Learning Outside the Classroom

Learning Outside the Classroom

A plethora of extracurricular offerings at UVA Law continue the learning process outside of the classroom and build ties among students. The Law School's dozens of student organizations include diverse affinity groups in which students can celebrate their differences and work toward common goals. Those goals may include pro bono legal service, which is encouraged through the annual Pro Bono Challenge, or other substantive student-led projects. Participating in journals, which include the prestigious Virginia Law Review, is a competitive process each spring that improves research and writing skills. Students also refine their writing, as well as oral advocacy skills, through moot court and trial advocacy competitions.

Tex Pasley and Maggie Birkel

Understanding Incarceration to Make Better Lawyers

A new student organization at the University of Virginia School of Law is supporting incarcerated people, and providing students with a better understanding of the correctional practices behind prison walls.

The Virginia Law in Prison Project, which began two years ago, connects students with pro bono experiences and opportunities to learn about correctional practices and policy.