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September 24, 2018

Plaintiffs financially betting for or against companies they are suing sounds like insider trading. It isn’t, says University of Virginia School of Law professor Albert Choi, but the practice raises a host of legal and ethical concerns that Choi explores in a new paper.

September 21, 2018

Several University of Virginia alumni will discuss their current and former roles as their states’ top attorney at the Law School on Wednesday.

September 19, 2018

Eduardo Carvalho LL.M. ’19 brings a wealth of experience to share as he interacts with his classmates and professors as part of the Graduate Studies Program at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 18, 2018

Professor Paul B. Stephan of the University of Virginia School of Law won the Traynor award for scholarship by a senior faculty member Monday.

September 17, 2018

Professor Deborah Hellman of the University of Virginia School of Law has won the 2019 Fred Berger Memorial Prize.

September 14, 2018

As part of Professor Mila Versteeg’s research for a book on how nations enforce constitutional rights, two University of Virginia School of Law students traveled with her to Colombia to study how courts handle health care claims.

September 13, 2018

Barbara Perry, the Miller Center's Supreme Court expert, explores the nomination process in conversation with UVA Law professors Saikrishna Prakash (also a Miller Center faculty senior fellow) and Micah Schwartzman. They discuss the makeup of the new court, including President Donald Trump’s nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, as well as the upcoming cases that will shape our civic life for years to come.

September 11, 2018

Clint Broden ’90 was named a Texas lawyer of the year this summer for his part in unraveling some of the truth in a 2015 biker shootout.

September 10, 2018

Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit speaks at UVA Law about the importance of state constitutions in constitutional jurisprudence. He argues that lawyers miss many opportunities to use state constitutions to their advantage, instead limiting themselves to arguments based on the U.S. Constitution. Dean Risa Goluboff introduces Sutton at the event, a discussion of Sutton’s book, “51 Imperfect Solutions: States and the Making of American Constitutional Law,” hosted by the Virginia Law Review and the Journal of Law & Politics.

September 7, 2018

Nine University of Virginia School of Law alumni were named among Law360’s Rising Stars of 2018 for their legal accomplishments in the past year.

September 5, 2018

Meet some of the inaugural Karsh-Dillard Scholars, recipients of full-tuition scholarships at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 4, 2018

Images from rare law books — titles chosen by Thomas Jefferson himself — will be on display starting Friday at the Arthur J. Morris Law Library.

August 30, 2018

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will be interviewed by financier-philanthropist David Rubenstein at a Sept. 14 event launching the new Karsh Center for Law and Democracy at the University of Virginia School of Law.

August 30, 2018

The new Karsh Center for Law and Democracy at the University of Virginia School of Law promises to serve as an institution that promotes and studies core facets of a democratic society. Professor Micah Schwartzman explains his goals as director.

August 29, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law professor Paul Stephan ’77 will see six years of work as a coordinating reporter for the American Law Institute come to fruition in September, when the fourth restatement of foreign relations law is published.

August 27, 2018

UVA Law professor A. Benjamin Spencer reviews the basic work that goes into laying out a legal case. This event was part of orientation for the Class of 2021.

August 27, 2018

UVA Law Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06 provides an overview of the American legal system to first-year students. This event was part of orientation for the Class of 2021.

August 27, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law third-year students Kendall Burchard, Aparna Datta, Amanda Lineberry and Jianne McDonald have been named this year’s Ritter Scholars.

August 24, 2018

Cordel Faulk ’01, assistant dean for admissions at UVA Law, welcomes the Class of 2021 during orientation.

August 24, 2018

Professors Tom Nachbar and George Cohen give an overview of what to expect in the law school classroom for first-year law students. This event was part of orientation for the Class of 2021.

August 24, 2018

A University of Virginia School of Law Professor and his team has achieved a settlement with the state to provide potentially life-saving treatments to an inmate. 

August 23, 2018

Timothy J. Heaphy, a UVA Law alumnus, has been appointed university counsel at the University of Virginia, effective Sept 1. He is currently a partner with Hunton Andrews Kurth and a former U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia. As University counsel, Heaphy will lead UVA’s Office of University Counsel, which is responsible for representing the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia in all legal and regulatory matters. 

August 22, 2018

Stats and five students’ stories paint a picture of the University of Virginia School of Law Class of 2021.

August 21, 2018

Professors Rachel Harmon, Alex M. Johnson Jr., Aditya Bamzai, Barbara Armacost ’89 and Joe Fore ’11 give incoming law students an overview of the 1L curriculum at UVA Law.

August 21, 2018

David Hyman ’93, general counsel of Netflix, delivered the annual orientation address to members of the Class of 2021. 

August 20, 2018

First-year orientation began Monday at the University of Virginia School of Law with Netflix General Counsel David Hyman ’93 addressing students as guest speaker.

August 19, 2018

About 70 new students at the University of Virginia School of Law participated Sunday in the 10th annual public service day.

August 16, 2018

UVA Law students share their best advice with 1Ls for tackling the first day of classes and the start of their law school careers.

August 16, 2018

David Hyman ’93, counsel at Netflix, will address the Class of 2021 on Monday. In anticipation, he answered a few questions about his role in the company’s meteoric rise.

August 14, 2018

On the one-year anniversary of the white supremacist attacks on Grounds, UVA President James E. Ryan ’92 urged the University to live up to its highest ideals.

August 10, 2018

The Virginia Law Weekly at the University of Virginia School of Law won the American Bar Association Student Division’s 2018 Law School Newspaper Award on Aug. 4.

August 8, 2018

Professor Aditya Bamzai of the University of Virginia School of Law will be nominated to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, an independent, bipartisan agency within the executive branch that advises senior officials.

August 7, 2018

Scholars will examine racism in the United States during a University of Virginia School of Law conference Sept. 27-28.

August 3, 2018

Mary Elizabeth Magill, a 1995 alumna and former faculty member of the University of Virginia School of Law, will serve as UVA’s next executive vice president and provost, President Jim Ryan ’92 announced Friday.

August 1, 2018

James E. Ryan '92 today begins his term as the ninth president of the University of Virginia.

July 30, 2018

Professor Michael Gilbert of the University of Virginia School of Law reviews the downside of disclosure in a new paper.

July 27, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law student Brooke Swann ’20 used her Monroe Leigh Fellows in International Law grant to work at the Southern Africa Litigation Centre in Johannesburg.

July 25, 2018

Students at the University of Virginia School of Law with a passion for fighting injustice will be able to do so through the new Civil Rights Clinic.

July 24, 2018

The 17th annual Human Rights Study Project of the University of Virginia School of Law will travel to Nepal in January.

July 23, 2018

William Charron ’98, a University of Virginia School of Law alumnus, explains how he came to found the Court of Arbitration for Art in Europe.

July 20, 2018

The Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law helped Nevada pass recent regulation easing renewable energy development on former mine lands, bringing together conservationist and mining groups.

July 18, 2018

For a record 13th year in a row, more than half of University of Virginia School of Law alumni made a gift to the school.

The Law School Foundation finished its 2017-18 annual giving campaign June 30 with a 51.4 percent alumni participation rate. A total of 8,926 alumni gave.

July 16, 2018

Michele Bratcher Goodwin, a biotechnology and health policy expert, and Kimberly J. Robinson, an expert in education law, will serve as visiting professors at the University of Virginia School of Law this fall.

July 13, 2018

If you’re halfway through your summer without reading a great book, check out these suggestions by faculty and alumni at the University of Virginia School of Law.

July 5, 2018

A pair of recent University of Virginia School of Law students won freedom last week for their client, a Tennessee man who was over-sentenced on his burglary convictions.

June 28, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law professors John Harrison and A. E. Dick Howard offer thoughts on Justice Anthony Kennedy’s legacy and what’s next for the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 26, 2018

Three University of Virginia School of Law professors were cited in Ortiz v. U.S., including Professor Aditya Bamzai, who presented oral argument as an independent amicus and was mentioned 31 times in the decision.

June 26, 2018

Several University of Virginia School of Law professors reacted to one of the U.S. Supreme Court’s most awaited decisions this term, on the Muslim travel ban cases.

June 25, 2018

Professor Ruth Mason answers questions about South Dakota v. Wayfair, a U.S. Supreme Court case tackling states’ authority to implement taxes on online sales.

June 22, 2018

Yuji Iwasawa of Japan, a 1997 S.J.D. graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, was elected to a judgeship on the International Court of Justice.

June 19, 2018

Professor Dayna Bowen Matthew of the University of Virginia School of Law has been chosen for the Disparities Leadership Program to develop solutions to combat racial disparities in readmission and mortality rates.

June 19, 2018

The John W. Glynn, Jr. Law & Business Program at the University of Virginia School of Law builds a bridge between law school and the real challenges encountered in business law practice. The program integrates business and legal analysis into the law school classroom,  to prepare students to serve their future clients from day one.

June 19, 2018

The Entrepreneurial Law Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law combines instruction with firsthand experiences advising  entrepreneurs who are starting new companies.

June 18, 2018

Mark P. Nevitt, a Sharswood Fellow and lecturer in law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, discusses climate change and how it relates to national security. Nevitt, a former tactical jet aviator and attorney in the U.S. Navy, delivered his talk as part of the 26th National Security Law Institute hosted by the Center for National Security Law.

June 18, 2018

Jennifer Cafarella, lead intelligence planner at the Institute for the Study of War, speaks on the ongoing struggle in Syria. Cafarella’s talk was held as part of the 26th National Security Law Institute hosted by the Center for National Security Law.

June 18, 2018

Six faculty members were promoted at the University of Virginia School of Law.

June 14, 2018

Dean Cheng, senior research fellow at the Asian Studies Center, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, discusses China’s use of lawfare. Cheng’s talk was held as part of the 26th National Security Law Institute hosted by the Center for National Security Law.

June 14, 2018

Paul Rosenzweig, a cybersecurity expert, speaks on law and warfare in the cyber domain. Rosenzweig teaches cybersecurity at the George Washington University School of Law and is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute. This presentation was given as part of the 26th National Security Law Institute hosted by the Center for National Security Law.

June 14, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law public service fellowships are funding students’ and graduates’ work worldwide.

June 12, 2018

A slideshow exhibits the best and most impactful stories of the 2017-18 academic year at the University of Virginia School of Law.

June 8, 2018

Shannon Ellis ’15 is helping to hold Virginia prisons accountable for inmates’ health and well-being as the University of Virginia School of Law’s 16th Powell Fellow in Legal Services.

June 7, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law professor Michael Livermore explores how new technologies can change federal agencies’ notice-and-comment process.

June 6, 2018

John Norton Moore, UVA Law professor and director of the Center for National Security Law, analyzes the complex nature of war. Moore’s talk was held as part of the 26th National Security Law Institute hosted by the Center for National Security Law.

June 5, 2018

Robert F. Kennedy, a 1951 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, was assassinated June 5, 1968 — 50 years ago today. In remembrance, we’re sharing words from some of his most inspiring speeches.

June 4, 2018

Camilo Sánchez will join the University of Virginia School of Law as an associate professor and director of the International Human Rights Clinic.

May 31, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Wednesday that University of Virginia School of Law professor Paul Mahoney has been appointed to its Investor Advisory Committee.

May 30, 2018

Dean Risa Goluboff offers remarks on the state of the Law School, reflects on the career of Professor Kent Sinclair, and honors the late Dean Richard Merrill at a Law Alumni Weekend event.

May 29, 2018

Blockchain, the technology underlying bitcoin transactions, could revolutionize financial markets and corporate law, says University of Virginia School of Law professor George Geis.

May 23, 2018

We're sharing memories from the 2018 graduation ceremony at the University of Virginia School of Law. 

May 23, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law graduate Ashley Finger ’18 recently served as rapporteur for the Salzburg Global Seminar.

May 23, 2018

The Virginia Court of Appeals on Tuesday officially exonerated Gary L. Bush, a client of the Innocence Project at UVA Law, who was wrongly convicted of two Virginia bank robberies.

May 22, 2018

Cynthia C. Hogan '84, vice president for public policy for the Americas at Apple Inc., delivered the commencement speech after an introduction by Student Bar Association President Steven Glendon '18. Dean Risa Goluboff opened and closed the festivities. Hogan previously served as the National Football League’s executive vice president of public policy, and deputy assistant to President Barack Obama and counsel to Vice President Joe Biden.

May 22, 2018

Graduates who are veterans from the Class of 1968 discuss the impact of the Vietnam War. Speakers include Pat Vaughan, Ed Levin, Jack Hannon, Don Zachary, Stuart Johnson, Dave Scull, Bob Wright and moderator Weaver Gaines. 

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