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June 27, 2022

Kathryn Miles, author of “Trailed: One Woman’s Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders,” worked with University of Virginia School of Law professor Deirdre Enright ’92 and student researchers to craft her tale.

June 24, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court made history Friday, striking down Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 legal decision that gave women in the United States the constitutional right to abortion. University of Virginia School of Law professor Naomi Cahn discusses the implications of the decision.

June 23, 2022

Don’t care about information privacy because you have nothing to hide? Neil Richards, a law professor at the Washington University in St. Louis and a UVA Law alumnus, explains the extent to which companies mine data and seek to influence you, and why you should care.

June 23, 2022

Privacy rules should help citizens counter powerful companies that are mining their data and seeking to influence them, says scholar Neil Richards on the latest episode of “Common Law,” a podcast of the University of Virginia School of Law.

June 22, 2022

Bradley partner Henry Su ’90, a University of Virginia School of Law alumnus who has been recognized for his pro bono work, gets the Last Word in the spring issue of UVA Lawyer.

 

June 21, 2022

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

June 20, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law faculty listed here are available to speak to the media about the 2021 Supreme Court term.

June 17, 2022

The UVA Law Library blog tells the story of Henry, who emancipated himself in March 1865 with the arrival of Union troops in Charlottesville. He was previously enslaved by UVA Law professor John B. Minor (1845-1895).

June 17, 2022

Explore the milestones and achievements of the 2021-22 school year at the University of Virginia School of Law.

June 16, 2022

The University of Virginia School of Law’s grant program supporting summer public interest work and the student-run PILA+ program are giving a record $801,000 to 167 students. The UVA Law grants are funded by gifts from alumni and other donors. 

June 15, 2022

Edna Conway ’82, a University of Virginia School of Law alumna, is responsible for the security, resiliency and governance of the cloud infrastructure and supply chain upon which Microsoft’s cloud business operates.

June 14, 2022

For Pride Month, take a journey through the LGBTQ equality movement as lived through the eyes of University of Virginia School of Law alumni and faculty.

June 13, 2022

Professor Megan Stevenson of the University of Virginia School of Law and her team have received a $200,000 grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation to study the long-term effects of incarceration.

June 10, 2022

Alison Gocke, an environmental law scholar with expertise in energy from both the scientific and legal perspectives, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty this summer.

June 9, 2022

George Mason University law professor Jennifer Mascott discusses past and present legal challenges to the president’s power to appoint and remove executive officers.

June 9, 2022

The president’s power to appoint — or remove — executive branch officials has been a focus of the U.S. Supreme Court recently because agencies are taking on more power, says scholar Jennifer Mascott on “Common Law,” a podcast of the University of Virginia School of Law.

June 8, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law alumni discuss how life is going five, 10, 15 and 25 years after law school.

June 7, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law alumna Erica Y. Williams ’98, the first person of color to lead the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, says it’s important for regulators to reflect the people they represent.

June 6, 2022

In “Wastelands,” University of Virginia School of Law alumnus Corban Addison ’04 uncovers the story of the environmental lawsuit against Smithfield, the country’s largest pork producer.

June 3, 2022

Brecken Petty, a second-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses her interest in environmental law and goals as president of Virginia Law Women.

June 2, 2022

Dean Risa Goluboff shares the latest news about the Law School with alumni at reunion weekend.

June 2, 2022

Army Brig. Gen. Robert Borcherding ’99, a University of Virginia School of Law alumnus, discusses his role as legal counsel to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

June 1, 2022

The Sierra Club asked the Environmental Law and Community Engagement Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law to help its efforts to improve an enormous offshore wind farm proposed by Dominion Energy.

May 31, 2022

Faculty members at the University of Virginia School of Law are looking at questions about the challenging relationship between national and international institutions — both public and private — from many angles in their research.

May 26, 2022

In the wake of two mass shootings committed by 18-year-olds, University of Virginia School of Law professor Richard Bonnie ’69, an architect of red-flag laws, discusses how those laws can be used and improved to prevent future tragedies.

May 26, 2022

UVA Law graduate Doriane Nguenang ’21 discusses her Virginia Law Review article on employment litigation and natural hair and protective hairstyles for Black workers.

May 26, 2022

Litigation has not stopped discrimination against Black women who wear their hair naturally, a University of Virginia School of Law graduate explains on the latest episode of “Common Law.”

May 25, 2022

Members of the University of Virginia School of Law community have recently been singled out for excellence.

May 25, 2022

Kim Keenan ’87, former general counsel for the NAACP, delivers the commencement address to the Class of 2022. Dean Risa Goluboff and Student Bar Association President Niko Orfanedes ’22 also speak at the May 22 ceremony.

May 24, 2022

Faculty and administrators discuss student life at the Law School. The panelists are Vice Dean Michael Gilbert; Megan Durkee ’15, director of student affairs; Jennifer Hulvey, assistant dean for financial aid, education and planning; Mark C. Jefferson, assistant dean for diversity, equity and belonging; and Annie Kim ’99, assistant dean for public service and director of the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center and the Program in Law and Public Service.

May 24, 2022

Professor Quinn Curtis has been named associate dean for curricular programs at the University of Virginia School of Law, effective July 1.

May 23, 2022

The Law School hosted a dedication ceremony for a portrait of Elaine R. Jones ’70, UVA Law’s first Black alumna and the first woman to serve as president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Civil and human rights leader Wade Henderson, Judge Gwendolyn Jones Jackson ’72, Dean Risa Goluboff and Jones offered remarks. Rambert Tyree ’22, recipient of the 2022 Gregory H. Swanson Award, also participated.

May 22, 2022

Commencement speaker Kim Keenan ’87 on Sunday paid tribute to the toughness of a class that has seen contentious political storms, war abroad and grief around the globe in their three years studying at the University of Virginia School of Law.

May 19, 2022

Get a preview of the University of Virginia School of Law Class of 2022 commencement and read about standout graduates.

May 19, 2022

Graduating student Chloe Knox ’22 likes being part of a team. In her three years at the University of Virginia School of Law, she worked with fellow Federalist Society members to put on a national conference, edited the Virginia Law Review alongside classmates and coordinated with state officials to fairly prosecute criminal trials.

May 18, 2022

UVA Law professor Kristen Eichensehr discusses how the conflict in Ukraine highlights broader challenges for U.S. national security and foreign relations, including sanctions policy and cybersecurity. Eichensehr spoke at the Alumni Board and Council luncheon.

May 18, 2022

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, learn more about recent Asian American and Pacific Islander graduates of the University of Virginia School of Law who are prominent in their fields.

May 17, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a case filed by the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law that could have broad implications for defendants challenging their convictions.

May 16, 2022

First-generation student Camilo Garcia is graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law as a top student thanks to his willingness to run toward challenges.

May 13, 2022

The University of Virginia’s Public Service Awards Committee recognized the Innocence Project’s many achievements by awarding its longtime leaders, Professors Deirdre Enright ’92 and Jennifer L. Givens, one of this year’s Collaborative Excellence in Public Service Awards.

May 12, 2022

Psychologist Elizabeth F. Loftus, a leading expert on memory, discusses how her research transformed the justice system. Dean Risa Goluboff and Professor Greg Mitchell host the episode. 

May 12, 2022

Psychologist Elizabeth F. Loftus, one of the nation’s leading experts on memory, discusses her work and how it transformed the justice system on the latest “Common Law,” a podcast of the University of Virginia School of Law.

May 11, 2022

After Elizabeth Harris graduates from the University of Virginia School of Law on May 22, she hopes to use her degree, skills and passion to undo some of the problems she witnessed as a foster child in Texas.

May 10, 2022

Linda Blacke, who has managed the Law School’s Sidley Austin café with kindness and commitment since 2009, is retiring. She shares some vivid memories of her UVA days, stretching back to 1981.

May 9, 2022

Professor Richard L. Hasen of the University of California, Irvine, discusses his new book, “Cheap Speech: How Disinformation Poisons Our Politics — and How to Cure It.” Professor Danielle Citron moderated the talk. The event was sponsored by the LawTech Center.

May 9, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law professor Rachel Harmon has been named a recipient of one of this year’s All-University Teaching Awards.

May 6, 2022

Graduating University of Virginia School of Law student Jeffrey Stiles will join Cozen O’Connor’s Philadelphia office before taking leave to clerk for U.S. Judge Chad Kenney of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for the 2024-25 term. He leaves a legacy of selfless generosity — and good-natured pranking.

May 5, 2022

A paper co-authored by Professors Kristen Eichensehr and Cathy Hwang of the University of Virginia School of Law has been accepted to the 2022 Harvard/Yale/Stanford Junior Faculty Forum.

May 3, 2022

In the 13 years she’s worked at the University of Virginia School of Law, Jennifer Markham Hulvey has counseled thousands of students on how to manage their finances. But with her open mind and caring manner, she has also made the school a more welcoming place.

May 3, 2022

What does the leak of the Dobbs opinion mean for the U.S. Supreme Court? Professor Douglas Laycock of the University of Virginia School of Law offers his quick take.

May 3, 2022

The Innocence Project at the University of Virginia School of Law recently worked with state lawmakers to obtain compensation for six clients pardoned over the past year and contributed to broader reforms in how wrongfully incarcerated defendants are compensated.

May 2, 2022

Henry Dickman, a 2020 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk for Justice Amy Coney Barrett at the U.S. Supreme Court during the 2022 term.

April 29, 2022

Professor Leslie Kendrick ’06 gives the Charge to the Class to graduating UVA Law students.

April 29, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law professor Quinn Curtis’ paper on environmental, social and corporate governance mutual funds has been named one of the top 10 corporate and securities articles of 2021 in an annual poll.

April 28, 2022

Washington and Lee University professor Carliss Chatman; Chuck Cory ’82, former chairman of technology banking at Morgan Stanley; UVA Law professor Cathy Hwang; and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Senior Counsel Peter Lyons discuss Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s rapid takeover of Twitter and what’s next. The event was sponsored by the John W. Glynn, Jr. Law & Business Program.

April 28, 2022

Freed clients Lamar Barnes, James Lamont Madison, Gilbert Merritt, Bobbie Morman Jr., Emerson Stevens and Jervon Tillman share their experiences at a fundraiser for the Innocence Project at UVA Law. Professor Deirdre Enright ’92, the founding director of UVA Law’s Innocence Project Clinic, and current directors and professors Jennifer Givens and Juliet Hatchett ’15 also participated.

April 28, 2022

Would you rather spend a day in jail or be the victim of a burglary? UVA Law professor Megan Stevenson discusses why her research suggests almost no one should be detained pretrial.

April 28, 2022

Professor Megan Stevenson discusses her research revealing the true costs of pretrial detention on the latest “Common Law,” a podcast of the University of Virginia School of Law.

April 27, 2022

Third-year student Rachel Anderson 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 26, 2022

Christopher A. Ripple ’08, a lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law, explains how global food insecurity could expand in the wake of conflict in Ukraine and why food markets are so vulnerable.

April 25, 2022

First-year oral arguments are an annual rite of passage for all J.D. students at the University of Virginia School of Law. See photos from a recent argument and learn more about the process from participants.

April 22, 2022

Calvin University history professor Kristin Kobes Du Mez delivers the 2022 Meador Lecture on her latest book, “Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation.” Dean Risa Goluboff introduced Du Mez.

April 22, 2022

Graduating University of Virginia School of Law student Tiffany Mickel ’22 made history when she became the Virginia Law Review’s first Black editor-in-chief. She reflects on her time in law school and discusses what’s next.

April 21, 2022

The Appellate Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law helped a Williamsburg student win his free speech case before the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

April 20, 2022

UVA Law professor Frederick Schauer talks about his new book, “The Proof: Uses of Evidence in Law, Politics, and Everything Else.”

April 20, 2022

A new book by Professor Frederick Schauer of the University of Virginia School of Law explores how to think about evidence in our everyday lives.

April 19, 2022

Professor Martha Albertson Fineman of the Emory University School of Law discusses her article “Cracking the Foundational Myths: Independence, Autonomy, and Self-Sufficiency” in the book “Feminism Confronts Homo Economicus: Gender, Law, and Society,” co-edited with Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler associate Terence Dougherty. Professor Miranda Stewart of the University of Melbourne Law School provides commentary. UVA Law professor Ruth Mason and Oxford University professor Tsilly Dagan also discuss the work. This event was held as part of the “Tax Meets Non-Tax” Oxford-Virginia Legal Dialogs workshop series that builds bridges from tax to other kinds of scholarship.

April 19, 2022

Professor Saikrishna Prakash was part of an American Law Institute initiative recommending changes to the Electoral Count Act, among other recent accolades for the Law School community.

April 18, 2022

Clinic students at the University of Virginia School of Law worked with lawmakers to draft the Virginia Literacy Act, which was recently signed into law.

April 15, 2022

Tesla founder Elon Musk has put money on the table in a bid to acquire Twitter, but has he shown all his cards? University of Virginia School of Law professor Cathy Hwang, a mergers and acquisitions expert, explains.

April 15, 2022

Professor Emeritus W. Laurens Walker III, a pioneer in the field of procedural justice and the use of social science in courts who served on the University of Virginia School of Law faculty for 33 years, died Wednesday of natural causes. He was 85.

April 14, 2022

Under some property tax schemes, white homebuyers moving into gentrifying neighborhoods might be getting a substantial tax break, explains UVA Law professor Andrew Hayashi.

April 14, 2022

Certain property tax schemes designed to give rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods a tax break might be disproportionately benefiting white homebuyers, explains Professor Andrew Hayashi on the latest episode of “Common Law,” a podcast of the University of Virginia School of Law.

April 13, 2022

Justice Stephen Breyer, the recipient of the 2022 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law, looks back on his career at the U.S. Supreme Court as he prepares to retire this summer. UVA President Jim Ryan ’92 presents the medal and Dean Risa Goluboff, Breyer’s former clerk, serves as moderator. Thomas Jefferson Foundation President Leslie Greene Bowman also gives remarks.

April 13, 2022

Elizabeth A. Rowe, an internationally renowned expert in intellectual property and trade secrets, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty in the fall.

April 12, 2022

Americans are still taking part in the experiment Thomas Jefferson launched with the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said Tuesday in accepting the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law at the University of Virginia School of Law.

 
April 11, 2022

Gabriele Josephs, a first-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses his LawTech Center fellowship and what he learned while interning for lawmakers.

April 8, 2022

Professor Kimberly Jenkins Robinson of the University of Virginia School of Law hailed the successful confirmation of her former Harvard Law School classmate, Ketanji Brown Jackson, to the U.S. Supreme Court.

April 8, 2022

From sanctions to war crimes, professors at the University of Virginia School of Law discuss the conflict in Ukraine and what it could mean for the international order.

April 7, 2022

UVA Law professors Kristen Eichensehr, Paul B. Stephan ’77 and Pierre-Hugues Verdier, and lecturer Richard Dean ’80, a partner with Baker & McKenzie, discuss the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian conflict, including sanctions, cyber operations and the U.S. response. UVA Law professor Mitu Gulati moderated the panel. The event was sponsored by the Virginia Journal of International Law.

April 7, 2022

The 39th annual North Grounds Softball League Invitational at the University of Virginia School of Law raised $27,500 for charity.

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