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December 6, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law professor Ashley Deeks discusses the legal and ethical concerns with San Francisco voting to allow its police department to use robots to kill suspected criminals.

December 5, 2022

Professor Michael Livermore, an expert in computational legal analysis at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses the future of artificial intelligence in the legal industry.

December 2, 2022

You’ve probably heard about the Innocence Project’s work on the news and in other podcasts like “Serial.” On this episode, 2L Casey Schmidt shares what it’s like to actually work in the Innocence Project Clinic, and what you can expect from UVA Law’s 24 clinics generally, including the benefits of hands-on legal work.

December 2, 2022

Second-year student Rishabh Sharma, a former math teacher and wrestling coach, enjoys studying international debt law at the University of Virginia School of Law while also working toward a master’s in education policy.

December 1, 2022

The rules on character evidence are difficult to apply and riddled with exceptions and problems, according to Teneille Brown, a University of Utah law professor who argues they need to be updated.

December 1, 2022

The rules on character evidence in criminal trials are full of exceptions and problems, says University of Utah law professor Teneille Brown on the latest episode of “Common Law,” a podcast of the University of Virginia School of Law.

November 30, 2022

Alumna Helen Wan, author of the novel that inspired the Netflix series “Partner Track,” has been selected as graduation speaker by the Class of 2023 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

November 29, 2022

U.S. Rep. A. Donald McEachin ’86, a University of Virginia School of Law alumnus who was reelected to his fourth term in Congress this month, died Monday of colorectal cancer. He was 61.

November 22, 2022

Professor Frederick Schauer discusses his new book “The Proof: Uses of Evidence in Law, Politics, and Everything Else” at a lunch talk with alumni and the Law School Foundation’s Board and Council.

November 22, 2022

UVA Law Dean of Students Sarah Davies offers advice on how law students can prioritize their mental health while in school, and explains why the trait of resilience is critical for future lawyers to possess. In addition to detailing the various mental health and wellness resources available at UVA Law, Dean Davies recounts stories from her own journey to law school, legal practice, and higher education.

November 21, 2022
November 20, 2022

More than 9,000 University of Virginia students, faculty and members of the community gathered to honor slain football players Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr. and D’Sean Perry. 

November 17, 2022

Students in the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law recount their experiences attending the Organization of American States’ 52nd General Assembly in Lima, Peru, in October.

November 16, 2022

Professors Scott Ballenger ’96, Kim Forde-Mazrui, Kimberly Jenkins Robinson and George Rutherglen discuss the future of affirmative action after two cases were argued at the U.S. Supreme Court. Biruktawit “Birdy” Assefa ’24 moderated the panel. The event was sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and Law, the Black Law Students Association, the Latin American Law Organization and Women of Color.

November 16, 2022

To welcome students back to the University of Virginia School of Law and give them space to process their grief together, the school hosted a communitywide breakfast.

November 15, 2022

The University of Virginia community responded to the tragic deaths of three student-athletes with an outpouring of emotion, support and love on Monday and Tuesday. 

November 14, 2022

Less than 24 hours after a gunman shot five students — three fatally — on a charter bus on Grounds, the community turned to remembrance.

November 11, 2022

J.D./MBA candidate Peter Lee Hamilton ’24 shares his story of pursuing a dual degree at UVA Law and UVA’s Darden School of Business. From navigating the application processes to balancing coursework with job recruiting, this episode covers what applicants and students interested in a dual degree need to know.

November 11, 2022

Marley Peters, a third-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, juggled her studies this fall with her new role as head varsity volleyball coach for Charlottesville High School.

November 10, 2022

Professor Timothy Endicott of the University of Oxford discusses his chapter “The Value of Vagueness,” published in the book “Vagueness in Normative Texts.” Professor Judith Freedman of Oxford 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.

November 10, 2022

Service in the U.S. Marines taught Bryan Blaylock, a University of Virginia School of Law student and combat veteran, how to pivot in his career and in life.

November 7, 2022

After performing on Broadway and on TV, Brigid Harrington has started a new stage in life as a first-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law.

November 4, 2022

Third-year students Dev Ranjan and Ethan Treacy won the 94th William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition at the University of Virginia School of Law on Tuesday.

November 4, 2022

Part of the “Narrating Rap/Narrating Law” symposium on the use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal trials, this panel included Professor Darryl Brown ’90, Molly Conger, Eden Heilman and Mac Phipps. Professor Kim Forde-Mazrui and Keegan Hudson ’24 moderated. The event was sponsored by the Sound Justice Lab, Center for the Study of Race and Law, Black Law Students Association, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, Carter G. Woodson Institute, UVA Department of Sociology and UVA Department of Music.

November 4, 2022

Third-year students Sophia Evans and Riley Segars, arguing for the appellant, face off against classmates Dev Ranjan and Ethan Treacy, arguing for the appellee, in the final round of UVA Law’s 94th William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition. U.S. appeals court Judges Ralph R. Erickson of the Eighth Circuit and John B. Nalbandian ’94 of the Sixth Circuit, and Professor Leslie Kendrick ’06, preside over the event.

November 3, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court case Moore v. Harper tests the independent state legislature doctrine and could radically change electoral districting maps and the states’ role in federal elections, says UVA Law professor Bertrall Ross.

November 3, 2022

A case now before the U.S. Supreme Court could upend state judicial review of federal elections and ramp up partisanship, says Professor Bertrall Ross on the latest episode of “Common Law,” a podcast of the University of Virginia School of Law.

November 2, 2022

Adjunct professor Jim Donovan, vice chairman of global client coverage at Goldman Sachs, discusses how to provide the best corporate client service. The event was sponsored by the John W. Glynn Jr. Law & Business Program.

November 2, 2022

Watch and read up on the best tips and stories about exams we’ve produced on the University of Virginia School of Law website over the years.

October 31, 2022

Professor Danielle Citron discusses her new book, “The Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity, and Love in the Digital Age.” The event was sponsored by the LawTech Center and the school’s American Constitution Society and Black Law Students Association chapters.

October 31, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law Vice Dean Michael Gilbert’s research led to the creation of a nonprofit, Pledged, that would allow participating organizations to offer rewards to anyone who proves the organization published a falsehood.

October 28, 2022

Professor Kim Forde-Mazrui of the University of Virginia School of Law discusses two U.S. Supreme Court cases about using race as a factor in college admissions policies.

October 28, 2022

Assistant Dean of Financial Aid Jennifer Hulvey lends her expertise on the momentous task of financing a legal education. From loans to scholarships to payment plans and counseling, learn how UVA Law’s personalized support helps its community to make smart financial decisions without undue stress.

October 27, 2022

New courses offered this winter and spring at the University of Virginia School of Law include International and Comparative Family Law, Dignity Law, and Trade Secret Law.

October 26, 2022

A University of Virginia School of Law clinic will return to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to argue the habeas corpus case Jones v. Hendrix.

October 25, 2022

Members of the University of Virginia School of Law community have recently been singled out for excellence. Among the accolades, Spencer Haydary ’23 was named a 2022 John A. Herring Scholar by the Serpentine Society and seven faculty members cracked the top 75 among the most-cited law professors in the U.S.

October 24, 2022

Haley Gorman ’24 and Jeffrey Horn ’23 were recently recognized for having the highest GPAs in their classes at the University of Virginia School of Law.

October 21, 2022

Professor John C. Jeffries Jr. ’73 of the University of Virginia School of Law will co-lead the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law, Constitutional Torts.

October 20, 2022

Philosophy professor and author Cornel West of Union Theological Seminary joins a conversation with Mark C. Jefferson, assistant dean for diversity, equity and belonging, for the 2022 Meador Lecture on Law and Religion. Dean Risa Goluboff introduced the event.

October 20, 2022

UVA Law professor Kim Krawiec discusses her work on taboo transactions, such as commercial surrogacy, egg and sperm markets, organ donation and sex work. Risa Goluboff and Cathy Hwang host the episode.

October 20, 2022

Taboo topics are kicking off the fifth season of the podcast “Common Law” at the University of Virginia School of Law.

October 19, 2022

As first-year students at the University of Virginia School of Law prepare to sign up for their first elective courses, professors offer advice on choosing what’s next.

October 18, 2022

Molly Keck, a second-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, shares her experiences in educating immigrants of their rights while working in agriculture.

October 17, 2022

Professors Bertrall Ross and Micah Schwartzman of the University of Virginia School of Law were recently elected as members of the American Law Institute, bringing the number of affiliated UVA Law faculty to 34.

October 14, 2022

The 16th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies will be held at the University of Virginia School of Law from Nov. 3-5. Anne-Marie Slaughter, the CEO of New America and a former dean at Princeton, will deliver the keynote address.

October 14, 2022

With the help of her UVA Law teammates — Associate Director of Admissions Emily Cockrell and Assistant Director of Admissions Sierra Shelton — Admissions Dean Natalie Blazer ’08 dispels some common myths about what really happens after an applicant hits “submit” on their law school application. The team also shares what they wish they saw more — and less — of from law school applicants.

October 13, 2022

Taught by Professor Richard Re, the University of Virginia School of Law course Sports and Games explores “normative and adjudicative systems” associated with sports and games, including how these topics cast light on legal rules and practices.

October 12, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law professor Bertrall Ross’ paper “Voter Data, Democratic Inequality, and the Risk of Political Violence” has sparked a pro-democracy project to widen voter outreach efforts.

October 7, 2022

Liz Espín Stern ’86, a University of Virginia School of Law alumna, reflects on her path from diplomat’s daughter to immigration attorney to managing partner.

October 6, 2022
October 5, 2022

Dean Risa Goluboff, Assistant Dean Mark Jefferson and students participating in the Roadmap Scholars Initiative discuss the new program, which is aimed at helping first-generation and low-income undergraduates become competitive applicants to the nation’s leading law schools.

October 4, 2022

Sabrina Mato, a second-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses her interest in immigration law and how she wants to build bridges among student communities.

October 3, 2022

The new Center for Empirical Studies in Law at the University of Virginia School of Law will support and showcase the work of faculty who use data to better understand the law, and also help train the next generation of lawyers in empirical techniques.

September 30, 2022

Admissions Dean Natalie Blazer ’08 talks with first-year UVA Law student Tessa Morrison about visiting law schools from the view of a prospective student and the Admissions Office’s Kailey Boatright offers tips on enhancing your visiting experience.

September 30, 2022

For the fourth straight year, over 100 University of Virginia School of Law alumni are clerking across the country for the 2022 term.

September 29, 2022

The University of Virginia School of Law has named new faculty directors to lead some of the 23 centers and programs that shape the school’s intellectual life.

September 28, 2022

Litigator and former Utah Supreme Court Justice Christine Durham, Yale Law School professor William Eskridge Jr., Ria Tabacco Mar of the ACLU and Illinois College of Law professor Robin Fretwell Wilson discuss reconciling LGBTQ+ rights and religious freedom, focusing especially on possible legislative compromises. UVA Law professor Craig Konnoth moderated the event, which was sponsored by Karsh Center for Law and Democracy and UVA’s Religious Studies Department. Professor Micah Schwartzman ’05, a director of the Karsh Center, introduced the event.

September 28, 2022

UVA Law professor Danielle Citron discusses themes in her new book “The Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity and Love in the Digital Age," available from W.W. Norton.

September 28, 2022

“The Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity and Love in the Digital Age,” by University of Virginia law professor Danielle K. Citron, argues for online privacy as a human right. The book will be released by W.W. Norton and Penguin UK on Oct. 4.

September 27, 2022

Deborah Platt Majoras reflects on her post-retirement plans after leaving Procter & Gamble. The former FTC chair leaves behind a legacy of strong leadership, mentorship and employee wellbeing, in a career that started with earning her law degree at the University of Virginia.

September 27, 2022

Professors Michael D. Green of Wake Forest University School of Law, John C.P. Goldberg of Harvard Law School and Catherine M. Sharkey of New York University School of Law discuss the book “Tort Law and the Construction of Change: Studies in the Inevitability of History,” by UVA Law professors Kenneth S. Abraham and G. Edward White.

September 26, 2022

Camilo Garcia graduated with the highest GPA in the University of Virginia School of Law’s Class of 2022, winning the Faculty Award for Academic Excellence.

September 23, 2022

This year’s LL.M. class includes a former police officer who has a law firm in Taiwan, a senior associate in Brazil’s largest law firm, and an executive for an American multinational financial corporation.

September 22, 2022

UVA Law Vice Dean Michael D. Gilbert discusses his new book, “Public Law and Economics,” co-authored with Robert D. Cooter of the University of California, Berkeley.

September 22, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law Vice Dean Michael D. Gilbert’s new co-authored textbook applies economic analysis to the field of public law. The publisher, Oxford University Press, has made the book available for free online.

September 21, 2022

Over two decades after he was convicted of murdering his high school girlfriend, Adnan Syed was released from prison with the help of multiple lawyers, including several from the University of Virginia School of Law and its Innocence Project.

September 20, 2022

New faculty are joining and visiting the University of Virginia School of Law this school year, strengthening the depth and breadth of the school’s curricular offerings and scholarly expertise.

September 20, 2022

Duke University law professor Lisa Kern Griffin, UVA Law lecturer and U.S. Judge Jed S. Rakoff, and Professor Gregory Mitchell discuss Professor Frederick Schauer’s book, “The Proof: Uses of Evidence in Law, Politics, and Everything Else.” Professor Charles Barzun ’05 moderated, and Dean Risa Goluboff introduced the panelists.

September 19, 2022

Fifty years in, Virginia Law Women at the University of Virginia is going back in time to recapture its lost history, particularly its evolution as a diverse organization.

September 16, 2022

UVA Law student Sebastian Van Bastelaer ’24, who took the LSAT (twice) and the GRE, discusses taking standardized tests and his strategy for explaining his testing history, as well as the overall application process.

September 16, 2022

To provide the in-depth answers that applicants crave, University of Virginia School of Law Admissions Dean Natalie Blazer ’08 has launched the podcast “Admissible” to explore frequently asked questions.

September 15, 2022

New administrators have joined the University of Virginia School of Law over the past few months.

September 14, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law first-year students Kylie Mignat and Simeon Daferede are this year’s Virginia Public Service Scholarship recipients.

September 13, 2022

Students in the Appellate Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law dive into real federal appellate cases every semester, with each offering its own learning opportunities. Among their recent victories is a case won on behalf of a client who faced racial harassment from her employer’s family.

September 12, 2022

UVA Law professors Payvand Ahdout and Richard Re discuss what being a law professor is like, different career paths, and the pros and cons of being a scholar.

September 12, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law professor Ashley Deeks, former deputy legal adviser to Biden’s National Security Council, returns to UVA Law and reflects on her job.

September 9, 2022

Robert N. Sayler, a star litigator who spent the latter part of his career mentoring others and growing the oral advocacy program at the University of Virginia School of Law, has died. Colleagues and friends remember his generous spirit.

September 9, 2022

UVA Law professors Douglas Laycock and Julia Mahoney, and Scott Keller, partner at Lehotsky Keller and former solicitor general of Texas, discuss the 2021 U.S. Supreme Court term. The event was sponsored by the Federalist Society at UVA Law.

September 8, 2022

Marilyn Hajj, a 2025 S.J.D. candidate from Lebanon at the University of Virginia School of Law, has been awarded the American Association of University Women International Doctoral Fellowship for 2022-23.

September 7, 2022

Tristan Deering, a second-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses how his international business experience drew him to corporate and tax law.

September 7, 2022

UVA Law professor Micah Schwartzman ’05 and Slate editor Dahlia Lithwick discuss the legacies of the events of Aug. 11-12, 2017, in the national landscape of American law and politics. UVA Jewish studies professor James Loffler moderated. The event was sponsored by the UVA Jewish Studies Program and Karsh Center for Law and Democracy.

September 6, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law third-year students Layla Khalid, Max Larson, Jack Turnage and Shinae Yoon have been named this year’s Ritter Scholars.

September 6, 2022

Keynote speakers Wyatt Rolla ’13, a Legal Aid Justice Center attorney, and Harold Folley, a community organizer, discuss their career paths and their work in movement lawyering for the annual public service kickoff sponsored by the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center, the Program in Law and Public Service, and the Public Interest Law Association. Dean Risa Goluboff introduces the event. 

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