Videos/Podcasts Archive

Peter Lee Hamilton
‘Admissible’ Episode 5: In Pursuit of Dual Degrees
November 11, 2022

J.D./MBA candidate Peter Lee Hamilton ’24 shares his story of pursuing a dual degree at UVA Law and UVA’s Darden School of Business. From navigating the application processes to balancing coursework with job recruiting, this episode covers what applicants and students interested in a dual degree need to know.

The Affirmative Action Cases at the Supreme Court
November 10, 2022

Professors Scott Ballenger ’96, Kim Forde-Mazrui, Kimberly Jenkins Robinson and George Rutherglen discuss the future of affirmative action after two cases were argued at the U.S. Supreme Court. Biruktawit “Birdy” Assefa ’24 moderated the panel. The event was sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and Law, the Black Law Students Association, the Latin American Law Organization and Women of Color.

Podcast guests
‘Common Law’ S5 E2: The Supreme Court Case That Could Rewrite Democracy
November 3, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court case Moore v. Harper tests the independent state legislature doctrine and could radically change electoral districting maps and the states’ role in federal elections, says UVA Law professor Bertrall Ross.

Lile participants
2022 Lile Moot Court Finals
November 1, 2022

Third-year students Sophia Evans and Riley Segars, arguing for the appellant, face off against classmates Dev Ranjan and Ethan Treacy, arguing for the appellee, in the final round of UVA Law’s 94th William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition. U.S. appeals court Judges Ralph R. Erickson of the Eighth Circuit and John B. Nalbandian ’94 of the Sixth Circuit, and Professor Leslie Kendrick ’06, preside over the event.

Jennifer Hulvey
‘Admissible’ Episode 4: Paying for Law School and Investing in Yourself
October 28, 2022

Assistant Dean of Financial Aid Jennifer Hulvey lends her expertise on the momentous task of financing a legal education. From loans to scholarships to payment plans and counseling, learn how UVA Law’s personalized support helps its community to make smart financial decisions without undue stress.

Rap on Trial panelists
Rap on Trial: The Law in Practice
October 27, 2022

Part of the “Narrating Rap/Narrating Law” symposium on the use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal trials, this panel included Professor Darryl Brown ’90, Molly Conger, Eden Heilman and Mac Phipps. Professor Kim Forde-Mazrui and Keegan Hudson ’24 moderated. The event was sponsored by the Sound Justice Lab, Center for the Study of Race and Law, Black Law Students Association, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, Carter G. Woodson Institute, UVA Department of Sociology and UVA Department of Music.

Danielle Citron and book
Privacy in the Digital Age
October 24, 2022

Professor Danielle Citron discusses her new book, “The Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity, and Love in the Digital Age.” The event was sponsored by the LawTech Center and the school’s American Constitution Society and Black Law Students Association chapters.

Tax scholars
The Value of Vagueness
October 21, 2022

Professor Timothy Endicott of the University of Oxford discusses his chapter “The Value of Vagueness,” published in the book “Vagueness in Normative Texts.” Professor Judith Freedman of Oxford 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.

Podcast guests
‘Common Law’ S5 E1: Taboo Trades
October 20, 2022

UVA Law professor Kim Krawiec discusses her work on taboo transactions, such as commercial surrogacy, egg and sperm markets, organ donation and sex work. Risa Goluboff and Cathy Hwang host the episode.

Jim Donovan
Secrets to Optimal Client Service
October 20, 2022

Adjunct professor Jim Donovan, vice chairman of global client coverage at Goldman Sachs, discusses how to provide the best corporate client service. The event was sponsored by the John W. Glynn Jr. Law & Business Program.

Emily Cockrell and Sierra Shelton
‘Admissible’ Episode 3: Behind the Scenes in a Law School Admissions Office
October 14, 2022

With the help of her UVA Law teammates — Associate Director of Admissions Emily Cockrell and Assistant Director of Admissions Sierra Shelton — Admissions Dean Natalie Blazer ’08 dispels some common myths about what really happens after an applicant hits “submit” on their law school application. The team also shares what they wish they saw more — and less — of from law school applicants.

Cornel West and Mark Jefferson
Death, Dogma, and the Rule of Law: A Prophetic Perspective
October 13, 2022

Philosophy professor and author Cornel West of Union Theological Seminary joins a conversation with Mark C. Jefferson, assistant dean for diversity, equity and belonging, for the 2022 Meador Lecture on Law and Religion. Dean Risa Goluboff introduced the event.

Makayla Bibby, Aspen Andersson and Jonah Vazquez with Assistant Dean Mark Jefferson and Dean Risa Goluboff
The Roadmap Scholars Initiative at UVA Law
October 5, 2022

Dean Risa Goluboff, Assistant Dean Mark Jefferson and students participating in the Roadmap Scholars Initiative discuss the new program, which is aimed at helping first-generation and low-income undergraduates become competitive applicants to the nation’s leading law schools.

Podcast guests
‘Admissible’ Episode 2: Making the Most of Your Law School Visit
September 30, 2022

Admissions Dean Natalie Blazer ’08 talks with first-year UVA Law student Tessa Morrison about visiting law schools from the view of a prospective student and the Admissions Office’s Kailey Boatright offers tips on enhancing your visiting experience.

An Overview of ‘The Fight for Privacy’
September 28, 2022

UVA Law professor Danielle Citron discusses themes in her new book “The Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity and Love in the Digital Age," available from W.W. Norton.

The Role of Statutory Principles in Reconciling LGBTQ+ Rights and Religious Freedom
September 23, 2022

Litigator and former Utah Supreme Court Justice Christine Durham, Yale Law School professor William Eskridge Jr., Ria Tabacco Mar of the ACLU and Illinois College of Law professor Robin Fretwell Wilson discuss reconciling LGBTQ+ rights and religious freedom, focusing especially on possible legislative compromises. UVA Law professor Craig Konnoth moderated the event, which was sponsored by Karsh Center for Law and Democracy and UVA’s Religious Studies Department. Professor Micah Schwartzman ’05, a director of the Karsh Center, introduced the event.

Michael Gilbert and ‘Public Law and Economics’
Understanding ‘Public Law and Economics’
September 22, 2022

UVA Law Vice Dean Michael D. Gilbert discusses his new book, “Public Law and Economics,” co-authored with Robert D. Cooter of the University of California, Berkeley.

Panel guests
Tort Law and the Construction of Change
September 22, 2022

Professors Michael D. Green of Wake Forest University School of Law, John C.P. Goldberg of Harvard Law School and Catherine M. Sharkey of New York University School of Law discuss the book “Tort Law and the Construction of Change: Studies in the Inevitability of History,” by UVA Law professors Kenneth S. Abraham and G. Edward White.

Natalie Blazer
‘Admissible’ Episode 1: Standardized Testing — LSAT Strategy, Retakes and Addenda
September 16, 2022

UVA Law student Sebastian Van Bastelaer ’24, who took the LSAT (twice) and the GRE, discusses taking standardized tests and his strategy for explaining his testing history, as well as the overall application process.

A Look at ‘The Proof’
September 8, 2022

Duke University law professor Lisa Kern Griffin, UVA Law lecturer and U.S. Judge Jed S. Rakoff, and Professor Gregory Mitchell discuss Professor Frederick Schauer’s book, “The Proof: Uses of Evidence in Law, Politics, and Everything Else.” Professor Charles Barzun ’05 moderated, and Dean Risa Goluboff introduced the panelists.

Supreme Court Roundup, 2021 Term
September 6, 2022

UVA Law professors Douglas Laycock and Julia Mahoney, and Scott Keller, partner at Lehotsky Keller and former solicitor general of Texas, discuss the 2021 U.S. Supreme Court term. The event was sponsored by the Federalist Society at UVA Law.

Payvand Ahdout and Richard Re
Should I Consider Being a Law Professor?
September 5, 2022

UVA Law professors Payvand Ahdout and Richard Re discuss what being a law professor is like, different career paths, and the pros and cons of being a scholar.

Bob Scott
3 Common Contracts Questions
September 2, 2022

Columbia Law School professor Robert E. Scott discusses big-picture questions on contracts as a guest speaker in Professor Mitu Gulati's Contracts class. Scott served as dean of UVA Law from 1991-2001.

Harold  Folley and Wyatt Rolla
Public Service in the Real World
August 30, 2022

Keynote speakers Wyatt Rolla ’13, a Legal Aid Justice Center attorney, and Harold Folley, a community organizer, discuss their career paths and their work in movement lawyering for the annual public service kickoff sponsored by the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center, the Program in Law and Public Service, and the Public Interest Law Association. Dean Risa Goluboff introduces the event. 

Eric Broyles
Orientation Address by Eric Broyles ’95
August 22, 2022

Eric Broyles ’95, the founder and CEO of Nanocan, welcomes the Class of 2025 to UVA Law at orientation. He advised students to “keep doing the things you did that got you here” and be open to friendships with people who are different from you. Dean Risa Goluboff introduces Broyles.