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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

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 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 4, 2018

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

May 2, 2018

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

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 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

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 30, 2018

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

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 27, 2018

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

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

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

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 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 University of Virginia School of Law on Thursday as recipient of 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 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 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.

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 11, 2018

Professor George Yin, a University of Virginia School of Law tax professor, recently was surprised to learn he is related to the late Chinese statesman W.W. Yen, who was UVA’s first Chinese graduate.

April 10, 2018

James E. Ryan, a 1992 graduate and former professor of the University of Virginia School of Law, has been chosen as the next president of the University of Virginia. His term begins Oct. 1, 2018.

April 10, 2018

The 35th annual North Grounds Softball League Invitational culminated Sunday with a UVA team winning the regular division. The event raised $22,500 for charity.

April 9, 2018

The first set of studies from the University of Virginia School of Law’s Virginia Criminal Justice Policy Reform Project found discrepancies in alternative sentencing for low-risk offenders.

April 8, 2018
April 6, 2018

The Arthur J. Morris Law Library’s Charlottesville Statues Legal History Research Guide presents documents pertaining to the ongoing dispute over the city’s Confederate statues.

April 6, 2018

As the 10th-largest economy in the country and the fourth-most popular headquarters location for Fortune 500 companies, Atlanta is home to more than 500 alumni of the University of Virginia School of Law. We talked to alumni working about working in "The A" to gather their work experiences and tips for students and graduates on how to succeed there.

April 5, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law professor Anne Coughlin and a local man, Lester Jackson, are working together to start a conversation about race and policing in the classroom.

April 4, 2018

Yoram Dinstein, a scholar and professor emeritus at Tel Aviv University, is a specialist on international law and a prominent authority on the laws of war. He gave the keynote address at the Jus ad Bellum conference following an introduction by UVA Law Dean Risa Goluboff.

April 4, 2018

UVA Law professor John Norton Moore moderates a panel at the Jus ad Bellum conference that includes retired Maj. Gen. Charles Dunlap Jr. of Duke Law School, Mike A. Newton of Vanderbilt University School of Law, and Edwin Williamson, former legal adviser at the U.S. Department of State.

April 4, 2018

Professor Kenneth Anderson of the Washington College of Law at American University moderates a panel on the 2016 Obama administration report on the legal frameworks guiding the U.S. use of military force and related national security operations. The Jus ad Bellum conference panel includes professor Bobby Chesney of the University of Texas School of Law, UVA Law professor Ashley Deeks, and Rita Siemion, legal counsel at Human Rights First.

April 4, 2018

Professor Laura Donohue of Georgetown Law School and UVA Law professor Robert Turner speak at the Jus ad Bellum conference. UVA Law professor John Norton Moore offers concluding remarks.

April 4, 2018

UVA Law students and the Public Service Center share their best tips for acing your public service internship.

 
April 3, 2018

A team of University of Virginia School of Law students won top honors at the International and European Tax Moot Court competition in Belgium last week.

April 2, 2018

Legal challenges facing the "sharing economy" are the focus of a symposium to be held at the University of Virginia School of Law on April 6 in Caplin Pavilion.

April 2, 2018

Eight students in the Human Rights Study Project at the University of Virginia School of Law put the books aside and spent two weeks in Myanmar, also known as Burma, over winter break to study the country’s nascent government in person.

March 30, 2018

Professor A. E. Dick Howard in a Q&A discusses the Second Amendment and how it’s been interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court.

March 29, 2018

David L. Faigman, dean of the University of California Hastings College of Law; Penn State Law professor David H. Kaye; A.J. Kramer of the Federal Public Defender’s Office of District of Columbia; and UVA Law professor Barbara A. Spellman discuss "Bringing Statistics into the Courtroom." University of California, Ivine professor William C. Thompson moderates the panel as part of the conference Forensics, Statistics and Law.

March 29, 2018

Third-year University of Virginia School of Law students Jonathan Babcock and Keyawna Griffith helped secure bond for an undocumented immigrant facing deportation.

March 29, 2018

UVA Law professor Brandon Garrett, UVA professor Karen Kafadar, Susan M. Ballou of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Peter Neufeld, co-director of The Innocence Project, open the conference Forensics, Statistics and Law.

March 29, 2018

Iowa State University professor Alicia Carriquiry, Hari Iyer of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and UVA professor Karen Kafadar discuss "Statistics, Research and Forensics." M. Chris Fabricant of The Innocence Project moderates the panel as part of the conference Forensics, Statistics and Law.

March 29, 2018

U.S. Judge Jed S. Rakoff delivers the keynote address, "Judging Forensics." The speech was part of the conference Forensics, Statistics and Law.

March 29, 2018

Linda C. Jackson, director of the Virginia Department of Forensic Science; UVA professor Sharon Kelley of the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences; Peter Stout, president and CEO of the Houston Forensic Center; and Henry Swofford of the Defense Forensic Science Center discuss "Statistics in the Crime Lab." UVA Law professor Brandon Garrett moderates the panel as part of the conference Forensics, Statistics and Law.

March 28, 2018

To mark his appointment to the Warner-Booker Distinguished Professor of International Law chair, professor A. E. Dick Howard gives a lecture describing lessons he has drawn from his personal experiences in the realm of constitutional law. He recounts his role in the drafting and adoption of the Virginia Constitution, his time comparing notes with constitution-makers in post-communist Central and Eastern Europe, and his observations on marking the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.

March 27, 2018

The University of Virginia School of Law and Professor Brandon Garrett have collaborated on a new website on the decline of the death penalty in the United States since 1991.

March 26, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law students assisted a UVA Law alumna in the winning pro bono defense of DeAndre Harris.

March 23, 2018

Third-year University of Virginia School of Law student James Tomberlin’s note, “‘Don't Elect Me’: Sheriffs and the Need for Reform in County Law Enforcement,” published in the Virginia Law Review, calls for sheriffs’ offices to have greater accountability.

March 22, 2018

Professor Stephen Braga, director of clinical programs at UVA Law, describes the clinical education offerings at UVA Law. This session was part of UVA Law's admitted students open house.

March 22, 2018

Professor Anne Coughlin gave a lecture on the Supreme Court decision in Lawrence v. Texas for a mock constitutional and criminal law class. This lecture was part of UVA Law's admitted students open house.

 
March 22, 2018

Professor Daniel Ortiz talks about the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic with prospective law students. This session was part of UVA Law's admitted students open house.

March 22, 2018

Professor Michael Gilbert describes coursework relating to the laws underlying democratic processes. He provides a brief overview of topics within this field, including gerrymandering and election law. This session was part of UVA Law's admitted students open house.

March 22, 2018

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

March 20, 2018

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

March 19, 2018

The Center for the Study of Race and Law is marking 15 years of facilitating conversation at the University of Virginia School of Law.

March 16, 2018

The Public Interest Law Association sent 46 students to 11 locations in five states and Washington, D.C., this month for the Alternative Spring Break trip.

March 15, 2018

Dr. Marc D. Lewis, a neuroscientist who questions whether addiction is a disease in a scientific sense, gave the 17th P. Browning Hoffman Memorial Lecture in Law and Psychiatry. He argued that addiction is better understood as a learning process, drawing on case histories, including his own, to support his arguments. Dr. Nassima Ait-Daoud, director of the UVA Center for Addiction Research and Education, offered a response to Lewis's argument. UVA Law professor Richard J. Bonnie introduced the speakers.

March 15, 2018
Members of the UVA Law community share stories of how they found out they had been accepted to law school.

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