Law Briefs
Summer Fellowships

Congratulations to 2Ls Kristina Ferris and Sarah Padway, both recipients of Peggy Browning Fellowships for this summer out of a pool of candidates from more than 140 law schools. Peggy Browning Fellowships provide law students with unique, diverse, and challenging work experiences fighting for social and economic justice.

Summer Fellowships

Congratulations to 2L Christina Sorensen, recipient of the Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowship. Through the fellowship, students gain experience and insight into the field and provide much needed services to various child welfare offices specializing in representing children, parents, and social service agencies.

2014 Influential Women of Virginia

Congratulations to Dean Wendy Perdue and alumnae Lori Jones Bentley, W'90, L'96; Sharon K. Eimer, L'89; Megan Conway Rahman, L'98; and Robin Robertson Starr, L'79, who have been named to the Class of 2014 of "Influential Women of Virginia." See the full list.

Legal Food Frenzy

The 8th Annual Legal Food Frenzy kicks off on March 31st and lasts through April 11th. Over the past seven years, law firms, legal organizations, and law schools who participated in the Statewide Legal Food Frenzy have raised the equivalent of more than 10 million pounds of food! Help Richmond Law keep the Attorney General's Cup by donating non-perishable food throughout the building during the Frenzy!


John L. Walker III, L'89 was sworn in on January 25, 2014, as the 126th president of The Virginia Bar Association.


Alumnus Mark Herring, L'90, is the 48th Attorney General-elect of Virginia.

Adjunct professor and U.S. Magistrate Judge M. Hannah Lauck is a nominee for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Law Clinical Opportunities in the Children's Defense Clinic and the Education Rights Clinic

Law student clinical experiences for the spring 2014 semester are available in the Children's Defense Clinic and the Education Rights Clinic, which provide opportunities to represent children and their families as well as the organizations that represent their interests. Learn more.

National Jurist includes Richmond Law in Best Value Issue

The University of Richmond School of Law rated among the Best Value private law schools according to The National Jurist magazine. See the list.

Meet the Class of 2016

"I saw how the guarantee of equal protection under the law, regardless of one's faith, ethnicity or orientation, is a remarkable but not a universal principle. I also learned that the rule of law is fragile and can be ruined through intimidation, violence, fear and indifference. I came to understand that preserving these ideals requires the active participation of an educated citizenry, and I want to serve the law and protect these American ideals." Meet the Class of 2016

Alumna finishes the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming

Congratulations to Courtney Moates Paulk, L'00, who completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming with a 20.2 mi. swim over 11 hours and 53 minutes across the Catalina Channel on September 9, 2013. Follow her journey.