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June 24, 2019

The Supreme Court today agreed to hear a University of Virginia School of Law clinic case that could have broad implications in the field of copyright law.

June 21, 2019

Writings by Professor Douglas Laycock of the University of Virginia School of Law helped influence the U.S. Supreme Court in Wednesday’s Bladensburg Peace Cross decision. Professors discuss what’s next.

June 20, 2019

Take this quiz to see how much pop history you know about the University of Virginia School of Law.

June 19, 2019

Steve Vladeck, professor at University of Texas School of Law, breaks down the legal issues arising from the increased concentration of executive power under the National Emergencies Act in recent administrations. This presentation was part of the 2019 National Security Law Institute.

June 18, 2019

Senior U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff of the Southern District of New York discusses scientific evidence in the courtroom for Episode 10 of the “Common Law” podcast.

June 18, 2019

With scientific evidence an intrinsic and complex part of today’s court cases, can judges keep up? Senior U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff of the Southern District of New York discusses challenges and opportunities for jurists.

June 17, 2019

Jennifer Cafarella, lead intelligence planner at the Institute for the Study of War, provides a general overview of the situation on the ground in Syria. This presentation was part of the 2019 National Security Law Institute.

June 14, 2019

Could Paul Hurdle, a 1973 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, be the oldest law clerk in the country?

June 12, 2019

Explore the milestones and achievements of the 2018-19 school year at the University of Virginia School of Law.

June 12, 2019

Georgetown Law professor David A. Koplow discusses the novel legal challenges posed as militaries around the world expand their operations into outer space. This lecture was part of the 2019 National Security Law Institute.

June 11, 2019

With a more conservative lineup of justices, the U.S. Supreme Court could change how it rules on religion cases, as the latest episode of the University of Virginia School of Law podcast “Common Law” explores.

June 11, 2019

UVA Law professors Richard Schragger and Micah Schwartzman join Cornell’s Nelson Tebbe to discuss the evolution of the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence on religion.

June 7, 2019

Looking for a good book to read on vacation and before classes begin? Check out these suggestions from faculty and alumni at the University of Virginia School of Law.

June 6, 2019

An article by Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06 of the University of Virginia School of Law has been selected included in the 2018-19 edition of the “First Amendment Law Handbook.”

June 5, 2019

This album collects photos from 200 years at the University of Virginia School of Law, including images of people, milestones, places, famous faces, student life and public service efforts.

June 4, 2019

UVA Law Professor Michael Livermore discusses how tools that analyze data and text could change the law, themes he explores in his new book, “Law as Data: Computation, Text, and the Future of Legal Analysis.”

June 4, 2019

As tech transforms traditional warfare, UVA Law professor Ashley Deeks explains how national security is changing and discusses whether the law can keep up.

June 4, 2019

In the latest episode of “Common Law,” Professor Ashley Deeks of the University of Virginia School of Law says it’s important for the United States to get ahead of technology that can have national security implications.

June 3, 2019

Professor Michael Livermore of the University of Virginia School of Law has collaborated on a new book that examines how computer-based tools are being used to analyze dense legal information.

May 31, 2019

Professor Quinn Curtis of the University of Virginia School of Law says, before jumping into a 529 plan to save for college, parents should consider the fees and costs associated.

May 30, 2019

Professor Frederick Schauer of the University of Virginia School of Law asks in a new paper if it’s time to acknowledge that the Supreme Court doesn’t care that much about its own precedents.

May 29, 2019

Professor Michael Livermore is this year’s recipient of the McFarland Prize at the University of Virginia School of Law.

May 29, 2019

Walter Wadlington, a professor emeritus at the University of Virginia School of Law known for his kindness and influence as an academic, died Monday. He was 88.

May 28, 2019

The Human Rights Program at the University of Virginia School of Law allows students to explore the range of opportunities available in the human rights field, at home and abroad, through hands-on experiences. The program is the hub for human rights activities at the Law School, and cooperates with student groups, faculty members, the Public Service Center and Career Services, and human rights organizations to coordinate speakers, events, summer and postgraduate employment, and pro bono opportunities.

May 28, 2019

Daniel Richardson, a 2018 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, has been chosen to serve as one of five Bristow Fellows in the Office of the Solicitor General in the U.S. Department of Justice.

May 28, 2019

Members of the Human Rights Study Project detail their work during the course of their January 2019 trip.

May 24, 2019

Read our completely incomplete list of 100 UVA lawyers who changed the world.

May 23, 2019

Professor George Cohen has been named associate dean for academic programs at the University of Virginia School of Law.

May 22, 2019

These five graduates began classes at the University of Virginia School of Law on Aug. 24, 2016. See where they’re headed now and what they gained from their experience in law school.

May 21, 2019

Lawyers and legal scholars are using technology to enhance and streamline their work, and yield new insights on law, as the latest episode of “Common Law” explores.

May 21, 2019

Alumna Linda G. Howard ’73, vice president for legal at Landmark Worldwide, addresses the Class of 2019 at graduation, with speeches by Student Bar Association President Frances Fuqua ’19 and Dean Risa Goluboff. 

May 21, 2019

From courtroom apps to analyzing law texts, UVA Law professor Michael Livermore explains how technology is reshaping legal processes and yielding new insights.

May 20, 2019

During the 2019 Alumni Weekend, UVA Law Dean Risa Goluboff discusses the current state of the Law School. 

May 20, 2019

Retiring professor George Yin reflects on his 25 years of teaching and researching tax law at the Law School. He was introduced by Dean Risa Goluboff. Yin spoke during UVA’s 2019 Alumni Weekend. 

May 20, 2019

Linda G. Howard ’73, general counsel at Landmark Worldwide, a company focused on personal and professional growth, addresses the Class of 2019. 

May 20, 2019

The Class of 2019 shared favorite moments from graduation and after the ceremony on Instagram and Twitter.

May 19, 2019

Commencement speaker Linda Howard ’73, vice president for legal at Landmark Worldwide, told graduates Sunday that standing for something is a powerful approach to life.

May 16, 2019

Drawing on her research from her recent book “Secession on Trial: The Treason Prosecution of Jefferson Davis,” UVA Law professor Cynthia Nicoletti gives an overview of the U.S. government's attempts to prosecute Confederate President Jefferson Davis for treason after the Civil War. Nicoletti describes how conflicting legal theories regarding the constitutionality of secession contributed to the case ultimately being dropped with no conclusion. Nicoletti was the featured speaker at a Law School Foundation Board and Council lunch. F. Blair Wimbush ’80, chair of the Law School Foundation Board of Trustees, introduced Nicoletti.

May 16, 2019

Read about the University of Virginia School of Law Class of 2019 graduation ceremony and standout students.

May 15, 2019

Graduating student Kendall Burchard discusses which role model made her want to become a lawyer and how she’s helped form a community that empowers female students.

May 15, 2019

Experience in the courtroom and some strong female role models have gotten University of Virginia School of Law student Kendall Burchard ’19 off to a good career start.

May 15, 2019

Six University of Virginia School of Law professors will present papers at the American Law and Economics Association annual meeting Friday and Saturday at New York University.

May 14, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law professor Molly Brady’s paper on states’ damagings clauses has been named by her peers as one of the top land use articles of 2017-18.

May 13, 2019

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

May 10, 2019

Jessica Wagner, a 2015 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, has been chosen by Justice Samuel Alito to clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court next term.

May 9, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law graduates in the Class of 2018 are No. 1 among law schools in landing federal clerkships and jobs at large firms.

May 8, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law’s grant program supporting summer public interest work is giving out a record $703,370 to 166 students.

May 7, 2019

In the latest “Common Law” episode, University of Virginia School of Law professor Kenneth Abraham and alumnus Michael Raschid ’86 of Perrone Robotics look at how autonomous vehicles could rapidly transform insurance and how we think about liability.

May 7, 2019

UVA Law professor and leading insurance and torts expert Kenneth Abraham and alum Michael Raschid ’86, chief legal officer and vice president of operations at Perrone Robotics, discuss what a future with autonomous vehicles will mean for liability and beyond.

May 7, 2019

From mass hunger strikes and work stoppages behind bars, to wider reform movements, a discussion centered on the politics of punishment in the United States. The panel includes Bernard E. Harcourt of Columbia Law School; Heather Ann Thompson of the University of Michigan; and Vesla Mae Weaver of Johns Hopkins University. Christopher Berk, a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Virginia, served as moderator.

May 6, 2019

Kunchok Dolma, a first-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, won a New York Emmy for a civic education video produced by We Speak NYC.

May 6, 2019

Graduating UVA Law student Jah Akande ’19 discusses growing up, coming out and standing up for his beliefs en route to pursuing a law degree. 

May 6, 2019

Jah Akande, a dedicated civil rights advocate, will graduate from the University of Virginia School of Law on May 19 with an even stronger voice for representing others. 

May 3, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law professor George Geis’ paper on blockchain technology has been named one of the top 10 corporate and securities articles of 2018 in an annual poll.

May 2, 2019

Third-year students A. Cameron Duncan and David Goldman are this year’s recipients of the University of Virginia School of Law’s Rosenbloom Award, established to honor students with a strong academic record who have significantly enhanced the academic experience of their peers.

May 1, 2019

McCoy Pitt, a 2013 alumnus of the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk at the International Court of Justice in the upcoming year.

April 30, 2019

Aparna Datta wanted a law degree to help get her foot in the door and improve the lives of others. She’ll graduate from the University of Virginia School of Law on May 19 with the tools she needs to advocate.

April 29, 2019

Students’ intellectual curiosity drove a recent University of Virginia School of Law research collaboration on presidents around the world who don’t want to leave office.

April 26, 2019

UVA Law professor Molly Brady delivers the Charge to the Class of 2019. The tradition offers final words of wisdom from a faculty member to graduating students.

April 26, 2019

Professor Molly Brady of the University of Virginia School of Law will present “Property and Projection” at this year’s Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum.

April 25, 2019

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, discusses current issues facing regulators, including developing 5G networks, fighting robocalls and addressing the rural-urban digital divide. UVA Law professor Tom Nachbar introduced Pai.

April 25, 2019

Law professor George Geis is a recipient of this year’s All-University Teaching Award at the University of Virginia.

April 24, 2019

Professor Michal Barzuza of the University of Virginia School of Law has been named a research member of the Brussels-based European Corporate Governance Institute.

April 24, 2019

Robbie Pomeroy will graduate May 19 from the University of Virginia School of Law with a fervor for helping the criminally accused and convicted.

April 23, 2019

Lawyers with the University of Virginia School of Law’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic will present oral argument Wednesday in Quarles v. United States, a federal sentencing enhancement case.

April 23, 2019

Public health policy expert and UVA Law professor Dayna Bowen Matthew ’87 explores social and legal factors — such as where you live and your race — that affect health outcomes, and how lawyers and doctors are teaming up to confront these challenges.

April 23, 2019

Episode 5 of “Common Law” looks at medical-legal partnerships and health disparities with Professor Dayna Bowen Matthew ’87. Hosted by Dean Risa Goluboff and Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06, the podcast is sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law.

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

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 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 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.

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