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April 21, 2021

UVA Batten School Dean Ian Solomon, UVA Police Diversity Officer Cortney Hawkins and Batten School Social Equity Advisor Marrissa Jones co-moderate a panel directly following the announcement of the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin. This panel featured a discussion of the verdict between community organizers, activists and scholars with expertise in organizing advocacy efforts, collective healing and trust-building in response to instances of racial injustice. The panelists are UVA Law professor Anne Coughlin; Brian N. Williams, an associate professor of public policy at UVA's Batten School; Burke Brownfeld, founder of Sig Global Services; Gene Cash, founder and CEO of Counseling Alliance of Virginia; Wyatt Rolla, interim director of the civil rights and racial justice program at the Legal Aid Justice Center; Valerie Lemmie, director of exploratory research at the Kettering Foundation; and Tia Sherèe Gaynor, an assistant professor of the University of Cincinnati and founding director of the Center for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation. This event was the third of a four-part series examining Derek Chauvin’s trial for the death of George Floyd and was co-sponsored by UVA Law’s Center for Criminal Justice, the UVA Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and the UVA Police Department.

April 21, 2021

Professor Leslie Kendrick ’06 will step down from her role as vice dean June 30, after four years of service at the University of Virginia School of Law, and continue her teaching and research at the Law School.

April 20, 2021

Professor Michael D. Gilbert, an expert on election law, democracy, and law and economics, will serve as the new vice dean at the University of Virginia School of Law, starting July 1.

April 19, 2021

Professor Kevin Cope of the University of Virginia School of Law explores how vaccine passports are not only legal but may be a constitutional obligation.

April 19, 2021

Judge Charles Eskridge III of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas walks through the original documents that inspired the songs from the Broadway musical “Hamilton.” This event was hosted by the Federalist Society.

April 16, 2021

UVA Law professor Anne Coughlin and Batten School professor Brian N. Williams co-moderate a panel discussion of legal experts discussing a range of police topics, including the history of the profession, its culture, standards and training, accountability mechanisms and future efforts to reform. The panelists are Professor Rachel Harmon, director of the UVA Law Center for Criminal Justice; Shannon Dion, director of the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services; Harvey Powers, director of the Division of Law Enforcement for the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Service; Gary Cordner, academy director for the Baltimore Police Department; and DeAnza Cook, Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University. This event was the second of a four-part series examining Derek Chauvin’s ongoing trial for the death of George Floyd and was co-sponsored by UVA Law’s Center for Criminal Justice, the UVA Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and the UVA Police Department.

April 15, 2021

David Goldman, a 2019 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, will serve as one of five Bristow Fellows in the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice.

April 14, 2021

A panel explores the increasingly prevalent use of artificial intelligence risk assessment tools in criminal sentencing, and whether the results of such predictive algorithms are appropriately admissible at sentencing hearings in court. Panelists include Professor Deborah Hellman; Professor Jessica M. Eaglin, IU Maurer Law; Julia Dressel, software engineer at Recidiviz; Alex Chohlas-Wood, executive director of the Stanford Computational Policy Lab and former director of analytics for NYPD, with moderator Judge Jed S. Rakoff, U.S. district judge for the Southern District of New York. This event was co-hosted by The Virginia Journal of Law & Technology and the Virginia Journal of Criminal Law.

April 14, 2021

Third-year student Grace Tang is this year’s recipient of the University of Virginia School of Law’s Rosenbloom Award, which honors students with a strong academic record who have significantly enhanced the academic experience of their peers.

April 12, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law students took home third place in this year’s International and European Tax Moot Court Competition.

April 12, 2021

Professor Anne Coughlin leads a discussion of the legal landscape surrounding Derek Chauvin’s ongoing trial for the death of George Floyd. Coughlin outlines the charges against Chauvin and what they mean, where the case stands currently and what to expect moving forward in the coming weeks. This event was the first of a four-part series examining the trial, and was co-sponsored by UVA Law’s Center for Criminal Justice, UVA’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and the UVA Police Department.

April 9, 2021

President Joe Biden has named Professor Caleb Nelson of the University of Virginia School of Law to the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States, led by Co-Chair Bob Bauer ’76.

April 9, 2021

Michael Ma ’21, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses how living in a youth shelter persuaded him to represent children in need.

April 8, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law student Carly Wasserman ’21 will help schoolchildren facing court fines and fees as an Equal Justice Works Fellow.

April 7, 2021

Ann Linder, Wildlife and Live Animal Markets Fellow with the Harvard Law School Animal Law & Policy Program, presents her research on the future of live animal markets. The event was sponsored by the Virginia Animal Law Society.

April 7, 2021

David S. Law, who has authored high-profile work on courts and constitutions around the world, will join the University of Virginia School of Law in the fall.

April 6, 2021

UVA Law professor Rachel Harmon, author of “The Law of the Police,” says it’s time for Americans to broadly rethink how we regulate the police.

April 6, 2021

It’s time to rethink how we regulate the police, Professor Rachel Harmon says on the latest episode of “Common Law,” a podcast sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law.

April 5, 2021

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

April 1, 2021

UVA Law professor Thomas Frampton leads a mock class with admitted students. 

April 1, 2021

UVA Law professor George Geis leads a mock class with admitted students.

April 1, 2021

UVA Law professor Cathy Hwang leads a mock class for admitted students.

April 1, 2021

With the sweep of a pen last week, Gov. Ralph Northam signed new legislation that abolished the death penalty in Virginia.

March 31, 2021

Learn about experiences alumni had as students at UVA Law and with the alumni network. Panelists include Virginia Solicitor General (and Professor) Toby Heytens ’00; Judge Daniel Bress ’05 of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; Grace Fu ’09, executive vice president of human resources, general counsel and secretary for Barneys New York; and Erin Seagears ’20, a clerk for the Baltimore City Circuit Court. Director of Admissions Laura Howell ’11 leads the panel. 

March 31, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law student Nooreen Reza ’21 will help support Chicago-area communities facing health inequities as the 20th Powell Fellow in Legal Services

March 30, 2021

Libby (Stropko) Baird, a 2019 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk for Justice Amy Coney Barrett at the U.S. Supreme Court for the 2021 term.

March 29, 2021

Columbia Law School professor Katharina Pistor discusses a chapter from her book “The Code of Capital,” for the Oxford-Virginia Legal Dialogs workshop series that builds bridges from tax to other kinds of scholarship. UVA Law professor Ruth Mason and Oxford University professor Tsilly Dagan comment on Pistor’s work.

March 29, 2021

Mitu Gulati, a scholar of sovereign debt and contract law, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty in the fall.

March 26, 2021

UVA Law alumni in leading health-related industries discuss the impact of COVID-19 and the unique challenges presented by the pandemic. The panelists are Thomas Moriarty ’89, CVS Health; Sandy van der Vaart ’93, LabCorp; Michael McAlevey, GE Healthcare; and Michael Lampert ’03, Ropes & Gray, with an introduction by Dean Risa Goluboff. This event was sponsored by the Health Law Association and the Virginia Journal of Law & Technology.

March 25, 2021

Third-year UVA Law students Mihir Khetarpal and Nina Oat, arguing for the appellant, face off against classmates Avery Rasmussen and Matt West, arguing for the appellee, in the final round of the Lile Moot Court competition. The judges are Megan Barbero, deputy general counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives; Judge Louis A. Bledsoe III, chief judge, North Carolina Business Court; and Judge Jerome A. Holmes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

March 25, 2021

Third-year students Avery Rasmussen and Matt West have won the 92nd William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition at the University of Virginia School of Law.

March 24, 2021

State Sen. Scott Surovell, a 1996 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses why and how he shepherded legislation that ended capital punishment in the state.

March 23, 2021

From interracial marriage to LGBTQ rights, when the Supreme Court decriminalizes private behavior, other forms of regulation step in, says New York University School of Law professor Melissa Murray.

March 23, 2021

As the Supreme Court has struck down laws that criminalized private behavior, other forms of legal and social regulation have taken their place, argues New York University School of Law professor Melissa Murray on “Common Law,” a podcast sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law.

March 22, 2021

Professor Kimberly D. Krawiec, an expert on corporate law who teaches courses on securities, corporate, and derivatives law, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty.

March 19, 2021

Students in the new State and Local Government Policy Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law helped all of their state lawmaker clients, on a bipartisan basis, see their bills through to approval this term.

March 18, 2021

Professor Rachel Harmon, director of UVA Law’s Center for Criminal Justice, discusses her new casebook “The Law of the Police.”

March 18, 2021

Professor Rachel Harmon of the University of Virginia School of Law has written the first casebook to look at the laws that govern police conduct in the United States.

March 17, 2021

Rebecca Weitzel ’22, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses her interest in tech law as editor-in-chief of the Virginia Journal of Law & Technology.

March 12, 2021

A new study co-authored by University of Virginia School of Law professor Cathy Hwang is upending nearly two decades of influential scholarship on how corporations are governed and valued. 

March 11, 2021

Professor Micah Schwartzman ’05 interviews fellow Law School alums Judge Daniel A. Bress ’05 and Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III ’72 about their careers, mentorship and the role UVA Law has played in their successes. Chloe Knox ’22, Federalist Society vice president for speakers, introduces the speakers. This event was sponsored by the UVA Law Federalist Society chapter.

March 10, 2021

A health law expert focused on civil rights, Craig Konnoth will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty in the fall.

March 9, 2021

Economic insecurity is affecting Americans’ lives in profound ways, both at home and in politics. Columbia law professor and UVA Law alumnus Michael Graetz ’69 discusses his proposals for reform.

March 9, 2021

Focusing on employment policies can help reduce the threat of economic insecurity in America, Columbia Law School professor Michael Graetz ’69 says on the latest episode of “Common Law,” a podcast sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law.

March 8, 2021

Mark C. Jefferson has been named the inaugural assistant dean for diversity, equity and belonging at the University of Virginia School of Law. He begins his role March 29.

March 8, 2021

Professor Ashley Deeks of the University of Virginia School of Law has been named a recipient of the American Law Institute’s Early Career Scholars Medal.

March 5, 2021

Recent University of Virginia School of Law graduate Jordin Dickerson ’20 and third-year student Eli Jones ’21 are teaching at their undergraduate alma maters, with help from lessons learned in law school.

March 4, 2021

Professor Paul Mahoney of the University of Virginia School of Law discusses his new co-authored paper outlining how to improve regulation of index fund markets.

March 2, 2021

A new diversity fellowship created by Caplin & Drysdale honors University of Virginia School of Law alumni Gregory Swanson ’51 and Mortimer Caplin ’40.

March 2, 2021

Scholars from across the nation discussed the U.S. president’s foreign affairs powers, and how they might be checked by other branches of government, at the Virginia-Duke Foreign Relations Law Roundtable hosted by the University of Virginia School of Law on Feb. 26.

March 1, 2021

UVA Law alumna Terrica Ganzy ’02 discusses her path to a public service career as an advocate for people on death row, and lessons learned along the way. Ganzy is deputy director of the Southern Center for Human Rights.

March 1, 2021

Professor Jay Butler, a Rhodes Scholar and expert in international law and corporate social responsibility, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty.

February 26, 2021

Cait Kutchi ’22, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses how her work at the FBI inspired her to become a lawyer.

February 26, 2021

Berkeley Law School professor Abbye Atkinson and UVA Law professor Andrew Hayashi present research on how the law interacts with issues of race in business and finance, following an introduction by University of Chicago Law Dean Thomas J. Miles. Aneil Kovvali of the University of Chicago Law School moderated the event, which was sponsored by UVA Law’s John W. Glynn, Jr. Law & Business Program and the University of Chicago Law School’s Center on Law and Finance.

February 24, 2021

Faculty share insights on discussing and teaching issues relating to race in business law courses, following an introduction by UVA Law School Dean Risa Goluboff. The panelists are Afra Afsharipour of UC Davis School of Law, Carliss Chatman of Washington and Lee University School of Law, Cathy Hwang of UVA Law and Elizabeth Reese of the University of Chicago Law School. The event was sponsored by UVA Law’s John W. Glynn, Jr. Law & Business Program and the University of Chicago Law School’s Center on Law and Finance.

February 24, 2021

The new Federal Criminal Sentence Reduction Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law has already helped free clients on compassionate release.

February 23, 2021

From health care to taxes, numerous financial benefits are still tied to whether you are married — even as the marriage rate is declining. UVA Law professor Naomi Cahn discusses how uncoupling benefits from marriage can be more equitable.

February 23, 2021

Being married unlocks numerous financial benefits, but it’s time for those benefits to be uncoupled from an institution that is rapidly declining among lower-income Americans, says Professor Naomi Cahn on the latest episode of “Common Law,” a podcast from the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 18, 2021

Professor Kenneth S. Abraham of the University of Virginia School of Law examines how repealing qualified immunity for law enforcement could affect insurance markets.

February 17, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law community members recognize trailblazing African American legal heroes.

February 16, 2021

This piece ran in the Los Angeles Times on February 16, 2021, and is re-posted with permission from the publication.

February 16, 2021

Three University of Virginia School of Law alumni — Elisabeth Epps ’11, Toby Heytens ’00 and April Nicole Russo ’11 — will be honored for their public service work at the fifth annual Shaping Justice conference Feb. 20.

February 15, 2021

Professor Danielle K. Citron of the University of Virginia School of Law has been working to stamp out how internet companies profit from destructive activity — like so-called “revenge porn” or cyberstalking — for more than a decade. She discusses the movement to reform how such companies handle harmful content.

February 12, 2021

Author Richard Rothstein will address how governments in the U.S. imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas in a Feb. 25 speech co-sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 11, 2021

Students in a University of Virginia School of Law clinic made significant contributions to a new state commission report recommending policy changes to reduce racial inequity in Virginia.

February 10, 2021

Professor Molly Bishop Shadel, who teaches oral advocacy, negotiations and public speaking at the University of Virginia School of Law, has been tapped again for The Great Courses series.

February 10, 2021

A new exhibit at the University of Virginia School of Law library is showcasing students’ picks for reading, film and other entertainment options to help grow understanding about diversity.

February 9, 2021

UVA Law professor Deborah Hellman discusses her work on how algorithms can compound injustice, and the evolution of her theory on discrimination.

February 9, 2021

In the latest “Common Law” episode, University of Virginia School of Law professor Deborah Hellman explores how bias can compound injustice through algorithms that shape our daily lives.

February 8, 2021

The library at the University of Virginia School of Law has launched a website exploring the history of the school’s connection to slavery.

February 5, 2021

UVA Law student Juliet Clark ’21, William & Mary law professor Rebecca Green and UVA Law professor Saikrishna Prakash analyze the history and future of the Virginia Constitution 50 years after its ratification. UVA Law professor A. E. Dick Howard ’61, who led the 1971 constitution revision effort, moderated the event. The event was part of the Baliles Legacy Series Presentation at the Virginia Bar Association’s annual meeting.

February 5, 2021

The fifth annual Shaping Justice conference, aimed at inspiring students and lawyers to promote justice through public service, will take place Feb. 20 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 4, 2021

Nine University of Virginia School of Law students and alumni will join the Department of Justice as attorneys in the fall through the Attorney General’s Honors Program.

February 3, 2021

Elaine Jones ’70, the Law School’s first Black alumna and the first woman to serve as president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, delivers the keynote address at UVA Law’s MLK Day symposium, “From the Equal Rights Amendment to Black Lives Matter: Reflecting on Intersectional Struggles for Equality.”

February 3, 2021

Scholars and UVA Law students discuss the history of race and sex/LGBT equality movements during the symposium “From the Equal Rights Amendment to Black Lives Matter: Reflecting on Intersectional Struggles for Equality.” The panelists are Serena Mayeri of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, UVA Law students Trust Kupupika ’22 and Hayley Hahn ’21, and Julie Suk of the City University of New York. UVA Law professor Naomi Cahn and Paula Monopoli ’83 of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law served as moderators. The event was part of the University’s 2021 Community MLK Commemoration.

February 3, 2021

Law scholars discuss community activism and pursuing social justice in today’s intersectional movements for equality during the MLK Day symposium “From the Equal Rights Amendment to Black Lives Matter: Reflecting on Intersectional Struggles for Equality.” The panelists are Adrienne Davis of the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, Melissa Murray of New York University School of Law, UVA Law student Rachel Slepoi ’22 and Camille Gear Rich of the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. UVA Law professor Anne M. Coughlin moderated the panel.

February 3, 2021

Professor Kristen Eichensehr, a cybersecurity expert, has been named director of the National Security Law Center at the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 1, 2021

Tiffany Mickel, a second-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, has been selected as the new editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review. She is the first Black person to hold the position.

January 29, 2021

Nirajé Medley-Bacon, 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 28, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law alumnus Justin Aimonetti J.D.-M.A. ’20 has won first place in the 2020 Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing competition for his paper exploring habeas corpus.

January 27, 2021

Former Associate Dean for Admissions and Placement Albert R. Turnbull ’62, who admitted and helped shape generations of lawyers at the University of Virginia School of Law, died Monday. He was 83.

January 26, 2021

What role can law play in making society more equitable? "Common Law" hosts Risa Goluboff and Leslie Kendrick will explore how inequities touch our lives, sometimes in unexpected ways. Tune in Jan. 26 for the first episode.

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