The University of Virginia School of Law has added new faculty and strengthened its curriculum in a variety of areas. This semester, the School will introduce new courses on topics such as health care, international family law, and trade secret law. Additionally, the school will host its 16th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies.
In addition to the new faculty, the School of Law has also welcomed 217 new first-year students. These students are among the most academically accomplished in the school’s history. They came from as far away as Rhode Island.
This year’s orientation included presentations, workshops, and receptions. During this period, students met their classmates and learned about resources and opportunities available at the School of Law. Throughout the year, the School of Law hosts a variety of thought-provoking events and programs.
In October, the Law School’s 2021 King of the Hill Mock Trial Competition took place. In the course of the competition, Will Dubose and his teammates placed first. Students also worked with real clients and wrote for incarcerated persons on their return to the workforce.
The upcoming semester will include a series of thought-provoking programs, hosted by faculty at the School of Law. Faculty members will discuss topics including gender non-conforming people, women, and domestic violence. All of these topics are topics that are a part of the School of Law’s mission to foster diversity and inclusion.
In addition, the School of Law is offering a free program to elementary and middle school students, as well as parents. This curriculum will help children learn about the negative effects of excessive use of technology. A workshop will be held to educate teachers and parents on ways to protect children from this growing threat.
Also this fall, the University of Virginia School of Law will welcome Marina Lao, who is a leading antitrust scholar in the country. Her work has shaped the policies of the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. She is also the director of the Health and Pharmaceutical Law and Policy Program at the School of Law.
The School of Law also welcomed Associate Professor Shelley Welton. She published five articles in the top 15 law reviews in the last five years. In addition to her work in intellectual property, she has published research on issues related to the United States Department of State.
The School of Law also announced that it will launch its first Cybersecurity Legal Institute this spring. The Institute will convene experts to address kids’ overuse of technology. It will also offer a free workshop for kids and parents to learn about how to protect their data.
The School of Law has also announced the hiring of an associate dean for equity and diversity, named Jan Baker. As the new associate dean, she will oversee the school’s efforts to promote equity and diversity.
Other new faculty includes a professor of law who specializes in health law, a law professor who focuses on privacy law, a law professor who specializes in copyright law, and a law professor who specializes in evidence.