News Archive

September 30, 2022

For the fourth straight year, over 100 University of Virginia School of Law alumni are clerking across the country for the 2022 term.

September 29, 2022

The University of Virginia School of Law has named new faculty directors to lead some of the 23 centers and programs that shape the school’s intellectual life.

September 28, 2022

“The Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity and Love in the Digital Age,” by University of Virginia law professor Danielle K. Citron, argues for online privacy as a human right. The book will be released by W.W. Norton and Penguin UK on Oct. 4.

September 27, 2022

Deborah Platt Majoras reflects on her post-retirement plans after leaving Procter & Gamble. The former FTC chair leaves behind a legacy of strong leadership, mentorship and employee wellbeing, in a career that started with earning her law degree at the University of Virginia.

September 26, 2022

Camilo Garcia graduated with the highest GPA in the University of Virginia School of Law’s Class of 2022, winning the Faculty Award for Academic Excellence.

September 23, 2022

This year’s LL.M. class includes a former police officer who has a law firm in Taiwan, a senior associate in Brazil’s largest law firm, and an executive for an American multinational financial corporation.

September 22, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law Vice Dean Michael D. Gilbert’s new co-authored textbook applies economic analysis to the field of public law. The publisher, Oxford University Press, has made the book available for free online.

September 21, 2022

Over two decades after he was convicted of murdering his high school girlfriend, Adnan Syed was released from prison with the help of multiple lawyers, including several from the University of Virginia School of Law and its Innocence Project.

September 20, 2022

New faculty are joining and visiting the University of Virginia School of Law this school year, strengthening the depth and breadth of the school’s curricular offerings and scholarly expertise.

September 19, 2022

Fifty years in, Virginia Law Women at the University of Virginia is going back in time to recapture its lost history, particularly its evolution as a diverse organization.

September 16, 2022

To provide the in-depth answers that applicants crave, University of Virginia School of Law Admissions Dean Natalie Blazer ’08 has launched the podcast “Admissible” to explore frequently asked questions.

September 15, 2022

New administrators have joined the University of Virginia School of Law over the past few months.

September 14, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law first-year students Kylie Mignat and Simeon Daferede are this year’s Virginia Public Service Scholarship recipients.

September 13, 2022

Students in the Appellate Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law dive into real federal appellate cases every semester, with each offering its own learning opportunities. Among their recent victories is a case won on behalf of a client who faced racial harassment from her employer’s family.

September 12, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law professor Ashley Deeks, former deputy legal adviser to Biden’s National Security Council, returns to UVA Law and reflects on her job.

September 9, 2022

Robert N. Sayler, a star litigator who spent the latter part of his career mentoring others and growing the oral advocacy program at the University of Virginia School of Law, has died. Colleagues and friends remember his generous spirit.

September 8, 2022

Marilyn Hajj, a 2025 S.J.D. candidate from Lebanon at the University of Virginia School of Law, has been awarded the American Association of University Women International Doctoral Fellowship for 2022-23.

September 7, 2022

Tristan Deering, a second-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses how his international business experience drew him to corporate and tax law.

September 6, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law third-year students Layla Khalid, Max Larson, Jack Turnage and Shinae Yoon have been named this year’s Ritter Scholars.

September 1, 2022

Rachel Daley, a 2021 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk for Justice Neil Gorsuch at the U.S. Supreme Court during the 2024 term.

August 31, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law professor Paul B. Stephan’s legal career was taking shape as the Soviet Union was collapsing — and as Mikhail Gorbachev’s influence reached its peak. Stephan reflected on the former Soviet leader’s role in ending the Cold War and why he couldn’t hold on to power or the esteem of his fellow Russians.

August 29, 2022

Meet five students with demonstrated leadership qualities who received a Karsh-Dillard Scholarship at the University of Virginia School of Law.

August 26, 2022

Terry Allen, whose scholarship focuses on the role of police in schoolchildren’s lives, is the first Race, Place and Equity Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Virginia School of Law.

August 24, 2022

The University of Virginia School of Law has again set records for academic strength and diversity in its first-year J.D. class. Meet five first-year students.

August 22, 2022

“Keep doing the things that you did that got you here,” entrepreneur Eric Broyles ’95 told the Class of 2025 at orientation Monday at the University of Virginia School of Law. It was the same advice Broyles’ steel worker father told him when he was about to start law school 30 years ago.

August 19, 2022

Law professor Anne Coughlin is co-directing the Sound Justice Lab, a new interdisciplinary initiative at the University of Virginia focusing on gender justice.

August 16, 2022

Biotechnology CEO Eric Broyles, a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, will speak at the school’s orientation for new students. He reflected on the values that drove his career from corporate law firm associate to pursuing cancer treatments.

August 11, 2022

On the fifth anniversary of a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, University of Virginia community members reflected Thursday on the legacy of Aug. 11-12 and the federal lawsuit that held organizers accountable.

August 10, 2022

Navy Lt. Christina Onianwa was the first Black woman, and first woman, in Princeton’s Navy ROTC. After serving on two tours of duty in the Pacific, she’s on her way to law school at the University of Virginia.

August 8, 2022

Experts will discuss the world’s immigration laws at the 33rd Sokol Colloquium on International Law at the University of Virginia School of Law on Aug. 11-12.

August 4, 2022

Haiti’s “odious debt” to France in the wake of the island country’s revolution was an enormous financial blow that still reverberates today, says Professor Mitu Gulati on the season finale of “Common Law,” a podcast of the University of Virginia School of Law.

August 3, 2022

Through eight law school deans and more than 15,000 students, Sandy Harris, part of the Financial Aid Office’s “family,” marks 50 years at the University of Virginia School of Law.

August 2, 2022

The University of Virginia School of Law launched a new program this summer aimed at leveling the playing field for college students who are interested in — but mostly unexposed to — the legal profession. Meet a few of the inaugural Roadmap Scholars.

July 29, 2022

Milan Shah, an incoming first-year law student at the University of Virginia, holds a biomedical engineering master’s degree from Clemson University and several inventions. His goal is to become a patent and intellectual property lawyer and a patent judge.

July 27, 2022

New courses offered this fall at the University of Virginia School of Law include Chinese Law, Law and Artificial Intelligence, and Property, the Police Power and Emergencies.

July 25, 2022

Members of the University of Virginia School of Law community have recently been singled out for excellence. Among the accolades, UVA was ranked No. 2 in Above the Law’s annual law school rankings and Professor Cynthia Nicoletti won an award for her scholarship.

July 25, 2022

Professor Aditya Bamzai of the University of Virginia School of Law was recently elected a member of the American Law Institute, bringing the number of UVA Law faculty affiliated with ALI to 32.

July 22, 2022

A native of Virginia Beach, incoming University of Virginia School of Law student Shelby Wolfe was a California paramedic and a K9 search and rescue handler before entering law school.

July 21, 2022

Privacy expert Anita L. Allen discusses her framework for stopping surveillance, scamming and exclusion in Black Americans’ digital lives in the latest episode of “Common Law,” a podcast of the University of Virginia School of Law.

July 20, 2022

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

July 19, 2022

Whitmore Merrick Jr. helps Charlottesville-area people living with convictions get back on their feet. Students in a University of Virginia School of Law clinic helped him avoid his own possible legal jeopardy by restoring his firearm rights.

July 15, 2022

The Innocence Project at the University of Virginia School of Law succeeded in a multiyear effort to vacate the conviction of Gilbert Merritt III, who was incarcerated for 20 years because of an informant’s fabricated testimony.

July 14, 2022

For the fourth year in a row, the University of Virginia Law School Foundation garnered over $20 million in the annual giving campaign, which ended June 30.

July 13, 2022

Seven alumni of the University of Virginia School of Law were named among Law360’s Rising Stars of 2022 for their accomplishments as attorneys in the past year.

July 8, 2022

Second-year student Jordan Kijewski discusses volunteering with Madison House and working for AmeriCorps before coming to the University of Virginia School of Law.

July 7, 2022

Professor John Monahan of the University of Virginia School of Law discusses how the science of predicting violence developed and how it shaped his own career on the “Common Law” podcast.

July 6, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law professor Payvand Ahdout’s new article examines how lower federal courts have been able to act as an effective check against executive power. 

July 1, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law faculty discuss news-making rulings from the 2021 U.S. Supreme Court term.

June 30, 2022

David H. Ibbeken ’71, who led the Law School Foundation for 28 years and continued to work there as president emeritus, died June 27 after a battle with cancer. He was 80.

June 30, 2022

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

June 28, 2022

Living to age 100 — once the territory of the Guinness Book of World Records — is about to become a lot more common. To prepare, Americans will need to adapt laws revolving around family and relationships, according to Naomi Cahn, co-director of the Family Law Center at the University of Virginia School of Law.

June 27, 2022

Kathryn Miles, author of “Trailed: One Woman’s Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders,” worked with University of Virginia School of Law professor Deirdre Enright ’92 and student researchers to craft her tale.

June 24, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court made history Friday, striking down Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 legal decision that gave women in the United States the constitutional right to abortion. University of Virginia School of Law professor Naomi Cahn discusses the implications of the decision.

June 23, 2022

Privacy rules should help citizens counter powerful companies that are mining their data and seeking to influence them, says scholar Neil Richards on the latest episode of “Common Law,” a podcast of the University of Virginia School of Law.

June 22, 2022

Bradley partner Henry Su ’90, a University of Virginia School of Law alumnus who has been recognized for his pro bono work, gets the Last Word in the spring issue of UVA Lawyer.

 

June 21, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law public service fellowships are funding students’ and graduates’ work nationwide.

June 16, 2022

The University of Virginia School of Law’s grant program supporting summer public interest work and the student-run PILA+ program are giving a record $801,000 to 167 students. The UVA Law grants are funded by gifts from alumni and other donors. 

June 15, 2022

Edna Conway ’82, a University of Virginia School of Law alumna, is responsible for the security, resiliency and governance of the cloud infrastructure and supply chain upon which Microsoft’s cloud business operates.

June 14, 2022

For Pride Month, take a journey through the LGBTQ equality movement as lived through the eyes of University of Virginia School of Law alumni and faculty.

June 13, 2022

Professor Megan Stevenson of the University of Virginia School of Law and her team have received a $200,000 grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation to study the long-term effects of incarceration.

June 10, 2022

Alison Gocke, an environmental law scholar with expertise in energy from both the scientific and legal perspectives, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty this summer.

June 9, 2022

The president’s power to appoint — or remove — executive branch officials has been a focus of the U.S. Supreme Court recently because agencies are taking on more power, says scholar Jennifer Mascott on “Common Law,” a podcast of the University of Virginia School of Law.

June 8, 2022

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

June 7, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law alumna Erica Y. Williams ’98, the first person of color to lead the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, says it’s important for regulators to reflect the people they represent.

June 6, 2022

In “Wastelands,” University of Virginia School of Law alumnus Corban Addison ’04 uncovers the story of the environmental lawsuit against Smithfield, the country’s largest pork producer.

June 3, 2022

Brecken Petty, a second-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses her interest in environmental law and goals as president of Virginia Law Women.

June 2, 2022

Army Brig. Gen. Robert Borcherding ’99, a University of Virginia School of Law alumnus, discusses his role as legal counsel to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

June 1, 2022

The Sierra Club asked the Environmental Law and Community Engagement Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law to help its efforts to improve an enormous offshore wind farm proposed by Dominion Energy.

May 31, 2022

Faculty members at the University of Virginia School of Law are looking at questions about the challenging relationship between national and international institutions — both public and private — from many angles in their research.

May 26, 2022

In the wake of two mass shootings committed by 18-year-olds, University of Virginia School of Law professor Richard Bonnie ’69, an architect of red-flag laws, discusses how those laws can be used and improved to prevent future tragedies.

May 26, 2022

Litigation has not stopped discrimination against Black women who wear their hair naturally, a University of Virginia School of Law graduate explains on the latest episode of “Common Law.”

May 25, 2022

Members of the University of Virginia School of Law community have recently been singled out for excellence.

May 24, 2022

Professor Quinn Curtis has been named associate dean for curricular programs at the University of Virginia School of Law, effective July 1.

May 22, 2022

Commencement speaker Kim Keenan ’87 on Sunday paid tribute to the toughness of a class that has seen contentious political storms, war abroad and grief around the globe in their three years studying at the University of Virginia School of Law.

May 19, 2022

Get a preview of the University of Virginia School of Law Class of 2022 commencement and read about standout graduates.

May 19, 2022

Graduating student Chloe Knox ’22 likes being part of a team. In her three years at the University of Virginia School of Law, she worked with fellow Federalist Society members to put on a national conference, edited the Virginia Law Review alongside classmates and coordinated with state officials to fairly prosecute criminal trials.

May 18, 2022

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, learn more about recent Asian American and Pacific Islander graduates of the University of Virginia School of Law who are prominent in their fields.

May 17, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a case filed by the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law that could have broad implications for defendants challenging their convictions.

May 16, 2022

First-generation student Camilo Garcia is graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law as a top student thanks to his willingness to run toward challenges.

May 13, 2022

The University of Virginia’s Public Service Awards Committee recognized the Innocence Project’s many achievements by awarding its longtime leaders, Professors Deirdre Enright ’92 and Jennifer L. Givens, one of this year’s Collaborative Excellence in Public Service Awards.

May 12, 2022

Psychologist Elizabeth F. Loftus, one of the nation’s leading experts on memory, discusses her work and how it transformed the justice system on the latest “Common Law,” a podcast of the University of Virginia School of Law.

May 11, 2022

After Elizabeth Harris graduates from the University of Virginia School of Law on May 22, she hopes to use her degree, skills and passion to undo some of the problems she witnessed as a foster child in Texas.

May 10, 2022

Linda Blacke, who has managed the Law School’s Sidley Austin café with kindness and commitment since 2009, is retiring. She shares some vivid memories of her UVA days, stretching back to 1981.

May 9, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law professor Rachel Harmon has been named a recipient of one of this year’s All-University Teaching Awards.

May 6, 2022

Graduating University of Virginia School of Law student Jeffrey Stiles will join Cozen O’Connor’s Philadelphia office before taking leave to clerk for U.S. Judge Chad Kenney of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for the 2024-25 term. He leaves a legacy of selfless generosity — and good-natured pranking.

May 5, 2022

A paper co-authored by Professors Kristen Eichensehr and Cathy Hwang of the University of Virginia School of Law has been accepted to the 2022 Harvard/Yale/Stanford Junior Faculty Forum.

May 3, 2022

In the 13 years she’s worked at the University of Virginia School of Law, Jennifer Markham Hulvey has counseled thousands of students on how to manage their finances. But with her open mind and caring manner, she has also made the school a more welcoming place.

May 3, 2022

What does the leak of the Dobbs opinion mean for the U.S. Supreme Court? Professor Douglas Laycock of the University of Virginia School of Law offers his quick take.

May 3, 2022

The Innocence Project at the University of Virginia School of Law recently worked with state lawmakers to obtain compensation for six clients pardoned over the past year and contributed to broader reforms in how wrongfully incarcerated defendants are compensated.

May 2, 2022

Henry Dickman, a 2020 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk for Justice Amy Coney Barrett at the U.S. Supreme Court during the 2022 term.

April 29, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law professor Quinn Curtis’ paper on environmental, social and corporate governance mutual funds has been named one of the top 10 corporate and securities articles of 2021 in an annual poll.

April 28, 2022

Professor Megan Stevenson discusses her research revealing the true costs of pretrial detention on the latest “Common Law,” a podcast of the University of Virginia School of Law.

April 27, 2022

Third-year student Rachel Anderson 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 26, 2022

Christopher A. Ripple ’08, a lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law, explains how global food insecurity could expand in the wake of conflict in Ukraine and why food markets are so vulnerable.

April 25, 2022

First-year oral arguments are an annual rite of passage for all J.D. students at the University of Virginia School of Law. See photos from a recent argument and learn more about the process from participants.

April 22, 2022

Graduating University of Virginia School of Law student Tiffany Mickel ’22 made history when she became the Virginia Law Review’s first Black editor-in-chief. She reflects on her time in law school and discusses what’s next.

April 21, 2022

The Appellate Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law helped a Williamsburg student win his free speech case before the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

April 20, 2022

A new book by Professor Frederick Schauer of the University of Virginia School of Law explores how to think about evidence in our everyday lives.

April 19, 2022

Professor Saikrishna Prakash was part of an American Law Institute initiative recommending changes to the Electoral Count Act, among other recent accolades for the Law School community.

April 18, 2022

Clinic students at the University of Virginia School of Law worked with lawmakers to draft the Virginia Literacy Act, which was recently signed into law.

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