News Releases

March 20, 2015
University of Richmond grants tenure to 10 faculty members
University of Richmond has granted tenure to 10 members of the faculty:
December 10, 2014
UR Scholarship Repository grants public access to published research
More than 3,500 materials, including published research on a wide variety of subjects, are available to the general public through the University of Richmond’s research repository, UR Scholarship. Launched in the summer of 2013, the repository is a collaborative project between the University Libraries and the William Taylor Muse Law Library.
October 22, 2014
Law professor honored for inspiring students to create change
Ann Hodges, professor of law at the University of Richmond, has been selected as a 2014 recipient of the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award. This national award was created to recognize academic faculty who have inspired former students to dedicate their work to the betterment of their community. Hodges was nominated by Victor Narro, a former student who became a prominent immigrants’ rights advocate.
October 16, 2014
School of Law presents 'Jesus on Death Row: The Trial of Jesus and the American Capital Punishment System"

Would a modern jury sentence Jesus to death? University of Richmond School of Law will explore the death penalty and the relationship between underprivileged populations and the criminal justice system in its program, “Jesus on Death Row: The Trial of Jesus and the American Capital Punishment System.”

This mock trial will take place from 6-7:30 p.m., Oct. 28, at the University of Richmond School of Law Moot Courtroom. The event is co-hosted by the Christian Law Fellowship, the J. Reuben Clark Society, the St. Thomas More Society and the Muslim Law Society.

Experts to discuss lethal injection and death penalty during upcoming University of Richmond School of Law symposium

America's death penalty is a hot and controversial topic. Botched executions and untested lethal injection protocols have been making headlines.  

The 2014 Allen Chair Symposium,  “Lethal Injection, Politics and the Future of the Death Penalty” brings together a diverse group of individuals – all experts with a unique viewpoint on the death penalty – to share their expertise and spark a thoughtful, engaging conversation with each other and the audience. 

March 24, 2014
Magazine editor, Virginia attorney general, construction executive to address 2014 graduates May 10-11

Gayle Goodson Butler, editor-in-chief of Better Homes and Gardens; Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring; and Mark Hourigan, president of Hourigan Construction, will deliver addresses at three of the four ceremonies comprising the University of Richmond’s 184th Commencement May 10–11.

January 21, 2014
Law professor Noah Sachs and student Ryan Murphy call for reforms to toxic chemical regulation in Virginia

In the wake of the toxic chemical spill that contaminated water supplies in West Virginia, a new report by an environmental law expert at the University of Richmond School of Law calls for major reforms in Virginia’s regulation of toxic chemicals.

November 21, 2013
Law student to receive Marine Commandant's Trophy during halftime of football game Nov. 23

United States Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Kevin McCann, a law student at the University of Richmond, will receive the Commandant’s Trophy in a ceremony Nov. 23 during halftime at the football game in Robins Stadium, which begins at 4 p.m.

September 16, 2013
Law School student and Marine Corps officer wins scholarship from The Tillman Foundation

Greg Collins, a second year student at the University of Richmond School of Law and active-duty Marine Corps officer, was awarded a prestigious Tillman Military Scholarship.

March 30, 2012
School of Law admitted to Order of the Coif in recognition of excellence in legal education
The University of Richmond School of Law has been admitted to Order of the Coif, an honorary scholastic society that recognizes excellence in legal education. Richmond Law is one of 82 law schools of 200 in the United States to have received a charter from the society.