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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

Commonfund President and CEO Catherine Keating '87 delivers the commencement address and Dean Risa Goluboff reflects on the accomplishments of the Class of 2017.

May 23, 2017

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

May 22, 2017

Retiring professors Rich Balnave, Bob Sayler and Tom White reflect on their careers and time at UVA Law. Dean Risa Goluboff introduces the professors.

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 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

Professor Kimberly Kessler Ferzan examines legal theories for how to handle criminal cases of defendants who suffer from dissociative identity disorder, also known as multiple personality disorder. 

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.

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. 

May 16, 2017

Amber Strickland, a third-year law student at the University of Virginia School of Law, has won the Oliver White Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award.

May 15, 2017

During her career, Catherine M. Keating, a 1987 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, has been in charge of hundreds of billions of dollars in investment assets for clients.

May 12, 2017

Helen Hardiman and Kim Rolla, 2013 graduates of the University of Virginia School of Law, have a message for any company in Virginia that seeks to take advantage of a new government program to redevelop old public housing for low-income residents: Follow the law, or face a challenge.

May 11, 2017

How liability insurance law is understood and applied for years to come will be the subject of debate at this month's annual meeting of the American Law Institute, when the Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance comes up for final approval.

May 10, 2017

As clean energy, climate policy and the Atlantic Coast pipeline crowded headlines about the environment this year, the work of students in the University of Virginia School of Law's Environmental and Regulatory Law Cl

May 9, 2017

Ajani Brown first became interested in the idea of pursuing law as a career in high school, when he volunteered at the Legal Aid Clinic of Northwest Texas. The would-be clients were grateful to him just for filling out preliminary forms to hand to an attorney.

May 8, 2017

It was 1957, and Janet Lauck was sticking to her guns. She was the latest law student to be “browbeat” by a certain New York City law firm partner who taught a trusts and estates seminar at UVA.

Former classmate John Shroyer ’57 recalled it this way: “This guy was really something, he was a holy terror. But she stood right up to him — I thought it was just great. And he backed off — and he didn’t always back off. But I think he realized Janet was not the kind of person he could walk over.”

Lauck, now Janet Lauck Blakeman, impressed many of her classmates as one of two women to enter UVA Law in 1954, a time when few women attended law school anywhere in the United States. Women studying at UVA were limited to attending some graduate schools, and the nursing and education schools.

May 5, 2017

Ask them what they're doing this summer, and you won't get a tepid response. They're among the "woke" generation, and they're fired up about doing their part for civil rights.

May 5, 2017

Students in Section H at the University of Virginia School of Law were awarded the inaugural Goluboff Cup last week.

May 4, 2017

During her first week of law school, Jasmine Esmailbegui went to the annual student activities fair and signed up for every organization that promoted women's interests and LGBT affinity.

May 4, 2017

University of Virginia School of Law professor Frederick Schauer will deliver the HLA Hart Memorial Lecture at Oxford's University Coll

May 3, 2017

UVA Lawyer profiles leaders and scholars in higher education and explores how the Law School prepares graduates to excel in the field.

May 2, 2017

Professor Lee Epstein, Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, discusses her research into the ideologies of U.S. Supreme Court justices.

May 2, 2017

The University of Virginia School of Law and the UVA Darden School of Business piloted a new faculty exchange program this year meant to give graduates from both schools an edge in the business world.

May 1, 2017

The University of Virginia School of Law's grant program supporting students who will work in the public interest over the summer will offer 137 students $568,587 in funding, a new high on both counts.

April 28, 2017

Meet six members of the University of Virginia School of Law's graduating Class of 2017 who also happen to be siblings.

April 27, 2017

Professor Leslie Kendrick, a 2006 alumna of the University of Virginia School of Law, has earned UVA's All-University Teaching Award. She was nominated by former students who say she reached them on a deeper level.

April 27, 2017

Duke, Harvard, Michigan, Rhodes College, Yale: The University of Virginia's undergraduate mock trial team defeated them all in head-to-head competition to win the National Championship Tournament last weekend in Los Angeles.

April 26, 2017

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 26, 2017

Mila Versteeg, a University of Virginia School of Law professor who studies the world's constitutions, has been named a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow.

April 26, 2017

UVA Law professor Richard M. Hynes analyzes the circumstances under which individuals file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In Chapter 11, the debtor maintains control of his or her business operations under the supervision of the court.

April 25, 2017

Professor Robert Sayler thinks we could all use a bit more Aristotle in our lives.

April 25, 2017

Professor Anne Coughlin delivers a parting message to the Class of 2017.

April 24, 2017

In a few short moments in January, University of Virginia School of Law graduate Katie Barber '15 went from interviewing with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to learning that she would soon clerk for her.

April 21, 2017

Soon, an online library of 375 books hand-picked by the founder of both the University of Virginia and its School of Law will be one click away.

April 20, 2017

University of Virginia School of Law student Kirsten Jackson '18 received the University's Award for Excellence in Graduate Diversity last week.

April 20, 2017

University of Virginia School of Law professor Micah Schwartzman helped file an amicus brief in IRAP v. Trump, the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals case challenging the Donald Trump administration's travel ban.

April 19, 2017

Professor Stephen L. Braga, director of the Appellate Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law, will take on an additional role as director of clinical programs.

April 19, 2017

A panel of UVA Law professors analyzes past and current trends of federal regulation of corporate governance, including the shifting power structure between the state and federal government, shareholder activism and changes under the Trump administration. The panel includes Professors Julia Mahoney, Michal Barzuza and George Geis, with Professor Quinn Curtis moderating.

April 18, 2017

UVA Law Professor Kim Ferzan works through a hypothetical case involving hearsay analysis with her Evidence class. During their analysis, students propose theories of relevance using hearsay rules under the Federal Rules of Evidence. (University of Virginia School of Law, March 30, 2017)

April 18, 2017

Richard Balnave first realized he wanted to be a lawyer while working as a teacher.

April 17, 2017

Professor Leslie Kendrick, an expert in free speech, torts, property and constitutional law, will be the new vice dean of the University of Virginia School of Law starting July 1.

April 14, 2017

Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch discusses the role of the legal profession in an era of significant polarization. Lynch spoke at UVA Law after receiving the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law.

April 13, 2017

Students at the University of Virginia School of Law picked up several awards at moot court competitions across the country this semester.

April 13, 2017

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, this year's recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law, said in a talk Thursday at the University of Virginia School of Law that the pursuit of justice is inextricable from t

April 12, 2017

Author John Grisham and Slate Senior Editor Dahlia Lithwick will host and facilitate a discussion among five Virginians who were wrongfully convicted of serious crimes during an April 19 fundraiser at the University of Virginia School of Law.

April 11, 2017

Softball teams from 51 law schools journeyed to Charlottesville to compete in the 34th annual North Grounds Softball League Invitational this weekend, an event that raised $25,000 for charity.

April 10, 2017

After almost 50 years of studying and teaching nearly every angle of domestic tax law, Professor Thomas R. White III maintains that "tax law is the most interesting and relevant course in law school."

April 10, 2017

Tim Heaphy '91, former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia and partner at Hunton & Williams, discusses the sometimes-complex relationship between victims of crimes and the criminal justice system.

April 7, 2017

Helping others achieve academic success is nothing new to the latest Rosenbloom Award recipient.

A former teacher, University of Virginia School of Law student Andrew Manns '17 is being honored for helping his peers with their academic work.

April 6, 2017

For the first time, the University of Virginia School of Law fielded a team for the International and European Tax Moot Court competition in Belgium, and took home several top prizes.

April 5, 2017

Jacqueline F. Ward Talevi of the District Court for Virginia’s 23rd Judicial District discusses her work developing a mental health docket program that provides alternative sentencing options for defendants with serious mental illnesses who commit misdemeanors. Talevi spoke at a symposium sponsored by the Virginia Journal of Criminal Law, “Criminal Justice and Mental Illness.”

April 5, 2017

The University of Virginia School of Law's tax faculty are known for converting students who are fearful of studying tax into fans of the field. They're also among the nation's top scholars, collectively making the school's tax program one of the best in the nation.

April 4, 2017

University of Virginia School of Law students and local attorneys are launching an effort to teach men at a local halfway house about their rights.

April 3, 2017

Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit sits down for a conversation with UVA Law School Dean Risa Goluboff. Kozinski gives his thoughts on his career, the Ninth Circuit and law clerks.

April 3, 2017

Former student commissioners of the North Grounds Softball League at UVA Law share tales from the diamond in honor of NGSL’s 40th anniversary.

March 31, 2017

UVA Law professor Michael Livermore tells admitted students about the Law School’s environmental law offerings. This talk was part of the 2017 Admitted Students Open House.

March 31, 2017

During the impassioned student discussions in Purcell Reading Room, you don't hear cries of “fascist!” or “snowflake!” Nobody’s hurling accusations. This, after all, is a law school — one with a well-earned reputation for collegiality.

March 30, 2017

The creators of the 2017 Libel Show provide a sneak peek of this year's extravaganza. The Libel Show will run March 30-April 1 nightly at 7 p.m.

March 30, 2017

Professor Dan Ortiz, director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, talks to admitted students about the clinic. This session was part of UVA Law’s 2017 admitted students open house.

March 30, 2017

The 109th Libel Show debuts tonight at the University of Virginia School of Law with the 1980s-themed "Libel's Day Off."

The annual staged send-up of Law School life, which features musical numbers and skits, runs through Saturday in Caplin Auditorium. Each performance starts at 7 p.m.

March 29, 2017

Peter S. Vincent '95, assistant director general of international policy at Borderpol, discusses how the United States can accommodate the mass migration of refugees while guarding against nefarious actors and combating terrorism at home and abroad. 

March 29, 2017

The 88th William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition features third-year students Tuba Ahmed, Kyle Cole, Danielle Desaulniers and Adam Stempel. Presiding are Judge Patricia Millett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Judge Pamela Reeves of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee and Justice David Stras of the Supreme Court of Minnesota.

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