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Friday, October 30, 2020

12:30 PM-1:50 PM

Faculty Workshop, Ralph Richard Banks (Stanford Law School) 

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Sponsor: Faculty
Online Via Zoom
2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Strict Scrutiny: Live “at” UVA Law

The podcast “Strict Scrutiny” will record a live show featuring Dean Risa Goluboff and Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06, the hosts of the UVA Law podcast “Common Law.” “Strict Scrutiny” hosts Leah Litman, Melissa Murray and Kate Shaw will discuss the latest news on the U.S. Supreme Court and take questions from students and other attendees after the show taping concludes. Join Zoom

Contact: Wes Williams
Sponsor: American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
Online via Zoom

Monday, November 2, 2020

6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Challenge the Pro-Life Perspective

Advocates for Life will host human rights activist Stephanie Gray Connors for an interactive event, where Connors will respond to challenging objections for pro-life activists. Questions can be submitted anonymously or live. All viewpoints are welcome. Zoom details

Contact: Bethany Labrinos
Sponsor: Advocates for Life at Virginia Law (AFL)
Online

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

3:45 PM-4:45 PM

Meet the Judges: Paula Xinis, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Join the Office of Judicial Clerkships for their second session in the “Meet the Judges” series. This Zoom session will be moderated by Professor Micah Schwartzman and will feature a conversation with Judge Paula Xinis of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Zoom details.

Contact: Ruth Payne
Sponsor: Office of Judicial Clerkships
Online via Zoom

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

7:15 PM-8:15 PM

A Linguistic Approach to Linguistic Canons

The Federalist Society at UVA will welcome Judge Thomas R. Lee of the Utah Supreme Court to discuss how corpus linguistics helps judges interpret the nuances of language to better inform judicial decision making. Professor Lawrence Solum will provide commentary, and Barrett Anderson, UVA Federalist Society vice president for professional development, will facilitate. Zoom details

Contact: Chloe Knox
Sponsor: Federalist Society
Online

Thursday, November 5, 2020

5:30 PM-6:30 PM

Financing Your Public Service Career

Get the facts about UVA Law's loan assistance program, the federal government's Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program and how new grads in public service make it all work. Zoom details.

Contact: Andrew Broaddus
Sponsor: Public Service Center, Financial Aid
Online
7:00 PM-8:00 PM

Virginia Law Women Book Club

Virginia Law Women will host a book club meeting to discuss their fall book, “Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men,” by Caroline Criado Perez.

Contact: Joanna Borman
Sponsor: Virginia Law Women
Online

Friday, November 6, 2020

12:30 PM-1:50 PM

Faculty Workshop, Sara Mayeux (Vanderbilt Law School)

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Sponsor: Faculty
Online Via Zoom
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

“ABA Women in M&A” Virtual Discussion

Want to learn more about high-stakes deal-making and the women making it happen? Join the ABA's Women in M&A Subcommittee, the Office of Private Practice, Virginia Law Women and the Virginia Law and Business Society to hear from women who are blazing trails in mergers and acquisitions. Participants will discuss their practices and how to chart your own course at UVA Law. All interested students are welcome to attend. See the Symplicity Event page for log-in details.

Contact: Lynn Stiteler
Sponsor: Career Services
Online

Monday, November 9, 2020

2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Fundamental Questions for Our Democracy Regarding a Federal Right to Education

Two panels will discuss UVA Law professor Kimberly Jenkins Robinson’s new book, “A Federal Right to Education: Fundamental Questions for Our Democracy.” The event kicks off with remarks by Dean Risa L. Goluboff and Robinson, followed by a panel moderated by UVA President James E. Ryan ’92 that will focus on “Should the United States Recognize a Federal Right to Education?” Panelists include Kristine L. Bowman of Michigan State; Peggy Cooper Davis of New York University School of Law; Jason P. Nance of the University of Florida Levin College of Law; and Eloise Pasachoff of Georgetown Law. At 3 p.m., a second panel, “How the United States Can Recognize and Define a Right to Education,” features Derek W. Black of the University of South Carolina School of Law; Carmel Martin, former U.S. assistant secretary of education and executive vice president for policy at the Center for American Progress; Rachel F. Moran of the University of California, Irvine School of Law; Joshua Weishart of the West Virginia University College of Law; and Martha Minow of Harvard Law School, as well as Robinson. Zoom registration.

Contact: Rebecca Klaff
Sponsor: Law School
Online via Zoom
5:00 PM-8:00 PM

BLSA 1L Diversity Reception Zoom Networking

Contact: David Kitchin
Sponsor: Black Law Students Association
Online

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

12:30 PM-1:30 PM

VLW: What is Mentorship Anyway?

Join Virginia Law Women for a virtual panel and breakout rooms with woman attorneys from Hunton Andrews Kurth. Sponsored by Hunton Andrews Kurth.

Contact: Sujaya Rajguru
Sponsor: Virginia Law Women
Online
12:30 PM-1:40 PM

Law and Economics Workshop, Melissa Wasserman (University of Texas at Austin School of Law) 

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Sponsor: Law & Economics
Online Via Zoom
4:00 PM-5:00 PM

PLACE and Power: Pathways to Racial and Economic Equity

Scholars, authors and policy activists David Troutt and Thad Williamson will discuss the pathways to racial and economic equity in cities and in the nation as a whole, with a focus on the effects of local and regional housing, employment and anti-poverty policies.

Troutt, a Distinguished Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School, is the founding director of the Rutgers Center on Law, Inequality and Metropolitan Equity, and teaches and writes about race, class and legal structure. His most recent book, “The Price of Paradise: The Costs of Inequality and a Vision for a More Equitable America,” is an exploration of the unequal legal geographies of metropolitan America and a mutuality-based argument for regional equity policies.

Williamson, a professor of leadership studies and philosophy at the University of Richmond, served as the first director of Richmond’s Office of Community Wealth Building and in 2016 as transition director for then-Mayor-elect Levar Stoney. From 2017-18, Williamson served as senior policy adviser in the Mayor’s Office in a part-time capacity, while continuing to teach. He is the co-editor of a new volume titled “Community Wealth Building and the Reconstruction of American Democracy: Can We Make American Democracy Work?” Register for Zoom

Contact: Rebecca Klaff
Sponsor: Program in Law, Communities and the Environment (PLACE)
Online via Zoom
5:00 PM-8:00 PM

BLSA 1L Diversity Reception Zoom Networking

Contact: David Kitchin
Sponsor: Black Law Students Association
Online
5:30 PM-6:30 PM

VLBS: Vinson & Elkins - The Anatomy of a Deal

Join the Virginia Law & Business Society and Vinson & Elkins for an overview of transactional work in BigLaw and a look at what goes into filing an IPO. The event will include a discussion with attorneys in V&E's energy, M&A/capital markets and tax practices from their Houston and D.C. offices. Register for online

Contact: Leon Ebani
Sponsor: Virginia Law and Business Society
Online
6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Lile Moot Court Competition: Semifinal Round

The Lile Moot Court Association hosts the semifinal found of the William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition.

Contact: Morgan Williams
Sponsor: Lile Moot Court
Online

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

12:30 PM-1:30 PM

Foreign Investment and Foreign Participation Challenges to U.S. National Security

The U.S. economy benefits from foreign investment and other forms of foreign participation across a wide range of U.S. business enterprises, but this foreign participation raises consequential national security concerns. Join Department of Homeland Security attorneys Ian Brasure and Desiree Hanssen to discuss the work of the Committee for Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and Team Telecom in regulating foreign investments in U.S. corporations and foreign participation in the U.S. telecommunications sector. Ian Brasure, who has served as a colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps, a deputy legal advisor to the National Security Council, and the deputy legal dviser to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), will also discuss career paths in national security and international law. Professor Ashley Deeks will moderate. Zoom details

Contact: John Hoover
Sponsor: Law, Innovation, Security, & Technology (LIST,) and National Security Law Forum (NSLF)
Online
5:00 PM-8:00 PM

BLSA 1L Diversity Reception Zoom Networking

Contact: David Kitchin
Sponsor: Black Law Students Association
Online

Thursday, November 12, 2020

5:00 PM-8:00 PM

BLSA 1L Diversity Reception Zoom Networking

Contact: David Kitchin
Sponsor: Black Law Students Association
Online

Friday, November 13, 2020

12:30 PM-1:50 PM

Faculty Workshop, Josh Bowers

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Sponsor: Faculty
Online Via Zoom

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

2:00 PM-3:15 PM

Transforming UVA Law: Perspectives on Coeducation

In honor of the centennial of coeducation, join Law School alumni and community members for an online panel featuring UVA Law alumnae. The panelists are Elaine R. Jones ’70, the first female president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund; U.S. Judge Julia S. Gibbons ’75 of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; Louise S. Sams ’85, a director of CoStar Group, former executive vice president and general counsel for Turner, and president of Turner Broadcasting System International Inc.; Catharina Min ’90, a partner at Covington & Burling; and Jessica Childress ’10, managing attorney and founder of the Childress Firm. Executive Vice President and Provost M. Elizabeth Magill '95 will serve as moderator and Dean Risa Goluboff will introduce the panel. To register, contact alumnievents@law.virginia.edu or register via the link on LawWeb.

Contact: UVA Law Alumni Relations
Sponsor: UVA Law School Foundation
Zoom Webinar
3:45 PM-4:45 PM

Meet the Judges: Rachel Kovner, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Join the Office of Judicial Clerkships for their final fall session in the “Meet the Judges” series. This Zoom session will be moderated by Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick and will feature a conversation with Judge Rachel Kovner of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Zoom details.

Contact: Ruth Payne
Sponsor: Office of Judicial Clerkships
Online via Zoom
6:00 PM-7:30 PM

The Intersection of Law and Finance: A Discussion with Schulte, Roth and Zabel

Rivanna Investments will host a panel discussion with Schulte, Roth and Zabel on the intersection of law, business and finance. The attorneys will discuss their career paths and the different practice areas in business and finance.

Contact: Marcello Kilani
Sponsor: Rivanna Investments
Online
7:00 PM-8:00 PM

PLACE Book Panel: “Reviving Rationality: Saving Cost-Benefit Analysis for the Sake of the Environment and Our Health”

In their new book “Reviving Rationality,” UVA Law professor Michael Livermore and Richard Revesz of New York University School of Law argue that Donald Trump has destabilized the decades-long bipartisan consensus that federal agencies must base their decisions on evidence, expertise and analysis. Join the authors along with panelists Jonathan Adler (Case Western University School of Law), Amy Sinden (Temple Law School) and moderator Jonathan Z. Cannon, director of PLACE, to discuss the future of cost-benefit analysis and environmental law and policy. Register for Zoom

Contact: Rebecca Klaff
Sponsor: Program in Law, Communities and the Environment (PLACE)
Online

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

5:00 PM-6:30 PM

1L Advising Session: Strategies for Choosing Classes

Join Dean Risa Goluboff, Associate Dean for Curricular Programs George Cohen and Professor Kimberly Jenkins Robinson for information on choosing elective courses this spring and beyond. A Q&A will follow the presentatiom. Zoom details

Contact: Student Records Office
Sponsor: Student Records Office
Online

Thursday, November 19, 2020

2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Bay Area UVA Law Alumni Virtual Reception

2-3 PM (PT) - You are invited to join Bay-area UVA Law alumni for a virtual reception with remarks by Dean Risa L. Goluboff. To register, please contact Alumni Relations at alumnievents@law.virginia.edu.

Contact: UVA Law Alumni Association
Sponsor: UVA Law School Foundation
Zoom
5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Intro to Employer Interactions

Firms will continue hosting events to lay the groundwork for Class of 2023 1L summer and 2L summer hiring over Winter Break and during the Spring semester. This Office of Private Practice information session will cover how to make the most of these interactions. Zoom information will be distributed via email. (This session covers identical content as the Sept. 29 Intro to Employer Interactions session.)

Contact: Elizabeth Kade
Sponsor: Office of Private Practice
Online Via Zoom

Friday, November 20, 2020

12:30 PM-1:50 PM

Faculty Workshop, Monica Hakimi (University of Michigan Law School)

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Sponsor: Faculty
Online Via Zoom

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

12:30 PM-1:40 PM

Law and Economics Workshop, Jennifer Doleac (Texas A&M University)

Contact: Ginny Clayton
Sponsor: Law & Economics
Online Via Zoom
5:00 PM-5:00 PM

Classes End

Sponsor: Law School

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Thanksgiving Recess

Sponsor: Law School

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving Recess

Sponsor: Law School

Friday, November 27, 2020

Thanksgiving Recess

Sponsor: Law School

Monday, November 30, 2020

Reading Period

Sponsor: Law School

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Reading Period

Sponsor: Law School

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School

Friday, December 4, 2020

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School

Monday, December 7, 2020

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School

Friday, December 11, 2020

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School

Monday, December 14, 2020

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School

Friday, January 22, 2021

Fulton, Faith, Families and Foster Care

As its inaugural event, the UVA Family Law Center will host an online symposium examining Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, which will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 4. In the case, Catholic Social Services is challenging the City of Philadelphia’s refusal to refer foster children to Catholic Social Services because it will not certify same-sex couples as foster parents. “Fulton exposes fundamental conflicts between the states’ authority to prohibit discrimination, the right of religious groups to participate in public life, and our collective obligation to promote child welfare,” Family Law Center Director Naomi Cahn said. UVA Law professor Gregg Strauss, co-director of the center, added, “As the case illustrates, our public and private duty to help needy children has become the latest battleground in the fight between the liberty of religious citizens to participate in public life and the state’s obligation to prohibit discrimination against LGBTQIA citizens.” Conference co-organizers Cahn, Strauss and UVA Law professor Micah Schwartzman ’06 will bring together a multidisciplinary group of scholars with varying perspectives, many of whom have filed amici briefs in the case.

Contact: Rebecca Klaff
Sponsor: Family Law Center
Online via Zoom

Monday, January 25, 2021

Spring Semester Begins

Sponsor: Law School

Friday, January 29, 2021

The ERA at 100: Reflecting on Intersectional Struggles for Sex Equality

This symposium is part of the University’s 2021 Community MLK Celebration. During the event, the 2021 Gregory H. Swanson Award will be presented. The award is named after UVA and UVA Law’s first black student, and recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to justice within the community. Additional details TBD.

Contact: Rebecca Klaff
Sponsor: Center for the Study of Race and Law, Virginia Law Review
TBD

Monday, February 1, 2021

4:00 PM-4:00 PM

Add/Drop Period Ends

Sponsor: Law School

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Spring Break

Sponsor: Law School

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Spring Break

Sponsor: Law School

Monday, March 8, 2021

Spring Break

Sponsor: Law School

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Spring Break

Sponsor: Law School

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Spring Break

Sponsor: Law School

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Spring Break

Sponsor: Law School

Friday, March 12, 2021

Spring Break

Sponsor: Law School

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Spring Break

Sponsor: Law School

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Spring Break

Sponsor: Law School

Friday, April 30, 2021

Classes End

Sponsor: Law School

Saturday, May 1, 2021

12:00 AM-12:00 AM

Reading Period

Sponsor: Law School

Sunday, May 2, 2021

12:00 AM-12:00 AM

Reading Period

Sponsor: Law School

Monday, May 3, 2021

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School

Friday, May 7, 2021

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School

Monday, May 10, 2021

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School

Friday, May 14, 2021

Exam Period

Sponsor: Law School

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Final Exercises/Graduation

Sponsor: Law School