Videos/Podcasts of Events

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Kim Keenan
UVA Law 2022 Commencement
May 22, 2022

Kim Keenan ’87, former general counsel for the NAACP, delivers the commencement address to the Class of 2022. Dean Risa Goluboff and Student Bar Association President Niko Orfanedes ’22 also speak at the May 22 ceremony.

Elaine Jones and Risa Goluboff
Dedication of the Portrait of Elaine R. Jones ’70
May 14, 2022

The Law School hosted a dedication ceremony for a portrait of Elaine R. Jones ’70, UVA Law’s first Black alumna and the first woman to serve as president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Civil and human rights leader Wade Henderson, Judge Gwendolyn Jones Jackson ’72, Dean Risa Goluboff and Jones offered remarks. Rambert Tyree ’22, recipient of the 2022 Gregory H. Swanson Award, also participated.

Panelists
The Student Experience at UVA Law
May 14, 2022

Faculty and administrators discuss student life at the Law School. The panelists are Vice Dean Michael Gilbert; Megan Durkee ’15, director of student affairs; Jennifer Hulvey, assistant dean for financial aid, education and planning; Mark C. Jefferson, assistant dean for diversity, equity and belonging; and Annie Kim ’99, assistant dean for public service and director of the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center and the Program in Law and Public Service.

Kristen Eichensehr
Ukraine and Challenges for U.S. National Security
May 13, 2022

UVA Law professor Kristen Eichensehr discusses how the conflict in Ukraine highlights broader challenges for U.S. national security and foreign relations, including sanctions policy and cybersecurity. Eichensehr spoke at the Alumni Board and Council luncheon.

Professors
‘Common Law’ S4 E8: The Psychology of Eyewitness Memory
May 12, 2022

Psychologist Elizabeth F. Loftus, a leading expert on memory, discusses how her research transformed the justice system. Dean Risa Goluboff and Professor Greg Mitchell host the episode. 

Risa Goluboff, Danielle Citron and Megan Stevenson
‘Common Law’ S4 E7: The High Cost of Pretrial Detention
April 28, 2022

Would you rather spend a day in jail or be the victim of a burglary? UVA Law professor Megan Stevenson discusses why her research suggests almost no one should be detained pretrial.

Danielle Citron and Rick Hasen
‘Cheap Speech’: A Conversation With Richard L. Hasen
April 28, 2022

Professor Richard L. Hasen of the University of California, Irvine, discusses his new book, “Cheap Speech: How Disinformation Poisons Our Politics — and How to Cure It.” Professor Danielle Citron moderated the talk. The event was sponsored by the LawTech Center.

Leslie Kendrick
Charge to the Class of 2022
April 27, 2022

Professor Leslie Kendrick ’06 gives the Charge to the Class to graduating UVA Law students.

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Frederick Schauer
Frederick Schauer Discusses ‘The Proof’
April 20, 2022

UVA Law professor Frederick Schauer talks about his new book, “The Proof: Uses of Evidence in Law, Politics, and Everything Else.”

Panelists
Speaking of Injustice: A Night With Virginia’s Wrongfully Convicted
April 20, 2022

Freed clients Lamar Barnes, James Lamont Madison, Gilbert Merritt, Bobbie Morman Jr., Emerson Stevens and Jervon Tillman share their experiences at a fundraiser for the Innocence Project at UVA Law. Professor Deirdre Enright ’92, the founding director of UVA Law’s Innocence Project Clinic, and current directors and professors Jennifer Givens and Juliet Hatchett ’15 also participated.

Kristin Kobes Du Mez
‘Jesus and John Wayne’ and the Evangelical Reckoning
April 19, 2022

Calvin University history professor Kristin Kobes Du Mez delivers the 2022 Meador Lecture on her latest book, “Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation.” Dean Risa Goluboff introduced Du Mez.

Risa Goluboff, Cathy Hwang and Andrew Hayashi
‘Common Law’ S4 E6: Property Taxes and Racial Gentrification
April 14, 2022

Under some property tax schemes, white homebuyers moving into gentrifying neighborhoods might be getting a substantial tax break, explains UVA Law professor Andrew Hayashi.

Risa Goluboff and Stephen Breyer
A Conversation With Justice 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.

Professors
Feminism Confronts Homo Economicus: Gender, Law, and Society
April 7, 2022

Professor Martha Albertson Fineman of the Emory University School of Law discusses her article “Cracking the Foundational Myths: Independence, Autonomy, and Self-Sufficiency” in the book “Feminism Confronts Homo Economicus: Gender, Law, and Society,” co-edited with Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler associate Terence Dougherty. Professor Miranda Stewart of the University of Melbourne Law School provides commentary. UVA Law professor Ruth Mason and Oxford University professor Tsilly Dagan also discuss the work. This event was held as part of the “Tax Meets Non-Tax” Oxford-Virginia Legal Dialogs workshop series that builds bridges from tax to other kinds of scholarship.

Libel Show performers
The Libel Show, Back on Stage
April 4, 2022

The cast and crew of the 114th Libel Show, an annual musical sketch comedy tradition run by students at UVA Law, discuss the show’s return to the Caplin Auditorium stage.

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UVA Law faculty
‘Common Law’ S4 E5: The Railroad Strike Case That Made History on Federal Injunctions
April 1, 2022

UVA Law professor Aditya Bamzai discusses In re Debs and the federal government’s use of injunctions with hosts John Harrison and Risa Goluboff.

UVA Law faculty
An Update on the Russia-Ukraine Conflict
March 30, 2022

UVA Law professors Kristen Eichensehr, Paul B. Stephan ’77 and Pierre-Hugues Verdier, and lecturer Richard Dean ’80, a partner with Baker & McKenzie, discuss the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian conflict, including sanctions, cyber operations and the U.S. response. UVA Law professor Mitu Gulati moderated the panel. The event was sponsored by the Virginia Journal of International Law.

Randall L. Kennedy
From Protest to Law
March 23, 2022

During the 2022 McCorkle Lecture, Professor Randall L. Kennedy of Harvard Law School discusses triumphs and defeats for racial justice during the civil rights era.

Mitu Gulati and Lee Buchheit
Sovereign Debt Restructuring in the Era of COVID-19
March 22, 2022

UVA Law professor Mitu Gulati and Lee Buchheit, formerly of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, discuss how sovereign debt restructuring sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic will play out in 2022 and 2023. Dean Risa Goluboff introduced Gulati and Buchheit.

Professors
Testing Theories of American Politics
March 18, 2022

Professor Martin Gilens of UCLA discusses his article “Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens,” co-authored with Professor Benjamin Page of Northwestern University. Professor Daniel N. Shaviro of New York University School of Law provides commentary. UVA Law professor Ruth Mason, Oxford University professor Tsilly Dagan and other legal scholars also discuss the work. This event was held as part of the “Tax Meets Non-Tax” Oxford-Virginia Legal Dialogs workshop series that builds bridges from tax to other kinds of scholarship.

Risa Goluboff, Gregory Mitchell and Tom Tyler
‘Common Law’ S4 E4: Why Fair Procedures Matter in Policing
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.

Risa Goluboff, Danielle Citron and Kristen Eichensehr
‘Common Law’ S4 E3: Calling Out Cyberattacks
March 3, 2022

The United States and other nations have only recently begun to publicly attribute cyberattacks to other countries, such as Russia. UVA Law professor Kristen Eichensehr proposes more transparency and legal guardrails when exposing cyberattacks.

Kristen Eichensehr and Paul Stephan
The Russian-Ukrainian Conflict
February 25, 2022

UVA Law professors Kristen Eichensehr and Paul B. Stephan ’77 discuss the Russian-Ukrainian conflict and what’s ahead. The event was sponsored by the UVA Law Federalist Society chapter, the John Bassett Moore Society of International Law, the National Security Law Forum, and Law, Innovation, Security, and Technology (LIST).

Kim Forde-Mazrui
The History of Race in Higher Education
February 23, 2022

Professor Kim Forde-Mazrui, director of the Center for the Study of Race and Law, discusses the history of race and the importance of equality in higher education. The event was held as part of the Black Law Students Association’s Black History Month celebration, and was co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and the Law.

Risa Goluboff, John Harrison and Tara Leigh Grove
‘Common Law’ S4 E2: Inside the President’s Supreme Court Commission
February 17, 2022

University of Alabama law professor Tara Leigh Grove, a member of the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States, joins hosts John Harrison and Risa Goluboff to discuss options for reform and why change is so difficult.