Graham C. Lilly

  • Armistead M. Dobie Professor of Law Emeritus

Graham Lilly joined the faculty in 1967. He served as assistant dean from 1969 until 1973, when he was appointed executive director of the Law School Foundation. In 1976 Lilly returned to full-time teaching. His primary teaching fields are evidence, civil procedure, federal courts, constitutional law, and conflict of laws. In 1980 he was named Henry L. and Grace Doherty Professor of Law, and in 1987 he was appointed to the Armistead M. Dobie Professorship. He was associate dean for academic affairs during 1986-89 and associate provost of the University from 1989 to 1990. During the period 1992-95, Lilly held the Class of 1948 Research Professorship. He held the Thomas F. Bergin Chair from 1996 to 1999.

Immediately after his graduation from law school, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and the editorial board of the Virginia Law Review, Lilly practiced law with Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. Subsequently, as a captain in the U.S. Army, he was a member of the faculty in the Judge Advocate General's School in Charlottesville.

Education

  • LL.B.
    University of Virginia School of Law
    1963
  • B.S.
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute
    1960

Books

The Appellate Process and Staff Research Attorneys in the Supreme Court of Virginia, National Center for State Courts Appellate Justice Project (1974).

Textbooks

Principles of Evidence (with Daniel J. Capra & Stephen A. Saltzburg), West (8 ed. 2019).
Principles of Evidence (with Daniel J. Capra & Stephen A. Saltzburg), West (7 ed. 2015).
Principles of Evidence (with Daniel J. Capra & Stephen A. Saltzburg), West (6 ed. 2012).
Principles of Evidence (with Daniel J. Capra & Stephen A. Saltzburg), West (5 ed. 2009).
Principles of Evidence, West (4 ed. 2006).
An Introduction to the Law of Evidence, West (1–3 ed. 1978–1996).
An Introduction to the Law of Evidence, West (1–3 ed. 1978–1996).
An Introduction to the Law of Evidence, West (1–3 ed. 1978–1996).

Articles & Reviews

When Privilege Fails: Interstate Litigation and the Erosion of Privilege Law (with Molly Bishop Shadel), 66 Arkansas Law Review 613-660 (2013).
The Decline of the American Jury, 72 University of Colorado Law Review 53-91 (2001).
Making Sense of Nonsense: Reforming Supplemental Jurisdiction, 74 Indiana Law Journal 181-195 (1998).
Law Schools Without Lawyers? Winds of Change in Legal Education, 81 Virginia Law Review 1421-1470 (1995).
The Symmetry of Preclusion, 54 Ohio State Law Journal 289-329 (1993).
Jurisdiction over Domestic and Alien Defendants, 69 Virginia Law Review 85-152 (1983).
Notes on the Confrontation Clause and Ohio v. Roberts, 36 University of Florida Law Review 207-233 (1983).
Appellate Justice: A Crisis in Virginia? (with Antonin Scalia), 57 Virginia Law Review 3-64 (1971).
The Thirteenth Annual Survey of Virginia Law: 1967-1968: Evidence, 54 Virginia Law Review 1611-1627 (1968).

Op-Eds, Blogs, Shorter Works

Editorials On Obama “Unfounded”, Harrisonburg Daily News Record (May 29, 2008).
Editorials on Obama “Unfounded”, Harrisonburg Daily News Record (May 29, 2008).
Richard A. Merrill: A Tribute, Virginia Law School Report 7-8 (1988).

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Civil Procedure
Conflict of Laws
Constitutional Law
Evidence

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