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January 25, 2022

Rambert Tyree, a third-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, was named this year’s recipient of the Gregory H. Swanson Award.

January 25, 2022

Kim Keenan ’87 will deliver the commencement address to the University of Virginia School of Law’s Class of 2022.

January 24, 2022

After several years of investigation and advocacy by the Innocence Project at the University of Virginia School of Law, client Lamar Barnes was released from prison and received an absolute pardon.

January 20, 2022

The sixth annual Shaping Justice conference, aimed at inspiring students and lawyers to promote justice through public service, will take place Feb. 4 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

January 20, 2022

A former Olympic swimmer who once made the leap from Hungary to the U.S. has joined the UVA Law School Foundation as senior director of development for the Western region.

January 18, 2022

A panel hosted by the University of Virginia School of Law will explore a successful civil lawsuit against organizers, promoters and participants in the 2017 Unite the Right rally.

January 14, 2022

UVA Law students are learning real-life lessons in corporate law from Peter Lyons, a legal consultant to the hit HBO show “Succession,” and Professor Cathy Hwang.

January 12, 2022

University of Virginia School of Law professor David Law explains the current military tensions surrounding Taiwan.

January 12, 2022

Reforms to retirement plans over the past 25 years have disproportionately benefited the wealthy while costing taxpayers billions, according to new research by University of Virginia School of Law professor Michael Doran.

January 11, 2022

Meet four students in the University of Virginia School of Law’s LL.M. degree program, who are pursuing an advanced degree after launching successful legal careers abroad.

January 10, 2022

A client represented by University of Virginia School of Law professor Kelly Orians was released from prison after a court agreed to a plea deal that garnered support of the victim’s father.

January 6, 2022

Eric Weakley, a member of the so-called “Culpeper Three” and a client of the Innocence Project at the University of Virginia School of Law, has received an absolute pardon.

January 5, 2022

Investment banker Kurt Davis ’09, a University of Virginia School of Law alumnus, discusses his work forging business deals globally.

January 3, 2022

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

December 20, 2021

The University of Virginia School of Law celebrated another year of milestones and achievements — and transition, as community members returned to a fully in-person experience. Check out the top stories of 2021.

December 20, 2021

U.S. District Judge Deborah Boardman ’00, a University of Virginia School of Law alumna, gets the Last Word in the fall issue of UVA Lawyer.

December 20, 2021

Professors Michael Doran, Richard Schragger and Pierre-Hugues Verdier were elected members of the American Law Institute, bringing the number of affiliated University of Virginia School of Law faculty to 31.

December 17, 2021

Professor Danielle K. Citron, director of UVA Law's new LawTech Center, discusses topics from her forthcoming book, “The Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity, and Love in the Digital Age.” Dean Risa Goluboff introduces Citron.

December 16, 2021

Professors Frederick Schauer and Rachel Bayefsky of the University of Virginia School of Law are being recognized by the Association of American Law Schools for their scholarship in legal theory.

December 15, 2021

A University of Virginia School of Law professor’s mission to explain that Congress does have the power to review the president’s tax returns concluded Tuesday.

December 15, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law alumna Margaret Ann Brown ’77 recalls the initial days of attending law school on North Grounds, and life after.

December 14, 2021

The University of Virginia School of Law remains No. 1 in Best Professors, Best Quality of Life and Best Classroom Experience, according to The Princeton Review’s annual law school rankings, which were released Tuesday.

December 13, 2021

President Joe Biden chose several University of Virginia School of Law alumni to fill high-profile positions in the executive branch and in the courts this year, in roles that require Senate confirmation.

December 8, 2021

Scholars Andrew Lister, Queen’s University; Simon May, Florida State University; and Cynthia Stark, University of Utah, participate in the panel discussion “Justice and Legitimacy,” moderated by Blain Neufeld, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Sponsored by UVA Law’s Karsh Center for Law and Democracy and the Center for Law & Philosophy, the conference marked the 50th anniversary of John Rawls’ “A Theory of Justice.”

December 8, 2021

Scholars Gina Schouten of Harvard University and Sabine Tsuruda of Queen’s University discuss “Education, Labor and Justice,” with Christie Hartley of Georgia State University moderating. This conference marked the 50th anniversary of John Rawls’ “A Theory of Justice.” Sponsored by UVA Law’s Karsh Center for Law and Democracy and the Center for Law & Philosophy, the conference marked the 50th anniversary of John Rawls’ “A Theory of Justice.”

December 8, 2021

Scholars Larry Krasnoff, College of Charleston; Cécile Laborde, University of Oxford; and Anthony Laden, University of Illinois Chicago, participate in the panel discussion “Race, Religion, and Ideal Theory,” moderated by Lori Watson of Washington University in St. Louis. Sponsored by UVA Law’s Karsh Center for Law and Democracy and the Center for Law & Philosophy, the conference marked the 50th anniversary of John Rawls’ “A Theory of Justice.”

December 8, 2021

Scholars Simone Chambers, University of California, Irvine; Derrick Darby, Rutgers University; and David Reidy, University of Tennessee, participate in the panel discussion “Justice and Democracy,” moderated by UVA Law professor Micah Schwartzman ’05. Sponsored by UVA Law’s Karsh Center for Law and Democracy and the Center for Law & Philosophy, the conference marked the 50th anniversary of John Rawls’ “A Theory of Justice.”

December 8, 2021

Brown University professor Charles Larmore delivers his keynote lecture, “The Permanent Achievement of A Theory of Justice.” Sponsored by UVA Law’s Karsh Center for Law and Democracy and the Center for Law & Philosophy, the conference marked the 50th anniversary of John Rawls’ “A Theory of Justice.”

December 6, 2021

Christopher Benos, a third-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, will pursue a master’s degree in global affairs at Beijing’s Tsinghua University as a Class of 2023 Schwarzman Scholar.

December 2, 2021

David H. Ibbeken ’71 left his role as president and CEO of the University of Virginia Law School Foundation in 2007, but never stepped back from what he loves — connecting with alumni.

November 30, 2021

Former Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Leo E. Strine Jr. recently spoke about the importance of contracts in the practice of law during UVA Law professor Mitu Gulati's 1L Contracts class.

November 30, 2021

Mariette Peltier, a 2020 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.

November 29, 2021

Professor Rachel Bayefsky recaps oral argument for Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller PLLC, a Supreme Court case about whether emotional distress damages are available in certain anti-discrimination suits. 

November 29, 2021

Professor Naomi Cahn of the University of Virginia School of Law offers holiday online consumer advice for seniors and others.

November 23, 2021

Elizabeth Sines, a 2019 University of Virginia School of Law alumna, and her fellow plaintiffs have prevailed in the civil suit against white supremacists who organized the violent Unite the Right rally in 2017.

November 23, 2021

Nevah Jones ’22, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, will help veterans with health claims as a 2022 Skadden Fellow.

November 22, 2021

UVA Law community members share what they are grateful for this Thanksgiving.

November 19, 2021

Natalia Heguaburo ’23, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses her path to law school and how her interest in advocating for minority rights has only grown.

November 17, 2021

Experts discuss the future of war powers after the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Panelists include Tess Bridgeman, co-editor-in-chief of Just Security; Yale Law School professor Oona Hathaway; and Rutgers Law School professor Adil Haque. UVA Law professor Kristen Eichensehr, director of the National Security Law Center, moderated the event. This event was sponsored by the National Security Law Center; Law, Innovation, Security & Technology; and the National Security Law Forum.

November 17, 2021

The new Transactional Law Competition at the University of Virginia School of Law will give students an opportunity to present their mock negotiations before a panel of practicing corporate lawyers.

November 16, 2021

Professor Richard Pildes of the New York University School of Law discusses his article “Political Fragmentation in Democracies Today.” Professor Wolfgang Schön of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance provides commentary. UVA Law professor Ruth Mason, Oxford University professor Tsilly Dagan and other legal scholars 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 16, 2021

The First Amendment Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law is suing the Department of Justice for non-prosecution agreements for the third time.

November 10, 2021

Former U.S. Judge John Gleeson ’80, a University of Virginia School of Law alumnus, created a pro bono effort that is helping free prisoners from “stacked” long-term sentences.

November 10, 2021

Alumni and faculty of the University of Virginia School of Law are working to solve many of the high-level problems created by cyber intrusions.

November 10, 2021

Third-year UVA Law students Chris Baldacci and Michael Patton face off against Abigail Burke and Bolton Smith in the final round of UVA Law’s 93rd annual William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition. Judge Pierre Bergeron ’99 of the Ohio First District Court of Appeals, Judge Britt C. Grant of the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and Chief Judge Sri Srinivasan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decided the competition’s winners, Baldacci and Patton.

November 10, 2021

Third-year students Chris Baldacci and Michael Patton won the 93rd William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition at the University of Virginia School of Law on Tuesday.

November 10, 2021

UVA Law professor Lawrence B. Solum, an internationally recognized legal theorist, discusses why legal formalism is back during a lecture honoring his appointment as the William L. Matheson and Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished Professor of Law.

November 10, 2021

Kelly Orians will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty in January as the director of a new clinic helping the formerly incarcerated.

November 9, 2021

The leaders of the historic probe into Russian interference in the 2016 elections recently conducted a short course for University of Virginia law students. They walked students through the key decision points and invited them to be the judge.

November 8, 2021

Professor Naomi Cahn of the University of Virginia School of Law is helping unmarried cohabitants know what they are entitled to if their relationships end.

November 5, 2021

UVA Law professors John C. Jeffries Jr. ’73, Leslie Kendrick ’06 and Micah J. Schwartzman ’05  join UVA history professor James Loeffler to discuss Sines v. Kessler, a federal lawsuit against white supremacists involved in the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville during Aug. 11-12, 2017. The event was sponsored by the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy and the UVA College of Arts & Sciences Jewish Studies Program.

November 5, 2021

Megan Durkee ’15 and Savannah Ourednik will help foster the University of Virginia School of Law experience as director of student affairs and student affairs coordinator, respectively.

November 3, 2021

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.

November 1, 2021

Professor Toby Heytens ’00 of the University of Virginia School of Law has been confirmed for a judgeship on the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

October 29, 2021

Fernando Mercado-Violand ’24, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, outlines his goals as a recent appointee to the Virginia Council on Environmental Justice.

October 27, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law alumna Elysse Stolpe ’14, a Waynesboro city prosecutor who specializes in sexual assault, child abuse and domestic violence cases, also serves as a commissioner on the Child USA Game Over Commission in the wake of the Larry Nassar abuse revelations.

October 25, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law students are supporting an effort to help Afghans who helped the U.S., by working on bringing their family members to safety.

October 22, 2021

New courses offered this winter and spring at the University of Virginia School of Law include Cryptocurrency Law and Policy, Barbarian Law, and New Frontiers in Neuroethics and Law.

October 21, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law students Jeffrey Horn ’23 and Camilo Garcia ’22 were recently recognized for having the highest GPAs in their classes after two and four semesters, respectively.

October 20, 2021

Professor Ruth Mason of the University of Virginia School of Law discusses the implications of a new international deal designed to stop big tech companies from dodging taxes.

October 19, 2021

UVA Law professor Danielle Citron; Megan Gray of Gray Matters Law & Policy; and Rachel Levinson-Waldman of the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty & National Security Program discuss issues of democracy and technology in privacy. The event was sponsored by the LawTech Center, the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, and Law, Innovation, Security & Technology. 

October 19, 2021

Annie Kim, assistant dean for public service at the University of Virginia School of Law, received a Library of Virginia Literary Award for her poetry, among other recent accolades for the UVA Law community.

October 18, 2021

Professors John Duffy and Rich Hynes of the University of Virginia School of Law say in a new paper that government can make bail more equitable by subsidizing it, as it already does jails.

October 15, 2021

Professors John Duffy and Ruth Mason of the University of Virginia School of Law were elected members of the American Law Institute, bringing the number of UVA Law faculty affiliated with ALI to 28.

October 14, 2021

Dawn Davison has joined the University of Virginia School of Law as a director of public service at the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center.

October 12, 2021

Senior Judge Margaret Ryan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces discusses her experiences and the military justice system, with UVA Law professor Thomas Nachbar serving as moderator. Nachbar is a judge advocate in the U.S. Army Reserve. The event was sponsored by the Federalist Society at UVA Law.

October 11, 2021

UVA Law professor Jason Johnston discusses his new book “Climate Rationality: From Bias to Balance,” published by Cambridge University Press.

October 11, 2021

Professor Jason Johnston of the University of Virginia School of Law has written a new book looking at some of the assumptions upon which climate change policy is being based.

October 8, 2021

A new course offered by the University of Virginia School of Law in the spring will help students learn to advocate on behalf of Spanish speakers.

October 6, 2021

UVA Law professor Daniel Ortiz, Duke Law School professor H. Timothy Lovelace Jr. ’06 and moderator Judge Lisa Lorish ’08 of the Virginia Court of Appeals examine how the 1971 Virginia Constitution addressed race and responded to the civil rights movement.

October 6, 2021

Former Innocence Project client Emerson Stevens is joined by Juliet Hatchett ’15, associate director of the Innocence Project Clinic, and Deirdre Enright ’92, founding director of the Innocence Project at UVA Law, to discuss his experience being wrongfully convicted and his recent exoneration. Stevens served 32 years for a murder he did not commit before he was paroled in 2017, then pardoned in 2021.

October 5, 2021

Leigh Middleditch Jr., a University of Virginia-educated lawyer who worked behind the scenes to end partisan divides in Virginia and help his community, died Monday at 92.

October 4, 2021

Professor Rachel Bayefsky of the University of Virginia School of Law explains in a Q&A what nominal damages are and the implications of a recent Supreme Court ruling.

October 1, 2021

Claire Adkins ’22, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses how her competitive swimming career and Legal Writing Fellowship have been rewarding experiences.

September 30, 2021

A new program at the University of Virginia School of Law will offer additional funding to students working in public service jobs over the summer, with the goal of supporting those located in areas with high costs of living.

September 28, 2021

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

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