Videos/Podcasts Archive

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Pamela Harris, Dahlia Lithwick and Anne Coughlin
#MeToo and the Federal Judiciary
February 25, 2019

Judge Pamela Harris of the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Slate Editor Dahlia Lithwick discussed sexual harassment in the judiciary. Professor Anne Coughlin moderated the discussion. Dean Risa Goluboff introduced the panel.

Dahlia Lithwick
Following the Judiciary
February 23, 2019

Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor and legal correspondent at Slate, discussed the importance of who serves on the courts and why progressives may be interested in following the judiciary closely. This was the keynote speech at the 2019 American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Student Convention.

Judges panel
Thinking Ahead About the Judiciary
February 23, 2019

Leading jurists from across the country discussed the long-term effects of the current presidential administration on the judiciary. They also discuss why judges are so central to the future of American democracy. The panel featured Associate Justice Anita Earls, North Carolina Supreme Court; Judge Pamela Harris, Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; Judge Carlton Reeves ’89, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi; and Judge L. Felipe Restrepo, Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The panel was moderated by Caroline Fredrickson, president of the American Constitution Society, and was introduced by James Mayer, a student from New York University School of Law. This panel was part of the 2019 American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Student Convention.

Matthew Fass
Corporate Social Responsibility for Small and Midsize Companies
February 19, 2019

Matthew Fass ’93, president of Maritime Products International, talked about how small and midsize corporations are handling issues of corporate responsibility. His speech was the keynote address for a symposium on “The Corporate Dilemma: Balancing Social Responsibility and Profitability Across Borders,” hosted by the Virginia Journal of International Law and the J.B. Moore Society of International Law.

Cynthia Nicoletti
‘Secession on Trial,’ With Cynthia Nicoletti
February 15, 2019

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.

Law students in Nepal
UVA Law Human Rights Study Project in Nepal
February 14, 2019

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
Joining the Movement to End Mass Incarceration
February 8, 2019

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.

Risa Goluboff
Wellness at Virginia’s Law Schools
February 5, 2019

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.