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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

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 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 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

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 10, 2017

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

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.

February 2, 2017

Stop making so many arrests. That's the unconventional law enforcement approach a University of Virginia School of Law professor advocates in a new paper.

January 31, 2017

Attiya Latif, president of UVA's Minority Rights Coalition, and Larycia Hawkins, Abd el-Kader Visiting Faculty Fellow at UVA's Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, discuss how to develop solidarity in the wake of a particularly contentious election.

January 30, 2017

In a shaky moment, a smartphone camera captures a violent encounter between police and a member of the citizenry. But did the officer err — and what happens next?

January 27, 2017

University of Virginia School of Law students will gain practical experience working on civil rights and racial justice cases through a new pro bono clinic set to launch this semester.

January 27, 2017

In his January term class Legal Practice and the Startup Company: An Inside Look — co-taught with UVA Law professor Quinn Curtis — Rob Masri '96 discusses the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. Besides lecturing at UVA Law, Masri maintains a private law practice in Charlottesville.

January 25, 2017

As part of an inaugural conference at the University of Virginia School of Law, six alumni will be honored for their career contributions to law and public service.

January 23, 2017

At times, health care documents can look like they're written in Swahili. Other times, not so much.

January 20, 2017

As the nation transitions to a new presidency, Tuba Ahmed, a third-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, will return to her classes this semester with tales from the previous one.

January 18, 2017

Dean Strang stood before a panel of federal appellate judges who had in front of them what appeared to be a documented confession from a teenager who was accused of killing her two young cousins.

January 17, 2017

A conference hosted by the University of Virginia School of Law on Feb. 3-4 aims to inspire students and lawyers to promote justice.

January 14, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a University of Virginia School of Law clinic case that could have far-reaching implications for class actions, collective bargaining and an employee's right to take his employer to court.

January 11, 2017

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January 6, 2017

The words of faculty, alumni and students offer insights into news from 2016.

January 5, 2017

Amanda Leon, a third-year University of Virginia School of Law student from Grayslake, Illinois, has won first place in the International Fiscal Association USA Branch 2016 Writing Competition.  

January 4, 2017

University of Virginia School of Law professor Jonathan Cannon has been named to a three-year term on the board of the prestigious Environmental Law Institute.

December 28, 2016

What was one thing you did during law school that helped you decide what kind of lawyer you wanted to be?

December 27, 2016

The University of Virginia School of Law community may remember 2016 as a year of saying goodbye to old friends and celebrating rising stars.

December 22, 2016

The hit podcast "Serial" is over, but work for the Innocence Project at the UVA School of Law, which has been helping with the show's investigation of a 1999 murder, is revving up.

December 21, 2016

With more than 50 consecutive years served, adjunct professor Robert "Bob" Weinberg has been cheerfully doing time at the University of Virginia School of Law.

December 19, 2016

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From Trump to Brexit, historians will reflect on 2016 as a news year that had far-reaching impact on the law, University of Virginia School of Law professors say.

December 16, 2016

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in a case being litigated by University of Virginia School of Law professor John F. Duffy that could change where patent infringement cases may be heard.

December 16, 2016

Two third-year University of Virginia Law School students have been named recipients of prestigious, nationally competitive public service law fellowships. 

December 13, 2016

U.S. Judge Jed Rakoff will speak about abolishing federal sentencing guidelines at a symposium hosted by the University of Virginia School of Law Feb. 27.

December 13, 2016

University of Virginia School of Law professor Frederick Schauer's new book, "The Force of Law," challenges conventional thinking about why people obey the law and has implications for those in power who flaunt it.

December 6, 2016

Most attorneys leave law school and start their jobs before working directly with a client focused on growing a business.

December 6, 2016

University of Virginia School of Law professor Jon Cannon's 'Environment in the Balance: The Green Movement and the Supreme Court' offers a legal and cultural assessment of the modern environmental movement, using 30 of the most influential Supreme Court cases in the past 40 years.

December 6, 2016

UVA Law students brought more than 120 teams together to play softball and raise $20,000 for the Charlottesville charity ReadyKids last weekend.

December 5, 2016

Damian Stinnie, a 24-year-old Charlottesville resident with lymphoma, couldn't drive to work.

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