More than a dozen academic programs help shape the intellectual life of the Law School by initiating new courses, programming events and offering faculty mentors. Faculty members have worked at the highest levels of government and private industry, are frequently cited by the courts and their peers, have litigated high-profile cases, and have expanded civil and human rights through their research and nonprofit involvements.
- The John W. Glynn, Jr. Law & Business Program
- Program in Law and Public Service
- International and National Security Law
- Constitutional Law/Legal History
- Criminal Law
- Human Rights
- Center for the Study of Race and Law
- Environmental and Land Use Law
- Immigration Law
- Intellectual Property
- Health Law
- Public Policy and Regulation
- Externships Program
- Program in Law & Humanities
- Animal Law Program
Students' Trip to Zambia Marks 15 Years of the Human Rights Study Project
The challenges facing Southern Africa are worlds away from Charlottesville, Virginia, but a recent trip to the region by eight University of Virginia School of Law students brought the everyday concerns facing Zambians to life.
Students in the Human Rights Study Project, called Cowan Fellows, research human rights in the field each winter break to learn about systemic issues facing a country or region, and sometimes propose solutions. The project, which celebrated its 15th anniversary trip this year has sponsored student trips to Colombia, Myanmar, and Ghana in recent years.