Recent Articles by

Eric Williamson

February 05, 2018
With members of Swanson’s family in attendance, the University unveiled a portrait of the late pioneer, announced an award to be given in his name and announced the establishment of a commission to examine the University in the era of segregation.
January 12, 2018
The Innocence Project Clinic at UVA’s School of Law has secured the conditional release of a man serving a 132-year sentence for a robbery the clinic says he didn’t commit.
November 30, 2017
A panel led by law professor Richard Bonnie, one of the state’s most respected health policy advisers, is calling on legislators to commit significant and lasting resources to community-based care.
November 09, 2017
Special counsel Robert Mueller is a 1973 graduate of UVA’s School of Law. Colleagues say his fair-mindedness and calm, thorough approach make him the perfect person to lead the independent inquiry into the 2016 presidential election.
October 18, 2017
Colleagues, clients, family and friends recalled Lowe’s determination to see justice served, no matter the obstacle. Many reflected on one of his most impactful cases, which saw full coeducation arrive at UVA in 1970.
October 12, 2017
If confirmed, Kirstjen Michele Nielsen would be the second UVA Law grad to head the department, joining Janet Napolitano, who held the post from 2009 to 2013.
October 04, 2017
The death penalty in the United States is on the decline. A UVA law professor’s new book explains why.
July 24, 2017
A new initiative led by the UVA School of Law aspires to understand the obstacles that prevent criminal justice reform from advancing in the state, and move change forward.
July 19, 2017
UVA’s oldest student society has long been cloaked in mystery. In a new book, two law students are revealing what their exclusive research into the society’s 30,000 documents uncovered about the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society.
June 23, 2017
Since being appointed a federal judge by President Obama in 2010, Carlton W. Reeves has overseen several high-profile cases, including one in which he sentenced three men who killed a black man and proclaimed “white power.”