Centers, Institutes, & Programs

The academic experience at Richmond Law is both broad and deep. In several areas, we're proud to offer specialties or concentrations of study for students who want to focus in particular fields of academics. These centers, institutes, and programs also engage academics and the local community in important issues and conversations, and promote awareness in their respective fields of study.

October 7, 2022
Research & Innovation
'Fast Company' recognizes innovation and entrepreneurship at UR Law
The business magazine selected Richmond’s Legal Business Design Hub in its annual Innovation by Design Awards.
September 15, 2022
Richmond Law's Legal Business Design Hub Wins Fast Company Innovation Award
Richmond Law’s Legal Business Design Hub named winner in the “Learning” category of Fast Company’s 2022 Innovation by Design Awards
August 25, 2021
Troutman Pepper Selected as Next Innovator-in-Residence
The Richmond Legal Business Design Hub will partner with Troutman Pepper as the 2021-2022 Innovator in Residence for the Legal Business Design Challenge.
July 23, 2021
An Accessible Approach to Renewable Energy Policies

Professor Joel Eisen’s new book, Advanced Introduction to Law and Renewable Energy, offers a fresh and comprehensive overview of the laws that regulate – and accelerate – the growth of renewable energy.

April 19, 2021
A New Approach to Business Law
A new Law School program launched by Professor Jessica Erickson focuses on networking and connections in business law.
September 10, 2020
Challenge Accepted

The Legal Business Design Challenge marks the start of Richmond Law’s new program on legal innovation and entrepreneurship, in partnership with Baker Donelson.

July 24, 2020
Comments: Trademark Professor Weighs in on Redskins, Other Teams Considering Name Changes; Less about Trademark, More About Business and PR
University of Richmond law professor Ashley Dobbs, who teaches and writes about both trademark and copyright law as part of her role as Director of Intellectual Property and Transactional Law Clinic, explains why the Redskins name change is less about the law and more about long-term business, financial, and public relations issues.
May 29, 2020
A Unique Opportunity to Learn Administrative Law

Students in Professor Joel Eisen’s course pivot in innovative project to track federal agencies’ responses to the pandemic.

May 11, 2020
Two New Faculty Members to Launch Signature Programs
Innovation and professional identity offerings bring fresh talent to Richmond Law team to spearhead new initiatives.
February 4, 2019
A winning streak
Two Richmond Law alumni received recognition for their scholarly excellence in the field. Justin Jorgensen and Maite Teresa Salido Gusi, both 2018 graduates, were back-to-back winners of the Virginia State Bar’s Intellectual Property Law Student Writing Competition for 2017 and 2018. 
January 16, 2019
Eisen named as distinguished energy law scholar

This month, Vermont Law School – ranked as one of the top energy law programs in the country – recognized Professor Joel Eisen’s work as a pivotal leader in the field, naming him as its Distinguished Energy Law Scholar for summer 2019.

July 21, 2015
From Classroom to Congress

Richmond Law professor Noah Sachs has just delivered his congressional testimony on the subject of regulatory reform. He’s exceeded his five-minute time limit by 30 seconds, but he’s not too worried about it.