Videos/Podcasts Archive

Professor George Yin
Professor George Yin Reflects on His Career at UVA Law
May 11, 2019

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. 

Cynthia Nicoletti
‘Secession on Trial’ During the Prosecution of Jefferson Davis
May 10, 2019

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.

Driverless car
‘Common Law’ Episode 6: A Future With Autonomous Vehicles
May 7, 2019

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.

Jah Akande
Jah Akande ’19 Discusses His Path to a Law Degree
May 3, 2019

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. 

Heather Ann Thompson
Prison Rebellion and Prison Reform
May 3, 2019

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.

Molly Brady
Charge to The Class of 2019, With Professor Molly Brady
April 25, 2019

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.

Dayna Bowen Matthew
‘Common Law’ Episode 5: How Law Can Make a Difference in Health Outcomes
April 23, 2019

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
Promoting Digital Innovation and Opportunity Through Market Forces
April 22, 2019

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.

Defending the Judiciary: A Call for Justice, Truth and Diversity on the Bench
April 12, 2019

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.

Mila Versteeg, Toby Heytens and Game of Thrones scene
‘Common Law’ Episode 4: The Law and Ethics of ‘Game of Thrones’
April 9, 2019

We take a break from this season’s focus on the future of law to explore the future (and past) of Westeros with Virginia Solicitor General Toby Heytens ’00 and Professor Mila Versteeg.

Sheldon Whitehouse
How We Win: The Path Forward in Congress on Climate Change
April 5, 2019

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse '82 of Rhode Island came to the Law School to address the state of climate change politics in the U.S. Congress and the institutional forces obstructing progress being made on that front. This speech was the 2019 Lillian K. Stone Distinguished Lecture in Environmental Policy.

Law School students in UVA gear
UVA Law Students Hype the Final Four
April 4, 2019

Single, double and triple ’Hoos prep UVA Law for the Final Four tournament on Saturday and cheer on the UVA men’s basketball team. Go ’Hoos!

Law School student discussing human rights work in Nepal
Studying Human Rights in Nepal
March 29, 2019

Members of the Human Rights Study Project detail their work during the course of their January 2019 trip.

Ruth Mason
‘Common Law’ Episode 3: Taxing Big Tech and the Future of International Tax
March 26, 2019

UVA Law professor Ruth Mason explains why the world is at a crossroads on international tax, as nations consider how to ensure that corporations like Google, Amazon and Apple are paying their fair share in a digital economy.

Allan Hall
A Holocaust Survivor’s Journey
March 25, 2019

Allan Hall, a Holocaust survivor and retired attorney, told the story of living through the Nazi invasion and occupation of Poland as a child and his later reunification with some of his family after the Holocaust. He was joined by his wife, Lori Gold.

Camilo Sanchez
International Human Rights at UVA Law
March 22, 2019

Professor Camilo Sánchez, director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic and co-director of UVA Law’s Human Rights Program, describes the school’s curricular and clinical offerings in the international human rights field. This session was part of UVA Law's 2019 Admitted Students Open House. 

Josh Bowers
Criminal Justice at UVA Law
March 22, 2019

Professor Josh Bowers introduced prospective students to UVA Law’s curricular, clinical and extracurricular opportunities in criminal justice. This session was part of UVA Law’s 2019 Admitted Students Open House.

George Geis and Mayme Donohue
‘Common Law’ Episode 2: How Blockchain Could Change Everything
March 12, 2019

UVA Law professor George Geis and attorney Mayme Donohue of Hunton Andrews Kurth discuss the impact of blockchain — the same technology fueling the rise of cryptocurrencies — on a range of industries, including law.

Reforming Redistricting: Commissions, Litigation & Gerrymandering
March 5, 2019

A panel of activists, academics and litigators discussed various approaches to redistricting reform, with a particular focus on the current efforts in Virginia to set up a less-partisan redistricting commission. The panel featured Brian Cannon, executive director at OneVirginia2021; Henry Chambers ’91, professor at the University of Richmond School of Law; Mark Gaber, director of trial litigation at the Campaign Legal Center; and Rebecca Green, professor at William & Mary Law School. The panel was moderated by UVA Law professor A. E. Dick Howard ’61. The event was part of the symposium “Elections: Where Law & Politics Intersect,” hosted by UVA Law’s Journal of Law & Politics. 

Wesley Clark
‘Renewing American Politics,’ With Gen. Wesley K. Clark
March 1, 2019

Retired Gen. Wesley K. Clark came to the Law School for a nonpartisan discussion encouraging young adults to enter the modern political arena. He provided an overview of recent American political history and sketched out some of the challenges facing future American leaders. The speech was sponsored by the Student Legal Forum.

The Future of Originalism panel
The Due Process Clause: Its Original Meaning and Future Application
February 28, 2019

A panel of major legal scholars discuss the Due Process Clause. The panelists examine the original meaning as understood by its drafters, as well as potential future applications to upcoming legal controversies. The panel includes Scott Ballenger ’96, partner at Latham & Watkins; professor Randy Barnett, Georgetown University Law Center; professor John Harrison, UVA Law; and professor Julia Mahoney, UVA Law. Judge Diane S. Sykes, Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, serves as moderator. The panel was part of a symposium on “The Future of Originalism: Conflicts and Controversies,” sponsored by UVA Law’s Federalist Society chapter.

Slaughter-House Cases panel
Re-Arguing the Slaughter-House Cases
February 28, 2019

UVA Law hosted a re-argument of the Slaughter-House Cases, a Reconstruction-era Supreme Court ruling that narrowed citizenship rights in the privileges or immunities clause of the Constitution. The opposing counsel positions were taken by Dominic Draye, solicitor general of Arizona, and Elbert Lin, partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth. Federal appeals court judges Thomas B. Griffith ’85 of the D.C. Circuit, Diane S. Sykes of the Seventh Circuit and John K. Bush of the Sixth Circuit decided the case. The re-argument was the concluding event of the UVA Law Federalist Society conference “The Future of Originalism: Conflicts and Controversies.”

Risa Goluboff, Deirdre Enright and John Grisham
‘Common Law’ Episode 1: The Innocence Update
February 28, 2019

Best-selling author John Grisham and UVA Law Innocence Project Director Deirdre Enright discuss the latest on innocence cases, forensics and the future of criminal justice. This is the first episode of “Common Law's” first season on the future of law.

Risa Goluboff and Leslie Kendrick
‘Common Law’ Episode 0: Meet the Hosts
February 28, 2019

Risa Goluboff and Leslie Kendrick interview each other, talk about why they wanted to start a podcast, and discuss what this season, The Future of Law, will focus on.

Risa Goluboff and Leslie Kendrick Host 'Common Law'
Introducing 'Common Law'
February 26, 2019

Though much divides us these days, there are still some things we all share in common. One of them is law. In “Common Law,” a new podcast sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law, Dean Risa Goluboff and Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick explore how law shapes society, how we shape law and why we should all care.