Legal professors across the country have used the Mueller investigation as a teaching tool since the much-discussed report was released in April 2019. There’s even a law professor-penned book on the subject.
But students at the University of Virginia School of Law will have the opportunity next fall to learn from the special counsel who led the nearly two-year-long inquiry into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Russia and its potential interference in the 2016 election. Robert Mueller and three top members of his team will teach a short course called “The Mueller Report and the Role of the Special Counsel.” Over six in-person sessions, they will take chronological look at the investigation and the function of a special counsel. The course will focus on the key decisions made during the course of the investigation and the challenges and tradeoffs presented by those decisions. The class presents Mueller with an opportunity to return to his law school roots. He graduated from the Charlottesville, Virginia, law school in 1973 and went on to serve as the director of the FBI from 2001 to 2013—the longest stint in that role since J. Edgar Hoover.