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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

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 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 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

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

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.

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 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 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 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 29, 2017

Third-year University of Virginia School of Law students Tuba Ahmed and Kyle Cole found their differences offered the right combination of strengths to win the 88th William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition held Saturday.

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.

March 28, 2017

In the wake of an election season that featured anti-elitist rhetoric, proposals such as stricter taxes on executive compensation may sound appealing to some populists.

March 28, 2017

Associate Justice David Stras of the Minnesota Supreme Court analyzes U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s past rulings and writing to make some predictions about how he may rule if his nomination is approved.

March 27, 2017

University of Virginia School of Law professor George Rutherglen is providing pro bono legal representation to a seriously ill prisoner in a lawsuit that highlights the challenges of treating inmates for hepatitis C.

March 24, 2017

A murder victim's weighted-down body defies physics and floats 10 miles — upstream.

March 23, 2017

A law firm is considering taking on new clients. They've been asked to represent two officers accused in a high-profile police brutality case. The firm is also considering taking on the police benevolence association in their area — a potential $10 million contract.

March 22, 2017

Experts in criminal justice and mental health will gather for a symposium at the University of Virginia School of Law on March 29 in Caplin Pavilion to analyze how the police and courts deal with mental illness in Virginia.

March 22, 2017

U.S. Judge Amul Thapar, a lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law, has been nominated to serve on the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

March 21, 2017

Gannam Rifkah ’17 went to New Orleans for spring break, but it wasn’t a vacation. Instead, he scoured hours of police body camera footage to look for Fourth Amendment violations.

March 20, 2017

William Minor Lile, the first dean of the University of Virginia School of Law, insisted that law students be well trained in the practical side of their profession.

March 20, 2017

Key players in the U.S. Supreme Court case Fisher v. University of Texas (2016) discuss its implications for the future of affirmative action policies in the United States.

March 17, 2017

Librarians at the University of Virginia School of Law have collaborated on a new website that compiles a comprehensive dossier of opinions, publications and speeches on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch.

March 16, 2017

The University of Virginia is releasing a new book that tells the story of the Law School through its buildings, one by one, while making no attempt to put a fig leaf on history.

March 15, 2017

The Sunshine State's recent attempt to gag doctors from advising patients that guns may be hazardous to their health — a rule an appeals court ultimately shot down Feb.

March 15, 2017

Jim Donovan, an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia School of Law and a managing director of Goldman Sachs, has been nominated to fill the post of deputy secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department.

March 14, 2017

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.

March 14, 2017

Judge Barbara A. Coppeto, a 1958 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and one of only two women in her class, died on Jan. 5. Copetto was a pioneer for women in law, serving as a judge of the Connecticut Superior Court from 1981-2001, and senior judge from 2001-15.

March 13, 2017

The Black Law Students Association at the University of Virginia School of Law won National Chapter of the Year honors at the organization's national conference in Houston last week.

March 10, 2017

Legal experts from academia, the diplomatic community and the defense community assess ongoing conflicts in the Middle East.

March 10, 2017

Third-year law students participating in the University of Virginia’s Tri-Sector Leadership Fellows Program this year met with experienced leaders — including from the Treasury Department, the Federal Communications Commission and New York Life Insurance Co.

March 9, 2017

His work has explored boundaries of war and pathways to peace.

March 7, 2017

Five University of Virginia School of Law students recently joined their peers from other leading U.S. law schools and abroad to explore cutting-edge issues in public and private international law. 

March 7, 2017

Foreign policy and international law experts will look back at major foreign policy initiatives of the Obama administration at the 66th Annual International Law Symposium on March 23 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

March 3, 2017

The Student Bar Association at the University of Virginia School of Law has a new president, Steven Glendon ’18. Glendon’s yearlong term for the student government association began this month.

Hometown: Elizabeth City, North Carolina

March 2, 2017

A panel of evidence law experts discusses UVA Law Professor Barbara Spellman’s book, “The Psychology of Evidence Law,” which explores the connections between psychology and the rules of evidence law.

March 2, 2017

Megan Durkee, a 2015 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, will advocate for Richmond-area youth involved in the juvenile justice system as the school’s 16th Powell Fellow.

March 1, 2017

Two teams of students are advancing to the final round of the 88th annual William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition, to be held March 25, following the semifinals that were held at the University of Virginia School of Law on Saturday.

February 28, 2017

Loretta Lynch, who served recently as U.S. attorney general under President Barack Obama, has been selected by the University of Virginia to receive this year's Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law.

February 27, 2017

When President Donald Trump addresses Congress on Tuesday, George Yin, the University of Virginia School of Law professor who explained how Congress can obtain and reveal the president's tax returns without his consent, w

February 27, 2017

Jeff Wahl, a long-time litigator and expert on medical malpractice issues, addresses the legal, ethical, and medical implications of the publication of junk science.

February 24, 2017

The UVA Law School chapter of the Black Law Students Association won Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Year in the medium-size category at the Mid-Atlantic BLSA conference this weekend in Pittsburgh.

February 23, 2017

Dealing with a realistic, timely dilemma that included what to do in the face of a hypothetical refugee influx, a team of five University of Virginia School of Law students advanced to the semifinals of the Mid-Atlantic Super-Regional Tournament of the Philip C.

February 22, 2017

A panel of experts from the University of Virginia and Monticello discuss the changing and complex nature of Thomas Jefferson’s legacy.

February 22, 2017

On a sunny winter morning, law students follow a path on the immaculate grounds of Morven Farm. The trail, paved at this end, extends through agricultural plots and rolling hills, but returns to its natural state as it crosses into neighboring properties.

February 21, 2017

Professor Albert Choi of the University of Virginia School of Law has been named one of two top editors of the American Law and Economics Review.

February 17, 2017

Considering the number and variety of legal jobs in the Washington, D.C., area, it's no surprise that the nation's capital is home to more alumni of the University of Virginia School of Law than any other city.

February 16, 2017

Members of the Black Law Students Association at the University of Virginia School of Law recently reported on their 12-day winter break service trip to the East African nation of Tanzania.

February 15, 2017

Robin Steinberg, founder of the Bronx Defenders, talks about her work as a public defender for indigent clients and describes ways that law students can get involved in “shaping” the justice they want to see in the world.

February 15, 2017

The “Shaping Justice” conference brought students, alumni and public interest lawyers together Feb.

February 15, 2017

The University of Virginia School of Law will host legal experts from academia, the diplomatic community and the defense community at a conference March 2 as they assess ongoing conflicts in the Middle East.

February 13, 2017

Third-year law student Charis Redmond knew serving as vice chair of the National Black Law Students Association would mean frequent travel and meeting new people — but it’s also expanded her ability to reach out and help others.

February 10, 2017

The University of Virginia School of Law will share in a $1.4 million grant that may help end the problem of mistaken eyewitness identifications that lead to false convictions.

February 9, 2017

Daniel Richardson, a second-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, has been selected as editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review.

February 8, 2017

Catherine M. Keating ’87, president and CEO of the asset management firm Commonfund, will deliver the commencement address to the University of Virginia School of Law’s Class of 2017 on May 21.

February 6, 2017

U.S. securities regulation is supposed to protect the interests of the public from nefarious behavior by investment bankers. But University of Virginia School of Law professor and former dean Paul G.

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