Upcoming Events

Events by:

American Constitution Society

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Justice Ginsburg: In Memoriam

ACS will host a memorial event to honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The event will include former clerks of Ginsburg who will reflect on her dedication to justice, both on and off the bench. Zoom details.

Contact: Morgan Maloney
Online

American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, Black Law Students Association

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
5:00 PM-6:00 PM

A Conversation with U.S. Judge Carlton Reeves ’89

U.S. Judge Carlton Reeves ’89 will join ACS and BLSA for a conversation about the importance of clerking, increasing diversity in the judiciary, and lessons from his life and career. Zoom details

Contact: Paul Williams
Online

Career Services, Law School, Academic Placement Committee

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
3:15 PM-5:15 PM

First FAR Distribution Meeting

Professors Cathy Hwang and Rich Schragger will provide an overview of the academic career path and take students through the steps to becoming a law professor. All students are encouraged to attend. Zoom details.

Contact: Pennie Newell
Online

Center for the Study of Race and Law, Virginia Law Review

Friday, January 29, 2021

The ERA at 100: Reflecting on Intersectional Struggles for Sex Equality

This symposium is part of the University’s 2021 Community MLK Celebration. During the event, the 2021 Gregory H. Swanson Award will be presented. The award is named after UVA and UVA Law’s first black student, and recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to justice within the community. Additional details TBD.

Contact: Rebecca Klaff
TBD

Domestic Violence Project

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
6:30 PM-7:30 PM

A Conversation with Margaret Duval: Domestic Violence, Children and the Law

The Domestic Violence Project will host Margaret Duval, UVA Law alum and executive director of Ascend Justice, for a discussion on the impact of domestic violence on children and families. Zoom details.

Contact: Katherine O'Neal
Online

Faculty

Friday, October 2, 2020
12:30 PM-1:50 PM

Faculty Workshop, Anita Krishnakumar (St. Johns University)

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Online Via Zoom
Friday, October 9, 2020
12:30 PM-1:50 PM

Faculty Workshop, Michael Graetz (Yale Law School)

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Online Via Zoom
Friday, October 16, 2020
12:30 PM-1:50 PM

Faculty Workshop, Julian Nyarko (Stanford Law School)

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Online Via Zoom
Friday, October 23, 2020
12:30 PM-1:50 PM

Faculty Workshop, Andrew Gilden (Willamette University College of Law)

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Online Via Zoom
Friday, October 30, 2020
12:30 PM-1:50 PM

Faculty Workshop, Ralph Richard Banks (Stanford Law School) 

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Online Via Zoom
Friday, November 6, 2020
12:30 PM-1:50 PM

Faculty Workshop, Sara Mayeux (Vanderbilt Law School)

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Online Via Zoom
Friday, November 13, 2020
12:30 PM-1:50 PM

Faculty Workshop, Josh Bowers

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Online Via Zoom
Friday, November 20, 2020
12:30 PM-1:50 PM

Faculty Workshop, Monica Hakimi (University of Michigan Law School)

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Online Via Zoom

Federalist Society

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
6:00 PM-7:15 PM

“Tiking” Time Bomb? Exploring the National Security Threats of TikTok

Is Secretary Pompeo right when he claims that TikTok is putting Americans' private information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party? Do Chinese-owned companies like WeChat, Huawei and China Telecom actually pose a danger to security? Join Professor Ashley Deeks, Sarah Harris and Chuck Flint as they discuss whether such concerns exist and how the government should respond. Zoom details.

Contact: Chloe Knox
Online
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
6:00 PM-7:15 PM

Protecting Conscience Rights in Health Care

Allowing health care personnel to practice medicine according to their moral consciences has been a topic of recent controversy. Within the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services, the Trump administration established the new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division to focus on claims of discrimination on the basis of religion. What does discrimination for health care providers look like, and under what authority is this new division operating? Are physicians really being discriminated against for refusing to perform procedures like abortion, sterilization and physician-assisted suicide? The Division's Chief for Government Affairs and Strategy David Christensen will discuss. Zoom details.

Contact: Chloe Knox
Online

Heartland 'Hoos

Friday, October 16, 2020
3:00 PM-4:15 PM

Heartland 'Hoos Chicago Day

The Heartland 'Hoos will present an event to connect with Chicago-area attorneys. The first half of the event will feature a Q&A panel, followed by breakout sessions for smaller and more individualized discussions. Details

Contact: Bilal Askari
Online Via Zoom

Law & Economics

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
12:30 PM-1:40 PM

Law and Economics Workshop, Elliott Ash (ETH Zurich) 

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Online Via Zoom
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
12:30 PM-1:40 PM

Law and Economics Workshop, Jeremy McClane (Illinois College of Law)

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Online Via Zoom
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
12:30 PM-1:40 PM

Law and Economics Workshop, Caroline Cecot (Antonin Scalia Law School, Geoge Mason University) 

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Online Via Zoom
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
12:30 PM-1:40 PM

Law and Economics Workshop, Melissa Wasserman (University of Texas at Austin School of Law) 

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Online Via Zoom
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
12:30 PM-1:40 PM

Law and Economics Workshop, Jennifer Doleac (Texas A&M University)

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Online Via Zoom

Law School

Monday, November 9, 2020
2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Fundamental Questions for Our Democracy Regarding a Federal Right to Education

Two panels will discuss UVA Law professor Kimberly Jenkins Robinson’s new book, “A Federal Right to Education: Fundamental Questions for Our Democracy.” The event kicks off with remarks by Dean Risa L. Goluboff and Robinson, followed by a panel moderated by UVA President James E. Ryan ’92 that will focus on “Should the United States Recognize a Federal Right to Education?” Panelists include Kristine L. Bowman of Michigan State; Peggy Cooper Davis of New York University School of Law; Jason P. Nance of the University of Florida Levin College of Law; and Eloise Pasachoff of Georgetown Law. At 3 p.m., a second panel, “How the United States Can Recognize and Define a Right to Education,” features Derek W. Black of the University of South Carolina School of Law; Carmel Martin, former U.S. assistant secretary of education and executive vice president for policy at the Center for American Progress; Rachel F. Moran of the University of California, Irvine School of Law; Joshua Weishart of the West Virginia University College of Law; and Martha Minow of Harvard Law School, as well as Robinson. Zoom registration TBA.

Contact: Rebecca Klaff
Online via Zoom
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
5:00 PM-5:00 PM

Classes End


Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Thanksgiving Recess


Thursday, November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving Recess


Friday, November 27, 2020

Thanksgiving Recess


Monday, November 30, 2020

Reading Period


Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Reading Period


Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Exam Period


Thursday, December 3, 2020

Exam Period


Friday, December 4, 2020

Exam Period


Saturday, December 5, 2020

Exam Period


Sunday, December 6, 2020

Exam Period


Monday, December 7, 2020

Exam Period


Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Exam Period


Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Exam Period


Thursday, December 10, 2020

Exam Period


Friday, December 11, 2020

Exam Period


Saturday, December 12, 2020

Exam Period


Sunday, December 13, 2020

Exam Period


Monday, December 14, 2020

Exam Period


Monday, January 25, 2021

Spring Semester Begins


Monday, February 1, 2021
4:00 PM-4:00 PM

Add/Drop Period Ends


Saturday, March 6, 2021

Spring Break


Sunday, March 7, 2021

Spring Break


Monday, March 8, 2021

Spring Break


Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Spring Break


Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Spring Break


Thursday, March 11, 2021

Spring Break


Friday, March 12, 2021

Spring Break


Saturday, March 13, 2021

Spring Break


Sunday, March 14, 2021

Spring Break


Friday, April 30, 2021

Classes End


Saturday, May 1, 2021
12:00 AM-12:00 AM

Reading Period


Sunday, May 2, 2021
12:00 AM-12:00 AM

Reading Period


Monday, May 3, 2021

Exam Period


Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Exam Period


Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Exam Period


Thursday, May 6, 2021

Exam Period


Friday, May 7, 2021

Exam Period


Saturday, May 8, 2021

Exam Period


Sunday, May 9, 2021

Exam Period


Monday, May 10, 2021

Exam Period


Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Exam Period


Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Exam Period


Thursday, May 13, 2021

Exam Period


Friday, May 14, 2021

Exam Period


Sunday, May 23, 2021

Final Exercises/Graduation


Miller Center

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Online

National Security Law Forum

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
12:30 PM-1:30 PM

Contemporary Issues in Space Law

Join the National Security Law Forum and Professor David Koplow, one of the country's foremost experts on space law, for a discussion of the national security and international law problems the field is confronting. Zoom details.

Contact: John Hoover
Online

Office of Judicial Clerkships

Friday, October 2, 2020
12:15 PM-1:15 PM

Fall 2L Clerkship Information Session

Zoom details

Contact: Ruth Payne
Online

Office of Private Practice

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Intro to Employer Interactions

Firms will begin hosting virtual events to lay the groundwork for Class of 2023 1L summer and 2L summer hiring starting Oct. 1. This Office of Private Practice information session will cover how to make the most of these interactions. Zoom information will be distributed via email.

Contact: Elizabeth Kade
Online Via Zoom
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Firm Mix and Mingle for 1Ls

The Office of Private Practice's main fall event for the Class of 2023 is the virtual Firm Mix and Mingle, which 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: Elizabeth Kade
Online
Thursday, November 19, 2020
5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Intro to Employer Interactions

Firms will continue hosting events to lay the groundwork for Class of 2023 1L summer and 2L summer hiring over Winter Break and during the Spring semester. This Office of Private Practice information session will cover how to make the most of these interactions. Zoom information will be distributed via email. (This session covers identical content as the Sept. 29 Intro to Employer Interactions session.)

Contact: Elizabeth Kade
Online Via Zoom

Program in Law, Communities and the Environment (PLACE); Faculty; Virginia Environmental Law Forum; and the Virginia Environmental Law Journal

Friday, October 16, 2020
4:00 PM-5:00 PM

PLACE and Power: A Conversation with Mary Nichols and Ann Carlson

California Air Resources Board Chair Mary D. Nichols and UCLA law professor Ann E. Carlson will discuss the productive but fraught relationship between cities, states and national environmental decisions-makers, with a focus on the important strides made to improve air quality in California over the past several decades. The event is the second in the “PLACE and Power” series of virtual conversations exploring connections between human place-based relationships and the law and politics of environmental governance. Carlson, one of the country’s leading scholars of climate change law and policy, is the Shirley Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law, and the inaugural faculty director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the UCLA School of Law. She is also on the faculty of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Nichols joined the California Air Resources Board in 2007. She has also served as California’s secretary for Natural Resources (1999-2003); a senior staff attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council; assistant administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air and Radiation; and head of the Institute of Environment and Sustainability at UCLA. Register for Zoom

Contact: Rebecca Klaff
Online Via Zoom

Public Service Center

Thursday, October 8, 2020
5:30 PM-6:30 PM

Interviewing with Public Service Employers

Learn the basic do's and don't's of public service interviews, how they differ from private-sector interviews and how to prepare. Zoom details.

Contact: Andrew Broaddus
Online

Public Service Center, Black Law Students Association

Monday, October 5, 2020
5:15 PM-6:15 PM

Black Public Service Alumni Fireside Chat

Aida Fitzgerald ’13 (staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society of DC, previously a public defender in Massachusetts) and Keith Morgan ’88 (deputy chief of the FCC's Enforcement Bureau, previously deputy chief, Civil Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office for DC) will share their experiences about their paths to public service and what it looks like to transition to public service from a private-sector position, and answer students’ questions. This will be a relaxed, informal environment in which students will be encouraged to speak frankly.

Contact: Andrew Broaddus
VIR01

Public Service Center, Financial Aid

Thursday, November 5, 2020
5:30 PM-6:30 PM

Financing Your Public Service Career

Get the facts about UVA Law's loan assistance program, the federal government's Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program and how new grads in public service make it all work. Zoom details.

Contact: Andrew Broaddus
Online

State and Local Government Policy Clinic, Public Service Center and the Center on Race and the Law

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
5:00 PM-6:00 PM

A Conversation with Virginia Senator Jennifer McClellan ’97 on Race, Equity and Policymaking

Details TBD. Register for Zoom

Contact: Rebecca Klaff
Online

Student Bar Association

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
8:45 PM-10:45 PM

SBA Presidential Debate Watch Party 

Hosted by the Student Bar Association and is open to all UVA Law students. Zoom details.

Contact: Davis Laskin
Online

The Domestic Violence Project

Friday, October 2, 2020
12:15 PM-1:45 PM

Trauma-Informed Lawyering Training 

The Domestic Violence Project will host a training on trauma-informed lawyering with the Virginia Victim Assistance Network to kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In this introductory training, attendees will learn to recognize trauma in victims of domestic violence and understand its impact on memory, behavior, and the criminal justice process. Additionally, attendees will be introduced to trauma-informed approaches to representing victims of domestic violence and the value of being a trauma-informed attorney. Students will be able to attain a certificate of completion for attending the training. Zoom details.

Contact: Morgan Maloney
Online

UVA Law School Foundation

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
4:30 PM-5:00 PM

Birmingham UVA Law Alumni Virtual Reception on Zoom

You are invited to join Birmingham-area UVA Law alumni and regional manager, Matt Lembke '91, for a virtual reception with remarks by Dean Risa L. Goluboff. To register, please contact alumnievents@law.virginia.edu.

Contact: UVA Law Alumni Relations
Zoom
Thursday, October 8, 2020
5:00 PM-5:30 PM

Northern Virginia UVA Law Alumni Virtual Reception on Zoom

You are invited to join Northern Virginia-area UVA Law alumni for a virtual reception with remarks by Dean Risa L. Goluboff. To register, please contact alumnievents@law.virginia.edu.

Contact: UVA Law Alumni Relations
Zoom

Virginia Journal Of International Law, John Bassett Moore Society of International Law

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
12:30 PM-1:30 PM

Admiralty, Human Rights and International Law

How has admiralty law shaped our understanding and acceptance of international law? Does admiralty law provide a useful framework for enforcing international human rights? The Virginia Journal of International Law and J.B. Moore will host Professor George Rutherglen to discuss a forthcoming article about admiralty law and international human rights. Zoom details.

Contact: Carly Wasserman
Online

Virginia Journal of Law & Technology, Law, Innovation, Security, & Technology (LIST)

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
6:30 PM-8:00 PM

Diversity in Law and Technology

The Virginia Journal of Law & Technology (VJOLT) and Law, Innovation, Security & Technology (LIST) will co-sponsor a virtual Diversity in Law & Technology event. This event will provide an opportunity to meet and network with diverse attorneys working in the law and technology space at top law firms. Registration for this event will open on Sept. 25 at noon.

Contact: Shweta Kumar
Online

Virginia Law Democrats

Thursday, October 1, 2020
7:00 PM-9:00 PM

UVA Law Democrats Event on Redistricting With Delegate Sally Hudson

UVA Law Democrats will host a discussion with Virginia General Assembly Delegate Sally Hudson and Professor Michael Gilbert regarding redistricting in Virginia. Zoom link TBD.

Contact: William Scheffer
Online

Virginia Law Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Club; Virginia Law & Business Review; Law, Innovation, Security, Technology (L.I.S.T.) Society

Thursday, October 1, 2020
5:30 PM-6:30 PM

Zoom Networking 101

Networking looks a little different this year. This event will provide an opportunity to get to know new people in a virtual networking environment and provide tips on how to use Zoom in a professional context. Zoom registration.

Contact: Matthew Cook
Online

Virginia Law Women

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
5:30 PM-6:30 PM

VLW: Women in Private Equity

Virginia Law Women will host a Zoom panel and Q&A with Goodwin's D.C. private equity female attorneys. Sponsored by Goodwin.

Contact: Sujaya Rajguru
Online
Friday, October 16, 2020
12:00 PM-1:30 PM

VLW: White-Collar Litigation

Virginia Law Women will host a Zoom event with a representative from Sullivan and Cromwell's white-collar litigation practice group. Sponsored by Sullivan and Cromwell.

Contact: Sujaya Rajguru
Online
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
7:00 PM-9:00 PM

VLW's Women in Public Service

Join Virginia Law Women for Women in Public Service 2020, featuring a keynote from Claire G. Gastañaga ’74, executive director of the ACLU of Virginia. After the keynote students can choose one of two panels, Getting Started in Public Service or Private Pathways to Public Service, followed by breakout sessions with the panelists. Zoom details TBD.

Contact: Maggie Woodward
Online
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
12:30 PM-1:30 PM

VLW: What is Mentorship Anyway?

Join Virginia Law Women for a virtual panel and breakout rooms with woman attorneys from Hunton Andrews Kurth. Sponsored by Hunton Andrews Kurth.

Contact: Sujaya Rajguru
Online

Virginia Law Women, Women of Color

Thursday, October 8, 2020
12:00 PM-1:00 PM

VLW and WOC: Diversity and Intersectionality

Join Virginia Law Women and Women of Color for a Zoom panel discussion on diversity and intersectionality with woman attorneys from Quinn Emanuel. Sponsored by Quinn Emanuel.

Contact: Sujaya Rajguru
Online