Law Briefs
Richmond Law Trial Advocacy Team National Champions

Danielle Bringard, Shaun Freiman, Timothy Patterson, and Amy Whitelaw won the San Diego Defense Lawyers Trial Advocacy Competition! With their coach Kelly Bundy (L'13), our national champions defeated a total of 22 teams. The tournament coordinators were happy to report that in the 24 year history of the tournament no team had ever swept the competition the way the Richmond Team did, and they looked forward to seeing our team again in the years to come.

Congratulations to Dean Gibson and Professor Cotropia

Congratulations to Dean Jim Gibson and Professor Chris Cotropia, whose articles were included in a study of the 25 most cited papers in intellectual property over the last 10 years. Professor Cotropia made 3 lists (9th for 2009-2013 for all types of IP, 6th for 2009-2013 in patent law, and 18th for 2009-2013 in patent law for a second article). Dean Gibson was noted for having the 8th most cited article for 2004-2008 for all types of IP.

Meet the Class of 2017

Among Richmond Law's diverse class of 1Ls are nine students with graduate degrees, two with Ph.D.s, two with Top Secret security clearances, several with EMT certifications, and many with service backgrounds in the U.S. armed forces. Two students taught in China and France, and one student was a DUI Standardized Field Sobriety Test Practitioner. Meet the class of 2017!

Law students volunteer at local community garden

Twenty-seven Richmond Law students volunteered at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden's Community Kitchen Garden, which provides food to to FeedMore of Central Virginia. Organized by the school's Harry L. Carrico Center for Pro Bono Service, students prepared beds and planted vegetables as part of this year's 1L Orientation program. Read more

Prof. Noah Sachs researches garbage crisis in India

Fulbright grant recipient Prof. Noah Sachs conducted research in India during the spring of 2014, learning and teaching at the National Law School in Bangalore. Read Prof. Sachs's recent article on the garbage crisis in Bangalore, Garbage Everywhere