Videos/Podcasts of Events

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David Troutt and Thad Williamson
PLACE and Power: Pathways to Racial and Economic Equity
November 10, 2020

David Troutt of Rutgers Law School and Thad Williamson of the University of Richmond discuss pathways to racial and economic equity, with a focus on the effects of local and regional housing, employment and anti-poverty policies. UVA Law professor Richard Schragger moderated the event, hosted by PLACE: The Program in Law, Communities and the Environment. The event was the third in the program’s “PLACE and Power” series of virtual conversations exploring connections between human place-based relationships and the law and politics of environmental governance.

Panel participants
Fundamental Questions for Our Democracy Regarding a Federal Right to Education
November 9, 2020

Two panels of scholars discuss issues raised by UVA Law professor Kimberly Jenkins Robinson’s edited book, “A Federal Right to Education: Fundamental Questions for Our Democracy.” Led by the moderators, UVA President James E. Ryan ’92 and Harvard Law’s Martha Minow, the panels feature Kristine L. Bowman, Peggy Cooper Davis, Jason P. Nance, Eloise Pasachoff, Derek W. Black, Carmel Martin, Rachel F. Moran, Robinson and Joshua Weishart.

Mary Nichols and Ann Carlson
PLACE and Power: Improving Air Quality
October 16, 2020

California Air Resources Board Chair Mary D. Nichols and UCLA School of Law professor Ann E. Carlson, one of the country’s leading scholars of climate change law and policy, discuss the relationship between cities, states and national environmental decisions-makers, with a focus on the important strides made to improve air quality in California over the past several decades. The talk was the second in the “PLACE and Power” series of virtual conversations exploring connections between human place-based relationships and the law and politics of environmental governance.

Jennifer McClellan
A Conversation With Virginia Sen. Jennifer McClellan ’97 on Race, Equity and Policymaking
October 14, 2020

Virginia Sen. Jennifer McClellan ’97 discusses the challenges of making policies to address racial inequities.

Richard Schragger and Cathy Hwang
The Steps To Becoming a Law Professor
October 13, 2020

UVA Law professors Cathy Hwang and Richard Schragger discuss the academic career path and how to become a law professor.

Chris Yarrell
The Program in Law and Public Service at UVA Law
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.

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Ashley Deeks, Charles Flint and Sarah Harris
Exploring the National Security Threats of TikTok
September 29, 2020

UVA Law professor Ashley Deeks; Charles Flint, chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn; and Sarah M. Harris of the law firm Williams & Connolly discuss whether Chinese-owned tech companies like TikTok pose a threat to national security and how the government should respond. The event was sponsored by the Federalist Society chapter at UVA Law.

Lois Shepherd, Margaret Foster Riley and Micah Schwartzman
Mandatory Vaccinations: Law, Ethics and Religious Liberties
September 23, 2020

UVA Law professors Margaret Foster Riley, Lois Shepherd and Micah Schwartzman ’05 discuss mandatory vaccination policies at a Health Law Association event.

Risa Goluboff outside UVA Law
Health and Safety at UVA Law
August 17, 2020

Dean Risa Goluboff discusses changes in operations at UVA Law for the fall 2020 semester, and shows how the school has modified the facility to safeguard the health of the community.

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Jennifer McClellan
Orientation Address by Sen. Jennifer McClellan ’97
August 17, 2020

Virginia Sen. Jennifer McClellan ’97 welcomes the Class of 2023 and other new students to UVA Law via Zoom.

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Jasmine Lee
Take a Virtual Tour of UVA Law
August 6, 2020

Jasmine Lee ’20 leads a tour of the University of Virginia School of Law. This tour was taped with social distancing during the summer of 2020, and is supplemented with footage from before the pandemic.

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Richard Lazarus
‘Common Law’ S2 E11: ‘Carbon Dioxide Warriors’ at the Supreme Court
May 19, 2020

Harvard Law School professor Richard Lazarus discusses how environmentalists made history with the U.S. Supreme Court case Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency.

Saikrishna Prakash
‘Common Law’ S2 E10: The President’s Expanding Powers
April 30, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law professor Saikrishna Prakash discusses his new book on how the presidency’s authority has grown and how Congress might check the executive.

Christian McMillen
‘Common Law’ S2 E9: Learning From Pandemics of the Past
April 17, 2020

As the world battles the novel coronavirus, University of Virginia history professor Christian McMillen discusses what lessons we can learn — and improve upon — from past pandemics.

Pierre-Hugues Verdier
Pierre Verdier Discusses His Book, ‘Global Banks on Trial’
April 1, 2020

UVA Law professor Pierre Verdier discusses his forthcoming book "Global Banks on Trial: U.S. Prosecutions and the Remaking of International Finance." He argues that the effectiveness of prosecutions of international banks should not be judged solely based on financial penalties and convictions of high-level executives. According to Verdier, effective prosecutions of these banks can also force compliance with American law and sanctions in furtherance of U.S. foreign policy.

Farah Peterson
‘Common Law’ S2 E8: Native American Costumes and the Unwritten Constitution
March 31, 2020

Why did colonists wear Native American costumes at the Boston Tea Party? Professor Farah Peterson investigates the history of mob protests for economic rights on the path to America’s unwritten constitution.

Trevor Potter
LGBTQ+ Leadership in Politics and Campaign Finance
March 5, 2020

Campaign Legal Center founder and President Trevor Potter ’82 delivered the keynote address at the 2020 Ele(Q)t Project for LGBTQ+ Leadership symposium. He reflected on his experiences as a gay man in the Republican Party, as chairman of the Federal Election Commission and as general counsel to John McCain’s 2000 and 2008 presidential campaigns. He also spoke about rising inequality in campaign finance.

Donald Baker
Why Antitrust Agencies Are Under Stress in the Digital Age
March 4, 2020

Donald Baker, co-founder of the law firm Baker & Miller and former head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, delivered the keynote address for the 2020 Virginia Journal of International Law symposium, “Antitrust in the Global Economy.” Baker discussed how various countries’ antitrust agencies have responded to the increased stresses of the digital age.

Jess Feinberg
Joining a Journal at UVA Law
March 3, 2020

UVA Law students discuss the reasons they joined a journal, such as the Virginia Law Review or Virginia Tax Review, and what experiences they gained from it.

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Lindsay Robertson
Is Half of Oklahoma About To Go Back to Native American Tribes?
March 3, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court case McGirt v. Oklahoma could decide whether 3 million acres in eastern Oklahoma still comprise the Creek Nation’s reservation. Professor Lindsay Robertson ’86 of the University of Oklahoma discusses the case and its broader implications for Native American land rights.

Anne Coughlin
‘Common Law’ S2 E7: Teaching the Law of Sexual Assault
March 3, 2020

As women began to enter law school, educators worried about whether the curriculum was fit for female ears, UVA Law professor Anne Coughlin explains. These same issues manifest today in debates over whether professors can teach the law of sexual assault in an era of trigger warnings.

George Geis teaching
Inside the Classroom: Contracts With Professor George Geis
March 2, 2020

UVA Law professor George Geis discusses issues surrounding offers and acceptance in contract law with his 1L Contracts class. Taking place early in students’ first semester at law school, this session examined questions surrounding what exactly constitutes an offer of a contract, and what constitutes an acceptance of that offer. Geis illustrated these concepts using historical examples of advertising offers.

Lobsang Sangay
Human Rights and Tibet: Leading a Government-in-Exile
February 21, 2020

Lobsang Sangay, regent of the Central Tibetan Administration, delivers the Human Rights Program spring lecture. Sangay discusses his experiences leading a government in exile, representing the Tibetan diaspora, and advocating for political autonomy and power for greater Tibet.

‘Common Law’ S2 E6: A Prosecutor’s Path to Criminal Justice Reform
February 18, 2020

Former U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance ’85 discusses a revolution in how prosecutors are thinking about and pursuing justice.

Darnell Phillips
Client Darnell Phillips Discusses the Innocence Project Clinic
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.

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