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Talking out his legal education proved to be a winning formula for Daniel Richardson, who earned the highest GPA in the Class of 2018 at the University of Virginia School of Law.
Jim Donovan, a Goldman Sachs managing director and Law School adjunct professor, shares his six tips for successful client relationships. Donovan is responsible for advising many of the largest corporate and individual clients of Goldman Sachs.
The University of Virginia School of Law is now accepting GRE and GMAT test scores from applicants as part of the J.D. admissions process.
University of Virginia School of Law professors collaborated on a recent book that’s helping to redefine international law through new comparative study.
Virginia Del. Danica Roem, the first openly transgender elected state lawmaker in the United States, encouraged audience members to find their voice and run for office, and spoke about her experiences as an elected official working to address local issues. The talk capped the Ele(Q)t Project for LGBTQ Leadership symposium, which focused on motivating and training young LGBTQ leaders to run for political office.
University of Virginia School of Law students William Hall ’19 and Nicholas Allen ’20 were honored for having the highest GPA after four semesters and the highest GPA at the end of the first year, respectively.
A $50,000 matching-fund challenge to prospective donors was one of the highlights of a Tuesday fundraiser for the Virginia Innocence Project Pro Bono Clinic.
Scholars gathered in Charlottesville last week to explore the history of racism, current racial division and how to combat it after the events of Aug. 11-12, 2017, during a University of Virginia School of Law conference.
Ted Shaw, the fifth director-counsel and president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc., reflects on what's next after the events of Aug. 11-12, 2017 in Charlottesville. Shaw is the Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and director of the Center for Civil Rights at the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill. The event was part of the "One Year After Charlottesville" conference Sept. 28 at the Law School.
A record 38 University of Virginia School of Law alumni are clerking at federal appellate courts for the 2018 term.
Pulitzer Prize winner James Forman Jr. delivers the keynote address at the conference "One Year After Charlottesville: Replacing the Resurgence of Racism With Reconciliation." Following his talk, Forman participated in a Q&A with University of Virginia President Jim Ryan ’92. UVA Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas C. Katsouleas introduces Forman.
Four alumni talk about their current and former roles leading their states' legal offices. Panelists include Douglas Gansler ’89, former attorney general of Maryland and president of the National Association of Attorneys General; Herbert Slatery (College ’74), attorney general of Tennessee; Karl Racine ’89, attorney general for the District of Columbia; and Professor Toby Heytens ’00, solicitor general of Virginia. Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06 introduces the panel.
The Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court defending Virginia’s ban on uranium mining.
Professors A. E. Dick Howard, Anne Coughlin, Daniel Ortiz and Micah Schwartzman discuss key cases from the 2017 U.S. Supreme Court term, and look ahead to the coming year.
Leaders in criminal defense and a panel of several of Virginia’s wrongfully convicted men and women will participate in a Virginia Innocence Project Pro Bono Clinic fundraiser Tuesday at the University of Virginia School of Law.
The directors of the Innocence Project at the University of Virginia School of Law welcomed back to freedom their paroled client, Darnell Phillips, on Tuesday.
Virginia Del. Danica Roem, the first openly transgender elected state lawmaker in the United States, will speak Oct. 3 at the University of Virginia School of Law.
Plaintiffs financially betting for or against companies they are suing sounds like insider trading. It isn’t, says University of Virginia School of Law professor Albert Choi, but the practice raises a host of legal and ethical concerns that Choi explores in a new paper.
Several University of Virginia alumni will discuss their current and former roles as their states’ top attorney at the Law School on Wednesday.
Eduardo Carvalho LL.M. ’19 brings a wealth of experience to share as he interacts with his classmates and professors as part of the Graduate Studies Program at the University of Virginia School of Law.
Professor Paul B. Stephan of the University of Virginia School of Law won the Traynor award for scholarship by a senior faculty member Monday.
Professor Deborah Hellman of the University of Virginia School of Law has won the 2019 Fred Berger Memorial Prize.
As part of Professor Mila Versteeg’s research for a book on how nations enforce constitutional rights, two University of Virginia School of Law students traveled with her to Colombia to study how courts handle health care claims.
Barbara Perry, the Miller Center's Supreme Court expert, explores the nomination process in conversation with UVA Law professors Saikrishna Prakash (also a Miller Center faculty senior fellow) and Micah Schwartzman. They discuss the makeup of the new court, including President Donald Trump’s nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, as well as the upcoming cases that will shape our civic life for years to come.
Clint Broden ’90 was named a Texas lawyer of the year this summer for his part in unraveling some of the truth in a 2015 biker shootout.
Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit speaks at UVA Law about the importance of state constitutions in constitutional jurisprudence. He argues that lawyers miss many opportunities to use state constitutions to their advantage, instead limiting themselves to arguments based on the U.S. Constitution. Dean Risa Goluboff introduces Sutton at the event, a discussion of Sutton’s book, “51 Imperfect Solutions: States and the Making of American Constitutional Law,” hosted by the Virginia Law Review and the Journal of Law & Politics.
Nine University of Virginia School of Law alumni were named among Law360’s Rising Stars of 2018 for their legal accomplishments in the past year.
Meet some of the inaugural Karsh-Dillard Scholars, recipients of full-tuition scholarships at the University of Virginia School of Law.
Images from rare law books — titles chosen by Thomas Jefferson himself — will be on display starting Friday at the Arthur J. Morris Law Library.
The new Karsh Center for Law and Democracy at the University of Virginia School of Law promises to serve as an institution that promotes and studies core facets of a democratic society. Professor Micah Schwartzman explains his goals as director.
University of Virginia School of Law professor Paul Stephan ’77 will see six years of work as a coordinating reporter for the American Law Institute come to fruition in September, when the fourth restatement of foreign relations law is published.
University of Virginia School of Law third-year students Kendall Burchard, Aparna Datta, Amanda Lineberry and Jianne McDonald have been named this year’s Ritter Scholars.
UVA Law professor A. Benjamin Spencer reviews the basic work that goes into laying out a legal case. This event was part of orientation for the Class of 2021.
UVA Law Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06 provides an overview of the American legal system to first-year students. This event was part of orientation for the Class of 2021.
A University of Virginia School of Law Professor and his team has achieved a settlement with the state to provide potentially life-saving treatments to an inmate.
Cordel Faulk ’01, assistant dean for admissions at UVA Law, welcomes the Class of 2021 during orientation.
Professors Tom Nachbar and George Cohen give an overview of what to expect in the law school classroom for first-year law students. This event was part of orientation for the Class of 2021.
Timothy J. Heaphy, a UVA Law alumnus, has been appointed university counsel at the University of Virginia, effective Sept 1. He is currently a partner with Hunton Andrews Kurth and a former U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia. As University counsel, Heaphy will lead UVA’s Office of University Counsel, which is responsible for representing the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia in all legal and regulatory matters.
Stats and five students’ stories paint a picture of the University of Virginia School of Law Class of 2021.
Professors Rachel Harmon, Alex M. Johnson Jr., Aditya Bamzai, Barbara Armacost ’89 and Joe Fore ’11 give incoming law students an overview of the 1L curriculum at UVA Law.
David Hyman ’93, general counsel of Netflix, delivered the annual orientation address to members of the Class of 2021.
First-year orientation began Monday at the University of Virginia School of Law with Netflix General Counsel David Hyman ’93 addressing students as guest speaker.
About 70 new students at the University of Virginia School of Law participated Sunday in the 10th annual public service day.
UVA Law students share their best advice with 1Ls for tackling the first day of classes and the start of their law school careers.
David Hyman ’93, counsel at Netflix, will address the Class of 2021 on Monday. In anticipation, he answered a few questions about his role in the company’s meteoric rise.
On the one-year anniversary of the white supremacist attacks on Grounds, UVA President James E. Ryan ’92 urged the University to live up to its highest ideals.
The Virginia Law Weekly at the University of Virginia School of Law won the American Bar Association Student Division’s 2018 Law School Newspaper Award on Aug. 4.
Professor Aditya Bamzai of the University of Virginia School of Law will serve on the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, an independent, bipartisan agency within the executive branch that advises senior officials.
Scholars will examine racism in the United States during a University of Virginia School of Law conference Sept. 27-28.
Mary Elizabeth Magill, a 1995 alumna and former faculty member of the University of Virginia School of Law, will serve as UVA’s next executive vice president and provost, President Jim Ryan ’92 announced Friday.
James E. Ryan '92 today begins his term as the ninth president of the University of Virginia.
Professor Michael Gilbert of the University of Virginia School of Law reviews the downside of disclosure in a new paper.
University of Virginia School of Law student Brooke Swann ’20 used her Monroe Leigh Fellowship in International Law grant to work at the Southern Africa Litigation Centre in Johannesburg.
Students at the University of Virginia School of Law with a passion for fighting injustice will be able to do so through the new Civil Rights Clinic.
Ted Small ’92 started a student group at the University of Virginia School of Law in 1989 to bridge racial divides.
The 17th annual Human Rights Study Project of the University of Virginia School of Law will travel to Nepal in January.
William Charron ’98, a University of Virginia School of Law alumnus, explains how he came to found the Court of Arbitration for Art in Europe.
The Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law helped Nevada pass recent regulation easing renewable energy development on former mine lands, bringing together conservationist and mining groups.
For a record 13th year in a row, more than half of University of Virginia School of Law alumni made a gift to the school.
The Law School Foundation finished its 2017-18 annual giving campaign June 30 with a 51.4 percent alumni participation rate. A total of 8,926 alumni gave.
Michele Bratcher Goodwin, a biotechnology and health policy expert, and Kimberly J. Robinson, an expert in education law, will serve as visiting professors at the University of Virginia School of Law this fall.
If you’re halfway through your summer without reading a great book, check out these suggestions by faculty and alumni at the University of Virginia School of Law.
Linda Gordon Howard ’73, the first black student and the first female student to become the law school’s student council president, talks to Jianne McDonald ’19 about her career.
A pair of recent University of Virginia School of Law students won freedom last week for their client, a Tennessee man who was over-sentenced on his burglary convictions.
The faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law is on the vanguard of scholarly thought regarding First Amendment issues, leading philosophical debate and, quite often, influencing the decisions of the courts.
University of Virginia School of Law professors John Harrison and A. E. Dick Howard offer thoughts on Justice Anthony Kennedy’s legacy and what’s next for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Three University of Virginia School of Law professors were cited in Ortiz v. U.S., including Professor Aditya Bamzai, who presented oral argument as an independent amicus and was mentioned 31 times in the decision.
Several University of Virginia School of Law professors reacted to one of the U.S. Supreme Court’s most awaited decisions this term, on the Muslim travel ban cases.
Professor Ruth Mason answers questions about South Dakota v. Wayfair, a U.S. Supreme Court case tackling states’ authority to implement taxes on online sales.
If there is a financial crime making headlines in New York City, there is a good chance that Peirce Moser ’99, a prosecutor with the New York County District Attorney’s Office, is on the case
Yuji Iwasawa of Japan, a 1997 S.J.D. graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, was elected to a judgeship on the International Court of Justice.
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.
The John W. Glynn, Jr. Law & Business Program at the University of Virginia School of Law builds a bridge between law school and the real challenges encountered in business law practice. The program integrates business and legal analysis into the law school classroom, to prepare students to serve their future clients from day one.
The Entrepreneurial Law Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law combines instruction with firsthand experiences advising entrepreneurs who are starting new companies.
Professor Dayna Bowen Matthew of the University of Virginia School of Law has been chosen for the Disparities Leadership Program to develop solutions to combat racial disparities in readmission and mortality rates.
Mark P. Nevitt, a Sharswood Fellow and lecturer in law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, discusses climate change and how it relates to national security. Nevitt, a former tactical jet aviator and attorney in the U.S. Navy, delivered his talk as part of the 26th National Security Law Institute hosted by the Center for National Security Law.
Jennifer Cafarella, lead intelligence planner at the Institute for the Study of War, speaks on the ongoing struggle in Syria. Cafarella’s talk was held as part of the 26th National Security Law Institute hosted by the Center for National Security Law.
Six faculty members were promoted at the University of Virginia School of Law.
Respect for people and process are the judicial philosophy of Judges Raymond Jackson ’73 and Gwendolyn Jackson ’72, who met and earned their law degrees at the University of Virginia School of Law.
Dean Cheng, senior research fellow at the Asian Studies Center, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, discusses China’s use of lawfare. Cheng’s talk was held as part of the 26th National Security Law Institute hosted by the Center for National Security Law.
Paul Rosenzweig, a cybersecurity expert, speaks on law and warfare in the cyber domain. Rosenzweig teaches cybersecurity at the George Washington University School of Law and is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute. This presentation was given as part of the 26th National Security Law Institute hosted by the Center for National Security Law.
University of Virginia School of Law public service fellowships are funding students’ and graduates’ work worldwide.