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July 29, 2015
The Call to Criminal Law
A closer look at four students' summer internships
Richmond Law students J.P. Brown, Albert Flores, Kelly Gibson, and Dan O’Brien have one thing in common: They came to law school firm in the knowledge that they wanted to practice criminal law. And they’re not alone in their passion: Forty-eight Richmond Law students are pursuing criminal law internships this summer. The stories of these four students provide a behind-the-scenes look at that internship experience.
July 21, 2015
From Classroom to Congress
How one Richmond Law professor approaches a congressional testimony
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. In fact, he’s pretty relaxed. That may be because, instead of speaking to a committee of the U.S. Congress, he’s addressing a room of colleagues at Richmond Law School. Sachs has arranged a mock hearing to prepare for his congressional testimony, and Professors Dale Cecka, Andy Spalding, and Jim Gibson are standing in for the members of Congress.
July 17, 2015
'A Catalyst Effect'
Richmond Law student assists in untested rape kit research
Two years ago, Sarah Rose, L’15, took on a research project investigating potential backlogs of untested rape evidence kits in Virginia. Today, her work is paying off as Virginia completes an inventory of untested kits and makes plans to prevent backlogs in the future.
July 6, 2015
Landing the Job
Persistence pays off for Richmond Law summer interns
When Suzi Bass started applying for summer internships in the fall of her 2L year, she decided to cast a wide net: 20 public defender’s offices and three legal aid offices received her cover letter and resume, from Pittsburgh to Portland. What she didn’t anticipate is that she would receive offers from 15 of those spots.
June 30, 2015
SCOTUS Rulings, Richmond Law Connections
Media Mentions, Citations for Faculty and Publications
As the Supreme Court of the United States released its most recent round of decisions, Richmond Law weighed in – directly, through interviews, and indirectly, through citations in SCOTUS opinions. Here’s a round-up of citations and media mentions highlighting Richmond Law faculty and publications.
June 24, 2015
Celebrating Oliver Hill
Richmond Law loans painting of civil rights attorney to Executive Mansion
Since 2003, a portrait of civil rights activist and attorney Oliver Hill Sr. has hung in the halls of Richmond Law. On June 23, the painting found a new – albeit temporary – home in Richmond’s Executive Mansion.
June 5, 2015
Order of the Coif inductees for 2015
At a reception at the Muse Law Library on June 4, Dean Wendy Perdue inducted the newest members of the Order of the Coif, an honorary scholastic society for excellence in legal education.
May 28, 2015
Richmond Law Professor Offers Perspective on FIFA Scandal
Spalding weighs in on corruption issues
After United States federal prosecutors launched an investigation into a bribery and corruption scandal involving the international soccer federation, international attention builds. And media outlets are turning to Richmond Law Professor Andy Spalding for his perspective on the latest news surrounding the FIFA charges.
May 21, 2015
Retired professor's second career leads to outreach
Berryhill's new venture
Retired Richmond Law Professor Wade Berryhill’s passion for cigars came about in a somewhat unusual way. He and his research assistant would get together to watch Boston Legal, enjoy a good scotch, and smoke cigars on a weekly basis. That hobby became a second career in 2011, when Berryhill and Kevin Edmiston, owner of Winston’s Humidor in Midlothian, Va., founded Orinoco 1613 Cigars in 2011. Orinoco, Berryhill explained, “was the original name of tobacco in Virginia and, therefore, America. In 1613, John Rolfe grew the first tobacco that was exported to Europe.”
May 7, 2015