Resident Faculty

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Leslie Kendrick
First Amendment, constitutional law and torts
  • Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, where she received her master's and doctorate in English literature 
  • Clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter and for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit 
  • Scholarly research has focused on free speech (Faculty Q&A), including the U.S. Supreme Court’s interpretations (C-SPAN Supreme Court Term Preview)
  • Received the Law School’s Carl McFarland Prize for outstanding research (Story)
Annie Kim
Public service, state and local government law, litigation
  • Practiced for 12 years as a litigator and in-house counsel, representing Virginia school districts and local governments
  • Her 2012 victory in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the school board in Republic Franklin Ins. Co. v. Albemarle County School Board secured a landmark ruling in the circuit protecting the rights of local governments against insurance companies seeking to avoid coverage under a wrongful act policy
  • Practiced extensively in state and federal courts across Virginia, conducting two jury trials and numerous bench trials, arguing motions before trial courts throughout the Commonwealth, serving as counsel of record on appeals to the Virginia Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit, and filing amicus curiae briefs on behalf of public bodies
Edmund W. Kitch
Corporate law and securities, industrial and intellectual property, economic regulation and history
  • Was special assistant to the solicitor general of the United States and executive director of the Civil Aeronautics Board Committee on Procedural Reform
  • Was a member of the Committee on Public-Private Sector Interactions in Vaccine Innovation of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences (1983-85)
  • Co-authored books include "Selected Statutes and International Agreements on Unfair Competition, Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents" and "Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition"
Kevin Kordana
Contracts and corporations, nonprofit organizations, bankruptcy
  • Clerked for Chief Judge Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Scholarly interests include bankruptcy and law and economics issues
  • Expert on nonprofits