Videos/Podcasts Archive

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Thomas Frampton
Mock Class: Criminal Law
March 20, 2021

UVA Law professor Thomas Frampton leads a mock class with admitted students. 

George Geis
Mock Class: Business Law and the Law of Agency
March 20, 2021

UVA Law professor George Geis leads a mock class with admitted students.

Cathy Hwang
Mock Class: Corporate Structure
March 20, 2021

UVA Law professor Cathy Hwang leads a mock class for admitted students.

Katharina Pistor, Ruth Mason, Tsilly Dagan
Understanding the ‘Code of Capital’
March 19, 2021

Columbia Law School professor Katharina Pistor discusses a chapter from her book “The Code of Capital,” for the Oxford-Virginia Legal Dialogs workshop series that builds bridges from tax to other kinds of scholarship. UVA Law professor Ruth Mason and Oxford University professor Tsilly Dagan comment on Pistor’s work.

Rachel Harmon and "The Law of the Police"
‘The Law of the Police’
March 18, 2021

Professor Rachel Harmon, director of UVA Law’s Center for Criminal Justice, discusses her new casebook “The Law of the Police.”

UVA Law alumni
COVID-19 and the Future of Health Care
March 16, 2021

UVA Law alumni in leading health-related industries discuss the impact of COVID-19 and the unique challenges presented by the pandemic. The panelists are Thomas Moriarty ’89, CVS Health; Sandy van der Vaart ’93, LabCorp; Michael McAlevey ’89, GE Healthcare; and Michael Lampert ’03, Ropes & Gray, with an introduction by Dean Risa Goluboff. This event was sponsored by the Health Law Association and the Virginia Journal of Law & Technology.

Michael Graetz
‘Common Law’ S3 E4: The Wolf at the Door
March 9, 2021

Economic insecurity is affecting Americans’ lives in profound ways, both at home and in politics. Columbia law professor and UVA Law alumnus Michael Graetz ’69 discusses his proposals for reform.

Naomi Cahn
‘Common Law’ S3 E3: Uncoupling the Benefits of Marriage
February 23, 2021

From health care to taxes, numerous financial benefits are still tied to whether you are married — even as the marriage rate is declining. UVA Law professor Naomi Cahn discusses how uncoupling benefits from marriage can be more equitable.

Terrica Ganzy
Terrica Ganzy ’02 on ‘Shaping Justice’
February 20, 2021

UVA Law alumna Terrica Ganzy ’02 discusses her path to a public service career as an advocate for people on death row, and lessons learned along the way. Ganzy is deputy director of the Southern Center for Human Rights.

Mehrsa Baradaran, Andrew Hayashi and Aneil Kovvali
Race and the Law of Business and Finance
February 19, 2021

Berkeley Law School professor Abbye Atkinson and UVA Law professor Andrew Hayashi present research on how the law interacts with issues of race in business and finance, following an introduction by University of Chicago Law Dean Thomas J. Miles. Aneil Kovvali of the University of Chicago Law School moderated the event, which was sponsored by UVA Law’s John W. Glynn, Jr. Law & Business Program and the University of Chicago Law School’s Center on Law and Finance.

Daniel Bress, J. Harvie Wilkinson and Micah Schwartzman
UVA Law and the Federal Courts
February 17, 2021

Professor Micah Schwartzman ’05 interviews fellow Law School alums Judge Daniel A. Bress ’05 and Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III ’72 about their careers, mentorship and the role UVA Law has played in their successes. Chloe Knox ’22, Federalist Society vice president for speakers, introduces the speakers. This event was sponsored by the UVA Law Federalist Society chapter.

Deborah Hellman
‘Common Law’ S3 E2: The Bias Baked Into Algorithms
February 9, 2021

UVA Law professor Deborah Hellman discusses her work on how algorithms can compound injustice, and the evolution of her theory on discrimination.

Law professors
Insights on Teaching Race in Business Law
February 5, 2021

Faculty share insights on discussing and teaching issues relating to race in business law courses, following an introduction by UVA Law School Dean Risa Goluboff. The panelists are Afra Afsharipour of UC Davis School of Law, Carliss Chatman of Washington and Lee University School of Law, Cathy Hwang of UVA Law and Elizabeth Reese of the University of Chicago Law School. The event was sponsored by UVA Law’s John W. Glynn, Jr. Law & Business Program and the University of Chicago Law School’s Center on Law and Finance.

Elaine Jones
Elaine Jones ’70 Reflects on Intersectionality and Equality
January 29, 2021

Elaine Jones ’70, the Law School’s first Black alumna and the first woman to serve as president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, delivers the keynote address at UVA Law’s MLK Day symposium, “From the Equal Rights Amendment to Black Lives Matter: Reflecting on Intersectional Struggles for Equality.”

The Intersectional Struggle for Equality: Lessons From the Past
January 29, 2021

Scholars and UVA Law students discuss the history of race and sex/LGBT equality movements during the symposium “From the Equal Rights Amendment to Black Lives Matter: Reflecting on Intersectional Struggles for Equality.” The panelists are Serena Mayeri of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, UVA Law students Trust Kupupika ’22 and Hayley Hahn ’21, and Julie Suk of the City University of New York. UVA Law professor Naomi Cahn and Paula Monopoli ’83 of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law served as moderators. The event was part of the University’s 2021 Community MLK Commemoration.

Today’s Intersectional Struggle for Equality
January 29, 2021

Law scholars discuss community activism and pursuing social justice in today’s intersectional movements for equality during the MLK Day symposium “From the Equal Rights Amendment to Black Lives Matter: Reflecting on Intersectional Struggles for Equality.” The panelists are Adrienne Davis of the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, Melissa Murray of New York University School of Law, UVA Law student Rachel Slepoi ’22 and Camille Gear Rich of the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. UVA Law professor Anne M. Coughlin moderated the panel.

Randall Kennedy
‘Common Law’ S3 E1: What Happened to the ‘Promised Land’?
January 26, 2021

Harvard Law School professor Randall Kennedy discusses past and present visions for a “promised land” on race, and what law can do to shape it.

Juliet Clark, A. E. Dick Howard and Saikrishna Prakash
The Constitution of Virginia at 50: Looking Back and Looking Ahead
January 22, 2021

UVA Law student Juliet Clark ’21, William & Mary law professor Rebecca Green and UVA Law professor Saikrishna Prakash analyze the history and future of the Virginia Constitution 50 years after its ratification. UVA Law professor A. E. Dick Howard ’61, who led the 1971 constitution revision effort, moderated the event. The event was part of the Baliles Legacy Series Presentation at the Virginia Bar Association’s annual meeting.

Risa Goluboff and Leslie Kendrick
‘Common Law’ Season 3 Preview: Law and Equity
January 21, 2021

What role can law play in making society more equitable? "Common Law" hosts Risa Goluboff and Leslie Kendrick will explore how inequities touch our lives, sometimes in unexpected ways. Tune in Jan. 26 for the first episode.

Can the President Pardon Himself?
January 15, 2021

As President Donald Trump prepares to leave office, can he give himself a presidential pardon? An expert panel focuses on the constitutional basis of the pardon power, its history and limits, the relationship between pardoning and impeachment, and the legal and political implications of an attempt by the president to self-pardon. The panelists are UVA Law professor John C. Harrison; Michigan State University law professor Brian Kalt; Stanford University professor Bernadette Meyler; and UVA Law professor Micah Schwartzman, director of the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy.