Monday, September 25, 2023
Food will be provided.
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
With the fifth and final installment in the “Real Deal” panel series, alumni working for federal and state agencies will discuss their work, career paths, and what is like to represent local, state and federal government. Lunch provided with RSVP through Symplicity by Sept. 25.
Join Dr. Rachel Slotter from the UVA Office of Emergency Management to learn 10 Things to Know About Emergencies. The presentation provides an overview of different hazards that may occur at UVA, including how to prepare in advance for such events and protective actions to take if they do occur. You will also learn more about safety resources available and the Emergency Notification System used at the University. A Q&A period will be included at the end of the session.
Learn about the Health Law Association and various health law opportunities, both in and out of the classroom. HLA allows students to engage with health related legal topics, connect with health law alumni, explore future health law careers and learn from specialized health law faculty.
The Blue Ridge Community Bail Fund is a revolving bail fund set up to help those being held pre-trial on secured bond in the greater Shenandoah Valley.
The National Lawyers Guild is calling for a University-wide boycott of January term and other study abroad programs taking place in Israel. Learn about why NLG is urging a boycott and why this is connected to concern for human rights.
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Join Aditya Bamzai and Scott Ballenger ’96 for an online conversation about the upcoming Supreme Court term. Bamzai is the Martha Lubin Karsh and Bruce A. Karsh Bicentennial Professor of Law. He teaches and writes about civil procedure, administrative law, federal courts, national security law and computer crime. Ballenger is an associate professor and director of the Appellate Litigation Clinic, which allows students to engage in the hands-on practice of appellate litigation through actual cases before various federal circuit courts of appeals. He also teaches civil liberties and class actions.
The Office of Private Practice will discuss how to optimize social events and firm interactions in both in-person and virtual settings. This session will cover how to make the most of firm interactions that will lay the groundwork for both 1L summer and 2L summer private sector hiring. An identical session will be held on Oct. 25.
Thursday, September 28, 2023
The First Step Act has been in place for five years — is it succeeding in its rehabilitative goal? What is next? Is “conservative criminal justice reform” an oxymoron? Join Jason Pye from the Due Process Institute and the Federalist Society to see how the law can protect liberty and promote the rights of the accused and incarcerated. Food will be provided.
Professors Cale Jaffe ’01 and Alison Gocke, as well as Rachel James from the Southern Environmental Law Center, will discuss the major decisions concerning environmental law and justice from the past Supreme Court term.
Join Child Advocacy Research and Education (CARE) for Street Law orientation and learn about pro bono volunteer opportunities in teaching high school students about the law. This training is mandatory for anyone interested in volunteering. However, if you are unable to attend and are interested, contact Alyssa Marshall at @email.
Refreshments will be provided
Join NLG for its first Dis-Orientation meeting of the year. Dis-Os take place every few weeks and unpack topics centered around the 1L experience (1L curriculum, legal industry/lawyering, legal pedagogy, etc.). Food will be provided.
Friday, September 29, 2023
Two panels, at 9 and 11 a.m., will feature journalists who work outside of the mainstream media. Speakers will discuss why and how they do their work, their motivations and stakes in the stories they report, their sources of information, their trust-building experiences, their own fiscal support, ethical and legal questions around their work, and security and safety concerns.
Monday, October 2, 2023
Join the National Lawyers Guild to help raise funds and organize volunteers to support the Writers Guild, Screen Actors Guild and United Auto Workers in their ongoing strikes. Baked goods and food will be for sale to raise funds.
Join ACS for a conversation on state appellate advocacy work with former Virginia Solicitor Generals Michelle Kallen, a partner at Jenner & Block in Washington, D.C., and Trevor Cox, a senior associate at Hunton Andrews Kurth in Richmond. Food will be provided.
The Innocence Project at UVA Law will mark International Wrongful Conviction Day with a panel discussion on the trauma associated with wrongful convictions. Guest speakers will include exonerees Gilbert Merritt and Lamar Barnes, former clients of the UVA Innocence Project; and licensed trauma therapist Jill Theryon. The event is aimed at raising awareness of the personal, social and emotional costs of wrongful convictions on innocent people and their families and loved ones.
Charity Ryerson, executive director and founder of the Corporate Accountability Lab, will focus on the tools advocates are using today to dry up the markets for forced labor-produced goods, and explore new and emerging strategies to hold companies who profit from forced labor accountable. The United States has long-established prohibitions on the importation of goods made in foreign prisons, but incarcerated workers in the United States can also work long hours for low pay for both public and private employers. The legal framework regulating the trade of goods produced by workers in conditions of forced labor, including prisons, is being challenged by the complexity and opacity of global supply chains, regardless of whether those goods are coming into the U.S. or being shipped out. Food will be provided.
Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Open to faculty
At 3:30 p.m., Sean Gray and Aquila Maliyekkal will represent the plaintiff-appellee, and Daniel Elliott and Meg Pritchard will represent the defendant-appellant. At 5 p.m., Jon Duval and Nikolai Morse will represent the plaintiff-appellee, and Hunter Heck and Audrey Payne will represent the defendant-appellant.
Mike Lincoln ’91, vice chairman of Cooley and the firm’s former business department chair, will give an overview of his practice in the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital space.
Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Sharon Fast Gustafson, former general counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Christine Lambrou Johnson, head of Virginia’s Office of Civil Rights, will discuss how state and federal agencies fight discrimination and challenges and opportunities facing their offices. Food will be provided.
Food will be served on a first-come, first-served basis
Thursday, October 5, 2023
Monday, October 9, 2023
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Thursday, October 12, 2023
Much has been made of the ascendancy of of the conservative legal movement. But has it really been a success? Join the Federalist Society and Ed Whalen of the Ethics and Public Policy Center to discuss. Food will be provided.
Friday, October 13, 2023
Join ACS and PLAVA for a conversation with Doug Bunch, a partner at Cohen Milstein and a former U.S. public delegate to the United Nations. At Cohen Milstein, a plaintiffs’ firm center in Washington, D.C., Bunch’s practice focuses on securities litigation and investor protection, including a recent $1 billion settlement with Wells Fargo for misleading investors. As public delegate to the United Nations, Bunch worked with the State Department team to ensure the success of the U.S. mission. Food will be provided.