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August 16, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law student Mika Bray ’20 used her public service fellowship grant to work at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica this summer.

August 14, 2019

Appellate litigator and Hogan Lovells partner Cate Stetson ’94 will welcome the University of Virginia School of Law Class of 2022 on Monday. In advance of her address, she shared insights on being a successful lawyer and law student.

August 12, 2019

Administrative law faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law are both leading a conversation in their scholarship and shaping it in the courts.

August 8, 2019

Attorney Scott Ballenger, a 1996 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, has joined the Virginia law faculty as director of the Appellate Litigation Clinic.

August 7, 2019

Incoming University of Virginia Provost Liz Magill ’95 has “The Last Word” in the latest issue of UVA Lawyer.

August 6, 2019

Bob Inglis, a 1984 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, is working to change the political climate on climate change.

August 5, 2019

Three new endowed chairs tied to the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy will fund the work of scholars at the University of Virginia School of Law.

August 2, 2019

Cale Jaffe, director of the University of Virginia School of Law’s Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic, has been promoted to associate professor of law, general faculty.

August 1, 2019

Melissa Sawyer, a 2000 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, wrote the résumé for her dream job as a corporate lawyer at age 12.

July 30, 2019

An incoming student at the University of Virginia School of Law has created a game company that celebrates black role models.

July 26, 2019

Magee works to bring mindfulness and contemplation practices into the educational system, the workplace and anywhere else they are needed.

July 25, 2019

Students in UVA Law’s Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic represent environmental nonprofits, citizens’ groups and other community organizations seeking to protect and restore the environment of Virginia and other parts of the country.

July 24, 2019

An incoming first-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law is wrapping up a year studying Mandarin in Taiwan before studying the law.

July 23, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law professor Saikrishna Prakash, an expert on presidential power, offers a preview of the issues at stake involving obstruction in advance of Robert Mueller’s testimony.

July 19, 2019

As Humans of UVA Law draws to a close after five years of featuring community members of the University of Virginia School of Law, we share some of our favorite posts and meet the photographer most recently behind the series.

July 19, 2019

Alumni and staff remember Beverly Harmon, who was a kind presence as assistant dean for student affairs at the University of Virginia School of Law from 1996-2005.

July 18, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law’s foundation received a total of $23.6 million in gifts — the second-highest amount in school history — during the 2018-19 annual giving campaign. 

July 17, 2019

Professor George Rutherglen of the University of Virginia School of Law reflects on the judicial philosophy of his former boss, U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

July 16, 2019

Mortimer Caplin ’40, the former IRS commissioner, Caplin & Drysdale co-founder and professor emeritus, died Monday at age 103.

July 12, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law’s Legal Writing Fellows help mentor first-year students in the craft of legal writing.

July 10, 2019

Incoming student Nevah Jones ’22, a 20-year U.S. Air Force veteran, chose to pursue a law degree at the University of Virginia School of Law to one day help veterans in need.

July 3, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law graduates share their best advice for prepping for and taking the bar exam, including what classes best prepared them.

July 2, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law faculty and clinics left a mark, and notched a few victories, at the U.S. Supreme Court this term.

July 1, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law will bring back its First Amendment Clinic for the 2019-20 academic year.

June 26, 2019

We check in on alumni 5, 10, 15 and 25 years after graduation to see what they're up to.

June 24, 2019

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a University of Virginia School of Law clinic case that could have broad implications in the field of copyright law.

June 21, 2019

Writings by Professor Douglas Laycock of the University of Virginia School of Law helped influence the U.S. Supreme Court in Wednesday’s Bladensburg Peace Cross decision. Professors discuss what’s next.

June 20, 2019

Take this quiz to see how much pop history you know about the University of Virginia School of Law.

June 19, 2019

Steve Vladeck, professor at University of Texas School of Law, breaks down the legal issues arising from the increased concentration of executive power under the National Emergencies Act in recent administrations. This presentation was part of the 2019 National Security Law Institute.

June 18, 2019

Senior U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff of the Southern District of New York discusses scientific evidence in the courtroom for Episode 10 of the “Common Law” podcast.

June 18, 2019

With scientific evidence an intrinsic and complex part of today’s court cases, can judges keep up? Senior U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff of the Southern District of New York discusses challenges and opportunities for jurists.

June 17, 2019

Jennifer Cafarella, lead intelligence planner at the Institute for the Study of War, provides a general overview of the situation on the ground in Syria. This presentation was part of the 2019 National Security Law Institute.

June 14, 2019

Could Paul Hurdle, a 1973 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, be the oldest law clerk in the country?

June 12, 2019

Explore the milestones and achievements of the 2018-19 school year at the University of Virginia School of Law.

June 12, 2019

Georgetown Law professor David A. Koplow discusses the novel legal challenges posed as militaries around the world expand their operations into outer space. This lecture was part of the 2019 National Security Law Institute.

June 11, 2019

With a more conservative lineup of justices, the U.S. Supreme Court could change how it rules on religion cases, as the latest episode of the University of Virginia School of Law podcast “Common Law” explores.

June 11, 2019

UVA Law professors Richard Schragger and Micah Schwartzman join Cornell’s Nelson Tebbe to discuss the evolution of the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence on religion.

June 7, 2019

Looking for a good book to read on vacation and before classes begin? Check out these suggestions from faculty and alumni at the University of Virginia School of Law.

June 6, 2019

An article by Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06 of the University of Virginia School of Law has been selected included in the 2018-19 edition of the “First Amendment Law Handbook.”

June 5, 2019

This album collects photos from 200 years at the University of Virginia School of Law, including images of people, milestones, places, famous faces, student life and public service efforts.

June 4, 2019

UVA Law Professor Michael Livermore discusses how tools that analyze data and text could change the law, themes he explores in his new book, “Law as Data: Computation, Text, and the Future of Legal Analysis.”

June 4, 2019

As tech transforms traditional warfare, UVA Law professor Ashley Deeks explains how national security is changing and discusses whether the law can keep up.

June 4, 2019

In the latest episode of “Common Law,” Professor Ashley Deeks of the University of Virginia School of Law says it’s important for the United States to get ahead of technology that can have national security implications.

June 3, 2019

Professor Michael Livermore of the University of Virginia School of Law has collaborated on a new book that examines how computer-based tools are being used to analyze dense legal information.

May 31, 2019

Professor Quinn Curtis of the University of Virginia School of Law says, before jumping into a 529 plan to save for college, parents should consider the fees and costs associated.

May 30, 2019

Professor Frederick Schauer of the University of Virginia School of Law asks in a new paper if it’s time to acknowledge that the Supreme Court doesn’t care that much about its own precedents.

May 29, 2019

Professor Michael Livermore is this year’s recipient of the McFarland Prize at the University of Virginia School of Law.

May 29, 2019

Walter Wadlington, a professor emeritus at the University of Virginia School of Law known for his kindness and influence as an academic, died Monday. He was 88.

May 28, 2019

Members of the Human Rights Study Project detail their work during the course of their January 2019 trip.

May 28, 2019

The Human Rights Program at the University of Virginia School of Law allows students to explore the range of opportunities available in the human rights field, at home and abroad, through hands-on experiences. The program is the hub for human rights activities at the Law School, and cooperates with student groups, faculty members, the Public Service Center and Career Services, and human rights organizations to coordinate speakers, events, summer and postgraduate employment, and pro bono opportunities.

May 28, 2019

Daniel Richardson, a 2018 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, has been chosen to serve as one of five Bristow Fellows in the Office of the Solicitor General in the U.S. Department of Justice.

May 24, 2019

Read our completely incomplete list of 100 UVA lawyers who changed the world.

May 23, 2019

Professor George Cohen has been named associate dean for curricular programs at the University of Virginia School of Law.

May 22, 2019

These five graduates began classes at the University of Virginia School of Law on Aug. 24, 2016. See where they’re headed now and what they gained from their experience in law school.

May 21, 2019

Lawyers and legal scholars are using technology to enhance and streamline their work, and yield new insights on law, as the latest episode of “Common Law” explores.

May 21, 2019

Alumna Linda G. Howard ’73, vice president for legal at Landmark Worldwide, addresses the Class of 2019 at graduation, with speeches by Student Bar Association President Frances Fuqua ’19 and Dean Risa Goluboff. 

May 21, 2019

From courtroom apps to analyzing law texts, UVA Law professor Michael Livermore explains how technology is reshaping legal processes and yielding new insights.

May 20, 2019

The Class of 2019 shared favorite moments from graduation and after the ceremony on Instagram and Twitter.

May 20, 2019

During the 2019 Alumni Weekend, UVA Law Dean Risa Goluboff discusses the current state of the Law School. 

May 20, 2019

Retiring professor George Yin reflects on his 25 years of teaching and researching tax law at the Law School. He was introduced by Dean Risa Goluboff. Yin spoke during UVA’s 2019 Alumni Weekend. 

May 20, 2019

Linda G. Howard ’73, general counsel at Landmark Worldwide, a company focused on personal and professional growth, addresses the Class of 2019. 

May 19, 2019

Commencement speaker Linda Howard ’73, vice president for legal at Landmark Worldwide, told graduates Sunday that standing for something is a powerful approach to life.

May 16, 2019

Drawing on her research from her recent book “Secession on Trial: The Treason Prosecution of Jefferson Davis,” UVA Law professor Cynthia Nicoletti gives an overview of the U.S. government's attempts to prosecute Confederate President Jefferson Davis for treason after the Civil War. Nicoletti describes how conflicting legal theories regarding the constitutionality of secession contributed to the case ultimately being dropped with no conclusion. Nicoletti was the featured speaker at a Law School Foundation Board and Council lunch. F. Blair Wimbush ’80, chair of the Law School Foundation Board of Trustees, introduced Nicoletti.

May 16, 2019

Read about the University of Virginia School of Law Class of 2019 graduation ceremony and standout students.

May 15, 2019

Graduating student Kendall Burchard discusses which role model made her want to become a lawyer and how she’s helped form a community that empowers female students.

May 15, 2019

Experience in the courtroom and some strong female role models have gotten University of Virginia School of Law student Kendall Burchard ’19 off to a good career start.

May 15, 2019

Six University of Virginia School of Law professors will present papers at the American Law and Economics Association annual meeting Friday and Saturday at New York University.

May 14, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law professor Molly Brady’s paper on states’ damagings clauses has been named by her peers as one of the top land use articles of 2017-18.

May 13, 2019

Fellowships and awards are funding University of Virginia School of Law students’ and graduates’ public service work worldwide.

May 10, 2019

Jessica Wagner, a 2015 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, has been chosen by Justice Samuel Alito to clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court next term.

May 9, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law graduates in the Class of 2018 are No. 1 among law schools in landing federal clerkships and jobs at large firms.

May 8, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law’s grant program supporting summer public interest work is giving out a record $703,370 to 166 students.

May 7, 2019

In the latest “Common Law” episode, University of Virginia School of Law professor Kenneth Abraham and alumnus Michael Raschid ’86 of Perrone Robotics look at how autonomous vehicles could rapidly transform insurance and how we think about liability.

May 7, 2019

UVA Law professor and leading insurance and torts expert Kenneth Abraham and alum Michael Raschid ’86, chief legal officer and vice president of operations at Perrone Robotics, discuss what a future with autonomous vehicles will mean for liability and beyond.

May 7, 2019

From mass hunger strikes and work stoppages behind bars, to wider reform movements, a discussion centered on the politics of punishment in the United States. The panel includes Bernard E. Harcourt of Columbia Law School; Heather Ann Thompson of the University of Michigan; and Vesla Mae Weaver of Johns Hopkins University. Christopher Berk, a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Virginia, served as moderator.

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