Upcoming Events

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Monday, August 15, 2022

LL.M./S.J.D./Exchange Orientation

Contact: Brenda Baddley
Sponsor: Graduate Studies
Purcell Reading Room
12:00 PM-1:30 PM

LL.M./S.J.D. Orientation Lunch

Dean Risa Goluboff will deliver a welcoming address to students. Seating is limited for this event. Please contact Dean Adriana Vito at avito@law.virginia.edu if interested in attending.

Contact: Adriana Vito
Sponsor: Graduate Studies
Caplin Pavilion

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

LL.M./S.J.D./Exchange Orientation

Contact: Brenda Baddley
Sponsor: Graduate Studies
Purcell Reading Room

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

LL.M./S.J.D./Exchange Orientation

Contact: Brenda Baddley
Sponsor: Graduate Studies
Purcell Reading Room

Thursday, August 18, 2022

LL.M./S.J.D./Exchange Orientation

Contact: Brenda Baddley
Sponsor: Graduate Studies
Purcell Reading Room

Friday, August 19, 2022

LL.M./S.J.D./Exchange Orientation

Contact: Brenda Baddley
Sponsor: Graduate Studies
Purcell Reading Room

Monday, August 22, 2022

Class of 2025 Orientation

Sponsor: Law School

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Class of 2025 Orientation

Sponsor: Law School

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

First-Year Classes Begin

Sponsor: Law School

Friday, August 26, 2022

11:30 AM-12:50 PM
Faculty Lounge

Monday, August 29, 2022

1:00 PM-2:00 PM

1L Private Sector Employment Kickoff

The Office of Private Practice will present an overview of law firm practice, as well as 1L summer job search myths and resources. Students are invited to bring questions. Attendance is mandatory to receive priority individual counseling with the Office of Private Practice. Duplicate session on Aug. 30.

Contact: Lynn Stiteler
Sponsor: Career Development
Caplin Auditorium

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Upper-Level Classes Begin

Sponsor: Law School
11:30 AM-12:30 PM

1L Private Sector Employment Kickoff

The Office of Private Practice will present an overview of law firm practice, as well as 1L summer job search myths and resources. Students are invited to bring questions. Attendance is mandatory to receive priority individual counseling with the Office of Private Practice. Duplicate session on Aug. 29.

Contact: Lynn Stiteler
Sponsor: Career Development
Caplin Auditorium
4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Public Service Joint Kickoff

Join the Public Service Center, the Law and Public Service Program, and the Public Interest Law Association for the Public Service Joint Kickoff, which will provide an up-to-date look at UVA Law’s public service resources, including pro bono, externships and clinics. Keynote speakers from the Legal Aid Justice Center, attorney Wyatt Rolla ’13 and community organizer Harold Folley, will also discuss their career paths, their work in movement lawyering and what it is like to fight for equal justice through individual representation and systemic efforts. Food will be provided.

Contact: Andrew Broaddus
Sponsor: Public Service Center, Public Interest Law Association, Program in Law & Public Service
Caplin Pavilion/Caplin Patio

Thursday, September 1, 2022

11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Pro Bono Program Orientation (Session 2)

Learn how to put the knowledge you will gain in the classroom to work helping those otherwise unable to afford legal services by attending one of two orientation sessions. Students will be introduced to the personal and professional rewards of pro bono service, demonstrate the use of our online pro bono system, GoodWorks, tell you how find a pro bono opportunity, explain how to apply for a posted project, as well as how to log your hours and complete the Pro Bono Challenge. (A second identical session will be held on Aug. 31 at 1 p.m.)

Contact: Andrew Broaddus
Sponsor: Pro Bono Program
WB152

Friday, September 2, 2022

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

11:30 AM-12:30 PM
WB126
4:00 PM-4:00 PM

Add/Drop Period Ends

Add/drop period ends at 4 p.m.

Contact: studentrecords@law.virginia.edu
Sponsor: Student Records Office

Thursday, September 8, 2022

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Roe v. Dobbs: The Future of Reproductive Health

An expert panel will discuss the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade. This event is part of the Miller Center’s new Health Policy Initiative and will feature Barbara Perry, director of presidential studies at the Miller Center and a Supreme Court expert, and UVA Law professors Naomi Cahn and Margaret Foster Riley. Together, they will examine the altered abortion landscape, how we got here, and what the ruling means for both the future of reproductive rights and the direction of the Supreme Court.

Sponsor: UVA Miller Center, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
The Miller Center/Online
3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Book Panel on ‘The Proof: Uses of Evidence in Law, Politics, and Everything Else’

A panel of experts will discuss Professor Frederick Schauer’s book, “The Proof: Uses of Evidence in Law, Politics, and Everything Else.” Panelists include Lisa Griffin, Candace M. Carroll and Leonard B. Simon Professor of Law and senior associate dean for faculty and research at Duke University; and U.S. Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the Southern District of New York and a UVA Law lecturer. Professor Gregory Mitchell will moderate and Dean Risa Goluboff will offer opening remarks. Reception to follow.

Contact: Rebecca Klaff
Caplin Pavilion

Friday, September 9, 2022

11:30 AM-12:50 PM
Faculty Lounge

Monday, September 12, 2022

1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Preparing for Class

Join the Office of Student Affairs for a session about effective note taking, class participation and review of materials.

Contact: Megan Durkee
Sponsor: Student Affairs
WB101

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

NCBE Registration Deadline for November 2022 MPRE

Register by 11:59 p.m. Central for the November 2022 Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam, offered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. More

Contact: studentrecords@law.virginia.edu
Sponsor: Student Records

Thursday, September 15, 2022

11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Real Deal: Legal Aid and Nonprofits

In the first “Real Deal” installment, attorneys working for Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, ACLU of Virginia, Virginia Poverty Law Center and Disability Rights North Carolina will discuss their work, career paths and what it is like to fight for equal justice through individual representation and systemic efforts. Lunch provided with RSVP through Symplicity by Sept. 14.

Contact: Andrew Broaddus
Sponsor: Public Service Center
Purcell Reading Room

Friday, September 16, 2022

11:30 AM-12:50 PM
Faculty Lounge

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

11:30 AM-12:45 PM

Real Deal: Judge Advocate General Corps

In the second “Real Deal” installment, active duty members of the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard will discuss their work, career paths and what it is like to serve as a military attorney. Lunch provided with RSVP through Symplicity by Sept. 19.

Contact: Andrew Broaddus
Sponsor: Public Service Center
Purcell Reading Room

Thursday, September 22, 2022

11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Real Deal: Public Defense

In the third “Real Deal” installment, alumni working for the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, the Fairfax County Public Defender’s Office, the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, and the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Public Defenders for the Western District of Texas will discuss their work, career paths and what it is like to represent indigent clients in the criminal justice system. Lunch provided with RSVP through Symplicity by Sept. 21.

Contact: Andrew Broaddus
Sponsor: Public Service Center
Purcell Reading Room
3:30 PM-5:30 PM

Book Panel: ‘Tort Law and the Construction of Change’

Professors Michael D. Green of Wake Forest University School of Law, John C.P. Goldberg of Harvard Law School and Catherine M. Sharkey of New York University School of Law will discuss the book “Tort Law and the Construction of Change: Studies in the Inevitability of History,” by Professors Kenneth S. Abraham and G. Edward White. A reception will follow the panel.

Contact: Rebecca Klaff
Caplin Pavilion

Friday, September 23, 2022

11:30 AM-12:50 PM
Faculty Lounge

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Real Deal: Prosecution

In the fourth “Real Deal” installment, a mix of state and federal prosecutors will discuss their work, career paths and what it is like to represent the government and the interests of victims in the criminal justice system. Lunch provided with RSVP through Symplicity by Sept. 26.

Contact: Andrew Broaddus
Sponsor: Public Service Center
Purcell Reading Room

Thursday, September 29, 2022

11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Real Deal: Government

In the fifth and final “Real Deal” installment, alumni working for the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General and the Henrico County Attorney’s Office will discuss their work, career paths and what is like to represent local, state, and federal government. Lunch provided with RSVP through Symplicity by Sept. 28.

Contact: Andrew Broaddus
Sponsor: Public Service Center
Purcell Reading Room

Friday, September 30, 2022

11:30 AM-12:50 PM
Faculty Lounge

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Monday, October 10, 2022

Fall Break

Sponsor: Law School

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Fall Break

Sponsor: Law School

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Fall Break

Sponsor: Law School

Monday, October 17, 2022

4:30 PM-5:30 PM
Caplin Pavilion

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

4:00 PM-5:35 PM

1L Virtual Firm Mix & Mingle

The Office of Private Practice’s main fall event for the Class of 2025, the virtual Firm Mix & Mingle is an opportunity for 1Ls to meet a number of attorneys from different practice areas and markets in one afternoon. Students interested in the 1L or 2L law firm job search process are recommended to attend. Additional details and registration information will be distributed via email.

Contact: Lynn Stiteler
Sponsor: Career Development
VIR01

Thursday, October 20, 2022

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Secrets to Optimal Client Service

Adjunct professor Jim Donovan, vice chairman of global client coverage at Goldman Sachs, will discuss Secrets to Optimal Client Service. Donovan teaches courses on corporate strategy and leadership at UVA Law, and his previous talks at the Law School that have been taped have attracted nearly 3 million views on the school's YouTube channel. At Goldman Sachs, he is responsible for some of the firm's most significant clients. Lunch will be served.

Contact: Teri Johnson
Sponsor: Law & Business Program
WB154

Friday, October 21, 2022

11:30 AM-12:50 PM
Faculty Lounge

Monday, October 24, 2022

1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Outlining

Join the Office of Student Affairs for a session about creating and using outlines for studying and exam-taking.

Contact: Megan Durkee
Sponsor: Student Affairs
WB101

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Friday, October 28, 2022

11:30 AM-12:50 PM
Faculty Lounge

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

4:00 PM-6:00 PM

William Minor Lile Moot Court Finals

Contact: Sarah Ware
Sponsor: Lile Moot Court
Caplin Pavilion

Friday, November 4, 2022

CELS: 16th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies

CELS 2022 will bring together scholars from law, economics, political science, psychology, policy analysis and other fields who are interested in the empirical analysis of law and legal institutions. Participants will present papers that engage empirical and experimental scholarship on legal issues spanning all areas of empirical legal studies. The papers, selected through a peer review process, are presented in panels, with assigned commenters for each paper and opportunities for audience discussion.

Contact: Rebecca Klaff
Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Law, Society for Empirical Legal Studies
Various locations
11:30 AM-12:50 PM
Faculty Lounge

Saturday, November 5, 2022

CELS: 16th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies

CELS 2022 will bring together scholars from law, economics, political science, psychology, policy analysis and other fields who are interested in the empirical analysis of law and legal institutions. Participants will present papers that engage empirical and experimental scholarship on legal issues spanning all areas of empirical legal studies. The papers, selected through a peer review process, are presented in panels, with assigned commenters for each paper and opportunities for audience discussion.

Contact: Rebecca Klaff
Sponsor: University of Virginia School of Law, Society for Empirical Legal Studies
Various locations

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

12:00 AM-12:00 AM

Election Day Holiday

Sponsor: Law School

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

11:30 AM-12:50 PM
Faculty Lounge

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

4:30 PM-5:30 PM

P. Browning Hoffman Memorial Lecture in Law and Psychiatry: Jennifer Skeem

University of California, Berkeley professor Jennifer Skeem will deliver the 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.

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
Caplin Pavilion

Friday, November 18, 2022

11:30 AM-12:50 PM
Faculty Lounge

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

12:00 AM-12:00 AM

Thanksgiving Recess

Sponsor: Law School

Thursday, November 24, 2022

12:00 AM-12:00 AM

Thanksgiving Recess

Sponsor: Law School

Friday, November 25, 2022

12:00 AM-12:00 AM

Thanksgiving Recess

Sponsor: Law School

Friday, December 2, 2022

11:30 AM-12:50 PM
Faculty Lounge

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

12:00 AM-12:00 AM

Thursday, December 8, 2022

12:00 AM-12:00 AM

Saturday, December 10, 2022

12:00 AM-12:00 AM

Exam Period

See Final Exam Schedule for details.

Sponsor: Law School

Exam Period

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Sponsor: Law School

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Exam Period

See Final Exam Schedule for details.

Sponsor: Law School

Monday, December 12, 2022

Exam Period

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Sponsor: Law School

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Exam Period

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Sponsor: Law School

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Exam Period

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Sponsor: Law School

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Exam Period

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Sponsor: Law School

Friday, December 16, 2022

Exam Period

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Sponsor: Law School

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Exam Period

See Final Exam Schedule for details.

Sponsor: Law School

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Exam Period

See Final Exam Schedule for details.

Sponsor: Law School

Monday, December 19, 2022

Exam Period

See Final Exam Schedule for details.

Sponsor: Law School

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Exam Period

See Final Exam Schedule for details.

Sponsor: Law School

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Exam Period

See Final Exam Schedule for details.

Sponsor: Law School

Monday, January 23, 2023

Classes Begin

Sponsor: Law School

Monday, January 30, 2023

4:00 PM-4:00 PM

Add/Drop Period Ends

Add/drop period ends at 4 p.m.

Sponsor: Law School

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

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

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Caplin Auditorium

Friday, March 24, 2023

Caplin Auditorium

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Caplin Auditorium

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

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Final Exercises/Graduation

Sponsor: Law School