In May 1970, a student strike consumed the Grounds of the University of Virginia in protest over the Vietnam War and the shootings at Kent State University.

At Clark Hall, then home of the law school, a team of law students established themselves as legal marshals. This armband-clad group would attend protests and serve as legal observers.

Drawn from the law library’s May Days Oral History Program, this site tells the story of the law school legal marshals during UVA’s May Strike. In the exhibition below, explore images and hear archival audio and oral history recollections from those who experienced the 1970 strike firsthand.