News Archive

July 2, 2020

The Innocence Project at UVA Law on Wednesday welcomed to freedom client Rojai Fentress, who the clinic’s directors say was falsely convicted of murder as a teenager.

July 1, 2020

The reporters committee for Freedom of the Press in Washington, D.C., has provided legal resources to protect journalists for the past 50 years. That’s because when reporters are without representation or legal support, “You may think twice about publishing that story,” said Jennifer Nelson ’11, a staff attorney there and co-director of the Law School’s First Amendment Clinic.

June 30, 2020

Our nation’s recent presidential impeachment wasn’t the first time in modern history that we’ve asked the question: When is a payment a bribe?

June 29, 2020

Career paths sometimes turn suddenly, in places where we least expect. For Karla Smith ’95, a judge on the Montgomery County (Maryland) Circuit Court, it happened on a long bus ride to Canada in 1994.

June 26, 2020

Rachel Davidson Raycraft ’20 discusses her experiences in international law and public policy at the University of Virginia School of Law, including co-authoring a World Economic Forum paper.

June 24, 2020

Richard M. Re, an expert in criminal procedure, federal courts and constitutional law, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty.

June 24, 2020

National security law expert Kristen Eichensehr will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty as a tenured professor.

June 23, 2020

Maria Monaghan, a 2017 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito next term.

June 22, 2020

Sam Long ’22, a Marine Corps veteran and student at the University of Virginia School of Law, has been named a 2020 Tillman Scholar.

June 18, 2020

Naomi R. Cahn, an influential scholar in the field of family law, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty in the fall.

June 12, 2020

Taz Jones ’20, a recent graduate from the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses how he helped create a community partnership to provide classmates meals and support local restaurants during the pandemic.

June 11, 2020

These eight University of Virginia School of Law students helped others when the pandemic moved classes online.

June 10, 2020

Professor Rachel Harmon of the University of Virginia School of Law has co-authored a new report offering concrete ways to implement police reform.

June 9, 2020

Find out what this year’s LL.M. Graduation Award recipient Krzysztof Kolakowski liked about the University of Virginia School of Law and Charlottesville.

June 8, 2020

Instructors of Seminars in Ethical Values courses at the University of Virginia School of Law share their book and film assignments as suggested summer entertainment.

June 5, 2020

Pro Bono Award recipient Miranda Russell, a 2020 University of Virginia School of Law graduate, discusses her most meaningful public service work and classroom experience.

June 4, 2020

Changes to the University of Virginia School of Law’s public service programming will better prepare students for careers in the public interest while strengthening the school’s counseling services.

June 3, 2020

Professor Crystal Shin ’10 will direct a new juvenile justice clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law.

June 2, 2020

Professor Cynthia Nicoletti, a legal historian and professor of law at the University of Virginia, has been named a recipient of the UVA Student Council Distinguished Teaching Award.

June 2, 2020

Like many of you, I have watched the events unfolding these past few weeks with grief and anger. The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and too many others are horrible, but I have unfortunately not found them shocking. “Shocked” connotes an element of surprise.

May 29, 2020

Kimberly Veklerov ’22, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses how her career as a crime reporter inspired and equipped her for a legal education.

May 28, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law students researched racial inequality in Virginia and recently presented their findings to a governor’s commission focused on the issue.

May 27, 2020

Barbara Armacost, a professor at the University of Virginia School of Law and a former UVA nurse, has penned a new paper that argues officer-involved shootings should be reviewed in the same way that medical mistakes are.

May 26, 2020

Although the event was canceled, the 37th annual North Grounds Softball League Invitational at the University of Virginia School of Law raised $20,000 for charity.

May 22, 2020

Andy Kriha ’20 is this year’s University of Virginia School of Law recipient of the Clinical Legal Education Association’s Outstanding Clinical Student Award.

May 21, 2020

Harvard Law School fellow Thomas Frampton, an expert in criminal law and constitutional procedure, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty this summer.

May 20, 2020

Scores of University of Virginia School of Law students and recent graduates will take advantage of public service fellowships and other opportunities, including the inaugural Justice John Paul Stevens Fellows.

May 19, 2020

Dedicated lawyers made the difference in an important U.S. Supreme Court case that shaped climate history, Harvard law professor Richard Lazarus says on “Common Law,” a University of Virginia School of Law podcast.

May 18, 2020

Professor A. Benjamin Spencer of the University of Virginia School of Law will be the next dean of William & Mary Law School.

May 15, 2020

Graduating student Sara Phipps is fulfilling a legacy as a member of the first multigenerational black family with both parents to have attended the University of Virginia School of Law.

May 14, 2020

Read about the University of Virginia School of Law Class of 2020 virtual celebration and standout students.

May 14, 2020

Law School researchers found last year that, from the years 2000-2019, about a third of elected presidents worldwide attempted to stay in office beyond the limits of their terms.

May 13, 2020

The University of Virginia School of Law’s grant program supporting summer public interest work is giving a record $710,351 to 168 students.

May 12, 2020

Going from a small town to a big city prosecutor’s office wasn’t an easy path for graduating University of Virginia School of Law student Brooke Swann.

May 11, 2020

Professor Michael Gilbert says his study reveals the impact of voter ID laws.

May 8, 2020

Justin Aimonetti J.D.-M.A. ’20 and Christian Talley ’20, students at the University of Virginia School of Law, won the annual White River Environmental Law Writing Competition.

May 7, 2020

Second-year students Jess Feinberg, Katharine Janes and Jen Kelso of the University of Virginia School of Law will promote legal rights this summer as Katherine and David deWilde ’67 Public Interest Summer Fellows.

May 6, 2020

Students in a University of Virginia School of Law clinic have helped shape new U.N. guidance on the relationship between advances in science and human rights.

May 5, 2020

Manal Cheema, a graduating University of Virginia School of Law student, will take her expertise in national security law with her into the military as an officer in the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

May 4, 2020

The Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law has joined an effort to protect a historic African American schoolhouse.

May 1, 2020

John Ghazoul ’21, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses his Syrian heritage and involvement with the Middle Eastern and North African Law Student Association.

April 30, 2020

The U.S. president’s authority has grown so expansive that it’s time for Congress to rein it in, Professor Saikrishna B. Prakash argues on the latest “Common Law,” a University Virginia School of Law podcast.

April 29, 2020

You know that whole “marketplace of ideas” concept that says if you hear all arguments the best will win out? Well, it's a bunch of hooey.

April 28, 2020

The University of Virginia School of Law won its third consecutive victory in the International and European Tax Moot Court last week.

April 27, 2020

Blind athlete Matt Simpson, poised to graduate from the University of Virginia School of Law, is a study in handling life’s challenges with grace.

April 24, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law student Kevin Jackson ’20 will help support immigrant children in Georgia’s foster care system as the 19th Powell Fellow in Legal Services.

April 23, 2020

UVA photographer Sanjay Suchak documented just how empty the University of Virginia School of Law was after classes moved online.

April 23, 2020

In his new book, Professor Saikrishna Prakash of the University of Virginia School of Law explains why the executive branch’s power has swelled in recent decades, why he thinks that is a problem and how Congress might respond to defend its authority.

April 21, 2020

As states struggle with significant budget shortfalls nationwide due to the coronavirus pandemic, a coalition of tax scholars has come together to form Project SAFE, which will provide policy recommendations to help ease the crisis.

April 21, 2020

Jasmine Lee ’20, who served as president of the Student Bar Association, has served as an ambassador for the University of Virginia School of Law in multiple ways during her three years here.

April 20, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law students are helping the Pentagon tackle emerging national security challenges in a new UVA multidisciplinary course.

April 17, 2020

Nellie Black ’20, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses how she took what she learned with the Prosecution Clinic into the courtroom.

April 17, 2020

Professor Joe Fore ’11 of the University of Virginia School of Law has been elected a board member of the Legal Writing Institute.

April 16, 2020

The U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic matches much of what happened in past battles with virulent diseases, University of Virginia history professor Christian W. McMillen explains on “Common Law,” a UVA Law School podcast.

April 16, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law alumnus Glenn Carrington ’80 shares his secrets for success in the boardroom as Norfolk State University School of Business dean.

April 15, 2020

Rather than prioritizing resources based only on who might live or benefit most, hospitals should give people with disabilities additional consideration, Professor Deborah Hellman of the University of Virginia School of Law argues in a new co-authored paper.

April 14, 2020

Virginia’s wrongly convicted now stand a better chance of being declared innocent thanks to the policy efforts of the Innocence Project at the University of Virginia School of Law.

April 13, 2020

The University of Virginia School of Law is leading a University effort to provide information to contract employees seeking unemployment benefits in the wake of the novel coronavirus.

April 10, 2020

Professor Michael Gilbert of the University of Virginia School of Law has earned an All-University Teaching Award.

April 10, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law alumnus Avi Garbow 92, former general counsel of the Environmental Protection Agency, explains his new role as Patagonia’s first environmental advocate.

April 9, 2020

The spring issue of UVA Lawyer profiles Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear ’03 and the closely watched gubernatorial contest that launched him into the national spotlight. 

April 8, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law professor Darryl Brown ’90 will conduct research at the University of Cambridge as a Thomas Jefferson Visiting Fellow in spring 2021.

April 7, 2020

Despite troubling times, we’re not quite where we were during the 2008 financial crisis, according to a University of Virginia School of Law professor Paul Mahoney.

April 7, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law psychologist Kate Gibson offers advice for students coping with social distancing and virtual learning.

April 6, 2020

A decade after the birth of the Program in Law and Public Service at the University of Virginia School of Law, three alums who were there in the beginning share their career stories.

April 6, 2020

Cathy Hwang, an expert in business law whose work merges theory with real-world practice, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty in the fall.

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.

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