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July 16, 2019

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

April 15, 2019

Professor George Yin of the University of Virginia School of Law will retire this spring after 25 years at the Law School and a rich career as an influential tax expert.

March 28, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law won the International and European Tax Moot Court for the second straight year.

March 26, 2019

UVA Law professor Ruth Mason explains why the world is at a crossroads on international tax, as nations consider how to ensure that corporations like Google, Amazon and Apple are paying their fair share in a digital economy.

December 7, 2018
What does the future hold? Prepare to be astonished — or at least better informed — as the faculty bring you their latest predictions.
November 29, 2018

Douglas D. Drysdale ’53, a founding member of Caplin & Drysdale and a former University of Virginia School of Law lecturer, died Tuesday.

June 25, 2018

Professor Ruth Mason answers questions about South Dakota v. Wayfair, a U.S. Supreme Court case tackling states’ authority to implement taxes on online sales.

April 20, 2018

Professors Ruth Mason, Michael Knoll of University of Pennsylvania Law School and Charlie Trost of Belmont College of Law discuss South Dakota v. Wayfair, a Supreme Court case tackling e-commerce taxes. 

April 3, 2018

A team of University of Virginia School of Law students won top honors at the International and European Tax Moot Court competition in Belgium last week.

March 5, 2018
Some of the nation's leading experts in tax law will convene at the University of Virginia School of Law on March 23 to discuss partnership audit rules, territorial taxation, business tax reform and other topics.
 
January 29, 2018

Professors Ethan Yale and George Yin offer their opinions on the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 on taxpayers, businesses and the economy in general.

January 22, 2018

Professor Ruth Mason has been named International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation professor in residence, starting a one-year stint in Amsterdam in May.

April 10, 2017

After almost 50 years of studying and teaching nearly every angle of domestic tax law, Professor Thomas R. White III maintains that "tax law is the most interesting and relevant course in law school."

April 10, 2017

After almost 50 years of studying and teaching nearly every angle of domestic tax law, Professor Thomas R. White III maintains that "tax law is the most interesting and relevant course in law school."

April 6, 2017

For the first time, the University of Virginia School of Law fielded a team for the International and European Tax Moot Court competition in Belgium, and took home several top prizes.

April 5, 2017

The University of Virginia School of Law's tax faculty are known for converting students who are fearful of studying tax into fans of the field. They're also among the nation's top scholars, collectively making the school's tax program one of the best in the nation.

March 28, 2017

In the wake of an election season that featured anti-elitist rhetoric, proposals such as stricter taxes on executive compensation may sound appealing to some populists.

February 27, 2017

When President Donald Trump addresses Congress on Tuesday, George Yin, the University of Virginia School of Law professor who explained how Congress can obtain and reveal the president's tax returns without his consent, will be there.

January 5, 2017

Amanda Leon, a third-year University of Virginia School of Law student from Grayslake, Illinois, has won first place in the International Fiscal Association USA Branch 2016 Writing Competition.  

December 19, 2016

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From Trump to Brexit, historians will reflect on 2016 as a news year that had far-reaching impact on the law, University of Virginia School of Law professors say.

November 16, 2016
September 16, 2016

Students at the University of Virginia School of Law have been recognized by the American Bar Association with the 2016 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Award for leading University efforts to help taxpayers prepare their own returns.

June 24, 2016

His name is well-known to every UVA Law graduate, and his penchant for bow ties is almost as famous.

November 24, 2015

The panel includes U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, a fair-tax advocate; Becky Norton Dunlop, of the Heritage Foundation and a flat tax advocate; UVA Law professor George Yin, the former chief of staff of the U.S.

October 28, 2015

The possibility of an international legal instrument to protect indigenous IP rights remains alive thanks to the efforts of Professor Margo Bagley and international delegates who worked down to the wire at recent World Intellectual Property Organization General Assembly talks.

September 30, 2015

UVA Law professor George Yin, who previously held one of the most influential tax positions in the country when he headed the nonpartisan staff of the U.S. Congress' Joint Committee on Taxation, claims in his latest paper that the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee violated the law in 2014 when it released to the public the tax return information of 51 taxpayers.

July 29, 2015

University of Virginia School of Law students Laura Franks, Arianna Lacerte and Nicole Marschean scored a hat trick this summer, landing internships with the National Hockey League, the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball.

April 24, 2015

The opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange marked the start of a memorable field trip for a group of 15 University of Virginia School of Law students last week.

February 16, 2015

Several University of Virginia School of Law alumni are teaching students in a new short course about the role of corporate lawyers in business transactions and how that role evolves throughout the life cycle of a company.

January 29, 2015

Both quarterbacks facing off in the Super Bowl on Sunday have ties to the University of Virginia School of Law.

January 23, 2015

A new University of Virginia School of Law course set in Israel offered students a unique way to study the nation's business laws and entrepreneurial practices last week.

January 16, 2015

Some of the most elite tech companies in the world will defend themselves in a patent litigation hearing to be held at the University of Virginia School of Law on Jan. 20 from 1-5 p.m. in Caplin Auditorium.

December 10, 2014

As the 14th Powell Fellow in Legal Services, University of Virginia School of Law student Cat Martin '15 will help Philadelphia homeowners avoid foreclosure due to back taxes.

November 19, 2014

How authorities decide whether a threat is criminal has grown murky in a world where many of us communicate electronically, often on social media.

October 9, 2014

University of Virginia School of Law professor Brandon Garrett's new book, "Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations," which will be released this month by Harvard University Press, examines the lenient backroom deals federal prosecutors are increasingly forging with big business.

September 26, 2014

Apple stock was a fantastic investment years ago, but is it too volatile now following an unsteady launch of the iPhone 6?

August 14, 2014

Warren Gorrell, a corporate partner and former co-CEO of Hogan Lovells, will welcome the University of Virginia School of Law's Class of 2017 during orientation on Monday.

April 25, 2014

University of Virginia School of Law students negotiated a mock business deal with Northwestern University students this semester as part of a course offering a new, hands-on approach to learning.

April 21, 2014

Michael Doran, an expert in tax policy and legislative process, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty in the fall as a professor of law.

March 4, 2014

University of Virginia School of Law professor Margo Bagley set out in early February to be an informal observer at World Intellectual Property Organization committee talks.

February 24, 2014

An upcoming symposium at the University of Virginia School of Law will discuss how lawyers can most effectively meet the needs of their sports and entertainment clients.

January 9, 2014

Christine Tschiderer, a 2012 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, has been selected to receive a prestigious Equal Justice Works Fellowship to help low-income working mothers who have experienced discrimination in the workplace.

December 5, 2013

The University of Virginia School of Law's First Amendment Clinic has filed a federal lawsuit seeking the release of a sealed non-prosecution agreement between the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas and a Houston-based company that employed undocumented immigrants.

November 7, 2013

A streaming video portal called "StreamMe" that was dreamed up by two University of Virginia graduate students won first place Monday in the Virginia Law Entrepreneurial Concept Competition, the Law School round of UVA's annual university-wide business concept competition.

October 15, 2013

Some of the nation's leading constitutional law scholars will discuss the free speech rights of businesses during a conference at the University of Virginia School of Law on Oct. 25.

May 7, 2013

Today Ravi Agarwal works in the mergers and acquisitions group at the law firm Simpson Thacher in New York City, but he had little exposure to the economic and business principles he would need to excel in his job until he participated in a unique program at the University of Virginia School of L

April 24, 2013

Andrew Hayashi, an expert in tax law, tax policy and behavioral law and economics, will join the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Law this summer.

April 22, 2013

Ruth Mason, an expert in international and comparative taxation, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty in the fall.

April 10, 2013

On the second floor of a University of Virginia office building on Emmet Street, first-year UVA Law student Sarah Reilly is preparing a tax return for Jason Kuhn, a chemistry grad student at UVA, and entering his information into the software program TaxWise.

February 19, 2013

Every corporate law student learns that in America, directors and officers face liability for breaching their fiduciary duties — duty of loyalty, good faith and care — to their shareholders.

January 7, 2013

Jeffrey O'Connell, a pioneer of insurance law reform and a member of the University of Virginia School of Law's faculty for 32 years, died Sunday. He was 84.

January 2, 2013

The measure approved late Tuesday to avert the so-called "fiscal cliff" is a bad deal, according to University of Virginia law professor and tax policy expert George Yin.

December 10, 2012

A University of Virginia law clinic argued before a federal appeals court today for the release of information that may shed light on the causes of the financial crisis in 2008.

October 10, 2012

The law on when and whether public officials can be held liable for violating constitutional rights is incoherent, says Professor John C. Jeffries Jr. in a forthcoming Virginia Law Review article.

September 4, 2012

Through a new clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law, law students are providing free legal services to startup companies founded by students at UVA's Darden School of Business.

August 6, 2012

Conventional wisdom holds that strong copyright and patent laws are necessary to encourage creativity. Without such protections, the thinking goes, competitors are free to steal ideas, create knockoffs and drain profits from innovators.

July 9, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the employment discrimination case of a woman being represented by the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law.

June 15, 2012

University of Virginia School of Law Professor George Yin, a leading expert in tax policy, lectures on gifts and similar transfers as potentially taxable income. 

May 10, 2012

Car insurance looked very different when University of Virginia law professor Jeffrey O'Connell first began studying it in the 1960s. It was expensive for policyholders, and 45 percent of seriously hurt accident victims weren't compensated at all.

May 8, 2012

University of Virginia School of Law professor Michael Dooley, a widely recognized expert in corporate law and longtime chair of the Graduate Program Committee, is retiring after more than four decades at the Law Schoo

April 18, 2012

In response to a motion prepared by students in the University of Virginia School of Law's First Amendment Clinic, a federal judge on Monday ordered American International Group Inc.

March 28, 2012

Experts in the business of health care will convene at the University of Virginia School of Law to examine the future of the industry on Friday, April 6 in Caplin Pavilion.

March 20, 2012

Athletes should be "good sports" in how they act toward each other, but good sportsmanship should also oblige professional sports organizations to treat their athletes well, National Football League Players Association head DeMaurice Smith '89 said Friday at the University of Virginia School of L

February 20, 2012

Burcak Unsal, who graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law's LL.M. program in 2003, was recently named Google Inc.'s head legal counsel in Turkey.

January 25, 2012

In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama outlined a number of significant tax reform proposals that he said would spur domestic economic growth, encourage job creation and require the wealthiest Americans to pay more in taxes.

December 14, 2011

University of Virginia law professor Chris Sprigman, an expert in intellectual property and a Freakonomics blogger on innovation and copyright, is available to discuss the Stop Online Piracy Act, which is currently under review in the U.S. House of Representatives.

November 28, 2011

While conventional wisdom holds that mandatory disclosure of political activities chills political speech, University of Virginia School of Law professor Michael Gilbert argues that greater disclosure could actually lead to an increase in political spe

November 9, 2011

A group of students at the University of Virginia School of Law is working to ensure that the migrant farmworkers who bring in the harvest — primarily apples and peaches — at farms across the Charlottesville region are being treated fairly and that farmers are complying with the law.

November 1, 2011

Not all media attorneys agree that sunshine is the best disinfectant." Anonymity can be an important part of the democratic process, said a prominent lawyer in the field Saturday at the University of Virginia School of Law.

October 19, 2011

In a tough economy, it may be difficult for lawyers to champion ethical behavior, but the wisdom of conducting business ethically should be clear if you carefully weigh the benefits and costs, University of Virginia School of Law lecturer and alumnus Michael Ross '77 illustrates in his new book.

October 18, 2011

Legal experts will address free-speech rights and the controversial requirement to disclose campaign gifts during the inaugural Jefferson Symposium at the University of Virginia School of Law on Oct. 29 in Caplin Pavilion.

October 6, 2011

Pharmaceutical companies have been enormously profitable in recent years, thanks in large part to sales generated from drugs protected by patents and other mechanisms that reduce or eliminate competition in the marketplace, according to University of Virginia School of Law professor Margo Bagley.

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