Videos/Podcasts of Events

UVA Law community members in masks
Looking Back on a Different Kind of School Year
April 30, 2021

As the school year draws to a close, faculty, students and staff reflect on how the community showed resilience as the COVID-19 pandemic changed life at UVA Law.

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Rachel Harmon
Charge to the Class of 2021, With Professor Rachel Harmon
April 30, 2021

UVA Law professor Rachel Harmon delivers the Charge to the Class of 2021, following an introduction by Dean Risa Goluboff. This annual tradition offers parting words of wisdom to the graduating class.

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Angela Onwuachi-Willig
‘Common Law’ S3 E7: From Trayvon Martin to George Floyd: The Trauma of Injustice
April 23, 2021

Black communities experience lasting “cultural trauma” from the lack of accountability for police and vigilante violence, explains Boston University School of Law Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig.

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Opportunities for Advocacy and Healing After the Chauvin Verdict
April 20, 2021

UVA Batten School Dean Ian Solomon, UVA Police Diversity Officer Cortney Hawkins and Batten School Social Equity Advisor Marrissa Jones co-moderate a panel directly following the announcement of the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin. This panel featured a discussion of the verdict between community organizers, activists and scholars with expertise in organizing advocacy efforts, collective healing and trust-building in response to instances of racial injustice. The panelists are UVA Law professor Anne Coughlin; Brian N. Williams, an associate professor of public policy at UVA's Batten School; Burke Brownfeld, founder of Sig Global Services; Gene Cash, founder and CEO of Counseling Alliance of Virginia; Wyatt Rolla, interim director of the civil rights and racial justice program at the Legal Aid Justice Center; Valerie Lemmie, director of exploratory research at the Kettering Foundation; and Tia Sherèe Gaynor, an assistant professor of the University of Cincinnati and founding director of the Center for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation. This event was the third of a four-part series examining Derek Chauvin’s trial for the death of George Floyd and was co-sponsored by UVA Law’s Center for Criminal Justice, the UVA Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and the UVA Police Department.

Tax experts on Zoom
Value Creation by Business Lawyers
April 16, 2021

Columbia Law School professor Ronald J. Gilson discusses his article, “Value Creation by Business Lawyers: Legal Skills and Asset Pricing,” for the “Tax Meets Non-Tax” Oxford-Virginia Legal Dialogs workshop series that builds bridges from tax to other kinds of scholarship. UVA Law professor Ruth Mason and Oxford's Tsilly Dagon host the event, and Penn Law professor Michael Knoll comments on Gilson’s work. 

Anne Coughlin and Rachel Harmon
Navigating the Derek Chauvin Trial: The Law and Policing
April 14, 2021

UVA Law professor Anne Coughlin and Batten School professor Brian N. Williams co-moderate a panel discussion of legal experts discussing a range of police topics, including the history of the profession, its culture, standards and training, accountability mechanisms and future efforts to reform. The panelists are Professor Rachel Harmon, director of the UVA Law Center for Criminal Justice; Shannon Dion, director of the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services; Harvey Powers, director of the Division of Law Enforcement for the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Service; Gary Cordner, academy director for the Baltimore Police Department; and DeAnza Cook, Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University. This event was the second of a four-part series examining Derek Chauvin’s ongoing trial for the death of George Floyd and was co-sponsored by UVA Law’s Center for Criminal Justice, the UVA Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and the UVA Police Department.

Anne Coughlin
Understanding the Derek Chauvin Trial
April 7, 2021

Professor Anne Coughlin leads a discussion of the legal landscape surrounding Derek Chauvin’s ongoing trial for the death of George Floyd. Coughlin outlines the charges against Chauvin and what they mean, where the case stands currently and what to expect moving forward in the coming weeks. This event was the first of a four-part series examining the trial, and was co-sponsored by UVA Law’s Center for Criminal Justice, UVA’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and the UVA Police Department.

Charles Eskridge III
An Original Document for Every Song in ‘Hamilton’
April 7, 2021

Judge Charles Eskridge III of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas walks through the original documents that inspired the songs from the Broadway musical “Hamilton.” This event was hosted by the Federalist Society.

Rachel Harmon
‘Common Law’ S3 E6: Policing the Police
April 6, 2021

UVA Law professor Rachel Harmon, author of “The Law of the Police,” says it’s time for Americans to broadly rethink how we regulate the police.

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Artificial Intelligence in Criminal Sentencing
April 2, 2021

A panel explores the increasingly prevalent use of artificial intelligence risk assessment tools in criminal sentencing, and whether the results of such predictive algorithms are appropriately admissible at sentencing hearings in court. Panelists include Professor Deborah Hellman; Professor Jessica M. Eaglin, IU Maurer Law; Julia Dressel, software engineer at Recidiviz; Alex Chohlas-Wood, executive director of the Stanford Computational Policy Lab and former director of analytics for NYPD, with moderator Judge Jed S. Rakoff, U.S. district judge for the Southern District of New York. This event was co-hosted by The Virginia Journal of Law & Technology and the Virginia Journal of Criminal Law.

Ann Linder
The Future of Live Animal Markets
April 1, 2021

Ann Linder, Wildlife and Live Animal Markets Fellow with the Harvard Law School Animal Law & Policy Program, presents her research on the future of live animal markets. The event was sponsored by the Virginia Animal Law Society.

Melissa Murray
‘Common Law’ S3 E5: Regulating Private Lives
March 23, 2021

From interracial marriage to LGBTQ rights, when the Supreme Court decriminalizes private behavior, other forms of regulation step in, says New York University School of Law professor Melissa Murray.

Lile Moot Court judges and students
2021 Lile Moot Court Competition
March 23, 2021

Third-year UVA Law students Mihir Khetarpal and Nina Oat, arguing for the appellant, face off against classmates Avery Rasmussen and Matt West, arguing for the appellee, in the final round of the Lile Moot Court competition. The judges are Megan Barbero, deputy general counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives; Judge Louis A. Bledsoe III, chief judge, North Carolina Business Court; and Judge Jerome A. Holmes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

UVA Law alumni
Alumni Discuss Experiences at UVA Law
March 20, 2021

Learn about experiences alumni had as students at UVA Law and with the alumni network. Panelists include Virginia Solicitor General (and Professor) Toby Heytens ’00; Judge Daniel Bress ’05 of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; Grace Fu ’09, executive vice president of human resources, general counsel and secretary for Barneys New York; and Erin Seagears ’20, a clerk for the Baltimore City Circuit Court. Director of Admissions Laura Howell ’11 leads the panel. 

Thomas Frampton
Mock Class: Criminal Law
March 20, 2021

UVA Law professor Thomas Frampton leads a mock class with admitted students. 

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George Geis
Mock Class: Business Law and the Law of Agency
March 20, 2021

UVA Law professor George Geis leads a mock class with admitted students.

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Cathy Hwang
Mock Class: Corporate Structure
March 20, 2021

UVA Law professor Cathy Hwang leads a mock class for admitted students.

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Katharina Pistor, Ruth Mason, Tsilly Dagan
Understanding the ‘Code of Capital’
March 19, 2021

Columbia Law School professor Katharina Pistor discusses a chapter from her book “The Code of Capital,” for the Oxford-Virginia Legal Dialogs workshop series that builds bridges from tax to other kinds of scholarship. UVA Law professor Ruth Mason and Oxford University professor Tsilly Dagan comment on Pistor’s work.

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Rachel Harmon and "The Law of the Police"
‘The Law of the Police’
March 18, 2021

Professor Rachel Harmon, director of UVA Law’s Center for Criminal Justice, discusses her new casebook “The Law of the Police.”

UVA Law alumni
COVID-19 and the Future of Health Care
March 16, 2021

UVA Law alumni in leading health-related industries discuss the impact of COVID-19 and the unique challenges presented by the pandemic. The panelists are Thomas Moriarty ’89, CVS Health; Sandy van der Vaart ’93, LabCorp; Michael McAlevey, GE Healthcare; and Michael Lampert ’03, Ropes & Gray, with an introduction by Dean Risa Goluboff. This event was sponsored by the Health Law Association and the Virginia Journal of Law & Technology.

Michael Graetz
‘Common Law’ S3 E4: The Wolf at the Door
March 9, 2021

Economic insecurity is affecting Americans’ lives in profound ways, both at home and in politics. Columbia law professor and UVA Law alumnus Michael Graetz ’69 discusses his proposals for reform.

Naomi Cahn
‘Common Law’ S3 E3: Uncoupling the Benefits of Marriage
February 23, 2021

From health care to taxes, numerous financial benefits are still tied to whether you are married — even as the marriage rate is declining. UVA Law professor Naomi Cahn discusses how uncoupling benefits from marriage can be more equitable.

Terrica Ganzy
Terrica Ganzy ’02 on ‘Shaping Justice’
February 20, 2021

UVA Law alumna Terrica Ganzy ’02 discusses her path to a public service career as an advocate for people on death row, and lessons learned along the way. Ganzy is deputy director of the Southern Center for Human Rights.

Mehrsa Baradaran, Andrew Hayashi and Aneil Kovvali
Race and the Law of Business and Finance
February 19, 2021

Berkeley Law School professor Abbye Atkinson and UVA Law professor Andrew Hayashi present research on how the law interacts with issues of race in business and finance, following an introduction by University of Chicago Law Dean Thomas J. Miles. Aneil Kovvali of the University of Chicago Law School moderated the event, which was sponsored by UVA Law’s John W. Glynn, Jr. Law & Business Program and the University of Chicago Law School’s Center on Law and Finance.

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Daniel Bress, J. Harvie Wilkinson and Micah Schwartzman
UVA Law and the Federal Courts
February 17, 2021

Professor Micah Schwartzman ’05 interviews fellow Law School alums Judge Daniel A. Bress ’05 and Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III ’72 about their careers, mentorship and the role UVA Law has played in their successes. Chloe Knox ’22, Federalist Society vice president for speakers, introduces the speakers. This event was sponsored by the UVA Law Federalist Society chapter.