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Mary Bauer
A Career in Public Service
August 31, 2021

Mary Bauer ’90, executive director of the ACLU of Virginia, discusses her career path as a public interest lawyer in her keynote for the Public Service Joint Kickoff. This event was hosted by the Public Interest Law Association, the Program in Law and Public Service, and the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center. Dean Risa Goluboff introduces Bauer.

Risa Goluboff
Dean Risa Goluboff Welcomes Class of 2024
August 16, 2021

Dean Risa Goluboff delivers her orientation address to the Class of 2024 in Caplin Auditorium.

Natalie Blazer
Admissions Chief Natalie Blazer ’08 Welcomes Class of 2024
August 16, 2021

Assistant Dean for Admissions Natalie Blazer ’08 welcomes the Class of 2024 to orientation and their legal studies.

White Supremacy on Trial
July 22, 2021

Four years after the deadly attack on the Charlottesville community, a federal lawsuit led by Integrity First for America is proceeding against the white supremacists in court. IFA Executive Director Amy Spitalnick, lead attorneys Karen Dunn and Roberta Kaplan, and Dean Risa Goluboff discuss the suit, Sines v. Kessler, and the process of holding extremists accountable. UVA Batten School Dean Ian Solomon and UVA Law professor Micah Schwartzman ’05 also offer remarks. This event was sponsored by UVA Law’s Karsh Center for Law and Democracy, The Miller Center, and the Jewish Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at UVA.

Law professors
Building a Law-and-Political-Economy Framework: Beyond the Twentieth-Century Synthesis
June 11, 2021

Yale Law professors Anne Alstott and Amy Kapczynski discuss the forthcoming Yale Law Journal article “Building a Law-and-Political-Economy Framework: Beyond the Twentieth-Century Synthesis," written by Jedediah S. Britton-Purdy, David Singh Grewal, Amy Kapczynski and Sabeel K. Rahman. UVA Law professor Ruth Mason, Oxford University professor Tsilly Dagan and other legal scholars comment on 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.

Jim Ryan
‘Common Law’ S3 E9: Separate Schools, Separate Worlds
June 1, 2021

Why are many K-12 schools still struggling with racial inequity and the legacy of segregation almost 70 years after Brown v. Board of Education? UVA President Jim Ryan ’92 discusses the role of the Supreme Court, public policy and higher education in addressing the issue.

Dean Risa Goluboff, Katharine Janes ’21 and Justice Cleo Powell ’82
Commencement Addresses to the Class of 2021
May 23, 2021

For the prerecorded portion of Final Exercises for the Class of 2021, Dean Risa Goluboff, former Student Bar Association President Katharine Janes ’21 and Supreme Court of Virginia Justice Cleo Powell ’82 deliver remarks. 

Risa Goluboff and students
Inspired by the Class of 2021
May 23, 2021

Faculty and alumni cheer on members of the Class of 2021 as they graduate from UVA Law.

Soccer players, Camilo Sanchez and Jolena Zabel
‘Common Law’ S3 E8: The Goal of Equity in Women’s Soccer
May 11, 2021

Despite dominating in international competition, the U.S. women’s soccer team is paid far less than their male counterparts. UVA Law professor Camilo Sánchez and law student Jolena Zabel explore what players’ efforts around the world to achieve equity in pay and working conditions teach us.

UVA Law community members in masks
Looking Back on a Different Kind of School Year
April 30, 2021

As the school year draws to a close, faculty, students and staff reflect on how the community showed resilience as the COVID-19 pandemic changed life at UVA Law.

Rachel Harmon
Charge to the Class of 2021, With Professor Rachel Harmon
April 30, 2021

UVA Law professor Rachel Harmon delivers the Charge to the Class of 2021, following an introduction by Dean Risa Goluboff. This annual tradition offers parting words of wisdom to the graduating class.

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UVA Law faculty
A Faculty Message to the Class of 2021
April 29, 2021

UVA Law professors and administrators offer parting words to the Class of 2021.

Angela Onwuachi-Willig
‘Common Law’ S3 E7: From Trayvon Martin to George Floyd: The Trauma of Injustice
April 23, 2021

Black communities experience lasting “cultural trauma” from the lack of accountability for police and vigilante violence, explains Boston University School of Law Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig.

Sarak Krakoff and Gerald Torres
PLACE and Power: The Environment and Native American Rights
April 22, 2021

Professors Sarah Krakoff (University of Colorado) and Gerald Torres (Yale School of the Environment) discuss issues at the intersection of environmental governance and the rights and interests of Native American peoples. UVA Law professors Michael Livermore and Jon Cannon introduced and moderated the event.

Opportunities for Advocacy and Healing After the Chauvin Verdict
April 20, 2021

UVA Batten School Dean Ian Solomon, UVA Police Diversity Officer Cortney Hawkins and Batten School Social Equity Advisor Marrissa Jones co-moderate a panel directly following the announcement of the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin. This panel featured a discussion of the verdict between community organizers, activists and scholars with expertise in organizing advocacy efforts, collective healing and trust-building in response to instances of racial injustice. The panelists are UVA Law professor Anne Coughlin; Brian N. Williams, an associate professor of public policy at UVA's Batten School; Burke Brownfeld, founder of Sig Global Services; Gene Cash, founder and CEO of Counseling Alliance of Virginia; Wyatt Rolla, interim director of the civil rights and racial justice program at the Legal Aid Justice Center; Valerie Lemmie, director of exploratory research at the Kettering Foundation; and Tia Sherèe Gaynor, an assistant professor of the University of Cincinnati and founding director of the Center for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation. This event was the third of a four-part series examining Derek Chauvin’s trial for the death of George Floyd and was co-sponsored by UVA Law’s Center for Criminal Justice, the UVA Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and the UVA Police Department.

Tax experts on Zoom
Value Creation by Business Lawyers
April 16, 2021

Columbia Law School professor Ronald J. Gilson discusses his article, “Value Creation by Business Lawyers: Legal Skills and Asset Pricing,” for the “Tax Meets Non-Tax” Oxford-Virginia Legal Dialogs workshop series that builds bridges from tax to other kinds of scholarship. UVA Law professor Ruth Mason and Oxford's Tsilly Dagon host the event, and Penn Law professor Michael Knoll comments on Gilson’s work. 

Anne Coughlin and Rachel Harmon
Navigating the Derek Chauvin Trial: The Law and Policing
April 14, 2021

UVA Law professor Anne Coughlin and Batten School professor Brian N. Williams co-moderate a panel discussion of legal experts discussing a range of police topics, including the history of the profession, its culture, standards and training, accountability mechanisms and future efforts to reform. The panelists are Professor Rachel Harmon, director of the UVA Law Center for Criminal Justice; Shannon Dion, director of the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services; Harvey Powers, director of the Division of Law Enforcement for the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Service; Gary Cordner, academy director for the Baltimore Police Department; and DeAnza Cook, Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University. This event was the second of a four-part series examining Derek Chauvin’s ongoing trial for the death of George Floyd and was co-sponsored by UVA Law’s Center for Criminal Justice, the UVA Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and the UVA Police Department.

Anne Coughlin
Understanding the Derek Chauvin Trial
April 7, 2021

Professor Anne Coughlin leads a discussion of the legal landscape surrounding Derek Chauvin’s ongoing trial for the death of George Floyd. Coughlin outlines the charges against Chauvin and what they mean, where the case stands currently and what to expect moving forward in the coming weeks. This event was the first of a four-part series examining the trial, and was co-sponsored by UVA Law’s Center for Criminal Justice, UVA’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and the UVA Police Department.

Charles Eskridge III
An Original Document for Every Song in ‘Hamilton’
April 7, 2021

Judge Charles Eskridge III of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas walks through the original documents that inspired the songs from the Broadway musical “Hamilton.” This event was hosted by the Federalist Society.

Rachel Harmon
‘Common Law’ S3 E6: Policing the Police
April 6, 2021

UVA Law professor Rachel Harmon, author of “The Law of the Police,” says it’s time for Americans to broadly rethink how we regulate the police.

Artificial Intelligence in Criminal Sentencing
April 2, 2021

A panel explores the increasingly prevalent use of artificial intelligence risk assessment tools in criminal sentencing, and whether the results of such predictive algorithms are appropriately admissible at sentencing hearings in court. Panelists include Professor Deborah Hellman; Professor Jessica M. Eaglin, IU Maurer Law; Julia Dressel, software engineer at Recidiviz; Alex Chohlas-Wood, executive director of the Stanford Computational Policy Lab and former director of analytics for NYPD, with moderator Judge Jed S. Rakoff, U.S. district judge for the Southern District of New York. This event was co-hosted by The Virginia Journal of Law & Technology and the Virginia Journal of Criminal Law.

Ann Linder
The Future of Live Animal Markets
April 1, 2021

Ann Linder, Wildlife and Live Animal Markets Fellow with the Harvard Law School Animal Law & Policy Program, presents her research on the future of live animal markets. The event was sponsored by the Virginia Animal Law Society.

Melissa Murray
‘Common Law’ S3 E5: Regulating Private Lives
March 23, 2021

From interracial marriage to LGBTQ rights, when the Supreme Court decriminalizes private behavior, other forms of regulation step in, says New York University School of Law professor Melissa Murray.

Lile Moot Court judges and students
2021 Lile Moot Court Competition
March 23, 2021

Third-year UVA Law students Mihir Khetarpal and Nina Oat, arguing for the appellant, face off against classmates Avery Rasmussen and Matt West, arguing for the appellee, in the final round of the Lile Moot Court competition. The judges are Megan Barbero, deputy general counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives; Judge Louis A. Bledsoe III, chief judge, North Carolina Business Court; and Judge Jerome A. Holmes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

UVA Law alumni
Alumni Discuss Experiences at UVA Law
March 20, 2021

Learn about experiences alumni had as students at UVA Law and with the alumni network. Panelists include Virginia Solicitor General (and Professor) Toby Heytens ’00; Judge Daniel Bress ’05 of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; Grace Fu ’09, executive vice president of human resources, general counsel and secretary for Barneys New York; and Erin Seagears ’20, a clerk for the Baltimore City Circuit Court. Director of Admissions Laura Howell ’11 leads the panel.