News Archive

April 3, 2020

By now you’ve probably used Zoom — the virtual meeting tool utilized for online classes and meetings at the University of Virginia — but there may be some advanced tricks you’re still curious about.

April 3, 2020

Jehanne McCullough ’21, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses how internships nurtured her interest in political advocacy and the law.

April 2, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is the 2020 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law. 

April 1, 2020

A new book by University of Virginia School of Law professor Pierre-Hugues Verdier shows how the United States made foreign banks pay following the 2008 financial crisis.

March 31, 2020

When she investigated why colonists dressed as Native Americans at the Boston Tea Party, “Common Law” guest Professor Farah Peterson found an untold story about an unwritten American constitution.

March 30, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law students volunteered over 2,050 hours of pro bono service during Alternative Spring Break.

March 27, 2020

Third-year student Jasmine Lee is this year’s recipient of the University of Virginia School of Law’s Rosenbloom Award, established to honor students with a strong academic record who have significantly enhanced the academic experience of their peers.

March 26, 2020

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

March 26, 2020

With this year’s live performance of the Libel Show at the University of Virginia School of Law canceled due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, we’re sharing 10 classic skits and musical numbers from the past.

March 25, 2020

In the span of eight days, the novel coronavirus has changed almost everything about how the University of Virginia School of Law operates.

March 25, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law professors Mila Versteeg and Kevin Cope are part of a team who looked at Americans’ tolerance for waiving their rights during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

March 24, 2020

Frustrated cities could soon be closer to having more control over their destinies, according to University of Virginia School of Law professor Richard Schragger, who is working on a new home-rule project. 

March 20, 2020

Mihir Khetarpal ’21, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses his interest in moot court and his work with the Virginia Law Review.

March 19, 2020

The Federalist Society at the University of Virginia School of Law was named winner of the James Madison Award for national chapter of the year for the first time.

March 18, 2020

The federal government, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, should provide more leadership over the country’s response to contagions such as the novel coronavirus pandemic, a University of Virginia School of Law student argues in a new paper.

March 17, 2020

The Black Law Students Association at the University of Virginia School of Law has won national chapter of the year honors for the sixth time since 2002.

March 16, 2020

Students at the University of Virginia School of Law are entering a new world of online learning Thursday. These quick tips will help them get them started.

March 13, 2020

The University of Virginia School of Law is adapting to a rapidly evolving situation in the wake of the national coronavirus outbreak.

March 12, 2020

A memo that environmental law scholar Jonathan Z. Cannon wrote as general counsel at the EPA undergirds the Supreme Court decision Massachusetts v. EPA.

March 11, 2020

Four students recently represented the University of Virginia School of Law at the Salzburg Cutler Law Fellows Program in Washington, D.C.

March 10, 2020

John Merchant ’58, the first black graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, who opened doors for minority golfers, died Thursday. 

March 9, 2020

The eight students in the Human Rights Study Project at the University of Virginia School of Law ventured overseas in early January to learn about human rights law in India.

March 6, 2020

El Salvador native Ana Tobar-Romero ’21, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses her family’s story and work as an advocate for fellow immigrants.

March 5, 2020

A new environmental program housed at the University of Virginia School of Law will kick off with an event looking at how communities can respond to climate change.

March 4, 2020

Chloe Fife, a first-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, begins her presidency of the student organization Lambda Law Alliance on Thursday with a focus on advocacy and inclusivity.

March 3, 2020

Teaching the law of sexual assault, though a difficult topic for students and professors alike, is still a critical step on the path to reforming such laws, University of Virginia School of Law professor Anne Coughlin explains on the latest “Common Law” podcast.

March 2, 2020

Trevor Potter ’82, president of the Campaign Legal Center and former FEC chairman, discusses the state of elections and their role in democracy.

March 2, 2020

Professors Pierre-Hugues Verdier and Mila Versteeg of the University of Virginia School of Law were cited in a landmark decision by the Supreme Court of Canada.

February 27, 2020

Understanding our system of civil litigation is critical to understanding how law shapes society. Faculty at the University of Virginia explore the dimensions of both making and applying law. 

February 26, 2020

A new handbook co-edited by Professor Kimberly Kessler Ferzan of the University of Virginia School of Law examines contemporary issues in criminal law.

February 25, 2020

Trevor Potter ’82, founder and president of Campaign Legal Center, will deliver the keynote at the Ele(Q)t Project for LGBTQ+ Leadership symposium March 5, an event designed to increase LGBTQ representation in government and politics. 

February 24, 2020

Laura Howell ’11 and Adriana Vito have joined the University of Virginia School of Law as director of admissions and assistant dean for graduate studies, respectively.

February 24, 2020

Experts will discuss antitrust laws regulating multinational corporations at a Virginia Journal of International Law symposium March 4 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 21, 2020

Ron Beach ’21, a University of Virginia School of Law student, discusses how family, including a father and grandfather who were police officers, fostered his interest in law.

February 20, 2020

The University of Virginia School of Law chapter of the Black Law Students Association won chapter of the year at the Mid-Atlantic BLSA convention this month in Philadelphia.

February 19, 2020

Professor Dayna Bowen Matthew ’87 of the University of Virginia School of Law has been named the next dean of George Washington University Law School. She is the fifth woman to serve on the UVA Law faculty before becoming dean at a top law school.

February 18, 2020

Prosecutors across the country are rethinking their roles in how to make communities safer, former federal prosecutor Joyce White Vance ’85 explains on the latest “Common Law,” a podcast of the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 17, 2020

Third-year University of Virginia School of Law Student Sarah Houston reports on her fall semester studying abroad in Israel.

February 14, 2020

Two University of Virginia School of Law students helped a client persuade state regulators to compel a utility company to pursue renewable energy strategies.

February 13, 2020

Students, alumni and public interest lawyers discussed how to promote justice through public service at the fourth annual Shaping Justice conference Feb. 7 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 12, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law alumna Elissa Cadish ’89, one of four female justices serving on the Nevada Supreme Court, discusses her path to Nevada and the judiciary.

February 11, 2020

Members of the Black Law Students Association at the University of Virginia School of Law returned to Cape Town, South Africa, to aid efforts aimed at reducing violence.

February 10, 2020

Arjun Ogale, a second-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, has been selected as the new editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review. The 29 students who make up the new board began their roles Monday.

February 7, 2020

If University of Virginia School of Law student Amanda Swanson ’20 couldn’t play for her coaching idol, she could write about her contributions to women’s athletics and sports law instead.

February 6, 2020

A symposium sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law on April 2 will explore whether the United States should recognize a federal right to education and what that would look like.

February 5, 2020

Daniel Richardson, a 2018 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer next term.

February 4, 2020

The rampant spread of false information is causing some experts to reconsider a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that established modern libel law, Professor Frederick Schauer explains on the latest “Common Law,” a podcast of the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 3, 2020

Professor Margaret Foster Riley of the University of Virginia School of Law has been appointed to a new National Institutes of Health advisory committee that’s exploring challenges with emerging biotechnologies.

January 31, 2020

From Amazon to Papa John’s, several alumnae of the University of Virginia School of Law are leading legal departments as general counsel.

January 30, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law alumna Susan Murley ’86 found that building relationships and saying ‘Yes’ to taking on new work served her well on her path to becoming co-managing partner at WilmerHale.

January 29, 2020

The University of Virginia School of Law is having an unusual convergence of milestones in 2019-20, celebrating both the bicentennial of its founding and a centennial of coeducation.

January 28, 2020

Three University of Virginia School of Law alumni — Claire Blumenson ’11, Chioma Chukwu ’12 and Chris Kavanaugh ’06 — will be honored for their public service work at the fourth annual Shaping Justice conference Feb. 7.

January 27, 2020

Professor John Norton Moore, an educator and public servant who has worked to promote the rule of law, retires from the University of Virginia School of Law this month.

January 27, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law professor Robert F. Turner, the associate director of the Center for National Security Law at UVA, will retire at the end of this month.

January 24, 2020

Jessica Rennert ’20, a University of Virginia School of Law student, discusses how her path in law school took shape.

January 23, 2020

Kassia Miller, a 2006 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, was a writer and co-producer of the hit NBC comedy “The Good Place” for the past two seasons.

January 22, 2020

Erin Seagears, a third-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, was named this year’s recipient of the Gregory H. Swanson Award.

January 21, 2020

As leader of We The Action, University of Virginia School of Law alumna Sarah Baker ’04 helps connect lawyers who want to volunteer with nonprofits that need legal help.

January 17, 2020

A Jan. 30-31 conference, “Healing Hate: A Public Health Perspective on Civil Rights in America,” hosted by the University of Virginia Schools of Law and Medicine, will focus on the impact of racial and ethnic discrimination in driving public health disparities.

January 16, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law alumnus David Rubin ’19 won the IFA USA 2019 Writing Competition, and students Justin Aimonetti J.D.-M.A. ’20 and Christian Talley ’20 won the Stanford Law Review’s inaugural Student Essay Competition.

January 15, 2020

In her work at the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, Terrica Ganzy ’02 is on a mission to help people who are sentenced to death.

January 14, 2020

Mary Beth Tinker, the plaintiff in the seminal U.S. Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines, will deliver the keynote address at a conference on free speech at the University of Virginia School of Law. 

January 13, 2020

Jennifer Eberhardt, a social psychologist at Stanford University, will be the featured speaker at the University of Virginia School of Law’s Community MLK Celebration event Jan. 21.

January 10, 2020

Alumni of the University of Virginia School of Law discuss their lives 5, 10, 15 and 25 years after law school.

January 9, 2020

The fourth annual Shaping Justice conference, aimed at inspiring students and lawyers to promote justice through public service, will take place Feb. 7 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

January 8, 2020

Three University of Virginia School of Law alumnae in the Class of 1982 served as clerks on the U.S. Supreme Court. Find out what they learned from the experience.

January 7, 2020

Professor Thomas Nachbar of the University of Virginia School of Law has been appointed to the Federal Communications Commission advisory subcommittee that promotes the resiliency of the nation’s communications system.

January 6, 2020

Pioneering legal advocate and scholar Catharine A. MacKinnon will deliver the McCorkle Lecture on “The First Amendment: An Equality Reading” at the University of Virginia School of Law on Feb. 6.

January 3, 2020

Professors Ashley Deeks and Deborah Hellman of the University of Virginia School of Law were recently elected members of the American Law Institute, increasing the number of UVA Law faculty affiliated with ALI to 26.

January 2, 2020

As partner-in-charge of Jones Day Europe, Mary Ellen Powers ’80 oversees the firm’s 10 offices in Europe, in addition to representing clients in high-stakes litigation. The University of Virginia School of Law alumna discusses her career path and offers advice to lawyers interested in litigation.