Videos/Podcasts of Events

Thanksgiving Traditions at UVA Law
November 21, 2018

Students, faculty and staff at the University of Virginia School of Law share their favorite family traditions for the holiday.

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Nick Zabriskie and Tim Tobin
Autonomous Vehicles and the Law
November 13, 2018

Nick Zabriskie, public policy manager at Uber, and Tim Tobin, partner at Hogan Lovells, discussed some of the major legal implications facing the deployment of autonomous vehicles, such as regulatory issues, implications for tort liability and potential effects on urban planning. This talk was hosted by the Law, Innovation, Security and Technology Society at UVA Law.

Lile Moot Court Finals
2018 Lile Moot Court Finals
November 6, 2018

Third-year UVA Law students Katharine Collins and Christopher Macomber faced off against Kendall Burchard and Scott Harman-Heath in the final round of UVA Law’s 90th annual William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition. U.S. Appeals Court Judges Albert Diaz of the Fourth Circuit and Karen Nelson Moore of the Sixth Circuit, along with Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06, decided the competition’s winners (Collins and Macomber).

Thomas Nachbar, George Cohen, Anne Coughlin
Exam-Taking Strategies With UVA Law Professors
November 5, 2018

Professors Thomas Nachbar, George Cohen and Anne Coughlin advise first-year students on best strategies for taking law school exams.

J. Peter Byrne
Past and Future Prospects of Historic Preservation With J. Peter Byrne ‘79
November 2, 2018

J. Peter Byrne ’79, faculty director of the Climate Resource Center at Georgetown University Law Center, provides an overview of the past and future prospects of the historic preservation movement. This speech was the keynote address at a Virginia Environmental Law Journal symposium focusing on historic preservation. 

John Monahan
UVA Law Grads Report on Their Career and Life Satisfaction
November 2, 2018

John Monahan, the John S. Shannon Distinguished Professor of Law, presents the results of his recent study exploring the career and life experiences of UVA Law’s Class of 1987. Monahan delivered the talk during the fall 2018 UVA Law Board and Council luncheon.

Archi Pyati and Sabrina Talukder
Fighting for Asylum: New Hurdles for Victims of Domestic Violence
October 29, 2018

Archi Pyati, chief of policy for the Tahirih Justice Center in Washington, D.C., and Sabrina Talukder ’14, staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society of New York City, discussed the history of domestic violence asylum in the United States and the ways in which their organizations are addressing new hurdles in asylum law. 

Ryan Park, Toby Heytens, Loren AliKhan
The Law Student’s Guide to Becoming Solicitor General
October 19, 2018

Solicitors general from around the region spoke at the Law School about their paths to government office. The event featured Toby Heytens, UVA Law professor and solicitor general of Virginia; Loren AliKhan, solicitor general of Washington, D.C., under Attorney General Karl Racine ’89; and Ryan Park, deputy solicitor general of North Carolina.

Dan Richardson
Outlining Strategies and Techniques With Daniel Richardson ’18
October 16, 2018

Daniel Richardson ’18, former editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review and the 2018 graduate with the highest GPA, provides law students with advice about preparing for upcoming mid-terms and finals. 

Danica Roem
Del. Danica Roem on Finding Your Voice in Local Politics
October 3, 2018

Virginia Del. Danica Roem, the first openly transgender elected state lawmaker in the United States, encouraged audience members to find their voice and run for office, and spoke about her experiences as an elected official working to address local issues. The talk capped the Ele(Q)t Project for LGBTQ Leadership symposium, which focused on motivating and training young LGBTQ leaders to run for political office.

Ted Shaw
Theodore Shaw Reflects on ‘Charlottesville’
September 28, 2018

Ted Shaw, the fifth director-counsel and president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc., reflects on what's next after the events of Aug. 11-12, 2017 in Charlottesville. Shaw is the Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and director of the Center for Civil Rights at the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill. The event was part of the "One Year After Charlottesville" conference Sept. 28 at the Law School.

Jim Ryan and James Forman
Claiming Your Power: American Racism, the Alt-Right, and Radical Resistance
September 27, 2018

Pulitzer Prize winner James Forman Jr. delivers the keynote address at the conference "One Year After Charlottesville: Replacing the Resurgence of Racism With Reconciliation." Following his talk, Forman participated in a Q&A with University of Virginia President Jim Ryan ’92. UVA Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas C. Katsouleas introduces Forman.

Jim Donovan
Six Tips for Successful Client Relationships
September 27, 2018

Jim Donovan, a Goldman Sachs managing director and Law School adjunct professor, shares his six tips for successful client relationships. Donovan is responsible for advising many of the largest corporate and individual clients of Goldman Sachs.

Douglas Gansler, Toby Heytens, Karl Racine and Herbert Slatery
Leading the State: UVA’s Attorneys General
September 26, 2018

Four alumni talk about their current and former roles leading their states' legal offices. Panelists include Douglas Gansler ’89, former attorney general of Maryland and president of the National Association of Attorneys General; Herbert Slatery (College ’74), attorney general of Tennessee; Karl Racine ’89, attorney general for the District of Columbia; and Professor Toby Heytens ’00, solicitor general of Virginia. Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06 introduces the panel. 

Howard, Coughlin, Ortiz and Schwartzman
2018 Supreme Court Roundup
September 25, 2018

Professors A. E. Dick Howard, Anne Coughlin, Daniel Ortiz and Micah Schwartzman discuss key cases from the 2017 U.S. Supreme Court term, and look ahead to the coming year.

Saikrishna Prakash and Micah Schwartzman
A New Justice and the Dynamics of the Supreme Court
September 11, 2018

Barbara Perry, the Miller Center's Supreme Court expert, explores the nomination process in conversation with UVA Law professors Saikrishna Prakash (also a Miller Center faculty senior fellow) and Micah Schwartzman. They discuss the makeup of the new court, including President Donald Trump’s nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, as well as the upcoming cases that will shape our civic life for years to come.

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Jeffrey Sutton
Leading the Way: How States Have Impacted American Constitutional Jurisprudence
September 4, 2018

Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit speaks at UVA Law about the importance of state constitutions in constitutional jurisprudence. He argues that lawyers miss many opportunities to use state constitutions to their advantage, instead limiting themselves to arguments based on the U.S. Constitution. Dean Risa Goluboff introduces Sutton at the event, a discussion of Sutton’s book, “51 Imperfect Solutions: States and the Making of American Constitutional Law,” hosted by the Virginia Law Review and the Journal of Law & Politics.

George Cohen
Inside the Classroom With Professor George Cohen
August 29, 2018

In his first-year contracts class, UVA Law professor George Cohen discusses Hamer v. Sidway (1891). That decision, by the New York Court of Appeals, determined that voluntarily abstaining from exercising legal rights in return for a promised future reward could count as a legal exchange in contract law.

David Hyman
Netflix Exec David Hyman ’93 Delivers Orientation Address
August 20, 2018

David Hyman ’93, general counsel of Netflix, delivered the annual orientation address to members of the Class of 2021. 

Cordel Faulk
Cordel Faulk ’01 Welcomes the Class of 2021
August 20, 2018

Cordel Faulk ’01, assistant dean for admissions at UVA Law, welcomes the Class of 2021 during orientation.

Alex Johnson
Overview of the 1L Curriculum at UVA Law
August 17, 2018

Professors Rachel Harmon, Alex M. Johnson Jr., Aditya Bamzai, Barbara Armacost ’89 and Joe Fore ’11 give incoming law students an overview of the 1L curriculum at UVA Law.

George Cohen
The Legal Classroom Experience
August 17, 2018

Professors Tom Nachbar and George Cohen give an overview of what to expect in the law school classroom for first-year law students. This event was part of orientation for the Class of 2021.

A. Benjamin Spencer
The Life of a Case
August 17, 2018

UVA Law professor A. Benjamin Spencer reviews the basic work that goes into laying out a legal case. This event was part of orientation for the Class of 2021.

Leslie Kendrick
Overview of the American Legal System
August 17, 2018

UVA Law Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06 provides an overview of the American legal system to first-year students. This event was part of orientation for the Class of 2021.

Erin Seagears
First Day of Classes at UVA Law
August 15, 2018

UVA Law students share their best advice with 1Ls for tackling the first day of classes and the start of their law school careers.

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