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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.
Not only are alumni spread across the energy sector, the network of graduates is strong within companies like Chevron, Longroad and Dominion.
UVA President Jim Ryan ’92 shares five tales of how he learned to be a better lawyer — and person.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Four federal judges will be teaching classes during the January and spring terms at the University of Virginia School of Law.
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.
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.
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.
The snow's melting fast after a surprisingly heavy snowfall Sunday. See the scenes UVA Law students captured.
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.
University of Virginia School of Law faculty share their holiday reading lists and favorite books they read in 2018.
Daniel Rosenbloom ’54, a former Law School Foundation trustee and Investment Committee chairman at the University of Virginia School of Law, died Thursday.
The University of Virginia School of Law shined in 2018. These stories best exemplify the Law School’s scholarship, leadership and service from the past year.
UVA Law professor Kimberly Kessler Ferzan discusses some of the philosophical problems she explores in her new book “Reflections on Crime and Culpability: Problems and Puzzles.”
University of Virginia School of Law professor Richard Schragger’s paper “The Attack on American Cities” has been named one of the best environmental law articles of the 2017-18 academic year.
Professor Kimberly Kessler Ferzan, a legal philosopher at the University of Virginia School of Law, has co-authored a new book that explores problems and puzzles in criminal law.
University of Virginia School of Law professor A. E. Dick Howard '61, an architect of Virginia's constitution, is among a coalition proposing an amendment to take political mapmaking away from politicians and turn it over to a nonpartisan redistricting commission.
Douglas D. Drysdale ’53, a founding member of Caplin & Drysdale and a former University of Virginia School of Law lecturer, died Tuesday.
Angela Ciolfi, a champion for the rights of the indigent and a lecturer and 2003 alumna of the University of Virginia School of Law, has been named executive director of the Legal Aid Justice Center.
Linda G. Howard, vice president for legal at Landmark Worldwide, will serve as commencement speaker May 19 at the University of Virginia School of Law. She is a 1973 alumna of the Law School.
Students, faculty and staff at the University of Virginia School of Law share their favorite family traditions for the holiday.
A recent fall day at the University of Virginia School of Law offered glimpses of why the school is consistently rated highly for quality of life and best professors.
The International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law joined an amicus brief arguing that the pardoning of a former Peruvian president should be invalidated.
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy said Friday at a special event held at the University of Virginia School of Law that he has no regrets for retiring from the court when he did — and that despite recent contentiousness related to confirming new justices, the court and its time-honored processes still work.
The University of Virginia School of Law ranks in the top 10 of The Princeton Review’s five most competitive categories for 2019, including No. 1 in Best Quality of Life and Best Professors.
Nick Zabriskie, public policy manager at Uber, and Tim Tobin, partner at Hogan Lovells, discussed some of the major legal implications facing the deployment of autonomous vehicles, such as regulatory issues, implications for tort liability and potential effects on urban planning. This talk was hosted by the Law, Innovation, Security and Technology Society at UVA Law.
UVA Law professors Frederick Schauer and Saikrishna Prakash discuss the roles the U.S. Supreme Court and constitutional law play in American political discourse.
Professor Molly Brady of the University of Virginia School of Law has been named co-winner of the 2019 Scholarly Papers Competition sponsored by the Association of American Law Schools.
John Monahan, the John S. Shannon Distinguished Professor of Law, presents the results of his recent study exploring the career and life experiences of UVA Law’s Class of 1987. Monahan delivered the talk during the fall 2018 UVA Law Board and Council luncheon.
Professor Cynthia Nicoletti of the University of Virginia School of Law has won the Cromwell Book Prize for her work “Secession on Trial: The Treason Prosecution of Jefferson Davis.”
Third-year UVA Law students Katharine Collins and Christopher Macomber faced off against Kendall Burchard and Scott Harman-Heath in the final round of UVA Law’s 90th annual William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition. U.S. Appeals Court Judges Albert Diaz of the Fourth Circuit and Karen Nelson Moore of the Sixth Circuit, along with Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06, decided the competition’s winners (Collins and Macomber).
Third-year students Katharine Collins and Christopher Macomber won the 90th William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition at the University of Virginia School of Law.
J. Peter Byrne ’79, faculty director of the Climate Resource Center at Georgetown University Law Center, provides an overview of the past and future prospects of the historic preservation movement. This speech was the keynote address at a Virginia Environmental Law Journal symposium focusing on historic preservation.
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will be interviewed by financier-philanthropist David Rubenstein at a Nov. 16 event launching the new Karsh Center for Law and Democracy at the University of Virginia School of Law.
Professors Thomas Nachbar, George Cohen and Anne Coughlin advise first-year students on best strategies for taking law school exams.
University of Virginia School of Law students competed in the annual MetaCTF cybersecurity competition for the first time and helped one team win first place in the policy component.
Professor Michael Gilbert of the University of Virginia School of Law discusses legal questions surrounding voting laws.
Archi Pyati, chief of policy for the Tahirih Justice Center in Washington, D.C., and Sabrina Talukder ’14, staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society of New York City, discussed the history of domestic violence asylum in the United States and the ways in which their organizations are addressing new hurdles in asylum law.
The U.S. Supreme Court cited professors at the University of Virginia School of Law more than any other school’s faculty in the past two terms, according to a new study of academic journal citations.
Lindsay Gorman and Jennifer Kelso are this year’s recipients of the Virginia Public Service Scholarship, a full-tuition award given to University of Virginia School of Law students who are pursuing public service careers.
The Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law will present oral argument on Nov. 7 in a case that may ultimately help more people receive their Social Security benefits.
An upcoming Virginia Environmental Law Journal symposium at the University of Virginia School of Law on Nov. 2 will focus on the complex legal issues facing historic preservation.
Professor Douglas Laycock of the University of Virginia School of Law has completed the final three volumes of “Religious Liberty,” a collection of his writings over a four-decade career.
Betty Snow, who has worked in copy services at the University of Virginia for 46 years, retires from the Law School on Friday.
Solicitors general from around the region spoke at the Law School about their paths to government office. The event featured Toby Heytens, UVA Law professor and solicitor general of Virginia; Loren AliKhan, solicitor general of Washington, D.C., under Attorney General Karl Racine ’89; and Ryan Park, deputy solicitor general of North Carolina.
When Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe founded the University, they understood that the new nation needed to educate citizen-leaders for the experiment in self-government to succeed. That founding ambition is as relevant today as it was then.
Jim Ryan was officially sworn in as UVA’s ninth president Friday on a beautiful fall afternoon on the Lawn. The new president used his inaugural address to deliver a bold, hopeful vision for the future, including a firm promise for low- and middle-income Virginians.
University of Virginia School of Law alumnus Daniel Richardson ’18, former editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review and the 2018 graduate with the highest GPA, offers advice to law students about preparing for upcoming mid-terms and finals.
Daniel Richardson ’18, former editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review and the 2018 graduate with the highest GPA, provides law students with advice about preparing for upcoming mid-terms and finals.
Three University of Virginia School of Law faculty panels will discuss topics surrounding the future of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court of Virginia ruled in favor of a plaintiff represented in oral argument by Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick of the University of Virginia School of Law, in a landmark ruling over state tort law and corporate negligence.
University of Virginia School of Law students are serving as externs and earning academic credit while working in the public sector under the supervision of a lawyer.
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.
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.
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.
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.