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February 10, 2021

A new exhibit at the University of Virginia School of Law library is showcasing students’ picks for reading, film and other entertainment options to help grow understanding about diversity.

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 8, 2021

The library at the University of Virginia School of Law has launched a website exploring the history of the school’s connection to slavery.

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 5, 2021

The fifth annual Shaping Justice conference, aimed at inspiring students and lawyers to promote justice through public service, will take place Feb. 20 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 4, 2021

Nine University of Virginia School of Law students and alumni will join the Department of Justice as attorneys in the fall through the Attorney General’s Honors Program.

February 3, 2021

Scholars and UVA Law students discuss the history of race and sex/LGBT equality movements during the symposium “From the Equal Rights Amendment to Black Lives Matter: Reflecting on Intersectional Struggles for Equality.” The panelists are Serena Mayeri of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, UVA Law students Trust Kupupika ’22 and Hayley Hahn ’21, and Julie Suk of the City University of New York. UVA Law professor Naomi Cahn and Paula Monopoli ’83 of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law served as moderators. The event was part of the University’s 2021 Community MLK Commemoration.

February 3, 2021

Law scholars discuss community activism and pursuing social justice in today’s intersectional movements for equality during the MLK Day symposium “From the Equal Rights Amendment to Black Lives Matter: Reflecting on Intersectional Struggles for Equality.” The panelists are Adrienne Davis of the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, Melissa Murray of New York University School of Law, UVA Law student Rachel Slepoi ’22 and Camille Gear Rich of the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. UVA Law professor Anne M. Coughlin moderated the panel.

February 3, 2021

Elaine Jones ’70, the Law School’s first Black alumna and the first woman to serve as president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, delivers the keynote address at UVA Law’s MLK Day symposium, “From the Equal Rights Amendment to Black Lives Matter: Reflecting on Intersectional Struggles for Equality.”

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.

February 1, 2021

Tiffany Mickel, a second-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, has been selected as the new editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review. She is the first Black person to hold the position.

January 29, 2021

Nirajé Medley-Bacon, a second-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, was named this year’s recipient of the Gregory H. Swanson Award.

January 28, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law alumnus Justin Aimonetti J.D.-M.A. ’20 has won first place in the 2020 Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing competition for his paper exploring habeas corpus.

January 27, 2021

Former Associate Dean for Admissions and Placement Albert R. Turnbull ’62, who admitted and helped shape generations of lawyers at the University of Virginia School of Law, died Monday. He was 83.

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 22, 2021

A University of Virginia School of Law student using American Sign Language and her classmate successfully argued on behalf of a client before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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 20, 2021

The legacy of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is reviewed in a new University of Virginia School of Law short course offered in coordination with the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy.

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 15, 2021

A symposium hosted by the University of Virginia School of Law will explore intersectional struggles, as part of UVA’s 2021 Community MLK Celebration.

January 13, 2021

A client of the Innocence Project at the University of Virginia School of Law has inspired a $100,000 donation from two leaders of Sheehy Auto Stores that will help others fighting for their freedom.

January 12, 2021

Rennard Strickland, a pioneer in the movement for Native rights and a legal historian who received two law degrees from the University of Virginia School of Law, died Jan. 5 at the age of 80.

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 7, 2021

University of Virginia School of Law Dean Risa Goluboff released a message to students about Wednesday’s events in Washington, D.C.

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.

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 23, 2020

Legal historian Emily Prifogle of the University of Michigan Law School and journalist and author Earl Swift discuss the importance of rural places in shaping the laws, customs and attitudes of the people who live in them, as well as their role in the cultural and political future of the nation.

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 17, 2020

The University of Virginia has bestowed its highest honor for an individual employee, the Leonard Sandridge Outstanding Contributor Award, to the Law School’s chief communications officer, Mary Wood.

December 16, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law students Elizabeth Fritz ’22 and Avery Rasmussen ’21 were recently recognized for having the highest GPA after two and four semesters, respectively.

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 11, 2020

C. Alex Retzloff ’21, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses what he learned co-authoring an article with a professor on home rule and Virginia’s Constitution.

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 8, 2020

The International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law contributed to a report that could help protect gay men, and others suspected of being LGBTQ, from being persecuted in Nigeria.

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 30, 2020

The Public Interest Law Association at the University of Virginia School of Law moved its annual auction online and raised $20,000 for public service internships.

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 22, 2020

Dean Risa Goluboff shares a message with the UVA Law community as the school’s fall 2020 semester concludes.

November 20, 2020

Jason Dugas ’01, assistant dean for academic services at the University of Virginia School of Law, offers tips for taking exams in a remote or distanced environment.

November 19, 2020

David Troutt of Rutgers Law School and Thad Williamson of the University of Richmond discuss pathways to racial and economic equity, with a focus on the effects of local and regional housing, employment and anti-poverty policies. UVA Law professor Richard Schragger moderated the event, hosted by PLACE: The Program in Law, Communities and the Environment. The event was the third in the program’s “PLACE and Power” series of virtual conversations exploring connections between human place-based relationships and the law and politics of environmental governance.

November 18, 2020

California Air Resources Board Chair Mary D. Nichols and UCLA School of Law professor Ann E. Carlson, one of the country’s leading scholars of climate change law and policy, discuss the relationship between cities, states and national environmental decisions-makers, with a focus on the important strides made to improve air quality in California over the past several decades. The talk was the second in the “PLACE and Power” series of virtual conversations exploring connections between human place-based relationships and the law and politics of environmental governance.

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 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.

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 9, 2020

A new center that applies economics to the study of law and politics has been established at the University of Virginia School of Law. The Center for Public Law and Political Economy is led by Professor Michael D. Gilbert.

November 6, 2020

Students with the University of Virginia School of Law’s Pro Bono Program helped a client save $10,000 in court over a defaulted loan.

November 5, 2020

Recounts may not make much of a difference in the presidential election, but other factors might, University of Virginia School of Law professors said Thursday.

November 5, 2020

Julia Olson, executive director and chief legal counsel of Our Children’s Trust, will deliver the annual Lillian K. Stone Distinguished Lecture in Environmental Policy on Nov. 16 at an event co-sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law.

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

Common Law Grounds, a student organization at the University of Virginia School of Law, has proved over the past four years that students have a desire for respectful discussion of issues that divide Americans.

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 30, 2020

Ever wondered what the University of Virginia School of Law would look like as a pumpkin? 

October 30, 2020

Savannah Logan ’22, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses how she learned more about the law working with a legal aid organization and Major League Baseball.

October 29, 2020

As fall reaches peak color, the University of Virginia School of Law is making new backgrounds for Zoom available, including some for the winter season.

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 26, 2020

Clinics that provide real-world experience to students at the University of Virginia School of Law are rising to the challenges posed by the pandemic.

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 22, 2020

Natalie Blazer, a 2008 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, has joined the Law School as assistant dean for admissions.

October 21, 2020

Virginia Sen. Jennifer McClellan ’97 discusses the challenges of making policies to address racial inequities.

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

Alan S. Boyd, a 1948 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and the first U.S. secretary of transportation, died Sunday at age 98.

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.

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