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April 22, 2019

The Black Law Students Association at the University of Virginia School of Law named Dana Weekes ’09, a managing director at Arnold & Porter, recipient of the BLSA Alumni Spotlight Award. She talked to UVA Law about her career and offered advice for law students.

April 19, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law alumni in Los Angeles discuss their careers, offer advice and explain how UVA Law prepared them to succeed.

April 18, 2019

The Mueller report, released Thursday, was a mixed bag for President Donald Trump, promising more headaches ahead, according to a University of Virginia School of Law professor who is an expert in white-collar crime.

April 17, 2019

University of Virginia law professor G. Edward White’s third and final installment in his “Law in American History” series focuses on rapid changes in the 20th century.

April 16, 2019

Students with the University of Virginia School of Law International Human Rights Clinic traveled to Geneva earlier this month to present their research at sessions of a U.N. committee on migrants.

April 16, 2019

Judge Carlton W. Reeves ’89, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, delivered a defense of the role federal courts play in ensuring justice and truth for marginalized groups throughout the United States. He also argued for the importance of ensuring diversity of backgrounds and perspectives on the federal bench. Reeves gave this lecture after receiving the 2019 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law.

April 15, 2019

Professor George Yin of the University of Virginia School of Law will retire this spring after 25 years at the Law School and a rich career as an influential tax expert.

April 12, 2019

U.S. Judge Carlton W. Reeves, a 1989 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, appealed for the defense of the judiciary in a speech marking his receipt of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law.

April 11, 2019

The world may have even less time than once thought to solve climate change, University of Virginia School of Law professor Michael Livermore argues in a new co-authored paper.

April 10, 2019

The 36th annual North Grounds Softball League Invitational at the University of Virginia School of Law raised $22,500 for charity.

April 9, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law community cheered on the men’s basketball team during a historic Final Four run en route to a national championship Monday.

April 9, 2019

The latest “Common Law” episode looks at the medieval fantasy world of “Game of Thrones,” and how legal and ethical issues in the HBO series and books relate to our own world. Hosted by Dean Risa Goluboff and Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06, the podcast is sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law.

April 9, 2019

We take a break from this season’s focus on the future of law to explore the future (and past) of Westeros with Virginia Solicitor General Toby Heytens ’00 and Professor Mila Versteeg.

April 8, 2019

Two professors at the University of Virginia School of Law are looking at how the indigent face more obstacles than others in the justice system, and possible solutions to the problem.

April 8, 2019

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse '82 of Rhode Island came to the Law School to address the state of climate change politics in the U.S. Congress and the institutional forces obstructing progress being made on that front. This speech was the 2019 Lillian K. Stone Distinguished Lecture in Environmental Policy.

April 5, 2019

A Virginia General Assembly decision this week effectively wraps up a multiyear public interest campaign led by University of Virginia School of Law alumni to end license revocation for unpaid court fees and costs.

April 5, 2019

The courts may be an avenue to regain traction on climate change, U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse ’82 said Friday at the University of Virginia School of Law.

April 5, 2019

Single, double and triple ’Hoos prep UVA Law for the Final Four tournament on Saturday and cheer on the UVA men’s basketball team. Go ’Hoos!

April 4, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law students with the International Human Rights Clinic visited Colombia to research legal remedies for the nation’s air pollution crisis.

April 3, 2019

Allan Hall, a Holocaust survivor and retired attorney, told the story of living through the Nazi invasion and occupation of Poland as a child and his later reunification with some of his family after the Holocaust. He was joined by his wife, Lori Gold.

April 2, 2019

Professor Kimberly J. Robinson, an acclaimed scholar and speaker on civil rights and education, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty this fall.

April 2, 2019

Professor Josh Bowers introduced prospective students to UVA Law’s curricular, clinical and extracurricular opportunities in criminal justice. This session was part of UVA Law’s 2019 Admitted Students Open House.

April 1, 2019

In a new paper and Q&A, Professor Saikrishna Prakash of the University of Virginia School of Law explains how Congress’ power to impose deadlines affects ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.

March 29, 2019

Rachel Barnes ’21, a J.D.-MBA candidate at the University of Virginia School of Law, has been elected vice chair of the National Black Law Students Association.

March 28, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law students volunteered more than 2,400 hours of pro bono service during Alternative Spring Break.

March 28, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law won the International and European Tax Moot Court for the second straight year.

March 27, 2019

Kimberly Delk Eason ’19 with the Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law represented a nonprofit at a hearing March 20 before state regulators.

March 27, 2019

Topics ranging from autonomous vehicles to drones to artificial intelligence will be the focus of the symposium “Autonomous Technologies & the Law” at the University of Virginia School of Law on April 3.

March 26, 2019

A movement to close international tax loopholes in the past few years is now offering a chance to update tax policies that have been in place since the 1920s, UVA Law Professor Ruth Mason explains on the latest episode of the podcast “Common Law.”

March 26, 2019

UVA Law professor Ruth Mason explains why the world is at a crossroads on international tax, as nations consider how to ensure that corporations like Google, Amazon and Apple are paying their fair share in a digital economy.

March 25, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law students Clay Davis, Manal Cheema and Irina Danescu recently made the semifinals of the Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition.

March 25, 2019

Professor Camilo Sánchez, director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic and co-director of UVA Law’s Human Rights Program, describes the school’s curricular and clinical offerings in the international human rights field. This session was part of UVA Law's 2019 Admitted Students Open House. 

March 22, 2019

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse ’82 of Rhode Island will deliver the annual Lillian K. Stone Distinguished Lecture in Environmental Policy on April 5 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

March 18, 2019

UVA Law professor George Geis and attorney Mayme Donohue of Hunton Andrews Kurth discuss the impact of blockchain — the same technology fueling the rise of cryptocurrencies — on a range of industries, including law.

March 18, 2019

Best-selling author John Grisham and UVA Law Innocence Project Director Deirdre Enright discuss the latest on innocence cases, forensics and the future of criminal justice. This is the first episode of “Common Law's” first season on the future of law.

March 18, 2019

Risa Goluboff and Leslie Kendrick interview each other, talk about why they wanted to start a podcast, and discuss what this season, The Future of Law, will focus on.

March 13, 2019

UVA Law hosted a re-argument of the Slaughter-House Cases, a Reconstruction-era Supreme Court ruling that narrowed citizenship rights in the privileges or immunities clause of the Constitution. The opposing counsel positions were taken by Dominic Draye, solicitor general of Arizona, and Elbert Lin, partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth. Federal appeals court judges Thomas B. Griffith ’85 of the D.C. Circuit, Diane S. Sykes of the Seventh Circuit and John K. Bush of the Sixth Circuit decided the case. The re-argument was the concluding event of the UVA Law Federalist Society conference “The Future of Originalism: Conflicts and Controversies.”

March 13, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law has selected alumnus Clayton “Tex” Pasley ’17 as the 18th Powell Fellow in Legal Services.

March 12, 2019

Blockchain technology may revolutionize a range of industries, two experts say on the latest episode of “Common Law,” a podcast sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law.

March 8, 2019

A panel of activists, academics and litigators discussed various approaches to redistricting reform, with a particular focus on the current efforts in Virginia to set up a less-partisan redistricting commission. The panel featured Brian Cannon, executive director at OneVirginia2021; Henry Chambers ’91, professor at the University of Richmond School of Law; Mark Gaber, director of trial litigation at the Campaign Legal Center; and Rebecca Green, professor at William & Mary Law School. The panel was moderated by UVA Law professor A. E. Dick Howard ’61. The event was part of the symposium “Elections: Where Law & Politics Intersect,” hosted by UVA Law’s Journal of Law & Politics. 

March 8, 2019

The Innocence Project at UVA Law is celebrating a decade of freeing the falsely convicted.

March 6, 2019

U.S. Judge Carlton W. Reeves is the 2019 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law.

March 5, 2019

A panel of major legal scholars discuss the Due Process Clause. The panelists examine the original meaning as understood by its drafters, as well as potential future applications to upcoming legal controversies. The panel includes Scott Ballenger ’96, partner at Latham & Watkins; professor Randy Barnett, Georgetown University Law Center; professor John Harrison, UVA Law; and professor Julia Mahoney, UVA Law. Judge Diane S. Sykes, Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, serves as moderator. The panel was part of a symposium on “The Future of Originalism: Conflicts and Controversies,” sponsored by UVA Law’s Federalist Society chapter.

March 4, 2019

Retired Gen. Wesley K. Clark came to the Law School for a nonpartisan discussion encouraging young adults to enter the modern political arena. He provided an overview of recent American political history and sketched out some of the challenges facing future American leaders. The speech was sponsored by the Student Legal Forum.

March 4, 2019

Second-year University of Virginia School of Law student Jasmine Lee has been elected president of the Student Bar Association.

March 1, 2019

Judge Pamela Harris of the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Slate Editor Dahlia Lithwick discussed sexual harassment in the judiciary. Professor Anne Coughlin moderated the discussion. Dean Risa Goluboff introduced the panel.

February 28, 2019

John Grisham is helping the University of Virginia School of Law kick off its new podcast, “Common Law,” hosted by Dean Risa Goluboff and Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick. 

February 28, 2019

The symposium “Elections: Where Law & Politics Intersect” at the University of Virginia School of Law on March 5 will explore today’s debates concerning election law.

February 27, 2019

A recent court victory for two University of Virginia School of Law students demonstrates the uphill battle accused youths face in Virginia.

February 27, 2019

Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor and legal correspondent at Slate, discussed the importance of who serves on the courts and why progressives may be interested in following the judiciary closely. This was the keynote speech at the 2019 American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Student Convention.

February 27, 2019

Leading jurists from across the country discussed the long-term effects of the current presidential administration on the judiciary. They also discuss why judges are so central to the future of American democracy. The panel featured Associate Justice Anita Earls, North Carolina Supreme Court; Judge Pamela Harris, Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; Judge Carlton Reeves ’89, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi; and Judge L. Felipe Restrepo, Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The panel was moderated by Caroline Fredrickson, president of the American Constitution Society, and was introduced by James Mayer, a student from New York University School of Law. This panel was part of the 2019 American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Student Convention.

February 26, 2019

Members of the Black Law Students Association at the University of Virginia School of Law returned to Cape Town, South Africa, to aid those displaced by apartheid for the organization’s annual service trip.

February 26, 2019

Though much divides us these days, there are still some things we all share in common. One of them is law. In “Common Law,” a new podcast sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law, Dean Risa Goluboff and Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick explore how law shapes society, how we shape law and why we should all care. 

February 25, 2019

A University of Virginia School of Law alumna has updated the “Green Book” for modern readers.

February 25, 2019

A panel of legal scholars and historians discussed UVA Law professor Cynthia Nicoletti’s book “Secession on Trial: The Treason Prosecution of Jefferson Davis.” In her book, Nicoletti demonstrates how the legality of secession remained an open question after the Civil War, and how it affected Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ prosecution. The panel featured Nicoletti, Duke University professor Laura Edwards, University of Pennsylvania professor Sarah Gordon, University of Maryland professor Michael Ross and UVA professor Elizabeth Varon. The panel was moderated by UVA Law professor George Rutherglen.

February 25, 2019

Matthew Fass ’93, president of Maritime Products International, talked about how small and midsize corporations are handling issues of corporate responsibility. His speech was the keynote address for a symposium on “The Corporate Dilemma: Balancing Social Responsibility and Profitability Across Borders,” hosted by the Virginia Journal of International Law and the J.B. Moore Society of International Law.

February 22, 2019

Laura Toulme, a second-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, was named editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review. The 29 second-year law students began their new roles on Feb. 14.

February 21, 2019

“The Future of Originalism: Conflicts and Controversies” will be held Feb. 28 at the University of Virginia School of Law and feature a re-examination of a landmark civil liberties case.

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 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 14, 2019

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

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

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 6, 2019

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

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

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.”

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