To mark his appointment to the Warner-Booker Distinguished Professor of International Law chair, professor A. E. Dick Howard gives a lecture describing lessons he has drawn from his personal experiences in the realm of constitutional law. He recounts his role in the drafting and adoption of the Virginia Constitution, his time comparing notes with constitution-makers in post-communist Central and Eastern Europe, and his observations on marking the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.
Yoram Dinstein, a scholar and professor emeritus at Tel Aviv University, is a specialist on international law and a prominent authority on the laws of war. He gave the keynote address at the Jus ad Bellum conference following an introduction by UVA Law Dean Risa Goluboff.
UVA Law professor John Norton Moore moderates a panel at the Jus ad Bellum conference that includes retired Maj. Gen. Charles Dunlap Jr. of Duke Law School, Mike A. Newton of Vanderbilt University School of Law, and Edwin Williamson, former legal adviser at the U.S. Department of State.
Professor Kenneth Anderson of the Washington College of Law at American University moderates a panel on the 2016 Obama administration report on the legal frameworks guiding the U.S. use of military force and related national security operations. The Jus ad Bellum conference panel includes professor Bobby Chesney of the University of Texas School of Law, UVA Law professor Ashley Deeks, and Rita Siemion, legal counsel at Human Rights First.
Professor Laura Donohue of Georgetown Law School and UVA Law professor Robert Turner speak at the Jus ad Bellum conference. UVA Law professor John Norton Moore offers concluding remarks.
Professor Stephen Braga, director of clinical programs at UVA Law, describes the clinical education offerings at UVA Law. This session was part of UVA Law's admitted students open house.
Professor Anne Coughlin gave a lecture on the Supreme Court decision in Lawrence v. Texas for a mock constitutional and criminal law class. This lecture was part of UVA Law's admitted students open house.
Professor Daniel Ortiz talks about the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic with prospective law students. This session was part of UVA Law's admitted students open house.
Professor Michael Gilbert describes coursework relating to the laws underlying democratic processes. He provides a brief overview of topics within this field, including gerrymandering and election law. This session was part of UVA Law's admitted students open house.
Guest speaker Lester Jackson, a UVA employee, spoke to UVA Law professor Anne Coughlin's criminal investigation class about perceptions of the police in the African-American community.
Dr. Marc D. Lewis, a neuroscientist who questions whether addiction is a disease in a scientific sense, gave the 17th P. Browning Hoffman Memorial Lecture in Law and Psychiatry. He argued that addiction is better understood as a learning process, drawing on case histories, including his own, to support his arguments. Dr. Nassima Ait-Daoud, director of the UVA Center for Addiction Research and Education, offered a response to Lewis's argument. UVA Law professor Richard J. Bonnie introduced the speakers.
Following an introduction by Dean Risa Goluboff, his former Supreme Court clerk, Justice Breyer spoke about his book on keeping a global perspective in law. A Q&A follows his talk.
Robbie Pomeroy '19 shares a day in his life as a second-year law student at the University of Virginia School of Law.
Leading litigators and scholars discussed professor Brandon L. Garrett's new book, "End Of Its Rope: How Killing the Death Penalty Can Revive Criminal Justice." The book analyzes data on over two decades of death sentences to both explore causes of the decline in American death sentencing and its implications for the future of criminal justice reform. The panelists were death penalty lawyer David Bruck of Washington & Lee Law School; Robin Konrad of the Death Penalty Information Center; Evan Mandery of John Jay College and author of "A Wild Justice"; and Carol Steiker of Harvard Law School and the Criminal Justice Policy Program, and co-author of "Courting Justice." UVA Law professor Steve Braga served as moderator.
Colleen E. Roh Sinzdak, senior litigation associate at Hogan Lovells, describes her experiences working in immigration litigation from the perspective of a lawyer working for a big law firm. She has briefed, argued and won cases before multiple courts of appeals, including recent challenges to the Trump administration's "travel ban" executive orders. This speech was the keynote address of the Virginia Journal of International Law's 2018 symposium, "Immigration and Ideology: International Responses to Migration." Kevin Donovan, UVA Law senior assistant dean for career services, introduced Sinzdak.
U.S. Rep. A. Donald McEachin '86 spoke at UVA Law before receiving the inaugural UVA Black Law Students Association Alumni Spotlight Award. McEachin, who has represented Virginia's 4th Congressional District since 2017, spoke about his career in Virginia politics and gave advice for students interested in pursuing political careers. Dean Risa Goluboff introduced McEachin.
Law enforcement experts critique community policing and police culture during a panel discussion at the Law School. Panelists include Chief Bernadette DiPino of the Sarasota, Florida, Police Department; Joe Brann, founder and CEO of Joseph Brann & Associates; professor Rachel Harmon; and Charles Ramsey, a former Philadelphia police commissioner and former chief of the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police. The panel was moderated by Timothy Longo, adjunct professor and senior program director of public safety administration at the UVA School of Continuing and Professional Studies. The event was sponsored by the School for Continuing and Professional Studies.
UVA Law student Kendall Burchard and professors Anne Coughlin, Kimberly Ferzan and George Rutherglen discuss the origins of the law of sexual harassment, its current state and its future. This event was part of Diversity Week at UVA Law.
The University of Virginia and the Law School honored the legacy of its first black student, Gregory Swanson. The ceremony also included the presentation to law students Jah Akande and Toccara Nelson of the Inaugural Gregory H. Swanson Award, which recognizes students who embody courage, perseverance and commitment to justice. Speakers included Professors Kim Forde-Mazrui, director of the Center for the Study of Race and Law; Dean Risa Goluboff; Monifa Love Asante, associate professor of English and modern languages at Bowie State University; Evans D. Hopkins, author and chair of the Swanson Legacy Committee; Teresa Sullivan, president of the University of Virginia; and Frank M. Conner III '81, rector of the University of Virginia.
Professor Dayna Bowen Matthew moderates the panel "Loving’s Meaning" with Katherine Franke of Columbia University, Randall L. Kennedy of Harvard Law School and Robin A. Lenhardt of Fordham Law School. The event was part of a Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law symposium examining the legal legacy of the U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia on its 50th anniversary.
Professor Deborah Hellman moderates the panel "Loving as a Means of Social and Legal Transformation" with Professor Kim Forde-Mazrui of UVA Law, and Professors Melissa Murray and Angela Onwuachi-Willig of the University of California, Berkeley. The event was part of a Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law symposium examining the legal legacy of the U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia on its 50th anniversary.
Professor Micah Schwartzman moderates the panel "Loving’s Promise for LGBTQ Communities" with Holning S. Lau of the University of North Carolina School of Law, Doug NeJaime of Yale Law School and Catherine Smith of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. The event was part of a Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law symposium examining the legal legacy of the U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia on its 50th anniversary.
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, delivers the keynote address at "Loving: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow."
LL.M. and S.J.D. students from Belgium, Brazil, China, Colombia, Kuwait, Panama, Thailand and Vietnam describe their experience in the Graduate Studies program at UVA Law in their own words.