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 Emmeline Paulette Reeves
Emmeline Paulette Reeves
Director, Academic Skills Program
Professor of Law for Academic Success
Courses Taught Agency & Partnership Supplemental Bar Preparation Academic Skills Class

Professor Emmeline Paulette Reeves is Director of the Law School’s Academic Skills Program and Professor of Law for Academic Success. She also teaches a course on Agency and Partnership Law.  As Director of the Academic Skills Program, Professor Reeves teaches and oversees a number of programs designed to help students realize their full academic potential at the Law School. She also provides intensive supplemental bar instruction for Richmond Law graduates. Professor Reeves has made a number of presentations on the value of academic success programs across the country, and her co-authored empirical work on the value of bar support programs was excerpted and discussed in the National Conference of Bar Examiners’ magazine, The Bar Examiner.  


Presenter, "Finding Opportunity in Crisis: Outcomes Assessment as a Platform for Innovation in Legal Education and Reform of Attorney Licensure," University of North Carolina School of Law Faculty Colloquy (March 2016).

Panelist, "Innovations in Academic Support and the Take-Away for Law School Pedagogy," Southeastern Association of Law Schools, Florida (2015)

Speaker, "Flipping Bar Prep," Legal Ed Igniting Law Teaching Conference (2015)

Treasurer Charlottesville Area Womens Bar Association, 1999-2000
Director Bainbridge Blackwell Community Development Corporation, 1998-1999
Member Millennium Diversity Initiative of Virginia State Bar: Colloquium on Promoting Minority Access To and Success In The Legal Profession In Virginia, 2000-present
Bar Admissions
Professional Experience
Assistant Professor for Academic Success and Director, Academic Skills Program (2000-present; On leave, Fall & Spring semesters, 2005-2006)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Staff Attorney (1999-2000)
Piedmont Legal Services, Charlottesville, VA
Associate (1996-99)
Hunton & Williams, Richmond, Va.
Law Clerk (1995)
Hunton & Williams, Richmond, Va.
Intern (1995-96)
Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney, Richmond, Va.
Legal Intern (1994)
Maine Civil Liberties Union, Portland, ME 
Intern (1993)
District of Columbia Mediation Service, Washington, DC

Cool Data on a Hot Issue: Empirical Evidence that a Law School Bar Support Program Enhances Bar Performance, 5 Nev. L.J. 646 (2005) (with Linda Jellum) (excerpts reprinted in The Bar Examiner, Vol. 75, No. 1, February 2006).

An Introduction to the Mission and Methodology of Academic Support, Education and Practice (publication of the Virginia State Bar Section on Education of Lawyers), Vol. 9, No. 2, Spring 2001.

B.A., University of Virginia 1992
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law 1996
Contact Information
Room 227, Law School
(804) 287-6472
(804) 289-8992 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Academic Skills and Success
Virginia Bar Exam
Agency and Partnership