News Archive

September 19, 2017

The Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law recently won a case argued before the Virginia Corporation Commission on behalf of an environmental advocacy group who alleged that a pow

September 15, 2017

James E. Ryan, a 1992 graduate and former professor of the University of Virginia School of Law, has been chosen as the next president of the University of Virginia. His term begins Oct. 1, 2018.

September 14, 2017

University of Virginia professors convened a panel discussion at the Law School on Tuesday meant to help students make sense of what happened in Charlottesville on Aug. 11 and 12.

September 13, 2017

Buoyed by increased funding for summer public service jobs, a growing number of second-year students at the University of Virginia School of Law are spending both their first and second summers working in public interest roles. Meet four students on their way to public service careers.

September 12, 2017

The next Supreme Court term could see “bolts of thunder and lightning,” compared to “an uncommonly quiet” term last year due to the lack of a ninth justice, said A. E.

September 11, 2017

The University of Virginia working group of deans and other community members charged with assessing the events of Aug. 11 has released a new report analyzing the University's response and recommending changes to the school's policies.

September 7, 2017

The Class of 2020 included a record number of recipients of the prestigious Hardy Cross Dillard Scholarships. This year, 43 students were awarded the scholarship, which offers full tuition to a select group of incoming students at the University of Virginia School of Law.

September 6, 2017

University of Virginia School of Law professor Molly Bishop Shadel is one of four law professors leading a new class offered by The Great Courses, Law School for Everyone.

August 31, 2017

Farah Peterson, a legal historian whose focus has been statutory interpretation, will join the University of Virginia School of Law faculty in January as an associate professor.

August 31, 2017

Professors at the University of Virginia School of Law are challenging the legal case for keeping the Robert E. Lee statue and other Confederate monuments that helped spark the protests in Charlottesville on Aug. 11-12.

August 29, 2017

UVA Law professor Kimberly Kessler Ferzan's seminal work explores criminal intent by connecting criminal law theory with the philosophy of the mind. 

August 25, 2017

UVA Law’s Office of Student Affairs recently launched a new community-building program for first-year students that emphasizes working together across differences.

August 23, 2017

Members of the Class of 2020 are starting their legal careers and looking forward to building a tight-knit community as they head into the classroom today at the University of Virginia School of Law.

August 18, 2017

Zane Memeger, former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and current partner at Morgan Lewis, will deliver the annual orientation lecture to students at the University of Virginia School of Law on Aug. 21.

August 18, 2017

Dean Risa Goluboff will chair a University of Virginia working group of deans and other community members to lead efforts in assessing the University's response to the events of last weekend.

August 16, 2017

When Elizabeth Sines ’19 heard about a brewing march by white supremacists on the Lawn, then saw the men gathering as she drove nearby, she called her roommate, Leanne Chia ’19. Did she want to come? She did.

August 14, 2017

Dear Law School Community,

Like many of you, I have been trying to forge meaning out of the horrible and heartbreaking events that occurred in Charlottesville this past weekend.

August 12, 2017

Dean Risa Goluboff sent the following message to the University of Virginia School of Law community on Aug. 12 in the wake of protests and violence in Charlottesville:

Dear Law School Community,

August 11, 2017

University of Virginia School of Law student Rachel Gallagher ’19 used her $6,500 Public Interest Law Association grant to fund her work this summer investigating human rights abuses and researching ongoing human rights violations.

August 9, 2017

When Professor Margaret Foster Riley traveled 4,000 miles away to Germany this summer to teach health law, she walked away with fresh ideas to apply at home.

August 7, 2017

As the University of Virginia School of Law prepares to welcome the Class of 2020 later this month, faculty offer their best tips on how to succeed in law school.

August 4, 2017

University of Virginia School of Law Dean Risa Goluboff has been named a recipient of the 2017 Lillian Smith Book Award for "Vagrant Nation: Police Powe

August 2, 2017

The University of Virginia School of Law finished its 2016-2017 annual giving campaign on June 30 with a 53 percent alumni participation rate, the 12th year in a row more than half its graduates made a gift to the Law School. UVA Law also saw its endowment top $500 million for the first time.

July 31, 2017

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the completion of construction on the David A. Harrison III Law Grounds project, which involved the creation of Caplin Pavilion, Spies Garden, Holcombe T. Green Lawn, Hunton & Williams Hall, and Clay Hall, the front façade of the Law School that connects Withers-Brown and Slaughter halls.

July 26, 2017

Professors Julia Mahoney and Saikrishna Prakash of the University of Virginia School of Law have recently been elected as members of the American Law Institute.

July 24, 2017

A new initiative led by faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law aspires to understand the obstacles that prevent criminal justice reform from advancing in the state, and move change forward.

July 19, 2017

A new book penned by two University of Virginia School of Law students details the history of the University’s Jefferson Literary and Debating Society, the oldest student organization on Grounds, of which Edgar Allan Poe and Woodrow W

July 13, 2017

The question of how to stem the nation’s opioid epidemic now has a major detailed response.

July 12, 2017

In his time, composer Giuseppe Verdi had to navigate censorship. He also gave voice to a people’s aspirations and helped shape a nation, said University of Virginia School of Law professor A. E. Dick Howard.

July 11, 2017

For the first time, a new online database curated by the University of Virginia School of Law Library compiles the preparatory documents for nine international human rights conventions created by the United Nations.

July 7, 2017

UVA Lawyer catches up with what alumni are doing 5, 10, 15 and 25 years out of law school.

July 6, 2017

New research from the University of Virginia School of Law, which is a partner in the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensics Evidence, or CSAFE, suggests that jurors have good reason to question what they'

July 5, 2017

Everyone who works for Neiman-Marcus receives an employee discount, but for senior vice president and general counsel Tracy Preston ’91, there’s an added benefit — and a challenge — that comes once a year.

June 30, 2017

A group of Virginia law professors assembled by University of Virginia Law professor A. E.

June 30, 2017

This year, for the first time, the University of Virginia School of Law presented the LL.M. Graduation Award, recognizing an outstanding LL.M. student. The award went to Jacqueline Jennifer Bronsdon.

June 28, 2017

Melody Barnes, a former White House Domestic Policy Council director, has joined the University of Virginia School of Law as a distinguished fellow.

June 27, 2017

Calling all armchair historians: The University of Virginia School of Law Library has begun a crowdsourcing initiative to transcribe centuries of handwritten legal history, and seeks your help.

June 26, 2017

For both poets and lawyers, words are their stock-in-trade. Yet the two types of writers differ in how they express language.

Annie Kim ’99, UVA Law’s assistant dean for public service and director of the Mortimer Caplin Public Service, would make a counterargument.

June 23, 2017

Chances are good that someday you will receive a package via drone, courtesy of Amazon Prime Air and Jeff Immel ’12. Immel, who joined the Seattle-based company as counsel in November 2015, is helping to address legal challenges for drone delivery.

June 21, 2017

Crystal Shin, a 2010 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law with experience in child advocacy and special education law, will be the new director of the Program in Law and Public Service, starting July 1.

June 20, 2017

Prominent national security scholars and other experts, including former and current government officials, convened at the University of Virginia School of Law for the 25th National Security Law Institute earlier this month to di

June 16, 2017

J. Warren Gorrell Jr. '79 is CEO emeritus and partner at Hogan Lovells, former chairman of Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells), and former co-CEO of Hogan Lovells.

June 15, 2017

Health law expert Dayna Matthew, a 1987 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and former assistant professor here, will return to UVA Law as a full professor, starting in the fall.

June 13, 2017

Much like the university where it's made its home, the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School can trace its roots back to America's Founding Fathers.

June 12, 2017

After the 2008 landslide election of Barack Obama, many declared that racial barriers in the United States had finally fallen. Yet today the future of race relations feels uncertain for many, with the country facing a seeming rise of racially motivated violence and hate speech.

June 9, 2017

Catherine Baylin Duryea was studying Middle Eastern history and culture at American University in Cairo in 2009 when she learned that one of her classmates had been arrested.

Duryea found herself swept up in an organizing effort working for her classmate’s release.

June 7, 2017

The sanctuary cities movement, motivated by President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration, shouldn’t be viewed as a simple knee-jerk political reaction by state and local authorities to sweeping federal policy, a University of Virginia School of Law professor says.

June 6, 2017

Litigator Andrea Neuman '90 of Gibson Dunn has made a name for herself handling high-stakes national and international cases.

June 5, 2017

A recently expanded database offering the world’s largest collection of legal documents related to corporate crime is launching today at the University of Virginia School of Law.

June 2, 2017

Adrienne Penta, senior vice president and executive director of the Brown Brothers Harriman Center for Women & Wealth and a 2003 graduate of UVA Law, shared her philosophies on wealth-building in a UVA Lawyer Q&A.

June 1, 2017

The track record for new sports leagues is hit-or-miss. A few, like the American Football League, make it. Most — recall, if you can, the United States Football League or XFL — don’t. Sports super-agent Don Yee ’87 thinks he has an idea that can beat the odds.

May 31, 2017

Judge Carlton Reeves of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi is a 1989 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and a protector of the hard-earned rights of the people in his state.

May 31, 2017

Five University of Virginia School of Law professors presented papers at the American Law and Economics Association annual meeting earlier this month.

May 30, 2017

Associate Professor Andrew Hayashi of the University of Virginia School of Law has had a paper accepted to the 2017 Stanford/Yale/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum.

May 29, 2017

Rep. A. Donald McEachin ’86, newly elected to congress from Virginia’s 4th Congressional District, has been in the majority and he has been in the minority — and he will freely tell you that being in the majority is better.

May 28, 2017

In the UVA Law professor’s hypothetical baseball game, a batter hits a ground ball sharply up the middle. The second baseman fields it and flips to first, but his throw goes high and wide, hitting a fan in the stands and causing severe injury. Has the second baseman committed a tort?

May 26, 2017

Emerson Stevens, a client of the University of Virginia School of Law Innocence Project, walked out of the Greensville Correctional Center on May 19 a free man, though he is not yet cleared of the crime for which he was convicted.

May 25, 2017

University of Virginia School of Law experts are available to speak to the media about U.S. Supreme Court decisions as the 2016 term wraps up.

May 25, 2017

Other bands might break up due to ego clashes, spats over publishing rights or any number of other sticking points filed under the category of "creative differences."

May 24, 2017

Several graduates of the Class of 2017 reflected on how they bonded with best friends they met at the University of Virginia School of Law.

May 23, 2017

Often criticized for its perceived political leanings, the U.S.

May 22, 2017

The Supreme Court today released a decision that will significantly curb so-called "forum-shopping" in patent infringement cases, handing a win to a legal team that includes John Duffy, a University of Virginia School of Law professor.

May 21, 2017

When life asks you to lead the cafeteria committee, you should open up your briefcase, take out some humility and gladly serve. That was a life lesson 2017 commencement speaker Catherine Keating, the president and CEO of investment firm Commonfund, shared with graduates of the University of Virginia School of Law on Sunday. She used the concept of a briefcase's contents to illustrate what qualities graduates should take with them into the working world.

May 19, 2017

One-stop shopping for the Class of 2017 graduation commencement: ceremony details, graduates' stories, a 360° view of the Lawn and speaker Catherine Keating '87.

May 18, 2017

Casey Trombley-Shapiro Jonas, an enthusiastic advocate for women's rights who will participate in commencement at the University of Virginia School of Law on Sunday, chose to add a sweet little challenge to her three-year law school experience.

May 17, 2017

Gulardi Nurbintoro, a 2014 LL.M. graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law who is completing his S.J.D. here, will clerk at the International Court of Justice, the primary judicial branch of the United Nations, in the upcoming year.

May 17, 2017

Robert S. Mueller III, a 1973 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and the longest-serving FBI director since J. Edgar Hoover, has been appointed as special counsel to oversee the investigation into Russia's interference in the presidential election and ties to the Donald Trump campaign.

May 16, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has appointed A. Benjamin Spencer, a professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, to the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States.