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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.

October 6, 2011

University of Virginia law professor Douglas Laycock made his third oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday in a case concerning whether employees of religious organizations can sue for employment discrimination.

September 30, 2011

University of Virginia law professor Douglas Laycock will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday that the justices should retain limits on the ability of employees of religious organizations to sue for employment discrimination.

September 23, 2011

Attorneys representing the parties involved in the controversial Supreme Court case Wal-Mart v. Dukes will debate the issues surrounding the decision on Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Caplin Pavilion.

September 12, 2011

University of Virginia law students in Professor Margo Bagley's patent law classes got a rare first-hand look Friday at how patent disputes are decided at the federal appellate level.

August 16, 2011

Deborah Platt Majoras '89, chief legal officer and secretary of Procter & Gamble and former chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, will be the featured speaker at the University of Virginia School of Law's orientation for the Class of 2014 on Monday.

August 10, 2011

University of Virginia law professor George Yin recently spoke at an international symposium on Chinese income tax reform that attracted a broad cross-section of Chinese policymakers, including representatives of China's cabinet, treasury department, state tax administration and national legislature.

July 18, 2011

I am an associate at Corlew Munford & Smith PLLC in Jackson, Miss. Our firm handles administrative, environmental, products liability and employment law matters.

July 7, 2011

UVA Law School Dean Paul G. Mahoney recently attended an unprecedented summit in Beijing between deans from leading law schools in the United States and China.

June 30, 2011

I currently consult with four start-up pharmaceutical companies. Although I consult in a variety of areas for the companies, my expertise is intellectual property law.

June 20, 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court today dismissed a class-action lawsuit involving up to 1.5 million women who sued Wal-Mart for gender discrimination, citing the work of three University of Virginia law professors who have criticized the empirical methodology behind the plaintiffs' argument.

May 26, 2011

Ethan Yale, a University of Virginia law professor who focuses on tax law issues with real-world repercussions, was awarded the Law School's Professor Carl McFarland Prize on Friday.

April 4, 2011

Influential intellectual property law scholar John Duffy will join the University of Virginia law faculty in the fall, expanding the school's notable roster of IP law experts.

February 17, 2011

Experts from across the country will gather to discuss business ethics and corporate social responsibility at the Fifth Annual Virginia Law & Business Review Symposium on Feb. 25 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

October 20, 2010

A third-year Law School student is the winner of the Virginia State Bar's 2010 Intellectual Property Law Student Writing Competition, the organization announced.

September 24, 2010

A legal education can benefit even those with little interest in practicing law, Randal J. Kirk '79 told students last week.

July 2, 2010

Associate Professor Michal Barzuza, a law and economics scholar, has pursued a data-enriched approach to corporate law research.

June 30, 2010

My summer has started with the privilege of researching for Professor George Yin, tax scholar extraordinaire.

April 30, 2010

Four University of Virginia law professors are presenting at the annual meeting of the American Law and Economics Association on May 7-8 at Princeton University.

March 30, 2010

Experts from academia and the private sector will explore the role of private equity in the new global economy during a Virginia Law & Business Review symposium Friday.

July 2, 2009

I have had the good fortune to spend my summer in Minneapolis working for both Littler Mendelson P.C., a leading labor and employment law firm and Ameriprise Financial, Inc. a key financial planning, asset management and insurance company.

June 22, 2009

I have spent the past two months researching for Professor George Geis, who will be teaching a class on the global financial crisis in the spring of 2010.

June 18, 2009

As our nation's capital, Washington, D.C., is the seat of our federal government, but it's also home to the busiest Civil Division of any U.S. Attorney's Office, and that is where I am working this summer.

June 4, 2009

As a research assistant to Professor George Yin, I will be conducting research on a variety of tax issues during the upcoming summer months.

April 6, 2009

Professors Tom Nachbar and Glen Robinson demystify communications law in their new casebook, "Communications Regulation."

March 30, 2009

The Bush administration's tax cuts should expire once the United States reaches a target level of economic growth, Law School professor George Yin told the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance on Thursday during a hearing on middle-income tax relief.

March 19, 2009

Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld, founders of the Innocence Project, will be awarded the 2009 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law during the University's Founder's Day festivities in April.

February 20, 2009

Injunctions in patent cases should be eliminated because they restrict public access to technology and undermine economic productivity, a Law School alum and leading patent reformist told students Feb. 12.

February 19, 2009

Though it took most of the world by surprise, there were indicators that predicted the recent global economic crisis, according to panelists at the Virginia Law & Business Review Symposium's practitioner panel.

February 16, 2009

A group of experts will explore the changing world of copyright law in the digital age at a Law School symposium Friday.

February 9, 2009

Top scholars, business leaders and practitioners will explore the role of the United States in the global credit crisis during a symposium at the Law School on Friday.

December 10, 2008

In part, it was a viral video of two well-known comedians hurling obscenities at each other that prompted a pair of University of Virginia law professors to take a serious look at how professional comics protect themselves from joke theft.

October 28, 2008

Corporate executives hiring outside counsel want realistic advice, consistency and credibility, said David Snively, senior vice president, secretary and general counsel of agribusiness giant Monsanto.

October 3, 2008

Intellectual property creators deserve to be protected by institutional systems, just like any other kind of property owner, said Professor Rob Merges at the Law School's Lester Zittrain Distinguished Lecture Tuesday.

September 22, 2008

The nation's foremost securities law scholars will gather at the Law School on Friday to mark the 75th anniversary of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

August 22, 2008

An "early offers" program in which medical malpractice and product liability lawsuits could be quickly settled would improve a tort system that is often slow, expensive and unfair, according to a new book co-authored by Law School Professor Jeffrey O'Connell.

June 16, 2008

The histories of tort and insurance law are inextricably intertwined, a Law School professor writes in a new book published by the Harvard University Press.

June 3, 2008

There are strong advantages to a system in which businesses facing personal injury lawsuits could promptly pay injured parties for out-of-pocket medical expenses and lost wages while avoiding long court battles, high legal fees and "pain and suffering" damages, according to a new study.

May 14, 2008

After a year in Justice David Souter's chambers, Leslie Kendrick '06 will join the Law School faculty this fall, bringing the myriad experiences in U.S. law and politics that come with a Supreme Court clerkship.

May 5, 2008

Business law expert George Geis will become a permanent member of the Law School faculty in the fall.

April 3, 2008

Lawmakers should resist the temptation to try and legislate a quick-fix solution to the housing woes associated with the subprime mortgage collapse, a Law School alum told a room full of students on March 27.

March 11, 2008

Courts and prosecutors need more guidance on how to regulate agreements allowing the use of private attorneys to monitor corporate fraud settlements, law professor Brandon Garrett told the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law Tuesday.

February 15, 2008

Advocates for national security over privacy should consider the inherent security risks of surveillance and other security measures, said Jennifer Chandler, luncheon speaker at the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology symposium, "Modern Topics in Information Privacy" Feb. 8 at the Law School.

February 11, 2008

Business law experts will gather at the Law School in Caplin Pavilion on Friday, Feb. 15 to explore whether tumbling U.S. stock markets and recent economic distress signal a decline in U.S. capital and competitiveness on the global stage.

February 5, 2008

The Virginia Journal of Law and Technology (VJoLT) and McGuire Woods are hosting a symposium to address the myriad legal issues that arise when technology and privacy collide. Scheduled for Friday, Feb.

January 30, 2008

University of Virginia law professor George Cohen has lodged an informal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission regarding potential legal ethics and antitrust violations triggered by what could be a multibillion-dollar settlement agreement over the controversial painkiller Vioxx.

October 10, 2007

Papers on dying without a will, the right to die, and retirement securities took the top three spots at the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) writing competition — and all of them were written by UVA law students.

October 9, 2007

The Law School will host an Entrepreneurial Boot Camp program Friday, October 12 in Withers-Brown Hall's Purcell Reading Room, featuring members of the Alumni Business Advisory Council.

September 21, 2007

Professor George Yin, recently named the inaugural Edwin S. Cohen Distinguished Professor of Taxation and Law, argued that temporary-effect legislation rather than permanent legislation facilitates fiscal responsibility in Congress during his chair lecture in Caplin Pavilion, Sept. 12.

September 21, 2007

Professor George Yin, recently named the inaugural Edwin S. Cohen Distinguished Professor of Taxation and Law, argued that temporary-effect legislation rather than permanent legislation facilitates fiscal responsibility in Congress during his chair lecture in Caplin Pavilion, Sept. 12.

September 21, 2007

Professor George Yin, recently named the inaugural Edwin S. Cohen Distinguished Professor of Taxation and Law, argued that temporary-effect legislation rather than permanent legislation facilitates fiscal responsibility in Congress during his chair lecture in Caplin Pavilion, Sept.

April 17, 2007

Law and economics expert Rich Hynes will join the Law School faculty this fall, bringing his expertise in law and business issues, with a particular focus on consumer bankruptcy.

April 11, 2007

In the face of the changing needs of patent applicants, increasing technological complexity, and the challenges inherent to an ever-expanding global economy, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) is examining ways to adapt and change for the better, said PTO deputy director Stephen Pinkos.

April 4, 2007

Third-year law student Tom Chen is the recipient of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law's 2006 award for student writing for his article examining the controversial practice in which brand-name drug companies release generic versions of their own drug after their patent is challenged.

February 26, 2007

The Law School has named Musictoday executive vice president Jim Kingdon director of its Law & Business Program.

February 8, 2007

Redefining content distribution in response to rapid technological change is a critical matter for lawyers in the sports and entertainment industries, explained a panel of eminent experts in Caplin Auditorium Feb. 2.

February 6, 2007

Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine will deliver the keynote address at this year's Conference on Public Service and the Law, to be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16 and 17, at the Law School.

December 21, 2006

Third-year law students Jason McIntosh and Sarah Pendergraft have been selected to compete in the semifinals of the American Bar Association's Law Student Tax Challenge, an alternative to traditional moot court competitions that asks students to solve cutting-edge and complex business problems. Teams from about 40 law schools vied for the six slots; semifinalists will travel to the ABA Tax Section's midyear meeting Jan. 19 in Hollywood, Fla., where they will defend their solution before some of the top tax practitioners in the country.

November 16, 2006

Last March, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ordered CBS Broadcasting Inc. and its affiliate networks to forfeit $3.35 million for airing Janet Jackson's infamous "wardrobe malfunction," in which the singer's breast was exposed during the 2004 NFL Super Bowl halftime show. At the same time the FCC issued an "omnibus order" that fined networks and stations for airing "indecent" and "profane" material. Now the networks are fighting back in two cases- CBS v. FCC and Fox Television Stations et al v. FCC -that challenge the Commission's ruling in the Second and Third U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal.

October 30, 2006

Virginia's strong business law curriculum has yielded many alumni who have pursued jobs as general counsels, and several returned to the Law School Oct. 19 to discuss their experiences and offer advice to students.

October 5, 2006

A panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit lobbed quips and tough questions at attorneys arguing four cases at the Law School Oct. 2, in what was the court's first hearing in Virginia. Chief Judge Paul Michel, a 1966 graduate of the Law School, presided, along with Senior Judge S. Jay Plager and Judge Randall R. Rader, who has taught at the Law School.

August 22, 2006

In 1998, Mickey Mouse was only a few years away from being owned by the public. But Disney and other powerful lobbyists accomplished what their predecessors had also succeeded at over the past two centuries: getting Congress to extend the copyright term, this time 20 more years, making protection last for the life of the author plus 70 years.

July 31, 2006

From couture fashion on New York runways to the suburban, mall-dwelling The Gap, shoppers see each season's fashion trends duplicated from store to store.

May 9, 2006

David Mordkoff and other students who have unique summer positions expect them to serve as excellent educational opportunities as well as assets during their future job searches.

May 9, 2006

The North Carolina Guardian ad Litem (GAL) State Office budget didn't include funds for an intern this summer-but the fellowships first-year law student Cary Brege received will allow her to work there for free while gaining invaluable insight into the areas of juvenile law and child advocacy that are so central to her career.

May 3, 2006

When a Virginia state employee was disciplined for posting documents to her employer's Web site at the direction of a superior, she found help from an unlikely place-Law School students eager to get experience in a real employment law case.

April 6, 2006

There are many ways to think about family within the context of immigration and citizenship law, according to Hiroshi Motomura, a law professor at the University of North Carolina, and it makes a difference how family is interpreted in the law.

February 17, 2006

Law firms that have greater proportions of male partners and that value stereotypically male characteristics may be less likely to hire and promote female candidates, according to U.Va. sociology professor Elizabeth Gorman, who spoke at a talk sponsored by Virginia Law Women Feb. 15.

November 28, 2005

Hiring practices in America's law schools are vulnerable to an age discrimination lawsuit, according to Douglas Richmond and Ethan Burger, the co-authors of a forthcoming article on the issue in the Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law.

November 8, 2005

Bringing business to your law firm can offer job security and put you on the track to being a partner, said Todd Sloan '72, who spoke Nov. 3 on how young lawyers can learn to be rainmakers for their firms.

October 6, 2005

Legal scholarship and the realities of practicing business law don't always mix, but the founders of the Law School's new Virginia Law & Business Review hope incorporating both will brew a potent mix of material that will make it the business law journal of record.

September 28, 2005

Antitrust remains an ill-defined area of law, and whether consumer or economic welfare should be its underlying concern is still in question, said R. Hewitt Pate '87, former Assistant Attorney General to the U.S. Justice Department, who delivered a brief tour of contemporary antitrust laws and practices to the Alumni Business Advisory Council Sept. 23.

September 28, 2005

Contrary to popular belief, company mergers and acquisitions do pay over time for shareholders, as long as the merging businesses avoid a "perfect storm" of factors that can lead to financial disaster, said Darden Dean Robert Bruner at an Alumni Business Advisory Council session Sept. 23.

March 4, 2003

George K. Yin, a noted authority on taxation and the Howard W. Smith Professor of Law at the University of Virginia, has been named Chief of Staff of the U.S. Congress's Joint Committee on Taxation, one of the most influential tax positions in the country.

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