For The Record

Dear friends,

Law schools are in the people business. From the University of Richmond School of Law’s collegial and hard-working students, to our supportive and insightful faculty and staff, to our loyal and engaged alumni, it is our people who make us the exceptional community that we are.

In this issue, you’ll learn about a few of the people who have shaped not only the Richmond Law community, but also the wider legal landscape. You’ll read about alumni who have stood up for justice, advocated for mental wellness in the profession, and pioneered new legal fields. And you’ll read about the work of faculty who are having an impact in areas ranging from climate change to criminal justice. In other words, our people are a major source of Spider Pride.

Over the last several years, we have been joined by a number of new faces — and not just the newest class of 1L students who come to us each year. Since 2016, we have hired 10 faculty members with expertise in everything from constitutional law and criminal procedure to corporate governance and law and technology. We have also welcomed terrific staff in communications, digital marketing, development, and alumni relations. Other new additions are filling big holes left by retirements. Each brings a wealth of expertise to further enhance the Richmond Law team — and stands on the shoulders of the amazing faculty and staff who have made this school thrive for the past 150 years.

When it comes to our people and the contributions they bring to the law school, our goal is to maintain our unique traditions of a strong community and a commitment to the success of each person — traditions that we’re known for — while looking toward the future, adapting to change, and innovating along the way.

Thanks to this community, I know we’re up for the challenge!