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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

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 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 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 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. 

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 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 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 3, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law professor George Geis’ paper on blockchain technology has been named one of the top 10 corporate and securities articles of 2018 in an annual poll.

April 29, 2019

Students’ intellectual curiosity drove a recent University of Virginia School of Law research collaboration on presidents around the world who don’t want to leave office.

April 26, 2019

Professor Molly Brady of the University of Virginia School of Law will present “Property and Projection” at this year’s Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum.

April 26, 2019

UVA Law professor Molly Brady delivers the Charge to the Class of 2019. The tradition offers final words of wisdom from a faculty member to graduating students.

April 25, 2019

Law professor George Geis is a recipient of this year’s All-University Teaching Award at the University of Virginia.

April 24, 2019

Professor Michal Barzuza of the University of Virginia School of Law has been named a research member of the Brussels-based European Corporate Governance Institute.

April 23, 2019

Public health policy expert and UVA Law professor Dayna Bowen Matthew ’87 explores social and legal factors — such as where you live and your race — that affect health outcomes, and how lawyers and doctors are teaming up to confront these challenges.

April 23, 2019

Episode 5 of “Common Law” looks at medical-legal partnerships and health disparities with Professor Dayna Bowen Matthew ’87. Hosted by Dean Risa Goluboff and Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06, the podcast is sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law.

April 18, 2019

The Mueller report, released Thursday, was a mixed bag for President Donald Trump, promising more headaches ahead, according to a University of Virginia School of Law professor who is an expert in white-collar crime.

April 17, 2019

University of Virginia law professor G. Edward White’s third and final installment in his “Law in American History” series focuses on rapid changes in the 20th century.

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.

April 11, 2019

The world may have even less time than once thought to solve climate change, University of Virginia School of Law professor Michael Livermore argues in a new co-authored paper.

April 9, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law community cheered on the men’s basketball team during a historic Final Four run en route to a national championship Monday.

April 9, 2019

The latest “Common Law” episode looks at the medieval fantasy world of “Game of Thrones,” and how legal and ethical issues in the HBO series and books relate to our own world. Hosted by Dean Risa Goluboff and Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06, the podcast is sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law.

April 9, 2019

We take a break from this season’s focus on the future of law to explore the future (and past) of Westeros with Virginia Solicitor General Toby Heytens ’00 and Professor Mila Versteeg.

April 8, 2019

Two professors at the University of Virginia School of Law are looking at how the indigent face more obstacles than others in the justice system, and possible solutions to the problem.

April 2, 2019

Professor Kimberly J. Robinson, an acclaimed scholar and speaker on civil rights and education, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty this fall.

April 2, 2019

Professor Josh Bowers introduced prospective students to UVA Law’s curricular, clinical and extracurricular opportunities in criminal justice. This session was part of UVA Law’s 2019 Admitted Students Open House.

April 1, 2019

In a new paper and Q&A, Professor Saikrishna Prakash of the University of Virginia School of Law explains how Congress’ power to impose deadlines affects ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.

March 28, 2019

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

March 27, 2019

Topics ranging from autonomous vehicles to drones to artificial intelligence will be the focus of the symposium “Autonomous Technologies & the Law” at the University of Virginia School of Law on April 3.

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.

March 25, 2019

Professor Camilo Sánchez, director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic and co-director of UVA Law’s Human Rights Program, describes the school’s curricular and clinical offerings in the international human rights field. This session was part of UVA Law's 2019 Admitted Students Open House. 

March 18, 2019

UVA Law professor George Geis and attorney Mayme Donohue of Hunton Andrews Kurth discuss the impact of blockchain — the same technology fueling the rise of cryptocurrencies — on a range of industries, including law.

March 18, 2019

Best-selling author John Grisham and UVA Law Innocence Project Director Deirdre Enright discuss the latest on innocence cases, forensics and the future of criminal justice. This is the first episode of “Common Law's” first season on the future of law.

March 18, 2019

Risa Goluboff and Leslie Kendrick interview each other, talk about why they wanted to start a podcast, and discuss what this season, The Future of Law, will focus on.

March 12, 2019

Blockchain technology may revolutionize a range of industries, two experts say on the latest episode of “Common Law,” a podcast sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law.

March 8, 2019

The Innocence Project at UVA Law is celebrating a decade of freeing the falsely convicted.

March 8, 2019

A panel of activists, academics and litigators discussed various approaches to redistricting reform, with a particular focus on the current efforts in Virginia to set up a less-partisan redistricting commission. The panel featured Brian Cannon, executive director at OneVirginia2021; Henry Chambers ’91, professor at the University of Richmond School of Law; Mark Gaber, director of trial litigation at the Campaign Legal Center; and Rebecca Green, professor at William & Mary Law School. The panel was moderated by UVA Law professor A. E. Dick Howard ’61. The event was part of the symposium “Elections: Where Law & Politics Intersect,” hosted by UVA Law’s Journal of Law & Politics. 

March 5, 2019

A panel of major legal scholars discuss the Due Process Clause. The panelists examine the original meaning as understood by its drafters, as well as potential future applications to upcoming legal controversies. The panel includes Scott Ballenger ’96, partner at Latham & Watkins; professor Randy Barnett, Georgetown University Law Center; professor John Harrison, UVA Law; and professor Julia Mahoney, UVA Law. Judge Diane S. Sykes, Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, serves as moderator. The panel was part of a symposium on “The Future of Originalism: Conflicts and Controversies,” sponsored by UVA Law’s Federalist Society chapter.

March 1, 2019

Judge Pamela Harris of the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Slate Editor Dahlia Lithwick discussed sexual harassment in the judiciary. Professor Anne Coughlin moderated the discussion. Dean Risa Goluboff introduced the panel.

February 28, 2019

John Grisham is helping the University of Virginia School of Law kick off its new podcast, “Common Law,” hosted by Dean Risa Goluboff and Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick. 

February 26, 2019

Though much divides us these days, there are still some things we all share in common. One of them is law. In “Common Law,” a new podcast sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law, Dean Risa Goluboff and Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick explore how law shapes society, how we shape law and why we should all care. 

February 25, 2019

A panel of legal scholars and historians discussed UVA Law professor Cynthia Nicoletti’s book “Secession on Trial: The Treason Prosecution of Jefferson Davis.” In her book, Nicoletti demonstrates how the legality of secession remained an open question after the Civil War, and how it affected Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ prosecution. The panel featured Nicoletti, Duke University professor Laura Edwards, University of Pennsylvania professor Sarah Gordon, University of Maryland professor Michael Ross and UVA professor Elizabeth Varon. The panel was moderated by UVA Law professor George Rutherglen.

February 21, 2019

“The Future of Originalism: Conflicts and Controversies” will be held Feb. 28 at the University of Virginia School of Law and feature a re-examination of a landmark civil liberties case.

February 18, 2019

The 2019 American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Student Convention will be held Feb. 22-23 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 12, 2019

The deans of Virginia’s law schools describe their efforts to address law student wellness and mental health across the state for the first Law Student Wellness Summit. The panel featured Dean Sandra McGlothlin of the Appalachian School of Law; Dean Davison M. Douglas of William and Mary Law School; Associate Dean Victoria Huber of George Mason’s Antonin Scalia Law School; Dean Keith Faulkner of Liberty University School of Law; interim Dean Douglas Cook of Regent University School of Law; Dean Wendy Collins Perdue of University of Richmond School of Law; Dean Risa L. Goluboff of the University of Virginia School of Law; and Brant J. Hellwig of Washington and Lee University School of Law. The panel was moderated by Supreme Court of Virginia Justice William Mims. Mims was introduced by Judge Manuel Capsalis of the 19th Judicial District in Virginia.

February 11, 2019

More University of Virginia School of Law faculty have recently joined Twitter, contributing to the broader conversation on law scholarship online.

February 8, 2019

The Admissions Office at the University of Virginia School of Law talks to diverse members of the UVA Law community about getting in and thriving in “Law Schooled,” a new podcast.

January 29, 2019
January 28, 2019

Professor Douglas Laycock of the University of Virginia School of Law has been appointed a reporter for the American Law Institute’s restatement on torts.

January 24, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law faculty listed here are available to speak to the media about the 2018-19 Supreme Court term.

January 23, 2019

At UVA Law’s 31st Sokol Colloquium, Notre Dame Law professor A.J. Bellia and UVA Law professors Paul Stephan and John Harrison discussed international law and the judiciary in a panel moderated by UVA Law professor Saikrishna Prakash. During the colloquium, scholars, jurists and practitioners discussed the American Law Institute’s “The Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.”

January 23, 2019

At UVA Law’s 31st Sokol Colloquium, University of Pennsylvania law professor Jean Galbraith, Northwestern law professor Jide Nzelibe and UVA Law professor George Rutherglen discussed the ambitions of the fourth restatement with moderator and UVA law professor Mila Versteeg. During the colloquium, scholars, jurists and practitioners discussed the American Law Institute’s “The Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.”

January 23, 2019

At UVA Law’s 31st Sokol Colloquium, Duke law professor Ralf Michaels, Indiana University law professor Austen Parrish, Fordham law professor Thomas Lee and UC Hastings law professor Chimène Keitner discussed limits on jurisdiction in international law with moderator and UVA law professor Anne Woolhandler. During the colloquium, scholars, jurists and practitioners discussed the American Law Institute’s “The Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.”

January 23, 2019

At UVA Law’s 31st Sokol Colloquium, George Washington law professor Ed Swaine, UC Davis law professor Bill Dodge and Russian Association of International Law professor Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov discussed international law with moderator and UVA Law professor Pierre-Hugues Verdier. During the colloquium, scholars, jurists and practitioners discussed the American Law Institute’s “The Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.” 

January 17, 2019

A new survey finds 91 percent happiness among Class of 1990 graduates of the University of Virginia School of Law.

January 11, 2019

A conference at the University of Virginia School of Law on Jan. 25 will examine how technology is threatening democratic institutions and what the law is doing about it.

January 10, 2019

The third annual Shaping Justice conference, aimed at inspiring students and lawyers to promote justice through public service, will take place Feb. 9-10 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

January 9, 2019

The Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law won a unanimous decision that may benefit Social Security claimants.

January 7, 2019

Co-authored for the first time by University of Virginia School of Law professor A. Benjamin Spencer, Volume 5A of Wright & Miller’s “Federal Practice and Procedure” has been published.

December 17, 2018

Four federal judges will be teaching classes during the January and spring terms at the University of Virginia School of Law.

December 12, 2018

Professors John Duffy and Michael Livermore of the University of Virginia School of Law have been appointed to the Administrative Conference of the United States, a federal advisory agency.

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.
December 4, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law faculty share their holiday reading lists and favorite books they read in 2018.

December 4, 2018

The University of Virginia School of Law shined in 2018. These stories best exemplify the Law School’s scholarship, leadership and service from the past year.

December 3, 2018

UVA Law professor Kimberly Kessler Ferzan discusses some of the philosophical problems she explores in her new book “Reflections on Crime and Culpability: Problems and Puzzles.”

December 3, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law professor Richard Schragger’s paper “The Attack on American Cities” has been named one of the best environmental law articles of the 2017-18 academic year.

November 30, 2018

Professor Kimberly Kessler Ferzan, a legal philosopher at the University of Virginia School of Law, has co-authored a new book that explores problems and puzzles in criminal law.

November 30, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law professor A. E. Dick Howard '61, an architect of Virginia's constitution, is among a coalition proposing an amendment to take political mapmaking away from politicians and turn it over to a nonpartisan redistricting commission.

November 28, 2018

Angela Ciolfi, a champion for the rights of the indigent and a lecturer and 2003 alumna of the University of Virginia School of Law, has been named executive director of the Legal Aid Justice Center.

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