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Emmeline Paulette Reeves

Director, Bar Preparation Program
Professor of Law, Legal Practice
Curriculum Vitae

  • Profile

    Professor Emmeline Paulette Reeves is Director of the Law School’s Bar Preparation Program and Professor of Law for Academic Success. She also teaches a course on Agency and Partnership Law.  As Director of the Bar Preparation 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.  

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    • Presentations
    • Memberships

      Director, Brainbridge Blackwell Community Development Corporation

      Treasurer, Charlottesville Area Womens Bar Association

      Member, Millennium Diversity Initiative of Virginia State Bar: Colloquium on Promoting Minority Access to and Success in the Legal Profession in Virginia

    • Bar Admissions


    • Professional Experience

      Professor of Law, Legal Practice and Director, Academic Skills Program (2014 - present)
      University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA

      Associate Professor for Academic Skills and Director, Academic Skills Program (2003 - 2014)
      University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA

      Assistant Professor for Academic Success and Director, Academic Skills Program (2000 - 2003)
      University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA

      Staff Attorney (1999 - 2000)
      Piedmont Legal Services, Charlottesville, VA

      Associate (1996 - 1999)
      Hunton & Williams, Richmond, VA

      Intern (1995 - 1996)
      Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney, Richmond, VA

      Law Clerk (1995 - 1995)
      Hunton & Williams, Richmond, VA

      Legal Intern (1994 - 1994)
      Maine Civil Liberties Union, Portland, ME

      Intern (1993 - 1993)
      District of Columbia Mediation Service, Washington, DC

  • Publications
    Journal Articles

    Cool Data On a Hot Issue: Empirical Evidence That a Law School Bar Support Program Enhances Bar Performance, 5 Nevada Law Journal 646 (with Linda Jellum) (2006) (excerpts reprinted in The Bar Examiner, Vol. 75, No. 1, February 2006).

    Book Chapters

    An Introduction to the Mission and Methodology of Academic Support, in Education and Practice (Virginia State Bar Section on Education of Lawyers) (2001).