News Archive

August 15, 2023
Judge Toby J. Heytens, who was confirmed to the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in October, will welcome the Class of 2026 at his alma mater, the University of Virginia School of Law, during orientation Thursday. In a Q&A, he traces his career path from Supreme Court clerk to professor to Virginia solicitor general and beyond.
June 29, 2023
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday effectively struck down the ability of public and private universities to include affirmative action in admissions decisions. The opinion reverses longstanding precedent that allowed universities some leeway to consider an applicant’s race as a way to better
June 5, 2023
During the past year, students in clinics at the University of Virginia School of Law won asylum for a transgender immigrant, negotiated reduced charges for juveniles and helped localities reform their government operations, among other accomplishments. Virginia’s 24 legal clinics , many of which
February 9, 2023
A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision has shaken the public’s belief in the court’s legitimacy, political scientist James L. Gibson explains on the latest episode of “Common Law,” a podcast of the University of Virginia School of Law.