News Archive

October 18, 2019

Kareem Ramadan ’20, a University of Virginia School of Law student, discusses his interest in scuba diving and why he chose law over business.

October 17, 2019

Emmy Award-winning television news producer Janice Johnston ’95 will be UVA Law’s 2020 commencement speaker.

October 15, 2019

The United States needed to step up protections for civil liberties and civil rights to take on the Soviet Union during the Cold War, University of Virginia School of Law professor G. Edward White explains in the latest episode of “Common Law.”

October 10, 2019

Professor Richard Bonnie of the University of Virginia School of Law argues in a recent amicus brief that there’s a constitutional right to plead insanity.

October 8, 2019

Nancy L. Buc ’69, an alumna of the University of Virginia School of Law, will fund the first of 20 new Research Professorships in Democracy and Equity at UVA.

October 7, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law will officially launch its Honor the Future campaign Oct. 11 with a $400 million goal. As part of the broader $5 billion UVA campaign, the effort will position the school to continue to thrive and build upon its strengths into its third century.

October 4, 2019

Erin Seagears ’20, a University of Virginia School of Law student, discusses how working with children convinced her to become a juvenile public defender.

October 1, 2019

The second season of “Common Law” debuts with a look back at the nonsmokers’ rights movement with UVA historian Sarah Milov.

September 30, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law students Nicholas Allen ’20 and Avery Rasmussen ’21 were recently recognized for having the highest GPA after four and two semesters, respectively.

September 27, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law professor Saikrishna Prakash said political partisanship will inevitably influence how lawmakers approach the impeachment process.

September 26, 2019

Professor Dayna Bowen Matthew ’87 of the University of Virginia School of Law and five of her students helped draft the Environmental Justice Act of 2019, a bill introduced in the U.S. Senate.

September 25, 2019

The second season of the University of Virginia School of Law podcast “Common Law” debuts Oct. 1.

September 24, 2019

Meet members of the Class of 2022 who received full-tuition scholarships at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 19, 2019

A new book by Jessica Lowe, a legal historian at the University of Virginia School of Law, explores a murder case and legal change just 15 years after the founding of the United States.

September 18, 2019

Outlines and practice exams were keys to success for William Hall, who earned the highest GPA in the Class of 2019 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 17, 2019

With discovery now granted, Jim Neale ’98 and the Innocence Project at UVA Law hope to prove that suppressed evidence helped lead to the wrongful conviction of Arsean Hicks.

September 12, 2019

Three Fulbright scholars are among the 65 students from 19 countries participating in the Graduate Studies Program this year at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 11, 2019

Matt West ’21, a University of Virginia School of Law student, discusses his new book on an influential leader from Virginia’s political past.

September 10, 2019

Juliet Hatchett ’15 joins the University of Virginia School of Law as a staff attorney for the Innocence Project.

September 9, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law faculty listed here are available to speak to the media about the 2019-20 Supreme Court term.

September 6, 2019

A new two-year pilot program at the University of Virginia School of Law will expand summer public service grants to fund judicial internships.

September 5, 2019

Meet Sarah Shalf ’01, who has been named the new director of clinical programs at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 4, 2019

Through his website The Charlottesville 29, University of Virginia School of Law alum Simon Davidson ’99 highlights what he views as the most essential restaurants in Charlottesville.

September 3, 2019

A letter written by Thomas Jefferson about the hiring of the first University of Virginia law professor will be installed at the Arthur J. Morris Law Library.

August 29, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law third-year students Molly Cain, Manal Cheema, Eleanora Kaloyeropoulou and Read Mills have been named this year’s Ritter Scholars.

August 28, 2019

Professor Molly Shadel of the University of Virginia School of Law offers five tips for first-year law students seeking academic success.

August 27, 2019

A pair of professors at the University of Virginia School of Law and their co-author are tracking how millennials are flexing their economic power in the corporate boardroom.

August 26, 2019

Lawrence B. Solum, a legal theorist, and H. Timothy Lovelace Jr. ’06, an expert in legal history and civil rights, will serve as visiting professors at the University of Virginia School of Law this fall.

August 22, 2019

Amy Fly, a 2019 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, shares her experience in pro bono work and what she’s doing now as a Robert F. Kennedy Fellow.

August 21, 2019

Stats and five students’ stories paint a picture of the University of Virginia School of Law Class of 2022.

August 20, 2019

First-year orientation began Monday at the University of Virginia School of Law with a welcome address from appellate litigator Cate Stetson ’94.

August 16, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law student Mika Bray ’20 used her public service fellowship grant to work at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica this summer.

August 14, 2019

Appellate litigator and Hogan Lovells partner Cate Stetson ’94 will welcome the University of Virginia School of Law Class of 2022 on Monday. In advance of her address, she shared insights on being a successful lawyer and law student.

August 12, 2019

Administrative law faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law are both leading a conversation in their scholarship and shaping it in the courts.

August 8, 2019

Attorney Scott Ballenger, a 1996 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, has joined the Virginia law faculty as director of the Appellate Litigation Clinic.

August 7, 2019

Incoming University of Virginia Provost Liz Magill ’95 has “The Last Word” in the latest issue of UVA Lawyer.

August 6, 2019

Bob Inglis, a 1984 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, is working to change the political climate on climate change.

August 5, 2019

Three new endowed chairs tied to the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy will fund the work of scholars at the University of Virginia School of Law.

August 2, 2019

Cale Jaffe, director of the University of Virginia School of Law’s Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic, has been promoted to associate professor of law, general faculty.

August 1, 2019

Melissa Sawyer, a 2000 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, wrote the résumé for her dream job as a corporate lawyer at age 12.

July 30, 2019

An incoming student at the University of Virginia School of Law has created a game company that celebrates black role models.

July 26, 2019

Magee works to bring mindfulness and contemplation practices into the educational system, the workplace and anywhere else they are needed.

July 24, 2019

An incoming first-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law is wrapping up a year studying Mandarin in Taiwan before studying the law.

July 23, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law professor Saikrishna Prakash, an expert on presidential power, offers a preview of the issues at stake involving obstruction in advance of Robert Mueller’s testimony.

July 19, 2019

As Humans of UVA Law draws to a close after five years of featuring community members of the University of Virginia School of Law, we share some of our favorite posts and meet the photographer most recently behind the series.

July 19, 2019

Alumni and staff remember Beverly Harmon, who was a kind presence as assistant dean for student affairs at the University of Virginia School of Law from 1996-2005.

July 18, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law’s foundation received a total of $23.6 million in gifts — the second-highest amount in school history — during the 2018-19 annual giving campaign. 

July 17, 2019

Professor George Rutherglen of the University of Virginia School of Law reflects on the judicial philosophy of his former boss, U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

July 16, 2019

Mortimer Caplin ’40, the former IRS commissioner, Caplin & Drysdale co-founder and professor emeritus, died Monday at age 103.

July 12, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law’s Legal Writing Fellows help mentor first-year students in the craft of legal writing.

July 10, 2019

Incoming student Nevah Jones ’22, a 20-year U.S. Air Force veteran, chose to pursue a law degree at the University of Virginia School of Law to one day help veterans in need.

July 3, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law graduates share their best advice for prepping for and taking the bar exam, including what classes best prepared them.

July 2, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law faculty and clinics left a mark, and notched a few victories, at the U.S. Supreme Court this term.

July 1, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law will bring back its First Amendment Clinic for the 2019-20 academic year.

June 26, 2019

We check in on alumni 5, 10, 15 and 25 years after graduation to see what they're up to.

June 24, 2019

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a University of Virginia School of Law clinic case that could have broad implications in the field of copyright law.

June 21, 2019

Writings by Professor Douglas Laycock of the University of Virginia School of Law helped influence the U.S. Supreme Court in Wednesday’s Bladensburg Peace Cross decision. Professors discuss what’s next.

June 18, 2019

Senior U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff of the Southern District of New York discusses scientific evidence in the courtroom for Episode 10 of the “Common Law” podcast.

June 14, 2019

Could Paul Hurdle, a 1973 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, be the oldest law clerk in the country?

June 11, 2019

With a more conservative lineup of justices, the U.S. Supreme Court could change how it rules on religion cases, as the latest episode of the University of Virginia School of Law podcast “Common Law” explores.

June 7, 2019

Looking for a good book to read on vacation and before classes begin? Check out these suggestions from faculty and alumni at the University of Virginia School of Law.

June 6, 2019

An article by Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06 of the University of Virginia School of Law has been selected included in the 2018-19 edition of the “First Amendment Law Handbook.”

June 4, 2019

In the latest episode of “Common Law,” Professor Ashley Deeks of the University of Virginia School of Law says it’s important for the United States to get ahead of technology that can have national security implications.

June 3, 2019

Professor Michael Livermore of the University of Virginia School of Law has collaborated on a new book that examines how computer-based tools are being used to analyze dense legal information.

May 31, 2019

Professor Quinn Curtis of the University of Virginia School of Law says, before jumping into a 529 plan to save for college, parents should consider the fees and costs associated.

May 30, 2019

Professor Frederick Schauer of the University of Virginia School of Law asks in a new paper if it’s time to acknowledge that the Supreme Court doesn’t care that much about its own precedents.

May 29, 2019

Professor Michael Livermore is this year’s recipient of the McFarland Prize at the University of Virginia School of Law.

May 29, 2019

Walter Wadlington, a professor emeritus at the University of Virginia School of Law known for his kindness and influence as an academic, died Monday. He was 88.

May 28, 2019

Daniel Richardson, a 2018 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, has been chosen to serve as one of five Bristow Fellows in the Office of the Solicitor General in the U.S. Department of Justice.

May 24, 2019

Read our completely incomplete list of 100 UVA lawyers who changed the world.

May 23, 2019

Professor George Cohen has been named associate dean for curricular programs at the University of Virginia School of Law.

May 22, 2019

These five graduates began classes at the University of Virginia School of Law on Aug. 24, 2016. See where they’re headed now and what they gained from their experience in law school.

May 21, 2019

Lawyers and legal scholars are using technology to enhance and streamline their work, and yield new insights on law, as the latest episode of “Common Law” explores.

May 20, 2019

The Class of 2019 shared favorite moments from graduation and after the ceremony on Instagram and Twitter.

May 19, 2019

Commencement speaker Linda Howard ’73, vice president for legal at Landmark Worldwide, told graduates Sunday that standing for something is a powerful approach to life.

May 16, 2019

Read about the University of Virginia School of Law Class of 2019 graduation ceremony and standout students.

May 15, 2019

Experience in the courtroom and some strong female role models have gotten University of Virginia School of Law student Kendall Burchard ’19 off to a good career start.

May 15, 2019

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

May 14, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law professor Molly Brady’s paper on states’ damagings clauses has been named by her peers as one of the top land use articles of 2017-18.

May 13, 2019

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

May 10, 2019

Jessica Wagner, a 2015 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, has been chosen by Justice Samuel Alito to clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court next term.

May 9, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law graduates in the Class of 2018 are No. 1 among law schools in landing federal clerkships and jobs at large firms.

May 8, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law’s grant program supporting summer public interest work is giving out a record $703,370 to 166 students.

May 7, 2019

In the latest “Common Law” episode, University of Virginia School of Law professor Kenneth Abraham and alumnus Michael Raschid ’86 of Perrone Robotics look at how autonomous vehicles could rapidly transform insurance and how we think about liability.

May 6, 2019

Jah Akande, a dedicated civil rights advocate, will graduate from the University of Virginia School of Law on May 19 with an even stronger voice for representing others. 

May 6, 2019

Kunchok Dolma, a first-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, won a New York Emmy for a civic education video produced by We Speak NYC.

May 3, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law professor George Geis’ paper on blockchain technology has been named one of the top 10 corporate and securities articles of 2018 in an annual poll.

May 2, 2019

Third-year students A. Cameron Duncan and David Goldman are this year’s recipients 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.

May 1, 2019

McCoy Pitt, a 2013 alumnus of the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk at the International Court of Justice in the upcoming year.

April 30, 2019

Aparna Datta wanted a law degree to help get her foot in the door and improve the lives of others. She’ll graduate from the University of Virginia School of Law on May 19 with the tools she needs to advocate.

April 29, 2019

Students’ intellectual curiosity drove a recent University of Virginia School of Law research collaboration on presidents around the world who don’t want to leave office.

April 26, 2019

Professor Molly Brady of the University of Virginia School of Law will present “Property and Projection” at this year’s Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum.

April 25, 2019

Law professor George Geis is a recipient of this year’s All-University Teaching Award at the University of Virginia.

April 24, 2019

Professor Michal Barzuza of the University of Virginia School of Law has been named a research member of the Brussels-based European Corporate Governance Institute.

April 24, 2019

Robbie Pomeroy will graduate May 19 from the University of Virginia School of Law with a fervor for helping the criminally accused and convicted.

April 23, 2019

Episode 5 of “Common Law” looks at medical-legal partnerships and health disparities with Professor Dayna Bowen Matthew ’87. Hosted by Dean Risa Goluboff and Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06, the podcast is sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law.

April 23, 2019

Lawyers with the University of Virginia School of Law’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic will present oral argument Wednesday in Quarles v. United States, a federal sentencing enhancement case.

April 22, 2019

The Black Law Students Association at the University of Virginia School of Law named Dana Weekes ’09, a managing director at Arnold & Porter, recipient of the BLSA Alumni Spotlight Award. She talked to UVA Law about her career and offered advice for law students.

April 18, 2019

The Mueller report, released Thursday, was a mixed bag for President Donald Trump, promising more headaches ahead, according to a University of Virginia School of Law professor who is an expert in white-collar crime.

April 17, 2019

University of Virginia law professor G. Edward White’s third and final installment in his “Law in American History” series focuses on rapid changes in the 20th century.

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