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4.9.2009
Human Rights Study Project Journeys to Fledgling Cambodia
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Eight students spent three weeks in Cambodia this January as Human Rights Study Project Cowan Fellows, a program designed to promote awareness of legal issues surrounding human rights in foreign countries.

4.6.2009
"Is Proposition 8 Constitutional?"
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Expert advocates in the field of gay rights discussed the recent constitutional challenges to California's Proposition 8 at an ACLU-UVA Law event with David B. Cruz, professor of law at USC Gould School of Law, and Sharon McGowan, staff attorney of the ACLU LGBT Project.

4.3.2009
Courts Are Capable of Handling Terrorism Cases, Judge Says
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Civilian courts can handle the legal challenges of terrorism cases if they undergo minor reforms and refinements, a district court judge told law students and professors at the 22nd Annual Sokol Colloquium on Private International Law Thursday.

4.2.2009
Virginia Chief Justice Explores Free Speech Case
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When ruling on free speech cases – even ones involving repugnant actions such as cross burning – it’s important to focus on protecting the Constitution, not individual people, the chief justice of the Virginia Supreme Court said at the Law School Friday.

3.31.2009
"The State of Play on Health Care Reform"
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Sarah Lock, the vice president of the Office of Policy Integration for the AARP, spoke to the Law School during a Colloquium on Health Care Reform.

3.25.2009
Alum Offers Strategy for New Lawyers in Midst of Troubling Economy
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Jonathan Rusch '80, deputy chief of the U.S. Department of Justice Fraud Section, advises students on how to navigate the professional world following graduation.

3.24.2009
How to Apply for a Skadden Fellowship, with Susan Butler Plum
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Skadden program administrator Susan Butler Plum spoke to students March 24. The Skadden Fellowship Foundation provides funding for graduating law students who wish to devote their professional lives to providing legal services to the poor (including the working poor), the elderly, the homeless and the disabled, as well as those deprived of their civil or human rights.

3.24.2009
"Effective Oral Advocacy"
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Gordon Todd '00 and Kosta Stojilkovic '04, both former U.S. Supreme Court clerks, discuss effective oral advocacy during a Student Legal Forum talk March 24 at the Law School. Todd and Stojilkovic are associates at Sidley Austin in Washington, D.C.

3.23.2009
Anwar: Constitutions of Muslim Countries Under Attack
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Some Islamic traditionalists in Muslim countries are trying to chip away at basic human rights, despite constitutional protections, a women’s rights activist said at the Law School Friday.

3.19.2009
"Asylum Denied: A Refugee's Struggle for Safety in America"
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Philip Schrag and David Kenny read from their book "Asylum Denied: A Refugee's Struggle for Safety in America" on March 19 at an event sponsored by the Immigration Law Program and the Charlottesville Amnesty International chapter as part of the Virginia Festival of the Book.

3.13.2009
"Legislative Reform and Human Rights in Iraq — The Current Situation and Future Prospects," with William "Spence" Spencer, Executive Director and Founder of the Institute for International Law and Human Rights
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Legislative reform efforts in Iraq have improved over the past few years, but challenges remain in critical areas such as human rights reporting and minority rights, an international lawyer told the Law School at a talk sponsored by the Human Rights Program on Tuesday.

3.10.2009
Experts Discuss Future of International Arbitration
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Attorneys who work and write about international arbitration gathered at the Law School on Feb. 27 to discuss issues surrounding the growing practice.

3.3.2009
Economic Crisis Origins Are Complex, Experts Explain
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The current economic crisis is not without precedent, but the notion that deregulation was the sole cause doesn’t bear up under close scrutiny, a panel of experts said at the Law School last week.

2.26.2009
Experts Debate Success of Digital Millennium Copyright Act
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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act, now more than 10 years old, has been both a blessing and a curse to users and producers of technology and media, according to panelists who spoke Friday at a Virginia Journal of Law and Technology symposium.

2.23.2009
"How to Lead and Succeed After Law School," with Kim Keenan '87
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Keenan, president-elect of the Washington, D.C., Bar spoke about life after law school during a lunch sponsored by the Black Law Students Association. Keenan is currently the principal of the Keenan Firm in Washington, D.C., where her practice has focused on complex medical malpractice litigation and litigation consulting....

2.23.2009
Botswana's Health Future Remains Fraught With Challenges, Massaro Warns
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Botswana's health future remains fraught with challenges despite the nation's exemplary governance, a Law and Medical School professor told students Monday.

2.19.2009
"Current Issues in IP Licensing," with Greg Kisor, Vice President and General Manager of Investor Relations, Intellectual Ventures
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Greg Kisor, Intel's former chief patent technologist and chairman of the U.S. JPEG Committee, spoke about patent licensing issues Feb. 19 at the Law School.

2.19.2009
"The Obama Administration and Prospects for Health Care Reform," with Susan Dentzer (The Future of Health Care Reform Lecture Series)
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Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, discussed the Obama administration and prospects for health care reform.

2.19.2009
"Conscience of a Colonel," with Lt. Col. V. Stuart Couch
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A former Marine Corps prosecutor who refused to prosecute a suspected terrorist held at Guantanamo Bay spoke at the Law School on Tuesday at an event sponsored by the Law Christian Fellowship.

2.18.2009
Schauer Charges Students to Ponder Nature of Legal Reasoning
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Professor Frederick Schauer asked students to consider what it is to “think like a lawyer” at a Student Scholarly Lunch on Wednesday.

2.13.2009
"Losing the First Dollar: The Current IPO Slowdown, Its Implications, and What It Takes to Make the Market Work Again"
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Arnold Evans J.D./M.B.A. '97 delivers a talk Feb. 13 at the Virginia Law & Business Review Symposium, "Global Credit Crisis: The International Role of the United States." Evans is managing director of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey in Atlanta.

2.13.2009
Marriage as a Policy Initiative: Reducing Poverty and Strengthening Minority Communities
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Research indicates that marriage is good for society, but there is a pronounced racial divide in the marriage rates and no easy answers on what actions — if any — government should take to rectify it, a panel of experts said Wednesday at the Law School.

2.12.2009
"Alternatives to Feminism," with Jennifer Roback Morse
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Jennifer Roback Morse, a former economics professor, spoke about alternatives to feminism Feb. 12 at an event sponsored by the Federalist Society.

2.5.2009
Students, Faculty Show Support for Third Annual Diversity Pledge
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Law students, faculty and staff are showing their promise to embrace diversity today by wearing T-shirts they received after signing the third annual diversity pledge.

2.3.2009
Congressman Tom Perriello Gives Opening Remarks at Public Service Conference
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U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello of Virginia's 5th District delivered the opening remarks at the 10th Annual Conference on Public Service and the Law.

1.30.2009
Public Service Offers Fulfilling Career, Morrison Says
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Students can make their law careers most meaningful by following a path in public service, public-interest litigator Alan Morrison said Friday during the opening of the 10th Annual Conference on Public Service and the Law.

12.1.2008
Commencement 2007: Napolitano ’83 Challenges Graduates to Master Change
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Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, a 1983 graduate of the Law School, has been nominated as the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a cabinet-level post. President-elect Barack Obama announced his decision today.

11.25.2008
"An Exploration of Race in Barack Obama's America"
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The election of the country's first black president could have dramatic implications for the identity of African Americans, visiting Law School professor Guy-Uriel Charles said Thursday at a Center for the Study of Race and Law event.

11.20.2008
“Healthcare, Guaranteed: A Simple, Secure Solution for America,” with Ezekiel Emanuel (The Future of Health Care Reform Lecture Series)
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Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., from the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health, discussed guaranteed health care in America at the Law School Nov. 20 as part of the Sadie Lewis Webb Lecture Series. Emanuel is a breast oncologist, philosopher and author/editor of several books.

11.20.2008
Former NPR Executive Says State of American Journalism Is Not Sound
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American journalism is reeling as the industry struggles to find a workable business model for the 21st century, a former National Public Radio executive told a crowd of Law School students and faculty Tuesday.

11.17.2008
"A Discussion of Race, Apologies and America's Greatest Outstanding Debt"
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Two legislative staffers spoke about their efforts to advance racial reconciliation through political means at an event sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and Law on Nov. 12. With Keenan Keller (pictured), counsel for Rep. John Conyers, and James Park, legislative counsel for Rep. Steve Cohen.

11.12.2008
“The Election Is Over…Now What?" (The Future of Health Care Reform Lecture Series)
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Partisan gridlock and interest groups threaten to stifle future health care reform despite a Democratic-majority government, health policy analyst Carolyn Engelhard told Law School students Thursday.

11.10.2008
Justice Delayed-Denied: Hariri Tribunal and the Politics of Justice in the Mideast
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Justice remains elusive in Lebanon three years after the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, said former Lebanese presidential candidate and current visiting law professor Chibli Mallat on Friday.

11.7.2008
"Where Have You Gone, Ruth Bader Ginsburg?" with Professor Anne Coughlin
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Professor Anne Coughlin discusses the status of the feminist movement in contemporary culture and remaining legal roadblocks to equal rights during a Law School Foundation Board and Alumni Council meeting Friday.

11.5.2008
"Strategies for Appellate Brief Writing," with Hogan & Hartson Partners Catherine Stetson '94 and Chris Handman
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Hogan & Hartson partners Catherine Stetson '94 and Chris Handman offer advice on how to write an appellate brief.

11.5.2008
Virginia Environmental Law Journal Symposium: “Defining Green Building: Emerging Standards at the Intersection Between Sustainable Development and the Law”
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Environmentally friendly and energy efficient “green” building practices have caught on remarkably in recent years, but both the government and the private sector could do more to promote such construction, a panel of experts said Friday during a symposium at the Law School.

10.27.2008
"How Oral Advocacy Influences Presidential Elections," with Professor Robert Sayler
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From FDR to Barack Obama, Law School Professor Robert Sayler examines how good -- or bad -- oral advocacy has affected modern presidential elections and discusses best practices for public speaking.

10.27.2008
Interrogation and Torture in U.S. Policy: A Forum with Retired U.S. Generals
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At a Law School forum Thursday, two retired three-star generals voiced outrage over the use of torture in Afghanistan and Iraq and called for national leadership to address the issue.

10.23.2008
"'Freedomnomics': A Response to 'Freakonomics,'" with Economist John Lott
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Economist John Lott spoke about his book, "Freedomnomics: Why the Free Market Works and Other Half-Baked Theories Don't," at a Federalist Society event Thursday.

10.16.2008
“Underlying Visions and Values — Future Architecture,” with Stuart Butler (The Future of Health Care Reform Lecture Series)
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Differences in fundamental values are at the root of disagreements over the future of the U.S. health system, said Stuart Butler, a leading scholar at one of the nation's most influential think tanks.

10.16.2008
Above the Law Founder: In Tough Times, Choose First Firm Job Carefully
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Law students have reason to be concerned about the economy, but should be able to weather the storm if they thoroughly research the firms that offer them jobs, said David Lat, the influential blogger who launched Above the Law and Underneath Their Robes.

10.14.2008
Dr. Jason Karlawish, keynote speaker at "Exploring Voting in Long-Term Care Facilities in Virginia"
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The election system needs reform to keep residents of long-term care facilities safe from political disenfranchisement and voter fraud, a bioethicist said Friday at the Law School.

10.3.2008
"The Race for the Bottom in Corporate Law," with Chief Judge Frank Easterbrook, 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
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Onerous federal regulations enacted after the collapse of Enron haven’t helped the way American corporations are governed, a federal judge said in a recent address at the Law School.

9.30.2008
Law School Launches Innocence Clinic
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Students in a new clinic hope to win exoneration for innocent people convicted in Virginia.

9.26.2008
Wilkinson Addresses Race and Mormonism
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Winston Wilkinson, director of the Office of Civil Rights for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, spoke to students Thursday about race and Mormonism during an event sponsored by the Black Law Students Association and the Rex E. Lee Society.

9.19.2008
Professor George Geis Explains the U.S. Financial Market Crisis
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Law School professors are available for comment on the current financial market crisis.

9.18.2008
Excerpt from Kathryn Abrams' talk, "Law and Emotion: Some Implications of a New Paradigm for Family Law"
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Recognizing the role of emotion is critical to a better understanding of family law, experts said Thursday during a conference on law and emotion held in Caplin Pavilion.

9.18.2008
"Challenges of State-Based Health Reform”
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A leading figure of one of the nation’s biggest nonprofit health care providers addressed the obstacles to state-based health care reform at a Law School lecture Thursday.

9.17.2008
Professors Analyze Cases in 7th Annual Supreme Court Roundup
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In front of a standing-room-only crowd of students and faculty in Caplin Pavilion, a panel of Law School professors broke down some of the most important decisions from the past U.S. Supreme Court term.

9.8.2008
Dean Paul Mahoney Discusses Pro Bono Work
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Mahoney spoke about the importance of pro bono work at the Pro Bono Program orientation Sept. 8.

9.2.2008
Johnson Defends Affirmative Action in Law School Recruiting
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Ending affirmative action in recruiting students to U.S. law schools would come at an unacceptable cost, said Law School professor Alex Johnson Thursday at a resident faculty speaker series event sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and Law.

8.29.2008
Health Care Reform and the 2008 Presidential Election
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Carolyn Engelhard, an associate professor in the UVA Public Health Sciences department and co-author of "Health Care Half Truths: Too Many Myths, Not Enough Reality," talks about health care reform and the 2008 presidential election.

8.28.2008
Supreme Court Litigation Clinic Mini-Documentary
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Students and instructors talk about what it's like to participate in the Supreme Court litigation clinic. The yearlong clinic allows students to work on actual Supreme Court cases under the supervision of law faculty and practicing attorneys.

8.26.2008
SCOTUSblogger Tom Goldstein
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Goldstein, who spoke at the Law School Aug. 26 at an American Constitution Society event, is principally responsible for SCOTUSblog, which is devoted to coverage of the Supreme Court and is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading legal blogs.

8.18.2008
Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III '72 Addresses the Class of 2011
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Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III '72 of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals addressed the Class of 2011 at orientation Aug. 18.

8.18.2008
Dean Paul Mahoney Welcomes the Class of 2011
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Dean Paul Mahoney welcomed the Class of 2011 at orientation Aug. 18.

5.18.2008
Finchem Urges Graduates to Follow Their Passions
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Members of the Class of 2008 should be passionate about what they do in life, PGA Tour Commissioner Timothy W. Finchem ’73 said during commencement Sunday in Memorial Gymnasium. Normally held on the Law School’s Holcombe Green Lawn, the ceremony moved indoors due to inclement weather.

5.16.2008
Robinson Slows Down Long Enough To Retire
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Most academics don’t start teaching new classes and writing new books at the end of their careers. So some of Glen Robinson’s colleagues are a little surprised that the law professor and former FCC commissioner is retiring this year.

5.9.2008
Dudley to Retire After 26-Year Teaching Career
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Earl Dudley's life holds many stories from two long and successful legal careers — first as a litigator and later as a Virginia law professor.

5.2.2008
"The Persistence of General Law," with Professor Caleb Nelson
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Professor Caleb Nelson discusses why the structure of the federal system compels courts to continue drawing certain rules of decision from general American jurisprudence rather than from the local law of any individual state. Nelson spoke Friday at an alumni luncheon.

4.29.2008
"Semester Summation": Spring 2008 News with Profs. Molly Bishop and George Cohen
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Narrated by Professors Molly Bishop and George Cohen, the Newscast highlights Law School news and events from the spring 2008 semester.

4.25.2008
A Conversation with the 2008 Lile Moot Court Winners
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Michael Hollander and Rebecca Mroz, winners of the 2008 Lile Moot Court competition, talk about what it was like to argue on behalf of the United States against a fictional appellant who had pleaded guilty to a felony charge of tampering with evidence.

4.22.2008
Professor Michael Collins' Charge to the Class of 2008
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Professor Michael Collins delivered the annual Charge to the Class April 22 in Caplin Pavilion.

4.8.2008
"The Lost Promise of Civil Rights," with Danny Greenberg and Professors Risa Goluboff and Tomiko Brown-Nagin
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A panel sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and Law discusses Law School Professor Risa Goluboff's new book, "The Lost Promise of Civil Rights." Panelists include Goluboff; Danny Greenberg of Schulte, Roth & Zabel LLP; and Professor Tomiko Brown-Nagin.

4.7.2008
Schwartzman Argues for Principle of Judicial Sincerity
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Judges have a duty to be sincere when making their decisions because it is necessary to ensure that rulings are legitimate, Associate Professor Micah Schwartzman said April 7 during the first in a series of “Meet the Author” lectures sponsored by the Virginia Law Review. Schwartzman discussed his essay “Judicial Sincerity,” ...

4.3.2008
"FDA at a Crossroads: Food Use of Cloned Animals" with Michael Rodemeyer and Larisa Rudenko
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Michael Rodemeyer, J.D., former executive director of the Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology; and Larisa Rudenko, Ph.D., senior advisor for Biotechnology, Center for Veterinary Medicine, FDA discuss the FDA's recent decisions on food use of cloned animals.

4.2.2008
"UVA Lawyers at Mid-life: How Full the Glass? with Professor John Monahan
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A glass-half-empty philosophy seems to pay off for law students, Professor John Monahan discovered to his surprise after a study nearly two decades ago.“In law school, it turns out, pessimists do better than optimists,” Monahan told a crowd of more than 100 students, faculty, and former students Wednesday. “I ultimately concluded that, ...

3.29.2008
Mroz, Hollander Win Moot Court Competition
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In the minutes leading up to the final round of the 79th Annual William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition, teammates Rebecca Mroz and Michael Hollander practiced their arguments together one final time before delivering them in front of three federal appeals court judges. The pair had spent weeks drilling each other on all ...

3.28.2008
"A View from the Bench" with J. Harvie Wilkinson III '72
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Judges are too often nominated for how they view today’s hot political issues rather than for their overall decision-making abilities, said J. Harvie Wilkinson III ’72, a judge on the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Wilkinson delivered the 10th Annual Henry J. Abraham Distinguished Lecture to a crowded Caplin Auditorium ...

3.26.2008
Chinese Legal Reform: Potential for Change in Public Interest Law
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The Chinese legal system is in the midst of significant reforms, but is still plagued by a glut of death penalty cases, inconsistent judicial rulings, and a dearth of qualified criminal defense lawyers, a panel of experts said Thursday at the Law School.

3.13.2008
"FDA at a Crossroads: Drug Safety, A View from Inside the FDA," with Robert Temple, M.D.
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Robert Temple, M.D., director for Medical Policy for the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research discusses drug safety.

3.12.2008
Libel Show Co-Producer Patrick Byrnett Discusses the Production's History, with Directors John Sheehan (on Phone) and Phoebe Geer
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It started as a fraternity hazing ritual on the steps of the Rotunda more than a century ago, but the Law School’s annual Libel Show has retained its mission of lampooning faculty, the administration, and law school culture, while growing into an impressive musical-comedy stage production harnessing the efforts of more than ...

2.27.2008
National Human Rights Depend on International Action, Says U.N. Expert
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Human rights expert Gay McDougall learned, through her more than 35 years of international human rights work that, “racism is ubiquitous, it’s a global phenomenon."

2.25.2008
"How to Be a Public Interest Attorney at a Private Law Firm," with a panel of attorneys moderated by Scot Fishman
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Attorneys from Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law speak about their experience serving the public interest while working in the private sector.

2.23.2008
FEC Weakened by Vacancies, Says Former Chairman
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With only two sitting commissioners to oversee what will likely be the most expensive presidential election in history, the U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC) is currently crippled, said Scott Thomas, former FEC chairman and commissioner, in his keynote address Feb. 23 at a Law School conference focusing on election law.

2.22.2008
Leftward Drift in Latin America Complex, Says Expert
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Trying to determine what is the political “left” and what is “right” in Latin America, and whether the perceived drift toward the left in recent years will have a lasting impact on international law, is a challenge, according to Santiago Canton, executive secretary for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for the Organization ...

2.21.2008
"Dress for Success," with Representatives from Beecroft & Bull and J. Crew
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Representatives from Beecroft & Bull and J. Crew present the basics of dressing for a professional environment and the finer points of dressing for an interview.

2.21.2008
"Should FDA Regulate the Leading Cause of Preventable Death: Tobacco Products?" (FDA at a Crossroads Lecture Series)
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William V. Corr, executive director of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and William B. Schultz, partner at Zuckerman Spaeder, LLP, discuss whether the FDA should regulate tobacco products.

2.15.2008
U.S. Markets Still the Gold Standard, Says Stock Expert
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The tension between the need to regulate capital markets and resistance from the business community to such regulation has served the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) well. It’s the very thing that attracts U.S. and foreign-based investors to U.S. capital markets, according to Regina Mysliwiec ’72, former senior vice president ...

2.12.2008
"Church and State Debate" with Rev. Barry Lynn and Jeffrey Ventrella
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Rev. Barry Lynn, president of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and Jeffrey Ventrella, vice-president of the Alliance Defense Fund, debate church and state issues.

2.12.2008
Duke Lacrosse Case “A Defining Legal Moment,” Court TV Anchor Says
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The Duke lacrosse case was a defining legal moment that revealed the weaknesses and strengths of the legal system during several months of intense media scrutiny, said Court TV anchor Jack Ford during a talk in Caplin Pavilion Feb. 12. Ford, a Fordham University School of Law graduate and Emmy and Peabody award-winning journalist, ...

2.9.2008
Immigrant Rights Advocate Bauer ’90 Encourages Students to Continue March for Justice
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Law School alumna Mary Bauer’s message to students at the Conference on Public Service and the Law last Saturday was not one of personal sacrifice, but of personal fulfillment. She encouraged students to choose a career path that will truly make them happy—and earning loads of money is no substitute.

2.8.2008
"The Ecology of Information Security Law," with Andrea Matwyshyn
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Wharton School professor Andrea Matwyshyn speaks about data breach notification law and its related constitutional requirements at the Virginia Journal of Law & Technology's symposium on information privacy February 8.

2.8.2008
N.J. Attorney General Urges Students to Follow Their Hearts to Right Career
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New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram told students to follow their own career paths in her opening address to the ninth annual Conference on Public Service and the Law Feb. 8 at the Law School.

2.7.2008
BLSA Kicks-Off Black History Month with Prof. Michael Klarman on "Consciousness. Cultivation. Change."
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Prof. Klarman lectures about his newly released book, "Unfinished Business."

2.7.2008
"The Influence of PHARMA on Drug Trials" (FDA at a Crossroads Lecture Series)
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Fran Hawthorne, author of "Inside the FDA: The Business and Politics Behind the Drugs We Take and the Food We Eat," talks about the influence of PHARMA on drug trials.

2.5.2008
Protocols Needed in Online Child Self-Exploitation Cases, Says Leary
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It’s a crime in which the victim is also the criminal—so whom do you prosecute? Underage youths who exploit themselves online can be subject to criminal pornography charges, explained child abuse expert Mary Leary at a Law School event Feb. 5, but so far courts are applying the law unevenly.

1.31.2008
"The State of Science at the Food and Drug Administration" (FDA at a Crossroads Lecture Series)
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Peter Barton Hutt, senior counsel for Covington & Burling, LLP, and former chief counsel of the FDA discusses the state of science at the Food and Drug Administration.

12.19.2007
"Semester Summation": Fall 2007 News with Profs. Molly Bishop and George Cohen
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Narrated by Professors Molly Bishop and George Cohen, the Newscast highlights Law School news and events from the fall 2007 semester.

11.26.2007
"Professional Presentation Skills," with Lynne Traverse, Recruiting Manager at Bryan Cave LLP
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Lynne Traverse, recruiting manager at Bryan Cave, provided valuable tips on how to prepare a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to help land that job. She also offered advice on how to make a great impression during interviews.

11.17.2007
U.S. Has Learned Lessons on Detainee Treatment, Panelists Say
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While U.S. officials in the past have made mistakes regarding the treatment of detainees, the Department of Defense and lawmakers are taking steps to clarify procedures and ensure that the United States is transparent in its policies, said panelists at a Nov. 17 discussion at the Law School of the treatment and interrogation of detainees.

11.13.2007
Forde-Mazrui, Wardle Debate Same-Sex Marriage, Adoption
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A debate on same-sex marriage and adoption brought a standing-room-only crowd to Caplin Pavilion Nov. 13, as Virginia law professor Kim Forde-Mazrui and Professor Lynn Wardle from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University faced off on one of the most contentious issues in family law.

11.2.2007
Proposed Power Lines Debated at Environmental Law Symposium
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Environmental advocates spoke out against towering power lines they hope won’t become the new symbol of rapid development in Northern Virginia, during the Virginia Environmental Law Journal’s Fall Symposium Nov. 2. The proposed Mid-Atlantic National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor designated by the U.S. Department of ...

10.30.2007
"Food Safety" (FDA at a Crossroads Lecture Series)
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Michael R. Taylor, a professor at George Washington University and former FDA deputy commissioner for Policy and administrator of USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, spoke about food safety and the FDA.

10.29.2007
Grace, Not Severity, Wins Culture Wars, Stuntz '85 Says
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Twice in American history the imprisonment rate in the United States has exploded. These explosions in the rate that people are incarcerated correlates with two crusades by the theologically conservative Protestant church against vice, argued William J. Stuntz '85 at the Meador Lecture Oct. 18. Beginning with the period of 1890 ...

10.25.2007
Alumni Explore How to Break into Entrepreneurial World after Law School: Session II
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On Oct. 11 and 12, alumni from across the country convened for the Law School’s Business Advisory Council meetings. The Business Advisory Council is an alumni group designed to foster and encourage interaction between the Law School andalumni who have leftthe practiceof law foropportunities in the business sector.

10.25.2007
Alumni Explore How to Break into Entrepreneurial World after Law School: Session I
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On Oct. 11 and 12, alumni from across the country convened for the Law School’s Business Advisory Council meetings. The Business Advisory Council is an alumni group designed to foster and encourage interaction between the Law School andalumni who have leftthe practiceof law foropportunities in the business sector.

10.24.2007
"The Implications of New Legislation and Issues Surrounding the Importation of Food and Drugs" (FDA at a Crossroads Lecture Series)
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William K Hubbard, former senior associate commissioner of the FDA and senior advisor to the Coalition for a Stronger FDA spoke about the implications of new legislation and issues surrounding the importation of food and drugs.

10.23.2007
Bar Exam Information Session with D. Adele Highman, Micro Mash Bar Review, and Michael Power, Kaplan PMBR
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Two bar exam prep course representatives discussed the bar, the timeline, and all relevant information needed to start considering post-graduation bar review.

10.18.2007
Prosecutorial Injustice Commonplace, Says Duke Lacrosse Rape Case Attorney
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A year ago this month, James P. Cooney III ’82 was in the middle of a jury trial, defending a hospital in a wrongful death action, when an old friend called to ask him to take on another case. “You will never have a more innocent client,” Cooney recalls being told by Joseph Cheshire.

10.17.2007
Framing the Debate: Using the Power of Narrative to Craft Winning Trial Strategies (with John Drenning)
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Seattle public defender John Drenning '99 spoke about the use of narrative to craft winning trial strategies. The talk was intended for anyone who would like to package information for jurors more effectively, or hone the persuasiveness of their argumentation.

10.16.2007
"Law and Having a Life Too, or Better Living Through Literature" with Paul Ruxin '68
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Paul Ruxin '68, a partner at Jones Day, spoke to law students about how literature made his life better and made him a better lawyer. His personal collection of the works of Samuel Johnson, James Boswell and their circle is among the most complete collection in private hands in the world.

10.12.2007
Ballenger, Cooper Debate the Right of Access to Developmental Drugs
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Law school students gathered on Oct. 4 to witness a debate between Scott Ballenger, counsel for Abigail Alliance, and Richard Cooper, former chief counsel for the FDA, on whether or not terminally ill patients have a constitutional right of access to developmental drugs.

10.2.2007
Fourth Circuit Judges Speak to Law Students about Appellate Court Judging
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Peter Rubin, founder of the American Constitution Society and professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center, moderated a discussion with two 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges regarding judicial decisions made at the appeals court level. The panel spoke at an event held Sept. 25 in Caplin Pavilion at the Law ...

10.2.2007
DNA Testing Marks Beginning of a New Civil Rights Movement, Garrett Says
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Professor Brandon Garrett spoke about his groundbreaking research on DNA testing to prove wrongful convictions and the U.S. criminal justice system’s faulty appeals process at a Sept. 24 event at the Law School.

9.27.2007
Opportunities at the Government Accountability Office: A Presentation by Susan Sawtelle '81
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Susan Sawtelle '81, managing associate general counsel at the U.S. Government Accountability Office Office (GAO), talked to students about why the GAO remains one of the most attractive federal government employers for law students.

9.26.2007
Banks Talks to Law Students about Current Issues in Racial Profiling
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Richard Banks, a law professor at Stanford, spoke to Law School students Sept. 21 about the problems that arise from the blurred boundary between discriminatory racial profiling and the more acceptable suspect description reliance in the post Sept. 11 world. Banks' talk was sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and ...

9.21.2007
Temporary-Effect Legislation, Not Permanent Legislation Facilitates Fiscal Responsibility, Yin Says
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Professor George Yin, recently named the inaugural Edwin S. Cohen Distinguished Professor of Taxation and Law, argued that temporary-effect legislation rather than permanent legislation facilitates fiscal responsibility in Congress during his chair lecture in Caplin Pavilion, Sept. 12.

9.21.2007
Faculty Panel Reviews Previous Supreme Court Term
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The 6th annual Supreme Court Round-Up, sponsored by the Student Legal Forum, played to a packed Caplin Pavilion audience and featured a panel of Law School professors moderated by Professor A.E. Dick Howard.

9.20.2007
“How to Distinguish Between Law Firms” with Ralph Baxter ‘74, Chairman and CEO of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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Ralph Baxter ‘74, Chairman and CEO of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, spoke to law student in Caplin Pavilion about how to distinguish between law firms.

9.17.2007
Virginia’s Freedom Fighter: The Law School Honors Oliver W. Hill Sr.
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The late Oliver W. Hill Sr., esteemed civil rights attorney, was honored for his integral role in the civil rights movement at a Law School event Sept. 13 in Caplin Pavilion.

9.12.2007
Flynn Speaks about Relentless Pursuit, Offers Advice to Future Lawyers
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Kevin Flynn ’82, a federal prosecutor and author of “Relentless Pursuit,” spoke to Law School students about his work in public service and the story behind his decision to write the nonfiction thriller at an event Sept. 6 in Caplin Pavilion.

9.4.2007
"Protect the Constitution: Become a Public Defender" with Adam Heyman '03
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Adam Heyman '03, who walked away from a high paying salary at a large firm to become a public defender in Brooklyn, New York, spoke about what it's like being a public defender.

8.30.2007
Prof. Rachel Harmon on Public Interest Law
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Prof. Rachel Harmon shared her experiences with public interest law at the Fall Public Service Kick-off.

8.21.2007
Dean John Jeffries Welcomes Class of 2010
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Dean John C. Jeffries, Jr. welcomed the Class of 2009 at orientation Aug. 20.

8.21.2007
Louise Sams '85 Welcomes Class of 2010
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Louise Sams '85, president of Turner Broadcasting System International, welcomed the Class of 2010 at orientation Aug. 20.

7.5.2007
Bonnie on Students in Distress, Mental Health and Law Reform
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Professor Richard Bonnie spoke at a Miller Center of Public Affairs forum about the intersection of mental health and criminal justice systems.

5.25.2007
Bonnie Chairs IOM Committee Recommending Measures to Reduce Tobacco Use
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A new Institute of Medicine (IOM) report released yesterday recommends tough measures to reduce U.S. smoking rates. University of Virginia law professor Richard Bonnie chaired the committee of 14 experts who wrote the report, “Ending the Tobacco Problem: A Blueprint for the Nation.”

5.22.2007
Napolitano ’83 Challenges Class of 2007 to Master Change
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To be successful in today’s legal world, lawyers must be able to master the rapid changes that accompany progress, said Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano at Sunday’s commencement ceremony at the Law School.

5.18.2007
Spring 2007 Law School Newscast
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Narrated by Professor George Cohen and Public Service Center Director Molly Bishop, the Newscast highlights Law School news and events from the spring 2007 semester.

5.11.2007
"Alger Hiss in History" with Prof. G. Edward White
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Prof. G. Edward White spoke about a subject he explored in his book, "Alger Hiss's Looking-Glass Wars," at a New York University conference in April on alleged Soviet spy Alger Hiss. White argues that Hiss deliberately structured a campaign to deceive people into believing that he had not been a spy.

5.9.2007
Professor Jon Cannon on Massachusetts v. EPA
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Nine years ago, Professor Jon Cannon, currently director of Virginia's environmental and land use law program, was general counsel of the EPA. He warned that the EPA could regulate emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases as “air pollutants” under the Clean Air Act if found to be dangerous.

4.27.2007
A NeW Generation of Women: How Conservative Women Are Reclaiming College Campuses, with 1L Karin Agness
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First-year law student Karin Agness, who spoke at a Miller Center of Public Affairs Forum April 18, is the founder and national president of the Network of enlightened Women (NeW), the nation's premier organization for conservative university women.

4.25.2007
Human Rights in India: A Presentation by the Cowan Fellows Human Rights Study Project
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Members of the Cowan Fellows Human Rights Study Project, who traveled to India earlier this year to conduct research on human rights issues, presented their findings and experiences.

4.24.2007
Prof. Jim Ryan's Charge to the Class of 2007
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Professor Jim Ryan gave the annual Charge to the Class April 24 in Caplin Pavilion to students who will be graduating this spring.

4.19.2007
U.S. Needs to Reclaim Mantle of Liberty Abroad, Slaughter Says
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The United States should hold itself to the same standards of restraint that it requires of other countries if it wants to reclaim its mantle as a protector of liberty under law on the international stage, said Anne-Marie Slaughter, Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law winner.

4.17.2007
Supreme Court Docket Heavy on Environmental, Business Cases, Solicitor General Says
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A look from mid-term revealed that the Supreme Court docket was full of key environmental and business cases, U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement observed at a Federalist Society talk in Caplin Pavilion April 11.

4.16.2007
PILA Celebrates 25 Years of Public Service Fellowships
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From the initial $25 to $100 pledges from students in 1981 to today’s quarter-million dollar fundraising goliath aimed not only at students but at faculty, alumni, and the legal community, the effort to support students pursuing public-interest jobs during the summer has come a long way in its 25-year history at the Law School.

4.13.2007
"Financial Planning After Law School"
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Stephen Campbell, senior vice president of SunTrust Banks in the area of private wealth management, discusses saving, paying off student-loan debt, first-time home buying, and other concerns related to financial planning during an event sponsored by Women of Color April 11.

4.5.2007
"The 'Bong Hits 4 Jesus' Case: Free Speech, Religion, and Public Order"
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Jordan Lorence of the Alliance Defense Fund and UVA law professor and First Amendment expert Robert O’Neil discussed the "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" case recently heard by the Supreme Court, during an event sponsored by the Federalist Society April 3.

4.3.2007
“Insular Cases” Made Puerto Rican Status Unclear, Panel Says
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A series of five Supreme Court rulings from 1901 to 1922, known as the Insular Cases, ensured Puerto Rico’s relationship with the United States would remain unclear to this day, explained panelists at the Latin American Law Organization spring colloquium March 29.

4.3.2007
Originalism Is Political, Not Judicial, Philosophy, Post Says
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Originalism is a highly effective political strategy, rather than simply a jurisprudential philosophy of adhering to the exact text of the Constitution and the original intent of the framers, said Robert Post at the biennial McCorkle Lecture March 29.

3.28.2007
Global Warming Strategy Should Consider Countries’ Cultures, Says Bell
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Debates over how to best address global climate change go on as if all of the world’s countries had the same sorts of economic, legal, and cultural frameworks, suggested Ruth Greenspan Bell at a Virginia Environmental Law Journal symposium Friday.

3.26.2007
Housing Law Clinic Mini-Documentary
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Participants talk about their experience in the Housing Law Clinic. Supervised by staff at the Legal Aid Justice Center, the yearlong clinic combines classroom meetings with practical experience working with clients in the Charlottesville community.

3.26.2007
Coughlin Finds Police Manuals Blame Victim in Rape Cases
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While law professor Anne Coughlin was studying old police interrogation manuals as part of her preparation to teach Miranda v. Arizona in a criminal procedure course, she noticed that all of the manuals recommended the use of victim-blaming stories in order to elicit confessions from suspects.

3.26.2007
Col. William Gunn, Former Chief Defense Counsel for the Guantanamo Bay Detainees
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Col. Gunn, a retired member of the Air Force JAG Corps, discussed his experiences as chief defense counsel in the Department of Defense Office of Military Commissions, where he oversaw the defense of detainees brought before military commissions at Guantanamo Bay.

3.23.2007
Judicial Independence Safe, Pryor Says
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Recently, several leaders in the legal community have voiced concerns that judicial independence is in jeopardy. Thanks to Americans’ recognition of the importance of an independent judiciary, now and throughout history, judicial independence is safe, Judge William H. Pryor said.

3.21.2007
"A Constitutional Right to Preschool?"
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Professor Jim Ryan considers whether access to publicly funded preschool should be expanded and, if so, whether state courts should play a role.

3.20.2007
Greenburg Uncovers Inner Workings of Supreme Court
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The struggle for control of the Supreme Court in recent years has been defined by how justices interact with and react to each other as much as their differing legal philosophies, said Jan Crawford Greenburg of ABC News at a Law School talk.

3.20.2007
Michel Explains Role of Federal Circuit, Offers Advice to Students
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Chief Judge Paul Michel '66 of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) aimed to dispel some myths surrounding the court in his talk at the Law School March 15.

2.27.2007
Policy of Cruelty Toward Detainees Leading U.S. Down Wrong Path, Mora Says
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Adopting a policy of cruelty towards its detainees will have a devastating effect on the United States, said Alberto J. Mora, former general counsel to the Department of the Navy.

2.22.2007
"Copyright From The Far Side: What If Gary Larson Was a Copyright Lawyer?"
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Bill Patry, senior copyright counsel for Google Inc., author of "Patry on Copyright," and former copyright counsel to the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary led a discussion about copyright and intellectual property law Feb. 22.

2.21.2007
Institutional Activism Positive for Shareholders, Panelists Say
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Institutional investors are increasingly taking an activist approach to investing by trying to influence how corporations self-govern, but panelists at a business law event agreed that more involvement by such groups will pay off in the end.

2.19.2007
Kaine Calls for Racial Reconciliation, Urges Students to Pursue Public Service
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Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine offered law students guidance on how to pursue a career in public service during his keynote address at the eighth annual student-organized Conference on Public Service and the Law in Caplin Auditorium Saturday.

2.17.2007
"Is America Gripped By Islamophobia?"
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Daniel Sutherland '85, the officer for civil rights and civil liberties at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, discussed his recent research into the challenges faced by Arab Americans and Muslims in the United States after 9/11, during a Feb. 15 talk sponsored by the Islamic Legal Exchange.

2.16.2007
Use of Extraordinary Renditions Has Changed, Risk of Torture Hasn't, Panelists Say
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The controversial use of extraordinary renditions to interrogate or detain suspected terrorists has evolved since its first use by the United States in 1995, but the practice fails to address concerns about torture and may be ineffective in quashing terrorism, said panelists at a Feb. 16 discussion at the Law School.

2.5.2007
"What Are Employers Looking For? A List of Do's and Don'ts to Guide You Through Interviews"
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Charles Hadden, long-time hiring partner of Ross, Dixon & Bell in Washington, D.C., gave tips on interviewing with law firms Feb. 1.

1.12.2007
Fall 2006 Law School Newscast
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Narrated by Professor George Cohen, the Newscast highlights Law School news and events from the fall 2006 semester.

1.10.2007
Virginia Medical and Law Schools Team Up to Help Those in Poverty
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A new partnership with the Law School and the Legal Aid Justice Center will help with legal issues that keep impoverished patients on the fringes of society.

11.28.2006
Prof. Anne Coughlin on Exam Do's and Don'ts
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Prof. Anne Coughlin provides tips to students on how to prepare for and take exams.

11.17.2006
White House Counsel Conference: Panel on Judicial Selection
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Dean Jeffries moderates a panel featuring former White House counsel and deputy counsel, as well as assistant and associate attorney generals from the Bush, Carter, and Clinton presidencies.

11.17.2006
Jaffe '01 Discusses Environmental Defense v. Duke Energy
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The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Environmental Defense v. Duke Energy this month. Caleb Jaffe '01, an attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center and co-author of the petitioner brief to the Supreme Court, spoke about the case at the Law School Nov. 14.

11.15.2006
Side Agreements Have Important Implications for Contract Law, Theory, Cohen Says
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Laws governing side agreements—agreements made outside of publicly known contracts—should focus on protecting the legitimate interests of third parties such as investors, said law professor George Cohen at a Nov. 7 lecture.

11.7.2006
Conference Examines Diversity in the Legal Profession
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Lawyers occupy a special place in society, as the representatives of the profession that represents the rights of the privileged, the underprivileged, the many, and the few.

11.6.2006
Va. Payday Lending Business Growing, Panel Reveals
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Payday lending has become a big business and the subject of much controversy in Virginia, pitting industry supporters against consumer advocates, and leaving state legislators with a decision to make regarding regulation.

11.6.2006
Immigration Reforms Have Momentum, Panel Says
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The recent enactment of legislation designed to fund a fence across the southern U.S. border has not stalled lawmakers and immigrant rights’ advocates who are seeking alternate improvements to the nation’s immigration policies, panelists said.

10.30.2006
Alumni Discuss Life as General Counsel
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Virginia’s strong business law curriculum has yielded many alumni who have pursued jobs as general counsels, and several returned to the Law School Oct. 19 to discuss their experiences and offer advice to students.

10.19.2006
More than the Score: Baseball at the Crossroads
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In this talk, Prof. G.E. White explores the history of baseball, its role in a changing society, and contemporary issues in baseball today.

10.9.2006
"Should the Virginia Constitution Be Amended to Prevent Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Relationships?"
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Virginia Del. Bob Marshall, co-author of an amendment on the state ballot this fall to ban legal recognition of same-sex marriage, debated the issue with Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry.

9.28.2006
SCOTUS Blogger Paves Own Way to Firm’s Top Supreme Court Post
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Tom Goldstein didn't blog his way to the top—it took hard work and some fortunate connections for the founder of the SCOTUSBlog and head of the Supreme Court practice at Akin to land where he is now.

9.25.2006
Proposed Va. Amendment May Strike Down More than Same-Sex Marriage, Panelists Say
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The proposed Marshall-Newman Amendment to Virginia's state constitution has powerful implications for families—but not in a positive way, panelists said Sept. 18.

9.20.2006
Supreme Court Still Divided, Professors Say
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Despite two new members, including a new chief justice, the Supreme Court is still sharply divided on several key issues, said professors at the annual review of the Court’s term Sept. 13. Panelists covered cases on political redistricting, free speech, criminal law, administrative law, and national security at the event.

9.19.2006
Author John Grisham Finds Troubled Story Behind "Innocent Man"
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Best-selling author and Charlottesville-area resident John Grisham spoke to a riveted audience at the Law School Sept. 14 about the troubled story behind his latest—and first nonfiction—book, "The Innocent Man."

9.15.2006
"The Business of Practicing Law," with Ralph Baxter '74, Chairman and CEO of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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Ralph Baxter '74 offered career tips to students Sept. 12.

9.13.2006
Bush’s Response to Hamdan Raises Questions, Panelists Say
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After a toughly worded opinion from the Supreme Court slapping down the Bush administration’s detention of terrorism suspects without criminal charges, the president’s response, a Military Commissions Bill, also looks problematic and likely will not be acted on in the current congressional session, said panelists at a Law School event Sept. 6.

9.1.2006
Prof. Tomiko Brown-Nagin: "Doing What You Can with What You Have"
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Professor Tomiko Brown-Nagin spoke on seven principles students interested in public service should live by at the public interest student group kick-off meeting.

8.24.2006
Hon. John Charles Thomas '75 Welcomes Class of 2009
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The Hon. John Charles Thomas '75, former Virginia Supreme Court justice and now partner at Hunton & Williams, welcomed the Class of 2009 at orientation Aug. 21.

8.24.2006
Dean John Jeffries Welcomes Class of 2009
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Dean John C. Jeffries, Jr. welcomed the Class of 2009 at orientation Aug. 21.

5.21.2006
Baldacci Urges Class of 2006 to Be Next Great Generation
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The Class of 2006 faces tough challenges ahead and should “go out and shake up the world,” said best-selling author David Baldacci during his commencement address at the Law School May 20.

5.10.2006
Life Between the Pages: A Conversation with Best-selling Author David Baldacci '86
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Author David Baldacci spoke at Law Alumni Weekend about how he turned from law to writing and his experiences since then.

5.8.2006
Dean Jeffries Delivers State of the Law School Address at Alumni Weekend
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Dean John C. Jeffries Jr. '73 delivered his annual State of the Law School address to alumni in town for Reunion Weekend May 6.

4.27.2006
Coughlin Delivers Charge to Class of 2006
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Professor Anne Coughlin delivers the annual Charge to the Class, an inspirational speech to graduating students.

4.20.2006
Role of International Law in American Courts Unclear, Fletcher Says
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The Supreme Court’s ruling in Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain is the most comprehensive attempt yet to explain the role of international law in U.S. courts, but the issue remains clouded with uncertainty, said William B. Fletcher, a judge on the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, at the Ola B. Smith Lecture April 20.

4.12.2006
Dworkin Explores Secular, Religious Models for Society
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mericans should turn to universal principles, such as the concept of personal responsibility, to decide whether their society should follow a tolerant religious model or a tolerant secular model, said Jefferson Medal in Law recipient Ronald Dworkin at a lecture April 12.

4.11.2006
Scholars Remember Armstead Robinson’s Intellectual Legacy
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A gathering of those close to Armstead Robinson convened to discuss his intellectual legacy in Caplin Pavilion at an event sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and Law and the Black Law Students Association.

4.10.2006
Blackberry Lawsuit Leads to Big Bucks for Small-Time Company
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Kevin Anderson, an attorney from Wiley, Rein, & Fielding (WRF), explained their strategy in prosecuting Research in Motion (RIM), makers of the Blackberry wireless platform, for patent infringement against their client, NTP.

4.4.2006
Navigating the Summer Associate and Interview Process
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Attorneys from McGuireWoods discussed how to succeed as a summer associate.

3.29.2006
Professors, Author Akhil Amar Critique America’s Constitution
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The Constitution was far more democratic, slavocratic, geostrategically motivated and unfinished at its inception than contemporary wisdom often suggests, Yale Law School Professor Akhil Amar explained during a panel discussion of his most recent book, America’s Constitution: A Biography, on March 29.

3.28.2006
Prof. Dudley: Honor Among Lawyers?
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Is honor relevant to future lawyers? "Ethical advocacy—honorable advocacy—is good advocacy," argues Professor Earl Dudley Jr. at an event sponsored by the Student Bar Association and the Honor Committee.

3.18.2006
Kennedy Praises Values of Public Service
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Public service lawyers are the perfect models for how to face the decisive issues of the 21st century while upholding the values and ideas of the Constitution, said Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) in his keynote address March 18 at the seventh annual Conference on Public Service & the Law.

3.17.2006
Comptroller General Predicts Fiscal Crisis Unless Government Reforms
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3.15.2006
Attorneys Discuss Life as Corporate Counsel
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Members of the Virginia State Bar Corporate Counsel Section discussed the opportunities and challenges in being a corporation's general counsel.

2.24.2006
Grassroots Organizing Is Key to Democracy Movement, Says Ackerman
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Nonviolent civic resistance movements have been the most powerful forces in creating democracies, according to Peter Ackerman, the keynote speaker for the J.B. Moore Society of International Law symposium, "Democracy in the Middle East: Prospect for Political Reform” Feb. 24.

2.15.2006
Data on Racial Profiling Leads to Police Reform, Garrett Says
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Although political pressure, lawsuits, and even the U.S. Department of Justice helped initiate the statistical tracking of racial profiling, police also may have discovered something that helped them change their ways, according to Professor Brandon Garrett: the data helped them do their job better.

2.6.2006
Business-NGO Alliance Marks "New Diplomacy," Pell Says
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Increasing cooperation between nongovernmental organizations and multinational corporations is creating a new type of diplomacy, attorney Owen Pell '83 explained during a lecture Feb. 6 at an event sponsored by the Career Services office.

2.2.2006
Nine Days from Execution: Lessons from the Earl Washington Case - Vodcast
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Virginia death-row inmate Earl Washington's exoneration due to DNA testing may have changed forever how Virginia handles death penalty cases. Peter Neufeld, co-founder of the Innocence Project, details lessons learned from the case and proposes further reforms to criminal investigations and trials.

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