Show Notes: The Law and Ethics of ‘Game of Thrones’

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Episode 4: The Law and Ethics of ‘Game of Thrones’

We take a break from this season’s focus on the future of law to explore the future (and past) of Westeros with Virginia Solicitor General Toby Heytens ’00 and Professor Mila Versteeg. More

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Show Notes: The Law and Ethics of ‘Game of Thrones’

Toby Heytens ’00

Toby Heytens is a professor of law at the University of Virginia and is currently on leave serving as the Virginia solicitor general since January 2018. He is an expert in civil and criminal procedure, constitutional torts, civil rights and appellate litigation. Heytens has served as a director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic and led the undergraduate trial advocacy team, which won its third national championship in the 2016-17 season. He previously worked for the Office of the U.S. Solicitor General, where he argued six cases before the U.S. Supreme Court (and has since argued three more). After law school, Heytens served as a Bristow Fellow in the U.S. Solicitor General’s Office then clerked for Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Mila Versteeg

Mila Versteeg is the Class of 1941 Research Professor of Law and co-director of the Human Rights Program at UVA Law. Her expertise includes comparative constitutional law, public international law and empirical legal studies, and she is considered a pioneer in applying empirical methods to studying the world’s constitutions. She was awarded a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship and her works have been translated into Chinese, Portuguese and Turkish. Before joining the faculty in 2011, Versteeg worked at the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute in Turin, Italy and at the Southern Africa Litigation Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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