News Archive

December 9, 2019

Leon Szeptycki, an expert in water law and policy who is one of the nation’s top experts on water management, has rejoined the University of Virginia School of Law faculty.

December 6, 2019

Pianist Christopher Benos ’22, a University of Virginia School of Law student, discusses how the Charlottesville community inspired his latest album.

December 5, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law community came together Monday to celebrate 10 years of the Program in Law and Public Service.

December 4, 2019

Professor Ruth Mason of the University of Virginia School of Law discusses the potential roadblocks in implementing a wealth tax in the U.S.

December 3, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law will host the annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies in 2021.

December 2, 2019

Professor Mildred Robinson, a tax law professor whose career has emphasized social fairness in financial matters, will retire from teaching at the University of Virginia School of Law at the end of the semester.

November 26, 2019

A University of Virginia School of Law clinic will return to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to argue the copyright case Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org Inc.

November 25, 2019

Catherina Min ’90 uses the same negotiating skills she gained as her family's translator to succeed at closing deals in the corporate world.

November 22, 2019

In her latest paper, Professor Ashley Deeks of the University of Virginia School of Law explains the nonpublic ways governments justify classified national security decisions.

November 20, 2019

Students with the University of Virginia School of Law’s International Human Rights Clinic recently helped organize a conference that brought experts together to discuss reforms.

November 19, 2019

This UVA Lawyer timeline tracks some of the major strides of women during their 100 years at the University of Virginia School of Law.

November 18, 2019

Third-year University of Virginia School of Law Student Zeinab Bakillah reports on her fall semester studying abroad in Sydney, Australia.

November 15, 2019

Multilingual Nicole Banton ’21, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses what she learned on study abroad journeys before law school.

November 14, 2019

In the late 1940s, mother and daughter Ruth and Elizabeth Taliaferro attended the University of Virginia School of Law together. Here’s how their lives changed.

November 13, 2019

Faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law discussed the legal implications of the impeachment inquiry in a three-part series hosted by the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy.

November 13, 2019

One hundred University of Virginia School of Law alumni are clerking this term, including 20% of the Class of 2019, the highest percentage in more than a decade.

November 12, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law professor Kimberly Robinson says in the latest episode of “Common Law” that an almost 50-year-old U.S. Supreme Court case created a major challenge for educational equity.

November 11, 2019

A recent graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law has won the Bob Barker Prize for his paper on the dwindling horseshoe crab population.

November 8, 2019

First-generation students at the University of Virginia School of Law have formed a new organization to help mentor and advise their peers.

November 7, 2019

Barbara Spellman, a professor of law and psychology at the University of Virginia School of Law, will receive the Women in Cognitive Science Leadership Award.

November 6, 2019

Speakers will discuss the intersection of climate change and business at a symposium Nov. 13 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

November 6, 2019

Rachel Barnes ’21, a J.D.-MBA candidate at the University of Virginia School of Law, has been elevated to national chair of the National Black Law Students Association.

November 5, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law ranks in the top four of The Princeton Review’s six most competitive categories for 2020, including No. 1 in Best Professors, Best Classroom Experience and Best Quality of Life.

November 4, 2019

Two University of Virginia School of Law professors are among a team of UVA scholars fighting to make CLEAR how corruption hurts democracies.

November 1, 2019

Quinn Conrad ’22, a University of Virginia School of Law student and member of the Virginia Army National Guard, discusses why she wanted to become a lawyer and what she learned from her award-winning senior thesis.

October 31, 2019

Third-year students Henry Dickman and Megan Mers won the 91st William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition at the University of Virginia School of Law.

October 30, 2019

Virginia Sen. Jennifer McClellan ’97, who is often mentioned as a possible gubernatorial candidate, discusses her career, accomplishments and experiences as a politician and lawyer.

October 29, 2019

A Civil War-era experiment in selling white plantation owners’ land to formerly enslaved people mostly unraveled due to the actions of Southern lawyers, University of Virginia School of Law professor Cynthia Nicoletti explains in the latest episode of “Common Law.”

October 28, 2019

Professor Frederick Schauer of the University of Virginia School of Law received an honorary doctorate from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration on Oct. 17. He presented the lecture “Second-Best Constitutionalism” at the ceremony.

October 25, 2019

Professor George Geis of the University of Virginia School of Law is lending his corporate law expertise to The Great Courses series.

October 24, 2019

A recent alumnus of the University of Virginia School of Law is working to try to change election law when it comes to questionable information swaps between super PACs and campaigns.

October 23, 2019

Professor Josh Bowers of the University of Virginia School of Law has co-authored a provocative new paper that offers an unexpected recommendation in light of the current opioid crisis.

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 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 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.

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