News Archive

April 20, 2018

Exam season can be a stressful time of year for law students — but it doesn't have to be. Here are the best tips and stories about exams we've produced on the University of Virginia School of Law website over the years.

April 20, 2018

Joe Charlet, a member of the Class of 2018 at the University of Virginia School of Law, has thought a lot leading up to graduation about how others like him who were orphaned, or gay or black, may not have had similar opportunities.

April 18, 2018

Dean Risa Goluboff of the University of Virginia School of Law has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

April 17, 2018

Florian Knerr of Germany, a 2014 LL.M. graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, will clerk for the International Court of Justice this upcoming year.

April 16, 2018

George Carotenuto ’18 and Megan Keenan ’18 have been named recipients of the University of Virginia School of Law’s 2018 Rosenbloom Award in recognition of their support of other students.

April 13, 2018

Judge Frank H. Easterbrook of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit spoke at the University of Virginia School of Law on Thursday as recipient of the 2018 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law.

April 12, 2018

Students in the Prosecution and Criminal Defense clinics at the University of Virginia School of Law pursue justice from both sides of the law.

April 11, 2018

Professor George Yin, a University of Virginia School of Law tax professor, recently was surprised to learn he is related to the late Chinese statesman W.W. Yen, who was UVA’s first Chinese graduate.

April 10, 2018

The 35th annual North Grounds Softball League Invitational culminated Sunday with a UVA team winning the regular division. The event raised $22,500 for charity.

April 9, 2018

The first set of studies from the University of Virginia School of Law’s Virginia Criminal Justice Policy Reform Project found discrepancies in alternative sentencing for low-risk offenders.

April 6, 2018

The Arthur J. Morris Law Library’s Charlottesville Statues Legal History Research Guide presents documents pertaining to the ongoing dispute over the city’s Confederate statues.

April 6, 2018

As the 10th-largest economy in the country and the fourth-most popular headquarters location for Fortune 500 companies, Atlanta is home to more than 500 alumni of the University of Virginia School of Law. We talked to alumni working about working in "The A" to gather their work experiences and tips for students and graduates on how to succeed there.

April 5, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law professor Anne Coughlin and a local man, Lester Jackson, are working together to start a conversation about race and policing in the classroom.

April 3, 2018

A team of University of Virginia School of Law students won top honors at the International and European Tax Moot Court competition in Belgium last week.

April 2, 2018

Legal challenges facing the "sharing economy" are the focus of a symposium to be held at the University of Virginia School of Law on April 6 in Caplin Pavilion.

April 2, 2018

Eight students in the Human Rights Study Project at the University of Virginia School of Law put the books aside and spent two weeks in Myanmar, also known as Burma, over winter break to study the country’s nascent government in person.

March 30, 2018

Professor A. E. Dick Howard in a Q&A discusses the Second Amendment and how it’s been interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court.

March 29, 2018

Third-year University of Virginia School of Law students Jonathan Babcock and Keyawna Griffith helped secure bond for an undocumented immigrant facing deportation.

March 27, 2018

The University of Virginia School of Law and Professor Brandon Garrett have collaborated on a new website on the decline of the death penalty in the United States since 1991.

March 23, 2018

Third-year University of Virginia School of Law student James Tomberlin’s note, “‘Don't Elect Me’: Sheriffs and the Need for Reform in County Law Enforcement,” published in the Virginia Law Review, calls for sheriffs’ offices to have greater accountability.

March 22, 2018

The Black Law Students Association at the University of Virginia School of Law has won national chapter of the year honors for the second straight year and for the fifth time since 2002.

March 20, 2018

Second-year University of Virginia School of Law student Frances Fuqua has been elected president of the Student Bar Association.

March 19, 2018

The Center for the Study of Race and Law is marking 15 years of facilitating conversation at the University of Virginia School of Law.

March 16, 2018

The Public Interest Law Association sent 46 students to 11 locations in five states and Washington, D.C., this month for the Alternative Spring Break trip.

March 14, 2018

Five students recently represented UVA Law at the Salzburg Cutler Law Fellows Program in Washington, D.C.

March 13, 2018

University of Virginia President-elect James E. Ryan ’92 has named Law School professor and former Dean John C. Jeffries Jr. as senior vice president for advancement, starting Aug. 1.

March 12, 2018

Adam Sorensen ‘17 has been chosen to serve as one of four Bristow Fellows in the Office of the Solicitor General in the U.S. Department of Justice.

March 9, 2018

UVA Law is No. 4 for Class of 2017 graduates hired by the largest 100 U.S. firms and No. 5 in associate-to-partner promotions in the latest National Law Journal data. Career Services' Kevin Donovan explains why.

March 7, 2018

Members of the Black Law Students Association at the University of Virginia School of Law ventured to Cape Town, South Africa, to interview victims of apartheid as part of its annual international service trip.

March 5, 2018

A conference at the University of Virginia School of Law on March 26 will mark the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals Inc., which reshaped how judges evaluate scientific and expert evidence.

March 5, 2018
Some of the nation's leading experts in tax law will convene at the University of Virginia School of Law on March 23 to discuss partnership audit rules, territorial taxation, business tax reform and other topics.
 
March 1, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer encouraged University of Virginia School of Law students on Thursday to keep a global perspective.

February 28, 2018

Third-year students Jennifer Davidson and Jay Swanson won the 89th William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition on Tuesday.

February 27, 2018

Neuroscientist Marc D. Lewis, who has a personal history of addiction, will discuss whether addiction is really a “brain disease” at the University of Virginia School of Law on March 12 at 4 p.m. in the Purcell Reading Room.

February 26, 2018

Frank H. Easterbrook, a judge on the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has been selected by the University of Virginia to receive this year's Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law. He will deliver a speech at UVA Law on April 12.

February 23, 2018

Two students in the Appellate Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law recently argued before 13 judges sitting en banc at the Third Circuit.

February 22, 2018

Professor Quinn Curtis in a Q&A explains how the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule could potentially cost consumers.

February 22, 2018

Students in the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law were at the court Tuesday to witness Professor Toby Heytens deliver the case they prepared.

February 21, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer will speak about his book “The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities” on March 1 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 20, 2018

Campbell Haynes, a second-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, is the new editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review, a prestigious journal now in its 105th year. The new board took over Feb. 8.

February 19, 2018

Third-year University of Virginia law student Joanna Kelly was named a recipient of this year’s Dorot Fellowship from the Alliance for Justice. She will conduct and report research on judicial nominees.

February 15, 2018

The University of Virginia School of Law’s team has advanced to the International Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court competition, to be held in Washington, D.C., April 1-7.

February 14, 2018

The Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law will return to the highest court in the land on Tuesday to help clarify whether the Fifth Amendment applies outside of trials.

February 13, 2018

The annual International Law Symposium, “Immigration and Ideology: International Responses to Migration,” will be held Feb. 20 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 12, 2018

The University of Virginia School of Law has selected third-year student Maya Iyyani as the 16th Powell Fellow in Legal Services.

February 9, 2018

Elizabeth L. Kade ’11 is the new director of career services and Ashley Claffee Merritt ’15 the new director of admissions at the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 8, 2018

The second annual Shaping Justice conference, titled “Shaping Justice in the Age of Uncertainty,” brought students, alumni and public interest lawyers together Feb. 2-3 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

February 6, 2018

The University of Virginia and its School of Law honored the legacy of Gregory Swanson on Monday with a ceremony that recognized his significance as the University’s first black student.

February 5, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law students routinely volunteer as court-appointed advocates who make recommendations about children’s futures.

February 2, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law professor Kerry Abrams, who also serves as UVA's vice provost for faculty affairs, will be the next dean of Duke Law School, the school announced today.

February 1, 2018

Amy Wharton has been named the fourth full-time director of the Arthur J. Morris Law Library, replacing Taylor Fitchett, who retired.

January 31, 2018

The Black Law Students Association at the University of Virginia School of Law has named U.S. Rep. A. Donald McEachin ’86 the recipient of the inaugural BLSA Alumni Spotlight Award.

January 29, 2018

Professors Ethan Yale and George Yin offer their opinions on the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 on taxpayers, businesses and the economy in general.

January 22, 2018

Professor Ruth Mason has been named International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation professor in residence, starting a one-year stint in Amsterdam in May.

January 18, 2018

John Tunney '59, former U.S. senator and inspiration for a Robert Redford film, honed his public-speaking skills at UVA Law.

January 17, 2018

Jay Jones ’15, the youngest member of the Virginia House of Delegates, discusses his time at UVA Law, his family’s legacy of public service and what millennials can contribute to politics.

January 15, 2018

The University of Virginia School of Law will posthumously honor Gregory Hayes Swanson, the first African-American enrollee at UVA and UVA Law, on Feb. 5 with a special ceremony that will bestow an inaugural award named after him, feature the unveiling of his portrait and present history related to his life.

January 12, 2018

The Innocence Project Clinic at UVA Law has secured the conditional release of man serving a 132-year sentence for a robbery the clinic says he didn’t commit.

January 11, 2018

A two-day symposium at UVA Law will explore the 50-year legal legacy of Loving v. Virginia, which struck down state bans on interracial marriage.

January 9, 2018

Professor Aditya Bamzai will present oral argument as amicus curiae before the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 16.

January 9, 2018

University of Virginia School of Law Professor Toby J. Heytens has been named the next solicitor general of Virginia.

January 8, 2018

Jeffrey Kerr ’87 has won the Shaping Justice Award for Extraordinary Achievement, and Kim Rolla ’13 and Jeree Thomas ’11 are co-recipients of the Shaping Justice Rising Star Award. They will be honored at the second annual Shaping Justice conference in February.

January 5, 2018

A pair of third-year University of Virginia School of Law students recently argued a case in St. Croix that may help decide appeals jurisdiction.