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May 22, 2020

Andy Kriha ’20 is this year’s University of Virginia School of Law recipient of the Clinical Legal Education Association’s Outstanding Clinical Student Award.

May 21, 2020

Harvard Law School fellow Thomas Frampton, an expert in criminal law and constitutional procedure, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty this summer.

May 20, 2020

Scores of University of Virginia School of Law students and recent graduates will take advantage of public service fellowships and other opportunities, including the inaugural Justice John Paul Stevens Fellows.

May 19, 2020

Harvard Law School professor Richard Lazarus discusses how environmentalists made history with the U.S. Supreme Court case Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency.

May 19, 2020

Dedicated lawyers made the difference in an important U.S. Supreme Court case that shaped climate history, Harvard law professor Richard Lazarus says on “Common Law,” a University of Virginia School of Law podcast.

May 18, 2020

Professor A. Benjamin Spencer of the University of Virginia School of Law will be the next dean of William & Mary Law School.

May 15, 2020

Graduating student Sara Phipps is fulfilling a legacy as a member of the first multigenerational black family with both parents to have attended the University of Virginia School of Law.

May 14, 2020

Read about the University of Virginia School of Law Class of 2020 virtual celebration and standout students.

May 14, 2020

Law School researchers found last year that, from the years 2000-2019, about a third of elected presidents worldwide attempted to stay in office beyond the limits of their terms.

May 13, 2020

The University of Virginia School of Law’s grant program supporting summer public interest work is giving a record $710,351 to 168 students.

May 12, 2020

Going from a small town to a big city prosecutor’s office wasn’t an easy path for graduating University of Virginia School of Law student Brooke Swann.

May 11, 2020

Professor Michael Gilbert says his study reveals the impact of voter ID laws.

May 8, 2020

Justin Aimonetti J.D.-M.A. ’20 and Christian Talley ’20, students at the University of Virginia School of Law, won the annual White River Environmental Law Writing Competition.

May 7, 2020

Second-year students Jess Feinberg, Katharine Janes and Jen Kelso of the University of Virginia School of Law will promote legal rights this summer as Katherine and David deWilde ’67 Public Interest Summer Fellows.

May 6, 2020

Students in a University of Virginia School of Law clinic have helped shape new U.N. guidance on the relationship between advances in science and human rights.

May 5, 2020

Manal Cheema, a graduating University of Virginia School of Law student, will take her expertise in national security law with her into the military as an officer in the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

May 4, 2020

The Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law has joined an effort to protect a historic African American schoolhouse.

May 1, 2020

John Ghazoul ’21, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses his Syrian heritage and involvement with the Middle Eastern and North African Law Student Association.

April 30, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law professor Saikrishna Prakash discusses his new book on how the presidency’s authority has grown and how Congress might check the executive.

April 30, 2020

The U.S. president’s authority has grown so expansive that it’s time for Congress to rein it in, Professor Saikrishna B. Prakash argues on the latest “Common Law,” a University Virginia School of Law podcast.

April 29, 2020

You know that whole “marketplace of ideas” concept that says if you hear all arguments the best will win out? Well, it's a bunch of hooey.

April 28, 2020

The University of Virginia School of Law won its third consecutive victory in the International and European Tax Moot Court last week.

April 27, 2020

Blind athlete Matt Simpson, poised to graduate from the University of Virginia School of Law, is a study in handling life’s challenges with grace.

April 24, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law student Kevin Jackson ’20 will help support immigrant children in Georgia’s foster care system as the 19th Powell Fellow in Legal Services.

April 23, 2020

UVA photographer Sanjay Suchak documented just how empty the University of Virginia School of Law was after classes moved online.

April 23, 2020

In his new book, Professor Saikrishna Prakash of the University of Virginia School of Law explains why the executive branch’s power has swelled in recent decades, why he thinks that is a problem and how Congress might respond to defend its authority.

April 21, 2020

As states struggle with significant budget shortfalls nationwide due to the coronavirus pandemic, a coalition of tax scholars has come together to form Project SAFE, which will provide policy recommendations to help ease the crisis.

April 21, 2020

Jasmine Lee ’20, who served as president of the Student Bar Association, has served as an ambassador for the University of Virginia School of Law in multiple ways during her three years here.

April 20, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law students are helping the Pentagon tackle emerging national security challenges in a new UVA multidisciplinary course.

April 17, 2020

As the world battles the novel coronavirus, University of Virginia history professor Christian McMillen discusses what lessons we can learn — and improve upon — from past pandemics.

April 17, 2020

Nellie Black ’20, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses how she took what she learned with the Prosecution Clinic into the courtroom.

April 17, 2020

Professor Joe Fore ’11 of the University of Virginia School of Law has been elected a board member of the Legal Writing Institute.

April 16, 2020

The U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic matches much of what happened in past battles with virulent diseases, University of Virginia history professor Christian W. McMillen explains on “Common Law,” a UVA Law School podcast.

April 16, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law alumnus Glenn Carrington ’80 shares his secrets for success in the boardroom as Norfolk State University School of Business dean.

April 15, 2020

Rather than prioritizing resources based only on who might live or benefit most, hospitals should give people with disabilities additional consideration, Professor Deborah Hellman of the University of Virginia School of Law argues in a new co-authored paper.

April 14, 2020

Virginia’s wrongly convicted now stand a better chance of being declared innocent thanks to the policy efforts of the Innocence Project at the University of Virginia School of Law.

April 13, 2020

The University of Virginia School of Law is leading a University effort to provide information to contract employees seeking unemployment benefits in the wake of the novel coronavirus.

April 10, 2020

Professor Michael Gilbert of the University of Virginia School of Law has earned an All-University Teaching Award.

April 10, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law alumnus Avi Garbow 92, former general counsel of the Environmental Protection Agency, explains his new role as Patagonia’s first environmental advocate.

April 9, 2020

The spring issue of UVA Lawyer profiles Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear ’03 and the closely watched gubernatorial contest that launched him into the national spotlight. 

April 8, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law professor Darryl Brown ’90 will conduct research at the University of Cambridge as a Thomas Jefferson Visiting Fellow in spring 2021.

April 7, 2020

Despite troubling times, we’re not quite where we were during the 2008 financial crisis, according to a University of Virginia School of Law professor Paul Mahoney.

April 7, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law psychologist Kate Gibson offers advice for students coping with social distancing and virtual learning.

April 6, 2020

A decade after the birth of the Program in Law and Public Service at the University of Virginia School of Law, three alums who were there in the beginning share their career stories.

April 6, 2020

Cathy Hwang, an expert in business law whose work merges theory with real-world practice, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty in the fall.

April 3, 2020

By now you’ve probably used Zoom — the virtual meeting tool utilized for online classes and meetings at the University of Virginia — but there may be some advanced tricks you’re still curious about.

April 3, 2020

Jehanne McCullough ’21, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses how internships nurtured her interest in political advocacy and the law.

April 2, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is the 2020 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law. 

April 1, 2020

UVA Law professor Pierre Verdier discusses his forthcoming book "Global Banks on Trial: U.S. Prosecutions and the Remaking of International Finance." He argues that the effectiveness of prosecutions of international banks should not be judged solely based on financial penalties and convictions of high-level executives. According to Verdier, effective prosecutions of these banks can also force compliance with American law and sanctions in furtherance of U.S. foreign policy.

April 1, 2020

A new book by University of Virginia School of Law professor Pierre-Hugues Verdier shows how the United States made foreign banks pay following the 2008 financial crisis.

March 31, 2020

Why did colonists wear Native American costumes at the Boston Tea Party? Professor Farah Peterson investigates the history of mob protests for economic rights on the path to America’s unwritten constitution.

March 31, 2020

When she investigated why colonists dressed as Native Americans at the Boston Tea Party, “Common Law” guest Professor Farah Peterson found an untold story about an unwritten American constitution.

March 30, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law students volunteered over 2,050 hours of pro bono service during Alternative Spring Break.

March 27, 2020

Third-year student Jasmine Lee is this year’s recipient 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.

March 26, 2020

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

March 26, 2020

With this year’s live performance of the Libel Show at the University of Virginia School of Law canceled due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, we’re sharing 10 classic skits and musical numbers from the past.

March 25, 2020

In the span of eight days, the novel coronavirus has changed almost everything about how the University of Virginia School of Law operates.

March 25, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law professors Mila Versteeg and Kevin Cope are part of a team who looked at Americans’ tolerance for waiving their rights during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

March 24, 2020

Frustrated cities could soon be closer to having more control over their destinies, according to University of Virginia School of Law professor Richard Schragger, who is working on a new home-rule project. 

March 20, 2020

Mihir Khetarpal ’21, a student at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses his interest in moot court and his work with the Virginia Law Review.

March 19, 2020

The Federalist Society at the University of Virginia School of Law was named winner of the James Madison Award for national chapter of the year for the first time.

March 18, 2020

The federal government, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, should provide more leadership over the country’s response to contagions such as the novel coronavirus pandemic, a University of Virginia School of Law student argues in a new paper.

March 17, 2020

Campaign Legal Center founder and President Trevor Potter ’82 delivered the keynote address at the 2020 Ele(Q)t Project for LGBTQ+ Leadership symposium. He reflected on his experiences as a gay man in the Republican Party, as chairman of the Federal Election Commission and as general counsel to John McCain’s 2000 and 2008 presidential campaigns. He also spoke about rising inequality in campaign finance.

March 17, 2020

The Black Law Students Association at the University of Virginia School of Law has won national chapter of the year honors for the sixth time since 2002.

March 16, 2020

Students at the University of Virginia School of Law are entering a new world of online learning Thursday. These quick tips will help them get them started.

March 13, 2020

The University of Virginia School of Law is adapting to a rapidly evolving situation in the wake of the national coronavirus outbreak.

March 12, 2020

A memo that environmental law scholar Jonathan Z. Cannon wrote as general counsel at the EPA undergirds the Supreme Court decision Massachusetts v. EPA.

March 11, 2020

Donald Baker, co-founder of the law firm Baker & Miller and former head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, delivered the keynote address for the 2020 Virginia Journal of International Law symposium, “Antitrust in the Global Economy.” Baker discussed how various countries’ antitrust agencies have responded to the increased stresses of the digital age.

March 11, 2020

Four students recently represented the University of Virginia School of Law at the Salzburg Cutler Law Fellows Program in Washington, D.C.

March 10, 2020

John Merchant ’58, the first black graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, who opened doors for minority golfers, died Thursday. 

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