in U.S. democracy.

May 5, 2021

We checked in with four University of Virginia School of Law alumni about how they’ve been dealing with the pandemic’s disruptions.

May 4, 2021

Kunchok Dolma, a graduating University of Virginia School of Law student, discusses wanting to become a lawyer to help immigrant communities such as hers.

May 3, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law students who advised 19 area youths on their college essays helped them all earn acceptances.

April 29, 2021

Incoming professor Jay Butler of the University of Virginia School of Law has won an award for his paper on enforcing international law, among other recent accolades for the UVA Law community.

April 28, 2021

Katharine Janes ’21, a dual-degree candidate who graduates May 23 from the University of Virginia School of Law, has pursued her budding interest in history while also being of service to her peers.

April 27, 2021

Professor Jonathan Z. Cannon, whose academic and public service improved the field of environmental law, retires this spring from the University of Virginia School of Law.

April 26, 2021

Papers by University of Virginia School of Law professors Michal Barzuza, Quinn Curtis and Cathy Hwang have been named among the top 10 corporate and securities articles of 2020 in an annual poll.

April 23, 2021

Black communities experience lasting “cultural trauma” from the lack of criminal convictions for police and vigilante violence, explains scholar Angela Onwuachi-Willig on the latest episode of “Common Law,” a podcast of the University of Virginia School of Law.

April 21, 2021

Professor Leslie Kendrick ’06 will step down from her role as vice dean June 30, after four years of service at the University of Virginia School of Law, and continue her teaching and research at the Law School.

April 20, 2021

Professor Michael D. Gilbert, an expert on election law, democracy, and law and economics, will serve as the new vice dean at the University of Virginia School of Law, starting July 1.

April 19, 2021

Professor Kevin Cope of the University of Virginia School of Law explores how vaccine passports are not only legal but may be a constitutional obligation.

April 15, 2021

David Goldman, a 2019 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, will serve as one of five Bristow Fellows in the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice.

April 14, 2021

Third-year student Grace Tang is this year’s recipient of the University of Virginia School of Law’s Rosenbloom Award, which honors students with a strong academic record who have significantly enhanced the academic experience of their peers.

April 12, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law students took home third place in this year’s International and European Tax Moot Court Competition.

April 9, 2021

President Joe Biden has named Professor Caleb Nelson of the University of Virginia School of Law to the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States, led by Co-Chair Bob Bauer ’76.

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