Videos/Podcasts of Events

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Leslie Kendrick, Micah Schwartzman and Nelson Tebbe
‘Common Law’ Episode 9: A Change of Faith at the Supreme Court
June 11, 2019

UVA Law professors Richard Schragger and Micah Schwartzman join Cornell’s Nelson Tebbe to discuss the evolution of the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence on religion.

Steve Vladeck
The National Emergencies Act — Legal Issues
June 11, 2019

Steve Vladeck, professor at University of Texas School of Law, breaks down the legal issues arising from the increased concentration of executive power under the National Emergencies Act in recent administrations. This presentation was part of the 2019 National Security Law Institute.

David A. Koplow
Legal Challenges in Outer Space
June 6, 2019

Georgetown Law professor David A. Koplow discusses the novel legal challenges posed as militaries around the world expand their operations into outer space. This lecture was part of the 2019 National Security Law Institute.

Ashley Deeks
‘Common Law’ Episode 8: Killer Robots and the Algorithms of War
June 4, 2019

As tech transforms traditional warfare, UVA Law professor Ashley Deeks explains how national security is changing and discusses whether the law can keep up.

Michael Livermore
Michael Livermore Discusses New Book ‘Law as Data’
June 3, 2019

UVA Law Professor Michael Livermore discusses how tools that analyze data and text could change the law, themes he explores in his new book, “Law as Data: Computation, Text, and the Future of Legal Analysis.”

Michael Livermore
‘Common Law’ Episode 7: The Lawyer in Your Computer
May 21, 2019

From courtroom apps to analyzing law texts, UVA Law professor Michael Livermore explains how technology is reshaping legal processes and yielding new insights.

Linda Howard
Commencement Address by Linda Howard ’73
May 19, 2019

Linda G. Howard ’73, general counsel at Landmark Worldwide, a company focused on personal and professional growth, addresses the Class of 2019. 

Shruthi Prabhu ’19 is hooded by Professor Tom Nachbar
UVA Law 2019 Commencement
May 19, 2019

Alumna Linda G. Howard ’73, vice president for legal at Landmark Worldwide, addresses the Class of 2019 at graduation, with speeches by Student Bar Association President Frances Fuqua ’19 and Dean Risa Goluboff. 

Kendall Burchard
Kendall Burchard ’19 on the Importance of Female Role Models in Law
May 15, 2019

Graduating student Kendall Burchard discusses which role model made her want to become a lawyer and how she’s helped form a community that empowers female students.

Dean Risa Goluboff
Dean Risa Goluboff Discusses State of the Law School in 2019
May 11, 2019

During the 2019 Alumni Weekend, UVA Law Dean Risa Goluboff discusses the current state of the Law School. 

Professor George Yin
Professor George Yin Reflects on His Career at UVA Law
May 11, 2019

Retiring professor George Yin reflects on his 25 years of teaching and researching tax law at the Law School. He was introduced by Dean Risa Goluboff. Yin spoke during UVA’s 2019 Alumni Weekend. 

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Cynthia Nicoletti
‘Secession on Trial’ During the Prosecution of Jefferson Davis
May 10, 2019

Drawing on her research from her recent book “Secession on Trial: The Treason Prosecution of Jefferson Davis,” UVA Law professor Cynthia Nicoletti gives an overview of the U.S. government's attempts to prosecute Confederate President Jefferson Davis for treason after the Civil War. Nicoletti describes how conflicting legal theories regarding the constitutionality of secession contributed to the case ultimately being dropped with no conclusion. Nicoletti was the featured speaker at a Law School Foundation Board and Council lunch. F. Blair Wimbush ’80, chair of the Law School Foundation Board of Trustees, introduced Nicoletti.

Driverless car
‘Common Law’ Episode 6: A Future With Autonomous Vehicles
May 7, 2019

UVA Law professor and leading insurance and torts expert Kenneth Abraham and alum Michael Raschid ’86, chief legal officer and vice president of operations at Perrone Robotics, discuss what a future with autonomous vehicles will mean for liability and beyond.

Jah Akande
Jah Akande ’19 Discusses His Path to a Law Degree
May 3, 2019

Graduating UVA Law student Jah Akande ’19 discusses growing up, coming out and standing up for his beliefs en route to pursuing a law degree. 

Heather Ann Thompson
Prison Rebellion and Prison Reform
May 3, 2019

From mass hunger strikes and work stoppages behind bars, to wider reform movements, a discussion centered on the politics of punishment in the United States. The panel includes Bernard E. Harcourt of Columbia Law School; Heather Ann Thompson of the University of Michigan; and Vesla Mae Weaver of Johns Hopkins University. Christopher Berk, a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Virginia, served as moderator.

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Molly Brady
Charge to The Class of 2019, With Professor Molly Brady
April 25, 2019

UVA Law professor Molly Brady delivers the Charge to the Class of 2019. The tradition offers final words of wisdom from a faculty member to graduating students.

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Dayna Bowen Matthew
‘Common Law’ Episode 5: How Law Can Make a Difference in Health Outcomes
April 23, 2019

Public health policy expert and UVA Law professor Dayna Bowen Matthew ’87 explores social and legal factors — such as where you live and your race — that affect health outcomes, and how lawyers and doctors are teaming up to confront these challenges.

Ajit Pai
Promoting Digital Innovation and Opportunity Through Market Forces
April 22, 2019

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, discusses current issues facing regulators, including developing 5G networks, fighting robocalls and addressing the rural-urban digital divide. UVA Law professor Tom Nachbar introduced Pai.

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Defending the Judiciary: A Call for Justice, Truth and Diversity on the Bench
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.

Mila Versteeg, Toby Heytens and Game of Thrones scene
‘Common Law’ Episode 4: The Law and Ethics of ‘Game of Thrones’
April 9, 2019

We take a break from this season’s focus on the future of law to explore the future (and past) of Westeros with Virginia Solicitor General Toby Heytens ’00 and Professor Mila Versteeg.

Sheldon Whitehouse
How We Win: The Path Forward in Congress on Climate Change
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.

Law School students in UVA gear
UVA Law Students Hype the Final Four
April 4, 2019

Single, double and triple ’Hoos prep UVA Law for the Final Four tournament on Saturday and cheer on the UVA men’s basketball team. Go ’Hoos!

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Law School student discussing human rights work in Nepal
Studying Human Rights in Nepal
March 29, 2019

Members of the Human Rights Study Project detail their work during the course of their January 2019 trip.

Ruth Mason
‘Common Law’ Episode 3: Taxing Big Tech and the Future of International Tax
March 26, 2019

UVA Law professor Ruth Mason explains why the world is at a crossroads on international tax, as nations consider how to ensure that corporations like Google, Amazon and Apple are paying their fair share in a digital economy.

Allan Hall
A Holocaust Survivor’s Journey
March 25, 2019

Allan Hall, a Holocaust survivor and retired attorney, told the story of living through the Nazi invasion and occupation of Poland as a child and his later reunification with some of his family after the Holocaust. He was joined by his wife, Lori Gold.

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