Upcoming Events

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Monday, January 30, 2023

1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Setting Up for Success

Join Student Affairs for a session about planning for the spring and beyond.

Contact: Megan Durkee
Sponsor: Student Affairs
WB126
4:00 PM-4:00 PM

Add/Drop Period Ends

Add/drop period ends at 4 p.m.

Sponsor: Law School

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

12:00 PM-1:00 PM
WB128
12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Women in Academia

Panelists include Dean Risa Goluboff and Professors Naomi Cahn, Ruth Mason and Elizabeth Rowe. Professor Sarah Shalf ’01 will moderate.

Contact: Jamie Miller
Sponsor: Virginia Law Women, Women of Color, Academic Placement Committee
WB126
3:45 PM-5:00 PM

Legal Writing Fellow Tryout Information Session

All students interested in being a Legal Writing Fellow for the 2023-24 school year are encouraged to attend this information session, where the role of the Legal Writing Fellows and details about the tryout process will be discussed. Recordings of the presentation will be available on Legal Research & Writing course Canvas pages.

Contact: Joe Fore
Sponsor: Legal Research and Writing Program
WB126
5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Post-Midterm Recap Conversation With Vice Dean Michael Gilbert

Contact: Julia Citron
Sponsor: American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
Caplin Auditorium
6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Libel Show Auditions

Contact: Roscoe, Clinton
Sponsor: Libel Show
WB126

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

5:30 PM-6:30 PM

Midway Toast

Second-year law students are invited to a toast to celebrate being halfway through law school. Dean Risa Goluboff will address the audience. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Contact: Savannah Ourednik
Sponsor: Student Affairs
Caplin Pavilion
6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Libel Show Auditions

Contact: Roscoe, Clinton
Sponsor: Libel Show
WB126

Thursday, February 2, 2023

11:30 AM-1:00 PM

“The Role of the Solicitor General,” With Andrew Ferguson ’12

Andrew Ferguson ’12, Virginia’s solicitor general, has also served as chief counsel to U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. Food will be provided.

Contact: Robert Buell
Sponsor: Federalist Society
Purcell Reading Room
5:15 PM-7:00 PM

Women in Big Law

Attorneys from cities across the country will join Virginia Law Women’s Ninth Annual Women in Big Law Reception. Students may participate in small roundtable discussions, a reception, firm dinners and one-on-one coffee chats. Many past student attendees made connections that led to employment at or before on-Grounds interviews.

Contact: Heream Yang
Sponsor: Virginia Law Women
Caplin Pavilion/Brown Hall Classrooms
6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Libel Show Auditions

Contact: Roscoe, Clinton
Sponsor: Libel Show
WB126

Friday, February 3, 2023

10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Women in Big Law Coffee Chats

Contact: Heream Yang
Sponsor: Virginia Law Women
Karsh Student Services Center Interview Rooms
11:00 AM-6:30 PM

7th Annual Shaping Justice Conference

Legal scholar Khiara M. Bridges will deliver the keynote address at the seventh annual Shaping Justice conference, “Safeguarding Bodily Autonomy: Examining the Intersections of Health and Justice.” Bridges will speak at 5 p.m. in Caplin Pavilion.

Aimed at inspiring students and lawyers to promote justice through public service, the student-run conference will also feature an awards ceremony to honor Laurel Sakai ’11 and Anne Swerlick ’77 for their roles in serving the public.

Contact: Maitland Lilja Io Jones
Sponsor: Public Interest Law Association, Program in Law and Public Service
11:30 AM-12:50 PM
Faculty Lounge

Monday, February 6, 2023

5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Breaking Grounds Speaker Series: Chief Judge Roger Gregory

Roger L. Gregory has served as chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit since 2016. He became the first Black judge to serve on the Fourth Circuit in 2001. Gregory co-founded Wilder & Gregory in 1982 with future Gov. L. Douglas Wilder and became the chair of the firm’s litigation section in 1985. Food will be provided.

Contact: Josephs, Gabriele
Sponsor: Black Law Students Association
Purcell Reading Room

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Inside the Department of Justice

Judge Chad Readler of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Brian Rabbitt ’08, a partner at Jones Day and former acting assistant attorney general for the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, will discuss their experience working at the DOJ. Food will be provided.

Contact: Robert Buell
Sponsor: Federalist Society
SL294
12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Unified Journal Tryout Information Session

1Ls are invited to learn more about journal membership and the Unified Journal Tryout process.

Contact: Alexander Briggs
Sponsor: Academic Journals, Virginia Law Review
WB154
4:00 PM-5:30 PM

18th P. Browning Hoffman Memorial Lecture in Law and Psychiatry: “‘What Works,’ for Justice-Involved People With Mental Illness?” With Jennifer Skeem

University of California, Berkeley professor Jennifer Skeem will deliver the 18th P. Browning Hoffman Memorial Lecture in Law and Psychiatry. Skeem is the Mack Distinguished Professor at the School of Social Welfare and a professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy.

Skeem will provide empirical guidance for shifting programs and practices to improve outcomes for high-need, high-risk prison populations.

The lecture is sponsored by the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy, and the University’s schools of Law and Medicine. The institute is directed by UVA Law professor Richard Bonnie, who also holds appointments in Medicine and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

Contact: Rebecca Klaff
Sponsor: Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy, UVA Law School, UVA School of Medicine
Purcell Reading Room
4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Tackling the Writing Requirement

Contact: Megan Durkee
Sponsor: Student Affairs
WB128
4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Tackling Your Research Paper

Contact: Megan Durkee
Sponsor: Student Affairs
WB126

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

3:45 PM-5:45 PM

Unified Journal Tryout Information Session

1Ls are invited to learn more about journal membership and the Unified Journal Tryout process.

Contact: Alexander Briggs
Sponsor: Academic Journals, Virginia Law Review
WB152

Thursday, February 9, 2023

10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Virginia Journal of Law & Technology Symposium

Contact: Marjory Zuk
Sponsor: Virginia Journal of Law & Technology
Caplin Pavilion
11:30 AM-1:30 PM
WB103
6:00 PM-7:00 PM

LawTech Webinar: A Conversation With Chris Gilliard

Chris Gilliard is a research fellow with the Technology and Social Change Research Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center. His scholarship concentrates on digital privacy, and the intersections of race, class and technology. He is an advocate for critical and equity-focused approaches to tech in education.

Contact: Rebecca Klaff
Sponsor: LawTech Center
Online

Friday, February 10, 2023

11:30 AM-12:50 PM
Faculty Lounge
5:30 PM-8:00 PM

Shabbat Dinner

Contact: Joshua Goldstein
Sponsor: Jewish Law Students Association, Lambda Law Alliance
Class of 1950 Dining Room

Monday, February 13, 2023

11:30 AM-2:00 PM

Breaking Grounds Speaker Series: “Your Brain on Algorithms,” With Mutale Nkonde

Mutale Nkonde is the founding CEO of AI For the People, a communications nonprofit. She has also been a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School and, as an artificial intelligence policy adviser, was part of a team that introduced Algorithmic Accountability and Deep Fakes Accountability Acts to Congress. Food will be provided.

Contact: Gabriele Josephs
Sponsor: Black Law Students Association, LawTech Center
Purcell Reading Room
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
WB126

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

6:00 PM-8:00 PM
WB101

Thursday, February 16, 2023

11:30 AM-1:00 PM

New Lochner Era? Economic Liberty in the 21st Century

Andrew Ward, an attorney with the Institute for Justice, will discuss whether the original meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment protect a right to work. He will also offer his insights as lead counsel in Tiwari v. Friedlander, a recent case addressing the right to engage in a common occupation. Food will be provided.

Contact: Robert Buell
Sponsor: Federalist Society
SL278
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
WB103
5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Breaking Grounds Speaker Series: Lisa Opoku

Lisa Opoku is managing director and chief operating officer of the technology division at Goldman Sachs. She was previously a corporate attorney practicing in Silicon Valley on venture capital financings and in New York on distressed debt transactions. Barron’s named Opoku one of the 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance of 2022. Food will be provided.

Contact: Gabriele Josephs
Sponsor: Black Law Students Association
WB126

Friday, February 17, 2023

9:30 AM-4:30 PM

Virginia Law Review Online Symposium: 50 Years After San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez

Nearly 50 years ago, the majority of the Supreme Court in Rodriguez rejected the claim that education is a fundamental right and held that Texas’ system of using local property taxes to fund its public schools did not violate the Equal Protection Clause. Today, the fight for equity in K-12 public education continues on numerous fronts — some decades-old and some unique to the present moment. With debates about public schooling increasingly becoming a microcosm of larger political and social issues, the symposium will contextualize these struggles and think creatively about ways to forge a more just and equitable system. The event will feature paper presentations, topical panel discussions, a book signing and more. St. Mary’s University law professor Albert Kauffman will deliver the keynote.

Sponsor: Virginia Law Review Online
UVA Law School
11:30 AM-12:50 PM
Faculty Lounge

Monday, February 20, 2023

4:00 PM-5:30 PM

Examining “The Fight for Privacy”

Scholars will discuss Professor Danielle Citron’s new book, “The Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity and Love in the Digital Age,” which makes the case for understanding intimate privacy as a civil and human right. Panelists include University of Pennsylvania law professor Anita L. Allen, George Washington University law professor Daniel J. Solove, and Northeastern University law and computer science professor Ari E. Waldman. UVA Law professor Deborah Hellman will moderate. A reception will follow.

Contact: Rebecca Klaff
Purcell Reading Room

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

4:00 PM-9:00 PM

William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition Quarterfinals

Contact: Sarah Stewart
Sponsor: William Minor Lile Moot Court
Caplin Pavilion
4:00 PM-5:35 PM

1L Virtual New York Day

This event is an opportunity for 1Ls to meet a number of attorneys from different practice areas in one evening. First-year students with interest in the New York City market for their 2L summer and after graduation are encouraged to attend. Additional details and registration information will be distributed via email.

Contact: Lynn Stiteler
Sponsor: Career Development
Online

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

4:00 PM-9:00 PM

William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition Quarterfinals

Contact: Sarah Stewart
Sponsor: William Minor Lile Moot Court
Caplin Pavilion

Friday, February 24, 2023

10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Regulating Conflict and Competition: The Economic Levers of National Security

The United States relies heavily on economic measures to manage international conflict and competition. From sanctions on Russia over the invasion of Ukraine to restrictions on investment in China and controls over cross-border technology flows, regulations aimed at protecting national security are in the forefront as the United States winds down long-standing military operations around the world. The conference convenes legal and policy experts to discuss the latest developments in and future trajectories of the economic levers of national security. Neil H. MacBride ’92, general counsel of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, will deliver the keynote address. There is no cost to attend this conference, but registration is required. Parking will be available in the D2 and D3 lots adjacent to the Law School.

 

Contact: Rebecca Klaff
Sponsor: National Security Law Center
Purcell Reading Room/Caplin Pavilion
5:00 PM-10:00 PM

Cavalier Classic Mock Trial Tournament

Teams will showcase their trial advocacy skills in trying a criminal case from start-to-finish, with two witnesses for each side. Audience members are welcome.

Contact: Eamon Heaney
Sponsor: Mock Trial at UVA Law
SL292
5:00 PM-10:00 PM

Cavalier Classic Mock Trial Tournament

Teams will showcase their trial advocacy skills in trying a criminal case from start-to-finish, with two witnesses for each side. Audience members are welcome.

Contact: Eamon Heaney
Sponsor: Mock Trial at UVA Law
SL290
5:00 PM-11:45 PM

Cavalier Classic Mock Trial Tournament

Teams will showcase their trial advocacy skills in trying a criminal case from start-to-finish, with two witnesses for each side. Audience members are welcome.

Contact: Eamon Heaney
Sponsor: Mock Trial at UVA Law
SL276
5:00 PM-11:45 PM

Cavalier Classic Mock Trial Tournament

Teams will showcase their trial advocacy skills in trying a criminal case from start-to-finish, with two witnesses for each side. Audience members are welcome.

Contact: Eamon Heaney
Sponsor: Mock Trial at UVA Law
SL268

Monday, February 27, 2023

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Discussion on Nationwide Injunctions

Professor Michael Morley of Florida State University College of Law will discuss the legal rationales for nationwide injunctions. Food will be provided.

Contact: Robert Buell
Sponsor: Federalist Society
Purcell Reading Room
4:00 PM-5:35 PM

1L Virtual D.C. Day

This event is an opportunity for 1Ls to meet a number of attorneys from different practice areas in one evening. First-year students with interest in the Washington, D.C., market for their 2L summer and after graduation are encouraged to attend. Additional details and registration information will be distributed via email.

Contact: Lynn Stiteler
Sponsor: Career Development
Online

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Spring Break

Sponsor: Law School

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Spring Break

Sponsor: Law School

Monday, March 6, 2023

Spring Break

Sponsor: Law School

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Spring Break

Sponsor: Law School

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Spring Break

Sponsor: Law School

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Spring Break

Sponsor: Law School

Friday, March 10, 2023

Spring Break

Sponsor: Law School

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Spring Break

Sponsor: Law School

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Spring Break

Sponsor: Law School

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

11:30 AM-12:50 PM
Faculty Lounge
4:00 PM-5:35 PM

1L Virtual California Day

This event is an opportunity for 1Ls to meet a number of attorneys from different practice areas in one evening. First-year students with interest in the California market for their 2L summer and after graduation are encouraged to attend. Additional details and registration information will be distributed via email.

Contact: Lynn Stiteler
Sponsor: Career Development
Online
5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Women in Government

Food and refreshments will be provided

Contact: Sabrina Mato
Sponsor: Virginia Law Women
Purcell Reading Room

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Admitted Students Open House

Contact: admissions@law.virginia.edu
Sponsor: Admissions Office
Various Locations

Friday, March 17, 2023

Admitted Students Open House

Contact: admissions@law.virginia.edu
Sponsor: Admissions Office
Various Locations

Monday, March 20, 2023

11:30 AM-1:00 PM

The Future of the Major Questions Doctrine

Professor Christopher J. Walker of the University of Michigan Law School will give a lecture on the future of the major questions doctrine after West Virginia v. EPA.

Contact: Robert Buell
Sponsor: Federalist Society
SL298
12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Paul, Weiss Panel

Contact: Michael Geisler
Sponsor: Virginia Law & Business Society
WB152

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

3:30 PM-5:00 PM

Experiential Learning Fair

Refreshments will be provided.

Contact: Cindy Derrick
Sponsor: Clinical Programs
Caplin Pavilion

Thursday, March 23, 2023

7:00 PM-8:00 PM

Libel Show

Contact: Clinton Roscoe
Sponsor: Libel Show
Caplin Auditorium

Friday, March 24, 2023

11:30 AM-12:50 PM
Faculty Lounge
7:00 PM-10:00 PM

Libel Show

Contact: Clinton Roscoe
Sponsor: Libel Show
Caplin Auditorium

Saturday, March 25, 2023

7:00 PM-10:00 PM

Libel Show

Contact: Clinton Roscoe
Sponsor: Libel Show
Caplin Auditorium

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Friday, March 31, 2023

5:00 PM-9:00 PM

40th Annual UVA Law Softball Invitational

Each year, the North Grounds Softball League Softball Invitational brings teams from law schools around the country for a fun-filled weekend. The invitational raises money for the Charlottesville charity ReadyKids, raising a record $25,000 last year. 

  • Registration: The registration link will be active Nov. 1 on the NGSL website. Registration fees go toward running the tournament and supporting ReadyKids.

  • Hotels: NGSL partners with Charlottesville hotels to get softball teams group rates. Information on accommodations will be posted to the website by Nov. 1. 

  • Team limit per school: To encourage more schools to participate, schools are limited to sending a maximum of five teams, whether student teams or alumni teams. 

Follow NGSL on Instagram for updates.

Contact: John Brown and Jackson Grubbe
Sponsor: North Grounds Softball League
Fields Across Charlottesville

Saturday, April 1, 2023

9:00 AM-9:00 PM

40th Annual UVA Law Softball Invitational

Each year, the North Grounds Softball League Softball Invitational brings teams from law schools around the country for a fun-filled weekend. The invitational raises money for the Charlottesville charity ReadyKids, raising a record $25,000 last year. 

  • Registration: The registration link will be active Nov. 1 on the NGSL website. Registration fees go toward running the tournament and supporting ReadyKids.

  • Hotels: NGSL partners with Charlottesville hotels to get softball teams group rates. Information on accommodations will be posted to the website by Nov. 1. 

  • Team limit per school: To encourage more schools to participate, schools are limited to sending a maximum of five teams, whether student teams or alumni teams. 

Follow NGSL on Instagram for updates.

Contact: John Brown and Jackson Grubbe
Sponsor: North Grounds Softball League
Fields Across Charlottesville

Sunday, April 2, 2023

9:00 AM-4:00 PM

40th Annual UVA Law Softball Invitational

Each year, the North Grounds Softball League Softball Invitational brings teams from law schools around the country for a fun-filled weekend. The invitational raises money for the Charlottesville charity ReadyKids, raising a record $25,000 last year. 

  • Registration: The registration link will be active Nov. 1 on the NGSL website. Registration fees go toward running the tournament and supporting ReadyKids.

  • Hotels: NGSL partners with Charlottesville hotels to get softball teams group rates. Information on accommodations will be posted to the website by Nov. 1. 

  • Team limit per school: To encourage more schools to participate, schools are limited to sending a maximum of five teams, whether student teams or alumni teams. 

Follow NGSL on Instagram for updates.

Contact: John Brown and Jackson Grubbe
Sponsor: North Grounds Softball League
Fields Across Charlottesville

Friday, April 7, 2023

11:30 AM-12:50 PM
Faculty Lounge

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

11:30 AM-12:50 PM
Faculty Lounge

Friday, April 14, 2023

11:30 AM-12:50 PM
Faculty Lounge

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

4:00 PM-5:30 PM

A Conversation With Peter Strzok

Peter Strzok is former deputy assistant director of the FBI’s counterintelligence division and led the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Previously, he had been the chief of the division’s counterespionage section and led the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server.

Contact: Rebecca Klaff
Sponsor: LawTech Center
Caplin Pavilion

Friday, April 21, 2023

11:30 AM-12:50 PM
Faculty Lounge

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

11:30 AM-12:50 PM
Faculty Lounge

Friday, April 28, 2023

Classes End

Sponsor: Law School

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Reading Period

Sponsor: Law School

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Reading Period

Sponsor: Law School

Friday, May 12, 2023

Law Alumni Weekend 2023

Return to Charlottesville to reconnect with old friends and make new ones.

Contact: Rebecca Nelson
Sponsor: UVA Law School Foundation and Alumni Association
University of Virginia School of Law
4:00 PM-6:00 PM

The Virginia Law Weekly 75th Anniversary Reception

Join us as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of Virginia Law Weekly.

Contact: Rebecca Nelson
Sponsor: UVA Law Alumni
Alumni Lounge (SL324)

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Law Alumni Weekend 2023

Return to Charlottesville to reconnect with old friends and make new ones.

Contact: Rebecca Nelson
Sponsor: UVA Law School Foundation and Alumni Association
University of Virginia School of Law

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Law Alumni Weekend 2023

All alumni celebrating a milestone are welcome to join us in Charlottesville for a weekend full of special events and opportunities to connect with fellow alumni and the Law School. Registration for this event opens in February 2023. For more information, please visit law.virginia.edu/reunions.

Contact: Rebecca Nelson
Sponsor: UVA Law School Foundation and Alumni Association
University of Virginia School of Law

Saturday, May 20, 2023

4:00 PM-7:00 PM

Foundation Reception for Graduates and Guests

The Law School Foundation welcomes graduates, families and friends to a reception featuring heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Graduates will have an opportunity to take a class photo, and faculty and staff are also invited and attend.

Contact: Sarah Sargent
Sponsor: UVA Law School Foundation
Spies Garden and Law School

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Final Exercises/Graduation

Sponsor: Law School

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Tuesday, September 12, 2023