Around the Law Grounds
Is First to Receive McFarland Prize
awarding of The Professor Carl McFarland Prize to recognize exemplary
scholarship by a junior faculty member went to Daryl J. Levinson, the
Harrison Foundation Research Associate Professor of Law, at a faculty
lunch November 19. More . . .
Immigration laws need to be realistic
needs to tighten its immigration requirements, while also being practical
and humane, according to U.Va. law professor David A. Martin, a former
general counsel for the Immigration and Naturalization Service. More . . .
Market Hypothesis and its Critics
Malkiel, the Chemical Bank Chairman’s Professor of Economics at Princeton
University, delivered the John M. Olin Lecture in Law & Economics on Thursday,
November 1 in Caplin Pavilion on the topic “The Efficient Market Hypothesis
and its Critics.” Malkiel is best known outside the academic world for
his best-selling book, A Random Walk Down Wall Street, first published
in 1973 and now in its seventh edition. More . . .
Legislation Certain to Be Challenged in Court, Rehnquist Says
in response to the September 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. are certain
to generate lawsuits, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court William H. Rehnquist,
told a jam-packed crowd at the Law School's Caplin Auditorium October
27. More . . .
Marriage Law Traditions Offer Solutions for the Contemporary Marital Crisis
of marriage in the western tradition is multi-dimensional and holds clues
to reversing the deterioration of the institution in modern times, according
to Emory University Professor of Law John Witte Jr. who delivered the
third Meador Lecture, "An Apt and Cheerful Conversation on Marriage: What
Can the Western Tradition Still Offer to Marriage Law?" on Oct. 18. More . . .
Lawyers and the Future of American Law
of Law celebrated its 175th anniversary with a conference October 26 and
27 that examined how legal education may need to change to prepare lawyers
for the 21st century. Chief Justice of the United States William H. Rehnquist
delivered a keynote address Saturday, October 27, at 12:30 in Caplin Auditorium.
Guidance on an academic agenda for the future was sought directly from
the profession and those who use legal services. Participants included
four Chief Judges of Courts of Appeals, corporate CEOs, law firm managers
and law school deans. The conference was open to the public. Schedule
& Program pdf
of a Year
Fourth Annual Law Library Art Show
Annual Law Library art show is now available for viewing and the opening
wine reception is scheduled for October 12th from 3:30 - 6:30. Entitled
Difference of a Year, the show features 7 local artists: Jennine
Barton Regan, Edith Montgomery Arbaugh, Don Charlebois, Joan Cabell, Joan
Soderland, Ana Marie Liddell, and Judith Townsend. The show runs through
by Individuals Be Bad for Public Health?
At the September
24 Student Scholarly Lunch, Professor Richard Bonnie led a discussion
of "Tobacco Product Regulation & the Ethics of Harm Reduction
as a Public Health Strategy." New tobacco products that purport to
be safer than conventional ones raise the reverse possibility: that what
might be good for the health of an individual can be bad for the health
of the population as a whole. More . . .
Attack Will Prompt Overdue Changes in Intelligence Gathering
of domestic wiretap restrictions, a willingness to employ spies with "dirty
hands," and even a reconsideration of America's longstanding ban
on political assassinations are likely consequences of the September 11
terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, according
to Fred Hitz, former Inspector General of the Central Intelligence Agency.
More . . .
Fray: Panel Promotes Working as a Public Defender
public defender offers young lawyers early responsibility and independence,
in contrast to the relatively long period of "carrying the partner's
briefcase" found in corporate practice, according to the Panel on
Practice as a Public Defender, presented by the Public Service Center
on September 20. More . . .
Law Lord Speaks About Dissenting Vote in Decision to Extradite Pinochet
In an address
given on September 6, Lord Slynn of Hadley said he thought former Chilean
president Augusto Pinochet retained immunity from prosecution as a former
head-of-state. "Immunity for heads-of-state is long established and
no rule or treaty exists that took it away." More . . .
In a Legal
Times interview, past Law School Dean Robert E. Scott and current
Dean John Calvin Jeffries, Jr. express pride in the intellectual and physical
character of the Law School and in its role as part of the larger legal
the Interview . . .