CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- New oversight is in place after the shooting deaths of three University of Virginia football players last month.

State Attorney General Jason Miyares has tapped a Los Angeles law firm to help conduct an external review of the events leading up to the shooting on Grounds.

He announced the selection on Thursday night, saying the national law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan will lead the review.

Miyares says the attorneys have extensive experience with internal investigations and crisis management.

Meanwhile, former U.S. Attorney Zachary Terwilliger, a UVA graduate, will serve as special counsel related to federal, state and local law enforcement issues surrounding the shooting.

Legal analyst Scott Goodman says, depending on what is discovered during the investigations, some people could lose their jobs.

He says there are a few reasons why Miyares chose outside counsel.

"It may just be too close for comfort for the attorney general to investigate UVA when his office is also UVA's counsel,” he said. “It could also be that the investigation has found that some people aren't being as cooperative or forthcoming with the questions, and they want an outside prosecutor with outside tools to be able to get to those answers."

The investigation was requested by UVA President Jim Ryan.

In a statement Thursday night, Ryan wrote, "we are committed to working with the special counsel team to learn as much as we can about this event and the circumstances that led to it, and to apply those lessons to keep our community safe." 

Goodman says investigations like this could take up to half a year to complete.