News Archive

September 28, 2020

Professor Thomas Frampton of the University of Virginia School of Law recently won a man his freedom — live from the classroom.

September 25, 2020

Jela Shiver ’23, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses how his grandfather’s experience with redlining piqued an interest in property law.

September 23, 2020

Professor Mila Versteeg of the University of Virginia School of Law finds in her new co-authored book that citizens’ ability and willingness to push back are essential to constitutional protections. 

September 22, 2020

A record 108 University of Virginia School of Law alumni are clerking this term, including 20% of the Class of 2020.

September 18, 2020

Faculty and alumni at the University of Virginia School of Law are sharing memories and honoring the impact of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday. She was 87.

September 18, 2020

The new Center for Law & Philosophy at the University of Virginia School of Law will serve as a focus for one of the strongest groups of legal theorists in the nation.

September 16, 2020

Professor Paul Stephan of the University of Virginia School of Law has been appointed special counsel to the general counsel of the U.S. Department of Defense.

September 14, 2020

Whitney Carter and Amalia Garcia-Pretelt 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.

September 11, 2020

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors on Friday approved a resolution to remove the Withers name from the Law School’s Withers-Brown Hall, as part of the University’s ongoing re-examination of its historic landscape. The eastern wing of the school will now be known as Brown Hall.

September 8, 2020

Professor Ashley Deeks has been named director of the National Security Law Center at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 4, 2020

In 1920, three women ventured into the all-male halls of the University of Virginia School of Law for the first time as students.

September 3, 2020

With anti-Semitism surging globally, scholars are convening to discuss the role of law in combating religious and racial hatred, at a conference Sept. 10 co-hosted by the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 2, 2020

Hayley Hahn ’21, a University of Virginia School of Law student, is the winner of the Founding Fathers Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition for her paper on Native American law.

September 1, 2020

New courses examining race and law will be offered at the University of Virginia School of Law for the 2020-21 academic year.

August 27, 2020

The Class of 2023 is setting new records for gender and racial diversity at the University of Virginia School of Law. Women make up a majority of the first-year class for the first time in the school’s history, and the students are the most racially diverse in a decade.

August 26, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law third-year students Kunchok Dolma, Cat Guerrier, Maria Luevano and Wilson Miller have been named this year’s Ritter Scholars.

August 25, 2020

The University of Virginia School of Law has instituted the Elaine R. Jones ’70 Scholarship, named in honor of school’s first Black alumna. Genesis Moore ’23 is the inaugural recipient.

August 24, 2020

Six University of Virginia School of Law alumni were named among Law360’s Rising Stars of 2020 for their legal accomplishments in the past year.

August 21, 2020

Sarah Alsultan S.J.D. ’20, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses her paper on Arabian Peninsula countries’ tax rates that she’ll present virtually at a University of Oxford conference.

August 19, 2020

Professor Naomi Cahn will serve as the inaugural director of the new Family Law Center at the University of Virginia School of Law.

August 14, 2020

The return to classes will look different this year at the University of Virginia School of Law, and faculty and administrators are preparing for a semester unlike any other.

August 13, 2020

Incoming University of Virginia School of Law student Montell Brown, who started a scholarship fund for Black men headed to college, now hopes to help marginalized communities as an attorney.

August 12, 2020

Virginia Sen. Jennifer McClellan ’97, a Democratic gubernatorial candidate for the 2021 election and a University of Virginia School of Law alumna, will deliver a virtual orientation address to new students Monday.

August 11, 2020

Aspen Ono 23 was a competitive figure skater and youth instructor before coming to the University of Virginia School of Law.

August 10, 2020

Trevor Floyd will build on his experience in professional theater as an incoming student at the University of Virginia School of Law.

August 7, 2020

Anna Cecile Pepper ’20, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses her scholarship studying students’ rights.

August 6, 2020

Professor Naomi Cahn, who joined the University of Virginia School of Law faculty this fall, has been named to two new professorships promoting the rule of law and democratic ideals.

August 5, 2020

Professor Rip Verkerke, Nooreen Reza ’21 and Eliza Schultz ’21 of the University of Virginia School of Law co-authored a public report they hope will spur changes to state living wage laws.

August 4, 2020

Avery Rasmussen ’21, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh for the 2023 term.

July 31, 2020

Noted legal theorist Lawrence B. Solum will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty.

July 30, 2020

Justice Cleo Powell ’82 of the Supreme Court of Virginia will deliver the commencement address to the University of Virginia School of Law’s Class of 2021.

July 30, 2020

Despite disruptions caused by the coronavirus, 47% of alumni gave to the University of Virginia School of Law during the 2019-20 annual giving campaign, which concluded June 30.

July 29, 2020

Recent University of Virginia School of Law faculty scholarship has contributed to the study of race and law, including offering pathways to reform.

July 29, 2020

Staff and faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law have been preparing for students’ return to Grounds this fall.

July 28, 2020

Megan Stevenson, an economist with a scholarly focus on criminal law, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty in August.

July 24, 2020

Professor Frederick Schauer of the University of Virginia School of Law was named a corresponding fellow of the British Academy.

July 23, 2020

Ben Saul ’22, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses his stint as a middle school teacher, and the teachers who inspired him growing up. 

July 22, 2020

Jay Butler, an expert in international law and corporations, will serve as a visiting professor at the University of Virginia School of Law this year.

July 21, 2020

Could the United States ever file bankruptcy and restructure? Two University of Virginia School of Law professors assert in a new paper that it could.

July 20, 2020

An ad hoc committee appointed by the dean of the University of Virginia School of Law is exploring whether to recommend that the University rename Withers Hall, which is named after former Confederate soldier Henry Malcolm Withers, and is seeking community input.

July 15, 2020

Judge Julia Smith Gibbons ’75 of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit gives “The Last Word” in the spring issue of UVA Lawyer.

July 14, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law faculty discuss news-making rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court term.

July 13, 2020

Clinic students at the University of Virginia School of Law scored important victories for underrepresented communities during the school year. 

July 10, 2020

Christina Luk ’21, a University of Virginia School of Law student, discusses her path to law school, her work with the student newspaper and how making wontons gives her a sense of community.

July 9, 2020

Many books have been written about the threat of climate change. In “Building a Resilient Tomorrow: How to Prepare for the Coming Climate Disruption,” Alice Hill ’83 and co-author Leonardo Martinez-Diaz offer an approach that they believe is unique: a comprehensive survey of the effects of global warming that are already underway, along with detailed policy suggestions for what to do about them.

July 8, 2020

Alumni of the University of Virginia School of Law discuss their lives 5, 10, 15 and 25 years after law school.

July 7, 2020

Cathy Hwang, an incoming professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses her new co-authored paper examining how pandemic cancellations have challenged contract law.

July 6, 2020

Just as a parent might say he could not pick a favorite child, Frederick Beinecke ’72, who stepped down in 2019 after five years as president of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., has a hard time choosing his favorite painting among the gallery’s renowned collection. 

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.

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