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January 5, 2021

We ask University of Virginia School of Law alumni how life is going five, 10, 15 and 25 years after law school.

November 16, 2020

Alumni of the University of Virginia School of Law with experience in the criminal justice system discuss what’s working and what needs to change.

October 23, 2020

Reviewing class notes and talking through exams were keys to success for Mariette Peltier, who earned the highest GPA in the Class of 2020 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

October 9, 2020

As the Black Law Students Association celebrates 50 years at the University of Virginia School of Law, two founding members describe how it all began and the group’s immediate impact.

August 12, 2020

Virginia Sen. Jennifer McClellan ’97, a Democratic gubernatorial candidate for the 2021 election and a University of Virginia School of Law alumna, will deliver a virtual orientation address to new students Monday.

July 15, 2020

Judge Julia Smith Gibbons ’75 of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit gives “The Last Word” in the spring issue of UVA Lawyer.

July 8, 2020

Alumni of the University of Virginia School of Law discuss their lives 5, 10, 15 and 25 years after law school.

April 16, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law alumnus Glenn Carrington ’80 shares his secrets for success in the boardroom as Norfolk State University School of Business dean.

February 12, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law alumna Elissa Cadish ’89, one of four female justices serving on the Nevada Supreme Court, discusses her path to Nevada and the judiciary.

January 30, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law alumna Susan Murley ’86 found that building relationships and saying ‘Yes’ to taking on new work served her well on her path to becoming co-managing partner at WilmerHale.

January 21, 2020

As leader of We The Action, University of Virginia School of Law alumna Sarah Baker ’04 helps connect lawyers who want to volunteer with nonprofits that need legal help.

January 15, 2020

In her work at the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, Terrica Ganzy ’02 is on a mission to help people who are sentenced to death.

December 23, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law alumna Nancy Buc ’69 has “first” written all over her resume — from serving as the first female partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges to first female chief counsel at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

December 19, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law alumna Barbara Jeremiah ’77, who worked as an attorney at Alcoa before moving into management, discusses what she learned climbing the corporate ladder as a female executive.

December 16, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law alumna Heather Podesta ’97 explains her path to leaving law firm life to found her own business, now the country’s top woman-owned lobbying firm.

November 25, 2019

Catherina Min ’90 uses the same negotiating skills she gained as her family's translator to succeed at closing deals in the corporate world.

November 11, 2019

A recent graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law has won the Bob Barker Prize for his paper on the dwindling horseshoe crab population.

October 30, 2019

Virginia Sen. Jennifer McClellan ’97, who is often mentioned as a possible gubernatorial candidate, discusses her career, accomplishments and experiences as a politician and lawyer.

October 24, 2019

A recent alumnus of the University of Virginia School of Law is working to try to change election law when it comes to questionable information swaps between super PACs and campaigns.

September 18, 2019

Outlines and practice exams were keys to success for William Hall, who earned the highest GPA in the Class of 2019 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 17, 2019

With discovery now granted, Jim Neale ’98 and the Innocence Project at UVA Law hope to prove that suppressed evidence helped lead to the wrongful conviction of Arsean Hicks.

August 22, 2019

Amy Fly, a 2019 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, shares her experience in pro bono work and what she’s doing now as a Robert F. Kennedy Fellow.

August 14, 2019

Appellate litigator and Hogan Lovells partner Cate Stetson ’94 will welcome the University of Virginia School of Law Class of 2022 on Monday. In advance of her address, she shared insights on being a successful lawyer and law student.

April 22, 2019

The Black Law Students Association at the University of Virginia School of Law named Dana Weekes ’09, a managing director at Arnold & Porter, recipient of the BLSA Alumni Spotlight Award. She talked to UVA Law about her career and offered advice for law students.

February 7, 2019

Alumni at the University of Virginia School of Law report on what they are doing five, 10, 15 and 25 years out of law school.

January 25, 2019

Appellate litigator Cate Stetson '94 answers our last-page questions.

October 11, 2018

Talking out his legal education proved to be a winning formula for Daniel Richardson, who earned the highest GPA in the Class of 2018 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 11, 2018

Clint Broden ’90 was named a Texas lawyer of the year this summer for his part in unraveling some of the truth in a 2015 biker shootout.

August 16, 2018

David Hyman ’93, counsel at Netflix, will address the Class of 2021 on Monday. In anticipation, he answered a few questions about his role in the company’s meteoric rise.

July 23, 2018

William Charron ’98, a University of Virginia School of Law alumnus, explains how he came to found the Court of Arbitration for Art in Europe.

July 9, 2018

Linda Gordon Howard ’73, the first black student and the first female student to become the law school’s student council president, talks to Jianne McDonald ’19 about her career.

May 30, 2018

Incoming UVA President Jim Ryan ’92 has the Last Word in our spring 2018 issue of UVA Lawyer.

January 17, 2018

Jay Jones ’15, the youngest member of the Virginia House of Delegates, discusses his time at UVA Law, his family’s legacy of public service and what millennials can contribute to politics.

November 7, 2017

Tim Phillips '97 is general counsel and assistant secretary of The American Cancer Society Inc. and the American Cancer Society, Cancer Action Network Inc.

October 17, 2017

Adam Sorensen earned the Faculty Award for Academic Excellence for graduating with the highest GPA in the Class of 2017. He recently shared some of his secrets for academic and early-career success.

August 18, 2017

Zane Memeger, former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and current partner at Morgan Lewis, will deliver the annual orientation lecture to students at the University of Virginia School of Law on Aug. 21.

July 7, 2017

UVA Lawyer catches up with what alumni are doing 5, 10, 15 and 25 years out of law school.

July 7, 2017

UVA Lawyer catches up with what alumni are doing 5, 10, 15 and 25 years out of law school.

June 16, 2017

J. Warren Gorrell Jr. '79 is CEO emeritus and partner at Hogan Lovells, former chairman of Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells), and former co-CEO of Hogan Lovells.

June 2, 2017

Adrienne Penta, senior vice president and executive director of the Brown Brothers Harriman Center for Women & Wealth and a 2003 graduate of UVA Law, shared her philosophies on wealth-building in a UVA Lawyer Q&A.

June 2, 2017

Adrienne Penta, senior vice president and executive director of the Brown Brothers Harriman Center for Women & Wealth and a 2003 graduate of UVA Law, shared her philosophies on wealth-building in a UVA Lawyer Q&A.

May 15, 2017

During her career, Catherine M. Keating, a 1987 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, has been in charge of hundreds of billions of dollars in investment assets for clients.

December 28, 2016

Mike Hollander '08 explains his work at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia, where he invented the innovative "Expungement Generator."

September 1, 2016

Jared Kelson has been given the Faculty Award for Academic Excellence for graduating with the highest GPA in the Class of 2016.

August 19, 2016

Dasha Smith Dwin '98, an executive with global investment and advisory firm GCM Grosvenor, will welcome the Class of 2019 to the University of Virginia School of Law during orientation Monday.

August 2, 2016

After earning her J.D., Elissa Port ‘05 spent four years specializing in private equity and debt financing for Ropes and Gray in New York. In 2009, she accepted an offer to relocate to Chicago and become a fellow at Loyola University School of Law.

June 9, 2016

University of Virginia School of Law alumnus John Donaldson '95 began his career like many graduates — at a big law firm.

September 16, 2015

Joel Johnson has been given the Faculty Award for Academic Excellence for graduating with the highest GPA in the Class of 2015.