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June 12, 2018

A slideshow exhibits the best and most impactful stories of the 2017-18 academic year at the University of Virginia School of Law.

June 8, 2018

Shannon Ellis ’15 is helping to hold Virginia prisons accountable for inmates’ health and well-being as the University of Virginia School of Law’s 16th Powell Fellow in Legal Services.

June 7, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law professor Michael Livermore explores how new technologies can change federal agencies’ notice-and-comment process.

June 6, 2018

In the 1970s, black law students at the University of Virginia School of Law organized the Black American Law Students Association chapter — and pushed for the first black law professor at UVA.

June 6, 2018

Now-retired corporate counsel Alfonso Carney Jr. ’74 views his successful career and subsequent public service as stemming from debts of gratitude he owes — to friends, family members and mentors.

June 6, 2018

John Norton Moore, UVA Law professor and director of the Center for National Security Law, analyzes the complex nature of war. Moore’s talk was held as part of the 26th National Security Law Institute hosted by the Center for National Security Law.

June 5, 2018

Robert F. Kennedy, a 1951 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, was assassinated June 5, 1968 — 50 years ago today. In remembrance, we’re sharing words from some of his most inspiring speeches.

June 4, 2018

Camilo Sánchez will join the University of Virginia School of Law as an associate professor and director of the International Human Rights Clinic.

May 31, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Wednesday that University of Virginia School of Law professor Paul Mahoney has been appointed to its Investor Advisory Committee.

May 30, 2018

Incoming UVA President Jim Ryan ’92 has the Last Word in our spring 2018 issue of UVA Lawyer.

May 30, 2018

Dean Risa Goluboff offers remarks on the state of the Law School, reflects on the career of Professor Kent Sinclair, and honors the late Dean Richard Merrill at a Law Alumni Weekend event.

May 29, 2018

Blockchain, the technology underlying bitcoin transactions, could revolutionize financial markets and corporate law, says University of Virginia School of Law professor George Geis.

May 25, 2018

When Errol and Kim Phipps, Class of 1991, met as first-year law students, they had no idea then that they would one day become a family, much less the first multigenerational black family with both parents to have attended UVA Law.

May 23, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law graduate Ashley Finger ’18 recently served as rapporteur for the Salzburg Global Seminar.

May 23, 2018

The Virginia Court of Appeals on Tuesday officially exonerated Gary L. Bush, a client of the Innocence Project at UVA Law, who was wrongly convicted of two Virginia bank robberies.

May 23, 2018

We're sharing memories from the 2018 graduation ceremony at the University of Virginia School of Law. 

May 22, 2018

Cynthia C. Hogan '84, vice president for public policy for the Americas at Apple Inc., delivered the commencement speech after an introduction by Student Bar Association President Steven Glendon '18. Dean Risa Goluboff opened and closed the festivities. Hogan previously served as the National Football League’s executive vice president of public policy, and deputy assistant to President Barack Obama and counsel to Vice President Joe Biden.

May 22, 2018

Graduates who are veterans from the Class of 1968 discuss the impact of the Vietnam War. Speakers include Pat Vaughan, Ed Levin, Jack Hannon, Don Zachary, Stuart Johnson, Dave Scull, Bob Wright and moderator Weaver Gaines. 

May 21, 2018

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law narrowly lost Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis on Monday.

May 21, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a University of Virginia School of Law clinic case, Culbertson v. Berryhill, which involves federal statutes governing attorneys’ fees.

May 20, 2018
We share social media posts from graduation at the University of Virginia School of Law on May 20.
May 20, 2018

Cynthia Hogan '84, Apple Inc.'s vice president for public policy for the Americas, addressed the Class of 2018 at the University of Virginia School of Law on Sunday and made a pitch for public service.

May 18, 2018

Past UVA Law deans Thomas Jackson, Robert Scott, John C. Jeffries Jr. ’73 and Paul Mahoney join current Dean Risa Goluboff for a panel at Law Alumni Weekend. Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06 moderated the event.

May 17, 2018

Graduating student Nimrah Khan '18 speaks on being an inspiration to young women in her community.

May 16, 2018

UVA Law professor George Geis spoke about how blockchain technology — the technology underlying Bitcoin transactions — could shake up more traditional asset markets.

May 16, 2018

Nimrah Khan, who graduates from the University of Virginia School of Law on Sunday, used her time here not only to prove to herself what she was capable of, but to pave the way for others like her.

May 15, 2018

Ruling in favor of the State of New Jersey and against the NCAA, NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law that required states to ban gambling on the outcome of sporting events. States, if they so choose, can now legalize sports betting. How does the ruling figure to affect Virginians? UVA Today asked University of Virginia law professor Douglas Laycock.

May 15, 2018

Elaine Jones ’70 made social justice her life's work through the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

May 15, 2018

The Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law on May 3 argued a clean water and wetlands case on behalf of the Sierra Club.

May 14, 2018

Five students taking part in the Health Law Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law recovered or prevented the loss of a total of $267,000 for clients this year.

May 10, 2018

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

May 10, 2018

Lawyer Mauricio Guim, who graduates from the S.J.D program at the University of Virginia School of Law on May 20, said three mentors helped him achieve the goal of becoming a law professor at a top international school.

May 10, 2018

Mauricio Guim S.J.D ’18, who will join the law faculty of Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México after graduation, talks about his mentors at UVA Law.

May 10, 2018

Alumni Martha and Bruce Karsh announced Thursday they will donate $43.9 million to the University of Virginia School of Law. The gift is the largest in the Law School’s history.

May 10, 2018

Mauricio Guim S.J.D. '18, who will join the law faculty of Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México after graduation, explains his inspiration for becoming a lawyer.

 
May 9, 2018

Students in an outdoors club at the University of Virginia School of Law share images and their love for the great outdoors.

May 8, 2018

The University of Virginia School of Law’s grant program supporting summer public interest work is giving out more money to more students than ever before this year.

May 7, 2018

The University of Virginia School of Law is No. 2 in the number of lawyers from an organization arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court, and No. 6 in the number of cases argued this term.

May 7, 2018

Graduating student Maggie Birkel '18 talks about her experiences preparing for a career in public defense.

May 7, 2018

UVA Law Professor Dayna Matthew '87 delivers a lecture marking her appointment as William L. Matheson and Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished Professor of Law.

May 4, 2018

Maggie Birkel ’18 channeled her passion for criminal justice reform into work as a public defender.

May 2, 2018

In 1949 Gregory Hayes Swanson took his first step toward integrating the University of Virginia and becoming a civil rights hero with a radical act: applying to a graduate program.

May 2, 2018

Professor J. Gordon Hylton, a University of Virginia legal historian and award-winning instructor, died Wednesday at age 65.

May 1, 2018

When diplomat Ralph Bunche, the first black person to win the Nobel Peace Prize, insisted on a desegregated audience for his UVA Law talk, Robert F. “Bobby” Kennedy ’51 delivered.

April 30, 2018

Vice Dean and Professor of Law Leslie Kendrick '06 delivers the charge to the Class of 2018.

April 30, 2018

Graduating student Campbell Sode '18 talks about why he chose to come to UVA Law, and his experiences growing up with a cochlear implant.

April 30, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law student Campbell Sode was born deaf. But with sign language as a bridge, he was able to develop into an effective writer, researcher and legal advocate. 

April 27, 2018

Meet some of the prosecutors trained at the University of Virginia School of Law who seek justice for victims.

April 27, 2018

The directors of the Innocence Project Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law were on hand Wednesday for the release of their client Messiah Johnson, who was conditionally pardoned.

April 26, 2018

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy at the University of Virginia School of Law has been named ACS student chapter of the year.

April 25, 2018

What kind of stones build a strong foundation? Milestones. UVA Law celebrated a significant milestone last year by surpassing $500 million in endowment — the fifth-largest among all law schools, public or private.

April 25, 2018

As the new secretary of the Department of Homeland, Kirstjen Nielsen ’99 steps into one of the most important jobs in the federal government.

April 25, 2018

Despite the frenzy over “net neutrality,” it’s not entirely clear what’s at stake, according to Professor Thomas Nachbar.

April 25, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law professor Kenneth Abraham discusses how automated vehicles should reshape car insurance and American tort law.

April 25, 2018

Wilma Wallace ’89 discusses life as the new general counsel for REI, the consumer cooperative focused on outdoor sporting.

April 24, 2018

Professor Kent Sinclair, who retires this summer after 35 years at the University of Virginia School of Law, helped reform state judicial procedure and expand clinical opportunities for students.

April 23, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law students Philip Doerr and Trina Rizzo argued before Justice Samuel Alito Jr. earlier this month, winning the Irving R. Kaufman Securities Law Competition at Fordham University. Other UVA Law moot court competitors also took home prizes this year.

April 23, 2018

Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III '72 of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit discussed his book "All Falling Faiths: Reflections on the Promise and Failure of the 1960s" with Dean Risa Goluboff. In the book, Wilkinson shares what life was like in the 1960s, and describes the influence that decade has today. He asks his own generation to recognize its youthful mistakes and pleads with future generations not to repeat them.

April 23, 2018

Jason Dugas '01, assistant dean for academic services and registrar, goes through the process of taking flex exams at the Law School. 

April 20, 2018

Joe Charlet, a member of the Class of 2018 at the University of Virginia School of Law, has thought a lot leading up to graduation about how others like him who were orphaned, or gay or black, may not have had similar opportunities.

April 20, 2018

Joe Charlet, a member of the Class of 2018, has thought a lot leading up to graduation about how others like him who were orphaned, or gay or black, may not have had similar opportunities.

April 20, 2018

Professors Ruth Mason, Michael Knoll of University of Pennsylvania Law School and Charlie Trost of Belmont College of Law discuss South Dakota v. Wayfair, a Supreme Court case tackling e-commerce taxes. 

April 18, 2018

Dean Risa Goluboff of the University of Virginia School of Law has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

April 18, 2018

Guest speaker Lester Jackson, a UVA employee, spoke to UVA Law professor Anne Coughlin's criminal investigation class about perceptions of the police in the African-American community.

April 17, 2018

Florian Knerr of Germany, a 2014 LL.M. graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk for the International Court of Justice this upcoming year.

April 16, 2018

George Carotenuto ’18 and Megan Keenan ’18 have been named recipients of the University of Virginia School of Law’s 2018 Rosenbloom Award in recognition of their support of other students.

April 13, 2018

Judge Frank H. Easterbrook, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, spoke at the Law School about his research into recent U.S. Supreme Court cases involving business litigation. He argued that the Supreme Court may not always exhibit the conservative or pro-business slant that many commentators expect it to. Easterbrook gave this talk on the occasion of receiving the 2018 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law.

April 13, 2018

Judge Frank H. Easterbrook of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit spoke at the University of Virginia School of Law on Thursday as recipient of the 2018 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law.

April 12, 2018

Third-year UVA Law students Shanthi Rajagopalan and Josh Myers discuss the benefits of the clinic for students.

April 12, 2018

Lisa Lorish, an instructor with the Criminal Defense Clinic at UVA Law, and third-year students Jeremy Bennie and Angela Garcia, Class of 2018, discuss the benefits of the clinic for students.

April 12, 2018

Professor Maureen "Molly" Brady opens her doors to a lecture from her Property class in the Spring 2018 semester. 

April 12, 2018

Students in the Prosecution and Criminal Defense clinics at the University of Virginia School of Law pursue justice from both sides of the law.

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