Videos/Podcasts Archive

Ashley Deeks
New Thinking on the Legal Frameworks Guiding U.S. Military Force
March 22, 2018

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.

Laura Donohue
Is There a Need for a New Congressional Authorization for the Use of Force?
March 22, 2018

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.

Stephen Braga
Clinical Programs at UVA Law
March 16, 2018

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.

Anne Coughlin
Mock Class With Anne Coughlin
March 16, 2018

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.

 
Dan Ortiz
Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at UVA Law
March 16, 2018

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.

Michael Gilbert
Law and Democracy at UVA Law
March 16, 2018

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.

How I Found Out I Got Into UVA Law
How I Found Out I Got Into UVA Law
March 15, 2018
Members of the UVA Law community share stories of how they found out they had been accepted to law school.
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Anne Coughlin and Lester Jackson
Talking About Race and Policing in the Law Classroom
March 15, 2018

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
Is Addiction a "Brain Disease"?
March 13, 2018

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.

Justice Stephen Breyer
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer on "The Court and the World"
March 1, 2018

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
A Day in the Life of a UVA Law Student
February 28, 2018

Robbie Pomeroy '19 shares a day in his life as a second-year law student at the University of Virginia School of Law.

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Book Panel on Professor Brandon Garrett's "End of Its Rope"
Book Panel on Professor Brandon Garrett's "End of Its Rope"
February 22, 2018

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
Big Law, Big Impact: The Role of Private Sector Lawyers in Immigration Law
February 20, 2018

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.

Rep. A. Donald McEachin
U.S. Rep. A. Donald McEachin '86 Receives BLSA Alumni Spotlight Award
February 19, 2018

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.

The State of Community Policing and the Future of Police Reform
The State of Community Policing and the Future of Police Reform
February 6, 2018

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.

Commemorating Gregory H. Swanson and the Integration of UVA
Commemorating Gregory H. Swanson and the Integration of UVA
February 5, 2018

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.

Anne Coughlin, Kimberly Ferzan and George Rutherglen
From "He Said, She Said" to "Me, Too": Successes and Shortcomings in the Law of Sexual Harassment
February 5, 2018

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.

Loving's Meaning
Loving’s Meaning
January 26, 2018

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.

Loving as a Means of Social and Legal Transformation
Loving as a Means of Social and Legal Transformation
January 26, 2018

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.

Loving’s Promise for LGBTQ Communities
Loving’s Promise for LGBTQ Communities
January 26, 2018

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
Loving v. Virginia as a Triumph and Failure of the Supreme Court
January 25, 2018

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."

Studying for an LL.M. or S.J.D. at UVA Law
Studying for an LL.M. or S.J.D. at UVA Law
January 10, 2018

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.

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Merrill Memorial
Remembering Dean Richard A. Merrill
January 5, 2018

Family, friends and the UVA Law community memorialize Richard Austin Merrill, seventh dean of the Law School, who died Oct. 26, 2017.

The Law and Public Service Program
The Law and Public Service Program
December 7, 2017

Crystal Shin '10, director of the Program in Law and Public Service, discusses the features of the program.

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Exams
How to Take a Fixed Exam
December 6, 2017

Jason Dugas '01, UVA Law's assistant dean for academic services and the registrar, explains the "fixed" exam process.

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