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In 1819, Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia and inaugurated a bold experiment – a public university designed to advance human knowledge, educate leaders and cultivate an informed citizenry. The University of Virginia is an iconic public institution of higher education, boasting nationally ranked schools and programs, distinguished faculty, a major academic medical center and proud history as a renowned research university. Designed to foster innovative thinking, the University’s eleven distinguished schools bring together a variety of disciplines, resulting in powerful solutions to complex challenges.


In the 25 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, the University of Virginia (UVA) has ranked in the top three and continues to rank in the Top 30 among the best of all U.S. universities, public and private.

Darden School of Business

Darden School of Business is the graduate business school and offers MBA, Ph.D. and Executive Education programs. The Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management (Mayo Center), at Darden, advances the study and practice of responsible asset management through developing and delivering world-class research, educational programs and activities, awards, and support for student clubs and experiential learning.


Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is the second-oldest continuously operating law school in the nation. Consistently ranked among the top law schools, UVA Law is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service.

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Pedro Matos

James A. & Stacy Cooper Bicentennial Professor of Business Administration (Finance)
Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
Research Member

Ian Appel

Associate Professor
University of Virginia (Darden)
Research Member

Quinn Curtis

The Honorable Albert V. Bryan Jr. ’50 Research Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
University of Virginia School of Law
Research Member

Michal Barzuza

Nicholas E. Chimicles Research Professor of Business Law and Regulation
Research Member

Cathy Hwang

Barron F. Black Research Professor of Law
University of Virginia School of Law
Research Member

Jay Butler

Faculty Director of the John W. Glynn Jr. Law & Business Program
University of Virginia School of Law
Representative Member

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