Video & Audio

Tahesha Way
March 26, 2024
UVA Law alumna Tahesha L. Way ’96 speaks about her career path to the roles of New Jersey lieutenant governor and secretary of state, offers advice to current law students, and stresses the importance of voting in every election.
Trevor McFadden and Daniel Bress
February 15, 2024
Judges Daniel Bress '05 of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Trevor McFadden '06 of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia discuss their paths from UVA Law School to the bench at a student Federalist Society event.
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.”
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.
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.
Neil MacBride
February 24, 2023
Neil H. MacBride ’92, general counsel of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, delivers the keynote address for the conference “Regulating Conflict and Competition: The Economic Levers of National Security.” Professor Kristen Eichensehr opened the conference, and Dean Risa Goluboff introduced MacBride. The event was sponsored by the Law School’s National Security Law Center.
Judge Roger L. Gregory
February 6, 2023
Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit discusses the importance of diversity and accountability in the legal profession, then joins a conversation with Mark C. Jefferson, UVA Law’s assistant dean for diversity, equity and belonging. The event was part of the Breaking Grounds Speaker Series, sponsored by the Black Law Students Association as part of Black History Month.
February 3, 2023
Public service auction winner Jeremy Kass ’23 reflects on his path to UVA Law and his future career as a tax attorney. This episode also explores UVA’s Public Interest Law Association and the many resources the organization provides to law students committed to working in the public interest.
Ruth Payne
January 20, 2023
Senior Director of Judicial Clerkships Ruth Payne ’02 offers insight into how UVA Law students and alumni continue to break records when it comes to securing judicial clerkships. Payne breaks down the application process, details the support and guidance provided by faculty and staff, and shares why keeping an open mind may be the key to landing one of these prestigious opportunities.
Harold  Folley and Wyatt Rolla
August 30, 2022
Keynote speakers Wyatt Rolla ’13, a Legal Aid Justice Center attorney, and Harold Folley, a community organizer, discuss their career paths and their work in movement lawyering for the annual public service kickoff sponsored by the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center, the Program in Law and Public Service, and the Public Interest Law Association. Dean Risa Goluboff introduces the event.
Risa Goluboff and Stephen Breyer
April 12, 2022
Justice Stephen Breyer, the recipient of the 2022 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law, looks back on his career at the U.S. Supreme Court as he prepares to retire this summer. UVA President Jim Ryan ’92 presents the medal and Dean Risa Goluboff, Breyer’s former clerk, serves as moderator. Thomas Jefferson Foundation President Leslie Greene Bowman also gives remarks.
Risa Goluboff, Gregory Mitchell and Tom Tyler
March 17, 2022
Yale Law School professor Tom R. Tyler joins co-host and fellow psychologist Gregory Mitchell to discuss Tyler’s work on procedural justice, including a training program for Chicago police officers.
Margaret Ryan
October 7, 2021
Senior Judge Margaret Ryan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces discusses her experiences and the military justice system, with UVA Law professor Thomas Nachbar serving as moderator. Nachbar is a judge advocate in the U.S. Army Reserve. The event was sponsored by the Federalist Society at UVA Law.
Mary Bauer
August 31, 2021
Mary Bauer ’90, executive director of the ACLU of Virginia, discusses her career path as a public interest lawyer in her keynote for the Public Service Joint Kickoff. This event was hosted by the Public Interest Law Association, the Program in Law and Public Service, and the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center. Dean Risa Goluboff introduces Bauer.
Terrica Ganzy
February 20, 2021
UVA Law alumna Terrica Ganzy ’02 discusses her path to a public service career as an advocate for people on death row, and lessons learned along the way. Ganzy is deputy director of the Southern Center for Human Rights.
Jennifer McClellan
October 14, 2020
Virginia Sen. Jennifer McClellan ’97 discusses the challenges of making policies to address racial inequities.
Chris Yarrell
October 8, 2020
Assistant Dean for Public Service Annie Kim ’99 and UVA Law students Eliza Schultz ’21, Chris Yarrell ’22 and Nooreen Reza ’21 discuss features of the Program in Law and Public Service. This video was filmed under socially distanced conditions in August 2020.
Jennifer McClellan
August 17, 2020
Virginia Sen. Jennifer McClellan ’97 welcomes the Class of 2023 and other new students to UVA Law via Zoom.
Darnell Phillips
February 13, 2020
Darnell Phillips, an Innocence Project Clinic client who was paroled in September 2018, discusses his case and how the clinic helped him. Phillips had been sentenced to 100 years in prison but was released early after the clinic uncovered new evidence.
Josh Bowers, Liz Porter-Merrill, Mikayla Waters-Crittenton and Shannon Sliva
February 7, 2020
A panel of advocates and scholars discuss what restorative justice looks like and how it could potentially provide alternatives to the current criminal justice system. The panel featured Liz Porter-Merrill, restorative justice director for the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender; Mikayla Waters-Crittenton, executive assistant/program associate at Restorative Justice Project; and Shannon Sliva, assistant professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. Professor Josh Bowers acted as moderator. This panel was part of the 2020 Shaping Justice conference, sponsored by UVA Law’s Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center and Program in Law and Public Service; the Public Interest Law Association; and numerous other student organizations.
Cale Jaffe
July 25, 2019
Students in UVA Law’s Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic represent environmental nonprofits, citizens’ groups and other community organizations seeking to protect and restore the environment of Virginia and other parts of the country.
April 12, 2019
Judge Carlton W. Reeves ’89, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, delivered a defense of the role federal courts play in ensuring justice and truth for marginalized groups throughout the United States. He also argued for the importance of ensuring diversity of backgrounds and perspectives on the federal bench. Reeves gave this lecture after receiving the 2019 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law.
Sheldon Whitehouse
April 5, 2019
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse '82 of Rhode Island came to the Law School to address the state of climate change politics in the U.S. Congress and the institutional forces obstructing progress being made on that front. This speech was the 2019 Lillian K. Stone Distinguished Lecture in Environmental Policy.
Wesley Clark
March 1, 2019
Retired Gen. Wesley K. Clark came to the Law School for a nonpartisan discussion encouraging young adults to enter the modern political arena. He provided an overview of recent American political history and sketched out some of the challenges facing future American leaders. The speech was sponsored by the Student Legal Forum.
Larry Krasner
February 8, 2019
Larry Krasner, Philadelphia’s district attorney, discusses his efforts to address issues of mass incarceration. He encouraged law students to get involved in the progressive prosecutor movement. His speech was the keynote address of the 2019 Shaping Justice conference at UVA Law. Dean Risa Goluboff introduced Krasner.