Albert Clark Tate, Jr., Professor of Law
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2006
D.Phil., University of Oxford, 2003
M.Phil., University of Oxford, 2000
B.A., University of North Carolina, 1998
Leslie Kendrick joined the faculty in 2008. Her research focuses primarily on freedom of expression. She teaches courses in torts, property and constitutional law.
Kendrick received a B.A. in classics and English as a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her master's and doctorate in English literature at the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. In law school at UVA, she served as essays development editor for the Virginia Law Review and received the Margaret G. Hyde Award, the Hardy Cross Dillard Scholarship, the Law School Alumni Association Best Note Award, the Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing, the Food & Drug Law Institute H. Thomas Austern Short Paper Award, and the Virginia State Bar Family Law Book Award. Before joining the faculty, Kendrick clerked for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and for Justice David Hackett Souter of the Supreme Court of the United States. In 2014, she received the Carl McFarland Prize for outstanding scholarship by a junior faculty member.
"Nonsense on Sidewalks: Content Discrimination in McCullen v. Coakley," 2015 Sup. Ct. Rev. (forthcoming).
"First Amendment Expansionism," 56 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1199 (2015) (symposium).
"Free Speech and Guilty Minds," 114 Colum. L. Rev. 1255 (2014).
“Nonsense on Sidewalks: Content Discrimination in McCullen v Coakley,” 2014 Sup. Ct. Rev. 215.
"Speech, Intent, and the Chilling Effect," 54 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1633 (2013).
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"Disclosure and Its Discontents," 27 J. L. & Pol. 575 (2012).
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"Content Discrimination Revisited," 98 Va. L. Rev. 231 (2012).
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"Content Neutrality and Compelling Interests: The October 2010 Term," 98 Va. L. Rev. in Brief 14 (2012).
"The Lockean Rights of Bequest and Inheritance," 17 Legal Theory 145 (2011).
"FDA's Regulation of Prescription Drug Labeling: A Role for Implied Preemption," 62 Food & Drug L. J. 227 (2007).
"A Test for Criminally Instructional Speech," 91 Va. L. Rev. 1973 (2005).
- Constitutional Law Ii: Freedom Of Speech And Press (Section 1)
- Torts (Section 2CG)
- First Amendment Theory (Section 1)
In the Media
- "Albemarle Anti-Solicitation Ordinance, Once 'Solid,' Thrown Into Question" (The Daily Progress, 10/25/2015)
- "On High Court's Docket: Race, Labor, Politics -- and Abortion?" (USA Today, 10/05/2015)
- "Va. Bid to Banish Confederate Flag From Plates Opposed" (WTOP, 07/09/2015)
- "The License Plate as Podium: Who Speaks – You or the Government?" (The Conversation, 06/24/2015)
- "Governments Can Speak, But What Will They Say?" (Medium.com, 06/24/2015)
- "Are You Threatening Me?" (Slate, 06/01/2015)
- "University of Oklahoma Expels Two Students Over Racist Chant" (The Wall Street Journal, 03/10/2015)
- "Judge Rules Charlottesville's Panhandling Ordinance is Unconstitutional" (The Daily Progress, 02/19/2015)
- "Want Your Kids to Opt Out of Standardized Tests? The Constitution May Be With You." (The Washington Post, 01/09/2015)
- "Does the First Amendment Allow Church to Violate Town’s Sign Code? SCOTUS to Decide" (ABA Journal, 01/01/2015)
- "Supreme Court To Weigh Facebook Threats, Religious Freedom, Discrimination" (NPR, 10/06/2014)
- "U.S. Supreme Court Considers Next Caseload" (SHF Wire, 09/30/2014)
- "Supreme Court 2014 Term Preview" (C-SPAN, 09/22/2014)
- "Meat Producers Lose Again in Corporate Free-Speech Case" (Bloomberg, 07/31/2014)
- "Testing boundaries of abortion clinic buffer zones" (POLITICO, 07/30/2014)
- "Mass. moves on abortion clinic bill: How is it different from buffer zone law?" (Christian Science Monitor, 07/17/2014)
- "Supreme Court Strikes Down Expanded Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone" (The Washington Times, 06/28/2014)
- "Supreme Court Ruling Could Impact Case" (CBS19, 06/26/2014)
- "'Islamic Jew-hatred' bus ads featuring Hitler roll out on D.C. streets" (USA Today, 05/22/2014)
- "Kendrick Says New York Times v Sullivan Changed law (Audio)" (Bloomberg Law, 03/18/2014)
- "In Supreme Court Ruling, Drugmakers Win and Consumers Lose" (Forbes, 06/24/2013)
- "Leslie Kendrick: 'The Impossibility of Impossibility Preemption' (TortsProf Blog, 03/17/2013)
- "High Court Spotlight Misses First Amendment" (Constitution Daily, 10/02/2012)
- "Is Facebook Free Speech? UVA Law Profs Weigh In On Hampton Firings" (The Daily Progress, 08/17/2012)
- "Scholars Weigh In On Facebook Decision" (Daily Press, 08/15/2012)
- "Stolen Valor Act Case: A Checklist of Things to Watch" (First Amendment Center, 02/20/2012)