UVA Law professors John Harrison (Torts, Civil Procedure), George Geis (Contracts), Anne Coughlin (Criminal Law) and Sarah Stewart Ware (Legal Writing) introduce the Class of 2022 to the 1L curriculum during orientation.
UVA Law professor Sarah Stewart Ware gives advice on how to brief a legal case during orientation for the Class of 2022.
Students in UVA Law’s Environmental and Regulatory Law Clinic represent environmental nonprofits, citizens’ groups and other community organizations seeking to protect and restore the environment of Virginia and other parts of the country.
With scientific evidence an intrinsic and complex part of today’s court cases, can judges keep up? Senior U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff of the Southern District of New York discusses challenges and opportunities for jurists.
Jennifer Cafarella, lead intelligence planner at the Institute for the Study of War, provides a general overview of the situation on the ground in Syria. This presentation was part of the 2019 National Security Law Institute.
UVA Law professors Richard Schragger and Micah Schwartzman join Cornell’s Nelson Tebbe to discuss the evolution of the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence on religion.
Steve Vladeck, professor at University of Texas School of Law, breaks down the legal issues arising from the increased concentration of executive power under the National Emergencies Act in recent administrations. This presentation was part of the 2019 National Security Law Institute.
Georgetown Law professor David A. Koplow discusses the novel legal challenges posed as militaries around the world expand their operations into outer space. This lecture was part of the 2019 National Security Law Institute.
As tech transforms traditional warfare, UVA Law professor Ashley Deeks explains how national security is changing and discusses whether the law can keep up.
UVA Law Professor Michael Livermore discusses how tools that analyze data and text could change the law, themes he explores in his new book, “Law as Data: Computation, Text, and the Future of Legal Analysis.”
The Human Rights Program at the University of Virginia School of Law allows students to explore the range of opportunities available in the human rights field, at home and abroad, through hands-on experiences. The program is the hub for human rights activities at the Law School, and cooperates with student groups, faculty members, the Public Service Center and Career Services, and human rights organizations to coordinate speakers, events, summer and postgraduate employment, and pro bono opportunities.
From courtroom apps to analyzing law texts, UVA Law professor Michael Livermore explains how technology is reshaping legal processes and yielding new insights.
Linda G. Howard ’73, general counsel at Landmark Worldwide, a company focused on personal and professional growth, addresses the Class of 2019.
Alumna Linda G. Howard ’73, vice president for legal at Landmark Worldwide, addresses the Class of 2019 at graduation, with speeches by Student Bar Association President Frances Fuqua ’19 and Dean Risa Goluboff.
Graduating student Kendall Burchard discusses which role model made her want to become a lawyer and how she’s helped form a community that empowers female students.
During the 2019 Alumni Weekend, UVA Law Dean Risa Goluboff discusses the current state of the Law School.
Retiring professor George Yin reflects on his 25 years of teaching and researching tax law at the Law School. He was introduced by Dean Risa Goluboff. Yin spoke during UVA’s 2019 Alumni Weekend.
Drawing on her research from her recent book “Secession on Trial: The Treason Prosecution of Jefferson Davis,” UVA Law professor Cynthia Nicoletti gives an overview of the U.S. government's attempts to prosecute Confederate President Jefferson Davis for treason after the Civil War. Nicoletti describes how conflicting legal theories regarding the constitutionality of secession contributed to the case ultimately being dropped with no conclusion. Nicoletti was the featured speaker at a Law School Foundation Board and Council lunch. F. Blair Wimbush ’80, chair of the Law School Foundation Board of Trustees, introduced Nicoletti.
UVA Law professor and leading insurance and torts expert Kenneth Abraham and alum Michael Raschid ’86, chief legal officer and vice president of operations at Perrone Robotics, discuss what a future with autonomous vehicles will mean for liability and beyond.
Graduating UVA Law student Jah Akande ’19 discusses growing up, coming out and standing up for his beliefs en route to pursuing a law degree.
From mass hunger strikes and work stoppages behind bars, to wider reform movements, a discussion centered on the politics of punishment in the United States. The panel includes Bernard E. Harcourt of Columbia Law School; Heather Ann Thompson of the University of Michigan; and Vesla Mae Weaver of Johns Hopkins University. Christopher Berk, a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Virginia, served as moderator.
UVA Law professor Molly Brady delivers the Charge to the Class of 2019. The tradition offers final words of wisdom from a faculty member to graduating students.
Public health policy expert and UVA Law professor Dayna Bowen Matthew ’87 explores social and legal factors — such as where you live and your race — that affect health outcomes, and how lawyers and doctors are teaming up to confront these challenges.
Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, discusses current issues facing regulators, including developing 5G networks, fighting robocalls and addressing the rural-urban digital divide. UVA Law professor Tom Nachbar introduced Pai.
Judge Carlton W. Reeves ’89, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, delivered a defense of the role federal courts play in ensuring justice and truth for marginalized groups throughout the United States. He also argued for the importance of ensuring diversity of backgrounds and perspectives on the federal bench. Reeves gave this lecture after receiving the 2019 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law.