Videos/Podcasts Archive

David Baldacci
Life Between the Pages: A Conversation with Best-selling Author David Baldacci '86
May 10, 2006

Author David Baldacci spoke at Law Alumni Weekend about how he turned from law to writing and his experiences since then. 

John Jeffries
Dean Jeffries Delivers State of the Law School Address at Alumni Weekend
May 8, 2006

Dean John C. Jeffries Jr. '73 delivered his annual State of the Law School address to alumni in town for Reunion Weekend May 6.

Anne Coughlin
Coughlin Delivers Charge to Class of 2006
April 27, 2006

Professor Anne Coughlin delivers the annual Charge to the Class, an inspirational speech to graduating students.

William B. Fletcher
Role of International Law in American Courts Unclear, Fletcher Says
April 20, 2006

The Supreme Court’s ruling in Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain is the most comprehensive attempt yet to explain the role of international law in U.S. courts, but the issue remains clouded with uncertainty, said William B. Fletcher, a judge on the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, at the Ola B.

Ronald Dworkin
Dworkin Explores Secular, Religious Models for Society
April 12, 2006

Americans should turn to universal principles, such as the concept of personal responsibility, to decide whether their society should follow a tolerant religious model or a tolerant secular model, said Jefferson Medal in Law recipient Ronald Dworkin at a lecture April 12.

Armstead Robinson
Scholars Remember Armstead Robinson’s Intellectual Legacy
April 11, 2006

A gathering of those close to Armstead Robinson convened to discuss his intellectual legacy in Caplin Pavilion at an event sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and Law and the Black Law Students Association.

Kevin Anderson
Blackberry Lawsuit Leads to Big Bucks for Small-Time Company
April 10, 2006

Kevin Anderson, an attorney from Wiley, Rein, & Fielding (WRF), explained their strategy in prosecuting Research in Motion (RIM), makers of the Blackberry wireless platform, for patent infringement against their client, NTP. 

Navigating the Summer Associate and Interview Process
April 4, 2006

Attorneys from McGuireWoods discussed how to succeed as a summer associate.

Akhil Amar
Professors, Author Akhil Amar Critique America’s Constitution
March 29, 2006

The Constitution was far more democratic, slavocratic, geostrategically motivated and unfinished at its inception than contemporary wisdom often suggests, Yale Law School Professor Akhil Amar explained during a panel discussion of his most recent book, America’s Constitution: A Biography.

Earl Dudley
Prof. Dudley: Honor Among Lawyers?
March 28, 2006

Is honor relevant to future lawyers? "Ethical advocacy—honorable advocacy—is good advocacy," argues Professor Earl Dudley Jr. at an event sponsored by the Student Bar Association and the Honor Committee. 

Sen. Edward Kennedy
Kennedy Praises Values of Public Service
March 18, 2006

Public service lawyers are the perfect models for how to face the decisive issues of the 21st century while upholding the values and ideas of the Constitution, said Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

David Walker
Comptroller General Predicts Fiscal Crisis Unless Government Reforms
March 17, 2006

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Peter Ackerman
Grassroots Organizing Is Key to Democracy Movement, Says Ackerman
February 24, 2006

Nonviolent civic resistance movements have been the most powerful forces in creating democracies, according to Peter Ackerman, the keynote speaker for the J.B. Moore Society of International Law symposium, "Democracy in the Middle East: Prospect for Political Reform” Feb. 24.

Margaret L. Sattherwaite
Use of Extraordinary Renditions Has Changed, Risk of Torture Hasn't, Panelists Say
February 16, 2006

The controversial use of extraordinary renditions to interrogate or detain suspected terrorists has evolved since its first use by the United States in 1995, but the practice fails to address concerns about torture and may be ineffective in quashing terrorism, said panelists at a Feb.

Brandon Garrett
Data on Racial Profiling Leads to Police Reform, Garrett Says
February 15, 2006

Although political pressure, lawsuits, and even the U.S. Department of Justice helped initiate the statistical tracking of racial profiling, police also may have discovered something that helped them change their ways, according to Professor Brandon Garrett. 

Owen Pell
Business-NGO Alliance Marks "New Diplomacy," Pell Says
February 6, 2006

Increasing cooperation between nongovernmental organizations and multinational corporations is creating a new type of diplomacy, attorney Owen Pell '83 explained during a lecture Feb. 6 at an event sponsored by the Career Services office. 

Peter Neufeld
Nine Days from Execution: Lessons from the Earl Washington Case - Vodcast
February 2, 2006

Virginia death-row inmate Earl Washington's exoneration due to DNA testing may have changed forever how Virginia handles death penalty cases.

Detainee Panel
The Treatment and Interrogation of Detainees
November 17, 2005

While U.S. officials in the past have made mistakes regarding the treatment of detainees, the Department of Defense and lawmakers are taking steps to clarify procedures and ensure that the United States is transparent in its policies, said panelists.

U.S. Has Learned Lessons on Detainee Treatment, Panelists Say
November 17, 2005

While U.S. officials in the past have made mistakes regarding the treatment of detainees, the Department of Defense and lawmakers are taking steps to clarify procedures and ensure that the United States is transparent in its policies, said panelists at a Nov.

John Norton Moore
The Global War on Terrorism: Defining the Roles of Law Enforcement and Military Force
November 10, 2005

The war on terror, in which information from interrogations is a key tool in thwarting attacks, has been muddied by the difficulties of handling detainees in a legal system that was not designed for such use, said panelists during a forum at the Law School Nov. 10.

Stephen Smith
"The Politics of the Death Penalty," with Prof. Stephen Smith
November 4, 2005

In states that have capital punishment, institutional pressures in the justice system skew the outcome in death penalty cases toward conviction and execution, law professor Stephen Smith said in lunch remarks to a Board of Trustees and Alumni Council meeting.

"Autonomy Is Not the Answer: Rewriting the Law on Life-Sustaining Treatment for Dementia Patients," with Rebecca Dresser
October 11, 2005

The P. Browning Hoffman Memorial Lecture in Law and Psychiatry features Rebecca Dresser, Daniel Noyes Kirby Professor of Law and Professor of Ethics in Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis.

"Reinstating Fairness to the Airwaves?" With Guy Carmi '05
September 27, 2005

Guy Carmi LL.M. '05 discusses the FCC's relinquished Fairness Doctrine and its reinstatement prospects from a comparative perspective.

Supreme Court Roundup
September 6, 2005

The 2005 Supreme Court Roundup

U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh Speaks at Commencement
May 22, 2005

 U.S. Senator Evan Bayh '81 Speaks at Commencement