Margaret Ivey Bacigal
Clinical Professor of Law
Director, Clinical Placement Program
Courses Taught Clinical Placement Program Seminars including: Civil Practice Seminar Family/Children Law Practice Seminar Civil Criminal Judical Practice Seminar Domestic Violence Seminar
Profile
Professor Margaret Bacigal is Director of the Law School’s Clinical Placement Program and a Clinical Professor of Law. She also teaches and writes in the area of family law, offering an upper level domestic violence seminar. Professor Bacigal is chair of the Virginia Bar Association’s Commission on the Needs of Children, a former member of the Virginia Bar Association’s Board of Governors and Community Service Council, has served as chair of the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar Section on Education of Lawyers, and was a member of the Judicial Administration Task Force of the Commission on Virginia Courts in the 21st Century. Professor Bacigal is also a member and past president of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Poverty Law Center. In 2003, she was awarded the University of Richmond’s prestigious Story Award for Public Service.
Memberships
Member, Community Service Council, Virginia Bar Association
Member, Judicial Administration Task Force, Commission on Virginia Courts in the 21st Century: To Benefit All to Exclude None (appointed by Chief Justice Leroy Hassell)
Member, Board of Directors, Virginia Poverty Law Center (President, 2001-2005)
Member, Bar Association of City of Richmond Pro Bono Committee
Member, Virginia Bar Association Commission on Needs of Children
Member, Board of Governors, Virginia State Bar Section on Education of Lawyers, 1998-2004 (Chair, 2001-2003)
Editor, Education & Practice, published by the Virginia State Bar, Section on Education of Lawyers, 1996-2000
Member, Citizens Advisory Council to the Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court, City of Richmond (Chair, 1999-2000)
Richmond Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Board of Directors, 1991-1995 (founding Board President, 1991-92)
Richmond Youth Services Commission Member, 1988-93 (Chair, 1992-93) (appointed by Richmond City Council)
Member, Bar Association of City of Richmond, Virginia State Bar, Virginia Bar Association, American Bar Association, Clinical Legal Education Association, AALS Sections on Clinical Legal Education and Family Law
Member, Bar Association of City of Richmond, Virginia State Bar, Virginia Bar Association, American Bar Association, Clinical Legal Education Association, AALS Sections on Clinical Legal Education and Family Law
Bar Admissions
Virginia
United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Professional Experience
Director of Clinical Placement Program and Clinical Professor of Law (2004-present)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Associate Clinical Professor of Law (1997-2000)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law (1994-97)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Administrative Director, Clinical Placement Program and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law (1990-94)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Adjunct Professor (1989-90)
Women Studies Program, University of Richmond, Richmond, Va.
Associate (1985-88)
Williams, Mullen, Christian & Dobbins, Richmond, Va.
Assistant Dean (1981-84)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Associate (1979-81)
Bell, Lacy & Baliles, Richmond, Va.
Publications
Books

Virginia Practice Series: Jury Instructions (forthcoming West 2014-2015) (with Ronald Bacigal).

Virginia Practice Series: Jury Instructions (West 2013-2014) (with Ronald Bacigal and Joseph Tate).

Articles

How Are Law Schools Addressing Major Changes in the Practice of Law and in Accrediting Standards for Legal Education?, Va. Law., Oct. 2012, at 22. [online]


Education
B.A., Mary Baldwin College 1973
J.D., University of Richmond 1979
Contact Information
(804) 289-8950
(804) 287-6489 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Clinicial Legal Education
Domestic Violence
Education of Lawyers