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Crystal Shin and Jordan McKay
February 14, 2024
UVA Law faculty members Crystal Shin ’10 and Jordan McKay ’10 met as first-year law students in 2007. A friendship formed in Property class eventually blossomed into romance, but an ACC basketball rivalry soon threatened to derail their relationship. Tune in to learn how they overcame a first date that felt more like a direct examination, months of long distance, and opposing careers in prosecution and defense.
Risa Goluboff, Amanda Frost and Richard Re
February 13, 2024
Does the U.S. Supreme Court need more oversight in light of recent ethics concerns? UVA Law professors Amanda Frost and Richard M. Re join host Dean Risa Goluboff to discuss whether more rules are needed.
Casey Crowley and Elizabeth Putfark
February 9, 2024
Third-year law students Casey Crowley and Elizabeth Putfark join Dean Blazer ’08 to discuss the many ways law students take advantage of UVA’s location in scenic Charlottesville, Virginia. Putfark, who will join the Southern Environmental Law Center as an associate attorney this fall, shares how UVA Law’s environmental law clinic, curriculum, faculty, and student organizations nurtured her legal education and set her on the path to success.
Alec Karakatsanis
February 2, 2024
Alec Karakatsanis, founder of Civil Rights Corps, delivered the keynote address for the eighth annual Shaping Justice conference, titled “(De)Criminalizing Poverty.”
Jim Ryan, Risa Goluboff and Natalie Blazer
January 26, 2024
UVA President Jim Ryan ’92 and UVA Law Dean Risa Goluboff join Dean Natalie Blazer ’08 for this very special episode. Ryan and Goluboff discuss their favorite moments from their time at UVA Law, the joy they find in teaching, the importance of transparency in higher education, their ideal ways to spend a Saturday in Charlottesville and so much more.
Blake D. Morant
January 25, 2024
Blake D. Morant ’78 (Col ’75), former dean at the George Washington University and Wake Forest University law schools, speaks on “The Contextuality of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy” as part of UVA’s Community MLK Celebration. At the event, Dean Risa Goluboff presented the Gregory H. Swanson Award to UVA Law student Keegan Hudson ’24. Professor Kimberly Jenkins Robinson introduced Morant and Goluboff.
Katie Delsandro and Rosanne Ibanez
November 30, 2023
Directors of Admission Katie Delsandro and Rosanne Ibanez join Dean Blazer to break down the 2023-2024 cycle so far. From essay missteps to interview tips, tune in to learn what the admissions committee is looking for in applicants this year.
Trey Ratliff
November 21, 2023
In honor of Veterans Day, Captain Trey Ratliff ’24 sits down with Dean Natalie Blazer to discuss his unique path to law school and how the UVA Law community has supported him along the way.
Mike Keenan
November 10, 2023
Local business owner Mike Keenan ’08 shares how his UVA Law degree prepared him to practice law and launch his organic juice and smoothie company, The Juice Laundry. Having attended both law school and high school with Dean Natalie Blazer ’08, this episode is packed with tips for making the most of your time in law school, advice for charting your own career path and shared memories from their time at UVA Law.
Lile Moot Court competitors
November 9, 2023
Third-year UVA Law students Hunter Heck and Audrey Payne, arguing for the appellant, face off against classmates Aquila Maliyekkal and Sean Gray, arguing for the appellee, in the final round of the 95th William Minor Lile Moot Court competition.
Quinn Curtis
November 3, 2023
Professor Quinn Curtis discusses themes from his co-authored book “Retirement Guardrails: How Proactive Fiduciaries Can Improve Plan Outcomes” during a luncheon for the Law School Foundation Board of Trustees and Alumni Council.
UVA Ghoul of Law
October 27, 2023
In this spooky, special episode of “Admissible,” Dean Natalie Blazer ’08 shares her key observations of the 2023-24 cycle so far. From personal statements that are a treat to read to letters of recommendation that give her a fright, Dean Blazer provides listeners with tricks for putting their best foot forward in the application process.
Amanda Frost
October 23, 2023
In her Civil Procedure class, UVA Law professor Amanda Frost demonstrates the Socratic method, commonly known as cold-calling, while teaching remedies, including injunctions, temporary restraining orders, punitive damages and more.
Na’ilah Suad Nasir
October 16, 2023
Na’ilah Suad Nasir, president of the Spencer Foundation, delivers the keynote address at the launch of the Education Rights Institute, “Toward a High-Quality Education for All Students: Contemporary Questions for Law and Policy.” Dean Risa Goluboff, UVA President Jim Ryan ’92 and Education Rights Institute inaugural director Professor Kimberly Jenkins Robinson also deliver remarks.
Panelists
October 16, 2023
Brown University professor Prudence Carter, Florida International professor Anindya Kundu, Stanford University professor Sean Reardon and Georgetown University research professor Marguerite Roza discuss understanding educational opportunity gaps at the launch of the Education Rights Institute. ERI director and Professor Kimberly Jenkins Robinson moderated. Linda Darling-Hammond, president and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute, gave a video introduction.
Jennifer McClellan
October 16, 2023
Michigan State University professor Kristine Bowman, U.S. Rep. Jennifer McClellan ’97, Public Counsel Opportunity Under Law director Mark Rosenbaum and West Virginia University professor Joshua Weishart discuss law and policy reforms for educational opportunity gaps at the launch of the Education Rights Institute. Institute director and Professor Kimberly Jenkins Robinson moderated. Harvard University professor Martha Minow gave a video introduction.
Brian Cameron
October 13, 2023
Second-year law student and Double Hoo Brian Cameron joins Admissions Dean Natalie Blazer ’08 to discuss how UVA Law students interact with the Charlottesville community. From civic engagement to pro bono work to nature hikes, breweries, live music and more, Cameron shares how students make the most of their three years in Charlottesville.
Jim Donovan
October 4, 2023
UVA Law adjunct professor Jim Donovan, vice chairman of global client coverage at Goldman Sachs, discusses what it takes to become an effective investment banker during a talk at UVA’s Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.
Leah Gould
September 29, 2023
Assistant Dean for Public Service Leah Gould joins Dean Blazer to discuss how the Public Service Center helps set students up for successful careers, and how the public service community at UVA Law supports students throughout law school.
Scott Ballenger and Aditya Bamzai
September 27, 2023
UVA Law professors Scott Ballenger ’96 and Aditya Bamzai discuss cases before the U.S. Supreme Court this term. Dean Risa Goluboff introduces Ballenger and Bamzai. The event was sponsored by the Law School Foundation.
Panelists
September 19, 2023
Scholars and advocates discuss Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that race-conscious admissions programs violate the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. Dean Risa Goluboff gave opening remarks. The event was sponsored by the American Constitution Society, the Black Law Students Association and the Center for the Study of Race and Law.
Erik Bodenhofer and Cale Jaffe
September 18, 2023
Erik Bodenhofer ’01, general counsel of Reebok International, discusses environmental, social and governance — known as ESG — issues from an in-house perspective. Professor Cale Jaffe ’01 moderated. The event was sponsored by the John W. Glynn Jr. Law & Business Program and the Program in Law, Communities and the Environment (PLACE).
Joe Fore
September 15, 2023
You’ve seen lawyers on TV and in movies, but what does it really mean to practice law? What is law school like and what does it take to succeed as a law student? Professor Joe Fore ’11 joins Dean Blazer to discuss lawyering, law school and what he has learned from teaching 1Ls at UVA Law. Whether you’re just starting to think about law school or already deep into the application process, this episode is for you.
Juval Scott
August 29, 2023
Dean Risa Goluboff and Juval Scott, federal public defender for the Western District of Virginia, discuss the value of public service and share their experiences at the 1L Public Service Kickoff. Noa Jett ’25, membership co-chair for the Public Interest Law Association, introduced Scott.
Toby Heytens speaks to students
August 17, 2023
Judge Toby Heytens ’00 of the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals welcomes incoming members of the Class of 2026. Dean Risa Goluboff introduces Heytens.