Curricular Programs

Curricular Programs

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.

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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.