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- Advocates for Disability Rights (ADR)
- 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)
- Graduate Law Students Association
- Health Law Association
- Heartland Hoos
- If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice at UVA Law
- International Tax Practicum/Moot Court
- International Refugee Assistance Project
- 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)
- Law Republicans at UVA
- Legal Advisory Workshops for Undergraduate Students (LAW for US)
- The Libel Show
- Lile Moot Court Board
- Lone Star Lawyers
- Middle Eastern and North African Law Student Association (MENA)
- Minority Rights Coalition
- Mock Trial at UVA Law
- Muslim Law Students Association
- National Lawyers Guild
- National Security Law Forum
- North Grounds Softball League (NGSL)
- Outdoors at VA Law
- Older Wiser Law Students (OWLS)
- Peer Advisor Program
- 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
- Southeastern Wahoos
- St. Thomas More Society
- Street Law
- Student Legal Forum (SLF)
- Virginia Animal Law Society (VALS)
- Virginia Bar Association Law School Council (VBA)
- Virginia Employment and Labor Law Association (VELLA)
- Virginia Environmental Law Forum (VELF)
- Virginia Law & Business Society
- Virginia Law Democrats
- Virginia Law Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Society (ECVC)
- Virginia Law Families
- Virginia Law First-Generation Professionals
- Virginia Law in Prison Project
- Virginia Law Rod & Gun Club
- Virginia Law Veterans
- Virginia Law Weekly (newspaper)
- Virginia Law Wine Society (VLWS)
- Virginia Law Women (VLW)
- Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Society
- West Coast Wahoos
- Women of Color
Advocates for Disability Rights (ADR) - Advocates for Disability Rights is an organization devoted to supporting disabled and chronically ill law students at UVA Law. We provide resources, representation, and a sense of community as well as promote ally-ship and awareness of disability within the law school as a whole.
- President: Sabrina Surgil, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: Leah DeFazio, email@example.com
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 SL192B
- President: Sumit Kapur, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 SL158E.
- President: Joseph Park, 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, the 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 placed 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 pickup 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.
- President: Aziz Rashidzada, 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: Keegan Hudson, 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, CARE members assist in the direct representation of children and strive for broader systemic change through policy research and advocacy.
- President: Ellen Florek, 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: Chad Kenney, email@example.com
Domestic Violence Project (DVP) - The Domestic Violence Project is a law student pro bono, education, and awareness 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 and intimate partner 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: Jennifer Scherschel, 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: Abby Scheper, 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: Julia Mroz, 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.
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.
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.
- President: Aleja Rocha, email@example.com
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: Sydney Merritt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Heartland Hoos - Heartland Hoos is an organization for students who are from the Midwest, are interested in practicing in the Midwest, or both. The purpose of the group is part social: connecting students from the Midwest; and part career-oriented: connecting and networking with employers across the Midwest. “Heartland” is loosely defined, and all students are welcome. The largest market Heartland Hoos serves is Chicago, but members are interested in markets across the Midwest, including Minneapolis, Columbus, Kansas City and more. Wherever members are interested in, the organization is happy to act as the intermediary for networking in those markets.
- President: Devin Thompson, email@example.com
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: Taleena Nadkarni, firstname.lastname@example.org
International Tax Practicum/Moot Court - The International and European Tax Moot Court Team at UVA competes in an annual international tax competition in Belgium. Throughout the year, members prepare both an oral and written advocacy component. The team also emphasizes education and skills development. In the fall semester especially, the team focuses on honing advocacy skills, learning how to write and cite briefs for a European audience, and learning basic skills regarding tax treaties.
- President: Natalie Mauch, email@example.com
International Refugee Assistance Project - The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons. Mobilizing direct legal aid, litigation, and systemic advocacy, IRAP serves the world’s most persecuted individuals and empowers the next generation of human rights leaders.Since its founding in 2008, IRAP has helped resettle over 4200 refugees and their families to 18 different countries and has trained over 2000 law students and lawyers in the process. UVA Law is one of IRAP’s 30 student chapters across the United States and Canada, and it won “Best New Chapter” in 2019 at the annual IRAP Student Summit.
- President: Grace Zipperer, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: Julia Nusgart, email@example.com
- President: Emma Danziger, 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: Elizabeth Simper, email@example.com
Korean American Law Student Association (KALSA) - KALSA serves as a community space organized to represent the views of Korean American students at the University of Virginia School of Law; promote the welfare of its members through educational, professional, cultural and social programs; and provide a discussion forum for Korean American law students.
- President: Matt Di Sandro, 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: Sam Blond, email@example.com
Latin American Law Organization (LALO) - LALO is an inclusive student group meant to provide a sense of community that unites Latine law students. The organization is founded on principles of social, ethnic, racial, gender and sexual equality, which informs members’ commitment to highlighting and addressing legal issues affecting the Hispanic community internationally. LALO strives to be the leading center for student resources, dialogue and action to advance Latine academic and professional success. In addition to sociocultural programming, LALO maintains strong commitment to community service through its sponsorship of the Migrant Farmworker Project in Virginia. The organization aspires to inform, excite and empower generations of Latine law students so that they may be responsive to the legal needs of the communities that surround them.
President: Fernando Mercado, 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. Room SL158A.
- President: Julia Stamper, 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: Nadia Doherty, firstname.lastname@example.org
Law Republicans at UVA - The Law Republicans at UVA promotes a welcoming environment for political discourse. The organization focuses on presenting conservative viewpoints at UVA, ensuring mutual respect for Republicans ideas, and supporting local, state, and federal Republican candidates running for office.
- President: Charles Warden, email@example.com
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.” 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: Andrew Becker, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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. All law students are welcome, regardless of whether they have experience in theater. Room SL192D
- Producer: Clint Roscoe, email@example.com
- Director: Ruby Cherian, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Director: Sarah Walsh, email@example.com
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.
- President: Pi Praveen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle Eastern and North African Law Student Association (MENA) - MENA seeks to create a community of people with Middle Eastern and North African descent at UVA’s Law School. Such a community grants members the opportunity to engage with one another in professional and legal settings while also providing a forum to connect around culture and heritage.
- President: Seena Fakhimalizad, email@example.com
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: Eamon Heaney, firstname.lastname@example.org
Muslim Law Students Association (MLSA) - MLSA provides educational, cultural, and social programming to foster a sense of community at the Law School while aiming to increase awareness of the legal issues pertinent to Muslim Americans.
- President: Abdus Najmi, email@example.com
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.
- Community Chair: Io Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Secretary: Katherine Poppiti, email@example.com
- Treasurer: Warren Griffiths, firstname.lastname@example.org
National Security Law Forum- The student-led National Security Law Forum connects UVA law students with national security law and broader government issues by hosting distinguished speakers, educating students about career opportunities and facilitating student work on national security problems during law school. The forum seeks to produce the next generation of national security law leaders by engaging the school's outstanding faculty, alumni network and connections with the national security community.
- President: David Anders, email@example.com
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: Doyle Tuvesson, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: James Aiken, JWA5RV@virginia.edu
Older Wiser Law Students (OWLS) - The OWLS at UVA strive to enhance the experience of nontraditional law students by organizing social events, facilitating mentorship, arranging networking opportunities and holding other events that uniquely benefit members. While OWLS’ core focus is students who come to UVA Law with professional/life experience between undergrad and law school, the organization is open to all. Old souls, friends, spouses, partners and significant others are welcome as ‘Owllies.’
- President: Dennis Ting, CSC6QE@virginia.edu
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
- Head Peer Advisor: Kara Hafermalz, email@example.com
- Head Peer Advisor: Spencer Haydary, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
Rex E. Lee Law Society (RELLS) - RELLS is a community of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) and others who strive to incorporate a perspective of faith into the study and practice of law. The organization promotes high ethical and moral values, provides assistance and information to those interested in studying at UVA Law, and serves as a resource for the Law School community. RELLS is a chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society.
- President: Sam Armstrong, email@example.com
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, 2021, Rivanna manages a portfolio of U.S. equities totaling more than $200,000.
- President: Joseph Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 UVA Law.
- President: Priya Kareddy, email@example.com
Southeastern Wahoos - Southeastern Wahoos seeks to provide a space for students interested in the Southeast, both professionally and personally, to interact with employers, alumni, and fellow students. Southeastern Wahoos offers both career-oriented events aimed at helping students find job opportunities in the Southeast and social events with fellow students.
- President: Christian Carlow, CC4BN@virginia.edu
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 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: Lawrence Barker, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: Julia Eger, email@example.com
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
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.
- President: Emily Baklajian
Virginia Bar Association Law School Council (VBA) - The VBA provides students at UVA Law with the opportunity to meet, engage with, and learn from Virginia practitioners, strengthening the relationship between UVA Law, the legal professional community, and the greater Charlottesville/Albemarle community. The VBA hosts networking events and receptions for students interested in exploring both private practice and public service careers in Virginia; career panels with Virginia practitioners and current students heading to Virginia offices; and socials with current students and Charlottesville/Albemarle Bar Association members.
President: Deirdre McDonough, 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: Christopher Nolan, 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, the organization hosts 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: Elizabeth Putfark, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: Megan Hawkins, email@example.com
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: Hunter Shaw, firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia Law Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Society (ECVC) - Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Society (ECVC) - ECVC is dedicated to providing resources, educational events, and networking opportunities for students interested in emerging companies and venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity.
- President: James Aiken, 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
- President: Christian Ekins, firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia Law First-Generation Professionals - Virginia Law First-Generation Professionals focuses on facilitating the transition and integration of first-generation college students, professional students, and Americans and students from low-income or working-class communities into UVA Law and the legal profession. Through programming aimed at addressing barriers that exist to advancement in the legal profession, the organization hopes to make the profession a more inclusive space for students of diverse backgrounds and let first-generation students know and feel that they are welcome and supported at UVA Law.
- President: Anu Teodorescu, email@example.com
Virginia Law 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.
- President: Amalia Garcia-Pretelt, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: David Wu, email@example.com
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: Rob Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia Law Weekly - The Virginia Law Weekly has been the school's weekly newspaper since 1948. The Weekly publishes news articles, editorials, professor research, interest pieces and humor. The Law Weekly accepts articles and submissions from all UVA Law students, faculty and alumni. Staff meet every Monday at 5:30 p.m. to edit the articles and all are welcome to join. 924-3070, Room SL277/279
- Editor: Dana Lake, email@example.com
Virginia Law Wine Society (VLWS) - VLWS is a social and educational group that provides an outlet for students to build community and new relationships across the Law School and to develop a greater knowledge and appreciation of different varieties of wine, particularly those native to the central Virginia region. We organize visits to some of the dozens of wineries throughout Charlottesville and the neighboring counties and invite speakers, including local wine makers and sommeliers to Grounds to lead tastings, as well.
- President: Josh Goldstein, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com. For interested public sector employers, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Room SL196D
- President: Brecken Petty, email@example.com
Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Society - The Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Society provides an educational forum for students dedicated to exploring the interface between sports, entertainment and the law. The primary goals of the organization are to consistently host informative events featuring sports and entertainment law professionals, provide career networking opportunities for students, and promote a comfortable setting where students can socialize and discuss relevant legal issues in sports and entertainment. All students who share a passion for sports, entertainment and the law are welcome to join.
- President: Conor Rooney, 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.
President: Matt Di Sandro, email@example.com
William Minor Lile Moot Court - Second-year students at UVA Law, competing in two-person teams, hone their oral argument skills in the annual William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition. Third-year students write the competition's problems and judge the first round. Distinguished federal and state judges preside in the semifinal and final rounds. Winners receive a cash prize and their names are inscribed on a plaque located outside the three moot courtrooms in Slaughter Hall. 924-3188, Room SL196B
- President: Chris Coleman, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: Mishan Kara, 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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