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October 19, 2020

Women are profoundly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic at work and at home, but the health crisis also presents an opportunity for lawmakers to improve women’s lives in the long term, University of Virginia School of Law professor Naomi Cahn finds in new research.

October 16, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law students are serving in a range of externships this fall and earning academic credit while working in the public sector under the supervision of a lawyer.

October 13, 2020

For 50 years as of this week, the Black Law Students Association has been a force in recruiting Black students and faculty, and creating a sense of belonging for diverse community members at the University of Virginia School of Law.

October 12, 2020

Assistant Dean for Public Service Annie Kim ’99 and UVA Law students Eliza Schultz ’21, Chris Yarrell ’22 and Nooreen Reza ’21 discuss features of the Program in Law and Public Service. This video was filmed under socially distanced conditions in August 2020.

October 9, 2020

As the Black Law Students Association celebrates 50 years at the University of Virginia School of Law, two founding members describe how it all began and the group’s immediate impact.

October 8, 2020

Whether mail-in voting is a deliverance or a disaster will depend on several factors, says Professor Michael Gilbert of the University of Virginia School of Law.

October 7, 2020

Leah Gould has joined the University of Virginia School of Law as director of public service.

October 5, 2020

Professor Paul Stephan of the University of Virginia School of Law has released a new book that puts into scholarly context the massive foreign relations law project he recently helped lead.

October 1, 2020

UVA Law professor Ashley Deeks; Charles Flint, chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn; and Sarah M. Harris of the law firm Williams & Connolly discuss whether Chinese-owned tech companies like TikTok pose a threat to national security and how the government should respond. The event was sponsored by the Federalist Society chapter at UVA Law.

October 1, 2020

UVA Law professors Margaret Foster Riley, Lois Shepherd and Micah Schwartzman ’05 discuss mandatory vaccination policies at a Health Law Association event.

October 1, 2020

Meet some of the members of the Class of 2023 who received full-tuition scholarships at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 30, 2020

Midway through the fall semester, University of Virginia and Law School photographers Sanjay Suchak and Julia Davis share scenes of how life is continuing at the Law School during the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 28, 2020

Professor Thomas Frampton of the University of Virginia School of Law recently won a man his freedom — live from the classroom.

September 25, 2020

Jela Shiver ’23, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses how his grandfather’s experience with redlining piqued an interest in property law.

September 23, 2020

Professor Mila Versteeg of the University of Virginia School of Law finds in her new co-authored book that citizens’ ability and willingness to push back are essential to constitutional protections. 

September 22, 2020

A record 109 University of Virginia School of Law alumni are clerking this term, including 20% of the Class of 2020.

September 18, 2020

Faculty and alumni at the University of Virginia School of Law are sharing memories and honoring the impact of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday. She was 87.

September 18, 2020

The new Center for Law & Philosophy at the University of Virginia School of Law will serve as a focus for one of the strongest groups of legal theorists in the nation.

September 16, 2020

Professor Paul Stephan of the University of Virginia School of Law has been appointed special counsel to the general counsel of the U.S. Department of Defense.

September 14, 2020

Whitney Carter and Amalia Garcia-Pretelt 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.

September 11, 2020

The University of Virginia Board of Visitors on Friday approved a resolution to remove the Withers name from the Law School’s Withers-Brown Hall, as part of the University’s ongoing re-examination of its historic landscape. The eastern wing of the school will now be known as Brown Hall.

September 8, 2020

Professor Ashley Deeks has been named director of the National Security Law Center at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 4, 2020

In 1920, three women ventured into the all-male halls of the University of Virginia School of Law for the first time as students.

September 3, 2020

With anti-Semitism surging globally, scholars are convening to discuss the role of law in combating religious and racial hatred, at a conference Sept. 10 co-hosted by the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 2, 2020

Hayley Hahn ’21, a University of Virginia School of Law student, is the winner of the Founding Fathers Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition for her paper on Native American law.

September 1, 2020

New courses examining race and law will be offered at the University of Virginia School of Law for the 2020-21 academic year.

August 27, 2020

The Class of 2023 is setting new records for gender and racial diversity at the University of Virginia School of Law. Women make up a majority of the first-year class for the first time in the school’s history, and the students are the most racially diverse in a decade.

August 26, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law third-year students Kunchok Dolma, Cat Guerrier, Maria Luevano and Wilson Miller have been named this year’s Ritter Scholars.

August 25, 2020

Virginia Sen. Jennifer McClellan ’97 welcomes the Class of 2023 and other new students to UVA Law via Zoom.

August 25, 2020

The University of Virginia School of Law has instituted the Elaine R. Jones ’70 Scholarship, named in honor of school’s first Black alumna. Genesis Moore ’23 is the inaugural recipient.

August 24, 2020

Six University of Virginia School of Law alumni were named among Law360’s Rising Stars of 2020 for their legal accomplishments in the past year.

August 21, 2020

Sarah Alsultan S.J.D. ’20, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses her paper on Arabian Peninsula countries’ tax rates that she’ll present virtually at a University of Oxford conference.

August 19, 2020

Professor Naomi Cahn will serve as the inaugural director of the new Family Law Center at the University of Virginia School of Law.

August 17, 2020

Dean Risa Goluboff discusses changes in operations at UVA Law for the fall 2020 semester, and shows how the school has modified the facility to safeguard the health of the community.

August 14, 2020

The return to classes will look different this year at the University of Virginia School of Law, and faculty and administrators are preparing for a semester unlike any other.

August 13, 2020

Incoming University of Virginia School of Law student Montell Brown, who started a scholarship fund for Black men headed to college, now hopes to help marginalized communities as an attorney.

August 12, 2020

Virginia Sen. Jennifer McClellan ’97, a Democratic gubernatorial candidate for the 2021 election and a University of Virginia School of Law alumna, will deliver a virtual orientation address to new students Monday.

August 11, 2020

Aspen Ono 23 was a competitive figure skater and youth instructor before coming to the University of Virginia School of Law.

August 10, 2020

Trevor Floyd will build on his experience in professional theater as an incoming student at the University of Virginia School of Law.

August 7, 2020

Anna Cecile Pepper ’21, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses her scholarship studying students’ rights.

August 6, 2020

Professor Naomi Cahn, who joined the University of Virginia School of Law faculty this fall, has been named to two new professorships promoting the rule of law and democratic ideals.

August 6, 2020

Jasmine Lee ’20 leads a tour of the University of Virginia School of Law. This tour was taped with social distancing during the summer of 2020, and is supplemented with footage from before the pandemic.

August 5, 2020

Professor Rip Verkerke, Nooreen Reza ’21 and Eliza Schultz ’21 of the University of Virginia School of Law co-authored a public report they hope will spur changes to state living wage laws.

August 4, 2020

Avery Rasmussen ’21, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh for the 2023 term.

July 31, 2020

Noted legal theorist Lawrence B. Solum will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty.

July 30, 2020

Justice Cleo Powell ’82 of the Supreme Court of Virginia will deliver the commencement address to the University of Virginia School of Law’s Class of 2021.

July 30, 2020

Despite disruptions caused by the coronavirus, 47% of alumni gave to the University of Virginia School of Law during the 2019-20 annual giving campaign, which concluded June 30.

July 29, 2020

Recent University of Virginia School of Law faculty scholarship has contributed to the study of race and law, including offering pathways to reform.

July 29, 2020

Staff and faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law have been preparing for students’ return to Grounds this fall.

July 28, 2020

Megan Stevenson, an economist with a scholarly focus on criminal law, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty in August.

July 24, 2020

Professor Frederick Schauer of the University of Virginia School of Law was named a corresponding fellow of the British Academy.

July 23, 2020

Ben Saul ’22, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses his stint as a middle school teacher, and the teachers who inspired him growing up. 

July 22, 2020

Jay Butler, an expert in international law and corporations, will serve as a visiting professor at the University of Virginia School of Law this year.

July 21, 2020

Could the United States ever file bankruptcy and restructure? Two University of Virginia School of Law professors assert in a new paper that it could.

July 20, 2020

An ad hoc committee appointed by the dean of the University of Virginia School of Law is exploring whether to recommend that the University rename Withers Hall, which is named after former Confederate soldier Henry Malcolm Withers, and is seeking community input.

July 15, 2020

Judge Julia Smith Gibbons ’75 of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit gives “The Last Word” in the spring issue of UVA Lawyer.

July 14, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law faculty discuss news-making rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court term.

July 13, 2020

Clinic students at the University of Virginia School of Law scored important victories for underrepresented communities during the school year. 

July 10, 2020

Christina Luk ’21, a University of Virginia School of Law student, discusses her path to law school, her work with the student newspaper and how making wontons gives her a sense of community.

July 9, 2020

Many books have been written about the threat of climate change. In “Building a Resilient Tomorrow: How to Prepare for the Coming Climate Disruption,” Alice Hill ’83 and co-author Leonardo Martinez-Diaz offer an approach that they believe is unique: a comprehensive survey of the effects of global warming that are already underway, along with detailed policy suggestions for what to do about them.

July 8, 2020

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

July 7, 2020

Cathy Hwang, an incoming professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses her new co-authored paper examining how pandemic cancellations have challenged contract law.

July 6, 2020

Just as a parent might say he could not pick a favorite child, Frederick Beinecke ’72, who stepped down in 2019 after five years as president of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., has a hard time choosing his favorite painting among the gallery’s renowned collection. 

July 2, 2020

The Innocence Project at UVA Law on Wednesday welcomed to freedom client Rojai Fentress, who the clinic’s directors say was falsely convicted of murder as a teenager.

July 1, 2020

The reporters committee for Freedom of the Press in Washington, D.C., has provided legal resources to protect journalists for the past 50 years. That’s because when reporters are without representation or legal support, “You may think twice about publishing that story,” said Jennifer Nelson ’11, a staff attorney there and co-director of the Law School’s First Amendment Clinic.

June 30, 2020

Our nation’s recent presidential impeachment wasn’t the first time in modern history that we’ve asked the question: When is a payment a bribe?

June 29, 2020

Career paths sometimes turn suddenly, in places where we least expect. For Karla Smith ’95, a judge on the Montgomery County (Maryland) Circuit Court, it happened on a long bus ride to Canada in 1994.

June 26, 2020

Rachel Davidson Raycraft ’20 discusses her experiences in international law and public policy at the University of Virginia School of Law, including co-authoring a World Economic Forum paper.

June 24, 2020

Richard M. Re, an expert in criminal procedure, federal courts and constitutional law, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty.

June 24, 2020

National security law expert Kristen Eichensehr will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty as a tenured professor.

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