Videos/Podcasts of Events

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Darnell Phillips
Client Darnell Phillips Discusses the Innocence Project Clinic
February 13, 2020

Darnell Phillips, an Innocence Project Clinic client who was paroled in September 2018, discusses his case and how the clinic helped him. Phillips had been sentenced to 100 years in prison but was released early after the clinic uncovered new evidence.

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Josh Bowers, Liz Porter-Merrill, Mikayla Waters-Crittenton and Shannon Sliva
Dismantling Mass Incarceration Through Restorative Justice
February 7, 2020

A panel of advocates and scholars discuss what restorative justice looks like and how it could potentially provide alternatives to the current criminal justice system. The panel featured Liz Porter-Merrill, restorative justice director for the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender; Mikayla Waters-Crittenton, executive assistant/program associate at Restorative Justice Project; and Shannon Sliva, assistant professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. Professor Josh Bowers acted as moderator. This panel was part of the 2020 Shaping Justice conference, sponsored by UVA Law’s Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center and Program in Law and Public Service; the Public Interest Law Association; and numerous other student organizations.

Frederick Schauer
‘Common Law’ S2 E5: The Lowdown on Libel
February 4, 2020

The Supreme Court took on New York Times Co. v. Sullivan in 1964, in part, to protect the civil rights movement. But did justices go too far in making libel hard to prove? UVA Law professor Frederick Schauer explains new concerns.

Ashley Deeks
International Law in the Machine-Learning Age
February 4, 2020

UVA Law professor Ashley Deeks discusses how contemporary advancements in machine learning could impact developments in international law. The presentation was hosted by the Virginia Journal of International Law.

Angela Harris
The Civil Rights of Health
January 30, 2020

Angela P. Harris, Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis, School of Law, delivered the opening keynote address at a conference hosted by the University of Virginia Schools of Law, Nursing and Medicine: “Healing Hate: A Public Health Perspective on Civil Rights in America.” Harris presented her research on how racial disparities in access to and quality of health care in America have lifelong impacts on communities of color. UVA Law professor Dayna Bowen Matthew ’87 introduced Harris.

Vernice Miller-Travis, Jeffrey A. Fagan and Marianne Engelman-Lado
Civil Rights Violations in the Social Determinants of Health
January 30, 2020

A panel of activists and scholars discuss how neighborhood zoning policies, uneven environmental protection rules and “proactive” police enforcement can negatively affect health outcomes in minority communities. The panel featured Vernice Miller-Travis, executive vice president of Metropolitan Group; Marianne Engelman-Lado, a lecturer at Yale and a visiting professor at Vermont Law School; and Jeffrey A. Fagan, a Columbia Law School professor. David Toscano ’86, a former delegate and minority leader of the Virginia House of Delegates, served as moderator. This panel was part of the symposium “Healing Hate: A Public Health Perspective on Civil Rights in America,” hosted by the University of Virginia Schools of Law, Medicine and Nursing.

Mary Beth Tinker
‘Free Speech and Youths,’ With Mary Beth Tinker
January 24, 2020

Mary Beth Tinker, a plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines, discussed the importance of free speech for youths to combat injustices such as inequality and poverty. UVA Law professor Micah Schwartzman ’05 introduced Tinker. The keynote was part of the symposium “Speech Inside the Schoolhouse Gates: 50 Years After Tinker v. Des Moines.”

Frederick Schauer
The Evolution of Students’ Free Speech Rights
January 24, 2020

Professor Frederick Schauer discusses the state of student free speech rights 50 years after the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines. His speech was part of the Virginia Law Review symposium “Speech Inside the Schoolhouse Gates: 50 Years After Tinker v. Des Moines,” supported by the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy. 

Manal Cheema, Mary-Rose Papandrea, Emily Gold Waldman and Timothy Zick
Students’ Free Speech Rights 50 Years After Tinker
January 24, 2020

UVA Law student Manal Cheema ’20, University of North Carolina School of Law professor Mary-Rose Papandrea, Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law professor Emily Gold Waldman and William & Mary Law School professor Timothy Zick discuss the status of student rights 50 years after the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Tinker v. Des Moines. UVA Law professor Kimberly Robinson moderated the panel, which was part of the Virginia Law Review symposium “Speech Inside the Schoolhouse Gates: 50 Years After Tinker v. Des Moines,” supported by the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy.

Mary Anne Franks, LaTarndra Strong, Susan Kruth and Anna Cecile Pepper
How to Handle Unpopular Student Speech
January 24, 2020

University of Miami School of Law professor Mary Anne Franks, Susan Kruth of FIRE, UVA Law student Anna Cecile Pepper ’21 and LaTarndra Strong of the Hate-Free Schools Coalition discuss the balance between protecting speech and protecting the learning environment. UVA Law professor Richard Schragger moderated the panel, which was part of the Virginia Law Review symposium “Speech Inside the Schoolhouse Gates: 50 Years After Tinker v. Des Moines,” supported by the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy.

Natalie Anderson
What Are You Doing Over Winter Break?
December 19, 2019

From pro bono projects to spending time with family, UVA Law students, faculty and staff talk about their plans for winter break.

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Darnell Phillips and Jennifer Givens
UVA Innocence Project Client Shares His Story
November 26, 2019

Darnell Phillips, a client of the Innocence Project Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law, spoke at the Law School to show his gratitude to those at the clinic who helped free him, and continue to work on getting his record cleared. Innocence Project Directors Dierdre Enright and Jennifer Givens facilitated the discussion.

Avi Garbow
Examining Climate Change in the Business Context
November 13, 2019

Avi Garbow ’92, environmental advocate at Patagonia and former general counsel at the Environmental Protection Agency, and UVA Law professor Jon Cannon discuss the role that the private sector can play in advocating for progressive reforms to address the impacts of climate change. Garbow served as the keynote speaker during the Virginia Environmental Law Journal’s 2019 symposium, “The Green New Deal: Examining Climate Change in the Business Context.”

Kimberly Robinson
‘Common Law’ S2 E4: When School Financing Hit the Courts
November 12, 2019

The Supreme Court said the Constitution didn’t guarantee a right to education in the 1973 case San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez, but litigation aiming for equity continues, as UVA Law professor Kimberly Robinson explains.

George Rutherglen
The Continuing Relevance of Admiralty Law
November 12, 2019

UVA Law professor George Rutherglen discusses the continuing relevance of admiralty law in current controversies in international law.

G. Edward White speaks at Board and Council luncheon
Reflections on Academic Publishing
November 8, 2019

UVA Law professor G. Edward White, author of the three-part “Law in American History” series, discusses the changes he’s seen over his 50-year career publishing books in legal history, and the impact of how citations are counted. White served as the lunch speaker during an Alumni Board and Council luncheon.

Ashley Deeks and John Harrison
Impeachment and National Security
November 7, 2019

Professors Ashley Deeks and John Harrison discuss impeachment and national security. Their discussion centered around the implications for those powers for the presidency, especially with respect to matters of national security. Professor Micah Schwartzman ’05 introduces the discussion. This event is the third of a planned three-part series on impeachment hosted by the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy.

Kimberly Robinson and Richard Schragger
So You Want To Be a Law Professor?
November 5, 2019

UVA Law professors and members of the Academic Placement Committee Kimberly J. Robinson and Richard C. Schragger discuss careers in teaching law and answer questions about the path to becoming a law professor.

Deborah Hellman and Michael Gilbert
Impeachment, Bribery and Corruption
October 31, 2019

Professors Deborah Hellman and Michael Gilbert discuss how agreed-upon meanings of terms like “corruption” and “bribery” will have an impact on how impeachment proceedings could play out. Professor Micah Schwartzman ’05 introduces the discussion. This event is the second of a planned three-part series on impeachment hosted by the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy.

Cynthia Nicoletti
‘Common Law’ S2 E3: The Road Not Taken After the Civil War
October 29, 2019

A Union effort to redistribute land to former slaves during the Civil War unraveled because of the efforts of Southern lawyers, UVA Law professor Cynthia Nicoletti explains.

Megan Mers and Henry Dickman
2019 Lile Moot Court Finals
October 29, 2019

Third-year UVA Law students Henry Dickman and Megan Mers faced off against Abbey Thornhill and Katherine Whisenhunt in the final round of UVA Law’s 91th annual William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition. U.S. Appeals Court Judge Andrew S. Oldham of the Fifth Circuit and Chief Judge Jeffrey R. Howard of the First Circuit, and U.S. Judge Allison J. Nathan of the Southern District of New York decided the competition’s winners (Dickman and Mers).

George Geis
The Law & Business Program at UVA Law
October 28, 2019

The John W. Glynn, Jr. Law & Business Program builds a bridge between law school and the real challenges encountered in business law practice. The program integrates business and legal analysis into the law school classroom,  to prepare students to serve their future clients from day one.

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Sanho Tree
The War on Drugs: Then and Now
October 24, 2019

Sanho Tree, the director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, and Teresa García Castro, an associate with the Drug Policy Program at WOLA, spoke about the history of the war on drugs and the impact it has today on counternarcotics efforts and incarceration of women, respectively. This event was sponsored by UVA Law’s Human Rights Program.

Frederick Schauer and Saikrishna Prakash
What Is Impeachment?
October 21, 2019

Professors Frederick Schauer and Saikrishna Prakash discuss impeachment, including what the impeachment clauses and powers delegated to Congress are, what the implications of these powers are for the presidency and what offenses fall within the scope of impeachment. Professor Micah Schwartzman ’05 introduces the discussion. This event is the first of a planned three-part series on impeachment hosted by the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy.

David Leitch and George Geis
Experiences in Law and Business, With David Leitch ’85
October 21, 2019

David Leitch ’85, global general counsel at Bank of America, discusses his experiences working at the nexus of global commerce and law. He also talks about his past experiences as general counsel at the Ford Motor Co. and as a deputy counsel during the George W. Bush administration. UVA Law professor George Geis serves as moderator.