News Archive

April 21, 2021

Professor Leslie Kendrick ’06 will step down from her role as vice dean June 30, after four years of service at the University of Virginia School of Law, and continue her teaching and research at the Law School.

April 20, 2021

Professor Michael D. Gilbert, an expert on election law, democracy, and law and economics, will serve as the new vice dean at the University of Virginia School of Law, starting July 1.

April 19, 2021

Professor Kevin Cope of the University of Virginia School of Law explores how vaccine passports are not only legal but may be a constitutional obligation.

April 15, 2021

David Goldman, a 2019 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, will serve as one of five Bristow Fellows in the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice.

April 14, 2021

Third-year student Grace Tang 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 12, 2021

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

April 9, 2021

President Joe Biden has named Professor Caleb Nelson of the University of Virginia School of Law to the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States, led by Co-Chair Bob Bauer ’76.

April 9, 2021

Michael Ma ’21, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses how living in a youth shelter persuaded him to represent children in need.

April 8, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law student Carly Wasserman ’21 will help schoolchildren facing court fines and fees as an Equal Justice Works Fellow.

April 7, 2021

David S. Law, who has authored high-profile work on courts and constitutions around the world, will join the University of Virginia School of Law in the fall.

April 6, 2021

It’s time to rethink how we regulate the police, Professor Rachel Harmon says on the latest episode of “Common Law,” a podcast sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law.

April 5, 2021

Second-year University of Virginia School of Law student Niko Orfanedes has been elected president of the Student Bar Association.

April 1, 2021

With the sweep of a pen last week, Gov. Ralph Northam signed new legislation that abolished the death penalty in Virginia.

March 31, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law student Nooreen Reza ’21 will help support Chicago-area communities facing health inequities as the 20th Powell Fellow in Legal Services

March 30, 2021

Libby (Stropko) Baird, a 2019 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk for Justice Amy Coney Barrett at the U.S. Supreme Court for the 2021 term.

March 29, 2021

Mitu Gulati, a scholar of sovereign debt and contract law, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty in the fall.

March 25, 2021

Third-year students Avery Rasmussen and Matt West have won the 92nd William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition at the University of Virginia School of Law.

March 24, 2021

State Sen. Scott Surovell, a 1996 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses why and how he shepherded legislation that ended capital punishment in the state.

March 23, 2021

As the Supreme Court has struck down laws that criminalized private behavior, other forms of legal and social regulation have taken their place, argues New York University School of Law professor Melissa Murray on “Common Law,” a podcast sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law.

March 22, 2021

Professor Kimberly D. Krawiec, an expert on corporate law who teaches courses on securities, corporate, and derivatives law, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty.

March 19, 2021

Students in the new State and Local Government Policy Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law helped all of their state lawmaker clients, on a bipartisan basis, see their bills through to approval this term.

March 18, 2021

Professor Rachel Harmon of the University of Virginia School of Law has written the first casebook to look at the laws that govern police conduct in the United States.

March 17, 2021

Rebecca Weitzel ’22, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses her interest in tech law as editor-in-chief of the Virginia Journal of Law & Technology.

March 12, 2021

A new study co-authored by University of Virginia School of Law professor Cathy Hwang is upending nearly two decades of influential scholarship on how corporations are governed and valued. 

March 10, 2021

A health law expert focused on civil rights, Craig Konnoth will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty in the fall.

March 9, 2021

Focusing on employment policies can help reduce the threat of economic insecurity in America, Columbia Law School professor Michael Graetz ’69 says on the latest episode of “Common Law,” a podcast sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law.

March 8, 2021

Mark C. Jefferson has been named the inaugural assistant dean for diversity, equity and belonging at the University of Virginia School of Law. He begins his role March 29.

March 8, 2021

Professor Ashley Deeks of the University of Virginia School of Law has been named a recipient of the American Law Institute’s Early Career Scholars Medal.

March 5, 2021

Recent University of Virginia School of Law graduate Jordin Dickerson ’20 and third-year student Eli Jones ’21 are teaching at their undergraduate alma maters, with help from lessons learned in law school.

March 4, 2021

Professor Paul Mahoney of the University of Virginia School of Law discusses his new co-authored paper outlining how to improve regulation of index fund markets.

March 2, 2021

A new diversity fellowship created by Caplin & Drysdale honors University of Virginia School of Law alumni Gregory Swanson ’51 and Mortimer Caplin ’40.

March 2, 2021

Scholars from across the nation discussed the U.S. president’s foreign affairs powers, and how they might be checked by other branches of government, at the Virginia-Duke Foreign Relations Law Roundtable hosted by the University of Virginia School of Law on Feb. 26.

March 1, 2021

Professor Jay Butler, a Rhodes Scholar and expert in international law and corporate social responsibility, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty.

February 26, 2021

Cait Kutchi ’22, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses how her work at the FBI inspired her to become a lawyer.

February 24, 2021

The new Federal Criminal Sentence Reduction Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law has already helped free clients on compassionate release.

February 23, 2021

Being married unlocks numerous financial benefits, but it’s time for those benefits to be uncoupled from an institution that is rapidly declining among lower-income Americans, says Professor Naomi Cahn on the latest episode of “Common Law,” a podcast from the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 18, 2021

Professor Kenneth S. Abraham of the University of Virginia School of Law examines how repealing qualified immunity for law enforcement could affect insurance markets.

February 17, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law community members recognize trailblazing African American legal heroes.

February 16, 2021

This piece ran in the Los Angeles Times on February 16, 2021, and is re-posted with permission from the publication.

February 16, 2021

Three University of Virginia School of Law alumni — Elisabeth Epps ’11, Toby Heytens ’00 and April Nicole Russo ’11 — will be honored for their public service work at the fifth annual Shaping Justice conference Feb. 20.

February 15, 2021

Professor Danielle K. Citron of the University of Virginia School of Law has been working to stamp out how internet companies profit from destructive activity — like so-called “revenge porn” or cyberstalking — for more than a decade. She discusses the movement to reform how such companies handle harmful content.

February 12, 2021

Author Richard Rothstein will address how governments in the U.S. imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas in a Feb. 25 speech co-sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 11, 2021

Students in a University of Virginia School of Law clinic made significant contributions to a new state commission report recommending policy changes to reduce racial inequity in Virginia.

February 10, 2021

Professor Molly Bishop Shadel, who teaches oral advocacy, negotiations and public speaking at the University of Virginia School of Law, has been tapped again for The Great Courses series.

February 10, 2021

A new exhibit at the University of Virginia School of Law library is showcasing students’ picks for reading, film and other entertainment options to help grow understanding about diversity.

February 9, 2021

In the latest “Common Law” episode, University of Virginia School of Law professor Deborah Hellman explores how bias can compound injustice through algorithms that shape our daily lives.

February 8, 2021

The library at the University of Virginia School of Law has launched a website exploring the history of the school’s connection to slavery.

February 5, 2021

The fifth annual Shaping Justice conference, aimed at inspiring students and lawyers to promote justice through public service, will take place Feb. 20 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 4, 2021

Nine University of Virginia School of Law students and alumni will join the Department of Justice as attorneys in the fall through the Attorney General’s Honors Program.

February 3, 2021

Professor Kristen Eichensehr, a cybersecurity expert, has been named director of the National Security Law Center at the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 1, 2021

Tiffany Mickel, 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. She is the first Black person to hold the position.

January 29, 2021

Nirajé Medley-Bacon, a second-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, was named this year’s recipient of the Gregory H. Swanson Award.

January 28, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law alumnus Justin Aimonetti J.D.-M.A. ’20 has won first place in the 2020 Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing competition for his paper exploring habeas corpus.

January 27, 2021

Former Associate Dean for Admissions and Placement Albert R. Turnbull ’62, who admitted and helped shape generations of lawyers at the University of Virginia School of Law, died Monday. He was 83.

January 26, 2021

“Common Law,” a podcast sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law and hosted by Dean Risa Goluboff and Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06, returns for its third season with a focus on “Law and Equity.”

January 22, 2021

A University of Virginia School of Law student using American Sign Language and her classmate successfully argued on behalf of a client before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

January 21, 2021

“Common Law,” a podcast sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law and hosted by Dean Risa Goluboff and Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06, will return for its third season Jan. 26 with a focus on “Law and Equity.”

January 20, 2021

The legacy of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is reviewed in a new University of Virginia School of Law short course offered in coordination with the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy.

January 15, 2021

A symposium hosted by the University of Virginia School of Law will explore intersectional struggles, as part of UVA’s 2021 Community MLK Celebration.

January 13, 2021

A client of the Innocence Project at the University of Virginia School of Law has inspired a $100,000 donation from two leaders of Sheehy Auto Stores that will help others fighting for their freedom.

January 12, 2021

Rennard Strickland, a pioneer in the movement for Native rights and a legal historian who received two law degrees from the University of Virginia School of Law, died Jan. 5 at the age of 80.

January 12, 2021

The Family Law Center at the University of Virginia School of Law will host an online symposium Jan. 22 examining religious liberty, family law and discrimination in the U.S. Supreme Court case Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. 

January 11, 2021

Professor Ashley Deeks is joining the Joe Biden administration as associate counsel and deputy legal advisor to the National Security Council in the Office of the White House Counsel.

January 8, 2021

Professor Rachel Harmon, director of the Center for Criminal Justice at the University of Virginia School of Law, has some joint recommendations on federal policing reform for the new administration.

January 7, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law Dean Risa Goluboff released a message to students about Wednesday’s events in Washington, D.C.

January 5, 2021

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

January 4, 2021

Professor Cale Jaffe of the University of Virginia School of Law has been appointed to the Virginia Coal and Energy Commission.