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March 4, 2021

Professor Paul Mahoney of the University of Virginia School of Law discusses his new co-authored paper outlining how to improve regulation of index fund markets.

March 2, 2021

Scholars from across the nation discussed the U.S. president’s foreign affairs powers, and how they might be checked by other branches of government, at the Virginia-Duke Foreign Relations Law Roundtable hosted by the University of Virginia School of Law on Feb. 26.

March 1, 2021

Professor Jay Butler, a Rhodes Scholar and expert in international law and corporate social responsibility, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty.

February 26, 2021

Berkeley Law School professor Abbye Atkinson and UVA Law professor Andrew Hayashi present research on how the law interacts with issues of race in business and finance, following an introduction by University of Chicago Law Dean Thomas J. Miles. Aneil Kovvali of the University of Chicago Law School moderated the event, which was sponsored by UVA Law’s John W. Glynn, Jr. Law & Business Program and the University of Chicago Law School’s Center on Law and Finance.

February 24, 2021

Faculty share insights on discussing and teaching issues relating to race in business law courses, following an introduction by UVA Law School Dean Risa Goluboff. The panelists are Afra Afsharipour of UC Davis School of Law, Carliss Chatman of Washington and Lee University School of Law, Cathy Hwang of UVA Law and Elizabeth Reese of the University of Chicago Law School. The event was sponsored by UVA Law’s John W. Glynn, Jr. Law & Business Program and the University of Chicago Law School’s Center on Law and Finance.

February 23, 2021

From health care to taxes, numerous financial benefits are still tied to whether you are married — even as the marriage rate is declining. UVA Law professor Naomi Cahn discusses how uncoupling benefits from marriage can be more equitable.

February 23, 2021

Being married unlocks numerous financial benefits, but it’s time for those benefits to be uncoupled from an institution that is rapidly declining among lower-income Americans, says Professor Naomi Cahn on the latest episode of “Common Law,” a podcast from the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 18, 2021

What is one of the costs — literally — of repealing qualified immunity for law enforcement?

February 17, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law community members recognize trailblazing African American legal heroes.

February 16, 2021

This piece ran in the Los Angeles Times on February 16, 2021, and is re-posted with permission from the publication.

February 15, 2021

Professor Danielle K. Citron of the University of Virginia School of Law has been working to stamp out how internet companies profit from destructive activity — like so-called “revenge porn” or cyberstalking — for more than a decade. She discusses the movement to reform how such companies handle harmful content.

February 10, 2021

Professor Molly Bishop Shadel, who teaches oral advocacy, negotiations and public speaking at the University of Virginia School of Law, has been tapped again for The Great Courses series.

February 9, 2021

UVA Law professor Deborah Hellman discusses her work on how algorithms can compound injustice, and the evolution of her theory on discrimination.

February 9, 2021

In the latest “Common Law” episode, University of Virginia School of Law professor Deborah Hellman explores how bias can compound injustice through algorithms that shape our daily lives.

February 5, 2021

UVA Law student Juliet Clark ’21, William & Mary law professor Rebecca Green and UVA Law professor Saikrishna Prakash analyze the history and future of the Virginia Constitution 50 years after its ratification. UVA Law professor A. E. Dick Howard ’61, who led the 1971 constitution revision effort, moderated the event. The event was part of the Baliles Legacy Series Presentation at the Virginia Bar Association’s annual meeting.

February 3, 2021

Professor Kristen Eichensehr, a cybersecurity expert, has been named director of the National Security Law Center at the University of Virginia School of Law.

January 26, 2021

What role can law play in making society more equitable? "Common Law" hosts Risa Goluboff and Leslie Kendrick will explore how inequities touch our lives, sometimes in unexpected ways. Tune in Jan. 26 for the first episode.

January 26, 2021

Harvard Law School professor Randall Kennedy discusses past and present visions for a “promised land” on race, and what law can do to shape it.

January 26, 2021

“Common Law,” a podcast sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law and hosted by Dean Risa Goluboff and Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06, returns for its third season with a focus on “Law and Equity.”

January 21, 2021

“Common Law,” a podcast sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law and hosted by Dean Risa Goluboff and Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06, will return for its third season Jan. 26 with a focus on “Law and Equity.”

January 19, 2021

As President Donald Trump prepares to leave office, can he give himself a presidential pardon? An expert panel focuses on the constitutional basis of the pardon power, its history and limits, the relationship between pardoning and impeachment, and the legal and political implications of an attempt by the president to self-pardon. The panelists are UVA Law professor John C. Harrison; Michigan State University law professor Brian Kalt; Stanford University professor Bernadette Meyler; and UVA Law professor Micah Schwartzman, director of the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy.

January 12, 2021

The Family Law Center at the University of Virginia School of Law will host an online symposium Jan. 22 examining religious liberty, family law and discrimination in the U.S. Supreme Court case Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. 

January 11, 2021

Professor Ashley Deeks is joining the Joe Biden administration as associate counsel and deputy legal advisor to the National Security Council in the Office of the White House Counsel.

January 11, 2021

Professor Micah Schwartzman ’05 answers questions about the future of democracy and the attack on the U.S. Capitol. He directs the University of Virginia School of Law’s Karsh Center for Law and Democracy.

January 8, 2021

Professor Rachel Harmon, director of the Center for Criminal Justice at the University of Virginia School of Law, has some joint recommendations on federal policing reform for the new administration.

January 4, 2021

Professor Cale Jaffe of the University of Virginia School of Law has been appointed to the Virginia Coal and Energy Commission.

December 18, 2020

The University of Virginia School of Law and members of the Law School community have recently been singled out for excellence.

December 17, 2020

As a difficult year draws to an end, professors at the University of Virginia School of Law recommend their favorite guilty pleasures to hunker down with over winter break.

December 15, 2020

The University of Virginia School of Law celebrated another year of milestones, even as the Law School community rose to meet the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out some of the top stories of 2020.

December 11, 2020

Danielle Citron, a law professor specializing in digital privacy, will join the University of Virginia School of Law.

December 10, 2020

Professor David Luban, a legal ethicist who has studied the authorization of military torture, will visit the University of Virginia School of Law this spring.

December 9, 2020

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 7, 2020

The University of Virginia has appointed Risa Goluboff to a second term as dean of the University of Virginia School of Law.

December 4, 2020

The new center at the University of Virginia School of Law will promote faculty scholarship and the school’s historic strengths in tax law.

December 2, 2020

The federal government should revive the use of cost-benefit analysis when crafting regulations affecting Americans, says Professor Michael Livermore of the University of Virginia School of Law in a new co-authored book.

December 2, 2020

UVA Law professor Michael Livermore and co-author and New York University law professor Richard Revesz discuss their new book “Reviving Rationality: Saving Cost-Benefit Analysis for the Sake of the Environment and Our Health,” along with panelists Jonathan Adler, Amy Sinden and Jonathan Z. Cannon. The authors argue that the Donald Trump administration has destabilized the decades-long bipartisan consensus that federal agencies must base their decisions on evidence, expertise and analysis. The panel was sponsored by PLACE, UVA Law’s Program in Law, Communities and the Environment.

November 23, 2020

With many courses moving online this fall due to COVID-19, professors at the University of Virginia School of Law have learned a lot about teaching on Zoom in the past several months.

November 18, 2020

Professor Thomas Frampton of the University of Virginia School of Law teamed with a former juror for an amicus brief currently before the U.S. Supreme Court.

November 16, 2020

Two panels of scholars discuss issues raised by UVA Law professor Kimberly Jenkins Robinson’s edited book, “A Federal Right to Education: Fundamental Questions for Our Democracy.” Led by the moderators, UVA President James E. Ryan ’92 and Harvard Law’s Martha Minow, the panels feature Kristine L. Bowman, Peggy Cooper Davis, Jason P. Nance, Eloise Pasachoff, Derek W. Black, Carmel Martin, Rachel F. Moran, Robinson and Joshua Weishart.

November 13, 2020

On paper and in practice, University of Virginia School of Law faculty have been actively working to reform the criminal justice system.

November 12, 2020

If the Supreme Court were to overturn the Indian Child Welfare Act, it would essentially be interfering with the authority of Congress, Professor Michael Doran of the University of Virginia School of Law argues in a new paper.

November 11, 2020

Professor A. E. Dick Howard of the University of Virginia School of Law reflects on progress made 50 years after he helped draft the state constitution and looks ahead.

November 4, 2020

Here are the best tips and stories about exams we’ve produced on the University of Virginia School of Law website over the years.

November 2, 2020

UVA Law Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06 interviews Professor Emerita Lillian R. BeVier, the first tenured female faculty member at UVA Law, about her trailblazing career. This event was co-hosted by the school’s Federalist Society chapter and Virginia Law Women.

October 28, 2020

A symposium sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law on Nov. 9 will explore whether the United States should recognize a federal right to education and what that would look like.

October 21, 2020

UVA Law professors Cathy Hwang and Richard Schragger discuss the academic career path and how to become a law professor.

October 20, 2020

Professor Kimberly Jenkins Robinson of the University of Virginia School of Law was recently elected a member of the American Law Institute, bringing the number of UVA Law faculty affiliated with ALI to 25.

October 19, 2020

Women are profoundly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic at work and at home, but the health crisis also presents an opportunity for lawmakers to improve women’s lives in the long term, University of Virginia School of Law professor Naomi Cahn finds in new research.

October 12, 2020

Assistant Dean for Public Service Annie Kim ’99 and UVA Law students Eliza Schultz ’21, Chris Yarrell ’22 and Nooreen Reza ’21 discuss features of the Program in Law and Public Service. This video was filmed under socially distanced conditions in August 2020.

October 8, 2020

Whether mail-in voting is a deliverance or a disaster will depend on several factors, says Professor Michael Gilbert of the University of Virginia School of Law.

October 5, 2020

Professor Paul Stephan of the University of Virginia School of Law has released a new book that puts into scholarly context the massive foreign relations law project he recently helped lead.

October 1, 2020

UVA Law professor Ashley Deeks; Charles Flint, chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn; and Sarah M. Harris of the law firm Williams & Connolly discuss whether Chinese-owned tech companies like TikTok pose a threat to national security and how the government should respond. The event was sponsored by the Federalist Society chapter at UVA Law.

October 1, 2020

UVA Law professors Margaret Foster Riley, Lois Shepherd and Micah Schwartzman ’05 discuss mandatory vaccination policies at a Health Law Association event.

September 28, 2020

Professor Thomas Frampton of the University of Virginia School of Law recently won a man his freedom — live from the classroom.

September 23, 2020

Professor Mila Versteeg of the University of Virginia School of Law finds in her new co-authored book that citizens’ ability and willingness to push back are essential to constitutional protections. 

September 18, 2020

Faculty and alumni at the University of Virginia School of Law are sharing memories and honoring the impact of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday. She was 87.

September 18, 2020

The new Center for Law & Philosophy at the University of Virginia School of Law will serve as a focus for one of the strongest groups of legal theorists in the nation.

September 16, 2020

Professor Paul Stephan of the University of Virginia School of Law has been appointed special counsel to the general counsel of the U.S. Department of Defense.

September 8, 2020

Professor Ashley Deeks has been named director of the National Security Law Center at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 3, 2020

With anti-Semitism surging globally, scholars are convening to discuss the role of law in combating religious and racial hatred, at a conference Sept. 10 co-hosted by the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy at the University of Virginia School of Law.

August 19, 2020

Professor Naomi Cahn will serve as the inaugural director of the new Family Law Center at the University of Virginia School of Law.

August 6, 2020

Professor Naomi Cahn, who joined the University of Virginia School of Law faculty this fall, has been named to two new professorships promoting the rule of law and democratic ideals.

August 5, 2020

Professor Rip Verkerke, Nooreen Reza ’21 and Eliza Schultz ’21 of the University of Virginia School of Law co-authored a public report they hope will spur changes to state living wage laws.

July 31, 2020

Noted legal theorist Lawrence B. Solum will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty.

July 29, 2020

Recent University of Virginia School of Law faculty scholarship has contributed to the study of race and law, including offering pathways to reform.

July 28, 2020

Megan Stevenson, an economist with a scholarly focus on criminal law, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty in August.

July 24, 2020

Professor Frederick Schauer of the University of Virginia School of Law was named a corresponding fellow of the British Academy.

July 22, 2020

Jay Butler, an expert in international law and corporations, will serve as a visiting professor at the University of Virginia School of Law this year.

July 21, 2020

Could the United States ever file bankruptcy and restructure? Two University of Virginia School of Law professors assert in a new paper that it could.

July 14, 2020

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

July 7, 2020

Cathy Hwang, an incoming professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses her new co-authored paper examining how pandemic cancellations have challenged contract law.

June 30, 2020

Our nation’s recent presidential impeachment wasn’t the first time in modern history that we’ve asked the question: When is a payment a bribe?

June 24, 2020

Richard M. Re, an expert in criminal procedure, federal courts and constitutional law, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty.

June 24, 2020

National security law expert Kristen Eichensehr will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty as a tenured professor.

June 18, 2020

Naomi R. Cahn, an influential scholar in the field of family law, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty in the fall.

June 15, 2020

UVA Law professor Kimberly Jenkins Robinson discusses her chapter in the recent book, “A Federal Right to Education: Fundamental Questions for Our Democracy,” which she edited for NYU Press. Robinson says Congress could work with states and localities in an incremental fashion to close opportunity gaps. Robinson is the Elizabeth D. and Richard A. Merrill Professor of Law and a senior research fellow at the Learning Policy Institute.

June 15, 2020

UVA Law professor Kimberly Jenkins Robinson foresees new fights at the Supreme Court as litigants seek fairness in public school funding across the nation. Her new book, “A Federal Right to Education: Fundamental Questions for Our Democracy,” is published by NYU Press. Robinson is the Elizabeth D. and Richard A. Merrill Professor of Law and a senior research fellow at the Learning Policy Institute.

June 15, 2020

The year at the University of Virginia School of Law was marked by new achievements and milestones, even as the community was tested when classes moved online in the spring due to COVID-19.

June 10, 2020

Professor Rachel Harmon of the University of Virginia School of Law has co-authored a new report offering concrete ways to implement police reform.

June 8, 2020

Instructors of Seminars in Ethical Values courses at the University of Virginia School of Law share their book and film assignments as suggested summer entertainment.

June 4, 2020

Changes to the University of Virginia School of Law’s public service programming will better prepare students for careers in the public interest while strengthening the school’s counseling services.

June 3, 2020

Professor Crystal Shin ’10 will direct a new juvenile justice clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law.

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