Ex-lacrosse player's trial shines light on U.Va.

ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON Associated Press Published:

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The trial of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player accused of killing a member of the women's team nearly two years ago will soon be under way, again focusing the spotlight on the university and on issues that the case brought to light.

Since the death of Yeardley Love in 2010, U.Va. has tightened a requirement that students tell the university if they have been arrested. The school has also increased awareness about domestic violence, held workshops on abusive relationships and encouraged students to speak out.

Virginia has changed its law to allow people in dating relationships to file protective orders against those they think pose a threat.

George Huguely V is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Love, who was found dead May 3, 2010, in her Charlottesville apartment. His trial begins Monday with jury selection.