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Risa Goluboff outside UVA Law
Health and Safety at UVA Law
August 17, 2020

Dean Risa Goluboff discusses changes in operations at UVA Law for the fall 2020 semester, and shows how the school has modified the facility to safeguard the health of the community.

Jasmine Lee
Take a Virtual Tour of UVA Law
August 6, 2020

Jasmine Lee ’20 leads a tour of the University of Virginia School of Law. This tour was taped with social distancing during the summer of 2020, and is supplemented with footage from before the pandemic.

Richard Lazarus
‘Common Law’ S2 E11: ‘Carbon Dioxide Warriors’ at the Supreme Court
May 19, 2020

Harvard Law School professor Richard Lazarus discusses how environmentalists made history with the U.S. Supreme Court case Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency.

Saikrishna Prakash
‘Common Law’ S2 E10: The President’s Expanding Powers
April 30, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law professor Saikrishna Prakash discusses his new book on how the presidency’s authority has grown and how Congress might check the executive.

Christian McMillen
‘Common Law’ S2 E9: Learning From Pandemics of the Past
April 17, 2020

As the world battles the novel coronavirus, University of Virginia history professor Christian McMillen discusses what lessons we can learn — and improve upon — from past pandemics.

Pierre-Hugues Verdier
Pierre Verdier Discusses His Book, ‘Global Banks on Trial’
April 1, 2020

UVA Law professor Pierre Verdier discusses his forthcoming book "Global Banks on Trial: U.S. Prosecutions and the Remaking of International Finance." He argues that the effectiveness of prosecutions of international banks should not be judged solely based on financial penalties and convictions of high-level executives. According to Verdier, effective prosecutions of these banks can also force compliance with American law and sanctions in furtherance of U.S. foreign policy.

Farah Peterson
‘Common Law’ S2 E8: Native American Costumes and the Unwritten Constitution
March 31, 2020

Why did colonists wear Native American costumes at the Boston Tea Party? Professor Farah Peterson investigates the history of mob protests for economic rights on the path to America’s unwritten constitution.

Donald Baker
Why Antitrust Agencies Are Under Stress in the Digital Age
March 4, 2020

Donald Baker, co-founder of the law firm Baker & Miller and former head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, delivered the keynote address for the 2020 Virginia Journal of International Law symposium, “Antitrust in the Global Economy.” Baker discussed how various countries’ antitrust agencies have responded to the increased stresses of the digital age.

Anne Coughlin
‘Common Law’ S2 E7: Teaching the Law of Sexual Assault
March 3, 2020

As women began to enter law school, educators worried about whether the curriculum was fit for female ears, UVA Law professor Anne Coughlin explains. These same issues manifest today in debates over whether professors can teach the law of sexual assault in an era of trigger warnings.

Jess Feinberg
Joining a Journal at UVA Law
March 3, 2020

UVA Law students discuss the reasons they joined a journal, such as the Virginia Law Review or Virginia Tax Review, and what experiences they gained from it.

Lindsay Robertson
Is Half of Oklahoma About To Go Back to Native American Tribes?
March 3, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court case McGirt v. Oklahoma could decide whether 3 million acres in eastern Oklahoma still comprise the Creek Nation’s reservation. Professor Lindsay Robertson ’86 of the University of Oklahoma discusses the case and its broader implications for Native American land rights.

George Geis teaching
Inside the Classroom: Contracts With Professor George Geis
March 2, 2020

UVA Law professor George Geis discusses issues surrounding offers and acceptance in contract law with his 1L Contracts class. Taking place early in students’ first semester at law school, this session examined questions surrounding what exactly constitutes an offer of a contract, and what constitutes an acceptance of that offer. Geis illustrated these concepts using historical examples of advertising offers.

Lobsang Sangay
Human Rights and Tibet: Leading a Government-in-Exile
February 21, 2020

Lobsang Sangay, regent of the Central Tibetan Administration, delivers the Human Rights Program spring lecture. Sangay discusses his experiences leading a government in exile, representing the Tibetan diaspora, and advocating for political autonomy and power for greater Tibet.

‘Common Law’ S2 E6: A Prosecutor’s Path to Criminal Justice Reform
February 18, 2020

Former U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance ’85 discusses a revolution in how prosecutors are thinking about and pursuing justice.

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.

Kurt Lash, Lillian BeVier, Deborah Hellman and John Harrison
Originalist Perspectives on Stare Decisis
February 13, 2020

A panel of legal scholars discussed the relationship between originalist legal philosophy and stare decisis, the legal principle of using precedent to determine outcomes in litigation. The panel consisted of UVA Law professors John Harrison and Deborah Hellman; University of Richmond law professor Kurt Lash; and UVA Law student Henry Dickman ’20. Professor Emeritus Lillian R. BeVier served as moderator. This panel was part of the Federalist Society symposium “Originalism and Precedent: Exploring Paths to Reform.”

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.