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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.

March 18, 2019

Risa Goluboff and Leslie Kendrick interview each other, talk about why they wanted to start a podcast, and discuss what this season, The Future of Law, will focus on.

March 13, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law has selected alumnus Clayton “Tex” Pasley ’17 as the 18th Powell Fellow in Legal Services.

March 13, 2019

UVA Law hosted a re-argument of the Slaughter-House Cases, a Reconstruction-era Supreme Court ruling that narrowed citizenship rights in the privileges or immunities clause of the Constitution. The opposing counsel positions were taken by Dominic Draye, solicitor general of Arizona, and Elbert Lin, partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth. Federal appeals court judges Thomas B. Griffith ’85 of the D.C. Circuit, Diane S. Sykes of the Seventh Circuit and John K. Bush of the Sixth Circuit decided the case. The re-argument was the concluding event of the UVA Law Federalist Society conference “The Future of Originalism: Conflicts and Controversies.”

March 12, 2019

Blockchain technology may revolutionize a range of industries, two experts say on the latest episode of “Common Law,” a podcast sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law.

March 8, 2019

The Innocence Project at UVA Law is celebrating a decade of freeing the falsely convicted.

March 8, 2019

A panel of activists, academics and litigators discussed various approaches to redistricting reform, with a particular focus on the current efforts in Virginia to set up a less-partisan redistricting commission. The panel featured Brian Cannon, executive director at OneVirginia2021; Henry Chambers ’91, professor at the University of Richmond School of Law; Mark Gaber, director of trial litigation at the Campaign Legal Center; and Rebecca Green, professor at William & Mary Law School. The panel was moderated by UVA Law professor A. E. Dick Howard ’61. The event was part of the symposium “Elections: Where Law & Politics Intersect,” hosted by UVA Law’s Journal of Law & Politics. 

March 6, 2019

U.S. Judge Carlton W. Reeves is the 2019 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law.

March 5, 2019

A panel of major legal scholars discuss the Due Process Clause. The panelists examine the original meaning as understood by its drafters, as well as potential future applications to upcoming legal controversies. The panel includes Scott Ballenger ’96, partner at Latham & Watkins; professor Randy Barnett, Georgetown University Law Center; professor John Harrison, UVA Law; and professor Julia Mahoney, UVA Law. Judge Diane S. Sykes, Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, serves as moderator. The panel was part of a symposium on “The Future of Originalism: Conflicts and Controversies,” sponsored by UVA Law’s Federalist Society chapter.

March 4, 2019

Second-year University of Virginia School of Law student Jasmine Lee has been elected president of the Student Bar Association.

March 4, 2019

Retired Gen. Wesley K. Clark came to the Law School for a nonpartisan discussion encouraging young adults to enter the modern political arena. He provided an overview of recent American political history and sketched out some of the challenges facing future American leaders. The speech was sponsored by the Student Legal Forum.

March 1, 2019

Judge Pamela Harris of the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Slate Editor Dahlia Lithwick discussed sexual harassment in the judiciary. Professor Anne Coughlin moderated the discussion. Dean Risa Goluboff introduced the panel.

February 28, 2019

John Grisham is helping the University of Virginia School of Law kick off its new podcast, “Common Law,” hosted by Dean Risa Goluboff and Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick. 

February 28, 2019

The symposium “Elections: Where Law & Politics Intersect” at the University of Virginia School of Law on March 5 will explore today’s debates concerning election law.

February 27, 2019

Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor and legal correspondent at Slate, discussed the importance of who serves on the courts and why progressives may be interested in following the judiciary closely. This was the keynote speech at the 2019 American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Student Convention.

February 27, 2019

Leading jurists from across the country discussed the long-term effects of the current presidential administration on the judiciary. They also discuss why judges are so central to the future of American democracy. The panel featured Associate Justice Anita Earls, North Carolina Supreme Court; Judge Pamela Harris, Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; Judge Carlton Reeves ’89, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi; and Judge L. Felipe Restrepo, Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The panel was moderated by Caroline Fredrickson, president of the American Constitution Society, and was introduced by James Mayer, a student from New York University School of Law. This panel was part of the 2019 American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Student Convention.

February 27, 2019

A recent court victory for two University of Virginia School of Law students demonstrates the uphill battle accused youths face in Virginia.

February 26, 2019

Though much divides us these days, there are still some things we all share in common. One of them is law. In “Common Law,” a new podcast sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law, Dean Risa Goluboff and Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick explore how law shapes society, how we shape law and why we should all care. 

February 26, 2019

Members of the Black Law Students Association at the University of Virginia School of Law returned to Cape Town, South Africa, to aid those displaced by apartheid for the organization’s annual service trip.

February 25, 2019

A panel of legal scholars and historians discussed UVA Law professor Cynthia Nicoletti’s book “Secession on Trial: The Treason Prosecution of Jefferson Davis.” In her book, Nicoletti demonstrates how the legality of secession remained an open question after the Civil War, and how it affected Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ prosecution. The panel featured Nicoletti, Duke University professor Laura Edwards, University of Pennsylvania professor Sarah Gordon, University of Maryland professor Michael Ross and UVA professor Elizabeth Varon. The panel was moderated by UVA Law professor George Rutherglen.

February 25, 2019

Matthew Fass ’93, president of Maritime Products International, talked about how small and midsize corporations are handling issues of corporate responsibility. His speech was the keynote address for a symposium on “The Corporate Dilemma: Balancing Social Responsibility and Profitability Across Borders,” hosted by the Virginia Journal of International Law and the J.B. Moore Society of International Law.

February 25, 2019

A University of Virginia School of Law alumna has updated the “Green Book” for modern readers.

February 22, 2019

Laura Toulme, a second-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, was named editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review. The 29 second-year law students began their new roles on Feb. 14.

February 21, 2019

“The Future of Originalism: Conflicts and Controversies” will be held Feb. 28 at the University of Virginia School of Law and feature a re-examination of a landmark civil liberties case.

February 18, 2019

The 2019 American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Student Convention will be held Feb. 22-23 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 14, 2019

Students in the yearlong Human Rights Study Project at the University of Virginia School of Law trekked through Nepal in January.

February 14, 2019

Students in the Human Rights Study Project at the University of Virginia School of Law took part in a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Nepal in January 2019. They were joined by alumni for a trek to Mount Everest base camp. The trip was sponsored by philanthropist David C. Burke ’93.

February 13, 2019

The symposium “The Corporate Dilemma: Balancing Social Responsibility and Profitability Across Borders” will be held Feb. 19 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 12, 2019

Students, alumni and public interest lawyers explored how to make the legal system fairer through creative solutions at the third annual Shaping Justice conference Feb. 8-9 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 12, 2019

The deans of Virginia’s law schools describe their efforts to address law student wellness and mental health across the state for the first Law Student Wellness Summit. The panel featured Dean Sandra McGlothlin of the Appalachian School of Law; Dean Davison M. Douglas of William and Mary Law School; Associate Dean Victoria Huber of George Mason’s Antonin Scalia Law School; Dean Keith Faulkner of Liberty University School of Law; interim Dean Douglas Cook of Regent University School of Law; Dean Wendy Collins Perdue of University of Richmond School of Law; Dean Risa L. Goluboff of the University of Virginia School of Law; and Brant J. Hellwig of Washington and Lee University School of Law. The panel was moderated by Supreme Court of Virginia Justice William Mims. Mims was introduced by Judge Manuel Capsalis of the 19th Judicial District in Virginia.

February 11, 2019

More University of Virginia School of Law faculty have recently joined Twitter, contributing to the broader conversation on law scholarship online.

February 11, 2019

Larry Krasner, Philadelphia’s district attorney, discusses his efforts to address issues of mass incarceration. He encouraged law students to get involved in the progressive prosecutor movement. His speech was the keynote address of the 2019 Shaping Justice conference at UVA Law. Dean Risa Goluboff introduced Krasner.

February 8, 2019

The Admissions Office at the University of Virginia School of Law talks to diverse members of the UVA Law community about getting in and thriving in “Law Schooled,” a new podcast.

February 7, 2019

Alumni at the University of Virginia School of Law report on what they are doing five, 10, 15 and 25 years out of law school.

February 6, 2019

A group of 16 University of Virginia School of Law students recently traveled to Israel to learn more about how the nation’s laws shape its entrepreneurial culture.

February 6, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law seminar students traveled to Richmond to learn about the state’s constitutional and political history.

February 6, 2019

J. Travis Laster ’95, vice chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, discusses his experiences overseeing legal disputes in an age of increasing shareholder activism from mutual funds, hedge funds and corporate activists. The Delaware Court of Chancery is widely recognized as the pre-eminent forum for corporate legal disputes, because the majority of U.S. businesses are incorporated in the state. His speech was the keynote for the conference “A View From the Boardroom: Directors in an Era of Activism.”

February 5, 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law is presenting an exhibit of 100 images featuring black Law School life as part of a cross-Grounds exhibit, “Everyday People.”

February 4, 2019

The editors of UVA Law’s student-run journals introduced first-year students to their publications and described the journal tryout process. The panel included Victoria Granda and Campbell Haynes of the Virginia Law Review, Nick Styles of the Virginia Journal of International Law, MacLane Taggart of the Virginia Tax Review, Bonnie Cantwell of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal, Lindsay Fisher of the Journal of Law & Politics, Siarra Rogers of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law, Tyler Fredericks of the Virginia Journal of Law & Technology,  Jackie Malzone of the Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law Journal, Charles Condro of the Virginia Law & Business Review, and Sanders Wommack of the Virginia Journal of Criminal Law.

February 4, 2019

Students who took the Criminal Defense Clinic in the fall won five acquittals and six case dismissals on behalf of their clients.

February 1, 2019

Michele St Julien, a second-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, was named this year’s recipient of the Gregory H. Swanson Award.

January 30, 2019

Gloria Cordes Larson ’77, retired Bentley University president, explains why she credits millennials for her decision to pursue a college presidency.

January 29, 2019

Yale law professor Jack Balkin gives an overview of the impacts that social media technologies have had on democratic institutions. He explores some possible legal and societal responses to the challenges posed by social media, such as disinformation and widespread data collection. This speech was the keynote address at UVA Law’s conference: “Digital Democracy: The Threat and Promise of Technology for Democratic Institutions.”

January 29, 2019
January 28, 2019

Professor Douglas Laycock of the University of Virginia School of Law has been appointed a reporter for the American Law Institute’s restatement on torts.

January 25, 2019

Appellate litigator Cate Stetson '94 answers our last-page questions.

January 24, 2019

Tim Goodell ’84 is senior vice president and general counsel of Hess, a Fortune 100 corporation headquartered in New York. 

January 24, 2019

University of Virginia School of Law faculty listed here are available to speak to the media about the 2018-19 Supreme Court term.

January 23, 2019

At UVA Law’s 31st Sokol Colloquium, Notre Dame Law professor A.J. Bellia and UVA Law professors Paul Stephan and John Harrison discussed international law and the judiciary in a panel moderated by UVA Law professor Saikrishna Prakash. During the colloquium, scholars, jurists and practitioners discussed the American Law Institute’s “The Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.”

January 23, 2019

At UVA Law’s 31st Sokol Colloquium, University of Pennsylvania law professor Jean Galbraith, Northwestern law professor Jide Nzelibe and UVA Law professor George Rutherglen discussed the ambitions of the fourth restatement with moderator and UVA law professor Mila Versteeg. During the colloquium, scholars, jurists and practitioners discussed the American Law Institute’s “The Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.”

January 23, 2019

At UVA Law’s 31st Sokol Colloquium, Duke law professor Ralf Michaels, Indiana University law professor Austen Parrish, Fordham law professor Thomas Lee and UC Hastings law professor Chimène Keitner discussed limits on jurisdiction in international law with moderator and UVA law professor Anne Woolhandler. During the colloquium, scholars, jurists and practitioners discussed the American Law Institute’s “The Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.”

January 23, 2019

At UVA Law’s 31st Sokol Colloquium, Rutgers law professor Beth Stephens, Georgetown law professor David Stewart and University of Michigan law professor Kristina Daugirdas discussed sovereign immunity with moderator and United Kingdom Court of Appeals Lord Justice (ret.) Sir Jack Beatson. During the colloquium, scholars, jurists and practitioners discussed the American Law Institute’s “The Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.”

January 23, 2019

Three University of Virginia School of Law alumni — Michelle Harrison ’12, Chinh Q. Le ’00 and Julia Pierce ’98 — will be honored for their public service work at the third annual Shaping Justice conference Feb. 9.

January 23, 2019

At UVA Law’s 31st Sokol Colloquium, George Washington law professor Ed Swaine, UC Davis law professor Bill Dodge and Russian Association of International Law professor Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov discussed international law with moderator and UVA Law professor Pierre-Hugues Verdier. During the colloquium, scholars, jurists and practitioners discussed the American Law Institute’s “The Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.” 

January 22, 2019

See which alumni are clerking for judges during the 2018 term.

January 21, 2019

Before his cartoons with legal one-liners appeared in books and major newspapers, Michael Goodman ’80 entertained readers of the Virginia Law Weekly.

January 18, 2019

A conference at the University of Virginia School of Law on Feb. 1 will explore corporate governance in an era of activism.

January 17, 2019

A new survey finds 91 percent happiness among Class of 1990 graduates of the University of Virginia School of Law.

January 16, 2019

Kevin Cope, an expert in international law who develops new legal data for cutting-edge research, has joined the University of Virginia School of Law faculty as an associate professor of law.

January 15, 2019

Yuji Iwasawa S.J.D. ’97, recently elected to a seat on the International Court of Justice, the United Nations’ principal judicial body,emphasizes the importance of international law and, by extension, the institutions that uphold it.

January 11, 2019

A conference at the University of Virginia School of Law on Jan. 25 will examine how technology is threatening democratic institutions and what the law is doing about it.

January 11, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court granted cert in Quarles v. United States, a case filed by the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law.

January 10, 2019

The third annual Shaping Justice conference, aimed at inspiring students and lawyers to promote justice through public service, will take place Feb. 9-10 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

January 9, 2019

The Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law won a unanimous decision that may benefit Social Security claimants.

January 8, 2019

Financier-philanthropist David Rubenstein interviews recently retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy at the kickoff for the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy. The show “A Justice For All” originally aired on PBS.

January 8, 2019

Dean Risa Goluboff, Bruce Karsh ’80 and Martha Lubin Karsh ’81 introduce retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and interviewer David Rubenstein, a philanthropist and financier, at the inaugural event for the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy.

January 7, 2019

Co-authored for the first time by University of Virginia School of Law professor A. Benjamin Spencer, Volume 5A of Wright & Miller’s “Federal Practice and Procedure” has been published.

January 4, 2019

Alumni and students of the University of Virginia School of Law won an injunction on Wednesday to enforce adequate health care for female prisoners in Fluvanna.

January 3, 2019

A team led by University of Virginia School of Law alumni won an important victory in a groundbreaking lawsuit challenging Virginia’s license suspension policy. 

January 2, 2019

Being tapped to run an office for a large international law firm carries with it a significant downside: It pulls the new managing partner away from practicing law. James F. Williams ’88, the managing partner of Perkins Coie’s Seattle office, is determined to resist.

January 2, 2019

Not only are alumni spread across the energy sector, the network of graduates is strong within companies like Chevron, Longroad and Dominion.

December 21, 2018

UVA President Jim Ryan ’92 shares five tales of how he learned to be a better lawyer — and person.

December 20, 2018

Scholars, jurists and practitioners will explore the status and future of U.S. foreign relations law in light of a new restatement at the 31st Sokol Colloquium Jan. 11-12 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

December 20, 2018

A new art exhibit of Georgia O’Keeffe watercolors at the University of Virginia’s Fralin Museum of Art includes a painting of Minor Hall at the time it housed the Law School.

December 19, 2018

Two University of Virginia School of Law alumni were recently recognized by The Serpentine Society for their efforts on behalf of the LGBT community at UVA and beyond.

December 18, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law alumni share their riveting tales of how they navigated the Vietnam era, and how they dealt with the war’s lasting impact.

December 17, 2018

Four federal judges will be teaching classes during the January and spring terms at the University of Virginia School of Law.

December 14, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law alumnae Katie Barber ’15 and Megan Lacy ’10 are clerking at the U.S. Supreme Court for the 2018 term.

December 13, 2018

Two students of the Appellate Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law made sure a reduction in unfairly applied jail time was carried out for their client.

December 12, 2018

Professors John Duffy and Michael Livermore of the University of Virginia School of Law have been appointed to the Administrative Conference of the United States, a federal advisory agency.

December 10, 2018

As the student-run Virginia Law Weekly turns 70, alumni recall how the newspaper has chronicled life and news at the University of Virginia School of Law.

December 10, 2018

The snow's melting fast after a surprisingly heavy snowfall Sunday. See the scenes UVA Law students captured.

December 7, 2018
What does the future hold? Prepare to be astonished — or at least better informed — as the faculty bring you their latest predictions.
December 4, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law faculty share their holiday reading lists and favorite books they read in 2018.

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