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October 14, 2021

Dawn Davison has joined the University of Virginia School of Law as a director of public service at the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center.

October 12, 2021

Senior Judge Margaret Ryan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces discusses her experiences and the military justice system, with UVA Law professor Thomas Nachbar serving as moderator. Nachbar is a judge advocate in the U.S. Army Reserve. The event was sponsored by the Federalist Society at UVA Law.

October 11, 2021

UVA Law professor Jason Johnston discusses his new book “Climate Rationality: From Bias to Balance,” published by Cambridge University Press.

October 11, 2021

Professor Jason Johnston of the University of Virginia School of Law has written a new book looking at some of the assumptions upon which climate change policy is being based.

October 8, 2021

A new course offered by the University of Virginia School of Law in the spring will help students learn to advocate on behalf of Spanish speakers.

October 6, 2021

UVA Law professor Daniel Ortiz, Duke Law School professor H. Timothy Lovelace Jr. ’06 and moderator Judge Lisa Lorish ’08 of the Virginia Court of Appeals examine how the 1971 Virginia Constitution addressed race and responded to the civil rights movement.

October 6, 2021

Former Innocence Project client Emerson Stevens is joined by Juliet Hatchett ’15, associate director of the Innocence Project Clinic, and Deirdre Enright ’92, founding director of the Innocence Project at UVA Law, to discuss his experience being wrongfully convicted and his recent exoneration. Stevens served 32 years for a murder he did not commit before he was paroled in 2017, then pardoned in 2021.

October 5, 2021

Leigh Middleditch Jr., a University of Virginia-educated lawyer who worked behind the scenes to end partisan divides in Virginia and help his community, died Monday at 92.

October 4, 2021

Professor Rachel Bayefsky of the University of Virginia School of Law explains in a Q&A what nominal damages are and the implications of a recent Supreme Court ruling.

October 1, 2021

Claire Adkins ’22, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses how her competitive swimming career and Legal Writing Fellowship have been rewarding experiences.

September 30, 2021

A new program at the University of Virginia School of Law will offer additional funding to students working in public service jobs over the summer, with the goal of supporting those located in areas with high costs of living.

September 28, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law faculty listed here are available to speak to the media about the 2021 Supreme Court term.

September 28, 2021

Avery Rasmussen, who received an award for having the top GPA in the Class of 2021 and landed a U.S. Supreme Court clerkship, describes her keys to success at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 23, 2021

A new center at the University of Virginia School of Law will provide a platform to discuss online protections.

September 22, 2021

Professors Rachel Bayefsky and Lawrence B. Solum of the University of Virginia School of Law discuss how the U.S. Supreme Court’s shadow docket is being used and how it is shaping the court’s jurisprudence.

September 20, 2021

Learn about five students who received a Karsh-Dillard Scholarship at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 17, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law students Sam Long ’22 and Aleja Rocha LL.M. ’22 have been named 2021 Tillman Scholars.

September 15, 2021

UVA Law professor Ruth Mason explains why the 2008 recession and the subsequent global effort to curb corporate tax dodging transformed international tax. The lecture marked her appointment as Edwin S. Cohen Distinguished Professor of Law and Taxation. Dean Risa Goluboff introduces Mason.

September 14, 2021

Tax breaks for charitable giving should be expanded, not eliminated, to encourage community engagement among all income levels, says University of Virginia School of Law professor Andrew Hayashi.

September 13, 2021

Students, faculty and staff are learning and working side by side again at the University of Virginia School of Law. These photos capture what daily life is like as the community returns to a fully in-person experience.

September 10, 2021

UVA Law professors John C. Jeffries Jr. ’73 and Daniel Ortiz are joined by GianCarlo Canaparo of the Heritage Foundation to discuss key decisions in the U.S. Supreme Court’s October 2020 term. The event was hosted by the Federalist Society at UVA Law.

September 8, 2021

Three alumni of the University of Virginia School of Law made notable contributions as public servants after the 9/11 attacks.

September 7, 2021

A record 114 University of Virginia School of Law alumni are clerking for the 2021 term, including 19% of the Class of 2021.

September 3, 2021

Elizabeth Simper ’23, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses how growing up in an immigrant family and undergraduate coursework sparked her interest in international law.

September 2, 2021

Mary Bauer ’90, executive director of the ACLU of Virginia, discusses her career path as a public interest lawyer in her keynote for the Public Service Joint Kickoff. This event was hosted by the Public Interest Law Association, the Program in Law and Public Service, and the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center. Dean Risa Goluboff introduces Bauer.

September 1, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law third-year students Emily Hockett, Donna Faye Imadi, Trust Kupupika and Jeffrey Stiles have been named this year’s Ritter Scholars.

August 30, 2021

Salwa Ahmad and Molly Keck 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.

August 27, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law professor Paul B. Stephan ’77 is looking at questions over how laws of armed conflict can address cyberattacks as the rise of big data makes clashes more likely.

August 25, 2021

The Innocence Project at the University of Virginia School of Law is welcoming a new face and promoting a familiar one.

August 23, 2021

Professor Margaret Foster Riley of the University of Virginia School of Law predicts that as COVID-19’s delta variant continues to spread and vaccines continue to receive FDA approval, states, schools and employers will make it harder to avoid vaccination.

August 18, 2021

The University of Virginia School of Law is welcoming a first-year J.D. class with the strongest academic numbers and the most racial diversity in the school’s history. Meet five first-year students.

August 17, 2021

Emerson Stevens, a client of the Innocence Project at the University of Virginia School of Law, received an absolute pardon Friday.

August 17, 2021

Dean Risa Goluboff delivers her orientation address to the Class of 2024 in Caplin Auditorium.

August 17, 2021

Assistant Dean for Admissions Natalie Blazer ’08 welcomes the Class of 2024 to orientation and their legal studies.

August 16, 2021

Alumna Grace Fu ’09, Dean Risa Goluboff and Admissions Office chief Natalie Blazer ’08 welcomed new students to the University of Virginia School of Law on Monday.

August 16, 2021

Katie Delsandro, a 2012 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, has returned to her alma mater to help usher in new students as director of admissions.

August 12, 2021

For Megan Scalia, an incoming student at the University of Virginia School of Law, pursuing a J.D. wasn’t a foregone conclusion.

August 11, 2021

Joey Carter, a client of the Innocence Project at the University of Virginia School of Law, received an absolute pardon Tuesday.

August 9, 2021

Professor Lois Shepherd of the University of Virginia School of Law discusses her work on a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services advisory committee exploring human research.

August 4, 2021

TV news journalist Dennis Ting is unclipping his microphone to join the incoming first-year class at the University of Virginia School of Law.

August 2, 2021

The Fourth Circuit ruled in favor of a client with the University of Virginia School of Law Appellate Litigation Clinic, among other recent accolades for the UVA Law community.

July 28, 2021

Army officer William Ratliff comes to the University of Virginia School of Law with plans to join the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

July 26, 2021

Four years after the deadly attack on the Charlottesville community, a federal lawsuit led by Integrity First for America is proceeding against the white supremacists in court. IFA Executive Director Amy Spitalnick, lead attorneys Karen Dunn and Roberta Kaplan, and Dean Risa Goluboff discuss the suit, Sines v. Kessler, and the process of holding extremists accountable. UVA Batten School Dean Ian Solomon and UVA Law professor Micah Schwartzman ’05 also offer remarks. This event was sponsored by UVA Law’s Karsh Center for Law and Democracy, The Miller Center, and the Jewish Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at UVA.

July 26, 2021

Five University of Virginia School of Law alumni were named among Law360’s Rising Stars of 2021 for their accomplishments as attorneys in the past year.

July 23, 2021

Ashley Anumba, an incoming member of the University of Virginia School of Law’s Class of 2024, hopes to compete in the Olympics the year she graduates.

July 22, 2021

Professors Aditya Bamzai, Joe Fore and Jennifer Givens were promoted by the University of Virginia School of Law.

July 21, 2021

The University of Virginia Law School Foundation received gifts totaling $21.9 million in the annual giving campaign that ended June 30 — the third-highest amount in the history of the foundation. 

July 20, 2021

New courses offered this fall at the University of Virginia School of Law include Lessons From COVID-19, Repugnant Transactions, and Corporate Social Responsibility.

July 19, 2021

As protests grow against the communist regime in Cuba and state forces crack down on the citizen movement, University of Virginia School of Law professor Camilo Sánchez looks at legal questions surrounding the human rights crisis.

July 16, 2021

A University of Virginia School of Law Innocence Project client, Bobbie Morman Jr., was granted an absolute pardon Wednesday.

July 15, 2021

Matt Rappaport ’09 of UBS knows what it’s like to win the lottery.

July 13, 2021

Michael Corcoran, a 2017 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas at the U.S. Supreme Court during the 2022 term.

July 12, 2021

Cat Guerrier ’21 is this year’s University of Virginia School of Law recipient of the Clinical Legal Education Association’s Outstanding Clinical Student Award.

July 9, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law professor Mila Versteeg’s co-authored book “How Constitutional Rights Matter” won the International Society of Public Law prize Friday.

July 8, 2021

Leah McLaughlin Fazio ’11 found her talents to be a good blend for Vitamix.

July 7, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law faculty discuss news-making rulings from the 2020 U.S. Supreme Court term.

July 6, 2021

The University of Virginia School of Law is launching an ambitious new project focused on criminal justice reform that will expand the scope of the school’s Center for Criminal Justice and build upon lessons learned from the Innocence Project at UVA Law.

July 2, 2021

Chanel Frazier ’07, of global investment manager BlackRock Inc., offers a hand to others as she climbs.

July 1, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law students earned successful outcomes for their young clients in the new Holistic Juvenile Defense Clinic.

June 30, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law professor and Virginia Solicitor General Toby J. Heytens ’01 has been nominated to serve as a judge on the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. President Joe Biden also nominated two other alumni to federal judgeships.

June 28, 2021

Yale Law professors Anne Alstott and Amy Kapczynski discuss the forthcoming Yale Law Journal article “Building a Law-and-Political-Economy Framework: Beyond the Twentieth-Century Synthesis," written by Jedediah S. Britton-Purdy, David Singh Grewal, Amy Kapczynski and Sabeel K. Rahman. UVA Law professor Ruth Mason, Oxford University professor Tsilly Dagan and other legal scholars comment on the work. This event was held as part of the “Tax Meets Non-Tax” Oxford-Virginia Legal Dialogs workshop series that builds bridges from tax to other kinds of scholarship.

June 28, 2021

Elizabeth Tuan ’13, a partner at Los Angeles-based Irell & Manella, has won big patent litigation verdicts, yet has also fought for the small consumer in her pro bono work.

June 25, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law professor Naomi Cahn explains the law behind conservatorships in light of Britney Spears' recent court hearing. (Photo by Drew de F Fawkes/Creative Commons)

June 24, 2021

Professor Jason Johnston of the University of Virginia School of Law explains in a new paper the government’s power to coerce landowners and redistribute value in the name of the environment.

June 22, 2021

The new Community Solutions Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law will help further equity in the Charlottesville community through collaborative engagement with community groups.

June 21, 2021

Scores of University of Virginia School of Law students and recent graduates received fellowships to work in public service roles this summer and beyond, including the inaugural Democracy Summer Fellows.

June 20, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law alumnus Jonathan Lowy ’88 keeps the gun lobby in check as vice president and general counsel at Brady.

June 17, 2021

Explore the milestones and achievements of the 2020-21 school year at the University of Virginia School of Law.

June 16, 2021

The Class of 2021 broke the University of Virginia School of Law record for pro bono hours during their time in law school, among other recent accolades for the UVA Law community.

June 15, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law clinic students gained hands-on experience and notched new successes during the spring.

June 14, 2021

Professor Craig Konnoth of the University of Virginia School of Law will research bioethics in movement advocacy as a 2024 Greenwall Faculty Scholar.

June 11, 2021

Pro Bono Award recipient Kolleen Gladden, a 2021 University of Virginia School of Law graduate, discusses how a tornado’s impact on her hometown inspired her public service work.

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