News Archive

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.

April 15, 2022

Tesla founder Elon Musk has put money on the table in a bid to acquire Twitter, but has he shown all his cards? University of Virginia School of Law professor Cathy Hwang, a mergers and acquisitions expert, explains.

April 15, 2022

Professor Emeritus W. Laurens Walker III, a pioneer in the field of procedural justice and the use of social science in courts who served on the University of Virginia School of Law faculty for 33 years, died Wednesday of natural causes. He was 85.

April 14, 2022

Certain property tax schemes designed to give rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods a tax break might be disproportionately benefiting white homebuyers, explains Professor Andrew Hayashi on the latest episode of “Common Law,” a podcast of the University of Virginia School of Law.

April 13, 2022

Elizabeth A. Rowe, an internationally renowned expert in intellectual property and trade secrets, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty in the fall.

April 12, 2022

Americans are still taking part in the experiment Thomas Jefferson launched with the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said Tuesday in accepting the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law at the University of Virginia School of Law.

 
April 11, 2022

Gabriele Josephs, a first-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses his LawTech Center fellowship and what he learned while interning for lawmakers.

April 8, 2022

Professor Kimberly Jenkins Robinson of the University of Virginia School of Law hailed the successful confirmation of her former Harvard Law School classmate, Ketanji Brown Jackson, to the U.S. Supreme Court.

April 8, 2022

From sanctions to war crimes, professors at the University of Virginia School of Law discuss the conflict in Ukraine and what it could mean for the international order.

April 7, 2022

The 39th annual North Grounds Softball League Invitational at the University of Virginia School of Law raised $27,500 for charity.

April 6, 2022

Third-year University of Virginia School of Law student Christopher Benos has played a pivotal role in making a historic change to the University’s 180-year-old honor system.

April 5, 2022

A new study on student interaction in law school classrooms offers insights on why gender dynamics are not fixed, according to paper co-authors and professors Molly Bishop Shadel and Rip Verkerke of the University of Virginia School of Law.

April 4, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law students took home second place in this year’s International and European Tax Moot Court competition.

April 1, 2022

A 19th century U.S. Supreme Court case involving a railroad strike still has ripple effects today on federal power and the courts, Professor Aditya Bamzai says on “Common Law,” a podcast of the University of Virginia School of Law.

March 31, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer is the 2022 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law.

March 28, 2022

Professor Payvand Ahdout of the University of Virginia School of Law has won The Yale Law Journal’s inaugural Emerging Scholar of the Year Award.

March 25, 2022

Faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law love what they do so much that their teaching extends beyond the classroom. Here are six must-read (or -listen) projects they’re working on.

March 24, 2022

Dean Risa Goluboff of the University of Virginia School of Law testified Thursday at Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court.

March 22, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law student Juhi Desai ’23, who recently was elected president of the Student Bar Association, discusses her interests and plans.

March 21, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law students volunteered 1,774 hours of pro bono service during Alternative Spring Break.

March 18, 2022

Third-year student Andi Schlut discusses building a sense of community at the University of Virginia School of Law through the student organizations she leads.

March 17, 2022

Whether people accept laws and legal authority as legitimate depends on having fair processes in the justice system and policing, Yale Law School professor Tom R. Tyler says on the latest “Common Law,” a podcast of the University of Virginia School of Law.

March 16, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is already affecting global markets and wiping out the two countries’ economies, but what’s to come could be far worse. Professors Mitu Gulati and Pierre-Hugues Verdier of the University of Virginia School of Law recently weighed in on the financial impact of the war and sanctions.

March 15, 2022

Amanda Frost, an expert in immigration and citizenship law, constitutional law and federal courts, will join the faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law.

March 14, 2022

Civil rights scholar Randall L. Kennedy will deliver the McCorkle Lecture on “From Protest to Law: Triumphs and Defeats in Struggles for Racial Justice, 1950-1970” at the University of Virginia School of Law on March 23.

March 11, 2022

The University of Virginia School of Law chapter of the Black Law Students Association has been named 2021-22 Mid-Atlantic chapter of the year.

March 10, 2022

The Innocence Project at the University of Virginia School of Law has had a busy start to the year, with six clients released from prison, pardoned or both since January.

March 9, 2022

Meet the University of Virginia School of Law adjunct professor who became an unlikely YouTube star.

March 8, 2022

Students at the University of Virginia School of Law recently contributed to a report with ideas on how to reduce the racial wealth gap in the state.

March 6, 2022

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin made the case for law students to serve in state governments during a speech Friday at the Federalist Society National Student Symposium hosted by the University of Virginia School of Law chapter.

March 4, 2022

Third-year students Max Ain and Andrew Teal won the first Transactional Law Competition at the University of Virginia School of Law on Feb. 25.

March 3, 2022

Nations should be more transparent and provide evidence when attributing cyberattacks to other states, says Professor Kristen Eichensehr on the latest episode of “Common Law,” a podcast of the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 28, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has raised numerous dilemmas for nations and the international community. Professors Kristen Eichensehr and Paul B. Stephan ’77 of the University of Virginia School of Law spoke about what’s next in the conflict at an online event Friday.

February 25, 2022

In a case brought to light by the University of Virginia School of Law’s International Human Rights Clinic, six environmental activists’ convictions were overturned in Honduras.

February 24, 2022

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin will deliver the keynote address at the 2022 Federalist Society National Student Symposium, held at the University of Virginia School of Law on March 4-5.

February 22, 2022

The work of children’s author Wendy Wan-Long Shang ’94, a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, celebrates Asian Americans and empowers children. Shang describes her path from exploring her own identity to writing the book behind this year’s American Girl doll.

February 21, 2022

Russia expert Paul B. Stephan ’77, a University of Virginia School of Law professor, said it’s important to understand what Moscow really wants from the conflict over Ukraine.

February 21, 2022

Eric C. Taylor ’88, presiding judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court and a University of Virginia School of Law graduate, discusses his career path and how the court is handling challenges brought by COVID-19.

February 18, 2022

Ryan Kurtiak, a second-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses working at Walt Disney World as a “Star Wars” villager and what he’s learned with UVA Law’s Extramural Moot Court team.

February 17, 2022

A member of the presidential commission convened to focus on possible reforms to the U.S. Supreme Court, Tara Leigh Grove, discusses the commission’s report on “Common Law,” a podcast of the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 15, 2022

Scott Chamberlain, 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.

February 14, 2022

The University of Virginia School of Law has the second-highest percentage of recent alumni working at the 10 highest-grossing U.S. law firms, among other recent accolades for the Law School community.

February 11, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law student Meredith Kilburn ’22 will help address school disciplinary practices as the 21st Powell Fellow in Legal Services.

February 10, 2022

A new book edited by University of Virginia School of Law professor David S. Law is designed to help teach comparative constitutional law through a more inclusive look at the world’s many legal systems.

February 9, 2022

Journalist Linda Greenhouse and public interest attorney Chinh Q. Le ’00 will teach short courses at the University of Virginia School of Law as distinguished fellows of the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy.

February 8, 2022

A new book by University of Virginia School of Law professors Kenneth S. Abraham and G. Edward White explores the role of courts and social change in the evolution of tort law.

February 8, 2022

A symposium at the University of Virginia School of Law will examine how lawyers are trained and how legal education could improve.

February 7, 2022

With help from students in the Immigration Law Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law, an Afghan national who had been imprisoned for three years on a misdemeanor charge was recently freed on bond.

February 7, 2022

A symposium at the University of Virginia School of Law will examine the evolving field of foreign commerce from both a legal and business perspective.

February 4, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law alumnus Mark F. Brzezinski ’91, confirmed by the U.S. Senate as ambassador to Poland in December, discusses his new role and his long-time scholarly and family roots in the Eastern European nation.

February 4, 2022

A symposium at the University of Virginia School of Law will discuss how decentralized finance works, how it should be regulated and insights into DeFi’s current purpose and future plans.

February 3, 2022

A new kind of investment fund is changing the way Wall Street does business, Professor Quinn Curtis explains on “Common Law,” a podcast of the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 2, 2022

Several alumni of the University of Virginia School of Law have helped open doors to generations of Black lawyers at the school and beyond. In honor of Black History Month, here are some of their stories.

February 1, 2022

A new pipeline initiative at the University of Virginia School of Law will offer a first-of-its-kind path to preparing first-generation and low-income students to become competitive applicants to the nation’s leading law schools.

January 28, 2022

Three University of Virginia School of Law alumni — Sejal Jhaveri ’15, Nitin Shah ’09 and Thomas Silverstein ’13 — will be honored for their public service work at the sixth annual Shaping Justice conference Feb. 4.

January 27, 2022

Four professors at the University of Virginia School of Law are joining the school’s podcast, “Common Law,” as co-hosts with Dean Risa Goluboff for the fourth season.

January 25, 2022

Rambert Tyree, 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 25, 2022

Kim Keenan ’87 will deliver the commencement address to the University of Virginia School of Law’s Class of 2022.

January 24, 2022

After several years of investigation and advocacy by the Innocence Project at the University of Virginia School of Law, client Lamar Barnes was released from prison and received an absolute pardon.

January 20, 2022

The sixth annual Shaping Justice conference, aimed at inspiring students and lawyers to promote justice through public service, will take place Feb. 4 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

January 20, 2022

A former Olympic swimmer who once made the leap from Hungary to the U.S. has joined the UVA Law School Foundation as senior director of development for the Western region.

January 18, 2022

A panel hosted by the University of Virginia School of Law will explore a successful civil lawsuit against organizers, promoters and participants in the 2017 Unite the Right rally.

January 14, 2022

UVA Law students are learning real-life lessons in corporate law from Peter Lyons, a legal consultant to the hit HBO show “Succession,” and Professor Cathy Hwang.

January 12, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law professor David Law explains the current military tensions surrounding Taiwan.

January 12, 2022

Reforms to retirement plans over the past 25 years have disproportionately benefited the wealthy while costing taxpayers billions, according to new research by University of Virginia School of Law professor Michael Doran.

January 11, 2022

Meet four students in the University of Virginia School of Law’s LL.M. degree program, who are pursuing an advanced degree after launching successful legal careers abroad.

January 10, 2022

A client represented by University of Virginia School of Law professor Kelly Orians was released from prison after a court agreed to a plea deal that garnered support of the victim’s father.

January 6, 2022

Eric Weakley, a member of the so-called “Culpeper Three” and a client of the Innocence Project at the University of Virginia School of Law, has received an absolute pardon.

January 5, 2022

Investment banker Kurt Davis ’09, a University of Virginia School of Law alumnus, discusses his work forging business deals globally.

January 3, 2022

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