A panel of legal scholars and historians discussed UVA Law professor Cynthia Nicoletti’s book “Secession on Trial: The Treason Prosecution of Jefferson Davis.” In her book, Nicoletti demonstrates how the legality of secession remained an open question after the Civil War, and how it affected Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ prosecution. The panel featured Nicoletti, Duke University professor Laura Edwards, University of Pennsylvania professor Sarah Gordon, University of Maryland professor Michael Ross and UVA professor Elizabeth Varon. The panel was moderated by UVA Law professor George Rutherglen.
Students in the Human Rights Study Project at the University of Virginia School of Law took part in a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Nepal in January 2019. They were joined by alumni for a trek to Mount Everest base camp. The trip was sponsored by philanthropist David C. Burke ’93.
Larry Krasner, Philadelphia’s district attorney, discusses his efforts to address issues of mass incarceration. He encouraged law students to get involved in the progressive prosecutor movement. His speech was the keynote address of the 2019 Shaping Justice conference at UVA Law. Dean Risa Goluboff introduced Krasner.
The deans of Virginia’s law schools describe their efforts to address law student wellness and mental health across the state for the first Law Student Wellness Summit. The panel featured Dean Sandra McGlothlin of the Appalachian School of Law; Dean Davison M. Douglas of William and Mary Law School; Associate Dean Victoria Huber of George Mason’s Antonin Scalia Law School; Dean Keith Faulkner of Liberty University School of Law; interim Dean Douglas Cook of Regent University School of Law; Dean Wendy Collins Perdue of University of Richmond School of Law; Dean Risa L. Goluboff of the University of Virginia School of Law; and Brant J. Hellwig of Washington and Lee University School of Law. The panel was moderated by Supreme Court of Virginia Justice William Mims. Mims was introduced by Judge Manuel Capsalis of the 19th Judicial District in Virginia.
The editors of UVA Law’s student-run journals introduced first-year students to their publications and described the journal tryout process. The panel included Victoria Granda and Campbell Haynes of the Virginia Law Review, Nick Styles of the Virginia Journal of International Law, MacLane Taggart of the Virginia Tax Review, Bonnie Cantwell of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal, Lindsay Fisher of the Journal of Law & Politics, Siarra Rogers of the Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law, Tyler Fredericks of the Virginia Journal of Law & Technology, Jackie Malzone of the Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law Journal, Charles Condro of the Virginia Law & Business Review, and Sanders Wommack of the Virginia Journal of Criminal Law.
J. Travis Laster ’95, vice chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, discusses his experiences overseeing legal disputes in an age of increasing shareholder activism from mutual funds, hedge funds and corporate activists. The Delaware Court of Chancery is widely recognized as the pre-eminent forum for corporate legal disputes, because the majority of U.S. businesses are incorporated in the state. His speech was the keynote for the conference “A View From the Boardroom: Directors in an Era of Activism.”
Yale law professor Jack Balkin gives an overview of the impacts that social media technologies have had on democratic institutions. He explores some possible legal and societal responses to the challenges posed by social media, such as disinformation and widespread data collection. This speech was the keynote address at UVA Law’s conference: “Digital Democracy: The Threat and Promise of Technology for Democratic Institutions.”
At UVA Law’s 31st Sokol Colloquium, Duke law professor Ralf Michaels, Indiana University law professor Austen Parrish, Fordham law professor Thomas Lee and UC Hastings law professor Chimène Keitner discussed limits on jurisdiction in international law with moderator and UVA law professor Anne Woolhandler. During the colloquium, scholars, jurists and practitioners discussed the American Law Institute’s “The Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.”
At UVA Law’s 31st Sokol Colloquium, Rutgers law professor Beth Stephens, Georgetown law professor David Stewart and University of Michigan law professor Kristina Daugirdas discussed sovereign immunity with moderator and United Kingdom Court of Appeals Lord Justice (ret.) Sir Jack Beatson. During the colloquium, scholars, jurists and practitioners discussed the American Law Institute’s “The Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.”
At UVA Law’s 31st Sokol Colloquium, Notre Dame Law professor A.J. Bellia and UVA Law professors Paul Stephan and John Harrison discussed international law and the judiciary in a panel moderated by UVA Law professor Saikrishna Prakash. During the colloquium, scholars, jurists and practitioners discussed the American Law Institute’s “The Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.”
At UVA Law’s 31st Sokol Colloquium, University of Pennsylvania law professor Jean Galbraith, Northwestern law professor Jide Nzelibe and UVA Law professor George Rutherglen discussed the ambitions of the fourth restatement with moderator and UVA law professor Mila Versteeg. During the colloquium, scholars, jurists and practitioners discussed the American Law Institute’s “The Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.”
At UVA Law’s 31st Sokol Colloquium, George Washington law professor Ed Swaine, UC Davis law professor Bill Dodge and Russian Association of International Law professor Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov discussed international law with moderator and UVA Law professor Pierre-Hugues Verdier. During the colloquium, scholars, jurists and practitioners discussed the American Law Institute’s “The Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.”
UVA Law professor Kimberly Kessler Ferzan discusses some of the philosophical problems she explores in her new book “Reflections on Crime and Culpability: Problems and Puzzles.”
Students, faculty and staff at the University of Virginia School of Law share their favorite family traditions for the holiday.
Financier-philanthropist David Rubenstein interviews recently retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy at the kickoff for the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy. The show “A Justice For All” originally aired on PBS.
Dean Risa Goluboff, Bruce Karsh ’80 and Martha Lubin Karsh ’81 introduce retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and interviewer David Rubenstein, a philanthropist and financier, at the inaugural event for the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy.
Nick Zabriskie, public policy manager at Uber, and Tim Tobin, partner at Hogan Lovells, discussed some of the major legal implications facing the deployment of autonomous vehicles, such as regulatory issues, implications for tort liability and potential effects on urban planning. This talk was hosted by the Law, Innovation, Security and Technology Society at UVA Law.
UVA Law professors Frederick Schauer and Saikrishna Prakash discuss the roles the U.S. Supreme Court and constitutional law play in American political discourse.
Third-year UVA Law students Katharine Collins and Christopher Macomber faced off against Kendall Burchard and Scott Harman-Heath in the final round of UVA Law’s 90th annual William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition. U.S. Appeals Court Judges Albert Diaz of the Fourth Circuit and Karen Nelson Moore of the Sixth Circuit, along with Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06, decided the competition’s winners (Collins and Macomber).
Professors Thomas Nachbar, George Cohen and Anne Coughlin advise first-year students on best strategies for taking law school exams.
J. Peter Byrne ’79, faculty director of the Climate Resource Center at Georgetown University Law Center, provides an overview of the past and future prospects of the historic preservation movement. This speech was the keynote address at a Virginia Environmental Law Journal symposium focusing on historic preservation.
John Monahan, the John S. Shannon Distinguished Professor of Law, presents the results of his recent study exploring the career and life experiences of UVA Law’s Class of 1987. Monahan delivered the talk during the fall 2018 UVA Law Board and Council luncheon.
Archi Pyati, chief of policy for the Tahirih Justice Center in Washington, D.C., and Sabrina Talukder ’14, staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society of New York City, discussed the history of domestic violence asylum in the United States and the ways in which their organizations are addressing new hurdles in asylum law.
Solicitors general from around the region spoke at the Law School about their paths to government office. The event featured Toby Heytens, UVA Law professor and solicitor general of Virginia; Loren AliKhan, solicitor general of Washington, D.C., under Attorney General Karl Racine ’89; and Ryan Park, deputy solicitor general of North Carolina.
Daniel Richardson ’18, former editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review and the 2018 graduate with the highest GPA, provides law students with advice about preparing for upcoming mid-terms and finals.