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May 11, 2017

How liability insurance law is understood and applied for years to come will be the subject of debate at this month's annual meeting of the American Law Institute, when the Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance comes up for final approval.

May 10, 2017

As clean energy, climate policy and the Atlantic Coast pipeline crowded headlines about the environment this year, the work of students in the University of Virginia School of Law's Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic followed in step.

May 9, 2017

Former student commissioners of the North Grounds Softball League at UVA Law share tales from the diamond in honor of NGSL’s 40th anniversary.

May 9, 2017

It was 1957, and Janet Lauck was sticking to her guns. She was the latest law student to be “browbeat” by a certain New York City law firm partner who taught a trusts and estates seminar at UVA.

May 9, 2017

Being a freshman senator has similarities with being a first-year law student.

May 9, 2017

Rep. A. Donald McEachin ’86, newly elected to congress from Virginia’s 4th Congressional District, has been in the majority and he has been in the minority — and he will freely tell you that being in the majority is better.

May 9, 2017

The track record for new sports leagues is hit-or-miss. Sports super-agent Don Yee ’87 thinks he has an idea that can beat the odds.

May 9, 2017

Ajani Brown first became interested in the idea of pursuing law as a career in high school, when he volunteered at the Legal Aid Clinic of Northwest Texas. The would-be clients were grateful to him just for filling out preliminary forms to hand to an attorney.

May 8, 2017

It was 1957, and Janet Lauck was sticking to her guns. She was the latest law student to be “browbeat” by a certain New York City law firm partner who taught a trusts and estates seminar at UVA.

May 5, 2017

Ask them what they're doing this summer, and you won't get a tepid response. They're among the "woke" generation, and they're fired up about doing their part for civil rights.

May 5, 2017

Students in Section H at the University of Virginia School of Law were awarded the inaugural Goluboff Cup last week.

May 4, 2017

During her first week of law school, Jasmine Esmailbegui went to the annual student activities fair and signed up for every organization that promoted women's interests and LGBT affinity.

May 4, 2017

University of Virginia School of Law professor Frederick Schauer will deliver the HLA Hart Memorial Lecture at Oxford's University College on May 9 at 5 p.m.

May 3, 2017

UVA Lawyer profiles leaders and scholars in higher education and explores how the Law School prepares graduates to excel in the field.

May 3, 2017

UVA Lawyer profiles leaders and scholars in higher education and explores how the Law School prepares graduates to excel in the field.

May 2, 2017

The University of Virginia School of Law and the UVA Darden School of Business piloted a new faculty exchange program this year meant to give graduates from both schools an edge in the business world.

May 2, 2017

Professor Lee Epstein, Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, discusses her research into the ideologies of U.S. Supreme Court justices.

May 2, 2017

“You are under arrest.” Perhaps no words stand more for what it means to be a police officer than these.

May 1, 2017

The University of Virginia School of Law's grant program supporting students who will work in the public interest over the summer will offer 137 students $568,500 in funding, a new high on both counts.

April 28, 2017

Meet six members of the University of Virginia School of Law's graduating Class of 2017 who also happen to be siblings.

April 27, 2017

Professor Leslie Kendrick, a 2006 alumna of the University of Virginia School of Law, has earned UVA's All-University Teaching Award. She was nominated by former students who say she reached them on a deeper level.

April 27, 2017

Duke, Harvard, Michigan, Rhodes College, Yale: The University of Virginia's undergraduate mock trial team defeated them all in head-to-head competition to win the National Championship Tournament last weekend in Los Angeles.

April 26, 2017

UVA Law professor Richard M. Hynes analyzes the circumstances under which individuals file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In Chapter 11, the debtor maintains control of his or her business operations under the supervision of the court.

April 26, 2017

Mila Versteeg, a University of Virginia School of Law professor who studies the world's constitutions, has been named a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow.

April 25, 2017

Professor Anne Coughlin delivers a parting message to the Class of 2017.

April 25, 2017

Professor Robert Sayler thinks we could all use a bit more Aristotle in our lives.

April 24, 2017

In a few short moments in January, University of Virginia School of Law graduate Katie Barber '15 went from interviewing with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to learning that she would soon clerk for her.

April 21, 2017

Soon, an online library of 375 books hand-picked by the founder of both the University of Virginia and its School of Law will be one click away.

April 20, 2017

University of Virginia School of Law student Kirsten Jackson '18 received the University's Award for Excellence in Graduate Diversity last week.

April 20, 2017

University of Virginia School of Law professor Micah Schwartzman helped file an amicus brief in IRAP v. Trump, the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals case challenging the Donald Trump administration's travel ban.

April 19, 2017

Professor Stephen L. Braga, director of the Appellate Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law, will take on an additional role as director of clinical programs.

April 19, 2017

A panel of UVA Law professors analyzes past and current trends of federal regulation of corporate governance, including the shifting power structure between the state and federal government, shareholder activism and changes under the Trump administration. The panel includes Professors Julia Mahoney, Michal Barzuza and George Geis, with Professor Quinn Curtis moderating.

April 18, 2017

Richard Balnave first realized he wanted to be a lawyer while working as a teacher.

April 18, 2017

UVA Law Professor Kim Ferzan works through a hypothetical case involving hearsay analysis with her Evidence class. During their analysis, students propose theories of relevance using hearsay rules under the Federal Rules of Evidence. (University of Virginia School of Law, March 30, 2017)

April 18, 2017

Richard Balnave first realized he wanted to be a lawyer while working as a teacher.

April 17, 2017

Professor Leslie Kendrick, an expert in free speech, torts, property and constitutional law, will be the new vice dean of the University of Virginia School of Law starting July 1.

April 14, 2017

Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch discusses the role of the legal profession in an era of significant polarization. Lynch spoke at UVA Law after receiving the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law.

April 13, 2017

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, this year's recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law, said in a talk Thursday at the University of Virginia School of Law that the pursuit of justice is inextricable from the pursuit of truth, and that lawyers carry a special burden because of it.

April 13, 2017

Students at the University of Virginia School of Law picked up several awards at moot court competitions across the country this semester.

April 12, 2017

Author John Grisham and Slate Senior Editor Dahlia Lithwick will host and facilitate a discussion among five Virginians who were wrongfully convicted of serious crimes during an April 19 fundraiser at the University of Virginia School of Law.

April 11, 2017

Softball teams from 51 law schools journeyed to Charlottesville to compete in the 34th annual North Grounds Softball League Invitational this weekend, an event that raised $25,000 for charity.

April 10, 2017

Tim Heaphy '91, former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia and partner at Hunton & Williams, discusses the sometimes-complex relationship between victims of crimes and the criminal justice system.

April 10, 2017

After almost 50 years of studying and teaching nearly every angle of domestic tax law, Professor Thomas R. White III maintains that "tax law is the most interesting and relevant course in law school."

April 10, 2017

After almost 50 years of studying and teaching nearly every angle of domestic tax law, Professor Thomas R. White III maintains that "tax law is the most interesting and relevant course in law school."

April 7, 2017

Helping others achieve academic success is nothing new to the latest Rosenbloom Award recipient.

A former teacher, University of Virginia School of Law student Andrew Manns '17 is being honored for helping his peers with their academic work.

April 6, 2017

For the first time, the University of Virginia School of Law fielded a team for the International and European Tax Moot Court competition in Belgium, and took home several top prizes.

April 5, 2017

Jacqueline F. Ward Talevi of the District Court for Virginia’s 23rd Judicial District discusses her work developing a mental health docket program that provides alternative sentencing options for defendants with serious mental illnesses who commit misdemeanors. Talevi spoke at a symposium sponsored by the Virginia Journal of Criminal Law, “Criminal Justice and Mental Illness.”

April 5, 2017

The University of Virginia School of Law's tax faculty are known for converting students who are fearful of studying tax into fans of the field. They're also among the nation's top scholars, collectively making the school's tax program one of the best in the nation.

April 4, 2017

University of Virginia School of Law students and local attorneys are launching an effort to teach men at a local halfway house about their rights.

April 3, 2017

Former student commissioners of the North Grounds Softball League at UVA Law share tales from the diamond in honor of NGSL’s 40th anniversary.

March 31, 2017

UVA Law professor Michael Livermore tells admitted students about the Law School’s environmental law offerings. This talk was part of the 2017 Admitted Students Open House.

March 31, 2017

During the impassioned student discussions in Purcell Reading Room, you don't hear cries of “fascist!” or “snowflake!” Nobody’s hurling accusations.

March 31, 2017

During the impassioned student discussions in Purcell Reading Room, you don't hear cries of “fascist!” or “snowflake!” Nobody’s hurling accusations.

March 30, 2017

The 109th Libel Show debuts tonight at the University of Virginia School of Law with the 1980s-themed "Libel's Day Off."

The annual staged send-up of Law School life, which features musical numbers and skits, runs through Saturday in Caplin Auditorium. Each performance starts at 7 p.m.

March 30, 2017

The creators of the 2017 Libel Show provide a sneak peek of this year's extravaganza. The Libel Show will run March 30-April 1 nightly at 7 p.m.

March 30, 2017

Professor Dan Ortiz, director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, talks to admitted students about the clinic. This session was part of UVA Law’s 2017 admitted students open house.

March 29, 2017

Third-year University of Virginia School of Law students Tuba Ahmed and Kyle Cole found their differences offered the right combination of strengths to win the 88th William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition held Saturday.

March 29, 2017

Peter S. Vincent '95, assistant director general of international policy at Borderpol, discusses how the United States can accommodate the mass migration of refugees while guarding against nefarious actors and combating terrorism at home and abroad. 

March 29, 2017

The 88th William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition features third-year students Tuba Ahmed, Kyle Cole, Danielle Desaulniers and Adam Stempel. Presiding are Judge Patricia Millett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Judge Pamela Reeves of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee and Justice David Stras of the Supreme Court of Minnesota.

March 28, 2017

In the wake of an election season that featured anti-elitist rhetoric, proposals such as stricter taxes on executive compensation may sound appealing to some populists.

March 28, 2017

Associate Justice David Stras of the Minnesota Supreme Court analyzes U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s past rulings and writing to make some predictions about how he may rule if his nomination is approved.

March 27, 2017

University of Virginia School of Law professor George Rutherglen is providing pro bono legal representation to a seriously ill prisoner in a lawsuit that highlights the challenges of treating inmates for hepatitis C.

March 24, 2017

A murder victim's weighted-down body defies physics and floats 10 miles — upstream. The Innocence Project Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law clinic wasn't buying it, either.

March 24, 2017

A murder victim's weighted-down body defies physics and floats 10 miles — upstream. The Innocence Project Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law clinic wasn't buying it, either.

March 23, 2017

A law firm is considering taking on new clients. They've been asked to represent two officers accused in a high-profile police brutality case. The firm is also considering taking on the police benevolence association in their area — a potential $10 million contract.

March 22, 2017

Experts in criminal justice and mental health will gather for a symposium at the University of Virginia School of Law on March 29 in Caplin Pavilion to analyze how the police and courts deal with mental illness in Virginia.

March 22, 2017

Update: The Senate confirmed Judge Thapar to the U.S. Sixth Circuit on May 25.

March 21, 2017

Gannam Rifkah ’17 went to New Orleans for spring break, but it wasn’t a vacation. Instead, he scoured hours of police body camera footage to look for Fourth Amendment violations.

March 20, 2017

William Minor Lile, the first dean of the University of Virginia School of Law, insisted that law students be well trained in the practical side of their profession.

March 20, 2017

Key players in the U.S. Supreme Court case Fisher v. University of Texas (2016) discuss its implications for the future of affirmative action policies in the United States.

March 17, 2017

Librarians at the University of Virginia School of Law have collaborated on a new website that compiles a comprehensive dossier of opinions, publications and speeches on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch.

March 17, 2017

Professor John Norton Moore is an influential figure in the realms of national security and oceans policy who is celebrating 50 years of teaching at the University of Virginia School of Law.

March 16, 2017

The University of Virginia is releasing a new book that tells the story of the Law School through its buildings, one by one, while making no attempt to put a fig leaf on history.

March 16, 2017

The University of Virginia is releasing a new book that tells the story of the Law School through its buildings, one by one, while making no attempt to put a fig leaf on history.

March 15, 2017

The Sunshine State's recent attempt to gag doctors from advising patients that guns may be hazardous to their health — a rule an appeals court ultimately shot down Feb.

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