Videos/Podcasts Archive

Toby Heytens
An Overview of the American Legal System
August 16, 2019

UVA Law professor and Virginia Solicitor General Toby Heytens ’00 gives an overview of the American legal system and explores the life of a typical legal case during orientation for the Class of 2022. 

John Harrison, Sarah Stewart Ware, Anne Coughlin and George Geis
Overview of the 1L Curriculum (2019)
August 16, 2019

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.

Sarah Stewart Ware
Briefing a Case
August 16, 2019

UVA Law professor Sarah Stewart Ware gives advice on how to brief a legal case during orientation for the Class of 2022.

Cale Jaffe
Clinic Aims To Protect Environment, Teach Students Skills
July 25, 2019

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.

Judge Jed Rakoff
'Common Law' Episode 10: Science and the Gavel
June 18, 2019

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
Syria – Myths and Realities
June 14, 2019

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.

Leslie Kendrick, Micah Schwartzman and Nelson Tebbe
‘Common Law’ Episode 9: A Change of Faith at the Supreme Court
June 11, 2019

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
The National Emergencies Act — Legal Issues
June 11, 2019

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.

David A. Koplow
Legal Challenges in Outer Space
June 6, 2019

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.

Ashley Deeks
‘Common Law’ Episode 8: Killer Robots and the Algorithms of War
June 4, 2019

As tech transforms traditional warfare, UVA Law professor Ashley Deeks explains how national security is changing and discusses whether the law can keep up.

Michael Livermore
Michael Livermore Discusses New Book ‘Law as Data’
June 3, 2019

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.”

Human Rights Program students
The Human Rights Program at UVA Law
May 28, 2019

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.

Michael Livermore
‘Common Law’ Episode 7: The Lawyer in Your Computer
May 21, 2019

From courtroom apps to analyzing law texts, UVA Law professor Michael Livermore explains how technology is reshaping legal processes and yielding new insights.

Linda Howard
Commencement Address by Linda Howard ’73
May 19, 2019

Linda G. Howard ’73, general counsel at Landmark Worldwide, a company focused on personal and professional growth, addresses the Class of 2019. 

Shruthi Prabhu ’19 is hooded by Professor Tom Nachbar
UVA Law 2019 Commencement
May 19, 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. 

Kendall Burchard
Kendall Burchard ’19 on the Importance of Female Role Models in Law
May 15, 2019

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.

Dean Risa Goluboff
Dean Risa Goluboff Discusses State of the Law School in 2019
May 11, 2019

During the 2019 Alumni Weekend, UVA Law Dean Risa Goluboff discusses the current state of the Law School. 

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.