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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

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.

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.”

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

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 26, 2018

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

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

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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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

Solicitors general from around the region spoke at the Law School about their paths to government office. The event featured Toby Heytens, UVA Law professor and solicitor general of Virginia; Loren AliKhan, solicitor general of Washington, D.C., under Attorney General Karl Racine ’89; and Ryan Park, deputy solicitor general of North Carolina.

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.

October 22, 2018
October 20, 2018

Jim Ryan was officially sworn in as UVA’s ninth president Friday on a beautiful fall afternoon on the Lawn. The new president used his inaugural address to deliver a bold, hopeful vision for the future, including a firm promise for low- and middle-income Virginians.

October 18, 2018

Daniel Richardson ’18, former editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review and the 2018 graduate with the highest GPA, provides law students with advice about preparing for upcoming mid-terms and finals. 

October 18, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law alumnus Daniel Richardson ’18, former editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review and the 2018 graduate with the highest GPA, offers advice to law students about preparing for upcoming mid-terms and finals.

October 16, 2018

Three University of Virginia School of Law faculty panels will discuss topics surrounding the future of the U.S. Supreme Court.

October 16, 2018

The Supreme Court of Virginia ruled in favor of a plaintiff represented in oral argument by Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick of the University of Virginia School of Law, in a landmark ruling over state tort law and corporate negligence. 

October 12, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law students are serving as externs and earning academic credit while working in the public sector under the supervision of a lawyer.

October 11, 2018

Talking out his legal education proved to be a winning formula for Daniel Richardson, who earned the highest GPA in the Class of 2018 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

October 10, 2018

The University of Virginia School of Law is now accepting GRE and GMAT test scores from applicants as part of the J.D. admissions process.

October 10, 2018

Jim Donovan, a Goldman Sachs managing director and Law School adjunct professor, shares his six tips for successful client relationships. Donovan is responsible for advising many of the largest corporate and individual clients of Goldman Sachs.

October 8, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law professors collaborated on a recent book that’s helping to redefine international law through new comparative study.

October 5, 2018

Virginia Del. Danica Roem, the first openly transgender elected state lawmaker in the United States, encouraged audience members to find their voice and run for office, and spoke about her experiences as an elected official working to address local issues. The talk capped the Ele(Q)t Project for LGBTQ Leadership symposium, which focused on motivating and training young LGBTQ leaders to run for political office.

October 4, 2018

A $50,000 matching-fund challenge to prospective donors was one of the highlights of a Tuesday fundraiser for the Virginia Innocence Project Pro Bono Clinic.

October 4, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law students William Hall ’19 and Nicholas Allen ’20 were honored for having the highest GPA after four semesters and the highest GPA at the end of the first year, respectively.

October 3, 2018

Scholars gathered in Charlottesville last week to explore the history of racism, current racial division and how to combat it after the events of Aug. 11-12, 2017, during a University of Virginia School of Law conference.

October 1, 2018

A record 38 University of Virginia School of Law alumni are clerking at federal appellate courts for the 2018 term.

October 1, 2018

Ted Shaw, the fifth director-counsel and president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc., reflects on what's next after the events of Aug. 11-12, 2017 in Charlottesville. Shaw is the Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and director of the Center for Civil Rights at the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill. The event was part of the "One Year After Charlottesville" conference Sept. 28 at the Law School.

September 28, 2018

The Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court defending Virginia’s ban on uranium mining.

September 28, 2018

Pulitzer Prize winner James Forman Jr. delivers the keynote address at the conference "One Year After Charlottesville: Replacing the Resurgence of Racism With Reconciliation." Following his talk, Forman participated in a Q&A with University of Virginia President Jim Ryan ’92. UVA Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas C. Katsouleas introduces Forman.

September 28, 2018

Four alumni talk about their current and former roles leading their states' legal offices. Panelists include Douglas Gansler ’89, former attorney general of Maryland and president of the National Association of Attorneys General; Herbert Slatery (College ’74), attorney general of Tennessee; Karl Racine ’89, attorney general for the District of Columbia; and Professor Toby Heytens ’00, solicitor general of Virginia. Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06 introduces the panel. 

September 27, 2018

Leaders in criminal defense and a panel of several of Virginia’s wrongfully convicted men and women will participate in a Virginia Innocence Project Pro Bono Clinic fundraiser Tuesday at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 27, 2018

Professors A. E. Dick Howard, Anne Coughlin, Daniel Ortiz and Micah Schwartzman discuss key cases from the 2017 U.S. Supreme Court term, and look ahead to the coming year.

September 26, 2018

The directors of the Innocence Project at the University of Virginia School of Law welcomed back to freedom their paroled client, Darnell Phillips, on Tuesday. 

September 25, 2018

Virginia Del. Danica Roem, the first openly transgender elected state lawmaker in the United States, will speak Oct. 3 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

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

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. 

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