News Archive

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.

April 9, 2021

Michael Ma ’21, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses how living in a youth shelter persuaded him to represent children in need.

April 8, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law student Carly Wasserman ’21 will help schoolchildren facing court fines and fees as an Equal Justice Works Fellow.

April 7, 2021

David S. Law, who has authored high-profile work on courts and constitutions around the world, will join the University of Virginia School of Law in the fall.

April 6, 2021

It’s time to rethink how we regulate the police, Professor Rachel Harmon says on the latest episode of “Common Law,” a podcast sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law.

April 5, 2021

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

April 1, 2021

With the sweep of a pen last week, Gov. Ralph Northam signed new legislation that abolished the death penalty in Virginia.

March 31, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law student Nooreen Reza ’21 will help support Chicago-area communities facing health inequities as the 20th Powell Fellow in Legal Services

March 30, 2021

Libby (Stropko) Baird, a 2019 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk for Justice Amy Coney Barrett at the U.S. Supreme Court for the 2021 term.

March 29, 2021

Mitu Gulati, a scholar of sovereign debt and contract law, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty in the fall.

March 25, 2021

Third-year students Avery Rasmussen and Matt West have won the 92nd William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition at the University of Virginia School of Law.

March 24, 2021

State Sen. Scott Surovell, a 1996 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses why and how he shepherded legislation that ended capital punishment in the state.

March 23, 2021

As the Supreme Court has struck down laws that criminalized private behavior, other forms of legal and social regulation have taken their place, argues New York University School of Law professor Melissa Murray on “Common Law,” a podcast sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law.

March 22, 2021

Professor Kimberly D. Krawiec, an expert on corporate law who teaches courses on securities, corporate, and derivatives law, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty.

March 19, 2021

Students in the new State and Local Government Policy Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law helped all of their state lawmaker clients, on a bipartisan basis, see their bills through to approval this term.

March 18, 2021

Professor Rachel Harmon of the University of Virginia School of Law has written the first casebook to look at the laws that govern police conduct in the United States.

March 17, 2021

Rebecca Weitzel ’22, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses her interest in tech law as editor-in-chief of the Virginia Journal of Law & Technology.

March 12, 2021

A new study co-authored by University of Virginia School of Law professor Cathy Hwang is upending nearly two decades of influential scholarship on how corporations are governed and valued. 

March 10, 2021

A health law expert focused on civil rights, Craig Konnoth will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty in the fall.

March 9, 2021

Focusing on employment policies can help reduce the threat of economic insecurity in America, Columbia Law School professor Michael Graetz ’69 says on the latest episode of “Common Law,” a podcast sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law.

March 8, 2021

Mark C. Jefferson has been named the inaugural assistant dean for diversity, equity and belonging at the University of Virginia School of Law. He begins his role March 29.

March 8, 2021

Professor Ashley Deeks of the University of Virginia School of Law has been named a recipient of the American Law Institute’s Early Career Scholars Medal.

March 5, 2021

Recent University of Virginia School of Law graduate Jordin Dickerson ’20 and third-year student Eli Jones ’21 are teaching at their undergraduate alma maters, with help from lessons learned in law school.

March 4, 2021

Professor Paul Mahoney of the University of Virginia School of Law discusses his new co-authored paper outlining how to improve regulation of index fund markets.

March 2, 2021

A new diversity fellowship created by Caplin & Drysdale honors University of Virginia School of Law alumni Gregory Swanson ’51 and Mortimer Caplin ’40.

March 2, 2021

Scholars from across the nation discussed the U.S. president’s foreign affairs powers, and how they might be checked by other branches of government, at the Virginia-Duke Foreign Relations Law Roundtable hosted by the University of Virginia School of Law on Feb. 26.

March 1, 2021

Professor Jay Butler, a Rhodes Scholar and expert in international law and corporate social responsibility, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty.

February 26, 2021

Cait Kutchi ’22, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses how her work at the FBI inspired her to become a lawyer.

February 24, 2021

The new Federal Criminal Sentence Reduction Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law has already helped free clients on compassionate release.

February 23, 2021

Being married unlocks numerous financial benefits, but it’s time for those benefits to be uncoupled from an institution that is rapidly declining among lower-income Americans, says Professor Naomi Cahn on the latest episode of “Common Law,” a podcast from the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 18, 2021

Professor Kenneth S. Abraham of the University of Virginia School of Law examines how repealing qualified immunity for law enforcement could affect insurance markets.

February 17, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law community members recognize trailblazing African American legal heroes.

February 16, 2021

This piece ran in the Los Angeles Times on February 16, 2021, and is re-posted with permission from the publication.

February 16, 2021

Three University of Virginia School of Law alumni — Elisabeth Epps ’11, Toby Heytens ’00 and April Nicole Russo ’11 — will be honored for their public service work at the fifth annual Shaping Justice conference Feb. 20.

February 15, 2021

Professor Danielle K. Citron of the University of Virginia School of Law has been working to stamp out how internet companies profit from destructive activity — like so-called “revenge porn” or cyberstalking — for more than a decade. She discusses the movement to reform how such companies handle harmful content.

February 12, 2021

Author Richard Rothstein will address how governments in the U.S. imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas in a Feb. 25 speech co-sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 11, 2021

Students in a University of Virginia School of Law clinic made significant contributions to a new state commission report recommending policy changes to reduce racial inequity in Virginia.

February 10, 2021

Professor Molly Bishop Shadel, who teaches oral advocacy, negotiations and public speaking at the University of Virginia School of Law, has been tapped again for The Great Courses series.

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