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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.

January 14, 2020

Mary Beth Tinker, the plaintiff in the seminal U.S. Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines, will deliver the keynote address at a conference on free speech at the University of Virginia School of Law. 

January 13, 2020

Jennifer Eberhardt, a social psychologist at Stanford University, will be the featured speaker at the University of Virginia School of Law’s Community MLK Celebration event Jan. 21.

January 10, 2020

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

January 9, 2020

The fourth annual Shaping Justice conference, aimed at inspiring students and lawyers to promote justice through public service, will take place Feb. 7 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

January 8, 2020

Three University of Virginia School of Law alumnae in the Class of 1982 served as clerks on the U.S. Supreme Court. Find out what they learned from the experience.

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 6, 2020

Pioneering legal advocate and scholar Catharine A. MacKinnon will deliver the McCorkle Lecture on “The First Amendment: An Equality Reading” at the University of Virginia School of Law on Feb. 6.

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.

January 2, 2020

As partner-in-charge of Jones Day Europe, Mary Ellen Powers ’80 oversees the firm’s 10 offices in Europe, in addition to representing clients in high-stakes litigation. The University of Virginia School of Law alumna discusses her career path and offers advice to lawyers interested in litigation.

December 23, 2019

Darnell Phillips, a client of the Innocence Project Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law, spoke at the Law School to show his gratitude to those at the clinic who helped free him, and continue to work on getting his record cleared. Innocence Project Directors Dierdre Enright and Jennifer Givens facilitated the discussion.

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 20, 2019

Zach Kuster ‘21, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses his career as a competitive skier and NCAA coach.

December 19, 2019

From pro bono projects to spending time with family, UVA Law students, faculty and staff talk about their plans for winter break.

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 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 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.

December 13, 2019

Maha Albesharah ’19, an S.J.D. candidate at the University of Virginia School of Law, will return to her home country of Kuwait to teach business law as a professor.

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 6, 2019

Pianist Christopher Benos ’22, a University of Virginia School of Law student, discusses how the Charlottesville community inspired his latest album.

December 5, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law community came together Monday to celebrate 10 years of the Program in Law and Public Service.

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 26, 2019

A University of Virginia School of Law clinic will return to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to argue the copyright case Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org Inc.

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 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 20, 2019

Avi Garbow ’92, environmental advocate at Patagonia and former general counsel at the Environmental Protection Agency, and UVA Law professor Jon Cannon discuss the role that the private sector can play in advocating for progressive reforms to address the impacts of climate change. Garbow served as the keynote speaker during the Virginia Environmental Law Journal’s 2019 symposium, “The Green New Deal: Examining Climate Change in the Business Context.”

November 20, 2019

Students with the University of Virginia School of Law’s International Human Rights Clinic recently helped organize a conference that brought experts together to discuss reforms.

November 19, 2019

This UVA Lawyer timeline tracks some of the major strides of women during their 100 years at the University of Virginia School of Law.

November 18, 2019

Third-year University of Virginia School of Law Student Zeinab Bakillah reports on her fall semester studying abroad in Sydney, Australia.

November 15, 2019

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

November 15, 2019

Multilingual Nicole Banton ’21, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses what she learned on study abroad journeys before law school.

November 14, 2019

In the late 1940s, mother and daughter Ruth and Elizabeth Taliaferro attended the University of Virginia School of Law together. Here’s how their lives changed.

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 13, 2019

A total of 104 University of Virginia School of Law alumni are clerking this term, including 20% of the Class of 2019, the highest percentage in more than a decade.

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 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.

November 8, 2019

First-generation students at the University of Virginia School of Law have formed a new organization to help mentor and advise their peers.

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 6, 2019

Speakers will discuss the intersection of climate change and business at a symposium Nov. 13 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

November 6, 2019

Rachel Barnes ’21, a J.D.-MBA candidate at the University of Virginia School of Law, has been elevated to national chair of the National Black Law Students Association.

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.

November 1, 2019

Third-year UVA Law students Henry Dickman and Megan Mers faced off against Abbey Thornhill and Katherine Whisenhunt in the final round of UVA Law’s 91th annual William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition. U.S. Appeals Court Judge Andrew S. Oldham of the Fifth Circuit and Chief Judge Jeffrey R. Howard of the First Circuit, and U.S. Judge Allison J. Nathan of the Southern District of New York decided the competition’s winners (Dickman and Mers).

November 1, 2019

Quinn Conrad ’22, a University of Virginia School of Law student and member of the Virginia Army National Guard, discusses why she wanted to become a lawyer and what she learned from her award-winning senior thesis.

October 31, 2019

Third-year students Henry Dickman and Megan Mers won the 91st William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition at the University of Virginia School of Law.

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 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 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

Sanho Tree, the director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, and Teresa García Castro, an associate with the Drug Policy Program at WOLA, spoke about the history of the war on drugs and the impact it has today on counternarcotics efforts and incarceration of women, respectively. This event was sponsored by UVA Law’s Human Rights Program.

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 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.

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

David Leitch ’85, global general counsel at Bank of America, discusses his experiences working at the nexus of global commerce and law. He also talks about his past experiences as general counsel at the Ford Motor Co. and as a deputy counsel during the George W. Bush administration. UVA Law professor George Geis serves as moderator.

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 21, 2019
October 18, 2019

Kareem Ramadan ’20, a University of Virginia School of Law student, discusses his interest in scuba diving and why he chose law over business.

October 17, 2019

Emmy Award-winning television news producer Janice Johnston ’95 will be UVA Law’s 2020 commencement speaker.

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 8, 2019

Nancy L. Buc ’69, an alumna of the University of Virginia School of Law, will fund the first of 20 new Research Professorships in Democracy and Equity at UVA.

October 7, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law will officially launch its Honor the Future campaign Oct. 11 with a $400 million goal. As part of the broader $5 billion UVA campaign, the effort will position the school to continue to thrive and build upon its strengths into its third century.

October 4, 2019

UVA Law student Erin Seagears ’20 gives a tour of Charlottesville, home of the University of Virginia.

October 4, 2019

Erin Seagears ’20, a University of Virginia School of Law student, discusses how working with children convinced her to become a juvenile public defender.

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 30, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law students Nicholas Allen ’20 and Avery Rasmussen ’21 were recently recognized for having the highest GPA after four and two semesters, respectively.

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