Videos/Podcasts of Events
Dean Risa Goluboff shares a message with the UVA Law community as the school’s fall 2020 semester concludes.
David Troutt of Rutgers Law School and Thad Williamson of the University of Richmond discuss pathways to racial and economic equity, with a focus on the effects of local and regional housing, employment and anti-poverty policies. UVA Law professor Richard Schragger moderated the event, hosted by PLACE: The Program in Law, Communities and the Environment. The event was the third in the program’s “PLACE and Power” series of virtual conversations exploring connections between human place-based relationships and the law and politics of environmental governance.
Two panels of scholars discuss issues raised by UVA Law professor Kimberly Jenkins Robinson’s edited book, “A Federal Right to Education: Fundamental Questions for Our Democracy.” Led by the moderators, UVA President James E. Ryan ’92 and Harvard Law’s Martha Minow, the panels feature Kristine L. Bowman, Peggy Cooper Davis, Jason P. Nance, Eloise Pasachoff, Derek W. Black, Carmel Martin, Rachel F. Moran, Robinson and Joshua Weishart.
California Air Resources Board Chair Mary D. Nichols and UCLA School of Law professor Ann E. Carlson, one of the country’s leading scholars of climate change law and policy, discuss the relationship between cities, states and national environmental decisions-makers, with a focus on the important strides made to improve air quality in California over the past several decades. The talk was the second in the “PLACE and Power” series of virtual conversations exploring connections between human place-based relationships and the law and politics of environmental governance.
Virginia Sen. Jennifer McClellan ’97 discusses the challenges of making policies to address racial inequities.
UVA Law professors Cathy Hwang and Richard Schragger discuss the academic career path and how to become a law professor.
Assistant Dean for Public Service Annie Kim ’99 and UVA Law students Eliza Schultz ’21, Chris Yarrell ’22 and Nooreen Reza ’21 discuss features of the Program in Law and Public Service. This video was filmed under socially distanced conditions in August 2020.
UVA Law professor Ashley Deeks; Charles Flint, chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn; and Sarah M. Harris of the law firm Williams & Connolly discuss whether Chinese-owned tech companies like TikTok pose a threat to national security and how the government should respond. The event was sponsored by the Federalist Society chapter at UVA Law.
UVA Law professors Margaret Foster Riley, Lois Shepherd and Micah Schwartzman ’05 discuss mandatory vaccination policies at a Health Law Association event.
Legal historian Emily Prifogle of the University of Michigan Law School and journalist and author Earl Swift discuss the importance of rural places in shaping the laws, customs and attitudes of the people who live in them, as well as their role in the cultural and political future of the nation.
Dean Risa Goluboff discusses changes in operations at UVA Law for the fall 2020 semester, and shows how the school has modified the facility to safeguard the health of the community.
Virginia Sen. Jennifer McClellan ’97 welcomes the Class of 2023 and other new students to UVA Law via Zoom.
Jasmine Lee ’20 leads a tour of the University of Virginia School of Law. This tour was taped with social distancing during the summer of 2020, and is supplemented with footage from before the pandemic.
Harvard Law School professor Richard Lazarus discusses how environmentalists made history with the U.S. Supreme Court case Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency.
University of Virginia School of Law professor Saikrishna Prakash discusses his new book on how the presidency’s authority has grown and how Congress might check the executive.
As the world battles the novel coronavirus, University of Virginia history professor Christian McMillen discusses what lessons we can learn — and improve upon — from past pandemics.
UVA Law professor Pierre Verdier discusses his forthcoming book "Global Banks on Trial: U.S. Prosecutions and the Remaking of International Finance." He argues that the effectiveness of prosecutions of international banks should not be judged solely based on financial penalties and convictions of high-level executives. According to Verdier, effective prosecutions of these banks can also force compliance with American law and sanctions in furtherance of U.S. foreign policy.
Why did colonists wear Native American costumes at the Boston Tea Party? Professor Farah Peterson investigates the history of mob protests for economic rights on the path to America’s unwritten constitution.
Campaign Legal Center founder and President Trevor Potter ’82 delivered the keynote address at the 2020 Ele(Q)t Project for LGBTQ+ Leadership symposium. He reflected on his experiences as a gay man in the Republican Party, as chairman of the Federal Election Commission and as general counsel to John McCain’s 2000 and 2008 presidential campaigns. He also spoke about rising inequality in campaign finance.
Donald Baker, co-founder of the law firm Baker & Miller and former head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, delivered the keynote address for the 2020 Virginia Journal of International Law symposium, “Antitrust in the Global Economy.” Baker discussed how various countries’ antitrust agencies have responded to the increased stresses of the digital age.
As women began to enter law school, educators worried about whether the curriculum was fit for female ears, UVA Law professor Anne Coughlin explains. These same issues manifest today in debates over whether professors can teach the law of sexual assault in an era of trigger warnings.
UVA Law students discuss the reasons they joined a journal, such as the Virginia Law Review or Virginia Tax Review, and what experiences they gained from it.
The U.S. Supreme Court case McGirt v. Oklahoma could decide whether 3 million acres in eastern Oklahoma still comprise the Creek Nation’s reservation. Professor Lindsay Robertson ’86 of the University of Oklahoma discusses the case and its broader implications for Native American land rights.
UVA Law professor George Geis discusses issues surrounding offers and acceptance in contract law with his 1L Contracts class. Taking place early in students’ first semester at law school, this session examined questions surrounding what exactly constitutes an offer of a contract, and what constitutes an acceptance of that offer. Geis illustrated these concepts using historical examples of advertising offers.
Lobsang Sangay, regent of the Central Tibetan Administration, delivers the Human Rights Program spring lecture. Sangay discusses his experiences leading a government in exile, representing the Tibetan diaspora, and advocating for political autonomy and power for greater Tibet.