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- A Cappellate Opinions
- Advocates for Life at Virginia Law (AFL)
- American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
- Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA)
- Barristers United
- Black Law Students Association (BLSA)
- Child Advocacy Research and Education (CARE)
- Common Law Grounds
- Domestic Violence Project
- Extramural Moot Court
- Federalist Society
- Feminist Legal Forum
- First Year Council (FYC)
- Food Law at Virginia Association (FLAVA')
- Graduate Law Students Association
- Health Law Association
- If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice at UVA Law
- JD/MBA Society
- Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA)
- John Bassett Moore Society of International Law (J.B. Moore)
- Korean American Law Student Association (KALSA)
- Lambda Law Alliance
- Latin American Law Organization (LALO; formally Voz Latina)
- Law Christian Fellowship (LCF)
- Law, Innovation, Security & Technology (LIST)
- Legal Advisory Workshops for Undergraduate Students (LAW for US)
- The Libel Show
- Lone Star Lawyers
- Mindfulness in Law
- Mock Trial at UVA Law
- Moot Court Board
- National Lawyers Guild
- North Grounds Softball League (NGSL)
- Outdoors at VA Law
- Peer Advisor Program
- Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society - Minor Inn
- Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Team
- Public Interest Law Association (PILA)
- Rex E. Lee Law Society (RELLS)
- Rivanna Investments
- South Asian Law Student Association
- St. Thomas More Society
- Street Law
- Student Legal Forum (SLF)
- Virginia Animal Law Society (VALS)
- Virginia E*Society
- Virginia Employment and Labor Law Association (VELLA)
- Virginia Environmental Law Forum (VELF)
- Virginia Innocence Project Pro Bono Clinic
- Virginia Law & Business Society
- Virginia Law Democrats
- Virginia Law Families
- Virginia Law in Prison Project
- Virginia Law Republicans
- Virginia Law Rod & Gun Club
- Virginia Law Veterans
- Virginia Law Weekly (newspaper)
- Virginia Law Wine Society
- Virginia Law Women (VLW)
- Virginia Sports Law Society
- Volunteer Income Tax Association (VITA)
- West Coast Wahoos
- Women of Color
A Cappellate Opinions - The A Cappellate Opinions include male and female students who practice and perform contemporary a cappella music. They sing at various Law School events, such as the Public Interest Law Auction and Barrister's Ball, but their primary purpose is to enjoy making music together.
- President: Roger Dean, email@example.com
Advocates for Life at Virginia Law (AFL) - AFL brings together law students eager to protect the fundamental right to life and fosters balanced and open discussion about the issue in the legal community. AFL educates and trains law students about the jurisprudence of a pro-life ethic, the attacks on the right to life and the best strategies to protect women and children from abortion and the vulnerable from embryo-destructive research, assisted suicide and euthanasia. By building a culture of courage and support among pro-life law students and lawyers, AFL promotes a legal environment that values and upholds the dignity of human life.
- President: Elizabeth Hedges, firstname.lastname@example.org
American Constitution Society - The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy is a national organization of law students, law professors, practicing lawyers and others. The society aims to help revitalize and transform the legal debate, from law school classrooms to federal courtrooms, and to counter the dominant vision of American law today. The society seeks to restore the fundamental principles of respect for human dignity, protection of individual rights and liberties, genuine equality and access to justice to their rightful — and traditionally central — place in American law. For more information on the national organization, please visit www.acslaw.org. Room SL192C
Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) - APALSA provides an academic and social network for the Asian-American law students at UVA; promotes the welfare of its members through educational, professional, cultural and social programs; and reaches out to the Law School community on local and national issues pertaining to Asian-Americans. Room SL156B.
- President: Leanne Chia, email@example.com
Barristers United - Barristers United is the law school soccer club. The club consists of law students and professors of various skill levels. Last year, our men’s team competed in UVA’s Intramural soccer league and placed first in both the indoor and outdoor tournaments. They also played in the top division of Charlottesville's men's league and won the championship. The co-ed team is also a force to be reckoned with — placing second in their division last year. The club invites men and women who are interested in playing soccer (either competitively or just for fun) to join the club. The club holds pick-up soccer games twice a week that are open to anyone who is interested. The goal is to add to the law school community by using soccer as a way to build relationships with colleagues, and offer something for the casual fan and the competitive player.
- Chairman: Angie Garcia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Black Law Students Association (BLSA) - BLSA represents the views of black students at the School of Law; promotes the welfare of its members through educational, professional, cultural and social programs; and provides a forum for the discussion of local and national issues affecting both the black law student community and the University community as a whole. For more information, visit www.uvablsa.org. Room SL192A
- President: Jianne McDonald, email@example.com
Child Advocacy Research and Education - CARE brings together law students interested in taking a legal approach to issues affecting children, including education, juvenile justice, foster care and immigration. Through partnerships with local and national children’s law and advocacy organizations and CARE-generated projects, we assist in the direct representation of children and strive for broader systemic change through policy research and advocacy.
- President: Jennifer Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Common Law Grounds - Common Law Grounds is a student-faculty group whose mission is to encourage discussion and debate among students and faculty across the ideological spectrum with the goal of identifying and articulating areas of agreement about core values and practices; isolating points of substantive disagreement while also looking for common ground; and fostering a culture of open and civil dialogue about legal and political issues. The group pursues these goals not under the naive impression that compromise on important questions of policy is always possible or even desirable. Rather, members do so out of a conviction that for a constitutional democracy to survive and thrive, citizens — especially lawyer-citizens — must remain as attuned to what they have in common as they are to what divides them.
- President: Kendall Burchard, email@example.com
Domestic Violence Project (DVP) - The Domestic Violence Project is a law student pro bono project. DVP addresses the problem of domestic violence both directly (through pro bono service) and indirectly (through educational efforts to raise awareness and understanding of the issue). DVP educates the Law School community about issues of domestic violence through speakers, discussion panels, films and other events. DVP volunteers also monitor domestic violence-related criminal justice proceedings in Charlottesville, Albemarle and several other surrounding jurisdictions through the Shelter for Help in Emergency's Court Monitoring Program, and assist the Commonwealth's Attorney Offices of Charlottesville and of Albemarle in their prosecution of domestic violence cases by interviewing victims of domestic violence through the Commonwealth's Attorney's Project (CAP). In addition, DVP participants volunteer for the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society Pro Bono Domestic Violence Project (PDVP), organize police ride-alongs and more.
- President: Cory Sagduyu, firstname.lastname@example.org
Extramural Moot Court - The Extramural Moot Court team is the official Moot Court Team of the University of Virginia School of Law. The team competes in a variety of moot court competitions across the country in subjects like constitutional law, national security law, labor and employment, criminal procedure, family law, sports law and intellectual property. As a member of the team, you will strengthen your leadership, brief writing and oral advocacy skills.
- President: Avia Gridi, email@example.com
Federalist Society - The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies promotes an awareness and application of the following principles: that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to the U.S. Constitution and that it is the duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. Room SL192B
- President: Robert Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
Feminist Legal Forum - The Feminist Legal Forum is dedicated to advancing feminist discussion and awareness at the Law School. The Feminist Legal Forum provides a place for law students to examine legal issues that affect women, clarify what feminism means to young lawyers, and unite to eradicate sexism in the legal profession and within the Law School.
- Co-chair: Lollie Akere, email@example.com
- Co-chair: Kirsten Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Co-chair: Amy Cameron Duncan, email@example.com
- Co-chair: Misa Haring, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Co-chair: Pam Keller, email@example.com
- Co-chair: Liesel Schapira, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Co-chair: Jennifer Stecco, email@example.com
First Year Council (FYC) - FYC is primarily a social organization designed to sponsor programs that help unify the first-year class. FYC reps also sponsor small-section social programs (e.g., potluck dinners, movie/TV nights, day trips, etc.). In addition, FYC may discuss issues that directly affect the first-year class and relay their concerns to the SBA via their representatives.
Food Law at Virginia Association (FLAVA') - FLAVA’ strives to create a network of students, professionals and community members who are interested in creating a more just and sustainable food system. We aim to create space to engage in dialogue about and take action relating to food law and policy, especially as it relates to global issues such as environmental sustainability, food access, public health and animal welfare.
- President: Elizabeth Buttitta, firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate Law Students Association - GLSA is the representative body for all LL.M. and S.J.D. candidates and exchange students. It organizes social functions for its members and represents their interests with the faculty and administration. Room SL158A
- President: Pol Minguet, email@example.com
- Vice-President: Cecelia Dieuzeide
- Secretary: Eva Van Leuven
- Treasurer: Ana Paula Bueno
Health Law Association - The Health Law Association is open to all law, LL.M., medical, graduate and undergraduate students. Its purposes are to explain what health law is, to give students a better view of the different areas of health law, to introduce types of available classes and to promote a healthy environment. The group sponsors many speakers and seminars in the health law field throughout the year and organizes social activities with medical and other graduate students. Association members also participate in pro bono activities with the UVA Medical Center.
- President: Caroline Kessler, firstname.lastname@example.org
If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice at UVA Law - If/When/How is a pro-choice, pro-information student organization that educates, organizes and supports law students to ensure that a new generation of advocates will be prepared to protect and expand reproductive rights as basic civil and human rights. It is the organization’s position that reproductive justice will exist when all people can exercise the rights and access the resources they need to thrive and to decide if, when and how to create and sustain their families with dignity and free from discrimination, coercion or violence.
- President: Halima Nguyen, email@example.com
JD/MBA Society - The JD/MBA Society serves as a focal point for communication between JD/MBA students and the law and business school administrations, as well as the faculty, student body, alumni and prospective students of the schools; promotes the exchange of information and advice among JD/MBAs; improves the functioning of the JD/MBA program; and sponsors events and activities that promote interaction among the law and business school communities. The JD/MBA Society welcomes all students.
- President: Alfonso Carney, CarneyA17@darden.virginia.edu
- President: Julian Kritz, firstname.lastname@example.org
John Bassett Moore Society of International Law (J.B. Moore) - The John Basset Moore Society of International Law (J.B. Moore Society) is dedicated to furthering the study of international law at the University of Virginia, providing a forum for law students with an interest in international affairs to meet and discuss issues in international law, and sponsoring social and academic events that further these goals. Room SL192B
- President: Michael Woolslayer, email@example.com
Korean American Law Student Association (KALSA) - KALSA exists to provide a vibrant social community for current law students, connect students to a professional career network, prominently support all Asian American organizations (such as APALSA) and the unified Asian American interest, aid in the future recruitment and retention of qualified Korean American students, increase Korean American presence and visibility, facilitate a network among students and alumni of Korean American background, provide a forum for discussion of legal issues as it pertains to the Korean American community, and contribute to the diversity of the Law School by furthering cultural exchanges, discourse and awareness.
- President: Jae Kim, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lambda Law Alliance - Lambda Law Alliance provides an academically and socially supportive network for members of sexual minorities and their allies enrolled in the Law School. The organization also heightens awareness throughout the Law School, as well as the University community, about legal issues relevant to sexual minorities. Lambda informs the community of its interests and concerns and pushes for the expansion of equal civil rights for all. Room SL158E
- President: Eleanora Kaloyeropoulou, email@example.com
Latin American Law Organization (LALO) - LALO is an all-inclusive student group devoted to increasing awareness of legal issues facing Latinos and Latin America. The group works to increase Latino representation at the Law School, augments the exploration of Hispanic-related issues in the law, and provides cultural and social programming that is of interest to the Law School community. LALO also sponsors the Migrant Farmworker Project, which provides valuable assistance to migrant farm workers in Virginia.
- President: Robbie Pomeroy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Law Christian Fellowship (LCF) - LCF is a nondenominational Christian fellowship dedicated to understanding the person and claims of Jesus Christ. LCF remains uniquely committed to presenting Christianity to the Law School and the surrounding Charlottesville community through fellowship, service, and outreach. LCF's office is Room SL158A. Meetings will be held in SL258, unless otherwise noted.
- President: Candice Lundquist, email@example.com
Law, Innovation, Security & Technology (LIST) - LIST focuses on the novel legal, policy and business problems caused by the recent proliferation of emerging technologies. It educates students about issues in the area; prepares them with practical skills and experience to enter the legal workforce; connects them to a network of mentors, experts and resources; and collaborates with the policy, business and technology communities. Recent areas of focus have included cyber crime, net neutrality and autonomous vehicles, among others.
- President: Jeremy Gordon, firstname.lastname@example.org
Legal Advisory Workshops for Undergraduate Students (LAW for US) - LAW for US is a mentoring program for undergraduate students run by Law School students. Access to personal mentors through the application process is valuable, especially when those mentors are current law school students who have recently been “through the fire.” Our mentors guide these undergraduates in LSAT preparation, choosing a good law school, arranging for letters of recommendation, understanding the logistics of LSAC’s website, tailoring undergraduate courses to prepare for law school and specialty areas, and more. LAW For US supplements individual mentorship relationships with admissions panels and social events throughout the year.
- President: Carly Crist, email@example.com
The Libel Show - The Libel Show is an annual theatrical production which has been humoring the Law School since 1908 (making us the longest running student organization on campus). Each year the Show lampoons our professors and life at the Law School through a variety of impersonations, song parodies, and skits. The Libel Show's mission is to do everything within its power to help the Law School community enjoy raucous laughter. Most of the Show's work takes place in the spring semester. About 200 students write, sing, act, dance, and work as run crew on the Show. Whether you're a 1L or a 3L, and whether you have experience doing any theater in the past or not, you can be part of the Libel Show! Room SL192D
- Producer: Jason Boyle
Lone Star Lawyers - Lone Star Lawyers works to create a network for students interested in the Texas legal market by connecting them with employers, alumni and fellow students working in the state. LSL helps students find employment opportunities in Texas and provide a social atmosphere for students interested in Texas and alumni working in Texas to interact.
- Co-President: John Morgan, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Co-President: Christopher Tutunjian, email@example.com
Mindfulness in Law - Mindfulness is the nonjudgmental awareness of one’s experience of the present moment. It helps with stress, focus and clear communication. As students and soon-to-be lawyers, we use mindfulness as a tool to improve our work and better relationships. The group meets weekly, and anyone in the law school community is welcome. Please contact Cheryl Wang or Ryan Snow for details about the meetings.
Mock Trial at UVA Law - The Mock Trial team provides an opportunity for law students to hone their trial advocacy skills and represents the School of Law in nationwide mock trial competitions. Room SL156B
- President: Shalin Nohria, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Treasurer: Williams Fassuliotis, email@example.com
Moot Court Board - The William Minor Lile Moot Court Board administers the Lile Moot Court Competition. The third-year students on the board draft and edit all of the problems for the competition and judge the first two rounds, with the aid of other third-year students. 924-3188, Room SL196B
- President: Jeremy Bennie, firstname.lastname@example.org
National Lawyers Guild - The UVA chapter of the National Lawyers Guild raises awareness of economic and social justice issues and connects law students with community campaigns and pro bono opportunities related the these issues.
- Director: Elyse Moy, email@example.com
- Treasurer: Gina Sato, firstname.lastname@example.org
- National Liaison: Cameron Duncan, email@example.com
- Community Engagement Chair: Joanna Kelly, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Speakers Chair: Amy Fly, email@example.com
- Logistics Chair: Courtney Koelbel, firstname.lastname@example.org
North Grounds Softball League (NGSL) - The NGSL runs and organizes softball at the Law School. The NGSL also runs a softball tournament in the spring, the University of Virginia School of Law Spring Softball Invitational. In the 2015-16 school year, the 33rd Annual Softball Invitational raised over $25,000 for local charities, fielding 100-plus teams from more than 50 schools hailing from across the country. Room SL158B; www.ngsl.com
- Head Commissioner: Jonathan York, email@example.com
Outdoors at VA Law (OVAL) - Outdoors at Virginia Law is committed to enhancing the law school experience by organizing local outdoor excursions such as nature walks, hikes, caving, rafting, climbing, skiing and snow-shoeing. OVAL aims to help students achieve a balanced approach to life and the study of law.
- President: Madison Bush, firstname.lastname@example.org
Peer Advisor Program - The Peer Advisor Program helps acclimate first-year students to the Law School experience. Advisors offer friendship and support throughout the students' law school career. Room SL156A
Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society - Minor Inn - Phi Delta Phi, established in 1869, holds the distinction of being the first professional Society in the United States and one of the oldest and most distinguished professional organizations in the Western Hemisphere. Phi Delta Phi has chartered chapters - called Inns after the Enligsh Inns of Court - at law schools spread across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe. Between students and practitioners, Phi Delta Phi has more than 200,000 members supporting its mission is to promote professionalism, ethics and culture in the law schools and the profession at large. More judges, American presidents, governors, senators, representatives, cabinet members, ambassadors, bar association presidents, law school deans are from the ranks of Phi Delta Phi than from any other legal society. Phi Delta Phi also offers numerous scholarship opportunities to its members. The John Barbee Minor Inn of Phi Delta Phi was chartered at the Law School in the Spring of 1890.
- Magister: James Paulose, email@example.com
Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Team - Each year law students compete in the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition, the largest moot court competition in the world, with over 100 countries and 500 law schools participating. The competition simulates a dispute before the International Court of Justice and participating students gain expertise in both public and private international law. Selection for the Jessup Team is based upon a formal tryout and an interview.
- President: Lauren Sandground, firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Interest Law Association (PILA) - PILA promotes and supports public interest law among UVA students. PILA provides fellowships to students who accept volunteer or low-paying summer internships in public service, educates the Law School community about public interest law, and serves as a support network for students interested in the public sector. Room SL158D
- President: Megan Keenan, email@example.com
Rex E. Lee Law Society (RELLS) - RELLS promotes high ethical and moral values in the study and practice of law. The organization serves as a resource for the Law School and provides assistance and information to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) who are studying or interested in studying law at the University of Virginia. Room SL156D
- President: Austin Westerberg, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rivanna Investments - Rivanna Investments (“Rivanna”) is an investment management organization run by students at the University of Virginia School of Law. The goal of Rivanna is to promote opportunities for UVA Law students to learn about financial concepts through educational activities and by managing a live investment portfolio. Rivanna was founded in 2010 with seed capital from the Law School Foundation. As of May 1, 2017, Rivanna manages a portfolio of U.S. equities totaling more than $160,000.
Allie Hemmings, email@example.com
South Asian Law Student Association - SALSA was established with the purpose of representing the views of South Asian American students at the University of Virginia School of Law. SALSA aims to promote the welfare of its members through educational, professional, cultural and social programs. A forum for the discussion of issues affecting South Asian American law students and the University community as a whole is also provided through this organization. All are welcome to join and learn more about the South Asian community at University of Virginia School of Law!
- President: Shruthi Prabhu, firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Thomas More Society - The St. Thomas More Society is UVA’s Catholic outreach organization. The Society provides spiritual and social support to the Catholic population of the Law School, and those interested in the Catholic faith; promotes the spiritual growth of our members through catechesis, prayer and community service programs; and ensures that Catholic graduates of UVA are imbued with a knowledge of the law that is shaped and strengthened by the Catholic faith. Room SL158A
- President: John Hobgood, email@example.com
Street Law - Through Street Law, law students write lesson plans and teach substantive legal issues to 12th-grade students at local high schools. The program introduces high school students to the law and legal professions, educates high school students on their rights and responsibilities under the law, provides a connection between law students and the Charlottesville community, and encourages the professional development of law students by emphasizing communication and teaching skills.
- President: Tom Malone, firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Legal Forum (SLF) - SLF brings dynamic speakers to Grounds to discuss high-profile legal issues, politics and other civic concerns of interest to law students and the university community. Room SL158C
- President: Thomas Howard, email@example.com
Virginia Animal Law Society (VALS) - The Virginia Animal Law Society is dedicated to providing a forum for education, advocacy, and scholarship aimed at advancing the interests of animals through the legal system. It also seeks to raise the profile of the field of animal law. VALS conducts pro bono work, hosts speakers, plans student events, and holds fundraisers. The organization is affiliated with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, a nonprofit group of attorneys that defends animals from abuse and exploitation throughout the country.
- Co-President: Jennifer Davidson, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Co-President: Samantha Hasey , email@example.com
Virginia E*Society - The Virginia E*Society is dedicated to supporting entrepreneurial initiatives across Grounds, connecting law students with students from other schools and serving as a hub for those interested in entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial law.
- President, Alex Elmore, firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia Employment and Labor Law Association (VELLA) - VELLA educates the student body about the field of labor and employment law, including career opportunities and networking with alumni, and provides a forum for ideas in labor and employment. This group is also responsible for LSAP, the Law Student Advocacy Project. Room SL196C
- President: Alex Downie, email@example.com
Virginia Environmental Law Forum (VELF) - VELF provides a forum for law students interested in environmental issues and incorporating sustainable practices into their daily lives and careers. Throughout the year, we host events on topics such as climate change, energy, land use, natural resources and environmental justice, featuring leading experts in these fields. VELF also provides a social sphere for pro bono work, networking and the occasional outing at a local Charlottesville establishment celebrating the planet's continued survival. Room SL158C
- President: Courtney Koelbel, firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia Innocence Project Pro Bono Clinic - The Virginia Innocence Project Pro Bono Clinic does pro bono work to help wrongfully convicted people in Virginia get exonerated if they are actually innocent of the crimes of which they were convicted. Our work involves investigating cases, speaking with and visiting clients, witnesses, and other key people in the case, and writing briefs to help exonerate clients. We also work with the Innocence Project clinic, so the pro bono clinic is an excellent opportunity for those interested in participating in the clinic later in law school.
- President: Chiara Tondi Resta, email@example.com
Virginia Law & Business Society - Founded in 1981, the Virginia Law & Business Society is the oldest and largest student-run organization devoted exclusively to corporate law and business. The society sponsors a variety of academic, professional and social activities for students interested in careers in law and business.
- President: Jasmine Alves, firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia Law Democrats - The University of Virginia Law Democrats encourages political discourse and learning about the political process, promotes student and community awareness of political issues, and actively works for the election of Democratic candidates to public office at the local, state, and federal levels. Room SL156B
- President: Maggie Echols, email@example.com
Virginia Law Families - Virginia Law Families supports and promotes the interests of students facing the challenges of attending law school while raising children. Among its primary objectives are promoting social interaction and the sharing of information, including among both current and prospective parents. Issues of specific concern include child care, medical resources and family activities or community events, with particular emphasis on low-cost options to help those on a tight budget. Virginia Law Families also supports the Law School admissions staff by encouraging individuals with families to apply for admission and attend the School of Law, and by serving as an information resource for potential attendees. Room SL156F
Virginia Law in Prison Project - The project is a student organization dedicated to scholarship, education, and advocacy at the intersection of prison and the law. VLPP sponsors speaking events, pro bono experience and educational opportunities on correctional practices and policy.
Virginia Law Republicans - Virginia Law Republicans is dedicated to providing opportunities for conservative- or libertarian-minded law students to be politically engaged on and off grounds. The group hosts regular social gatherings, sponsors high-profile on-grounds speaker events, and organizes campaigning during election season. Virginia Law Republicans provides a great forum for students to socialize, engage in debate and discourse, and engage in the political process.
Virginia Law Rod & Gun Club - The Rod & Gun Club seeks to promote America's traditions of hunting, fishing, archery and marksmanship within the Law School. The club provides opportunities for members and non-members alike to participate in exciting, educational hunting, fishing and shooting-range trips. Further, the Rod & Gun Club advocates within the Law School for the rights of sportsmen and gun owners. Room SL158B
President: Nick Naenel, firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia Law Veterans - Virginia Law Veterans shares information about veterans’ benefits and issues; sponsors speakers on issues of concern to the veteran and military community; encourages public interest in, and pro bono work on, issues related to the welfare and interests of military personnel and veterans; identifies members of the Law School community who, based on previous military experience, can serve as information resources for anyone conducting research on national security or international law and policy issues; provides support to Law School admissions staff by encouraging military veterans and active-duty personnel to attend the Law School; and promotes social interaction between the diverse population of military and Coast Guard veterans, active duty, national guard and reserve personnel at the Law School. Membership is open to anyone with no requirement of any past or present tie to the military. Room SL192E
- President: William A. Nagy, email@example.com
Virginia Law Weekly - The Virginia Law Weekly has been the school's weekly newspaper since 1948. We publish news articles, editorials, professor research, and cartoons. The Law Weekly accepts articles from all UVa Law students and alumni. Our staff meets every Monday at 6 p.m. to edit the articles and all are welcome to join. 924-3070, Room SL277/279
- Editor-in-chief: Jenna Goldman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia Law Wine Society - The Virginia Law Wine Society is a social organization at UVA Law School that provides students with an environment in which to socialize with other students, enjoy wine, and become more educated about wine in a no-pressure setting that is welcoming to novices and connoisseurs alike.
- President: Hillary Turner, email@example.com
Virginia Law Women (VLW) - VLW is primarily designed to support and promote women in their endeavors and to understand their unique challenges by providing forums for them to interact with faculty, administration, and other students; providing opportunities to create social networks with their fellow members; and exposing members to women working in professional, legal capacities. For interested private employers, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For interested public sector employers, please email: email@example.com. Room SL196D
- President: Kendall Burchard, firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia Sports Law Society - The Virginia Sports Law Society provides an educational forum for students dedicated to exploring the interface between sports and the law. The primary goals of VSLS are to consistently host informative events featuring sports law professionals, provide career networking opportunities for students, and promote a comfortable setting where students can socialize and discuss relevant legal issues in sports. Membership in VSLS is open and welcome to all students who share a passion for sports and the law.
- President: Kyle Smith, email@example.com
Volunteer Income Tax Association (VITA) - Since 2007, VITA at Virginia Law, in cooperation with CASH at Madison House, has assisted lower-income taxpayers in the greater Charlottesville community with preparing their federal and state income tax returns. Volunteers also ensure that taxpayers receive all tax credits to which they are entitled. Services are provided for free and are provided in conjunction with the IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Students receive training on how to provide tax assistance and are encouraged to come as often as their schedules allow. Training hours and on-site volunteer hours qualify as pro bono hours toward the Pro Bono Challenge. www.vitavirginia.org
- President: Alex MacMillan, firstname.lastname@example.org
West Coast Wahoos - West Coast Wahoos is an organization that connects law students interested in legal markets on the West Coast with alumni and fellow students working on the West Coast. WCW provides a support network to help students find and learn about job opportunities on the West Coast and social events with fellow students and alumni.
Women of Color - Women of Color provides social support to the diverse population of women at the Law School; promotes the welfare of its members through educational, professional, cultural, social and community service programs; and provides a forum for the discussion of issues affecting women of color in the Law School and the University community as a whole. Women of Color organizes service projects and fundraisers benefiting the University community and the greater Charlottesville-Albemarle community, social gatherings to promote fun and friendship, and open communication and involvement with the administration, professors, other student organizations and the undergraduate community. Room SL196D
President: Tomi Olutoye, email@example.com
- Secretary: Jordin Dickerson, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Treasurer: Ava Gerami, email@example.com
- Professional Development Chair: Monica Grover, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Social Events Chair: Hamna Ahmad, email@example.com
Although these organizations have members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in their activities and affairs, these organizations are not a part of or agencies of the University. They are separate and independent organizations that are responsible for and manage their own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control these organizations and is not responsible for the organizations' contracts, acts or omissions.
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Third-year students Jennifer Davidson and Jay Swanson won the 89th William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition.
Student Legal Forum Celebrates 70 Years of High-Profile Speakers
The Student Legal Forum, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, has hosted an impressive list of influential public figures over time.
Law Students Search for Common Ground Within Partisan Divide
About 60 ideologically diverse Law School students participating in a new organization, called Common Law Grounds, work through the scenarios in small groups as professors of differing political stripes sit in to moderate.
Satire Won't Take a Day Off During the 109th Libel Show
The 109th Libel Show debuted with the 1980s-themed "Libel's Day Off."
Student Group Teaches Members Smart Investing, Financial Skills
Members of the Rivanna Investments learn how to make stock pitches and learn investment strategies.
Through 'Street Law,' Students Take Classroom Lessons to Area High Schools
Street Law is an organization aimed at teaching local high school seniors about their rights and stimulating their interest in law.