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GRADUATE STUDIES


THE UNIVERSITY Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is the secondoldest continuously operating law school in the nation. Consistently ranked among the top law schools, Virginia is famous for fostering a collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest at American law schools.


THE GRADUATE STUDIES PROGRAM provides an American legal education to lawyers who have obtained their first law degree in their home countries. Virginia’s Master of Laws (LL.M.) program offers both a broad introduction to American law and legal theory and advanced training in specialized areas of the law relevant to the student’s career in private practice, academia or public service.

FAST FACTS Student Enrollment, Fall 2015:

934 J.D., 49 LL.M., 16 S.J.D. candidates 9.7:1 student-faculty ratio

19,675 alumni in all 50 states and more than 45 foreign countries 60 student organizations 48 practitioners teaching Law & Business courses, 2015-16 10 academic journals


LL.M. CANDIDATES take classes alongside J.D. students and fully engage in the Law School community.


BY MAINTAINING A SMALL AND HIGHLY SELECTIVE PROGRAM of about 50 students, the Law School ensures a supportive atmosphere. Virtually all students admitted to the one-year program are from abroad. Unlike many graduate studies programs, Virginia’s LL.M. candidates take classes alongside J.D. students, allowing participants to fully engage in the community. Because Virginia offers more than 250 courses each year in an array of topics, students in the program also have wide latitude to plan courses of study that are tailored to their individual interests and career objectives.

THE DIRECTOR OF THE GRADUATE STUDIES PROGRAM, Professor Paul Stephan, advises students and approves their course selections and research plans, and together with other faculty members, is available to counsel students as they progress through the program. The Law School also offers the Doctor of Juridical Science degree (S.J.D.), the highest degree in law.

LUIZ RAFAEL DE VARGAS MALUF ’16 BRAZIL “I focused on all top-10 universities, carefully JULIA KATHARINA RUPP ’16 GERMANY

compared the curriculum

that I could focus on my

with the others, and

studies and really have

“I enjoy how open-

concluded that UVA Law

the academic experience

minded, friendly,

was the perfect choice

on-Grounds the whole

outgoing and engaging

for me. UVA Law has a

time. I am having the real

smaller program that

experience of living in the

I immediately felt at

allows you to better

U.S., and Charlottesville

home. Furthermore,

integrate in the academic

is a very charming and

community with the

beautiful city that gives

J.D.s. It has provided me

you an excellent quality

all the basis and needed

of life and provides you

wisdom — especially in

with whatever you want.”

people are here.

I think the classes are amazing. I like the American method of learning and teaching. And I especially enjoy

my practice area — to

all the extracurricular

achieve my professional

activities UVA Law offers.”

goals. Also, having decided on UVA Law instead of other LL.M. programs located in the biggest cities in the U.S., I realized


THE UNIVERSITY With 22,000 students and 2,100 faculty members, the University of Virginia has achieved national prominence in many disciplines and has been ranked among the nation’s top public universities since 1984. The University of Virginia’s Academical Village — including the Rotunda and surrounding buildings designed by Thomas Jefferson — is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


“JUSTICE

is the fundamental law of society” —THOMAS JEFFERSON TO PIERRE SAMUEL DUPONT DE NEMOURS, 1816

structured finance, real

SATOKO MIYASHIMA ’16 JAPAN

LL.M. program at UVA

estate investment trusts

Law is quite small in

and private equity.

comparison to other

UVA Law offers a lot

law schools. This has

of courses concerning

helped me proactively

“I worked for five and

business organization

involve myself in the

a half years as an

and finance, which are

UVA community and

associate at one of

strongly related to my

build close relationships

the leading law firms

current practice. In

in Japan. My practice

addition, the number

focused mainly on

of members in the

with my classmates.”


THE LAW GROUNDS Home to about 1,000 students, the David A. Harrison Law Grounds features new classrooms, seminar rooms, moot court rooms, Wi-Fi and comprehensive computer and printing facilities, an expansive library, new dining facilities, attractive offices for student organizations and numerous student lounges. Surrounded by inviting gardens and an elegant, tree-lined lawn, the setting reflects Jefferson’s conviction that locating an intellectual community within a beautiful environment fosters learning and personal growth.

CARLOS IBARGUENGOITIA ZUGARRAMURDI ’16 MEXICO

seeks to create a true

part of the community

community (with all that

has been wonderful

that implies). Although

— so much to learn, contribute and enjoy.”

“There were many

its flexibility to design

in the past I came many

reasons for me to come

a high-quality, multi-

times to the United

to UVA, among others:

disciplinary program;

States as a tourist, the

its academic excellence;

and the fact that UVA

experience of being


THE FACULTY at Virginia are leading scholars and acknowledged experts in all aspects of public and private law. Faculty members lead the intellectual life of the community by organizing and speaking at events, volunteering for pro bono service, and fostering new academic programs when they find student interest. By focusing on the classroom experience and also engaging with students outside of class, professors foster an unparalleled learning environment.

ended class discussions

highlight. All faculty

about the subject of the

and the back-and-

and professors are very

class and my personal

forth interactions with

friendly to international

development. With no

YINUO ZHANG ’13 CHINA

professors and various

students. I even took

doubt, my year here

professionals who are

a professor to lunch

was a challenging but

“Sitting in a class with the

teaching at UVA Law.

[through a program

intellectually inspiring

smartest students in the

The close relationship

UVA Law offers] and

experience. And I really

country, I am very much

between the students

had a long conversation

wish it could be longer.”

inspired by the open-

and the faculty is another

with my professor


THE FACULTY is enriched each year by visitors from other leading law schools in the United States and abroad.


THE CURRICULUM Virginia offers more than 250 courses and seminars each year.

CONCENTRATIONS Business Organization and Finance Commercial Law Communications and Media Law Constitutional Law Criminal Justice Employment and Labor Law Environmental and Land Use Law Family Law Health Law Human Rights and Civil Liberties

Intellectual Property International and National Security Law Jurisprudence and Comparative Law Legal History Litigation and Procedure Public Policy and Regulation Race and Law Tax Law PROGRAMS AND CENTERS Center for Children, Families and the Law Center for National

Security Law Center for Oceans Law and Policy Center for the Study of Race and Law Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics ACADEMIC JOURNALS Journal of Law & Politics Virginia Environmental Law Journal Virginia Journal of

Criminal Law Virginia Journal of International Law Virginia Journal of Law & Technology Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law Virginia Law & Business Review Virginia Law Review Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal Virginia Tax Review


STUDENTS PURSUING INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDY benefit from an environment where nearly half of all law faculty also hold advanced degrees in fields such as psychology, economics, philosophy, history and medicine. GRADUATE STUDENTS are enrolled in courses and seminars with upper-level J.D. students to encourage the exchange of viewpoints influenced by different cultural and life experiences.

ELECTIVE COURSES INCLUDE interdisciplinary offerings such as law and economics, law and social science, and law and public policy. Elective classes might be as small as 10 students or as large as 120. Full-time faculty members teach the vast majority of offerings, but the Law School is also proud of its roster of more than 100 adjunct and visiting faculty members from foreign and domestic law firms, businesses and government service, who teach in specialty areas.

ALL LL.M. STUDENTS

of related courses

process can be repeated

must satisfy a writing

within an American

for virtually every other

requirement (which

context, including

field of legal study and

requires a substantial

courses dealing with

demonstrates the Law

research paper). Beyond

civil rights, employment

School’s commitment

this requirement,

discrimination and

to intellectual diversity

students are invited to

immigration law.

and individualized courses of study.

be creative in selecting

Similarly, students

FIRST-YEAR J.D. COURSES (OPEN TO LL.M. STUDENTS)

courses and research

planning a law practice

topics. For example,

in international business

students wishing to

transactions may choose

Civil Procedure Constitutional Law Contracts Criminal Law Property Torts

specialize in international from foundational human rights will want

courses in American

to register for the basic

corporate, commercial

course and seminars

and regulatory law, as

offered in that area.

well as courses with

But these students

an explicit focus on

would also benefit from

international business,

a broader spectrum

trade and litigation. This


LAW & BUSINESS Virginia offers a unique training ground for students interested in law and business.

THE JOHN W. GLYNN, JR. LAW & BUSINESS PROGRAM trains prospective business lawyers to think like their future clients, equipping them with the skills not simply to offer legal advice but to structure and negotiate transactions. The program brings business school faculty into the Law School to teach the basics of accounting and finance. Students also learn the fundamental tools of business analysis through enhanced versions of core business law courses. In short courses taught by senior counsel and executive officers, students review key transactional documents and strategic decisions, using the quantitative tools of business analysis to structure solutions. This approach enhances their ability to understand complex transactions and business decisions.


VIRGINIA’S LONGSTANDING STRENGTH in corporate and commercial law is rooted in a faculty with exceptional expertise in transactional law and enhanced by close relationships with UVA’s Darden School of Business and the McIntire School of Commerce, which are among the nation’s leading graduate and undergraduate business programs.

for example surprised

really like the atmosphere

competitive environment

by the accessibility and

of camaraderie between

amongst the law

BRECHT DEBRUYN ’16 BELGIUM

the availability of the

the law students.

students. I believe this

law professors and their

Although all students

is something unique.”

“I really appreciate the

willingness to further

are very eager to excel

academic environment

discuss issues that came

in their legal education, I

UVA Law offers. I was

up in class. Besides that, I

didn’t really notice a very

a whole host of interesting

dinners at professors’

classes I attended. For

seminars, conferences

homes; they are warm

any lawyer looking for

and colloquia held at the

in their welcome of

inspiration — be it through

Law School where you

international students

escalating their skills in

can supplement your

and interested in our

the corporate sector,

DEAN FERNANDEZ ’13 AUSTRALIA

American legal education,

legal careers and lives.

immersing themselves in

presented by esteemed

I was impressed by

constitutional theory or

“Apart from the classes

public figures and

the caliber of my LL.M.

in igniting their passion

in which you study with

practitioners in the United

colleagues — leading

for public service, like

J.D. students and are

States, many of whom

lawyers and scholars in

me — the University of

taught by highly engaging

are UVA Law alumni.

their home countries —

Virginia School of Law

professors, during lunch

During my time here,

and learned from them

is the place to go.

and after hours there are

I’ve attended numerous

as much as I did from the


INTERNATIONAL LAW Virginia has one of the largest and most accomplished international law faculties in the United States. Long known as a pre-eminent place to study international law, Virginia’s faculty includes experts in areas such as immigration, human rights, national security, environmental law, comparative constitutional law and the law of war, as well as private and commercial law in the global arena.

Brazil. I ran a team of

RAFAEL VIETTI DA FONSECA ’14 BRAZIL

of international market

the chief counsel

lawyers, developing

practices, which led

for our investment

legal strategies and

me to take advantage

adviser division in

leading international

of professional

the U.S. Recently, I

projects for the

opportunities that

was invited to run our

bank. At UVA Law I

required such

Global Mergers and

improved my reasoning

credentials. After

Acquisitions team based

“When I decided to

capability and fine-

completing the LL.M.

in São Paulo, and I’m

move to Charlottesville,

tuned my ability to

program at UVA Law,

immensely grateful to

I was a lead counsel

structure innovative

I was in a position to

UVA for equipping me

at Itaú Unibanco,

legal solutions to real-

step up to the plate

for those progressively

responsible for

life issues. It helped

on international deals,

challenging tasks

corporate, regulatory

me enhance my legal

and I felt comfortable

that have been

and governance matters

skills and develop a

accepting the

of our entities outside

comparative analysis

challenge of being

offered to me.”


THE CURRICULUM RANGES from basic courses in public international law and international business and trade to advanced offerings in areas such as human rights, foreign relations, international criminal law, intelligence law reform and international dispute resolution. PROFESSORS FROM OTHER NATIONS are regularly invited to the School of Law to teach seminars on topics such as European Union law and comparative law, and students may take select courses at the neighboring Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School.

VIRGINIA’S INTERNATIONAL LAW PROGRAM attracts speakers from around the world, including leaders of international institutions, courts and public interest organizations, government officials, international law scholars and practicing international lawyers. International Court of Justice Judge Joan E. Donoghue, the first American woman to serve on the World Court and the former principal deputy legal adviser at the U.S. State Department, recently spoke at the Law School.


CONCENTRATIONS Virginia law offered the following courses during the past three academic years. Several courses appear in more than one concentration. Numbers in parentheses indicate which year: 2013-14 is coded (14), 2014-15 is coded (15), and 2015-16 is coded (16). Courses marked (JAG) are offered by the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, located next door to the Law School. STUDENTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO FOLLOW A PARTICULAR CONCENTRATION, NOR IS IT NOTED ON TRANSCRIPTS. BUSINESS ORGANIZATION AND FINANCE COURSES AND SEMINARS

Accounting: Understanding and Analyzing Financial Statements (14,15,16) Advanced Contracts (14) Advanced Topics in Securities Regulation (15,16) Advising the Board of Directors in a Mergers and Acquisitions World (14,15,16) Agency and Partnership (14,15,16) Airline Industry and Aviation Law (14,15,16) Antitrust (14,15,16) Antitrust in the Global Economy (14,16) Antitrust Practice (14,15,16) Antitrust Review Mergers in a Global Environment (14,15,16) Applied Problem Solving (14,15,16) Bankruptcy (14,15,16) Bankruptcy (Law & Business) (14,15) BigLaw and the Profession (and Business) of Law (16) Business Reorganization Under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code (14,15,16) Corporate Finance (14,15,16) Corporate Governance (15) Corporate Law Policy (14,16) Corporate Strategy (14,15,16) Corporations (14,15,16) Corporations (Law & Business) (14,15,16) Counselor and the Client in the Corporate Context (15,16) Current Issues in Corporate Law and Governance (14,15,16) Emerging Growth Companies and Venture Capital Financing: Principles and Practice (14,15,16) Emerging Markets: Principles and Practice (14,15,16) Empirical Methods in Corporate Law and Finance (15,16) Energy and Environmental Products Trading and Commodities Regulation (14,15,16) Energy Businesses and Private Company Acquisitions (14,15,16) Ethics and Integrity for Law

Firm Lawyers and Their Clients (14,16) Federal Regulation of Investment Companies (14,15,16) Finance of Small Enterprise (14,15,16) Franchise Law (14,15,16) International Business Negotiation (14,15,16) Israeli Business Law and Innovation (15,16) Law and Business Management in the Health Care Sector (15) Law and Economics Colloquium (14,15,16) Law and Finance of Venture Capital-Backed Firms (16) Leadership and Team Management (14,15,16) Legal Issues in Corporate Finance (Law & Business) (14,15) Legal Practice and the Startup Company: An Inside Look (14,15,16) Management of BigLaw Firms: Balancing Culture and Profits (16) Mergers and Acquisitions (Law & Business) (14,15,16) Nonprofit Organizations (14,15,16) Private Equity and Hedge Funds (14,15) Real Estate Transactions: Principles and Practice (14,15,16) Responses to the Financial Crisis (14,15,16) SEC and Class Action Securities Enforcement (14,15,16) Secured Transactions (14,15,16) Securities Regulation (14,15,16) Securities Regulation (Law & Business) (14,15,16) Startup of a Medtech Company (14,15,16) Transactional Approach to Mergers and Acquisitions (14,16) Under Siege: Boards and Private Equity in Financial Distress (16) Varieties of Financial Distress (14) CLINICS

Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (14,15,16) (offered in 14 as Transactional Law Clinic) Nonprofit Clinic (14,15,16)

COMMERCIAL LAW COURSES AND SEMINARS

Advanced Topics in Securities Regulation (15,16) Banking and Financial Institutions (14,15,16) Bankruptcy (14,15,16) Bankruptcy (Law & Business) (14,15) Business Reorganization Under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code (14,15,16) Commercial Real Estate Transactions (14) Commercial Sales Transactions: Domestic and International (14) Construction Law (14,15,16) Consumer Law (14,15) Contracts II (14) Copyright Law (14,15,16) Current Issues in U.S. and International Patent Law (15,16) Finance of Small Enterprise (14,15,16) Franchise Law (14,15,16) Insurance (14,15,16) International Banking Transactions (14,15,16) International Financial Regulation (14,16) International Investment Law (14,15,16) International Patent Law and Policy Seminar (14) Law and Finance of Venture Capital–Backed Firms (16) Modern Real Estate (14,16) Patent Law (14,15,16) Real Estate Transactions: Principles and Practice (14,15,16) Regulatory Law and Policy (15,16) Secured Transactions (14,15,16) Survey of Patent, Copyright, Trademark (15,16) Under Siege: Boards and Private Equity in Financial Distress (16) Varieties of Financial Distress (14) CLINIC

Consumer Law Clinic (15,16)

COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA LAW COURSES AND SEMINARS

Antitrust in the Global Economy (14,16) Business and Governmental

Tort Liability (15,16) Communications Law (14) Constitutional Law II: Freedom of Speech and Press (14,15,16) Contract Theory (15) Copyright Law (14,15,16) Current Issues in U.S. and International Patent Law (15,16) Emerging Growth Companies and Venture Capital Financing: Principles and Practice (14,15,16) Intellectual Property Law Policy (14,16) International Arbitration (15,16) International Civil Litigation (15,16) International Patent Law and Policy Seminar (14) International Trade Law (15) Issues in International and Digital Media (14) Law and Accelerating Technology (14) National Security and Information (16) Shaping Legal Opinions (15) Survey of Patent, Copyright, Trademark (15,16) CLINICS

Consumer Law Clinic (15,16) First Amendment Clinic (14,15,16)

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

COURSES AND SEMINARS

Advanced Campaign Finance (15,16) Advanced Topics in Constitutional Law (16) Advanced Topics in the First Amendment (Religion Clauses) (14,15) American Constitutional Development (14) Business and Governmental Tort Liability (15,16) Civil Liberties Seminar (14,15,16) Civil Liberties Survey (14,15) Civil Rights Litigation (14,15,16) Civil War and the Constitution (15) Civil War and the Constitution Seminar (14) Comparative Constitutional Design (14,16) Comparative Constitutional Law Seminar (14,15,16) Constitutional History I: American Revolution to 1865 (16)


Constitutional History II: The Twentieth Century (15) Constitutional Interpretation (16) Constitutional Law II: Freedom of Speech and Press (14,15,16) Constitutional Law II: Law and the Theory of Equal Protection (14,16) Constitutional Law II: Parents, Children and Reproduction (14) Constitutional Law II: Poverty (16) Constitutional Law II: Religious Liberty (14,15,16) Constitutional Theory (14,15,16) Constitutionalism: History and Jurisprudence (14,15,16) Constitution-Making (15) Criminal Procedure Survey (14,15,16) Death Penalty (16) Defamation (14,15,16) Federal Sentencing (14,15,16) Federalism (15) First Amendment and the Scholarly Process (14,15) First Amendment Theory (16) Habeas Corpus (14,16) Judicial Role in American History (14,16) Land Use Law (14,15) Law and Higher Education (14,15,16) Law of Armed Conflict (14,15,16) Law of the Police (14,15,16) Legal History of the 1960s (16) Legislation (14,15,16) Lochner Era (15) Monetary Constitution Seminar (14,15,16) Money and Rights (15,16) Originalism and its Critics (16) Presidential Powers (14,15) Profiling (14) Race and Law (14,15,16) Readings in Constitutional Law (14) Regulation of the Political Process (14,15,16) Right to Education in U.S.: Real or Hollow? (14,16) Slavery and the Constitution (14) Special Education Law (14) State Tax in the U.S. and EU

(14,15) Supreme Court Decisionmaking (14) Supreme Court from Warren to Roberts (14,15,16) Supreme Court Justices and the Art of Judging (14,15,16) Supreme Court: October Term (14,15,16) Virginia and the Constitution (14,15,16) CLINICS

First Amendment Clinic (14,15,16) Supreme Court Litigation Clinic (14,15,16)

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

COURSES AND SEMINARS

Advanced Criminal Law (15) Contemporary Debates in Criminal Law (14,15) Crime and Punishment (14,16) Criminal Adjudication (14,15,16) Criminal Investigation (14,15,16) Criminal Procedure (14,15,16) Criminal Procedure Survey (14,15,16) Criminology (14,15,16) Cyber Law and Policy (15,16) Cybercrime (14,15) Death Penalty (16) Federal Criminal Law (15) Federal Law of Fraud and Corruption (15) Federal Pretrial Litigation (14,15,16) Federal Sentencing (14,15,16) Habeas Corpus (14,16) Immigration Enforcement (14) International Criminal Justice: Its Successes, Failures and Future Prospects (15) International Criminal Law (14,16) International Financial Crimes (15) Law of the Police (14,15,16) Mental Health Issues in Juvenile Justice (14,15) Plea Bargaining (15,16) Profiling (14) Scientific Evidence (14) Social Science in Law (14,15,16) White Collar Criminal Defense Practice (14,15) White Collar Investigations,

Enforcement and Business Risk Mitigation (16) CLINICS

Criminal Defense Clinic (14,15,16) Innocence Project Clinic (14,15,16) Prosecution Clinic (14,15,16)

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW COURSES AND SEMINARS

Employment Discrimination (14,15,16) Employment Law: Contracts, Torts and Statutes (14,15,16) Employment Law: Health and Safety (14,15,16) Employment Law: Principles and Practice (14,15,16) Labor Law (15,16) Law of Work (14) Professional Sports and the Law (14,15,16) Retirement Security (14,15,16) Sports Law (14) Wage and Hour Law Seminar (16) Work and Family in Law and Culture (14) CLINIC

Employment Law Clinic (14,15,16)

ENVIRONMENTAL AND LAND USE LAW COURSES AND SEMINARS

Advanced Administrative Law: Rulemaking (16) Advanced Natural Resources Law: Energy and Water Resources (14) Energy and Environmental Products Trading and Commodities Regulation (14,15,16) Energy and the Environment (15) Energy Regulation and Policy (14,15,16) Environmental Ethics (16) Environmental Law (14,15,16) Federal Lands, Energy and Natural Resource Law (14,15,16) Foundations of Climate Change Law and Policy (15)

Land Use Law (14,15) Literature, Law and the Environment (14,16) Movement Lawyering for Global Justice: Human Rights and the Environment (14,15,16) Science and Policy of Biodiversity Conservation (14,15,16) Sustainable Development Theory and Practice (16) Toxic Chemicals in the Environment (14,15) Urban Law and Policy (14,15,16) CLINIC

Environmental Law and Conservation Clinic (14,16)

FAMILY LAW

COURSES AND SEMINARS

Aging and the Law (14,15,16) Children and the Law (14) Constitutional Law II: Parents, Children and Reproduction (14) Estate Planning: Principles and Practice (14,15,16) Family Law (14,15,16) Federal Taxation of Gratuitous Transfers (14,15,16) Gender Justice and State Responsibility (14) Mental Health Issues in Juvenile Justice (14,15) Practical Trust and Estate Administration (14,15,16) Therapeutic Justice and the Evolving Role of Specialty Courts (16) Tobacco and Firearms: Preventing Deaths and Protecting Rights (16) Trusts and Estates (14,15,16) Work and Family in Law and Culture (14) Youth Law (16) CLINICS

Advocacy Clinic for the Elderly (14) Child Advocacy Clinic (14,15,16) Family Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic (14,15,16)


HEALTH LAW COURSES AND SEMINARS

Age of Majority (15) Aging and the Law (14,15,16) Bioethics and the Law (14,16) Bioethics and the Law Seminar (15) Bioethics and Law Internship Seminar: Health Policy and Administration (15) Changing Practice of Medicine (14,15) Drug Product Liability Litigation: Principles and Practice (14,15,16) Food and Drug Law (14,16) Genetics and the Law (14,15,16) Global Health Law and Policy (14,15,16) Health Care Marketplace: Competition, Regulation, and Reform (15,16) Health Law Survey (14,15,16) Israeli Health Law and Bioethics (14) Law and Business Management in the Health Care Sector (15) Law and Ethics of Human Subject Research (14) Law of Body Parts (15,16) Mental Health Issues in Juvenile Justice (14,15) Mental Health Law (16) Moral Dimensions of Policymaking in the United States (14) New Frontiers in Health Law and Clinical Ethics (14,15,16) Public Health Law and Ethics (14,15) Reproductive Ethics and Law (15,16) Tobacco and Firearms: Preventing Deaths and Protecting Rights (16) CLINICS

Advocacy Clinic for the Elderly (14) Health Law Clinic (15,16) Mental Health Law Clinic (14)

HUMAN RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES COURSES AND SEMINARS

Advanced Topics in Law and Public Service (15,16) Advanced Topics in the First Amendment (Religion Clauses) (14,15) Civil Liberties (14) Civil Liberties Seminar (14,15,16) Civil Liberties Survey (14,15) Civil Rights Litigation (14,15,16) Constitutional Law II: Freedom of Speech and Press (14,15,16) Constitutional Law II: Poverty (16) Current Issues in Human Rights (15) Gender Justice and State Responsibility (14) Human Rights and Islam (14) Human Rights Study Project (14,15,16) Immigration Law (14,15,16) International Criminal Justice: Its Successes, Failures and Future Prospects (15) International Human Rights Law (14,15) International Human Rights Litigation (16) Law of Armed Conflict (14,15,16) Laws of War: Contemporary Debate (16) Movement Lawyering for Global Justice: Human Rights and the Environment (14,15,16) Native American Law (16) Race and Law (14,15,16) Rights of Indigenous Peoples (15,16) Slavery and the Constitution (14) U.S. Bill of Rights in Comparative Common Law Perspective (14) CLINICS

First Amendment Clinic (14,15,16)

Immigration Law (14,15,16) International Human Rights Law Clinic (14,16)

INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL SECURITY LAW

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Admiralty (15,16) An American Half-Century (14,15,16) Anti-Terrorism, Law and the Role of Intelligence (14,15,16) Antitrust in the Global Economy (14,16) Building the Rule of Law (14,15,16) Climate Change: Science, Markets and Policy (14,16) Commercial Sales Transactions: Domestic and International (14) Comparative Constitutional Design (14,16) Comparative Law in PostCommunist Countries (14) Constitution-Making (15) Current Issues in Human Rights (15) Current Issues in the Laws of War (15) Current Issues in U.S. and International Patent Law (15,16) EU Taxation (16) European Union Law (14,15,16) Foreign Relations Law (14,15,16) French Public and Private Law (14,15,16) Gender Justice and State Responsibility (14) Global Health Law and Policy (14,15,16) Globalization and Private Dispute Resolution (14,15,16) Human Rights Study Project (14,15,16) Immigration Law (14,15,16) Intelligence Law Reform (14,15,16) International and Foreign Legal Research (14,15,16) International Arbitration (15,16)

COURSES AND SEMINARS

COURSES AND SEMINARS

Advanced Copyright Law (14) Advanced Patent Law (14) Bioethics and the Law (14,16) Communications Law (14) Copyright Law (14,15,16) Cultural Property (15,16) Current Issues in Intellectual Property Law  (14) Current Issues in U.S. and International Patent Law (15,16) Cyber Law and Policy (15,16) Cybercrime (14,15) Emerging Growth Companies and Venture Capital Financing: Principles and Practice (14,15,16) Intellectual Property Law Policy (14,16) International Intellectual Property (15,16) International Patent Law and Policy Seminar (14) Israeli Business Law and Innovation (15,16) Law of Body Parts (15,16) Legal Practice and the Startup Company: An Inside Look (14,15,16) Patent Claim Construction and Other Current Issues in Patent Law (15) Patent Law (14,15,16) Survey of Patent, Copyright, Trademark (15,16) Trademark Law (15,16) CLINICS

Patent and Licensing Clinic I (14,15,16) Patent and Licensing Clinic II (14,15,16)


Laws of War: Contemporary Debate (16) Legal and Policy Issues of the Indochina War (15) National Security and Information (16) National Security Law (14,15,16) Oceans Law and Policy (14,15,16) Presidential Powers (14,15) Rights of Indigenous Peoples (15,16) State Tax in the U.S. and EU (14,15) Topics in International Tax (16) War and Peace: New Thinking about the Causes of War and War Avoidance (14,16) CLINICS

Immigration Law Clinic (14,15,16) International Human Rights Law Clinic (14,16)

JURISPRUDENCE AND COMPARATIVE LAW COURSES AND SEMINARS

International Banking Transactions (14,15,16) International Business Negotiation (14,15,16) International Civil Litigation (15,16) International Criminal Justice: Its Successes, Failures and Future Prospects (15) International Criminal Law (14,16) International Financial Crimes (15) International Financial Regulation (14,16) International Human Rights Law (14,15) International Human Rights Litigation (16) International Ifs in the MidTwentieth Century (14,15) International Intellectual Property (15,16) International Investment Law (14,15,16) International Law (14,15,16) International Law and International Relations (14,15) International Law and the Use of Force (14,15,16) International Law in National Legal Systems Seminar (16) International Patent Law and Policy Seminar (14) International Tax Policy (14,15) International Taxation (14,16) International Trade Law (15) Introduction to the Civil Law Tradition (14) Israeli Business Law and Innovation (15,16) Israeli Health Law and Bioethics (14) Issues in International and Digital Media (14) Law and Ethics of Human Subject Research (14) Law of Armed Conflict (14,15,16) Law of Treaties (15,16)

Advanced Topics in the First Amendment (Religion Clauses) (14,15) Behavioral Decisionmaking and the Law (14,15,16) Building the Rule of Law (14,15,16) Central Issues in Law and Adjudication (15) Civil Rights Litigation (14,15,16) Common Law I (15,16) Common Law II (15,16) Comparative Constitutional Design (14,16) Comparative Constitutional Law Seminar (14,15,16) Comparative Law in PostCommunist Countries (14) Constitutional Law II: Freedom of Speech and Press (14,15,16) Constitutional Law II: Religious Liberty (14,15,16) Constitutional Theory (14,15,16) Constitutionalism: History and Jurisprudence (14,15,16) Constitution-Making (15) Contract Theory (15) Cost-Benefit Analysis and Regulatory Oversight (14) Duty to Obey (14) Federalism (14,16) French Public and Private Law (14,15,16) Gender and Legal Theory (15) International Intellectual Property (15,16) International Law in National Legal Systems Seminar (16) Introduction to the Civil Law Tradition (14) Israeli Health Law and Bioethics (14) Judicial Philosophy in Theory and Practice (14,15,16) Jurisprudence (14,15,16) Law and Economics Colloquium (14,15,16) Law of Treaties (15,16) Legal Theory in Europe and the United States: A Comparative Analysis (14,16) Moral Dimensions of

Policymaking in the United States (14) Overview of Military Law (14,15) Public and Private Rights in American Law (14) Readings in Constitutional Law (14) Rescue, Charity and Justice Seminar (16) Rights (14) Rights of Indigenous Peoples (15,16) Roman Law of Delict (16) Seminar in Ethical Values (14,15,16) Social Science in Law (14,15,16) Tort Theory (14) Torts (14,15,16) U.S. Bill of Rights in Comparative Common Law Perspective (14)

LEGAL HISTORY COURSES AND SEMINARS

An American Half-Century (14,15,16) Civil War and the Constitution (15) Civil War and the Constitution Seminar (14) Colloquium in American Legal History (16) Constitutional History I: American Revolution to 1865 (16) Constitutional History II: The Twentieth Century (15) Crime and Punishment (14,16) Global Legal History (15) International Ifs in the MidTwentieth Century (14,15) Judicial Role in American History (14,16) Learning from the Holocaust: Law, History and Responsibility (15) Legal History Colloquium (14) Legal History of the 1960s (16) Race and Law: Landmark Cases (14) Roman Law of Delict (16) Slavery and the Constitution (14) Stocks to Cellblocks: American Punishment Since 1776 (15,16) Virginia and the Constitution (14,15,16) Â

LITIGATION AND PROCEDURE

COURSES AND SEMINARS

Advanced Civil Procedure (15,16) Advanced Legal Research (14,15,16) Advanced Verbal Persuasion (14,15,16) Alternative Dispute Resolution (14) Arbitration (16) Civil Rights Litigation (14,15,16) Class Actions and Aggregate Litigation (14) Conflict of Laws (14,15,16) Construction Law (14,15,16) Drug Product Liability Litigation: Principles and

Practice (14,15,16) Ethics and Integrity for Law Firm Lawyers and Their Clients (14,16) Evidence (14,15,16) Evidence Law: Psychological Bases (14,15,16) Family Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic (14,15,16) Federal Courts (14,15,16) Federal Pretrial Litigation (14,15,16) Forensic Evidence (15) Globalization and Private Dispute Resolution (14,15,16) Habeas Corpus (14,16) Hallmarks of Distinguished Advocacy (14,15,16) International Arbitration (15,16) International Civil Litigation (15,16) International Trade Law (15) Issues in Federal Civil Practice and Procedure (15,16) Judicial Decisionmaking (14) Law and Psychology of Dispute Resolution (15,16) Legislation (14,15,16) Negotiation (16) Negotiation Institute (14,15,16) Office of the Solicitor General (14) Oral Presentations In and Out of the Courtroom Seminar (14,15,16) Persuasion (14,15,16) Persuasion for Advocates (14,15) Plea Bargaining (15,16) Practical Trial Evidence: Principles and Practice (14,15,16) Professional Responsibility (14,15,16) Professional Responsibility in Public Interest Law Practice (14,15,16) Public Interest Law and Advocacy Skills (14,15) Remedies (14,15,16) Rhetoric Seminar (14,15,16) Scientific Evidence (14) SEC and Class Action Securities Enforcement (14,15,16) Supreme Court Decisionmaking (14) Taking Effective Depositions (16) Tax Practice and Procedure Seminar (14,15,16) Therapeutic Justice and the Evolving Role of Specialty Courts (16) Torts II (14) Transactional Approach to Mergers and Acquisitions (14,16) Trial Advocacy (14,15,16) Trial Advocacy College (14,15,16) Virginia Practice and Procedure (14,15,16) White Collar Investigations, Enforcement and Business Risk Mitigation (16) CLINICS

Appellate Litigation Clinic (14,15,16) Consumer Law Clinic (15,16) Environmental Law and


Conservation Clinic (14,16) Family Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic (14,15,16) Innocence Project Clinic (14,15,16) Prosecution Clinic (14,15,16) Supreme Court Litigation Clinic (14,15,16)

PUBLIC POLICY AND REGULATION COURSES AND SEMINARS

Administrative Law (14,15,16) Advanced Administrative Law: Rulemaking (16) Advanced Campaign Finance (15,16) Advanced Contracts (14) Advanced Natural Resources Law: Energy and Water Resources (14) Advanced Topics in Law and Public Service (15,16) Advanced Topics in the First Amendment (Religion Clauses) (14,15) Advising the Board of Directors in a Mergers and Acquisitions World (14,15,16) Age of Majority (15) Airline Industry and Aviation Law (14,15,16) Animal Law (14,15,16) Antitrust (14,15,16) Antitrust Practice (14,15,16)

Antitrust Review Mergers in a Global Environment (14,15,16) Applied Problem Solving (14,15,16) Banking and Financial Institutions (14,15,16) Baseball (14,15,16) Bioethics and Law Internship Seminar: Health Policy and

Administration (15) Business and Governmental Tort Liability (15,16) Changing Practice of Medicine (14,15) Children and the Law (14) Climate Change: Science, Markets and Policy (14,16) Consumer Law (14,15) Corporate Law Policy (16) Cultural Property (16) Death Penalty (16) Employment Law: Health and Safety (14,15,16) Energy and Environmental Products Trading and Commodities Regulation (14,15,16) Energy and the Environment (15) Energy Regulation and Policy (14,15,16) Environmental Law (14,15,16) Federal Income Tax (14,15,16) Federal Lands, Energy and Natural Resource Law (14,15,16) Federal Law of Fraud and Corruption (15) Federal Regulation of Investment Companies (14,15,16) Food and Drug Law (14,16) Foundations of Climate Change Law and Policy (15) Gender, Status and Economics (14,15) Government Ethics: Conflicts of Interest, Lobbying and Campaign Finance (14,15,16) Health Care Marketplace: Competition, Regulation and Reform (15,16) Historic Preservation Law (14,15,16) Immigration Enforcement (14) Immigration Law (14,15,16) International Trade Law (15) Land Use Law (14,15) Law and Business Management in the Health Care Sector (15) Law and Economics (15,16) Law and Economics of Regulatory Science (14) Law and Ethics of Human Subject Research (14) Law and Public Service (14,15,16) Law of Body Parts (15,16) Law of the Police (14,15,16) Legislation (14,15,16) Legislative Drafting and Public Policy (14,15,16) Literature, Law and the Environment (14,16) Litigation and Housing Law Clinic (14,15,16) Management of BigLaw Firms: Balancing Culture and Profits (16) Monetary Constitution Seminar (14,15,16) Money and Rights (15,16) Moral Dimensions of Policymaking in the United States (14) Movement Lawyering for Global Justice: Human

Rights and the Environment (14,15,16) Native American Law (16) New Frontiers in Health Law and Clinical Ethics (14,15,16) Office of the Solicitor General (14) Positive Political Theory and the Regulatory Process (16) Professional Responsibility for Tax Lawyers (15) Providing K-12 Education; Taxes and Money (16) Public Interest Law and Advocacy Skills (14,15) Regulation of the Political Process (14,15,16) Regulation of U.S. Industries (14,15) Regulatory Law and Policy (15,16) Reproductive Ethics and Law (15,16) Responses to the Financial Crisis (14,15,16) Right to Education in U.S.: Real or Hollow? (14,16) Rules (16) Science and Policy of Biodiversity Conservation (14,15,16) Scientific Evidence (14) Social Work of Law (14,15) Special Education Law (14) Sustainable Development Theory and Practice (16) Tax Policy (16) Tax Policy and Reform (16) Tobacco and Firearms: Preventing Deaths and Protecting Rights (16) Toxic Chemicals in the Environment (14,15) Transactional Approach to Mergers and Acquisitions (14,16) Urban Law and Policy (14,15,16) Varieties of Financial Distress (14) Work and Family in Law and Culture (14) CLINICS

Consumer Law Clinic (15,16) Environmental Law and Conservation Clinic (14,16) Immigration Law Clinic (14,15,16) Litigation and Housing Law Clinic (14,15,16)

RACE AND LAW COURSES AND SEMINARS

African-American Lawyers from the Civil War to the Present (14,15,16) Civil Rights Litigation (14,15,16) Civil War and the Constitution Seminar (14) Constitutional History I: American Revolution to 1865 (16) Constitutional History II: The Twentieth Century (15) Crime and Punishment (14,16) Criminal Adjudication (14,15,16) Criminal Investigation (14,15,16) Criminal Procedure Survey (14,15,16)

Employment Discrimination (14,15,16) Family Law (14,15,16) Immigration Law (14,15,16) International Human Rights Law (14,15) Judicial Role in American History (14,16) Land Use Law (14,15) Law and Social Movements: Insights From Critical Race Theory (14) Native American Law (16) Profiling (14) Race and Law (14,15,16) Race and Law: Landmark Cases (14) Slavery and the Constitution (14) Social Science in Law (14,15,16) Special Education Law (14) Urban Law and Policy (14,15,16) CLINICS

Immigration Law Clinic (14,15,16) International Human Rights Law Clinic (14,16)

TAX LAW COURSES AND SEMINARS

Accounting: Understanding and Analyzing Financial Statements (14,15,16) Corporate Tax (14,15,16) Estate Planning: Principles and Practice (14,15,16) EU Taxation (16) Federal Income Tax (14,15,16) Federal Income Tax: Advanced Topics (14,16) Federal Taxation of Gratuitous Transfers (14,15,16) Gender, Status and Economics (14,15) International Tax Policy (14,15) International Taxation (14,16) Issues in State and Local Taxation and Fiscal Policy (14,15) Nonprofit Organizations (14,15,16) Partnership Tax (14,15,16) Practical Trust and Estate Administration (14,15,16) Private Equity and Hedge Funds (14,15) Professional Responsibility for Tax Lawyers (15) Providing K-12 Education; Taxes and Money (16) Real Estate Transactions: Principles and Practice (14,15,16) Retirement Security (14,15,16) State Tax in the U.S. and EU (14,15) Tax Discrimination (16) Tax Policy (16) Tax Policy and Reform (16) Tax Practice and Procedure Seminar (14,15,16) Taxation and Economic Development (14,15,16) CLINIC

Nonprofit Clinic (14,15,16)


STUDENT LIFE Virginia values its reputation as a school that produces graduates who are skilled in law and balanced in life. Law students learn in an environment that fosters cooperative problemsolving and teamwork, building skills every lawyer needs. Students enjoy their time here, grow intellectually and personally, and at graduation join the thousands of successful alumni who recall their law school years with warmth and enthusiasm. THE LAW SCHOOL is enriched by the scope of about 60 student organizations, extracurricular activities and the community spirit that permeates student life. The array of opportunities includes 10 academic journals, interest-centered organizations and a vibrant range of social and athletic activities. Graduate students are encouraged to participate in the many student organizations at the Law School, including the Graduate Law Students Association and the John Bassett Moore Society of International Law.

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THE GRADUATE STUDIES OFFICE AND CAREER SERVICES work closely with students to craft a job-search strategy specific to their unique backgrounds and interests.


PRACTICAL TRAINING People who come to the United States on a student visa are not permitted to seek permanent employment in the United States. LL.M. graduates may, however, seek permission to remain in the United States for a limited period of “practical training” following graduation. Students should be aware that securing such positions can be challenging and will require significant effort on their parts.

THE LAW SCHOOL offers assistance to foreign students in their searches for practical training internships with leading international law firms. The school participates annually in the Overseas-Trained LL.M. Interview Program coordinated by the Columbia University School of Law and co-sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law and the law schools at the University of Chicago, Columbia, Harvard, the University of Michigan, Stanford and Yale. BAR ADMISSION The LL.M. degree alone does not qualify foreign lawyers to practice law in the United States. Each state has its own criteria and procedures for admitting lawyers to practice, and requirements vary. Lawyers from abroad seeking information on these requirements should contact the bar examiners in the state in which they wish to practice. In recent years, approximately one-third of Virginia’s graduate law students have taken a bar examination following their graduation; most take the New York Bar. The UVA Law curriculum has been approved by the New York Court of Appeals, and the Law School advises students on the courses needed to satisfy the requirements set forth by the court.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS LL.M. REQUIREMENTS

S.J.D. REQUIREMENTS

To receive a Master of Laws degree, candidates must complete at least two semesters of residence and a minimum of 24 credit hours. At least one of these hours must by earned by producing a substantial research paper. Students may complete the writing requirement by taking a seminar that requires a long paper, or through arranging a research project that results in a substantial paper. Students must have at least a 2.3 (C+) gradepoint average to graduate.

S.J.D. candidates must complete a dissertation in an oral exam by a committee consisting of the dissertation supervisor and two other faculty members experienced in the field of the student’s research. The dissertation must make an original contribution to legal literature and demonstrate mastery of the principles of scholarly research and critical analysis. The dissertation should be publishable as a book or a series of law review articles. After the

oral exam, the committee will report to the faculty its opinion of the candidate’s work and fitness for the degree. The dissertation may be submitted and the oral exam held at any time within five years of the student’s admission to the S.J.D. program. This period may be extended if the student shows good cause submitted in writing to the Graduate Committee.


THE COMMUNITY Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, Charlottesville is a picturesque and thriving metropolitan area. Located about two hours southwest of Washington, D.C., Charlottesville is the heart of a region of more than 200,000 residents.

than we expected. Charlottesville is a great place for families. Every GERMAN VARGAS ’13 CHILE

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own special attractions.


THE CITY’S NIGHTCLUBS, CONCERT VENUES AND FESTIVALS create an exceptionally vibrant live music scene, and theater and opera are community fixtures. Area restaurants have been featured in publications such as Gourmet magazine and The New York Times. Each year the city hosts the nationally acclaimed VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL and gathers literary luminaries for the VIRGINIA FESTIVAL OF THE BOOK. LAW STUDENTS seeking a community in which they can relax, enjoy plentiful entertainment and appreciate abundant natural beauty to balance the rigors of law school will find a home in Charlottesville.


RESOURCES CHARLOTTESVILLE/ALBEMARLE www.law.virginia.edu/cville www.charlottesville.org www.albemarle.org www.visitcharlottesville.org FAMILIES www.albemarlekids.com CHARLOTTESVILLE SCHOOLS www.ccs.k12.va.us ALBEMARLE SCHOOLS www.k12albemarle.org HOUSING www.caar.com (Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors) www.law.virginia.edu/housing www.c-ville.com www.dailyprogress.com VIRGINIA TOURISM www.virginia.org CHARLOTTESVILLE-ALBEMARLE AIRPORT www.gocho.com

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UVA Law Graduate Studies Program Brochure, 2016  

Information about the Graduate Studies Program (LL.M. and S.J.D. degrees) at the University of Virginia School of Law.

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