There are a variety of exciting events that will be taking place this year at the University of Virginia School of Law. The law school has recently announced the opening of the Center for Empirical Studies in Law. This new institute will train the next generation of lawyers to use empirical techniques to study the law.
This year’s law school class is one of the most academically talented classes to come through the program. In addition, it has overcome many obstacles in order to pass the bar exam and become a lawyer. These students will have the opportunity to hear from leaders in business, politics, physics, and other fields. Among them are Derek Olson, Megan Elizabeth Meier, and Anne-Marie Slaughter.
Professors at the law school are working to improve the outcomes for juveniles who may be incarcerated. This includes a new program that helps law students prepare for leadership positions. They have also received a grant to combat child sexual abuse images online.
Former federal jurist Abby DeBorde is the first full-time licensed professional counselor staff member at the law school. She was drawn to the Children’s Law Program at USC Law because of the opportunity to help children. Her career began with the National Lawyers Guild, where she honed her skills as an advocate.
New this year is the College of Law’s Signature Strengths Initiative. It is a part of the school’s historically progressive approach to legal education. Through this initiative, Willamette Law students will have more access to top career opportunities.
Among other things, this initiative will increase access to a number of law school’s most popular clinics and clubs. Students will also receive mentoring from faculty and peer mentors. All of these programs are designed to help them gain the necessary skills to succeed.
A new mobile law office, Palmetto LEADER, will also be making its way across the state in the near future. This program will assist those in need, and soon, it will even travel to the coast.
The Law & Business Association is encouraging students to apply for scholarships. Law & Business Association’s mission is to expand the educational and professional opportunities available to students.
This spring, the law school hosted its inaugural Cybersecurity Legal Institute. This event will showcase the work of faculty and students leveraging data and other innovative technologies in the legal world. The Law Tech Hub will serve as the hub for information on law school clinics, media, and clubs.
The School of Law has expanded its curricular modernization with the creation of the new Children’s Law Training Center. The center offers immersive learning simulations and will be staffed by a distinguished practitioner. The new center will also include a first-class training space.
Other new initiatives at the law school include the appointment of an interim vice provost. As an addition to the Roderick and Carol Wendt Chair in Business Law, Professor Curtis Bridgeman will oversee a series of symposia on legal issues. Another faculty member, Joel H. Samuels, is the director of the Rule of Law Collaborative. He will focus on helping fragile countries.