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February 18, 2019

The 2019 American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Student Convention will be held Feb. 22-23 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 14, 2019

Students in the yearlong Human Rights Study Project at the University of Virginia School of Law trekked through Nepal in January.

February 14, 2019

Students in the Human Rights Study Project at the University of Virginia School of Law took part in a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Nepal in January 2019. They were joined by alumni for a trek to Mount Everest base camp. The trip was sponsored by philanthropist David C. Burke ’93.

February 13, 2019

The symposium “The Corporate Dilemma: Balancing Social Responsibility and Profitability Across Borders” will be held Feb. 19 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 12, 2019

The deans of Virginia’s law schools describe their efforts to address law student wellness and mental health across the state for the first Law Student Wellness Summit. The panel featured Dean Sandra McGlothlin of the Appalachian School of Law; Dean Davison M. Douglas of William and Mary Law School; Associate Dean Victoria Huber of George Mason’s Antonin Scalia Law School; Dean Keith Faulkner of Liberty University School of Law; interim Dean Douglas Cook of Regent University School of Law; Dean Wendy Collins Perdue of University of Richmond School of Law; Dean Risa L. Goluboff of the University of Virginia School of Law; and Brant J. Hellwig of Washington and Lee University School of Law. The panel was moderated by Supreme Court of Virginia Justice William Mims. Mims was introduced by Judge Manuel Capsalis of the 19th Judicial District in Virginia.

February 12, 2019

Students, alumni and public interest lawyers explored how to make the legal system fairer through creative solutions at the third annual Shaping Justice conference Feb. 8-9 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 11, 2019

Larry Krasner, Philadelphia’s district attorney, discusses his efforts to address issues of mass incarceration. He encouraged law students to get involved in the progressive prosecutor movement. His speech was the keynote address of the 2019 Shaping Justice conference at UVA Law. Dean Risa Goluboff introduced Krasner.

February 11, 2019

More University of Virginia School of Law faculty have recently joined Twitter, contributing to the broader conversation on law scholarship online.

February 8, 2019

The Admissions Office at the University of Virginia School of Law talks to diverse members of the UVA Law community about getting in and thriving in “Law Schooled,” a new podcast.

February 6, 2019

A group of 16 University of Virginia School of Law students recently traveled to Israel to learn more about how the nation’s laws shape its entrepreneurial culture.

February 6, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law seminar students traveled to Richmond to learn about the state’s constitutional and political history.

February 6, 2019

J. Travis Laster ’95, vice chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, discusses his experiences overseeing legal disputes in an age of increasing shareholder activism from mutual funds, hedge funds and corporate activists. The Delaware Court of Chancery is widely recognized as the pre-eminent forum for corporate legal disputes, because the majority of U.S. businesses are incorporated in the state. His speech was the keynote for the conference “A View From the Boardroom: Directors in an Era of Activism.”

February 5, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law is presenting an exhibit of 100 images featuring black Law School life as part of a cross-Grounds exhibit, “Everyday People.”

February 4, 2019

Students who took the Criminal Defense Clinic in the fall won five acquittals and six case dismissals on behalf of their clients.

February 4, 2019

The editors of UVA Law’s student-run journals introduced first-year students to their publications and described the journal tryout process. The panel included Victoria Granda and Campbell Haynes of the Virginia Law Review, Nick Styles of the Virginia Journal of International Law, MacLane Taggart of the Virginia Tax Review, Bonnie Cantwell of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal, Lindsay Fisher of the Journal of Law & Politics, Siarra Rogers of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law, Tyler Fredericks of the Virginia Journal of Law & Technology,  Jackie Malzone of the Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law Journal, Charles Condro of the Virginia Law & Business Review, and Sanders Wommack of the Virginia Journal of Criminal Law.

February 1, 2019

Michele St Julien, 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 29, 2019

Yale law professor Jack Balkin gives an overview of the impacts that social media technologies have had on democratic institutions. He explores some possible legal and societal responses to the challenges posed by social media, such as disinformation and widespread data collection. This speech was the keynote address at UVA Law’s conference: “Digital Democracy: The Threat and Promise of Technology for Democratic Institutions.”

January 28, 2019

Professor Douglas Laycock of the University of Virginia School of Law has been appointed a reporter for the American Law Institute’s restatement on torts.

January 24, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law faculty listed here are available to speak to the media about the 2018-19 Supreme Court term.

January 23, 2019

Three University of Virginia School of Law alumni — Michelle Harrison ’12, Chinh Q. Le ’00 and Julia Pierce ’98 — will be honored for their public service work at the third annual Shaping Justice conference Feb. 9.

January 23, 2019

At UVA Law’s 31st Sokol Colloquium, Notre Dame Law professor A.J. Bellia and UVA Law professors Paul Stephan and John Harrison discussed international law and the judiciary in a panel moderated by UVA Law professor Saikrishna Prakash. During the colloquium, scholars, jurists and practitioners discussed the American Law Institute’s “The Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.”

January 23, 2019

At UVA Law’s 31st Sokol Colloquium, University of Pennsylvania law professor Jean Galbraith, Northwestern law professor Jide Nzelibe and UVA Law professor George Rutherglen discussed the ambitions of the fourth restatement with moderator and UVA law professor Mila Versteeg. During the colloquium, scholars, jurists and practitioners discussed the American Law Institute’s “The Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.”

January 23, 2019

At UVA Law’s 31st Sokol Colloquium, Duke law professor Ralf Michaels, Indiana University law professor Austen Parrish, Fordham law professor Thomas Lee and UC Hastings law professor Chimène Keitner discussed limits on jurisdiction in international law with moderator and UVA law professor Anne Woolhandler. During the colloquium, scholars, jurists and practitioners discussed the American Law Institute’s “The Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.”

January 23, 2019

At UVA Law’s 31st Sokol Colloquium, Rutgers law professor Beth Stephens, Georgetown law professor David Stewart and University of Michigan law professor Kristina Daugirdas discussed sovereign immunity with moderator and United Kingdom Court of Appeals Lord Justice (ret.) Sir Jack Beatson. During the colloquium, scholars, jurists and practitioners discussed the American Law Institute’s “The Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.”

January 23, 2019

At UVA Law’s 31st Sokol Colloquium, George Washington law professor Ed Swaine, UC Davis law professor Bill Dodge and Russian Association of International Law professor Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov discussed international law with moderator and UVA Law professor Pierre-Hugues Verdier. During the colloquium, scholars, jurists and practitioners discussed the American Law Institute’s “The Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.” 

January 18, 2019

A conference at the University of Virginia School of Law on Feb. 1 will explore corporate governance in an era of activism.

January 17, 2019

A new survey finds 91 percent happiness among Class of 1990 graduates of the University of Virginia School of Law.

January 16, 2019

Kevin Cope, an expert in international law who develops new legal data for cutting-edge research, has joined the University of Virginia School of Law faculty as an associate professor of law.

January 11, 2019

A conference at the University of Virginia School of Law on Jan. 25 will examine how technology is threatening democratic institutions and what the law is doing about it.

January 11, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court granted cert in Quarles v. United States, a case filed by the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law.

January 10, 2019

The third annual Shaping Justice conference, aimed at inspiring students and lawyers to promote justice through public service, will take place Feb. 9-10 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

January 9, 2019

The Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law won a unanimous decision that may benefit Social Security claimants.

January 8, 2019

Financier-philanthropist David Rubenstein interviews recently retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy at the kickoff for the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy. The show “A Justice For All” originally aired on PBS.

January 8, 2019

Dean Risa Goluboff, Bruce Karsh ’80 and Martha Lubin Karsh ’81 introduce retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and interviewer David Rubenstein, a philanthropist and financier, at the inaugural event for the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy.

January 7, 2019

Co-authored for the first time by University of Virginia School of Law professor A. Benjamin Spencer, Volume 5A of Wright & Miller’s “Federal Practice and Procedure” has been published.

January 4, 2019

Alumni and students of the University of Virginia School of Law won an injunction on Wednesday to enforce adequate health care for female prisoners in Fluvanna.

January 3, 2019

A team led by University of Virginia School of Law alumni won an important victory in a groundbreaking lawsuit challenging Virginia’s license suspension policy. 

December 20, 2018

Scholars, jurists and practitioners will explore the status and future of U.S. foreign relations law in light of a new restatement at the 31st Sokol Colloquium Jan. 11-12 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

December 20, 2018

A new art exhibit of Georgia O’Keeffe watercolors at the University of Virginia’s Fralin Museum of Art includes a painting of Minor Hall at the time it housed the Law School.

December 19, 2018

Two University of Virginia School of Law alumni were recently recognized by The Serpentine Society for their efforts on behalf of the LGBT community at UVA and beyond.

December 17, 2018

Four federal judges will be teaching classes during the January and spring terms at the University of Virginia School of Law.

December 14, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law alumnae Katie Barber ’15 and Megan Lacy ’10 are clerking at the U.S. Supreme Court for the 2018 term.

December 13, 2018

Two students of the Appellate Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law made sure a reduction in unfairly applied jail time was carried out for their client.

December 12, 2018

Professors John Duffy and Michael Livermore of the University of Virginia School of Law have been appointed to the Administrative Conference of the United States, a federal advisory agency.

December 10, 2018

The snow's melting fast after a surprisingly heavy snowfall Sunday. See the scenes UVA Law students captured.

December 4, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law faculty share their holiday reading lists and favorite books they read in 2018.

December 4, 2018

Daniel Rosenbloom ’54, a former Law School Foundation trustee and Investment Committee chairman at the University of Virginia School of Law, died Thursday.

December 4, 2018

The University of Virginia School of Law shined in 2018. These stories best exemplify the Law School’s scholarship, leadership and service from the past year.

December 3, 2018

UVA Law professor Kimberly Kessler Ferzan discusses some of the philosophical problems she explores in her new book “Reflections on Crime and Culpability: Problems and Puzzles.”

December 3, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law professor Richard Schragger’s paper “The Attack on American Cities” has been named one of the best environmental law articles of the 2017-18 academic year.

November 30, 2018

Professor Kimberly Kessler Ferzan, a legal philosopher at the University of Virginia School of Law, has co-authored a new book that explores problems and puzzles in criminal law.

November 30, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law professor A. E. Dick Howard '61, an architect of Virginia's constitution, is among a coalition proposing an amendment to take political mapmaking away from politicians and turn it over to a nonpartisan redistricting commission.

November 29, 2018

Douglas D. Drysdale ’53, a founding member of Caplin & Drysdale and a former University of Virginia School of Law lecturer, died Tuesday.

November 28, 2018

Angela Ciolfi, a champion for the rights of the indigent and a lecturer and 2003 alumna of the University of Virginia School of Law, has been named executive director of the Legal Aid Justice Center.

November 27, 2018

Linda G. Howard, vice president for legal at Landmark Worldwide, will serve as commencement speaker May 19 at the University of Virginia School of Law. She is a 1973 alumna of the Law School. 

November 26, 2018

Students, faculty and staff at the University of Virginia School of Law share their favorite family traditions for the holiday.

November 26, 2018

Exam season can be a stressful time of year for law students — but it doesn't have to be. Here are the best tips and stories about exams we've produced on the University of Virginia School of Law website over the years.

November 20, 2018

A recent fall day at the University of Virginia School of Law offered glimpses of why the school is consistently rated highly for quality of life and best professors.

November 19, 2018

The International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law joined an amicus brief arguing that the pardoning of a former Peruvian president should be invalidated.

November 16, 2018

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy said Friday at a special event held at the University of Virginia School of Law that he has no regrets for retiring from the court when he did — and that despite recent contentiousness related to confirming new justices, the court and its time-honored processes still work.

November 15, 2018

The University of Virginia School of Law ranks in the top 10 of The Princeton Review’s five most competitive categories for 2019, including No. 1 in Best Quality of Life and Best Professors.

November 15, 2018

Nick Zabriskie, public policy manager at Uber, and Tim Tobin, partner at Hogan Lovells, discussed some of the major legal implications facing the deployment of autonomous vehicles, such as regulatory issues, implications for tort liability and potential effects on urban planning. This talk was hosted by the Law, Innovation, Security and Technology Society at UVA Law.

November 14, 2018

UVA Law professors Frederick Schauer and Saikrishna Prakash discuss the roles the U.S. Supreme Court and constitutional law play in American political discourse.

November 13, 2018

Professor Molly Brady of the University of Virginia School of Law has been named co-winner of the 2019 Scholarly Papers Competition sponsored by the Association of American Law Schools.

November 12, 2018

Professor Cynthia Nicoletti of the University of Virginia School of Law has won the Cromwell Book Prize for her work “Secession on Trial: The Treason Prosecution of Jefferson Davis.”

November 12, 2018

John Monahan, the John S. Shannon Distinguished Professor of Law, presents the results of his recent study exploring the career and life experiences of UVA Law’s Class of 1987. Monahan delivered the talk during the fall 2018 UVA Law Board and Council luncheon.

November 9, 2018

Third-year students Katharine Collins and Christopher Macomber won the 90th William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition at the University of Virginia School of Law.

November 9, 2018

Third-year UVA Law students Katharine Collins and Christopher Macomber faced off against Kendall Burchard and Scott Harman-Heath in the final round of UVA Law’s 90th annual William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition. U.S. Appeals Court Judges Albert Diaz of the Fourth Circuit and Karen Nelson Moore of the Sixth Circuit, along with Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06, decided the competition’s winners (Collins and Macomber).

November 8, 2018

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will be interviewed by financier-philanthropist David Rubenstein at a Nov. 16 event launching the new Karsh Center for Law and Democracy at the University of Virginia School of Law.

November 8, 2018

J. Peter Byrne ’79, faculty director of the Climate Resource Center at Georgetown University Law Center, provides an overview of the past and future prospects of the historic preservation movement. This speech was the keynote address at a Virginia Environmental Law Journal symposium focusing on historic preservation. 

November 5, 2018

Professors Thomas Nachbar, George Cohen and Anne Coughlin advise first-year students on best strategies for taking law school exams.

November 5, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law students competed in the annual MetaCTF cybersecurity competition for the first time and helped one team win first place in the policy component.

November 2, 2018

Professor Michael Gilbert of the University of Virginia School of Law discusses legal questions surrounding voting laws.

November 1, 2018

Archi Pyati, chief of policy for the Tahirih Justice Center in Washington, D.C., and Sabrina Talukder ’14, staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society of New York City, discussed the history of domestic violence asylum in the United States and the ways in which their organizations are addressing new hurdles in asylum law. 

November 1, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court cited professors at the University of Virginia School of Law more than any other school’s faculty in the past two terms, according to a new study of academic journal citations.

October 31, 2018

Lindsay Gorman and Jennifer Kelso 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.

 
October 29, 2018

The Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law will present oral argument on Nov. 7 in a case that may ultimately help more people receive their Social Security benefits.

October 26, 2018

An upcoming Virginia Environmental Law Journal symposium at the University of Virginia School of Law on Nov. 2 will focus on the complex legal issues facing historic preservation. 

October 25, 2018

Professor Douglas Laycock of the University of Virginia School of Law has completed the final three volumes of “Religious Liberty,” a collection of his writings over a four-decade career.

October 24, 2018

Betty Snow, who has worked in copy services at the University of Virginia for 46 years, retires from the Law School on Friday.

October 23, 2018

When Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe founded the University, they understood that the new nation needed to educate citizen-leaders for the experiment in self-government to succeed. That founding ambition is as relevant today as it was then.

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