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July 23, 2021

Ashley Anumba, an incoming member of the University of Virginia School of Law’s Class of 2024, hopes to compete in the Olympics the year she graduates.

July 22, 2021

Professors Aditya Bamzai, Joe Fore and Jennifer Givens were promoted by the University of Virginia School of Law.

July 21, 2021

The University of Virginia Law School Foundation received gifts totaling $21.9 million in the annual giving campaign that ended June 30 — the third-highest amount in the history of the foundation. 

July 20, 2021

New courses offered this fall at the University of Virginia School of Law include Lessons From COVID-19, Repugnant Transactions, and Corporate Social Responsibility.

July 19, 2021

As protests grow against the communist regime in Cuba and state forces crack down on the citizen movement, University of Virginia School of Law professor Camilo Sánchez looks at legal questions surrounding the human rights crisis.

July 16, 2021

A University of Virginia School of Law Innocence Project client, Bobbie Morman Jr., was granted an absolute pardon Wednesday.

July 15, 2021

Matt Rappaport ’09 of UBS knows what it’s like to win the lottery.

July 13, 2021

Michael Corcoran, a 2017 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas at the U.S. Supreme Court during the 2022 term.

July 12, 2021

Cat Guerrier ’21 is this year’s University of Virginia School of Law recipient of the Clinical Legal Education Association’s Outstanding Clinical Student Award.

July 9, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law professor Mila Versteeg’s co-authored book “How Constitutional Rights Matter” won the International Society of Public Law prize Friday.

July 8, 2021

Leah McLaughlin Fazio ’11 found her talents to be a good blend for Vitamix.

July 7, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law faculty discuss news-making rulings from the 2020 U.S. Supreme Court term.

July 6, 2021

The University of Virginia School of Law is launching an ambitious new project focused on criminal justice reform that will expand the scope of the school’s Center for Criminal Justice and build upon lessons learned from the Innocence Project at UVA Law.

July 2, 2021

Chanel Frazier ’07, of global investment manager BlackRock Inc., offers a hand to others as she climbs.

July 1, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law students earned successful outcomes for their young clients in the new Holistic Juvenile Defense Clinic.

June 30, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law professor and Virginia Solicitor General Toby J. Heytens ’01 has been nominated to serve as a judge on the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. President Joe Biden also nominated two other alumni to federal judgeships.

June 28, 2021

Yale Law professors Anne Alstott and Amy Kapczynski discuss the forthcoming Yale Law Journal article “Building a Law-and-Political-Economy Framework: Beyond the Twentieth-Century Synthesis," written by Jedediah S. Britton-Purdy, David Singh Grewal, Amy Kapczynski and Sabeel K. Rahman. UVA Law professor Ruth Mason, Oxford University professor Tsilly Dagan and other legal scholars comment on 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.

June 28, 2021

Elizabeth Tuan ’13, a partner at Los Angeles-based Irell & Manella, has won big patent litigation verdicts, yet has also fought for the small consumer in her pro bono work.

June 25, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law professor Naomi Cahn explains the law behind conservatorships in light of Britney Spears' recent court hearing. (Photo by Drew de F Fawkes/Creative Commons)

June 24, 2021

Professor Jason Johnston of the University of Virginia School of Law explains in a new paper the government’s power to coerce landowners and redistribute value in the name of the environment.

June 22, 2021

The new Community Solutions Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law will help further equity in the Charlottesville community through collaborative engagement with community groups.

June 21, 2021

Scores of University of Virginia School of Law students and recent graduates received fellowships to work in public service roles this summer and beyond, including the inaugural Democracy Summer Fellows.

June 20, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law alumnus Jonathan Lowy ’88 keeps the gun lobby in check as vice president and general counsel at Brady.

June 17, 2021

Explore the milestones and achievements of the 2020-21 school year at the University of Virginia School of Law.

June 16, 2021

The Class of 2021 broke the University of Virginia School of Law record for pro bono hours during their time in law school, among other recent accolades for the UVA Law community.

June 15, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law clinic students gained hands-on experience and notched new successes during the spring.

June 14, 2021

Professor Craig Konnoth of the University of Virginia School of Law will research bioethics in movement advocacy as a 2024 Greenwall Faculty Scholar.

June 11, 2021

Pro Bono Award recipient Kolleen Gladden, a 2021 University of Virginia School of Law graduate, discusses how a tornado’s impact on her hometown inspired her public service work.

June 10, 2021

The University of Virginia School of Law has hired 17 high-profile professors in a year’s time, and Twitter has taken notice.

June 9, 2021

Professor Emerita Mildred Robinson of the University of Virginia School of Law received the Armstead Robinson Faculty Award on Tuesday.

June 8, 2021

Kristyn Judkins, a 2011 alumna of the University of Virginia School of Law, has joined the school as a director in the Office of Private Practice.

June 7, 2021

A historic African American schoolhouse a University of Virginia School of Law clinic has worked to help preserve was recognized Thursday by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, improving the chances the site may be saved.

June 3, 2021

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

June 2, 2021

Robert S. Mueller III ’73 and three former senior members of his team — including Aaron Zebley ’96 — are participating in a class at the University of Virginia School of Law that will take students inside the special counsel investigation that dominated headlines during the Trump administration.

June 1, 2021

Why are many K-12 schools still struggling with racial inequity and the legacy of segregation almost 70 years after Brown v. Board of Education? UVA President Jim Ryan ’92 discusses the role of the Supreme Court, public policy and higher education in addressing the issue.

June 1, 2021

The nation’s schools will need funding and other resources to combat the lasting effects of segregation, University of Virginia President Jim Ryan ’92 says on the season finale of “Common Law,” a UVA Law podcast.

May 28, 2021

The University of Virginia School of Law’s grant program supporting summer public interest work is giving a record $750,000 to 162 students.

May 27, 2021

Legal philosopher Rachel Bayefsky will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty in the fall.

May 26, 2021

Former U.S. Sen. John W. Warner, a 1953 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, died Tuesday at 94.

May 24, 2021

Virginia Law Women was born in a tiny basement lounge in 1971. The meeting that carved out more space for women at the University of Virginia School of Law.

May 24, 2021

Faculty and alumni cheer on members of the Class of 2021 as they graduate from UVA Law.

May 23, 2021

For the prerecorded portion of Final Exercises for the Class of 2021, Dean Risa Goluboff, former Student Bar Association President Katharine Janes ’21 and Supreme Court of Virginia Justice Cleo Powell ’82 deliver remarks. 

May 23, 2021

Being uncomfortable has its upsides, said Justice Cleo E. Powell of the Supreme Court of Virginia during her commencement address to the University of Virginia School of Law’s Class of 2021.

May 20, 2021

Catherine “Cat” Guerrier ’21 will earn her degree from the University of Virginia School of Law on Sunday and then start a clerkship for a former lecturer who is also a federal judge.

May 19, 2021

Get a preview of the University of Virginia School of Law Class of 2021 commencement and read about standout graduates.

May 18, 2021

The 38th annual North Grounds Softball League Invitational at the University of Virginia School of Law raised $15,000 for charity.

May 17, 2021

UVA Law professors and administrators offer parting words to the Class of 2021.

May 14, 2021

The Karsh Center for Law and Democracy, housed at the University of Virginia School of Law, and the Virginia Bar Association have launched an ambitious campaign to help society bridge its differences.

May 13, 2021

Payvand Ahdout, a former UVA Jefferson Scholar who studies judicial power, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty in the fall.

May 12, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law student Nooreen Reza ’21 was named this year’s recipient of the Virginia State Bar’s Oliver White Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award.

May 11, 2021

Despite dominating in international competition, the U.S. women’s soccer team is paid far less than their male counterparts. UVA Law professor Camilo Sánchez and law student Jolena Zabel explore what players’ efforts around the world to achieve equity in pay and working conditions teach us.

May 11, 2021

In the latest “Common Law,” University of Virginia School of Law professor Camilo Sánchez and Jolena Zabel ’21 explore the U.S. women’s soccer team’s search for equal pay and better working conditions in the “beautiful game,” and what it reveals about gender equity more broadly.

May 10, 2021

Before he was a graduating law student, he was a judge. Meet Dominique Fenton, a member of the University of Virginia School of Law Class of 2021.

May 7, 2021

Joy Milligan, a scholar at the intersection of law and inequality, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty.

May 6, 2021

Bertrall Ross, who will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty in the fall, studies why people lack power in U.S. democracy.

May 5, 2021

UVA Law professor Rachel Harmon delivers the Charge to the Class of 2021, following an introduction by Dean Risa Goluboff. This annual tradition offers parting words of wisdom to the graduating class.

May 5, 2021

We checked in with four University of Virginia School of Law alumni about how they’ve been dealing with the pandemic’s disruptions.

May 4, 2021

Kunchok Dolma, a graduating University of Virginia School of Law student, discusses wanting to become a lawyer to help immigrant communities such as hers.

May 3, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law students who advised 19 area youths on their college essays helped them all earn acceptances.

April 30, 2021

As the school year draws to a close, faculty, students and staff reflect on how the community showed resilience as the COVID-19 pandemic changed life at UVA Law.

April 29, 2021

Incoming professor Jay Butler of the University of Virginia School of Law has won an award for his paper on enforcing international law, among other recent accolades for the UVA Law community.

April 28, 2021

Katharine Janes ’21, a dual-degree candidate who graduates May 23 from the University of Virginia School of Law, has pursued her budding interest in history while also being of service to her peers.

April 27, 2021

Professors Sarah Krakoff (University of Colorado) and Gerald Torres (Yale School of the Environment) discuss issues at the intersection of environmental governance and the rights and interests of Native American peoples. UVA Law professors Michael Livermore and Jon Cannon introduced and moderated the event.

April 27, 2021

Professor Jonathan Z. Cannon, whose academic and public service improved the field of environmental law, retires this spring from the University of Virginia School of Law.

April 26, 2021

Papers by University of Virginia School of Law professors Michal Barzuza, Quinn Curtis and Cathy Hwang have been named among the top 10 corporate and securities articles of 2020 in an annual poll.

April 23, 2021

Columbia Law School professor Ronald J. Gilson discusses his article, “Value Creation by Business Lawyers: Legal Skills and Asset Pricing,” for the “Tax Meets Non-Tax” Oxford-Virginia Legal Dialogs workshop series that builds bridges from tax to other kinds of scholarship. UVA Law professor Ruth Mason and Oxford's Tsilly Dagon host the event, and Penn Law professor Michael Knoll comments on Gilson’s work. 

April 23, 2021

Black communities experience lasting “cultural trauma” from the lack of accountability for police and vigilante violence, explains Boston University School of Law Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig.

April 23, 2021

Black communities experience lasting “cultural trauma” from the lack of criminal convictions for police and vigilante violence, explains scholar Angela Onwuachi-Willig on the latest episode of “Common Law,” a podcast of the University of Virginia School of Law.

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.

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