Margaret E. Ivey

Clinical Professor of Law
Director, Clinical Placement Program

Profile

Professor Margaret Ivey is Director of the Law School’s Clinical Placement Program and a Clinical Professor of Law. She also teaches and writes in the area of family law, offering an upper level domestic violence seminar. Professor Ivey is chair of the Virginia Bar Association’s Commission on the Needs of Children, a former member of the Virginia Bar Association’s Board of Governors and Community Service Council, has served as chair of the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar Section on Education of Lawyers, and was a member of the Judicial Administration Task Force of the Commission on Virginia Courts in the 21st Century. Professor Ivey is also a member and past president of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Poverty Law Center.

Awards

In 2003, Prof. Bacigal was awarded the University of Richmond’s prestigious Story Award for Public Service. In 2015 she received one of the Virginia Bar Associations’s highest honors, the Robert E. Shepherd, Jr. award.  Named in honor of a beloved member of our faculty, this award is conferred for excellence in advocacy on behalf of children.

Presentations

Presenter, "Clinical Pedagogy and Beginning Quest for Resilience and Dignity," 39th Annual Conference on clinical Legal Education, Baltimore (May 2016).

Memberships

Member, Community Service Council, Virginia Bar Association

Member, Judicial Administration Task Force, Commission on Virginia Courts in the 21st Century: To Benefit All to Exclude None (appointed by Chief Justice Leroy Hassell)

Member, Board of Directors, Virginia Poverty Law Center (President, 2001-2005)

Member, Bar Association of City of Richmond Pro Bono Committee

Member, Virginia Bar Association Commission on Needs of Children

Member, Board of Governors, Virginia State Bar Section on Education of Lawyers, 1998-2004 (Chair, 2001-2003)

Editor, Education & Practice, published by the Virginia State Bar, Section on Education of Lawyers, 1996-2000

Member, Citizens Advisory Council to the Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court, City of Richmond (Chair, 1999-2000)

Richmond Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Board of Directors, 1991-1995 (founding Board President, 1991-92)

Richmond Youth Services Commission Member, 1988-93 (Chair, 1992-93) (appointed by Richmond City Council)

Member, Bar Association of City of Richmond, Virginia State Bar, Virginia Bar Association, American Bar Association, Clinical Legal Education Association, AALS Sections on Clinical Legal Education and Family Law

Member, Bar Association of City of Richmond, Virginia State Bar, Virginia Bar Association, American Bar Association, Clinical Legal Education Association, AALS Sections on Clinical Legal Education and Family Law

Bar Admissions

Virginia

United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Professional Experience

Director of Clinical Placement Program and Clinical Professor of Law (2004-present)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.

Associate Clinical Professor of Law (1997-2000)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law (1994-97)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.

Administrative Director, Clinical Placement Program and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law (1990-94)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.

Adjunct Professor (1989-90)
Women Studies Program, University of Richmond, Richmond, Va.

Associate (1985-88)
Williams, Mullen, Christian & Dobbins, Richmond, Va.

Assistant Dean (1981-84)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.

Associate (1979-81)
Bell, Lacy & Baliles, Richmond, Va.

Publications

Books

Virginia Practice Series: Jury Instructions (West 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2016-2017, 2018-2019, 2019-2020) (with Ronald Bacigal).

Education

B.A., Mary Baldwin College 1973

J.D., University of Richmond 1979

Contact Information

Room 223, Law School
(804) 289-8950
(Mobile)
(804) 287-6489 (Fax)

Areas of Expertise

Clinical Legal Education
Domestic Violence
Education of Lawyers