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Alumni

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
Sponsor: UVA Law School Foundation
Zoom

Public Service

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
5:30 PM-6:30 PM

The Real Deal #3: Prosecution

Hear federal and state prosecutors talk about their work prosecuting crimes, how they got started in their field and career paths. Q&A to follow. Zoom details.

Contact: Andrew Broaddus
Sponsor: Public Service Center
Online

Career

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
3:15 PM-4:15 PM

Office of Private Practice 2L Intro to OGI Bid Strategy and Market Update

This session will cover an overview of OGI, as well as a brief market update. A Zoom link will be circulated via email. Repeat session from Friday, Sept. 18.

Contact: Lynn Stiteler
Sponsor: Office of Private Practice
Online
Thursday, September 24, 2020
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
“The Path to the Bench,” With Judge Bernadette D'Souza

Join ACS and VLW as they welcome Judge Bernadette D'Souza who will speak with UVA Law students about the path to the bench, with a particular focus on efforts to increase diversity in the judiciary. Zoom details.

Sponsor: American Constitution Society, Virginia Law Women
Online
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.

Contact: Elizabeth Kade
Sponsor: Office of Private Practice
Online Via Zoom
Friday, October 2, 2020
12:15 PM-1:15 PM

Fall 2L Clerkship Information Session

Zoom details

Contact: Ruth Payne
Sponsor: Office of Judicial Clerkships
Online
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
Sponsor: Public Service Center, Black Law Students Association
VIR01
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
Sponsor: Heartland 'Hoos
Online Via Zoom
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
Sponsor: Virginia Law Women
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. (This session covers identical content as the Sept. 29 Intro to Employer Interactions session.)

Contact: Elizabeth Kade
Sponsor: Office of Private Practice
Online Via Zoom

Civil Liberties

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
6:00 PM-7:15 PM

The Future of Funding for Religious Schools

This summer, the Supreme Court ruled in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue that a state cannot discriminate against religious schools in state-based scholarship programs. Join professors Micah Schwartzman, Stephanie Barclay and Nathan Chapman as they discuss the successes and failures of the Court's decision and offer predictions for future developments on the issue of public funding for private schools. Register for Zoom.

Contact: Chloe Knox
Sponsor: Federalist Society
Online

Civil Rights

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
5:30 PM-7:00 PM

The Impact of June Medical: A Discussion With Reproductive Health Practitioners

This panel discussion will feature a variety of reproductive rights litigators and reproductive justice advocates from organizations like Planned Parenthood, Whole Woman's Health, Lawyering Project, Feminist Women's Health Center and Lift Louisiana Project. These practitioners will discuss how the recent June Medical decision impacts their work and the future of reproductive rights. Zoom details.

Contact: Nicolette Wolfrey
Sponsor: If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice
Online
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
Sponsor: Center for the Study of Race and Law, Virginia Law Review
TBD

Community and Diversity

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
7:00 PM-8:00 PM

Common Law Grounds: The COVID Constitution

From lockdown orders to mask mandates to mandatory vaccinations, COVID-19 may test many of the traditional assumptions of constitutional jurisprudence. Join Common Law Grounds for an online dinner roundtable discussion. Food will be provided. Zoom details.

Contact: Kyle McGoey
Sponsor: Common Law Grounds
Online

Law School

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

Constitutional Law

Friday, September 25, 2020
8:00 PM-9:30 PM

The Federalist/Anti-Federalist Debate

Details

Contact: Chloe Knox
Sponsor: Federalist Society
Online
Monday, November 9, 2020
2:00 PM-4:00 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 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
Sponsor: Law School
Online via Zoom

Environmental Law

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
Sponsor: Program in Law, Communities and the Environment (PLACE); Faculty; Virginia Environmental Law Forum; and the Virginia Environmental Law Journal
Online Via Zoom

Faculty

Friday, September 25, 2020
12:30 PM-1:50 PM

Faculty Workshop, Jay Butler (William & Mary Law School)

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Sponsor: Faculty
Online Via Zoom
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
12:30 PM-1:40 PM

Law and Economics Workshop, Elliott Ash (ETH Zurich) 

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Sponsor: Law & Economics
Online Via Zoom
Friday, October 2, 2020
12:30 PM-1:50 PM

Faculty Workshop, Anita Krishnakumar (St. Johns University)

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

Faculty Workshop, Michael Graetz (Yale Law School)

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

Faculty Workshop, Julian Nyarko (Stanford Law School)

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Sponsor: Faculty
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
Sponsor: Law & Economics
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
Sponsor: Faculty
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
Sponsor: Law & Economics
Online Via Zoom
Friday, October 30, 2020
12:30 PM-1:50 PM

Faculty Workshop, Ralph Richard Banks (Stanford Law School) 

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

Faculty Workshop, Sara Mayeux (Vanderbilt Law School)

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Sponsor: Faculty
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
Sponsor: Law & Economics
Online Via Zoom
Friday, November 13, 2020
12:30 PM-1:50 PM

Faculty Workshop, Josh Bowers

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Sponsor: Faculty
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
Sponsor: Faculty
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
Sponsor: Law & Economics
Online Via Zoom

Health Law

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Mandatory Vaccinations: Law, Ethics and Religious Liberties

The Health Law Association will host Professor Lois Shepherd, Professor Mimi Riley and Professor Micah Schwartzman in a discussion of mandatory vaccination policies. Zoom details.

Contact: Savanna Williams
Sponsor: Health Law Association
Online

Law School

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
4:45 PM-4:45 PM

Deadline for Upper-Level Students to Submit an Upper-Level Writing Requirement Special Request Form

Deadline for upper-level students to submit an upper-level writing requirement special request form is at 4:45 p.m. This deadline is for students intending to use a paper in a class for this graduation requirement and the class is not pre-approved for it in the online course description.

Contact: Student Records

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
5:00 PM-5:00 PM

Classes End

Sponsor: Law School
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Thanksgiving Recess

Sponsor: Law School
Thursday, November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving Recess

Sponsor: Law School
Friday, November 27, 2020

Thanksgiving Recess

Sponsor: Law School
Monday, November 30, 2020

Reading Period

Sponsor: Law School
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Reading Period

Sponsor: Law School
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School
Thursday, December 3, 2020

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School
Friday, December 4, 2020

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School
Saturday, December 5, 2020

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School
Sunday, December 6, 2020

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School
Monday, December 7, 2020

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School
Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School
Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School
Thursday, December 10, 2020

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School
Friday, December 11, 2020

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School
Saturday, December 12, 2020

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School
Sunday, December 13, 2020

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School
Monday, December 14, 2020

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School
Monday, January 25, 2021

Spring Semester Begins

Sponsor: Law School
Monday, February 1, 2021
4:00 PM-4:00 PM

Add/Drop Period Ends

Sponsor: Law School
Saturday, March 6, 2021

Spring Break

Sponsor: Law School
Sunday, March 7, 2021

Spring Break

Sponsor: Law School
Monday, March 8, 2021

Spring Break

Sponsor: Law School
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Spring Break

Sponsor: Law School
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Spring Break

Sponsor: Law School
Thursday, March 11, 2021

Spring Break

Sponsor: Law School
Friday, March 12, 2021

Spring Break

Sponsor: Law School
Saturday, March 13, 2021

Spring Break

Sponsor: Law School
Sunday, March 14, 2021

Spring Break

Sponsor: Law School
Friday, April 30, 2021

Classes End

Sponsor: Law School
Saturday, May 1, 2021
12:00 AM-12:00 AM

Reading Period

Sponsor: Law School
Sunday, May 2, 2021
12:00 AM-12:00 AM

Reading Period

Sponsor: Law School
Monday, May 3, 2021

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School
Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School
Thursday, May 6, 2021

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School
Friday, May 7, 2021

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School
Saturday, May 8, 2021

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School
Sunday, May 9, 2021

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School
Monday, May 10, 2021

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School
Thursday, May 13, 2021

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School
Friday, May 14, 2021

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School
Sunday, May 23, 2021

Final Exercises/Graduation

Sponsor: Law School

Meetings

Sunday, September 20, 2020
8:00 PM-9:30 PM

Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Society Kickoff Meeting

Zoom details

Contact: Andi Schultz
Sponsor: Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Society
Online

National Security Law

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
Sponsor: National Security Law Forum
Online

Public Service

Monday, September 28, 2020
5:30 PM-6:30 PM

The Real Deal #4: Government

Hear attorneys talk about their work in federal and state government, how they got started in their field and career paths. Q&A to follow. Zoom details.

Contact: Andrew Broaddus
Sponsor: Public Service Center
Online
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
Sponsor: Public Service Center
Online
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
Sponsor: Public Service Center, Financial Aid
Online

Race and Law

Friday, September 25, 2020
5:30 PM-6:30 PM

The Abolitionist Moment and Alternative Forms of Justice

Where can someone who has experienced violence turn when they no longer trust the criminal legal system to bring them justice? In recent decades, transformative justice has emerged as a holistic practice outside formal systems that focuses on bringing healing to survivors of violence through community-based accountability processes. What positive roles can lawyers play from within systems that often perpetuate oppression? The Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law and NLG at UVA will host a panel discussion on these topics featuring Janae Bonsu, Ph.D. candidate at UIC and former national public policy chair for Black Youth Project 100, and Claudia Peña, lecturer in law at UCLA and co-founder of Repair. Zoom details.

Contact: Nooreen Reza
Sponsor: Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law, National Lawyers Guild
Online

Student Life

Monday, September 21, 2020
8:00 AM-8:15 AM

Meditation Monday

Zoom details

Contact: Eliza Robertson

Online
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
7:30 PM-8:30 PM

Wellness Wednesday Yoga

Zoom details

Contact: Eliza Robertson

Online