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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.

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

UVA Law lecturer Chris Hockett, a recently retired partner in Davis Polk’s Northern California office and global head of the firm’s antitrust practice, discusses antitrust investigations faced by big tech companies.

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 24, 2019

Meet members of the Class of 2022 who received full-tuition scholarships at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 20, 2019

Victor Madrigal-Borloz discusses his work as U.N. independent expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The talk marked the Human Rights Program kickoff for the year.

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 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.

September 12, 2019

Three Fulbright scholars are among the 65 students from 19 countries participating in the Graduate Studies Program this year at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 11, 2019

Matt West ’21, a University of Virginia School of Law student, discusses his new book on an influential leader from Virginia’s political past.

September 10, 2019

Juliet Hatchett ’15 joins the University of Virginia School of Law as a staff attorney for the Innocence Project.

September 9, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law faculty listed here are available to speak to the media about the 2019-20 Supreme Court term.

September 6, 2019

A new two-year pilot program at the University of Virginia School of Law will expand summer public service grants to fund judicial internships.

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.

September 4, 2019

Through his website The Charlottesville 29, University of Virginia School of Law alum Simon Davidson ’99 highlights what he views as the most essential restaurants in Charlottesville.

September 3, 2019

A letter written by Thomas Jefferson about the hiring of the first University of Virginia law professor will be installed at the Arthur J. Morris Law Library.

August 29, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law third-year students Molly Cain, Manal Cheema, Eleanora Kaloyeropoulou and Read Mills have been named this year’s Ritter Scholars.

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 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 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 21, 2019

Stats and five students’ stories paint a picture of the University of Virginia School of Law 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 20, 2019

Cate Stetson ’94, co-director of Hogan Lovells’ Appellate Practice Group, welcomed members of the Class of 2022 to UVA Law during orientation. She advised law students to challenge themselves every day and to fully engage with their community.

August 20, 2019

First-year orientation began Monday at the University of Virginia School of Law with a welcome address from appellate litigator Cate Stetson ’94.

August 16, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law student Mika Bray ’20 used her public service fellowship grant to work at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica this summer.

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.

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 7, 2019

Incoming University of Virginia Provost Liz Magill ’95 has “The Last Word” in the latest issue of UVA Lawyer.

August 6, 2019

Bob Inglis, a 1984 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, is working to change the political climate on climate change.

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.

August 1, 2019

Melissa Sawyer, a 2000 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, wrote the résumé for her dream job as a corporate lawyer at age 12.

July 30, 2019

An incoming student at the University of Virginia School of Law has created a game company that celebrates black role models.

July 26, 2019

Magee works to bring mindfulness and contemplation practices into the educational system, the workplace and anywhere else they are needed.

July 25, 2019

Students in UVA Law’s Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic represent environmental nonprofits, citizens’ groups and other community organizations seeking to protect and restore the environment of Virginia and other parts of the country.

July 24, 2019

An incoming first-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law is wrapping up a year studying Mandarin in Taiwan before studying the law.

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.

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