News Archive

November 20, 2018

A recent fall day at the University of Virginia School of Law offered glimpses of why the school is consistently rated highly for quality of life and best professors.

November 19, 2018

The International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law joined an amicus brief arguing that the pardoning of a former Peruvian president should be invalidated.

November 16, 2018

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy said Friday at a special event held at the University of Virginia School of Law that he has no regrets for retiring from the court when he did — and that despite recent contentiousness related to confirming new justices, the court and its time-honored processes still work.

November 15, 2018

The University of Virginia School of Law ranks in the top 10 of The Princeton Review’s five most competitive categories for 2019, including No. 1 in Best Quality of Life and Best Professors.

November 13, 2018

Professor Molly Brady of the University of Virginia School of Law has been named co-winner of the 2019 Scholarly Papers Competition sponsored by the Association of American Law Schools.

November 12, 2018

Professor Cynthia Nicoletti of the University of Virginia School of Law has won the Cromwell Book Prize for her work “Secession on Trial: The Treason Prosecution of Jefferson Davis.”

November 9, 2018

Third-year students Katharine Collins and Christopher Macomber won the 90th William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition at the University of Virginia School of Law.

November 8, 2018

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will be interviewed by financier-philanthropist David Rubenstein at a Nov. 16 event launching the new Karsh Center for Law and Democracy at the University of Virginia School of Law.

November 5, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law students competed in the annual MetaCTF cybersecurity competition for the first time and helped one team win first place in the policy component.

November 2, 2018

Professor Michael Gilbert of the University of Virginia School of Law discusses legal questions surrounding voting laws.

November 1, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court cited professors at the University of Virginia School of Law more than any other school’s faculty in the past two terms, according to a new study of academic journal citations.

October 31, 2018

Lindsay Gorman and Jennifer Kelso 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.

 
October 29, 2018

The Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law will present oral argument on Nov. 7 in a case that may ultimately help more people receive their Social Security benefits.

October 26, 2018

An upcoming Virginia Environmental Law Journal symposium at the University of Virginia School of Law on Nov. 2 will focus on the complex legal issues facing historic preservation. 

October 25, 2018

Professor Douglas Laycock of the University of Virginia School of Law has completed the final three volumes of “Religious Liberty,” a collection of his writings over a four-decade career.

October 24, 2018

Betty Snow, who has worked in copy services at the University of Virginia for 46 years, retires from the Law School on Friday.

October 18, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law alumnus Daniel Richardson ’18, former editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review and the 2018 graduate with the highest GPA, offers advice to law students about preparing for upcoming mid-terms and finals.

October 16, 2018

Three University of Virginia School of Law faculty panels will discuss topics surrounding the future of the U.S. Supreme Court.

October 16, 2018

The Supreme Court of Virginia ruled in favor of a plaintiff represented in oral argument by Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick of the University of Virginia School of Law, in a landmark ruling over state tort law and corporate negligence. 

October 12, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law students are serving as externs and earning academic credit while working in the public sector under the supervision of a lawyer.

October 11, 2018

Talking out his legal education proved to be a winning formula for Daniel Richardson, who earned the highest GPA in the Class of 2018 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

October 10, 2018

The University of Virginia School of Law is now accepting GRE and GMAT test scores from applicants as part of the J.D. admissions process.

October 8, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law professors collaborated on a recent book that’s helping to redefine international law through new comparative study.

October 4, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law students William Hall ’19 and Nicholas Allen ’20 were honored for having the highest GPA after four semesters and the highest GPA at the end of the first year, respectively.

October 4, 2018

A $50,000 matching-fund challenge to prospective donors was one of the highlights of a Tuesday fundraiser for the Virginia Innocence Project Pro Bono Clinic.

October 3, 2018

Scholars gathered in Charlottesville last week to explore the history of racism, current racial division and how to combat it after the events of Aug. 11-12, 2017, during a University of Virginia School of Law conference.

October 1, 2018

A record 38 University of Virginia School of Law alumni are clerking at federal appellate courts for the 2018 term.

September 28, 2018

The Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court defending Virginia’s ban on uranium mining.

September 27, 2018

Leaders in criminal defense and a panel of several of Virginia’s wrongfully convicted men and women will participate in a Virginia Innocence Project Pro Bono Clinic fundraiser Tuesday at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 26, 2018

The directors of the Innocence Project at the University of Virginia School of Law welcomed back to freedom their paroled client, Darnell Phillips, on Tuesday. 

September 25, 2018

Virginia Del. Danica Roem, the first openly transgender elected state lawmaker in the United States, will speak Oct. 3 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 24, 2018

Plaintiffs financially betting for or against companies they are suing sounds like insider trading. It isn’t, says University of Virginia School of Law professor Albert Choi, but the practice raises a host of legal and ethical concerns that Choi explores in a new paper.

September 21, 2018

Several University of Virginia alumni will discuss their current and former roles as their states’ top attorney at the Law School on Wednesday.

September 19, 2018

Eduardo Carvalho LL.M. ’19 brings a wealth of experience to share as he interacts with his classmates and professors as part of the Graduate Studies Program at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 18, 2018

Professor Paul B. Stephan of the University of Virginia School of Law won the Traynor award for scholarship by a senior faculty member Monday.

September 17, 2018

Professor Deborah Hellman of the University of Virginia School of Law has won the 2019 Fred Berger Memorial Prize.

September 14, 2018

As part of Professor Mila Versteeg’s research for a book on how nations enforce constitutional rights, two University of Virginia School of Law students traveled with her to Colombia to study how courts handle health care claims.

September 11, 2018

Clint Broden ’90 was named a Texas lawyer of the year this summer for his part in unraveling some of the truth in a 2015 biker shootout.

September 7, 2018

Nine University of Virginia School of Law alumni were named among Law360’s Rising Stars of 2018 for their legal accomplishments in the past year.

September 5, 2018

Meet some of the inaugural Karsh-Dillard Scholars, recipients of full-tuition scholarships at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 4, 2018

Images from rare law books — titles chosen by Thomas Jefferson himself — will be on display starting Friday at the Arthur J. Morris Law Library.

August 30, 2018

The new Karsh Center for Law and Democracy at the University of Virginia School of Law promises to serve as an institution that promotes and studies core facets of a democratic society. Professor Micah Schwartzman explains his goals as director.

August 29, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law professor Paul Stephan ’77 will see six years of work as a coordinating reporter for the American Law Institute come to fruition in September, when the fourth restatement of foreign relations law is published.

August 27, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law third-year students Kendall Burchard, Aparna Datta, Amanda Lineberry and Jianne McDonald have been named this year’s Ritter Scholars.

August 24, 2018

A University of Virginia School of Law Professor and his team has achieved a settlement with the state to provide potentially life-saving treatments to an inmate. 

August 22, 2018

Stats and five students’ stories paint a picture of the University of Virginia School of Law Class of 2021.

August 20, 2018

First-year orientation began Monday at the University of Virginia School of Law with Netflix General Counsel David Hyman ’93 addressing students as guest speaker.

August 19, 2018

About 70 new students at the University of Virginia School of Law participated Sunday in the 10th annual public service day.

August 16, 2018

David Hyman ’93, counsel at Netflix, will address the Class of 2021 on Monday. In anticipation, he answered a few questions about his role in the company’s meteoric rise.

August 10, 2018

The Virginia Law Weekly at the University of Virginia School of Law won the American Bar Association Student Division’s 2018 Law School Newspaper Award on Aug. 4.

August 8, 2018

Professor Aditya Bamzai of the University of Virginia School of Law will be nominated to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, an independent, bipartisan agency within the executive branch that advises senior officials.

August 7, 2018

Scholars will examine racism in the United States during a University of Virginia School of Law conference Sept. 27-28.

August 3, 2018

Mary Elizabeth Magill, a 1995 alumna and former faculty member of the University of Virginia School of Law, will serve as UVA’s next executive vice president and provost, President Jim Ryan ’92 announced Friday.

July 30, 2018

Professor Michael Gilbert of the University of Virginia School of Law reviews the downside of disclosure in a new paper.

July 27, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law student Brooke Swann ’20 used her Monroe Leigh Fellows in International Law grant to work at the Southern Africa Litigation Centre in Johannesburg.

July 25, 2018

Ted Small ’92 started a student group at the University of Virginia School of Law in 1989 to bridge racial divides.

July 25, 2018

Students at the University of Virginia School of Law with a passion for fighting injustice will be able to do so through the new Civil Rights Clinic.

July 24, 2018

The 17th annual Human Rights Study Project of the University of Virginia School of Law will travel to Nepal in January.

July 23, 2018

William Charron ’98, a University of Virginia School of Law alumnus, explains how he came to found the Court of Arbitration for Art in Europe.

July 20, 2018

The Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law helped Nevada pass recent regulation easing renewable energy development on former mine lands, bringing together conservationist and mining groups.

July 18, 2018

For a record 13th year in a row, more than half of University of Virginia School of Law alumni made a gift to the school.

The Law School Foundation finished its 2017-18 annual giving campaign June 30 with a 51.4 percent alumni participation rate. A total of 8,926 alumni gave.

July 16, 2018

Michele Bratcher Goodwin, a biotechnology and health policy expert, and Kimberly J. Robinson, an expert in education law, will serve as visiting professors at the University of Virginia School of Law this fall.

July 13, 2018

If you’re halfway through your summer without reading a great book, check out these suggestions by faculty and alumni at the University of Virginia School of Law.

July 9, 2018

Linda Gordon Howard ’73, the first black student and the first female student to become the law school’s student council president, talks to Jianne McDonald ’19 about her career.

July 5, 2018

A pair of recent University of Virginia School of Law students won freedom last week for their client, a Tennessee man who was over-sentenced on his burglary convictions.

July 3, 2018

The faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law is on the vanguard of scholarly thought regarding First Amendment issues, leading philosophical debate and, quite often, influencing the decisions of the courts.

June 28, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law professors John Harrison and A. E. Dick Howard offer thoughts on Justice Anthony Kennedy’s legacy and what’s next for the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 26, 2018

Three University of Virginia School of Law professors were cited in Ortiz v. U.S., including Professor Aditya Bamzai, who presented oral argument as an independent amicus and was mentioned 31 times in the decision.

June 26, 2018

Several University of Virginia School of Law professors reacted to one of the U.S. Supreme Court’s most awaited decisions this term, on the Muslim travel ban cases.

June 25, 2018

If there is a financial crime making headlines in New York City, there is a good chance that Peirce Moser ’99, a prosecutor with the New York County District Attorney’s Office, is on the case

June 25, 2018

Professor Ruth Mason answers questions about South Dakota v. Wayfair, a U.S. Supreme Court case tackling states’ authority to implement taxes on online sales.

June 22, 2018

Yuji Iwasawa of Japan, a 1997 S.J.D. graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, was elected to a judgeship on the International Court of Justice.

June 21, 2018

Alumni at the University of Virginia School of Law report on what they are doing five, 10, 15 and 25 years out of law school.

June 19, 2018

Professor Dayna Bowen Matthew of the University of Virginia School of Law has been chosen for the Disparities Leadership Program to develop solutions to combat racial disparities in readmission and mortality rates.

June 18, 2018

Six faculty members were promoted at the University of Virginia School of Law.

June 15, 2018

Respect for people and process are the judicial philosophy of Judges Raymond Jackson ’73 and Gwendolyn Jackson ’72, who met and earned their law degrees at the University of Virginia School of Law.

June 14, 2018

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

June 8, 2018

Shannon Ellis ’15 is helping to hold Virginia prisons accountable for inmates’ health and well-being as the University of Virginia School of Law’s 16th Powell Fellow in Legal Services.

June 7, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law professor Michael Livermore explores how new technologies can change federal agencies’ notice-and-comment process.

June 6, 2018

In the 1970s, black law students at the University of Virginia School of Law organized the Black American Law Students Association chapter — and pushed for the first black law professor at UVA.

June 6, 2018

Now-retired corporate counsel Alfonso Carney Jr. ’74 views his successful career and subsequent public service as stemming from debts of gratitude he owes — to friends, family members and mentors.

June 5, 2018

Robert F. Kennedy, a 1951 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, was assassinated June 5, 1968 — 50 years ago today. In remembrance, we’re sharing words from some of his most inspiring speeches.

June 4, 2018

Camilo Sánchez will join the University of Virginia School of Law as an associate professor and director of the International Human Rights Clinic.

May 31, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Wednesday that University of Virginia School of Law professor Paul Mahoney has been appointed to its Investor Advisory Committee.

May 30, 2018

Incoming UVA President Jim Ryan ’92 has the Last Word in our spring 2018 issue of UVA Lawyer.

May 29, 2018

Blockchain, the technology underlying bitcoin transactions, could revolutionize financial markets and corporate law, says University of Virginia School of Law professor George Geis.

May 25, 2018

When Errol and Kim Phipps, Class of 1991, met as first-year law students, they had no idea then that they would one day become a family, much less the first multigenerational black family with both parents to have attended UVA Law.

May 23, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law graduate Ashley Finger ’18 recently served as rapporteur for the Salzburg Global Seminar.

May 23, 2018

The Virginia Court of Appeals on Tuesday officially exonerated Gary L. Bush, a client of the Innocence Project at UVA Law, who was wrongly convicted of two Virginia bank robberies.

May 21, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a University of Virginia School of Law clinic case, Culbertson v. Berryhill, which involves federal statutes governing attorneys’ fees.

May 21, 2018

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law narrowly lost Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis on Monday.

May 20, 2018
We share social media posts from graduation at the University of Virginia School of Law on May 20.
May 20, 2018

Cynthia Hogan '84, Apple Inc.'s vice president for public policy for the Americas, addressed the Class of 2018 at the University of Virginia School of Law on Sunday and made a pitch for public service.

May 16, 2018

Nimrah Khan, who graduates from the University of Virginia School of Law on Sunday, used her time here not only to prove to herself what she was capable of, but to pave the way for others like her.

May 15, 2018

Elaine Jones ’70 made social justice her life's work through the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

May 15, 2018

The Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law on May 3 argued a clean water and wetlands case on behalf of the Sierra Club.

May 14, 2018

Five students taking part in the Health Law Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law recovered or prevented the loss of a total of $267,000 for clients this year.

May 10, 2018

Five University of Virginia School of Law professors will present papers at the American Law and Economics Association annual meeting Friday and Saturday at Boston University.

May 10, 2018

Lawyer Mauricio Guim, who graduates from the S.J.D program at the University of Virginia School of Law on May 20, said three mentors helped him achieve the goal of becoming a law professor at a top international school.

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