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November 5, 2018

Professors Thomas Nachbar, George Cohen and Anne Coughlin advise first-year students on best strategies for taking law school exams.

November 2, 2018

Professor Michael Gilbert of the University of Virginia School of Law discusses legal questions surrounding voting laws.

November 1, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court cited professors at the University of Virginia School of Law more than any other school’s faculty in the past two terms, according to a new study of academic journal citations.

November 1, 2018

Archi Pyati, chief of policy for the Tahirih Justice Center in Washington, D.C., and Sabrina Talukder ’14, staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society of New York City, discussed the history of domestic violence asylum in the United States and the ways in which their organizations are addressing new hurdles in asylum law. 

October 31, 2018

Lindsay Gorman and Jennifer Kelso are this year’s recipients of the Virginia Public Service Scholarship, a full-tuition award given to University of Virginia School of Law students who are pursuing public service careers.

 
October 29, 2018

The Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law will present oral argument on Nov. 7 in a case that may ultimately help more people receive their Social Security benefits.

October 26, 2018

An upcoming Virginia Environmental Law Journal symposium at the University of Virginia School of Law on Nov. 2 will focus on the complex legal issues facing historic preservation. 

October 25, 2018

Professor Douglas Laycock of the University of Virginia School of Law has completed the final three volumes of “Religious Liberty,” a collection of his writings over a four-decade career.

October 24, 2018

Betty Snow, who has worked in copy services at the University of Virginia for 46 years, retires from the Law School on Friday.

October 23, 2018

When Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe founded the University, they understood that the new nation needed to educate citizen-leaders for the experiment in self-government to succeed. That founding ambition is as relevant today as it was then.

October 23, 2018

Solicitors general from around the region spoke at the Law School about their paths to government office. The event featured Toby Heytens, UVA Law professor and solicitor general of Virginia; Loren AliKhan, solicitor general of Washington, D.C., under Attorney General Karl Racine ’89; and Ryan Park, deputy solicitor general of North Carolina.

October 22, 2018
October 20, 2018

Jim Ryan was officially sworn in as UVA’s ninth president Friday on a beautiful fall afternoon on the Lawn. The new president used his inaugural address to deliver a bold, hopeful vision for the future, including a firm promise for low- and middle-income Virginians.

October 18, 2018

Daniel Richardson ’18, former editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review and the 2018 graduate with the highest GPA, provides law students with advice about preparing for upcoming mid-terms and finals. 

October 18, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law alumnus Daniel Richardson ’18, former editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review and the 2018 graduate with the highest GPA, offers advice to law students about preparing for upcoming mid-terms and finals.

October 16, 2018

Three University of Virginia School of Law faculty panels will discuss topics surrounding the future of the U.S. Supreme Court.

October 16, 2018

The Supreme Court of Virginia ruled in favor of a plaintiff represented in oral argument by Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick of the University of Virginia School of Law, in a landmark ruling over state tort law and corporate negligence. 

October 12, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law students are serving as externs and earning academic credit while working in the public sector under the supervision of a lawyer.

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.

October 10, 2018

The University of Virginia School of Law is now accepting GRE and GMAT test scores from applicants as part of the J.D. admissions process.

October 10, 2018

Jim Donovan, a Goldman Sachs managing director and Law School adjunct professor, shares his six tips for successful client relationships. Donovan is responsible for advising many of the largest corporate and individual clients of Goldman Sachs.

October 8, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law professors collaborated on a recent book that’s helping to redefine international law through new comparative study.

October 5, 2018

Virginia Del. Danica Roem, the first openly transgender elected state lawmaker in the United States, encouraged audience members to find their voice and run for office, and spoke about her experiences as an elected official working to address local issues. The talk capped the Ele(Q)t Project for LGBTQ Leadership symposium, which focused on motivating and training young LGBTQ leaders to run for political office.

October 4, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law students William Hall ’19 and Nicholas Allen ’20 were honored for having the highest GPA after four semesters and the highest GPA at the end of the first year, respectively.

October 4, 2018

A $50,000 matching-fund challenge to prospective donors was one of the highlights of a Tuesday fundraiser for the Virginia Innocence Project Pro Bono Clinic.

October 3, 2018

Scholars gathered in Charlottesville last week to explore the history of racism, current racial division and how to combat it after the events of Aug. 11-12, 2017, during a University of Virginia School of Law conference.

October 1, 2018

Ted Shaw, the fifth director-counsel and president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc., reflects on what's next after the events of Aug. 11-12, 2017 in Charlottesville. Shaw is the Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and director of the Center for Civil Rights at the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill. The event was part of the "One Year After Charlottesville" conference Sept. 28 at the Law School.

October 1, 2018

A record 38 University of Virginia School of Law alumni are clerking at federal appellate courts for the 2018 term.

September 28, 2018

Pulitzer Prize winner James Forman Jr. delivers the keynote address at the conference "One Year After Charlottesville: Replacing the Resurgence of Racism With Reconciliation." Following his talk, Forman participated in a Q&A with University of Virginia President Jim Ryan ’92. UVA Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas C. Katsouleas introduces Forman.

September 28, 2018

Four alumni talk about their current and former roles leading their states' legal offices. Panelists include Douglas Gansler ’89, former attorney general of Maryland and president of the National Association of Attorneys General; Herbert Slatery (College ’74), attorney general of Tennessee; Karl Racine ’89, attorney general for the District of Columbia; and Professor Toby Heytens ’00, solicitor general of Virginia. Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06 introduces the panel. 

September 28, 2018

The Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court defending Virginia’s ban on uranium mining.

September 27, 2018

Professors A. E. Dick Howard, Anne Coughlin, Daniel Ortiz and Micah Schwartzman discuss key cases from the 2017 U.S. Supreme Court term, and look ahead to the coming year.

September 27, 2018

Leaders in criminal defense and a panel of several of Virginia’s wrongfully convicted men and women will participate in a Virginia Innocence Project Pro Bono Clinic fundraiser Tuesday at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 26, 2018

The directors of the Innocence Project at the University of Virginia School of Law welcomed back to freedom their paroled client, Darnell Phillips, on Tuesday. 

September 25, 2018

Virginia Del. Danica Roem, the first openly transgender elected state lawmaker in the United States, will speak Oct. 3 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 24, 2018

Plaintiffs financially betting for or against companies they are suing sounds like insider trading. It isn’t, says University of Virginia School of Law professor Albert Choi, but the practice raises a host of legal and ethical concerns that Choi explores in a new paper.

September 21, 2018

Several University of Virginia alumni will discuss their current and former roles as their states’ top attorney at the Law School on Wednesday.

September 19, 2018

Eduardo Carvalho LL.M. ’19 brings a wealth of experience to share as he interacts with his classmates and professors as part of the Graduate Studies Program at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 18, 2018

Professor Paul B. Stephan of the University of Virginia School of Law won the Traynor award for scholarship by a senior faculty member Monday.

September 17, 2018

Professor Deborah Hellman of the University of Virginia School of Law has won the 2019 Fred Berger Memorial Prize.

September 14, 2018

As part of Professor Mila Versteeg’s research for a book on how nations enforce constitutional rights, two University of Virginia School of Law students traveled with her to Colombia to study how courts handle health care claims.

September 13, 2018

Barbara Perry, the Miller Center's Supreme Court expert, explores the nomination process in conversation with UVA Law professors Saikrishna Prakash (also a Miller Center faculty senior fellow) and Micah Schwartzman. They discuss the makeup of the new court, including President Donald Trump’s nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, as well as the upcoming cases that will shape our civic life for years to come.

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.

September 10, 2018

Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit speaks at UVA Law about the importance of state constitutions in constitutional jurisprudence. He argues that lawyers miss many opportunities to use state constitutions to their advantage, instead limiting themselves to arguments based on the U.S. Constitution. Dean Risa Goluboff introduces Sutton at the event, a discussion of Sutton’s book, “51 Imperfect Solutions: States and the Making of American Constitutional Law,” hosted by the Virginia Law Review and the Journal of Law & Politics.

September 7, 2018

Nine University of Virginia School of Law alumni were named among Law360’s Rising Stars of 2018 for their legal accomplishments in the past year.

September 5, 2018

Meet some of the inaugural Karsh-Dillard Scholars, recipients of full-tuition scholarships at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 4, 2018

Images from rare law books — titles chosen by Thomas Jefferson himself — will be on display starting Friday at the Arthur J. Morris Law Library.

August 30, 2018

The new Karsh Center for Law and Democracy at the University of Virginia School of Law promises to serve as an institution that promotes and studies core facets of a democratic society. Professor Micah Schwartzman explains his goals as director.

August 29, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law professor Paul Stephan ’77 will see six years of work as a coordinating reporter for the American Law Institute come to fruition in September, when the fourth restatement of foreign relations law is published.

August 27, 2018

UVA Law professor A. Benjamin Spencer reviews the basic work that goes into laying out a legal case. This event was part of orientation for the Class of 2021.

August 27, 2018

UVA Law Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06 provides an overview of the American legal system to first-year students. This event was part of orientation for the Class of 2021.

August 27, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law third-year students Kendall Burchard, Aparna Datta, Amanda Lineberry and Jianne McDonald have been named this year’s Ritter Scholars.

August 24, 2018

Professors Tom Nachbar and George Cohen give an overview of what to expect in the law school classroom for first-year law students. This event was part of orientation for the Class of 2021.

August 24, 2018

A University of Virginia School of Law Professor and his team has achieved a settlement with the state to provide potentially life-saving treatments to an inmate. 

August 24, 2018

Cordel Faulk ’01, assistant dean for admissions at UVA Law, welcomes the Class of 2021 during orientation.

August 23, 2018

Timothy J. Heaphy, a UVA Law alumnus, has been appointed university counsel at the University of Virginia, effective Sept 1. He is currently a partner with Hunton Andrews Kurth and a former U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia. As University counsel, Heaphy will lead UVA’s Office of University Counsel, which is responsible for representing the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia in all legal and regulatory matters. 

August 22, 2018

Stats and five students’ stories paint a picture of the University of Virginia School of Law Class of 2021.

August 21, 2018

Professors Rachel Harmon, Alex M. Johnson Jr., Aditya Bamzai, Barbara Armacost ’89 and Joe Fore ’11 give incoming law students an overview of the 1L curriculum at UVA Law.

August 21, 2018

David Hyman ’93, general counsel of Netflix, delivered the annual orientation address to members of the Class of 2021. 

August 20, 2018

First-year orientation began Monday at the University of Virginia School of Law with Netflix General Counsel David Hyman ’93 addressing students as guest speaker.

August 19, 2018

About 70 new students at the University of Virginia School of Law participated Sunday in the 10th annual public service day.

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.

August 16, 2018

UVA Law students share their best advice with 1Ls for tackling the first day of classes and the start of their law school careers.

August 14, 2018

On the one-year anniversary of the white supremacist attacks on Grounds, UVA President James E. Ryan ’92 urged the University to live up to its highest ideals.

August 10, 2018

The Virginia Law Weekly at the University of Virginia School of Law won the American Bar Association Student Division’s 2018 Law School Newspaper Award on Aug. 4.

August 8, 2018

Professor Aditya Bamzai of the University of Virginia School of Law will serve on the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, an independent, bipartisan agency within the executive branch that advises senior officials.

August 7, 2018

Scholars will examine racism in the United States during a University of Virginia School of Law conference Sept. 27-28.

August 3, 2018

Mary Elizabeth Magill, a 1995 alumna and former faculty member of the University of Virginia School of Law, will serve as UVA’s next executive vice president and provost, President Jim Ryan ’92 announced Friday.

August 1, 2018

James E. Ryan '92 today begins his term as the ninth president of the University of Virginia.

July 30, 2018

Professor Michael Gilbert of the University of Virginia School of Law reviews the downside of disclosure in a new paper.

July 27, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law student Brooke Swann ’20 used her Monroe Leigh Fellowship in International Law grant to work at the Southern Africa Litigation Centre in Johannesburg.

July 25, 2018

Students at the University of Virginia School of Law with a passion for fighting injustice will be able to do so through the new Civil Rights Clinic.

July 25, 2018

Ted Small ’92 started a student group at the University of Virginia School of Law in 1989 to bridge racial divides.

July 24, 2018

The 17th annual Human Rights Study Project of the University of Virginia School of Law will travel to Nepal in January.

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 20, 2018

The Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law helped Nevada pass recent regulation easing renewable energy development on former mine lands, bringing together conservationist and mining groups.

July 18, 2018

For a record 13th year in a row, more than half of University of Virginia School of Law alumni made a gift to the school.

The Law School Foundation finished its 2017-18 annual giving campaign June 30 with a 51.4 percent alumni participation rate. A total of 8,926 alumni gave.

July 16, 2018

Michele Bratcher Goodwin, a biotechnology and health policy expert, and Kimberly J. Robinson, an expert in education law, will serve as visiting professors at the University of Virginia School of Law this fall.

July 13, 2018

If you’re halfway through your summer without reading a great book, check out these suggestions by faculty and alumni at the University of Virginia School of Law.

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.

July 5, 2018

A pair of recent University of Virginia School of Law students won freedom last week for their client, a Tennessee man who was over-sentenced on his burglary convictions.

July 3, 2018

The faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law is on the vanguard of scholarly thought regarding First Amendment issues, leading philosophical debate and, quite often, influencing the decisions of the courts.

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