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Tort Law and the Construction of Change

September 27, 2022 15:44 - 1 hour - 124 MB

Professors Michael D. Green of Wake Forest University School of Law, John C.P. Goldberg of Harvard Law School and Catherine M. Sharkey of New York University School of Law discuss the book “Tort Law and the Construction of Change: Studies in the Inevitability of History,” by UVA Law professors Kenneth S. Abraham and G. Edward White. (University of Virginia School of Law, Sept. 22, 2022)

A Look at ‘The Proof’

September 20, 2022 12:44 - 1 hour - 91.3 MB

Duke University law professor Lisa Kern Griffin, UVA Law lecturer and U.S. Judge Jed S. Rakoff, and Professor Gregory Mitchell discuss Professor Frederick Schauer’s book, “The Proof: Uses of Evidence in Law, Politics, and Everything Else.” Professor Charles Barzun ’05 moderated, and Dean Risa Goluboff introduced the panelists. (University of Virginia School of Law, Sept. 8, 2022)

Should I Consider Being a Law Professor?

September 12, 2022 14:26 - 50 minutes - 68.8 MB

UVA Law professors Payvand Ahdout and Richard Re discuss what being a law professor is like, different career paths, and the pros and cons of being a scholar. (University of Virginia School of Law, Sept. 5, 2022)

Supreme Court Roundup, 2021 Term

September 09, 2022 17:45 - 53 minutes - 74 MB

UVA Law professors Douglas Laycock and Julia Mahoney, and Scott Keller, partner at Lehotsky Keller and former solicitor general of Texas, discuss the 2021 U.S. Supreme Court term. The event was sponsored by the Federalist Society at UVA Law. (University of Virginia School of Law, Sept. 6, 2022)

Public Service in the Real World

September 02, 2022 20:03 - 24 minutes - 34 MB

Keynote speakers Wyatt Rolla ’13, a Legal Aid Justice Center attorney, and Harold Folley, a community organizer, discuss their career paths and their work in movement lawyering for the annual public service kickoff sponsored by the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center, the Program in Law and Public Service, and the Public Interest Law Association. Dean Risa Goluboff introduces the event. (Aug. 30, 2022, University of Virginia School of Law)

Admissions Chief Natalie Blazer ’08 Welcomes Class of 2025

August 23, 2022 15:21 - 11 minutes - 16.1 MB

Assistant Dean for Admissions Natalie Blazer ’08 welcomes the Class of 2025 to their legal studies during orientation. (University of Virginia School of Law, Aug. 22, 2022)

Dean Risa Goluboff Welcomes the Class of 2025

August 23, 2022 15:07 - 20 minutes - 28.2 MB

Dean Risa Goluboff welcomes new J.D., LL.M. and S.J.D. students to UVA Law at orientation. (University of Virginia School of Law, Aug. 22, 2022)

Orientation Address by Eric Broyles ’95

August 23, 2022 15:05 - 23 minutes - 32.4 MB

Eric Broyles ’95, the founder and CEO of Nanocan, welcomes the Class of 2025 to UVA Law at orientation. He advised students to “keep doing the things you did that got you here” and be open to friendships with people who are different from you. Dean Risa Goluboff introduces Broyles. (University of Virginia School of Law, Aug. 22, 2022)

Demystifying Dobbs

July 01, 2022 17:51 - 50 minutes - 68.8 MB

UVA Law professor Anne Coughlin and UVA music professor Bonnie Gordon discuss the legal principles, case history and cultural history behind the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. (University of Virginia School of Law, June 29, 2022)

The Student Experience at UVA Law

May 24, 2022 18:14 - 39 minutes - 54 MB

Faculty and administrators discuss student life at the Law School. The panelists are Vice Dean Michael Gilbert; Megan Durkee ’15, director of student affairs; Jennifer Hulvey, assistant dean for financial aid, education and planning; Mark C. Jefferson, assistant dean for diversity, equity and belonging; and Annie Kim ’99, assistant dean for public service and director of the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center and the Program in Law and Public Service. (University of Virginia School of Law,...

UVA Law 2022 Commencement

May 23, 2022 20:43 - 1 hour - 180 MB

Kim Keenan ’87, former general counsel for the NAACP, delivers the commencement address to the Class of 2022. Dean Risa Goluboff and Student Bar Association President Niko Orfanedes ’22 also speak at the May 22 ceremony. (University of Virginia School of Law, May 22, 2022)

Dedication of the Portrait of Elaine R. Jones ’70

May 23, 2022 19:56 - 54 minutes - 74.8 MB

The Law School hosted a dedication ceremony for a portrait of Elaine R. Jones ’70, UVA Law’s first Black alumna and the first woman to serve as president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Civil and human rights leader Wade Henderson, Judge Gwendolyn Jones Jackson ’72, Dean Risa Goluboff and Jones offered remarks. Rambert Tyree ’22, recipient of the 2022 Gregory H. Swanson Award, also participated. (University of Virginia School of Law, May 14, 2022)

Ukraine and Challenges for U.S. National Security

May 18, 2022 18:33 - 15 minutes - 21.6 MB

UVA Law professor Kristen Eichensehr discusses how the conflict in Ukraine highlights broader challenges for U.S. national security and foreign relations, including sanctions policy and cybersecurity. Eichensehr spoke at the Alumni Board and Council luncheon. (University of Virginia School of Law, May 13, 2022)

‘Cheap Speech’: A Conversation With Richard L. Hasen

May 09, 2022 19:52 - 59 minutes - 81.3 MB

Professor Richard L. Hasen of the University of California, Irvine, discusses his new book, “Cheap Speech: How Disinformation Poisons Our Politics — and How to Cure It.” Professor Danielle Citron moderated the talk. The event was sponsored by the LawTech Center. (University of Virginia School of Law, April 28, 2022)

Elon Musk’s Takeover of Twitter

April 28, 2022 18:43 - 52 minutes - 47.6 MB

Washington and Lee University professor Carliss Chatman; Chuck Cory ’82, former chairman of technology banking at Morgan Stanley; UVA Law professor Cathy Hwang; and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Senior Counsel Peter Lyons discuss Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s rapid takeover of Twitter and what’s next. The event was sponsored by the John W. Glynn, Jr. Law & Business Program. (University of Virginia School of Law, April 26, 2022)

Speaking of Injustice: A Night With Virginia’s Wrongfully Convicted

April 28, 2022 18:05 - 1 hour - 60.8 MB

Freed clients Lamar Barnes, James Lamont Madison, Gilbert Merritt, Bobbie Morman Jr., Emerson Stevens and Jervon Tillman share their experiences at a fundraiser for the Innocence Project at UVA Law. Professor Deirdre Enright ’92, the founding director of UVA Law’s Innocence Project Clinic, and current directors and professors Jennifer Givens and Juliet Hatchett ’15 also participated. (University of Virginia School of Law, April 20, 2022)

‘Jesus and John Wayne’ and the Evangelical Reckoning

April 22, 2022 14:30 - 51 minutes - 47.4 MB

Calvin University history professor Kristin Kobes Du Mez delivers the 2022 Meador Lecture on her latest book, “Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation.” Dean Risa Goluboff introduced Du Mez. (University of Virginia School of Law, April 19, 2022)

Feminism Confronts Homo Economicus: Gender, Law, and Society

April 19, 2022 18:20 - 1 hour - 87.4 MB

Professor Martha Albertson Fineman of the Emory University School of Law discusses her article “Cracking the Foundational Myths: Independence, Autonomy, and Self-Sufficiency” in the book “Feminism Confronts Homo Economicus: Gender, Law, and Society,” co-edited with Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler associate Terence Dougherty. Professor Miranda Stewart of the University of Melbourne Law School provides commentary. UVA Law professor Ruth Mason and Oxford University professor Tsilly Dagan also d...

A Conversation With Justice Stephen Breyer

April 13, 2022 01:02 - 1 hour - 158 MB

Justice Stephen Breyer, the recipient of the 2022 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law, looks back on his career at the U.S. Supreme Court as he prepares to retire this summer. UVA President Jim Ryan ’92 presents the medal and Dean Risa Goluboff, Breyer’s former clerk, serves as moderator. Thomas Jefferson Foundation President Leslie Greene Bowman also gives remarks. (University of Virginia School of Law, April 12, 2022)

An Update on the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

April 07, 2022 14:24 - 1 hour - 62.4 MB

UVA Law professors Kristen Eichensehr, Paul B. Stephan ’77 and Pierre-Hugues Verdier, and lecturer Richard Dean ’80, a partner with Baker & McKenzie, discuss the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian conflict, including sanctions, cyber operations and the U.S. response. UVA Law professor Mitu Gulati moderated the panel. The event was sponsored by the Virginia Journal of International Law. (University of Virginia School of Law, March 30, 2022)

From Protest to Law

March 30, 2022 14:14 - 1 hour - 57.7 MB

During the 2022 McCorkle Lecture, Professor Randall L. Kennedy of Harvard Law School discusses triumphs and defeats for racial justice during the civil rights era. (University of Virginia School of Law, March 23, 2022)

Sovereign Debt Restructuring in the Era of COVID-19

March 29, 2022 14:03 - 1 hour - 56 MB

UVA Law professor Mitu Gulati and Lee Buchheit, formerly of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, discuss how sovereign debt restructuring sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic will play out in 2022 and 2023. Dean Risa Goluboff introduced Gulati and Buchheit. (University of Virginia School of Law, March 22, 2022)

Testing Theories of American Politics

March 28, 2022 13:00 - 1 hour - 60.9 MB

Professor Martin Gilens of UCLA discusses his article “Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens,” co-authored with Professor Benjamin Page of Northwestern University. Professor Daniel N. Shaviro of New York University School of Law provides commentary. UVA Law professor Ruth Mason, Oxford University professor Tsilly Dagan and other legal scholars also discuss the work. This event was held as part of the “Tax Meets Non-Tax” Oxford-Virginia Legal Dial...

The History of Race in Higher Education

March 01, 2022 16:00 - 13 minutes - 12.7 MB

Professor Kim Forde-Mazrui, director of the Center for the Study of Race and Law, discusses the history of race and the importance of equality in higher education. The event was held as part of the Black Law Students Association’s Black History Month celebration, and was co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and the Law. (University of Virginia School of Law, Feb. 23, 2022)

Cybersecurity Beyond the Headlines: A Conversation With Journalist Nicole Perlroth

February 14, 2022 20:43 - 1 hour - 56.5 MB

Reporter and best-selling author Nicole Perlroth joins UVA Law professor Kristen Eichensehr, director of the Law School’s National Security Law Center, for a discussion of ransomware, espionage, the market for zero-day exploits and the role of the U.S. government in the cybersecurity ecosystem. This event was hosted by the Law School's National Security Law Center. (University of Virginia School of Law, Feb. 9, 2022)

Intimate Privacy Violations and the Law: A Conversation With Crime Novelist Julia Dahl

February 10, 2022 17:14 - 59 minutes - 54.1 MB

Crime reporter and novelist Julia Dahl joins UVA Law professor Danielle K. Citron for a discussion about her latest novel “The Missing Hours,” which imagines the extralegal response of a victim of sexual assault and intimate privacy violations. This discussion was sponsored by the Law School's LawTech Center; the Virginia Journal of Law & Technology; and Law, Innovation, Security & Technology (LIST). (University of Virginia School of Law, Feb. 1, 2022)

Justice Breyer’s Legacy: Four Decades on the Bench

February 04, 2022 19:23 - 1 hour - 67.7 MB

Dean Risa Goluboff leads a panel of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer's former clerks — including U.S. Judge Vince Chhabria and UVA Law professors Rachel Harmon and Daniel Ortiz — to discuss his legacy. (University of Virginia School of Law, Feb. 1, 2022)

Inside Sines v. Kessler: A Case Holding White Supremacists Accountable

January 27, 2022 21:18 - 1 hour - 83.7 MB

As part of the University’s 2022 Community MLK Commemoration, a panel explores the successful civil lawsuit against organizers, promoters and participants in the 2017 Unite the Right rally. The panelists are plaintiffs Marissa K. Blair, Elizabeth Sines ’19 and Devin Willis; co-lead plaintiffs’ attorneys Roberta Kaplan and Karen L. Dunn; and Deborah Lipstadt, an Emory University history professor who gave expert testimony on antisemitism at the trial. Professor Kim Forde-Mazrui, director of th...

The Fight for Privacy

December 17, 2021 16:42 - 50 minutes - 46.7 MB

Professor Danielle K. Citron, director of UVA Law's new LawTech Center, discusses topics from her forthcoming book, “The Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity, and Love in the Digital Age.” Dean Risa Goluboff introduces Citron. (University of Virginia School of Law, Dec. 14, 2021.)

The Permanent Achievement of ‘A Theory of Justice’

December 08, 2021 20:52 - 37 minutes - 34.5 MB

Brown University professor Charles Larmore delivers his keynote lecture, “The Permanent Achievement of ‘A Theory of Justice.’” Sponsored by UVA Law's Karsh Center for Law and Democracy and the Center for Law & Philosophy, the conference marked the 50th anniversary of John Rawls’ “A Theory of Justice.” (University of Virginia School of Law, Dec. 4, 2021)

Justice and Legitimacy (A Theory of Justice: 50 Years Later)

December 08, 2021 20:51 - 2 hours - 111 MB

Scholars Andrew Lister, Queen’s University; Simon May, Florida State University; and Cynthia Stark, University of Utah, participate in the panel discussion “Justice and Legitimacy,” moderated by Blain Neufeld, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Sponsored by UVA Law's Karsh Center for Law and Democracy and the Center for Law & Philosophy, the conference marked the 50th anniversary of John Rawls’ “A Theory of Justice.” (University of Virginia School of Law, Dec. 4, 2021)

Education, Labor, and Justice (A Theory of Justice: 50 Years Later)

December 08, 2021 20:50 - 1 hour - 90.2 MB

Scholars Gina Schouten of Harvard University and Sabine Tsuruda of Queen’s University discuss “Education, Labor and Justice,” with Christie Hartley of Georgia State University moderating. This conference marked the 50th anniversary of John Rawls’ “A Theory of Justice.” Sponsored by UVA Law's Karsh Center for Law and Democracy and the Center for Law & Philosophy, the conference marked the 50th anniversary of John Rawls’ “A Theory of Justice.” (University of Virginia School of Law, Dec. 4, 2021)

Race, Religion and Ideal Theory (A Theory of Justice: 50 Years Later)

December 08, 2021 20:48 - 2 hours - 117 MB

Scholars Larry Krasnoff, College of Charleston; Cécile Laborde, University of Oxford; and Anthony Laden, University of Illinois Chicago, participate in the panel discussion “Race, Religion, and Ideal Theory,” moderated by Lori Watson of Washington University in St. Louis. Sponsored by UVA Law's Karsh Center for Law and Democracy and the Center for Law & Philosophy, the conference marked the 50th anniversary of John Rawls’ “A Theory of Justice.” (University of Virginia School of Law, Dec. 3, 2...

Justice and Democracy (A Theory of Justice: 50 Years Later)

December 08, 2021 20:47 - 2 hours - 110 MB

Scholars Simone Chambers, University of California, Irvine; Derrick Darby, Rutgers University; and David Reidy, University of Tennessee, participate in the panel discussion “Justice and Democracy,” moderated by UVA Law professor Micah Schwartzman ’05. Sponsored by UVA Law's Karsh Center for Law and Democracy and the Center for Law & Philosophy, the conference marked the 50th anniversary of John Rawls’ “A Theory of Justice.” (University of Virginia School of Law, Dec. 3, 2021)

Judge Leo Strine Jr. on Contracts Law

November 30, 2021 16:56 - 20 minutes - 19 MB

Former Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Leo E. Strine Jr. recently spoke about the importance of contracts in the practice of law during UVA Law professor Mitu Gulati's 1L Contracts class. (University of Virginia School of Law, Nov. 16, 2021)

War Powers After Afghanistan

November 17, 2021 18:50 - 1 hour - 55.5 MB

Experts discuss the future of war powers after the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Panelists include Tess Bridgeman, co-editor-in-chief of Just Security; Yale Law School professor Oona Hathaway; and Rutgers Law School professor Adil Haque. UVA Law professor Kristen Eichensehr, director of the National Security Law Center, moderated the event. This event was sponsored by the National Security Law Center; Law, Innovation, Security & Technology; and the National Security Law Forum. (University...

Political Fragmentation in Democracies Today

November 16, 2021 17:08 - 1 hour - 60.9 MB

Professor Richard Pildes of the New York University School of Law discusses his article “Political Fragmentation in Democracies Today.” Professor Wolfgang Schön of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance provides commentary. UVA Law professor Ruth Mason, Oxford University professor Tsilly Dagan and other legal scholars also discuss the work. This event was held as part of the “Tax Meets Non-Tax” Oxford-Virginia Legal Dialogs workshop series that builds bridges from tax to othe...

2022 Lile Moot Court Finals

November 10, 2021 20:39 - 1 hour - 132 MB

Third-year UVA Law students Chris Baldacci and Michael Patton face off against Abigail Burke and Bolton Smith in the final round of UVA Law’s 93rd William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition. Judge Pierre Bergeron ’99 of the Ohio First District Court of Appeals, Judge Britt C. Grant of the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and Chief Judge Sri Srinivasan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decided the competition’s winners, Baldacci and Patton. (University of ...

Why Formalism Is Back

November 10, 2021 15:34 - 51 minutes - 47.5 MB

UVA Law professor Lawrence B. Solum, an internationally recognized legal theorist, discusses why legal formalism is back during a lecture honoring his appointment as the William L. Matheson and Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished Professor of Law. (University of Virginia School of Law, Nov. 5, 2021)

The Charlottesville Trial: An Overview of Sines v. Kessler

November 05, 2021 17:16 - 44 minutes - 41 MB

UVA Law professors John C. Jeffries Jr. ’73, Leslie Kendrick ’06 and Micah J. Schwartzman ’05 join UVA history professor James Loeffler to discuss Sines v. Kessler, a federal lawsuit against white supremacists involved in the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville during Aug. 11-12, 2017. The event was sponsored by the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy and the UVA College of Arts & Sciences Jewish Studies Program. (University of Virginia School of Law, Nov. 2, 2021)

Privacy and Democracy in Technology

October 19, 2021 19:55 - 51 minutes - 47.7 MB

UVA Law professor Danielle K. Citron; Megan Gray of Gray Matters Law & Policy; and Rachel Levinson-Waldman of the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty & National Security Program discuss issues of democracy and technology in privacy. The event was sponsored by the LawTech Center, the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, and Law, Innovation, Security & Technology. (University of Virginia School of Law, Oct. 14, 2021)

Military Justice in America

October 12, 2021 14:51 - 56 minutes - 51.5 MB

Senior Judge Margaret Ryan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces discusses her experiences and the military justice system, with UVA Law professor Thomas Nachbar serving as moderator. Nachbar is a judge advocate in the U.S. Army Reserve. The event was sponsored by the Federalist Society at UVA Law. (University of Virginia School of Law, Oct. 7, 2021)

The Civil Rights Movement and the Role of Race in the 1971 Virginia Constitution

October 06, 2021 15:30 - 45 minutes - 42 MB

UVA Law professor Daniel Ortiz, Duke Law School professor H. Timothy Lovelace Jr. ’06 and moderator Judge Lisa Lorish ’08 of the Virginia Court of Appeals examine how the 1971 Virginia Constitution addressed race and responded to the civil rights movement. (University of Virginia School of Law, Sept. 30, 2021)

Innocence Project Client Emerson Stevens Shares His Story

October 06, 2021 13:40 - 45 minutes - 41.6 MB

Former Innocence Project client Emerson Stevens is joined by Juliet Hatchett ’15, associate director of the Innocence Project Clinic, and Deirdre Enright ’92, founding director of the Innocence Project at UVA Law, to discuss his experience being wrongfully convicted and his recent exoneration. Stevens served 32 years for a murder he did not commit before he was paroled in 2017, then pardoned in 2021. (University of Virginia School of Law, Oct. 1, 2021)

The Transformation of International Tax

September 15, 2021 14:58 - 51 minutes - 46.8 MB

UVA Law professor Ruth Mason explains why the 2008 recession and the subsequent global effort to curb corporate tax dodging transformed international tax. The lecture marked her appointment as Edwin S. Cohen Distinguished Professor of Law and Taxation. Dean Risa Goluboff introduces Mason. (University of Virginia School of Law, Sept. 10, 2021)

Roundup of the 2020 Supreme Court Term

September 10, 2021 14:12 - 48 minutes - 44.1 MB

UVA Law professors John C. Jeffries Jr. ’73 and Daniel Ortiz are joined by GianCarlo Canaparo of the Heritage Foundation to discuss key decisions in the U.S. Supreme Court’s October 2020 term. The event was hosted by the Federalist Society at UVA Law. (University of Virginia School of Law, Sept. 7 2021)

A Career in Public Service

September 02, 2021 16:32 - 28 minutes - 25.6 MB

Event Description - Mary Bauer ’90, executive director of the ACLU of Virginia, discusses her career path as a public interest lawyer in her keynote for the Public Service Joint Kickoff. This event was hosted by the Public Interest Law Association, the Program in Law and Public Service, and the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center. Dean Risa Goluboff introduces Bauer. (University of Virginia School of Law, Aug. 31, 2021)

Admissions Chief Natalie Blazer ’08 Welcomes Class of 2024

August 17, 2021 13:45 - 7 minutes - 7.06 MB

Assistant Dean for Admissions Natalie Blazer ’08 welcomes the Class of 2024 to orientation and their legal studies. (University of Virginia School of Law, Aug. 16, 2021)

Dean Risa Goluboff Welcomes Class of 2024

August 17, 2021 13:42 - 18 minutes - 17.3 MB

Dean Risa Goluboff delivers her orientation address to the Class of 2024 in Caplin Auditorium. (University of Virginia School of Law, Aug. 16, 2021)

White Supremacy on Trial

July 26, 2021 19:49 - 1 hour - 56.8 MB

Four years after the deadly attack on the Charlottesville community, a federal lawsuit led by Integrity First for America is proceeding against the white supremacists in court. IFA Executive Director Amy Spitalnick, lead attorneys Karen Dunn and Roberta Kaplan, and Dean Risa Goluboff discuss the suit, Sines v. Kessler, and the process of holding extremists accountable. UVA Batten School Dean Ian Solomon and UVA Law professor Micah Schwartzman ’05 also offer remarks. This event was sponsored b...

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