Videos/Podcasts of Events
Congressional conflicts with the executive branch often set off legal battles in the courts, and cases can drag on until the point is moot. UVA Law professor Payvand Ahdout digs into why this is happening and what impact it has on the balance of power.
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.
Directors of Admissions Katie Delsandro ’12 and Rosanne Ibanez (Col ’08) join Dean Natalie Blazer ’08 to break down the biggest takeaways at this halfway point of the 2022-23 law school admission cycle. They share what they’ve been excited about, what they’ve been noticing in admissions interviews, tips for communicating with admissions offices throughout the application process and more.
Professor Ashley Deeks leads a conversation on national security agencies deploying tools such as artificial intelligence and how they pose challenges to those conducting oversight of U.S. national security activities. The webinar was sponsored by the UVA Law School Foundation.
You’ve probably heard about the Innocence Project’s work on the news and in other podcasts like “Serial.” On this episode, 2L Casey Schmidt shares what it’s like to actually work in the Innocence Project Clinic, and what you can expect from UVA Law’s 24 clinics generally, including the benefits of hands-on legal work.
The rules on character evidence are difficult to apply and riddled with exceptions and problems, according to Teneille Brown, a University of Utah law professor who argues they need to be updated.
UVA Law Dean of Students Sarah Davies offers advice on how law students can prioritize their mental health while in school, and explains why the trait of resilience is critical for future lawyers to possess. In addition to detailing the various mental health and wellness resources available at UVA Law, Dean Davies recounts stories from her own journey to law school, legal practice, and higher education.
Professor Frederick Schauer discusses his new book “The Proof: Uses of Evidence in Law, Politics, and Everything Else” at a lunch talk with alumni and the Law School Foundation’s Board and Council.
J.D./MBA candidate Peter Lee Hamilton ’24 shares his story of pursuing a dual degree at UVA Law and UVA’s Darden School of Business. From navigating the application processes to balancing coursework with job recruiting, this episode covers what applicants and students interested in a dual degree need to know.
Professors Scott Ballenger ’96, Kim Forde-Mazrui, Kimberly Jenkins Robinson and George Rutherglen discuss the future of affirmative action after two cases were argued at the U.S. Supreme Court. Biruktawit “Birdy” Assefa ’24 moderated the panel. The event was sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and Law, the Black Law Students Association, the Latin American Law Organization and Women of Color.
The U.S. Supreme Court case Moore v. Harper tests the independent state legislature doctrine and could radically change electoral districting maps and the states’ role in federal elections, says UVA Law professor Bertrall Ross.
Third-year students Sophia Evans and Riley Segars, arguing for the appellant, face off against classmates Dev Ranjan and Ethan Treacy, arguing for the appellee, in the final round of UVA Law’s 94th William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition. U.S. appeals court Judges Ralph R. Erickson of the Eighth Circuit and John B. Nalbandian ’94 of the Sixth Circuit, and Professor Leslie Kendrick ’06, preside over the event.
Assistant Dean of Financial Aid Jennifer Hulvey lends her expertise on the momentous task of financing a legal education. From loans to scholarships to payment plans and counseling, learn how UVA Law’s personalized support helps its community to make smart financial decisions without undue stress.
Part of the “Narrating Rap/Narrating Law” symposium on the use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal trials, this panel included Professor Darryl Brown ’90, Molly Conger, Eden Heilman and Mac Phipps. Professor Kim Forde-Mazrui and Keegan Hudson ’24 moderated. The event was sponsored by the Sound Justice Lab, Center for the Study of Race and Law, Black Law Students Association, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, Carter G. Woodson Institute, UVA Department of Sociology and UVA Department of Music.
Professor Danielle Citron discusses her new book, “The Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity, and Love in the Digital Age.” The event was sponsored by the LawTech Center and the school’s American Constitution Society and Black Law Students Association chapters.
Professor Timothy Endicott of the University of Oxford discusses his chapter “The Value of Vagueness,” published in the book “Vagueness in Normative Texts.” Professor Judith Freedman of Oxford 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.
UVA Law professor Kim Krawiec discusses her work on taboo transactions, such as commercial surrogacy, egg and sperm markets, organ donation and sex work. Risa Goluboff and Cathy Hwang host the episode.
Adjunct professor Jim Donovan, vice chairman of global client coverage at Goldman Sachs, discusses how to provide the best corporate client service. The event was sponsored by the John W. Glynn Jr. Law & Business Program.
With the help of her UVA Law teammates — Associate Director of Admissions Emily Cockrell and Assistant Director of Admissions Sierra Shelton — Admissions Dean Natalie Blazer ’08 dispels some common myths about what really happens after an applicant hits “submit” on their law school application. The team also shares what they wish they saw more — and less — of from law school applicants.
Philosophy professor and author Cornel West of Union Theological Seminary joins a conversation with Mark C. Jefferson, assistant dean for diversity, equity and belonging, for the 2022 Meador Lecture on Law and Religion. Dean Risa Goluboff introduced the event.
Dean Risa Goluboff, Assistant Dean Mark Jefferson and students participating in the Roadmap Scholars Initiative discuss the new program, which is aimed at helping first-generation and low-income undergraduates become competitive applicants to the nation’s leading law schools.
Admissions Dean Natalie Blazer ’08 talks with first-year UVA Law student Tessa Morrison about visiting law schools from the view of a prospective student and the Admissions Office’s Kailey Boatright offers tips on enhancing your visiting experience.
UVA Law professor Danielle Citron discusses themes in her new book “The Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity and Love in the Digital Age," available from W.W. Norton.
Litigator and former Utah Supreme Court Justice Christine Durham, Yale Law School professor William Eskridge Jr., Ria Tabacco Mar of the ACLU and Illinois College of Law professor Robin Fretwell Wilson discuss reconciling LGBTQ+ rights and religious freedom, focusing especially on possible legislative compromises. UVA Law professor Craig Konnoth moderated the event, which was sponsored by Karsh Center for Law and Democracy and UVA’s Religious Studies Department. Professor Micah Schwartzman ’05, a director of the Karsh Center, introduced the event.
UVA Law Vice Dean Michael D. Gilbert discusses his new book, “Public Law and Economics,” co-authored with Robert D. Cooter of the University of California, Berkeley.
Professors Michael D. Green of Wake Forest University School of Law, John C.P. Goldberg of Harvard Law School and Catherine M. Sharkey of New York University School of Law discuss the book “Tort Law and the Construction of Change: Studies in the Inevitability of History,” by UVA Law professors Kenneth S. Abraham and G. Edward White.
UVA Law student Sebastian Van Bastelaer ’24, who took the LSAT (twice) and the GRE, discusses taking standardized tests and his strategy for explaining his testing history, as well as the overall application process.