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9.15.2014
"Tips for Law School Success"
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Professors Molly Bishop Shadel and Rachel Harmon, Senior Assistant Dean for Career Services Kevin Donovan and third-year law students Taylor Steffan and Danit Carrier Tal give new students tips on how to succeed in law school.

8.25.2014
"Case Analysis and Briefing," with Professors Molly Shadel and Anne Coughlin
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University of Virginia School of Law professors Molly Shadel and Anne Coughlin instruct new law students on how to analyze and understand cases during a fall 2014 event.

8.18.2014
UVA Law Class of 2017 Orientation Speaker Warren Gorrell ’79
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Warren Gorrell, a 1979 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and a corporate partner and former co-CEO of Hogan Lovells, was the featured speaker at orientation for the Class of 2017 on Aug. 18, 2014. Dean Paul G. Mahoney introduced Gorrell.

8.18.2014
Admissions Dean Cordel Faulk Welcomes the Class of 2017
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Cordel Faulk '01, interim assistant dean for admissions at the University of Virginia School of Law, welcomed the Class of 2017 at orientation on Aug. 18.

6.13.2014
Former WMD Official at NATO Discusses Proliferation During National Security Law Institute
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Former NATO weapons of mass destruction policy official Guy Roberts spoke at the UVA Law National Security Law Institute on June 10 about combatting proliferation.

6.3.2014
Dean Paul G. Mahoney on the State of UVA Law, May 2014
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University of Virginia School of Law Dean Paul Mahoney discusses the past school year at Law Alumni Weekend on May 10, 2014.

5.21.2014
University of Virginia School of Law 2014 Graduation
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Dean Paul G. Mahoney, U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III and SBA President Brian Park deliver remarks at the University of Virginia School of Law's 2014 commencement ceremony.

5.13.2014
"Free Speech in the 21st Century" with Professor Leslie Kendrick
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University of Virginia School of Law professor Leslie Kendrick reviews recent First Amendment cases, particularly those involving the free speech of businesses, at an alumni luncheon on May 9.

4.22.2014
"Can Cities Govern?" Chair Lecture with Professor Richard C. Schragger
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University of Virginia School of Law Professor Richard C. Schragger discussed the limits and possibilities for city power and governance in an April 17 chair lecture marking his appointment as Perre Bowen Professor of Law.

4.17.2014
Charge to the Class of 2014, with Professor Greg Mitchell
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Professor Greg Mitchell shared 10 tips for success in his Charge to the Class of 2014 on April 15.

4.15.2014
Sept. 11, BP Oil Spill Fund-Master Kenneth Feinberg: Compensation Fills Need in Wake of Mass Catastrophes
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As one of the nation's leading experts in alternative dispute resolution and administrator for funds for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the BP oil spill, and the Boston marathon bombings, among others, Kenneth Feinberg has helped decide who gets billions in compensation. But perhaps the most challenging part of ...

4.14.2014
Engaged to Marry, Richards and Bielawski Also Team Up to Win 85th Lile Moot Court Competition
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Engaged couple Kevin Richards and Grace Bielawski, third-year students at the University of Virginia School of Law, won the school's 85th Lile Moot Court Competition on April 5.

4.11.2014
"The American Voting Experience: A Conversation with Bob Bauer '76 and Ben Ginsberg"
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Bob Bauer and Ben Ginsburg, co-chairs of the Presidential Commission on Elections, discuss their recent report on voting issues.

4.10.2014
"Perspectives of a Recently Appointed Federal Trial Court Judge" with Robert Shelby '98
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Judge Robert Shelby '98 provided insights into the confirmation process and his first two years as a federal district judge.

4.10.2014
"A Transitional Justice Strategy for Syria"
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Mohammad Al Abdullah, Syria Justice and Accountability Center and Balkees Jarrah of the International Justice Program and Human Rights Watch spoke about transitional justice in Syria.

4.8.2014
Journalist Marcia Coyle Shares Observations on Roberts Court During Abraham Lecture
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Marcia Coyle, the chief Washington correspondent for The National Law Journal, a national weekly newspaper that covers law and litigation, delivered the Henry J. Abraham Distinguished Lecture on April 4, 2014, at the University of Virginia School of Law.

4.3.2014
"The Law of Nations as Constitutional Law," Virginia Law Review Centennial Symposium Panel
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UVA Law professor Paul B. Stephan, an expert in international business and legal systems, moderated a March 28 discussion at the University of Virginia School of Law on the article "The Law of Nations as Constitutional Law," which was published by the Virginia Law Review in 2012.

3.24.2014
Professors Give Their Take on Hobby Lobby Contraceptive Case Before the Supreme Court
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UVA Law Professors Barbara E. Armacost, Douglas Laycock and Richard C. Schragger give their take on the Hobby Lobby contraceptive case before the Supreme Court

3.12.2014
Innocence Project's Nina Morrison Discusses Michael Morton Case at UVA Criminal Law Symposium
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Nina Morrison, senior staff attorney for the Innocence Project at Yeshiva University's Cardozo School of Law, talks about the highly publicized case of Texan Michael Morton during her Feb. 26 keynote address at the Virginia Journal of Criminal Law's annual symposium.

3.6.2014
Deputy General Counsel at World Bank Delivers Keynote at UVA Law Symposium on Development
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Hassane Cissé, deputy general counsel, knowledge and research for World Bank, delivered the keynote address for "Crossing Borders: Rethinking International Development," a Feb. 24 symposium held at the University of Virginia School of Law.

3.5.2014
Corporate Governance Talk with Former Delaware Chief Justice
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Myron T. Steele '70, recently retired chief justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware, addresses corporate governance in the wake of corporate collapses in the past decade during a Feb. 21 talk at the University of Virginia School of Law. Steele's talk was the keynote during this year's Virginia Law and Business Review symposium, ...

2.27.2014
Top National Security Lawyers Say Jobs Await Grads Who Are Patient, Flexible
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Despite the nation’s decreasing emphasis on war, jobs for lawyers in national security will continue to exist in significant numbers and graduates who are patient and flexible with their careers can get the jobs, top advisers told University of Virginia School of Law students during a Feb. 17 career panel.

2.26.2014
"After Windsor," A UVA Law Talk on LGBT Rights Following United States v. Windsor
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Professors Kerry Abrams and Deborah Hellman of the University of Virginia School of Law and professor Nancy Polikoff of the American University Washington College of Law spoke at UVA Law on Feb. 19 regarding the impact of United States v. Windsor.

2.20.2014
Affirmative Action Discussion with Professor Kim Forde-Mazrui and the Heritage Foundation's Hans von Spakovsky
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UVA Law Professor Kim Forde-Mazrui and the Heritage Foundation's Hans von Spakovsky will come together to discuss the current state of affirmative action in the United States from differing perspectives.

2.17.2014
Linda Fairstein '72 speaks on her career as a prosecutor and author
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Linda Fairstein '72 speaks on her career as a prosecutor and author

2.10.2014
Fashion Law Attorney Staci Riordan Delivers Keynote at VJOLT Symposium
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Staci Riordan, partner and chair of the Fashion Law Practice Group at Fox Rothschild, spoke about her professional experiences and growth in the field as part of the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology's Symposium "The Future of Fashion Law."

1.30.2014
Jessica Lenahan (Gonzales) v. United States of America: Domestic Violence Survivor Discusses Her Landmark Human Rights Case
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In a Jan. 29 talk, Jessica Lenahan (formerly Gonzales) discusses her landmark case, the first brought by a survivor of domestic violence against the United States before an international human rights tribunal. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights found that the U.S. violated her and her children's human rights.

1.27.2014
Former Justice of Supreme Court of Va. Gives MLK Talk
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Former Supreme Court Justice John Charles Thomas '75 urges vigilance to protect advances made by the Civil Rights Movement.

11.26.2013
"Town of Greece v. Galloway" with UVA Law Professor Douglas Laycock
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University of Virginia law professor Douglas Laycock discusses Town of Greece v. Galloway, a U.S. Supreme Court case he argued in November 2013 that may clarify the legal limits on public prayer in government meetings across the country. His talk was sponsored the Law Christian Fellowship and the Secular Legal Society.

11.21.2013
50 Years at UVA: Professors Howard and Low Look Back at Evolution of Law School
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A lot has changed in the last five decades at UVA Law — just ask Professors A. E. Dick Howard and Peter Low, who this term are celebrating 50 years since they began teaching here.

11.21.2013
"Animal Protection in the 21st Century" with Humane Society CEO Wayne Pacelle
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Wayne Pacelle, CEO and president of the Humane Society of the United States, gave at talk at UVA Law titled "Animal Protection in the 21st Century: Finding Clarity in Our Tangled, Contradictory Relationship with Animals."

11.12.2013
"A Constitutional History of the Long 1960s" with Professor Risa Goluboff
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How does constitutional change happen? What makes laws that have long been constitutional suddenly look anachronistic, unconstitutional or downright wrong? University of Virginia School of Law professor Risa Goluboff addressed these questions during a lecture marking her appointment as John Allan Love Professor of Law.

11.12.2013
"The Changing Nature of Covering the Supreme Court," with Dahlia Lithwick
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Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor and legal correspondent for Slate, discusses the changing nature of covering the U.S. Supreme Court in a talk at UVA Law sponsored by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

11.5.2013
"Must Government Ignore Racial Inequality?" with Professor Kim Forde-Mazrui
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UVA law professor Kim Forde-Mazrui discusses how the government looks at racial inequality during a Oct. 31, 2013, lecture marking his appointment as Mortimer M. Caplin Professor of Law. His talk was titled "The Canary-Blind Constitution: Must Government Ignore Racial Inequality?"

10.31.2013
"Compelled Commercial Speech," with Yale Law Dean Robert Post
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Robert Post, dean of Yale Law School, delivers the keynote address for "Compelled Commercial Speech," the second Jefferson Symposium, sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression and the Journal of Law & Politics.

10.25.2013
"Public Deliberation and Private Property Rights: Can There Be Peaceful Coexistence?" with Richard Epstein
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Richard Epstein, the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law, delivers the second annual BeVier Lecture at UVA Law.

10.22.2013
"The Same, Only Different: The Re-emergence of Constitutional Rights for Children"
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Marsha Levick, deputy director, chief counsel and co-founder of the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia, gives the keynote address at the UVA Law Child Advocacy Clinic's 15th anniversary conference.

10.21.2013
"Punishment and the Adolescent Brain," with Laurence Steinberg
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Laurence Steinberg, a leading authority on psychological development during adolescence, delivered the P. Browning Hoffman Memorial Lecture in Law and Psychiatry at UVA Law. His talk was titled "Punishment and the Adolescent Brain: The Role of Developmental Science in Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions About Juvenile Offenders."

10.9.2013
"The Promise and Limits of Presidential Action on Climate Change," with Robert Sussman
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Robert Sussman, former senior counsel for the EPA, delivered the keynote address at the Virginia Environmental Law Journal symposium, "The Promise and Limits of Presidential Action on Climate Change" on Oct. 9.

10.8.2013
"Legal Innovation and the Progress of Law," with Professor John Duffy
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University of Virginia law professor John Duffy discussed current thought on legal innovation and pointed to ways forward in an Oct. 8 chair lecture marking his appointment as Samuel H. McCoy II Professor of Law.

10.7.2013
"The Founding: Reconsidered and Revised," with Michael J. Klarman
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Michael J. Klarman of Harvard Law School offers a revision of the conventional understanding of the drafting and ratification of the U.S. Constitution during the McCorkle Lecture at the University of Virginia School of Law.

10.4.2013
"What Every Lawyer Should Know About Client Relationships," with Jim Donovan
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Goldman Sachs managing director and UVA Law adjunct professor Jim Donovan is a trusted adviser to some of the world's most sophisticated organizations. He recently shared his insights into the effective management and cultivation of client relationships during a talk sponsored by the Career Services Office.

10.1.2013
"Democracy as Consumption," with Professor Dan Ortiz
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University of Virginia law professor Dan Ortiz delivers a chair lecture in which he focuses on citizens as consumers, rather than people who make choices that the political system is designed to aggregate with other citizens' choices and carry out.

9.27.2013
"Corporate Liability in U.S. Courts for Global Actions"
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Marco Simons of EarthRights International and University of Virginia law professor Brandon Garrett discuss corporate liability in U.S. courts for global actions.

9.19.2013
"Can We Handle the Truth?" A Conversation with Journalist Ron Suskind and Lawyer Kurt Wimmer
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Ron Suskind, a 1981 graduate of the University of Virginia's College of Art's and Sciences, and Kurt Wimmer, leading First Amendment lawyer and Suskind's attorney, speak at UVA Law about their years locked in a legal battle with the Bush administration.

9.16.2013
2013 Supreme Court Roundup
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University of Virginia School of Law professors A.E. Dick Howard, Kerry Abrams, Kim Forde-Mazrui and Risa Goluboff analyze and discuss the most important U.S. Supreme Court decisions of the past term, including cases involving same-sex marriage, the Voting Rights Act and affirmative action in higher education.

9.10.2013
"What I Wish I’d Known as a 1L"
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A diverse panel of third-year University of Virginia law students share what they wish they’d known as 1Ls interested in public service jobs on the topics of courses, internships, morale and mentoring.

8.28.2013
Professors, Students Offer Tips for Women in Law School
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University of Virginia law professors Anne Coughlin and Molly Shadel, along with Sarah Buckley, editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review and Katie Rumbaugh, notes editor for the Virginia Law Review, discuss strategies for women to make the most of their law school careers.

8.19.2013
Sarah Borders '88 Welcomes the Class of 2016 at Orientation
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Sarah Robinson Borders, a 1988 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and a partner in King & Spalding's Financial Restructuring Practice Group, welcomed the Law School's Class of 2016 at orientation Aug. 19.

7.19.2013
Pursuing Justice for Juveniles: The Child Advocacy Clinic at UVA Law
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Andrew Block, director of the Child Advocacy Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law, talks about the goals of the clinic, and clinic students Jake Spilman and Emily Kveselis discuss their work on behalf of a juvenile offender.

7.12.2013
A Rite of Passage: First-Year Oral Arguments Build Students' Skills
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Students Elizabeth Reese '15 and David Short '15 argue a mock appellate case before a panel of alumni judges and a student as the culmination of the Legal Research and Writing course. The course and oral arguments are a rite of passage for first-year law students at the University of Virginia School of Law.

6.18.2013
"Predator Drones and Targeted Killings," with Frederick P. Hitz
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Frederick Hitz, a distinguished fellow at the Center for National Security Law, a former statutory inspector general at the CIA, spoke on predator drones and targeted killings at the National Security Law Institute at UVA Law.

6.18.2013
"Transnational Terrorism," with M.E. "Spike" Bowman
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M.E. "Spike" Bowman, a distinguished fellow at the Center for National Security Law and a former senior counsel for national security law at the FBI, spoke on transnational terrorism at the National Security Law Institute at UVA Law.

6.14.2013
"Cyber Threats to U.S. National Security"
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Stewart A. Baker, former assistant secretary for policy at the Department of Homeland Security and former general counsel for the National Security Agency, spoke on cyber threats as part of the National Security Law Institute at UVA Law.

6.14.2013
"How Constitutional Ideas Travel" with Professor A.E. Dick Howard
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University of Virginia law professor A.E. Dick Howard gives a talk on "How Constitutional Ideas Travel: The Influence of the American Constitutional Experience on Other Countries and Cultures."

5.31.2013
"Ethical and Legal Issues in Whole-Genome Sequencing — Is It a Good Idea?"
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Mark A. Rothstein, Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine, University of Louisville, spoke at the third "Genetics, Ethics and the Law" conference at UVA Law.

5.30.2013
"Why Precipitous, Population-Wide Whole-Genome Sequencing Is Probably Inevitable"
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Hank Greely, director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences at Stanford University, spoke at UVA Law as part of the third national Conference on Genetics, Ethics and The Law on May 23.

5.21.2013
Nelson '68 Urges Class of 2013 to Strive to Always Act Ethically in Careers
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In his commencement address on Sunday, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida urged the University of Virginia School of Law's graduating class of 2013 to always act ethically as lawyers and to restore the public's trust in the legal profession.

5.19.2013
2013 Graduation Time-Lapse Video
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The Class of 2013 graduates from the University of Virginia School of Law — in three minutes.

5.15.2013
After Challenging Military Ban on Women in Combat, Molly Pitcher Project's Dreams Are Realized
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The members of the Molly Pitcher Project — comprised of UVA law professor Anne Couhglin and four students in the class of 2013 — reflect on their successful effort to overturn the military's ban on women serving in combat.

5.7.2013
Marked by 10 Years of Success, Law & Business Program Named in Honor of Venture Capitalist John Glynn '65
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Launched at UVA Law in 2002 to offer students experience in business concepts, the Law & Business Program has been named in honor of John W. Glynn, a 1965 alumnus of UVA Law and the founder of Glynn Capital Management, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm.

4.23.2013
Former State Department Official Anne-Marie Slaughter Calls for New Laws in Dealing with Terrorism
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Anne-Marie Slaughter, a professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, delivered the 15th annual Henry J. Abraham Distinguished Lecture at UVA Law on "Drones, Detentions and the Dilemmas of 21st-Century Foreign Policy."

4.22.2013
"Syria Behind the Headlines: Dynamics of the Uprising and Human Rights on the Ground"
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Basamm Haddad, director of the Middle East Studies program at George Mason University and founder of the e-zine Jadaliyya, spoke at UVA Law on the roots of the uprising in Syria and the current situation on the ground.

4.18.2013
A Discussion of Lawrence v. Texas with Professor Daniel Ortiz
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UVA Law Professor Dan Ortiz hosts a discussion of Lawrence v. Texas and its changing role in American law on the decision's 10th anniversary, in a talk sponsored by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

4.17.2013
"The Crime of Incitement: Propaganda and Media in International Criminal Tribunal Judgments"
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Richard A. Wilson, Gladstein Chair of Human Rights, professor of anthropology and law, and director of the Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut, speaks on "The Crime of Incitement: Propaganda and Media in International Criminal Tribunal Judgments."

4.16.2013
UVA Law Professor Caleb Nelson Delivers Charge to the Class of 2013
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Professor Caleb Nelson urges UVA Law's Class of 2013 to continue fostering the Law School's ideals of collegiality, civility and mutual respect.

4.15.2013
FBI Director and Jefferson Medal Recipient Robert Mueller '73 Reflects on Bureau's Transformation After 9/11
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FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, a 1973 graduate of UVA Law, spoke at the Law School after he was awarded the 2013 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law.

4.11.2013
Friends First, Kossis and Ramkumar Close Law School with a Win in Lile Moot Court Competition
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Third-year University of Virginia law student Archith Ramkumar and Lyle Kossis were the winners of the 84th annual William Minor Lile Moot Court competition.

4.10.2013
"Eyewitness Memory and the Social Science Research" with Jennifer Dysart
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Jennifer Dysart, one of the nation's leading experts on the factors influencing the accuracy of eyewitness identification, spoke at UVA Law at a recent symposium on "Eyewitness Identification Procedures in the Commonwealth."

4.9.2013
"Religious Liberty and the Culture Wars," with UVA Law Professor Douglas Laycock
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Professor Douglas Laycock lectures on religious liberty and the culture wars to mark his appointment as the Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law.

3.23.2013
Richard Hasen on the State of Election Law After 2012
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Richard L. Hasen, the Chancellor's Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine, recently spoke at the Journal of Law & Politics conference "The Voting Wars: Elections and the Law from Registration to Inauguration" on March 23. University of Virginia law professor John C. Jeffries Jr. introduced ...

3.21.2013
Corban Addison '04 Discusses His Book, 'A Walk Across the Sun'
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As part of the Virginia Festival of the Book, author and UVa Law alumnus Corban Addison discusses the research and writing of his novel, "A Walk Across the Sun," which crosses international boundaries and delves into both human trafficking and the depths of family love.

3.19.2013
Even Before Graduation, UVA Law Students Prosecute Criminal Cases Through Clinic
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The yearlong Prosecution Clinic places third-year law students in 19 commonwealth's attorneys' offices and two federal prosecutors' offices — primarily in the greater Charlottesville region — where they work at least one day a week.

3.19.2013
"Gambling and Corruption in Sports"
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At the "Vice and Morality in Sports" symposium at UVA Law, presented by the Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law Lournal and the Virginia Sports Law Society, a panel discussed gambling and corruption in sports. The panel, moderated by UVA Law Professor Alex Johnson, featured Tom Ostertag '81, senior vice president and general ...

3.11.2013
The Future of the Voting Rights Act: A Discussion About Shelby County v. Holder and What it Means for Virginia
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Professor Risa Goluboff and Ridge Schuyler, former Virginia Counsel for Obama for America, discuss the recent argument in Shelby County v. Holder, the case challenging the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.

3.8.2013
A Conversation with Kim Keenan '87, General Counsel for the NAACP
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What does it mean to lead the general counsel's office for one of the oldest and most respected civil rights organizations in the country? Kim Keenan '87 discusses her work at the NAACP and her distinguished career in both the public and private sectors.

2.28.2013
"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance: The Future of Financial Regulation" with Ethiopis Tafara
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Ethiopis Tafara, director of the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, spoke at the University of Virginia School of Law as part of the the Virginia Journal of International Law and the J.B. Moore Society of International Law symposium, "Financial Innovation in a Changing World."

2.26.2013
"Fact and Fiction: The Role of Super PACs in the 2012 Elections"
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University of Virginia law professor Michael Gilbert and Joseph Birkenstock, a lawyer with the law firm Caplin & Drysdale, discuss super PACs — independent political action committees that can contribute to candidates or parties but without any legal limit on donation size — and the role they played in the 2012 election.

2.25.2013
"Poverty as Disability: Neuroscience, Poor Children and Special Education"
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University of Virginia law professor James Ryan and Angela Ciolfi, director of the JustChildren program of the Legal Aid Justice Center, speak on "Poverty as Disability: Neuroscience, Poor Children and Special Education" at the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law's 2013 symposium, "Theory and Practice."

2.22.2013
"Obamacare: Government Overreach or an Exercise of Moderation?"
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Judy Feder, a professor of public policy at Georgetown Public Policy Institute and institute fellow at the Urban Institute, spoke on health care reform at the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law's 2013 symposium, "Theory and Practice," at UVA Law.

2.22.2013
"Democracy and Markets in Criminal Adjudication" with Professor Darryl Brown
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University of Virginia law professor Darryl Brown delivers a chair lecture on "Democracy and Markets in Criminal Adjudication" at UVA Law.

2.21.2013
"Coming Apart: Charles Murray on the Isolation of the New Upper Class"
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The Federalist Society at UVA Law hosted the American Enterprise Institute's Charles Murray, who spoke on an aspect of his most recent book, "Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010."

2.20.2013
"Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2013?"
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At the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law's 2013 symposium, "Theory and Practice," UVA law professor David Martin and American Immigration Lawyers Association President Laura Lichter discuss immigration reform in a talk moderated by UVA law professor Kerry Abrams.

2.19.2013
"The Fight to Fight: Eliminating the Ban on Women in Combat"
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As part of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law's 2013 symposium, "Theory and Practice," University of Virginia law professor Anne Coughlin and Covington & Burling attorney Megan Keane discuss their efforts to challenge the military's ban on women in combat.

2.14.2013
'The Capitalist Dilemma: Disruptive Technology in a Recovering Economy,' with Clayton Christensen
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Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen discussed the effects of disruptive innovation on a recovering economy in a talk to University of Virginia School of Law and Darden School of Business students at UVA Law.

2.13.2013
"Terrorism in Occupied Territory," with Hebrew University Professor David Kretzmer
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Professor David Kretzmer discusses the definition of terrorism at an event sponsored by UVA Law's Human Rights Program. Does "terrorism" include the struggle against foreign occupation? Some states in the Middle East assert that it should not.

2.13.2013
"The Arab Spring and the Future of the Arab World," with Ahmad Masa'deh LL.M. '92
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Jordan's former ambassador to the European Union, Ahmad Masa'deh, spoke on the Arab Spring and the future of the Arab World at the University of Virginia School of Law.

2.5.2013
"Bending Toward Justice: The Struggle for Civil Rights Today," with Mary Bauer '90
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Mary Bauer '90, legal director of the Southern Poverty Law Center and an alumna of the University of Virginia School of Law, speaks as part of the University of Virginia's annual commemoration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

2.1.2013
"Defending Sen. Stevens: Fairness in Prosecuting the Law," with Robert Cary '90
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Robert Cary '90, partner at Williams & Connolly, discusses his experience defending U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens and the importance of fairness in prosecuting the law at a talk sponsored by the Federalist Society and the Rex E. Lee Law Society at the University of Virginia School of Law.

1.22.2013
UVA Law Professor's Book Aims to Help Students Navigate Verbal Challenges of Law School, Workplace
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University of Virginia law professor Molly Bishop Shadel, who teaches courses in public speaking and persuasion, has authored a new book that attempts to help prepare law students for the communication challenges they will likely encounter in law school and in their careers as attorneys.

12.17.2012
UVA Law Professor's Book Explores Untold Story of Impact of 1866 Civil Rights Act
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Looking back to the nation's first law protecting civil rights after the end of slavery offers fresh insight into lingering questions still debated today, University of Virginia law professor George Rutherglen says in his new book.

12.5.2012
"Effective Visual Presentations," Inside the Classroom with Professor Molly Shadel
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In her Hallmarks of Distinguished Advocacy course, University of Virginia School of Law professor Molly Bishop Shadel uses a classic historical anecdote to explain how effective visual presentations can persuade audiences.

11.19.2012
UVA Law's Public Speaking Courses Offer More than Just Courtroom Prep
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Public speaking courses at the University of Virginia School of Law teach students how to communicate more effectively in any situation, a skill that every lawyer would benefit from learning, the program's directors say.

11.19.2012
'Too Big to Jail?' A Student Scholarly Lunch with Professor Brandon Garrett
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At a student scholarly lunch, University of Virginia law professor Brandon Garrett discusses a draft chapter from "Too Big to Jail," his forthcoming book about how corporations are prosecuted.

11.15.2012
Human Rights Career Panel at UVA Law
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The Human Rights Program and the Public Service Center of the University of Virginia School of Law hosted a panel discussion on human rights careers.

11.9.2012
"The Role of In-House Counsel," with David G. Leitch '85, General Counsel at Ford Motor Co.
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David G. Leitch '85, general counsel at Ford Motor Company, spoke about the role of an in-house counsel at a Fortune 10 company and the impact of regulatory burdens and adverse litigation on a major corporation.

11.1.2012
Judge Paul Michel '66 on the U.S. Patent System
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Paul Michel '66, who held the nation's top judicial position focused on intellectual property law matters as chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit from 2005-10, delivered the keynote address at a symposium hosted by the Virginia Journal of Law & Technology.

10.19.2012
Virginia Assistant Attorney General Michelle Welch Discusses Animal Cruelty Laws at UVA Symposium
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Following the Michael Vick dogfighting case, laws in Virginia — and across the country — were strengthened to aid state-level animal cruelty prosecutions. But it's still hard to get substantive jail time for most intentional animal cruelty cases, said Virginia Assistant Attorney General Michelle Welch during a forum Friday ...

10.19.2012
Law School Community Members Sign Pledge to Support Diversity
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More than 500 students, faculty and staff at the University of Virginia School of Law signed the Diversity Pledge this week, an annual tradition that was moved this year for the first time to the fall semester.

10.3.2012
"Voter ID Laws in the 2012 Election"
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University of Virginia School of Law Professor Dan Ortiz discussed recent voter ID laws and other factors that may influence results in the upcoming election at a Oct. 3 lunch talk sponsored by the Virginia Law Democrats. Matthew Weinstein of Obama for America’s Voter Advocacy Project addresses specific ID requirements and poll observation in Virginia.

10.3.2012
"Becoming a Law Professor"
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University of Virginia School of Law professors Deena Hurwitz, John Duffy, Risa Goluboff and Kerry Abrams spoke to students during an Oct. 1, 2012, panel discussion about the attributes candidates need to become law professors in today's market.

9.28.2012
"The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation," with Professor Chris Sprigman
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Copying kills creativity, or so we've been taught. But formal intellectual property protection isn't always necessary, as UVA Law's Professor Chris Sprigman and his co-author, Professor Kal Raustiala of UCLA, argue in their new book, "The Knockoff Economy."

9.25.2012
At Annual Supreme Court Roundup, UVA Law Professors Explain Health Care, Immigration Decisions
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Before a packed crowd of students and faculty in Caplin Pavilion, a panel of three University of Virginia law professors explained the most important Supreme Court decisions of the 2011-12 term, including cases involving the federal health care law and Arizona's immigration statute.

9.21.2012
UVA Law Professor Models New Way of Teaching with Technology
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Professor Rip Verkerke redesigned his first-year Contracts course to have a "flipped" classroom model in which standard lectures are delivered online outside of class, while class sessions are reserved for discussion and group activities. Verkerke received a University of Virginia Hybrid Challenge Grant to remake the course. ...

9.20.2012
"Disclosure and the Information Tradeoff: A Student Scholarly Lunch with Michael Gilbert"
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Professor Michael Gilbert presents his latest paper, "Disclosure and the Information Tradeoff," which challenges conventional thinking about disclosure of money in politics. He spoke at a student scholarly lunch, hosted by Professor J.H. Verkerke.

9.10.2012
"Arizona v. United States: Implications of the Supreme Court's Ruling"
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UVA Law professors Kerry Abrams, Anne Coughlin, John Harrison and David Martin discuss the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Arizona's controversial immigration law.

9.4.2012
UVA Law Clinic Will Give Startup Companies at Darden a Legal Leg Up
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Through a new clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law, law students are providing free legal services to startup companies founded by students at UVA's Darden School of Business.

8.23.2012
Class of 2015 Orientation Address, with Rebecca Vallas '09
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Rebecca Vallas '09, a staff attorney with the nonprofit Community Legal Services of Philadelphia and a former Skadden Fellow and PILA president, welcomed first-year, transfer and exchange students to the Law School on Aug. 20. Dean Paul G. Mahoney, Senior Assistant Dean for Admission Anne Richard and Student Bar Association President Alex Aurisch '13 also spoke.

8.17.2012
WTJU Interviews Professor Setear About His Research Into Contracts With the Devil in Pop Culture
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WTJU's Soundboard interviews University of Virginia law professor John Setear about his recent research into contracts with the devil, as depicted in movies, TV shows, music, books and theater.

8.15.2012
"The Nonprofit Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law"
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Clinic co-directors Allen Hench and Tara Boyd and clinic students Pedro Bermeo and Christina Leaton discuss the Nonprofit Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law.

8.6.2012
Knockoffs Can Spark Innovation, Boost Economy, UVA Law Professor's Book Argues
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Christopher Sprigman is the co-author of "The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation," a new book that explores how certain industries prosper without copyright and patent law, even amidst pervasive imitation.

7.11.2012
"The (Sometimes) Constitutional Point of 'Pointless Indignity,'" with Josh Bowers
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University of Virginia law professor Josh Bowers looks at arrests that may be "pointless indignit[ies]" but also "constitutionally reasonable" during a faculty workshop July 10 at the Law School.

7.6.2012
First Amendment Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law
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Clinic co-director Josh Wheeler and clinic participant Tiffany Rainbolt discuss the First Amendment Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law. Supervised by the legal staff of the Thomas Jefferson Center and attorneys from the law firm Baker Hostetler, students in the First Amendment Clinic conduct legal research, ...

7.2.2012
Health Law at the University of Virginia School of Law
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Professor Margaret Riley discusses the Health Law Program at the University of Virginia School of Law during a spring 2012 admitted students open house.

6.19.2012
“Valuing Attribution and Publication in Intellectual Property,” with Professor Chris Sprigman
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Professor Chris Sprigman presents an early draft of “Valuing Attribution and Publication in Intellectual Property" at a faculty workshop moderated by Professor Greg Mitchell.

6.15.2012
"Gifts as Potentially Taxable Income," Inside the Classroom with Professor George Yin
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University of Virginia School of Law Professor George Yin, a leading expert in tax policy, lectures on gifts and similar transfers as potentially taxable income.

5.22.2012
Katyal to Class of 2012: Integrity, Ability to Listen Are Key to a Successful Career
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In his commencement address on Sunday, former acting U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal advised the University of Virginia School of Law's graduating class of 2012 that being a good lawyer requires an open mind, being principled and thinking independently.

5.14.2012
Alumni Weekend Law School Update with Dean Paul Mahoney
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University of Virginia School of Law Dean Paul Mahoney discussed the past school year during a reunion event in the Purcell Reading Room on May 5, 2012.

5.10.2012
O'Connell, a Pioneer of Insurance Law, Retires from Law School
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Car insurance looked very different when University of Virginia law professor Jeffrey O'Connell first began studying it in the 1960s. It was expensive for policyholders, and 45 percent of seriously hurt accident victims weren't compensated at all. The cost of car accidents — auto damage, medical expenses, income loss — amounted ...

5.8.2012
Trevor Potter '82 on Campaign Finance, Election Law and the Colbert Report
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Trevor Potter, a 1982 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, spoke at Virginia Law's 2012 Alumni Weekend about campaign finance, the First Amendment, election law and his role as Stephen Colbert's lawyer on the Colbert Report.

5.8.2012
Dooley, a 'Master of Corporate Law,' Retires from Virginia Law After Four Decades
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University of Virginia School of Law professor Michael Dooley, a widely recognized expert in corporate law and longtime chair of the Graduate Program Committee, is retiring after more than four decades at the Law School.

5.7.2012
"The Ministerial Exception Case — And Faculty Arguments in the Supreme Court," with Professor Douglas Laycock
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University of Virginia law professor Douglas Laycock discussed his recent argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in Hosanna-Tabor and outlined a history of Virginia faculty members who have argued before the Supreme Court, including those who teach the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, during a talk to alumni on May 4.

4.27.2012
"Why Jurisprudence Doesn't Matter for Customary International Law," with Professor Steven Walt
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University of Virginia law professor Steven Walt explores why jurisprudence is unnecessary for understanding customary international law during a chair lecture on April 25.

4.19.2012
"Academic Journal Tryouts at Virginia Law"
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Students and Virginia Law Review Notes Editor Karl Herrmann discuss the academic journal tryout process at the University of Virginia School of Law in the spring of 2012.

4.19.2012
Millay, Malinee Win 83rd Lile Moot Court Competition
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University of Virginia law students Anne Malinee and Kristin Millay won the 83rd annual William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition on Saturday, with Millay also taking the prize for best oralist.

4.12.2012
Lambda Deputy Legal Director Hayley Gorenberg Discusses Her Career in Public Service
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Hayley Gorenberg, deputy legal director for Lambda Legal and lead counsel in the civil rights organization's New Jersey marriage equality case, spoke to students in the Law and Public Service Program seminar about her career in public service. Lambda is focused on ensuring the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and people with HIV.

4.12.2012
"The Rhetoric of the 2012 Presidential Primary" with Professor Robert Sayler
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University of Virginia law oral advocacy professor Robert Sayler spoke April 12 about the public speaking blunders politicians have made during the 2012 presidential primary season and how they relate to Aristotle's tools of ethos, pathos and logos.

4.11.2012
"Charge to the Class of 2012," with Kevin Donovan
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Kevin Donovan, senior assistant dean for career services at the University of Virginia School of Law, offers advice and support to graduating students during his Charge to the Class of 2012 in Caplin Pavilion on April 11.

4.10.2012
Health Care Industry Executive Advises Law Students to Avoid Silos
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As law students enter their legal careers, they should strive to understand, respect and work with other "tribes," health care industry executive Earl M. "Duke" Collier '73 said Friday at the University of Virginia School of Law.

4.4.2012
"Free Speech and Guilty Minds," with Professor Leslie Kendrick
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University of Virginia School of Law professor Leslie Kendrick explores why a speaker's state of mind matters in First Amendment jurisprudence during a lunchtime talk.

4.3.2012
"Syria and the Arab League," with Law Professor John Norton Moore and Politics Professor William Quandt
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With daily reports of attacks on civilians and internal strife, Syria represents the next phase in the Arab Spring. The plight of the nation, as a crossroads of international politics, has implications for the greater Middle East and the globe. Professor William B. Quandt, of the Department of Politics, and Professor John Norton Moore discuss the current state of upheaval against the Assad regime.

4.2.2012
"The Criminal Procedure Revolution," Inside the Classroom with Professor Risa Goluboff
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University of Virginia School of Law Professor Risa Goluboff, an expert on the history of civil rights, discusses crime control methods in the 1960s versus today in a lecture titled "The Criminal Procedure Revolution."

3.28.2012
"Legislative Advocacy" Featuring Claire Guthrie Gastañaga '74
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Claire Guthrie Gastañaga '74, the new executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, spoke at the Law School about her legislative advocacy work at the General Assembly on behalf of Equality Virginia, the Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations and the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, ...

3.28.2012
"Private Military Contractors and the Fight for Accountability for Human Rights Abuses"
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This panel discussion at the University of Virginia School of Law focused on the role and responsibility of military contractors in conflicts, offering a comprehensive look at our country's use of private military, including an examination of specific cases brought against contractors for human rights violations. Panelists ...

3.22.2012
"Affirmative Action Revisited: Fisher v. University of Texas"
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The Federalist Society presented a debate between Ward Connerly, the founder and president of the American Civil Rights Institute, and UVA Law Professor Kim Forde-Mazrui on the legality of affirmative action in higher education. UVA Law Professor Alex Johnson moderated the debate.

3.19.2012
"The President's Contraception Mandate: A Basic Necessity or a Violation of Religious Liberty?"
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Professors Douglas Laycock, Micah Schwartzman and Lois Shepherd discussed the legal implications of President Obama's recent decision to require coverage of contraception in all health insurance. Professor Margaret Foster Riley moderated the discussion, which took place in a packed classroom on March 19 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

3.16.2012
NFL Players Association Head DeMaurice Smith on Sportsmanship in Professional Sports
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Athletes should be "good sports" in how they act toward each other, but good sportsmanship should also oblige professional sports organizations to treat their athletes well, National Football League Players Association head DeMaurice Smith '89 said Friday at the University of Virginia School of Law.

3.16.2012
"Abbe Sieyes, Guttenberg, and Habermas: Constitutional Revolutions in Egypt and the Arab World"
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As part of the "Constitution-Making and the Arab Spring" conference at the University of Virginia School of Law, Denis Galligan, professor of socio-legal studies at the University of Oxford, and Nathan Brown, professor of political science at George Washington University, discuss "Abbe Sieyes, Guttenberg, and Habermas: Constitutional ...

3.15.2012
"LGBT Rights Are Human Rights: Securing the Next Frontier in Human Rights"
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Mark Bromley '95, chair of the Council for Global Equality, spoke March 15 at the University of Virginia School of Law about advancing an American foreign policy inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity.

3.7.2012
"The Law of Property: Inside the Classroom with Professor Alex Johnson"
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University of Virginia School of Law professor Alex Johnson lectures on the law of property, telling the story of Armory v Delamirie, a famous case from 1722 that involved a chimney sweep, a valuable ring and fundamental tenets of property law.

3.1.2012
"Mapping America's Energy Future: Navigating the Obstacles and Opportunities for Domestic Energy, Part One"
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Stephen Burns, general counsel for Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Daniel Farber of the University of California, Berkeley, discuss how environmental and natural disasters shape energy policy. The talk was part of a Virginia Environmental Law Journal speaker series on the nation's energy future.

3.1.2012
Panel on Professor G. Edward White's Book "Law in American History"
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Professors Tomiko Brown-Nagin (Virginia Law), Alfred S. Konefsky (State University of New York at Buffalo Law School), John Fabian Witt (Yale Law School) and G. Edward White (Virginia Law) discussed White's "Law in American History: Volume One, From the Colonial Years Through the Civil War," in a panel discussion moderated ...

2.27.2012
Heller and McDonald Revisited: A Lecture on the Supreme Court's Recent Second Amendment Decisions
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George Mason University law professor Nelson Lund and University of Virginia School of Law professor Frederick Schauer discuss District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago on Feb. 27 in a talk sponsored by the Federalist Society and the Virginia Law Rod & Gun Club.

2.22.2012
Retired Judge James Benton Jr. '70 Discusses His Life and Practice of Law
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James Benton Jr. ‘70, a former judge on the Virginia Court of Appeals, talks to Professor Anne Coughlin’s Law and Public Service class about his life, his influences and his practice of law, particularly the litigation of civil rights and civil liberties cases. Benton was one of the first African-American graduates of the Law School and grew up in a segregated Virginia.

2.17.2012
"Religion and Public Reasons: Making Laws and Evaluating Candidates"
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Kent Greenawalt, a Columbia University law professor, delivered the Meador Lecture on Law and Religion at the University of Virginia School of Law on Feb. 16.

2.16.2012
Powell Fellow Dan Hausman Will Advocate for Early Education Intervention
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Third-year law student Dan Hausman will get a chance to apply his passion for childhood education as the University of Virginia School of Law's 11th Powell Fellow. The fellowship, which offers a $40,000 salary for a graduate working in the public interest, will allow Hausman to help developmentally challenged, low-income children ...

2.13.2012
"Oral Advocacy Workshop for Women," with Professor Molly Shadel (An Excerpt)
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University of Virginia law professor Molly Bishop Shadel discusses how female lawyers can strengthen their speaking and presentation skills.

2.8.2012
"The Rule of Law," with U.S. Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III '72
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Federal appeals judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III '72 delivered the inaugural Lillian BeVier Lecture on the Rule of Law on Feb. 7 at the University of Virginia School of Law.

2.7.2012
Criminals Are New Priority for U.S. Immigration Enforcement, ICE Director Says
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The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is "redefining" its approach to enforcing the nation's immigration laws by targeting its efforts at specific groups of illegal immigrants — most notably those with a criminal record, ICE Director John Morton said Monday at the University of Virginia School of Law.

2.6.2012
"All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals"
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David Scheffer, who served as the first U.S. ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues, spoke at the University of Virginia School of Law on contemporary issues in war crimes and provided a historical overview of war crimes tribunals.

2.2.2012
"The Final Days of Martin Luther King Jr.," with Julian Bond and Michael Cody '61
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University of Virginia School of Law alumnus Michael Cody '61 and civil rights leader Julian Bond, a history professor in UVA's College of Arts & Sciences, shared their personal stories about Martin Luther King Jr. in a discussion Tuesday night at the Law School.

1.25.2012
Flag Burning and Free Speech: Inside the Classroom with Professor Frederick Schauer
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Professor Frederick Schauer teaches constitutional law and jurisprudence at the University of Virginia School of Law. In this lecture from his course, Constitutional Law II: Freedom of Speech and Press, he lectures on free speech and the burning of the American flag.

1.17.2012
"Applied Problem Solving" with Professor George Geis and John Esterhay
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Law School professor George Geis and McKinsey & Co. management consultant John Esterhay introduce students to "Applied Problem Solving," a January Term short course that offers a structured approach to problem solving.

12.2.2011
"Law School Exam Tips," with Professor Anne Coughlin
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University of Virginia School of Law professor Anne Coughlin offers law students tips on how to take an exam.

11.28.2011
Greater Disclosure Would Boost Political Speech, Gilbert Says
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While conventional wisdom holds that mandatory disclosure of political activities chills political speech, University of Virginia School of Law professor Michael Gilbert argues that greater disclosure could actually lead to an increase in political speech.

11.21.2011
"A Debate on Citizens United"
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"A Debate on Citizens United," featuring Brad Smith, former FEC chairman, and Joseph Birkenstock, former chief counsel of the Democratic National Committee, and moderated by Virginia Law professor John Harrison.

11.21.2011
"What Every Lawyer Should Know About Client Relationships," with Adjunct Professor Jim Donovan, Managing Director at Goldman Sachs
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Goldman Sachs managing director and Law School adjunct professor Jim Donovan is a trusted advisor to some of the world's most sophisticated organizations. He shared his insights into the effective management and cultivation of client relationships Nov. 18 during a lunch talk at the University of Virginia School of Law.

11.14.2011
"Pro Bono and Professionalism: Keys to a Winning Career," with Kim Keenan '87, General Counsel, NAACP
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Kim Keenan '87, general counsel of the NAACP, spoke at the University of Virginia School of Law as part of a conference on increasing diversity in the legal profession.

11.14.2011
"The Value of Diversity on the Bench," with Justice S. Bernard Goodwyn '86, Supreme Court of Virginia
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Virginia Supreme Court Justice S. Bernard Goodwyn '86 spoke Saturday at the University of Virginia School of Law as part of a conference on increasing diversity in the legal profession.

11.14.2011
"Justice? Unlikely!" with Justice Cleo Powell, Supreme Court of Virginia
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Powell '82, the first African-American woman to serve on Virginia's Supreme Court, spoke Nov. 10 at the University of Virginia School of Law as part of a conference on increasing diversity in the legal profession.

11.7.2011
Garrett: Supreme Court Unlikely to Solve Problems with Unreliability of Eyewitness Identification
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The U.S. Supreme Court is unlikely to address some of the key questions surrounding the unreliability of eyewitness identifications, but certain states are beginning to take steps that reduce the possibility of wrongful criminal convictions based on eyewitness testimony, Virginia Law professor Brandon Garrett said.

11.4.2011
"Palestinian Refugees and the Middle East Conflict: The Difference that Law Makes"
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Susan M. Akram, a Boston University School of Law professor, spoke Friday at the University of Virginia School of Law about the role of law in protecting refugees from the conflict in the Middle East.

11.3.2011
"The International Investment Regime: Its Role Today and Challenges Tomorrow," with Ko-Yung Tung
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Ko-Yung Tung, former vice president and general counsel of the World Bank, spoke at the Law School on global development, fighting poverty, and the challenges posed in balancing the interests of foreign investors against those of the host sovereign countries during the financial crisis.

10.28.2011
Tackling Climate Change Necessary, Despite Tough Economic Times, Browner Says
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The United States must move forward with laws and policies that halt global climate change, President Barack Obama’s former senior adviser on climate change and energy said Thursday at the University of Virginia School of Law.

10.27.2011
“The Fairer Sex: A Conversation about Women in the Judiciary”
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Female judges bring invaluable life experiences to the bench and more women are needed in the judiciary, U.S. Judge Nancy Gertner and Slate senior editor Dahlia Lithwick said Tuesday during a panel at the University of Virginia School of Law.

10.26.2011
"Occupy Wall Street: Views on the OWS Movement and the Financial Crisis: A Panel Discussion"
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Professor M. Todd Henderson of the University of Chicago School of Law, and Virginia Law professors Quinn Curtis and John Morley discuss the Occupy Wall Street protests and the financial crisis.

10.25.2011
"Regulating Hedge Funds: Present Issues and Future Developments"
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David Selden '96, a partner at Fried Frank, and Professor John Morley address the general issues in regulating hedge funds. This program is not intended to provide legal advice, and no legal or business decision should be made based on its content.

10.12.2011
"The Law of Politics: Under Siege and In Transition," with Robert Bauer '76
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Robert Bauer ’76, general counsel to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign and a former White House counsel, said Monday that an anti-reform movement has been dismantling rules that aim to protect confidence and integrity in government.

9.27.2011
"Wal-Mart v. Dukes: Curbing Class Action Abuse or Slashing Workers' Rights?"
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In a debate over the U.S. Supreme Court case Wal-Mart v. Dukes, Joseph Sellers, attorney for the plaintiff, appeared alongside Mark Perry, lawyer for Wal-Mart, at the University of Virginia School of Law. The debate was moderated by professor George Rutherglen and featured professor John Monahan.

9.16.2011
2011 Supreme Court Roundup, with Professors A. E. Dick Howard, Leslie Kendrick, Toby Heytens, David Martin and George Rutherglen
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In an annual tradition, University of Virginia law professors discussed the most important decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court from this past term.

9.14.2011
The Arizona Immigration Law, Sanctuary Cities, and Secure Communities: What Can States Do About Illegal Aliens?
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Professor David Martin debated Arizona's immigration law with Ilya Shapiro on Wednesday.

9.13.2011
"9/11 and the Law – 10 Years Later"
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In the decade since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the U.S. government has adopted a “war model” in its legal approach to dealing with terrorism that remains strong today, a panel of professors said Monday at the University of Virginia School of Law.

9.7.2011
"Genes, Drugs and Moral Responsibility," with Dr. Kenneth Kendler
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Genes and behavior both play a role in how mental and addictive disorders develop, a leading authority on psychiatric and behavioral genetics said Wednesday at the University of Virginia School of Law.

9.7.2011
"ICE's Homeland Security Mission: A Delicate Balance," with Peter Vincent '95
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U.S. immigration policy is at a crossroads, said Peter Vincent ’95, a senior immigration official who spoke at the University of Virginia School of Law on Monday.

8.24.2011
Class of 2014 Most Competitive in School History
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The 357 members of the University of Virginia School of Law’s entering Class of 2014 were selected via the most competitive application process in the school’s history and boast the highest-ever median undergraduate grade-point average.

8.5.2011
"The Debt Ceiling and Section 4 of the 14th Amendment," with Professor John Harrison
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Professor John Harrison led a discussion with research assistants and professors about the extent of presidential power in the recent debate over raising the debt ceiling during a lunch talk Thursday.

7.11.2011
Professor Risa Goluboff on "People Out of Place: The Sixties, the Supreme Court and Vagrancy Law" (Faculty Workshop)
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Professor Risa Goluboff discusses her forthcoming book, "People Out of Place: The Sixties, the Supreme Court and Vagrancy Law," during a faculty workshop on June 28.

5.23.2011
Holder Urges Grads to Emulate Robert Kennedy's Legacy of Service
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New Virginia Law graduates should continue the legacy of leadership established by predecessors such as Robert F. Kennedy ’51, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told the Law School’s Class of 2011 during commencement Sunday.

5.16.2011
Walker Retires After Making Mark in Procedural Justice, Courtroom Use of Social Science
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When experts testify in court about big-picture data, such as how often eyewitnesses are wrong or the impact of basing job promotions on standardized tests, they follow guidelines developed in part by University of Virginia law professor Larry Walker, who is retiring this summer after 33 years at Virginia.

5.5.2011
Professor Tomiko Brown-Nagin on "Courage to Dissent" at UVA Law Alumni Weekend
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Professor Tomiko Brown-Nagin discusses her recent book, "Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement," during UVA Law Alumni Weekend 2011.

5.4.2011
University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan Speaks at UVA Law Alumni Weekend, April 30, 2011
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University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan spoke at the Law School's Alumni Weekend on April 30, 2011. Dean Paul G. Mahoney introduced Sullivan.

4.15.2011
Cariello, Gocek Take Home Lile Moot Court Prize; Archibald Named Best Oralist
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Third-year law students Christopher Cariello and Daniel Gocek were named winners Saturday of the 82nd Annual William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition.

4.13.2011
Charge to the Class of 2011, with Professor Anne Coughlin
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Professor Anne Coughlin offers advice and support to graduating students during the Charge to the Class of 2011 in Caplin Pavilion on April 13.

4.8.2011
Markel Discusses Morality of Criminal Law at Journal Symposium
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Florida State University law professor Dan Markel discussed the role of morality in criminal law during the inaugural Virginia Journal of Criminal Law symposium on April 7.

4.7.2011
"Judicial Inactivism," with Former ACLU President Nadine Strossen
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Nadine Strossen, former president of the American Civil Liberties Union, delivered the 13th annual Henry J. Abraham Distinguished Lecture at the University of Virginia School of Law.

4.1.2011
“Making Real Health Reform Work," with Len Nichols
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Len Nichols, an expert in national health policy, spoke at the Law School as part of a series focused on health care reform.

4.1.2011
Andrew Block Discusses the Law and Public Service Program
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Assistant Professor Andrew Block discussed the Program in Law and Public Service at a recent open house for admitted students. The program is designed to offer a select group of students the opportunity to receive intensive and appropriate training that will prepare them for a career in public service.

4.1.2011
"CLS v. Martinez: When Fundamental Rights Collide," with Professors Douglas Laycock and Barbara Armacost and Opposing Counsel Kim Colby and Scott Ballenger '96
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Professor Douglas Laycock joined Kim Colby, counsel for the Christian Legal Society, and Scott Ballenger '96, counsel for Martinez, to discuss the recent Supreme Court case CLS v. Martinez. Professor Barbara Armacost moderated.

4.1.2011
DeMaurice Smith '89: NFL Players Want Equitable Share
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NFL players turned down the “worst deal in professional sports” last month and are now bearing the brunt of the owners’ lockout strategy, said NFL Players Association head DeMaurice Smith ’89 during a talk Thursday at the Darden School of Business.

3.30.2011
Mark Stancil '99 Discusses the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic
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Mark Stancil, an instructor for the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic and a 1999 graduate of the Law School, discusses the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at an open house for admitted students. A former clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, Stancil is a partner at Robbins Russell in Washington, D.C. ...

3.29.2011
"The Skadden Fellowship Presentation," Featuring Susan Butler Plum
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Susan Butler Plum, director of the Skadden Fellowship Foundation, led a panel of Skadden fellows in a discussion of the fellowship and the application process.

3.24.2011
Panelists Discuss Citizens United Impact on 2010 Elections
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Panelists Marc Elias, former general counsel to the John Kerry 2004 presidential campaign; Trevor Potter, former general counsel to the John McCain 2008 presidential campaign; and John Samples, director of the Center for Representative Government at the Cato Institute, discuss the impact of the Citizens United decision on the ...

3.18.2011
Panelists Discuss "Courage To Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement"
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Harvard Law Professor Kenneth Mack, Anthony V. Alfieri of the University of Miami School of Law and Professor Risa Goluboff discussed Professor Tomiko Brown-Nagin's new book, "Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement," during a recent panel. Vice Dean Elizabeth Magill moderated.

3.18.2011
"Economic Uncertainty and the Role of the Courts," with Dean Paul Mahoney and Professor Paul Stephan
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Panelists Dean Paul G. Mahoney and Professor Paul Stephan joined Professor Todd Zywicki of George Mason University School of Law for a panel discussion on the role of the courts in an uncertain economic climate as part of the Federalist Society's 30th Annual Student Symposium.

3.4.2011
"Are Bailouts Inevitable?" with Dean Paul Mahoney and Randall Guynn '84
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Dean Paul Mahoney and Randall Guynn '84, head of Davis Polk's Financial Institutions Group, debate the inevitability of bailouts.

2.28.2011
Expert Panel: High Executive Pay Ethically Problematic in Poor Economy
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A “winner-take-all” philosophy pervading our culture has resulted in disproportionate executive compensation and has demoralized Americans seeking to improve their economic status, according to Walter Bardenwerper ’76, a panelist at the Fifth Annual Virginia Law & Business Review Symposium.

2.25.2011
The McCorkle Lecture with Judge Michael Boudin: "Friendly, J. Dissenting"
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Judge Michael Boudin delivered the McCorkle Lecture in Caplin Pavilion on Feb. 24

2.22.2011
Panel: The Role of Security Forces in Promoting Rule of Law
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Panelists Colette Rausch, Lt. Comm. John B. Reese and Professor Thomas Nachbar discussed the role of security forces in promoting the rule of law at the J.B. Moore Society of International Law's 60th Anniversary symposium on Feb. 18. Professor John Setear moderated.

2.16.2011
U.S. Attorney Heaphy: Public Service Offers Chance to Make Impact
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Public service offers a kind of satisfaction that only comes from working for the greater good, U.S. Attorney Timothy Heaphy said Friday at the Law School.

2.11.2011
Nicholson Named 10th Powell Public Service Fellow
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The Law School has named third-year law student Peggy Nicholson the 10th Powell Fellow, an honor that will fund her work on behalf of children in the juvenile justice system in North Carolina.

1.19.2011
Carson: King's Mission Transcended Civil Rights Struggle
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The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. should be remembered as a symbol of a worldwide social movement, not just as a civil rights leader, a leading King scholar and historian said Monday at the Law School.

12.10.2010
Harris, Roth Receive Skadden and Independence Foundation Fellowships
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Two third-year University of Virginia Law School students have been named recipients of prestigious, nationally competitive public service law fellowships.

12.3.2010
Law Should Encourage Marriage, Sears Says
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American law and public policy must encourage marriage, former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears LL.M. ‘95 said at the Law School Wednesday.

12.1.2010
"How to Take a Law School Exam," with Professor Anne Coughlin
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Professor Anne Coughlin discussed law school exams and study strategies on Nov. 30 at an event sponsored by Women of Color.

11.22.2010
Controversial Court Decisions Sometimes Create Backlash, Klarman Says
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Landmark court decisions on contentious social issues such as abortion and the death penalty have created public backlash against the causes they seemed to advance, Harvard Law School Professor Michael Klarman said last week.

11.19.2010
Legislative Intent Not Meaningless in Interpreting Laws, Nelson Says
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Lawmakers’ intentions are not irrelevant to statutory interpretation, contrary to the rhetoric of some legal thinkers, Professor Caleb Nelson said last week.

11.11.2010
Szakos, Brown-Nagin Examine Education Inequalities
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Charlottesville City Councilor Kristin Szakos and Professor Tomiko Brown-Nagin discussed racial and income-based inequalities in education on Nov. 11 at the Law School.

11.9.2010
Panel Explores Legality of Drone Strikes, Targeted Killings
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Armed conflict goes where the enemy goes regardless of geopolitical boundaries, according to a panel of experts discussing the use of unmanned drones in the war on terror.

11.8.2010
“Proposition 8 on Trial: Litigating the Marriage Debate,” with Jordan Lorence and Matt McGill
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Lawyers involved in California’s Proposition 8 litigation debated a recent federal court ruling striking down a state ban on same-sex marriage before a packed Caplin Pavilion on Nov. 8.

11.4.2010
Adam Heyman: Indigent Defense from Brooklyn to Kathmandu
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Adam Heyman '03 discussed his work using advocacy and direct representation to benefit communities here and overseas, and how students can use their law degree and legal training to work abroad in unexpected settings.

11.2.2010
Experts Discuss Parameters of Free Speech at Law Review Symposium
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A panel of experts discussed the parameters of free speech in Caplin Pavilion on Oct. 23 as part of a symposium hosted by the Virginia Law Review.

10.27.2010
Panel: Underserved Populations Struggle for Access to Education
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Women, the poor and racial minorities face an excess of obstacles in their pursuit of education, according to a panel on human rights and education that met at the Law School.

10.21.2010
"International Law Course Offerings Presentation," with International Law Faculty
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Faculty members describe the Law School's International Law course offerings for the January Term 2011 and Spring 2011 term.

10.15.2010
Professors Debate Climate Change Science, Policy
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The ongoing debate over man-made global warming came to Caplin Pavilion on Oct. 11, as skeptics and advocates discussed the science and policy implications of climate change.

10.15.2010
"Presidential Management Fellows Program Presentation," with Smitha Dante '10
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Smitha Dante '10 discusses the Presidential Management Fellows Program.

10.15.2010
"U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General Corps Presentation," with LCDR Danielle Higson '00
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Danielle Higson '00 discusses service with the Navy JAG Corps.

10.4.2010
Ryan Argues Clinic Case Before Supreme Court
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Professor James Ryan appeared Monday in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of a client of the Law School’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic.

9.24.2010
Panel Examines Earthquake's Effect on Safety of Haitian Women
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Haitian women are particularly vulnerable to violence and attack in the wake of January’s devastating earthquake, according to a panel of experts who spoke at the Law School.

9.24.2010
"Study Abroad Information Session," with Professor A.E. Dick Howard
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Professor A.E. Dick Howard presents an information session on the Law School's study abroad programs.

9.21.2010
"Summer Internships and Permanent Positions in Environmental Law," with Michael Walker
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Michael Walker, senior enforcement counsel for administrative litigation in the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, discussed how to find summer internships and permanent positions in environmental law.

9.17.2010
Professors Reflect on 2009-10 U.S. Supreme Court Term
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The U.S. Supreme Court continued its recent conservative trend during the past term, Professor A. E. Dick Howard said Wednesday during the annual Supreme Court Roundup.

9.9.2010
"Health Care Reform: What it Means for the Market, the Constitution and You"
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Professor Julia Mahoney moderated a panel discussion on the constitutionality of the recent health care reform legislation featuring professors Elizabeth Magill and Frederick Schauer, as well as Ilya Shapiro, a senior fellow of the Cato Institute.

9.7.2010
"U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims," with James Ridgway '97
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James Ridgway '97, a member of the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association Board of Governors, gave a presentation on the work of the USCAVC and discussed internship and postgraduate opportunities in the field of veterans affairs.

8.16.2010
Ciolfi '03 Delivers Orientation Address to Class of 2013
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Angela Ciolfi '03, a child advocacy lawyer and legal director of JustChildren, a program of the Legal Aid Justice Center, welcomed first-year, transfer and exchange students to the Law School on Aug. 16.

5.25.2010
Whitehouse '82 Urges Graduates to Embrace Opportunities
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Unforeseen and unimaginable opportunities await newly minted lawyers, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse ’82 told the Class of 2010 during the Law School commencement ceremony Sunday.

5.18.2010
"The Road to Global Constitutionalism," with Professor A.E. Dick Howard
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The National Constitution Center and the University of Pennsylvania Law School present Visiting Scholar A. E. Dick Howard, who recently discussed the emergence of global constitutionalism and whether universal norms — such as human rights — ought to apply to constitutions around the world or whether constitutions are ultimately contingent upon a nation's history, traditions and culture.

5.10.2010
Lillian BeVier — Law School's First Full-Time Female Professor — Ends Career at Head of the Class
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When Lillian BeVier entered law school in California in 1961 she was one of five females in her class. By the time she finished teaching her last lecture at the University of Virginia School of Law this semester, women made up nearly half of the first-year class.

5.4.2010
"Do Lawyers Think, and If So, How?" with Professor Frederick Schauer
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Professor Frederick Schauer examined whether thinking like a lawyer is unique to the legal profession at an alumni luncheon on April 30. Schauer is a David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia.

4.20.2010
"Life Without Lawyers," with Philip K. Howard '74
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The law favors the individual at the expense of society, Philip K. Howard ’74 said Tuesday at a lecture sponsored by the Student Legal Forum.

4.19.2010
Cushman: Constitutional Debate Over Convict Labor Shows Tensions in Free Labor Ideology
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Political leaders and the judiciary in the late 19th and early 20th centuries struggled to determine the constitutional implications of antislavery, “free labor” ideology, Professor Barry Cushman said Wednesday during a lecture marking his appointment as James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law.

4.19.2010
“Foreign Direct Investment: Navigating Chinese Law and Policy,” with Nestor Gounaris ’01
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Nestor Gounaris ’01, principal at China Solutions with 11 years of experience in China, explores an unsound investment structure to establish a U.S. $125 million foreign-invested shipyard in China. During his visit to Charlottesville, Gounaris also spoke at the McIntire School Global Initiative’s Spring Symposium, "China's Emergence and the Transformation of Global Commerce."

4.15.2010
Napolitano Endorses Public Service Careers for Young Lawyers
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Spending time in private law practice before turning to public service is a legal tradition that goes back to the University of Virginia’s founder, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano ‘83 told Law School students Tuesday.

4.15.2010
Ibrahim, Moran Win Moot Court Competition
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Third-year law students Alex Ibrahim and John Moran won the 81st Annual William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition, a Law School tradition in which 175 contestants competed over the course of two years.

4.12.2010
"Common Traits of the Best Lawyers I Know," with Jim Donovan
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Jim Donovan of Goldman Sachs, an adjunct professor, discusses common traits of the best lawyers during a Career Services event.

4.9.2010
Career Opportunities with the Department of Homeland Security
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Ron Rosenberg '99, special assistant in the Office of Refugee, Asylum and International Operations at the Department of Homeland Security, spoke about the agency's work and career and internship opportunities.

4.9.2010
Career Opportunities with the Department of State
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Shawn Pompian '00 recently discussed the State Department's Attorney Honors Program at a Public Service Center event.

4.2.2010
"Current Trends in Angel and Venture Financing"
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Experts gathered to discuss angel and venture financing at the Virginia Law & Business Review Symposium on April 2. Panelists included Richard Crawford (Virginia Investment Capital Group), Richard Morrow (Transit Kabel TV), Ken Maready (Hutchison Law Group) and John May (New Vantage Group).

4.1.2010
President Resembled King at Constitution’s Founding, Prakash Says
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Though most of the Constitution’s framers hoped to create an executive officer who would be distinct from a monarch, many contemporary observers believed the president was a king in everything but name, Professor Saikrishna Prakash said Tuesday.

3.29.2010
"Property, Indigenous Autonomy, and International Law: The Forestry Law Case in the Colombian Constitutional Court"
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Daniel Bonilla, a law professor at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, spoke at an open session of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples seminar on March 29.

3.25.2010
"Commonsense Discretion" with Professor Josh Bowers
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Professor Josh Bowers discussed prosecutorial charging discretion in petty public order cases at a lunch-time talk Thursday. Prosecutors have almost unfettered discretion to decline or pursue criminal charges, Bowers said, but there are several reasons why they are ill-suited to consider the normative merits of potential charges.

3.23.2010
Yoo: Presidents Are Defined by Interpretation of Executive Authority
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The best presidents in U.S. history interpreted their executive powers broadly during times of national crisis, a legal scholar and controversial former Justice Department official said Friday at an event co-sponsored by the Law School's Federalist Society.

3.18.2010
"Stress: How to Cope in Law School and the Profession"
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Don Carroll '71, director of the North Carolina Lawyer Assistance Program, and Kate Gibson, J.D. and Psy.D., a psychologist at the Elson Student Health Center, discussed stress in law school and the profession at an event sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.

3.18.2010
"U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims," with James Ridgway '97
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James Ridgway '97, a member of the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association Board of Governors, gave a presentation on the work of the USCAVC and discussed internship and postgraduate opportunities in the field of veterans affairs.

3.11.2010
Explosion of Prenatal Genetic Testing on Horizon, Greely Says
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Game-changing advancements in prenatal genetic testing will soon force society to confront a host of difficult ethical, practical and legal questions, a law and biomedicine expert said at the Law School last week.

3.3.2010
Intersection of Technology, Democracy Influenced Bowen’s Path to California Secretary of State
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California Secretary of State Debra Bowen traced her path from private to public service and discussed how her career has been shaped by technology’s effect on democracy during her keynote address at the Conference on Public Service and the Law on Saturday.

2.25.2010
Waldron Delivers Meador Lecture on Law and Religion
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Professor Jeremy Waldron explored the appropriate place of religion in public discussions on government and policy last week during the Law School’s Meador Lecture on Law and Religion.

2.24.2010
Transitioning from Law School to Practice, with Jonathan Rusch '80
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Jonathan Rusch, the deputy chief for strategy and policy in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice's Fraud Section, discussed transitioning from law school to practice during an event at the Law School on Feb. 24.

2.15.2010
African-Americans, Law Schools and the LSAT, with Professor Alex Johnson
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University of Virginia law professor Alex Johnson, former chair of the Law School Admissions Council and former dean of Minnesota Law School, discusses the black/white LSAT score gap and why law schools are not admitting African-American students at a rate proportional to the test-taking population.

2.15.2010
Climate Regulation Begins at the State Level, Speakers Say
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Altering climate change regulations is a task that starts and ends with the states, according to a pair of experts who spoke last week at a Law School symposium sponsored by the Virginia Environmental Law Journal.

2.12.2010
Cleveland Outlines Obama’s Effect on International Law
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The Obama administration has renewed the country’s commitment to international engagement and is articulating a new Obama-Clinton doctrine for foreign relations, one of the U.S. State Department’s top international law advisers said at the Law School on Friday.

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