Upcoming Events

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Advocates for Life at Virginia Law (AFL)

Thursday, February 6, 2020
11:30 AM-1:00 PM

The Pro-Life Movement and the Legal Profession

Kevin Theriot, senior counsel and vice president of the Center for Life with Alliance Defending Freedom, will speak on ethical concerns surrounding being pro-life in the legal profession as well as recent abortion cases. Food will be provided.

Contact: Emily Ostertag
Purcell Reading Room

American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, South Asian Law Student Association, Black Law Student's Association

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
3:45 PM-5:45 PM

Diversity in the Judiciary

ACS wil host multiple judges to discuss the importance that diversity plays in making a judiciary that is more just, equitable and fair. Judges TBD.

Contact: Elisha Jones
Caplin Pavilion

Black Law Students Association

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
11:30 AM-1:30 PM

The Importance of Diversity in the Academy

How vital is diversity of life experiences to the legal academy? As part of Black History Month, BLSA invites the law school community to hear from professors Alex Johnson, Kimberly Robinson and Timothy Lovelace, who will talk about the paths they took to reach the legal academy and how their experience as black scholars helped impact their scholarship. Lunch will be provided.

Contact: Elisha Jones
Purcell Reading Room

BLSA

Monday, March 30, 2020
5:00 PM-7:00 PM

BLSA Spring Diversity Reception

TBD

Contact: Nicole Banton
Caplin Pavilion

Center for the Study of Race and Law

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
5:15 PM-6:45 PM

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do

Jennifer Eberhardt, a social psychologist at Stanford University, will discuss her 2019 book “Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do.” She is a 2014 MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was named one of Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers. She is co-founder and co-director of SPARQ (Social Psychological Answers to Real-World Questions), a Stanford Center that brings together researchers and practitioners to address significant social problems. Eberhardt’s talk is part of the University’s 2020 Community MLK Celebration.

During the event, Dean Risa Goluboff will present the 2020 Gregory H. Swanson Award. Named after UVA and UVA Law’s first black student, the award recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to justice within the community.

Contact: Rebecca Klaff
Caplin Pavilion

Faculty

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
11:30 AM-12:50 PM

Legal Theory Workshop, Seana Shiffrin (UCLA School of Law)

Contact: Pennie Newell
Faculty Lounge
Friday, January 31, 2020
11:30 AM-12:50 PM

Faculty Workshop, Adam Hofri

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Faculty Lounge
Friday, February 7, 2020
11:30 AM-12:50 PM

Faculty Workshop, Anne Joseph O’Connell (Stanford Law School)

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Faculty Lounge
Friday, February 14, 2020
11:30 AM-12:50 PM

Faculty Workshop, Sam Erman (USC Gould School of Law)

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Faculty Lounge
Friday, February 21, 2020
11:30 AM-12:50 PM

Faculty Workshop, Tamar Kricheli-Katz (Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law)

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Faculty Lounge
Friday, March 20, 2020
11:30 AM-12:50 PM

Faculty Workshop, Logan Sawyer (University of Georgia School of Law)

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Faculty Lounge
Friday, March 27, 2020
11:30 AM-12:50 PM

Faculty Workshop, Sandy Mayson (University of Georgia School of Law)

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Faculty Lounge
Friday, April 3, 2020
11:30 AM-12:50 PM

Faculty Workshop, Richard Banks (Stanford Law School)

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Faculty Lounge
Friday, April 10, 2020
11:30 AM-12:50 PM

Faculty Workshop, Stephen Holmes (NYU School of Law)

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Faculty Lounge
Friday, April 17, 2020
11:30 AM-12:50 PM

Faculty Workshop, Danielle Citron (Boston University School of Law)

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Faculty Lounge

Federalist Society

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
11:30 AM-12:45 PM

Federalist Society Event With Judge James C. Ho 

The Federalist Society will host Judge James C. Ho of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Food will be provided.

Contact: Rachel Daley
Purcell Reading Room
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
11:30 AM-12:45 PM

Federalist Society Event with Judge Elizabeth L. Branch

The Federalist Society will host Judge Elizabeth L. Branch, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Contact: Rachel Daley
Caplin Pavilion
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
11:30 AM-12:45 PM

Guest Speaker: Judge Michael B. Brennan

Lecture by Judge Michael B. Brennan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Food will be provided.

Contact: Rachel Daley
Caplin Pavilion

Financial Aid Office

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Student Loan Exit Counseling

The Law School requires that all graduating student loan borrowers attend an in-person group counseling session. Attendance is mandatory for graduating 3Ls with student loans. Prior to the session, Financial Aid will provide students with a listing of their federal student loans.Information covered in Student Loan Exit Counseling will include contacting your lenders, loan repayment options, loan deferment, the Virginia Loan Forgiveness Program and more. Financial Aid will be available for questions following the presentation. 
 
Contact: Jennifer Hulvey
Caplin Auditorium

Lambda Law Alliance

Thursday, March 5, 2020
12:00 PM-7:30 PM

Ele(Q)t Project Symposium

The Ele(Q)t Project for LGBTQ Leadership is organized by the students of the Lambda Law Alliance at the University of Virginia School of Law. The non-partisan symposium-style event is an afternoon-long series of candidate forums, panel speakers, discussions and workshops focused on motivating and training young LGBTQ leaders to run for political office. The project's goal is to include speakers who currently hold elected office and those who have significant political, campaigning or election law experience. The keynote address by Trevor Potter ’82 will take place at 6:30 p.m. Lunch and dinner will be provided

Contact: Chance McCraw
Caplin Pavilion

Latin American Law Association

Friday, January 31, 2020
9:00 AM-7:00 PM

Arbitration Day

The Latin American Law Association will host panel discussions on arbitration and its importance in the legal world today. Additional details TBD. Food will be provided.

Contact: Ana Tobar-Romero
Purcell Reading Room

Law & Economics

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
11:30 AM-12:50 PM

 Law and Economics Workshop, David Hyman (Georgetown Law)

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Faculty Lounge
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
11:30 AM-12:50 PM

 Law and Economics Workshop, Tatiana Homonoff (NYU Wagner)

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Faculty Lounge
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
11:30 AM-12:50 PM

 Law and Economics Workshop, Tamar Kricheli-Katz (Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law)

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Faculty Lounge
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
11:30 AM-12:50 PM

 Law and Economics Workshop, Rachel Potter (UVA Department of Politics)

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Faculty Lounge
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
11:30 AM-12:50 PM

 Law and Economics Workshop, Jordan Neyland (George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School)

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Faculty Lounge

Law School

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Exam Period


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Exam Period


Thursday, December 12, 2019

Exam Period


Friday, December 13, 2019

Exam Period


Saturday, December 14, 2019

Exam Period


Sunday, December 15, 2019

Exam Period


Monday, December 16, 2019

Exam Period


Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Exam Period


Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Exam Period


Thursday, December 19, 2019

Exam Period


Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Classes Begin


Wednesday, January 29, 2020
4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Midway Toast, Class of 2021

Members of Class of 2021, faculty and staff are invited to celebrate making it through three semesters of law school and looking forward to the next three together. Dean Risa Goluboff will lead the toast.

Contact: Kate Duvall
Caplin Pavilion
Thursday, February 6, 2020

McCorkle Lecture 

Catharine A. MacKinnon will deliver the McCorkle Lecture. Time and additional details TBD.

Contact: Rebecca Klaff
Caplin Pavilion
Sunday, March 8, 2020

Spring Break


Monday, March 9, 2020

Spring Break


Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Spring Break


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Spring Break


Thursday, March 12, 2020

Spring Break


Friday, March 13, 2020

Spring Break


Thursday, April 2, 2020
1:00 PM-4:45 PM

Is There 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 Peggy Cooper Davis of New York University School of Law, Rachel F. Moran of the UCLA School of Law, Jason P. Nance of the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and Eloise Pasachoff of Georgetown Law. At 3:15 p.m., a second panel, “How the U.S. 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; and Joshua Weishart of the West Virginia University College of Law, as well as Robinson. Box lunches will be provided at 1 p.m. The afternoon will conclude with a reception at 4:45 p.m.

Contact: Rebecca Klaff
Caplin Pavilion
Friday, April 24, 2020

Classes End


Saturday, April 25, 2020

Reading Period


Sunday, April 26, 2020

Reading Period


Monday, April 27, 2020
8:00 AM-8:00 AM

Exam Period


Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Exam Period


Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Exam Period


Thursday, April 30, 2020

Exam Period


Friday, May 1, 2020

Exam Period


Saturday, May 2, 2020

Exam Period


Sunday, May 3, 2020

Exam Period


Monday, May 4, 2020

Exam Period


Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Exam Period


Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Exam Period


Thursday, May 7, 2020

Exam Period


Friday, May 8, 2020

Exam Period


Sunday, May 17, 2020

Final Exercises/Graduation


Law School Foundation & Alumni Association

Thursday, December 12, 2019
6:30 PM-8:30 PM
The Metropolitan Club
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Atlanta Alumni Reception

Contact: Alumni Relations
Atlanta History Center
Thursday, March 26, 2020
6:30 PM-8:00 PM

Northern Virginia Alumni Reception

Contact: Alumni Relations
The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
11:45 AM-2:00 PM

New York City Alumni Luncheon

Contact: Alumni Relations
Yale Club
Thursday, June 11, 2020
11:45 AM-2:00 PM

Washington, D.C. Alumni Luncheon

Contact: Alumni Relations
The Willard

Office of Private Practice

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
11:00 AM-6:00 PM

DC Day at UVA

Firms will participate in a multi-event showcase of the benefits of practicing law in Washington, DC. First-year students with interest in the D.C. market are encouraged to attend. Food will be served.

Contact: Lynn B. Stiteler
Caplin Pavilion
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
11:00 AM-6:00 PM

New York Day at UVA

Firms will participate in a multi-event showcase of the benefits of practicing law in New York City. First-year students with interest in the New York market are encouraged to attend. Food will be served.

Contact: Lynn B. Stiteler
Caplin Pavilion

Public Interest Law Association, Program in Law and Public Service, Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center

Friday, February 7, 2020

Shaping Justice Conference

Reginald Dwayne Betts, a poet, memoirist and teacher, will deliver the keynote address at 5:15 p.m. during the fourth annual Shaping Justice conference. The conference gathers students, attorneys and advocates dedicated to transforming the law in order to advance justice. Other events include panels and networking opportunities, as well as an awards lunch honoring UVA Law alumni who have dedicated their careers to shaping justice.

11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Advocacy for Transgender Youths’ Rights
The Intersections of Immigrant Rights and Environmental Justice

12:30-2 p.m.
Shaping Justice Awards Ceremony and Lunch

2:15-3:30 p.m.
Technology and the Criminalization of Sex Work
Disability Rights 30 Years After the Passage of the ADA

3:45-5 p.m. | PANELS
Fighting for Reproductive Justice in a Time of Crisis
Dismantling Mass Incarceration Through Restorative Justice

5:15-6:15 p.m.
Keynote Address by Reginald Dwayne Betts

6:15-7:30 p.m.
Networking Reception and Book Signing With Reginald Dwayne Betts

Contact: Crystal Shin
Caplin Pavilion

Student Records and Academic Services

Thursday, January 9, 2020
12:00 PM-12:00 PM

SIS Closes for Adding/Dropping J-term 2020 Courses

Window closes at noon.

Contact: Adam Seid
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
9:00 AM-9:00 AM

Spring 2020 Add/Drop Period Ends

Window closes at 9 a.m.

Contact: Adam Seid
Friday, January 31, 2020
4:45 PM-4:45 PM

Deadline to Submit Audit Course Request

Spring 2020 deadline to submit request to audit a law course. Deadline at 4:45 p.m.

Contact: Adam Seid

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

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
9:00 AM-2:30 PM

Antitrust and the Global Economy: VJIL Symposium 2020

VJIL will host their 2020 symposium, Antitrust and the Global Economy, co-sponsored by the J.B. Moore Society of International Law. Panelists from a variety of backgrounds will discuss how antitrust functions in the  age of sprawling, multinational corporations. This event will give attendees the opportunity to learn, network and engage. Breakfast, coffee and lunch will be served.

Contact: Hannah Schaller
Caplin Pavilion

Virginia Law Review

Friday, January 24, 2020

Speech Inside the Schoolhouse Gates: 50 Years After Tinker v. Des Moines

The Virginia Law Review Online's annual symposium focuses on the topic of free speech in schools. Topics discussed by panelists may include the extent of school purview, online harassment/cyberbullying, the history/doctrine associated with Tinker v. Des Moines, and controversial speakers on college campuses. This event will also feature a panel of authors published in the symposium edition.

Contact: Nicole Bray
Caplin Pavilion, Purcell Reading Room
Monday, February 3, 2020
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Journal Information Session

1L students are invited to come learn about academic journals at UVA and the journal tryout process.  Each journal will give an overview of their journal and membership.
Contact: Alexandra Butler
Caplin Auditorium
Thursday, February 6, 2020
6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Journal Open House

UVA's academic journals will host a journal “fair” for 1L students to meet members from each journal and learn more about what different journals publish and the work of student journal editors.

Contact: Alexandra Butler
Purcell Reading Room

Virginia Law Women

Thursday, February 20, 2020
3:00 PM-8:00 PM

Women in Big Law

VLW's annual Women in Big Law event consists of panels discussions with women at various law firms throughout the country, focusing on partnership, mentoring and work/life balance. A networking reception for attorneys and 1L students will follow the panels.

Contact: Nicole Pidala
WB104, WB105, Caplin Pavilion

West Coast Wahoos

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
5:30 PM-7:00 PM

West Coast Wahoos Spring Career Panel

Interested in exploring firm practice out West? Want to meet attorneys from the West Coast? Please join WCW to hear representatives from firms’ West Coast offices discuss firm practice and offer tips on breaking into Western markets.

Contact: Alexander Moss
Purcell Reading Room

William Minor Lile Moot Court

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
3:30 PM-6:30 PM

Lile Moot Court Competition Semi-Finals

For over 90 years, the William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition has pitted UVA Law's best and brightest oral advocates against one another in a spirited intramural competition. In the semifinals, the four remaining pairs of students will face off. Round one begins at 3:30 p.m., followed by round two at 5 p.m.

Contact: Ronald Pantalena
Caplin Pavilion