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February 19, 2020

Professor Dayna Bowen Matthew ’87 of the University of Virginia School of Law has been named the next dean of George Washington University Law School. She is the fifth woman to serve on the UVA Law faculty before becoming dean at a top law school.

February 18, 2020

Former U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance ’85 discusses a revolution in how prosecutors are thinking about and pursuing justice.

February 18, 2020

Prosecutors across the country are rethinking their roles in how to make communities safer, former federal prosecutor Joyce White Vance ’85 explains on the latest “Common Law,” a podcast of the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 13, 2020

A panel of advocates and scholars discuss what restorative justice looks like and how it could potentially provide alternatives to the current criminal justice system. The panel featured Liz Porter-Merrill, restorative justice director for the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender; Mikayla Waters-Crittenton, executive assistant/program associate at Restorative Justice Project; and Shannon Sliva, assistant professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. Professor Josh Bowers acted as moderator. This panel was part of the 2020 Shaping Justice conference, sponsored by UVA Law’s Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center and Program in Law and Public Service; the Public Interest Law Association; and numerous other student organizations.

February 7, 2020

UVA Law professor Ashley Deeks discusses how contemporary advancements in machine learning could impact developments in international law. The presentation was hosted by the Virginia Journal of International Law.

February 6, 2020

University of Miami School of Law professor Mary Anne Franks, Susan Kruth of FIRE, UVA Law student Anna Cecile Pepper ’21 and LaTarndra Strong of the Hate-Free Schools Coalition discuss the balance between protecting speech and protecting the learning environment. UVA Law professor Richard Schragger moderated the panel, which was part of the Virginia Law Review symposium “Speech Inside the Schoolhouse Gates: 50 Years After Tinker v. Des Moines,” supported by the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy.

February 6, 2020

A symposium sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law on April 2 will explore whether the United States should recognize a federal right to education and what that would look like.

February 4, 2020

The Supreme Court took on New York Times Co. v. Sullivan in 1964, in part, to protect the civil rights movement. But did justices go too far in making libel hard to prove? UVA Law professor Frederick Schauer explains new concerns.

February 4, 2020

The rampant spread of false information is causing some experts to reconsider a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that established modern libel law, Professor Frederick Schauer explains on the latest “Common Law,” a podcast of the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 3, 2020

Professor Margaret Foster Riley of the University of Virginia School of Law has been appointed to a new National Institutes of Health advisory committee that’s exploring challenges with emerging biotechnologies.

January 31, 2020

UVA Law student Manal Cheema ’20, University of North Carolina School of Law professor Mary-Rose Papandrea, Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law professor Emily Gold Waldman and William & Mary Law School professor Timothy Zick discuss the status of student rights 50 years after the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Tinker v. Des Moines. UVA Law professor Kimberly Robinson moderated the panel, which was part of the Virginia Law Review symposium “Speech Inside the Schoolhouse Gates: 50 Years After Tinker v. Des Moines,” supported by the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy.

January 30, 2020

Professor Frederick Schauer discusses the state of student free speech rights 50 years after the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines. His speech was part of the Virginia Law Review symposium “Speech Inside the Schoolhouse Gates: 50 Years After Tinker v. Des Moines,” supported by the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy. 

January 27, 2020

Professor John Norton Moore, an educator and public servant who has worked to promote the rule of law, retires from the University of Virginia School of Law this month.

January 27, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law professor Robert F. Turner, the associate director of the Center for National Security Law at UVA, will retire at the end of this month.

January 7, 2020

Professor Thomas Nachbar of the University of Virginia School of Law has been appointed to the Federal Communications Commission advisory subcommittee that promotes the resiliency of the nation’s communications system.

January 3, 2020

Professors Ashley Deeks and Deborah Hellman of the University of Virginia School of Law were recently elected members of the American Law Institute, increasing the number of UVA Law faculty affiliated with ALI to 26.

December 18, 2019

Ready to test your memory of the past decade? Here are some select highlights from the past 10 years at UVA Law.

December 17, 2019

In his new paper, Professor Andrew Hayashi of the University of Virginia School of Law proposes ways that economics can be used to deter hate crimes.

December 12, 2019

Juvenile justice and child advocacy expert Andrew Block, who recently served as director of the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice, has rejoined the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Law.

December 11, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law is ending the decade on a high note. Check out some of the top stories of 2019.

December 10, 2019

A new book edited by Professor Kimberly Jenkins Robinson explores the possibility of a federal right to education.

December 9, 2019

Leon Szeptycki, an expert in water law and policy who is one of the nation’s top experts on water management, has rejoined the University of Virginia School of Law faculty.

December 9, 2019

UVA Law professors and members of the Academic Placement Committee Kimberly J. Robinson and Richard C. Schragger discuss careers in teaching law and answer questions about the path to becoming a law professor.

December 4, 2019

Professor Ruth Mason of the University of Virginia School of Law discusses the potential roadblocks in implementing a wealth tax in the U.S.

December 3, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law will host the annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies in 2021.

December 2, 2019

Professor Mildred Robinson, a tax law professor whose career has emphasized social fairness in financial matters, will retire from teaching at the University of Virginia School of Law at the end of the semester.

November 22, 2019

In her latest paper, Professor Ashley Deeks of the University of Virginia School of Law explains the nonpublic ways governments justify classified national security decisions.

November 15, 2019

UVA Law professor George Rutherglen discusses the continuing relevance of admiralty law in current controversies in international law.

November 13, 2019

UVA Law professor G. Edward White, author of the three-part “Law in American History” series, discusses the changes he’s seen over his 50-year career publishing books in legal history, and the impact of how citations are counted. White served as the lunch speaker during an Alumni Board and Council luncheon.

November 13, 2019

Faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law discussed the legal implications of the impeachment inquiry in a three-part series hosted by the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy.

November 12, 2019

The Supreme Court said the Constitution didn’t guarantee a right to education in the 1973 case San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez, but litigation aiming for equity continues, as UVA Law professor Kimberly Robinson explains.

November 12, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law professor Kimberly Robinson says in the latest episode of “Common Law” that an almost 50-year-old U.S. Supreme Court case created a major challenge for educational equity.

November 11, 2019

Professors Ashley Deeks and John Harrison discuss impeachment and national security. Their discussion centered around the implications for those powers for the presidency, especially with respect to matters of national security. Professor Micah Schwartzman ’05 introduces the discussion. This event is the third of a planned three-part series on impeachment hosted by the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy.

November 7, 2019

Barbara Spellman, a professor of law and psychology at the University of Virginia School of Law, will receive the Women in Cognitive Science Leadership Award.

November 5, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law ranks in the top four of The Princeton Review’s six most competitive categories for 2020, including No. 1 in Best Professors, Best Classroom Experience and Best Quality of Life.

November 4, 2019

Professors Deborah Hellman and Michael Gilbert discuss how agreed-upon meanings of terms like “corruption” and “bribery” will have an impact on how impeachment proceedings could play out. Professor Micah Schwartzman ’05 introduces the discussion. This event is the second of a planned three-part series on impeachment hosted by the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy.

November 4, 2019

Two University of Virginia School of Law professors are among a team of UVA scholars fighting to make CLEAR how corruption hurts democracies.

October 30, 2019

The John W. Glynn, Jr. Law & Business Program builds a bridge between law school and the real challenges encountered in business law practice. The program integrates business and legal analysis into the law school classroom,  to prepare students to serve their future clients from day one.

October 29, 2019

A Union effort to redistribute land to former slaves during the Civil War unraveled because of the efforts of Southern lawyers, UVA Law professor Cynthia Nicoletti explains.

October 29, 2019

A Civil War-era experiment in selling white plantation owners’ land to formerly enslaved people mostly unraveled due to the actions of Southern lawyers, University of Virginia School of Law professor Cynthia Nicoletti explains in the latest episode of “Common Law.”

October 28, 2019

Professor Frederick Schauer of the University of Virginia School of Law received an honorary doctorate from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration on Oct. 17. He presented the lecture “Second-Best Constitutionalism” at the ceremony.

October 25, 2019

Professor George Geis of the University of Virginia School of Law is lending his corporate law expertise to The Great Courses series.

October 23, 2019

Professor Josh Bowers of the University of Virginia School of Law has co-authored a provocative new paper that offers an unexpected recommendation in light of the current opioid crisis.

October 22, 2019

Professors Frederick Schauer and Saikrishna Prakash discuss impeachment, including what the impeachment clauses and powers delegated to Congress are, what the implications of these powers are for the presidency and what offenses fall within the scope of impeachment. Professor Micah Schwartzman ’05 introduces the discussion. This event is the first of a planned three-part series on impeachment hosted by the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy.

October 16, 2019

UVA Law professors Ashley S. Deeks, George S. Geis, Dayna Bowen Matthew ’87, Saikrishna Prakash and Micah J. Schwartzman ’05 provide an overview of their latest work. Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06 moderates the panel. This event was part of a “Back to School Night” for returning UVA Law alumni during UVA’s Honor the Future capital campaign kickoff.

October 16, 2019

A panel of scholars discuss UVA Law professor G. Edward White’s final volume in his “Law in American History” series. The panel included professors Jack Landman Goldsmith, Harvard Law School; Laura Kalman, University of California, Santa Barbara; and Victoria Nourse, Georgetown University Law Center. UVA Law professor Charles Barzun served as moderator, and Dean Risa Goluboff introduced the panel.

October 15, 2019

As World War II made clear, the United States needed to step up on civil liberties and civil rights to take on the Soviet Union, UVA Law professor G. Edward White explains.

October 15, 2019

The United States needed to step up protections for civil liberties and civil rights to take on the Soviet Union during the Cold War, University of Virginia School of Law professor G. Edward White explains in the latest episode of “Common Law.”

October 10, 2019

Professor Richard Bonnie of the University of Virginia School of Law argues in a recent amicus brief that there’s a constitutional right to plead insanity.

October 8, 2019

UVA Law professors Kim Forde-Mazrui and George Rutherglen discuss major developments in employment discrimination law, as the Supreme Court considers whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects employees from discrimination based on their sexual orientation. The event was sponsored by the Virginia Employment and Labor Law Association, and the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

October 8, 2019

UVA Law professors A. E. Dick Howard, Richard Schragger and Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick, along with Brian Cannon, executive director at OneVirginia2021, discuss the last term’s most influential and important Supreme Court cases, and preview what’s ahead. The event was sponsored by the Student Legal Forum.

October 1, 2019

After the U.S. surgeon general released a landmark report on the dangers of smoking, lawyers and activists helped curb a public health epidemic, UVA historian Sarah Milov explains.

October 1, 2019

The second season of “Common Law” debuts with a look back at the nonsmokers’ rights movement with UVA historian Sarah Milov.

September 27, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law professor Saikrishna Prakash said political partisanship will inevitably influence how lawmakers approach the impeachment process.

September 26, 2019

Professor Dayna Bowen Matthew ’87 of the University of Virginia School of Law and five students helped draft the Environmental Justice Act of 2019, a bill introduced in the U.S. Senate.

September 25, 2019

The second season of “Common Law” explores pivotal moments when law — and lawyers — changed the world. Hosts Risa Goluboff and Leslie Kendrick look back at turning points that shed light on the world today and how we got here. Tune in Oct. 1 for the first episode.

September 25, 2019

The second season of the University of Virginia School of Law podcast “Common Law” debuts Oct. 1.

September 19, 2019

A new book by Jessica Lowe, a legal historian at the University of Virginia School of Law, explores a murder case and legal change just 15 years after the founding of the United States.

September 5, 2019

Meet Sarah Shalf ’01, who has been named the new director of clinical programs at the University of Virginia School of Law.

August 28, 2019

Professor Molly Bishop Shadel, author of "Finding Your Voice in Law School: Mastering Classroom Cold Calls, Job Interviews and Other Verbal Challenges,” shares her five tips for law school success.

August 28, 2019

Professor Molly Shadel of the University of Virginia School of Law offers five tips for first-year law students seeking academic success.

August 27, 2019

A pair of professors at the University of Virginia School of Law and their co-author are tracking how millennials are flexing their economic power in the corporate boardroom.

August 26, 2019

Lawrence B. Solum, a legal theorist, and H. Timothy Lovelace Jr. ’06, an expert in legal history and civil rights, will serve as visiting professors at the University of Virginia School of Law this fall.

August 23, 2019

UVA Law professor Sarah Stewart Ware gives advice on how to brief a legal case during orientation for the Class of 2022.

August 22, 2019

UVA Law professors John Harrison (Torts, Civil Procedure), George Geis (Contracts), Anne Coughlin (Criminal Law) and Sarah Stewart Ware (Legal Writing) introduce the Class of 2022 to the 1L curriculum during orientation.

August 21, 2019

UVA Law professor and Virginia Solicitor General Toby Heytens ’00 gives an overview of the American legal system and explores the life of a typical legal case during orientation for the Class of 2022. 

August 20, 2019

UVA Law Dean Risa Goluboff kicked off orientation for the Class of 2022 with words of advice for new students.

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 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.

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 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 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.

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 included in the 2018-19 edition of the “First Amendment Law Handbook.”

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 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 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

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 23, 2019

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

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

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

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

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. 

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