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May 29, 2019

Walter Wadlington, a professor emeritus at the University of Virginia School of Law known for his kindness and influence as an academic, died Monday. He was 88.

May 28, 2019

Daniel Richardson, a 2018 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, has been chosen to serve as one of five Bristow Fellows in the Office of the Solicitor General in the U.S. Department of Justice.

May 28, 2019

Members of the Human Rights Study Project detail their work during the course of their January 2019 trip.

May 28, 2019

The Human Rights Program at the University of Virginia School of Law allows students to explore the range of opportunities available in the human rights field, at home and abroad, through hands-on experiences. The program is the hub for human rights activities at the Law School, and cooperates with student groups, faculty members, the Public Service Center and Career Services, and human rights organizations to coordinate speakers, events, summer and postgraduate employment, and pro bono opportunities.

May 24, 2019

Read our completely incomplete list of 100 UVA lawyers who changed the world.

May 23, 2019

Professor George Cohen has been named associate dean for curricular programs at the University of Virginia School of Law.

May 22, 2019

These five graduates began classes at the University of Virginia School of Law on Aug. 24, 2016. See where they’re headed now and what they gained from their experience in law school.

May 21, 2019

Alumna Linda G. Howard ’73, vice president for legal at Landmark Worldwide, addresses the Class of 2019 at graduation, with speeches by Student Bar Association President Frances Fuqua ’19 and Dean Risa Goluboff. 

May 21, 2019

From courtroom apps to analyzing law texts, UVA Law professor Michael Livermore explains how technology is reshaping legal processes and yielding new insights.

May 21, 2019

Lawyers and legal scholars are using technology to enhance and streamline their work, and yield new insights on law, as the latest episode of “Common Law” explores.

May 20, 2019

During the 2019 Alumni Weekend, UVA Law Dean Risa Goluboff discusses the current state of the Law School. 

May 20, 2019

Retiring professor George Yin reflects on his 25 years of teaching and researching tax law at the Law School. He was introduced by Dean Risa Goluboff. Yin spoke during UVA’s 2019 Alumni Weekend. 

May 20, 2019

Linda G. Howard ’73, general counsel at Landmark Worldwide, a company focused on personal and professional growth, addresses the Class of 2019. 

May 20, 2019

The Class of 2019 shared favorite moments from graduation and after the ceremony on Instagram and Twitter.

May 19, 2019

Commencement speaker Linda Howard ’73, vice president for legal at Landmark Worldwide, told graduates Sunday that standing for something is a powerful approach to life.

May 16, 2019

Drawing on her research from her recent book “Secession on Trial: The Treason Prosecution of Jefferson Davis,” UVA Law professor Cynthia Nicoletti gives an overview of the U.S. government's attempts to prosecute Confederate President Jefferson Davis for treason after the Civil War. Nicoletti describes how conflicting legal theories regarding the constitutionality of secession contributed to the case ultimately being dropped with no conclusion. Nicoletti was the featured speaker at a Law School Foundation Board and Council lunch. F. Blair Wimbush ’80, chair of the Law School Foundation Board of Trustees, introduced Nicoletti.

May 16, 2019

Read about the University of Virginia School of Law Class of 2019 graduation ceremony and standout students.

May 15, 2019

Graduating student Kendall Burchard discusses which role model made her want to become a lawyer and how she’s helped form a community that empowers female students.

May 15, 2019

Experience in the courtroom and some strong female role models have gotten University of Virginia School of Law student Kendall Burchard ’19 off to a good career start.

May 15, 2019

Six University of Virginia School of Law professors will present papers at the American Law and Economics Association annual meeting Friday and Saturday at New York University.

May 14, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law professor Molly Brady’s paper on states’ damagings clauses has been named by her peers as one of the top land use articles of 2017-18.

May 13, 2019

Fellowships and awards are funding University of Virginia School of Law students’ and graduates’ public service work worldwide.

May 10, 2019

Jessica Wagner, a 2015 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, has been chosen by Justice Samuel Alito to clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court next term.

May 9, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law graduates in the Class of 2018 are No. 1 among law schools in landing federal clerkships and jobs at large firms.

May 8, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law’s grant program supporting summer public interest work is giving out a record $703,370 to 166 students.

May 7, 2019

From mass hunger strikes and work stoppages behind bars, to wider reform movements, a discussion centered on the politics of punishment in the United States. The panel includes Bernard E. Harcourt of Columbia Law School; Heather Ann Thompson of the University of Michigan; and Vesla Mae Weaver of Johns Hopkins University. Christopher Berk, a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Virginia, served as moderator.

May 7, 2019

In the latest “Common Law” episode, University of Virginia School of Law professor Kenneth Abraham and alumnus Michael Raschid ’86 of Perrone Robotics look at how autonomous vehicles could rapidly transform insurance and how we think about liability.

May 7, 2019

UVA Law professor and leading insurance and torts expert Kenneth Abraham and alum Michael Raschid ’86, chief legal officer and vice president of operations at Perrone Robotics, discuss what a future with autonomous vehicles will mean for liability and beyond.

May 6, 2019

Jah Akande, a dedicated civil rights advocate, will graduate from the University of Virginia School of Law on May 19 with an even stronger voice for representing others. 

May 6, 2019

Kunchok Dolma, a first-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, won a New York Emmy for a civic education video produced by We Speak NYC.

May 6, 2019

Graduating UVA Law student Jah Akande ’19 discusses growing up, coming out and standing up for his beliefs en route to pursuing a law degree. 

May 3, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law professor George Geis’ paper on blockchain technology has been named one of the top 10 corporate and securities articles of 2018 in an annual poll.

May 2, 2019

Third-year students A. Cameron Duncan and David Goldman are this year’s recipients of the University of Virginia School of Law’s Rosenbloom Award, established to honor students with a strong academic record who have significantly enhanced the academic experience of their peers.

May 1, 2019

McCoy Pitt, a 2013 alumnus of the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk at the International Court of Justice in the upcoming year.

April 30, 2019

Aparna Datta wanted a law degree to help get her foot in the door and improve the lives of others. She’ll graduate from the University of Virginia School of Law on May 19 with the tools she needs to advocate.

April 29, 2019

Students’ intellectual curiosity drove a recent University of Virginia School of Law research collaboration on presidents around the world who don’t want to leave office.

April 26, 2019

Professor Molly Brady of the University of Virginia School of Law will present “Property and Projection” at this year’s Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum.

April 26, 2019

UVA Law professor Molly Brady delivers the Charge to the Class of 2019. The tradition offers final words of wisdom from a faculty member to graduating students.

April 25, 2019

Law professor George Geis is a recipient of this year’s All-University Teaching Award at the University of Virginia.

April 25, 2019

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, discusses current issues facing regulators, including developing 5G networks, fighting robocalls and addressing the rural-urban digital divide. UVA Law professor Tom Nachbar introduced Pai.

April 24, 2019

Professor Michal Barzuza of the University of Virginia School of Law has been named a research member of the Brussels-based European Corporate Governance Institute.

April 24, 2019

Robbie Pomeroy will graduate May 19 from the University of Virginia School of Law with a fervor for helping the criminally accused and convicted.

April 23, 2019

Episode 5 of “Common Law” looks at medical-legal partnerships and health disparities with Professor Dayna Bowen Matthew ’87. Hosted by Dean Risa Goluboff and Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06, the podcast is sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law.

April 23, 2019

Public health policy expert and UVA Law professor Dayna Bowen Matthew ’87 explores social and legal factors — such as where you live and your race — that affect health outcomes, and how lawyers and doctors are teaming up to confront these challenges.

April 23, 2019

Lawyers with the University of Virginia School of Law’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic will present oral argument Wednesday in Quarles v. United States, a federal sentencing enhancement case.

April 22, 2019

The Black Law Students Association at the University of Virginia School of Law named Dana Weekes ’09, a managing director at Arnold & Porter, recipient of the BLSA Alumni Spotlight Award. She talked to UVA Law about her career and offered advice for law students.

April 19, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law alumni in Los Angeles discuss their careers, offer advice and explain how UVA Law prepared them to succeed.

April 18, 2019

The Mueller report, released Thursday, was a mixed bag for President Donald Trump, promising more headaches ahead, according to a University of Virginia School of Law professor who is an expert in white-collar crime.

April 17, 2019

University of Virginia law professor G. Edward White’s third and final installment in his “Law in American History” series focuses on rapid changes in the 20th century.

April 16, 2019

Students with the University of Virginia School of Law International Human Rights Clinic traveled to Geneva earlier this month to present their research at sessions of a U.N. committee on migrants.

April 16, 2019

Judge Carlton W. Reeves ’89, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, delivered a defense of the role federal courts play in ensuring justice and truth for marginalized groups throughout the United States. He also argued for the importance of ensuring diversity of backgrounds and perspectives on the federal bench. Reeves gave this lecture after receiving the 2019 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law.

April 15, 2019

Professor George Yin of the University of Virginia School of Law will retire this spring after 25 years at the Law School and a rich career as an influential tax expert.

April 12, 2019

U.S. Judge Carlton W. Reeves, a 1989 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, appealed for the defense of the judiciary in a speech marking his receipt of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law.

April 11, 2019

The world may have even less time than once thought to solve climate change, University of Virginia School of Law professor Michael Livermore argues in a new co-authored paper.

April 10, 2019

The 36th annual North Grounds Softball League Invitational at the University of Virginia School of Law raised $22,500 for charity.

April 9, 2019

We take a break from this season’s focus on the future of law to explore the future (and past) of Westeros with Virginia Solicitor General Toby Heytens ’00 and Professor Mila Versteeg.

April 9, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law community cheered on the men’s basketball team during a historic Final Four run en route to a national championship Monday.

April 9, 2019

The latest “Common Law” episode looks at the medieval fantasy world of “Game of Thrones,” and how legal and ethical issues in the HBO series and books relate to our own world. Hosted by Dean Risa Goluboff and Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06, the podcast is sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law.

April 8, 2019

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse '82 of Rhode Island came to the Law School to address the state of climate change politics in the U.S. Congress and the institutional forces obstructing progress being made on that front. This speech was the 2019 Lillian K. Stone Distinguished Lecture in Environmental Policy.

April 8, 2019

Two professors at the University of Virginia School of Law are looking at how the indigent face more obstacles than others in the justice system, and possible solutions to the problem.

April 5, 2019

Single, double and triple ’Hoos prep UVA Law for the Final Four tournament on Saturday and cheer on the UVA men’s basketball team. Go ’Hoos!

April 5, 2019

A Virginia General Assembly decision this week effectively wraps up a multiyear public interest campaign led by University of Virginia School of Law alumni to end license revocation for unpaid court fees and costs.

April 5, 2019

The courts may be an avenue to regain traction on climate change, U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse ’82 said Friday at the University of Virginia School of Law.

April 4, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law students with the International Human Rights Clinic visited Colombia to research legal remedies for the nation’s air pollution crisis.

April 3, 2019

Allan Hall, a Holocaust survivor and retired attorney, told the story of living through the Nazi invasion and occupation of Poland as a child and his later reunification with some of his family after the Holocaust. He was joined by his wife, Lori Gold.

April 2, 2019

Professor Josh Bowers introduced prospective students to UVA Law’s curricular, clinical and extracurricular opportunities in criminal justice. This session was part of UVA Law’s 2019 Admitted Students Open House.

April 2, 2019

Professor Kimberly J. Robinson, an acclaimed scholar and speaker on civil rights and education, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty this fall.

April 1, 2019

In a new paper and Q&A, Professor Saikrishna Prakash of the University of Virginia School of Law explains how Congress’ power to impose deadlines affects ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.

March 29, 2019

Rachel Barnes ’21, a J.D.-MBA candidate at the University of Virginia School of Law, has been elected vice chair of the National Black Law Students Association.

March 28, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law students volunteered more than 2,400 hours of pro bono service during Alternative Spring Break.

March 28, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law won the International and European Tax Moot Court for the second straight year.

March 27, 2019

Topics ranging from autonomous vehicles to drones to artificial intelligence will be the focus of the symposium “Autonomous Technologies & the Law” at the University of Virginia School of Law on April 3.

March 27, 2019

Kimberly Delk Eason ’19 with the Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law represented a nonprofit at a hearing March 20 before state regulators.

March 26, 2019

UVA Law professor Ruth Mason explains why the world is at a crossroads on international tax, as nations consider how to ensure that corporations like Google, Amazon and Apple are paying their fair share in a digital economy.

March 26, 2019

A movement to close international tax loopholes in the past few years is now offering a chance to update tax policies that have been in place since the 1920s, UVA Law Professor Ruth Mason explains on the latest episode of the podcast “Common Law.”

March 25, 2019

Professor Camilo Sánchez, director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic and co-director of UVA Law’s Human Rights Program, describes the school’s curricular and clinical offerings in the international human rights field. This session was part of UVA Law's 2019 Admitted Students Open House. 

March 25, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law students Clay Davis, Manal Cheema and Irina Danescu recently made the semifinals of the Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition.

March 22, 2019

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse ’82 of Rhode Island will deliver the annual Lillian K. Stone Distinguished Lecture in Environmental Policy on April 5 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

March 18, 2019

UVA Law professor George Geis and attorney Mayme Donohue of Hunton Andrews Kurth discuss the impact of blockchain — the same technology fueling the rise of cryptocurrencies — on a range of industries, including law.

March 18, 2019

Best-selling author John Grisham and UVA Law Innocence Project Director Deirdre Enright discuss the latest on innocence cases, forensics and the future of criminal justice. This is the first episode of “Common Law's” first season on the future of law.

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