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Bertrall Ross
The New Voter Suppression
March 13, 2023

Professor Bertrall Ross leads a conversation on the different sources and consequences of “participatory inequality” in elections between the rich and the poor, and discusses whether campaigns are evolving to address the problem and whether law can offer a solution. The lecture was sponsored by the Law School Foundation. Dean Risa Goluboff provides an introduction.

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‘Common Law’ S5 E7: Obeying the Rules in Our Everyday Lives
March 9, 2023

What makes people and organizations obey — or resist — the law? Social scientist Susan S. Silbey, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discusses her life’s work on the subject.

Jason Trujillo
‘Admissible’ S2 E4: The UVA Law Alumni Network
March 3, 2023

Selecting a law school to attend is ultimately making a decision to join a lifelong community. University of Virginia Law School Foundation Chief Development Officer Jason Trujillo ’01 shares what makes the UVA Law alumni network so special, and how students benefit from it both while in school and long after graduation.

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Neil MacBride
The Economic Levers of National Security
February 24, 2023

Neil H. MacBride ’92, general counsel of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, delivers the keynote address for the conference “Regulating Conflict and Competition: The Economic Levers of National Security.” Professor Kristen Eichensehr opened the conference, and Dean Risa Goluboff introduced MacBride. The event was sponsored by the Law School’s National Security Law Center. 

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‘Common Law’ S5 E6: The Politics of Pipelines
February 23, 2023

The federal process for reviewing proposed interstate natural gas pipelines was highly contentious several decades ago and is now more of a rubber stamp. UVA Law professor Alison Gocke looks at what changed.

Melissa Murray
Dobbs and Democracy
February 23, 2023

Professor Melissa Murray of the New York University School of Law delivers the keynote address for the symposium “Dobbs and Democracy.” UVA Law professor Bertrall Ross moderated the discussion. The event was co-sponsored by the Journal of Law & Politics and the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy.

Danielle Citron
Examining ‘The Fight for Privacy’
February 20, 2023

Scholars discuss Professor Danielle Citron’s new book, “The Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity and Love in the Digital Age,” which makes the case for understanding intimate privacy as a civil and human right. Panelists include University of Pennsylvania law professor Anita L. Allen, George Washington University law professor Daniel J. Solove, and Northeastern University law and computer science professor Ari E. Waldman. UVA Law professor Deborah Hellman moderated the event and Dean Risa Goluboff introduced the speakers.

Albert Kauffman
The Rodriguez Case and School Funding
February 17, 2023

St. Mary’s University law professor Albert Kauffman discusses how the U.S. Supreme Court case San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez continues to affect school funding. Kauffman, who delivered the keynote address for the 2023 Virginia Law Review Online symposium, was introduced by Angela Ciolfi ’03, executive director of the Legal Aid Justice Center. Kauffman represented the plaintiff in Rodriguez, Demetrio Rodriguez, and others in a number of influential state court cases on the same issue following the Supreme Court decision.

Kimberly Jenkins Robinson
Rodriguez’s Legacy: Creating New Pathways to Equal Educational Opportunity
February 17, 2023

UVA Law professor Kimberly Jenkins Robinson discusses her co-edited book “The Enduring Legacy of Rodriguez: Creating New Pathways to Equal Educational Opportunity,” in which scholars also propose federal, state and local reforms. Professor Richard Schragger moderated the event, which was part of the 2023 Virginia Law Review Online symposium, “50 Years After San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez: New and Old Fights for Equity in Public Schools.”

Mackenzie Kubik
‘Admissible’ S2 E3: Checking In With a 1L
February 17, 2023

First-year UVA Law student Mackenzie Kubik joins Dean Blazer for a candid discussion about 1L year — which fears are founded (and which are not!), what to look forward to and what steps you can take to set yourself up for success. Kubik also offers advice to applicants currently facing the home stretch of the 2022-23 admissions cycle.

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Constitutional Comparisons on Commerce
February 10, 2023

Professor Robert Schütze of Durham University discusses his chapter “Limits to the Union’s ‘Internal Market’ Competence(s): Constitutional Comparisons,” published in the book “The Question of Competence in the European Union.” Professor Georg Kofler of Vienna University of Economics and Business provides commentary. UVA Law professor Ruth Mason and Oxford University professor Tsilly Dagan also discuss 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.

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‘Common Law’ S5 E5: The State of the Supreme Court’s Legitimacy
February 9, 2023

Political scientist James L. Gibson discusses his survey data suggesting the U.S. Supreme Court lost some legitimacy in the eyes of the public after overturning Roe v. Wade.

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The Rise of Luxury Surveillance
February 9, 2023

Chris Gilliard, part of the inaugural class of Just Tech Fellows at the Social Science Research Council, talks to Professor Danielle Citron about the impact of “luxury surveillance” — surveillance consumers pay for, such as smart home and fitness tracking devices. The event was sponsored by the school’s LawTech Center and Law, Innovation, Security & Technology (LIST).

Jennifer Skeem
What Works for Justice-Involved People With Mental Illness?
February 7, 2023

University of California, Berkeley professor Jennifer Skeem discusses empirical guidance for shifting programs and practices to improve outcomes for high-need, high-risk populations involved in the justice system. Skeem’s talk was the 18th P. Browning Hoffman Memorial Lecture in Law and Psychiatry, sponsored by the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy, and the University’s schools of Law and Medicine. UVA Law professors Richard Bonnie ’69 and John Monahan introduce the event.

A Conversation With Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory
February 6, 2023

Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit discusses the importance of diversity and accountability in the legal profession, then joins a conversation with Mark C. Jefferson, UVA Law’s assistant dean for diversity, equity and belonging. The event was part of the Breaking Grounds Speaker Series, sponsored by the Black Law Students Association as part of Black History Month.

‘Admissible’ S2 E2: Falling in Love … With Tax Law?!
February 3, 2023

Public service auction winner Jeremy Kass ’23 reflects on his path to UVA Law and his future career as a tax attorney. This episode also explores UVA’s Public Interest Law Association and the many resources the organization provides to law students committed to working in the public interest.

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John Charles Thomas
‘Law and Justice Are Not the Same!’ With John Charles Thomas ’75
January 26, 2023

John Charles Thomas ’75 (Col ’72), the first Black justice on the Supreme Court of Virginia, discusses the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and how his struggles reverberate today. Dean Risa Goluboff interviewed Thomas and presented the Gregory H. Swanson Award to Yewande Ford ’23. Professor Kim Forde-Mazrui introduced Thomas. The event was part of the University’s 2023 Community MLK Commemoration.

Ruth Payne
‘Admissible’ S2 E1: Judicial Clerkships With Ruth Payne ’02
January 20, 2023

Senior Director of Judicial Clerkships Ruth Payne ’02 offers insight into how UVA Law students and alumni continue to break records when it comes to securing judicial clerkships. Payne breaks down the application process, details the support and guidance provided by faculty and staff, and shares why keeping an open mind may be the key to landing one of these prestigious opportunities.

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Katie Delsandro and Rosanne Ibanez
‘Admissible’ Episode 8: UVA Law Admissions Midcycle Debrief
December 16, 2022

Directors of Admissions Katie Delsandro ’12 and Rosanne Ibanez (Col ’08) join Dean Natalie Blazer ’08 to break down the biggest takeaways at this halfway point of the 2022-23 law school admission cycle. They share what they’ve been excited about, what they’ve been noticing in admissions interviews, tips for communicating with admissions offices throughout the application process and more.

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‘Common Law’ S5 E4: Avoiding the Separation-of-Powers Question
December 15, 2022

Congressional conflicts with the executive branch often set off legal battles in the courts, and cases can drag on until the point is moot. UVA Law professor Payvand Ahdout digs into why this is happening and what impact it has on the balance of power.

Ashley Deeks
National Security Law’s High-Tech Future
December 8, 2022

Professor Ashley Deeks leads a conversation on national security agencies deploying tools such as artificial intelligence and how they pose challenges to those conducting oversight of U.S. national security activities. The webinar was sponsored by the UVA Law School Foundation.

Casey Schmidt
‘Admissible’ Episode 7: Clinics at UVA Law — The Innocence Project and More
December 2, 2022

You’ve probably heard about the Innocence Project’s work on the news and in other podcasts like “Serial.” On this episode, 2L Casey Schmidt shares what it’s like to actually work in the Innocence Project Clinic, and what you can expect from UVA Law’s 24 clinics generally, including the benefits of hands-on legal work.

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‘Common Law’ S5 E3: ‘Bad Habits’ and Character Evidence
December 1, 2022

The rules on character evidence are difficult to apply and riddled with exceptions and problems, according to Teneille Brown, a University of Utah law professor who argues they need to be updated.

Sarah Davies
‘Admissible’ Episode 6: Mental Health and Resilience in Law School and Legal Practice
November 22, 2022

UVA Law Dean of Students Sarah Davies offers advice on how law students can prioritize their mental health while in school, and explains why the trait of resilience is critical for future lawyers to possess. In addition to detailing the various mental health and wellness resources available at UVA Law, Dean Davies recounts stories from her own journey to law school, legal practice, and higher education.

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Frederick Schauer
‘The Proof’ With Frederick Schauer
November 11, 2022

Professor Frederick Schauer discusses his new book “The Proof: Uses of Evidence in Law, Politics, and Everything Else” at a lunch talk with alumni and the Law School Foundation’s Board and Council.