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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 20, 2018

Joe Charlet, a member of the Class of 2018, 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 20, 2018

Professors Ruth Mason, Michael Knoll of University of Pennsylvania Law School and Charlie Trost of Belmont College of Law discuss South Dakota v. Wayfair, a Supreme Court case tackling e-commerce taxes. 

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 18, 2018

Guest speaker Lester Jackson, a UVA employee, spoke to UVA Law professor Anne Coughlin's criminal investigation class about perceptions of the police in the African-American community.

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 Law School about his research into recent U.S. Supreme Court cases involving business litigation. He argued that the Supreme Court may not always exhibit the conservative or pro-business slant that many commentators expect it to. Easterbrook gave this talk on the occasion of receiving the 2018 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law.

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

Third-year UVA Law students Shanthi Rajagopalan and Josh Myers discuss the benefits of the clinic for students.

April 12, 2018

Lisa Lorish, an instructor with the Criminal Defense Clinic at UVA Law, and third-year students Jeremy Bennie and Angela Garcia, Class of 2018, discuss the benefits of the clinic for students.

April 12, 2018

Professor Maureen "Molly" Brady opens her doors to a lecture from her Property class in the Spring 2018 semester. 

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 4, 2018

UVA Law students and the Public Service Center share their best tips for acing your public service internship.

 
April 4, 2018

Yoram Dinstein, a scholar and professor emeritus at Tel Aviv University, is a specialist on international law and a prominent authority on the laws of war. He gave the keynote address at the Jus ad Bellum conference following an introduction by UVA Law Dean Risa Goluboff.

April 4, 2018

UVA Law professor John Norton Moore moderates a panel at the Jus ad Bellum conference that includes retired Maj. Gen. Charles Dunlap Jr. of Duke Law School, Mike A. Newton of Vanderbilt University School of Law, and Edwin Williamson, former legal adviser at the U.S. Department of State.

April 4, 2018

Professor Kenneth Anderson of the Washington College of Law at American University moderates a panel on the 2016 Obama administration report on the legal frameworks guiding the U.S. use of military force and related national security operations. The Jus ad Bellum conference panel includes professor Bobby Chesney of the University of Texas School of Law, UVA Law professor Ashley Deeks, and Rita Siemion, legal counsel at Human Rights First.

April 4, 2018

Professor Laura Donohue of Georgetown Law School and UVA Law professor Robert Turner speak at the Jus ad Bellum conference. UVA Law professor John Norton Moore offers concluding remarks.

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

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.

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.

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

UVA Law professor Brandon Garrett, UVA professor Karen Kafadar, Susan M. Ballou of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Peter Neufeld, co-director of The Innocence Project, open the conference Forensics, Statistics and Law.

March 29, 2018

Iowa State University professor Alicia Carriquiry, Hari Iyer of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and UVA professor Karen Kafadar discuss "Statistics, Research and Forensics." M. Chris Fabricant of The Innocence Project moderates the panel as part of the conference Forensics, Statistics and Law.

March 29, 2018

U.S. Judge Jed S. Rakoff delivers the keynote address, "Judging Forensics." The speech was part of the conference Forensics, Statistics and Law.

March 29, 2018

Linda C. Jackson, director of the Virginia Department of Forensic Science; UVA professor Sharon Kelley of the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences; Peter Stout, president and CEO of the Houston Forensic Center; and Henry Swofford of the Defense Forensic Science Center discuss "Statistics in the Crime Lab." UVA Law professor Brandon Garrett moderates the panel as part of the conference Forensics, Statistics and Law.

March 29, 2018

David L. Faigman, dean of the University of California Hastings College of Law; Penn State Law professor David H. Kaye; A.J. Kramer of the Federal Public Defender’s Office of District of Columbia; and UVA Law professor Barbara A. Spellman discuss "Bringing Statistics into the Courtroom." University of California, Ivine professor William C. Thompson moderates the panel as part of the conference Forensics, Statistics and Law.

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 28, 2018

To mark his appointment to the Warner-Booker Distinguished Professor of International Law chair, professor A. E. Dick Howard gives a lecture describing lessons he has drawn from his personal experiences in the realm of constitutional law. He recounts his role in the drafting and adoption of the Virginia Constitution, his time comparing notes with constitution-makers in post-communist Central and Eastern Europe, and his observations on marking the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.

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

Professor Stephen Braga, director of clinical programs at UVA Law, describes the clinical education offerings at UVA Law. This session was part of UVA Law's admitted students open house.

March 22, 2018

Professor Anne Coughlin gave a lecture on the Supreme Court decision in Lawrence v. Texas for a mock constitutional and criminal law class. This lecture was part of UVA Law's admitted students open house.

 
March 22, 2018

Professor Daniel Ortiz talks about the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic with prospective law students. This session was part of UVA Law's admitted students open house.

March 22, 2018

Professor Michael Gilbert describes coursework relating to the laws underlying democratic processes. He provides a brief overview of topics within this field, including gerrymandering and election law. This session was part of UVA Law's admitted students open house.

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 15, 2018

Dr. Marc D. Lewis, a neuroscientist who questions whether addiction is a disease in a scientific sense, gave the 17th P. Browning Hoffman Memorial Lecture in Law and Psychiatry. He argued that addiction is better understood as a learning process, drawing on case histories, including his own, to support his arguments. Dr. Nassima Ait-Daoud, director of the UVA Center for Addiction Research and Education, offered a response to Lewis's argument. UVA Law professor Richard J. Bonnie introduced the speakers.

March 15, 2018
Members of the UVA Law community share stories of how they found out they had been accepted to law school.
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 2, 2018

Following an introduction by Dean Risa Goluboff, his former Supreme Court clerk, Justice Breyer spoke about his book on keeping a global perspective in law. A Q&A follows his talk. 

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 28, 2018

Robbie Pomeroy '19 shares a day in his life as a second-year law student at the University of Virginia School of Law.

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 26, 2018

Colleen E. Roh Sinzdak, senior litigation associate at Hogan Lovells, describes her experiences working in immigration litigation from the perspective of a lawyer working for a big law firm. She has briefed, argued and won cases before multiple courts of appeals, including recent challenges to the Trump administration's "travel ban" executive orders. This speech was the keynote address of the Virginia Journal of International Law's 2018 symposium, "Immigration and Ideology: International Responses to Migration." Kevin Donovan, UVA Law senior assistant dean for career services, introduced Sinzdak.

February 26, 2018

Leading litigators and scholars discussed professor Brandon L. Garrett's new book, "End Of Its Rope: How Killing the Death Penalty Can Revive Criminal Justice." The book analyzes data on over two decades of death sentences to both explore causes of the decline in American death sentencing and its implications for the future of criminal justice reform. The panelists were death penalty lawyer David Bruck of Washington & Lee Law School; Robin Konrad of the Death Penalty Information Center; Evan Mandery of John Jay College and author of "A Wild Justice"; and Carol Steiker of Harvard Law School and the Criminal Justice Policy Program, and co-author of "Courting Justice." UVA Law professor Steve Braga served as moderator.

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 23, 2018

U.S. Rep. A. Donald McEachin '86 spoke at UVA Law before receiving the inaugural UVA Black Law Students Association Alumni Spotlight Award. McEachin, who has represented Virginia's 4th Congressional District since 2017, spoke about his career in Virginia politics and gave advice for students interested in pursuing political careers. Dean Risa Goluboff introduced McEachin.

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

UVA Law student Kendall Burchard and professors Anne Coughlin, Kimberly Ferzan and George Rutherglen discuss the origins of the law of sexual harassment, its current state and its future. This event was part of Diversity Week at UVA Law.

February 8, 2018

The University of Virginia and the Law School honored the legacy of its first black student, Gregory Swanson. The ceremony also included the presentation to law students Jah Akande and Toccara Nelson of the Inaugural Gregory H. Swanson Award, which recognizes students who embody courage, perseverance and commitment to justice. Speakers included Professors Kim Forde-Mazrui, director of the Center for the Study of Race and Law; Dean Risa Goluboff; Monifa Love Asante, associate professor of English and modern languages at Bowie State University; Evans D. Hopkins, author and chair of the Swanson Legacy Committee; Teresa Sullivan, president of the University of Virginia; and Frank M. Conner III '81, rector of the University of Virginia.

February 8, 2018

Law enforcement experts critique community policing and police culture during a panel discussion at the Law School. Panelists include Chief Bernadette DiPino of the Sarasota, Florida, Police Department; Joe Brann, founder and CEO of Joseph Brann & Associates; professor Rachel Harmon; and Charles Ramsey, a former Philadelphia police commissioner and former chief of the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police. The panel was moderated by Timothy Longo, adjunct professor and senior program director of public safety administration at the UVA School of Continuing and Professional Studies. The event was sponsored by the School for Continuing and Professional Studies.

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.

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